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03/13/21 04:18 PM #6    


Vicky Folmar (Czajka) (1972)

113 classmates live in Florida.  On the website, Home Page on the right is a box called WHERE WE LIVE  - Who lives where - select from the dropdown to find out.

03/14/21 07:17 AM #7    

Michael Lesinski (1976)

We snowbird it each year. Sunrise side. Never get tired of this view and our path to the beach. We'll move eventually but still have aging parents who need us back home. 

03/14/21 12:14 PM #8    


Lee Jacobsen (1966)

Besides wonderful views, low or non-existent taxes, common-sense government, and warmth, who would ever want to live in Florida?......:}    

On another note, why not open up the topics somewhat, especially politics, as we are all Crestwood grads and are able to decide for ourselves what comments to read, and others, to chuckle at.  Speaking of chuckles, a short burst of humor....

A large corporation recently hired several cannibals. "You are all part of our team now," said the HR rep during the welcoming briefing. You get all of the usual benefits and you can go to the cafeteria for something to eat, but please don't eat any of the other employees." The cannibals promised they would not.

Four weeks later their boss remarked, "You're all working very hard and I'm satisfied with your work. However, one of our secretaries has disappeared. Do any of you know what happened to her?" The cannibals all shook their heads "No."

After the boss had left, the leader of the cannibals said to the others, "Which one of you idiots ate the secretary?" A hand rose hesitantly.

"You fool!" the leader continued. "For four weeks we've been eating managers and no one noticed anything.
 But NOOOooo, you had to go and eat someone who actually does something!!!"

03/14/21 06:25 PM #9    


Garry Brandt (1972)

Greetings.  I moved to Clearwater, Fl in 1976 after graduating from Ferris. Met my wife here, got married on CleArwater beach and raised our  two kids in Central Florida. now we are back on the West Coast living in Palm Harbor where Deb and I met and got married.  Would love to meet up with other Crestwood Grads for dinner.  Find me on FB Gar Brandt and PM me.   Cheers !  Gar & Deb 

03/15/21 07:13 AM #10    

Nancy Ferguson (Wein) (1974)

I moved to Florida in 1982.  I currently live in Jacksonville and still love it here.  We get a little "cold" weather here (actually had snow in 1989).  When I came to Florida for the first time in 1977 (spring break) I said "why doesn't everyone want to live here?!"  Originally I lived further south, but I like northern Florida much better.  I retired in 2015 and even with COVID quarartine I am loving life and will be a grandmother any minute now!

03/15/21 11:41 AM #11    


Patty Carruthers (Weaver) (1979)

Anyone out in AZ????   We just moved this month from Grosse Ile, MI. To Tucson AZ.   

03/16/21 12:08 PM #12    


Cindy Sheldon (1971)

Click on the Home Page, scroll down and look for Where We Live on the right.  There are 41 grads currently listed as living in Arizona.  Thanks for the reminder, I need to update my profile; I moved to Arizona the middle of last year.  We've got enough Crestwood residents living here that we could hold our own reunion.  

03/16/21 02:45 PM #13    


Patty Carruthers (Weaver) (1979)


03/17/21 09:51 AM #14    


Mark Skopczynski (1975)

I moved to west central Florida, back in 1991. Tampa Bay is gorgeous with all the beaches and sand. And only 1/2 from the gulf. No more snow, though I live below the frost line. 

03/17/21 01:02 PM #15    


Robert Kimball

Hello all, Dr. Kimball here (taught Physics from 1968 - 1973).  Physics is Fun Still!   I've been in touch with former student Rick Lovedal.  When he was in my class, he won the steamboat race we held in the pool.  He went on to be a naval architect.  



03/17/21 01:48 PM #16    


Mary Cortis (Hrisoulis) (1971)

Hey Mr. Kimball! I had you in Physics! Great teacher and class! You must come to our 50th high school graduation reunion! We Floridians are having a practice reunion this Friday!!

03/18/21 09:08 AM #17    


Debra Koivunen (1971)

I endorse Mary's invitation to attend our reunion in Michigan July 31st! 

03/18/21 10:06 AM #18    


Mark Skopczynski (1975)

Ah, Mr Kimball. I had you for Physics in 1975. I still talk about the dropping of the dodecahedrons off the top of the high school. Really enjoyed that class!

03/18/21 11:07 AM #19    


Lee Jacobsen (1966)

Mr. Kimball, you taught after I graduated, but likely carried on the tradition of Mr. Ensign, who taught a senior Science coliqueum class, and the subjects we got into often caused 'issues' for the school as a whole, like doing research on the genes of fruit flies, using Mr. Ensign's connections to use U of M's 'new' electron Microscope, and somehow, all those friut flies raised for the study, after it was done, somehow escaped and entered the school's ventilation system.....:}.

Last saw Mr. Ensign about 20 years ago, at a honor ceremony at Crestwood for outstanding alumni.....not me, I just make car parts, but for my sister Kathy who got some sort of achievement award for her world-reknowned folk art paintings.    She couldn't make the ceremony , so I got to do the talking, and mentioned that she was the one who led the 'reform' of the Crestwood dress code,  'no more mandatory dresses' at Crestwood....and the allowance of 'jeans' for women students......yep...that was the 60's dress code back then....:}



03/19/21 12:16 PM #20    

Sally Slomzenski (Milo) (1971)

Mr. Kimball...Please send me your email address so I can send you reunion info once we have it confirmed. You will be invited as a guest of the reunion committee. (PS - any others who taught the class of 71 at Crestwood, please contact me!)

Sally Slomzenski Milo


03/20/21 08:26 PM #21    


Denise Leeman (Scherer) (1972)

Class of 72. Living in Delray Beach, FL.

03/26/21 06:42 PM #22    


Jeff Brown (1970)

I'm a snowbird living on a 42foot California Trawler at Burnt Store marina in Punta Gorda Florida. 

06/27/21 11:34 PM #23    


Robert Kimball

Hello Dr. Kimball here:  Physics is Fun (1968-74),

Does anyone know what happened to Dorothea Szlavik.  She was a student of mine in 1974 and I've always wondered how her life turned out.



06/28/21 12:02 PM #24    


Vicky Folmar (Czajka) (1972)

Mr. Kimball, Dorothea has a profile on this site.  Look up her profile and send her a message.

09/08/21 05:20 PM #25    

Glenn Fields (1984)

St. Linus Fair this weekend?  Anyone going??  

09/09/21 11:15 PM #26    


Mary Theresa Cutajar (English) (1975)

So Jamie Bernarcik, Russ Petrarca and I (Mary Theresa Cutajar English) are planning on going Saturday night.   The Atomic Radio Band is playing that night from 7 to 11 pm.  What instrument did you play in Marching Band?  I played clarinet, oboe, English horn and was on the first Flag Corps for our Marching Band in 1975.  Hope to see you there!

11/04/21 04:07 PM #27    


Robert Kimball

Recently there was a teacher suspended for dressing as an Native American and singing a trigonometry song to help her students memorize a set of trig functions.

When I taught Physics at Crestwood, I had my students dance the "vibrating molecule dance".    I even showed everyone at the prom how to do the dance.

Glad I didn't get fired!

11/05/21 10:35 AM #28    


Gregory Larsen (1983)

A much different zeitgeist these days...given the date, likely no video of that dance, but if so, you have to post it!

11/05/21 12:11 PM #29    

Larry Domine (1972)


With the technology today could you provide us with a video of the dance?


11/05/21 12:47 PM #30    


Lee Jacobsen (1966)

Better yet ,  have someone video you today doing the dance, now that would be something to see!

By the way, Mr. Ensign, physics teacher, had some pretty good moves as well.


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