JUDITH WALKER HATFIELD

Profile Updated: March 23, 2016
Residing In: Sun City West, AZ USA
Spouse/Partner: Stan Hatfield
Current or former Occupation: RN, Wound Care Clinic - RETIRED!!!
Children: Greg Whitmer, August 13, 1966
Rebecca (Whitmer) McAllister, January 20, 1968
Bill Whitmer, November More…11, 1969
Nichole Hatfield Astre, November 9, 1971
Which Elementary School did you attend?

Prescott

Which Junior High School did you attend?

Irving

Comments:

We are loving living in Sun City West, AZ. I am loving retirement. Stan is working part time and we pinch ourselves every day to make sure we really do live in Paradise.

School Story:

Okay, this is from grade school. I was in a class with Manny, Arnie and Larry. We were to make something out of clay. I made a turtle and I can't remember what the other guys made, but I think it was Larry who made a TOILET! It was great. Made me laugh!

In 6th grade/Mrs. Cavett's class, they were the 3 wisemen or the shepards in the Christmas play. They were always a hoot! So many of us went to Prescott then Irving then LHS. She was the best teacher I ever had. She opened us up to world. She even took us on a trip to Mexico. It was great times.

Summer's were spent at Muney (sp?) pool. We put babyoil with iodine on our skin. What were we thinking??? I sure could swim and hold my breath for a long time swimming underwater. Lots of fun. I met Jim there. He smoked Lucky Strikes. I thought that was cool. What was I thinking. He finally got a Ford. He let me drive it and I always dropped the clutch. His dad finally told him not to let me drive it any more. HA!

The sleep overs, slumber parties and then there were the "come as your are parties". I think Janet Miller had one. They drove around at some unGodly hour of the morning and picked us all up. We HAD to come as we were. (I had wondered why Mom had bought me new "baby doll" pj's) Went over to Janet's and her Mom was getting us orange juice and doughnuts. We had a great time!

Janice Marler and I LOVED Elvis. We went to see him in 1957 at the Nebraska Collisieum. We were in the 2nd row! We screamed every time they moved the curtains. FINALLY, he came out...I can't even tell you anything about the show, because I screamed the whole time. After the show we went out front with everyone else and we waited trying to get a glimpse of HIM. We finally decided that maybe he was still back stage and we might get in back there. We walked to the back and walked right in onto the stage and just then here came Elvis with a policeman on either side of him walking across the stage. Janice ran her fingers through his hair and I touched his shoulder. We were estatic. We went to the Cornhusker hotel where we were told he was staying. We started running up the stairs and I hit my head on something and about fainted. Janice kept going. She came back with an orange peel and a washcloth that Elvis had used (his bodyguards gave them to her). I called home from the hotel and my dad answered. If you remember my dad, he was very business-like on the phone -- he answered, "Walker." I told him I had touched Elvis and he replied, "So." HA! Oh yes, Janice and I watched him on the TV together, breathing hard...Janice had a 45 player and had all the latest records. We listened to them a lot. Many fun times. Her folks were dear. Jim and Freddie weren't keen on our Elvis worshipping.

One time, Janice and I were with Jim and Freddie and we all had ice cream cones -- Janice and I realized we could put our whole mouths over the ice cream cone and turned to show the "boys". They were not impressed. HA! They didn't know what cool babes they had! HA!


Then there was senior year when we thought we were hot(ter) stuff and the coolest. One Halloween night we made Karen throw a sheet over her 4' 11 3/4" frame and go to someone's boyfriend house for trick or treat. We were all out in the car laughing our a____ off. Oh yes, we were cool.

Then one night we went to the grocery store and bought the 5 cent cigars. Lit them and noticed they had a horse ride. We put Karen up on the horse and there she rode the horse smoking her stogie. Oh yes, we were hot mommas.

I used to charge Judy Beck a quarter to "touch" my dimple. She would borrow the quarter from Don Burt! HA! I'd keep the quarter - it would buy a gallon of gas.

I loved staying over night at Judy's. She would have those cherry pie thingies for breakfast. I couldn't believe that you could have something like that for breakfast (my mother made stewed prunes for cryin' out loud). Anyway, I loved those pies. Thanks Judy!

Speaking of eating...one time Linda Hellerich and I were studying and decided we would go on a Hot Fudge Sundae diet. If we ate just one per day we would loose weight and still get to eat Hot Fudge Sundaes. HA! We were surprised how hungry we were in a few hours after eating our sundaes. Fastest diet in town...good times Linda!

One night Doug Carr, Don Tuttle, Karen Thurston and I went to the outdoor theater. We didn't have enough money (as usual), so Doug hid in the trunk. Karen was on the backseat floorboard covered with a blanket or something. Don & I acted like we were the only couple and got in for that price! Priceless. Hated those guys with the flashlights that walked around to make sure everyone was behaving!

Doug had a car made of bondo. (His repairs to it were bondo) He would tell me he was going to bondo up my dimple -- "I'm going to bondo that baby up!" Of course, that made me laugh. He also talked like Yogi Bear.

We all had to wear the merrywidows under our prom gowns. One time I had a strapless gown on with a little bolero jacket. I was standing by the door when Norm Agena came in and he looked right at my cleavage and said, "I sure like your dress, Judy." Yes, he did.

We went to Charlene Hamilton's dad's place for green rivers and cherry cokes. He had those little jukeboxes on the tables (I think). Always had to have a nickle for that. Yeah babysitting.

We all drove around at night. Kathy Kimble had a huge tanker of a car that also was a convertible. We girls would sing in harmony all the songs we could think of -- we thought we were great and cool. Of course this was to keep us busy until we could find some boys to flirt with. (Yes, I'm from Nebraska and I end sentences with a preposition.)

Bernice and I were sent to dean of girls office for talking in Ms. Herbster's Home Ec class. We could barely contain our laughter at the whole thing. Poor Ms. Herbster. She was a nice lady. Bernice has since become a great cook, but at the time she was horrible. She tried, but her pie crust was like a hard ball. Of course, we thought that was hilarious and laughed ourselves silly and got in trouble. But we were cool.

One night we went to Pioneer's Park (I think) and one car with lots of sleds tied to each other behind the car. The car took off and zig-zagged so all of us on the sleds were getting a great fun ride. Then at one of the car swerves, I think it was Terry Allgood flew off his sled and down into an enbankment to a creek. We stopped and ran over there. He was hanging onto a branch or root or something so he wouldn't fall into the creek and we were able to pull him back up. (Scared me.) But we were cool. We did stop that activity. I think it was Terry that went through the plate glass window at the Cornhusker on Hobo Day???

We had so much fun with the sports and all our famous guys. They made senior year so special. Thanks guys. You WERE cool! We girls thought we were pretty cool in our outfits. Remember how we had to roll our bobbysox down and the girls from Omaha left theirs up? HA!

After Graduation...The best frat party (UofN) I ever went to was at the Sammy's with Manny. It was mid winter and they had taken all of their mattresses off of their beds and laid them on the basement stairs and floor. They covered everything with sand and had island type decorations everywhere. We slid down a "tunnel" to the island. It was great. Thanks Manny!

Okay, someone else's turn.

Had a great time in school. My favorite times were the sock hops and senior year. Most of us didn't have a car and we walked everywhere. To go downtown I'd take the bus and sometimes a car would stop and offer me a ride. I took it. I loved the feeling of being safe when growing up. I feel I grew up in just the right era and I am grateful for it.

Wait a minute, I just remembered another one. Patty Miller picked me up to go paint the bridge. She was wearing a beautiful tan suede jacket. We got to the bridge where lots of us had gathered. We were painting our little hearts out and having a great time when the police arrived. They started taking everyone's name, BUT they skipped over me. I remember thinking maybe I am invisible -- HA! Anyway, he ordered all of us to get into our cars and follow him to the police station. We were well on our way to the police station and I said to Patty, "He didn't get my name; pull over and let me out." Patty had gotten red paint on her jacket and said, "I'll do it if you trade jackets with me (mine had no paint on it). I said, "Okay." She pulled over and we traded jackets. I jumped out of the car and she continued on her way to the police station. I started running as fast as I could and I could hear police sirens chasing me (you can see I would make a very bad criminal). I ran all the way to Judy Beck's house. Huffing and puffing I told her what had happened. She just looked at me and said, "Oh, I wish I had been there and gotten arrested." HA! Afterwards, Thurston told us that they got to the police station and the girls pretended to be crying but were really laughing. Makes me laugh thinking about it. We were such juvenile deliquents! Jimmy Dean, the teenage rebel had nothing on us! Okay, NOW it's your turn...

I thought of another story...it was before high school -- not sure but probably grade shcool. Barbara Newell lived down the alley from me on B Street and down the block from her Sharon Witt lived. Barbara had a great tree house in her back yard. The 3 of us would go up into the tree house and I told them the story of "Herman". You place your tongue between your bottom teeth and lower lip. I don't remember the story but I think "Herman" was eaten by a lion at the end, "...and he was eaten ALL up." The 3 of us would laugh and laugh. A few years ago when some of the gals got together for lunch, Sharon and I looked at each other and put our tongue between our teeth and lip and said, "Herman" and laughed. Great times!

**NEW -- after graduation:
Other fun times include driving to Wahoo, NE and dancing the polka all night long. WAHOOOOOOO! Then we went to the big band dances on Saturday nights. We were all dressed up - girdle, hose and heels; the guys in their suits and ties. It seemed that everyone knew how to dance and dance we did. One night at one of these places, we had a bottle of grain alcohol (remember "dry state"; buy the mix and under the table added the alcohol) and Dougal got sooooo drunk that when we left we were walking along the sidewalk and all of the sudden -- no Dougal -- HA! We looked around and found he had walked right down into the window well and didn't even know where he was. Then on the way home he christened Adam's cherry car by getting sick and it went right down the window well. Poor Adam. Oh the good times...right Fudge??? HA!

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Happy, Happy Birthday Shirley! Hope you & John are feeling better. Hugs, Judy

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Claudia, so sorry to hear of your accident. I wish you a speedy recovery!!! Hugs, Judy

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Happy Birthday Steve!!!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY KENNY!!! Hugs Judy

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My prayers are with you. Hugs, Judy

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Shirley, you & Don are in my prayers. Thanks for the update. Hugs, Judy

Sep 09, 2017 at 8:21 PM

You are hysterical!!! Let your boa stay there. HA!!!

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So very sorry to hear about Don. And if that wasn't enough on your plate, you are facing Irma. You are in my prayers. God bless. Hugs, Judy

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Happy, Happy Birthday Sweet Linda! ??Judy

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Happy Birthday Sharon!!!

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Happy Birthday Norm! I thought I did good working until 72, but you beat me by a long shot. Enjoy Estes! I'm up in WI with my daughter & oldest son. We're doing a road trip to Lincoln for the 4th. Hugs, Judy And why the false teeth under Doug's car? HA!!!

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Tomorrow is your BIRTHDAY -- have a very Happy BIRTHDAY Judi!!! Hugs, Judy

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Hope you had a GREAT BIRTHDAY!!! Hugs, Judy

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Hope you had a GREAT BIRTHDAY Jan!!!

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Lunch with good friends.?

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Phoenix Connection -- we had a fun time! So good to see good friends!

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Adam with his bevy of beauties -- Donna Likens Henry, Judy Walker Hatfield and Karen Thurston Polik. He should be smiling, eh? HA!
This was the past Sunday at our house. We had Bar-b-que Rigs, potato salad, green beens w/bacon, realish trays and root beer floats for dessert. Sounds like a good Nebraska dinner to me. HA!
We are planning to get together soon -- we sure have fun. Hugs, Judy
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Donna and Daryl's 50th wedding anniversary party at their daughter's home.
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Karen there watching Donna and Daryl renewing their vows to each other.
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Rebecca blowing some of the bubbles to help the anniversary celebration for Donna and Daryl.
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Donna and Daryl's 50th anniversary party in their daughter's back yard. It was a perfect day and they served the best food. Their kiddoes were all delightful.
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Adam and Barb at Donna and Daryl's 50th. (They had theirs a couple of years ago.)
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Our beloved dog Lucy getting comfy between the pillows. HA!
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Donna and Daryl renewing their love for one another. The minister was great too. We were all so glad to be close enough to be there for their special occasion. You two are so special. X
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I knew my daughter Rebecca was coming for my 75th birthday, but didn't know my sons, Greg & Bill were coming too. What a surprise and what a GREAT birthday!!!
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Bill, Rebecca, Greg, me, Stan, Lucy for my 75th birthday