The 50th Reunion was simply amazing – far exceeding any expectations I might have had prior to the event. You gave us a rare chance to relive our youth and reconnect with many friends we had not seen in 50 years. I’m so indebted to the Team for making this possible. I realize you put in numerous hours of planning to make this event happen; I for one am so grateful for your efforts. It was so much more than just a dinner – it was the “break-out” groups you developed, the casual lunches together, the tours of SAHS and the down time we had to bond with old friends. In looking back, I realize we were very fortunate to get the education we received at SAHS and we should all be appreciative of the support given from parents, teachers, church groups and our fellow classmates. An event like this reminds us that we were lucky to have had a good foundation on which to build our futures.
Coming back to the present, I’m so proud of so many of our classmates and really enjoyed hearing their stories; Tom NcNeal, Doug Nalle (my two best friends in school), John Waters and Karol Wahlberg just to name a few. Seeing Barbara Denton (my first grade crush), Jane Lindley (my 6th grade crush – but she didn’t know it) and my senior year sweetheart, Sharon Storm. The evening with the basketball team and coach Collier – priceless! The veterans tribute was so meaningful.
As you can tell, the event was truly outstanding or we used to say ……..”We all had a bitchin time”.
Thanks again and God willing hope to see you at our 55th!
I was so surprised to see so much info about so many people. I had no idea. Now I’m a bit late but will add my two cents.
I married in 1972 to a great guy I met at Western Airlines in Los Angeles. We moved to Seattle and had two wonderful girls. Our lives revolved around our girls and 4H. Their dad and I would take our vacations to coincide with the King County Fair and all the 4H activities. It was a great way to raise kids.
But, alas the marriage didn’t last. Western Airlines became Delta Airlines and in 1993 closed the Seattle office. The oldest girl headed off to college and mom and youngest daughter headed for Salt Lake City to follow the paycheck. I’d thought I’d gone to the ends of the earth. Little did I know what a beautiful place this is. I live 13 miles from Snowbird and Alta, 5 minutes from wonderful hiking canyons. I have turned into a National Park junkie. Between international travel with Delta and living here… I’ve had a wonderful life.
Florinda Islas Bailey is my tether to Orange County. Louann (old habits die hard) and I are very different people now, but we can pick up our silliness and camaraderie in just a few minutes of being together. I’m also very close to my brother who lives in Orange. Between visiting both of them I have been able to keep up with the changes of our childhood stomping ground… and what changes !!!
And I see Jefferson has been mentioned. I’m anxious to see Jane, Mary, and Wanda.. and everyone else. I used to play football with the boys at Willard… Tommy McNeal, Doug Nalle, Dave Ault..and ?? I think we were 8 or 9. I was a ruff and tumble girl !
I retired from Delta in 2005 but got restless. I went to work at an in-house travel department for locum tenens. I’m now down to 3 days a week and with a big house… am kept busy. When not working I’m playing pickleball, or in the mountains.
Well, time to lose 10 pounds in the next 4 days !..haha ..Can’t wait to see everyone.
He is in the middle of the wine bottling from the 2014 crop and that’s pretty much 24/7. He will finish Friday, Aug. 21, get in his car with wife Lee and drive like a maniac to make it to the Reunion!
We will be so glad to see him! In the meantime, his website http://www.nallewinery.com/ and years of marketing have yielded some text and photos, as follows:
Nalle Winery is about as “family” as it gets. Son Andrew runs the joint, while father and mother Doug and Lee Nalle give wisdom from 31 years of winery experience. Younger son Sam, a scientist in San Francisco, gives encouragement and support. Then there’s our bevy of friends who magically appear at the right moment to lend a hand. Steve Edgar, from Arizona, still shows up for crush, and has, since 1991.
Our winery and home rest on land that has been in Lee’s family, the Henderlongs, since 1927. Her cousins, the Saini family, run the vineyard. In addition to the estate Zinfandel, Carignane, Cabernet and Merlot vineyard, two other local growers, Bernier Farms and Hopkins River Ranch, provide Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with a smile and a handshake.
Catch up with your classmates in SAHS class of 1965!