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11/16/02
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PHS Alumni On-Line
Nov 16, 2002
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9 Bulldogs today:
Larry Green (`55)
Gerald Terrill (`57)
Jane Berni Duncan (`58)
Jean Ferguson Deal (`59)
Bill Stough (`59)
Marcia Myers (`63)
Dick Brown (`64)
JoAnn St.Pierre Donohue (`65)
Cliff Brown (`67)

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From: Larry Green (`55)

To Causna Beebe Albin - '60:
  I believe we (the Class of `55) may have been Mr. Seibert's first set of students in Pasco. He was one of our teachers in the seventh grade at the old Navy Base Junior High. One of the things I remember from that time was a surprise birthday party we had for him in class. We did a very sad rendition of his life story, somewhat. As so often happens we recall our good teachers way after we may have had the opportunity to express personally how much they did for us. I'm very sorry he passed away before many of us may have had that opportunity. Thanks for the information, anyway.

  I'm sending this knowing it is a few days late for the occasion because some people made very positive comments about it. I wrote this to the people who now live in our community because many of them have served in the service, many being career people. I also had in mind some of the things I remember about growing up in Pasco during the 1940's and 1950's.

To all PC Veterans and their families:
  This may wander a little as I think while I am writing. This is a special day for many of us. For those who served as well as for the families and friends who supported you while you served. Some of us are of an age when today was called Armistice Day rather than Veteran's Day. Some of us are of an age when Veteran's Day is all we have known. Some of us served at a time when we were placed in harm's way. Some of us were fortunate enough to serve during a safer time. Some of you may have come home to grand parades in 1945. Some of you may have come home to no parades after Korea. Some of you may have come home to catcalls and derisive comments from Viet Nam. Some of you may have come home to parades from Desert Storm. Some of you may have come home to a combination of the above. I am certain which ever time you may have served we all have names on a wall, be it in Washington, DC, in our home towns or only in our hearts that represent fellow veterans who were not as fortunate as we who served and survived. To many this is just another day on the calendar. A day, possibly, out of school, off work or just November 11, so what. For those of us who have served, at least for me, it has a much deeper meaning. For many years I was responsible for the Veteran's Day assembly at the high school where I worked. I ranked it with the emotions involved with graduation. It was not uncommon for me to get emotional during the assembly by thinking of the sacrifices veterans have made for our country and how some people fail to see the significance of the Day. Again, to all of you who have served in one way or another and to your families I salute you.

Larry Green ('55) - Sgt. USAR 1956-1962
Goodyear, AZ
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From: Gerald Terrill (`57)

  I've seen some remembrances of Mr. Seibert and have one of many great memories of him I'd like to share. As I've seen the rules and laws change on how to raise and teach young people I wonder how long a teacher would last at this time if they were to restore order in a class room by shooting at them with a cap pistol. Mr. Seibert was definitely one of a kind. So sorry to hear of his passing.

Best regards to all.

Gerald Terrill (`57)
Elk Grove, CA
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From: Jane Berni Duncan (`58)

To Causna Beebe Albin (`60):
  Thank you so much for the update on Ken Seibert. He was one of my favorite teachers and have wondered over the years about him and what had happened to him. After my parents moved here to Beaverton in 1974 I lost track of a lot of people and this web site has been great for catching up on old friends and classmates.

Jane Berni Duncan (`58)
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From: Bill Stough (`59)

I wish to thank Causna B. and several other people for filling in some of the missing pieces of the puzzle on Mr. Seibert. He was one of the best teachers I ever had, beginning back in the 7th grade. Very perceptive guy who knew how much fluff he was dealing with -- yet would do his best to help us overcome our dimwitedness.
  Ran into him a few times after graduation. Always liked him. Looking back and remembering those dark circles under his eyes, I believe he was in a lot of pain, but would be the last to complain -- like a number of guys who'd seen/been in the worst of combat.

Bill Stough (`59)
Seattle, WA
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From: Jean Ferguson Deal (`59)

Re: Pasco of the 50's,
  Anna J plugged me into this. What fun -- I enjoy all of it. I'm not sure too many will remember me because I was only at Pasco High my Junior and Senior Year as I was one of those kids who had to move every year or so due to my Dad's work. I must say it was the biggest High School I had ever been to, and the first week or two a bit intimidating, how ever being Lee Ferguson's cousin helped a lot. Nonetheless most of the kids made me feel welcome and after a while it wasn't so scary anymore. I'm the only girl in my family who got to go 2 years in a row to the same high school. I've always been proud to have been a part of Pasco's Class of 59 and all the great kids I was so fortunate to have met. The memories are fond, and I'm amazed at how innocent we kids of the 50's were. Guess in retrospect it was a pretty good time to grow up in. It also should be noted that we all turned out to be good productive people in our society. Anna Harris and I have remained the Best Of Friends through out the past 40+ years. Hi Anna!

Jean Ferguson Deal (`59)
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From: Marcia Myers (`63)

  I have just returned from a visit to the Tri-Cities and have the sad duty of passing along the information that we have lost another classmate from 1963. It has come to my knowledge that Wilma Hampton Bedel passed away approximately one year ago.
  I'm wondering if anyone is in contact with her brother Richard, (we called him Dickie, but I doubt he goes by that now.) I would like to send him a card as their parents are both gone and that leaves him with whatever family he might have established.

  Keep that chatter going you Dawgs -- love to listen in.

Marcia Myers (`63)
Vancouver, WA
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From: Dick Brown (`64)

To Jan Cruzen Frances (`64):
  That trophy was sent to Pasco when we were sophomores and when the Homecoming game was over (Doyle Clapper kicked the point after and we won 7-6) the Sr. Class President Stromer (`62) ran out on the field and took the trophy and hit a Kennewick player on the head with it and that started the best after game fight I was ever in. Had a couple in college but this was the best. Both sides of the field, players and fans, came out and it was wild. If that would have happened in today's world we may have been shot.

Dick Brown (`64)
Kennewick, WA
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From: JoAnn St.Pierre Donohue (`65)

Hi Alumi,
  One of my customers just e-mailed this to me. It so describes our memories of our youth.

[I've added JoAnn's entry to the Special Archives section of the alumni web site. This link will take you there. - Paul]

  Kids of the 50s

JoAnn St.Pierre Donohue (`65)
San Jose, CA
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From: Cliff Brown (`67)

  Eastside market was my first job I got fired from. I was a stock boy, among other things, and liked to take the cans out of the boxes with one hand instead of two simultaneously. I apparently didn't move fast enough to please one of the owners, either Gene or Jules. He came to me one day and sadly explained that he "had to let me go."
  I felt sorry for him. Like he couldn't afford me or something. Some weeks later I realized I must have been fired. I was real swift. . . .

Cliff Brown (`67)
Bogota, Colombia
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