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09/09/19 09:11 AM #72    


Paul S. Arnold

09/09/19 09:17 AM #73    


Susan Silverman (Boldrey)




PLEASE RSVP to Sue Silverman Boldrey at:   sboldreyfr@gmail.com 

Thank you!


09/09/19 08:23 PM #74    


Janice Woldenberg (Miller)

Locating Betsy Ellis

Does anyone have current information on Betsy Ellis? I forgot her maiden name. Her dad was a history teacher at New Trier West. She moved to the Denver area in her early 20s after getting married.

Thank you,

Janice Woldenberg-Miller

(650) 815-8815



09/09/19 08:32 PM #75    


Janice Woldenberg (Miller)

Catching a ride...

Is anyone coming from the north side of Chicago or Evanston, that I can catch a ride with to the New Trier West tour?

If this is a possibility, could you call or text me at (650) 815-8815.

Much thanks,

Janice Woldenberg Miller

09/10/19 02:10 PM #76    


Susan Silverman (Boldrey)

Dear Locust, New Trier West, and New Trier East Almni,

Several of you have asked about links to Nancy Herzberg's experiences.  Here are some links for you to enjoy as we all "Come from love and light".


Cobscook Community Learning Center shared an event. ... Join filmmaker Nancy Herzberg as she presents her trilogy of videos about Qigong and Yoga! ... A Trilogy of Qigong and Yoga Videos to Honor Nature.
Jun 28, 2019 - June 29, 2019 — Nancy Herzberg, 63, a long-time resident of Florence, passed away early in the morning of Friday, June 21, 2019, three ...
IN FLIGHT: Extinction Dance is a spiritual qigong/yoga dance film in honor, remembrance and mourning of extinct and endangered species. Every day, 150- 200 ...

09/13/19 01:06 AM #77    


Tom Lassar

1969 CLASSMATES:  I was looking forward to this reunion with considerable  excitement and anticipation and had "worked the crowd" to help boost interest and attendance, however sad and unfortunate last minute circumstances will prevent me from attending.  My closest friend and practice colleague since Cardiology training at the University of Chicago in 1980, Dr Joel Holland, was rendered critically ill, ironically by a massive heart attack last weekend,  and is now fighting for his life in St Francis Hospital on Long Island, NYC where he had only recently assumed a leadership role in cardiac imaging after leaving the Cleveland Clinic.  I am now at his bedside offering help and encouragement to Joel, who was like a brother to me, and to his wife and 2 sons.

 Please take a moment to raise your glasses in a toast, then a moment of prayer for a man who selflessly devoted his time and entire career so that others might live happy, healthy, longer, and productive lives.  But, life is unfair.  Live every day as though it is your last, and never go to bed angry.  God bless you all, have a great time, see you at the 60th Reunion!!!  

--Tom Lassar 



09/13/19 11:19 AM #78    

Frederick Weil

Dear Tom: Sorry to hear about Dr. Holland. I wish him all the best in his fight to regain his health. Certainly understand your reason for missing the reunion (not even a close call), but will miss seeing you there. Good luck and please take care. Fred Weil

09/13/19 02:04 PM #79    


Susan Silverman (Boldrey)

Dear Tom,

I am keeping your dear friend in my thoughts and prayers...


09/14/19 12:03 PM #80    


Mark Friedman

Dear Tom, All the best to Dr. Holland and his family. He is lucky to have such a dear friend and brother like you. You are so right about living each day to the fullest. As musician Warren Zevon said to David Letterman when he was terminally ill and Letterman asked him what he'd learned, "Enjoy every sandwich." And I'll add: every sunrise, every sunset, and everything in between.

09/14/19 01:31 PM #81    


Phillip B. Rosen

Speaking for the Locust Jr. High peeps, we all had a dandy time at Walker Bros. this morning! Just dandy.   Tonight is another day!! 




09/15/19 01:23 PM #82    

Debra Davis (Gass)

I would like to thank the reunion committee for putting together a special evening for our 1969 class and guests. It was nice to see our friends from the past and make some new ones. Thank you to Debbie Klein for putting together the Avoca luncheon too. I look forward to more of these in the future.  Debbie Davis.



09/16/19 10:21 AM #83    


Hooper R. Jones

I, too, would like to thank Pam Drell and the rest of the reunion committee for putting together such a wonderful event.  Pam, you are undoubtedly the "glue" behind the Class of '69!  Also, a special thanks to Debbie Klein and Marty Block for coordinating the Avoca brunch.  I look forward to seeing everyone at #55 or #60 and wish you all great health and happiness until then!

09/16/19 02:22 PM #84    


Martin S. (Marty) Block

Thanks all. It was an honor to work on this reunion. My reward was the tremendous turnout of classmates. In these situations you have an idea, but when it is exceeded, then it's all worth it. I hope everyone had a great time and, with a little luck, we will do it again in 5 years. Please, upload any pictures here and Facebook. Thanks again for a fabulous time.  Marty Block

09/16/19 08:02 PM #85    

Kim Buol (Ribordy)

Thank you thank you Reunion Committee, Pam Drell, Marty Block and all my classmates that showed up from near and far!  What an absolute blast it was!!!          I enjoyed every minute and every person with whom I connected.  I was on the fence about attending up until Party Time but will not hesitate for the 55th! It's difficult to describe the unexpected joy drawn from seeing friends with whom we commonly shared first in life experiences- first bus rides, first teachers, first grades, etc from the shared perspective of our original families and houses.  My heart is still full.  Sincere thanks to all.

09/17/19 07:32 AM #86    


Richard Reeves

Thanks to Paul, Pam and all the reunioun committee for everything they did to pull this off. It was a very enjoyable weekend. It was great to see everyone again. Great to see the school and the neighborhood. To the ones who travelled to get there, I hope you had a safe journey home.

09/17/19 10:36 AM #87    


Carol Nero (Beckmann)

Thank you to all the 50th reunion committe for the work that you did planning and perfecting our reunion. It was enjoyed by all and the great turnout was greatly due to your tireless efforts. Thank you again! Carol

09/17/19 01:28 PM #88    


Lynn Harvey (Goldschmidt)

Just adding my thanks to everyone elses - the whole event was so well-run - kudos to the entire committee and special shout out to Pam!  Lynn

09/17/19 04:25 PM #89    


Douglas Allen

From Douglas Allen

Great thanks go out to Pam, Paul and the whole committee for their Herculean effort. If there were glitches, you never let the rest of us see them. A sign of professionalis. Congratulations. I don't use this forum much, so bear with me. Also great congratulations go out to Nancy Spurry and Mary Wampler Rhodes for the Sunser Ridge School tour of new school with the District Superintendent Ed Stang and refreshments after. Made it a wonderful day. Doug

09/17/19 04:28 PM #90    


Douglas Allen

Douglas Allen---So, who wants a 55th? Doug

09/17/19 06:00 PM #91    


Tom Lassar

Well, having missed the 50th due to unfortunate last minute circumstances am totally in favor of a 55th.  Also, the crowd for a 60th may unfortunately thin by process of natural selection.     Would love to see posts of photos taken at the 50th (with identifying names!)





09/18/19 12:09 PM #92    

Ross Brittain

Was great to see everyone at the reunion... and enjoyed the Avoca reunion and the tour of the new Freshman Building (our four-year-building) as well, LOL! Thanks to Pam and everybody else who made it happen... although I still can't get used to "Trevians" and the green-blue color scheme. See you all at the next one!

09/19/19 10:35 AM #93    


Steven Standefer

What Tom Lassar said... I had to pull the plug at the last minute, too, and would like at least one more shot at a reunion.  Pam and all, you worked so hard and it sounds like you pulled off another one.  Sorry to have missed everyone.  -- Steve S.  


09/19/19 07:37 PM #94    


Terri Fitzsimmons

A 55th sounds great. I can help out if needed. How about adding an optional picnic or breakfast on Sunday for those who are still in town?

09/21/19 01:32 AM #95    

Kim Buol (Ribordy)

I think a 55th is a great idea and love Terri's suggestion of breakfast/brunch on Sunday.  

09/21/19 11:46 AM #96    


Martin S. (Marty) Block

Great ideas. I heard of some meeting once a year for brunch, if you can make it. Also, if you are in from out of town ( I'm in about 6 times a year), call someone to meet.

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