Dear classmates, spouses and friends,
Thank you for making the effort to attend our 50th high school reunion. Maureen and I had a great time and I assume from the comments I have received, everyone else did too. In total, 191 attended the weekend. As a class, we represented 21 states across the country. Most of us are grandparents now and loving it. By the way I do have to mention all of us are still very good looking!
Again, a big high five to Jack and Paulette for all their hard work in making this landmark reunion a huge success! A special thank you to Tom Steiner and Sally Herbster Ralph for arranging the deceased classmates and memorabilia tables. It is now all of our jobs to contact our classmates that we wanted to see, who did not attend the 50th, to make it to the 55th.
I learned a whole lot talking to my friends at the reunion. Who would have thought Cheryl Sullivan got her nickname “Silky” from a school bus driver who bet on the horses. Who knew Paula Orange owned a horse. Who would have thought Teri Smola knew most of our classmates in Mrs. Kite’s 1st grade class at Larimer Elementary School. Did you know Bill Moon had a crush on Penny Hursh in high school and an Ouija Board told him his wife would be named Penny? Did you know Dr. Peter Mangery was unhappy when Ron Hickey told him he was going to study music in college instead of chemistry? I will not discuss my dancing with Frank Miranda. That’s too personal. I’m sure all of us learned something new about each other Friday and Saturday evening.
Don’t forget to forward your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org for display on our website Norwin.org or our Facebook page. Keep us informed about changes in email, street address, phone number, and loss of classmates. Additionally, let us have your comments about the 55th reunion – what you may want to see differently or kept the same. The date for our 55th will be sometime in June 2021.
I’m still willing to organize an event in January or February 2017, if there is enough interest in doing so - a cruise or an all-inclusive resort etc. Please express your interest on our website in the Guestbook.
Now here are your marching orders for the next five years. Keep your hearts and minds filled with gratitude for all your blessings in life. Say nice things and do nice things for family, friends and strangers. Stay healthy and keep active and be ready to tell me and all your classmates more interesting stories in 2021. The very best to you and your families until we meet again.
Love ya, Dan Casagrande
PS Please note by shooting our Friday night class photo from the 2nd floor no one had a “turkey neck” - compliments of your reunion committee. We tried to think of everything. Ya, right!
Front row: Billie Conrad, Linda Sloane, Carol Smith, Linda Marino, Georgeann Meert, Sally Herbster, Cheryl Sullivan, Barbara Heshizer, Paulette Wagner, Pam Herod, Judy Grabowsky. 2d row: Louise Perino, Darlene Bertani, Becky Oliver, Elsie Barbour, Sarah Glagola, Connie Fairgrieve, Diane Prengaman, Charlene Brannan, Trina Lorah. 3d row: Cheryl Nemes, Ginny Zeminski, Mary Onderisin, Mike Zona, Diane Watson. 4th row: Stephanie Crall, Bob Martin, Susie Higgins, Dara Jean Crawford, Jan Jackman, Linda McKeever, Linda Faust, Connie Gray, Roxie Grasso, Paulette Neckerauer, Roberta Saunders, Cindy Aber, Jackie Savani. 5th row: Chris Leach, Dan Casagrande, Posey Kerr, Paula Orange, Don Rain, Pete Oddo, Rich Siniawski. 6th Row: Dave Behanna, Paul Hursh, Norman Brown, Dave Snyder, Chuck Hennagan, Tim Miller, Linda Godich, Connie Johncour, Barbara Holshue, Sandy Jacobs, Bill Hamilton. 7th row: Larry Uhlig, Jim Siegel, John Jadlocki, Joe Jadlocki, Michele Buzek, Nancy Grabb, Rich Keeler, Ron Taylor, Frank Miranda, Sue Popovich, Shan Williams. 8th Row: Val Mance, Paul Bertolina, George Patrick, Vic Piliovich, Bill Moon, Rich Schneider, Art Houck, Dave Holsinger, Buzz Eyler, Ted Diehl, Beverly Rudeen. Last row: Ralph Karns, Jack Zentner, Gary Garcar, John Gutt, Dave Lutz, Tom Hoak, Wayne Mundy, Bob Sistek, Jerry Smith, Tom Steiner.
Front row: Pat Lewis, Darlene Bertani, Connie Gray, Don Rain, Becky Oliver, Sarah Glagola, Cheryl Sullivan, Barbara Heshizer, Carole Havash. 2d row: Buzz Eyler, Jerry Smith, Jim Ruda, Darilyn Cloherty, Donna Hansel, Sue Cole, Cindy Aber, Frank Miranda, Pam Herold, Rich Keeler. 3d row: Dave Hoffman, George Patrick, Tim Miller, Jack Zentner, Jan Jackman, John Nees, Steve Yenchi, Mary Alyce Frick, Sue Popovich. 4th row: Linda McKeever, Bill Hamilton, Nancy Bouldin, Ron Hickey, Judy Nelson, Judy Garbowsky, Joe Jadlocki, Teri Smola, Ron Taylor. 5th row: Chuck Henaghan Gerry Boice, Al Davies, Jim Phillips, Tom Steiner, Jackie Faust, Trina Lorah, Charlene Brannan, Paulette Neckerauer, Paulette Wagner. 6th Row: Larry Rain, Dan Casagrande, Roberta Saunders, Billie Conrad, Linda Sloane, Judy Kramer, Linda Marino, Paula Orange, Sally Herbster. 7th row: Karen Morse, Art Houck, Val Mance, Jim Siegel, Wayne Mundy, Barbara Holshue, Bonnie Hoffman, Sylvia Good, Cheryl Nemes, Mary Onderisin, Louise Perino, Mike Zona. 8th Row: Larry Uhlig, John Jadlocki, Rich Schneider, John Gutt, Bill Moon, Dave Behanna, Nancy Grabb, Ted Diehl, Sandy Jacobs, Dave Holsinger, Susie Higgins, Stephanie Crall, Bob Martin, Linda Godich, Chris Leach, Connie Johncour, Bill Bryan, Roxie Grasso, Posey Kerr. Last row: Dave Snyder, Bob Sistek, Norman Brown, Rich Siniawski.