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6/29/01
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PHS Bulldogs On-Line                       Jun 29, 2001
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4 entries today:

Irma Zacher (Kulp, 60)
Ginny Halvorson (Cramer, 63)
Marcia Plows (Bailie, 66)
Paul Case (67)

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From: Irma Zacher (Kulp, 60)

To: Paul Case (67)
Tell Paul we got a kick out of his memories writing on, and diving off the Blue/Green Bridge and the Drag racing stories. Some of the old drags were out North 4th street, besides the Kahlotus Hwy drags that were mentioned. We still see Lonnie Fricke and Don Story on occasion.  Both are still involved in motors & cars and are in the Pasco Area.

My husband Don Zacher (PHS 59), who used to drag race legally most of the time, mostly on the quarter mile '59 thru '63, then turned to circle track for a few years, has been building race car engines for other drivers for many years. He calls it his hobby, but he spends most of his life in the garage. The hobbiests pour in and out of our driveway at a fast pace.

Was Paul Case related to Linda Case('61)or Dave Case (class of soon thereafter)?

Paul, I think the Bob-a-Lou was the Frosty Treat Drive before the Bob-a-Lou.

Irma Zacher (Kulp, 60)
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From: Ginny Halvorson (Cramer, 63)

Ginny (nee Cramer) Halvorson of the great and wonderful class of 1963.  I presently live in Central Louisiana in a little farming community called LeCompte ("la count") and work as a paralegal in a lawfirm in Alexandria, LA.

What a great job ya'll are doing and how wonderful to hear about old and dear friends and fellow bulldog friends.  Do you by chance remember my brother -actually had two...Rick Cramer Class of '64 and Ron Cramer Class of '67?

To: Paul Case (67)
Figured you were Dave's brother and thought I remembered you as one of Ron's friends.  Ron and his wife Sheila now live in Pennsyvlania, way up in no man's land actually.  He had e-mail, but the service is so bad I think he basically doesn't use it anymore.  He may soon be moving back to Indiana, just not sure about that yet.

He and his wife, Sheila (nee Mathews), Class of (not sure, but know it is a few years after '67) are getting ready to leave for a big fishing trip in Alaska this next weekend.  They do get around.  Ron has also been to Finland this year for business purposes so is becoming a world traveler. Of course, he is as nutty as every...also has two grandchildren and his son, Sean is a medic in the navy and just married a lawyer from Seattle.  His other son, Pat, is following in his Dad's and grandfather's shoes working in a paper mill in Georgia as an instrument man.  Our family is pretty well spread out over most of the United States.

I am getting ready to fly to Michigan this coming Sunday for the birth of my first grandchild, a girl I've been told.  I also have another grandchild (gender unknown at this time) due in September from my youngest son and his wife who now live in Texas.  Needless to say it is a busy year for me, but very exciting.

Still think it is wonderful that you are doing this.  Last year I found my class of '63 out here in computer land and discovered I had just missed a reunion and had been on the missing list for the past 36 years, most of which has been spent in the South. Enough gabbing for now - will try to resurrect some memories from my wonderful teen years in Pasco.

I do remember a lot of the things I am reading from other entries to your newsletter and enjoy very much...sure brings back the "good ole days" and a smile to my face.  Keep up the good work.

Ginny Halvorson (Cramer, 63)
LeCompte, LA
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From: Marcia Plows (Bailie, 66)

I've been reading the Richland alumni on-line newsletter for a few months and it's real interesting. Sometimes they are not gentle with us Bulldogs across the river. I am married to a '63 Bomber so I put up with "some" of the stuff. We (Bulldogs) know who are the best.

Just a little update: Living with Bomber Dick Plows in Sisters Oregon. Have a small business, Top-Knot@www.mooringlines.com. We have been doing this for 2 1/2 years and are still having fun.

Missed the last '66 reunion, but can't remember why. I get to Pasco every so often, because my mom still lives there. Would love to hear from some of the old gang of Bulldogs.

Thanks to Kay Foley for passing this service on to me. Thanks to those who have set it up.

Marcia Plows (Bailie, 66)
Sisters, OR
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From: Paul Case (67)

To Irma Zacher:
My humble apologies for entering your maiden name incorrectly.  I don't know how I saw Krup when the e-mail I received plainly said Kulp!  I have corrected the database so that mistake will no longer show up in print!  And yes, I am related to Dave (63) and Linda (61). I was the youngest. So far there have been eight (if I can add right!) Cases of this lineage to graduate from good ol' PHS, the last being my son, Josh (00).

To everyone:
We have more than 120 subscribers now. What we need are more writers! It doesn't have to be a novel, just a line or two of memories, trivia, or perhaps a note about someone you'd like to find (with good intentions in mind, of course!) after ??? years. Heck, I just found out I've been working for the past two years with my "dad" from a PHS play that I was in when I was about 12-years old. Anyone remember "A Man Called Peter?" It's truly a small world!

The PHS Bulldogs On-Line web site is getting lots of hits - even though there isn't a whole lot there YET. We need links to other PHS web sites that might be out there. The Class of 63 site is the only one I know about. We can also add archival stuff like old photos, Wasco archives, etc. Other ideas?

Re: partying at the Rd. 68 sand dunes - what's the earliest anyone remembers that? My guess is that it probably goes way back before my time. I'm not sure if kids still party there now, seems a little riskier than when I was in high school. I think I also read that the sand dunes have been closed to motorized vehicles. Most of the rest of the Rd. 68 "party area" is now in agricultural use. Too bad, kinda. I still remember racing with Larry Merk (67) around a motocross-type track out there - in our cars! Just a little bit bumpy!

Paul Case (67)
Still enjoying the sun (sometimes) in Pasco, WA
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