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10/25/19 11:50 AM #2831    

 

Tom O'Brien

Thank you Doctor, Happy Birthday to Randy, wishes for many more for you. Enjoy the year with the family and because we don't hear from you, you must be eating a lot of cake.

Enjoy the day and the year to come.

 


10/31/19 06:31 AM #2832    

Mike Young

A Happy "Boos" Day to one and all and a Merry Unbirthday, too.  I think that Halloween would be a lousy day for a birthday, but better than none.  We have mummies, ghosts, spider webs with Gargantuan spiders (Not to compare with Shelob, though.), skeletons and witches galore.  This made me think of Scottie and his tutu, but I think that OB would cut a more "interesting" figure in a tutu.  Hope all is well for everyone. 


10/31/19 06:11 PM #2833    

David Unger

Happy "HAUNTING" to all.  Don't let your kids check your candy haul before you get to it.


11/02/19 12:40 PM #2834    

 

Tom O'Brien

Happy Birthday today to Philip Roy. Hope your day is filled with fun and excitement, not to much excitement cuz you know how our hearts are at this age.

Seriously, have a great day and be sure to enjoy cake.

If you could have only played baseball, we would have some memories. ha, ha.

 


11/03/19 10:46 AM #2835    

Mike Young

A belated Happy Birthday, Phil.  I remember your pitching, playing Red Run together with three clubs and double dating.  I hope that your birthday was enjoyable and that the coming year is as terrific as you can make it.  You ought to come and join us at Pontiac CC for our mini reunion and play a little golf, we'd like to see you and share a tale or two.

Happy Birthday, Pete Pappas - you get to have a 25 hour birthday this year - a bonus.  I trust that you'll make the most of it and of the upcoming year.  You, too, could grace us with your presence this August, Pete, we'd like to have you enhance the day, too.

A Merry Unbirthday to the all the rest of y'all.  (I think that's the plural of "y'all.)


11/03/19 05:20 PM #2836    

 

Tom O'Brien

Happy Birthday Pete, hoping the best for the day and upcoming year. The baseball memories between yesterday yesterdays with Phil roy and todays birthdays are bringing them back.

Enjoy your day and be sure to get some ice cream on that cake.

Enjoy.


11/03/19 07:52 PM #2837    

 

Lorrie Olesak (Bookbinder)

So Tom ... For Pete Pappas you wish cake AND ice cream ? ... were the rest of us unworthy of ice cream ? ... or are you just upgrading Birthday expectations for ALL of us ? ... hmmmm ? 


11/03/19 08:52 PM #2838    

Mike Young

Lorrie, Pete was an excellent infielder on the baseball team.  He was smart, savvy, covered a lot of ground and had a good, accurate arm.  If I recall correctly, Pete was a co-captain along with Pat Diggles.  Pete's fielding talents supplemented and enhanced OB's considerable abilities  as a pitcher.  So, OB has an appreciation for Pete and gives him the bonus of some ice cream.  We'll see what OB has to wish Dick Brown, his catcher and battery mate.  Maybe some syrup on the ice cream.  Of course, I could be way off base on this ( in which case OB may pick me off).  I've been wrong before as my ex will be pleased to verify.  Doesn't mean you can't get your hopes up for ice cream wishes.


11/03/19 10:29 PM #2839    

 

Lorrie Olesak (Bookbinder)

... I’m stickin’ with my original theory here ... just stubborn I guess wink


11/04/19 08:38 AM #2840    

 

Janet Flick (Stickel)

I love reading your baseball memories.  Happy belated birthdays to Phil and Pete.

I've heard that in your younger years you all would mow the grass of an empty field behind Susie Q and set up your games.  Lovely to imagine.


11/04/19 08:54 AM #2841    

Lucia Lenhard (Johnson)

Yikes, thanks for mowing that field, it was at the end of my street. One day there was a girls’ football game ther. This involved Mary Strauss, myself for sure and I think Mary Blanche, Judy, Sue, Janet, Andi or some combo. Also a key player on the field was Mary’s little powder blue push button Dodge Duster. All just a little work out in readiness for cole slaw and french fries at Suzie Q. It may or not have been on this particular day (check in here Mary) that Mary got her finger stuck in a coke bottle. Mr. Cantalin showered her with several interesting facial expressions before providing rescue services. We had so much silly fun! 


11/04/19 09:30 AM #2842    

 

Arlene Vachon (Forrester)

Always fun to read posts that include fond memories!  Facebook recently posted a picture of Brach's chocolate-covered cherries and asked if anyone remembered them.  I fondly remember Sr. Regina, our Latin teacher, who kept a stash at the back of the classroom so she could have her fix.  Maybe that's why she was one of the sweetest nuns of the bunch!!


11/04/19 11:55 PM #2843    

 

Judy Schoen (Grewe)

Happy Birthday Men!! Sorry I've had issues on this forum and haven't been able to sign in ,thanks Lucia for the help! Michael Young how on earth do you remember all that stuff! 


11/05/19 09:12 PM #2844    

 

Dan Janness

Hi all, this is a response from Mary Strauss on Lucia"s story about the football game. Mary has not signed in yet to be on the blog but she wanted everyone to know that there were a number of girl football games and Lucia was right on about everything said, however Mary said she wasn"t real sure about the finger stuck in the bottle story since Mary had a habit of doing that sort of thing often, In fact at Mass one day Mary was standing along side a pew ready to go up for communion, but she wasn't moving so one of the nuns came over and said Mary go up and get communion, Mary said I can't, the nun said why not, and Mary said because my finger is stuck in the candle holder along side the pew. Needless to say the nun had to get a maintenance man to come and get her finger out.


11/06/19 08:29 AM #2845    

Pete Pappas

Hello Everyone:  I finally figured out how to post a comment. Thanks to Karen, my wife, who encourage me to log in. I took a guess at my password and it worked. The golf outing sounds like a lot of fun. I will try and attend in 2020. I read Lucia's post about playing football at Susie-Q field. I wish I had seen that game. All my favorite girls participated. Thank you for the birthday wishes.  My key interests now are substitute teaching in Middle and High School and coaching my grandson in golf. Karen and I recently downsized and we are having the "new" house remodeled. The contractor said the first project would be done one week.  It has been six weeks and it is only 95% done!  I think we are living the movie "the money pit". Every project takes a lot longer then expected. Have a great day!  Pete


11/06/19 08:29 AM #2846    

Pete Pappas

Hello Everyone:  I finally figured out how to post a comment. Thanks to Karen, my wife, who encourage me to log in. I took a guess at my password and it worked. The golf outing sounds like a lot of fun. I will try and attend in 2020. I read Lucia's post about playing football at Susie-Q field. I wish I had seen that game. All my favorite girls participated. Thank you for the birthday wishes.  My key interests now are substitute teaching in Middle and High School and coaching my grandson in golf. Karen and I recently downsized and we are having the "new" house remodeled. The contractor said the first project would be done one week.  It has been six weeks and it is only 95% done!  I think we are living the movie "the money pit". Every project takes a lot longer then expected. Have a great day!  Pete


11/06/19 03:14 PM #2847    

Phillip Roy

Janet, Mike and OB

 

Thanks for the birthday wishes and the memories from back in the day. The golf outing

looks like fun and I will try to make it next year.

 

Phil


11/06/19 11:43 PM #2848    

 

Tom O'Brien

The past responses have been priceless. Diggs and I were just talking about the susie Q field a few weeks ago and how when we weren't playing there we were playing baseball up at the church gravel parking lot. It's really weird but I carry a piece of gravel in my left elbow from sliding on the the church lot and a scar on my right forarm from the Susie Q field from sliding head first into third base in one of our games there and the third baseman was wearing track shoes and spiked me with a shoe on my arm.

It was great hearing about the girls football games on the field. Hey guys, how come we didn't know about those games, we could have had some wonderful touch games together with the girls.

Dan, thanks for passing on the Mary Krause story, that really sounds of Mary, Sometimes it was like the lights were on but nobody was home. And that's why we loved her and enjoyed being around her. I hope she will get on the blog. She has been missed.

It was really great to here from Pete. I'm glad you got on and don't be a stranger. You too Phil, keep up being on to share your ups and downs like the rest of us;

Since Pete an Roy are with us, and Mike Young has shook loose baseball memories, I would like to see if anyone remembers our last high school baseball game? I think it was with either St. Ambrose or St. Mary and it was at their field. I have my memories of that game and would like to see if anyone else has memories of it?

Last but not least, Lorrie, I have not said anything to the ladies about having ice cream with your cake because I didn't want any of you to lose your shaply figures but you want to pig out go ahead, none of us will say anything if you want to look as bad as some of us. You would just become sweeter.

Did'nt mean to go on but the memories have really been shook.

 


11/09/19 09:38 PM #2849    

 

Arlene Vachon (Forrester)

To all who served..you are my heroes!  Thank you!


11/10/19 10:50 AM #2850    

 

Janet Flick (Stickel)

HERE!  HERE!

Thanks, Arlene for recognizing our veterans.  And THANK YOU, Guys for your service and bravery during the Vietnam War.


11/10/19 12:51 PM #2851    

 

Tom O'Brien

To all my fellow grunts, celebrate the way you know how and be glad we made it back to the land of the round eyes, the greatest land on earth.

Be sure to have a great day and you know damn well there will be cake and ICE CREAM for everybody.

Enjoy Veterans Day 2019.


11/11/19 03:26 AM #2852    

Mike Young

Thanks to all my fellow vets.  I am so glad that those of us who went to Viet Nam came back.  Several guys I trained with did not.  We have American flags lining many of the streets.  The Pinehusrt Resort has a Veterans' Week.  There was a parade on Saturday, a concert on Sunday.  One of the movie theaters is playing patriotic movies all week.  The Fire Department sold flags which vets, families of vets and other patriotic Americans bought and placed in a field.  They only had 400 and all were sold, placed in the field with a vet's name attached.  There was a ceremony where each name was read to the crowd (close to 1,000).  Whenever the name referred to a fallen vet, there was a lone bell rung.  A band played a multitude of songs - America the Beautiful, Anchors Aweigh, etc.  There was a single bugler who played a very slow, emotional, "Taps" - not many dry eyes.  We had a fly over with several vintage warplanes.  There will be parachutists dropping onto the driving range.  During the week, there are several tee times set aside for vets and current military personnel.  Some courses charge a cart fee, some others donate it all.  The Pinehurst Resort will have a day for wounded warriors, letting them play course #2 (A world class tournament course) gratis and will even pay the caddy fees.  Several local restaurants offer vets and current military either half off meals or free ones.  As an aside, Sunday was Remembrance Sunday in the UK - I was invited to a gathering of UK immigrants and/or citizens to watch a TV special from several spots in Britain commemorating their fallen military. Very touching.         On a completely different note, I wish a Merry Unbirthday to all with or without cake and/or ice cream.


11/11/19 10:08 AM #2853    

 

Arlene Vachon (Forrester)

Mike Young, your description of the wonderful ceremonies gave me goose bumps!  Again, to all who served, THANK YOU!!


11/11/19 10:29 PM #2854    

Mike Young

Arlene, I wish you, and any of our classmates who would have been touched by the ceremony, could have been here.  Thank you, OB and Janet and let us not forget the contribution spouses of our military who had to wait for the return of their loved ones.


11/12/19 01:15 PM #2855    

 

Rick Fournier

Being a veteran I understand the good that is done in thanking those who put their lives out for us.  I continue to thank every veteran, firefighter and police that I run into for their service.  God Bless America the land of the free.


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