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Linda Ohran Soderquist has a birthday today. New comment added.
Jun
28
Jun 28, 2020 at 6:10 PM

Posted on: Jun 28, 2020 at 1:33 AM

Lillian Heyer Shoemaker posted a message. New comment added.
Jun
24
Jun 24, 2020 at 8:01 AM

Posted on: Jun 24, 2020 at 7:20 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gerry - have a magical day, (cake and champagne?) Praying the fires in AZ will subside soon. Stay safe in all this turmoil.

Jun
07
Jun 07, 2020 at 1:33 AM
Hans Dankers posted a message. New comment added.
May
27
May 27, 2020 at 7:00 AM

Posted on: May 26, 2020 at 10:33 AM

This morning I went to the Sultan War Memorial, dedicated in 2002 and modeled on the Vietnam War Memorial but lists the names of all community members who participated in all military service, living and dead and includes men buried in the Sultan cemetery who fought in the Civil War and Spanish American War.

And many had fought and some died in Vietnam and I wondered what if…?

During the Second World War, the Japanese had driven the French out of Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh had been the nationalist leader against the Japanese. At the end of the war, Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnamese independence with 0SS officers in support. He modeled the Vietnamese constitution on the US Constitution and wrote several letters to Harry Truman. It’s not clear if those letters reached Truman but those OSS officers were purged during the McCarthy era as having Communist leanings, so we had no east Asian experts who knew the thousand year enmity between Vietnam and China. Our vision was colored by the cold war with the Domino theory. Ironically, our aggression forced the Vietnamese to rely more on the Chinese.

When Roosevelt died, Truman did not even know about the atom bomb. He must have been so overwhelmed that he could not be concerned with a tiny Asian country that the French were reclaiming as a colony.

But what if ...?

I know this is a simplification, with our allies in the south and also, what if Kennedy hadn’t been assassinated would he have done anything different.
Lots of what if’s,
But what a waste and profoundly sad … Hans

Lorrie Simpkins Gafford has left an In Memory comment for her Profile.
May
06
May 06, 2020 at 1:33 PM
Hans Dankers posted a message.
May 06, 2020 at 12:38 PM

I did not know Sandy well during high school, but had connected with her several months before the reunion about her health issues. She was in doubt whether she would be able to come to the reunion because she had a prolonged hospitalization. But then was was glad to be able to attend using a walker. I sat with her and her companion during dinner.
We emailed privately, but my last email was not answered. Now I see that Sandy died 8-26-18.

Russ Scharman posted a message. New comment added.
Apr
23
Apr 23, 2020 at 12:28 PM

Posted on: Apr 23, 2020 at 11:45 AM

Sounds like all are doing OK through these times. Hopefully we are beginning to see the end. With less industry and autos polluting our air the Earth may have a little time to cleanse and give us a picture of what it used to be. Noted this big orb coming over the mountains behind Boise the other day. Stay Safe

Ian Cooke posted a message. New comment added.
Apr
20
Apr 20, 2020 at 9:17 AM

Posted on: Apr 19, 2020 at 10:38 AM

Hope that everyone is doing ok during Coronavirus.

James Kinne posted a message. New comment added.
Apr
11
Apr 11, 2020 at 4:30 PM

Posted on: Oct 18, 2016 at 7:20 AM

Hey Steve! Nice to hear you are still with us! Call me at 209-295-6208 lets catch up! Your friend, Smylie!

Russ Scharman posted a message.
Mar
28
Mar 28, 2020 at 9:43 AM

I don’t post here often but today’s Email caught my attention. Hope all had Happy Birthdays in these interesting times and that all are able to avoid this virus. Idaho, as usual, was slow to react. The ‘It won’t happen here” mentally is strong. But, it did happen and our Governor was not strong enough to take action. Leaving it up to local entities for the actions. A week later he did take action after a noticeable increase of infections. Now we are on stay at home restriction for the entire state. All my family are OK at this writing. My sister, Nina (Class of 61) and I almost got stranded in Ammon, Jordan when Israel closed it’s borders. Luckily we were able to fly home a few days later. Most of our trip to Israel, Egypt, Jordan and Palestine were behind us. Only thing we missed was Jerusalem. Happy to be home!

Lillian Heyer Shoemaker posted a message. New comment added.
Mar
13
Mar 13, 2020 at 11:42 AM

Posted on: Mar 13, 2020 at 7:19 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LaRue. Have a magical day and a healthy year. Hope you and Jeff and doing well. You have a beautiful family. Love your pics.

Ian Cooke posted a message.
Feb
15
Feb 15, 2020 at 7:00 AM

Happy Valentines Day!

Hans Dankers posted a message. New comment added.
Jan
21
Jan 21, 2020 at 12:30 PM

Posted on: Dec 15, 2019 at 9:51 AM

Only the first page uploaded. Here is the second.

Hans Dankers posted a message.
Jan
15
Jan 15, 2020 at 9:34 PM

Happy belated birthday Sandy,
I hope you’re doing well. We have had a week of snow, 10 inches now, and several long power outages.
Please let me know how you’re doing. Hans

Linda Barnard posted a message.
Dec
24
Dec 24, 2019 at 9:06 AM

hi richard. enjoy your birthday and happy holidays. may 2020 be good for you.