Saturday, March 29, 2008

Send Us Pictures

Reunion Committee folk will be calling soon,
to urge you to make reservations,
send in payment,
and also your pictures.
Here are the pictures we need,
and thanks to Don Arenz for lending us his.
(Click on pix to enlarge).

1. A portrait of your high school self.
We will use the Capitoline,
but if you have a favorite,
send that instead.

2. A portrait of your present self.
One with other folks is fine,
but please choose a good one of you.

3. Any thing you have from the good old days.
Grade or high school, 1945-1958.

Summing up,
Portraits: send to Keith
Oldies: send to Will

For instructions on how to scan or send pictures,
see the last page of the Reunion packet.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Great Illinois Flake

If you're not rolling eggs this Easter, check out your local bowl of cereal. Two sisters from Virginia recently found an "Illinois-shaped" corn flake at their table.

They posted the flake for auction on eBay. On Friday night, it sold for $1,350. The lucky winner wants to start a traveling museum to publicize a trivia web site.

And you thought our economy was in trouble? The full story is on the CNN web site.

Picture: Donald McIntire, AP Photo

Sunday, March 16, 2008

St. Patrick's Day

These are the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland. I have an Irish friend whose great-great grandfather sailed from here in 1849, running from the famine to a new life in America. As their ship passed the great cliffs, his mother turned to her 10-year old boy and said, "Look at those and remember, for you'll never see them in this life again." He died at 100 in 1939, and he never returned to Ireland.

To many of us, St. Patrick's Day is shamrocks and green beer, but to Irish-Americans, it's a day to celebrate exile and survival. It's a good day to remember that we're a nation of immigrants, some arriving early and others late. We have a lovely greeting card from Harriett and Rom Sidoli on this theme. Please enjoy St. Pat's Day, and also the approach of spring!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Reunion Packet

You have received a Reunion packet in the mail, but we now have an updated and corrected version available on the Web. To download it, click here. You will need Adobe Reader, Apple Preview, or a web browser to read and print it. The links in the file are live, just click on them.

If you have questions, leave a comment and I'll reply ASAP.