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08/09/22 06:05 PM #981    

 

Gary Nouskajian

Hi Modie,

 

Thanks for the reminder about the Hotel rooms shrinking availability. I used the information below from you to book my room for both nights (June 16 & 17, 2023). Thanks.

We have a Special Room Price for our reunion, for a Limited Amount of rooms. Make your reservation soon!! Use this link (https://group.embassysuites.com/9nc84c) to get the Special Price.

 


08/10/22 07:09 AM #982    

 

Judy Cox (Gottfeld)

Thanks, Gary, that link worked. I don't remember ever seeing the link you posted. 


08/10/22 07:42 AM #983    

 

Modie (Martin) Katz

To All

To book your rooms, look at the home page of our reunion web site and click on that link. 
See you there. 
Modie


08/11/22 09:30 AM #984    

 

Dr. Thomas Barnes, M. D.

Thanks for the hotel info!    We just reserved a room for both nights!    See you all there next June 16 and 17!   
Sarah and Thomas


08/11/22 04:09 PM #985    

 

Nancy Green (Harper)

Hi,

I just booked my room for the reunion. I have not attended one since the 20th. I am so glad it will work out this time. Looking forward to seeing everyone. Let me know if you need any help. See you!

Nancy


08/20/22 12:03 PM #986    

 

Margo Feinstein (Connolly)

Greetings, Classmates!

Many thanks to the committee for their dedicated work to plan our next great reunion!

Last summer, several of you donated to American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the organization that does legislative advocacy work as needed by American Cancer Society.  Donors sponsor Lights of Hope bags for any multiples of $10, and these are decorated and displayed either in a big event in Washington D.C., or (since the pandemic began) locally. Those bags sponsored via my personal page (see link below) are currently displayed inside/outside the window of the American Cancer Society Discovery (resale) Shop in downtown Walnut Creek, Ca. and will be until 9/8/22. Although the display is local in the East Bay Area, our advocacy to save lives greatly affects people throughout California--and nationally. 

Example: We are very close to adding mandatory medical insurance coverage for often-expensive biomarker testing of diagnosed cancers in California.  Currently, these high-tech tests, which can lead to more targeted treatments, are not covered for most patients. They can cost up to $10,000 each, so fewer treatment options are available to lower-income patients unable to pay out of pocket.  You can read more about this on my donation page--link is below.

If you scroll back and read my posts from 7/10/21 and 8/21/21, the details about our organization and Lights of Hope fundraising event are the same.

Please consider sponsoring one or more Lights of Hope bags for $10/each at this time.  Ideas:  In memory of----, In honor of--- a cancer patient (please do not use last name of living patient for privacy), a message to legislators like FUND THE CURE!, or a message to the public about healthcare like REMEMBER THE SUNSCREEN! We are not artists, but we are happy to decorate bags and can sometimes add a simple picture. I have friends who have offered to help if we have many bags sponsored at once.

Here is the link to my personal page to donate any multiple of $10 to support ACS CAN advocacy:

tinyurl.com/MargoACSCAN

If you do donate, please email me the list of ideas for your bags today, so we can get them designed and posted right away. I will be posting more bags at the ACS Discovery Shop tomorrow.

email: margo.lightsofhope@email.com

Thank you ahead for your consideration.  Any donation will make a huge impact on saving lives!

Enjoy the summer and stay well!

Margo (Feinstein) Connolly

 


09/27/22 12:20 PM #987    

 

Modie (Martin) Katz

To All Classmates,

We have been able to get more rooms at the Embassy Suites for our reunion at a Great Price, $159 King/$169 double beds. And the booking can be for a day earlier and leaving a day later so if you want to stay a few days to see old friends and/or places, just ask when you book your room.

So book NOW and come and enjoy our 55th PHS Class Reunion.

Clay will be posting more information on the Reunion so stay tuned.

Hope to see you all then,

Modie 

 


09/28/22 08:29 AM #988    

 

Christopher Bragdon

Why do we get to stay in a hotel in Arcadia?  As a member of the PHS marching band, Arcadia was a vicious and relentless adversary that our band battled against.  What is wrong with a real “home town” venue in Pasadena?  Sure, we are supposed to let bygones be bygones, but hey, where the hell is the old Bull Dog spirit?


09/28/22 02:02 PM #989    

 

Clay Werts

 55TH  REUNION ANNOUNCEMENT

The 55th P.H.S. reunion will be held on Saturday evening June 17th 2023. You can start sending your checks on January 1st 2023. All checks will need to arrive on or before May 15th 2023. The price of the event will be $ 90.00 per person. The price after May 15th will be $110.00 per person. This price is for the Saturday night dinner and includes lots of fun and memories. For those interested, many of us will be heading to Clearmans North Woods Inn Friday June 16th starting at 5 PM. The dinner and drinks are at your own expense. Saturday morning starting at 11 AM, everyone is invited to meet at Victory Park. (next to PHS). We will be providing FREE pizza and soda's for everyone. Lots of FUN and it's FREE ! After the picnic, we will head to the Embassy Suites in Arcadia for the main event. Sunday morning, June 18th, everyone is encouraged to come and enjoy a buffet breakfast at the Embassy Suites starting at 7:00 AM. until 11:30 AM. The buffet breakfast is included for hotel guests. You may purchase the breakfast if you are not a hotel guest. Or just come and have a cup of coffee with us.                                                                                                                                                                               Write the check to : P.H.S. Reunion                                                                                    2212 Paseo Ct.                                                                                                                    Las Vegas NV. 89117-2758

We MUST have these questions answered.  When you send your check to me, PLEASE include a piece of paper answering these questions :

 1) Do you prefer Chicken or Salmon for your entree Saturday night.  

2) Are you going to join us Friday night at the North Woods Inn and if so how many will be with you ? 

3) Are you coming to the Saturday morning picnic at Victory Park and if so how many will be with you. (All are welcome)

4) Will you be joining us Sunday morning and if so how many will be with you?

If you have questions, you are welcome to contact us.                                           

       Clay Werts at;      claywerts@yahoo.com                                                                            Modie Katz at :     modie@srsinnovations.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


09/29/22 09:19 AM #990    

 

Patricia Frances Anthony Goff

Hi, Chris.  Please take a deep breath and think about all that's happened to us '68-ers in the last 55 years.  In case of the '23 Reunion, think of how much has changed because of the CoViD-19 pandemic.  Suddenly, in 2020, we had to do EVERYTHING differently; that includes all the businesses we might engage for Reunion festivities ('remember the 2021 Rose Parade? 'Me either).  It wasn't just auto parts stores and clothing boutiques who had to change; hotels (and the restaurants inside them) did as well.  I doff my chapeau to Clay for putting this together.  We will meet as joyfully as we can; the venue is only important if we show up and need more chairs.


09/30/22 09:35 AM #991    

Gregory Roberts

Yes and it is not the location but the people who will make this reunion a good occassion!


09/30/22 09:37 AM #992    

 

Christopher Bragdon

To Patricia, Don’t put the pandemic or politics in this.  I merely mean the old battles and competitions we dealt with back in 1968.  Sure we are in a different situation now, but please, keep this matter out, OUT of this venue.  Thank you.


10/10/22 12:15 PM #993    

 

Gary Hesse

Hey Everyone!  Just thought that I'd check in and say hello and let everyone know that PHS is still there - I'm now fully residing in Hastings Ranch, but looking forward to spending (more) time on some properties that I have just inland from Cayucos, up on the coast!  Lately I've been walking my two dogs at Victory Park in the afternoons and it brings back memories to see the PHS football team practicing on the adjacent athletic field!  Remember how full the 'Senior Parkling Lot' used to be during school hours?  Well now that the public school demographics have changed so dramatically, that lot is practically empty every day and the sidewalk in front of the gymnasium is used for pickup/drop off of students!

Looking up towards Mt. Wilson, well, it's still there - so is the smog!  What has changed on that skyline is that there are practically double the homes (estates?) visible on the edges of Sierra Madre Villa and Kinneloa Mesa.  Traffic, of course, is seen and heard during the usual times.

If anyone remembers, I brought my Mother, Dorothy, to a few of our last reunion events- she was 99+ years young and enjoyed it greatly, but unfortunately passed away 2 months later.  The following year one of my dogs developed epilepsy, so I am still a caregiver - meds every 12 hours!  I guess that we never know what our higher power has in store for us!

Look forward to seeing many of you next year back in Pasadena - we'll put in an order for some clear blue skies!


10/11/22 08:17 AM #994    

 

Modie (Martin) Katz

Gary, thanks for the update. Hope to see you on June 17 at our reunion. Keep up the good work as a care giver. It must be rewarding. 🙏🐶


10/13/22 09:46 PM #995    

 

Sherry Wenger (Wenger)

I'm not as concerned about the venue location for our 55th Reunion as I am about the lack of music (iconic) and the glaring bright lights (except during that powerpoint on the '60's) that particular establishment provides.

In lieu,  how about a live/taped connection to our former PHS teachers or groups paying tribute to those who did affect our lives? I was so thrilled at the last reunion to find out that my seatmate was also an English teacher who was inspired by Joan Bouvier and our conversation was the highlight of my night. I'll never forget being startled out of my yearlong stupor in Biology to hear that ancient, old teacher tell about drawing the navigation maps for Amelia Earhart's fateful trip, the photography teacher in the wheelchair who was shot out of plane in WWII, and even my speech teacher who hated me and sent me to the Sewing Room every week to lower the hem of my mini-skirt and will never know that she had the greatest impact on me as far as my confidence and identity.

I really appreciate these chances to mingle with peers, but let's dim the lights, play "Louie Louie" and "Light My Fire" and take a minute to remember those who put up with us: "the wildest classs we've ever hard" according to that big scary vice principal we had at Marshall Junior High. 

Keep on reporting on Pasadena, Gary!


10/14/22 08:23 AM #996    

 

Patricia Frances Anthony Goff

Thank you, Sherry, for shining the gentle light of memory on Joan's class.She pulled me up out of a well of grief then, an you're doing it now.  I hope you're on the Reunion committee; it will be so nice!  Let;s also sing "Dino's Tune"!


10/14/22 04:26 PM #997    

 

Dr. Thomas Barnes, M. D.

This venue will be great!   Same as 9 years ago, right?   Look forward to it!    Thank you Modie and Clayton and everyone else!  


10/15/22 08:42 AM #998    

 

Terry Thompson

Regarding the upcoming 55th Reunion it has occurred to me that what's important is not the place, it's the time and effort taken by each of us, inividually, to be wherever it is held.  To see, remember, and to reacquaint ourselves with people we shared even a fraction of our lives with.  And to remember...

Old Long Since.

What, you may ask?  Sorry, I referred to the literal English translation of what we know so well in Scots as Auld Lang Syne.

People the world over sing it every New Year's Eve.  Perhaps we could sing it next June and raise a cup, as suggested by poet Robert Burns 1788.

And surely ye'll be your pint-stoup!

and surely I'll be mine!

And we'll tak' a cup o'kindness yet,

for auld lang syne.

 

Terry Thompson

 

 


11/05/22 03:56 PM #999    

 

Gary Hesse

Class, I just received a message from our wonderful classmate Anne Hassell (Nelson) that her husband Pete, who has been battling cancer (now in his lungs), is again in the hospital and awaiting transfer to hospice care at home!  Please think of her (them) in your thoughts and prayers.  Anne is planning on being at our 55th reunion next year, let's hope for a miracle and that Anne will just be in our hearts and thoughts and at home with Pete at that time.  

Gary


11/06/22 07:27 AM #1000    

 

Yvonne Lewis (Troncoso)

Pete & Anne are always in our thoughts and prayers. Praying for a miracle for our dear friends. ❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻


11/06/22 07:38 AM #1001    

 

Modie (Martin) Katz

Anne

Please tell Pete that all your classmates are sending him prayers and thought for a quick recovery and good health. We are looking forward to seeing you Both at the upcoming reunion just like before. 💝🙏


11/14/22 09:41 AM #1002    

 

Anne Hassell (Nelson)

Thank you, my dear PHS grads. Pete will soon go home to be with our Lord. I am so  proud of him for his fight with cancer. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. I will see you at the 55th, alone this time. God bless you all. I look forward to your hugs. Anne Hassell Nelson


11/15/22 11:20 AM #1003    

 

Patricia Frances Anthony Goff

Dear Anne, All Blessings surround you. ~ (Fran, f.k.a. Patti)


12/05/22 12:32 PM #1004    

 

Philip Denslow

Clay Werts message reposted by Phil Denslow

 55TH  REUNION ANNOUNCEMENT

The 55th P.H.S. reunion will be held on Saturday evening June 17th 2023. You can start sending your checks on January 1st 2023. All checks will need to arrive on or before May 15th 2023. The price of the event will be $ 90.00 per person. The price after May 15th will be $110.00 per person. This price is for the Saturday night dinner and includes lots of fun and memories. For those interested, many of us will be heading to Clearmans North Woods Inn Friday June 16th starting at 5 PM. The dinner and drinks are at your own expense. Saturday morning starting at 11 AM, everyone is invited to meet at Victory Park. (next to PHS). We will be providing FREE pizza and soda's for everyone. Lots of FUN and it's FREE ! After the picnic, we will head to the Embassy Suites in Arcadia for the main event. Sunday morning, June 18th, everyone is encouraged to come and enjoy a buffet breakfast at the Embassy Suites starting at 7:00 AM. until 11:30 AM. The buffet breakfast is included for hotel guests. You may purchase the breakfast if you are not a hotel guest. Or just come and have a cup of coffee with us.                                                                                                                                                                               Write the check to : P.H.S. Reunion,  2212 Paseo Ct.,  Las Vegas NV. 89117-2758

We MUST have these questions answered.  When you send your check to me, PLEASE include a piece of paper answering these questions :

 1) Do you prefer Chicken or Salmon for your entree Saturday night.  

2) Are you going to join us Friday night at the North Woods Inn and if so how many will be with you ? 

3) Are you coming to the Saturday morning picnic at Victory Park and if so how many will be with you. (All are welcome)

4) Will you be joining us Sunday morning and if so how many will be with you?

If you have questions, you are welcome to contact us.                                           

       Clay Werts at;      claywerts@yahoo.com                    Modie Katz at :     modie@srsinnovations.com


02/02/23 11:45 AM #1005    

 

Clay Werts

New Banking laws will not allow allow me to open a checking account or any account with the name P.H.S. class of 1968 Reunion" I can ONLY open an account and deposit checks with my name on the check.

Please write your check to "Clay Werts" and NOT to P.H.S. Reunion. I cannot deposit a check made out to P.H.S. For those who have sent me a check already you will need to write another check made out to "Clay Werts". I will destroy the check you sent me that was made out to PHS reunion. Here are the names of checks I have received. 

1) Greg & Jacqueline Roberts     $ 180.00       

2) Barry Chisholm                            90.00     

 3) Charles & Katherine Cockeri     180.00   

 4) Marc Minovitz                              90.00   

 5) Miles Wagner                              90.00 

 6) Loretta Luskin                           180.00   

7) Anne Nelson                                 90.00 

 8) Modie& Christine                       180.00 

9) Steve Foster                                 90.00 

10) William Cameron                        90.00

 

 

       

                                

 

 

 


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