Thursday, July 28, 2005
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Monday, July 25, 2005
If you know of any classmate whose obituary has been omitted, please let me know.
Saturday, July 23, 2005
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
UPDATE 3/22/2008: The link to the News Graphic is no longer active and I've been unable to locate one that is active. To read more about Doug Edmunds, click on the tag at the end of this post. Doing so will bring up all the content on this blog related to Doug, including some posts with photographs.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Saturday, July 16, 2005
"Three monstrous state records were broken which makes the 2005 Championships something extra special. The records were monstrous because of the athletes who previously held the records - Stu Voigt, holder of the state record in the shot put for almost 40-years and a 11-year NFL vet, Kenny Harrison, Olympic Champion and American Record holder in the triple jump and Chris Solinsky, arguably the best prep distance runner to ever grace the state of Wisconsin.
Green Bay Preble's Steve Marcelle broke the WIAA state record in the shot put with his 67-6 win in the D1 competition on Friday. In an unbelievable atmosphere, Marcelle had a great series including throws of 67-0, 66-11, and 67-5¼. Marcelle's winning throw bests his previous Wisconsin all-time best throw of 67-4 set earlier this year at the TFA indoor and it breaks the 66-7½ mark set almost 40 years ago by Stu Voight of Madison West.
Only one other WIAA record was older than Voigt's. Madison Central's Larry Franklin's 1965 long jump mark of 25-0¾ continues as the oldest record in the state."
Larry Franklin was inducted into the Madison Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Blogs can host photos, too.
I think this is the 9th grade basketball team because some of the faces belong to Shorewood students who transferred to West the following year.
Hint: If you want to see a slighly larger version of this photo, double click on it. This will open a new window on your browser with an enlarged version of the photo.
"The reunion will be Saturday, October 15 at CJ's on Atlas Ave. It is on the east side off Cottage Grove Road. There will be a social hour at 6 PM and a family style dinner served at 7 PM. Cost is undetermined right now."
I hope someone from the planning committee will contact me to confirm the date and supply details about costs.
Comment on posts if you wish, but you'll need to register: It's easy and it's free and it helps to minimize nuisance comments. The first time you attempt to leave a comment, you'll be prompted to register. I suggest you use only your first name. Also, remember to write down your name and password. And finally, remember that when you leave a comment, anyone can read it: so be civil and check your grammar and spelling.
This is not a group blog: You can't post to this blog yourself, but I'll be glad to add your messages and information if they are relevant. If you really want to let people know what you had to eat for breakfast, or you're trying to give away some absolutely adorable puppies, this is not the place for you. Consider creating your own blog or web site.
If you want to contact me with information to post (or for anything else), please use the special email account I've created to work in conjunction with this blog. I'm not going to post the email address on the blog, because that's just an open invitation to spammers. So you're going to have to figure it out from the following clues:
- The first part of the address is the school colors in reverse alphabetical order, with the word "and" in between. For instance, if the school colors are blue and pink, the first part of the email address is "pinkandblue" (no spaces between the words).
- The second part of the address is the name of our high school yearbook (find your copy and be certain the tricky spelling is correct).
- The email account is with yahoo.com, so once you figure out the name, the correct email address should look something like this: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is not a test, even though it may seem like one.
If you email me something to post, I will identify you as the source of the information. It will look something like this:
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark sends the following message:
"To be, or not to be..."
Just remember, the rules are here to make things easier, not to discourage you. Stay in touch.
I'm not ready to create a web site -- and I doubt that any of the rest of you are either -- but we need something to help us stay in touch with each other. I've received some "have you heard anything about a reunion?" emails and telephone calls in the past few weeks, so I know we're not all in touch with each other. What to do? Why not start a blog?
As a birthday present, I've helped a friend to set up and maintain a blog about living on a boat. As a result, I've come to appreciate how useful and effective blogs can be as means of staying in touch. So I'm creating this blog in attempt to facilitate communications among the members of the Madison Central High School Class of 1965. The one in Wisconsin (there are others).
Sure, blogs can serve lots of other less (or more) wonderful functions, but blog will stay focused and it will have rules (she said, sounding like a teacher or a drill sergeant).
It's also a work in progress: So be patient, check in periodically -- and follow the rules!