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August 18, 2009

More Comments on the Reunion

We've already received many comments on our reunion week-end. Let's hear from you.


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Dennis Sullivan on August 19, 2009 10:10 AM
Others have provided comments in the last few days; nonetheless, let me add: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU... to the Reunion Committee for their wonderful work, to all who came to the reunion, to all I danced with (and to those I didn't... and an apology or five to them feet I may have stepped on in the process)... for a truly delightful time. A blessing to those who could not attend; just start to mark in your calendar for 2014!!! 

I only regret not having more time to connect with more attendees.

Jim Valente on August 19, 2009 10:12 AM
I just wanted to add my thanks to the reunion committee for putting on what had to be one of the best weekends I've had in quite a while.

It was great to see everyone and re-live events that took place over 40 years ago; and to get caught up on what's changed since.

I too was very sad when it all ended.  It didn't seem like 3 days to me.

There really is a spirit to this class that just bonded everyone together. And where the hell does Loren Rogers get all here energy from???

I hope we do a 45th, and if so, I would like to help.  Please keep me in mind!

Thanks again!
Carol Ann Augustus Summers on August 21, 2009 8:23 AM
Dear Jimmy & Cindy, it is always so great to see you guys.  Would you send me an e-mail of the gas station picture and the Baker School picture?  I must admit I shed a little tear as the plane was taking off.  We have to keep having these events because they are so much fun. 

xxoo  Carol Ann
Bev on August 21, 2009 7:27 PM
Hey - sat down to email you and couldn't find your email address - I have two of them but I think they're old....

Heuvel on August 19, 2009 10:13 AM
Thank you for the kind remarks for the committee. I must say the best compliment I heard was when someone said they were glad they came. Kudos to all the classmates who made such an effort to attend.
George Wehmann on August 19, 2009 6:11 PM
John, the site made a BIG difference and still does.  Websites in 99 were nothing like now. I understand site is "paid for" 3 years? Hope it keeps going and we use it to stay connected.  Regret I don't live in CT to help with a 45th since 10 yrs is TOO LONG to wait. If I can help with the site, lemme know. THANK YOU.

Mardie Porter on August 19, 2009 1:20 PM
WOW!!! It was a fantastic three days. Well, actually, I stretched it to five days by going down on Thursday night, spending the night with friends (thanks Pat and Steve), visiting people all day Friday from my old neighborhood, going to the weekend events, then staying over to Monday, visiting more friends and family then finally back home Monday night. Needless to say (but I will  say it anyway) a huge thanks goes out to all the organizers. It seemed seamless to those of us attending. I hope you have recovered enough that you won't be shocked at all the requests for a 45th and a 50th reunion. And, yes, since we are a healthy lot, we should be able to dance like that at the 50th. I loved the opportunities we had to connect with people we may not have had the chance to get to know in high school. New friends!


That will help with the "directory" project.


Bev on August 21, 2009 7:26 PM
Many thanks to the committee for their time, persistance, agonizing, etc. to get all of the reunion activities together.

It was great seeing everyone - I'm a little better on names and faces than I had anticipated.

George - where are the pictures posted?

Meri - please don't forget to give Pennie my email address.

See you at the next reunion, if not sooner.
Bev on August 21, 2009 8:22 PM
Meri - forget that request.....must be smokin' crack again or getting old.  I meant that for Janet.
George Wehmann on August 23, 2009 11:40 AM
Bev, Lotta pictures posted here in DHS site. See Photo Album link. Also photos in Facebook 

Meri Bjork on August 23, 2009 7:06 AM
no prob., Bev, I'm used to combing my brain for info. I don't understand! I did pass your message along to my Mom re: Jamie's visit to Home Ec. She remembers the event and you. Anything to do with Darien is still front and center in her mind and Fitch Ave. is a HUGE part of our history. It was great seeing you and everyone. I'm still buzzing from the whole weekend.  Kisses...

George Wehmann on August 23, 2009 8:00 PM
Our reunion pictures keep bringing tears to my eyes. Yeah, I took some, but so many others too. A professional photographer could NEVER have captured those moments, those impressions, those memories. We ARE a unique group. We've never lost love for one another. Amazing. We welcomed all so much. Karen keeps mentioning that to Raleigh friends. We even caught Doc Ettele off guard at Weed Sunday. I've talked about so many or you all my life. I suspect you all have too.

Heuvel on August 24, 2009 3:43 PM
I really had a great time seeing everyone.  How great are these classmates?! I never did catch the end of Gary Gibb's story about departing  Nantucket for Woodstock. I keep thinking of the words  by CSN&Y " the time we got to Woodstock, we were a half a million strong..."

Webmeister on August 27, 2009 3:47 PM

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Christine Eng Leventhal on August 15, 2009 9:08 AM

Last night was a 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) 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?

Thanks everyone.

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 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.


Randy Lunn on August 29, 2009 1:40 AM
Wonderful to see everyone! No matter how far we travel or how many new people we meet there is something special and deeply ingrained that we all share as members of the Class of '69. It was fun to catch up and renew that spirit. Many thanks to all the organizers and everyone who came. Best to All!

Dennis Sullivan on August 31, 2009 1:12 AM
 Hey! I couldn't dance like that without a lotta practice! 'Tis easy though. All ya gotta do is lick your finger and stick it in an electrical outlet!!!! 

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