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8/28/02
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PHS Alumni On-Line
Aug 28, 2002
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8 Bulldogs & an editorial note today:
Mary Jo Cravens Schaefers (`55)
Jon & Nancy "Jane" Blevins Thorpe (`56)
Linda Hensley Boblet (`58)
Robert (Bob) Gregson (`60)
Tommie Warren Nelson (`60)
Sheldon Spadafore (`65)
Joe Cherry (`67)

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** Editorial Note
Due to web space limitations I had to cut back on the photos of the stadium upgrade project. The Field Turf upgrade photo page now has 20 pictures that pretty much show before, during, and after the upgrades. - Paul

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From: Mary Jo Cravens Schaefers (`55)

To Mike Pugh,
  The email reply you sent to me arrived blank so not sure what you replied. I heard from Nancy Blevins Thorpe though and she does remember parties across from the high school at Diana Andersen's house. So she was the girl you knew in connection with those. That leaves me as the ol' tennis team and ping pong chum.

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

To Mike Pugh:
  I think the house across the street from the high school you were referring to was Dianna Anderson's. We had some parties there in a rec room above her garage. She now lives in Oregon after living for quite a few years in Alaska. We saw her and her husband in Arizona during Spring Training a few years ago.
  Jon played tennis and was the doubles partner of Jerry Gower. Speaking of the Gowers, do you remember taking me to a formal dance (can't remember which one) and ending up at the wrong house? You went to Claudine Johnson's home which was one block North of mine, and Jim Gower was waiting there to take Claudine to the dance. He asked, "What are you doing here?" You told him you had come to pick up Nancy Blevins and he straightened you out. By the time you got to my house you were pretty flustered. I do know we had a good time, even though the evening started out a little rocky.
  Jon and I enjoyed seeing you at our 40th reunion. Wish you could have been in Sequim for the 45th. We had a great time. Hopefully, we'll see you in 2006 for our 50th, if not before. (Can you believe the 50th??)
  If you come to the Puget Sound area, let us know and we'll get a group of `56 grads together. If you're in the Tri-Cities, we'll come there. Several from our class there get together for dinner as often as Bob Bosse gets the word out.

Great to hear from you.

Jon and Nancy "Jane" Blevins Thorpe (`56)
Tacoma, WA
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From: Linda Hensley Boblet (`58)

Thanks to Nancy Blevins Thorpe, I found Dick Bruce's number and called him. We talked on the phone for over two hours bringing each other up to date on all the family things that have happened in the past 30 years or so -- thanks again.

  I just spoke to my sister Shirley who graduated in 1951. She asked for the address for this site, so I'm sure you all will see her name her soon.

  I have so enjoyed reading all the entries on this sight. It is so much fun.

Linda Hensley Boblet (`58)
Kennewick, WA
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From: Robert (Bob) Gregson (`60)

  While traveling through the Midwest in July we stopped at an RV park in Scott's Bluff, NE, late one afternoon and I popped my bicycle off its rack for a little exercise. About 5 minutes of riding later I rode over a flat plant whose appearance was etched in my brain, shouting out "Pasco danger! Pasco danger!" But too late. Yup, it was tackweeds. And I was too slow to respond so they had done their dirty business. That conjured up memories of an ill-fated paper route I took during the summer of `54 which involved daily bouts with tackweeds on some semi-primitive roads south and west of Longfellow School -- and then, because this e-mail list had just hit our computer, that further reminded me of some of the dedicated entrepreneurial paper carriers of my Pasco youth, like Warren Halverson and Ralph Gaedeke who managed to get up every morning and deal with things like that. I'm sure that dedication took them both on to business success in later life! A tip of the hat to all you ex-paper carriers out there who did it by bicycle before the roads were all paved in tackweed country.

Robert (Bob) Gregson (`60)
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From: Tommie Warren Nelson (`60)

To Janice Woods Ehrke:
  Hi Jan, this is Tomtoms (Tommie Warren Nelson, `60). Good to hear from you. I didn't know that you were a hunter? I live where there are deer and wild turkeys just outside my window most all the time. Remember the days at the Artic Circle with Hollis Mudd?? Boy, what fun we had. Those were really fun times. Won't mention the times at Judy Fink's.

  Hi to Don Evans. I remember in Jr. High the song you sang for the talent show. Do you??? That really dates all of us but it was a lot of fun. My Dad use to work for Judy Jones father when it was just a gravel pit and my brother and I use to play in it.

  Well hell-o to all of the class of 1960.

Tommie Warren Nelson (`60)
Addy, WA
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From: Sheldon Spadafore (`65)

  Would appreciate any feedback from anyone who has had experience with "Restless Leg Syndrome" as I have just been released from hospital after suffering chronic renal failure and have ended up with RLS to boot. Right now it hits me worse at night, so I have only been able to get short stretches of sleep during the day.

  I would greatly appreciate any help.

Sheldon Spadafore (`65)
Booragul, New South Wales, Australia
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From: Joe Cherry (`67)

To Ron Buckles:
  Well hey Ron, Ralph [Daniels] is in Pasco, Dave [Smith] is in Benton City and [Joe] Fleming is in Vancouver, Wash. I saw some familiar faces at the 35th reunion Aug. 9-11. It was a smaller bunch but we managed to have a real great time and Patti Scharf was a real Trooper for getting it organized and making it a success. Thanks Patti and all the volunteers for helping out. I'll see ya at the 40th for sure. Lets keep the thought and get it together for an even bigger gathering in 2007.
  I took some pictures and will try and get them all on a CD so people can add to their collections. Just email me and I'll try and send them to who ever wants to put it all together, if nothing else anyone with digital pics of the reunion get a hold of me and I'll put all I get on 1 CD. Maybe Paul can get them up on the web site eventually.
  Thanks Paul for your efforts as well, this site is great for sure. Also Congrats James Cherry on your recent award from the State of Washington. I wish everyone good health and happiness till we meet again . . .

Joe Cherry (`67)
Libby, MT
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