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  Peter Mahigian
Friday, July 9, 2010
Hi everyone.  Just got back from NC again and had a GREAT visit with Paul and Carol Begley.  They have a beautiful condo on Oak Island, NC.  Three of their grandchildren were there plus Paul's brother and sister-in-law.  We had a fine lunch and an afternoon on the beach (100 yards away).  Paul says he has gray hair but not as much as mine.  C'est la vie!  As always, Paul and Carol are the nicest people in the world.  Hope to see you other guys soon.  We have a party to attend in Glens Falls tomorrow but hopefully will make the evening "do".  Love to all! 
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  Thomas Summer
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
HAPPY FORTY ONE TO EVERYONE.
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  Bob Pilatzke
Sunday, May 9, 2010
We all need another night  at Maggies
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  dave cowan
Thursday, December 17, 2009
bonjour class mates  seasons greetings from almer quebec and altamont ny
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  Andrea Edwards
Monday, December 14, 2009
Cheryl:  Saw your email on the What's Happenin' page.  Please get in touch if you are in town during the holidays.  The last time  I saw you we walked the Indian Ladder Trail.  It has been too long since our last visit.  Traveled to the Maine coast about a year ago - I know now why you have not left.  Please email me to let me know how you are.  Merry Christmas. Andrea
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  Sharon Sarfeh
Sunday, July 26, 2009
I had a great time remembering names and faces. Some I recognized immediately and others I needed help with. Both evening events were fun. I can't believe 40 years have passed so quickly. Lets do this in 5 years. I'll fly in from California for it. see you then.
Sharon Haney (Sarfeh)
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  Lynda Hanrahan
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
What a wonderful weekend of connections, laughs, memories and can-you-believe-it? !!  Kudos to the planning committee, to Mr. M.C. Mike Havern and  Jack Clark and his band (in the can-you believe it category). What fun it was to see all of you and re-live those fun times of high school. I agree with Ian (see below). We have all gone our separate ways, but it sure is great to remember our roots together at GCHS. If anyone travels to Syracuse - you are welcome to contact me.
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  Mike Havern
Monday, July 20, 2009
Nothing as eloquent as Ian's, but I also wanted to note what a special occasion it is to catch up with high school friends and acquaintances.  I enjoy college and grad school reunions, but there is nothing like high school relationships -- people who in many cases we've known since kindergarten or elementary school, with such a shared understanding of our core personalities and foibles.  How quickly they become so familiar again.  Thanks to all the organizers and attendees for making my life fuller.

Speaking of which, Joannah/Janet, I hope you'll be playing harmonica with Yesterday Today from now on.  I'll plan my next visit back for one of the band's gigs.  Jack, thanks for whipping the band into such great shape.

By the way, I forgot to mention two items in my remarks at the reunion.  The first (in conjunction with our recognition of classmates with military service) was that I was proud to attend the ceremony in Washington a few years ago where Jack Clark was promoted to Major General in the Air Force.  The second, on a sadder note, was to send condolences to Bob Yorio, whose mom passed away a week before our reunion.



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  Barb Merrihew Paley
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Maggie's on 7/10 was so much fun.  Thanks to the committee for inviting the Class of 1970.  We were well represented - 10 of us!  The evening brought a lot of laughs and poignant smiles, also many leads to people from my year.  Our committee has just started planning for our 40th next year, if you have info about people from the class of '70 would you please send it my way?  I'm spearheading the search for classmates and in charge of maintaining the roster.  If we do even half the wonderful job the 1969 committee did, we'll have a wonderful reunion as you all did.  Thanks again.
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  Ian Brown
Friday, July 17, 2009

Dear Judi,

 I just wanted to say how nice it was to see you at the reunion. I know the kind of effort that goes into arranging such things and you and the committee are to be commended for a job well done. As it has been twenty years since my last reunion I was a little worried that I would remember no one and, even more frightening on a personal level, that no one would remember me. Admittedly, it took me awhile with faces, but as soon as I heard the voices it all came back. It's funny that voices never change, and nor do smiles.
It was so good to see friends that I had been close to in the 60s, but it was also sad to learn that some close friends that I had hoped to see could not make it. People often wonder why do reunions at all? We  all know that we can't go back in time, but that's okay. Reunions are not just about linking with specific people, because if we wanted to do that they are only a phone call or email away. Reunions are more about tradition and attending them is simply a way for each of us to say that the people of our past are important to us; all the people, not just some.
For example, I spoke with a number of people at the reunion that I barely knew in high school, but that mattered little. We relived memories of elementary school, laughing about teachers who were older than sin to us then, but who we now know must have been no more than forty. I also spoke with folk who I never knew at all, but that didn't matter either. These individuals proudly showed me photos of their cute grandchildren and I admired them as much as I would my own. One wonders just why so many people would come halfway across a country merely to spend five or six hours walking down memory lane with people whom they meet but once a decade? To me the answer is easy. We do so because the people and places of our past really are important. Having Don Gillespie tap me  on the opposite shoulder, reciting the Gettysburg address in concert with Mike Havern, reminiscing about English muffin pizza pies with Sandy Cramer, rememberingg "Night of the Living Dead" with Lester  Mackey, or reliving demerits earned in the "Army Club" with John Brittell. Where else can I go for such memories? Where else on this planet do bonds such as this exist?
Reunions are celebrations of time spent together. We have so little time in our lives and each has gone his or her separate ways, but for some reason unbeknownst to us we were all thrown together into the same mass of humanity in our youths. Each of has been impacted by those with whom we grew up, whether good or bad, and reunions are recognitions of such.  Making the effort to come together says we care about those who happened to share our past. At the same time, reunions help us form new bonds and even help guide and strengthen our future. No one can  say just where we will be ten years from now, or even if we will be here, but as long as there are reunions then we recognize that we are all in it together.
Thanks to you and to the committee overall for realizing just how  important these events are in our lives.
Cheers, 
Ian

 
 
  Peter Piazza
Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Thank you all for organizing.....it was great to see as many as possible... sorry I missed some of you ...I've been using the site to reconnect & get together soon... I'm up for a a " Mid term" mini re union in 5 yrs....just in case I'm not here in 10...lol

You can count me in on working on the committee for 5yrs... I'm not sure if you'll view that as a help or hinder... but I know we'll have a lot of laughs...

Ciao

 Peter Piazza

 

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  Andrea (Andi) Edwards
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Way fun evening.  Thanks so much to all of you who helped organize everything.  And, let's keep this web site active for postings of all sorts.  Thanks again.
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  Dominick Falzano
Monday, July 13, 2009
Judy - Don- Kathy- Cathy- Ted- Ray and a few I have not mentioned TY much for your efforts!!!!
 I enjoyed the Evening

45?

Be Well- Keep Smilin
Dom

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  Thomas Summer
Monday, July 13, 2009
Hi All. Hope the reunion was "GROOVY". Sorry I was not able to attend. For us unfortunate people who did not make it back, how about some of you who did go please post some pictures in the photo album section here. I would love to see them. Hope to see you all at our 50th. Take care.
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  Suzy Munninger Seidel
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Where are Truax and McKenney?????
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  Paula (Wahrlich) Johannessen
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Hi, everyone!  I am so disappointed that I won't be able to make the reunion!  This event took so much planning and it sounds like a great time !  A family event is going to be taking place...same date, same time, which I can't miss!  I loved looking at the website and hopefully I'll get to view the pixs!  Happy 40th!  Paula
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  Sharon Mattice Walsh
Monday, June 22, 2009

I hope I'm not the only one who had to get out the yearbook.  Or am I the only one who saved it in a bottom drawer.  They say the memory is the first to go, that is after the waistline.  See you at Maggie's.

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  Jack Clark
Saturday, June 20, 2009

If anyone is interested in playing along with a song or two (or singing) - please send me a note and I will get back to you and pick a song from our list. I will have an extra guitar or you can bring your own if youwant and plug in with us. We have some harmonica volunteers and a few classmate singers so far on selected songs. If you have a song you want to hear (50's - 90's) - we will try to learn it - just tell me - we will do our best with it and you can just listen and laugh if you want. If you want to solo on a song, you can use my equipment for that too.

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  Phyllis West Foster
Friday, June 19, 2009
Looking forward to getting reacquainted with old friends and classmates, I hope we are wearing name tags!
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  Nancy Chiboucas Wyles
Thursday, June 18, 2009
   I can't believe it's been 40 years!  Major shock!  I won't be able to make it to the reunion.
    I've been retired three years.  Every day is Saturday!  I hope everone has a blast!
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  Carol Stauch Hudson
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
What a fun website!  Thanks to all of you who put this reunion together.  It is great to see everyone's notes in the guest book.  As others have said "Wow, 40 years!". 

I won't be at the reunion as I will be attending a family event the weekend before and two back-to-back trips from Maine aren't going to work out.  Have a great time everyone.  Hope to see some pictures on the website from the reunion.
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  Joyce (Jeb) Butler Vaughn
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
A lot has happened in 40 years. My second husband Bill and I have been married for 27 years. We are both retired, Bill was a professional Circus Clown. Yes, and can honestly say "I married a clown". I have two kids from my first marrige (Tom Phillips class of 68). I also have 3 grandchildren, Tyler 17, Kylie 14 and Marissa 11. I won't be able to make it to the reunion. I have really enjoyed this website. I hope that some of you still remember me and send me an e-mail.
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  Karen McCormick Glass
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wow 40 years since our graduati on.  How time flies when you are having fun.  Looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion!!  Hope everyone will give it their all to be there to celebrate.  See you there.
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  Ralph Siebert
Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Nice to know some one still cares enough to put these reunions together.
Hope all are well and happy.
I will be back in Guilderland some time in July.
I would love to see some former classmates - I will try to arrange it.

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  David Sager
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Wow, time gone by. Can't believe it's 40 years already. I live in Knoxville Tn. and uncertain about attending. Thanks for the phone call Ted.
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  Christine Carrington (Hampele)
Monday, June 1, 2009
Wow 40 years.  
Hope to see many of you Friday night.  Won't be attending Saturday's festivies. 
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  Peter Mahigian
Monday, May 25, 2009
 Hi everyone.  Vacationing in NC at that time.  Poor timing.  Cheapest flights ruled this one.  See you all at the 50th!  Retirement is great!  
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  Nancy Exler Tamburello
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Where has the time gone?!?!  Can't wait to see everyone and catch up!
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  Lynda Hanrahan
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
40?? Holy Cannoli!! And to think I used to be able to do a flying split (as in cheerleading)! Now, I only split fryers (as in cooking).
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  Brian Fischer
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Looks like I will be attending. It will be great to see everyone!
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  Cathy Purtell Falcone
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Hard to believe it's been 40 years!  Then again
Vic & I have been married 41 years!  Amazing and they said it wouldn't last!  Looking forward to seeing everyone.
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  Peter Piazza
Friday, April 17, 2009
40 yrs ...how can that be  I'm only 39...and feel 29...can't wait to see how many other old hippies lost their hair......
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  Rosemary Baccari Otis
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I will be there! It will be nice to see everyone!
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  Karen Stutz Messercola
Monday, April 13, 2009

Dang! We're getting old. Hard to belive after this 4oth reunion we probably won't see each other until our 50th!  Sounds ancient. See you in July.
Karen

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  Ian Brown
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Hi everybody, I'm looking forward to the big event. I'll be coming in from Alabama, but without a banjo on my knee. I see that Jack Clark's band is up and running, just like old times. See you in July.
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  Mike Havern
Saturday, April 11, 2009
See you in July.  I'll be with Don at Polito's -- I've heard it's been improved.
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  Dominick Falzano
Friday, April 10, 2009

Not Lost- trust me - looking forward to the festivites and the company of Old Friends
Dom

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  Lisa (Purtell) Beretz
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Hi, I am looking forward to seeing everyone again.  I haven't missed one yet, and Lord willing, I will be at this one too.
God Bless! 
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  Cynthia Letko Christiano
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sorry I can not attend the reunion.   My son is getting married on this date.    Guilderland days seem so far away.
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  Patricia Green
Sunday, March 29, 2009
40 years!  Hope to see everyone  there
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  Pete Zaremski
Friday, March 27, 2009
Hey
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  Stephen King
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Hi Gang,
  It's great to reconnect with old friends from school. I'm glad someone has the time and the wherewithall to do this. It takes a lot to organize an event and I appreciate the time and effort that the commitee puts in.
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  Nancy (Dorland) Bonafede
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
40 years-wow!
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