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04/06/17 01:56 PM #105    

Janis Tarling (Lorenzen)

I am so sorry to here about Gordon! It was great that Libby brought him to our 50 th reunion. Gordon was in a lot of my classes, so I got to know him over the years. You will be miss Gordon and remembered.

04/17/17 09:41 AM #106    


Susan Andrews

Thanks for posting the pictures of the recent classmate breakfast at Norma's. Sure wish I lived closer, I'd be there too. Glad to see those smiing faces, particularly after reading the sad recent posts about our departed classmates Gordon Millett & Susan Riley. Amazing how we get smarter as we get older... everyday is a gift, my friends, hope you make the most of them all. (P.S. I know where Gail got that handbag... Gotta fit in more of those adventures too.) Hope you all are enjoying spring! Heard you had some warm weather yesterday in New England too! Happy day! Susan

07/28/17 10:46 AM #107    

Jerilee Connor (Zezula)

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful summer. New England gardens are doing much better this year with the regular rain.

If anyone is a history buff, I'd like to recommend a good book.  It's called Boomtown Portsmouth, The World War II Transformation of a Quiet New England Seaport, by Rodney Watterson.  It is available on Amazon, (Kindle and print) and at RiverRun Books in Portsmouth. While it is a prequel to our time, it certainly gives our lives perspective especially if your family was connected to the shipyard in any way.  It was written by the husband of a friend of mine, so I am a little biased. It is dry, but very well researched....probably something Arny would enjoy wink

On to August!

Jeri (Connor) Zezula


07/29/17 02:51 PM #108    

Dixie McLean

Good timing, Jeri! I'm about to walk downtown to Portsmouth Health Food Center. Will stop at RiverRun, too. Sounds like a perfect fit for me, with both Portsmouth and Kittery being my hometowns. 

07/30/17 10:30 AM #109    


Patrick Chaney

Thanks for this info, Jeri!



08/09/17 10:26 AM #110    

Janis Tarling (Lorenzen)

As most of my class members knew my father, Bud, he passed away Sunday August the 6th peacefully at 99 years of age. I am thankful I had him as long as I did. Antidepressants are a great thing for crabby old men and it sure made him fun again!! I can hear him laughing now. We both shared the same sense of humor and a lot more. I will be planning a celebration of his life along with my mother's in late September or early October . He requested both be done together, " more economical , his words exactly!! Of course . Will continue to be the obedient daughter! Right?!

08/10/17 07:19 AM #111    

Ramona Lavigne (Dow)

So sorry for your loss, Janis.  How blessed you were to have him in your life so long!

08/10/17 10:50 AM #112    


Patrick Chaney

So sorry for your loss, Jan.  May he ever Rest in Peace.

08/10/17 11:47 AM #113    

Thomas Prince

Sorry to hear about your dad.  You were fortunate to have him (and he to have you) for so many years.  I liked your note about him.  Sending my best you.  Tom

08/10/17 11:56 AM #114    

Dixie McLean

Heartwarming story, Janis! Nice to hear of a long life ending peacefully in good humor with an appreciative daughter. 

08/11/17 11:41 AM #115    

Laura Melhorn (Conant)

Just tried to send you an email Jan and got it back.  My condolences my friend....hugs, Laura

08/11/17 01:59 PM #116    


Diane Tuttle (Coughenour)

Janis I am so sorry to hear about your dad. It's very hard to lose a member of your family. Good memories help a grieving heart.

08/12/17 07:26 AM #117    


Marsha Philbrick (Melhorn)

so sorry janis . Been there . One day at a time and remember all the fun times . Marsha




08/27/17 11:28 AM #118    


Patrick Chaney

Just so you know, I just spoke with Joe Libby; he is fine, safe, and dry as are we.  Two or three more days of heavy rain but i believe we'll make it through without the need for an ark.  Take care all.


08/28/17 11:09 AM #119    

Janis Tarling (Lorenzen)

Pat, glad u and joe r ok!! Thought of both of u!! Glad u posted this. Luv Jan

08/28/17 11:13 AM #120    

Dixie McLean

Saw you were safe on FB, had been wondering. Good to know Joe is safe, too. Best wishes for a good aftermath following Harvey the Horrible!

08/28/17 11:23 AM #121    

Gregg Gardner

Glad you guys are ok and safe. 

08/28/17 12:35 PM #122    

Arnold Putnam

Glad to hear that you and Joe are okay.  Let's hope this rain stops soon...

09/24/18 04:22 PM #123    

Ruth Houde (Dodge)

For Arny Putnam from Ruth Dodge  Address update

245 Oakland Parkway #204

Leesburg, Ga. 31763



07/27/19 11:51 AM #124    

Curt Stockford (Stockford)

Greetings, All,

Just a note to let you know that Meredith and I will be in Maine soon.  I am planning on attending the celebration of life for Charlie Rodis on Aug. 4 in Poland Springs.  Wondering if any of the rest will be doing the same. 


07/28/19 06:35 AM #125    

Dana Lutz

I am planing to go also Curt . Se you there . Dana Lutz 

07/28/19 09:38 AM #126    


Judith Power (Despres)

Unfortunately we won't be there, Curt, so we won't see you, but I am glad you can be there for Charlie. Enjoy your trip to Maine; hello to Meredith!

07/28/19 05:00 PM #127    

Arnold Putnam

Hope you folks have a good trip out and it's not real hot when you get here....

07/30/19 12:06 AM #128    

Curt Stockford (Stockford)

Thanks, Judy.  I've done no advance planning for this trip, or I would have tried to set something up with you and Tom, as well as a number of other classmates. How is it possible to be so busy, and, yet, so lazy in retirement? I certainly am hoping for another lifetime in order to make up for the shortcomings I visited upon this one!

07/30/19 12:10 AM #129    

Curt Stockford (Stockford)

Thanks, Arny. Will try to call, and catch up.  Our best to Josephine!

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