Thanks to all who worked on this last mini-reunion to be such a success and appreciation to those that were in attendance...we were few but mighty “great”! Who knew that Ben Schaub was human lol...and Lee Giurlanda, I’m glad we look so good to you. You're a man who sees with his heart! I echo Robert Fortson’s comments that it was the people of West High that made it great! Thanks to our fearless leaders...Carl, don’t be thinking of passing the baton...you’ve got a lifetime calling there. Keep up the good work. It’s appreciated. Maybe you can get Mark to make the job “pay off.” John Lumm started the “true confessions.” Who knew? It was so great seeing (not so clearly without my glasses) and visiting with many classmates. Thank you for condolences expressed in my behalf of my recent loss...I felt the love and sincere concern. Until we meet again and I hope it won’t be too long before the next reunion. Best to all, Penny
Eddy Just thinking about when I last saw you you were rushing home to your wife who had fallen and I’m wondering how she is doing I hope everything was OK Sounded kind of scary! Hope all is well. Great to see you at the reunion. Best, Penny
I remember the shock and surprise of his unexpected death. How sad it was to see his empty chair in the clossroom, and the sorrow of knowing that the family he loved so deeply was grieving him with so much pain. It reminded me then how fleeting our time on earth is. he used his time in good ways, expressing love and kindness all around
Can’t keep this Canadian from Jordan’s Mexican food no way no how... Count me in! I am registered both days for visiting with former classmates and friends however, I don’t see my name on the list please know I’ll be there. Best, Penny
Posted on: Sep 19, 2018 at 6:07 AM
Sad news to share. My dear husband, John C. Naegle passed away August 15, 2018 after a courageous fight with bladder cancer. He's buried at the veterans Cemetery in medical Lake Wa. All of our children attended his life celebration on August 22, 2018 except for Patricia who came from the Netherlands three weeks early. It was a beautiful service. He is at peace now and free from pain. I am glad I was able to fulfill his last wish to return to his beloved Northwest where skies are blue and there are trees. It is truly God's country. Thank you all for your care and concern and also the birthday wishes for me yesterday. Hope to see you in the new year. Best, Penny
Posted on: Sep 10, 2018 at 4:26 PM
Happy Birthday Brode !! Hope you have a wonderful day and a great year ahead. Lets get together when I am back in AZ after a very long time in Oregon enjoying smoke from California !!
Hey, Carolyn. Day late but only good thoughts and memories. Too many laughs to count and the daily drive to West, wow, good thing we were young and Phoenix was smaller. Have a wonderful year ahead and yes, some day I will get to Prescott and we will get all the West High Phoenix transplants together for a great time. I am back in Arizona in October ... perfect season Mindy
Posted on: Jul 05, 2018 at 1:38 PM
Hey Leone One of my best friends from HS. Im hoping that you can make it to the next get together, and Ill be there too Roxanna
Hey Matt, fantastic to see you on the website. I have lots of fun memories of your antics in Barragons Spanish classes Would like to learn more about what youve done in between then and now Roxanna
Posted on: Jun 12, 2018 at 10:45 AM
Happy belated birthday, John. Hope your next great year is full of love and laughter. I will celebrate with an Orange Julius. Mindy
Thank you for posting all your photos from the reunion. I was unable to attend as my niece's wedding was that weekend in California. And, thanks for putting the names with the faces. Many I was able to recognize, but your descriptions were invaluable.
Posted on: May 12, 2018 at 8:32 PM
Doing some cleaning of drawers and found some Great memorabilia...here's a poem that made the rounds in the 60s. Thought it might give you a chuckle and bring back memories… Ode to a freshman!
A freshman child is always so shy
She silently longs for the sophomore guy
But the sophomore boy's head is in a whirl admiringly stares at the junior girl
The junior girl in a dashing sedan boldly chases the senior man
But the senior man handsome and wild secretly loves the freshman child.!!!
How many of us wished that this was true?
Nowadays age doesn't matter one bit !
Hope all is well with the Thunderbirds after the reunion. Best, Penny