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...on the occassion of our 40 year reunion (feel free to email yours for our 50th)

" What are all these old people doing at my reunion?" ~  Ron Esak



"Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering what life is all about -- asking what is my purpose?......be THANKFUL.  There are those who didn't live long enough to get the opportunity. May God bless all of us!!!! ~ Fondly, Lois Sgrosso Was


Always remember to hug those you love the most and tell them you love them, every chance you can, as if it were your last day on earth. 
~ Roger Jordan 


"Like fine wines -better with age!" ~  Ron Esak


"I want to live til I die, not die while I am alive." -- a quote from Jimmy Buffett and one I like to follow. ~ Ron Osborn


Seven thoughts from Rob Grenell ~
1 Drama often obscures the real issues. 
2 A man cannot know what it is like to be a mother.
3 Action causes more trouble than thought. 
4 Sloppy thinking gets worse over time.
5 A lot of professionals are crackpots.
6 Boredom makes you do crazy things.
7 Wishing things away is not effective.


A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never revert to its original demission. ~ Bob Armstrong


Its been great fun working on this reunion and reconnecting to old friends. I think we all needed a healthy diversion and some bright light in a world gone mad since September 11th, 01.  Wishing for peace, hope, love, and joy to all our classmates and as we venture into our second senior years -- good health and a long life as well. ~ Karin Westdyk


Words from Barbara Najar ~

"If you have anything to tell me of importance, for Gods' sake begin at the end." Sara Jeanette Dimcam. 19th Century Canadian author.

"You will do foolish things but do them with enthusiasm." Colette

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." Einstein

"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck" Emma Goldman

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." Anais Nin



To my friends from Ramapo Class of '62

My three oldest friends since age 6 are Nick Hudak, Bob Fredericks and Tom Bickford and we have all remained close for over half a century. Nick and I were best man at each other's weddings.  Bob was apart from us from age 16 to age 26 when he lived in California, but in 1970 we reunited and have traveled the world together. When Tom Bickford returned home from the navy and married, our families went to church together and we've shared camping and holidays together for decades. We all have kids about the same ages and have shared great sorrows and great joys together. Though I didn't meet Tom Milligan till our senior year, we were lifeguards together at Pleasureland Pool in Oakland and have remained in close touch over all these years. It was so great to work with the Reunion Committee this past year and to see the fruition of all the hard work on October 12th. Anyone who attended knows how wonderful it was to get together again, to visit Ramapo, and to share all our woes and joys. For those who couldn't or just wouldn't attend, you really missed out.  But don't take my word for it. Plan to come the next time and share the joy.  Our class was special then and the depth of our feelings for one another remains untarnished. Thanks to everyone who came. Please come again.  Ad Astra, Jerry Winter



To my classmates,
I wish good health for everyone, so we can enjoy kicking up our heels at our 80th reunion.  ~ Sincerely, Irene Pipines Kittrell. 

"Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity.  The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe