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4/20/02
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PHS Alumni On-Line
Apr 20, 2002
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6 Bulldog notes today:
Dennis Cresswell (58)
Bonnie Beard Cameron (59)
Irma Kulp Zacher (60)
Karon Mc Culloch (62)
Marcia Myers (63)
Jessica Beck Thorne (96)

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From: Dennis Cresswell (58)

  It was nice to be named by Dave Whitmire as the inspiration for his track career, but I think he meant to name my two brothers, twins Don and Doug Cresswell of the class of `56. They were the athletes. I was the younger brother, class of `58. Don, now a retired Idaho State math professor, was the track-and-field star. He set records in the high jump and played baseball at the same time. I don't imagine there are many athletes, if any, who lettered in four sports in a single year at PHS, but he did it for at least a couple of years. I can remember one occasion when there was a track meet and a baseball game going on at the same time on the home field behind the high school, and he competed in both -- stripping off his baseball uniform and running over to the track meet when it was time for him to compete.

  My brother Doug, retired superintendent of the Coeur d' Alene school district, was also an outstanding athlete in football, basketball and baseball. He taught and coached at PHS for a short time in the 1960s before moving to Idaho. Thanks, Dave, for remembering us, but I had to correct this bit of misinformation since I didn't do anything outstanding as an athlete. Now, if you're talking about competing on the debating team....

  On another (sad) note, many of our PHS classmates attended yesterday's funeral for Jerry Shiley, class of `58. Our hearts go out to his family -- his wife of many years, Mary Lou (Hoenslaar) Shiley, PHS `58, his brother Darrel, `58, and all of their family. Jerry was a wonderful guy who touched a lot of lives, and I'm proud to say I knew him since the fourth grade at Captain Gray School.

Dennis Cresswell (58)
Pasco, WA
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From: Bonnie Beard Cameron (59)

  Carol Sue Custer is correct. We all see ourselves differently in the "growing up" years. I always thought Mike Meek was a quiet, wonderful guy who was popular. I always got tongue tied around him. When I saw him at the last reunion, he was still a nice, quiet guy and I got tongue tied again! Judy Moore was great in HS and very much liked by everybody that I knew. Me, I was the helper when it came to deco or homework, but the paper picker upper on grounds when I did not get to my first class on time (which was a lot!) LOL! I could not wait to get out of the Tri-Cities, but now love to come back for visits. I think as we grow older we start to see that the "old days" might not have been so bad after all. If we just knew then what we know now!!!! LOL!

Bonnie Beard Cameron (59)
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From: Irma Kulp Zacher (60)

  You're doing a terrific job, Paul. Thanks!  I really enjoy all the memories that are being submitted.

  My family of 5 PHS Alumni submitted our donation to the PHS TURF project for the Pasco Stadium. Information from you and Tom Brandon were the encouragement that we needed to get involved. I have driven by the Stadium several times lately and always peer out the car window to get a glimpse of the Stadium progress.

  I need to take the time to give you our PHS `60 email addresses, but never seem to have the time to sit and record. Life is Good! Life is Busy!

  Enjoyed Cliff Brown's expose on his pending book information. I was hoping to have him clarify the part about the "AREA" and his craziness in Jr. High & High School in relation to his mother's health problem. Was Cliff referring to his antics and her health, or the proximity to the AREA?
  Since I have been a mother for 35 years, I would suspect the antics he has related to us in a number of emails would definitely cause a mother some health problems. Raising children is definitely a challenge.

  To Cliff Brown, et al,
  My husband Don #598 Union, Pipefitter/welder, (PHS Alumni `59) worked on the Alyeska Pipeline at Prudhoe Bay for five months in 1975. He came home with many interesting stories about Alaska, wildlife sightings, & pipeline stories. In 1985, we (our family) traveled the Alcan Highway in our then new 1985, 37' fifth wheel and had a wonderful vacation encompassing 6 weeks of travel. We went to Fairbanks, AK to visit Hardin (class of `59) and wife Joannie, then to Wasilla, AK and visited with Carol (Dendurant -- then `ex' of Bill Dendurant `60). Went to Seldotna, AK and visited with Wanda and Jerry Ratliff (another PHSer, don't know what class) then to Homer, AK to get a glimpse of where Hardin and Joannie Terrell were to begin building their retirement home. Which is now beautifully finished I hear. Many Tri-Citizens...including many PHSers have been up visiting H. T. & Joan (including Wattenburgers, Osborns, Mosebars, Tobins, Kidwells, etc.) Hardin and Joannie have a Bed and Breakfast. Hardin has a nice fishing boat and goes Salmon fishing regularly. He caught a 53-pound salmon last week. We were given a large piece of that fish this week and had a bar-b-que last evening. Boy...nothing like AK salmon!
  By the way Hardin has been visiting in the Tri-Cities this past week. Left for Homer this morning, I hear. Had been staying with Ted and Lois Osborn (PHSers).

  Cliff, how long has it been since you were in the Tri-Cities? Hundreds of homes are being built north of Interstate 82, above Argent Road, and between the Pasco Airport and Road 100. A McDonald's is going in (Rd. 68) by the Tesoro Gas Station and Shell Station, and a Subway Restaurant is being planned next to McDonald's. Concerning your comment about Pasco being pretty run down . . . the old down town has changed, but the new development is in West and Northwest Pasco.
  TC Herald says we are expecting a Tony Roma Restaurant soon on Gage Blvd. close to O. Garden. Yummy! Of course the Olive Garden is still one of my favorites and it hasn't hit its first anniversary here, yet. People had suggested for years trying to get a Tri-City O. Garden . . . closest ones being Yakima and Spokane.
  This area is a plethora of construction. We're all wondering where the inhabitants will be coming from. The Vitrification Plant promises to be bringing in many jobs covering the next ten years. The Tri-City Schools are gearing up for the deluge of new students that are expected. My first grade classroom has been overloaded with students for the past 6 years. I don't know where we'll put more students . . . except cram them into the already existing classrooms and bring in portables. This area is far from dormant. Growth is exciting and offers many challenges.
  Pasco is still rich in history and progress.

  Paul: new subject for discussion could be the anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition that comes up next year. I hear there is a wagon train trail being prepared in Idaho for those wanting pioneering experiences on the L. & C. Trail. I have seen the Sacajawea Little Pomp Bears (nearly like the "Beanies") . . . with Sacajawea $1.00 gold coin imbedded in the chest of the bear on sale for $13.00 for collectors. If you can find it on the Web, you can probably get the Bear for $6.00. Since our area is prominent in the L.C. Expedition History, I was thinking that there are probably lots of ideas and information available out there in PHS Alumni-Land. If you have kids or grands. in the 3rd, 4th, 5th grade areas, I'm sure they will be learning more about L. & Clark as that is about the age for those studies. (Our 4th grade teachers are teaching L. & C.)

  Nice chatting with you!  Let the Good Times Roll!

Irma Kulp Zacher (60)
Pasco, WA
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From: Karon Mc Culloch (62)

  Do any of you remember the English teacher in the late 50's, early 60's who taught the honors English classes? He assigned us these really abstract topics, like "Why?", or "All Humor is Rooted in Pain." He had written and published several short, somewhat macabre stories. Was he Seiffert or Seibert or something like that?

  Then there was Mr. Chadwick for geometry - he had dairy cattle and would frequently come to class with cow manure on his shoes - he moved down to central Oregon in summer of 60 or 61.

  Mrs. Davidson - I don't know of anyone who had her for a teacher, including my oldest brother, Dave (Class of 58), who didn't like her. Dave and Cleve Griffin refinished some furniture for her when they were in high school. Mrs. D thought I should pursue a writing career - the closest I came was working as an administrative assistant for the corporate offices of a newspaper group for 19 years! She was wonderful.

  In Junior High, there was Mrs. McFadden - I swear she could have competed with Imelda Marcos for shoes! She was so short and she wore impossibly high heels to class every day! She was also a very good teacher. Mr. Green was the worst (or toughest?) algebra teacher I ever had - Roxy Cook and I used to spend some of our lunch hours in his classroom sweating bullets trying to figure out the formulas on his blackboard - I got the worst grade I ever had from him. When I went on to CBC I got straight A's in algebra.

  Fourth grade at Longfellow was Miss Storment - she had that wonderful old car, and her mother lived with her. She had a reputation for being somewhat eccentric, with the fastest ruler in the world, - but overall a very caring teacher. She took her class each year to her flower gardens and we'd press & dry the flowers we picked and then make flower pictures on silk.

Karon Mc Culloch (62)
Federal Way, WA
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From: Marcia Myers (63)

Paul (and/or John Morgan),

  Why does John Morgan only bleed Purple? Mike Burke bleeds Purple and White!!

Marcia Myers (63)
Vancouver, WA
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From: Jessica Beck Thorne (96)

  I have been reading the postings on here with interest. I too took ballet with Mrs. Voorhees. For almost 5 years. She was a wonderful woman. So full of energy. In fact sometimes she wore me out!! Although I have not seen anyone from my class on here, I see some parents of people I graduated with! Of course there was a posting from Mr. Morgan. He taught there while I was there and although I never had the opportunity to take a class from him, my husband knew him well and respected him from football. Well I just thought I would add my 2 cents about Mrs. Voorhees. And tell you what a great idea this site is.

Jessica Beck Thorne (96)
Kennewick, WA
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