Plainwell Class of 1968
Home of the Mighty Trojans
"Over thr river and through the woods,
to Grandfather's house we go;
The horse knows the way
to carry the sleigh,
Through the white and drifted snow."
Lydia Maria Child-Thanksgiving Day, 1845
The year has turned it's circle,
The seasons come and go.
The harvest is all gathered in
And chilly north winds blow,
Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, their yellow grain.
So open wide the doorway--
Thanksgiving comes again!
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances."
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:
Gloria Baldwin 11/4
Jean Bradshaw Nichols 11/6
Dennis Nelson 11/8
Mia Gerdin 11/10
Millard Doster 11/13
Melvin Valkner 11/15
Shawn O'Boyle Haines 11/24
Paul Youngs 11/28
HAPPY VETERANS DAY...
This is our brick that classmates purchased which is placed in the
sidewalk in front of the Veterans Memorial in Plainwell.
We thank our Veterans for serving our country.
God bless the USA...
Recieved word that Bill Banks' Mother passed away on Saturday, Nov. 1. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill and his family.
Mary Austin Rouse will be having further cancer surgery soon. Please keep her in your prayers or send her a card of encouragement. Send to: 352 E. Orleans Street, Otsego, MI 49078.
Bruce Gelbaugh's Father passed away on November 5th. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Bob and Sue (Lamorandier) Ingram's Son, Doug passed away on November 14th. He was only 49 years old. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time. God bless...
During this Christmas Season, let us remember all of our wounded Veterans. Please consider sending a card to: A Recovering American Soldier
C/O Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue
NW Washington, DC 20307-75001
"When we are connected to others, we become better people."
-Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture
Important Day in November
Nov. 2nd: Daylight savings time
(AWWW--1 extra hour of sleep.)
Nov. 4th: Election Day
Nov. 11th: Veterans Day
Nov. 27th: Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 28th: Black Friday
He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
- J. A. Shedd
*We now have a facebook page: Plainwell Class of 1968. Come join us!
Just because you didn't ask...
Our December Ladie's day will be on Dec. 6th at 1:30 p.m. at Nancy Colgroves's home. I will post final details soon.
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
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