L Russ Wilcox

Profile Updated: November 24, 2016
Residing In: St Thomas, VI USA
Spouse/Partner: Nancy Wilcox (Deceased)
Homepage: View Website
Occupation: Retired Telephone Ntwk. Mgr. & Computer Programmer
Children: Sheila, born 1974, Eric, born 1980 - 4 Grandchildren: Colton 20, Ashley 18, Kaitlyn 15, and Ashton 12
Military Service: USMC  
Email address (for inclusion to other Classmates private mailing lists):

lw3794@prodigy.net

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After High School, I was a member of local Topeka Bands "The Argons", & "The Jerms". After Vietnam, I played again for a while in 1970 & 1971, but found that I had lost my enthusiasm for music.

Upon returning from Vietnam (USMC), I worked for SBC (The Phone Company) for almost 40 years. Then in semi-retirement, I did contract computer programming, website development, and IT Management work part-time, and (I almost forgot) got "blown up" in the 1995 Murrah Federal Building bombing - I was in the building right across the street.

These days I spend as much time on the beaches in the Carribean as I do anywhere else - "La vida es buena"!

School Story:

Moved to HPHS in 1961 (2nd half of Sophomore year, I think) from Ruskin Heights in KC Missouri.

Activities: Leading and Major roles in Drama Dept productions of "The Romancers" & "Dinny & the Witches"

Favorite Hangouts: Allens Drive In, National Guard Armory "HI-FI Club", Po' Richards, Red Barn Teen Dance Club, The Sugar Shack Teen Dance Club, Topeka Civic Theatre, and anywhere that needed live music from our bands (The Argons and the Jerms)

First Kiss/Love/Broken Heart: Sheryl Thomas (Class of 64)

Memory of HPHS in 1963: The smell of English Leather Cologne in the halls!

For those who may remember what I was like in High School, I would only quote the lyrics of a song I admire:

"What I've felt, what I've known
Never shined through in what I've shown"

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Hope everyone is having a great day of Turkey and Football! Happy Thanksgiving to HPHS Class of 63 from The Virgin Islands. I am thankful to have had the chance to re-connect with all of you!

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For those of you in Topeka that felt the recent earthquake, it was a 5.6-5.8 close to Oklahoma City. My Daughters house sustained some damage.

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Mar 26, 2016 at 2:09 PM

I've promised some of you that I would let you know when the HGTV "Caribbean Life" program about our experience finding our house here on the island of St Thomas would be "aired" It will be broadcast for the first time on April 10th & 11th. Consult your local listing for times.

The "on camera work" was done by my Daughter & Son-in-Law (they said I was too ugly!) HGTV had their own story line, so it will be very loosely based on our experience-Still, it will show our house and a rough depiction of what it took to move here to our "Paradise Island" Hope you enjoy!

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Join us for a spectacular Sunday of fun on the beach at White Bay, Jost Van Dyke in the BVI's! Crowds abound, and a full harbor of boats make this the place to be for fun in the sun every Sunday at the Soggy Dollar Bar and One Love! All natural sounds are intact, with a nice mellow reggae track playing in the background... Enjoy!
Filmed by Captain Rick
S/V 'Sophisticated Lady'

More like this at http://www.AmbientRealLife.com
Video Produced by http://www.LandAndSeaVideo.com
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Nov 06, 2015 at 6:23 PM

Aenid- I see you logging in, but I never see anything posted-do you need help with this website

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Posted on: Nov 05, 2015 at 6:11 PM

Classmates:
I seem to be having a particularly difficult time tonight, so I will ask you to indulge me one more time with this tribute to my late wife on the one month anniversary of her passing. If you like music, you will appreciate that this music describes perfectly what I am feeling tonight. Bless all of you for tolerating this final (I promise) personal update about this:

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Oct 24, 2015 at 1:42 PM

I posted this remark on facebook for everyone's birthday wishes, but I'll post it again here for HPHS63:

Thanks to all for the birthday wishes! I'm spending this "island style" with my "toes in the water, ass in the sand & a cold beer in my hand" & the local patrons at the beach club I've met in the past year were buying. I finally had to leave while I still remembered where my car was parked! My neighbors (Cliff & Marlene) even sang "happy birthday" to me. The great people here really made my day special! THANKS!

I must confess, however, I miss having my partner of 43 years to celebrate it with. I'm (especially) missing the special meal my late wife always made me, served with the traditional left-handed compliment about how well my body & mind was holding up. :-)

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Just received this email requesting a "post" so here it is:

From: Bill Gahnstrom
Email: bill.gahnstrom@washburn.edu

Good Day! Please inform Class of 63 the Hall of Fame and Wall of Honor inductions will occur on Saturday at 4pm in the library. The annual potluck and meeting will follow at about 6pm. More information is available through the newsletter on the Alumni Website at www.hphs-alumni.com. Thank You. Bill

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Why we choose to live where we do. . .
Posted: Nov 23, 2014 at 7:24 AM
Where I spend about 3 afternoons a week.
Posted: Nov 23, 2014 at 7:23 AM
My new backyard sanctuary
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:28 AM
This is where I spend my time while at home in OKC.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:28 AM
Winters are spent in places like this!
Posted: Nov 08, 2015 at 5:55 AM
The Jerms - 1964 or 1965
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 4:04 PM
The Argons at the Sugar Shack - 1964 (Left To Right: Brad Bryson, Russ Wilcox, Ron Mikkelsen & Bob Meyers
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:28 AM
The real Russ Wilcox (as he is today)
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:28 AM
Yes, that's me also. Beer, sun & water - nothing better!
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GWC St John

April, 2014 St John Trip.
Posted: Mar 09, 2016 at 6:42 AM

British Virgin Islands - Soggy Dollar Beach Bar, White Bay, Jost Van Dyke, BVI, Caribbean

Join us for a spectacular Sunday of fun on the beach at White Bay, Jost Van Dyke in the BVI's! Crowds abound, and a full harbor of boats make this the place to be for fun in the sun every Sunday at the Soggy Dollar Bar and One Love! All natural sounds are intact, with a nice mellow reggae track playing in the background... Enjoy!
Filmed by Captain Rick
S/V 'Sophisticated Lady'

More like this at http://www.AmbientRealLife.com
Video Produced by http://www.LandAndSeaVideo.com
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 9:37 AM

The Argons - Do The Dog

Killer Dance Floor filler!!