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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Kathy Wycoff (Peterson)  3/14
•   Dixie Saboe (Henckel)  12/4
•   John Greer  11/18
•   Virginia Belcher (Nendel)  11/1
•   Sue Bumpus  6/10
•   Linda Mapes (Glaz)  5/31
•   Victoria Case  4/5
•   Kathleen Brown (Atkins)  3/3
•   Mary Kirvan (Veenhuis)  9/22
•   Mary Cutler  9/13
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JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 38.9%


A:   68   Joined
B:   107   Not Joined

UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Cathy Gilmore (Motter)  5/1
•   Linda Keith  5/2
•   Murray Harrison  5/3
•   Bruce Gelbaugh  5/4
•   Rick Hughes  5/4
•   Nancy Schiffer  5/16
•   Kathleen Brown (Atkins)  5/18
•   Pamela Montgomery (Markillie)  5/20

WHERE ARE
THEY NOW



WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Alabama
1 lives in Arizona
3 live in California
5 live in Colorado
8 live in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
1 lives in Indiana
3 live in Kentucky
2 live in Maryland
1 lives in Massachusetts
121 live in Michigan
1 lives in Minnesota
1 lives in Nebraska
1 lives in New York
2 live in Ohio
1 lives in Pennsylvania
2 live in South Carolina
3 live in Tennessee
2 live in Texas
2 live in Virginia
3 live in Washington
1 lives in Wisconsin
1 lives in Luxembourg
1 lives in Sweden
6 location unknown

MISSING CLASSMATES


Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!

Plainwell Class of 1968
Home of the Mighty Trojans

                      

 

   "April hath put a spirit of youth in everything."   

                                                    -William Shakspeare   

 

 

          "Today is the day when bold kites fly,

          When cumulus clouds roar across the sky.

          When robins return, when children cheer,

          When light rain beckons spring to appear." 

                                            -Robert McCracken-Spring  

                 

 

            

 

 

 

       "The air is lik a butterfly

         with frail blue wings.

         The happy earth looks at the sky

         And sings."

                        -Joyce Kilmer-Spring

             

 

 

....and so, here we go Bluebird,

            gather your strength & rise up.

     Oh, let him go Bluebird.

            Ready to fly,

               you & I,

           here we go....   

                  

 

 

 

 

        A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

Bruce Snow                  4/3

Sarah Silva                   4/7

Dennis Norman              4/8

Nancy Colgrove             4/11 

  

 

 

 

   

            "I wandered lonely as a cloud

   That floats on high o'er vales and hills,

       When all at once I saw crowd,

           A host of golden daffodils;

       Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

   Fluttering and dancing in the breeze."

                       -William Wordsworth-Daffodils

   

 

Important Days in April:

April 1st:  April Fools Day

    HA! HA!

April 3rd:  Good Friday

    

April 5th:  Easter Sunday

        

April 15th:  Income Taxes due

        

April 22nd:  Earth Day

 

April 24th:  Arbor Day

 

 

     

                                               OUR FRIENDS...

Jim (Tiny) Cowles, a former classmate of ours who went through the 2nd grade with some of us at Gilkey passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from complications from diabetes.  He still lived in Plainwell.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Gloria Chase Brainard's Husband, Roger passed away on Sunday, March 8th, 2015.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Gloria and her family during this most difficult time

 Mary Austin Rouse will be having further cancer surgery on January 26th.  Please keep her in your prayers or send her a card of encouragement.  Send to her new address: 290 S. 16 ST, Otsego, MI  49078.

Update: Mary will be going through Chemo starting Mach 17th.  Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Kathy Keith Hughes had minor surgery on March 2nd and is doing great.  Wishing her a speedy recovery.

Margaret Polasek Korabik's Sister, Jeannette (Classs of '67) passed away January 11th from cancer.  Please keep Margaret and family in your thoughts and prayers.  Margaret took great care of her Sister during her illness..

Mike Kingsbury's Father passed away on January 4th in Smithville, TN.  Please keep Mike and family in your thoughts and prayers.

 

                    Our December get-together at Nancy's home.

       

                Vickie, Jo, Kathy, Bonnie, Nancy, Laura and Sheila

 

      "When we are connected to others, we become better people."

                                                     -Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture                                        

 

 

           

We now have a facebook page:  Plainwell Class of 1968.   Come join us!  

                                        Just because you didn't ask...

 

                     October Ladies day at the Art Prize 2014

 

          

          

   

  

               August Ladies Get-together at Sheila's.

 

         Cheryl, Linda, Kathy, Nancy, Sarah and Vickie

  

 

                          Sue and Laura

                       Laura, Jill and Sheila

   

                      Bonnie and Laura

  

                                                                         

              July Ladies Night Out at Fricano's...

 

Lt:  Nanette, Vickie, Jill, Sheila and Sue 

Rt: Sharon, Kathy Peterson, Kathy Atkins, Jo, Cheryl and Sarah

 

    June ladies night out at Pizza Hut...2014

Sharon, Suzie, Vickie, Sheila, Kathy Hughes, Kathy Atkins, Laura, Jo and Nannette.

 

         Kathy Hughes, Laura, Kathy Atkins and Jo

 

                   A Fun Day in South Haven - May 28, 2014

                   Sheila, Bonnie, Kathy and Jo

                Jo, Laura, Sheila, Bonnie and Kathy

                       

              Our ladies May gathering at the LYNX

                   Geri Keeney Clark  and Sheila

 Linda, Sue, Vickie, Jo, Karen, Cheryl, Kathy, Bonnie and Geri.

 

 

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 March ladies afternoon out at the Old Mill Brew Pub (2014)

 

 

 

 

          Here are some Pictures from the 45th 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

                   Murray Harrison

 

           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)

 

               

                             

                  

                              

                       

        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.

           

                         CLASS REUNION COMMITTEE 2014

     

                         Sheila, Kathy, Jo and Bonnie

 

           Kathy (Brown) Atkins:  Coordinator/Website Administrator

           Bonnie (Mills) Hoffman:  Treasurer

           Jo (Reed) Golden:  Secretary

          Sheila (Gregory) Howard:  Public Relations             

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Your site was created to help promote, celebrate and reconnect with classmates.  It

is hard to believe that it has been 46 years since we walked the halls of Plainwell High

School.  Throughout those years we have managed to keep in touch through reunions --

but the internet has provided us with a much easier means of communication --through 

email, facebook and now our website.  Your participation is essential for the success of this site.

Please use and enjoy it!  As you know, our class is exceptional and it's worth the time

and effort to help keep us connected.  Now, here we are in 2014 and recently enjoyed our 45th

class reunion!   WOW! where have the years gone.

 

If you have any ideas or suggestions on how to improve this website, or would

like to see something added, please contact us. If you have any childhood or

updated pictures, please e-mail them to Kathy (Brown) Atkins 

               @kma1968kathy@yahoo.com. We would love to put them on the site.      

         SMILE!!  Start clicking those cameras.  

 

Also, please remember if your Home Address, E-mail Address or Phone Number

has changed, please give Kathy Brown Atkins a call at: (269) 685-8293

or e-mail her at:kma1968kathy@yahoo.com. 

                We don't want to lose contact with any of you. Remember, we are ALL important!!!                                 

                                                   

  

 

If you have any problems or complaints--

 

Feel free to contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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