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REUNION 2008
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 DID WE HAVE A GREAT REUNION OR WHAT!

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IT WAS SO GREAT TO SEE AND SPEND SOMETIME WITH ALL OF YOU BLACK CATS THAT ATTENDED THIS YEARS REUNION. THERE WERE A LOT OF US THAT WENT TO KINDERGARTEN TOGETHER. IN THOSE INSTANCES IT WAS A 53RD REUNION.
 
WE REKINDLED OLD FRIENDSHIPS AND MADE SOME NEW ONES. WE REMEMBERED AND RELIVED. WE REJOICED IN THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF OUR CLASSMATES. WE REMEMBERED THOSE WHO WILL NEVER BE WITH US. WE RECOGNIZED ACHIEVEMENT
WHERE WE DIDN'T KNOW IT EXISTED. WE ATE, DRANK AND MADE MERRY. WE HAD A GREAT TIME!
 
DAVE STAMPER'S ART WORK WAS THE HIT OF THE EVENING. EVERYONE WAS BIDDING TO TAKE HOME AN ORIGINAL THAT REMINDED US OF HIS WORK AT TECH. SEVERAL PEOPLE, WITH BIG SMILES ON THIER FACES, TOOK HOME HIS WORK THAT FRANK SKIDMORE AND HIS WIFE, DONNA, HAD SO SKILLFULLY MATTED AND FRAMED WITH THE REMAINS OF THE GERSTMEYER GYM FLOOR.
 
FOR ME AND MANY OTHERS A TEAR WAS BROUGHT TO THE EYE WHEN
PATRICK "MIKE" GAINOR READ A POEM THAT HE HAD WRITTEN ABOUT HIS BELOVED HIGH SCHOOL -- TECH. IT WAS SOMEWHAT POETIC THAT HE WAS ABLE TO PUT INTO WORDS WHAT WE HAVE ALWAYS FELT. A RECOGNITION AND VALIDATION THAT WAS LONG OVER DUE.
 
JOHN WEDDING SPENT HIS EVENING WITH A CAMERA AND A COMPUTER INTERACTING WITH EVERYONE AND MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE PICTURES OF EVERYONE. HIS PICTURES, ALONG WITH OTHERS ( PLEASE E-MAIL ME YOURS) AND THE ONES FROM THE TABLE CAMERAS WILL BE POSTED IN AN ALBUM ON THIS SITE. THEY WILL ALSO BE MADE AVAILABLE ON DVD (FOR A NOMINAL FEE).
 
I HOPE EVERYONE ENJOYS THE DVD SET THAT WAS GIVEN AWAY. IT IS A COMPILATION OF ALL OF THE #1 HITS BEGINNING WHEN WE WALKED THROUGH THE DOORS OF TECH AND ENDING WITH OUR GRADUATON.

Classmate Comments

You all did an excellent job as always.  I'm just sorry I was not there this year to see all my ole friends but I was thinking about you all. I'm still off work due to back and neck problems but once I get back to work I'll be working on getting back to TH and retire,  Send pictures when you can and classmates email me !! 
 
Love to all,
Mary Wise

Just simply had agreat time. Everything was great. Frank, Jerry, Kay, thanks so much for a great evening. Hope to here from all of you soon. This was my first reunion and hopefully not my last. For those who couldn't attend you were missed! Keep in touch!

Best wishes to all!

 Paul Jones "Jonesy"

   I really enjoyed the reunion. It was amazing to recognize some classmates immediately after 40 years. Unfortunately, I couldn't recognize everyone. I do like the suggestion of having everyone introduce themselves.
Kudos to Jerry and Frank for putting in so much effort to make the reunion happen. A big thank you to everyone who had a hand in making the reunion a success.
The reunion brought back a lot of memories of good times and great classmtes and friends.
I am looking forward to number 45.
 
Dick Glass


   WHAT A GREAT TIME!!!! GREAT TO SEE EVERYONE CAN'T WAIT TILL NEXT TIME.

FRANK AND AMY DOWEN

    Hope all had a great time. Interested in the CD for my viewing pleasure. Please let me know who to contact.
 
Thanks,
Reid Zoll

    Jerry, John & Frank,  Thanks so much for everything.  It was so good to see so many old friends again.  So many at the reunion a lot of us knew each other from grade school.  I haven't seen you, John Wedding, Kay Taylor and so many others since then. Dave Stamper (art work) was a big hit. I'm very grateful that I was able to buy one. Thanks to Frank and his wife Donna for the work they did framing & mating Dave's art work.  See you all at the next reunion.

Sharon White Brennan

Hi Jerry,
Just a quick note to let you know that I received your voice mail. Glad that you got to come home and visit us all here in Terre Haute. I thought everything went well! It is a shame we didn't have more people from Terre Haute there.

But it was really nice to see you after 40 years!!! We haven't changed much have we!
I haven't see Sharon White and Dickie Glass for 40 years either.

Stay in touch! Hope you made it back home safe!

Bye for now,
Kay Taylor

Thanks to all who devoted so much time and effort into a great evening!Each reunion is different, with new faces attending.Frank Skidmore-let me know if my email comes back to you-call me!Richard Steele-please dont forget to email me Janice Hunt's email addy!Dave Stamper-thanks for your gracious autographs! John -you were great with the pics-however, couldnt you make me look younger?hahaha-and Kay Newton-you remain an outrageously best friend ever-you will be the first to know if/when I decide to remarry!
I loved catching up with everyone-as if ya cant tell!
Deb Divine (Glass)

Just watched the first of the DVD set. Fab, groovey, far out. To whom do the kudos go for a great and obviously time consuming effort. Thank you for a wonderful keepsake. If you haven't seen it yet, take time tonight. I plan to watch the other two this evening.

Jerry Church

ps. nice looking senior citizen in the opening clip

: Bonita Smith

   Great job, can't wait to see all of the pictures.  It would be great to have our senior pictures on our nametags somehow, so we could recognize our classmates after so many years; some would probably really hate it though....... I don't have a clue how that would be done and look right or I would offer my help on that.  Another suggestion about the nametags would be to have the gals put their last name as it was at graduation, then their last name now.  One other thing I would like to see you include would be a prayer before we eat.  I would volunteer if we don't have any pastors or anyone more qualified, I just think it would be nice.  Well, there's my thoughts for you, do with them what you may.  Overall, I enjoyed the evening a lot and think all of our table did too.  Enjoyed the buffet, the meal was very good.  I oversee a monthly dinner event with a women's outreach ministry here, so I know what it takes to put these on and it's very much appreciated!!
Thanks again for all your work!  Check out www.stonecroft.org, that's the ministry I'm working with!
God Bless!
 
 
 Candace Eisman McDonnall

      A great time both nights!  Many alumni I hadn't seen since 1968 so it was wonderful catching up after 40 years.  Everyone enjoyed sharing pics of family-especially grandchildren!! Who would have thought we would ever grow old enough to have grandchildren and actually LOVE IT!!!
Many of us went on to The Copper Bar and continued the fun!!!  I hope we all keep in touch and try to get together whenever someone visits Terre Haute.  Since I live here and have lots of room-you can stay with us!!!!  Jerry, Frank, Dave, and Jerry-you did a fantastic job this year.  Kudos to all of you ):
Candace

 Eva Shepherd Koontz

    Hey, I really enjoyed myself both nights even though I didn't get there until after a little time with both my parents on Friday night. It was great seeing everyone from our last reunion and the new faces that came to this one.  Looking forward to our next one in 5 years.
You (Jerry), Frank and even Dave Stamper ( his artwork) did a Great job putting this one together.
Hard to believe I was the quiet one in our classes and homeroom, HUH!
See you at our next reunion in 5 years.

APPROXIMATELY 1460 DAYS TO GO UNTIL OUR NEXT REUNION!  PLENTY OF TIME TO LOSE THAT EXTRA COUPLE OF POUNDS!

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