LUNCH BUNCH, April 13, 2010
It was a beautiful day to drive to Zanesville with lots of pear, redbud, and magnolia trees blooming. Today was definitely delivered with Spring color. We had a very good turnout although I didn't count how many classmates attended. Pat and Jim Burkhart have returned from Florida. We enjoyed having them back. Anita Ropeter Coffey was here from McConnelsville, and Lois Havens had not been here for a while, so it was nice seeing both of them. Bob Ross was having fun golfing today, and Chuck Pettry was out in his boat fishing.
PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE FOR OUR CLASS REUNION:
We wanted to repeat that our 55th Class Reunion has been changed to Saturday, October 16, 17 and 18 of 2010 at The Zanesville Country Club as was stated in the last lunch notes. You should have received a notice which Gwen Curry has sent out to everyone. If you did not receive a notice, please mail your address to Gwen at 2115 Moxadarla Rd, Zanesville, OH 43701. You will be hearing all the reunion details as the committee completes the planning. Gwen states that the committee would welcome your input if you have any comments or suggestions.
Sandra Geyer Miller mailed the Geyer-Miller Gazette to Lois Havens, and Lois kindly brought it in for us to see. It was filled with family events of the last year with pictures of family members. There was an article on "The Pig and I and other thoughts" and Sandra commented that she has always liked pigs. There was a picture of her as a child holding a little white piglet. Also the history of the mason jar was included in the family newsletter. Thank you for sharing Sandra.
Sondra Hickman Philip volunteered to be responsible for sending a rose for our deceased class members in the Zanesville area only. If you learn of a deceased classmate, please call Sonie at 740-674-4646 and give her the funeral home information. Thank you Sonie.
Bill Factor spoke to us about "The Final Farewell to ZHS" which will be on Saturday May 22, 2010 at the ZHS gym and auditorium from 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. Please see the information at the end of the lunch notes for this historical event for us. Gerald has volunteered to coordinate the volunteers for our table for a two hour spot.
Gwen read a poem called "I Said a Prayer for You Today" followed with the blessing. We had a moment of silence for our two deceased classmates in the last month, Jane Peugh Caldwell, and Richard (Dick) Linn. We express our deepest sympathy to both of these families.
We had a delicious lunch together, and at 1:15 Gerald Roberts held a meeting for the class reunion. Gerald and Kinsey Tanner are co-chairmen with Melanie Sterling as secretary and other members being Jean Ross, Gwen Curry, John Power, Donna Iden, and Sondra Philip. The rest of us stayed to give our input as well and we finished the meeting at 2:20 PM. It was fun discussing things we could do for the reunion, and some of us stayed and chatted after the meeting.
In closing these notes, I would like to remind us all that since our last reunion we have lost at least 20 more of our classmates. In memory of all those who have left us I am reminded of the ancient Irish salute:
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sunshine warm on your face, the grains flow gently in your fields.
And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of His hand.
You will all live in our hearts all of the days of our lives. As long as we are here on earth, you will not be forgotten.
I hope to see you next month at the Golden Corral on Tuesday, May 11 at 11:30 AM.
Martha K. Cannon
THE FINAL FAREWELL TO ZHS
SAT. 22 MAY 2010 ZHS GYM & AUDITORIUM 12:00 NOON – 6:00 PM
SET-UP TIME: FRIDAY 21 MAY 2010 5:00 – 7:00 PM
SATURDAY 22 MAY 2010 10:00 – NOON
CLASS TABLES IN GYM: EACH CLASS FROM 1955 THRU 2010 WILL HAVE A TABLE (6-8 FOOT) IN THE GYM. THERE WILL BE A CARD ON EACH TABLE INDICATING THE GRADUATING CLASS (EXAMPLE: CLASS OF 1955). CLASS MEMBERS CAN DECORATE EACH TABLE WITH TABLE SKIRT, TABLE CLOTH, ETC… TRY TO ACCUMULATE AS MUCH HISTORY OF YOUR YEARS AT ZHS AS POSSIBLE WITH SCRAPBOOKS, PHOTOS, PROGRAMS, UNIFORMS, KEEPSAKES, ETC… IF YOU NEED ELECTRIC, PLEASE BRING EXTENSION CORDS AND A STRIP ETC. AS THERE ARE ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER OF OUTLETS IN THE GYM. BRING TAPE IF YOU PLAN TO TAPE PHOTOS, ETC… TO THE BLEACHERS WHICH WILL SERVE AS A BACK WALL TO MOST TABLES. IF YOU PLAN TO USE A LAPTOP TO SHOW DVDs, BRING NECESSARY CORDS. (WE REALIZE THAT MANY OF YOU HAVE DVDs FROM CLASS REUNIONS ETC.) PLEASE SUPERVISE TABLES AT ALL TIMES. SET UP A SCHEDULE SO ONE PERSON WILL NOT HAVE TO SUPERVISE TABLE FOR 6 HOURS. LEAVING YOUR TABLE UNSUPERVISED IS NOT A GOOD IDEA! AT THE END OF THE DAY, BE SURE ALL MEMORABILIA IS TAKEN AND RETURNED TO LENDER.
PROGRAM IN AUDITORIUM AT 3:00 PM: A SHORT PROGRAM WILL BE HELD IN THE AUDITORIUM AT 3:00 PM. WE HOPE TO OPEN THE TIME CAPSULE, PRESENT THE MAYOR’s PROCLAMATION, ETC.
COMMEMORATIVE SOUVENIRS: COMMEMORATIVE SOUVENIRS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ALL DAY IN THE GYM. A “CAT’S MEOW” IN WOOD OF MARY ANN BUCCI’S PAINTING OF ZHS, MUGS, ETC… ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS WE WILL HAVE AVAILABLE. THESE LASTING MEMORIES OF ZHS WILL LAS A LIFETIME. BE SURE TO TELL YOUR FAMILIES, FRIENDS, AND ALUMNI OF ZHS. THE PROFITS OF THESE SALES WILL BE USED TO PRESENT A GIFT TO THE NEW ZHS.
GRADUATION CEREMONIES 2010: FOR THE FINAL GRADUATION OF OUR ZHS, MR ULBRICH (CURRENT PRINCIPAL) WOULD LIKE A REPRESENTATIVE FROM EACH CLASS (19555 THRU 2009) TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2010 CEREMONIES. PLEASE SELECT A REPRESENTATIVE TO ATTEN OF SATURDAY EVENING, 29 MAY 2010, AT 7:30 PM AT SUSLBERGER STADIUM. MORE INFO WILL FOLLOW.
INVITE FAMILY, FRIENDS, & ALUMNI: INVITE ALL FAMILIES, FRIENDS & ALUMNI TO ATTEND ANYTIME GROUGHT THE DAY. THEY WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE A FINAL TOUR THROUGH THE HALLS OF ZHS, RELIVING FOR ONE FINAL TIME THE WONDERFUL YEARS AT ZHS. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE ALL DAY AND THE POSSIBILITY EXISTS OF REVISITING OLD FRIENDS. THE EVENT IS FREE TO ALL!
QUESTIONS: IF ANYONE HAS QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EVENT OR THE TABLES IN THE GYM, CALL WAYNE CARPENTER 740-452-1813 OR BILL FACTOR AT 453-1556 (H) OR 819-0085(C).