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Glenbrook O'South High School
Class of 1978

Welcome '78 Titans!
John Nichols

 2018 Homecoming Parade
The Homecoming Parade kicked off with 16 Alumni from '78
Thanks to...
Mike Novick, Maria Packer (Millen), Mike Nolan & Dan Dinelli
for the covertible vehicles
and to

Brad Sussman and ChrisBrame for the back-ups!

Parade Goers
 Brad Sussman, Frank Sclavenitis, Mike Novick,
Erin Lisk (Santostefano) , Maria Packer (Millen), Randy Levin,
2018 Alumna of the Year - Karen Pulfer (Focht)
Meg Rondenet (Will), Patricia Scharer (Bezrouch)
Sharon Monahan (Collett), Denise Monson (Haberkorn),
Mike Nolan, Dan & Laurie (Birk) Dinelli, Dave Corbus, 
Richard Ellsworth, Dale Hurst
Celebrating our 40th year!
Thank You Dr. Shellard for the Parade Banner

Please e-mail any photos or links taken at the Ice Breaker, Parade, Grandpa's Reunion, School Tour

Congratulations Karen from the Class of 1978!

Distinguished Alum, Karen Pulfer Focht, 2018 Graduation Speech

Sample of Karen's wonderful artistry
"A thousand words is a captured moment in time by Karen Pulfer Focht "
~Dale Hurst

Principal Lauren Fagel

The Karen Pulfer Focht Family

Lisa Podulka, (left), Sharon Monahan (front) Meg Rondenet (back) and Paula McCauley (rt)

To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it,
and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward.
~Margaret Fairless Barber, The Roadmender

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
    ~ Carl Jung

The Class of '78 web site isn't about:
Waistlines, Hairlines, or Credit lines...

It's about Lifelines
It's about reconnecting with our friends from some of the best years of our lives...
It's about caring for our classmates, teachers and their families - our families!
- Remember -
We're not getting older...We're becoming a classic!
Reconnect with someone today, you'll be glad you did!

Did you know that there are 6 different Glenbrook South Classes  
on the Class Creator Web Site!
A big 'THANK YOU' to the 1965 class for using us as a referral!

This web site is not affiliated with
Glenbrook South High School or District 225
This is a private web site for the GBS Class of 1978
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We give ClassCreator many plugs due to their outstanding service,
response, support and communicating system all in one place.
You can't get that from any other web site.
There are no other social networking systems like this
on the internet used specifically for communicating for all sorts of reunions:
e.g.: Military, Class, Hospitals, College, Family, High School  
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter Snapchat etc. don't hold water compared to the bells and whistles on the 'ClassCreator site
There are no fees like 'Classreunions', 'Alumniclass' etc. to join, EVER!

We wish to Thank the ClassCreator Team for all their help!

If you would like to build your own web site for any kind of reunion
'Cutting Edge'
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Your Place, Your Classmates, Your Memories
Your 1978 Glenbrook South High School Home Website
Thanks for Visiting!
Cumulative Visitors
Site created: 03/30/2008



It's 1960
The Year In Which We Were Born
30 years since
Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989
Half of the world is online
40 Years have passed by. Where has the time gone?
We had Napster then Friendster
There was no Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Twitter, LinkedIn, Myspace, Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tinder, Snapchat, LiveMe, Netflix, Twich, YouTube, Xbox or
Classcreator, for that matter.
Remember, that was before there were DVDs. Heck, even before there was VHS.
We were watching movies in the cinema or drive-in, and not downloading them online.
Imagine the packed seats, the laughter, the excitement, the novelty.
And mostly all of that without 3D computer effects.
The 1960s were indeed a special decade.
The Swinging Sixties saw the rise of counterculture.
There was recreational drug use and casual sex.
Many countries gained independence from their colonial rulers.
Several governments turned to the left. In Britain, the Labour Party gains power.
Our 35th President of the United States John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy
served from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963.
The Vietnam War continues. The Algerian War comes to a close.
In the US, Hispanics fight to end racial discrimination and socioeconomic disparity.
Feminism keeps rising. Art House films make it to theaters.
The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, The Who and the Rolling Stones play their music.
The US and Soviet Union come close to a military confrontation during the Cuba missile crisis.
Nixon becomes US president.
A major insurrection occurs in Algiers against French colonial policy.
In Greensboro, North Carolina, four black students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University begin a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter. Although they are refused service, they are allowed to stay at the counter. The event triggers many similar nonviolent protests throughout the Southern United States, and 6 months later the original 4 protesters are served lunch at the same counter.
Man lands on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission of the United States.
The first heart transplantation occurs.
In 1962 The first computer game, Spacewar, is created. The inspiration for future games like Galaxy, Computer Space '71 and Asteroids '79. Remember playing Pong for hours on Atari?
Progress, year after year. Do you wonder where the world is heading towards?
The 70's was a great time, or so we thought. We were too young to fully understand the political picture of Vietnam. Jimmy Hoffa dissappeared. Saturday Night Live Premiered in 1975. The micro computer Altair 8800 is featured on Popular Electronics. We read Teen, Popular Science or Popular Mechanics magazine.  A time of technology, innovation and inspiration.
We watched live shows or not at all.
We taped songs off the radio, there were no mobile phones, we used public phones in boxes that took coins, no texting, no internet, no iPods,
We watched Roots and Monty Python.
No computers yet. We had cobol, a card reader as big as a file cabinet in high school. Microsoft is now a registered trademark, In 1976 The Apple Company is formed. Nasa unveils the first space shuttle, the first VHS tape is produced (remember Betamax?), Nadia wins 3 gold medals in Montreal, The World Trade Center is completed. Elvis died. Jimmy Carter is elected. NAVSTAR (GPS) is developed by the department of defense.
Son of Sam is caught, Space Invaders is the new rage.
In 1978 Technology is booming
Illinois Bell Company introduces first ever Cellular Mobile Phone System
Space Invaders Launches Craze for Computer Video Games
The first computer bulletin board system BBS is created
98% of all American homes have a television
The First Test Tube Baby is born in England, a girl Louise Brown, from invitro fertilization
Remember game rooms? Just Games or Boondocks?
We actually played outside until it was dark.
We didn't use sun screen in the summer, we just got burnt.
We didn't use mosquito spray, we just got bit.
We looked at milk cartons to see if we knew the missing children on them.
Disco, Mod Squad, Blue Jean Jackets, and bell bottoms, platform shoes.
Polyester shirts and Desert boots.
We had the NFC and the AFC. The Cowboys beat the Broncos in SBXII
At the theater or drive-in we had The Towering Inferno, Jaws II, The Godfather Part II, Grease, Rocky, Taxi Driver, Carrie, All the President's Men,
Star Wars, A New Hope, Saturday Night Fever, Close Encounters of the Third Kind,
Animal House, The Deer Hunter, Halloween, Up in Smoke, Heaven Can Wait.
We listened to Aerosmith, Chicago, The Eagles, Bob Marley, Kiss, The Who, KC and the Sunshine Band, BeeGees, Steve Miller Band, Queen, Peter Frampton, Alice Cooper, Paul McCartney and Wings, ABBA, Fleetwood Mac, Boston, Comodores,
Bruce Springsteen, Boomtown Rats,
Donna Summer, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, Meatloaf, The Village People
The technology available today would have blown your mind in 1960 or 1970.
Our smartphones are more sophisticated than the computers that put a man on the moon.
Do you know what was invented in the year we were born?
Locally we had NASGV. Remember watching the landings or takeoffs, the Air Shows or just going on 'The Base' because you were connected! 25¢ cents to bowl!
The Twin or 53 Drive Inn, Grovers Oyster Bar, Langtry's, Sail Inn, Matty's, The Arc, Boondocks, Pepper Plums, Overtime, Millionaire's Club, Ignats & Marys, Prime Minister, Little Louies, Bristol House, Raffles, Dikkars, Stilletos, Nickys, Cattle Company, Jack in the Box, Naugles, SOP's, Meier's Tavern, Hackneys, Cals Roast Beef, Shultz Farm, Wagner Farm,
The Grove, Signode's Dam, The Clearing, Klippers
Ahh, the good ol' days!
The world is a different place
In 2018 the world will be changed too!
The sensation the 30th Reunion created was big.
The sensation the 35th Reunion created was great.
Karen Pulfer (Focht) is the Distinguished Alumna and presents the Commencement Speech
The sensation the 40th Reunion created was the best yet!
But it won't stop the planets from spinning, on and on, year by year.
 Everyone an individual. Everyone special. Everyone taking a different path through life.
The next several years we will grow; older, smarter, and if we are lucky, sometimes wiser.
Years in which we will lose some things.
Possessions will get misplaced. Memories will fade.
Friends will part ways.
The best friends, we try to hold on to.
This is what counts in life, isn't it?

St. Patrick's Day