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4/26/02
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PHS Alumni On-Line
Apr 26, 2002
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7 Bulldog notes today:
Roger Plockelman (59)
Bonnie Beard Cameron (59)
Jeff Jumper (62)
Margaret Granger Conant (63)
Sandra Green Reuther (63)
Helen Bakshas (64)
Sheldon Spadafore (65)

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From: Roger Plockelman (59)

Greetings to Irma Kulp:
  Thanks for the response. You are definitely right about Mr. Gregson and his imposing personality. He liked nothing better than giving my buddy Don Eisenbarth and I a bad time. But we still enjoyed being around him. You bring back many wonderful memories with the names of our former teammates. Don't forget I played with a pretty good play in your brother Spencer. Along with others like Fred Olson, Jim Thorpe, John Klundt and earlier Norm Gillette. There were some pretty good players to go through PHS considering Coach Gregson really didn't know all that much about coaching tennis. I remember that your parents operated the business out on the "upper River road". I think it was bricks or something of that nature. Anyway those were definitely special years and looking back is very enjoyable. Like you my grandkids have a tough time believing "GrandPa" really could play any sport, but I tell great stories!
  Responding to another Alum in Ron Olsen, he could make Chemistry look so easy while the rest of us dummies struggled. It was my misfortune to be in a chemistry class with the likes of Ron Olsen, Craig Jackson, Pete Anderson and Don Eisenbarth and John Mitchell. Talk about swimming upstream! I was really a duck out of water and Gregson knew it. Out of compassion he gave me a D- just so I could play Tennis. And I didn't even mention the various girls who could work circles around me like Carol Jaeger and Sue Moffett, Peggy Sutley and Linda Yamauchi. The classes of 58, 59 and 60 certainly had some outstanding students.   How many of you real "oldtimers" remember wearing the white school patrol belts and getting out of class early to go to your corner for duty? I did that while attending Longfellow Elementary.
  It would be interesting to know how many of you reading this alumni section went all through school in Pasco?

  From beautiful daffodil country in Puyallup for now.

Roger Plockelman (59)
Puyallup, WA
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From: Bonnie Beard Cameron (59)

  Dear Roger [Plockelman] ..... Yes Puyallup is pretty. I live in Tacoma and will probably retire around the Sumner area. What a view of Mt. Rainier there. The Taylor Maid did have great hamburgers. It made me crazy that we were banned from going there and "hanging" out at lunch. I really did good in Jr. High. My brother hated it because the teachers kept comparing him to me. He was two years behind me. He even worked at the Taylor Maid after school. He still talks about that.

  In High School, Mr. Gregson and I became bosom friends! He was the one that kept making me pick up papers for punishment. Everybody else got to stay after class, sit in the office and twiddle thumbs but oh no, I had to go pick up papers in front of the window areas so everybody could see me out there. I was so embarrassed and he knew just what it would do to me because I generally was a good girl for a few months after that. But that 1 mile hike to school every day would get longer and longer. Sure enough, I couldn't stand to get up early enough, I messed around too much on the way and then would be late for school again. That first class was a killer. I hated the teacher so much that I forgot what her name was! Mr. Gregson and I laughed about that at one of the class reunions. He was a pretty great guy!

  I was cleaning out one of my drawers the other day and found some black and white photos. At first I couldn't figure out who it was and then it dawned on me that it was a picture of my pastor and wife who married me back in the fall of 59 in their parlor. One of the girls who was there with me was Joan Pudwill Cover. She and I have stayed friends and in touch all these years. She is living in Idaho and is working for the post office as a rural mail person. Loves her job still after all these years.

  Well thanks for letting me share some of my memories too

Bonnie Beard Cameron (59)
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From: Jeff Jumper (62)

  Of possible interest to class of 62 bulldogs, I received the following note from a nice Richland Bomber couple, which I pass along here.

"Found a nice used copy of the Sinewesah yearbook from Pasco High School in Pasco, Washington for the class year 1962.

If you or someone you know is searching for a replacement copy for a lost or damaged annual, please feel free to contact us."

Gary & Janis Behymer
Colfax, Washington  99111
[Email PHS Alumni On-Line for Gary & Janis' e-mail address]

  I'd be interested to know who the original owner was.

Jeff Jumper (62)
Molokai, HI
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From: Margaret Granger Conant (63)

To Ronald Olsen:
  Did you live on Yakima St? If so do you remember the girl who lived down the street and followed in your foot steps to play the clarinet, although never as well? You were quite the inspiration being all intelligent and stuff and being such a good player. Do you ever play? Both my boys gave my old clarinet a try and couldn't stand hauling the damn thing to school. How I ever stood it I'll never know, but by the time I was a senior I was glad I stuck it out. I did get it out a few years ago thinking about the local community band but I didn't follow it up.
  What do you do now? And by the by, I had Miss Storment for fourth grade. She was super and one of my favorites. I also still have my pressed flower picture via my Mom who has been gone since 76.
  This site is great fun, eh?

Margaret Granger Conant (63)
Idaho Falls, ID
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From: Sandra Green Reuther (63)

Paul,
  A fellow 1963 classmate wrote me. She didn't want to write in and be identified, but wanted me to tell Karon McCulloch that the English teacher she wrote about was Mr. Seibert.

  She said, "I had him in my junior year and I adored him. He made us think, but we had a lot of fun doing it. He truly marched to the beat of different drummer. I wish I had paid more attention than I did. It was my favorite class. I learned a lot and have never forgotten him. Does anyone know what ever happened to him? He wore a toupee :) and had dark circles under his eyes, but he always dressed nice.

  Mrs. Lorain was my other favorite. She had faith in me when no one else did. She saw something that even I didn't see and I wish I could have told her how much I appreciated it. She was great."

Sandra Green Reuther - for a fellow 1963 classmate
Boulder City, NV
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From: Helen Bakshas (64)

  Why has this site been kept a secret? I just found out about it from Val Moffitt.

Helen Bakshas (64)
Pasco, WA
[No secret, it just takes time for word to get around. - Paul]
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From: Sheldon Spadafore (65)

Hi all -

  Read the last issue and a familiar surname jumped out at me. My twin brother Neville used to go with Gail Yamauchi. I spent a bit of time occasionally visiting with her parents (really nice people). I know that Gail got married, but haven't heard a thing about her in many years. I was wondering if anyone knew her and what is happening with her these days?

  Does anyone remember John and Linda Wellman? Kept in touch with them for many years. John was married to Jenny, but got divorced after he came down with MS. He then married his nurse (I believe). John passed away several years ago from complications due to MS. His then wife Bev took her own life shortly after.
  The last I heard from Linda was that her mother had passed away sometime in 2001. She was living in the Seattle area and was going to move to Oregon with her kids.

Regards -

Sheldon Spadafore (65)
Booragul, New South Wales, Australia
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