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Monday, January 19, 2015

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Morgan Park High School graduates from 1965, 1966, and 1967 continue the good will of an earlier two-class Reunion in 2003 and a three-class Reunion held in July 2007. This list is an easy way to share memories, special moments, good news and the realization that we are still joined by more than a geographical accident half a century ago.



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Sutherland Classes of 62 and 63.txt
Sutherland Classes of 62 and 63A separate list moderated by Will Hepburn for the Southerland classes of '61, ’62 and ’63.

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Get in Touch With Your Former Classmates on Our Yahoo Pages

File EMPEHIREUNION



Morgan Park High School graduates from 1965, 1966, and 1967 continue the good will of an earlier two-class Reunion in 2003 and a three-class Reunion held in July 2007. This list is an easy way to share memories, special moments, good news and the realization that we are still joined by more than a geographical accident half a century ago.



You may join the Forum by sending a message to






The MPHS Forum list is a companion list to the Empehi Reunion list. It exists for the discussion of political and social issues which might be regarded as divisive and therefore do not belong on the Empehi Reunion
list. 


You may join the Forum by sending a message to



__________________________________



Graduates of the Clissold classes of 1961, 1962 and 1963 (or any other year, for that matter) are invited to join a special Yahoo discussion group made up of those classes by sending a message to:


Clissold6263-Subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Ron McComb is the moderator of this group.


______________________________


Sutherland Classes of 62 and 63.txt
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Nice Morning Today - Sarasota, Florida






Nice Morning Today - Sarasota, Florida






Sunday, January 18, 2015

Douglas Lang 1966 MPHS - Rest in Peace




Deceased - Douglas Lang 

November 18,1948 - December 28, 2014 

survived by his son, James Douglas Lang

predeceased by his daughter, Jessica Louise Lang
1966 Graduate - Morgan Park High School.
USMC- Vietnam Veteran. 
BA- Eastern Illinois University.
Services were Jan.2, 2014 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Lisle IL. 
Internment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip.






Douglas Lang 1966 MPHS - Rest in Peace




Deceased - Douglas Lang 

November 18,1948 - December 28, 2014 

survived by his son, James Douglas Lang

predeceased by his daughter, Jessica Louise Lang
1966 Graduate - Morgan Park High School.
USMC- Vietnam Veteran. 
BA- Eastern Illinois University.
Services were Jan.2, 2014 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Lisle IL. 
Internment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip.






Linda Jacobsen Roddy Rest In Peace

Just want to inform you that one of you graduates, Linda Jacobsen (1967 or 1968) died July 20, 2014 of ALS. She is with her Lord now and I am left to serve the same Lord until I can be with Linda again in heaven, We were married June 16, 1979; we had 35 years together.  If you should want more info on her, let me know.

         Sincerely,



         Terryl Roddy  

                terrylroddy733@bellsouth.net



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Linda Jacobsen Roddy Rest In Peace

Just want to inform you that one of you graduates, Linda Jacobsen (1967 or 1968) died July 20, 2014 of ALS. She is with her Lord now and I am left to serve the same Lord until I can be with Linda again in heaven, We were married June 16, 1979; we had 35 years together.  If you should want more info on her, let me know.

         Sincerely,



         Terryl Roddy  

                terrylroddy733@bellsouth.net



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Friday, January 16, 2015

William Lammedee Rest in Peace

Obituary for William Lammedee, MPHS 65

William M. Lammedee, 67, died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Methodist North Hospital. Mr. Lammedee enjoyed watching movies, playing on the computer, and singing in the choir at Atoka United Methodist Church. He was a Retired Navy Veteran and Retired United States Postal Service mail handler. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Lammedee of Millington; daughters, Norma (David) Lockney of Newbury Park, CA; and Alice Milby of Millington; and daughter-in-law, Cheri Conner; grandchildren, Zachary Cox; Ashley Conner; Brandi Rose Conner; and Lexi Conner all of TX; Kenny Enoch Hughes of MO; Janelle Marie Lockney; Annalyse Rose Lockney; both of Newbury Park, CA. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ruth Lammedee; daughter, Rose Marie Cox; and son, Robert Conner. The family will receive friends at Northridge Woodhaven Funeral Home on Saturday, January 17, 2015, from 12-2. Funeral Services will be at Northridge Woodhaven Funeral Home on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:00. Interment will be at Northridge Woodhaven Cemetery.

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Billy Lammedee and I were church buddies at MP Methodist for years. We were probably in the nursery together starting about 1950. Billy was always in my sundayschool class and childrens choir and anything else that I did at church. We were never best buds....I had Donnie Olson and others that shared that spot. But Billy was a good guy and I do recall exploring that great big old church with him. I remember his folks well too. Sang with his Dad for years in the chancel choir and bowled with him in church league at Maplewood Lanes. One of the most unique men I ever met...I'm sad to hear of Billy's passing and remember our years at MPUMC with joy.

Jim Dar

William Lammedee Rest in Peace

Obituary for William Lammedee, MPHS 65

William M. Lammedee, 67, died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Methodist North Hospital. Mr. Lammedee enjoyed watching movies, playing on the computer, and singing in the choir at Atoka United Methodist Church. He was a Retired Navy Veteran and Retired United States Postal Service mail handler. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Lammedee of Millington; daughters, Norma (David) Lockney of Newbury Park, CA; and Alice Milby of Millington; and daughter-in-law, Cheri Conner; grandchildren, Zachary Cox; Ashley Conner; Brandi Rose Conner; and Lexi Conner all of TX; Kenny Enoch Hughes of MO; Janelle Marie Lockney; Annalyse Rose Lockney; both of Newbury Park, CA. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ruth Lammedee; daughter, Rose Marie Cox; and son, Robert Conner. The family will receive friends at Northridge Woodhaven Funeral Home on Saturday, January 17, 2015, from 12-2. Funeral Services will be at Northridge Woodhaven Funeral Home on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:00. Interment will be at Northridge Woodhaven Cemetery.

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Billy Lammedee and I were church buddies at MP Methodist for years. We were probably in the nursery together starting about 1950. Billy was always in my sundayschool class and childrens choir and anything else that I did at church. We were never best buds....I had Donnie Olson and others that shared that spot. But Billy was a good guy and I do recall exploring that great big old church with him. I remember his folks well too. Sang with his Dad for years in the chancel choir and bowled with him in church league at Maplewood Lanes. One of the most unique men I ever met...I'm sad to hear of Billy's passing and remember our years at MPUMC with joy.

Jim Dar

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Mini Reunion Orlando, Florida March 8, 2015

Mini Reunion Orlando, Florida March 8, 2015

1:00 pm


Millers Ale House by the airport sports bar. It has  an outside covered seating, large menu!


6141 South Semoran Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32822



RSVP Karen Holck Ketterman <Hammock827@aol.com>


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March 8th is good. what interstate/ Turnpike? or 429? let me know which interstate?

Karen Ketterman
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March 8th in Orlando is great for me. Have you heard from those at the last mini?

Gary Mennie
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March 8 can work for me.

Karen, do you want to call a place in Orlando?

Say close to the interstate, easy to get into, perhaps 1 pm for a late lunch?

Craig Hullinger
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we live 20 mim from orlando let us know if any one else can get together. Garry Mennie and his wife Wendy Don't live that far and will probably come
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I'll be driving from Sanibel to Orlando on Sunday, March 8th if you want to do it then, along the way, I might be able to make it.

Will Hepburn
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We did Lakewood Ranch, near Sarasota, last time, and that was easy for me, but I am not sure that that was in the middle of us all. I don’t believe that Karen and Dennis Ketterman can travel far and they live in Clermont. I can go anywhere, anytime.

Is anyone interested? I did not see any comments on Reunion e:mail. Maybe some from the Windy City might need a reason to get out of the cold.

Mini reunion sounds good. Propose a time and place and we will see who is up for it. Let us get the Floridians on this page on board and then we can put it out on our social media
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My girlfriend and I were going to meet up with Sue Malinowski in Orlando.


Maybe we can get her to come to this and have a twofer

Will Hepburn


Mini Reunion Orlando, Florida March 8, 2015

Mini Reunion Orlando, Florida March 8, 2015

1:00 pm


Millers Ale House by the airport sports bar. It has  an outside covered seating, large menu!


6141 South Semoran Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32822



RSVP Karen Holck Ketterman <Hammock827@aol.com>


Click for Google Map Directions











Click for Google Map Directions

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March 8th is good. what interstate/ Turnpike? or 429? let me know which interstate?

Karen Ketterman
_______

March 8th in Orlando is great for me. Have you heard from those at the last mini?

Gary Mennie
___

March 8 can work for me.

Karen, do you want to call a place in Orlando?

Say close to the interstate, easy to get into, perhaps 1 pm for a late lunch?

Craig Hullinger
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we live 20 mim from orlando let us know if any one else can get together. Garry Mennie and his wife Wendy Don't live that far and will probably come
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I'll be driving from Sanibel to Orlando on Sunday, March 8th if you want to do it then, along the way, I might be able to make it.

Will Hepburn
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We did Lakewood Ranch, near Sarasota, last time, and that was easy for me, but I am not sure that that was in the middle of us all. I don’t believe that Karen and Dennis Ketterman can travel far and they live in Clermont. I can go anywhere, anytime.

Is anyone interested? I did not see any comments on Reunion e:mail. Maybe some from the Windy City might need a reason to get out of the cold.

Mini reunion sounds good. Propose a time and place and we will see who is up for it. Let us get the Floridians on this page on board and then we can put it out on our social media
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My girlfriend and I were going to meet up with Sue Malinowski in Orlando.


Maybe we can get her to come to this and have a twofer

Will Hepburn


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Don't Forget

Don't Forget!!

'Did you know that the average 65 year old knows more than the average college graduate? ' *

Makes me feel better. How about you?

Marie Stazzone

* quote from south-side, Mt. Greenwood author John Powers in 'Odditude'
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Yes but by 68 you forget it.

Tom T


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What did you forget and when did you forget it?

Morgan Park Alum (at least I think I was)


What was it I was supposed to not forget?

Don't Forget

Don't Forget!!

'Did you know that the average 65 year old knows more than the average college graduate? ' *

Makes me feel better. How about you?

Marie Stazzone

* quote from south-side, Mt. Greenwood author John Powers in 'Odditude'
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Yes but by 68 you forget it.

Tom T


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What did you forget and when did you forget it?

Morgan Park Alum (at least I think I was)


What was it I was supposed to not forget?

Monday, January 12, 2015

Christmas Discussions




John Wayne Christmas Tree - Dennis Carlson MPHS 67



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    Dec 1, 2009 - Uploaded by jcfelice88keys


    Video clips of Dennis' North Pole themed Village set to the music of Mannheim Steamroller and Charlie Brown ...
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    What is, or are your favorite moment or times of the Christmas season?

    Mine are, on Christmas eve when everyone is gone and the hustle and bustle is over, with the Christmas tree lit and the quiet with no tv or noise. The other is, early in the morning when it is not quite light outside, the tree lights are on and so quiet and calm. What are your favorite times at Christmas?

    Charlie Van Liere
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    Just watched your Polar Fantasy video.. how did you get it to snow? Love the music and sound effects of the airplane flying.. How about an Empehi Polar party at Dennis' house?

    Marie Stazzone
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    This setup is just fantastic, Dennis! How many years did it take to do all that work? I liked the Christmas Bread Baker, too, among all those details!

    MC Hunt
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    I been collecting since 1990; so about 25 years. When I first started, it all fit on top of a six foot long book case, with room to spare.


    Now, it's 102 square feet on 6 levels and I will have to start moving out furniture if I decide to expand and add another section; which, is a bone of contention with my wife........but, that's another story. It's been this large for the last 5 or 6 years or so; I've added two whole sections since about 2009, when that video was made. It's a lot of fun and a great hobby and I'm always looking for new pieces and innovations in which to display it. I've even taken courses in Styrofoam 101, on how to cut, shape and mold the substance without making a mess. (Yes, there are such classes, taught by Department 56 personnel) Plus, one of the big secrets is hiding all the wires, which can be a real difficulty. You want the thing to look as real and whimsical, as is possible.

    Thanks for asking,

    Dennis Carlson
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    Dennis, I found this video fascinating. My own Christmas Village is in two small locations, residential and commercial. The commercial part has only five buildings, but two of them are bookstore. Gotta keep your priorities straight.

    Where do you store all this stuff? And is there any chance of seeing a picture of the John Wayne Tree? Pretty please?

    ~Taffy

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    Taffy, I have many, many, many rubber-maid containers which store the buildings, figures and accessories, as well as the three Christmas trees and all the ornaments and other stuff. I used to store everything in my concrete-floored crawlspace on sheets of plywood with casters. But, in recent years, age and lack of agility have forced me to switch to the easier accessibility of my garage; it's much more user-friendly and less wear and tear on my legs and back.

    I will try to get a photo of the John Wayne tree, which has grown in the last two years from a 3 footer to a 4 & 1/2 footer. 


    It's pretty cool, if I do say so myself.

    As Duke used to say, Yeh-Teh-Hey.


    Dennis Carlson
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    Let me preface this by saying that I worked gift retail from 1995-2010 (and just went back this past Nov), so I have a little different spin on things. Our fall & Christmas would start arriving in early April ( we had ordered it in Jan at the Atlanta Gift Show) So we would all "ooh" and "aah" over all the new stuff just a few short months after Christmas. Our fall merchandise went on the floor in early July to coincide with our town's Art in the Park. We were in full Christmas swing by our Holiday Open House in late October. You would think that I would be tired of Christmas by Thanksgiving....not so! I love to decorate & therefore, I generally put the "first" tree up in our foyer mid-Nov. It's a slim twig tree decorated with white lights, crystal & glitter ornaments & deemed my " winter tree", so it will be up until the end of Jan. Our family room tree has all Waterford ornaments & is just too pretty to take down right after Christmas, so it's good for probably another 7-10 days. 

    The outside is more the traditional New England look ( we lived in NH from '85-'92) Wreaths with a red bow outside the windows with a single candle on the inside. We have some electric luminaries & a single lit deer in our front island, so not a huge amount of "unwrapping" to do there. Our ground had not frozen yet ( yeah, just wait 'til THIS week is over!) so the wreaths & electric stuff came down this past week. Everyone in Chicago, stay warm this week. Looks like winter is finally coming to MI this week, as well. Just in time for our Plymouth Ice Festival next weekend!

    Sun Jan 4, 2015 7:25 am (PST) . Posted by:
    "Judi Ballard"
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    Tree is still up another week and some tabletop stuff so we are still kind of Christmas still. I am a bog fan of the holiday.

    On Jan 4, 2015, at 12:36 AM, Tom Thom
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    I, too, worked for a few years in retail. Whole different spin sometimes but the Holidays are still my favorite time of the year.

    Tom Schildhouse
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    Well, this year's FAVORITE time came when my 2 1/2 yr. old granddaughter, whose name is Giuliana but she cannot quite pronounce that one and calls herself Gigi, took the little Beanie Baby dog I had found for her (dog's name is Gigi, too) and cradled it in her neck while her Mommy was tucking her in under her new Hello Kitty blanket. And guess who got her that blanket, too???? It simply made my Christmas complete - the frosting on the cake, shall we say. If I could get away with attaching a picture to the site, I'd do it. She's just too cute!
    "


    Joan Pettavino" hokeydork  66
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    Mine is also Christmas Eve. After dinner I like to sit and have a mulled port, the dishes cleared and the few remaining guests sitting and watching "A Child's Christmas in Wales" with Denholm Elliot. My favorite Christmas movie. The fireplace ablaze, the tree lights aglow and everything in a quiet lull, almost suspended in time. I love those quiet moments after the hustle and bustle of a great season and a sumptuous dinner

    Tom Schildhouse
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    Great story, still want to travel with you sometime. On a boat, on a cruise or when you finally realize your mission in life is to be a tour director. But I will probably not do the rodeo with you.

    Ron Veenstra


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    Dennis, let me reinforce the "never grow up" theme. Many years ago we were visiting relatives on Easter eve. My niece commented that they needed to leave soon so as not to miss the Easter bunny. Karen, for some reason, commented that Uncle Tom wasn't getting a visit from the big bunny. When asked why she replied that I had been bad. This did not sit well with favorite niece. She REALLY was not happy. With all of the indignity a 6 or 7 y/o can muster (considerable, btw), she informed Aunt Karen that she was going to tell the Easter bunny the truth. So then Aunt Karen tried to mitigate damage by telling the niece that the Easter bunny did not visit adults. That was met by another indignant response: "Uncle Tom is NOT an adult, he's just a big kid".

    I finally convinced Aunt Karen that she was not going to win this one, just walk away and take the loss.

    I am known by most people as the one who has never grown up. And I NEVER, ever will.

    Tom Schildhouse


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