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02/02/20 02:20 PM #3323    


Barbara Peate (Sabo)

Thanks for the hard work you put into our Website, Ellen.  Seems as though not many people respond to things anymore.

I'm not sure if anyone has guessed classmates from the picture on the Home Page, but here goes:

Tom Kelley (with moustache), Zahnow(?), Bob Lemon (look at those legs!), Mike Kelley, Tom Wentz, from the back in white, Martha Miller Wentz, and talking with her Marcia Pullin?

02/04/20 11:13 PM #3324    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

Thanks for the kind words, Barb.  You got them all correct (I asked the expert) except we're not sure who Marcia is talking with.  But, hey, you did good and the prestige is all yours!  Will post another one soon.

02/05/20 12:59 PM #3325    


Barbara Peate (Sabo)

The one talking to Marcia looks like Martha Miller Wentz, Tom's wife.  She passed away a while ago...đŸ˜ĸ

02/09/20 01:21 PM #3326    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

New 20th Reunion photo to ID!  Tried to make this one an easy one.  Please chime in!

03/15/20 01:59 PM #3327    


Patrick Gillespie


the picture has been up for awhile! I think I know 3 of the people.

Howie Myers is standing between John Dawson and his wife...don't know the blond.

Now, I am going to wash my hands!

Stay safe and healthy!

03/15/20 06:00 PM #3328    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

Thanks, Pat.  I didn't know any of them.  Anyone else have a thought as to who the blonde is???

03/25/20 08:32 PM #3329    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

Check out more things to do in quarantine from Debbie (Benn) Mormon and the new recipe on the Recipes! page!

They ran to the groceries, they filled up their carts, đŸ›’đŸĨŠđŸĨšđŸĨ›
They emptied the Tops and Price Chopper and Walmart,
They panicked and fought and then panicked some more,
Then they rushed to their homes and they locked all the doors.

The food will be gone! The milk eggs and cheese! đŸ˜ą
The yogurt! The apples! The green beans and peas!
The stores have run out, now what will we do? đŸ˜Š
They’ll be starving and looting and nothing to do!☚ī¸

Then they paused, and they listened a moment or two.
And they did hear a sound, rising over the fear,
It started out far, then began to grow near. đŸ‘

But this sound wasn’t sad, nor was it new,
The farms were still doing what farms always do. â¤ī¸

The food was still coming, though they’d emptied the shelves,
The farms kept it coming, though they struggled themselves,

Though the cities had forgotten from where their food came,
The farms made them food every day, just the same.
Through weather and critics and markets that fall,
The farms kept on farming in spite of it all. đŸ‘Š‍🌾 đŸŒą đŸŒŊ

They farmed without thank yous.
They farmed without praise.
They farmed on the hottest and coldest of days. đŸ’ĒđŸŧ

They’d bought all the food, yet the next day came more,
And the people thought of something they hadn’t before.

Maybe food, they thought, doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe farmers, perhaps, mean a little bit more. â¤ī¸ đŸ‚đŸ„

Author Unknown

04/01/20 05:46 PM #3330    


Alan Greenleaf

Good advice for Seniors:  "Don't Let the Old Man In"

04/10/20 08:30 AM #3331    


Cheryl Grube (Fredericks)


I am sorry to hear about Miss Ashbaugh's passing. She was our chorus/ music teacher in Junior High. I had always liked to sing and being in chorus with Miss Ashbaugh encouraged me to a lifelong love of singing in choirs and choruses. To this day I sing in my church choir and a community chorus. I remember each of us had to sing a solo in the chorus and then the chorus members voted on their favorite. Pam Workman's solo was voted the winner. I really enjoyed having Miss Ashbaugh as my chorus teacher. Teachers can have such an influence on the paths our lives take. Thank you, Pat, for letting us know about Miss Ashbaugh's passing.



04/10/20 08:45 PM #3332    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

What a nice tribute, Cheryl.  She was an inspiration to me also.

Check out the 3 new photos on the Memory Scrapbook page. Thanks to Buddy Manco (ok Mike) for contributing these photos.  Beach 4, 5 & 6 are further down.  Anyone have K and 1st?  Can you name them?  What did the 7th grade science teacher always say was a good answer???

04/11/20 09:49 PM #3333    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

We have 2 new 'old' photos in the Memory Scrapbook.  Thanks to Cheryl Grube Fredericks for these great photos.  That's my troop also.  Can you name these gals???!!!

Hoppy Easter, everyone.  The background is our Easter tree in Phoenix.

04/17/20 04:41 PM #3334    


Alan Greenleaf

Does anyone have, or, have family members who have, COVID-19?

04/18/20 12:45 AM #3335    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

Whew!  The snowy Cardinals were taken down in favor of the Easter Bunny Tree.  But, wow!, you all are back to winter now!  Then again, you could be in Wyoming where they've had 14 inches of the white stuff this week.       Did you read that the 20th annual Ohio Bike Rally has been postponed??!!  They are working with state and local officials to find a later date this summer.  The bikers will be back!

06/07/20 10:34 AM #3336    


Linda Peate (Powrie)

I am so sad to hear of Miss Ashbaugh's passing.  I loved her as a music teacher.  We also had a spring concert in Junior High and sang the most wonderful songs, some I had never heard of but came to love.   Singing a solo for part of your grade was the only thing I didn't like!  I was shy and never thought I sang very well, but somehow got through it!  Never would be solo of the year for sure!!  She was a great teacher.  

06/20/20 04:06 AM #3337    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

Through the gates

“I'm normally a social girl
I love to meet my mates
But lately with the virus here
We can't go out the gates.

You see, we are the 'oldies' now
We need to stay inside
If they haven't seen us for a while
They'll think we've upped and died.

They'll never know the things we did
Before we got this old
There wasn't any Facebook
So not everything was told.

We may seem like sweet old ladies
Who would never be uncouth
But we grew up in the 60s -
If you only knew the truth!

There were sex and drugs and rock 'n roll
The pill and miniskirts
We smoked, we drank, we partied
And were quite outrageous flirts.

Then we settled down, got married
And turned into someone's mum,
Somebody's wife, then nana,
Who on earth did we become?

We didn't mind the change of pace
Because our lives were full
But to bury us before we're dead
Is like a red rag to a bull!

So here you find me stuck inside
For 4 weeks, maybe more
I finally found myself again
Then I had to close the door!

It didn't really bother me
I'd while away the hour
I'd bake for all the family
But I've got no bloody flour!

Now Netflix is just wonderful
I like a gutsy thriller
I'm swooning over Idris
Or some random sexy killer.

At least I've got a stash of booze
For when I'm being idle
There's wine and whiskey, even gin
If I'm feeling suicidal!

So let's all drink to lockdown
To recovery and health
And hope this bloody virus
Doesn't decimate our wealth.

We'll all get through the crisis
And be back to join our mates
Just hoping I'm not far too wide
To fit through the flaming gates!”



07/05/20 01:43 PM #3338    


Barbara Peate (Sabo)

Last week I received a call from Gerry Gouch about Gary Mason.  It was quite a shock to hear.  I urge anyone that can to consider calling him, as I did last week.  He was so happy I called, since the virus and not many visitors, it can be boring and lonely.  Prayers for a speedy recovery, Gary.

07/06/20 11:56 AM #3339    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

We need never to forget or let history be lost.

As you celebrate Independence Day, keep our Founding Fathers and the 'rebels' of the Revolutionary War at the top of the list of things/people to be thankful.  Whatever their flaws, The Founding Fathers and Soldiers of that war gave everyone who lives in this country a huge gift at the risk of their very lives!  Some gave all!  And enjoy the fireworks below!  Happy 4th of July!                                                                                                           LONG MAY SHE WAVE!!

07/06/20 02:00 PM #3340    


Linda Peate (Powrie)

Ellen:  Soooo glad you posted that while so many want to forget our history altogether.  Our history back then is why we are all here today in this great, great country.  Fireworks still went off in our town.  Thank you God for those who risked lives to settle these lands, and soldiers who continue to fight for this our country, as my husband did, who gave 4 yrs of his life for what he believed in.   It's a country for all Americans!

07/23/20 03:32 PM #3341    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

There's a new photo on the Memory Scrapbook page.  Can you name those in it????

07/25/20 01:15 PM #3342    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

There's a bit of an update about Gary Mason on the Home Page and also a special page for all the week's activities that Bruce will be in Canton with the B-17.  Check them out!

07/25/20 08:56 PM #3343    


Barbara Peate (Sabo)

 Picture of people at a table at our 20th Reunion.  I talked with Buddy "Mike" Manco yesterday.  There is a picture if you scroll down and is from our 20th Class Reunion.  Buddy called and told me he was at the table and identified all there.  John Dawson, Howie Meyer, and Howie is standing over his wife.  The blonde no one could recognize is Buddy's wife, Bonnie Manco.  Picture solved!


07/26/20 09:37 AM #3344    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

Thanks to Buddy and Barb for identifying the most recent 20th reunion folks in the photo on the Home Page.  There will be another one up soon so keep watch and see if YOU can ID them.

07/27/20 02:03 AM #3345    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

This popped up somewhere in my life recently and is so very interesting.  A bit of RR/Lakewood history I wasn't aware of.  At the bottom of the article are great vintage photos.  How times have changed!

07/27/20 03:27 PM #3346    


Linda Peate (Powrie)

Ell:  You post such great stuff and memories.  Fred is from Lakewood until he entered the Air Force and never moved back again!  Wish other people would jump on now and again.  But you can't force people!  

09/05/20 07:40 PM #3347    


Ellen Aspinwall (Templar)

Here's some great nostalgia for ya!  

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