No, I don't have my seasons and holidays confused. I know it isn't New Year's although that song title is the big one of choice for New Year's Eve, isn't it?
Actually, the reason behind that title is because I got something in the mail today from my classmate - Bernie Lucas Kapura -which i scanned and sent out a copy of this photo to all of my classmates for whom I have a working e-mail address. I even received a reply from one of the guys from our class too in which he thanked me for sharing the photo and thought it was a great picture as well.
So here it is now - I present to you the members of the Cooper Center of the West Branch Area High School, Class of 1962 who attended our 45th Class Reunion. Unfortunately, when this picture was taken some of those who had attended were not still present when we got around to taking photographs of all of us as a group, so Art Folmar, Ernie DeGrasse and Linda Wertz Payne are missing from the picture although they were there at the reunion.
And, for those of you with really inquiring minds who want to know who everyone is on this picture - and how much each one has or hasn't changed over the past 45 years - here's the identification of these folks in the photograph.
Row 1, seated, left to right: Sharon Rolley, Carol Folmar Nadzom, Frances Lucas, Kathryn Nelson Eyerly and Arlene Anderson Stover.
Row 2, seated, left to right: Loretta Bunyak Greenfield, Betty Samansky Danko, Bernadine Lucas Kapura, Susie Violanti and Doris Thompson Malinky,
Row 3, standing, left to right: Durvin Wick, Nancy Benton McFarlane, Harold Hahn, Thomas Chakan, Rosalind Little Wick, Jennifer Hill Ertmer, Herbert Lucas and John Harvey.
The photo was taken by Ed Kapura - husband of classmate, Bernie Lucas Kapura - and I think Ed did a really great job - as usual -with getting a terrific group photo of my classmates -and me -on the occasion of our 45th Class Reunion.
Now begins the job of planning our 50th Reunion. It just never ends, does it? Well, lets hope this aspect of our lives doesn't end too soon anyway.
And now, the Bushism for today, Thursday, June 14, 2007, which by the way, in case anyone has forgotten also happens to be "Flag Day."
"Now we talked to Joan Hanover. She and her husband, George, were visiting with us. They are near retirement --retiring --in the process of retiring, meaning they're very smart, active, capable people who are retirement age and are retiring." - Alexandria, Virginia; February 12, 2003.
Hmmm - let's hear that one more time for those who didn't get the message to begin with - are these people retiring or are they near retirement age, in the process of retiring, or what? A little bit redundant there, don't 'cha think, DUBYA?