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12/16/18 09:52 AM #1617    


Bill Boyd

I have been silent more than anybody. This is my promise:  I will post at least once every week.  Let’s occupy this site with as much good news as bad. 

12/16/18 02:57 PM #1618    


Terry Bernowich (Schmitz)

Thank you Bill for making that promise. I love reading updates on how you are doing. Maybe we should all make the same promise. After all, there are so many changes going on in all our lives. It is nice to know how everyone is doing. This is what makes our class so special, We care so much about one another and it shows. My prayer is for all of you to have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hopefully 2019 will be a better year for all of us. In 2018 we have lost too many of our classmates and their spouses and relatives. Unfortunately the older we get the more this will happen. We need to stick together and keep everyone in our prayers. God Bless all of you!

12/17/18 05:44 AM #1619    


Nancy Cravens (Hillman)

Thank you for the wonderful words.  God bless you all and Merry Christmas.


12/17/18 08:35 AM #1620    


June Nicodemus (Peters)

I would like to share something with the class.  My 15yr old grandson goes to Newton High and is in Choraliers.  This past Sunday was their winter concert and at one point during the concert the music director asked the alumni to come up and sing the hallelujah chorus with them.  I got to stand next to my grandson and sing the same song I sang when I was in Choraliers back in 1968.  It was a very special moment for me.

Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year!

12/17/18 10:51 AM #1621    


Terry Bernowich (Schmitz)

Oh how wonderful June! Thank you for sharing this awesome story! I love reading things like this from our classmates.

12/17/18 12:35 PM #1622    


Barbara Gabel

Merry Christmas to all too!! I’m in CA till Christmas visiting with my daughter n granddaughter. Juli (granddaughter) turned 18 yesterday n as a good Grammie I was compelled to make it one to remember. The two biggest things were spending the day with her mom n getting her ears pierced. Juli is the biggest joy in my life at the moment n she’s such a good kid. Being a grandma is such a joy n a privilege that I couldn’t imagine life worth living without them! My prayer is that everyone can find joy in the simple things - like a smile given or the heartfelt warmth of a hug!

Blessings to all!

12/17/18 01:31 PM #1623    


Veronica Camargo

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa to all of my '68 classmates! Here's to a healthy 2019!

12/17/18 02:57 PM #1624    


Carolyn Becker (Wellborn)

Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year 

12/18/18 10:19 AM #1625    

Richard Martinez

Merry Christmas to all and a safe healthy New year

12/18/18 01:13 PM #1626    


Bill Boyd

June - that is so cool - I am always thrilled to spend time with my daughter. 

HEY! Are we going to have a 70th birthday party?  That's about a year out, or so.  That would be a perfect excuse for me to be there.  Not that I need an excuse.  But If we are, can we plan it for either Spring or Fall?  August is just too hot.  I would be glad to help out any way I can.  I'm going to make a Railer (art) Quilt to be raffled for part of the class expenses.  I'll need some opinions on that, too.  I don't want anybody to knock themselves out working on it, but let's talk about it.

Let me know what you think.

12/19/18 12:19 PM #1627    


Terry Bernowich (Schmitz)

Sounds good to me Bill. Maybe I will be able to help more this time.

12/23/18 06:07 AM #1628    


Bill Boyd

OK! Terry and I are going to have a 70th Birthday Party.  What about everybody else? 

BTW - I have lost 65+ pounds in the past year.  I'm not thrilled about the way I did it, but it feels pretty good.

12/24/18 12:15 AM #1629    


Terry Bernowich (Schmitz)

Okay Bill, let's do it!

Congratulations on your weight loss. Sorry you had to do the way you dit it.

Merry Christmas!

12/24/18 09:47 AM #1630    


Monica Schmidt (Thompson)

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a New Year filled with good health and happiness.  🎄☃️🎁🎉🥂

12/31/18 12:12 PM #1631    


Martin Libhart

It has been an enjoyable year for me while re-connecting with many of you, being involved with our 50th Reunion, and of course attending my Tuesday lunch every week with the old "Talko-Tuesday Gang". (Imagine, if you can, 7-9 old guys sitting around the lunch table for 2+ hours every stories and laughing as though we had never heard them before.) Are we getting older? Of course, but let's take it in stride, and always remember the following:

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” 

“You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.”

“Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.”

“Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My new goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.”

"Beautiful old people are works of art. Like a white candle in a holy place, so is the beauty of an aged face.”

“Watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate, lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can’t put your feet on, never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline, don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones”.


12/31/18 06:20 PM #1632    


Terry Bernowich (Schmitz)

Thank you Martin for the "suggestions" you shared with us. Very wise words!

Happy New Year to all our wonderful classmates!

01/01/19 05:53 AM #1633    


Bill Boyd

One more cycle of chemo, this time.  I'll go back the week after my birthday and then I get a couple months off.  Then more scans and see what's next.  I'm going to find a way to go to Kansas soon.  Incidentally, my idea for a 70th birthday was a bit outrageous.  But we've still got a year.



01/03/19 06:00 AM #1634    


Brenda Drake (Anderson)

Praying for you, dear Bill.


01/07/19 08:06 PM #1635    


Veronica Camargo

I'm so sad to share with all of you that our classmate, Janet Beard, passed away today. Don't have details other than she drove herself to the hospital this morning and died there.

01/07/19 09:09 PM #1636    

Erle Miller

So sad to hear about Janet's passing. Prayers lifted for her family.

01/07/19 11:05 PM #1637    


Susan Brainard (Ashcraft)

So sorry to hear this about Janet! Prayers are with her family!

01/08/19 10:04 AM #1638    


Connie Hale (Rhodes)

Sharing part of a message from Janet dated Dec. 21, 2018.

“Connie, we share in common. I’ve had a rough year due to back surgery I had about six months ago and still trying to recoup. However, I continue to press on regardless of any setbacks that may occur. Hope to see you soon. Continue to help keep the class together. Blessing my friend. Janet”

I will always be blessed through Janet’s insight, inner strength, and friendship. I will cherish all the suportive heart-felt things we shared together. I too truly appreciate our class website that gives opportunity to keep in touch. May we all be filled with inner peace, be strong in our faith, and may we all continue to press on regardless. Connie

01/08/19 10:34 AM #1639    


Terry Bernowich (Schmitz)

Thank you Connie for sharing Janet's message to you.  Janet was such a great friend to me in high school.We shared a lot of laughs. I hope and pray that we all stay connected even if it is only on our website. I am thankful for the class breakfasts that keep us together. It is always a joy to see all of you.

01/08/19 09:51 PM #1640    


Vicki Daily (Chambers)

So sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. Prayers for her family. Thanks, Connie, for sharing your message.

01/09/19 11:54 AM #1641    

Prudy Hutton (Fitzpatrick)

So very sorry to learn about Janet. It must have been hard to loose her son Jason plus have back challenges. My condolescences to her family & all who love her.  

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