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CLASS OF 60 WILDCATS AT THE PARK 2017
2017 - 10:00 am
Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park, East Wentachee, WA
We're doing it again! Another fun picnic at Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park down by the Columbia between our beloved East Wenatchee and beloved Rock Island haunts from the 1950s. The fun starts at 10AM and runs until 3PM, or whenever we all have to have our naps (whichever comes first). It's a "Bring Your Own Food & Drink" event with the Class of 60 providing utensils, paper plates, cups, and napkins. As you may recall from our picnic at Hydro Park last year, they wouldn't allow us "youngsters at heart" to have a BBQ fire. Gordy will check with the Chelan County PUD a couple weeks before our picnic to see if they will trust us to BBQ this time. Ha!!!!! If a BBQ is OK for our picnic Gordy will put out an email letting everyone know so they can bring BBQ food items if they want. Weren't we allowed to play with matches when we were at Eastmont High?
BRING YOUR 1960 EMO ECHO AND WE'LL READ WHAT WE WROTE TO EACH OTHER BACK AT OUR GRADUATION IN JUNE 1960. SHOULD BE FUN!!!!
9/2/2016 Art Harmon Operation
Art Harmon had a close call with blood poisoning and has had an operation. He is now in rehab for 4 weeks in Wenatchee. I have sent an email out to the Class of 60 with his contact details i
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6/20/2016 Mr Thomas Passed Away
I'm sorry to have to pass along the news that another of our favorite teachers, Mr Thomas, our music teacher, passed away in Spokane December 2014. I just found out about that from Deanna L
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5/4/2016 Jerry Woolett
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jerry and his family with the passing of his younger brother Mike, Class of 63. Mike passed away April 27, 2016. Mike's Wenatchee World Obituary is at the
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I went to work at Seafirst Bank Monday after graduation from high school. Went to work at Eastmont School District in 1971 as a Librarian at Conroy Elementary, then into a remedial reading program (Distar), a new pilot program. Needed a change so went to work at Wenatchee Valley Clinic in 1976 as Head Cashier in the business office, worked in all aspects of the business office, patient counselor, all insurance companies, and data processing. At this time the clinic went through tremendous growth. I retired in 2003. I married Russ Goldie, my best friend, in 1977. We had a blended family of six children, never a dull moment! He had our own circus under roof! We have fifteen grandchildren. The oldest, Ashley, went to Eastmont, played softball, went to college, played softball, and graduated this year from WSU. I am so blessed, it has been a great life.
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Remembering When…we sat and talked,
Dreaming of days to come.
Walking the halls, cafeteria food,
And laughing until we were numb.
The fall football games, the roar of the crowd,
The beat of the Eastmont Wildcat Band,
The autumn air still takes me back to that time,
To where we’d meet up with friends as planned.
Remembering when we cruised Wenatchee Ave,
The Triple X, sneaking into the VueDale Drive-in.
Scratchy formal dresses, big hair, corsages,
Crew cuts, white bucks, homecoming with friends.
Those tender times were of gentler days,
That now seem to be of a different world.
The march of time has brought with it changes,
As new generations of lives have unfurled.
All of those memories are but a whisper now,
That will forever echo in my mind.
Now and then I find myself searching
For the faces of those friends who left us behind.
Most friends remain - but some have gone
And left for a final place of rest.
Gone from our sight yet with the memories of those,
We surely have been blessed.
Remembering When…we had not a care in the world,
And how time just seemed to stand still.
I think of you now with fond thoughts and precious memories,
And I know that I always will.
[Modified from poem by Michelle Young, WCHS c/o 1976]
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