2019 50TH REUNION!!!

THE RECAP OF OUR WILDLY SUCCESSFUL 50TH REUNION SATURDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2019, AT TWIGS WANDERMERE  IS CAPTURED PRIMARILY IN PHOTOS BELOW.  ENJOY.  (IF YOU HAVE PHOTOS TO SHARE, SEND THEM TO ME AT JCLEAVERONAHOG@GMAIL.COM.)

Teaser alert:  I happen to know lots of former classmates didn't think they'd come.  Yawn, way past bedtime...boring...no one I really wanna see...just a bunch of old people.  You know, THAT kind of thing. BUT.  Apparently, many of them rethought the deeper meaning of it being literally a half of a century since we last saw each other.  Short story? The place was packed.  Buzzing with conversation.  I didn't see a single bored individual in the bunch.  Guessing here but I'd say there were at least 5-10% who had NEVER been to a class reunion before. And yet, they came to this one. Most came as singles that I saw so most were classmates with a smattering of brave spouses thrown in. The room was made to hold 85 people.  We were far over capacity.  But who's counting.  This class photo includeds just a portion of the classmates who were willing to stand still long enough to be photographed.  (PS:  As we add photos, for expediency's sake, we are using maiden names only for the women. You can look up their full names in the department called Classmate Profiles.)

 

   Mead High School Class of 1969 50th Reunion in 2019, Twigs Wandermere

Image may contain: 9 people, including Judy Young Brokaw, Dia McVey Reeves, Suzanne Renner, Mary Laws Reno Montero and Tricia Robinow, people smiling, people sitting and indoor""Girl Table"....L-R around table (by maiden names):  Melaine Walker, Judy Young, Dia McVey, Sue Renner, Mary Laws, Ronna Jones, Susan Gregorak, Laurie Stuart, Tricia Gregorak.

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Terry Ryan & spouse, Shirley Weatherford & spouse, Turquoise blouse?, Bernita Heth, Vickey Duskey, Barbara Wilson, Carlene Blomgren & spouse. Upper right corner:  Connie Quinn, Tim Johnson

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Pastors Floyd Wilks and Steve Buckley in front of the In Memory Boards reminding us of our classmates no longer with us and encouraging us to spend our remaining years well. 

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(L-R) Gayle Mohney, Judy YoungImage may contain: 3 people, including Floyd Wilks, people smiling, people standing and hatL-R) Bob Kellogg, Doug Wise, Pastor Floyd Wilks

 

Image may contain: Kathryn Moore, smiling, standing(L-R) Tricia Gregorak, Kathy Clark

Image may contain: Anne Durham Grun and Laurie Wiley Vandervert, people smiling, people sitting(L-R) Anne Durham, Laurie Wiley

(L-R) Barry Holmes, Sandie DeFreese Eymer, wife of Scott Eymer.  You may remember that Scott and Sandie were high school sweethearts, MHS Class of '70.)  Scott's been a helpful advisor to our reunion crew.

Image may contain: Floyd Wilks, Steven Buckley and James Patterson, people smiling, people standingL-R) Pastors Floyd Wilks and Steve Buckley; Jim Patterson

Image may contain: Tricia Robinow, Connie Peterson and Anne Durham Grun, people smiling, people standing

L-R) Tricia Gregorak Robinow, Connie Quinn Peterson (married to fellow classmate, Gene Peterson), Anne Durham Grun.

Image may contain: 4 people, including Kathryn Moore, Dia McVey Reeves and Anne Durham Grun, people smiling, people standing, sky, shoes, outdoor and nature

L-R) Kathy Clark Moore, Laurie Stuart Perkins, Dia McVey Reeves, Anne Durham Grun

Image may contain: 2 people, including Judy Young Brokaw, people smiling((R-L) Judy Young and hubby arriving at Spokane Airport.  Classmates made great efforts to join us!

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(L-R) Kurt Balazs's wife Pam, Ronna Jones, Kurt Balazs

Image may contain: 4 people, including Dia McVey Reeves, people smiling, people standing(L-R) Royal Ingebretsen (he moved away 8th grade but had so many fond memories of elementary years in the district wanted to see old friends so went to a great deal of effort to come, Dia McVey, Gary Wright, Dave Sandford (reunion-crasher...yes, we had a couple of them, and loved them all!:)

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(L-R) Sue Renner, Melaine Walker

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Brick by brick our old school is coming down.  A few alum stopped to take one last look before the reunion and bid her farewell as she turns into a large sports complex.  (L-R) Terry Joralemon, Mike Klassen, Gayle Mohney, Kathy Clark, Laurie Stuart, Dia McVey, Melaine Walker, Anne Durham.

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You'da hadta been there......to see/feel the level of fondness, sentiment, caring this particular reunion brought out in one another.  THIS photo captures it.  (L-R) Laurie Wiley, Judy Young.

Image may contain: 3 people, including Charlene Faoro, people smiling, people sitting and outdoor(L-R) Pam Thielen, Charlene Faoro

Image may contain: 2 people, including Tricia Robinow, people smiling, people sitting(L-R) Laurie Stuart, Tricia Gregorak

Image may contain: 2 people, including Dia McVey Reeves, people smiling, people standing and outdoor(L-R) Dia McVey, Julie Schrader

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(L-R) Teacher and debate coach, Mary Hyatt (Yes, she STILL drives her old red Corvette and also has a new one! And, YES, she is STILL teaching college english.  AT EIGHTY YEARS OF AGE!  You read that right!!!! Melaine Walker and Anne Durham.

Image may contain: car and outdoorMary Hyatt's old Vette......some things are absolutely timeless......like Mary herself!!!!  And, our memories at Mead.  Thanks, Mary, for reminding us of that with your presence.  What an honor to have an icon join us!

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(L-R) Shirley Weatherford Hillhouse, Bernita Heth

Image may contain: 4 people, people sitting and indoor((L-R) Telford Burts, XXX?, Floyd Wilks, Scott Eymer (Class of 70 but who's helped our class with a lot of technology questions.) (Back to camera with long dark hair, Joan Bischoff Lanning.)

Image may contain: 3 people, including Mary Laws Reno Montero, people smiling, people sitting, drink and indoorSpecial thanks to all of you for coming to the Tres Amigas Reunion Shebang Thang!  YOU made it what it was.  Truth be known, we three "sacrifical lambs" just used it as an excuse to attend to the little reunion details over adult beverages and pretend like we were 18 again. (L-R, Julie Clark, Jerry Clark's widow who did all this in honor to her hub); Mary Laws and Ronna Jones.

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