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1/19/02
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PHS Bulldogs On-Line
Jan 19, 2002
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7 Bulldog alumni notes today:
Carol Haddox Cubilie (62)
Joe Boyd (64)
Sheldon Spadafore (65)
Ron Buckles (67)
Joe Cherry (67)
Paul Case (67)
Michael Williams (70)

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From: Carol Haddox Cubilie (62)

  Hi Everyone,
  My sister, Barb Haddox, let me know about this site last week.
  Being a real timid soul, I remember going out for ads during 3rd period with Mary Anne Cox and Jack Jones. Miss Ogata allowed us to use her car and a few times we hit one of the local drive ins for some lunch or a quick pop and some fries. (Remember the sauce for the french fries at Artic Circle?) I was always so afraid that Mr. Gregson would catch us and we would be in trouble, Can you believe being such a wuss?
  I know Miss Ogata later married one of the math teachers. Does anyone know if she is still in the northwest?
  What about Mary Wagner, who taught home ec and was a good friend of Mrs. Loraine?

  Still hear from Jack and Wilma Jones every year at Christmas about their families and fun travels.

  The last two times in the Tri Cities have visited with Neil Phillips' mother who was a good friend to our family and she was my Sunday School teacher for several years.

  I would love to hear from other classmates, if possible. Thanks so much.

Carol Haddox Cubilie (62)
Redmond, WA
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[I mistakenly assumed that Joe was referring to 9/11/01 in his entry of 1/16, so I made what I thought was an editorial correction. Good thing I don't do this for a living! Mea culpa, Joe (and readers). - Paul]

From: Joe Boyd (64)

Paul, no, I meant 1904. A flu epidemic and flash flood pretty much did in the whole town. However, for those few of us who want to see our little hell on earth revive, I'm working up an Honorary Eltopian promotion, complete with complimentary CD (featuring such hits as "Let's Hide in Daddy's Baler", "I Can Beat That Train to the Crossing", and "I'm Lost and I Can't Speak Spanish."), and a special Walk of Fame where all participants will have their names engraved on a brick which will be incorporated into the sidewalks in downtown. Of course, we have a few challenges to deal with first: there is no downtown, and no sidewalks. Umapine Aviation is going to kick in free rides in a crop duster (if you want the tanks loaded with pesticide, there will be a fee), and VIP's will have the opportunity to either burn down or blow up the condemned building of their choice (gotta hurry on that one however, at last count there were only one hundred fourteen buildings left). Anyway, it's quite an ambitious undertaking, and any support or input I can get from the fellow grads will be greatly appreciated.

Joe Boyd (64)
Bellingham, WA
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From: Sheldon Spadafore (65)

  Have enjoyed reading the memories of so many PHS alumni. Good to hear that things haven't changed that much.

Sheldon Spadafore (65)
Booragul, New South Wales, Australia
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From: Ron Buckles (67)

  To Cliff Brown:
  It was Mr. Donatelli. I thought he was one of the best teachers Pasco High had.

Ron Buckles (67)
Las Vegas, NV
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From: Joe Cherry (67)

  Hey Cliff, I remember that Gangster looking dude. I had him for chemistry. His name was Claude Donetelli. I, too, thought he was a phony but he let Dave Zander and me make some cool stuff in Class. I, too, am looking forward to this summer's reunion.

Joe Cherry (67)
Libby, Montana
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From: Paul Case (67)

  To Cliff Brown:
  The teacher was Claude Donatelli. As I recall he had a forged degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He also claimed to have played football for the Pittsburgh Steelers. I think he was charged with several counts of sodomy, but the charges were dropped when he agreed to leave the Pasco School District. I remember reading later that he was in California and that the scientific community was looking closely at some of his work - that it may have been credible, at least the science seemed to be sound. I never saw anything after that.

  Does anyone else remember the teeter-totter on wheels that the Dennings on Yakima Street used to have? You could ride that thing up and down streets all over town. I know if was widely used in the neighborhood near Memorial Park and the swimming pool.
  Speaking of the swimming pool, I can remember lots of fun times while I was on the swimming team. We used to travel to Yakima, La Grande, etc. For some reason I remember an incident involving a lot of watermelons in Yakima one night - when we were supposed to be sleeping.
  I worked at the pool one summer. One of the perks was being able to use the pool before it opened for the public. It was great fun riding the fire hose in the 12-foot section.

Paul Case (67)
Pasco, WA
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From: Michael Williams (70)

  Serving at Headmaster of Shanghai Changning International School. Anybody out there from Class of '70?

Michael Williams (70)
Shanghai, China
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