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9/7/02
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PHS Alumni On-Line
Sep 07, 2002
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5 Bulldogs today:
Don Bailey (`56)
Nancy "Jane" Blevins Thorpe (`56)
Marion Goulet Mann (`56)
Jim Wolf (`57)
Linda Williams Shaw (`67)

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From: Marion Goulet Mann (`56)

To Mike Pugh:
  Greetings from Lome, Togo, West Africa. I agree that Forever Plaid was written about our generation. I saw it several years ago at a Community Concern performance in the Capital Theater in Yakima. The local theater group is going to do it this season and I hope I'm back home in time to see it again.

  I am here in Lome teaching at the American International School. It's a small school -- I have six students, grades 3, 4, 5, with astonishing international backgrounds. This is my first experience in a tropical setting and I'm looking forward to finding out if I can tolerate the conditions as the weather begins to heat up. My plan is to be here at least until February.

  Keep the PHS site going. It keeps me close to home.

Marion Goulet Mann (`56)
Yakima, WA
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From: Don Bailey (`56)

To Mike Pugh:
  I don't remember who sang Sh-Boom Sh-Boom at a pep rally, but I do remember the stage crew (with you) sang it during the intermission of one of our plays during our senior year. Built a skit around it, but don't recall the details.

To Don Essinger:
  Trying to get Les to any reunion would be a feat! Take a lot more than even a coke at Wilkie's.

Don Bailey (`56)
Broadview Heights, OH
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From: Nancy "Jane" Blevins Thorpe (`56)

To Mike Pugh:
  Those guys' names you can't remember in the Sh-Boom, Sh-Boom group were: Geoff Bellman, Jon Thorpe, Mike Pugh and (don't know how she ended up with this trio) Margy Amstadt. I have a couple of glossy prints of that performance which was an absolute riot! I still love that song and think of you all when I hear it. I'll make some copies of our pictures and send them to you. Jon says you even "took it on the road" to Walla Walla and several other places.

  Great to hear other PHS alumni are enjoying their class reunions, too. Each one we have seems to be better than the previous one. Glad there is always a dedicated group that plans and prepares for the next event. Thanks!

Nancy "Jane" Blevins Thorpe (`56)
Tacoma, WA
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From: Jim Wolf (`57)

  I'm glad to hear stories of others carrying on the proud banner of the paper boys or girls! Two of my daughters had paper routes. I lived down on Washington Street in the 40's and early 50's. I had routes for Columbia Basin News, as well as The Tri-City Herald over the years that stretched from Ship St.(which was the end of the civilized world at that time) to the underpass on Lewis Street. I remember I would stand under the dryer vent from the commercial laundry on Ainsworth Street to warm up on those cold mornings, then make my way to the Spudnut Shop on Lewis Street for a fresh hot Spudnut with a dollop of soft vanilla ice cream on top!! Those were the good old days!!

Jim Wolf (`57)
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From: Linda Williams Shaw (`67)

To Don Essinger:
  I live in Phoenix and have for the past 24 years. E-mail us when you get settled.

Linda Williams Shaw (`67)
Phoenix, AZ
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