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8/6/02
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PHS Alumni On-Line
Aug 06, 2002
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8 Bulldogs today:
Mary Jo Cravens Schaefers (`55)
Mike Pugh (`56)
Nancy "Jane" Blevins Thorpe (`56)
Bill Stough (`59)
Irma Kulp Zacher (`60)
Dawn Mylerberg Azure (`62)
Steve Boothe (`68)
Amy Zeigler Hepp (`95)

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From: Mary Jo Cravens Schaefers (`55)

  Thanks for imput from Gary Miller `55, Sally Crawford Bower `55, and Nancy Blevins Thorpe'56 about the Navy Base days.

To Peggy Gardner Bezold:
  Yes, Peggy, thanks to you, too, for answering the trivia question I asked, What was the "Tumbleweed"?  The "Tumbleweed" was the PJHS yearbook.
  My model airplane class teacher according to Gary Miller was Mr. Gower. Gary also thinks that our PJHS basketball team (named the Panthers) in 1951 played Hermiston the last game of the season. Sallee reminds me I met Sue Thomas in the 7th rather than the 6th grade because Sue attended Longfellow 6th grade with her. Nancy remembered the Tumbleweed too.
  BTW, Nancy, I remember that wonderful little school store too, which sold jawbreakers and the first ever fountain pens with disposal cartridges.
  Anyway, this is fun. I assume many of us remember the fountain pens we filled with ink out of bottles. Together we do make up a great memory bank!!

Mary Jo Cravens Schaefers (`55)
Hoodsport, WA
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From: Mike Pugh (`56)

  I know I'm late joining the growing number of on line PHS alumni; but I want to thank my life long friend, Larry Green, for informing me of this website. Larry (class of 55) and I (56) lived just a block apart from each other during high school in the vicinity of Octave Street less than two blocks from PHS. We played neighborhood baseball and basketball together and actually spent 2-3 years playing the board game of APBA baseball in the basement of his home. We still talk baseball on line these days. Thank you, Larry! Our 40th reunion of the class of 56 still remains as one of my favorite experiences. It was great seeing everyone again -- needless to say, our high school days were the best. I'm writing this from our place in Maine where we spend the summer. Isn't it amazing how the computer is now such an easy means of connecting past and present and traversing the miles among special friends? I look forward to staying on-line and hearing from our class and high school friends.

Mike Pugh (`56)
Maine
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From: Nancy "Jane" Blevins Thorpe (`56)

To Sallee Crawford Bower (`55):
  Jon remembers when you guys were neighbors and I remember the house you lived in because my cousins, Linda Lauritzen (`53) and Monte Lauritzen (`54) lived not far from there. They lived about 1 1/2 blocks from the train depot. We also attended the Christian Church together and your mom and my aunt were both Sunday school teachers and good friends. Right?
  Your idea to have a joint reunion of our two classes 55/56 is great! Don't know who would get something like that started but just the suggestion is a small start.

To Pat Mitchell (`62):
  Yes, I am David's big sister. He lives in Richland and just retired this past March. I'm also Robert's big sister and he lives in Kennewick and still working at Hanford. He's counting the days until his retirement but he has several years to go since he's our baby brother!

Nancy "Jane" Blevins Thorpe (`56)
Tacoma, WA
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From: Bill Stough (`59)

  An elderly lady back in Princeton when I was going to graduate school once told me "the rich become eccentric and the poor become senile." I wont confess to what category I fit, except with all the on-line PHS chatter, it is really fun to see names from yesteryear like Ruth Miller, Rowena Chess, and Eleanor Ruzick.
  Yeh, Miller lived with Chess and was a 5th grade teacher at Capt. Gray. Miles was right on. And Eleanor Ruzick -- she was the art teacher at old Pasco Jr. High, and it's safe to confess now, the fantasy woman of my life in the 7th grade -- and I am sure I wasn't alone!

Bill Stough
Class of 59 (barely -- if Gregson had his way he would have flunked me back to sophomore in spite of the fact I registered for the draft)
Seattle, WA
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From: Irma Kulp Zacher (`60)

I have addresses for:
  Mrs. Kelly McFadden
   (Pasco Junior High English Teacher about `55-'57)

  Mrs. Evelyn (Rusick) Sage
   (Pasco Junior High Art Teacher around `55-'57)

Both of these lovely ladies have come to PHS reunions for `59 and `60 classes several times and really seem to enjoy partying with us kids. They still look as young as they were when we had them for Junior High Teachers. We are the ones who have aged.

[If you'd like to contact either of these former teachers please send a request to PHS Alumni On-Line for info. - Paul]

Irma Kulp Zacher (`60)
Pasco, WA
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From: Dawn Mylerberg Azure (`62)

  My mother, Bernice Mylerberg Miller, confirms that it was Ruth Miller who lived with Miss Chess. She also says "Hello" to all of her former students. She taught at the Navy Base and later, the Jr. High. She is 91 now and still walks a mile in the mall every day using her trusty walker.

Dawn Mylerberg Azure (`62)
Seattle, WA
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From: Steve Boothe (`68)

  Hi, from one of the infrequent contributors of the class of `68 ... "Long time reader, first time writer" (apologies to The Bob & Tom Show).

  Brothers Jim (`59) & Dave (`67) and sister Barb (`77). We often get asked if we're related to the "other" Boothes [Bob, Homer, Howard, Arnold, or Boyd -can't remember the girls name(s)]. As far as we know we're not directly related, but sometimes I say we are, just for fun. Can't add too much that hasn't already been said by others, from the academic perspective, but remember with fondness the days growing up with the rest of the gang in the neighborhood. Playing baseball in the vacant lot across from the Tilton's on Brown St. We had a pretty good team and we even played a game against another neighborhood team. (Can't remember who was on that team, though.) Our team included the likes of Steve Eads, Jay Winters, Gene Holand, Ron Grant, Dennis Fogel, Jim Head, (the good Dr) Stan Hales, brother Dave, myself. All major league prospects, huh!

  As I got into high school, I dropped orchestra and turned into something of a gear-head, joining Dave to work at Art's Texaco on Lewis St. My senior year I acquired my first and best hotrod, a `52 Chev with a 265ci Chev V8 engine and 4-speed, professionally built and installed by Gary Pipes and his dad (owner of D&R Auto Parts of Kennewick). Late one summer evening of `68 or `69, my buddy Marv McCollom and I were parked in the Sigman's parking lot (we all remember that, don't we ... this was one of the primary stopping points when dragging the gut to sit and watch the other cars/people and talk), Marv in his `54 Merc with the built 390 Ford engine and me in my `52, getting bored and just about ready to head home. We decided to see how much tire smoke we could generate. I think I went first and made a respectable cloud. Then Marv went, power-braking the big block and setting off something similar to what the mosquito sprayer produced. We were pretty happy with ourselves until one of Pasco's finest, officer Xxxxxx Yyyyyy, drove by and saw the remnants still floating in the air. (Keep in mind, we both knew Xxxxxx pretty well and one of our good friends Don Lambert (PHS `66) was also on the force.) Anyway, Xxxxxx stopped and asked us if we saw who had been doing the burnouts in the parking lot. Marv and I took turns playing innocent. Marv went as far as to say he didn't even know what a burnout was. Xxxxxx put the cruiser in low, hit the brake, and created what could only be described as the second coming of the dust bowl. Then he backed up and said, "It looks something like that." Our jaws hit the ground. What a guy! If you know who Xxxxxx is, don't call and scold him or write about misuse of city property. As I look back at this specific incident, he was attempting to "bond" with people he was charged with protecting, it was late, and there was absolutely nobody else around. Although I already respected Xxxxxx, I saw him in an entirely new light.
  Anybody remember that crazy Omar Ortiz and his 396 Camaro, racing across the old green bridge?

Steve Boothe (`68)
Pasco, WA
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From: Amy Zeigler Hepp (`95)

  It was great to see another 95' alum online. I thought I was the only one reading this site! Anyways, hi to Blaine. Hope all is good with you. I sent you an email hope to hear from you soon.
  I moved to Denver almost 5 years ago. Time flies!! I married my wonderful husband Kevin in May of 99' and we have a little boy named Mason, he is 16 months old. He is so much fun to have in our life. We are building a new house and plan to move in September or October. I am a stay at home mom and love every minute of it! Mason keeps me very busy.
  I was just back in Pasco this last weekend and it's still pretty much the same. Now my little brother is going to be a sophomore at PHS. That makes me feel a little old!=)

  I would love to hear from any other alums!

Amy Zeigler Hepp (`95)
Thornton, CO
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