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10/08/16 12:49 PM #78    

Dixie McLean

Yes- thanks to Pat, Martie, and Arny for your recent comments! Ditto! Last night's gathering at the Wentworth proved we can all get along. Those on FB who saw me and Arny side by side (and both liking it!), in the photo via Gail and Susan, know our Traip congeniality can transcend all differences!

10/08/16 02:39 PM #79    


Patrick Chaney

It was with great pleasure that i did what little I did to  facilitate the gathering last night.  It seems we have so precious little time to spend togther and chat;  get to know or at least  build  a sense  of the "who"  we  are as adults-- adults who are on the "winding-down" side of  life  and  who  appreciate the  fullness of  the  time  we've  had.

10/08/16 11:12 PM #80    


Patrick Chaney

Thank you, thank you, and thank you to the reunion organization team and to all of our classmates for a wonderful reunion; it was perfect in all respects.   We have every reason to be proud of each other and of the lives we’ve lived.   I, for one, am proud to know each and every one of you; it is an honor to be counted with you!   Stay safe and stay healthy, we need each other and the world needs us, too.



10/09/16 11:28 AM #81    

Beverley Armsden (Daniel)

Echoing Pat, it was so much fun to see so many people after so many years! Y'all are still in my heart (even tho I have a MA plate).

10/09/16 04:09 PM #82    


Patrick Chaney

One thing that strikes me hard is the obvious fact, from observation this weekend, that we genuinely like and value each other.  This certainly transcends our differences… note the complete silence on the divisive issues of our day, etc.  Good on us!

10/10/16 12:12 PM #83    

Ramona Lavigne (Dow)

Thanks to all who those who took pictures.  What wonderful memories we have captured of this truly memorable evening.

10/10/16 12:54 PM #84    

Arnold Putnam

Amen to pat's sntiments.  Thank all of you who came to the reunion.  Josephine and I enjoyed seeing you very much.

Mr. Dorrity could not attend due to health reasons.  When you are over 90 it sort of slows you down.

All the best for a grand time,

Arny & Jo

10/10/16 05:39 PM #85    

Jean Goss (Treacy)

Just back today from Paul's and my hiking trip and read up on the reunion.  It sounds like it was well enjoyed by everyone and I'm sorry to have missed   it.  David Dodge, I'm surprised that I didn't run into you in Italy!!  I hope your vacation there was as great as ours.  And, Donna, sorry to hear about your health issue but you sound like you have a great attitude.  Good luck to you.

10/10/16 11:13 PM #86    


Pamela Thiffault (Gerry)

Hi everyone. I didn't make the reunion, but I did go to the cocktail party for awhile. I couldn't believe how we have all changed. I would like to keep in touch with my classmates. Wish I had done it sooner. 

10/11/16 07:31 AM #87    


Judith Power (Despres)

From Tom Fisher:

My wife and I had a great time meeting everyone. I want to thank all the members that put this 50 year reunion together. The night went by to fast to meet everyone. Hopefully we can all get together again real soon.

10/11/16 10:10 AM #88    

Arnold Putnam

I almost forgot....  Special thanks to Chilla Hayward for the work on sound and visual.  You did a great job.





10/12/16 12:58 PM #89    


Wayne Wells

Thank you so much for an outstanding Reunion!  Lynn & I enjoyed seeing our friends from so long ago.

The committee did a wonderful job it was over the top. Thank you, back to where it's warm to cold for sure!

Til we meet again, Wayne & Lynn Wells

10/12/16 02:44 PM #90    


Leslie Knight (Frazier)

I agree with Patrick on trying to meet up every two years.....I so appreciate all the hard work and pictures posted, though I could not come, it was great seeing the great fun everyone had at the gatherings...maybe make it low key on the two year ones and maybe something really special on 5 year marks? Everyone looked great and i recognized many..

10/16/16 12:20 PM #91    


Karen Vilakis (Schmidt)

So Sorry  I couldn,t make this reunion, I really wanted to, but a storm called Matthew took presidence... Locked into the State of NC. at the present time, (still) roads flooded north and south and west of us, we are on the coast with no problems thank God.  I hope to make one someday, please keep me on the list... Thanks alot Karen (Vilakis) Schmidt

10/17/16 03:03 PM #92    

Sally Gerry (Snook)

Oh my another voice from the past Karen.  I didn't make the reunion either.  My body was not treating me very well and when the money was to be in I was not certain that I could make it.  Did make the breakfast and was nice to see those that I did. 

Keep in touch, Sally Gerry Snook

10/20/16 09:46 PM #93    


Diane Tuttle (Coughenour)

Diane Tuttle Coughenour  I haven't been to a class reunion in over 25 years. I had a wonderful time at the Wentworth by the Sea and at the Sheraton. It was great seeing classmates and catching up with them. I want to thank all those involved in putting on the 50th celebrations. Also for sharing the pictures of the events.

10/30/16 10:32 AM #94    

Janis Tarling (Lorenzen)

It was great to see you their after 25 years!!! I am so glad you were there. I hope we can see you againsmiley

10/31/16 12:36 PM #95    

Arnold Putnam

It was good to see everyone there.  I hope that many of you will  be able to come to our biannual breakfasts at Norma's in York, or to the Goldens.  It warms the soul to see you folks....

12/23/16 06:21 PM #96    

Charles Hayward

Thanks to Dave Raymond for the news about Arny.

I just got off the phone with Ahhnold and he's in good spirits and well. Dodged a bullet, though.

Thanks again to Dave......

Chill Hayward

12/24/16 11:00 AM #97    

Dixie McLean

Thanks from me, too, for the updates. Glad Arny escaped the close call! I didn't find an address listing here, but it was easy to find Arny's address via Google, for mailing well wishes. Happy Healthy Holidays and 2017 to All!

12/26/16 08:33 AM #98    

Arnold Putnam

Thank you all for your concern and good wishes.  I hope that everyone had a great Christmas and with have a terrific New Year.  Yes, breakfast is still on, but when better weather is hear.  Thanks, again.  Arny

12/26/16 10:16 AM #99    

Charles Hayward

Oh by the way, I retired last month. Not quite all the way, as I'm still doing a little part time work, but I'm starting to like it! I'm having more time for the important stuff....family, friends (which includes classmates), cars, motorcycles, exercise and so on...I'm looking forward to a lot more golf and fishing in the Spring.

My wife will retire from Thornton Academy in June and we're planning to try the 3 months in Florida thing next Winter to see how that goes.

I'm looking back over my shoulder and wondering where and how quickly all the time went, but here's hoping we all have a lot more years in front of us.....

Chill H.

12/31/16 09:19 AM #100    

Janis Tarling (Lorenzen)

Arny, I was out of town when you decided to pull your stunt with stents!! Good Lord boy!!! Glad you are doing better. Don't let this happen again, you hear me!!! I will come up there and whop yor butt. Can you sifer the southern???   Seriously, please stay healthy, what would we do without Arny. As I type this, I realize we were together for most all our classes from junior high on through high school.  Josephine, I will send u my whoopen stick to make him behave.  Love u both. Jan



01/01/17 11:21 AM #101    

Arnold Putnam

I think that Josephine already had a "whoppin'" stick!  The doctor and her have me under their thumb.

Thank you very much.

I've got to get with Gail to find out about breakfast at Norma's.  Oh, and there's The Goldens this summer...

01/02/17 10:49 AM #102    

Gregory Teifert


News flash, Norma's may not be on your diet? Certainly shoveling snow is not part of the program any more either. You had better listen to Josephine and not use your selective hearing excuse either.


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