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06/14/23 03:03 PM #1068    


Charles Cockerill

Clay - Thanks for all you and your committee have done preparing for 55th reunion. We are looking forward to attending all reunion events beginning Friday afternoon. Can you share a list of attendees? Thanks Charlie Cockerill

06/14/23 03:46 PM #1069    


Clay Werts

I will be happy to share the list of attendees when I see you Friday. 


06/14/23 04:19 PM #1070    


Michael May

   Looking forward to this weekend  seeing old folks, that i recall i would never be one  OOps!!!   In the last couple of weeks have had the chance to talk with Sue Warrck, Cheryl Osti, Sally Bourroughs,  and my roomate Donna Barnes.   See you all soon!!!!!

06/16/23 03:20 PM #1071    


Clay Werts

Please, please do not bring dogs to the Saturday night dinner at Embassy Suites.                                                         Be considerate of others. There are people with allergies and other issues regarding animals in general and dogs  specifically. Dogs will not be welcome or permitted in the banquet room.  Please do NOT bring your dog  to our reunion buffet dinner Saturday. Thank you for being considerate. 

06/17/23 09:05 AM #1072    

Barry Chisholm

Hi Everyone, hoping all are enjoying the reunion!  I already received some great pictures of the Victory Park picnic.  Up until some weeks ago, I was planning to attend, but I felt committed to help chaperone a group of amazing Key Club members from the New England region to the Key Club International Convention in Anaheim the first week of July.  I could have made both trips to CA from our home in NH but that would have destroyed our summer schedule. On a positive note, our Key Club tour package to Anaheim includes a day at Disneyland (PHS class of '68 grad night) and a tour of various SoCal attractions, including the Griffith Observatory (that was one of PHS's field trips in '66 or '67).   So, some trips down memory lane are definitely in store.   Meantime, eveyone please enjoy the togetherness and fond memories at the banquet tonight!   Best wishes for good health and happiness.

06/18/23 12:33 PM #1073    


Michael Blumenfeld

64 attendees. Not quantity but quality!!

It was great to be able to chat with everyone except...

Smiles galore and stories that brought tears.

Thank you all for a great time together except for..

Clayton, as usual, you were superb except for..

06/18/23 07:50 PM #1074    


Loretta Packard (Luskin)


Love your eloquence and succinct way of summarizing the reunion! Your comments added levity and fun to the evening!

Thank you Clay and Nora, Ann, Phil, Cheryl and all who worked so hard to put on the reunion! Modie and Christine, you were missed and in everyone's thoughts and prayers. Grateful to have been able to attend.

06/19/23 07:47 AM #1075    


Gary Hesse

I'd like to thank all of our classmates who organized our 55th reunion - a great turnout over at Victory Park on Friday Evening and at the Embassy Suites on Saturday Evening!!  Many of our classmates attended whom I do not remenber having seen at the 50th!

Gee, it seems that a lot of us have slowed down a bit while others are on their second or third wind and others just keep 'trucking on!  We were very fortunate to have had such a good high school education at a time when the external politics did not affect the learning experiences like now, and fundamentals were taught!

Thanks to all who attended and even greater thanks to those who organized the reunion.  Please count me in on being willing to help organize the 60th!

Gary Hesse

06/19/23 12:44 PM #1076    


Frances Pampeyan

Thanks to everyone who worked so hard for this successful reunion. It was so well planned.  It was great to see everyone and get reacquainted.  Hope to see you next time.


06/19/23 06:39 PM #1077    


Clay Werts

Modie and I are pleased to hear that so many had a great time. It was a wonderful time to see and be with friends from so long ago. We are now looking to the the future. It is very unlikely that a future reunion will happen like the one we just had. There just isn't the numbers for a hotel to allow us to reserve their facilities. I had many, many suggest that we go on a 3 day cruise and not wait for 5 years to get together again. If we were to book a cruise today, we could cruise from L.A. to Ensenada, Mexico and back with a interior cabin for $248.00. That includes a room, all the food you can eat, entertainment, and more. That's amazing and hard to beat. There would be no minimums to meet, we could have 10 people or 110 people. This could include your kids, grandkids, friends or neighbors. Everyone would be welcome to join us on the cruise. This is the most likely next event we will have. The question is when; 2 years, 3 years or wait 5 years until the 60th ? Your thoughts are welcome regarding these questions. Thanks again to all who helped at the reunion, These event don't happen by magic. A special thanks to Phil Denslow and Anne Hassell Nelson. May peace be with you, this day and always.     












06/20/23 09:19 AM #1078    


Gary Hesse

Reunion Attendees:

During our Saturday evening  reunion dinner someone asked about Humanities Team Teaching, which  was the group of us (class sized)  who were were mixed with 2 similar groups from the other 2 years of PHS students for, basically, English and History teaching; I was fortunate to be included in this group.

Anyway, I did some research and would like to bring it to the attention of the other participants amongst us that our beloved teachers, Ms. Barbara Sheinkopf, passed away two years ago.  She and her husband resided in Pasadena one street above Orange Grove Avenue, and I believe that one of her children now lives at the same address.  Here is a thread to her memorial obituary:

Barbara Sheinkopf Obituary (1938 - 2020) - Pasadena, CA - Pasadena Star-News (

this would be on in the memorial obituaries.

06/21/23 08:37 AM #1079    


Barbara Kaplan (Kraemer)

Thanks for posting this Gary. I loved Mrs Sheinkopf and the HTT program! I ended up talking to her in the '80's or 90's and she was eager to hear how all of us were doing as adults. 

06/22/23 09:23 AM #1080    


Gerald Shutman

Thank you to Clay, Nora, Anne and everyone else who helped put together this reunion. I really enjoyed talking with Tracy, Jean, Pauline, Ron, Katy, Gary, Margo, Marc, Patty, Kathy, Mike, Donn, Tom and so many other people, some of whom I barely knew 55 years ago. It was a great weekend.

06/22/23 11:55 AM #1081    


Kenneth Roane

What a fun night!  Thank you Clay, your Stand up material kept coming and... where was your time clock?  Cheryle, fantastic time period questions and answers research...50 Q&A...for heaven's sake we're 70ish so 5 works for me...Ann you are so loved for being just you let alone how much you contribute to our class ❤️


Well done all who contributed that at including all attending 👏

06/22/23 03:50 PM #1082    


Kenneth (Ken) Marschall

Although I didn't attend, I'm so glad to read that the reunion went so well.  From comments in the lead-up to it, I didn't get the sense that anything like 64 people would attend.  That's just great!  Congrats on pulling off such a memorable and enjoyable event.  Love to all.

06/23/23 04:37 PM #1083    


Anne Hassell (Nelson)

I had a wonderful time visiting with old friends and new ones. Everyone was so friendly. You all helped to heal me from the loss of my husband. Thank you!!! I am blessed to be numbered among such super people. I would love to have been neighbors and best friends with any of you. I vote we schedule a cruise within a year or so. How about getting out of the heat next August in 2024? I'll start planning and saving up my money for it. I would also go for the extra choice of adding an extension of another week for a possibility for whoever wants to do so. Lots of love to you all! Thanks Clay and Nora and Modie for making these last two reunions possible.


06/24/23 10:38 AM #1084    


Sandra Davenport /Royall (Ulibarri)

I haven't made very many reunions but I'm always up for a cruise. Made it something like September when the kids are back in school so it's a bit quieter and less expensive. Cruises have been so full lately and people book a long ways out. Anyone out there a TA. 

06/30/23 04:18 PM #1085    


Tracy Dunning

Thank you Clay, Nora, Ann and all who made the reunion happen and provided the opportunity to connect with people on Friday at the picnic and on Sat. at the hotel.  Such valuable friendshops renewed and community reinforced.  Your work is so valuable.

While some people are excited about the possibility of a reunion cruise, I am hoping that there might be an additional chance to gather in some way, maybe before those on the cruise leave.  I know that there are many who would not be able to commit to being away for 3 days whether because of family obligations or because many of us choose (or spouses choose) not to add spouses to the reunion gathering.  Just a thought. 

Thank you for all your work and dedication to our gatherings.

07/01/23 04:02 PM #1086    


Pauline Potts (Yonts)

Gary, thanks so much for the information about our beloved HTT teacher Barbara Sheinkopf. I was so sorry to hear that she passed away two years ago. Thanks to your communication after the last reunion (2018) I did write her, but like others, apparently, never did hear back. My husband followed the link you gave so I could read her obituary; lots of info I didn't know, but was delighted to learn. And how great to read George Clark's guest book entry -- the older brother of our classmate Patty Clark! 

As in years past, my husband Michel attempted to take an informal group photo of former HTT classmates at the end of the reunion dinner. I'm so sorry we didn't catch you for it! I know Martha Baum attended the picnic only, but I'm not sure how many others we may have missed on one or both days. How do we send the two photos in order to be seen by all? 

Pauline Potts (Yonts)

07/02/23 08:50 AM #1087    


Philip Denslow

Hi. I just uploaded a bunch of photos from the 55th reunion. These were taken by Anne Nelson and are close up images of all the attendees (I think). Go to the left side menu link "Reunion Photos" and then select the "55th Reunion Close Ups" button to see all the pics. If it looks like we were having a good time, that's because we were! Thank you all that came and made this a nice event. And thanks Anne for getting all these photos with name tags included. Enjoy!!

--Phil Denslow


07/03/23 10:08 AM #1088    


Philip Denslow

Hi again. I've added some more photos to the "Reunion Photos" page. These are pics taken during the Banquet at the hotel on Saturday night. Click on "Reunion Photos" on the left side menu, and then choose "55th Reunion Banquet." Also you can choose to see the close-up photos taken by Anne Nelson in the "55th Reunion Close Ups" section.

--Phil Denslow

07/03/23 10:16 AM #1089    


Anne Hassell (Nelson)

Who was it who knew about the passing of Janet Wood? Can you please post the news in our PHS site? She should be honored by being listed among the ones of us who have died. Thnaks

07/15/23 11:05 PM #1090    


Kenneth Roane

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MODIE!  Couldn't forget you buddy.  Love always Kenny

08/20/23 02:05 PM #1091    


Margo Feinstein (Connolly)

Jeff Shaw, Ernie Posey, and I all met in Mrs. Itrich's kindergarten class. (I look like I did my own Junior Tonette Hair Perm with no mirror access here.)

When Jeff and I were undergrads at Cal, I remember how happy I was for him as he described for me his girlfriend, Laurie, who he had met earlier at a dorm mixer.  Looks like Jeff's early choice was a good one!

Jeff and Laurie could not attend this last PHS class reunion.  I remember writing him that I had run into Ernie, his best friend for so many years, at the reunion, and Jeff expressed regret that they had lost touch for ages and expressed jealousy that I had spoken to him at the reunion. Jeff wrote that he and Laurie were planning a nostalgic 50th-anniversary trip (last week) to the East Bay where they met. He invited Peter and me to meet them for dinner one of the non-anniversary nights.  It dawned on me that I could invite Ernie and his wife, Gunde, to join us as a surprise.

Sadly, Gunde could not join us this time, but the five of us enjoyed a fun  (and delicious) celebration of the 50th.  It was a special treat to watch the faces of these long-time buddies  light up as Jeff and Laurie approached the table. 

Here a few photos from the fun evening:

Wishing Jeff and Laurie fifty more happy years together!

Wishing anyone in the path of today's storm a good outcome--



08/22/23 07:17 AM #1092    


Barbara Kaplan (Kraemer)

Thanks for posting these wonderful pictures and story Margo! It was so nice to see everyone then and now!

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