|28 December 2009||
UPDATE ON KEN JONES ('65): Married and living in
Newport News, Virginia where he is the Fire Chief for the City of Newport
News. Attached is a bio and picture of Ken that his brother, Mark
('67), obtained from the city web site.
|27 December 2009||NEW FIND: JACK ONSTOTT ('63) single and living in Austin, Texas. Email: JONSTOTT@ALUMNI.UTEXAS.NET|
|25 December 2009||
HOLIDAY GREETINGS FROM EUGENIE OLSEN (Faculty):
|25 December 2009||NEW EMAIL: ANNE GONSETH Shattuck ('66): SHATTUCK@HUGHES.NET|
|25 December 2009||NEW EMAIL: VICKEY THAYER Kleinsmith ('65): VWKLEINSMITH@YAHOO.COM|
|13 December 2009||NEW FIND: ROYCE COE ('64) living in New Britain, Ct. Email: ROYCECOE123@COMCAST.NET Royce finally stumbled upon the OHS website, and decided to check in. I wish that would happen more often.|
|23 November 2009||NEW EMAIL: CAROLE CLARKE ('60): J.CAROLECLARKE@VERIZON.NET|
|23 November 2009||NEW EMAIL: MARY ANNE THUNE Lasko ('65): MARYANNE.LASKO@VERIZON.NET|
|1 November 2009||NEW EMAIL: FREDRICA POLUMBO MacDonough ('61): FAMACDONOUGH@COMCAST.NET|
|22 October 2009||NEW EMAIL: SHARON HOPKINS Barnes ('68): SHARON5051@ROADRUNNER.COM|
|20 October 2009||NEW EMAIL: KATHY STAM Penn ('67): KATHLEENPENN@GMAIL.COM|
|20 October 2009||NEW EMAIL: AUDRA MYATT ('67): AMYATT3@GMAIL.COM|
|15 October 2009||OHSer WEBSITES: JON STREETER ('60) has a new website showcasing his photography creativeness. You'll find it at WWW.JONSTREETER.COM|
|24 September 2009||REFOUND: JIM HERRIOTT ('60) single and living in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. Email: QUICKSTEP.JEH@GMAIL.COM|
|14 September 2009||NEW FIND: DEBORAH ROSE ('65): living in Cedar Hill, Texas. Email: DEBLROSE@HOTMAIL.COM|
|10 September 2009||NEW EMAIL: PAT O'BRIEN ('62): PYEWACKET94@LIVE.COM|
|8 August 2009||NEW FIND: PAM BROWNING ('71) married and living in San Diego, California. You'll find her photo on the Class of '71 photo page. Email: PAM-BROWNING@COX.NET|
|6 August 2009||RETIRED: CHRISTINE THATCHER Beck ('65) After 30 years with the Fresno, California Unified School District, she retired on 19 June 2009. She spent the first 13 years as a teacher and the last 17 as Vice Principal of an elementary school.|
|6 August 2009||UPDATE ON JUMI BUTLER ('67) and SHIRLEY WILLIAMS Butler ('67): The new address for their family website is http://jumi-shirley.com. Jumi's new email is JBUTLER134@GMAIL.COM, and Shirley's is PASOSHIRLEYB@GMAIL.COM.|
|6 August 2009||
UPDATE ON ABEL WHITE ('61)
WE have two web sites now. This is where we
|22 July 2009||UPDATE ON CHARLES "CHUCK" SLOAN ('66): Married and living in Hurst, Texas. He's a retired Captain from the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Airport Police Department after 30 years of service, and now works for TSA at DFW. He is currently the President of the Texas Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates. The attached photo of him and his wife, Tish, was taken at their conference in Beaumont, Texas in June, 2009. NEW EMAIL: CRSLOAN@SBCGLOBAL.NET|
|13 July 2009||
UPDATE ON MELISSA STREETER ('63)
Thought I should let you know am playing the Army brat rag--traveling in my mobile doll-house, visiting friends/family, attending bluegrass jams/fiddle camp, researching geneology and visiting places I've always wanted to see in person. Rick Negrete was supposed to be driving while I made peanut butter sandwiches, but decided full speed ahead at least on the peanut butter. When's our next reunion--or informal gathering. The ones who show up can dance until everyone else gets there.
This winter am thinking of going to France for a while. If it's true Mme. LaPlace moved back to our home town, do you have her address?
Melissa Kelly Streeter
|13 July 2009||THE WILLIAMS FAMILY (JOHNNIE '60, LINDA '62 AND PATTI '64)|
|1 July 2009||
UPDATE ON VICKEY THAYER Kleinsmith ('65):
My husband Mark Kleinsmith
and I retired in December after over 25 years at Lozier Corp. in Omaha
Nebraska and were given a two week European Cruise as a retirement
"gift" from our company. We included a side-trip to
THAYER KLEINSMITH JOIN DHR INTERNATIONAL AS
Prior to joining DHR, Ms. Thayer Kleinsmith was the Vice
President of Human Resources for the leading national manufacturer of store
fixtures, Lozier Corporation, in
Ms. Thayer Kleinsmith brings a wonderful record of
community service and accomplishment within the
Ms. Thayer Kleinsmith brings a great deal of understanding
and insight on how to recruit top executives to
Ms. Thayer Kleinsmith earned a MS in Educational
Administration and a PhD in Education, Curriculum & Instruction from the
|11 June 2009||NEW FIND: RICK HOCHHALTER ('66) living in Lacey, Washington. Email: RHOCHHALTER@COMCAST.NET|
|9 May 2009||
CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR DR. MARVIN. L. PERRY (OHS
chemistry teacher 1956-1960) was held on 3 May 2009 in Fayette,
Missouri. Below is a follow-up from his niece, Monica:
to all of you dear, sweet, wonderful people!!
behalf of our family, I want to thank you from the very bottom of my heart
for your wonderfully kind words about Uncle Marvin…I put them all in a
book for his “Celebration of Life” this Sunday…and it was a huge
hit. Imagine, friends and family all just drinking in all of your
words…and realizing what an amazing impact he had on so many people.
It was absolutely priceless. I have attached the text of the booklet
(Memories of Marvin), along with two photos and a scan of an article that appeared in
the local paper…it was written by a dear friend of Marvin’s (and just
so you know, we called him Uncle Pee Wee) … I think you will all enjoy
that as well.
made a copy of the book for Martha and MaryLou (his sisters) -- and
they absolutely treasure it. If you know of anyone who would like or
need to have a hard copy of this, I’ll be happy to send it to
them…just let me know!!
Celebration of Life was wonderful…My husband and I attended, as well as
Martha, her son Hank and his family and Marylou, her husband and their son
Mark and his family. Some of our cousins attended as well, and we
also had many visitors from the community. I imagine that over 50
people attended…and that’s not bad in a town of two thousand!!
The event was held in what I still refer to as Grandma’s
house…a house that our family has lived in for almost 75 years.
This is where Marvin spent his childhood and where he came home from
teaching you to spend every summer with my Grandma and the rest of his
(usually visiting) family…and this is where he retired to in the early
90’s. Needless to say, it is very much Marvin’s house…with his
piano, enormous record and cd collection (all of great jazz artists, of
course) and his paintings covering every wall. He was very much
there with us that day…and it was beautiful to be together in a place
that he loved so very much. His friend Tom played some piano for us
as well…and it was almost like Marvin was back, playing his piano and
singing for us. A few of us drank a Vodka toast to him as
well…something that I’m ABSOLUTELY certain he appreciated!!
sincerely hope that you will keep in touch with me … you are all a very
real link to my favorite uncle that I miss so very much…and it is
abundantly clear that you all loved him dearly as well.
you again for taking the time to share your feelings about Marvin…I know
he’s touched and very proud to have impacted your lives…and I sense
that he is still very much with us, here to watch over us and keep us
moving in the right direction…as he has all along!!
|9 May 2009||
UPDATE FROM AUBREY WHITE ('60):
Thought I would share the following. I think folks in the education or research areas will find it of interest.
Recently the U.S. Air Force and the Air Education Training Command made a news release regarding work my students and staff at the University of Texas at Austin did on behalf of the Air Force to develop a "Blended Learning Model" for the Air University Squadron Officer Course. These millenials and digital natives are doing great applied research for our nation and our military. The article may be viewed at http://www.aetc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123140455 Also if you go to the home page you will see the document we assisted the Air Force with in the future vision of learning and crossing the generation gap from millenials, baby boomers, Generation X Y and all others in between. Our next big project is a Red River Alliance with the University of Oklahoma. I was up there two weeks ago and we are going to commence building a Virtual Platoon Leader Trainer for training leadership to 2d Lieutenants. We are really excited about this. Also received another grant for 900,000.00 for continued research in use of gaming technologies and virtual worlds for learning. Also, my university web page is www.uxxi.org I was also happy to be appointed as a "Fellow" at our Institute for Creativity and Capital at the University of Texas at Austin.
Finally, the /*most important news*/ is that Shirley, my wonderful wife of almost 44 years is doing fine after surgery for breast cancer. It had not spread to the lymph nodes. This was good news to us. We had planned on going to New York City with the Texas Exes but had to cancel out at the last moment. Fortunately we had insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances such as this. I pass this on for you folks that are greeping up the ladder on the age ladder. It was a good investment. Aubrey
|1 May 2009||TRAVELING TO PARIS: FRAN GILCHRIST Sidbury ('61) will be vacationing in Paris with her daughter and granddaughter during the week of 3-9 July 2009, with a side trip to Orleans. If you are planning to be there at the same time, email her at TENNESSEEFRAN@AOL.COM|
|14 April 2009||NEW EMAIL: MIKE STOLL ('57): SJMACE@VERIZON.NET|
|3 April 2009||MOVED: LAMONTE MAGNAN ('65) from Manahawkin, New Jersey to Unity, Maine. New email: LAMONTEMAGNAN@GMAIL.COM. Monte retired from Radio Shack three years ago, and recently relocated to Maine. Pictured in the photo are Monte, his wife, Wendy, and some of their brood.|
|3 April 2009||MOVED: MIKE CHURCH ('59) from Russellville, Arkansas to Bella Vista, Arkansas. Email remains: VSP.374@GMAIL.COM|
|3 April 2009||NEW EMAIL: SANDRA CHAMBERLIN Davis ('63): SJCDAVIS@COMCAST.NET|
|28 March 2009||
Posting from Gudrun Clem Blackmon (’58)
remember the reunion of 1985 vividly. It
was the first time I had seen my
email emerged and soon so many of us were connected easily and effortlessly.
I now number many OHSers as the greatest of email buds and love the
idea they are out there – all over the country – just a key stroke away.
reunions of recent past have been wonderful as well.
However, 2 years is a long time not seeing friends.
Especially as one gets older. With
that in mind, a few of us wistfully mentioned that it would be nice if some
of us could get together for a weekend somewhere before we meet again in
2010 in Baltimore. Somehow that
thought took on a life of its own and before we knew it a date and a place
– why not throw an invitation on the website for those of you out there
who might want to join a small group of us in
is a very unstructured affair. Nothing
formal. Let’s call it a Spring
Fling. It is not meant to be a
reunion. No itinerary, no name
tags, no group hotel rooms. Just
a get-together of old friends.
If you are interested, shoot me an email and I can give you more details. I don’t want to bore those who aren’t interested with useless information. Contact me at: email@example.com
ask me who will be there and let that be your decision maker.
We have no clue, for the most part.
One day so-and-so is going to show.
The next week they aren’t sure.
And that’s how it’s been going.
We’ve sent out the word and if you show up – that’s cool.
If not, we’ll see you in
|28 March 2009||
UPDATE FROM TERRI SERAFINE Lindsey ('65):
been a while since I've done an update.
on this side of the earth seem more American friendly now that Obama is in,
although there are still a few people like Chavez and Morales who like to
bad mouth our government and accuse all Americans that are working in their
countries of being spies. Both
Presidents of Bolivia and
never know what could happen--
have friends visiting this July for a couple weeks so I plan to take them to
some estancias (ranches) for BBQ, horseback riding, and a gaucho (cowboy)
show. The gauchos are great
horseman and do some pretty fantastic riding tricks like getting a tiny ring
onto a pole while running the horses at full speed.
Then they give the ring they've nabbed to the prettiest lady in the
night I took a friend of Jimmy Buffets to a traditional tango show.
She's an ex-model and married to the Greek guy that used to own
Cherokee shoes. She was here
fly fishing for a week and caught a 21 pound trout. She
released it or I'd be having trout for
a month! So all you
fisherman out there, the biggest ones are here in the crystal clear lakes of
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|28 March 2009||MOVED: MICKEY STAM ('62) from Alexandria, Virginia to Austin, Texas. New email: MICKEYSTAM@GMAIL.COM|
|12 March 2009||NEW EMAIL: HUGH MULLIKEN ('62): HMULLIKEN@GMAIL.COM|
|12 March 2009||NEW EMAIL: WALT LOWREY ('56): WSLOWREY@EMBARQMAIL.COM|
|24 February 2009||UPDATE FROM DONNA LAWRENCE Manalle ('62): Donna got a visit from CLARK GRUNDLER ('62) who was traveling from his home in Texas to North Carolina, where he plans to relocate soon.|
|24 February 2009||UPDATE FROM DAVE THATCHER ('62): During our RV travels thru Florida this winter, we came back to the Tampa area, and found out that JUD SPENCE ('63) was participating in an art festival at the Lakeridge Winery in Clermont on 22 February. So I sent an email out to all OHSers in Florida to come see the show if they were close enough. ANDREA "ANDY" KLACIK ('62) and her husband, Ed Nove made the trip, but got there 30 minutes after I left. She called, and we ended up having dinner that night in Brandon. Hadn't seen her since the reunion in 1985.|
|24 February 2009||NEW EMAIL: LES ALEXANDER ('66): AMB.LESLIEALEXANDER@GMAIL.COM|
|24 February 2009||NEW EMAIL: BARBARA GLYNN Leavy ('56): BLEAVY@TAMPABAY.RR.COM|
|9 February 2009||UPDATE: MARVIN PERRY (faculty) had a stroke around the first of the year, and has been in and out of the hospital and rehab facilities since then. You can contact Charlie Smith ('59) at firstname.lastname@example.org for further status.|
|9 February 2009||MOVED: PAT LEO Morris ('55) from Seabrook, Texas to Denver, Colorado. New email: PMORRIS002@Q.COM|
|9 February 2009||MOVED: JACQUELINE LAPLACE (faculty) from Sitges, Spain to Orleans, France|
|13 January 2009||UPDATE ON BOB MAYNARD ('66): Retired from the Naval Dental Corps in 2008 after 33 years of active duty. He and wife, Nancy, have been married 38 years, and now live in Jacksonville, North Carolina. They have two children and four grandchildren. New email: BNMAYNARD@MAC.COM. Also see photo on Class of '66 photo page|
|13 January 2009||NEW EMAIL: LEIGH MAYNARD Howes ('67): LEIGHOWES@YAHOO.COM|
|11 January 2009||INNDIVIDUAL ALUMNI SITES for CHARLES HUMBLE ('65): added WWW.CHARLESHUMBLE.COM and WWW.CHARLESHUMBLEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM|
|11 January 2009||MOVED: PATTY MOORE ('66) from Woodbridge, Virginia to Jackson, New Jersey. Email remains: MOORE@COMMUNITYSERVICES.COM|
|10 January 2009||UPDATE FROM DAVE THATCHER ('62): Patti and I decided to forego the snow and ice this winter, and are spending it in our RV in Florida. Currently in Port Richey with plans to move to Naples and Marathon later on. After that, who knows where. Maybe home in March sometime. Got a call from JUD SPENCE ('63) to come park on his property in Summerfield, and spend the weekend (3-4 Jan) with him and Linda. He also called up a couple classmates in the area, NANCY RICH ('63) and SHEILA BOYD ('64), to join us for dinner one night. Jud makes a mean gumbo.|
|31 December 2008||
UPDATE FROM TERRI SERAFINE Lindsey ('65)
Feliz Navidad, and Happy New Year!
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|31 December 2008||UPDATE FROM JAN DEGARMO Schopfer ('57) Jan reports that her "mother's condition remains stable since her stroke in August 2001. She's not able to speak, but understands everything said to her, watches TV -- yes, sports most of all -- and reads the paper every day. She appreciates all the good wishes from her OHS children.". Jan also told me that her mother ,"Mrs De", was responsible for starting the teen bowling league in Orleans, and has included a league and team roster that she found among her mother's stuff recently.|
|31 December 2008||NEW EMAIL: CHRISTINE THATCHER Beck ('65): CHRIS47BECK@ATT.NET|
|31 December 2008||NEW EMAIL: PAM CANESE Smith ('67): WALLADD@SC.RR.COM|
|31 December 2008||NEW EMAIL: DALE BRAY ('63): CAROLYNDALE65@YAHOO.COM|
|10 December 2008||NEW EMAIL: MARLIS IVANCHAK Bennett ('71): MRB1126@ATT.NET|
|18 November 2008||RETIRED: VICKEY THAYER Kleinsmith ('65) as VP of Human Resources after 25 years at Lozier Corporation. New email: VMSCK4@AOL.COM|
|11 November 2008||NEW EMAIL: SUSAN ADJEMIAN Juister ('69): SJUISTER@COMCAST.NET|
|30 October 2008||NEW FIND: DAVE DODENHOFF ('61) living in Harahan, Louisiana. Email: DODENHOFF@BELLSOUTH.NET|
|30 October 2008||NEW FINDS: Brothers RICHARD ('69) and GENE ('71) PORTER were found by Mike League '56. They lived in Orleans from 59-61. Their mother was Myrtle Porter, an elementary school teacher, and their dad ran the commissary. Richard lives in Boca Raton, Florida, and Gene lives in Rochester, New Hampshire.|
|30 October 2008||NEW FIND: MARGARET HOSPODAR Grant ('69) married and living in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Email: WALTZINGT@AOL.COM|
|30 October 2008||NEW EMAIL: MARIE MAYOTTE Fiellman ('64): CYTHERA@WOWWAY.COM|
|30 October 2008||NEW EMAIL: ANDY HOSPODAR ('60): OHS60@TULAROSA.NET|
|30 October 2008||NEW EMAIL: SUSAN WALLACE Williams ('63): SWILLIAMS508@GMAIL.COM|
|30 October 2008||NEW EMAIL: LANA MORSTON Morrell ('66): LANALEE98@HOTMAIL.COM|
|6 August 2008||MOVED: OMA SUE DAVIS Harlan ('57) from Austin to Pflugerville, Texas. New email: OMA3038@GRANDECOM.NET|
|26 July 2008||NEW EMAIL: JAMES VOJACK ('67): BMGJAZZ@VERIZON.NET|
|26 July 2008||MOVED: BOBBIE JOHNSTON Malott ('62) from Spotsylvania, Virginia to Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. New email: BJMALOTT@HOTMAIL.COM|
|26 July 2008||MINI-REUNION: NANCY THATCHER Moore ('64) lunched with high school best friend, CHERYL SWANNACK ('64) at Cheryl's home in Washington, DC, after years apart. Also in attendance was Cheryl's older sister, DEDE SWANNACK Myers ('63). The visit was good. Vows were made to do it again soon.|
|26 July 2008||MOVED: MIKE CHURCH ('59) from Dardanelle to Russellville, Arkansas. Email remains VSP.374@GMAIL.COM. Mike's got a new wife. Her name is Susan.|
|23 July 2008||NEW EMAIL: GAYLE DOVER ('57): GAYLE.GMD13@GMAIL.COM|
|23 July 2008||NEW EMAIL: SUZANNE BEK Lugerner ('67): SMLUG949@GMAIL.COM|
|16 July 2008||NEW EMAIL: NORM FRIEDMAN (Coach): NLFRIEDMAN1@COX.NET|
|15 July 2008||ON THE ROAD: Werner trucker, Dave Thatcher ('62) was in Dallas for a few days to wind up his truck training and get his own truck. Had dinner with LAURA GARNER ('65) and ED NELSON ('64) and his wife, Shirley.|
|15 July 2008||NEW EMAIL: ED NELSON ('64): ED.SHIRLEYNELSON@VERIZON.NET|
|14 July 2008||NEW EMAIL: AL MATTHEWS (faculty): KITTYANDAL@EMBARQMAIL.COM|
|13 July 2008||MOVED: GABY MINER Knudson ('64) from Ellington, CT to Reading, PA. Email remains: GKNUDSON@GTE.NET|
|10 July 2008||NEW EMAIL: BONNIE JOHNSTON Ambrose ('65): BONNIESBOYDS@COX.NET|
|10 July 2008||NEW EMAIL: LINDA KISIEL Roach ('64): LKKISIEL@SBCGLOBAL.NET|
|10 July 2008||MOVED: PAT LEO Morris ('55) from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Seabrook, Texas. New email: PMORRIS002@COMCAST.NET|
|10 July 2008||MOVED: KELLY MCCARTNEY ('60) from Sharon, Pennsylvania to Hubbard, Ohio. Email remains: KELMAC36@GMAIL.COM|
|7 July 2008||REFOUND: KELLY MCCARTNEY ('60) living in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Email: KELMAC36@GMAIL.COM|
|29 June 2008||ON THE ROAD: Werner trucker, DAVE THATCHER ('62) had a two-day layover in Denver, and had time for a quick lunch with SUE YARRINGTON ('62) and DON DEAGLE ('63). The guy in the blue shirt is Sue's husband, Buck. Been married 40 years. The house is one that Sue designed and built six years ago. It's on the market. Denver University area. Email her for special OHS discount.|
|29 June 2008||NEW EMAIL: DON DEAGLE ('63): DCDEAGLE@YAHOO.COM Don is an attorney. His website is WWW.DEAGLEANDWOLKIN.COM|
|29 June 2008||NEW EMAIL: ED JOYNER ('66): EJOYNER2@TRIAD.RR.COM|
|29 June 2008||NEW EMAIL: CHARLES RICHARDSON ('65): RICHARDSON3@MSN.COM|
|21 June 2008||NEW EMAIL: KAREN EVERSMEYER Skinner ('58): RGSKINNER@ROGERS.COM|
|21 June 2008||INDIVIDUAL ALUMNI WEBSITES: CORI WRIGHT Brown ('62) has ventured into the Avon cosmetics business. Her website is WWW.YOURAVON.COM/CORRELLABROWN|
|21 June 2008||
UPDATE FROM TERRI SERAFINE Lindsey ('65) on 14
Another update from Buenos Aire. I've now been here almost three months—time certainly flies when you're having fun, and have established contacts in my ritzy neighborhood starting with a delightful pretty boy hairdresser that gives me funky haircuts, a wine store owner that recommends some awesome Argentine wines, a flower vendor whose roses don't wilt after two days, and taxi drivers that are so friendly, one of whom was a magician who had autographed pictures of David Copperfield and himself plastered all over his windshield and dashboard. My Spanish is improving from all the Argentine soap operas I watch and I'm inhaling the lifestyle with mucho gusto. Argentina is truly a fascinating place, even though I've only ventured out of the city a couple times since my arrival. Next weekend though I'm going to an estancia (escape to the countryside) with a group of expats and tourists.
I've was introduced to a wonderful guy who is an airline steward with an Argentine airline and he is inviting me to explore great cultural events and the local cuisine. He's also a chef and cooked a fabulous dinner for me. Too bad he's gay or I'd be falling in love! The embassy crew are either married or gay themselves so there's not much activity going on with them and me. It's not like it was when I was in the Foreign Service the first time and we bonded as a group and did a lot of traveling and partying together. Now no one drinks or even entertains anymore and as far as traveling, it's hard to get anyone to commit to even a weekend out of town. So I'm going outside the embassy circle to find friends. It was the same way in Paris—most of my friends were Parisians, which was a miracle to be able to get accepted into their circles.
Argentina is a third world country that pretends to be first world by flaunting it's beautiful architecture and boosting about its famous opera house or museums, yet the opera house is closed indefinitely for renovation, and the museums are in disarray. Even the new president is a joke with her daily speeches to the public about the farmer's strike or economy, yet nothing changes and she refuses to discuss the problem with the farmers. Rumor has it the government has organized the truckers to block the roads and the farmers have nothing to do with it. One saying has it, the Argentines build beautiful sand castles, only to step on them.
Customs won't release our vehicles, but also won't give us the reason why many of us have been waiting six months for our cars. I haven't even received my household effects because I shipped a motorcycle with my effects and it's considered a vehicle so I can't get anything until the Argentine government decides what they want to do. Can you imagine the state of our cars after a year of storage? Mine has been in storage since last September. I'm sure it's not good for the tires, engine and paint job especially if it has to sit at the port in Miami with the sea air eating away at it.
But other than the normal problems of living in other countries with strange laws and customs, this is a great place. The Argentines are very friendly, at least the ones I've encountered, and even though they are we are told there's anti-American sentiment here, I don't feel it. People are people and if you treat them with respect, they treat you back the same way.
Until my next update, hasta luego....Terri
|8 June 2008||BEST OF BROADWAY: Clark Grundler ('62) has a complete set of photos from this 1961 school play. If you're interested in getting a copy of these on CD, contact him at CLARKG56@MSN.COM|
|4 June 2008||
UPDATE ON BILL MCCLAIN ('64): The
following comes from an email that Bill's wife, Michele, sent to Judy
Holdsworth Scott ('60)
Bill said he had no problem with you telling his story on the website. The detailed info is as follows:
After suffering for 2 1/2 years with chronic daily headaches, Bill finally found relief with a Chinese acupuncture doctor. No headaches for over 8 months.
In February he went into the hospital for a heart cath where they opened 2 blocked arteries and put in stints. Unfortunately, this procedure shut down his kidneys and put him on dialysis. It now appears to be permanent and his kidney doctor has recommended him for a kidney transplant at Emory in Atlanta. He will be evaluated the middle of July. We are hoping that in spite of these other medical issues, he will still be a candidate.
Shortly after that, Bill was having difficulty swallowing and when seeing an ENT doc, they discovered cancerous growths on his vocal cords. He had them removed and just this week started radiation therapy. Of course, he must fit all of this in with his 3 times a week dialysis.
Through it all, he continues to be in good spirits and horrifies the doctors and nurses with cigars hanging out of every pocket. He said if they can't be in his mouth then they should be somewhere on his body.
I will continue to keep you posted and thanks for your constant thoughts and prayers.
Love - Michele
|3 June 2008||REFOUND: DAN ROTHAUPT ('69) living in East Lyme, Connecticutt|
|3 June 2008||REFOUND: MIKE ROTHAUPT ('68) living in West Chester, Pennsylvania|
|2 June 2008||NEW EMAIL: GENE NETTLES ('60): NANDGNETT@BELLSOUTH.NET|
|2 June 2008||NEW EMAIL: NANCY ROTHAUPT Johnson ('67): GOKIAWAH@COMCAST.NET|
|2 June 2008||NEW EMAIL: KATHRYN HOLDSWORTH Sheeley ('62): KATHRYNSHEELEY@GMAIL.COM|
|26 May 2008||NEW EMAIL: GARTH COREY ('56): GANDECOREY@COMCAST.NET|
|26 May 2008||MOVED: SANDY RAWLINS Karr ('69) from Lilburn to Braselton, Georgia. Email: SANDYKARR@AOL.COM|
|26 May 2008||NEW EMAIL: BRUCE STOHLMAN ('67): TBIRDS1992@GMAIL.COM|
|26 May 2008||NEW EMAIL: WALT LOWREY ('56): WALTANDRUBY@COX.NET|
|19 May 2008||NEW EMAIL: KAREN RAWLINS Kurimcak ('63): CHEMTK@BELLSOUTH.NET|
|19 May 2008||UPDATE ON STEVE GENG ('61): Steve says that his book "Thick As Thieves" is now out in paperback so that all our classmates still on Army pensions can afford to buy it. His girlfriend designed a website to promote the book. You'll find it at HTTP://STEVEGENG.COM|
|12 May 2008||
UPDATE ON BITSY CABALLERO Lee ('64):
I want to say I'll be there with my husband, but life is really topsy now. I hope that there will be late bookings, so to speak, just in case things turn around. San Diego would be perfect because it's so close to all our kids in Phoenix.
My book got published last October, it's called Ramblings - Off the Record. I'm thoroughly disappointed in my publisher (but you make very bad deals the first time out) because she changed my (I thought) very good title "Off the Record, an irreverent look at life in court" to that title it has, to reflect her own magazine Ramblings, (for court reporters), I suppose thinking it would boost sales, but it did nothing so far, and then she put this ridiculous cover on the front that makes it look like a kid's book. I had in mind, you know, glasses and scales, a court reporting machine, transcripts piled around, and she has a drawing of a kid on a rock dreaming of castles. that was fine for the first chapter, but not for the front cover. so back to the "drawing board." she's hounding me for another book, and I would rather die than go with her again. so, anyhoooooooo
Work is difficult to come by here. I was in the Hague (war crimes) three weeks, and I spend about two weeks out of every month in Dublin, fly all over, Prague, Spain (there was a funny one ... the 21 year old space cadet put me on three flights from tel aviv to Barcelona ... i was supposed to be in Gibraltar ..., then a disgruntled attorney from France picked me up at 8 in the morning and drove 100 miles an hour for a few hours to get to Gibraltar, then he didn't need me until 2 p.m., and after promising to get me to Madrid for my next-day flight, he dumped me in Gibraltar and said, "Go thopping, the thtores are nices in Geee braltar" and sped away with all my equipment (about $10,000 worth). aaaaagh. And then after the deposition (and after he had no cash, nor did the translator, but granny had some ... I had to pay for their boozy lunch) he decided he didn't want to drive us (through the night) to madrid, so me and a 21 year old amercian translator from St. Louis had to hop a BUS for 10 hours with pigs and chickens. It was a fabulous ride, packed to the gills on a bus -- granny hadn't been on a bus since she was 16 -- and of course the 21 year old translator, a male with a hollow leg (and equally hollow head) needed sustained food intake at each stop, and still had no money. So granny got to spend the night with a 21 year old, feed and burp him on a two-hour schedule, and guess what, it ain't anything like one would imagine. He didn't even know who the beatles were. now come on. I did know who Smashing Pumpkins is, and I'm really not into atonal music, so we really had nothing to discuss on any level. the bus was packed with muslims, so that even if you got that little bit of sleep, knees aching from not being able to move around or stretch, they had recorded prayers that one of them was dutiful to play, and the rest of them were ass in the air in the aisle, so ... oh, it was joyful to say the least.
So I am still farming myself out around the world. I would be in fat city but we bought a restaurant. (Don't do this.) It was the worst mistake of our life. Of course, it's a Mexican food restaurant, the best in Israel, also Europe. There are a few, but they are god-awful. And of course, what other name than Caballero's ... and it's a haven for Americans, aside from the comfort food, they just love to gather there. My daughter is a graduate chef, and does a great job, but there were so many hidden costs -- like, (the girls, our daughters, wouldn't take a single word of advice, even though we sent in experts to give them aid) and they were so emotionally attached to the one building, so they overpaid for equipment by four times its value, and most of it had to be thrown out before they could open their doors. the fridges didn't work, and they were afraid to run the electricity until they were ready to open, which is not the day to find out, when you just stocked the freezer with 3000 bucks worth of perishable goods. then there's the sign police -- "Vat? you hev a sign? Dat's $5000." So we said fine, we'll take down the sign. took it down (still a fine, however, for daring to put up a sign on a street full of signs). Then painted the name on the window. "Vat? you hev a sign? Dat's $5000." You can't win in a state run by bureaucrats. fire codes, civil codes, police requirements, mouse police, cockroach police, the pesky neighbor in the back alley who doesn't like the sound of laughter, the old and probably insane lady who stands on her balcony and screams out at night, "Help, I'm trapped and they won't feed me or give me water." Vicky has convinced her to come down and get food at the outside tables in the back where the staff take their dinner if she promises to put on a dress, and she can have all the water she wants, so she does come down, and she does put on a dress, a hat, gloves and stockings and wobbly high heels to come down a couple nights a week to have a free meal. there's the veg guy who is hitting on the younger girl until the older one is threatening him with a meat cleaver, and the standard beggars who come around. The girls have a policy, you can't come in and bother the patrons, but if you're hungry you can come around the back for a meal. I don't think they give away a lot of food, but the funny part is, we've had hungry people who realize it isn't kosher and walk away. go figure. A taco without cheese? please. but it's been a constant struggle, like last month the waitress called me in dublin and said our chairs are falling apart and someone's going to fall .... so I spent 2 grand getting the chairs in, because I can afford that better than a law suit. it's just one thing after another, and even though it breaks even most days, it's so far behind that it strips me of every cent I can earn and then some.
work dried up completely in dublin, where I made my most money, and that because someone convinced the court that digital recording was cheaper than court reporters. they spend 33 million euros installing it ... and I don't think the 80 court reporters would cost that in five years, or even ten. but whatever. so I pray for work and to maintain our lifestyle ... (and the two daughters in the restaurant had to move home with their four cats ... omg ... )
the singular "consolation," since they feel so badly ... aaaaagh ..... is that they PROMISE that when we're "old" they will take care of us.
Somebody shoot me.
Heh-heh. Oh, by the way, I write a humor column for the Jerusalem Post now called Israel Lite, that gets published every other week. Of course, back when I was dreaming of being lois lane, no one explained to me that writers make no money unless they're named Stephen King ...
Wishing I could go to San Diego ... but we all know (at this stage of our lives) that things can always change. I don't have the woe-is-me attitude I had all through my 20s and 30s and even 40s. Life always surprises me, and usually it's a pleasant one.
Much affection, from Carmelita (Caballero) Lee ....
Hod HaSharon, Israel
(for all the crabbing, I do live in the lap of luxury, thanks to God's good provision, with magnificent views, so ... I don't want to complain too loudly).
(NOTE: HER BOOK IS AVAILABLE THRU AMAZON.COM)
|12 May 2008||NEW EMAIL: JILL GROSSWILER Orevik ('65): JOYOREVIK@MSN.COM|
|6 May 2008||NEW EMAIL: STEVE KEHOE ('62): STEVEANDCANDI@ROADRUNNER.COM|
|1 May 2008||CLASS RING INFO: Bud Flette ('62) would like to know the maker and design of the 1962 class ring. He wants to get one made to replace the one he lost in 1962. If you can help with a photo, and the name of the maker, email Bud at NNFLETTE@CHARTER.NET|
|1 May 2008||MOVED: TERRI SERAFINE Lindsey ('65) from Paris, France to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she is assigned to the US Embassy. Email remains TERRIGLINDSEY@HOTMAIL.COM|
|30 Apr 2008||NEW EMAIL: JANE CRASE Carlton ('59): GECWJC@BEYONDBB.COM|
|30 Apr 2008||NEW FIND: RANDY "BUDDY" POWELL ('70) living in Los Angeles, California. Email: WPOWELL46761@ROADRUNNER.COM|
|22 Apr 2008||MOVED: JANICE CHIOCCA Harllee ('69) from Norcross, Georgia to Dunwoody, Georgia. Email remains: JCHARLLEE@COMCAST.NET|
|21 Apr 2008||UPDATE: MARK LONDNER ('65) is an ASHI Certified Home Inspector for Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. You'll find his website at WWW.LBIHOME.COM . New email: MARK@LBIHOME.COM|
|19 Apr 2008||NEW EMAIL: MIKE CHURCH ('59): VSP.374@GMAIL.COM|
|19 Apr 2008||NEW EMAIL: DAVE THATCHER ('62): DAVETHATCHER@RCN.COM|
|18 Apr 2008||NEW EMAIL: STEVE BROWN ('73): AUSTINRUNE@AUSTIN.RR.COM|
|17 Apr 2008||MOVED: NANCY RICH Averill ('63) from Bridgewater, Massachusetts to Floral City, Florida. New email: NANCYAVERILL07@AOL.COM|
|16 Apr 2008||NEW EMAIL: DONNA BAKER Russell ('61): DONRUS@EASTEX.NET|
|9 Apr 2008||NEW EMAIL: BILL OSTEEN ('62): JJBOSTEEN@AOL.COM|
|8 Apr 2008||NEW EMAIL: JUDY WEBER Cuevas ('60): RUFFLES3@ATT.NET|
|8 Apr 2008||NEW EMAIL: LUTHER BARTH ('66): LOU.BERNIE@GMAIL.COM|
|4 Apr 2008||REFOUND: JOHN RACEK ('61) married, retired, and living in Las Vegas, Nevada. John is retired from two careers -- first as a real estate developer, and secondly as a high school government teacher. His email is JAR43@EMBARQMAIL.COM|
|4 Apr 2008||NEW EMAIL: CHARLES HACKWORTH ('58): CHACKWORTH@HACKWORTHREPRO.COM|
|4 Apr 2008||NEW EMAIL: MIKE MAHONEY ('67): DMMM1604@COX.NET|
|4 Apr 2008||NEW EMAIL: VALERIE CONLIN Dussor ('58): EVDUSSOR@AOL.COM|
|3 Apr 2008||NEW EMAIL: ERWIN MCDAVID ('66): AXIS@ACEWEB.COM|
|3 Apr 2008||NEW EMAIL: JOE HARDIN ('63): JOEH820@AOL.COM|
|2 Apr 2008||AN ITEM OF INTEREST: TOM SCHONGALLA ('64) thought the following article would be of interest to us former residents of Orleans, France.....Ideas & Trends: A Guide to the French. Handle With Care|
|2 Apr 2008||NEW EMAIL: ED CORCORAN ('59): E-CORCORAN@HOTMAIL.COM|
|1 Apr 2008||NEW EMAIL: BETTY RICE ('70): BETTYRICE214@GMAIL.COM|
|1 Apr 2008||NEW EMAIL: TOM CROWE ('65): THOMCR06@AOL.COM Tom move from Brentwood, TN to Charlotte, NC|
|1 Apr 2008||NEW EMAIL: FRED CROWE ('67): FREDJCROWE@AOL.COM|
|1 Apr 2008||NEW EMAIL: CARL CUMMINS ('70): CJCUMMINS@GMAIL.COM|
|1 Apr 2008||NEW EMAIL: BOB VIOHL ('64): RCV48242003@YAHOO.COM|
|1 Apr 2008||NEW EMAIL: PATTY MOORE ('66): MOORE@COMMUNITYSERVICES.COM|
|31 Mar 2008||NEW EMAIL: SUSAN PRICE Parris ('64): PARRISJS@COMCAST.NET|
|31 Mar 2008||NEW EMAIL: JUDY GROSSWILER Roybal ('63): JUDYROYBAL@FONE.NET|
|31 Mar 2008||NEW EMAIL: LUANNE BEGLEY Williams ('62): LUEC12@COMCAST.NET|
|27 Mar 2008||NEW EMAIL: PATRICIA FRYMIRE Karsenti ('67): PATRICIA@KARSENTI.EU|
|27 Mar 2008||NEW FIND: DOUG EDMISTON ('70) living in Ft Collins, Colorado. Email: DREDMISTON@HOTMAIL.COM|
|22 Mar 2008||NEW EMAIL: JILL GROSSWILER Orevik ('65): JOYOREVIK@HOTMAIL.COM Note also that Jill has legally changed her name from Jill to Joy Clarisse Orevik.|
|21 Mar 2008||
NEW EMAIL: GINGER VINSON Bidwell ('67): RRBTR3@AOL.COM.
Ginger's husband writes:
Good afternoon. My wife and I are planning a visit to Orleans this June and I would like to correspond with someone who has visited recently and/or someone who can provide directions to some of the sites in Orleans. My wife, Ginger (Vinson)Bidwell attended the high school in mid-1960's. She and her folks lived in several places while stationed in Orleans and it would be nice to be able to take her back to those locations. Also the high school, theater, teen center, etc. Thank you for your assistance.
|21 Mar 2008||NEW EMAIL: STUART GARNER ('63): SMGPLG@EMBARQMAIL.COM|
|13 Mar 2008||CHARLES L. HUDSON ('77) has been promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in the Marine Corps. Word of this comes from older sister, Carole, Class of '61|
|13 Mar 2008||NEW EMAIL: CAROLE HUDSON Robinson ('61): FRANKFROBINSON@BELLSOUTH.NET|
|13 Mar 2008||NEWS ITEM: DIANNA VAUGHAN Rolleg ('58) and BABETTE STAFFORD ('67) recently participated in the annual Race For The Cure in El Paso, Texas. Dianna as survivor, and Babette as supporter.|
|13 Mar 2008||NEW WEBSITE: JAMIE TOMPKINS ('61) has a website where he displays his artwork. You'll find it at WWW.MainStreetGalleryArts.Org|
|27 Feb 2008||NEW FIND: DEBBIE SMITH Westbrook ('68) living in Raleigh, NC. Email: SWEET700@BELLSOUTH.NET|
|14 Feb 2008||NEW EMAIL: SUSIE SWANNACK ('66): SWANSUE48@COX.NET|
|11 Feb 2008||SOMETHING INTERESTING: SANDY WRIGHT Sutherland ('65) is part owner in a vineyard in Napa, California. You'll find it described at www.buymyvineyardforsale.com A little something to putter with in your retirement, yes?|
|11 Feb 2008||INDIVIDUAL ALUMNI WEBSITES: CORI WRIGHT Brown ('62) has a website where she posts her poetic creations. You'll find them at www.rhozie.blogspot.com|
|10 Feb 2008||NEW EMAIL: MICHELE SHANER Lambert ('68): LLAMBERT12@COMCAST.NET|
|1 Feb 2008||NEW EMAIL: JOE GLYNN ('59): JDUKE333@YAHOO.COM|
|13 Jan 2008||NEW FIND: JACKIE HIGA ('72): living in Honolulu, Hawaii. Email: JMHIGA@YAHOO.COM|
|13 Jan 2008||NEW FIND: TOM MARLEY ('60): married and living in Oro Valley, Arizona. Email: TSMARLEY1815@COMCAST.NET|
|13 Jan 2008||
TOM CAMPION ('67): Tom writes --
On 1/1/08 I am starting a new career. I have joined a very large global building materials company. It is a Swiss Company called HOLCIM. They have locations spread across the world. I will be their new General Manager for Customer and Operational Excellence for Holcim (USA) and will have 80+ locations throughout the USA. It will entail much travel. Will continue to reside in Tampa Bay, Florida with an office in Michigan.
I retired from Johns Manville after 33 years with my last stint working and based in the Slovak Republic. I then worked for 2 other companies after my retirement from Johns Manville. James Hardie with factories in Plant City, Florida and Brisbane, Australia. Then worked for a year with Guardian Insulation on the West Coast based out of Kingman, Arizona.
I then tried almost a year of "real" retirement and just couldn't do it anymore. Had to get back to work. I am very lucky to be able to join a great company as Holcim.
Visited Orleans this last May. Drove down from Paris and spent the day in Orleans and Olivet going down memory lane again. Was there from the end of 1957 through 1967 and it will always be a big part of my life. It is always good to go back. Also had a family reunion in Liege, Belgium where I was born and spent a great deal of my childhood. Lots of fun.
|13 Jan 2008||NEW EMAIL: ROB STOHLMAN ('65): RFS23CAS@GMAIL.COM|
|24 Dec 2007||
NEW EMAIL: VINCE SANTURBANE ('63): VINCENT@SANTURBANE.COM
Was it really 1963??!! 40 years and counting - hard to believe. So much has happened. I've been lucky - from surviving Nam to a great wife for over 38 years to two terrific kids to now having a five year old granddaughter that has my heart in her hands and doesn't know it. I now am retired in upper Michigan after a career at P&G, NCR and AT&T. It's been quite a ride and I'm now settled down in a new house in a small town next to the water on a golf course. As I said, I've been lucky. I can only wish all of my old friends the same situation.
Buried my Dad a couple of years ago in Arlington in Washington D.C. and my mom joined him this year. The good with the bad but the life cycle goes on. Hope you are doing well and enjoying your life. Regards, Vince
|24 Dec 2007||UPDATE: GEORGE ACORD ('60): George runs his family business, Susquehanna Fishing Tackle in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Their website is WWW.SFTTACKLE.COM, and his email address is GACORD103@COMCAST.NET|
|24 Dec 2007||NEW EMAIL: CHRIS BRUSCA ('66): CBRUSCA@CHARTER.NET|
|24 Dec 2007||MOVED: JON STREETER ('60) from Mission Viejo to Ladera Ranch, California. Email remains JON.STREETER@COX.NET|
|24 Dec 2007||NEW EMAIL: JODI HAMBACH McBride ('68): SCOOTERJODI@BELLSOUTH.NET|
|31 Oct 2007||HELP: Attached is the 8th grade graduating class of the Class of 1962. It was provided by Thomas Blackburn ('62). He's asking for help in identifying the happy faces.|
|31 Oct 2007||INFO: MIKE SUTHERLAND ('60) reports that the MSTS Barrett was sent to the scrap yard in July of this year. This ship was the last one in service that transported dependents until the late Sixties, and troops until 1973.|
|31 Oct 2007||
UPDATE: GARY MCKOWN ('72) is a retired
Colonel, QM, USA, married and living in Richmond, Virginia. His
email is GARY.MCKOWN@DECA.MIL,
which leads me to believe that his is not totally retired. He
As the younger brother of 3 OHS siblings, I appreciate that you include the class of 72 in your database. I have been stationed in Europe several times in the past 30 years and visited Orleans on more that a dozen occasions. On one trip, I went into the building on Coligny Casern where the snack bar used to be (it was being used as a garage by the city) and chipped some of the Yellow and Black tiles off the walls. The workers thought that I was nuts but it is a great reminder of greasy cheeseburgers and bugging my brothers and sister (by walking into “their” area)!
|31 Oct 2007||NEW EMAIL: COLLEEN FELICIOTTI Loggins ('66): COLLOGGINS@YAHOO.COM|
|5 Oct 2007||NEW EMAIL: BILL ADAMS ('65): WLARIP@GMAIL.COM|
|4 Oct 2007||NEW EMAIL: MICKEY STAM ('62): MSTAM@VERIZON.NET|
|30 Sep 2007||MOVED: BOBBIE TROLL Heacock ('68) from Annapolis, Maryland to Mesa, Arizona. New email: BARBARA92550@GMAIL.COM|
|30 Aug 2007||
UPDATE: MICHAEL ALEXANDER ('68):
I'm long overdue to check in with you and what would have been the class of '68 if Charlie DeGaulle hadn't given us the boot. I attended OHS from 1964-1967 and like everyone else on the OAHS site, I remember those days fondly. I got such a kick out of seeing the photos of so many of my old friends, I wanted to send you a couple recent photos.
I'm living large in Medway, Mass., a small town 25 miles SW of Boston. My wife, Lorri, my two kids, Jessie and Leigh, and I have been living here for about 18 years.
I came to the Boston area way back in 1972 to finish college at Boston University. Before that, I was at The American College (now University) of Paris and Schiller College (where I went to delay having to leave Paris). I figured I would grab my degree in poli sci and blow back to Europe. Instead, I got an M.S. degree in mass comm, got a job, got married and more than 30 years later, I'm still planning on going back. For nearly all that time, I've been a journalist, mainly writing for magazines covering IT. I wrote a couple of books on computer security and crime in the late '90s. I also wrote a weekly column on consumer electronics for The Boston Globe for many years. Today, I'm a publisher for a small company that puts out a couple of magazines and a Web site covering telecommunications.
|30 Aug 2007||RETIRED & MOVED: OPHELIA DALE Halliday ('61) from Plano, Texas to Memphis, Tennessee. New email: DOCHALLIDAY2002@YAHOO.COM|
|20 Aug 2007||NEW EMAIL: BILL WHIPPLE ('56): WW3@ATLANTICBB.NET|
|20 Aug 2007||NEW EMAIL: MIKE LEAGUE ('56): GRANKAY@VERIZON.NET|
|20 Aug 2007||NEW FIND: MIKE URICH ('70) married and living in LaPorte, Texas, where he is a Risk Engineering Consultant with Zurich Services Corporation. Mike is an avid amateur radio operator, and maintains an interesting website at http://ka5cvh.com. Email: MIKE@KA5CVH.COM|
|20 Aug 2007||DIVORCED: MERRILY SPENCE DeLignieres ('66). Merrily now lives in Mt Pleasant, South Carolina. Her new email address is MERRILY39@COMCAST.NET|
|20 Aug 2007||NEW EMAIL: TOM BARANOUSKAS ('64): TJBARON@CHARTER.NET|
|20 Aug 2007||NEW EMAIL: TOM SCHONGALLA ('64): SCHONGALLATG@MSN.COM|
|20 Aug 2007||NEW EMAIL: SUSAN ADJEMIAN Juister ('69): SUSANJUISTER@ATT.NET|
|17 July 2007||HE'S BAAACK: MELISSA STREETER ('63) informed me that RICK NEGRETE'S ('61) first grandchild, Damian Richard Negrete, was born on Rick's birthday, June 28th.|
|17 July 2007||
REFOUND: VINCE RASPER ('61) married, retired, and
living in Williamsburg, Virginia. Vince retired from ExxonMobil in
June, 2002, after 34 years. New email: ILA2@COX.NET
I have been through Orleans three or four times over the last 20 years or so. Ila and I were there two years ago. Massive changes - it is hard to find things I once new the whereabouts of. Probably the most interesting new thing there was the retro-modern street car system that runs from Olivet into the heart of Orleans. I will dig through my pictures from that trip and send some to you. Sorry I missed the Roanoke reunion - it would have been relative close by.
A question for you and any others that were in Orleans in the 59 - 61 time frame: I have recently read Alistair Horne's book A Savage War of Peace which is a history of the Algerian war of independence from France. A lot of momentous stuff happened in the 59 - 61 time frame in French politics. On thinking back on this, it is obvious that I was completely oblivious as to what was going on. Was this just me or was everyone else at OHS tuned out on this too?
|17 July 2007||NEW EMAIL: LESLIE ALEXANDER ('66): AMB-LESLIEALEXANDER@COMCAST.NET|
|17 July 2007||EMAIL CORRECTION: The email address for Joe Glynn ('59) remains JDUKE333@AOL.COM. Disregard the entry that I posted for him on 30 June. That was his wife's email address.|
|17 July 2007||WAYNE RICHARDSON ('67) lost his home and business to a fire on May 24th. He's alive and well, and getting his business up and running again.|
|30 June 2007||REMARRIED: DON BALLARD ('63) on April 9, 2005 to the former Martha Lawlor. Don retired from ExxonMobil in 2001 after 34+ years, and had been married to Suzanne Foster ('63) who died from cancer in 2003. Don met Martha at the Kiwanis Club of Sun City Georgetown where he serves as secretary and webmaster. He is also active with the local library and the high school athletic booster club. Don became a grandfather in 2005 when grandson, Dylan arrived.|
|30 June 2007||NEW EMAIL: SALLY DUKES Folcher ('59): FOLCHERS@CHARTER.NET|
|30 June 2007||NEW EMAIL: JOE GLYNN ('59): JOJANSANDI@AOL.COM|
|14 June 2007||NEW EMAIL: JACQUELINE HARVEY Kuball ('64): JKUBALL@CENTURYTEL.NET|
|14 June 2007||NEW EMAIL: CHRIS BRUSCA ('66): CSB@DIALPCE.COM|
|6 June 2007||NEW EMAIL: BEBEE JACOBY Holland ('55): BEBEEHOLLAND@YAHOO.COM|
|6 June 2007||NEW FIND: HOMER HUBBARD ('64) living in Leesburg, Virginia. Email: HMRHUBRD2@YAHOO.COM|
|1 June 2007||
RETIRED & MOVED: GENE PELTIER ('62): Gene and his
wife, Rita, have moved from Tampico, Illinois to Memphis, Tennessee after
Gene retired from a government career that included 27 years of military
service and 34 years of Army civil service. His new email is PELTMAN2@YAHOO.COM.
Gene and Rita have 3 sons in the Army, and he wanted to share this poem
that he wrote "for all our military, but especially for two of my
three military sons that were in Iraq in the same unit at the same
time. The third son was a medical specialist in the repat ward where
they bring the wounded, praying everyday one of them would not be his
brother. I just about went nuts."
There is a little thing I sometimes do,
Gene also wanted me to tell you that he has big gaps
in his memory from years of undiagnosed diabetes. Now that he has it
"under control", conversations with fellow OHSers is helping him
to reconstruct his days in Orleans. So, if you've got some dirt on
him, or just some nice remembrances, touch base with him, and help fill in
|1 June 2007||NEW EMAIL: MIKE SUTHERLAND ('60): WSUTHERLAND@TMO.BLACKBERRY.NET|
|1 June 2007||MOVED: JACK RILEY ('61): from Summerville to Charleston, South Carolina. Email remains: JUDOR@AOL.COM|
|1 June 2007||MOVED: FRED CROWE ('67): from Marietta, Georgia to Greer, South Carolina. New email: FRED.CROWE@EXOPACK.COM. Fred said he attended a dinner in Dallas on the 7th of May, in which an individual named Joe Hardin was being inducted into the Hall of Fame for SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise). He took a chance on it being JOE HARDIN ('63), and it was. He said they had a good time reminiscing.|
|1 June 2007||NEW FIND: FRED PINCKNEY ('72): living in Lebanon, Missouri. Email: STGPICK@FIDNET.COM|
|1 June 2007||NEW EMAIL: TERRY BALL ('66): TJBALL@LIE2ME.NET. Terry is a partner in a polygraph business, Ball & Gillespie Polygraph. His website is WWW.LIE2ME.NET.|
|1 June 2007||MINI-REUNION: HUGH MULLIKEN ('62) was in Annapolis, Maryland last month for the graduation of his daughter from the Naval Academy. I had lunch with him and his dad. Hugh's never been to an reunion, so this was the first time I'd seen him since 1962. He's doing exceptionally well, and it was good to catch up on the past 45 years. There's a photo of him on the Class of 62 photo page.|
|1 June 2007||MOVED: AUBREY WHITE ('60) from Temple to Austin, Texas. New email: AUBREY_WHITE@IAT.UTEXAS.EDU|
|7 April 2007||NEW EMAIL: CAROLYN MCMULLEN Arnold ('62): 4DARNOLD@COMCAST.NET|
|7 April 2007||NEW EMAIL: KATHY GREGG Holstrom ('69): KATHY@HOLSTROM.COM|
|30 March 2007||NEW FIND: LARRY COMBS ('71) married and living in Houston, Texas where he is an engineer with Applied Drilling Technologies, Inc. Email: LARRY.COMBS@GLOBALSANTAFE.COM|
|30 March 2007||NEW FIND: LINDA WEST Bright ('64) married and living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Email: LINDABRIGHT39@AOL.COM|
|30 March 2007||MOVED: JOAN HEISER ('64) from Canton to Jasper, Georgia. New email: JCHEISER@FRONTIERNET.NET|
|21 March 2007||NEW EMAIL: RICKEY GAY ('64): RICKEY.GAY@CONUS.ARMY.MIL|
|19 March 2007||NEW EMAIL: DEBBIE CHIOCCA DeFreitas ('71): FLAMEVYC@HOTMAIL.COM|
|19 March 2007||NEW EMAIL: JUDY MYERS Thurow ('66): JAMTHUROW@WINDSTREAM.NET|
|19 March 2007||NEW EMAIL: SCOTT LANG ('65): S.G.LANG@COMCAST.NET|
|22 February 2007||UPDATE ON STEVE GENG ('61): To promote his soon-to-be-published book, Thick As Thieves, Steve is scheduled for a reading at Barnes & Noble on 3 May 2007. It will be the one on Astor Place in the East Village of New York City. If you're in the area on that date, he'd love to have you drop by. He is also working on a novel entitled Bop City "that's set during the Algerian Crises in Paris in 1961, and in that book there are much more details about OHS, including an amusing passage with Mr. Perry, our old chemistry teacher, as well as a scene in English class with Miss Rich, Dick Maloy, Rick Negrete, Barbara Rynearson, et al."|
|22 February 2007||NEW EMAIL: MARTINE PAUL Patton ('61): PATTONTRUF@AOL.COM|
|8 February 2007||NEW FIND: KATRINA RILEY ('67) living in Columbia, South Carolina where she is the Human Resource Manager for a law firm. Katrina is the younger sister of Jack Riley ('61), and was in grammar school in Orleans.|
|31 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: ROSE CHAMPAGNE ('69): ALLIANCEINSGRP@BELLSOUTH.NET|
|31 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: VICKEY THAYER Kleinsmith ('65): VICKEY.THAYER@LOZIER.BIZ|
|29 January 2007||UPDATE: DEBBIE CHIOCCA ('71) and her husband, Paul Defreitas, are cruising the waters of Mexico this winter aboard their sailboat. Their blog site is http://www.sailblogs.com/member/j40flame|
|29 January 2007||UPDATE: BARBARA ALLEN Ellison ('62) is widowed and lives in Jacksonville, Arkansas. She has 9 children and 32 grandchildren. Her husband, Herb, who was her high school sweetheart in Orleans, died on September 8, 2006 after a five-year illness. They had both been hoping to make the reunion in Roanoke last year. Below are some photos that Barbara wanted to share:|
|29 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: JOE BROWN ('70): JOSEPH.BROWN@GTECH.COM|
|28 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: BETTY DODRILL McDonald ('62): HEIDI@TV33MB.COM|
|28 January 2007||NEW FIND: ANDY BEAUPARLANT ('64) married and living in San Diego, California. Email: ANDYBOWUS@YAHOO.COM|
|28 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: PATRICIA CRALLE Richards ('55): PRICHA11@VERIZON.NET|
|28 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: CYNTHIA MANSFIELD ('65): WOODCIN@VERIZON.NET|
|28 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: RAY MANSFIELD ('68): RDM@FIRSTFLORIDACOMMERCIAL.COM|
|28 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: PAMELA MANSFIELD Hogg ('69): PHOGG@ERAWOODYHOGG.COM|
|28 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: NEAL FIVEHOUSE ('69): NEAL5HOUSE@COMCAST.NET|
|28 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: PATRICIA PEGRAM Bailey ('68): NERASNANA@COMCAST.NET|
|28 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: JOHN STENGER ('65): JOHNSTENGER26@HOTMAIL.COM|
|28 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: GLENN HARVEY ('66): ROOSRULES@VERIZON.NET|
|28 Janyary 2007||NEW EMAIL: WALT LOWREY ('56): WALTON.S.LOWREY@US.ARMY.MIL|
|25 January 2007||
UPDATE ON STEVE GENG ('61): In May of this year,
Steve will become a published author when his book, "Thick As
Thieves" hits the bookstores. Below is the review extracted
from Kirkus Reviews:
|25 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: HOWARD MILLER ('61): HOWARDMILLER302@COMCAST.NET|
|25 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: DAVE THATCHER ('62): DAVETHATCHER@VERIZON.NET|
|23 January 2007||1961 YEARBOOK put online. That's the last of 'em. They're all out there now.|
|22 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: ALEX ELYO ('63): ELYO45@EARTHLINK.NET Both Alex and his wife are retired elementary school teachers who spend a good deal of their time traveling and sightseeing.|
|22 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: SUSAN WALLACE Williams ('63): SUSANWILLIAMS@COMCAST.NET|
|19 January 2007||UPDATE ON CHARLES BERGEN ('62): In 1988, Charlie was given the bad news that, for medical reasons, he could no longer fly B-17s spraying fire retardants over forest fires. So, fate finally landed him in Lenox, Massachusetts where he now does home remodeling and also works as an agent for Isgood Realty. Charlie was married for awhile back in the 60's, but so far has managed to elude captivity again. He frequents the local gym, and is an avid spinner (stationary biker)|
|19 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: BUZZ MEISER ('58): LMEISER@HUGHES.NET|
|18 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: DANNY VAUGHAN ('65): DAN16_43@HOTMAIL.COM|
|17 January 2007||
ABEL WHITE ('61): Status on his horse riding accident
in October, 2006 --
Just thought I would let you know that I appear to be recovering pretty well from my latest horse accident. I sustained a head injury which took 6 weeks to show up in my starting to walk to the left. Thought I only broke two ribs. I was taken from Darnell Army hospital to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin on 4 Dec 06. I was there 4 days. Diagnosis was "sub-dural hemorrhage" due to a leaking blood vessel. Fortunately, it was exterior to the brain and surgery and recovering better than anticipated. I can now say I do have two holes in my head but actually not visible. They sure give terrible haircuts prior to surgery. I went for a follow up and not as cleared up as hoped, so may have to have more surgery. Another 3 to 4 weeks will tell after another CAT Scan etc. I guess my training of horses is over, but can still do ground work in the round pen if I choose to, but no horsing around as Aubrey says. I was back at work 2 weeks after surgery and doing great. I was able to enjoy my daughter and 2 grand daughters from Fairfax, Va. along with my other two grown up kids over the holidays. I am truly blessed with great family, friends, and coworkers. I am especially blessed with Christine at my side. She is the one that actually said, NO Choice Your Going TO ER. She's a registered nurse and excellent horse rider and competitor. Anyway, thought I would update. My goals for 2007 are, Keep Christine close to me, no accidents, diet/exercise, and continue to thank God for my blessings and being here. Appreciate being put on prayer lists. Thanks, Abel
|16 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: ALICE KNEE Miller ('69): ALICEMILLER52@HOTMAIL.COM|
|11 January 2007||
MOVED: CLARK GRUNDLER ('62) from Granbury, Texas to Fort Worth, Texas. Email remains: CLARKG56@MSN.COM. Clark is a single grandfather. A bout with prostate cancer prevented him from attending the Roanoke reunion, but he is now well on the road to recovery. He is on disability retirement for loss of speech from the long term affects of the radiation treatment from his neck cancer of 6 years ago. He uses American Sign language and a DynaWriter voice synthesizer for communication. Best way to communicate is through email.
|11 January 2007||MOVED: RALPH CONLIN ('62) from Burtonsville to Ellicott City, Maryland. New email: RP_CONLIN@YAHOO.COM|
|11 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: HAL WESTERHOLM ('64): EAGLESNEST@VANCE.NET|
|11 January 2007||REFOUND: TALLULAH KING Bryant ('65) married and living in Columbus, Mississippi. Email: TKOKB@AOL.COM|
|10 January 2007||NEW FIND: SHARON DAVIS Rich ('69) married and living in White River Junction, Vermont. Email: DSMRICH@VERIZON.NET. If anyone knows the whereabouts of LANEY MCCRARY ('69), let Sharon know. Let me know too.|
|9 January 2007||EMAIL (9 Jan 07) FROM CHUCK WISE ('64) IN
HELLO PALS, WISH YOU COULD HAVE BEEN HERE WITH
ME LAST NIGHT. THE ARMY'S 82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION CHORUS PAID A SURPRISE
VISIT TO OUR BASE HERE IN TALLIL AND WHEN THEY FOUND OUT I WAS ONCE A
MEMBER OF THE CHORUS AND BAND BACK IN 1965 THEY MADE ME A GUEST AT THEIR
NIGHT STAGE PERFORMANCE AND I GOT TO GO ON STAGE FOR ONE NUMBER AND FOR A
PHOTO SHOOT HA! THEY COULD NOT BELIEVE THIS OLD MAN WAS STILL IN
COMBAT BOOTS AND BLOUSED PANTS HA! AND STILL IN THE ACTION 40 YEARS LATER.
I WAS ORIGINALLY WITH THE BAND AND CHORUS AFTER WE DEPLOYED TO THE
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IN 1965. IT WAS A FUN TIME AND A TEARFUL ONE AS
WELL. YOU KNOW WHAT AN EMOTIONAL SORT I AM. THEY SANG "UNDER THE
BOARDWALK", "I'M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN", "THE 82ND
AIRBORNE SONG", "BLOOD UPON THE RISERS", "FOR THE
LONGEST TIME" AND MANY MORE. OF COURSE THEY DO THE AIRBORNE SHUFFLE
AND STAND IN THE DOOR CHANTS. IT WAS A GREAT CHRISTMAS
GIFT FOR ME. I AM HERE THINKING OF ALL OF YOU AND WANTING TO SHARE THE
|8 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: RUSTY RALSTON ('65): RWRALSTON@COMCAST.NET|
|7 January 2007||ARTIST AMONG US: MIKE BRADY ('66). You'll find his work at www.unc.edu/~jbrady/index.html|
|7 January 2007||UPDATE ON ESTELLE LEMIRE Drance ('64): Estelle is a pediatric occupational therapist at The Children's Hospital in Denver. Her hobby/passion is SCUBA diving, and she holds advanced certifications from NAUI, PADI and SSI. See photo on the Class of '64 photo page.|
|7 January 2007||RETIRED AND MOVED: JUD SPENCE ('63) from Jacksonville Beach to Summerfield, Florida. New email: THEPOTTERYGANG@AOL.COM. Jud's into making pottery now, and on January 8th, he'll be the assistant pottery instructor on a 10-day Caribbean cruise aboard the Coral Princess. It's a non-paying job, but the cruise is free.|
|7 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: ERICK JENSEN ('65): NUTTYAGAIN@AOL.COM|
|7 January 2007||MOVED: JANICE GRAVES Bennett ('69) from Williamsville, New York to San Diego, California. Email remains: JBCDR@AOL.COM|
|4 January 2007||PROMOTION: LIZ REMY Robinson ('63) attained the rank of Grandmother on 11 December 2006, with the birth of her first grandchild -- a girl.|
|4 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: CHARLES BERGEN ('62): CCB@AOL.COM|
|4 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: BONNIE SCARBROUGH Stagner ('67): BONNIESTAGNER@YAHOO.COM|
|4 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: LEE SCARBROUGH ('66): LEESCARBROUGHJR@COMCAST.NET|
|4 January 2007||NEW EMAIL: GINNY POLLARD Pilzer ('64): GINNY.PILZER1@VERIZON.NET|