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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Susan Smith (Morton)  12/10
•   William Kexel  12/4
•   Virginia McPherson (Muenchow)  11/22
•   Terry Smith  11/10
•   Marilyn Falduto (Froemming)  11/10
•   Lawrence Szantor  10/31
•   Bruce Ladewig  10/24
•   Diane Couillard Nolan  10/11
•   Janice Campolo (Nelson)  10/7
•   Sandra Keller (Mitchell)  10/2
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WHO'S ONLINE NOW


•   Barbara Cayo
•   Terrence Davis

WHERE ARE
THEY NOW



WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Alabama
2 live in Alaska
9 live in Arizona
1 lives in Arkansas
16 live in California
2 live in Colorado
2 live in Connecticut
29 live in Florida
4 live in Georgia
20 live in Illinois
5 live in Indiana
4 live in Iowa
2 live in Kansas
2 live in Kentucky
1 lives in Louisiana
1 lives in Maine
1 lives in Maryland
1 lives in Massachusetts
11 live in Michigan
4 live in Minnesota
2 live in Mississippi
3 live in Missouri
1 lives in Montana
5 live in Nevada
3 live in New Mexico
2 live in New York
2 live in North Carolina
4 live in Ohio
4 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in South Carolina
1 lives in South Dakota
6 live in Tennessee
5 live in Texas
1 lives in Virginia
3 live in Washington
266 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in Mexico
206 location unknown
92 are deceased

MISSING CLASSMATES


Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!

THIS DAY IN HISTORY


Bradford High School
Class Of 1963

UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS

Ward Shampine  12/22
Barbara Cayo  12/26
Anthony Constanti  12/27
Allen Rosenbaum  1/2
Craig Coester  1/3
Terrence Davis  1/3
Schuyler Seager  1/3
Wayne Morton  1/5
Donald Bugalecki  1/12
David Koos  1/12
Daniel Miller  1/12
Andrew Schwarz  1/12
Jeffrey Tenwinkel  1/13
Michael Serpe  1/18
LeRoy Mayes  1/21

Nana Simons LoCicero, Betty Ali Kriederman, Kristina

Winberg Campbell, Dave Mann, Bob LoCicero and Buzz Ogren.

 

 

Next alumni lunch will be held on

Saturday, January 10, 2015.

Boat House - 11:45 a.m.

We'd love to see you!


THE GREATEST GIFT AT CHRISTMAS

Each year at this time we rack our brains and pocketbooks trying to figure what to give at Christmas as holiday gifts to our family, friends, mailman, teacher, and pets.

Every Christmas comes and goes in a flurry of celebration in gatherings and parties, gift givings, and a bevy of meals at friends and relatives. Then in one finishing swoop, all the colorful wrapping paper is gathered and tossed away, Peptol Bismal is consumed and aspirin disbursed to diminish the headaches and hangovers. The beautiful tree is stripped and its carcass dragged to the street signaling another successful conclusion to a another great annual celebration.

This year, as every year, I usually try to give one or two meaninful gifts (at least in my estimation) to family members to send a message. This year, under the tree, I have wrapped two small boxes, each about the size of a container of a Maxwell House instant coffee jar. In fact, inside of each of these boxes, is a tightly closed lid over a glass Maxwell House coffee jar completely filled to the brim with nickels, dimes, and quarters. (Each jar contains approximately $100.and weighs about 7 lbs. I always put change in similar bottles from every purchase I make, except pennies which go in another jar, and in about 6-8 weeks it is full. So, there I have $100 for any frivolty. And, no one knows about this somewhat meaningless endeavor.)

So this year, I am giving my daughter(the mother of my 2 grand daughters) and her husband one each such jar containing $100. The dilema (or not) is will they wrap the coins in paper rolls, or take each jar to a grocery for a machine to total up for paper "bills" disbursement, and costing 10% of the coin total. Interesting to me, but probably a non-issue for todays typical millenials. But now on to my point of this post to you, my beloved '63 classmates...

Having been in the antique business for some 50 years, and counting, I am constantly asked about values of items in estates of those deceased. As a part of the conversation of what to "save", I readily advise people to let go of dressers, chairs, tables, and a host of faux sentimental accessories that were in the estate. The main thing to be retained, are family pictures and any written vesitiges of them as well. Most of the big furnishings just dont translate well to the the successors homes. And now, the cold hard truth...when people pass, unless there are pictures and especially written artifacts by those passed, the memories do slowly fade, and eventually drift into the chasm of the "forgotten". So, I strongly suggest for us to note down on paper for your younger generations what you can recall as funny, interesting, and endearing to you about your older, past generations of friends and family, and then pass these on to insure longer and more meaningful memories. Ancestry charts just dont have the substance nor impact that an interesting or funny narrative has about those who were dear to us.

Oh, yes, finally, the heading of this post, "The Greatest Gift" at Christmas is right in front of all of us, yet often overlooked in the hub bub of the season. Simply, it is that we are once again given the opportunity to experience one more Christmas eve, to enjoy one more festive time with friends and family, and one more chance to enjoy this beautiful world we were fortunate to be born on. I know there are countless distractions that we consider so important in our daily struggles, but they seem less important when we consider not being alive at all. We have only visited 69 or 70 Christmases, a really small number, which even becomes smaller and rarer as time moves on ahead of us.

So, take a look around this next Christmas morning, breathe in another breath with gratitude for what we still have, and enjoy the day!  Wishing you all and your families a wonderful Christmas, good health, success, and peace of mind... Vic

 

Mark your calendar!!!

70th Birthday Party Picnic

Saturday, September 12, 2015.

More details to follow!

 


 

 

 

 

Florida 70th Birthday Celebration
 

Friday night, April 24th, beginning at 5 pm.

La Grotta Restaurant in Fort Myers, FL.

It is $35 a person.
 
Contact Joyce Remus for further info!
 
 
 

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Encouragement is a renewable resource.

The more you offer up to others,

the more encouraged you'll feel.