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02/05/24 04:23 PM #10830    

Linda Bristow (Elias)


We do not have groundhogs here.  But we're called the Sun City as a logo.

If you ever want to spend the winter down here, you're welcome.  Won't cost you a cent except for your travel. 

Also, I don't allow animals in my house.  Maybe your son could baby sit your dog?


02/05/24 05:20 PM #10831    


Sandra Jeakins (Singletary Sizemore)

Thanks, Linda,  my dog died almost two years ago after having her for 15 years. So I'm by myself.  I'll keep your invite in mind.  But I'm pretty much a homebody.


02/05/24 07:04 PM #10832    


Ray Bledsoe

Sandy, We do not have any Groundhog here, the ground is too rocky.  Wheezer, our Dachshund, is twelve years old and loves the snow.  As snow goes here, it depends on the elevation.  We got twelve plus inches from this storm but the airport only recorded eight inches and Mount Rose had twenty-six inches and we get a lot of smaller storms with two to four inches. Thank you for asking.

02/05/24 09:05 PM #10833    


Sandra Jeakins (Singletary Sizemore)

I guessed right that your Dog is a Dachshund under that snow.  ha-ha  Wheezer is such a cute name.   Maggie was 15 yrs old when she died in 2022.  Aren't they great little dogs?  Maggie was my third Doxie and the one that lived the longest.   She was my baby.  I really miss her.

02/08/24 02:10 PM #10834    

David Brock

It's sunny and warm ( 60*) in St. Louis today.  While walking, I visited  the wild flower garden.  I spotted several Jonquils poking up their noses.  I expect they will see frost before blooming, but they are coming.

02/09/24 08:15 AM #10835    


Sandra Jeakins (Singletary Sizemore)


several of our classmates in this picture that was on Facebook

02/12/24 02:08 PM #10836    

Linda Bristow (Elias)


The counselors seem to be from Fred Prillaman's class a few years before us!


02/13/24 11:58 PM #10837    


James (Jim) Rookus


Dave Long ...question for you ... being a long time golfer in the Kansas City area ... did you play or belong to Mission Hillls CC and know their golf pro Charlie Lewis?  His wife just passed away ... they are aunt/uncle on the other family side to a niece of mine.

Everone Else ... how's the weather been in your part of the country?  West Michigan has been nice and dry between 35 - 50 degrees and quite a bit of sunshine ! YAHOO !!!

02/14/24 09:13 AM #10838    

Linda Bristow (Elias)

We are suppose to top out at 69-70 degrees this afternoon.  It was 38 this morning.


02/14/24 10:21 AM #10839    

Dennis Flachsbart

I was 38 degrees last night and supposed to be 62 this afternoon in Scottsdale, AZ



02/14/24 03:39 PM #10840    


Sandra Jeakins (Singletary Sizemore)

In Bloomington we are at 50 today.  Friday, Saturday and Sunday they are calling for 32 for a high and maybe a little snow shower on Friday   But next week and until the end ot the month, every day is projected for temps in the 50s.  I'll take that for February.  Just hoping we don't get February weather in March.  

02/18/24 09:53 PM #10841    


Marvin Theobald

The silence is deafening!!! Where is everyone? Reports of my having fallen off the face of the Earth are close to the truth since the tropical Florida Keys feel more like being on another planet. I have been enjoying the Florida sunshine and not being a responsible BHS Class of '64 supporter.

On the whirlwind journey from Bloomington to the Florida Keys in late January, Judy and I encountered several of our classmates including (using maiden names) Mary Giermann, Suzie Farlin and Debbie Fitzsimmons. Mel will be joining us next Sunday for a few days and we will be meeting John Nolte for dinner in Key West when Mel arrives.

All is well here. We had a fun three hour kayak outing with some friends yesterday circling an island partially in the ocean and partially engulfed in the cover of mangrove trees. I have gotten a few morning bike rides in ranging from 12.6 to 14.0 miles each. Trying to contain my love for Bluebell Homeade icecream. Losing that battle would undo all of the benefit of biking. Don't want to have to buy a new wardrobe if you get my drift.

Me, Judy and Debbie at Juno Beach Florida.

Judy adrift in the Atlantic Ocean.

Judy in the mangroves.

A couple of critters we encountered in the past few days.

02/19/24 08:58 AM #10842    

Linda Bristow (Elias)


Enjoyed your wonderful photos!  Thanks for posting them to share with all of us.  My idea of enjoying life is very different from your concepts.  But, I love seeing your photos!

I love to go fishing at Lake Amistad by Del Rio.  But..........I don't like to get dirty!   I don't like to walk in the sand either.  We get a fishing guide that takes us on a pontoon boat, let's us fish for bass, then he cooks it for us.  It has been a long time since my friends and I have done that though.

Thanks again!   Linda

02/19/24 10:24 AM #10843    


Ray Bledsoe

Marv, Thanks for the photos.  I haven't been to Key West since shortly after 9/11.  (I noticed you  didn't mention "Snow Birds"!)  Send pics after you catch up with everyone as we enjoy seeing class members.  We have fond memory's of Florida.

02/19/24 04:02 PM #10844    


Sandra Jeakins (Singletary Sizemore)

Marvin, I enjoyed your pictures, also.  Was the bird and the reptile in a zoo or did you come across them in your travels?    Kayaking would be fun, but I'm sure I'm not alone when I say I couldn't get in or out of a kayak  these days.  I've never done it. I've never been in a canoe, either. Although, we had canoes when we lived in Canada and the boys took it out a few times.  When you get back to Illinois, they have kayak rental at Moraine View Park.  Maybe you knew this. 

Ron and I made a trip to the Keys in the 70s and I have a picture of the Southern most part of the US where you could stand.  He used to fish in Florida BASS tournaments so we used to make a lot of trips to Florida, back in those days.  But I haven't been back since then.

Linda, that sounds like what we called "shore lunches" in Canada.  Guides would take people out and fix their catch on the shore for their lunch.

  Even with the glasses, I'm guessing that is Debbie Fitzsimmons in that picture with you.  But I'd love to see other pictures of classmates.







02/19/24 06:34 PM #10845    

Linda Bristow (Elias)


It might well be called 'shore lunch'.  I brought the Syrian bread, vegetables and fruits.  I always made lemonade.  Our guide just loved lemonade.  Since we don't drink soda, lemonade was what we used.

Love ya, Linda

02/21/24 01:40 PM #10846    


Terri Baxter (Whirrett)

Marvin, love the pics! Good to see Debbie and you all! Know you are enjoying it down there! We'll have to kayak next time we get down there! Sure enjoyed our last visit! Don't forget, you can come our way, anytime!   Boo



02/24/24 01:43 AM #10847    


James (Jim) Rookus


Hope you had a wonderful and blessed day !😊

02/24/24 09:34 AM #10848    


Terri Baxter (Whirrett)

Thanks Jim! Had a nice day! Boo


02/24/24 11:23 PM #10849    


Karen Sue (Suzi) Denton (Merritt)

Happy Birthday Boo!!  I hope you had a great day. 

Love you 


02/25/24 12:36 PM #10850    


Terri Baxter (Whirrett)

Thanks Suzi! Hard to believe! 78! Yikes!ðŸĪŠ

02/26/24 08:19 PM #10851    


James (Jim) Rookus


Here is a sideways weather in West Michigan for the next 10 days.

Today was 58, tomorrow 69 and then 33.... THAT's MICHIGAN FOR YA!



02/27/24 11:47 AM #10852    


Nancy Whiteman (Hoover)

Kansas City has been in the high 70's the last two days and drops to 33 tomorrow with maybe a few snow flakes! This weather is crazy!!!

02/28/24 11:58 AM #10853    


James (Jim) Rookus

Yesterday in high 60's-70 nice sunny day on the beach at Lake Michigan..... this AM ... this is what the deck looked like and 24degrees! Snowing lightly now at noon!

02/28/24 03:13 PM #10854    


Sandra Jeakins (Singletary Sizemore)

Yes, the weather has been crazy in Illinois.  But you know the old saying, "if you don't like the weather today, wait until tomorrow, it will be different."    It wa 72 on Monday, 75 on Tuesday and 31 today.  No snow, that I know of, but lots of wind.  Tomorrow and Friday is supposed to start a gradual warm-up until over the weekend it will be warmer.  Next week  supposed to be in the 50s.  It is still only February so cold weather isn't too surprising.  Sounds like March is coming in more like a lamb.  When it goes out, March 31, I hope it doesn't go out like a lion, since that is Easter Sunday.

Here is a picture of new GRAND Puppy.  My youngest son, who lives behind me just got him from  his wife for Valentine's Day.  He was born in December and is growing by leaps and bounds.He is a good boy and is much bigger than this now.  His name is Bandit but is called Mister a lot, so Mister Bandit.  ha-ha He is a Boxer.


This is Chip, my oldest Son's dog.  He is a Havamalt and is about 6 years old.

Anybody else have dog or puppy pictures to share?


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