L. to R.: Liz (Baskerville) Beahm, Rusty Glendinning, Buff Betz, Blythe  (Bellomo) McDonough, Paul Reubens, Alicia (Byrd
L. to R.: Liz (Baskerville) Beahm, Rusty Glendinning, Buff Betz, Blythe (Bellomo) McDonough, Paul Reubens, Alicia (Byrd) Fruehwald, Leslie Beahm, Bill McClain, Mike Brown, Mike Hartenstine, Joni (Heck) Miller, Ron Rohr, Jane Sue Shumway.
Many thanks to our Reunion Committee...
You made this the BEST reunion ever!

Please sign our Guest Book - we look forward to your comments!


 
  Robert Samson
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Most of you won't remember me although I was a graduate of the Class of 1970. I didn't participate in any school activities and I was fairly anti-social. However, seeing this web page brings back memories and I feel inspired to say "hello". I think its great that all of you reunited after 40 years (we can't be that old, can we?) and there's a small part of me that wanted to join in. Ultimately, I didn't....probably for some of the same reasons I didn't participate 40 years ago!  Was that period of time (late 60's & early 70's) really special or are we the only one's who think that? Anyway, I wish you all good health and happy trails. 
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  Cora S. Clements (Niewold)
Monday, July 5, 2010
Everyone looked like they had such a good time, 40 years did go by fast.  Pictures were wonderful.
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  Blythe McDonough
Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Just incase you haven't heard...The group pictures and CD's for the people in Sarasota have arrived! We are meeting  Tuesday, June 29th on the patio at Marina Jack's at 7:00 p.m. to hand them out.  Even if you didn't order pictures, stop by and reconnect.  If you did order pictures and can't make it, please e-mail me so I can make arrangements to get them to you.
Hope to see you Tuesday at 7!!

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  Blythe McDonough
Friday, June 4, 2010

Hey everyone, The weekend was a bit of a blur for me until I saw the incredible DVD's that Leslie and Paul produced for us.  They are still in the process of finishing them but I got a sneak peak and what a wonderful keepsake. If you were unable to make it to the reunion you would really enjoy the stroll down memory lane.  What a talent the two of you have!  I'm sure those of you who have ordered them will be getting them shortly but be sure to pass on the word not to miss out on ordering a copy to other classmates.  See you at thr 45th!!!!!!!

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  Steve Wood
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Reflections on our reunion:

1.  The first class manner in which it was done. 

Friday was perfect.  Marina Jacks is such a great venue to meet and greet in a casual, yet classy atmosphere. 

The Saturday tour of the school was well planned and accomplished exactly what it should have. Way to go Jane Sue!

Saturday night was awesome.  Ronnie has a great ranch and everything from the tent to the band to the catering company made for a really fun night.  Even the port-a-potties were "a cut above"!  Thanks, Ron!  Oh, and I especially enjoyed Steve Hardee parking my car. Very appropriate for a "lower classman". It just proves that '70 will always rule over '71!

So thanks, committee, for not cutting corners and making an early decision to do it right!

2.  Liz ought to start a small business to consult with other reunions on how to set up a website.  She probably says "no way", but I believe that her website was responsible for such a high attendance for a 40 year reunion.  It was amazing.  I haven't seen the numbers, but I heard around 230 attended at least some part of it.  If we had about 460 to graduate, and 40 are deceased- well do the math and that is an incredible percentage.    I live way far away and found myself having to check the thing at least every week or two just to see what was going on.  By the time I got there after checking the website for about 8 months, I had an idea about what many were doing and how everyone was.  It was great!

3.  It made me remember what a beautiful place Sarasota was to grow up in.  So, to everyone who still lives there- don't take it for granted.

Thanks for a great time!

Steve and Judy Wood
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  Jeanne Marie Miles
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I had a wonderful time at the reunion.  Time goes so quickly.  I can't believe it's been 40 years.  I still remember high school.  The committee did an awesome job and I look forward to 45 or 50 reunion.
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  Jeanie Smith McQuinn
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Rusty, so great to visit w/you! I'm sending a check for my CD and class picture. Thanks for all you did!
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  Michael Hartenstine
Sunday, May 9, 2010

Thank you Class of 1970 for your tremendous support of our 40th reunion.  So many of you made the effort to attend, and many more who could not attend posted messages on the guest book. 

I wish to reiterate special thanks to all who served on the reunion committee, and especially Blythe McDonough, who, as reunion committee chair, spent countless hours planning the events and locating missing classmates; Alicia Fruehwald, who worked closely with Blythe from the beginning and who, with her committee, provided all the decorations; Ronnie Roehr, who volunteered his ranch property as the location for our Saturday night activities; Leslie Beahm, who put together the great videos for our enjoyment; and Liz Beahm, who created this phenomenal website.  I also want to mention Rusty Glendinning, who again acted as our able treasurer.  Other classmates contributed substantial amounts to underwrite various expenses of the reunion, to help keep the cost of attendance affordable for all, and we appreciate their generosity.

It was a time of reminiscence and reconciliation, and for that we can all be especially grateful.  Forty years later, I am more proud than ever to be a member of this class.

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  Doug Corbett
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Hey Rusty, check is in the mail for the class pic and CD.  You know the procedure when you get the check.  Should have funds available by July!
 
 
  Gregg Mastriforte
Thursday, May 6, 2010
To the Reunion Committee,

Incredible job ! Everything was well thought out and done first class ! Thank you.
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  Angela (Epistola) Hartvigsen
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Dear Former Students of Andy Wright,
 
Kirby Sanders, the current choral director of Sarasota High’s Singing Sailors, and his students have opened up part of their final concert of the year “the Final Bow” as a time to pay tribute to Andy and all that he has done for the music program at Sarasota High. The concert is scheduled for Tuesday night, May 25 at 7 p.m. in the Sarasota High auditorium. On that concert Sarasota high chorus alumni will be invited to the stage to sing Kirby Shaw’s “Children of the Light” (commissioned for Andy by a group of his students). There will be a dress rehearsal of the alumni group on Monday evening, May 24 at 7 p.m. in the SHS Auditorium. Please let me know if you are planning to attend the rehearsal and performance so I can let Kirby know how many people to expect. My email address is: angela_hartvigsen@sarasota.k12.fl.us   
 
Perhaps after the dress rehearsal there could be a get together for alumni…let me know if you are interested in coordinating that piece.
 
Thanks!!
 
Angela (Epistola) Hartvigsen
Class of ‘82
 
Fine Arts Program Specialist
Curriculum and Instruction, K-12
Sarasota County Schools
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  Jeanie Smith McQuinn
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Many thanks to the brilliant work of our reunion board and committees! You all went above and beyond to make this a very, memorable event for all of us. I had a wonderful time seeing former classmates, reconnecting with some and making some new friends! Blessings and good health until we meet again!
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  Rick Borgus
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Wow! What a great event. The folks that worked so hard in putting the reunion together are to be commended and congratulated on putting together this truely outstanding gathering. Great to see so many old friends and to re-establish contact with folks that I had lost contact with.
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  Julie Specht Studer
Monday, May 3, 2010
What a Wonderful Weekend --- Thank you to Everyone for all the Hours, Effort and Care that
you have given.  It really was remarkable--- the Impact of what began as a 40th Reunion  is so
much more!
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  Marikay Bunting
Sunday, May 2, 2010

A very big THANK YOU to the committee for a fabulous weekend. It was wonderful to see everyone.

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  Paula (Doyle) Zeanah
Sunday, May 2, 2010
To everyone who was involved with the planning and production of our 40th reunion--fabulous job and many thanks! Everything was done with so much thought and detail, and the updated website and videos within hours after the events---very impressive! I also want to give special thanks to those involved in the Booker Experience. I am so glad that you took the opportunity of our 40th not only to highlight critical events that impacted all of us, but also to provide some healing, reconciliation and, well, reunion! It was good to see everyone-again, thanks!
Paula
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  Dc23coach@yahoo.com
Sunday, May 2, 2010
For those of you who missed, this was a very special reunion.  We hope and pray that everyone that was unable to attend this event will come in 20??  I can assure you that it won't be 40 years before I get together with classmates again!  Broken fences were mended!  New relationships were built!  I believe that the pledges that were made to spend time together were more than just lip service.  This truly was the CLASS OF 1970!
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  Tracey Lohr Durham
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Can't believe I am going to miss our 40th Class Reunion....but a trip to Sarasota this weekend was not workable.
My husband (of 25 years) Lee and I recently retired to the N.E. Georgia Mts. in a town called Hiawassee.  Our house overlooks the highest point in GA...Brasstown Bald....what a wonderful place to retire!
After graduating from UF I moved to the Atlanta area and have been there until the past couple of years.  I taught 30 years for the Cobb County School system....loved my job.  But now I am on to another career....My husband and I are part owners of an antique mall here in Hiawassee....collecting and selling antiques have become our addiction!
My parents and my two brothers are still in Sarasota so I try to get down there several times a year....and usually always at Christmas time.  It is amazing....the times that I am there... I rarely run into anyone from school....Sarasota has really grown and changed from what we knew it as high school kids.
Would love to hear from any of you....I can't wait to hear all about the reunion.  I have reserved an CD so I can see everyone in action.
Have a wonderful weekend....and hopefully I will be able to make the next one!
Tracey
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  Gary L. Zerman
Sunday, April 25, 2010
WOW!  Forty (40) YEARS!  A lot of time, a lot of miles. a lot of memories.  Looking forward to seeing everyone and sharing the past & present with you.

First, to our classmates - the terrific guys & gals - who have expended so much time, talent, energy and other resources to put together this wonderful, precious event - THANK YOU.

Second, a thought & moment of  contemplation, wonder and silence, to recollect & remember, those of our classmates, who too, too, early, have left us and passed on.  They, each one of them, are remembered and missed, and yet are still with us, in our hearts & minds.

I'm still on the LEFT COAST here in California, outside LA in Santa Clarita, Valencia.  This state has gone crazy.  Still fighting for LIBERTY, attempting reform of the legal/judicial system, which has been taken over by BIG MONEY, BIG LAW, SUPER LAWYERS.  Whatever happened to those history/social studies lessons about BIG BROTHER?  We forgot that one, and now also have its evil twin BIG CORPS.  The revolving door between the 2 is destroying us; they been disassembling the nuts & botls of our communities for decades.  Too big to fail?  No, it's too big too work.

Enough politics.  Got married at 36 to a beautiful & wonderful Lady - Angela - in Saipan, honeymooned in Hong Kong & Philipines.  Angela had/has 3 wonderful children, Mia, Leanna, & Ramon.  Got divorced after 5 yrs (we  still love each other, but not in love), and still see her and the kids regularly.  Have 5 grandkids, the youngest William was just baptized last Sunday.
 
After graduation, came to Cal on a trip with John Allen. We came back a few months later.  Started at MJC, dropped out, enlisted in USAF (promised Air Traffic Control, put in Security Police; basic in San Antonio, then Minot, ND, Saigon, Veit Nam, Korat, Thailand, Omaha, NB).  Resumed MJC, transferred to & grad (Bus. Mgmt.) from UofWF, Pensacola. Moved to Mobile, AL, computer sales Burroughs Corp.  Moved to LA for law school. 

Praciticed insurance defense litiagtion (product liability, gov't tort, contruction defect), moved to pltf's legal malpractice (where I got my real legal education & my head handed to me), moved to legal/judcial/gov reform and did a stint as a prosecutor.  Legal counsel & media rep for SDJAC's initiative that got on South Dakota's 2006 ballot as "Amendement E"-  to limit the despicable, dastardly doctrine of Absolute Judiclal Immunity (that covers corrupt & malicious judicial acts - see Stump v. Sparkman, 435 U.S. 349 (1978) - read it and puke, weep.)  Find law challenging (recall that quote that "The Law is a jealous mistress"), but it is exponentially outweighed by the frustrations.  (Mistress?  Hell, it's a whorehouse.)  Too bad, because if done correctly, proper law could do wonders.  We were told the adversarial system & cross-examination are the engines of truth; some truth in theory, but in application we mostly have gotten much more conflict & much less truth - and the judges, lawyers & pols mostly got richer.  Obviously we have not been well served.  Life simply is not as complicated as our law/gov has made it.

Does anyone who went to SJHS - go MiIDDIES - recall Howard Porter?  Recall that he vehemently claimed that he knew Haley Mills (from the original movie 'Parent Trap' [or at least the 1 before Lindsey Lohan]), and convinced almost everyone, including the teachers/faculty, that she was in fact coming to SJHS to visit him?  And recall in PE class we did our Jumping Jacks shouting "Haley Mills is here today, if she isn't Porter pays"?  Of course, she never came.

Lotta miles, lotta memories, but not over the hill yet, and feel like I'm still a kid with a lot of climbing to do.

Again, thank you to the guys & gals who put this event together & who are bringing us back together again.  

Can't wait to see everyone.  GLZ. 
   
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  Cricket Pierce Muello
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Greetings from Massachusetts!   

       It has been such fun to read all the comments you have left, and see the photo that's posted at the top of the site ( all of you usual suspects I would expect to see at a reunion!)  and to learn a little about your lives. I was sorry to find some of my friends in the Memorium column, however. 

          In a nutshell, I have lived in Massachusetts for 30 years, married, had two children, and now am thinking about moving back to Florida. ( winters being what they are up here...lol)  I'm sorry I could not make the 40th reunion, but If it's at all possible I've got my eyes set for the 50th..so keep me in mind when you start planning for the next celebration. I hope to see you all there...best wishes to you all and have a lovely reunion this time around. 
                   
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  Christine Rickert Teel
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Hey ya'll!  That's how we talk here in Georgia.  I've been here ever since I graduated from SHS and came to college in little bitty Milledgeville, Ga.  Met my husband on a blind date and 37 years later he's still the love of my life!  We live in Macon, Ga and we're both teachers.  I teach 3rd grade and he teaches 8th grade physical science.  I hate that I'll be unable to attend this reunion because we are right in the middle of state testing and 3rd grade is one of the critical grades so I can't be gone.  I haven't heard from Patricia Bolanos Chacon to see if she's coming but she did stop by my parents' home unexpectedly a few months ago and is doing well.  Her husband is the head of the hospital in Grecia and they have two daughters.  Ya'll have a great time.  I'll be thinking about you and maybe I'll make it to #50! 
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  Patrick Mcnabb
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Hello,
I am looking forward to the reunion and will be at the Saturday event with my wife.  We live in Atlanta and when we are not working, we like to travel.  Just got back from San Francisco.  Most of my family still lives in Sarasota so I visit at least twice a year.
Thanks
Patrick
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  Leslie Beahm
Friday, April 16, 2010
TO those of you who have sent me PICTURES..........thank you SO MUCH!!  They are AWESOME!!!  The 'deadline' is NEXT Wednesday April 21st!  This VIDEO (thanks to ALL of you) is going to be quite a 'treat' to watch!  ALL I can say is:

YOU GUYS LOOK FABULOUS!  also - to those of you that I have spoken with .......I have been so grateful to have some quality time with YOU to catch-up PRIOR to the Reunion! 

See everybody soon!!!!
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  Jim Moss
Friday, April 16, 2010
      What fun, it will be great to see freinds from the past,  Martha Works, are you back in Sarasota?
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  Mark Mullen
Monday, April 12, 2010
I want to thank the people responsible for putting together this web site and event....excellent job!

I'm looking forward to seeing you all.
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  Leslie Beahm
Sunday, April 11, 2010
PLEASE.......if you haven't already done so, send me PICTURES of YOU!!!!  I'm doing a video (actually MORE like a movie) to be shown at the reunion celebrating who we are TODAY!!!!!  There WILL be a 'down memory lane' segment. but the FOCUS is on the PRESENT and celebrating that we ALL have been blessed to be given the opportunity to Meet and Greet each other once again!  I have already received some FANTASTIC photos........but in some cases, I don't have ANY!!  Don't be SHY.......you KNOW you want to see pictures of everybody ELSE..........and everybody ELSE wants to see pictures of YOU!!!

Thanks......Leslie

"Lights, Camera, ACTION....40 years in the Making"!!

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  George Mulford
Friday, April 2, 2010
Hello Everyone!
We are so disappointed we won't be able to attend after all, due to some very important church events the same weekend as the reunion. There's just no way we can come. Hope you all have a wonderful time! Sounds like the committee really has some great things lined up. Forty years really has flown by! Wish we could see everyone. Maybe we can make the 50th!Check out our web site at www.gbbconline.com.
Would love to hear from some of you. God bless!
George & Kathy Mulford
P.S. Two more grandchildren on the way - soon we'll have seven! Must be getting old - HA!
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  Paula (Doyle) Zeanah
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Long time no see! Looking forward to seeing everyone in a few weeks!
Paula
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  Betsy (Niwinski) Spiess
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Hi Everybody! 
   Wow, congratulations on the committee's unrelenting efforts to have a terrific reunion. Kudos. My husband of 21 years ( on April Fools Day), Larry and I won't be making it this reunion but will definately try for the big 50!
  We live in St. Petersburg with my healthy and wonderful 88 year old Mom and are slowly adjusting to retirement. Sadly, we lost my eldest step son in September  at 42. The other four step children live in various places. 
   My health is greatly improved. In 2006 I was so ill, I coded (died) but thank God for wonderful doctors I survived and continue to be happily married and healthier by the say.
  I wish EVERYONE a wonderful reunion and thank you again to the committee.
Betsy :o)
 
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  Candy (Anderson, Weise) Spaulding
Sunday, March 28, 2010
I can't believe it's been 40 years, seems like yesterday.  I'm still on the same street I grew up on.  I have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.  Work as an office manager for a great company.  I'm engaged to a wonderful man and am very happy.  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone.  Candy
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  JaneSue Shumway
Friday, March 26, 2010
HELP!!!!     Does any one know where Rick Sapp and Larry Neubauer are?
THANK YOU Class of 1970  for the many happy, happy times and endless precious memories.  You are truly the best anyone could ask for.  Thank you for being such a special part of my life.
Now, if we could only find Rick and Larry, and everyone would come to the reunion and my slacker children would give me some GRANDCHILDREN (Gregg M. has suggested the awesome idea giving them an African Fertility Doll, which I'm seriousely considering), life would be perfect!  take care... look forward to seeing you all....
JaneSue Shumway
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  JaneSue Shumway
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Well Hello!  Hello!  Anchors aweigh to the best Sarasota Sailors Reunion yet!    I think it's the 20th .... right?  I sure do look forward to seeing everyone.    Has anyone heard from Larry Neubauer?
Gooooooooo Sailors!  You're the BEST! Take care... JaneSue
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  Susan McGarry
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
 Wow! I just opened and read and watched most of the Booker Experience page.  It focuses my memories of that time.  I was one of those people whose family was from the “north,” though all of my education was in Sarasota County Schools.  I remember being excited about going to high school with black children or whatever, in those days of my consciousness, I would have called African American youth.  I was unaware of how hard it was for the students from Booker.  Most of my friends and acquaintances came through the band and tennis team and we didn’t talk about it much.  Yet the division of the races in my childhood stands out of one of the major themes of my childhood memories.  I think I was conscious of it all the time and troubled by it.  For the last 16 years I have been on the Racial and Economic Justice Taskforce of an organization in my community called the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice.  Recently we have been reading together in a book group and we are sponsoring, at my church, a community read of Paul Kivil’s, “Uprooting Racism.”  During the discussion last month, as one of the African American members of our committee, who is a dedicated educator about racism, was talking about wearing a “flesh” colored band-aid as a child, I flashed upon a childhood experience that I had totally forgotten. The fact that I had just read Kathryn Stockett’s “The Help,” may have contributed to this memory. My family shared a back-yard border with a family, in which the male householder was a prominent banker.  At one point near my high school years, someone tried to extort money from him, a lot of money.  This criminal threatened his family and the family’s safety and to show he was serious, he came to the house and murdered their maid, who was African American.  Obviously the horror of that incident, though so deeply buried in my psyche that I did not remember it for over 40 years, has remained with me.  Though the perpetrator was a criminal, the crass disregard for this woman’s life (someone whom he did not know, and from whom he could extort very little), seemed a symbol of much that was sick about our relationships in those days.  I totally appreciate the efforts of the Booker Experience group and hope that our next 40 years may be more aware, caring, and mutually inclusive of all of our class mates and all whom they love.
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  Frank Rivers
Monday, March 22, 2010
Wow-the reunion committee has been busy.  What a great website Liz!  You are very talented!!  It is truly a small world - saw Marikay Bosshart Bunting in Greenville, SC!
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  Reid Farrell
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
My dear friends and classmates,

Dale and I have been looking forward to seeing all of you at reunion, but I'm afraid that's not going to happen.  We have just learned from my doctors that I have to have my right hip replaced, so we can't be with you next month.  However, I have a sabbatical coming up this summer, and... if you're willing... I would be happy to arrange for a "continuation of the reunion celebration" somewhere convenient for everyone.  I have talked with Liz about it, and she says that the web-site will stay "up," so that we will all be able to stay in touch... so, "stay tuned for further updates."

Have a great time together, and know that I will be with you in spirit.

Blessings,
Reid
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  Mike Brown
Monday, March 8, 2010
Hey Gang
Looking foward to seeing some of those not so familiar faces.  Its been a long time and I hope everone will make the effort to be there. As our circle of friends get smaller and smaller every year, let's make the effort to get out next month. Let's get wound up like the good old days. 
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  Liz Baskerville Beahm
Saturday, March 6, 2010
If you think 40 years went by fast, the next 2 months will fly by, and we can't wait to see all of you at our 40th Reunion on April 30 - May 1! Good news: you don't have to lose weight or have those Botox injections...or wear a bathing suit or a coat & tie! This not a beauty contest...it's all about rekindling old friendships and perhaps making new ones and enjoying each other for who we are today. So relax.

If you have not sent in your registration form and payment or registered online via credit card, please do so no later than April 1. We have a wonderful event planned for you and we must offset the expenses we have already incurred to confirm our plans at Marina Jack as well as for the feast at the Roehr Ranch. You know...great food, live music and lots of fun stuff! If you are planning to do the free tour of the SHS campus, please RSVP for that as well.
 
All the event details are on the EVENTS page of our website.
 
Don't forget to promote your business on our website and in our Reunion program book - details for this are at this are on the SAILOR SUPPORTER webpage - the deadline for this is  April 1.
 
Also, we need your help. Our goal is to have as many of our classmates as possible at the events. But...we have not been able to reach some of them. Please review the list on the WHO's MISSING webpage, and if you know how to reach any of them, direct them to our 40th Reunion website or ask them to call Blythe McDonough at 941-737-7074.

I also want to add my thanks to our very hardworking reunion committee for all the time spent on our reunion plans!

 Can't wait to see all of you!
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  Shelia Atkins (Hammond)
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Hi everyone! I'm really looking foward to this "40TH Reunion." Just wanted to say thank you to the Reunion Committee for a job well done!Can't wait to see you guys and to have a great celebration!

Shelia
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  Paul Reubens
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
ANYBODY ON THE FENCE ABOUT COMING TO THE REUNION-- I VOTE YES! I'D LOVE TO SEE YOU AND SO WOULD LOTS OF OTHER PEOPLE WHO KNEW YOU FORTY YEARS AGO WHEN WE WERE TURNING INTO WHO WE BECAME.
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  Wendy Warren
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Just purchased tickets for my sister and I cant wait till its REUNION time!!!!!!
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  Joni Heck Miller
Monday, February 22, 2010
I mailed in my check last week for my husband John & I.  Can't wait to see everyone again!
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  Doug Corbett
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Sent my check for the reunion in last week.  Rusty is going to do his best to make sure to deposit it as soon as he thinks it will clear.  If it clears by April 29th we'll see you all on the 30th!
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  Greg Schlaf
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
WOW.. what a nice web site, and what a rush of memories!  Looking forward to the event.  If anyone has contact info on Steve Parks or Tommie Ulrey(class of 70), or Byron Sanders (class of 71) I'd appreciate the info.  My family left town about 2 months after we all graduated in 1970, so I lost touch with most everyone.  My sister Penny Schlaf (class of 72) has now bought a condo in Sarasota after being gone 40 years, so you may be seeing both of us (for good or ill!) in the years to come.  See ya' at the reunion for sure.
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  Susan McGarry
Saturday, February 13, 2010
 I've got my tickets and a substitute minister for my church in Ann Arbor, Mi. (where it is snowing right now - Feb. 15).  I will be attending the reunion with my two small children (some of us live life backwards).  I can't wait.
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  Lee Sullivan
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Looking around. The Website is great.  My Husband & I are wanting to come down to Sarasota, now I have a great excuse!!  Will confirm as time gets closer
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  Reid Farrell
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Hello one and all,

I want to echo everyone's kudos to Liz for this terrifc website, and to the committee for all their great work!  I am looking forward to seeing and being with all of you for this reunion.

Blessings and peace,
Reid

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  Ross Hamilton
Monday, January 11, 2010
Hey Y'all: I'm so all over this, I'm really looking forward to hanging and seeing everyone. Looking for air reservations now...I bet it's colder in Sarasota today (1/11) than Portland, OR! Those poor oranges. Cheers, Ross.
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  Jessica
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
wow, i was never in sarasota high i went to seabreeze high in daytona beach but i think it so great that people keep in contact, reunions are great!
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  Rhonda Keesee Black
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Approved! Really? Now that's funny!
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  Rhonda Keesee Black
Saturday, December 26, 2009
40 years is a long time ago. Are we really THAT old. See you all on Facebook!
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  john egberts
Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Please say it isn't so! 40 years? I'll be there.  I guess we need the Roehr Ranch because the Ron-Con Ranch had such a bad rep?
See Ya!
john

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  Dee Albritton
Thursday, November 12, 2009

Everyone looks wonderful.  

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  Margueritte Turner Greenhalgh
Monday, November 9, 2009
Looking forward to seeing everyone!!!!
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  Peggy Kalakauskis (Riley)
Monday, October 5, 2009

Where have the years gone??? I hope to see everyone next year.  My husband and I are really looking forward to it.!  Take care

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  Sheryl Burnell Hornok
Monday, September 28, 2009
I am really looking forward to seeing everyone again.  I cannot believe it is already 40 years....life has been good!
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  Doug Corbett
Monday, September 21, 2009
It has been wonderful to get back in contact with many that I haven't seen or talked to since the 20th reunion.  As a matter of fact, this past weekend I was able to hook up with a few people that I hadn't seen since graduation. 
I enjoyed sitting down at a Booker Experience committee meeting and am excited that it appears we are going to have a true representation of the SHS class of '70's 40th reunion.  Hope the renewed contact list continues to grow and that this will be the biggest and best reunion of all. 
Let's all keep in touch!!   
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  Liz Baskerville Beahm
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I am so happy to still be in contact with my childhood friend Annamaria Meachen Harrell, who signed the Guestbook below. (She was one year behind us at SHS) She is an amazing woman...in spite of the challenges she has with MS, she loves life and nature, enjoys family and lives life to the fullest. She even has voice-activated software so she can use the computer and correspond via email! You go girl!
Huggggs,
Liz
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  Annamarie Meachen Harrell
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I signed in once already but using my maden name so that people would recognize me . however in 1972 i married my highschool sweet heart David" ceasar "Harrell we have lived out side of gainesville fl, in a little town of Waldo for 30 years .we have to children Felicia who is 32 ,Michael age 30 .we have 4 grand children ranging in age from 3 mons to 13. I am retired from the UF . ten years ago  on disablity after i was diagnosed with M.S .And could no longer peform my job duties. my husband retired from the news paper after 30 years and is now working as a substitute teacher.

I would love to hear from you alll take care
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  Mary Bouknight Cadle
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Hi everyone and a big THANK YOU to the committee.This an awesome web site.The 40th is going to be so much fun and what a great chance to reconnect with everyone. I am soooo looking forward to it.
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  Windrum
Thursday, September 3, 2009
a month ago someone from SHS told me Whit Southwick was wanting to be in touch w/me. I haven't heard from him and don't have any contact info for him. If anyone reading this list can forward Whit's contact into to me ... thanks! Bart
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  Carmen F. Hernandez Taylor
Saturday, August 29, 2009

I am attending the 40 year reunion. Can't wait, very excited!!

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  Linda Albritton
Friday, August 28, 2009
I want to add another shout-out to the committee.  What a great job you all have done!  I know that everyone really appreciates all the time, effort and hard work it takes to pull something like this off.  See you in Sarasota next year.  Love to hear from everyone.
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  Annamarie Meachen
Friday, August 28, 2009
I didn't graduate till 1971 but some of my bestfriends were in the class of 70 hope ya'll have a great reunion have fun
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  Jim Carr
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I'm in.
I notice there is no beach party planned for this one. What's with that? We have 7 months left for sit ups and jogging.
OK Liz, who's REALLY doing this website :-)
See you all there.
Jim
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  Steven Roth
Sunday, August 16, 2009
It seems so long ago and then someone calls you on the phone and ask's if you graduated shs in 1970, 40 years go thru your head and some names and faces flash past of old friends and you wonder what ever happened to them. The reuion seems like it will be great even thou I only spent my senior year at shs, but I still live in lakewood ranch
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  James Dozier
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I'll be there
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  Phyllis Cafaro Town
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Thank God we all have this reunion to look forward to.  It is so great to be able to connect with old friends. 
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  Margueritte Turner Greenhalgh
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The committee deserves a hugh THANKYOU!! Great job on the website..I look forward to getting and keeping in touch with everyone!!!  Margueritte
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  Debbie (Griffin) Foss
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Hi Class of 70, my hat's off to our reunion committee, especially Liz Baskerville, who put the web site together and keeps us all engaged and excited as we look forward to the event.  Somehow, in the blink of an eye, 40 years have passed.  It seems like a blink of an eye but when I stop to think of everything that has happened since I graduated high school, it's mind boggling. I'm not sure I'll be able to make it to the reunion, but I do enjoy checking the site from time to time and having the opportunity to say hello. 
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  Bart Windrum
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Hi All, If Sarasota was a 10 hour drive from Boulder Colorado instead of a 10 hour flying day I'd have shown up at some prior reunions. Although it's unlikely I'll drop in for the 40th, I suppose a hello is in order since stats have it that some # may not survive to the 50th (or ought that be, may not survive the 50th?!). And I *still* wanna know who put my class pix way up high on those walls, and how they did it! Bart
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  Rick Borgus
Friday, July 31, 2009
Doug Corbett and Gregg Mastriforte both sent me the link to the website. Seeing the information brought back lots of great memories. Like Doug, I can't commit to attending this far in advance but hope to make it.
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  Doug Corbett
Thursday, July 30, 2009
What a pleasure it was to hear from my old buddy Gregg Mastriforte and get access to this site.  Great job Liz!  I hope to make it to the reunion, just can't commit this far in advance.
Glad to have 9 months to try to lose some weight!  Will add the site to my favoirtes so I can keep up with everyone.  Go Sailors!!!!!!!
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  Steve Wood
Monday, July 27, 2009
I look forward to seeing everyone next year.  It should be a lot of fun.  Besides, I'm sick of going to my wife's reunions in Memphis.  I'm going to bring her to Sarasota and show her where the real "beautiful people" are!
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  Chris Niederpruem
Monday, July 20, 2009
The new links are awesome!!!  "Our Music" really is a waltz down memory lane, no pun intended! Enjoy!  Great idea again, Liz.
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  Jeanie (Smith) McQuinn
Friday, July 17, 2009
I am very excited about this reunion; I've missed all the others. I'm looking forward to seeing my high school friends and re-connecting. I'd love to hear from any of you; especially my fellow chorus friends.
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  Butch Walker
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thanks for taking your time in putting this reunion together, The 20th was wonderful and alot of nice things came about because of it. I'm not sure if I'll make this one but hope to. Bless you all.
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  Gerald Law
Saturday, July 11, 2009

Hello everyone, it,s been a long time coming but i,m truly looking forward to this class reunion. i,m anxious to rekindle old friendships.

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  Gregg Mastriforte
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Hi Everyone... Its nice to see/read how well everyone is doing !

Liz - Very professional job on this website. Certainly one that we would be proud of here at IBM. It reminded me (and bear with me as I work this in) of your high quality Algebra homework you would often let me copy. :-} Thank you ! Will catch up later.

Regards

Gregg Mastriforte
Sr. Systems Architect
IBM Corporation
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  Cheryl Burns Norment
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Wow!!!! 40 years. Has it really been that long??  Thanks to all that are working so hard to make our reunion a real party. Can't wait to see everyone.
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  Joni Heck Miller
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Hey,  I just found two students.  Marian White & JoAnne Hamel waiting to hear back from them.  I also wrote to Marcia Wooten Page.  I think her sister is Kathy Wooten & she may be living in Sarasota. 
The last time I saw Kathy she was working for an agency here in Sarasota & helped my mother when she was sick.  Hope to find you Kathy!

Joni
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  Michael Hartenstine
Thursday, July 2, 2009
I commend to everyone’s reading The Desegregation of Sarasota High School: No Longer Separate, But Equal?, which is posted on the Booker Experience page. It does a credible job of explaining the challenges, failures, and limited successes of desegregation during our high school years. It relies heavily on oral interviews with teachers, administrators, and students at SHS during 1967-68, including our classmate Fredd Atkins, whose reflections are most instructive. A quote on page 30 from author James T. Patterson, Professor Emeritus at Brown University, illustrates both the shortcomings of our desegregation experience and our potential for an integrated reunion: “To desegregate is to break down separation of the races and to promote greater equality of opportunity. To integrate is to reach further: to bring together people of different colors and ethnic backgrounds so that they associate not only on an equal basis but also make a real effort to respect the autonomy of other people and to appreciate the virtues of cultural diversity.” As teenagers, most of us lacked the maturity, empathy, and life experiences that would have promoted true integration in 1967-70. As adults nearing 60, we surely are prepared to celebrate and respect each other in both our common humanity and our diversity.
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  Chris Niederpruem
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Dear All:  I just read Mike Hartenstine's letter to Fredd Atkins and Fredd's response, which is posted on our website at the link Booker Experience.  Heartfelt thanks to both of you for your candor and to Paul Rubens' initiation of this effort of inclusion. I hope all of us alumni will read the letters and embrace the opportunities for greater understanding and friendship that they present for our future together. Looking forward to seeing ALL of Us!  Chris N
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  Pam Scott Buzby
Sunday, June 28, 2009

It's very exciting to see everyone so engaged in our 40th reunion.  Awesome website!!  If there is anything that I can help with - I'd love to.  I'm in Sarasota at least every other month.  Looking forward to seeing everyone!

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  Ed Allen
Friday, June 26, 2009
This is GREAT! I wish we had this site for the Class of 70 years ago. Although I live in Sarasota, I've lost track of most of you, so I look forward to getting reacquainted at the reunion
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  SINDY HARRISON NORRIS
Friday, June 26, 2009
 Looking forward to the 40th reunion. wow!!
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  George Mulford
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Great website! Thanks to everyone responsible for it and the planning for the 40th Reunion. Can't wait to see everyone!
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  Wendy Warren[Cunningham]
Thursday, June 25, 2009
40 Years!!!!!!!!!!!! Have we gotten that old?????????????/// Looking forward to reunion
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  Marikay Bosshart Bunting
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
40 years sure go by fast. Seems like yesterday we were getting ready for the 30th. This website is awesome. Thanks for putting it together.
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  Joni Heck Miller
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Great picture & web page.   See you soon!

Joni
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  Chris Niederpruem
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Hello Everybody!  Can't wait to see you all again. As one of the cheerleaders of our class, I thought it would be appropriate to salute the great class of 1970 in our beloved Orange and Black! Can you all believe it:  40 years!!! Tell everyone you know to attend, this one will be a blast!  The Committee, and especially Blythe and all, are working hard to make this one the best ever. See all soon!
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  Amy Tafeen
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Great job organizing, look forward to seeing everyone! amy
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  Margi Baskerville Nanney
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Greetings from the Class of '72 Reunion Committee...you all are set for a great reunion...scares me since our next one is just two years away!!! Think I can talk my sister Liz into doing a website for us? (Hint, hint....) We share a lot of great friends between our two classes...so maybe I'll show up and crash the festivities! Love you all lots, margi
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  Leslie Beahm Hinsz
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Mark Zweig:

I WISH I could take credit, but the GENIUS behind the website is my former classmate and NOW sister-in-law Liz Baskerville Beahm!!!

and I 'echo' your compliment........it is AWESOME!!!!

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  Paul Reubens
Saturday, June 20, 2009
 Hi, again! I hope anyone who signs in here and knows how to reach ANYBODY else from our class will forward the website info to them so we can really begin to build a complete list of alumni. And in my book, alumni doesn't mean you have to have graduated or even been at SHS all three years. Instead of the number of people for this reunion decreasing, it is our goal this time to have the attendance increase. The committee planning the reunion is awesome by the way, and the whole weekend will be great. Really.
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  Mark Zweig
Saturday, June 20, 2009
My compliment to Leslie for putting the class of last century into the new century!
Nice website!  Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

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  Liz Beahm
Friday, June 19, 2009
I am so happy to be a part of the reunion planning committee and am having so much fun developing our website! It will be a work in progress for a while yet!

I want to thank all of you for your kudos and your input and suggestions...keep 'em coming!
 
Also, I am so appreciative of my good friend and website partner, Leslie Del Toral...she taught me everything I know and still is!
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  Alicia Byrd Fruehwald
Friday, June 19, 2009

Not to keep making the same comments, but WOW!!! Liz this is a FANTASTIC site!!!  As a member of the planning committee, I can not thank you enough for the effort and time you are giving to this project.
Our meetings are really "just like being back in high school" with the laughs we are having but believe me, we are working hard to make our 40TH the best reunion yet!!!  Mark those calenders and keep watching this site!!!!!!!!

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  Blythe Bellomo McDonough
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wow..everytime I go into this web site I find something different!  Liz this is unbelievable!
Thank you so much for offering your time and helping to make this reunion better then ever!!
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  George Coggan
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wow, what a great picture!  It's amazing that I recognize many of you.  Thank you Liz for a wonderful website.
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  Michael Hartenstine
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Leslie Beahm has kindly pointed out that in my previous post, I incorrectly typed April 20 instead of April 30 for our reunion date.  Don't be misled!  It's April 30!  Thank you, Leslie.
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  Michael Hartenstine
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The Class of 1970 reunion committee is planning an event that is bound to entertain us all.  We are lucky to have such a dedicated group of talented volunteers.  Blythe Bellamo McDonough is again our able chairperson, and Liz Baskerville Beahm has created this superb website.  Mark your calendar for April 20, 2010.
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  Paul Reubens
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
 Great to see everyone last night at the planning committee meeting! We're all still recognizable!
 
 
  Joni Miller
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
It was great seeing everyone again.  If you need more help on anything let me know.
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  Leslie Beahm Hinsz
Sunday, June 14, 2009
40 years???  NO WAY!!!! 
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  Liz Baskerville Beahm
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Really looking forward to seeing everyone! Where did 40 years go???
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