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PROFILE UPDATES


•   John Greer  11/18
•   Virginia Belcher (Nendel)  11/1
•   Kathy Wycoff (Peterson)  9/15
•   Sue Bumpus  6/10
•   Linda Mapes (Glaz)  5/31
•   Dixie Saboe (Henckel)  5/30
•   Victoria Case (Reid)  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



•   Paul Youngs  11/28
•   Karen Anderson (Snyder)  12/3
•   Dixie Saboe (Henckel)  12/3
•   William Robertson  12/25

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
9 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
1 lives 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

                      NOVEMBER  

             

  

  

 

 

              "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

 

 

             

          Thanksgiving

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

   

                        And...

                 

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

                   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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