the occassion of our 40 year reunion (feel free
to email yours for our 50th)
are all these old people doing at my reunion?" ~ Ron Esak
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
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.
fine wines -better with age!" ~ Ron Esak
to live til I die, not die while I am alive." -- a quote from Jimmy Buffett
and one I like to follow. ~ Ron Osborn
thoughts from Rob Grenell ~
often obscures the real issues.
man cannot know what it is like to be a mother.
causes more trouble than thought.
thinking gets worse over time.
lot of professionals are crackpots.
makes you do crazy things.
things away is not effective.
that is stretched by a new experience can never revert to its original
demission. ~ Bob Armstrong
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
from Barbara Najar ~
have anything to tell me of importance, for Gods' sake begin at the end."
Sara Jeanette Dimcam. 19th Century Canadian author.
will do foolish things but do them with enthusiasm." Colette
is more important than knowledge." Einstein
rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck" Emma Goldman
shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." Anais Nin
friends from Ramapo Class of '62
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,
good health for everyone, so we can enjoy kicking up our heels at our 80th
reunion. ~ Sincerely, Irene Pipines Kittrell.
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