Ahoy, Pirates 1957!
December 2009 Issue of Pirate Press
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Pirate Press: Merry Christmas 2009, Happy New Year 2010 Issue
First, to all of you Pirates of ’57 and your families, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year (also Happy Holidays or Season’s Greetings or Happy Hanukkah to those of you who prefer those greetings).
Jim and I have enjoyed putting some of your messages together in Pirate Press, and we hope you’ll visit www.azbw.com if you wish to see some past issues. During the fall, we have not received quite as many notes and/or photos from you as when we first started, so we have not rushed into an autumn issue.
Not to worry though – we’ll keep sending our class newsletter, even if not on a monthly basis. Just keep your e-mails coming.
On a personal note, I went back to our hometown in mid-November as my brother Don Lemon was celebrating his 85th (!) birthday. We had a wonderful time, and while in beautiful Yakima, I visited both Terrace Heights (where my parents and grandmother are buried) and Tahoma (where my nephew Leland Lemon is) cemeteries. I thought of many of your parents (and others who have gone on) while I was in those two lovely memorial parks. Fond memories.
And, I totally enjoyed an afternoon visit with two of our classmates: Ann Baker MacNeil and Mike Smithhisler. Both are well and look great (even for 70-year-olds! ?)
Finally, we salute “Capt.” David Lombard. He provided the lead article for the Oct.-Nov. cruising issue of Arizona Boating & Watersports/Western Outdoor Times. (He and his grandson Ben Dysart are featured on the cover of that issue. See the article and David’s pictures at
https://www.azbw.com/Cruising_To_Cabo_2009.php.) There is more about David below.
Now to 2010 and your good health, prosperity, and happiness!
Carol (Lemon) Allen
Dear Carol - Required reading. Many thanks for providing the glue that binds our class together.
415-399-0688 home office
Thanks. Great idea.
I just had an article published in the Washington State Bar News. Called "Snakes Alive" found under Bar News at www.wsba.org, at page 36.
Copy and paste the following link into your browser. It is called "DON'T HONK AT GRANNY".
Hi Carol, Yep,I was a 'fellow sufferer! That woman [Mrs. L at McKinley Grade School] was truly sadistic!! For 34 years in Pullman, I was not allowed to teach undergrads, and NOW I have that prlvilege, and I really am enjoying it. Gonzaga tried to get me to teach grad. students again, so I put my foot down and said I wanted to teach the freshman basic course, or not teach at all: I got my 'wish.' Congrats to your daughter. Ohio State is a very respectable publishing house in academics, you SHOULD be proud o her! [Carol’s daughter Dr. N. Christine Brookes is a French professor at Central Michigan University and has just had an academic book published by Ohio State University Press] . Bim & Nancy [Hopf] are great grandparents, and yes, they still live in Calgary. All of their children live in Alberta and B.C. They love it there and never considered moving back state-side. Pax, Tim (firstname.lastname@example.org)
JEANNINE KEISER KAFOURY
Certainly appreciate all your hard work and hours to put this newsletter together. Thank you for including me, even though I did not have my senior year with you fine folk, as family had to move to Portland.
Jeannine (Keiser) Kafoury
(In addition, please see Carol’s notes in the introduction.)
Thanks so much Carol. The web article lets me send it out to out of town family and friends. Leaving for our place in Sun Peaks soon. We have always had good bookings but activity is even stronger this year with the Olympics. The Austrian ski team uses our resort for training and will be helicoptering to Whistler daily during the events.
[My grandson, also on the cover] is Ben Dysart. This is my daughter's son; she and her husband David have been married for 17 years. An interesting side note is his other grandfather is a "rocket scientist". David Dysart Sr. was the mission control director for Apollo 12 and 14.
Thanks for spelling the beans about the Queen of the May escapade (not one of my prouder moments). Incidentally, the meanest third grade teacher at McKinley, I remember, was Miss S. She terrorized Gary McNeely, Merle Gerhardt, and me and could have been doubled for the wicked witch of the west.
I sent a link separately to you on our condo. I would be happy to answer questions. I have my friends John and Lauren available if I don’t know the answer. Our address is 109 2nd St So #629, Kirkland, WA 98033. Sites to visit: sunpeaksresort.com and http://lombard-harding.directvacations.com/
Only brother Ben still lives in Yakima. He is semi retired and in commercial real estate. Very active playing tennis daily and skiing over 50 to 75 days a year at 78. He and Linda just celebrated 50 wedding anniversary. Brother Porter Lombard 79 retired professor from Oregon State lives in Medford, Sister Jane 76 in Pomona CA, and brother Henry, 63 lives a few blocks from me and just retired from the Bellevue Fire Dept.
Do you want photos reduced in quality for email or original size.
ADELE RICHEY MCMURRAY
Breast cancer awareness from a friend. A contribution is promised from the maker of the pink gloves to St. Vincent for masive visits to this site! You will probably need to copy the url into your address line as the forward seems to have wiped out the link function. Sorry. Thanks for helping the cause.
Forwarded Message From: DeEtte Beghtol Waleed email@example.com
This 1 is REALLY good! ENJOY
Emily (MacInnes) Somers, created, directed and choreographed this in Portland last week for her Medline glove division as a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. This was all her idea to help promote their new pink gloves. I don't know how she got so many employees, doctors and patients to participate, but it started to really catch on and they all had a lot of fun doing it.
When the video gets 1 million hits, Medline will be making a huge contribution to the hospital, as well as offering free mammograms for the community. Please check it out. It's an easy and great way to donate to a wonderful cause, and who hasn't been touched by breast cancer.
ANN COLLINS REED
I am still not changed on your e-mail contacts. The e- mail address you have I have never used. I am not sure how that came to be and it is in our directory that we received at our reunion too. Please change me to
Thanks, Carol, so much for what you are doing. I love hearing about everyone. I will write about me sometime soon.
Ann Collins Reed
Good job Carol have had to go back to work for a short while the old 401 just gave out. I will be selling appliances at Sears for the next couple of years . Hope to be back on the road in three years or so.........Terry Siegfried
AARGH (Please feel free to send good stuff for this.)
1. FROM MY NIECE JANE LEMON MOTT
These notes about Yakima pioneers are fun to read.
2. Here is the solution to U.S. Health Care from our fellow senior citizen, good old Maxine:
While discussing the upcoming Universal Health Care Program with my sister-in-law the other day, I think we have found the solution.
I am sure you have heard the ideas that if you're a senior you need to suck it up and give up the idea that you need any health care. A new hip? Unheard of. We simply can't afford to take care of you anymore. You don't need any medications for your high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, etc. Let's take care of the young people. After all, they will be ruling the world very soon.
So here is the solution.
When you turn 70, you get a gun and 3 bullets You are allowed to shoot one senator and 2 representatives. Of course, you will be sent to prison where you will get 3 meals a day, a roof over your head and all the health care you need! New teeth, great! Need glasses, no problem! New hip, knee, kidney,lung, heart? Well bring it on.
And who will be paying for all of this? The same government that just told you that you are too old for health care. And, since you are a prisoner, you don't have to pay any income tax.