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NEWS AND UPDATES:
June 8, 2020 – Hi classmates: In case you have not heard, it is with great sadness to inform you that the annual get together set for July 11th has been cancelled. The church is not authorizing use of their facility at this time. Thank you for your understanding and look forward to the world settling down and we can plan an event for the coming year.
May 15, 2020 – As you are all aware nothing has been going on for the last two months. We have had monthly luncheons for twelve years and it sure seems different without seeing all the faces each month. I continue to think of you with a smile in my heart. As we are on this journey we need our friends as the isolations have been hard on everyone. I just wanted you to know I haven’t forgotten and pray this will end soon.
Another of our classmates has passed away. Dixie Frank Tomson passed away on Tuesday May 13, 2020 at Willow Haven Nursing Home. Dixie is survived by her children: Amy (Greg) Short and Robert C. Kramer; grandchildren, Megan Cooper and Jonathon Short. Our condolences to her family and friends.
The reunion will be decided the first of June after we see how things are going and what we are allowed to do. I will let you know as soon as the decision is made. Any questions, please feel free to give me a call, text or email me.
Let’s keep our country and all around the world in our prayers as we go forward.
MARCH 9, 2020 – The class met on this beautiful warm day with the temperature near 60. It was nice to see all the happy faces with lots of stories to share.
The Charity Fund continues to grow and is now at $316.00 with the generosity of the monthly classmates.
I am sorry to report we have lost another classmate. Marilyn Dailey Shaffer passed away on February 28, 2020. She is survived by three daughters, Deborah (Greg) Lewis, Susan (Bill) Lent, and Patricia (Mark) Snyder; sister, Sally Dailey; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Our condolences to her family and friends.
The reservations are coming in for our annual get together on July 11, 2020. It is great to receive the reservations in advance as it helps the committee prepare.
Phyllis (Young) Bradshaw gave the benediction and I am so grateful for all who attend the luncheons and enjoy getting together. I believe it makes a closer relationship and as we age friends are very important in our daily lives. Our next meeting is the day after Easter, so I am wishing all of you a very blessed lent season and joyous Easter.
FEBRUARY 10, 2020 – Classmates gathered together today for the monthly luncheon. The weather was rainy and gray, and we are just happy to be able to get out as there has been very little snow so far. I am sure we are not out of the woods yet but fingers are crossed for an early spring.
I am sorry to report that we have lost another classmate. Arnold Gaspersohn passed away on February 4, 2020. Arnold resided in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He is survived by his wife, Marlene Wheeler Gaspersohn; four daughters, Laurey Wyble of Lansing, Michigan, Wendy (Andy) Lamphier of Holt, Michigan, Peggy Walston of Greenville NC, and Shelly Hudson of Charleston, SC; ten grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. Our condolences to his family and friends.
If any one has any information on David Anderson, would you please contact me. He was living in Sierra Vista, Arizona. With many of the classmates living out of state, it is difficult to know when something happens to one of them, unless they have been in contact. We feel that there are probably some who have passed away but without clarification we are unable to confirm, so we need your help, if possible.
The charity fund continues to grow again this year and we are so grateful to all who contribute. The contributions locally are anonymous so it is hard to thank you individually, but we are blessed with all the kindness. Donations also come from classmates who are unable to attend but are still big supporters. Our class is very generous and caring.
The prayer was led b Shirley Bennett and a good time was had by all. Happy Valentine’s Day to each of you. If you have a sweetheart love them with all your heart. Till next time.
JANUARY 13, 2020 – It is hard to believe we are in the middle of January and the temperature is in the high 40s. It is even harder to imagine it is now 2020 and we are entering our 81st year of life. We truly enjoy getting out and enjoying time with friends. The friendships continue to grow more each time we get together.
I am sorry to report that we have lost another classmate. Rev Terry Thomas Timson passed away on December 13, 2019. Terry was survived by several nieces and nephews, and extended family. Our condolences to his family and friends.
The letters for the upcoming summer get together have gone out today. If you don’t receive yours, please let me know. The party will be held on July 11, 2020 at the Coburn United Methodist Church social hall.
The charity fund is growing again and we have $266.00. We are so thankful that we have been able to contribute to local charities in eight years the total of $9,200.00. What a wonderful accomplishment and I am so proud to be a part of this wonderful class.
Phyllis Young Bradshaw gave the benediction and the fun started. Have a good month, hope to see you in February.