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Ian Cooke posted a message. New comment added.
Nov 12, 2020 at 10:22 AM

Posted on: Nov 11, 2020 at 5:44 AM

Remembering my Band Of Brothers and Women who served and sacrificed. Especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice today on Veterans Day!

Ian Cooke has a birthday today.
Nov 05, 2020 at 1:33 AM
Lillian Heyer Shoemaker posted a message. New comment added.
Oct 22, 2020 at 5:12 PM

Posted on: Oct 20, 2020 at 7:26 AM

Hey Paul, how are you guys faring throughout these awful fires? It's heartbreaking to see so much devastation. Hoping all is well with you.

Sep 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Hi Rob, Linda Barnard cannot access this website. She wants to know if you got through the fires ok. Thanks, Lorrie

Hans Dankers posted a message. New comment added.
Aug 28, 2020 at 11:06 AM

Posted on: Aug 27, 2020 at 8:43 PM

Hi Sue,
I wanted to thank you again for setting up and maintaining the class website. The older I am the more I value past relationships, and to learn about the interesting people I did not know well.
I am looking forward to our 55th class of 66th reunion. Hans

Hans Dankers posted a message. New comment added.
Aug 27, 2020 at 8:30 PM

Posted on: Aug 25, 2020 at 9:46 AM

Hi Judy, I forwarded the picture to some friends with the notation that being an alum of Carlmont high school is pretty cool. I was thinking though, your wonderful daughter-in-law is a Harris, but is your husband related to Kamala Harris or is that just an incredible coincidence??

Hans Dankers posted a message. New comment added.
Aug 26, 2020 at 8:26 AM

Posted on: Aug 25, 2020 at 10:20 AM

Hi Dina,
I just heard about Bobs passing. Hope you are doing OK and good luck with your construction business. Hans

Hans Dankers posted a message.
Aug 21, 2020 at 5:46 PM

I just saw on the Carlmont website that your Gregg Thompson died.

I remember Gregg well as a good friend and fellow water polo player. He elbowed me during a practice splitting just above my eye needing stitches.

I have a very distinct memory: I was sitting in the back seat as Gregg was driving, and he turned fully around with both hands on the back of the seat, face to face and said something funny. Odd what sticks in your mind.

Very artistic. He made a T-shirt for me with the line suggested by Geoff White: Vivat Lingum, non Resurgum.

Linda Barnard has left an In Memory comment for Gregg Thompson.
Aug 17, 2020 at 2:13 PM

Rob, met him, liked him, so sad for all who loved him. May he rest in peace. Linda

Lillian Heyer Shoemaker posted a message. New comment added.
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.

Hans Dankers posted a message. New comment added.
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, 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, 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, 2020 at 9:17 AM

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

Hope that everyone is doing ok during Coronavirus.