Lynn, Lynn City of Sin

This was a comment from Frank Gately.  I copied it and am posting it for comment.

I was looking for the famous Lynn, Lynn City of Sin poem because I heard it had more verses. “We’ll Always Remenber Lynn” brought back the locations and the memories, for sure. I’ve read the early works of the poet, Vincent Ferrini, which relives Lynn, before the times of the class of “65. Also, the book “Loyalty” by John Curry uses Lynn as the setting for his gangster-fiction novel. It was great for remembering all the old places, like Monte’s, forget the plot.

Lynn, Lynn the city of sin
You never come out, the way you came in

You ask for water, but they give you gin
The girls say no, yet they always give in

If your not bad, they won’t let you in
It’s the damndest city I’ve ever lived in

Lynn, Lynn the city of sin
You never come out, the way you came in.

Author: unknown

New Page: “Classmate Activities”

A page has been created for each of us to post something special that is happening in our lives.  Be it a new grandkid, a new job, retirement, writing a new book, or anything you consider special about yourself (or your family).  Please remember, no phone numbers, addresses or email addresses.

Keep your postings free of political or controversial topics.  Your postings will be edited as necessary.  Please do not solicit anything on the site.  Postings advertising something “for sale” will not be posted as will any postings in bad taste.

To place something on the page, just use contact and an email will be sent to our class email address.  If you have a photo that you want to post, just put a comment in that you want to put a photo up for others to see.  We will contact you and give you instructions.

Our initial posting is by Lina Rehal who is announcing a book signing for her new book.  Check it out on the Classmate Activities page.

Scholarship Fund Update (March 2011)

Our 45th reunion in September, 2010 was a great time and we raised over $4400 for our Scholarship Fund.  THANKS to everyone who contributed and who attended the reunion.

Thanks to Sue Rummel’s hard work and persistence, LEHS golf towel sales raised over $625.  Sue indicates that there are a limited number of grey golf towels for sale at $20 each.  If you want one or more, please contact us and Sue will get back to you with details.

Grey Golf Towels

The 50/50 raffle at the reunion raised another $375 for the Scholarship fund.

Most importantly, donations from individuals and the small difference between the actual cost of the reunion the fees charged for the reunion raised approximately $3400 more.

The Scholarship Program is an on-going effort and donations are encouraged and welcome at any time.  If you are interested in making a donation to the scholarship fund, please contact us and we will send you a scholarship donation form with mailing instructions.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our Honor Role of Donations from Individuals is listed below.*

Bulldog “Plus” Status (over $100)

This special category was created for our late classmate, John Calef, who donated the largest donation to date ($500) before he passed away in 2008

Bulldog Status ($51 – $100)

Jaime (Andrian) Blackstone

Bert Conlon

Janet (Durgin) Atkinson

Jeri (Graham) Mullen

Arlyne Grant

Robert Hartshorn

Janice Pitkewicz

Christine (Sampson) Weston

Tim Sharpe

Eleanor (Shellgren) Starkenberg

John Warwick

Red Status ($26 – $50)

Thomas Cahill

Richard Callahan

Don and Carol (Napierski) Ellis

Larry Kelleher

Bob Maleszyk

Jack Rummel

Karin (Stevens) Beaupre

Charlie Tucker

Grey Status (up to $25)

Dale Bryant

Frances (Buckley) Corcoran

Josphine Capano

Dave Emerton

Tony Ferrini

Mark Geller

Katherine Hashian

Chuck Hamilton

Sherry (Johnson) Traverse

Linda (Ladd) Murray

Karen (Hyde) Mancinelli

Ed Jordan

Margaret Marasco

Kathleen (Martin) Ridlon

John McCarthy

Eileen (Murphy) Messier

Tom Mitchell

Haig Nalbandian

Jacqueline O’Donnell

Dick Olsen

Helen (Pachucki) Carter

Ralph Palombo

Mary (Sullivan) Wright

*we apologize if we have omitted anyone (please let us know)

How To Use Your Class Website

There is a lot of information on our website.  Let’s take a little tour. 

The home page is a blog (web-log) a kind of diary.  Each blog item has a headline and a body.  Below each body is a list of the generalized topics which the item is related to (in case you want to review other similar topics) and something that says either “add a comment” or “x comments” where “x” is a number.  If you want to make a public comment about the blog item, simply click on the “add a comment” or “x comment” and a window will pop up to allow you to make a public comment on the blog topic.  You can comment on ANY of the blog topics, but try to make sure you are clicking on the one you want to comment about.  Later this year, we will be seeking public (and private) input on where to have our 50th reunion, and the types of activities you might like to see at the reunion.  This is something we hope will generate a lot of comments and a lot of public discussion.  Wait for the blog post and then jump in and make your feelings heard.

 Comments are not automatically posted.  They have to be approved before hand (this avoids getting a lot of spam).  By the way, in a typical day, we get about 30 comments from spammers that never get on the site! 

Generally, blog items are posted by your webmaster (Bob Maleszyk), but anyone can post an item just by communicating with Bob (using the Contact page or by email directly to him).  So if you have a topic you want to put in front of your classmates, you are encouraged to do so. 

There may be references to pages on our website.  These are usually highlighted in a different color and when you run your mouse over the item, it becomes underlined as well.  This is a link to one of the pages on our website and if you click on it, the page will open. 

On the right side of the all the pages on the site is a column that contains “subscribe to the blog” at the top.  If you put your email in the block provided, and fill out the form that pops up, you will get an email when ever a new blog item is posted.  If you don’t subscribe, you will have to go to the website every now and then and check to see if anything is new.  Please note, the email is only sent when a new blog item is added not when a blog item is updated or when one of the pages is updated.  One bug in the program we are using that I have found is if I delete an obsolete blog item, an email will be sent for some old blog item.  So I won’t be deleting the obsolete ones anymore!  I don’t want emails going out for old stuff.  We all get too many useless emails. 

The next item on the right side of every page is the Main Menu.  This is a list of all the pages on the website.  This is where you will find the Memorial List, Photo Galleries, Lost Classmate List, List of Classmates needing to update their contact information, a List of classmates who have given permission to share their contact info with other classmates for communications between classmates, a page for general comments (which are private communications to the webmaster), a page for updating contact information (which also is private communication to the webmaster), information on the reunions, who attended them, the reunion committee, our scholarship program and a few other topics (including a way to get back to the blog or home page).  If you want to see photos from the 45th reunion, click on the appropriate page and you will go there.  By the way, if you click on one of the photos, it makes it bigger!  Give it a try.

The next item on the right side every page is blog categories.  This is a generalized category which a blog item will go in (sometimes more than one).  It just is a way of finding similar topics.  For example, since this blog item is not related to reunions or photo galleries or anything it particular, it will be automatically added to the “uncharacterized” list.  When the blog item is written, I have to place a checkmark to signify which category the blog item belongs in.  If I don’t place the check mark, it is automatically put in the “uncharacterized” list.  I could create a new category if is appropriate to do so.  Click on one of the categories and check out what happens. 

Finally on the right side of every page is a list of “other links”.  This is a way of sending you outside of the class of 1965 website to other websites.  For example:  “Rollys Tavern on the Square” is the website of the restaurant that catered our 45th reunion.  A few of our classmates requested a link and their websites are listed as well.  There are a few other links there.  When you click on one of those links, you will leave the LEHS Class of 1965 website. 

There are a couple of ways you can use the website to make your feelings known.  First is publically by commenting on a link.  You can also author a blog item by communicating first with the webmaster (using the Comment page or direct email).  You can create new pages in the same way.  Of course, use good judgment on any public comments.  Any comment can be deleted if it is abusive. 

You can comment privately (to the webmaster and to the reunion committee) by using the Comment page.  

Fellow members of LEHS Class of 1965 … this is YOUR website.  Feel free to use it!  Stay in touch and stay informed.

Tis the Season!

We recently were able to obtain the supplies for a limited number of Golf Towels.   One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the golf towels goes to our Scholarship Program.

This time the only color available is for a grey towel with red Bulldog head and lettering.  So order your towels NOW for Christmas $20 each plus shipping.  The Shipping charge will be $3.00 per shipment (multiple towels can be shipped together).  If you want to pick the towels up in person you can eliminate the shipping charges.

There’s still time for Santa to deliver a great gift for LEHS golfers.  Note:  the graduation year is not on the towel so it is suitable for any LEHS graduate.  Remember the proceeds from the sale will go to our scholarship program for LEHS Grads.

Please contact us for details on how to order.  Put “Towels” in the Subject Line.  Sue Rummel will get back to you with details on how to order.

Here is a photo of the towels.  Click on the photo for a larger image.  Remember, only the grey towels with red lettering is available.

Grey Golf Towels

Veteran’s Day. Say THANKS to our Vets

Thursday, November 11 is Veteran’s Day.  There were a number of men and women from Lynn English Class of 1965 that spent time in the service of our country.  One was killed in action in Vietnam.  We owe our thanks to our vets for their honorable contribution to  the national security.

I have listed a number of veterans from LEHS Class of 1965 below.  I know there are more but I am not sure who they are.  If you are a vet from LEHS Class of 1965 and your name is not listed below please contact us and your name will be added.

Here are some facts about the Vietnam era which is when most of our classmates served.  In addition to the statistics below, a number of our classmates who served came back alive, but not the same as they were before serving.

Vietnam War (1964-1975)

Total Service members (Worldwide)    8,744,000

Battle Deaths                                           47,434

Other Deaths (in the theater)                  10,786

Other Deaths is Service (non-theater)     32,000

Non-mortal woundings                           153,303

Living Veterans                                    7,569,000

I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN ME AND THANK OUR CLASSMATES FOR THEIR HONORABLE SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY.  PLEASE LEAVE YOUR THANK YOU AS A COMMENT BELOW THE LIST OF NAMES.

Classmate Veteran Branch Comment

 

Don Baillie Naval Reserve
Fred Bollen Army Vietnam.
Bob Bonin Marine Reserve
Dick Bowlby Navy Reserve
Howie Burnett Army National Guard
Jim Cogan Marines Vietnam
Larry Flannagan Vietnam. Killed outside theater
Ron Gerstenhaber Air Force
Arlyne Grant Reserves
Norman Grant Marines Vietnam. Killed in action.
Paul Nardone Air Force
Bob Newhall Army
Al Paradis Army
Leland Perry Army
Jim Prendergast Army National Guard
Robert Reed Army
Mike Rogers Army Vietnam
Charlie Sarcia Army Aviation Vietnam
Mike Schulze Navy
John Warwick Army Vietnam
Frank York Navy

45th Reunion Photos.

Over 100 photos from the 45th reunion and from the golf tournament earlier in the day.  You will find them located on the pages of the website called 45th reunion photos and 45th reunion golf photos.

Hey folks, if you check the comments you will find that there is an interest in knowing who is who.  The photos do have a file name, just put your cursor on it and you should see it.  So if you care to send a message via CONTACT, captions will be put on the photos with some names to go with the faces.  A few have been done and more will be.  In addition to ID’s, humerous captions are welcome…keep ’em clean!!!

We have several sets of photos from diffenent sources.  If you send your photos in we will credit you.  Please thank the folks who are sharing these great memories.

Jim Prendergast from Facebook “Lynn English High (the 60’s)”. 

A group of photos from the golf tournament courtesy of Judy (Goudey) Johnson.

I stole (er borrowed) a group of photos of Lina Rehal‘s Facebook page.

Karen (Hyde) Mancinelli not only gave us a lot of photos but spent hours putting captions on the photos.

Jack Rummel brought his professional camera and expertise and took some great photos … HOW did you get all those people to laugh so hard Jack?  Jack is not only one of our classmates but he is a professional photographer.  His website is listed in our links section.  Check him out!

Here is a photo from Pamela (Gunter)  Roi via Peggy Cass!

Peggy Cass and Pamela (Gunter) Roi

Subscribe to the blog and don’t miss anything

See that little block over there that says “Subscribe to Blog”————–>

Subscribe to the “blog” ( aka “web log”…a kind of an on-line diary) and every time a new post is made to the website you will get an email telling you about it.  Click on “Subscribe to Blog”  and follow the instructions that pops up to add your email address and you will get an email when something new comes up.  Generally emails don’t go out if something is just edited, but only when something new is added.  If you are subscribed, you won’t have to go to the website every day to see if something new is added or you won’t have to worry about missing an announcement.

But… when I just add some more photos from the last reunion you probably won’t get an email (unless I create a headline in the blog).

Don’t forget to update your contact information if you move or change any of your contact info.  Just click on Address Update Form and fill out the entire page.  If you don’t want to reveal some of your contact info, leave it blank but make a comment on the form so we know you meant to leave it blank.

Reunion Update (10/6) and Other Info

The 45th reunion is behind us.  We had 123 classmates at the reunion.  Plus a few teachers.  We will be looking forward to the 50th next.  Check out the photos and who attended the 45th.

We are still searching for classmates who have not updated their contact information.  The intent is to make it possible to contact all classmates for the 50th reunion.  If you haven’t updated your contact information (or are not sure), please fill out the new address update form for doing so.

Please check the Lost Classmate List to help us find people who we have tried to contact, but have been unable to either because the address / phone number we have is incorrect or because the classmate hasn’t replied to messages.  If a classmate doesn’t reply to a message it is either because they don’t want to or we left a message at an incorrect number (we can’t tell which).

We hope that all our classmates have considered giving to the Class of 1965 scholarship program.  Please visit the Scholarship Program Page for details on how to give to the program. 

We are trying to identify which of our classmates served in the military (especially in Vietnam).  Please contact us if you did.

Some classmates indicated they would like to contact their fellow classmates.  Unless we have specific permission to release contact information (only to fellow LEHS65ers) we can not do so.  Please visit the page for Communications between Classmates for details on who is on the list, how to give permission (and get on the list) and how to get the contact information of people on the list.

Photos from Past Reunions

Thanks to Eleanor (Shellgren) Starkenberg we have a number of photos from the 40th reunion at Gannon Golf Course.  Perhaps you are in some of them?  Maybe you can recognize someone you haven’t seen since high school.  Check out the 40th reunion photos page.  If you have additional photos suitable for public viewing contact us and we’ll make arrangements for the photos to be added.
40th photo 8