Earl Hawke

Profile Updated: July 31, 2018
Earl Hawke
Residing In Urbana, OH USA
Spouse/Partner Penny Hawke, retired elementary teacher
Occupation Retired from silo construction business and still actively farming
Children Hannah, born 1984; Susan, born 1985; Karen, born 1987 and 2 grandsons
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Graduated from bowling green and worked as an accountant for 2 years which I disliked. Earned my masters from BG where I met penny. Worked on a silo building crew to earn tuition then a management position for 40 years. Bought a farm in champaign co (Urbana) where we live. Raise crops, cattle, and our 3 daughters and 2 grandsons. Semi-retired. Enjoying travel, family and seeing old college and high school friends like Kirk & Dave Koehler. Journey each week to visit mom in Ashland who is 94. Still have the family farm south of Ashland but the neighborhood is different. It's been an interesting journey and a lot of fun!

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Oct 10, 2019 at 12:39 PM

Happy birthday! How are things in Oklahoma..if you are still there?

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Jul 06, 2019 at 11:33 PM

Congrats to you and Jim on 50 years together. How cool is that! Nice to visit with you @ last years party and recall mr hansons 6th grade class.

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Jul 31, 2018 at 10:31 PM

Many thanks to those classmates who worked hard and planned a very fun reunion weekend! Very cool! To all of the rest of us, who contributed nothing, like me, thanks for coming! Great to see you all!
Amazing how none of us have aged over 50 years? Ha ha. For me, it has included hearing loss from years of carelessness around construction and farm noises and loud rock music. I would have liked to have said more than "hi" to numerous classmates, asked questions, and heard about their journey. Unfortunately, I had to often give up due to background noise. Sunday brunch was most likely a better environment for conversation but I missed it to spend time with my mother. Like Chris said "we need 4 days. Time went so fast it seemed like just several hours...like life itself. Anyway, what fun!!
Driving home to the farm in Urbana on Sunday, Penny and talked about she enjoyed touring our high school. Also, how fortunate I lwas to grow up in a community like Ashland. We found it interesting that so many of my classmates have adopted children. Very cool! Common bond .. As the oldest of our 3 daughters we adopted at one month of age. It was great to talk a little politics with our progressive friends! For my right-wing classmates, there is still time to come "out of the darkness". Ha ha, still friends I hope? I thought of dozens of questions I wanted to ask various classmates...maybe next time?
Anyway, a very cool weekend!! A lot of nostalgia. Until we meet (or if) again...make each day count, don't be greedy...luke16 19-31, and God bless!!

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Jun 24, 2018 at 2:36 PM

Several years ago I came to visit mom and decided to walk thru our old junior hi before it was demolished. As I entered I remembered the culture shock of those first school days of 1962. Coming from Taft school, we had only 60 or so in two 6th grade classes. Now this nerdy little red headed farm boy with the thick glasses had 250 new classmates and after seeing Roosevelt Robinson in the restroom I realized some of them were black. Great guy!
Anyway, what a new experience..sharing a locker with chas fulk, learning the up & down stairs, and having 8 different teachers. A historical time...7th grade...Cuban missle crisis and I can vividly remember coming out of mr Worcestershire science class and hearing that jfk had been shot. Cliff hursts first period choir was the buzz place for tha Beatles visit that same school year. 9th grade found me sharing a locker with Daryl gentle and a choir trip to Cleveland & appearance on tv.
Amazing how small the classrooms, cafeteria, and basement choir room looked compared to how I imagined them 55 years ago. McDowell aud still looked awesome. Saw images of teachers fred Holcomb, bubbles bowman, pops Taylor & George tar buck as well as classmates bob hurst and Bruce hall. Guess I'm showing my age.

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Jun 24, 2018 at 8:08 AM

Thank you for your kind words about my family and red hair! Skill have the hair but barely red @ this point. I do have two of three daughters with very beautiful red hair and a grandson with the Hawke trait.

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Jun 14, 2018 at 9:48 PM

Hope you had a nice ride to Urbana. If you're down our way again please let me know.

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Jun 09, 2018 at 11:14 PM

Looking forward to see you in July! Glad you are enjoying retirement. I remember some of your artwork in high school. Very talented. Nice you are making the trip from beautiful California!

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Jun 09, 2018 at 11:06 PM

Do you remember playing some 2 on 2 b- ball in bud planks 10th grade phy Ed. Pete Bally was the third player but who was the 4th? Speaking of Pete Bally it would also be great to see Bill Duncan too!

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Jun 09, 2018 at 10:49 PM

Looking forward to seeing you in July! Your daughters live in Denver? My youngest daughter was a nurse practitioner in Denver. Nice place to visit!

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Jun 09, 2018 at 10:39 PM

Sure enjoyed seeing you this week. Glad to help you get acclimated to retirement!! Hi Nancy! Can't wait to see you both @ reunion.

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Jun 09, 2018 at 10:31 PM

I think we were both in Anna Mae postel's 8th period literature class. I could never figure out what the h-ll she was talking about but what a kind lady. I did enjoy the 'regrouping' as it gave a shy guy like me a chance to interact with lovely ladies. I see you and Jeff live in Delaware. A very cool place! See ya in July.

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