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Christine Eng Leventhal on August 15, 2009 9:08 AM
Last night was a blast....you guys are so dear. Woodstock....saw me standing in the doorway of the Handcraft Shop in Goodwives (I couldn't get off...should have quit) ...as Billy McNicol and Larry Reilly drove away without me!
Meri Hock on August 16, 2009 9:52 PM
What a spectac. time. You are such wonderful people and it was such a kick seeing everyone. Morgan, you were sorely missed, but there's always the next one, so git yer dancin' shoes polished and make ready! George W. and George F., where the heck are those pics? I want to see the evidence!
Much love to all on the committee who did such an incredible job. You are too cool for school!
Mark Tinker on August 16, 2009 10:27 PM
From 35,000 ft., headed back to Cali, a giant thank you and huge kudos to the Reunion Committee. You guys did a fantastic job setting up and executing a fabulous event for all of us lucky enough to attend. OK, we're older, heavier and wrinklier than when we took a powder from DHS but the spirit and essence of our class remains. It was great to reconnect with those not often seen and find out what mysteries have been unlocked in the intervening years. 3000 miles was not too far for this old fart to travel for a weekend with old and renewed friends who are the same as family.
I'll ask a silly (?) question -- do we dare have a 50th?
Steve Morgan on August 16, 2009 10:32 PM
I was thinking about you guys all weekend. I think I looked at George's photographs about 20 times. I wish I coulda been there, just thinkin about y'all and Darien brought back a flood of memories.
Yes, more pictures, please! Any videos? Stories???!!! Dirt, gossip, anything??!!! C'mon, we're 58 now, we can make complete fools of ourselves and no one cares nor remembers. Actually, come to think of it, that would've also applied at 18, 28, 38, and 48.
Susan Venarde Mahoney on August 17, 2009 7:21 AM
I want to add my sincere thanks, as well, to the hard-working and fun reunion committee. When you were not running the show, I hope you had as much fun as the rest of us! Why wait another 10 years? Let's try for # 45 and hope that others who could not attend this reunion could make the return trip in five years; maybe we can redo this weekend's events...hard to improve on the perfect reunion made especially joyful by all the spirited '69 classmates who were able to make the journey.
Peter White on August 17, 2009 8:38 AM
What a wonderful, happy event! I was truly sorry when it ended. Time hasn't changed the amazing chemistry of our class. Thanks so much to the reunion committee for realizing this vision of high spirits, congeniality and humor. Just like that other famous gathering in 1969, it was 3 days of nothing but fun and music!
Christine Eng Leventhal on August 17, 2009 8:57 AM
I want to echo what everyone else has said....it was a wonderful weekend....would love to do it again too. Thank you all so much - LOL p.s. you can always reach me at DHS!
Anne Irvine on August 17, 2009 9:45 AM
I approached the reunion with a bit of trepidation as I had lost contact with just about everyone in our class. Honestly, my memories weren't all good; however, I can now honestly say I am so glad I went - it was really fun and I enjoyed every moment of it. Thanks so much to those of you who put the flawless event together. I enjoyed re-meeting all of you and, in some cases, even making new friends! Is there any sort of classmate directory planned so we can stay in touch with folks - I guess that might be asking for a lot given the great work already accomplished but it sure would be a nice tool and reminder of all those friends we had and/or made! Thanks again for putting the entire weekend together - it was really a blast from the past!
Janet Martin Fisher on August 17, 2009 1:33 PM
To repeat what has already been said, what a perfect weekend - the committee even worked their magic on the weather. Such fun catching up with people and even talking to people I never spoke to while I was in High School! A true sign of perfection is when you leave wishing there was more, which I did. Thank you Lauren, Josie, Jenny, Chris, Ed, John, Tim and Jamila, Todd and Martha, and Steve and Nancy – you are the BEST.
George Wehmann on August 17, 2009 10:28 PM
So sorry I missed past reunions. Hard to describe - like a time warp. Suddenly high school friends all together like years ago. Junior high... even elementary school. Too many friends, not enough time. Jungle of people at Nielsens. Humid dusk overlooking Wee Burn golf course. Will we dance like that at age 68? Last day at Weed beach came and over too soon. Back at home. Did it all happen? Pictures in website Photo Albums. Mine, yours, all of ours. Videos later. Memories like these only once?
Carol Ann Augustus Summers on August 18, 2009 7:55 AM
Just to add my 2 cents, thank you, thank you, thank you for all your hard work. I had such a great time and even shed a couple of tears on the plane on the way home. A great place to grow up, a great class to be a part of. The camaraderie, even after all these years, is special.
Shiver me timbers! Steve Craig, that son of a biscuit eater - is he talking about buried treasure chests? Where did that landlubber put his buried chest? eeeerr
As part of the Holmes school gang, I had to jump in....Alice and Loukie Insinger were two of my best friends....yes, they were twins from Holland, and lived in the apartments at the corner of West and Holmes. Can't wait to see all of you...it's about time Skins got her stuff in!!! Remember Anthony and Rusty and the guys being hot rods in the halls? Mr. Gardiner?
A wee bit O' verse to jog our collective memory....
I'm trying hard to remember.
Was it Spring or in November?
When late at night, without detection,
A pool was built in the Intersection.
Where once we walked from class to class,
There was a pond, with trout and bass.
So now my classmates, I must ask,
Who performed this daring task?
Steve...alive and well in Va Beach...yep, spent my whole life cruising the seven seas....aboard the big ass haze grey kind of boats...with poor chow and men only....rang more salt water out of my socks than most people have sailed over....minimal fun...but lots of sea stories to tell. To show for it, I now have lots of tattoos and a potty mouth worse than Tinker's....just kidding about the tattoo part. Can't speak a sentence without an f bomb.....f'ing embarrassing. Your music recollection of the Wicked Picket is sound....I'm proud of you. Bring on the Schaefer beer. Where's Mitch Ryder and Detroit Wheels when we need him.....Bend Over Let Me See You Shake a Tail Feather. Bring your frisbee....we're going to flight test that mother.
If we haven't heard from you, now is the time to start blogging.
Mark, Patti, Jenny:What am I being accused of? I can't remember what I did yesterday, let alone 40 years ago.Looking forward to 8/14.
Tink, stop making those "snake" references about Poccia. You're going to scare him off again!!!!!