Well here it is folks.....REUNION TIME!!!! Hope to see a bunch of you there. If you couldn't make it, check out the Class of 70 Reunion Photo Album that I will post either the 5th or 6th.....Have a great summer.
Just coming back to life after two days of the reunion. How much fun can a body handle in two day??? For anyone who didn't come, you missed so much. Our class seems to aging quite nicely.
The reunion was a blast! We must have had atleast 25-30 people from our class there.
Vicki Sizemore, Faye Weisser, Bill McLaughlin, Tom Carey, Sue Jellum, Stevie DeHeart, Mike Perry, Art Mokray, Sweetie Bowen, Jan Farnsworth, Smiley Dishong, Albert Fehurenbach, Houston Craddock, Frank Anderson, Steve Askew, Larry Barkema, Patty Thompson, Tim Plucker, John Harris, Laurie McBride, Glenn Martin, Gary Meyers, June Scigiane (or was it her sister Janet?), Scott Burns, Maria Gonzalez, Steve Nehring, Fred Tienken.....can't remember anybody else......if I have forgotten you.....sorry!
Danced my feet off......talked too much, drank too much......not enough sleep...a good time was had by all! It was wonderful to see our classmates and we raised enough money to pay for our web page for a year! We have decided to include CHS 70 on our web page....we have always included them in our class reunion.
FRED....thank you for driving down to Miami to bring the Panama beer and a thank you to Melody Kurst and Evelyn for making the wonderful empanadas!
Fred tells the great story about his travels to Miami and back to get the beer......if you haven't hear it.....you need to ask him about it!!
Bill, It was good to see you at the reunion. I'm going to cruise this page now and I'll let you know. Later--Susan Jellum Fish
I would like to see some pictures of the meat wagon.Because my family likes what they see.Also can you help me find some things on my class of 1986. If anybody can help. My E-male is. email@example.com
I wanted to thank everyone who attended our class happy hour at the reunion.A good time was had by all!A special thanks to Melody & Evelyn for the empanadas,to Fred for all his efforts in securing the Panama beer & to Bill for providing the door prize for the raffle to help raise money for our web page.We appreciate everyones donation. We also want to congratulate Steve Nehring for his election to the PCSoF Board of Directors. Go Steve!Reflecting on the reunion always makes me realize how fortunate we all were to be part of the CZ experience & gathering together once a year gives the adventure a chance to continue.If you weren't there this year we hope to see you in 99!
This is Tomas's version of Fred's adventure to Miami to pick up the Panama beer!
Never Say Never Again (To Fred Tiencken)
It all started one day on the zonian mailing lists. Someone speculated how nice it would be to be able to drink Panama Beer at the PCS of FL annual reunion. How can we make it happen? Some people threw out the addresses of the distributors of Panama Beer in different locales. But no one did anything about it. That is...until Fred got involved. He called a local distributor in Orlando (ABC Liquors), and was quoted a price to stock the beer, (which he agreed on). Shortly afterwards the distributor turned around, jacked up the price, and wanted the money up front. Sounds familiar don't it?? The old bait and switch ploy.
Well Fred wasn't about to play into their hands. Instead he contacted Cerveceria del Baru in Panama directly. Their international Sales Manager referred him to a Miami distributor who would deliver 100+ cases of Panama Beer free of charge since they wanted to make inroads into the US market and especially the reunion. Fred's only problem now, was the transport from Miami to Orlando. Simple enough .drive to Miami and rent a U-Haul truck, pass by the distributor, take delivery of the 100+ cases and drive it to the Marriot World Center.
So Fred drove down to Miami in his little light truck and rented the U-Haul, picked up the beer, and headed back to Orlando with what he thought was enough money to cover the gas. He would make up the costs by selling a few cases of beer to cover the cost of the rental truck and the gas. Unfortunately, the U-Haul truck turned out to be a super gas hog and Fred was operating on limited funds due to having to pay a deposit for the truck. By about half way back to Orlando, the gas guage was near empty and Fred was out of money. He was up a creek without a paddle so to speak.
So here is Fred driving along with the needle pegging on empty with a truckload of Panama Beer, driving along on the Florida Turnpike half way to the reunion from Miami. What to do? About the time when things were really looking serious, another little green truck with a Panama Canal Society license plate passes him by on the way to Orlando. So Fred guns the gas hog U-Haul, and tries to catch the truck with the PCS of FL license plate.
Well, the driver of this truck thinks that some nut is trying to run him off the road, so he guns it to get away from this crazy guy in the U-Haul. Fred started giving chase and eventually caught up with the truck and pulled him over. It turned out to be Tommy (Fat Al) Frensley who saved the day. He grubsteaked Fred the rest of the way to the reunion.
Fred donated the beer to the Panama Canal Museum Foundation (they had the proper tax status). The museum foundation sold the beer and paid him enough money to cover his expenses and the rest went to the museum fund. Fred ended up in the lobby passing out free cold Panama Beers to anyone who walked up. Everybody who wanted a case of Panama Beer was able to pass by the museum table, pay for it and take delivery of it on Sunday.
There was one other minor glitch: On Saturday when Fred left a few cases of beer and the ice chest in the lobby, while he returned the U-Haul, someone snagged the cases of beer and the ice chest. Now I don't know who you are ..but the beer was being handed out free. So really there was no need to take it.
Regardless, there were a bunch of really happy people, drinking nice cold Panama Beers at the reunion, thanks to all of Fred's efforts. So on behalf of all the people that enjoyed the cold Panama Beers at the reunion, I say: Thanks a lot Fred, you made our day!!!!
I've come to expect great stuff from you Billy, but this exceeds all my expectations.
LUV the bulldog paw prints everywhere, LUV the picture of BHS (pre-window renovation) ... I don't know anyone in this class but don't feel that I'd be shunned from a get-together either :) Other than that, Great Job on the page, Bill!!
Hey classmates......found Wayne Berkley!! Welcome back to the class Wayne......sign the guest book or I'll start telling stories about you!
I was really surprised to hear from you Jacque, it was quite a suprise. I will stay in touch with you and whom ever else I suddenly run into after all these years. The home page is great, maybe it could be the placque that we all walked over that the ROTC guys used to have to polish when they accidentaly stepped on it. Take care and we'll talk again soon Wayne.
What you are showing is great. I am so happy it is there. I only have trouble getting to the chat area as I am still learning on my computer. I have a new e-mail address at Roxyfos@aol.com. I loved the wallpaper that was available as well.
Bill, Absolutely the best!! It was great seeing you at the reunion.Mr.Tienken did great work with his "Cerveza Panama" expedition. Let me know what I can do to help.Call me in Cleveland (216)-595-5389.
Bill this is great! Of course Lisa found it for me and then only after Jacque emailed the site. I would like to send you a photo (right after I have my hair dyed!) and a bio and will ask Jim Parks (my brother in law) to get a good photo also. Reading everyone's bio's and reading about the 98' reunion makes me feel that we really should have attended.