Plainwell Class of 1968
Home of the Mighty Trojans
The 7th month is here
With lots of fun and cheer
Fireworks and hotdogs;
Fun for 31 days
Happy Birthday America!
"The beautiful season the Summer!
Filled was the air with dreary and magical light;
And the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood."
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
HAVE A PICNIC!!
A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:
Edie Baker Deneau 7/01
Jim Collins 7/02
Randy Walcott 7/03
Jacqueline Kelly Eckert 7/13
Steve Sanders 7/13
Darwin "Woody" Myland 7/15
Gail Parker Westerhof 7/16
Mark Jameson 7/18
Connie Brunner Simpson 7/19
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL...
Important Days In July
July 4th: Indepence Day
July 7th: Chocolate Day
July 9th: National Sugar Cookie Day
July 12th: Pean Pie Day
July 20th: National Lollipop Day
National Blueberry Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Ice Cream Month
Recieved word of the passing of one of our classmates; Donald "Don" Keech. He passed away on June 18th, 2014. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Kathy and his 2 children. See more information on our "In Memory" section.
PLAINWELL HONORS NANCY J. SCHIFFER
(Union Enterprise- April 28, 2014)
Plainwell Community Schools is proud to annouce Nancy J. Schiffer, Class of 1968, has been given the honor of the 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award.
The school chose to honor her for her hard work as a student and an educator, her achievement in a 40 plus year career in labor law, her dedication to the rights of American workers and the duty of serving a Presidential appointment.
In the summer of 2013, she was asked to accept an appointment by President Barack Obama to the National Labor Relations Board and was confirmed.
She will be honored at Plainwell High School's 142nd Commencement Ceremony, on Thursday, May 22, at 7 p.m.
CONGRATULATIONS, Nancy! The Class of '68 is so proud of you!!
Sheila and Gail Parker Westerhof attended the Commencement Ceremony.
Jeanne Bradshaw Nichols is very proud of her Son, Pastor Matt Nichols. He was chosen to speak at the Plainwell Baccalaureate on May 18th, 2014 at 600 p.m. in the new Performing Arts Center at PHS. What a wonderful Christian Husband, Father and Son.
*Jeanne is also retiring at the end of this month. Congratulations! Have fun and enjoy life to the fullest. Many blessings to you...
Sheila, Laura and I went to hear Matt address the graduates at PHS. What a blessing he is.
Sue Haskell Nelson is retiring at the end of this school year. Congratulations, Sue! Enjoy...
"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...
Our Ladies Night out will be at Fricano's Restaurant in Alamo on July 10th at 5:00 p.m.
Our Ladies Night Out in August will be at Sheila Gregory Howard's house. It is on August 7th at 5:00 p.m. It is going to be a potluck. Hot dogs, buns, beans, drink and dessert will be provided. *Please bring a dish to pass.
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.
Cheryl, Kathy, Sheila, Evelyn, Laura and Jacquie
Evelyn, Laura and Jacquie - " The Cooper Coolies"
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