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10/22/02
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PHS Alumni On-Line
Oct 22, 2002
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5 Bulldogs today:
Larry Green (`55)
Steve Maupin (`58)
Don Evans (`60)
Donald Givens (`63)
JoAnn St.Pierre Donohue (`65)

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From: Larry Green (`55)

To Mary Jo Schaefers ('55):
  Yes, we did win the Homecoming game that year. Because Pasco had won for the third straight time, we were awarded the Wright-Yonkers Trophy. Then the trophy was given permanently to whichever team won three straight games in the series. Then they would start a new trophy. I'm not certain if the trophy is still being awarded or not. Maybe some of the new graduates could confirm this for us. I do believe, though, the 1954 game was played in Kennewick rather than on the Pasco field behind the old high school that was changed to a junior high after we got into the new building the fall of 1953.

Larry Green (`55)
Goodyear, AZ
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From: Steve Maupin (`58)

  I have been a lurker reading about interesting memories.

  I enjoyed playing the cello in the operetta "The Merry Widow" in the high school orchestra taught by Ruth Freeman, later Coelho. I also played in the Mid-Columbia Symphony. Brahms 2nd Symphony was my favorite. Ms. Coelho was the Concert Mistress. She used to conduct during rehearsal. She was very good. Mr. Coelho taught art at Columbia Basin College when I was attending in 1961-62. There was controversy with the school board over him being an agnostic. I don't think that bothers anyone today.
  I remember cruising around Saturday nights along Lewis Street out to Wilkie's as being like Steven Spielberg's movie "American Graffiti." Buch Fisher, Mike Watts, Dick Davidson, and I were driving around drinking beer with empties on the floor. (I am not sure these were the right people. My memory may be failing me.) A policeman pulled us over. He walked up to the car window and asked if we had been drinking. I said we had some root beer. He laughed, told us to be careful, got back in his car and drove off. That was our moment of glory! We thought we had really done something! I think young people have a harder time growing up today than we did back then.
  Mr. Gregson (Brother Greg) was a good chemistry teacher and a destroyer of tender moments (no holding hands in the hall). I learned that calcium carbide in water makes acetylene. We used to put some in a cup of water in a vacant lot. I put a waste can with a hole punched in it over the can. We lit a piece of paper on top and stood way back. It would make a big bang and blow the can 20 feet in the air. Enough pranks. Any young people reading this, don't do this at home or anywhere else. Don't do as I did - do what your parents tell you.
  I am now a retired Teamster living in Redding, California. I am active with The Shasta Peace and Justice Coalition.

Take care.

Steve Maupin (`58)
Redding, CA
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From: Don Evans (`60)

To Causna Beebe Albin (`60):
  Great to hear from you!!! I had not heard my first and middle name used since my mother was alive and pissed at me. You were the only person outside my family who called me DB. Please call 1-800-388-7253 and leave a voice mail message when/how I can reach you. Would love to catch up on things.

  Big hugs ---

P.S. Irma, we tied Kennewick in our last HC game.

Don Evans (`60)
Henderson, NV
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From: Donald Givens (`63)

  A brief note to let those who knew my brother, Jim Givens. Jim died on August 13, 2002, at his home in Sarasota, Florida. He died from a massive stroke, which was the third stroke he had in as many years. Jim would have been in the PHS class of 1965, however he left school after completing his 11th year. He did pick up his GED while serving in the US Army. He leaves behind his wife, Keith, to whom he was married for 24 years, three sons, and two daughters. His lifelong friend, Bob (Bobby) Williamson, class of `65 traveled from the Tri-Cities to attend the funeral. I do wish to thank Bob, once again.

Donald Givens (`63)
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From: JoAnn St.Pierre Donohue (`65)

"Say Hey"
  You can all reminisce about Homecoming and it always was a special time. I remember the big bonfire and the beautiful big white mum corsages. But that was then, and this is now, and guess who's going to the World Series???
  The San Francisco Giants!!

  So cheer for the PHS Football Team and for the SF Giants. I'll be there, thirteen rows up behind Dusty Baker for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday's games. Maybe I will make a sign saying "Hi to all PHS grads" and get on TV. Then again, maybe I won't. Watch the game and see if I do!

Wishing you all well . . .

JoAnn St.Pierre Donohue (`65)
San Jose, CA
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