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4/21/02
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PHS Alumni On-Line
Apr 21, 2002
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6 Bulldog notes today:
Cher Elvrum Henderson (59)
Sharon Cornelius Thomson (59)
Roger Plockelman (59)
Dave Whitmire (62)
Paul Case (67)
Valerie Hayles Moffitt (74)

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From: Cher Elvrum Henderson (59)

Hi everyone ....

  If the Class of `57 is going to be holding any kind of reunions ... would you please notify and pass the information on to Sarah (Fukasawa) Tanimoto [write to PHS Alumni On-Line for e-mail address. - Paul]. Her older brother Tamio has never received any information on any of the reunions and would love to come to one. Thanks ... hey the website is just great, and it is wonderful to see so many familiar names (that hasn't escaped my mind as of yet)!

Cher Elvrum Henderson (59)
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From: Sharon Cornelius Thomson (59)

  What do you think of all these letters from our class? Frankly I don't even remember Mike Meek that much, I wished I had Carol Sue Custer's grades! We all had our place, didn't we!

Sharon Cornelius Thomson (59)
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From: Roger Plockelman (59)

Greetings fellow Bulldogs:
  I have really enjoyed reading the comments of so many of you from the pages of PHS memories. It had been 40 years since I saw many of my class of 59 friends. I recently spent time back in Pasco settling my Dad's estate after his passing and really enjoyed (as much as one could under the circumstance) seeing the old school and town. I have many fond memories of growing up in Pasco as I was born in the old hospital and went through all the grades from Kindergarten at old Longfellow (before it burned to the ground), then Captain Gray, a year at the old Navy base and then back to a new Longfellow School. I lived just across the street from Longfellow. We went to the old Junior High and then as Freshman to the new High School. How many of you remember the great burgers at the Tailor Maid?
  Reading the comments of various people reminds me of so many wonderful times and people. Mrs. Storment was my neighbor. Anyway, she did have a great old car, even better than the old crate driven by Mr. Gregson! And Dennis Cresswell was absolutely correct. His older brother Don was probably the greatest all-around athlete to ever attend Pasco High. I coached many a student during my 30-year teaching career and he was the best. All three Cresswell brothers were good students, too. There are too many things to remember so I think I'll save more for another time. To all you sharing memories - thanks. I look forward to reading them.

  Question? Are Dave Whitmire and Kenny Whitmire related? And can Irma Kulp still play tennis?

From beautiful Puyallup, Adios,

Roger Plockelman (59)
Puyallup, WA
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From: Dave Whitmire (62)

To Dennis Cresswell:
  Sorry for the mistake Dennis, but please tell Don. I'm sure that it was just another of my "senior moments" lately. Easy mistake with all the brothers starting with the letter "D."
  The thing I remember most was where you guys lived just down from my aunt's and how Don would high jump the corral. I was a little boy that stood probably 4' high at the time, and watching him clear that with ease was an impressive thing. He didn't roll. He didn't scissor. He just jumped over it. Don't know how tall it was, but it was impressive.
  Another memory was brought back to me by Stacy Wise today via email. He and I were crossing guards at Longfellow in the fourth grade (Miss Storment's class). I remember the day I finally got to be one of the guards. I got my badge and the little white do-hickey that strapped across one's shoulder and waist. Boy, was that ever cool. On top of that, once every month you could go to a show for free for working so hard. Stacy and I were partners and took our jobs seriously as I'm sure everyone else that ever had the job did. That was the start of a friendship that has gone on for many years.
  Speaking of Miss Storment, don't forget the bookends that we made from all the broken rocks. My mother packed those bookends around for years. My mother still had the picture I made with the pressed flowers tucked away in a chest until we found it after she passed away three years ago.

  How many of you class of `62 remember a Mrs. Cooney I think that was the name. She taught 7th or 8th grade English and History. Besides diagramming sentences the only real moment I remember in her class was when a guy that eventually moved away put a whoopi bladder under her cushion on her chair. The sound lasted forever. I have never laughed so hard in school in my entire life. She never lost her composure, however. She got up, said something that I can't remember, got out a pair of scissors and proceeded to cut the bladder up into tiny strips. English and history were never quite the same. I also used to communicate with a certain young lady via my desktop during those days of childhood crushes. She was the first love of my young life. I was totally twitter-pated by her.

  By the way, while in the Tri-Cities last week there was an article about marble collecting in The Tri-City Herald. My brother promptly went down to his garage and pulled out a couple of quart jars of marbles he has kept. We had a good time reminiscing. Take care everyone, and yes this is a wonderful site.
[I don't know how long they'll leave it there, but the TC Herald marble collecting story can be found at

Dave Whitmire (62)
Olympia, WA
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From: Paul Case (67)

To Irma Zacher:
  Grilled salmon is hard to beat, isn't it? Here's a good recipe to try sometime (I prefer restaurant-style fillets). I saw something similar done by a restaurant chef on the Seattle PBS station a couple years ago. It had been named "Best Salmon Recipe in Seattle," or something like that. They didn't give the exact herb mixture, but rosemary and thyme work very well. Brown sugar is the key - gives the salmon a really nice caramelized coating, as long as you don't use too much! All amounts are approximate and will vary depending on how much salmon you're grilling, but these are about the right proportions. This should also work under a broiler.

4 Restaurant-Style Fillets
Brush salmon lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Mix together about 1 tsp each dried, crushed rosemary & thyme, a little garlic powder, and about 1 tsp brown sugar (careful here, the first time I tried this I used too much brown sugar and ended up with a salmon bon fire!). Spread herb mixture evenly over salmon and cook over medium heat for about 6 minutes. Turn and cook until fish flakes with a fork, about 5 to 6 minutes longer.

  Re: restaurants, I like the Olive Garden, but has anyone else eaten at a Romano's Macaroni Grill? The nearest one to the Tri-Cities is in Boise, ID. We ate at one in Orlando a few years back and it was one of the most enjoyable dining experiences I can remember. Great atmosphere and food, and house jug wine in water glasses - on the honor system! They have a web site at http://macaronigrill.com/ if you're interested in taking a look.

  Re: Lewis and Clark Expedition, must be what, 200 years ago (history was not my best subject)? Are there any local plans to celebrate or recognize this anniversary, Irma? If anyone knows of something or wants to add something about it (what do you remember about it from school and how did Pasco fit in to this historic event?), please send it in.

Paul Case (67)
Pasco, WA
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From: Valerie Hayles Moffitt (74)

Dear Classmates and Fellow Pasco High Alumni,

  I am writing to share an exciting project that means a lot to Pasco and our Pasco Bulldogs! I am working on the Greater Pasco Recreation Foundation Turf Committee to help raise funds to install Field Turf at Edgar Brown Stadium. This great project can be accessed at www.pascohigh.com

  We have been working to make improvements in athletic facilities around town and have lately focused on the stadium. The First Phase was the new 10-lane track and Second Phase of new concessions, restrooms, press box and ticket booth is nearing completion. The stadium in its current condition is available between 15-20 dates per year. With the premium artificial surface that we will be installing we will greatly increase usage and more tourist dollars to our area.

  The City of Pasco, the Pasco School District, a couple of large local donors and Columbia Trust Bank have partnered with us to plan and execute Phase 3 of stadium improvements. I hope you will agree that you too want to be one of our partners. We are counting on our community and alumni supporters to put this project over the top.

  We need to raise $300,000 and for as little as $7.00 per square foot of field turf you will be recognized on the donor plaque that will hang in the stadium. Be sure that you indicate what class you graduated with! It will be fun to see which class buys the most Turf. Pledge on line to receive instructions how to make you tax deductible donation or mail a check to P.O. Box 4649, Pasco, WA 99301. The fax line is 509-546-0761 and the information hotline is 543-6784. Or call 539-0678 to talk to someone!

  Thank you for your continued interest in your classmates and high school alma mater. We appreciate your assistance.

  Thank you,

  Joining Bill Henry, Tom Brandon, John Crawford, Paul Whitemarsh, Salvador Beltran, Jeff Dong, John Morgan, Juan Bayona, Le Burns, Dale Fuller, Jennifer Brayton and the rest of the Greater Pasco Recreation Foundation in challenging our alumni to support Phase 3 of Edgar Brown Stadium Improvements and the "Field of Pride."

  GO BULLDOGS!!!

Valerie Hayles Moffitt (74)
Pasco, WA
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