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09/17/11 11:07 PM #6    

 

Mike McNamara

Short comical tale here. My wife, a friend of ours and myself were watching our grandson practice football.

A young girl came by to see if we would  play catch with her while we were sitting down.

After a few minutes of  playing catch, the girl became  curious about our ages.

She guessed my wife's age accuratly. The girl was on the low side by several years on our friends age.  Then my turn.  She asked how old I am as she is looking at my white beard. I asked her what she thought my age was.   She  smiled  as she said about 100 years old.

Mike McNamara


06/25/15 12:02 PM #7    

Gerry Castleberry

I certainly hope to attend.  With retirement around the corner...After years of working in sports medicine, university teaching, and a stint in special education, I am now winding down with freshman, teaching health.  Once you get over the " I know everything" factor, these kids are ok and certainly reflections of what we all were like as freshman.  Of course we were much smarter then!

Currently my family and I travel alot...short jaunts to cabins in the sierras and overseas.  With a son 13 years old, I have to act young although my bones and joints say otherwise. Life is good.  Another reunion will be a special get-to-gether as it is not too long since the last one.  Hope to see as many of you again as possible.  


06/25/15 12:55 PM #8    

Suzanne Barron

Thanks, Gerry! And we hope to see you there. I remember when you were my lab partner in Chemistry with Mr. Brownlee. Have a great summer with your family and see you next fall!


09/23/16 11:00 AM #9    

Lorie Elchinoff (Luber)

Hello Class of 71!! It was with great sadness that I had to cancel my flight/motel reservation this morning. I am unable to attend the reunion tomorrow evening.My oldest daughter is due with her second daughter on 9/30. I knew my attendance would be "iffy". I currently am in Aspen, CO.,where she and her family reside. She is having some difficulties and I feel I cannotleave her as well as make the 4 hour drive to Denver to catch my flight early tomorrow AM. Enjoy your evening and time together. I will look forward to the next MHS reunion and again, will make all attempts to attend. Go Vikings!!


09/23/16 02:40 PM #10    

Rick Bocci

Lori,

Sorry you cannot make it and you will be missed. Completely understand as our daughter just delivered...so you have to be there.

All the best,

Rick Bocci


09/24/16 12:27 PM #11    

Ellyn Kopel (Daugherty)

I wanted to thank Rick for hosting such a lovely evening last night. It was so nice to catch up with folks. And thank you to the reunion committee (Tom, Anne, Suzanne, and Lynne) for keeping us all together. It is very special to have these life-long connections. Much xo Ellyn

 

 


09/24/16 01:39 PM #12    

George Guiver

Sorry to miss the reunion tonight. Say hello and hope to see video and photos. 


09/24/16 02:04 PM #13    

Lenny Boyd

Sorry I will miss the reunion tonight. Complications from a recent knee replacement have caused me to stay off my feet for a while. I'll be ready to dance and party at our 50th. Hope you all have a great time and have a shot for me...


09/24/16 06:26 PM #14    

Betsy Benson (Holquist)

Sitting here with Anne Bachman Thacher and my husband Steve... Had a great time at Rick's last night and looking forward to see every one tonight. Thanks Rick for your hospitality. So sorry for those who can't attend... Hope you can make it to the 50th. Go Vikings!!


09/24/16 07:36 PM #15    

David E. Kazanjian

See y'all there. Sneaking away from a shoot for a few hours. Can't wait.


09/25/16 01:58 AM #16    

Lynna Hilts

Thank you so much for your tremendous efforts- the reunion was and is a great success!! I love that my classmates can remind me of a story that's long gone from my memory!!!

 


09/25/16 11:12 AM #17    

Renee Sallein (Roehm)

Sorry I had to miss the 45th reunion.  I hope everyone had a great time and looking forward to seeing pictures.  Hopefully we'll be at the 50 year reunion.

~Renee
 


09/25/16 12:35 PM #18    

Eve Epstein (Jaffe)

So sorry that I missed the reunion last night!  Sounds like everyone had a wonderful time....see you in 5 years!!! Eve


09/25/16 12:35 PM #19    

Kimberly Vergez

Thank you all so much for a lovely event.  I've noticed that these reunions are as much about making new friends as they are about revisiting old ones.  Thanks to Suzanne and Anne for making it possible for me to come.  It was a pleasure to see that despite all of life's challenges, we haven't lost the heart and soul of '71.  I apologize for "ghosting" at the end there - my naturally introverted self had reached it's limit and I'm not good at goodbyes, but for anyone who wants to contact me directly, my email is kimbav@sbcglobal.net. See you at the 50th!  Hugs, Kim


09/25/16 12:56 PM #20    

Vallory Tammaro (Rosenbledt)

Wow what a night the years disappeared It was wonderful seeing everyone and special thanks to Tom

Suzanne Lynn and Anne if it wasn't for your efforts it wouldn't happen. To everyone who make the effort to

attend Thank you

 


09/25/16 05:43 PM #21    

 

Mike McNamara

Wonderful evening !!!


09/25/16 07:49 PM #22    

 

David Wisnia

Though the years changed our outward looks

At least we don't have to schlep our High School books

Reunion with all of you made me see

The spirit of '71 is still in me

For our friends who sadly didn't survive

We honor them by keeping Mills Spirit Alive

These times we share are truly nifty

PLEASE MORE FRIENDS MAKE IT BACK FOR FIFTY!!!!!

GO VIKINGS

 


09/25/16 08:01 PM #23    

Patricia Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks so much to the reunion committee for making this happen again! And Rick Bocci, oh my goodness, your  hospitality and beautiful house were amazing, thank you so much. Ever since we dated for an oh so short time in junior year, you have been one of my favorites, and favorite memories from high school 😘.

The reception at Rick's house (make that mansion!) was so great because it gave us time in a relaxed, beautiful setting to really spend time not only getting reacquainted with our friends, but getting to know many who we didn't know so well in high school. Dave Wisnia, thanks for bringing all of the women roses 🌹, Kyle Chrichton, Don Hegarty, Anne Hextrum, Tom Vasey, Erol Kilke, and many others, great getting to know you better!

To my regular gang of girls -- Lisa Del Grande, Marybeth Maxwell, Joan Muntain, Cathy Guglielmoni, Bonnie Stewart, Lynna Hilts, Denise Battezzato -- I feel so lucky to have made such good friends with you for life because of our time in high school. To my special men friends who I so look forward to seeing every year -- Rick Bocci and Dante Razzini -- it was, as always, a blast hanging out and visiting with you again!

As I said during my mic time last night, let's all make an extra effort to reach out to other friends and schoolmates who either have never come  to a reunion, or rarely, for our 50th. We are a truly great group of people who shared a special time together, so no matter whether you have fond memories of high school or not, for whatever reason, don't miss learning about the unique and kind people your classmates have become💖💖!

 


09/26/16 10:26 PM #24    

Caren Ramsell (Castelli)

Just wanted to Thank Everyone for allowing me to take pictures at the Reunion.  They will be posted in a day or two by none other but the Great Tom!!  Hopefully those who couldn't make the Reunion will see all of us that were able to attend and we can get their interest in coming to the 50th Reunion!!  It sounds like all that attended had a great time between Friday night and exploring Rick's home and the grand tour was so awsome of Rick!!!

It was really nice visiting with everyone on Friday and Saturday!

Thanks agin to Rick and to the Reunion Committee!!

 

Caren


09/27/16 10:29 AM #25    

Lisa Del Grande

It was great seeing everyone again!  It's always comforting to come back to Burlingame and reconnect with friends.  Thank you, committee, for beautiful event!


09/28/16 11:24 AM #26    

Richard Boyd

I would like to echo the comments so far - thanks to the committee - Suzanne, Anne, Lynne and Tom for doing all the work that allows us to get together and enjoy each other's company - special thanks to Grandpa Bocci for his generous hospitality, and thanks to all who attended for the renewed friendships and shared time together.  High school was a long time ago, but those memories last forever and its good to see that the friendships can as well.

Rich


09/28/16 07:58 PM #27    

Gregg Harris

Aloha to all. What a great event. Well done. Made it back to the Island. What a pleasure seeing everyone and catching up. Sure does not seem like 45 years. Lets make the 50th a real bash. See everyone soon. Aloha, Mahalo, and A Hui Ho.

 

 

 


09/29/16 11:11 AM #28    

Suzanne Barron

Thank you to all who attended! What a memorable weekend--wonderful seeing everyone. And Gregg--so very generous of you to offer to fly out the entire class to Hawaii and host us for our 50th! Just kidding.

 


10/04/16 10:03 AM #29    

George Skells

To the Viking Class of '71:

"Hi" to all my friends!  Looks like you all had a lot of fun.  Sorry to have missed it this year but I am pencilling in 2021 - 50 years!  My best to all.

 

Gerorge Skells


10/04/16 01:25 PM #30    

Gerry Arbini (Vance)

I'm a little delayed in my response for thanking the reunion committee and Rick for a fun and memorable weekend.

My husband and I have been on a "road trip" to the National Parks in Southern Utah. I was joking, calling the trip our "vision quest". After seeing the awe inspiring beauty, I realized  that wind, water and time will determine the future landscape and we can't stop it from changing. I then realized the reunion room was filled with people that came of age in 1971, an even though we can't stop change, we have embraced it. The people there were unique, creative and interesting. I would love to see you all again. Go 50th.

Thank you all.

Gerry Vance

Footnote: At our age, we can get a lifetime pass to the National Parks for $10.00. That's a deal.

 


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