Happy birthday to all of you! Can we really be 60 years old?????
It sounds like a wonderful evening of fun and friendships but we will not be able to attend. Our children are coming home for the weekend and then we are keeping the grandchildren so that they can get away for a mini vacation while we spoil the grandchildren ..... someone has to do it:-)
I will be looking forward to seeing new pictures of the party! What an impressive website!!!!!!!!!!!!
Unfortunately, Steve and I had to miss the last reunion. After Steve's mom sent us the reunion picture from the paper, we truly regretted not going. We're looking forward to seeing and visiting with everyone in June at the 60th Birthday Party..
Got back from Miller after racing this weekend and have some new videos up. Only got passed by one car all day, $200k Porsche GT2, that could stay there. A white Porsche I was pushing hard lost it in video 1 at 14:05, and spun out in front of me. That is on one of the videos. Never saw him again that heat. Must have messed his shorts. Video six is with an instructor driving. He was taking it easy on my car since he had never driven it, but let he it get passed twice.
Thanks to you and the committee for all the work that went in to producing a fun weekend for all attendees of the class reunion. I wish more of the class would attend, and look forward to the next reunion.
Another great job on the 40th reunion..... see how many of us will be in depends and in wheelchasirs at the 45th reunion.
Riding the bicycle back to Carbondale yesterday was quite an ordeal. First of all I paid the price for having TOO MUCH FUN Saturday evening. Got on my bike about 10:30 AM and had a flat at around 11 AM South of Wamac. Rear tire of course. Instead of taking Rt. 51 back I opted to head on county and backroads over to Nashville and pick up Rt. 127 which is a much more bike friendly highway with wide paved shoulders. The HEAT damn near did me in though.... but hey made it.
I am an Assistant Food Service Administrator for the Federal Bureau of Prisons at Federal Correctional Institute located in Talladega, AL.
My wife of 31 years is Jo Lynne (Johnson) of Fairfield, IL. She is an Optometric Assistant. We have two children: Jennifer Crockett(28) and Julie Beck (24). Julie is the mother of our two grandchildren; Billy (2) and Bryan (2 mos.)
Jo Lynne and I live in Oxford, AL. and will be looking forward to retirement soon.
I am a Quayle again. It has been an exciting ride but I think I like my first life the best!! I am still teaching with Don at CJHS in Centralia. We are all soon retiring in the next 3-4 years.
My family has grown and left the nest (Kate 22, Tom 20, Andy 19) and I decided to leave, too. I missed the last few reunions, but don't plan on missing this one!! Don has assured me I will again fit right in with the wild bunch.
Here I am. See if you remember me.
This will probably come as a big surprise, since we haven't chatted in a long while but I talked to Mark and Maureen about a week ago shortly after they attened their reunion. That's not news but what was a bit of a shock to them was that several members of the class of 71' approached them with inquiries about my health and well-being. The rumor seemed to be that I had retired from the Navy (true) and was seriously ill. (VERY UNTRUE) I am doing about as well as could be expected for a "slightly" out of shape 51 year old with a 12 year old daughter. Although I retired about 14 months ago, I am now working with a veterans consortium that finds attorneys to represent veterans before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. And looking forward to 35th reunion. Anyway, if anyone should inquire, rumors of my demise are greatly exagerated.
Beyond that, I must report that mom and dad are well settled in Washington IL with Maureen keeping a watchful eye over them from about a mile away. Kaitlyn will be going into 8th grade and life is reasonably good when trains aren't blowing up in downtown Baltimore. (Commute from Annapolis to DC sucks tho.}
Please give best to all the 68 grads, especially Danny, and Melissa. Hope to see Centralia sooner than 03, but with folks up north it may be harder than usual.
It is with great sadness that I need to let you know that Mom & Dad will be movng to Washington Illinois on 2 May. This is where Maureen and her boys are and a lot closer to Mark and his family who are in Macomb. I will be in town to help with the move - they have been packing for some time so that part will be easy, but if anybody wants to drop by and say bye to them (or hi to me) please do so. While I'll be back for the reunions, I will miss the Holiday tournament and just running into folks when out and about at Christmas. Mom and Dad have been there for over 38 years and 16 Magnolia will always be "home." [The Old Myers Place??] Of course I can't forget "flocked Chrismas trees" Danny pulling up in the jeep or Curt Knolhoff standing on my front porch to tell me not to see Martha Brink anymore. (Ah the excesses of youth.) I guess the one good thing is that when we close the door for the last time I will have great good fortune of having both of them with me to drive north with.
One additional bit of news is my retirement. On 1 May I'm out of the Navy after 24 years. New e-mail will be DHMLaw606@aol.com. See you in '03 if not sooner.
I thought I'd send along a picture to show you what my new "toy" looks like. Same color and everything. Picked it up Thursday afternoon. Boy is it sweet, I love it already. It really fits my style of driving.
Hey everyone, hope all is well with you all!!! Just stopped by and saw the pop up names on the class picture---what a great idea---continued good work by Don!!!! Just an up date I am now into my third career---real estate and I have my own website www.seeleysells.com so come and visit!!! Look forward to the next reunion and hopefully next time some of us will get together and play some bridge...Take care and thanks again Don for such a great job on the website.
Just wanted to pass on how much I enjoyed looking thru your reunion web page. Great idea. Saw a few names of people I dated, ran with, played sports against, etc. Was nice to remember some I had forgotten. Wish Salem would have a page like yours. Anyway, thanks for the memories! Mike Black (Class 68, Salem Comm. HS)
Just wanted to take the time to tell you what a good time Chuck and I had at the reunion. I know all of you worked really hard and you probably don't get the thanks that you deserve. Tell Lonnie and Myra,Margaret, Melissa, and whoever else thanks from us. As we say here in Texas---YOU DONE GOOD!!!!!
It really helped that the weather and the mosquitos cooperated too!
Just took a look at the website for the Class of 68. Great job!!! lOOKS GREAT. I will have to bring it to Ty's attention. hahaha...That is if I can get him away from the tv and his race bike. ^_^
Nice addition with the music!!! A real nice added touch.
Don and committee,
Just wanted you to know how neat we think your web page is. That was a wonderful idea. Although we weren't able to make it this year, we sure got a kick out of reading what everyone had to say and especially looking at the pictures of all you OLD people. Again, thanks for letting us share in the reunion which we otherwise would have missed out on!!
Neil and Linda (Estoppey) Greer
Just wanted to drop everyone a note and let you know how much fun all of us had at the reunion. Thanks for all of your hard work and pass along our thanks to the rest of the committee, too! Thanks to Don and Sandy, Margaret, Myra and Lonnie, Doug, Ty and Melissa, too.
As I mentioned to Don on Wednesday evening after the reunion, you might think of a brunch on Sunday morning for the next reunion. I have a friend whose class did that and it was a nice end to the weekend.
Thanks again, McKelvey and I had a nice exit from Centralia as the temperatures neared 100. It is nice to be home again and out of the humidity. I don't know how you take it.
I am Yvonne (Sprehe) Metzger from the CHS Class of 73. My husband is Victor Metzger, Class of 70. I was searching for information on the Balloon Fest and searching for former classmates' email addresses when I ran across your page for your class reunion. I was quite impressed with your committee's organization in forming the Class Reunion Page.
I just wanted to say thank you for making your page as there are a few people from your class that I knew in the past before moving to Florida and now I have their email addresses and will attempt to contact them to say hello. Click here to visit my homepage.
Nancy (Schmidt) Fletcher and her husband are definitely interested in golf. They plan on coming in the week before. Nancy is also ready to party anytime. You can contact them at Nancy's parents' house anytime the week before the reunion. Phone # is 532-5397. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
Hi, this is Gail (Straith) Wagner; I like to play tennis; I would like to set up some tennis games if anyone else likes to play. I am a B level player. Look forward to seeing you. Contact me for tennis if you would like; firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (520) 776-9125, Centralia phone at my mom's-- 532-3883.
This is Debbie (McCann) Garnier. Can you add a question to your web site? Are there any bridge players and is anyone interested in playing sometime before the reunion? Sara Payne called me from CA and wants to play. She said she was coming in the week before.
Let Sara know if anyone wants to play bridge.......let Marsha know is there is anyone who is looking to partyyyyyyyyyyyy!.......as for Melody........she's up for anything that does not include bridge! We will be getting in late (around 10pm) thursday night....does anyone have anything going or have suggestions for what to do with the rest of the night? .....looking forward to our 30th reunion.
Junglewoman and the Iceberg Twins