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08/28/12 09:50 PM #12    

John Watson

Was that "our"  (RHS's)  Jack Ernst who's son- in- law was up and killed in the rock climbing death on tonight's news ?


Sure hope not.


John Watson

08/29/12 08:40 AM #13    

Claudia Buck (Carlson)

I had a great time too. I tried to post the pictures I took of the reunion and they ended up under my name instead of the photo gallery. So, if anyone wants to see them until I figure it out you'll know where to look. You are correct, I am not a computer expert. Love to all of you, what a great class we have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love, Claudia

08/30/12 10:46 PM #14    

Patty Morris (Conkle)

Well, Claudia, you are right.  I couldn't find any other way to post my photos other than on my profile.  So, if anyone wants to see my 19 photos of the reunion, just go to my profile.  As usual, I had a wonderful time.  Many thanks to our classmates who worked so hard to put this on for us.  Thanks for keeping us dancing!  The class of '66 gave up dancing at their reunions ten years ago. :) See you in FIVE!!!!!

10/03/12 05:04 PM #15    

Suzy Chissus (Lissman)

Hi fellow RHS alum. I just received the sad news (via Darryl Nordyke ) that Ricky Carrigan passed away recently. His funeral will be held on October 19th ~ does anyone have any more information regarding this ? Thanks, Suzy

03/02/16 05:16 PM #16    


Jeanne Smith (Murphy)

No messages since October's March 2016!!  Where is everybody?  50th Reunion creeping up on us next year...Where are our classmates messages on here?  Kris/Mike...thank you so much for inviting us all to join you in this great hang out, now we have to get our classmates together for some fun chats on here.  We all, I am sure, have some great news to share with everyone.  I am currently thinking about moving back to the neighborhood where I grew up in Renton.  Does anyone live close by Historic Renton Hill?    




03/03/16 11:34 AM #17    

Paul Anderson

Jeanne, just wondering if you remember a Kelly Smith ... she's not listed, so I'd have to assume that her family moved out of the Renton area, but she was still around back in '65, so on the off chance, I thought I'd ask?



03/03/16 03:37 PM #18    


Jeanne Smith (Murphy)


Robin...I do remember Kelly Smith.  She was class of 66.  I have not seen her since she was a junior at RHS, so maybe the family did move.  I am helping Linda Douglas Wheat try to locate some people who graduated in 1966, for their reunion in August.  They have quite a few who have not been located, so I will see if Kelly is one of them.   (Or if they have found her, and I will let you know).   Jeanne




03/04/16 09:07 AM #19    

Paul Anderson

Thank you ... I much appreciate your help.

Stay well,


04/11/16 02:27 PM #20    

Dave Willenborg

where is the wall of honor cermony for tim 

04/12/16 09:55 AM #21    

Paul Anderson

Jeanne, just wondering if you've since found out anything about Kelly Smith ... appreciate your efforts, thank you.

04/12/16 10:44 AM #22    


Jeanne Smith (Murphy)

Robin,    Have not located Kelly yet, but I am waiting for a list of people who attended the Class of 1966, 25 year reunion.  I am still assisting Linda Wheat in locating some of their class members, so hopefully we will locate her.                                                                                                                                                            

5/3/16...   Robin...we still have not located Kelly.




04/13/16 10:30 AM #23    

Paul Anderson

sounds sort of fun ... trying to locate the lost.  Thank you ... much ... for keepimg in touch.

04/13/16 07:42 PM #24    

Alice Montgomery (Robb)

I'm just surprised at how many people have unknown whereabouts. If you try Googling, though, maybe you can find more. I forget who told me about him, but John Swartzwelder has a page on Wikipedia, and it turns out he's been a successful comedy writer for a long time. Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons, for example. He writes books these days and self-publishes them through his "Kennydale Books." Check it out, there's a picture of his family's old house at the bottom of the page. I remember the house, as I grew up in Kennydale too. The Wiki article says he's "somewhat reclusive." I haven't seen him since high school days. Just FYI.

Alice Montgomery Robb


04/14/16 07:31 AM #25    

Kris Lund (Whiteaker)

Keep in mind that we are expecting our school mates to go to this website and register. We have address information on some of them but not email information - which is required to set them up.

If you know someone on the list of 'missing' - please remind them to register. We want everyone in the class to join so they can get the up-to-date information  on the reunions and other events.  Thanks, Kris

04/14/16 08:40 AM #26    


Carol Gower (Halverson)

Alice, John has been at a couple of our reunions. I've followed his career on the internet, also. What a character!! We got a picture of all the Kennydale kids at one. It was fun.

04/15/16 08:21 AM #27    

Ken Clark

Fun fact - at one time John's Wikipedia article stated:

John Swartzwelder is pseudonym used by writers of the animated television series The Simpsons. Other writers of the show have created a "John Swartzwelder" character, a long-haired, potbellied chap with a moustache, which has been seen in a few episodes of the show.

You can see that on the talk page of the article along with a discussion of whether he was a real person or not.

06/09/16 04:45 PM #28    


Jeanne Smith (Murphy)

With the 50 year reunion looming ahead, this is a MUST read  :-)                   



06/13/16 10:17 AM #29    

Richard Clayton

Love all the chatter above about John, I watched John, Ken Grant and a few other old and I mean old Kennydale Elementary guys play baseball well sort-of. Never being the athlete I watched as usual.

I've missed more reunions than I've attended, but I am looking forward to No. 50 - if you all need a little help ith the plans - hit me up. But, please know that I'm still a workin' stiff and don't have tons of time...still wouldn't mind helping if I can.

Also, I know how to reach Arlene Hales (Clayton) hmmm, yes there was a connection.



09/08/19 01:55 PM #30    

Darrel Nash

I have an off the wall question of the class of 67. I love most genres of music:  classical, jazz, rock, pop, country..  But in the rock category, my favorite is progressive in the vain of groups like Yes, the Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, but also some more recent bands and arrtists like Porcupine Tree (Steven Wilson) and Riverside Lunatic Soul (Maruicz Duda).  I have not found anyone in my relationship of friends that actually have that kind of appreciation.  Just for my own inquisitiveness, does anyone out there have the same musical taste?  

09/09/19 05:33 AM #31    

Jack Ernst

Sorry Darrel,
I would not have a clue.
I am stuck in the 60s and early 70s.

09/09/19 01:04 PM #32    

Mike Willis


Unless these groups tutored under the Beatles, Stones or the Temptations...I have never heard of them!


09/12/19 02:48 AM #33    

Helen Glazier

Hi Darrel - I think you have found a kindred spirit.  Progressive rock was ALL that i listened to in the '70s.  it wasn't until a decade later, when i was preparing to do some mobile disc jockey work, that I researched what was going on in the pop world of the '70s.  Moody Blues, Pink Floyd and Yes were among my favorites as well.  Did you listen to Emerson, Lake & Palmer; Renaissance; Rush; Al Stewart; Supertramp; Traffic?  There were also some artists that I liked for one particular song, i.e. 10cc (I'm Not In Love), Blue Oyster Cult (Don't Fear the Reaper), Manfred Mann's Earth Band (Blinded By the Light), Procol Harum (A Whiter Shade of Pale) or Alan Parson Project (I Wouldn.t Want to Be Like You).  If you check out the Wikipedia article that lists progressive rock artists, you will see many names that became more famous for their progressive pop, harder rock and/or arena rock; groups such as Boston, Dire Straits, Heart, Kansas, and Led Zeppelin.  I will have to check out the more recent bands you mentioned.  Rock on ... progressively, of course!

10/07/19 10:56 AM #34    

Walter Gruhn

Hi Classmates,

Gene Sutin passed away in June. His memorial service will be will be held on October 19th at 11:00 AM at Churchome Kirkland located at 9051 132nd Ave NE Kirkland, WA 98033. His daughter, Krystle, asked me to pass that along to you. She will be arranging for his obituary to appear in the Seattle Times this coming week.

I saw Gene in January. Physically everthing was precarious, but with the support of his wonderful wife, Connie, he was emotionally and spiritually absolutely fine. The after effects of the chemo finally got him, but he lived a happy and meaningful life until the end.

Take care, and see you at the next big reunion,
Walter Gruhn


10/09/19 08:40 PM #35    

Cathy Blakesley (Lee)

Thanks Walter. I was just thinking about Gene last week. We were buds in band. What a nice guy and what a loss.
Cathy Blakesley (Lee)

10/10/19 07:32 AM #36    

Ward Zimmerman

It is sad to hear of Gene's passing. He lived down the street from us and we had fun together on various occasions. I knew many in band although I was in the orchestra. His passing reminds me that perhaps we are getting old. I should make a better attempt to travel for a future reumion before we get too old...

Ward Zimmerman




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