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IN MEMORY

CATHLEEN CARPENTER (TURNER)

 

 

 

 

 

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I am but a total of many folks I've met.

You are a friend I would prefer never to forget.

Thank you for being my friend!

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 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)

 

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SEPTEMBER 16TH 2022

PARK TAVERN

60 YEARS

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MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS

THANK YOU JANET!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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45TH CLASS REUNION 2007

 

 

 

 

 

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH 2022 (2022-1962 60TH REUNION EVENT

IF YOU HAVE OR HAVE TAKEN PICTURES OF YOUR/ OUR EVENT 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!)

 

 

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WELCOME!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50TH REUNION

AUGUST 2012

 

 

PRESENTING THE SENIOR CLASS OF 1962

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISSING CLASSMATES


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JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 45.9%


A:   178   Joined
B:   210   Not Joined
(totals do not include deceased)

WHERE WE LIVE


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WHERE ARE THEY NOW


IN MEMORY UPDATES


•   Cathleen Carpenter (Turner)  2022
•   Allen Zehlke  2022
•   Robert Burmaster (Burmaster)  2022
•   Ronald Mogelson  2022
•   Robert Whalen  2022
•   Jack Alwin (Teacher)  2022
•   Jill Rosen (Shuster)  2022
•   Claudia Johnson (Corrigan)  2022
•   Phil Eder  2022
•   David Litsey (Teacher)  2022
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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Bonnie Polski  1/21
•   Michael Christenson  10/21
•   Alan Rick Horwitz  10/19
•   Janis Dial (Larson)  10/11
•   Marilyn Rutherford (Ensminger)  9/17
•   Robert Wistedt  9/15
•   Timothy Pratt  9/1
•   Barry Berg  8/13
•   Jim Bloomquist  7/22
•   Dianne Parks (Berthe)  7/20
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