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07/09/19 07:14 AM #1092    


Sandra Buckley (Matthews)

This note is in response to what Bill Boomer recently posted - the other fellow that worked his entire career for DuPont was Joe Roberts - believe he was also in sales, like Don Leach.  From what I understand, Joe now lives in Marshall, Michigan - a widower, after his sweet wife, Linda Young, a Ft. Madison Aquinas grad, past away a couple years ago.  Joe has a daughter, son-in-law, and 2 grandsons who live either in Marshall or very close by.  I do believe he may be coming to the 60th Class Reunion.  There was also a female classmate who worked for DuPont - but just for a short time - Patsy Cordrey Van Pelt - she was a secretary/administrative assistant in the office and worked for my dad, who was the office manager during that time period.  I just remember Dad speaking so highly of her - he thought she was one of the best he'd ever had there !

07/09/19 11:21 AM #1093    


Brad Wiedmann

Well, Mr Bill Boomer.  You ought to do very well interacting with our class these days since you were a Professor who worked with adolescents with behavior issues?  Anyway, good to read your post.  Definitely hope to see you and Lynda at our our 60th.  I hope I do make it to one of the luncheons on the first Friday of the month.

07/09/19 03:41 PM #1094    


Jerry Rees

Bill & Linda (or Linda & Bill),

Congratulations on your 54th anniversary!  You may recall that I was there--at Danforth Chapel on the University of Kansas Campus.  I also remember your reception at that grand old mansion on Mass Street.  Everytinme I dirve by that block I think of you both.

We visit Lawrene occasionally.  Our daughter Jamie (a 4th generation Jayhawk) lives in Lawrence and commmutes to her work at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City KS, where she is curator of their medical museum and assistant librarian of their old books library.

Will you BOTH be coming to the 60th reunion?  Or will Bill cop out as before?

Blessings, Jerry (and Sallie)


07/16/19 07:06 AM #1095    


Linda Kirchner (Schrader)

Just read that our Freshman year Home Ec. teacher passed away. Marilyn Simmons taught 2 years in Ft. Mad. She married Dr. E. L.  Wallace in May of 1960 & they moved to Davenport, IA. He was an Osteopath. Just a bit of interesting info...who remembers her???

07/16/19 06:02 PM #1096    


Linda Kirchner (Schrader)

Doe anyone know anything about a shop downtown, across the sreet from Stage 2, called Vitality, or the owner?? Not sure what all they sell.

07/17/19 06:51 AM #1097    


Sandra Buckley (Matthews)

Yes, Linda, I remember Miss Simmons from Freshman Home Ec - it seems someone from Administration had informed her that my mother had passed away that summer and she designated herself to take me "under her wing".  She took me to Burlington a few times after school to shop for fabric, since I loved to sew my own clothes and we would stop and have dinner on the way home.  I always appreciated her attempts to provide me with advice and comfort, since that very first year of high school without a mother was pretty tough.......she had a big heart that many didn't realize.

07/17/19 10:08 PM #1098    

Bill Boomer

1.   Linda, a while back you sent me the name of a prominent artist in the Hamilton area, but I somehow lost your e-mail — can you send his name again — does he do landscapes, portraits?

2   You said that you know Phil Brevick who also lives in Hamilton — he does hyper-realistic frontier landscapes — a few years ago he and I used to paint together regularly — if you see him (grocery store, post office, etc.), please tell him hi — he is a very good person and a wonderful painter — he taught me a lot and was very encouraging. 

Thank you for your help.  I hope we see you at one of the first-Friday lunches in Fort Madison.  Bill & Lynda Boomer 





07/17/19 10:29 PM #1099    


Sharon Tincher (Scholl-Nabulsi)

I don’t remember Miss Simmons! Does that mean I might be forgetful? I remember Miss Yocum and Miss Jacobs!  

The class luncheons are so interesting! We had a newcomer last Friday, Jack Dorsett! We hope there are more of you who will join us one of these first Fridays! Sorry we forgot to take a photo!

FYI our 60th reunion will be in September 2021! Can you even comprehend 60 years out of high school?  

I hope many of you can make it! We plan to have VIP seats in the new bleachers with a great view of the Tri-State Rodeo! If you all have 2021 calendars it’s the Wednesday thru Saturday after Labor Day! We will be attending the Rodeo on Thursday night as we can all be together in the VIP section that night! By the way that means we, the Class of 1961 are Very Important People! So mark your calendars and watch the website starting next year for more information!

07/17/19 10:36 PM #1100    


Sharon Tincher (Scholl-Nabulsi)

I almost forgot, Linda Schrader asked me to post this picture of Davis Murguia and his wife having lunch with her a couple of weeks ago in Branson, Missouri!

07/17/19 10:38 PM #1101    


Sharon Tincher (Scholl-Nabulsi)

OMG! I spelled Davis instead of David Murguia!Fat fingers on this tiny keyboard! Forgive me David!

07/23/19 10:05 AM #1102    


William (Bill) Patrigo

Bill Boomer's recent post mentioning that he and Lynda had both instructed others over the years made me think of the following story.

Husband: Well, how was your first day at the new lab?

Wife: It was terrible!! I don't even know what the cloning machine does?

Husband: Well, that makes two of us.

07/24/19 03:29 PM #1103    


Nancy Nelson (Hays)


07/24/19 08:56 PM #1104    

Lynda Beattie (Boomer)

Love it!


07/25/19 12:23 PM #1105    


William (Bill) Patrigo

I am glad I made some folks smile.  I previously worked with an Arkansas lawyer in Louisiana doing FEMA appeals and arbitrations. He was a very funny guy and we shared a lot a lot of silly stories.  I will tell one more - then promise to tell no more.

It's early morning in a dentist's office. The dentist goes into his waiting room and sees a man sitting in a chair.

Dentist - Hello, I didn't realize that I had any patients this early.  What seems to be the problem.

Man - I think I'm a moth.

Dentist - A moth? You don't need a dentist, you need a psychiatrist!

Man - I know.

Dentist - If you know, what are you doing here? I'm a dentist.

Man - The light was on.

I promise - No more.

07/25/19 10:29 PM #1106    


Cyndy Day (Savage)

That was soooo good. I LOVED it

07/26/19 09:02 AM #1107    


Nancy Nelson (Hays)

Bill...great seeing your jokes and tickling our "funny bones"! 😃 You really don't have to keep that promise! We all can use a good laugh every day! Keep them coming 👍

08/02/19 02:18 PM #1108    


Nancy Nelson (Hays)

GUESS WHO!!! August class luncheon

08/16/19 12:03 PM #1109    


William (Bill) Patrigo

For a combination of intellect and a little bit of humor, I offer the following word:

hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia - meaning a morbid fear of long words.  Look it up.  If you had a fear of long words I can't imagine you would want to use this one.

08/16/19 01:47 PM #1110    


Nancy Nelson (Hays)

Bill...winkha-ha.  This is one phobia I won't ever have as I never have or never will use words "THAT LONG".  That is probably implying my intellect is not up there with " smarties "...ha ha!  I will say though... I was able to pronounce it. I was good in high school English!  And of course, our generation learned phonics.






08/16/19 06:38 PM #1111    


William (Bill) Patrigo

Enough intellectualism.

What did the pirate say when he turned 80 years of age.

Pirate: "Aye, Matey."

08/17/19 09:58 AM #1112    


Nancy Nelson (Hays)

Recent aerial photo of Fort Madison. New housing addition on left & new condos upper right. Du Pont in center.  Not sure 🤔 who took photo.  

08/17/19 10:18 AM #1113    


Sandra Buckley (Matthews)

Nancy,  Thanks for the ariel view of the northwest end of Fort Madison - it looks like the old town may be breeding some new life with the new housing projects !!!  I believe I heard through Sharon Nabulsi that Robert & Linda (Dietchler) Johnson are living in one of those new homes up above Bluff Road - looks wonderful !!!!  It would be wonderful to see more of the older homes restored - we had some real beauties along Ave E and all around the city parks back in our day !  Seems like more people just want brand new homes though. 

All is well here in Eastern North Carolina.  East Carolina University had Freshman Dorm "Move in Day" over the past week - about 4,000 of them hit Greenville over a 3 day period - the city is "rockin" again and traffic is a bear !  Classes begin this coming Monday, August 19th. 

Enjoy the rest of your summer - we are praying for NO HURRICANES in this part of the country through the fall.  Seems like our worst storms have hit in September and October - no fun !!  We expect to be in our newly constructed house in about 4 weeks.  Our email and phone number will remain the same, but I will update the street address after the move.

08/17/19 11:08 AM #1114    


Sharon Tincher (Scholl-Nabulsi)

Bill:  I too can pronounce the “hippo” word but have never heard of it! Keep your quips coming! It does entertain us Septogenerians! Is that a word Bill?

Hi to all you classmates who post and read this stuff! REMINDER: Class of 1961 60th Class Reunion in September 2021! Put it on your calenders!

Good luck to Bill and Sandy on your new move in Four weeks!


08/17/19 12:15 PM #1115    


Jerry Rees

Use the adjective sesquipedalian to describe a word that's very long and multisyllabic. For example the word sesquipedalian is in fact sesquipedalian.Sesquipedalian can also be used to describe someone or something that overuses big words, like a philosophy professor or a chemistry textbook.

08/17/19 12:17 PM #1116    


Jerry Rees


1605–15; < Latin sēsquipedālis measuring a foot and a half.

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