updated on Sunday, August 06, 2006 09:23 PM
Like I said earlier, this update might be shorter than the mailing list! Just got off the phone with Phil Souza, who's e-mail address has changed mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org and we both suspect the events of September 11 changed the lives of all of us. I know Anna and I have been much more immediate family oriented and I have spent much less time on the home computer. Of course, not being on my home computer might have a lot to do with the fact that I'm not working from home as much.
Two more Bobcats have been found thanks to Bill Smith '65. Welcome aboard two of "The Victors," from Jerry Donahue's first band at Central, Tom Richey mailto:email@example.com and Bill Brandow mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Tom is living in Taft, Texas and has a multimedia production company and still strums a mean guitar. Bill, according to a short note from Jerry, is an official with NASA in Florida - Bill got us high with his music and now he's getting astronauts high in the air. We're working on getting both Tom and Bill to the gathering in Charleston, SC, August 23-25 since Jerry is a definite to attend and we must have our drummers Frank Badami and Bill Smith there. What a trip down memory lane it's going to be if we can get "The Victors" and "The Saints" in one arena!
Speaking of the reunion, by May 31 we have to make a commitment whether we are going to get together or not. Jim has put 20 rooms on hold, hopefully that number will increase dramatically, but we are going to need some response from those wanting to attend. So far I've had firm commitments from:
Jim Fei, Ron Crowe, Jerry Donahue, Cam Foster Gianaris, Janet Kearns Carbonneau, Pam Palmer Martin, Val Lannon Sheridan, "Wild Man" Wouter DeNie, Bill "Spoons Man" Cooper, Wiki Mims Carter, Sally Anderson Sansbury,and Kathie Faulkner Jones. Since they live in the area, I'm hoping that Kim Posey League, Mike Shook, Syd Williams, Eric Handford, and Kris Osborn Rohr will e-mail us back with a firm "yes." And where's our "Shepherd," Ed McIntosh in all this? If we get all those guitarists mentioned above, he'll be bending a few strings himself won't he? Hellloooo, Ed, where are you?
Seriously, gals 'n guys, a simple reply would be greatly appreciated so Jim and I can decide whether "LCHS 2002 Is For You." I'll even put in the hyperlink addresses to make it easier:
mailto:email@example.com office and there's a . between ron and crowe at this address
mailto:jim@LCE.com Jim's address
Now here's a website I hope you'll enjoy. It's from our own Ann Gray Rethard and husband, Tom. Fellow Bobcats, share the honor of one General Tom Waskow.
Here's a brief message from our class comedienne & historian, Dianne Manos Costanzo, bringing us up to date on her family and future plans during the reunion:
How are plans for Charleston going? Still am pissed we can't make it. Ho hummmm
Had a super trip to Prague...great city, great people, very affordable and lots to do.
Just in from watching Young Louis do a triathlon....number 10 all around, number 1 in his age group. This is the first of the year, and he has two half IronMan lined up for early and late June, plus a marathon in late May and a couple smaller trips here and there. Aiming to peak in training in mid-August for the Canadian Iron Man August 25. Will be a hoot....from all we hear the Canadian in Peticton is quite a show!
All else well here. Dena in Florida this week for Managers' Meeting. Pick up Andrew Thursday; first year down. To Syracuse next weekend for Young Louis' graduation. A busy summer ahead with weddings and traveling. Know the excitement will begin to build for your wedding!!! Fun !! Scan in pix for all of us, ya hear!!!
OK, thanks again for the dr. Seuss wish...can't ever have too many wishes!
-- And Dianne's talking about my son's wedding in August, not mine. Hey, Roger Kembel and Connie Ohnemus Lappin! If you can't make it to the reunion perhaps you can cheer Louis along in Canada! I have a feeling Karen Lerner Berman will be there also.
Let's all send congratulatory messages to Father Aaron Peters, class of '57, who celebrates his silver jubilee of ordination on June 11th. Fr. Peters wouldn't brag about it himself, so I will. Send your good wishes to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
I've run out of info from you kids so I'll close with one last pitch for Charleston, SC., August 23-25. Get there early and stay late.
Until the next update stay healthy, happy and safe.
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