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JUST OVER ONE YEAR AWAY! ~ Our 55 Year Reunion
Location to be announced
Cost to be announced
October 1, 2016 is getting closer and closer by the day so it's time to start making your plans to attend our 55 year reunion.
We'll be sending out email and postal mail notifications and sign-up announcements as we get closer to the magic date. Watch for them, or contact any member of the Reunion Committee (list is on the Class Message Board below) for additional information.
Lookin' forward to seeing everyone on 10/1/2016!
Your Reunion Committee
Event Contact: Any Committee Member
Shameless Solicitation for Donations
At the suggestion of our classmate, Tim McPherson, we are inviting those of you who have enjoyed our reunions in the past to contribute a few of your hard-earned shekels (or even the ones you came by easily) to the “GHS Class of 1961” reunion fund. Your donations will help us with required upfront payments for facilities, decorations, mailings, etc.
Make checks and money orders payable to: GHS Class of 1961
and mail to: GHS Class of 1961, 1109 Oak Grove Drive, Eagle Rock, CA 90041
NEW*NEW*NEW! While donations by check or money order are always welcome, this year we are able to accept contributions via PayPal at "email@example.com"...
BUT THERE'S MORE...
We are also able to accept contributions by credit or debit card PROVIDED THEY ARE LINKED TO YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT.
Make Checks Payable To:
GHS Class of 1961
Mail Payment To:
GHS Class of ’61, 1109 Oak Grove Drive, Eagle Rock, CA 90041
Homecoming 2011 ~ Our Reunion Memory Book
PRICE: $13.74 each, plus mailing (& sales tax if applicable)
You will pay by credit card direct to the publisher at the time you place your order.
You will order directly from the publisher once you click on the "Buy Now" button below. (Note that you will have to establish an account with The Book Patch to order. Title is "Homecoming 2011".) As indicated by the publisher, your book will normally ship within 2 to 3 days. Shipping time varies depending on shipment method selected.
NOTE: If you have difficulty accessing the order page for the Memory Book, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) & I'll get one ordered for you. AND accept my apologies for the inconvenience.
HOMECOMING 2011 REUNION PICTURES STILL AVAILABLE ONLINE
$10.00 for unlimited picture downloads (See NOTICE below)
The pictures and portraits taken during our Homecoming 2011 Reunion are still available for viewing and purchase online. You may download as many pictures as you want for the single low price of only $10.00.
NOTICE: Because there is no way to pay for bulk purchases of digital pictures on the photographer's website, there will be no on-line "shopping cart" or "checkout" procedure as such. Instead, please remit payment for your downloads to the name and address at the bottom of this announcement.
Follow the link below to our GHS 50-Year Reunion picture gallery.
Following two unproductive years at Glendale College during which I worked nights at the American Yearbook Company, I dropped out for a year to work full-time in their camera department. (Of passing interest: American printed our 1961 Stylus.)
At the end of that year, I returned to JC and raised my GPA enough to get into San Diego State, where I switched my major from biology to radio & TV broadcasting. Not too long after that, the government decided they’d had enough of my pointless flailing at education and invited me to join them as a member of the U.S. Army. I was inducted three weeks after brother Ralph was discharged, so they had a Conner twin pretty much non-stop for four years.
After a year in Southeast Asia (Thailand, not Viet Nam, thank God) where I was ‘Radar O’Reilly’ (i.e. company clerk) for a medical group at the time of the Tet Offensive, I was discharged and ended up going to work for Moore Business Forms — yes, another printing operation — starting a 40 year career in the business forms industry during which I worked as an outside salesman, president of a small forms manufacturing plant, partner in a forms composition service bureau, prepress department manager, and general manager of a wholesale forms manufacturer. Along the way I learned computer programming with which I supported my several employers, and was granted a patent for a computer printer stand.
My wife, Judy, and I were married in 1967, and we have two adopted children: Our son, Casey (1972) is married and has presented us with the new love of our lives, granddaughter Piper (11/08) and Tessa, a now married "instant granddaughter" from his wife's previous marriage. Our daughter, Emily (1984), came to us at 3½ months old, arriving at LAX on a ‘baby flight’ from Seoul, Korea where she was born.
I’ve been retired since August, 2008 and have found that retirement is one of the few things in my life that I do really well. I fill my time by working on the house and yard, and on craft projects – when the mood takes me.
I've also discovered writing. Wizard of Wisdom, the first novel in my WISDOM CHRONICLES ‘sword & sorcerer’ fantasy series, was released as an ebook and P.O.D. (print-on-demand) paperback in June, 2011 by Double Dragon Publishing of Canada. Book Two, Princess of Wisdom was released in February, 2012, and Book Three, Children of Wisdom, was released in June, 2012. Most recently, Book Four, Kingdom of Wisdom, was released late in March, 2013, and Book Five—originally titled Loss of Wisdom, but which became Heirs of Wisdom at the request of the characters in the story—was released in January, 2015. Present plans are that two additional books will finish out the series: Gods of Wisdom, on which I am currently working, and Origin of Wisdom—A Prequel. I have no grand illusions that these will be the next LoTR or Harry Potter, but they've been great fun and extremely satisfying to create!
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