Charles Waldron

Profile Updated: April 4, 2017
Residing In Cypress, TX USA
Spouse/Partner Jan
Career/Worklife I have been in the oilfield since 1972, when i joined McDermott. I lived in Dubai for 7 years and Singapore for 5 years, and landed in Houston in 1993. I am still involved on a consulting basis in the upstream side of the business.
Children Andrew, adopted in 2002.
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Yes, I will attend with my spouse/significant other

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Yes

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Yes

Would you be interested in purchasing a DVD of the reunion?

Yes

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Posted on: Apr 23, 2018 at 5:37 PM

Happy Birthday Chris. I hope it was a good one. Any plans to be in the South soon?

Nov 11, 2017 at 8:38 PM

Joan, I asked and didn't find a reply, plus I forgot to ask you at the Reunion, so what did 'FI' stand for? I'm not letting this go!

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Posted on: Oct 21, 2017 at 2:04 PM

And now, despite popular demand (who remembers the Smothers Brothers?), I am going to put forth my version of Tommy Sancton's famous TIME Magazine cover and the Great Bulletin Board Caper with Miss Luke.
As most will remember, as seniors we had to prepare and post a current events presentation on the bulletin board in Miss Luke's Economics/Sociology class. There were five, maybe six, perps in our group, with Tommy being the most talented, which is pretty redundant I guess. I believe Henry Waite was the third guy. There were at least two, maybe three gals... Maybe Martha Mc and maybe Joan Jackson or Bev Sparkman. If those that remember aren't too embarrassed, please identify yourselves. I apologize that my memory has taken vacation about this. So we decided to produce a story on the giant geodesic dome to be built over the Arizona desert, which was, of course, completely fictitious.
Tommy drew a fantastic TIME cover with an "artist's rendition" of the dome constructed of giant triangular building blocks, plausible because one that big had never been built before, right in the center. A "picture" of John Kenneth Galbraith, everyone's super-economist, was in the lower right, some mountains behind the dome and some cactus or desert-looking vegetation were in the foreground. The cover had the shiny red borders and a very authentic look to it.
We all wrote articles that were "copied" from the magazine and posted with it. Mine was about the projected decline in juvenile delinquency in the cities under the dome. I believe one dealt with the tremendous increase in farming productivity, natural since the climate inside could be completely controlled. There were graphs galore. I don't recall the other stories, but they were equally specious.
We put all of this faux information on the bulletin board and it became pretty popular. Ms. Luke became curious when some of her teacher colleagues wandered by and spent some time perusing the presentation. With her magnifying glass on the cover (maybe?) she was astonished to learn that it wasn't a real TIME magazine cover after all and called Tommy demanding an explanation. My recollection is that he, cool as ever, said something to the effect that "We just did that for effect, of course it's not real." Ms. Luke told him that he needed to put a note beside the cover to that effect, which he did. Tommy, jump in please and put us back on track if we've veered off here.
We got a pretty high grade for the project, at least that is my recollection, and if we didn't, we should have since we put a lot more effort into it than we would have had we pursued some boring true story.
At some graduation event for the class that followed us in '68, (and I really don't recall why I was there) I was chatting with the mother of one of the graduating students and ultimately introduced myself. She said "Oh, you were part of that group that did the bulletin board hoax in Ms. Luke's class last year. That was terrific, my son/daughter told us all about it. I have no idea who she was, but it did give me a bit of a tingle.
Then, several years later, I saw Fred Lawson, the best math teacher in the world, in the cafeteria/student union at UNO. He told me that he never got the chance to tell us, the perps, how much the other teachers enjoyed the Bulletin Board caper.
I regret that so many of the details, especially the names of those implicated, are kinda lost in the fog of years gone by. I hope that those involved will step up and flesh out the story since we are well past the statute of limitations.

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Jun 20, 2017 at 7:20 PM

George, I remember that about a year and a half after we graduated, I called you up and we went and got a sandwich somewhere off Claiborne Ave. You were going to Tulane (I think) and were a DJ on the campus radio. It was summertime, and you said that you used the exact same weather forecast every day for over a month, and no one said anything. I always chuckle when I think of that. I look forward to seeing you again.

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Mar 17, 2017 at 1:35 PM
Standing in front of St. Elmslie Church in Georgetown waiting on Pastor Joe. We got married on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman.
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Posted on: Mar 16, 2017 at 3:36 PM

You said you had a printing business and a store of some kind in the Riverwalk. Do you still own those and what else have you done?

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Posted on: Feb 18, 2017 at 6:22 AM

Liz, thank you for your service to our country.

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Posted on: Feb 16, 2017 at 7:52 AM

Jac, it's good to see you're going to be at the reunion. I met your dad at his lumber yard on Orleans (?) Ave. in the mid-80s (I think). He said you were in Denver and doing well. He also said that you were building something in your living room. i don't remember if he didn't say what it was or if he told me and I forgot, but I have always been curious about what it was. Did you complete it and how did it turn out?

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Posted on: Feb 16, 2017 at 7:44 AM

Glenn, thank you for your service to our country.

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Posted: Mar 17, 2017 at 1:53 PM
Standing in front of St. Elmslie Church in Georgetown waiting on Pastor Joe. We got married on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman.