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08/30/19 02:02 PM #142    

 

Karen Hassberger (Hoerauf)

Hi, Marlene,

 We're still up in Michigan, preparing to leave for Ireland next weekend. Our home looks like it is in the "path" as well as everyone else who lives in Fl. No one in our neighborhood is home to do any kind of preperation. So I'm fussing to Mark that maybe we should fly home. Probably not such a good idea. Keep safe. We'll see you at the 55th.

By the way, what friends would you especially like to see at the 55th? Could you contact them and let them know you'll be looking forward to seeing them?


08/30/19 05:19 PM #143    

 

Martin R. Shackelford

 

When I was at Durand Elementary, my parents bought me a set of figures of the presidents through Eisenhower. Later, the same company issued figures of JFK, LBJ and Nixon, and I was able to add those. Then they stopped making the figures. I recently found a guy who has created matching figures of Ford through Trump, and was able to update the set, and add a display stand. This is the result. Famlly lore says that I am related to Rutherford B. Hayes (Old 8 and 7) on my father's side, though this is not certain. He is the colorful guy in the third row.

 


09/07/19 04:57 PM #144    

 

Marlene Melcher

If you are on Facebook... try to find...    Saginaw County's BEST Past, Present, and Future   great site for reading things about Saginaw Past, Present and Future! ;)


02/26/20 06:41 AM #145    

 

Karen Hassberger (Hoerauf)

I'm looking for photos of you and our classmates from your elementary and jr. high school days. Would you please help and post them on a photo gallery we will call The Early Days.

Thank you,

Karen


02/27/20 11:24 AM #146    

 

Martin R. Shackelford

I have the 1961 photo of the class trip to Washington D.C., and the South School yearbook page showing the 1962 school play with a full cast and crew list and photos of the cast (even a photo of the poster). When I find them again (many things still in boxes from the move last year), I have photos I took on the D.C. trip. From the 50s, I have a photo at my birthday party on Ojibway Island, and as a Cub Scout attending Durand School. Also, at a family Christmas in Missouri, and with a cowboy hat in Colorado. Climbing with my brother at Red Rocks, outside Denver. Others still in boxes.


02/28/20 01:25 PM #147    

 

Karen Hassberger (Hoerauf)

Those would be great if you would share them, and if you can find them. Good luck with that! We'll look forward to seeing them.


03/14/20 04:13 PM #148    

 

Robert (Bob) Hogg

Due to the Corona Virus, I've washed my hands so much that I found the answers to a high school history exam!


03/15/20 07:12 AM #149    

 

Janice A. Carter (Buyssens)

Good one. We all need a few smiles


03/15/20 06:40 PM #150    

 

Paul Modschiedler

You got the question about Millard Fillmore wrong.


03/16/20 10:18 AM #151    

 

Thomas C. McCarty

Bob now if you could've only helped me with Algebra 2, I might have graduated in 1960...lol


03/16/20 12:32 PM #152    

 

Robert (Bob) Hogg

That's odd, Paul. During the 1964 Presidential election campaign, I had a Millard Fillmore bumper sticker on my '56 VW. (True story).


03/16/20 03:15 PM #153    

 

Don Ruppel

Wasn't Millard the very efficient attendant at the Sunoco gas station on State Street ?  I remember everyone saying that "Millard could Fillmore".         smiley


03/18/20 12:41 PM #154    

 

Paul Modschiedler

Well Played!

 


03/25/20 05:00 PM #155    

 

Ken Rabideau


03/25/20 05:02 PM #156    

 

Ken Rabideau

Why Toilet paper?

So I’m sitting here, reflecting on my 85-year-old roll of toilet paper. I never thought I would have to put it to use. It’s a keepsake from my grandfather who hoarded hundreds of rolls after The Great Depression. He had vowed that his family would never again be without toilet paper. I can still picture the rolls of ScotTissue in their basement on Allegan Street, single wrapped rolls lining the walls from floor to ceiling.

I don’t know why I kept this memento. Little did I know that someday this hoarding would be happening again. The store shelves are bare here in Grand Junction, Colorado, as they are most everywhere. I am happy to say that I have not followed my grandfather’s example. But having seen the scars that The Great Depression left on him, I won’t judge Grandpa. 


03/26/20 09:34 AM #157    

 

Don Ruppel

Considering the scarcity of toilet paper because some people are hording more than they would most likely use in a year, we may have to resort to conservation and minimize over use.   Some people use much more paper than is necessary, like I saw at work where someone used 20 feet of paper towels to dry his hands.  Therefore everyone should use the minimum length of toilet paper and use BOTH SIDES   And like most politicians I exempt myself from that Idea/regulation.    LOL


03/26/20 09:40 AM #158    

 

Don Ruppel

Ah, for the "good 'Ol days" when Sears, Wards and Pennys had catalogs, hundreds of pieces of toilet paper.

LOL


05/07/21 06:47 AM #159    

 

Martin R. Shackelford

It's great that Ray digitized the yearbook. As soon as I began looking at it, I recalled taking the photo next to the Table of Contents (as well as the preceding photo showing the unbroken circle which appears a few pages later).


05/09/21 12:02 AM #160    

 

Don Ruppel

Karen, I remember you looking for photos of us from our early days.  Not sure HOW early, but here is one of me pre-grade school, about 1 month short of 3 years old.  LOL


05/09/21 10:40 AM #161    

 

Norma Metzger (Schmick)

Wow,what a special Christmas gift, Don! Love your memorable photo!

05/10/21 10:50 PM #162    

 

Don Ruppel

Thanks Norma !


06/27/21 01:56 PM #163    

 

Marlene Melcher

All of these are wonderful... keep posting!  Marlene


06/28/21 03:24 PM #164    

Van Abbott

To All:
I received a suggestion from one of our classmates that I post links to some of my videos on a class reunion website.
Here are a few links to our home-shot videos of Alaska that may be of interest. My wife Linda and I have lived in Alaska for over 30 years, on and off. We lived in Fairbanks, Anchorage, and in Ketchikan, which is our present home and has been for over 20 years. We know Alaska quite well. We had an airstream travel trailer while we lived in Fairbanks (1987-1993) and traveled all over Alaska where there was a road. During the summers we went to Denali national Park camping with our two young sons about every other week for three years.
If any of you are planning a trip to Alaska, we can give you some pointers. It is now getting safer to travel and if you have not been to Alaska you need to get it on your list if you enjoy the beauties of nature. Just drop me a note at vgabbott@gmail.com with any questions you might have.
The videos below are just a fraction of the numerous clips I have taken over the recent years. You may find some of them interesting or amusing, I hope. They are not professional but nevertheless might spur your interest or at least give you an idea of what Alaska has to offer. Enjoy. 

Humpback Whale Frolicking
https://youtu.be/7DZa_UgU2GU

Stellar Sealions Out of My Window
https://youtu.be/n7sSuxfeCZo

Ketchikan Home Art
https://youtu.be/RSetzj3hlHs

Eagle Yearling In The Tree
https://youtu.be/0C5ahsjcuRc

Eagle Yearling Crying Out
https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/FbUOQeALTiGj0lChtdY92A.9i6OnNOvr5sUscAy7GloxT

Drone View of Our Paradise
https://youtu.be/b7w9ToaNCw8

Today's Bear Cub
https://youtu.be/GYN-2xfPnQc

New Smaller Bear Cub
https://photos.app.goo.gl/iqQsKYE23REgwPnx6

Fall Trail Walk
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RIruk_ayg63xxnYTBC2um0SFCaHD8eK5/view?usp=drivesdk

A Man and His Dog
https://youtu.be/_4iDGV2r8DE

Settler Cove Lower Trail
https://youtu.be/9bPz-uSqZsY

Settler Cove Beaches
https://youtu.be/dcld8Rve6yw

Local Lake Trail
https://youtu.be/mibuVDS3LR4

Local Creek Trail
https://youtu.be/9bPz-uSqZsY

Fireworks from Deck
https://youtu.be/6sw8aVdcrIc

A Tribute to My Wife Linda
https://youtu.be/imk1rIGXIoY

 


06/28/21 09:41 PM #165    

Van Abbott

To All:. Of course I forgot to list a video of a motorhome trip we took 15 years ago which shows a lot of central Alaska attractions. You may find this one informative. So here is the link:



06/29/21 09:31 AM #166    

 

Marlene Melcher

Hi Van,

Looks as if you have had quite an iinteresting life... beautiful location... thanks for sharing.  Marlene

 


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