Joseph Frederick Foster
Forest Park, OH
07/09/08 - My last two years of HS were at Byrd in Shreveport so you must count me as a "friend" rather than a member of your class, but El Dorado is still my home town and I remember you fondly.

Am retiring next year after 40 years at U of Cincinnati. I will continue to write for "Ask-a-Linguist" (access via Google).

Wife Linda & I've been married 42 years -- we met on a blind date while undergraduates at LSU (but I can still call the Hogs!) Though blessed with no children of our own, we were blessed with the ability to love everybody else's and borrowed our friends' kids and have been host parents to high school students from Japan, Korea, and Germany.
Am also an Auxiliary Division Commander in U S Coast Guard -- evolved in Hurricane rescue along Gulf Coast for which we got the Presidential Unit Citation. Also a (bag)piper in the Coast Guard Pipes & Drums and play viola in community orchestras and pit orchestras for community theatre.

05/04/07 - Count me as a Friend of the Class; I moved with my family to Shreveport in the Fall of 1959 so did not have the honor of graduating with you all. I was at Hendrix with some of you for two years before transferring to LSU. But I have remembered you fondly. And I regret how many of us are deceased -- most recently my old hunting partner Billy Burns. And another old hunting partner Mike Monk some years ago. But it is gratifying to see how many of you are still alive and, I trust, well.