|Residing In:||Pekin, IL USA|
|Children:|| Michael Petry, born 1967, lives in Chicago, two blocks from Wrigley Field
Kristen Conroy, born More…
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Here's hoping you had a wonderful birthday, the day after Memorial Day seems appropriate and fitting. I remember the fun we had playing softball. I don't know if you are planning to attend the 55th reunion. I hope to see you there and do some catching up.
Best wishes for a happy, healthy life.
Here's hoping you had a wonderful birthday today. Since I'm sending you this message a bit late (forgot my Schurz password, then found it) , I hope that tomorrow and the next day is etc.etc into infinity are also wonderful. There was some talk about another reunion, but I don't know if it's going to happen. Seeing you and Rich brought back the most memories for me. My wife reads the obits and comments on how many are younger than us--that works for me.
Hope to see you again some time soon,
Gordon or Gordie
I hope you have a well deserved happy birthday and another wonderful year to follow.
I don't know about you, but I don't feel any older (maybe a little slower, but not older).
Best wishes always and a huge thank you for the 50th anniversary reunion and this wonderful website to keep track of everybody.
Posted on: Nov 29, 2014 at 11:18 AM
What an inspiring story, Jill. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and a great year. There's a possibility of another reunion this summer, something more low key like a picnic. I hope it comes to be and I'll see you there.
Best wishes always,
Happy Birthday, Pat
What a wonderful fulfilling life for someone who certainly deserves it. I wish you the best for many more years.
I wish I had known. We could have bought out trees from you. I think we got ours at Riverview. (Talk about the good old days) How cool to have a brother who taught at Schurz.
Thanks for sharing and bringing back some memories
Here's hoping for a happy birthday celebration for you that will last the whole year.
Best wishes for health and happiness.
What a life, sailing where you want to go. I've only sailed twice, once on a catamaran (sp?) where we had to hold onto a rope and lean way over the side. My stomach was sore afterwards, but what fun. The second time was about a month later on a rowboat with a sail, much tamer, but I used what I had learned about tacking to sail back up wind.
Best wishes for a very happy birthday.
I met a teacher I used to teach with and she said the best thing about retirement is you don't have to do anything you don't want to. If it's not fun, don't do it.
It seems to me that you are living that credo, and you have earned the right to.
Have a happy birthday and much smooth sailing for many more years.
Here' s hoping you have a great day (and another 365 or them until your next birthday).
It's been fun catching up with friends from over 50 years ago. When I see what many of us have accomplished, I'm filled with two emotions, pride and astonishment. I'm also gratified that so many of us are still around and active. I really enjoyed my four years at Schurz, but I don't really think I appreciated what we had until now.
I'll stop before I become all maudlin. We don't need maudlin when we're celebrating a birthday. Many happy returns. I hope that we another reunion soon, not necessarily such a formal occasion, but just old friends reuniting and reminiscing.
The best to you always,
I got your message about the "Woodie" tournament, and I thought it was close to your birthday. So, Happy Birthday and best wishes for another great year. I hope the tournament is your most successful one yet! I did get to play a little tennis this summer. The emphasis is on the little. I have double vision, and I really did a fine job hitting the alternate ball, the real one not so good. But it was fun. I suspect it's a lot like golf where you forget all the bad shots and remember pitching onto the green and into the hole. (I've heard that is very fulfilling. I'll take their word for it.)
I remember when I was involved in tennis, running tournaments, etc. that there was an older man who was very good. When he was in his seventies, (imagine anyone being that old!) he started playing on a seniors tour. He did die on the tennis court, and I remember all of us saying that was the way we wanted to go.
But, that doesn't mean it wouldn't be better to keep on going without any interruptions to our fun.
So many fond memories, Todd. Ed Rice's band. There was a wedding reception where we kept playing "Peter Gunn" and this frail looking older guy (probably in his 30's came up and wanted us to play "The Blue Skirt Waltz." We had it in a fake book, not difficult at all, but we all wimped out. I feel guilty because I could have played it as a piano solo or possibly you could have played it on the trumpet, and I could have accompanied you.
I hope some year I"ll be down there to wish you a happy birthday in person and maybe even win a game or two in your tournament.
Posted on: Oct 11, 2014 at 3:26 PM