Plainwell Class of 1968
Home of the Mighty Trojans
"October's the month
When the smallest breeze
Gives us a shower
of autumn leaves.
Bonfires and pumpkins
Leaves sailing down-
October is red
And golden and brown."
"Bittersweet October. The melllow, messy, leafkicking,
perfect pause between the opposing miseries od summer
- Carol Bishop Hipps
Football Season begins...
"There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so
pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October."
"October's poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter."
8/16/14: Steve Locatis was born on June 11, 1950 to Raymond and Margery Locatis. He passed away Friday, Aug. 15th at his residence in Plainwell. Steve had bladder cancer for many years. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. He is survived by his Daughter, Tiffany and his 3 Brothers; Terry, Len and Randy; one Sister, Victoria (Locatis) Godfrey. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
There is going to be a Memorial Service scheduled for Sunday, September 14th at 2:00 p.m. at 10th Street Saloon in Plainwell. Steve was attending "Church in a bar" there on Sundays.
Donations can be directed to Wings of Hope Hospice in Allegan in Steve's memory.
*Our ladie's day outing will be on Wednesday, October 8th. We will be going to the Art Prize in Grand Rapids. We will be leaving at 9:30 a.m. from the Plainwell Meijer parking lot, (west end closest to Home Depot). We will carpool from there. We will be eating lunch at the Art Prize.
"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...
A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:
Dean Graham 10/07
Kathleen Stephens 10/08
Ann Gager Hill 10/09
Sue Haskell Nelson 10/10
Mary Kirvan Veenhuis 10/13
Steve Chase 10/14
Bonnie Mills Hoffman 10/16
Richard Hemminger 10/19
Geraldine Keeney Clark 10/22
Important Days in October:
Oct. 3rd: World SMILE Day
Oct. 9th: Fire Prevention Day
Oct. 13th: Columbus Day
Oct. 18th: Sweetest Day
Oct. 31st: HALLOWEEN
National Pizza Month
National Popcorn Popping Month
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
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