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12/14/20 11:28 PM #1738    


Terry Bernowich (Schmitz)

Barbara Gabel,

Thank you for organizing our luncheons! I really appreciate all that you are doing to keep us all connected. I really enjoy seeing everyone! Looking forward to January!

01/18/21 11:50 AM #1739    


Martin Libhart

I did not write this - but well worth the read. -Martin

Barely the day started and... it's already six in the evening.
Barely arrived on Monday and it's already Friday.
... and the month is already over.
... and the year is almost over.
... and already 50, 60 or 70 years of our lives have passed.
... and we realize that we lost our parents, friends.
... and we realize it's too late to go back...

So... Let's try, despite everything, to enjoy the remaining time...
Let's keep looking for activities that we like...
Let's put some color in our grey...
Let's smile at the little things in life that put balm in our hearts.
And despite everything, we must continue to enjoy with serenity this time we have left. Let's try to eliminate the afters...
I'm doing it after...
I'll say it after...
I'll think about it after...
We leave everything for later like ′′ after ′′ is ours.
Because what we don't understand is that:
Afterwards, the coffee gets cold...
afterwards, priorities change...
Afterwards, the charm is broken...
afterwards, health passes...
Afterwards, the kids grow up...
Afterwards parents get old - or are gone...
Afterwards, promises are forgotten...
afterwards, the day becomes the night...
afterwards life ends...
And then it's often too late....
So... Let's leave nothing for later...
Because still waiting to see you later, we can lose the best moments,
the best experiences, best friends, the best family...
The day is today... The moment is now.


01/19/21 07:00 AM #1740    


Rich Martinez (Martinez)

Forget dancing like no one is watching you

Dance like a toddler.

They don't even care if they Even have music.

01/19/21 07:26 PM #1741    

Meg Glover (Henderson)

Thank you, Martin.  Too true.


01/22/21 11:24 PM #1742    


Veronica Camargo

I like, "let's put some color in our grey".......been doing that for some time now and do not plan to stop!

Veronica Camargo

01/27/21 11:44 AM #1743    


Barbara Gabel (Gabel)

Ladies (classmates and wives): Please join us next week for our monthly 'Ladies Luncheon' at Home Grown on N. Maize, Wichita at 1 pm on February 4th. We've been having lots of fun. So, please join us!

Barbara G.

01/27/21 07:07 PM #1744    


Kim Saylor

Hey lunch ladies,

You need to call your lunch bunch the JULIETS to go with the guys ROMEOS. That's "Retired Old Men Eating Out" and you girls would be "Just Us Ladies Into Eating Together". Heard that on TV the other night. Enjoy!

01/28/21 11:18 AM #1745    


Barbara Gabel (Gabel)

Kim: What a marvelous idea!! Love your sense of humor and it's soooo easier to type.


Barbara G

02/11/21 10:47 AM #1746    


Connie Hale (Rhodes)

Hello Classmates.

It has been a while since posting anything, so thought I'd let you know that John and I are doing well and feel blessed with all that we have, and it would be foolish to find something to complain about. Anyway, Barb Gable and I was driving around yesterday in her hotti red SUV like two up-beat young gals feeling their oats, dragging daylight Main Street USA in bitter cold weather LOL!

And then the question of the day came up… “What were the businesses/buildings across the street from the high school on the south east and south west corner? However, please understand there are no prizes for the winners, just grateful gratitude knowing that you can remember that far back. Sending Railer Hugs from Newton. Connie


02/11/21 03:59 PM #1747    


Martin Libhart

The southeast corner had a Texaco station and next to it was Harry Baker Motors (Chrysler/Plymouth dealership). I believe the southwest corner also had a gas station but don't recall. 

02/12/21 12:55 PM #1748    


Barbara Gabel (Gabel)

Thanks, Martin. I thought it was a gas station too.

Barb G

PS: See everyone at the class breakfast tomorrow!!

02/13/21 08:36 PM #1749    


Martin Libhart

David Olson advised:

The gas station Diagonally South West of the High School at the corner of Broadway and Poplar was Dick Smoldt's Champlin and he had a son a year or two older than we were. His name was Alvin or Alan. I don't remember his name. In '72 when I came back through Newton it was a 60 minute laundry or something like that.

02/14/21 12:09 PM #1750    


Veronica Camargo

His name was Alvin. He was a year older than us. He played the trumpet in band and was a quite kind of guy.
Hear y'all freezing over there! Stay warm!
Happy Valentine's Day Railers!

Veronica Camargo

03/01/21 02:34 PM #1751    


Barbara Gabel (Gabel)

Ladies: This is your monthly friendly reminder of our lunch date - this Thursday at 1pm at The Barn in Burton. Looking forward to our usual frivolity before we get ousted. C-ya there!!!

03/17/21 12:29 AM #1752    


Arlys Kessler (Nilles)

Hi, I will be in Newton on Saturday, March 27.  Would love to see as many of you as possible.  I'm up for breakfast at the Breadbasket if you think it is OK to do it twice in one month wink I've reserved the back room at the Breadbasket for the Class of 68 at 9 AM, but come whenever you get up smiley.  Hoping many of you can make it and I'm looking forward to seeing you.  Blessings... 

03/17/21 08:21 AM #1753    


Terry Bernowich (Schmitz)

Hi Arlys!

I certainly will try to be there!  Lately we have meeting at 10am instead of 9am but I think I can make it. It will be great to see you again. Have a safe trip and we will see ya soon!

03/22/21 02:22 PM #1754    


Roger Morton

I think I'll come to Newton on the 27th for breakfast too.  Any COVID problems for Okies trying to get into Kansas? I'm looking forward to seeing Arlys and all of you regulars. 

03/22/21 05:08 PM #1755    


Kim Saylor

Well it appears as if Edie and I will be in the neighborhood this weekend and will be able to be at the Breadbasket as well. I have had one of my shots and we wear our masks everywhere so we feel fairly comfortable being around people of our own age. See you there!

03/23/21 11:52 AM #1756    


Connie Hale (Rhodes)

Say.... this is just getting better and better. See you all at breakfast. John and Connie

03/29/21 07:21 PM #1757    


Connie Hale (Rhodes)

It was so nice to see so many at the Breadbasket last Saturday. Sorry I had to leave early but heard that the visiting continued until 12:30'ish.  Lots of good things shared with hardy laughter. It always amazes me that one would not think much about those from so long ago, but all said and done we are all connected in oneway or another either through friends, family, and/or different events in life..

Anyway for you gals that are free this coming Wednesday 31st.... Come join the fun at our  "Ladies Luncheon" at 1:00 PM Hesston DeAnglelos in honor of June's retirement.. Hope to see you then if not before...

Take care, stay safe, and enjoy everyday to its fullest.  Railer Hugs Connie

03/29/21 09:48 PM #1758    


Terry Bernowich (Schmitz)

Hi Connie!    Ditto on evserything you said! It was wonderful seeing everyone.

About our monthly lunch, I thought it was Thursday, April 1st. Unless we changed it to Wednesday for June.

Either way I'll be there!

03/30/21 10:24 AM #1759    


Connie Hale (Rhodes)

Ladies Luncheon:  You will have to ask Barb why the change... I'm just an errand girl passing information while Barbs getting settled into her new home and not hooked up with wire serice yet.. See you then. Connie



03/30/21 10:42 AM #1760    


Connie Hale (Rhodes)

Terry you are right about the Ladies Luncheon date. I hate getting old and senile. 



If you have anyquestions, please call Barb, apparently I'm out in la-la land enjoying the birds with the wind blowing through my ears cause there nothing blocking it inbetween. Hope this does't cause confusion. Aprils Fools, So sorry. Connie

03/30/21 05:53 PM #1761    


Roger Morton

I had a great time visiting with everyone Saturday. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. We must have added at least two years to our lives!  

04/05/21 12:51 PM #1762    


Barbara Gabel (Gabel)

Just a little info - Norm's Coffe Shop has monthly artists display their work in one of their antique display cases. I am the April artist. Please swing in to check out my collection and let me know what you think. Everything is for sale if you feel so inclined.

Thanks, Barb G

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