Plainwell Class of 1968
Home of the Mighty Trojans
"The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day.
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You're one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
a cloud come over the sunlit arch,
And wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you're two months back in the middle of March."
-Robert Frost, Two Tramps in Mud Time, 1926
"Sweet April showers
Do spring May flowers."
-Thomas Tusser, A Hundred
Good Points of Husbandry, 1557
A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:
John Greer 4/02
Bruce Snow 4/03
Sarah Silva Chavez 4/07
Dennis Norman 4/08
Nancy Keith Colgrove 4/11
"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything."
"The air is like a butterfly
With frail blue wings.
The happy earth looks at the sky
-Joyce Kilmer - Spring
IMPORTANT DAYS IN APRIL
April 1st: Do Not Smile Day!
April 2nd: National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
April 13th: Palm Sunday
April 15th: Income Taxes Due
April 18th: Good Friday
April 20th: Easter Sunday
April 22nd: Earth Day
April 25th: Arbor Day
I think that I shall never see
a poem as lovely as a tree.
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
who intimately lives with rain.
Poems a made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
*We now have a facebook page: Plainwell Class of 1968
Come join us! .
Our April gathering. Had a lot of fun and lots of laughs.
Love these Ladies! (2014)
L: Bonnie, Ann, Kathy Peteron, Jo, Sheila and Cheryl.
R: Nancy, Kathy Hughes, Vicie Case Reid, Kathy Atkins, Suzie and Sarah.
Sheila, Kathy and Cheryl.
Sarah Siva Chavez and Sue .
Jo, Sheila and Cheryl.
Sarah, Sue, Vickie, Kathy Hughes and Nancy.
Bonnie, Ann and Kathy Peterson.
Our ladies afternoon gathering in March at the Old Mill Brew Pub. (2014)
Here are some Pictures from the Class Reunion:
Our Tribute to our Veterans
Honoring our deceased classmates
Getting ready to launch sky lanterns to honor our 10 classmates who have passed on.
Can you see the all 10 sky lanterns? We will never forget...
The Cooper Coolies:
Woody, Ken, Bruce, Bob and Laura
The Gilkey Kids (Eastside)
BR: Bruce, Paul, Joyce, Dean, Millard and Nanette
FR: Betsy, Sheila and Kathy
The Gilkey Kids (Westside)
BR: Dan, Gail, Nancy and Bob Wellington
MR: Cathy, Bonnie, Ann and Jill
FR: Steve Sanders
The Starr Kids
BR: Karen, Kathy, Ken, Bruce, Linda and Nancy
FR: Sue, Cheryl, Sharon and Murray
Millard receiving his long lost lunch bucket from long ago.
Sheila, Bruce, Kathy and Millard
Anne Hill, Karen Rocha and Linda Discher
Roger Pease and Karen
Bruce Snow who graciously donated this beautiful painting. What a fantastic Artist!
And....the lucky winner is: Linda Discher
Steve Sanders and his wonderful wife Edith
Steve Locatis and Kathy Keith Hughes standing in background
Jill and Laura
Bob Wellington and his lovely wife, April
Kathy with my husband, Earl
Roger, Bruce and Denny
Kathy, Laura, Jo, Bonnie, Karen and Betsy
Sheila and Paul
Nancy and Don Colgrove
Cheryl and Laura
Bonnie and her husband, Jim
Ken Madden and Cathy Motter
Laura, Bruce and Sue
Rick Hughes, Dan Holmes and Ken Madden have great singing voices!
Sue Nelson and Denny Norman
Kathy Peterson, Bob Wellington and Sue Bumpus
Kathy, Dean, Cathy and Nancy
We had an AWESOME Photo Booth! Bonnie and Kathy
I'm not sure at what age you realize what a gift it is when someone offers
you his or her friendship. Perhaps we know it intuitively as children, when we
enviously eye the cliques that form among our peers--but I doubt it.
I think then we want the companionship but we don't yet understand the gift and
obligations of a good friend. It is not until years later; when we've lost friends or
outgrown them or failed at the attempt to reconnect with an old friend, that we
realize just how valuable a commodity a friend is.
Friends are one of the great wonders of life. They are the gift you never expected,
rarely deserve and always treasure.
Although it is unfortunate that we have lost some of our classmates over the
years...We can help keep their spirit alive by posting a funny story or
a kind remembrance of them.
Visit "In Memory"
Plainwell High School Class of 1968 - Sweet Memories...
THANK YOU TO OUR VETERANS
Barry Cunningham Navy Reserve
Bill Robertson Army
Bruce Snow Army
Craig Nelson Air Force (deceased)
Darwin Myland Army
David Thomas Army
Dennis Nelson Army
Jim Boyce Navy
John Greer Air Force
Larry Foster Air Force
Lee Gorton Seabees
Linda Mapes Glaz Air Force
Melvin Valkner Army
Phil Wilson Army (died 12/16/1970-Viet Nam)
Rick Hughes Army
Stephen Sanders Navy
Terry Kelly Army (deceased)
"When we are connected to others, we
become better people."
-Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
What made us friends so long ago when we first met?
Well, I think I know. The best in me and the best in you
found each other because they knew that always since
life began...our being friends was part of God's plan.
Cheryl, Kathy, Sheila, Evelyn, Laura and Jacquie
Had a great time in Rockford!
Evelyn, Laura and Jacquie - " The Cooper Coolies"
Jo, Kathy Atkins and Margaret Polasek Korabik
Sheila and Cheryl
Be Thankful for good Friends - They are so important! 2011
Some of us from the class met for lunch. We had a great time.
FR: Gail, Cherie, Bonnie, Kathy H., and Sue
BR: Cathy, Kathy P., Jo, Kathy A., Sheila, Ann, Nancy, Cheryl, Nanette and Connie.
Nancy Colgrove and Cherie Holland
Bonnie, Sue, Connie and Nancy
Jo and Nanette
Gail and Sheila
Jacquie and Laura in Rockford in October.
Sheila, Jacquie, Laura, Cheryl and Kathy in Oct.
Cheryl, Sheila, Laura, Kathy and Jacquie
Cheryl, Kathy, Sheila visiting Dean in Petoskey.