Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Returned to Sender - Help Us Update Addresses for These Classmates

When reunion planning comittee met tonight at Fyfe's, Craig Garrett presented us with a huge pile of reunion annnouncements that had been returned to sender by the USPS. Please help us find the correct address for these people, so we can resend the information in a timely manner.

Let us know by email. If you don't remember the reunion email address, click on "view my complete profile" in the right hand column. This will take you to another page. On the left hand side of that page, click on "email."

Larry Bergman
Vaughn Berry
Cheryl (Larson) Brassington
Thomas Brew
Monte Buelow
Brian Conlon
Carol (Crowley) Favour
NayDean (Marble) Davidson
Bruce Fibikar
Lois (Legrey) Flad
Maureen (Cunningham) Frawley
Margaret (Lengyel) Grant
Richard Leach
Vickie (St. John) Liebetrau
Brad Lightfoot
Terry (Burrows) Orvold
Peter Roznoski
Christine Sannes
Jean (Jensen) Seidl
Paul Sperry
James Strand
Jack Troia
Judith (Hydanus) Vessey

Note: A strike mark (line) through the name means someone has helped us to find the current address for that person.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Another Classmate Obituary Added

I've posted an obituary for Tim Geisler, who died in 2001. I'd like to thank Class of 1965 members Michael Fullwood and Nils Olsen for providing the information and Kay M. Richie at the St. Paul Pioneer Press in Minnesota for providing the date the obituary was published in that newspaper. Please click on the link in the right-hand column under Student Obituaries if you'd like to read the entire obituary. If you know of any student obituary that's missing, please contact me so I can add it.

Monday, August 22, 2005

1962-63 "Number Please"

I recently found a copy of "Number Please" a "booklet prepared by the Student Council Finance Committee of Central High School and made possible through the cooperation of the advertisers" (back cover). It contains addresses and telephone numbers for the year 1962-63 of sophomores (future class of 1965), juniors, and seniors. You can tell it's more than four decades old because the listings are all in a format that bridged the transition between five and seven-digit local numbers. You remember ALpine and CHerry and CEdar telephone numbers, don't you?

Anyway, I found some of the "lost" classmates listed in the booklet, and although they're no longer at the same addresses, I thought it might spark some memories that would help us locate these people if I published their 1962-63 addresses. Perhaps someone will remember living nearby and will be able to recall some information that can help locate the 2005 addresses for these classmates. Here's the list:

GAIL BUCHANEN - 925 Drake Street
PAUL CAPADONA - 1214 Drake Street
ROSEMARY FRAZIER - 1809 Beld Street
DARLENE GRIGNANO - 705 S. Shore Drive
MARY HAMMOND - 403 E. Johnson Street
HOWARD HOUSTON - 6013 Riva Road
BARBARA HOWE - 314 N. Pinckney Street
PHILLIP HUSTAD - 139 S. Hancock Street
JOANNE KLEIN - 3306 Topping Road
SYBILLE KOWACZEK - 436 W. Mifflin Street
JOHN KRAMER - 833 Erin Street
CURTIS LARSON - 106 N. Lake Street
LINDA LITTEL - 1023 Drake Street
SHARON MARKING - 1327 E. Dayton Street
LINDA MILLARD - 1339 Wingra Drive
EMMA MITCHELL - 643 Dayton Street (no indication if E or W)
PATRICK MULHALL - 1332 Spaight Street
GLORIA OLSON - 541 W. Main Street
RONNA PARIS - 922 Lawrence Street
JOHN RUSSO - 5014 Manor Cross
MILDRED SHIELDS - 1517 Delaware Boulevard
JUDY STELLICK - 320 W. Washington Avenue
KAREN VIRNIG - 1005 Colby Street
MARCIA VOGT - 1402 Chandler Street
JOHN (JACK) WAKE - 330 Dow Court
SUSAN WOOD - 508 W. Johnson Street

Friday, August 19, 2005

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Classmate Obituaries

All of the 21 classmate obituaries that I know about are now available on the blog. The links are listed in the column on the right side of the page under "Student Obituaries." Just double click on the name to access the obituary.

Some technical notes about the dates associated with the obituaries: Weblogs (usually shortened to blogs) as Rebecca Blood notes in her excellent book, "The Weblog Handbook," have only been in existence since the late 1990s. The term "weblog" was coined in 1997 by Jorn Barger.

In theory (and usually in practice), the date associated with a blog post is the date on which the entry is written. Blogger.com (the blog hosting service for this blog) allows a certain amount of backdating -- but only as far back as January 1, 1990. As a result, some of the posting dates of obituaries for classmates who died prior to 1990 may not be in synch with the actual date of the obituary. All pre-1990 obituaries are dated 1990. The month and day of these postings is either the month and day of the death or the month and day the obituary was published.

For obituary posts, you'll avoid confusion about when an event occurred if you just read the dates in the text, rather than noting the date of the post.

Finally, if you know of a classmate obituary that is missing, please email the information (name, date of death, place where obituary was published to me and I will post it.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Lick 'em, Stick 'em and Stuff 'em

That's what a group of Central High Class of 1965 classmates did last night. They stuffed envelopes with information about the October 15, 2005 reunion, stuck on address labels and postage stamps -- and a few, not all, licked envelopes to seal them (leaves a yucky taste in your mouth if you do a lot, and the group did more than 200).

You should be receiving information in the mail in the next few days. If you don't receive anything, it may be because we don't have a correct address for you. Send me an email with your correct address and I'll make sure Craig sends you a packet.


Reunion committee members (photo taken at a meeting at Fyfe's on July 2, 2005): Front row: R. Guerin, C. Garrett, J. Bruns; Back row: T. Niemczyk and C. Downs

Monday, August 08, 2005

Help Us Find These "Missing" Classmates

Here's a list of the members of the CHS Class of 1965 for whom we do not have current addresses. If you have any information, please send us an email (Click on "View My Complete Profile" for a link to the email account for this blog) and help us find these people.

SHARON LEE BAMBROUGH
NANCY JO BERG
GAIL BUCHANAN
PAUL JOSEPH CAPADONA
LYLE EUGENE CRARY
SANDRA LEE EGSTAD
HAROLD FRANKLIN ELLINGTON
DENNIS DEAN FISH
NATALIE FOX
ROSEMARY FRAZIER
ROBERT LAVERN GRAVES
DARLENE JENNIE GRIGNANO
TERRY ALLEN GUNDERSON
GERALD WAYNE HALL
KEN HAMMOND
MARY MARGARET HAMMOND
SANDRA LEA HANSON
DORIE HARDER
RUTH ANN HARRIS
BONITA RAE HAWKE
JILLIAN CHRISTINE HAYMAN (AFS STUDENT)
HELEN CAROL HERBERT
HOWARD BOWMAN HOUSTON
BARBARA ELAINE HOWE
PHILLIP DEAN HUSTAD
JOANNE LOIS KLEIN
SYBILLE KOWACZEK
JOHN ROBIN KRAMER
CURTIS ALLEN LARSON
LINDA LEE LITTEL
SHARON ANN MARKING
VIRGINIA ANN MATROSE
LINDA LEE MATUSZESKE
LINDA CAROL MILLARD
EMMA LEE MITCHELL
PATRICK HERBERT MULHALL
GLORIA JEAN OLSON
RONNA ANN PARIS
EDWARD SHELDON PAULEY
BELINDA LEE PAVLUE
JOHN MARK PETERSEN
JACQUELINE PETERSON
RONALD WILLIAM RABE
STEVEN WILLIAM RASMUSSEN
LYNN ANNE ROBERTSON
CHERYL LYNN RUNSTROM
JOHN LLOYD RUSSO
MILDRED ELIZABETH SHIELDS
FRED SINGER
MARIE SINGER
PAUL SPANGLER
JUDITH LYNETTE STELLICK
LINDA LOUISE THOMSEN
SHIRLEY JEAN TUCKER
KAREN ANN VIRNIG
MARCIA RAE VOGT
JOHN FREDERICK WAKE
JANET SUZANNE WIERAUCH
WARREN WELDON
AL WILDER
SUSAN JANE WOOD

Note: Names with a line through them are people who've been found since the original date of this post.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Another in the Ongoing Series of Photos from the 25th Reunion Held at the Madison Civic Center


Standing (left to right): M. Davy, Open to Discussion (see comments), S. Hennessey; Seated (left to right): T. Doyle, R. Disalvo

Friday, August 05, 2005

Madison West High School 75th Anniversary

All 1000 tickets for the Madison West High School 75th Anniversary dinner at the Monona Terrace Convention Center on Saturday have been sold. For $10 you can attend the post-dinner dance at 9:30 p.m.

Perhaps more important is the free open house at the high school on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This may be a good opportunity to check out the trophy cases and see if the Central trophies are really on display at West.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Tell Me Again, Where Was That Reunion?

Some members of the Madison Central High School Class of 1965 met tonight at Fyfe's on E. Washington Avenue to discuss plans for the 40th reunion, which is scheduled for October 15, 2005 at CJ's on 802 Atlas Avenue in Madison. More details on that event soon. In the meantime, let's try to remember some other important locations...

Maybe it was a whole constellation of middle age moments, but the six people at Fyfe's couldn't quite remember where all the Class of 1965 reunions had been held. If only Peabody and Sherman had been there with The Wayback Machine!

Help us compile an accurate list of locations for the 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 30th, and 35th reunions. I know where the 25th was held because I've been posting photos from that event. Send your list of locations to the blog email address, so we can publish an accurate report of where those previous events were held.

Yet Another in the Ongoing Series of Photos from the 25th Reunion Held at the Madison Civic Center



L. Studesville and S. Hennessey

Monday, August 01, 2005

Really Like a Post? Want to Email It to A Friend? Here's How to Do It

If you've really liked or enjoyed a post, you can now email your friends a link to that post.

(1) Just click on the little envelope icon next to the ADD YOUR COMMENT (or COMMENTS) section. This will bring up another screen with a form you must fill in before you attempt to email the link.
(2) Enter your name, so your friend will know who's sending the link. When your friend receives the email, your name will appear in the "from space."
3) Enter your email address. The initial email of the link will be powered by blogger.com, but if your friend choses to reply, that reply will be directed to your email address.
4) Enter your friend's email address.
5) Enter a brief comment, if you wish -- something like "Here's a link to a blog posting I thought you'd enjoy."
6) Click on SEND EMAIL and your message and the link will be on the way to your friend's mailbox.


If you want to see how it works and what the message you send looks like, experiment by emailing a link to yourself.