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FRIDAY, AUGUST 23RD, 2024

SAVE THE DATE

The 62ND ANNUAL ST LOUIS PARK CLASS OF 1962 Get-Together

PARK  TAVERN 3 PM  TO  WHENEVER

Hey, Band and Glee Club music people:

Let’s get together for lunch at 1:00 before our Aug.23 class reunion/birthday party. We’ll reserve a separate room at Park Tavern and we can order off the menu.

  Please let us know by Aug.16 if you’ll be there-it will be good to see you!

CONTACT:

Barb   barbaralebowitz1900@gmail.com

Yvonne      ymthomasmusic@gmail.com

And if you’re still in town Sunday the 25th, come and hear the St. Louis Park Community Band at the newly renovated Lake Harriet Bandshell-5:30 concert.

PLUS:

The Great Minnesota Get-Together

 2024 Minnesota State Fair, Starts  August 22 Thru Labor Day, Sept. 2!

 

 

 

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CLASSMATE REQUEST

Our 1962 classmate, Chuck Hughes, is requesting to contact anyone who knows or has a brother or sister graduated from the SLP class of 1956. If so, could they please contact Chuck. 

 

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An Eckenberg and Sutherland Upnorth Selfie (June 2024)

Merle Jensen, XXX, Pam Rankin, Margie Eckenberg, Jani Dial, Kay Lenmark, Debbie Libby, December 2023

Rick Horwitz, Steve Champlin and Margie (Eckenberg) Champlin in Sunriver, Oregon. 2023




 




 

 

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61st Reunion Celebration Event At

PARK TAVERN 3:00 TO WHENEVER

2023 08 25

 

 

 

 

60TH 2022 9 16 PARK TAVERN

 

 50TH REUNION

532 PICTURES

AUGUST 2012

THE 50TH REUNION SPEECH BY OUR VP (SLPVP1959-60-61-62-63)                                 

BY GEORGE HANSEN

(VP)

50th Reunion

 

 

  • I was your Senior Class VP
    • Ran for office every year
      • Always lost to Bob Hill, Byron Zotaley, Marcia Hildebrand, etc. – even though I ran “dirty” campaigns
      • By senior year, nobody cared - so I was elected
    • Can’t remember that I had any duties…even looked in the yearbook
      • Maybe we were just ceremonial? – but Gary Sutton pointed out we didn’t have many ceremonies, either
    • So I thought I could make up for it by saying something tonight
    • Unfortunately, it won’t be funny like Art Himmelman could be
    • And since I’m Scandinavian, it won’t be highly emotional or sentimental either
  • First:
    • Thanks for coming! It’s great to see everybody here
    • Shout out to the committee…especially Diane Beach and Tim Hultman, without whom we might not have had ANY reunions (can’t bring myself to call Tim “hose nose”, just doesn’t seem politically correct)
    • And a special shout out to Hank Finn for producing our awesome SLP62 website.  Every morning when I get up, I check the web page to make sure I’m not in the obituaries!
    • And let us have fond memories of those who have passed on or are too sick to attend – it seems like a shockingly long list
  • Perusing the yearbook:
    • State Basketball Champions –but have they lost it?
      • After yesterday we can say at least they’re still entertaining…especially if you like air balls vs. “nothing but net”
    • Parkettes – definitely have aged better and maintained their skills
    • Cheerleaders (Sue and Jeri)
      • Have definitely retained their best assets
      • You know what I mean…strong voices, jumping ability, peppy attitude (yeah, right!)
  • Surf Belles – looked even better than the Parkettes in their costumes, i.e. bathing suits (even with the suit styles back then)
  • State Track and Cross-Country champions
  • Also, State Debate champions (helps to explain the seemingly inordinate # of lawyers in our class)
  • Top Ten (academic)
    • Reflected diversity/inclusiveness before diversity was even fashionable
    • Perfect reflection of our demographics – defies stereotypes about intelligence or study habits
    • 50% male, 50% female
    • Our three ethnic/religious groups…Catholic, Protestant, Jewish…all proportionally represented
    • Even height – very tall to very short (Heidi Applebaum and Howie Gilbert– I’m lookin’ your way)
    • CURIOUS OMISSION – Roger Blais – went on get PhD in physics and is provost and VP for academics at Tulsa University – must have gotten a B in 10th grade phy. ed.
  • And how could we forget:
    • Phil Teslow’s fantastic piano concerts
    • Mark Zanna always studying, even in the barber chair
    • Full driving privileges at age 15 – meaning student parking lot was a drag strip
      • Giving rise to us car guys and the Injectors Road Club with my old friends like Tom Burgeson, Craig Erickson and Bill Gullifer
      • It’s amazing we all survived
  • Best of all…we had talented and caring teachers
    • Gave us all a great start in life
  • In summary, we are truly blessed to have grown up and been educated here in St. Louis Park and to have friends and classmates like everyone here tonight (OK, this is where I get emotional…sniff)

 

SEPTEMBER 16TH 2022

PARK TAVERN

60 YEARS

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MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS

THANK YOU JANET!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PARK TAVERN 2021 09 17

 

 

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45TH CLASS REUNION 2007

 

 

 

 

 

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St. Louis Park Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 9-22-2011 1962 State Champion Basketball Team...!  https://vimeo.com/30112771

 

 

 

 

 

IF YOU HAVE PICTURES OF YOUR/ OUR REUNION EVENTS AND WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH THE CLASS.... YOU CAN SEND THEM TO US AND WE WILL BE HAPPY TO PUT THEM ON OUR SITE/OR/YOU CAN ADD THEM YOURSELF (MUST BE LOGGED IN:CLICK HERE!)

* 50th Reunion Photos
* Post 50th Reunion Meeting
* 45th Reunion Photos
* PAST REUNIONS 1962-2007
* 51st Class Reunion
* 70TH B-DAY 52 REUNION
* 53rd Reunion 2015 08 08
* 55TH REUNION SEPT 2017
* 75TH B-DAY 2019 09 14
* PARK TAVERN 09 17 2021
* 60TH REUNION 2022-9-16
* JANET'S REUNION MEMORIES

 

IF YOU HAVE PICTURES AND WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THEM WITH THE CLASS.... YOU CAN SEND THEM TO US AND WE WILL BE HAPPY TO PUT THEM ON OUR SITE/OR/YOU CAN ADD THEM YOURSELF (MUST BE LOGGED IN:CLICK HERE!)

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•   Bob Nowak  2023
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10 live in Arizona
9 live in California
4 live in Colorado
2 live in Connecticut
9 live in Florida
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1 lives in Illinois
1 lives in Kentucky
1 lives in Maryland
2 live in Massachusetts
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1 lives in Missouri
1 lives in Nevada
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1 lives in British Columbia
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