Reuniting and Remembering: '66 football team reacquaints and recalls good times together
Before Dud Lee left his Fort Worth, Texas home to come to Friday night’s Galva High School Wall of Fame inductions, he reached into a closet and pulled out his old GHS letter sweater. Over 40 had elapsed since he’d first gotten it.
It fit snugly.
“I tried it on and had a little trouble keeping a couple buttons on it,” Lee conceded, smiling. “But I was able to keep it on a few seconds.”
Little matter. What mattered was he was soon going to see some old friends - men with whom 43 years earlier he’d enjoyed playing football and spending time together. He looked forward to seeing fellow members of the 1966 GHS varsity team - 2010 inductees into the Wall of Fame and lifelong friends.
“We jelled as a team - like family,” recalled Lee, who quarterbacked that squad. “We all took care of each other.”
Dick Talbot agreed.
“A great bunch of guys,” Talbot, of Galva, said quickly, when asked.
For the rest of this story, see the Jan. 21 Galva News.