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06/14/24 10:54 AM #11012    

 

Wendy Stephens (Cullen)

Thanks for the birthday wishes.  Steve Chestney shares the date.  


06/17/24 11:02 AM #11013    

 

Sandra Jeakins (Singletary Sizemore)

Yesterday, I kept waiting for someone in our class to wish all the Dad's a Happy Father's Day.  Nobody did.  So, here I am and I'm hoping that all men that call themselves "Dad" had a very good day.  This include's Dads in Heaven that are surely watching down on their children.


06/17/24 05:13 PM #11014    

 

Mike Howard

I haven't been on this site in a year or two and just noticed the passing of Tim Schmidt last year. We were pretty close growing up on Mazefield Ave...even thou we were a year apart in school. We hiked, climbed trees, built and raced go karts, played football, basketball and baseball together for years. First at Oakland School then Washington Junior High, BJHS and later at BHS. Lost touch when Tim went to Milikin and I went to ISU and then Tim moved to the Chicago area. His parents lived a block or so away when I lived on Hillside Lane in Bloomington and I would see them once in a while. Last time I saw and talked with Tim was at his fathers visitation in Bloomington. Tried to get in touch with him several times over the years...but it never worked out.

RIP Tim...I'll always remember our adventures together...when we were just kids. The movie "Stand by Me" always reminds me of our early time together.

This is us on our 1964 Legion Varsity State Championship team.


06/20/24 10:39 PM #11015    

 

Marvin Theobald

I was informed tonight that Rodney Brown passed away last November. His obituary is posted in the In Memory section. We are sadly losing so many of our old friends and classmates.


06/21/24 08:43 AM #11016    

 

James (Jim) Rookus

Yes Marv, so sad .... it's happening more and more the older we get !  I'm leaving in an hour to go to a funeral ... was to one yesterday and 4 others in past two weeks !  Too many good byes!


06/24/24 02:39 PM #11017    

 

David Long


06/25/24 01:53 PM #11018    

 

James (Jim) Rookus

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!

 

HELEN

NICOLAYSEN

THOMPSON !!!

 

Hope you have a special

and wonderfully blessed

Birthday Today!!!


06/26/24 12:21 PM #11019    

 

James (Jim) Rookus

Continuing our trip from Las Vegas to Pasadena ... The Gamble House... Amazing example of Craftsman architecture, designed by brothers Charles and Henry Greene and later donated to city of Pasadena.  And a few blocks north of the Gamble house a visit the the Rose Bowl, but no game to watch!

      

 

 


06/26/24 01:51 PM #11020    

 

David Long

pastry break from sightseeing in TokyoPastry Break from sightseeing in Tokyo


06/26/24 01:58 PM #11021    

 

David Long

Gibraltar, before going to see the rock apes


06/26/24 02:25 PM #11022    

 

David Long

Anyone Hungry?  Shanghai, China 


06/26/24 02:33 PM #11023    

 

David Long

Yet another Japanese delicacy for your dining pleasure! It comes in a can. Failed to bring some home to share. 


06/26/24 04:47 PM #11024    

 

James (Jim) Rookus

I'll pass on the Tar and Tuna Fish Guts .... BUT the frosted cookies look good !!!


07/02/24 09:25 AM #11025    

Linda Bristow (Elias)

Marv:  I have volunteered at work to take care of the office so that others with children can take off.  I regret that I will not attend our reunion.

Hope you all have a wonderful time!

Love ya -Linda


07/04/24 08:37 AM #11026    

Julie Hart

May 2023 I cruised the Baltic Sea with Nat Geo.  We stopped at Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, and Finland.  My favorite thing I saw was 'the little mermaid'

 




















07/04/24 02:35 PM #11027    

 

Sandra Jeakins (Singletary Sizemore)

Linda, I'm sorry to see you won't be attending our reunion in August.  I was looking forward to seeing you.

We will miss you.

 


07/04/24 04:06 PM #11028    

 

James (Jim) Rookus

LINDA:  so sorry I won't get to meet you at reunion !  Search hard for a replacement so maybe you can still come ! 

JULIE :  You sure have had some amazing travels !  I particularly love all the amazing old world architecture in your photos.  Do you travel alone on all these adventures ?  And, are you usually with a tour, or just adventurous enough to wing it on your own?  Please keep more pictures coming !!!

 

H A P P Y  4 TH   

 

E V E R Y O N E ! ! !


07/06/24 11:35 AM #11029    

 

James (Jim) Rookus

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!

 

PAT SUMMERS 

(GRIFFITH) !!!

 

Hope you have a special

and wonderfully blessed

Birthday Today!!!


07/07/24 12:23 PM #11030    

 

James (Jim) Rookus

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!

 

GEORGE  DRYE

(MY GOOD FRIEND & U of I         ROOMATE) !!!

 

Hope you have a special

and wonderfully blessed

Birthday Today!!!


07/09/24 12:47 PM #11031    

 

James (Jim) Rookus

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!

 

NANCY (ERNIE) 

PRILLAMAN !!!

 

Hope you have a special

and wonderfully blessed

Birthday Today!!!


07/09/24 03:35 PM #11032    

David Brock

 

A few years ago, Sandy and I visited Alaska.  This a resting eagle resting on a navigation buoy.

Puffins on the rocky shore.

A lone mountain goat on the craggy heights.

Sea Lions resting on a navigation buou

The backs of several Humpback whales.  All the faint white plumes are expelled air fromotherwhales.  This particular pod was a feeding pod, formed only for feeding.  Ususally pods are comprised of families/offspring of whales.  These whales are led by 1 female who circles the bait fish and reduces the area for feeding.  On signal, the pod attacksand eats the fish meal.


07/13/24 10:43 AM #11033    

 

David Long

Some of you may recognize this person....

 

Then there was the pope that no one liked.....

They didn't want to waste new marble on him!


07/13/24 11:33 AM #11034    

Julie Hart

Jim - I mostly do what is known as small group travel - maximum usually 12 people.  I've had anywhere from 5 - 12 on trips.  I also sometimes travel with a friend from Boston.  Nat Hab, Intrepid, Classic Journeys, Atlas Obscura are some of the groups I've used often.

Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia  March 2022 with Natural  Habitat - my first safari.














































07/13/24 04:15 PM #11035    

David Brock

More Alaska adventures.  Today's pics are from the Juneau/Mendenhall glacier area.  This shot is a decaying stump being taken over flora of the woods.

Another tree decaying stump with different invading plants.

Waterfall near Mendenhall

Salmon in stream--The salmon werebeginning their spawning run.  You can an orange salmon in the left center.

Stream scene--You can the splashing of salmon as they swim upstream.

Bear encounter--he was about 50 feet away.  He really was not interested in people, he got the fresh fish memo and was heading downhill for 'fish lunch'.

Wild stream near Mendenhall.

Ice melt from the glacier running into the bay

Close up view of the Mendenhall glacier


07/13/24 04:19 PM #11036    

David Brock

Julie--Great pictures from your safari


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