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12/31/14 06:33 PM #39    

 

David Lovitt

Thanks for posting this, Greg.  I escaped Viet Nam relatively unscathed but will never forget watching the radar screen as the HMS Melbourne sliced the USS Evans in half during a SEATO operation in 1969.  It still shakes me when I think that it could have easily been my ship instead as we were performing the exact same duty (plane guarding) earlier that day.  


01/01/15 12:31 PM #40    

 

Nancy Pearsall (Gilbert)

Greg,

Thanks so much for posting this video. One way or the other, the Vietnam War shaped all of our generation's lives, but for those of you who were actually there, the experiences were/are life altering. We all probably have some wounds from that war though, and it seems we have to remember and feel the pain in order to re-member ourselves and move forward. This song and video are one pathway to more healing I think.

 

All the Best in 2015.

~Nancy 


01/01/15 01:00 PM #41    

 

Norman K Pixler

I wasn't so lucky while in nam; but I would do it again if requested. I received most of my education from the service and an opportunity to be sucessful along with protecting my country . I couldn't have asked for more!!

Thanks for the video  


01/01/15 05:05 PM #42    

 

John Rose

We saw an indie film in Santa Fe this past week while visiting our daughter which I would strongly recommend. It is called The Better Angels and is about Abe Lincoln's boyhood and his relationship between his step mother and him. As I get older, I keep thinking about our perception of time. When I graduated from high school in 1965, we were 100 years removed from Lincoln's assasination, and it seemed a gulf almost impossble to imagine. This year at December we observed the one year anniversary of the death of my mother in law who was born 100 years ago. Now 100 years does not seem so long. And thinking about Greg's video (which I was unable to watch because I have to update adobe flash), we are farther removed from Viet Nam than we were from WW2 in 1965. 


02/04/15 06:29 PM #43    

 

Gregory Anderson

Geez, I posted the video and then failed to check for responses, sorry.  Thank you for the kind responses that you posted.  I am not very talented in putting music to pictures/movies, but this was pretty easy.  Since I posted this song, I received a call from the singer/songwriter.  He is doing pretty well, but 100% disabled with PTSD. He is still playing music and has migrated from his early Folk Music days when we hung out together to Old Sea Shanty music and old Irish music.  Again thanks for posting your responses.


03/14/15 11:37 PM #44    

 

Douglas Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOU ARE INVITED

TO YOUR

50 YEAR HIGH SCHOOL

REUNION

 

Class of 1965

 

September 11 & 12, 2015

 

 

* Friday, September 11, 2015

Time: 4 to 6:30 pm-Tour of Okoboji Classic Cars (Nominal admission at the door.)

            Location: 810 Jepperson Road, north of Milford, Iowa

6:00 pm FYI: Put your glad rags on because a group photo is being arranged by Peter Burk

Time: 6:30 to Closing- Boji Bay Fun House and Pavilion

            Buffet dinner ~ $30 per person   (Cash bar available)

            Location: 2101 Boji Bend Drive, north of Milford, Iowa

 

* Saturday, September 12, 2015

Times: 4:30-6:00pm – Social time/Happy hour, Spencer Country Club, 518 First Ave. East, Spencer

 

6:00pm Hearty hors d oeuvres’ served buffet style. $20   (Cash bar available.)

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Send this portion with your check to: Ramona Finch Boese, 1889 210th St., Milford, Iowa 51351

Make your check payable to: Ramona Boese, Class of 1965 and check the box/es you are paying for.

 

 Text Box:  $50 per person for both evenings, The Directory is included free.      Your name: _______________________________

 

 Text Box:  $30 per person Friday buffet dinner at Boji Bay Pavilion                  Guest’s name: ____________________________

 

 Text Box:  $20 per person Saturday hearty hors d oeuvres’                              Today’s date: ____________________________

 

 Text Box:  $20 The Directory only.                                     DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING: AUGUST 1, 2015

________________________________________________________________________________________

ATTENTION

Everyone is responsible for arrangements of overnight accommodations. Here are two places that have given our 50th Reunion special rates for the nights of Sept. 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2015. Book your room as early as possible as Fair goers do fill up these venues.

•The Inn at Okoboji (www.bojifun.com) 3301 Lakeshore Dr. Spirit Lake, Iowa:  Rooms are $90.00 a night. Contact person is Sherri Steele @ 712-332-2113. Leave a message, they will call you back. The Inn is closed in winter.

•Village West (villagewestresort.com) 20785 170th Street, Spirit Lake, Iowa.  Rooms are $85 a night. Tell Rose that you are with the group Spencer Tigers Class of 1965. Contact person is Rose @ 712-337-3223 Ext. 453

For further information be sure to follow the class Website: http://www.spencertigers1965 

If there are last minute changes it will be posted on the Website.

This is the only notice you will receive by the US postal service.

Please send in your money to Ramona by August 1, 2015. There are fees that need to be paid ahead of time.

August 1, 2015 is the deadline for registering for the Reunion.

fisk1872@comcast.net


04/20/15 08:26 AM #45    

 

Norman K Pixler

I would certainly like to see all our classmates..

This is our 50th !!  We may not get an opportunity to see everyone again!!

The three days are filled with fun and entertainment !


05/11/15 08:39 PM #46    

Sheran Annis (Hehn)

Always a great time to celebrate!


06/08/15 02:59 PM #47    

 

Douglas Jones

Greg somehow I missed this the first time around . What a great tribute to guys who fought in a tough war! Thanks for sharing!


08/18/15 10:07 AM #48    

 

Donn Vance

I also noticed the food vender that sells "Poutine" will  be there.  Makes a fitting meal befor "Tom Thumb Donuts"


09/14/15 09:28 AM #49    

 

Gregory Anderson

one of my best friends just returned after fighting fires in California and Washington State for 21 days.  He was beat congested from all the smoke.  My prayers are with you Dee. 

 


09/17/15 08:31 AM #50    

Ramona Finch (Boese)

Good morning, All!  Glad to learn you had a wonderful time at the reunion!  Now....a pair of brown sunglasses were given  me after Friday evening, and I am so very sorry I did not say anything Saturday. Where was my brain???!!!   They were left in the photo booth, and I will gladly send them back to you as soon as I know whose they are!!!  Stay well, All....R


09/17/15 09:57 AM #51    

 

Kathy Ellis (Penkert)

Ramona...you are the BEST!  Those are my sunglassess and I will send Dan over to your place sometime over the next few days.  I am not able to come up to the lakes until late next week but he is coming up today.  On Sunday, we looked all over our place at the lakes for those glasses, I called Boji Bay, I called Kent and Lynn to see if they were in their rental car...so I assumed that they fell in the parking lot and were crushed by a car!!!  You have made my day as those were prescription and I need them to see.  Also while I have the floor, thanks for all the work that you and the rest of the committee put in on the events...the details that you went to I appreciate...the name tags, your book keeping and paying the bills, the  directory, the table arrangments, the photobooth, the trip to Toby's, the slide show, the "program", etc.  I have to admit that the whole thing was alittle overwhelming to me as there were so many people to talk with, I did not know where to start.  Thanks again and I will have Dan call you to see what time would work for you,  Kathy Ellis Penkert. 


09/17/15 12:09 PM #52    

 

Douglas Jones

 

This is from Frank Fitzlof and was buried on the Annoucement page and I wanted to be sure that everybody saw it!

 

To my '65 SHS classmates; Thanks to all the attendees for taking the time to celebrate this milestone occasion and special thanks to the "committee" who put forth the effort to plan, organize and execute... congratulations on your success.
Just seeing, talking and observing your interactions with one another reminded me again of how fortunate I (we) were to have grown up in such a tight knit community of midwestern values. Those values were reinforced each and every day we spent together throughout elementary, junior and high school in Spencer, IA. I truly feel those values have guided me throughout my life and, in a large part, have contributed to the good fortunes, successes and joys I have enjoyed.
I wish to express my gratitude to all of you for being in my life, then, now and into the future.  Frank


09/18/15 10:10 PM #53    

 

Glenn (Butch) Scott

Thanks once again to all who made such a great reunion possible, it was just the best ... and thanks again for making an "ex officio" member feel so welcome ... deep down I'm a Spencer kid, an Iowan, and I always will be ...

 


09/18/15 10:41 PM #54    

Sheran Annis (Hehn)

Thank all of you on the "committee"and all that helped to pull this 50 year reunion together. We had an amazing time and I love that my husband, Rich has as much fun as I do. Sheran Annis Hehn

 

 


09/23/15 04:27 PM #55    

Joey Coverdale

I was disappointed that my cell phone number was omitted from the directory. I would so appreciate if you would post it or somehow get it out there. Joey - 206-370-9502 THKS!


09/24/15 11:18 AM #56    

Alice Bellows (Williams)

Thanks to everyone who made the reunion such a fantastic success!  Clem and I both had a great time.

Alice (Bellows) Williams


09/24/15 12:16 PM #57    

Ramona Finch (Boese)

Good day, All.  Thought I'd let you know what our expenses and current balance are....some folks are interested!  We spent $4,489.62 at the Boji Ravilion, $1,120.32 at the Spencer Golf and Country Club, printing and mailing cost about $430.  We started with a little over $1K in the account, deposited a little over $5K (reservations).  With the amount you donated at the golf course ($920), our balance is now $1,215.36.  Now, I am off by $10.00, but I ran the numbers rather rapidly....and I will have a bank statement shortly, so I will find my error then.   I think it's very important for you to be knowledgeable of where we stand.  I cannot think of any expenses other than flowers that we will need to spend our sheckles on. (Just so you know...if a preposition ends a sentence, it's an adverb....or so I taught....HA!)  Oh...I returned Bruce Johnson's reservation to his wife, Deb; she was greatly appreciative. 

On another note, I have received a letter of appreciation from Bob Cloud's wife about the dontaion to the Semper Fi Fund we made in Bob's name because it had been mentioned a donation to a military entity was preferred.  Her note to the class was celebrating Bob's birthday month.  Stay well, All.....R 


09/24/15 01:53 PM #58    

Joey Coverdale

Thanks Sandra for not giving up on me! I so appreciate all you did for the reunion! You have your life back! I am glad that people can now call me. I would not want to miss out on seeing someone who may be traveling to Seattle! I promise to give the best tour!


09/24/15 04:27 PM #59    

 

Douglas Jones

Hey all   Check out the 50th Reunion Photo Gsllery on the left, feel free to add more photos!


09/25/15 11:24 PM #60    

 

David Lovitt

Should any of you be anywhere near Monterey, TN, be sure to give Donn Vance a shout.  He and his lovely wife, Linda have been great hosts to the Lovitts the past two nights and their "round" house has to be seen to be believed.  Donn and Linda seem to relish visitors and heartily approved me making this post inviting y'all to stop by.  It was raining today but I will try to get a few pictures to post tomorrow.


10/12/15 10:27 AM #61    

 

John Rose

As the Iowa Hawkeyes pile up victories this year, remember Bruce Johnson, who was the ultimate Hawkeye fan.


04/20/16 11:04 AM #62    

 

John Rose

Lois and I just had an enjoyable lunch date with Doug and Pat Jones in the East Village in Davenport, where we are babysitting our grandchildren for a week. It was great catching up and discussing fishing with Doug while Lois and Pat talked about anything but fishing.


04/22/16 10:28 AM #63    

 

Douglas Jones

Indeed we did John, it was great to catch up with you and Lois.


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