Yoo hoo! Us again. We here at Reunion Central are delighted by your positive responses to the 60th, and are charging (um….that’s maybe overstating it—perhaps shuffling?) forward with our plans. And this is where you come in. It’s a fair way off, but venues for this sort of thing need to be tied up well in advance. In order to do that, we’ll need a little more input.
One of the ideas put forth was to do a meet-and-greet the evening before the main event; then perhaps a breakfast or brunch, some food and drink for gathering and stealth grazing during the afternoon; followed by a dinner (buffet? Again, undecided), and maybe a get together the following morning for breakfast. Depending on interest and cost, this could be a buffet included in the reunion cost, or Dutch treat for those who choose to participate. Or, we could make it two days and add an event or two. Any ideas about that?
These are merely brain toots offered by Reunion Central—they’re not set in stone, more like Silly Putty. It’s a starting point, and we welcome your input. We also need to establish a relatively accurate count of probable attendees, so we can decide what venue will fit our needs. We know that October of 2018 is more than a year away, and this will not be binding, but we’d appreciate a show of hands. We didn’t ask for “plus ones” last time (although some of you did provide that info), but we’ll need it this time.
Once again, we will don our protective gear and prepare for your responses. This is getting to be real, isn’t it? Woo hoo!
Carol, Sally and Bev
07-22-2017 - LET'S PARTY LIKE IT'S 1958!
Hey old Badgers and friends! Who’s up for taking another whack at it? Wait. Letme rephrase that. Our 60th is just around the corner, and we here at Reunion Central are ready to roll up our sleeves and try this again! Only on a smaller scale, since Reunion Central itself operates on a smaller (and wa-a-a-a-ay slower) scale these days. We comfort ourselves by repeatedly murmuring “the race is not always to the swift”. It’s a mantra.
But I digress.
We’re thinking about October of 2018, a smaller version of the 55th, maybe at the same venue as before, maybe not. See how well prepared we are? And how flexible? Sometimes we’re so flexible we can barely remain upright. So this note is mostly to see how many of you are interested; later we’ll likely be asking for input in the planning, and maybe some help in execution. So far it’s pretty much me, Sally Adams and Bev Brooks Goodwin, with support from the Lunch Bunch here, members of whom are constantly assuring us, “We’ve got your back!” between mouthfuls of Death by Double Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice Cream Cake Delight. We are blessed with caring, giving friends…………..
We know some of our classmates aren’t into electronics, so we plan to do snail mail too. As for the rest of you, I eagerly await your responses, and stand ready to deal with a veritable barrage of emails. Please don’t disappoint me. I’ve already bought my pads and goalie mask.
C’mon! This’ll be fun! Bear in mind, we’re ancient and creaky, and probably don’t have a 65th in us, so this might be our last chance. So let’s rock and roll! Or maybe just roll……………..we do love our Death by Chocolate, etc. Waiting to hear from you!
Carol Woodman Conniff
06-08-2016 - Friend and THS Class of 1958 website administrator Don Treadwell has died
Word came to me last week from Carol McGuire that Don Treadwell died Sunday, May 29. Chris McGuire Monday shared with me a site created by two of Don's daughters, Margaret and Carol, to honor their father.
Don's friends will be forever grateful to have this site to help us recall with pleasure and joy a classmate who was truly happy to participate in our 50th anniversary reunion in 2008 and who devoted hundreds of hours before and after the reunion to the THS Class of 1958 website.
During the 11 years since we began working on the website, Don and I became best of friends, with each of us contributing where our strengths were best used. Early on, Bartley Cardon worked like a demon scanning and sending senior photos for the site. Ken Marcoux also served on the website committee.
Forever missing my sweet friend Don. Jeri Wesson Carlile