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8/16/02
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PHS Alumni On-Line
Aug 16, 2002
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9 Bulldogs today:
Gary E. Miller (`55)
Mary Jo Cravens Schaefers (`55)
Nancy "Jane" Blevins Thorpe (`56)
Suzanne Vance Humphrey (`59)
Don Evans (`60)
Julie Hensley Blaswich (`60)
Loren Larson (`62)
Paul Case (`67)
Laine Hall (`88)

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From: Gary E. Miller (`55)

[Reprinted from the 8/13/02 newsletter in which I mistakenly attributed this entry to Gary Miller from the Class of `69. - Paul]

To Don Bailey (`56):
  What a surprise to hear you are among the living. I think we lost track of each other somewhere in the early 60s -- about the time the technical publication we shared authorship on came out. I was going over some old photos the other day and came across one of you piloting the boat you and your dad built (I remember some fun water ski times with that boat). Do you still play any tennis - or are you too busy being VP, etc.? Sounds like your kids turned out great. I too have 3 -- a professor (girl), an optometrist (girl), and a cop (boy). Also have 2 grandsons (3 years and 3 months). First marriage lasted 22 years before divorce -- 2nd is in its 19th year and going strong. Call if you get close. I'll buy lunch. We can share a few war stories.

To Colleen Alvis Bandy (`55):
  Nice to hear from you. I was just in Tigard this weekend playing in a USTA Regional Tennis Tournament.

Gary E. Miller (`55)
Kennewick, WA
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From: Mary Jo Cravens Schaefers (`55)

To Bobbie Sue Cooney Hergert (E53):
  Hi Bobbie Sue, I was two years your junior but I do remember just about everything you mentioned. I also remember "The Barrets of Wimple Street" and your playing Elizabeth Barret Browning. You were an inspiration to me in Thespians. In my junior year we did "Pride and Predjudice." Yes, I knew Mrs. D. (Davy) well and Gregson since I was on the tennis team for three years. So glad to see you post. Wish more from your class would. Tell `em about it!!

To Mike Pugh, (E56):
  Remembering ping pong games in our church basement, the tennis team practices, a couple of parties with you along, Gonzaga days, watching you sing in Lyle Moore's Men's GU Glee Club, and the Chad Mitchell Trio.

Glad to see you post. How about more?

Mary Jo Cravens Schaefers (`55)
Hoodsport, WA
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From: Nancy "Jane" Blevins Thorpe (`56)

To Bobbie Sue Cooney Hergert:
  Jon Burlis Thorpe and I, (Nancy Blevins Thorpe) were Freshmen when you were a senior at the old PHS. I remember thinking you seniors were so neat! I remember you and Bev Westerfield were editors of the Wasco. Everything you upper classmen did was very impressive to me. I loved the gym at the old high school and also the football field, even though it wasn't a "bowl" it was really fun to go to the games there. I was in band so I remember marching on that field and feeling so proud to be a Bulldog.

To Linda Hensley Boblet:
  Our 40th reunion booklet lists Dick Bruce in Eugene, Oregon. I checked in switchboard.com and he is still listed there. At our 45th reunion he said he was buying a second home in Butte, but I don't know if he's actually living there. Hope this helps you contact him.

  This site is so much fun!  I think I'm addicted.

Nancy "Jane" Blevins Thorpe (`56)
Tacoma, WA
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From: Suzanne Vance Humphrey (`59)

  Okay, I am in the mood to write, too. This is "Suzy Vance" class of `59. My sister Dianna was class of `61. Really enjoy remembering, but a lot of the memories you have were not mine. We moved to farm in 1954 and homesteaded 160 acres. When we arrived there was nothing but an irrigation ditch on our property. We were 3 kids and Mom and Dad living in a 30-foot trailer while we built our house.

  Classes of 59 to 61, are any of you from Block 15 or 16 homesteads? We were a separate entity to you "townie's." We had an hour or more bus ride to school. Swam in the irrigation ponds without a stitch on and tried our hand at eating rattlesnakes. Not much time for "cruizin" and when we did, we were in farm vehicles.

  I used to spend Easter vacation out on the tractor. Got a nice color and "lied" about how I got it. Used to claim we went to the lake. But now I can say, all that work really helped shape us into good citizens.

  I live in Kent now where my son and family live just down the road. During the last 40 years I have seen most of the world, except Africa and Asia. Made a very nice life for myself in the Information Technology area. Am still working, but doing so from home. I am a recruiter.

  You have my permission to publish my email address and phone number on the website. I really enjoy this sharing we are all doing. Keep up the great work.

Suzanne Vance Humphrey (`59)
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From: Julie Hensley Blaswich (`60)

Hi to all,
  Reading on this site is such a walk in memory lane. And to Julia Whitby, a big hello; like my sister Linda, I remember many good times playing with you and your sister Joan.

  And to Cheryl Epp Hair, hello to you; sounds like you have a great family and are doing well; nice to see your entry.

  To Bobbie Sue Cooney Hergert, the city park always seemed so huge as a child. Yes, I remember the deer cage and the peacocks too. And the delicious super salad burgers that could be obtained across the street from the park.

Julie Hensley Blaswich (`60)
Camano Island, WA
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From: Don Evans (`60)

  Would love to hear from you PHS Grads!

Don Evans (`60)
Henderson, NV
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From: Loren Larson (`62)

  Last weekend Ron Dupuis and I drove from the Seattle area to Pasco to visit one of our close friends whose time with us has been shortened to days and maybe hours. Bob Hull ('62) is in a hospice in Kennewick. We spent a wonderful 4 hours with him. He's still one of the most humorous people I have been around. He joked constantly and remembered far too many situations that I had long forgotten about. I was very taken by his parents, who are at the 80 mark themselves. They are with him 24 hours a day. Bob Sr. and Dafney filled Bob's room and everyone there with their love for Bob. It was palpable. When we left, Ron told Bob that we would be down this week for the class reunion and that he should be expecting a visit from us on Friday. Neither of us expected that we would see Bob again, but Ron called Thursday night and Bob is looking forward to us coming by. The reunion, which I look forward to as soon as the last one is over, has now taken second place priority to seeing my good friend and classmate again. I guess that's a reunion too, just a little different.

Loren Larson (`62)
Edmonds, WA
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From: Paul Case (`67)

To Class of 1962:
  Best Wishes for a great reunion this weekend! We (`67) had ours last weekend and it was great to see some people that hadn't attended previous reunions. I was hoping to crash in at the Clapper's tonight to say hi to a few old folks that I know, especially Jeff Jumper, but I have to leave early in the morning on a short business trip. Afraid I'd be tempted to overstay any welcome that I might receive!

Paul Case (`67)
Pasco, WA
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From: Laine Hall (`88)

  I am currently teaching first grade. No kids yet, but two cats. My wife and I live just south of Salt Lake City.

Laine Hall (`88)
Riverton, UT
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