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Pamela Leonard posted a message.
Nov
24
Nov 24, 2018 at 9:04 PM

Happy Birthday, Kathy, hope it's been a special day for you! You know I was disappointed that you weren't able to attend the reunion. I had looked forward to talking with you about at least some of the past 50 years besides all of those mornings before school and recesses where we played kickball at Edison...I loved those games. I've, also, never had the chance to thank you for stepping up and being the friend to the new kind who had moved from New Jersey and was scared to death I'd never make a friend. That was so great of you and I've never forgotten your kindness.

I'm going to be posting pictures on our website pretty soon of both nights at the reunion. We were very pleased with the turnout...somewhere around 160 which statistics show is a pretty successful turnout for a 50th and a school of our size. I'm also going to start a forum page for classmates to talk back and forth on just about any subject they may want to start a thread on. Think we might be able to keep up the ability to stay in touch with some of the new and renewal of friendships many of us made through the website and reunion.I'll let everyone know when they're posted by class email.

Again, Happy Birthday, and I look forward to keeping in touch in the future, Kathy! Pam

Pamela Leonard posted a message. New comment added.
Oct
08
Oct 08, 2018 at 9:09 AM

Posted on: Oct 07, 2018 at 10:16 PM

Happy Birthday, Beemer...hope you had a special day! Seeing you both nights at the reunion was one of my special memories of the event! I loved your stories and watching you laugh and enjoy the teachers speaking, and just having a great time with all who were so happy to see you, including me. It's people like you who made our class so great! Keep in touch!

Pamela Leonard posted a message. New comment added.
Aug
12
Aug 12, 2018 at 10:33 PM

Posted on: Aug 07, 2018 at 2:23 PM

Happy Birthday, Jeff! I'm really sorry you couldn't attend our reunion. The contributions you made, however, via your beautiful writings and links to your blog and photos were instrumental in getting people involved on the website. As a result, connections were made and we've had a really positive response from the class to keep the website active which I believe is a good thing.
I was one of those who was very much looking forward to seeing and talking with you. The empathy in your writing and our similar background stories were very interesting to me--maybe next time!
Again, Happy Birthday--a special day for a special guy!

Earl Hawke posted a message.
Jul
31
Jul 31, 2018 at 10:31 PM

Many thanks to those classmates who worked hard and planned a very fun reunion weekend! Very cool! To all of the rest of us, who contributed nothing, like me, thanks for coming! Great to see you all!
Amazing how none of us have aged over 50 years? Ha ha. For me, it has included hearing loss from years of carelessness around construction and farm noises and loud rock music. I would have liked to have said more than "hi" to numerous classmates, asked questions, and heard about their journey. Unfortunately, I had to often give up due to background noise. Sunday brunch was most likely a better environment for conversation but I missed it to spend time with my mother. Like Chris said "we need 4 days. Time went so fast it seemed like just several hours...like life itself. Anyway, what fun!!
Driving home to the farm in Urbana on Sunday, Penny and talked about she enjoyed touring our high school. Also, how fortunate I lwas to grow up in a community like Ashland. We found it interesting that so many of my classmates have adopted children. Very cool! Common bond .. As the oldest of our 3 daughters we adopted at one month of age. It was great to talk a little politics with our progressive friends! For my right-wing classmates, there is still time to come "out of the darkness". Ha ha, still friends I hope? I thought of dozens of questions I wanted to ask various classmates...maybe next time?
Anyway, a very cool weekend!! A lot of nostalgia. Until we meet (or if) again...make each day count, don't be greedy...luke16 19-31, and God bless!!

Pamela Leonard posted a message. New comment added.
Jul
23
Jul 23, 2018 at 2:51 AM

Posted on: Jul 06, 2018 at 10:26 PM

Hey! Haven't seen you for so long. We'll ave to get together with Chris and see who can remember the most "way to early wild times" at the lake! If we can't, unfortunately, I do think I can remember why! HA!.

Ashland High School Class of 1968
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Jul
16
Jul 16, 2018 at 8:33 AM

Class of 68 reunion comments -

Kudos to all that worked on the 50th class reunion More…events. I don't know how the events could have been better planned. Thanks so much for a memorable weekend!

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Pamela Leonard posted a message. New comment added.
Jul
06
Jul 06, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Posted on: Jul 06, 2018 at 12:04 PM

You look exactly the same! I have been anxiously waiting to see if you were going to attend! Not to put any pressure on you, but I always found you hilarious to be around so pull out some of those oddly hysterical stories you tell so well...looking forward to some laughs!

Pamela Leonard posted a message.
Jul 06, 2018 at 12:14 PM

Shirley, So happy you finally made it on here! I think we had a miscommunication as far as the website and told Martha. i knew she could get you updated...much better teacher than I! Looking forward to next Saturday and seeing you guys!

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Jun
25
Jun 25, 2018 at 9:49 PM

Posted on: Jun 25, 2018 at 9:36 PM

Earl Hawke posted a message.
Jun
24
Jun 24, 2018 at 2:36 PM

Several years ago I came to visit mom and decided to walk thru our old junior hi before it was demolished. As I entered I remembered the culture shock of those first school days of 1962. Coming from Taft school, we had only 60 or so in two 6th grade classes. Now this nerdy little red headed farm boy with the thick glasses had 250 new classmates and after seeing Roosevelt Robinson in the restroom I realized some of them were black. Great guy!
Anyway, what a new experience..sharing a locker with chas fulk, learning the up & down stairs, and having 8 different teachers. A historical time...7th grade...Cuban missle crisis and I can vividly remember coming out of mr Worcestershire science class and hearing that jfk had been shot. Cliff hursts first period choir was the buzz place for tha Beatles visit that same school year. 9th grade found me sharing a locker with Daryl gentle and a choir trip to Cleveland & appearance on tv.
Amazing how small the classrooms, cafeteria, and basement choir room looked compared to how I imagined them 55 years ago. McDowell aud still looked awesome. Saw images of teachers fred Holcomb, bubbles bowman, pops Taylor & George tar buck as well as classmates bob hurst and Bruce hall. Guess I'm showing my age.

Earl Hawke posted a message.
Jun 24, 2018 at 8:08 AM

Thank you for your kind words about my family and red hair! Skill have the hair but barely red @ this point. I do have two of three daughters with very beautiful red hair and a grandson with the Hawke trait.

Ashland High School Class of 1968
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Jun
21
Jun 21, 2018 at 12:33 PM

Class Picture -

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to post an update about our class More…picture, to be taken Saturday night at Redwood Dining Hall.

The picture will be taken at 6:30 pm, so be sure to arrive prior to that time, if you wish to be included. Registration opens at 5:30 pm.

Each copy of the photo will be $10.00, and payment will be made when you register upon arrival. Only checks and cash will be accepted. Checks will be made out to Barry Finlay, the photographer. 

The photos will be delivered to Redwood before the event is over, so you will have your picture(s) that night.

Looking forward to seeing all of you in a few weeks! Thank you.

Bonnie

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Pamela Leonard posted a message.
Jun
16
Jun 16, 2018 at 5:09 PM

Hey, Barb
Saw your post. I've been in touch with Martha quite often and she, Ed Bush and Shirley Wolfe are all attending. I have Martha's cell # and email as well as Shirley's. Ed doesn't do email, but have called and talked with him. All 3 will be attending, and we're really happy about that.
Thanks so much for taking the time to make sure they would not be forgotten! Pam

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Jun
15
Jun 15, 2018 at 9:35 PM

Posted on: Jun 15, 2018 at 9:30 PM

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Jun 15, 2018 at 9:33 PM

Posted on: Apr 30, 2018 at 1:18 PM