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Mount Rainier Senior High School
Class Of 1964

      

September 24, 2018

I'm afraid that was quite a rant on my part yesterday about the lack of attendance at our 54th Reunion on Saturday. If I hurt anyone's feelings I am truly sorry. I hope you don't hold it against your classmates on the Reunion Committee who have put a lot of hard work into making these reunions happen. I should have blamed myself for not coming up with an event that would be attractive to more of you. And I should have focused on the positive--everyone who came had a great time. Perhaps Perry Eaton said it best, "I made the effort to come down from Alaska because I wanted to have more personal time with my classmates. There were so many people at the 50th, that I didn't get to talk much with any of them. I really enjoyed this."

Thanks, Perry. And thank all of you for updating your Classmate Profile on this site and emailing your current info to Polly Kaiser Heinselman brandy1946@aol.com and jim@voiceguy.com. Don't forget to put August 2-3, 2019 on your calendar for our 55th Reunion at the DoubleTree. Thanks.

Jim

 

September 23, 2018

I've about had it.

You, our fellow Mt Rainier class of 1964 classmates, said that you wanted reunions more often than every 5 years because you didn't know if your friends would be around for the next one. So, your Reunion Committee worked hard to put one together this past Saturday, September 22nd at Belmor Park Golf and Country Club in Federal Way. Lots of food, beverages, music, video from our 50th, and fun--and it was free!

Guess how many, besides 17 committee members and their spouses, showed up? Six! I know, many of you had legitimate excuses, but 6?! There were 323 in our class! Plus spouses!

Please, tell me what we could have done differently to get you to come? Price? You can't get cheaper than free! Venue? It was a beautiful place and centrally located. Advance notice? We've been sending emails and/or making phone calls since May 11th!

And there's a big part of the problem. Lots of folks don't get our notices because they fail to let us know when they change emails, phone numbers, and mailing addresses. So please, right now, go to http://www.mountrainier1964.com/and make sure your Classmate Profile is current. Then, email Polly Kaiser Heinselman http://brandy1946@aol.comand me, http://jim@voiceguy.comyour new info.

Please, help us out here. This is your class. These are your reunions.

Jim Cissell

P.P. Special thanks to classmates Leslie Harris Walters, Vicki Langbehn Ack, Tom DeZutter, Jayne Salvatore Schlosser, Linda Cox Diaz, Doug and Marcy Dreyer-Sanford, Karl and Sherilyn Carroll-Myhre, and Pat Smith-Ford for all the hard work they did putting this together. (Sorry if I missed anyone.) Thanks to Perry Eaton for coming down from Alaska to attend. And thanks to my wife, Linda Johnson, for letting me stage this reunion on her birthday.

P.P.S. Our 55th reunion is scheduled for August 2-3, 2019 again at the DoubleTree Inn. Discounted room rates are available. If you haven't already  please answer the questions below.

What do you want our 55th Reunion to look like?

What activities did you like or not like from the last reunion you attended? Which reunion was it?

Do you want less-frequent more-elaborate reunions like we’ve been doing? i.e. every 5 or 10 years with decorations, hotel room discounts, name tags, Friday evening drinks, golf tourney, basketball at the Field House, school tour, memory book, and big Saturday dinner with live music, dancing, and silent auction?

Would you prefer more regular (annual or monthly) informal get together’s e.g. a reserved room and open bar at a local restaurant/club?

Should we invite other classes, e.g. 1962-1966?

Should we invite other schools same year, e.g. Highline?

For those of you from out of town, what sorts of things would help you make the next reunion?

Thanks!

Other Class of 1964 Recent News:

Gorman Frederickson's passed July 18, 2017 from cancer of the pancreas, liver, and spleen. His widow, Faie Louise Fergeson asks that donations be made to son Ty's educational charity https://www.paypal.me/gushkande Gorman was a career high school teacher who inspired thousands. Read their heartfelt tributes on his Facebook page. The Emporia Arts Council in Emporia, KS, created a scholarship in his name for veterans, teachers, and civic or community service.

Rod Claus's wife Jill passed away May 13, 2017. Born Mary Virginia Blackburn in Avon Park, Florida, August 29, 1944--she got the nickname Jill because her dad's name was Jack and she was the first born. She was graduated from Catholic University in Washington DC in 1967. She is survived by Rod and two sons in the Seattle area. Please post your comments on Rod's Classmate Profile. 

Larry Martini started kidney dialysis in August 2016. Since then his energy level has improved dramatically and he’s resumed his normal activities. Travel’s been a challenge, but with Dialysis Centers throughout the US it’s fairly easy to arrange treatment--IF you plan ahead.  

Frank Sousa has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He has no fears or regrets as he’s been blessed with an amazing life filled with love, family and world travel. Frank celebrated 49 years with his wife Caryl--they have 7 grandchildren. He’s now retired and lives in Spokane. He invites you to click Classmate Profiles on the left Nav bar to leave a personal message, or shout out on Facebook--and he welcomes your prayers. 

Bob Pelton has been diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma. Fortunately, during a colonoscopy the doctors caught it early and after four months of chemo, some more potent drugs, and a bone marrow stem cell transplant--it looks like the cancer will be in remission for another 5-10 years. Bob still has his sense of humor, reporting that although he lost all the hair on his head, he has plenty in other locations. Follow Bob on caringbridge.org or click Classmate Profiles on the left Nav bar to leave Bob a personal message.

Mike Collins was diagnosed with neuro-endrocine carcinoma shortly after they moved back to Seattle from Arizona November 2015. Thanks to the ER staff at Overlake Hospital, 15 straight days of radiation treatment, and monthly shots of a statin cocktail one step down from chemo, Mike and his wife, classmate Janet (Williams) Collins, plan to travel again. Mike also lost much of his hair but remains very grateful. He suggests that we all consider Plan F Medicare supplemental insurance. His AARP plan kept his out of pocket costs for the entire year to under $50! Click on Classmate Profiles to leave Mike and Jan a personal message.

George Brower passed from pancreatic cancer on October 26, 2016. Classmates attending his Celebration of Life November 17th at the Green River Eagles--included Jim Arkills, Tom Hennon, Jim Cissell, Leslie Harris Walters, and Jayne Salvatore Schlosser (see below).

Jayne Salvadore Schlosser reports that her second cancer surgery, a partial lung removal on February 12th, "went well. I  am now cancer free...and on the road to recovery. Thanks so much to all of you, for your encouragement , kind words and financial  support. I appreciate each one of you very much. And am  so happy to have reconnected with you all this last summer. God bless you all...see you soon." Jayne.               She loves to receive your emails at schloshdad@aol.com and hopes to be singing again soon. Make donations at http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/fighting-for-jayne/259243#.VH_WS08OHS8.email

Don Morgan's Celebration of Life was held January 10th, 2015 in the grand ballroom at the DoubleTree Inn in Southcenter. Over 200 classmates, friends and family attended. There were lots of laughs, tears, and wonderful stories. To see a slide show tribute click on In Memory on the left, then click on Don's name. Donations may be made at WoundedWarriorProject.org

The Mt Rainier High School Class of 1964 50th Reunion--August, 2014

Nobody wanted it to end. The food was amazing, the libations kept flowing, and we were having way too much fun. Laughing with friends--some of whom we hadn't seen for 50 years! We laughed until we cried. And cried until we laughed. The years pealed away as we saw inside each other the little kid whom we had grown up with oh those many years ago. It was magic! And it was loud! Lee Gagnon Whipple's daughter attended and texted her friend that "for folks their age, they are really loud!" Even the spouses had a blast! They discovered what we've felt all along. We have a very special class. Everyone is so friendly. And we still have the hottest babes in South Puget Sound!

189 classmates and guests attended, including 150 Friday night, 166 Saturday night, and 81 for Sunday brunch. We started with $1300 in the bank from the 40th reunion, and even after paying for this website for another 10 years, we now have over $8500--$3400 from Jayne's silent auction. Thanks to all our generous bidders and donors--including that beautiful hand carved mask from Perry Eaton. You can share the experience by ordering a DVD of the event for $33. Call Richard Raines 800-654-8277. 

Our next reunion will be our 55th in 2019. And we hope to have get togethers on an annual basis. All our volunteers agreed to repeat in their current capacity--Donna Morgan, Doug Sanford and Marcy Dreyer, Craig and Shannon Mortinson, Tom and Elaine DeZutter, Karl Myrhe and Sherilynn Carroll, George Breeden, Polly Kaiser Heinselman, Paul Kaiser, Jim Cissell, Liana Linder Nordell Wiik, Jayne Salvatore Schlosser, Leslie Harris Walters, Diane Ridge Boyd, Vicki Langbehn Ack, Linda Cox Diaz, Phyllis Skau Savini, Sue Kinney Weaver, Toni Alquist Meneses, and Susan Bohn Angel.

Periodically visit this website for updates and to keep your Profile current. On the yellow Nav bar on the left, under Member Functions, click on Edit Profile. To add or update photos, click on Photos on the top right. Click on Upload a New Photo. Once photos are uploaded and appear with the green check mark, you can drag and drop them into any order you want. Click Done when you're finished. You can also add videos, but please keep them small so we don't go over our allotted disk space.

Check out the new 50th Reunion Photos page for pics from the reunion events. Feel free to post your own photos. Click Create Your Own Photo Gallery Here at the bottom of that page.

See you at the 55th! If not before.

Then.

And now.