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07/23/18 12:15 PM #3198    


Linda Peate (Powrie)

When my husband started as a sales rep with Sandoz (now Novartis), he traveled to Columbus.  He ate at the first Wendy's and the owner served the burgers who we now know is Dave Thomas.  Everyone starts out somewhere like Dave Thomas did, doing all the work, until you become established.  Feridean, our assisted living, was exactly like that!  We did ALL the work in the beginning, including cooking, cleaning, etc.  Today we have been open for 18 yrs. and relax a whole lot more!!  

07/27/18 09:59 AM #3199    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

Received this from a friend in Oregon and thought you might enjoy it, especially our golfers. It is also a reminder that a golf game would be appreciated during the 55th reunion weekend if someone wants to ramrod that!!!

A Golf Poem

In my hand, I hold a ball,
White and dimpled, rather small.
Oh, how bland it does appear,
This harmless looking little sphere...

By its size, I could not guess,
The awesome strength it does possess.
But since I fell beneath its spell,
I've wandered through the fires of Hell.

My life has not been quite the same,
Since I chose to play this stupid game.
It rules my mind for hours on end,
A fortune it has made me spend.

It has made me yell, curse and cry,
I hate myself and want to die.
It promises a thing called 'par',
If I can hit it straight and far.

To master such a tiny ball,
Should not be very hard at all.
But my desires the ball refuses,
And does exactly as it chooses.

It hooks and slices, dribbles and dies,
And even disappears before my eyes.
Often it will have a whim,
To hit a tree or take a swim.

With miles of grass on which to land,
It finds a tiny patch of sand.
Then has me offering up my soul,
If only it would find the hole.

It's made me whimper like a pup,
And swear that I will give it up,
And take to drink to ease my sorrow,
But the ball knows ... I'll be back tomorrow.

Stand proud, you noble swingers of clubs and losers of balls...   
 A recent study found the average golfer walks about 900 miles a year. 

Another study found golfers drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year.

That means, on average, golfers get about 41 miles to the gallon. 
Kind of makes you proud...almost feel like a hybrid.

08/03/18 07:36 PM #3200    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

You might find this fun and interesting. We don't give critters enough credit!

08/04/18 08:55 PM #3201    


Patrick Gillespie

Hey Classmates!

Hope you have an opportunity to make some or all of the planned events for our 55th!

The committiee has worked hard to make this an enjoyable weekend with some great activities!

Enjoy the rest of the summer and maybe we will see you in September!

08/07/18 03:14 PM #3202    


Deborah Murray (Sloan)

Can  you tell us who is planning to attend the reunion?  Sometimes that is the best way to spur others to attend!!

08/07/18 03:36 PM #3203    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

Hi Classmates:  I only know those who are paid for the Ness tour as I'm trying to get a head count for Panini's and Shooters.  You know, 1111 and cross with 1 for groups of 5.  So, if you are coming (or even if you aren't), please tell us, especially me. I've 'heard' of a few via grapevines, but nothing official.  Let us know, tell your friends, invite your friends, post it on the message forum as your classmates want to know. This reunion is a milestone for us and an important opportunity to see your classmates and friends. We all want to see you in September.

08/08/18 08:32 AM #3204    

Kenneth Viviani

I wife and I do not plan to attend delete this tour with the rest of the functions we hope to see everybody there

08/08/18 09:38 AM #3205    


Larry Gilbert

Hi, Ellen and all of you who visit the Forum - I have been watching all of Ellen's hard work to organize an interesting and happy 55th reunion, and since I am (still) treasurer have been interested to see those of our classmates who are taking the Elliott Ness tour.  Ellen's last post made me think I should write that Tootsie and I cannot attend our 55th, and why we have to miss it.  In November of 2017, we committed to a trip to Africa from September 18 to October 2, 2018.  We're celebrating our 25th anniversary September 25 - our first public "date" was the Class of '63 25th Reunion in August 1988.  I don't think I have ever missed an anniversary reunion, and rarely a mini-reunion (or geriatric silliness), so I'm very disappointed to miss the 55th.  I know it will be another wonderful time to celebrate our history and our memories.  Have a great time, and God willing we will be together for the Sixtieth!! 

08/08/18 02:55 PM #3206    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

blush  Awwww....thanks, Larry.  We will miss you!  It sounds like a wonderful trip and a great way to celebrate!    It will be good to see you, Ken, and your lady!!  Anyone else???

08/08/18 04:41 PM #3207    


Marcia Pullin (Bruder)

All my reunion plans have just blown up in my face.  Both my sisters will be having major surgery the end of August and mid September, and I have to have cataract surgery.  Because we support each other through such events, I am caught between a rock and a hard place and have had to wedge my two surgery dates in between theirs.  I am so sorry to be missing this one.  I was looking forward to it.  Have a great time and post lots of good photos.

08/08/18 08:09 PM #3208    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

Oh, Marcia!  I am so sorry, but you and your sisters take care of yourselves and each other.  We will miss you a lot!  Keep us posted and watch for pictures!

08/08/18 08:25 PM #3209    

Sarah Eakin (Webster)

I'm coming.  Hope to see lots of you there!

08/08/18 09:22 PM #3210    


Roberta Young (Berwanger)

i have a previous trip planned but thank you ellen and committee for all your hard work...have fun everyone bobbi young berwanger

08/09/18 09:59 AM #3211    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

It will be great to see you again, Sarah!  We will miss you, Bobbi!

08/09/18 03:11 PM #3212    


Roberta Young (Berwanger)

thank you  bobbi

08/13/18 01:07 PM #3213    


Clark Smyth

Gilbs--we'll miss you--especially as class treasurer!'

BTW, how ARE you paying for that trip to Africa?

Shelley and I plan to be at Panini's Friday night, but we have other plans with some non-RRHS Class of 63 people, so won't see you on Eliot's tour.




08/17/18 08:21 AM #3214    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

Hi Class:

When we reserved Panini’s party room after the mini last September, we were told they were booking up fast. So it was a good thing to call early. We were also told we could order from the menu.

Panini’s has changed hands, and personnel and they are very organized about groups and what the facility can handle. We cannot order from the menu now as we are advised that would ‘shut down’ the kitchen. And we can see it would be a problem. Service was slow last year but we were a sizable group.

So....we have picked a buffet menu that we think will serve everyone well. It is posted here. It will be $10.00 per person which a good price, we think. It’s a minimum of 20 people and we expect more than that. So, please let us know you are coming!!!!!! You can pay at the door (we’ll be there to collect) or send a check to Ellen Templar @ 352 C Main St., Huron, Ohio. 44839. Make it out to Ellen to expedite things. There will be servers to take and bring your drink orders.

$10.00 per person:

                                          Sub Sandwich Assortment: Turkey, Italian, Ham

                                          Veggie Flat Wraps

                                          House or Caesar Salad with Dressings

                                          Pub Chips

                                          Soda, Tea or Water

While we’ve tried to keep this casual as requested, we can only work within the parameters of what is given to us. We hope you all think, as we do, that this is very reasonable for a night out.

There are still seats available for the Eliot Ness Tour so get your bid in for one. Send $30.00 per person to Ellen Templar @ 352 C Main St., Huron, Ohio 44839. It’s going to be a fascinating afternoon with dinner at Shooters on the Water following.

And please. let your friends, classmates and Ellen know that you will be attending. Post it on the Message Forum on the class website. Even if you are not planning to go on the tour Saturday, you can join us at Shooters On The Water for supper at 5:00. But let us know!

We are really looking forward to seeing you all in September.

 Your 55th Committee

08/18/18 06:54 PM #3215    


Barbara Jacobus (Manning)

Bert and I will be at Panini's Friday night. I hope to see many of you there!

08/21/18 04:46 PM #3216    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

08/25/18 01:28 AM #3217    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

It was simpler Once Upon A Time A Long Time Ago:


08/25/18 02:48 PM #3218    


Barbara Peate (Sabo)

Oh to go back to the good old days where things were so much easier and more peaceful.  What the younger generation doesn't get to experience are dinners where the whole family sits down and talks about the day, then going out to play with friends (instead of racing to practices for every sport known to man), one telephone, one television.  Summers were spent making up games, riding bikes, playing tag or hop scotch, a neighborhood baseball game, just a whistle to tell us when to come home for dinner, jacks, monopoly, etc., and most of all walking everywhere!    Thanks for your great post, Ellen!

08/26/18 05:09 PM #3219    

Brian McKeown


We know everything that's going on anywhere...instantly.  But, we don't REALLY know.  Only the "spin" that serves some unknown purpose for us to know.  We don't have conversations...we have shouting matches. Or, a topic not to be discussed because it's to only uncomfortable.

Young children seem to have no time for anything other than their devices.  Adolescents can't be bothered with any semblance of manners...only with what THEY want..and right NOW!  Teens are are so beyond bold with their opinions and "me first" attitude along with a complete lack of respect for authority of any kind as is evidenced by a "it doesn't apply to me" attitude.

 Life will be full of unnecessary stress for these young people who will never know the simplicity of the times we all knew.  Our whole world was small and easy to comprehend.  Rules were not that complicated. Authority did belong to parents, teachers, question.  

Now, everything for young people is a question.  And, with the help of a device...they get answers from places and people who do not have anyone's best interest at heart other than their own.  Sad. 

We gave them everything except the simplicity of life that we knew and treasured.

We let it be replaced with "devices."

You're right, Barb...GREAT POST, ELLEN‼️

09/04/18 02:10 PM #3220    


Marcia Pullin (Bruder)

Earlier this summer when I was anticipating attending the reunion and going on the Elliot Ness tour, I came across a book about Ness at our library book sale. I picked it up because I thought it would be good background reading. It was and did a good job of separating fact from mythology about Ness.  For anyone who is interested, the book is Elliot Ness, The Real Story. I found it to be a very interesting and good read. Hope everyone has a great time.

09/05/18 12:27 AM #3221    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

Thanks for your post, Marcia!  We'll be looking for that book!  It's always more interesting and fun to have some background when touring historical places. Input on this tour from some of our classmates, including yours, has been great! If anyone else has some, please post it here in the message forum!


Hi Class!

We hope you had a very safe and fun-filled Labor Day Weekend! It’s hot here in Ohio so the boaters and beach-goers had a great weekend in spite of a bit of rain Monday.

This email is to update you on the upcoming 55th Reunion and to fulfill a request for GPS information.  So:

Friday, September 21st we will be at Panini’s starting at 6:00. The address is:  23800 Detroit Rd. in Westlake. It is on the NW corner of Clague and Detroit and you can’t miss it with it’s very large parking lot.

Thanks to those of you who have sent in funds for the buffet at Panini’s!!!  Please remember that there is a charge of $10.00 per person for it. You can mail that to Ellen @ 352 C Main St, Huron, Ohio 44839 (would be very helpful if you did prior to that night), or we’ll be there to collect at the door.

Do note that this is a buffet, not just appetizers. Here’s the menu again:         

                             Sub Sandwich Assortment:  Turkey, Italian, Ham

                              Veggie Flat Wraps

                              House or Caesar Salad with Dressings

                              Pub Chips

                              Soda, Tea or Water

There are still seats available for the Eliot Ness Tour on Saturday, September 22, starting at 2:30---please arrive by 2:00!! You can send $30.00 per person to Ellen for that also. We think it will be a really fun and interesting afternoon ending at Shooters On The Water for dinner. The address for the Powerhouse where the trolley leaves from is:  2000 Sycamore St, Cleveland. We are talking about possibly car-pooling leaving from RRHS. So if you would like to be a designated driver, please let Ellen know.

Again, please let your friends and classmates know you are coming---you can post on the class website message forum. And let Ellen know, too. We want you to have a fun time but you can be better served if we know you will be there.

We are getting excited and looking forward to seeing you in September!

Your 55th Committee

09/10/18 03:33 PM #3222    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

Here's a challenging quiz that's been around for a while.  Got the answers?

1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.
2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?

3 Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?
4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?

6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ' dw' and they are all common words. Name two of them.
7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least half of them?

8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.
9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter 'S.'

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