of Fame Speech.
Max Howard is inducted into the St. Joe Prep Hall of
Fame: Listen to Max's acceptance speech. It is one for
the St Joe ages...humorous...sensitive...insightful .
Max captures for many what St. Joe Prep was and still
is in the hearts of all St. Joe Alumni. Introduction
by Bob Thornburgh and Don Parrish. Click
Here for speech.
night Welcome at Don and Judy Parrish Home in Bardstown
here for Pictures.
trip to Gethsemani
here for Pictures.
Joe Prep, Class of 1960 - 50th Reunion
here for Pictures.
Reunion Week-end. Here's everything you need to
The reunion begins on Friday evening, June 25, with
a cocktail party at the home of Don and Judy Parrish.
Don promises a full bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres ("Nobody
will need dinner!") and a great setting to talk and visit.
Saturday night will be memorable! We have arranged for
dinner at Kreso's Restaurant located in the old Arco
Theater. The food is excellent and the old theater is
fun to see. Dinner will be table service (not a buffet)
with cocktails at 6:00 and dinner served at 7:00. Cash
bar with a bartender on duty all evening serving mixed
drinks and wine by the glass or bottle. Tipping the bartender
is encouraged and appreciated!
Dinner includes a Bosnian
salad (which is akin to tangy mixed salad, very good
and a flavor that most anyone would like), choice of
grilled boneless pork chop or chicken marsala, boiled
potatoes with rice (a unique Bosnian dish and delicious)
and broccoli. Dessert is choice of coconut, lemon or
derby pie, all homemade. Choice of tea or coffee.
be seated in what was the auditorium and will have full
use of the room. There is a dance floor (score one for
Woody Dugan!) and the sound system is excellent. We must
bring our own music (CDs only, no 45's, please!). We
are planning our program now so if you have ideas to
share, suggestions to make or requests for the evening,
please let us know!
We have a full stage, an excellent video projection
system and Power Point capability. Any one have photos
or home movies they'd like to share? We are especially
happy that Brother Giles will be joining us! Brother
is researching and updating the history of all the Brothers
who were at the Prep during our four years and will be
sharing their stories with us on Saturday night. Sunday
afternoon is the All Classes Reunion beginning with mass
at St. Joseph Cathedral, followed by a social hour on
the front lawn of Spalding Hall (weather permitting)
and then dinner served at Bethlehem School.
Max Howard, who will be inducted into the St.
Joe Prep Hall of Fame
Please plan to stay for the Sunday All Classes Reunion
celebration! There will be a special afternoon Mass (which
means you won't have to get up in the morning!) followed
by a social hour on the lawn in front of Spalding Hall
and then dinner at Bethlehem High School. It's a fun
event where you'll enjoy meeting and visiting with alums
from other classes.
We would also like a strong Class of '60 presence for
our classmate, Max Howard, who will be inducted into
the St. Joe Prep Hall of Fame at the Bethlehem dinner.
Max promises a short but entertaining acceptance speech
and welcomes the chance to share this honor with his
On you Eagles!
The 50th Reunion Committee
If you have not already done so, please send your registration
and check ($55.00 for each person attending) to Don Parrish
at 205 West Flaget, Bardstown, KY 40004. You can Call
Don at (502) 348-3776 with any questions. Do it now!
Also, please complete your "Life After St. Joe" Questionnaire
and e-mail it with a current photo to firstname.lastname@example.org or print a hard copy and mail it with your picture to
Charlie Haydon at 1612 Fox Bend Court, Naperville, IL
60563. If you have questions you can call Charlie at
(630) 369-2262 or on his cell phone at (630) 373-6098.
Finally, we will have name tags for all classmates,
spouses, significant others and guests. We must have
first and last names for each person attending no later
than June 18. Please e-mail the information to Bob Thornburgh
The most important thing is to do it
now! Time is running short and we want to get everyone
in touch and connected well before June 25.
(This is more a commentary than a story about the process
of developing the radio programs on the occasion of the
50th Reunion of the St. Joe Prep class of 1960.)
-Woody Dugan 11 June 2010 Pleasant Springs Farm Carlisle
Sometimes one comes late to the party, but can still
make a contribution.
A number of years ago, I felt I had come full circle
when I married Sug Dean of Anchorage, KY. You see, we
had become first involved in 1970 or so in Louisville
while working for two civic organizations. We found each
other again in the fall of 2001. I moved from northwestern
Connecticut where I had lived for 20 years to Milwaukee
where she had lived for almost that time. We were married
two years later in Anchorage. Full circle.
Then four years and nearly three months ago, we returned
to Kentucky to a small farm with an 1820s log home outside
Paris, Kentucky. This return to our Kentucky home marked
a full circle.
And now, with this reunion, there is another full circle.
It is an important one also.
Life is not a straight line. Those who are our classmates
know this very well. It is full of circles.
After I had offered up the idea of the radio programs
visiting some of our classmates, I was given the opportunity
to reconnect with those involved in organizing the reunion.
This was good and fun. But when I sat down across a pair
of microphones at the WBRT Radio station in Bardstown,
it was a whole and different story.
Certainly there were memories as I visited my guests.
But more important, there were emotions. Old friendships
were revisited. Life experiences exchanged. Times recounted.
When, at the close of the phone interview with Brother
Giles, I began to thank him for all he gave us, I grew
emotional and tears found their way into my voice.
You can hear all that in the interviews if you can connect
via the Internet to: www.wbrtcountry.com at
9AM the weekdays prior to the gathering.
No straight lines...only circles.
With this reunion, you and I are given the chance to
revisit each other. We all look different. We all have
experienced our lives in ways we could not have fathomed
or planned. But what is important, we are all here to
celebrate our times together at St. Joe Prep which helped
make us what we have become: fearless eagles with time
yet to soar even more.
Sent: Wed, June 9, 2010 12:25:33 PM
Subject: St. Joe Prep WBRT Radio Programs
The five days worth of radio interviews and the commentary/introductions
and commentary are being put together as I write this
by Will Osbourne at WBRT.
I have attached my commentary.
The airing schedule is as follows:
Monday 21 June 9AM: Perry
Carrico and Ernie Coomes
Tuesday 22 June 9AM: Joe
Fileatreau and Dave Walker
Wednesday 23 June 9AM: Brother
Giles and Keith Gartland
Thursday 24 June 9AM: Max
Howard and Charlie Haydon
Friday 25 June 9AM: Bob Thornburgh
and Kenny Greenwell
11AM: Libby Haydon, Diane Bray and Cathy Gartland (to
be firmed up)
LIVE in the studio.
In Bardstown, the programs can be heard at 1320 AM.
On the internet, the programs can be heard at www.wbrtcountry.com
All programs air East Coast Time...whatever that is in
Roth (WBRT managing director), can you do some promos
for the programs. If Bethlem is the lead sponsor, perhaps
they can be mentioned in the promos. If you want me to
cut them via phone, send me the copy. Thanks so much
for your interest in this event all all you and Will
have done. I'll send you a copy of the photo of Will
and me if you wish to use it on the internet site and
share it with the Standard thru Kim or directly.
Any questions, anyone...be in touch...feel free to phone
me. Land line best.
Pleasant Springs Farm
4453 PLeasant Springs Rd.
Pleasant Springs, Kentucky 40311
Isaac Wood Dugan "Woody"
4453 Pleasant Springs Rd
Carlisle Kentucky 40311
Prep Radio Intros
2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1960 graduating
class of St. Joe Prep in Bardstown, Kentucky. These series
of radio programs with some of our class members will
recall this unique school's contribution to Bardstown
through these young men. We will share memories of the
Xaverian Brothers whose guidance went well beyond the
classroom and into our lives throughout the years. Our
guests will recall experiences and friends.
Hello, I'm Woody Dugan. I grew up in Bardstown and left
here upon graduating from St. Joe on a warm late spring
day in 1960. Although my personal homecoming visits to
Bardstown over the years were infrequent, I have always
held our community in high praise throughout my life.
Growing up in a small town in Kentucky with friends and
neighbors always ready to help was a life-lesson I always
kept with me.
Our first guest today is Perry Carrico. Perry commuted
daily with a number of other classmates from Springfield,
Kentucky. Perry was a leader and excelled in sports.
He also stayed in Springfield in the family's business.
(intro Perry) 20:49
Our next guest is Ernie Coomes from Bardstown. Ernie's
family was in the service station business. He joined
that business after returning to Bardstown from service
in the U.S. Navy.
(intro Ernie) 14:00
Until you sit with old friends, recall memories and share
experiences face-to-face, it is difficult to fathom the
emotions which surface. I hope you will join us tomorrow
when we will visit with Bardstonian Joe Fileatreau and
Dave Walker, a retired Naval Captain as we visit with
more of the 1960 Graduating class of St. Joe Prep. I'm
Woody Dugan...thanks for joining us on WBRT.
St. Joe Prep radio intros...
Hello, welcome to what is becoming a series of memories
and life experiences as we visit with some members of
the 1960 Graduating class of St. Joe Prep here in Bardstown.
The Prep, as it was known by Bardstonians, was a boys'
private school on Fifth street next to St. Joseph's Church.
It was a school in the Catholic tradition with focused
academics, strict guidance and energetic sports programs...all
dedicated to educating young men and preparing them to
enter the world.
Hello, I'm Woody Dugan, a member of the 1960 graduating
class. Our 50th Reunion is this week-end when many of
our classmates will return to visit and renew old friendships.
We have lost 15 of our classmates over the years. They
will be recalled and mourned.
Although, the Bourbon industry was Bardstown's major
employer, farming provided most rural families with their
living. Many of the local boys attending St. Joe had
farming backgrounds. Our first guest today grew up farming
with his family.
He is Joe Fileatreau whom many of you know.
(intro Joe) 19:00
Our next guest came to St. Joe from Cincinnati. He is
from a family who travelled the world courtesy of the
U.S. Military. Dave Walker carried on that tradition
as a Captain in the U.S. Navy.
(intro Dave) 15:54
Dave Walker, like many of us, spent time in the military.
I received my commission at Fort Knox in Armor, but was
fortunate enough to spend all my time in public information
and community relations. As a young first lieutenant,
I helped lead the Army's command information unit at
Army Headquarters in Vietnam before and following the
Tet Offensive...the beginning of the end of America's military
involvement in South Vietnam.
Many served and gave their lives there in an effort to
stem Communism. Bardstown, Kentucky sent a number of
young men to Vietnam who gave their lives in that cause.
We also remember them.
On tomorrow's program, we will visit with Brother Giles,
one of the favorite teachers at St. Joe's and with Keith
Gartland of Bardstown.
I'm Woody Dugan, a 1960 grad of St. Joe. Thank you for
sharing these memories with us.
Education is, perhaps, the most vital aspect of growing
up. We began that education at home with family and friends.
And then we begin formal education which can take from
12 to 20 years depending upon what we plan to do with
Hello, I'm Woody Dugan. I, like about 50 percent of the
students in Bardstown in the 40s, 50s and 60s, grew up
in the Catholic Schools servings the area. I firmly believe
we received the best education along with the most discipline
from the nuns and the brothers who guided us through
Today, as we recall the memories of the 1960 graduating
class of St. Joe Prep, we will begin with a visit with
Brother Giles. Brother Giles, a New England transplant,
came to Bardstown in 1957 to teach French and coach golf
and wrestling among other sports. Brother Giles was a
young Xaverian brother at the time, perhaps only ten
or so years older than his students. He brought care,
guidance and strength to the classroom and the playing
field...all of which was so important to us as students.
(intro Brother Giles) 18:41
As we ended that visit, I was close to tears. It is important
that we as students then and as adults now, be able to
thank those who helped make our lives better and our
careers worthwhile. Like you, there are many people deserving
our thanks for the life and times they shared with us.
Our next guest is Keith Gartland, a fellow classmate,
Bardstown boy and friend. Keith was fortunate as he was
able to lead his life from Bardstown although his work
took him to Louisville everyday.
(intro Keith) 15:34
Thank you for joining us today as we remembered friends
and teachers from St. Joe Prep. I'm Woody Dugan. See
Hello, this is Woody Dugan. The last time I was on WBRT
for any length of time was, the best I can recall, the
summer of 1963. Larry Adams had hired me for the summers
beginning in 1961. I worked weekdays from five to seven
in the late afternoon...just after the rosary. And on week-ends,
Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons. It was a great
time to be young, energetic and moving forward.
The occasion for this reunion with WBRT is the celebration
of the 50th Anniversary of the1960 graduating class of
St. Joe Prep. My fellow classmates will celebrate it
this week-end as we share memories, good times and stories
of our lives over the years. Rock and Roll was here to
stay and we were the very best products of that time...and
we owe part of that to St. Joe Prep.
My first guest today is Max Howard. Max was unique and
remains so to this day as a motivational speak with corporations
across America as he tries to prepare them for the new
business of America.
(intro Max) 26:20
In looking recently at our yearbook, the AZUWUR, I recalled
old friends and all we did at St. Joe. One of our more
stalwart students was Charlie Haydon from Springfield,
Kentucky. Charlie was a leader, a great athlete and a
good person. He and Libby Green, our homecoming queen
for that year...and also his wife now, will be joining
us for the Reunion. But first, a visit with Charlie Haydon.
(intro Charlie) 16:45
We have all changed greatly. We are wiser, thanks to
the Brothers who gave us so much fifty years ago. We
are greyer...especially those of us with hair. We are older...those
of us who are not forever young. And we are thankful
for all those who loved us and gave us so much throughout
Thank you for joining me today. Please join us tomorrow
for more memories. I'm Woody Dugan. Bye for now...
Today's guests are Bob Thornburgh and Kenny Greenwell.
Bob and Kenny are typical of the boys attending St. Joe
Prep. Bob Thornburgh was from Cincinnati and, therefore,
a border. Kenny was from Bardstown and a day-hop as we
were known. The spread among area students and those
from out of the area was about equal.
Even though St. Joe Preparatory Schools for Boys, its
formal name, began as a school for Catholic boys in the
Bardstown region, overtime, there was need and opportunity
for accepting students from across the country and, also,
some foreign students. And that helped to make this educational
experience very important to us and to Bardstown.
Hello, I'm Woody Dugan, a native of Bardstown and a 1960
graduate of St. Joe.
Exposure to others from outside this small community
helped us better understand the world and its people
as we would experience in our coming years. Many of us
went on to graduate from colleges across the country
and from there to the military and onto careers elsewhere.
Our first guest today is Bob Thornburgh from Cincinnati.
(intro Bob) 16:05
Our next guest is Kenny Greenwell. Kenny was our neighbor
while we were in grade school at Bethlehem Academy and
St. Joseph Parish School in the early fifties. Kenny
was creative and he was smart...he still is as far as
I know. We were friends. We played baseball on the corner
lot next to Hite's Grocery in Maple Hill. No doubt, we
walked to school together...memories are fleeting. But
I remember him well...as does everyone who knew Kenny.
(intro Kenny) 18:22
For the last four days we have visited with classmates
who graduated with me from St. Joe Prep in the late spring
of 1960. Many of us are coming to Bardstown this week-end
to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that time...not just
the graduation but our memories and old friendships.
Later this morning we will be joined by the wives of
three of our classmates. I'm Woody Dugan. Thanks for
joining us today on WBRT Radio.
Copyright 2010 Woody Dugan