Grass Valley Class of 1950 63yr Class Reunion

(Saturday Sept. 7, 2013)


Today  the Grass Valley class of 1950, celebrated our 63rd class reunion at the historic Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley. George and Ramona couldn't have picked a more beautiful place, or day to enjoy precious memories over lunch.

Here's the bunch...Classmates who were able to attend today's reunion. I'd be happy if someone wants to fill in the names. Front row left to right: Ann (Wells) Snyder, Gene Cole, Rosemarie (Bernal) Manning, Bonnie (Wayne) McGuire, Ramona (Carley) Bryant, Birdie (McCully) Lane, Virginia (Roberts) Imsdahl, Bud Valeschini and George Bryant. Second row: Fred Beck, Bob Jamerson, John Berryman, Allen Horton, Ross Miller, Jay Smalridge, Marlene (Lane) Fowler, Don Wirta, Laurene (Lane) Lile, Royce Painter, Betty Jo (Majors) Roberts, Ken Cobeldick, Alma (Cosgrove) Meyer, Diane (Montre) Preston (hidden), Lillian (Kensinger) Lamb, Vera (Seghezzi) Cohen, Eleanor (Barber) Smith, David Skeahan, George Raddue, Bill Deal, Roberta (Nattress) Jefferson, Orlo Steele, Wes Cox, Joe O'Leary and Neil Robinson (in photo below).

Cathy Steel, Bud and Gail Valeschini.

Ann and Joe O'leary, and Skippy Epstein.

Betty Jo (Majors) Roberts and Cathy Steele.

Bill Deal.

Bonnie (Rice) Odgen with Vera (Seghezzi) and Joe Cohen.

Don Wirta and Dave Skeahan.

Eleanore Smith, Joyce Wilson and Diane Preston.

Gene and Irma Cole and George Bryant.

Horton's and Smaldridge's seated at the table behind Virginia (Roberts) Imsdahl.

Janice and Allen Horton greet Royce Painter.

Cheers from Laurene (Lane) Lile, Marlene (Lane) Fowler and Pat (Holt) Peterson.

Lisa Koehler and Lillian (Kensinger) Lamb.

Orlo Steele, Roberta (Nattress) Jefferson, and Olivia Callison.

Royce Painter and Rich Reid.

Looks like lunch is on its way...

Gene Horn, Lois Robinson, June and Bob Jamerson.

Don't you love someone taking a picture of you eating? hubby Mel McGuire biting into a delicious Reuben sandwich.

George and Ramona share some thoughts and prizes for who came the farthest, donated bottles of wine, and arts and crafts made by them. At another reunion we received a cute desk pen set with a miniature gold laden ore car on a track that George made.

Gail Valeschini, Tom Chalmers and Orlo Steele.

Gene and Irma Cole, Ken and Louise Cobledick, Janelle and John Berryman.

George Raddue, Jay Smalridge, Ramona (Carley) Bryant and Bill Deal.

George Raddue and Marlene (Lane) Fowler.

George Raddue, Skippy Epstein and George Bryant.

Jay and Dori Smallridge and Louise Cobledick.

Jay Smalridge and George Raddue.

Jay Smalridge brings class of 1950 up to date on our 63rd year reunion.

Joe and Vera Cohen with Rich Reid.

Ken Kinder.

Louise and Ken Cobledick.

Neil Robinson, George Bryant and Ann (Wells) Snyder.

Orlo reading the names classmates no longer with us?

I don't think Orlo forgot anything...but I did.

Rich Reid and Wes Cox.

Virginia (Roberts) Imsdahl and George Bryant.

Virginia, Rosemarie (Bernal) Manning and Alma Cosgrove.

It was a wonderful reunion. Everyone seemed to be in a joyous mood and uplifted. Time to say goodbye until next time. So long Neil, Ken and Wes. It was great to see you all....and a very special thank you to Ramona and George (and whom ever) for all you do putting things together. Hope to see everybody in a couple of years, and that those who couldn't make it this time will be hail and hardy to join us at the next one. Take care....and enjoy yourselves.



Dave "Bub" Skeahan sent a couple of old photos (below) that go back to the beginning of our Grass Valley class. More discussion between Dave and George regarding the second grade picture reveals that it's actually the 3rd Grade with Hennessy in the background. Dave said he had a different teacher too for that one and thinks maybe it was when they were split up.

Top: unk, unk, Jackie Bennetts. 3rd Row: unk, Arthur Davis, Dave Skeahan, unk, unk, unk, Bill Johns, unk, Lowell Lolmaugh. 2nd Row: Howard Rule, unk, unk, Bill Thomas, unk, Lucille Smart, Gloria Hocking, unk, unk, unk, unk, George Raddue. Front: George Bryant, Lila Flynn, Mary Guter, unk, Laurene Lane, Barbara Moore, Rosemary Rood, Eleanore Hooper, Marlene Lane, unk, unk, unk, unk, unk, and Rae Harris.

Third grade, Grant School, then Hennessy Annex 1940?. Teacher: Helen Heinz Gable, or (?) Top: Bill Thomas, unk, Bob Cantrell, unk, Charles Johnson, unk, unk, unk,  Art Davis and George Bryant. 2nd Row: unk, Eleanor Hooper, Marlene Lane, unk, Barbara Moore, unk, unk, unk, unk, unk, Jackie Bennett and George Raddue. Front: Laurene Lane, Rae Harris, Gloria Hocking, unk, unk, unk, unk, unk, unk, unk and unk.

Grass Valley Hennessy 8th Grade 1946

Left to Right: 1st Row - Bill J. Brown, Bob Young, Terry McGagin, Toby Cutberth, Dave Skeahan, Ernest Thompson, Ralph Bisoux? 2nd Row - Rae Harris?, Margaret Shepherd?, Diane Montre, Gloria Hocking, unk, Bill Deal, Ross Miller?, George Raddue. 3rd Row - Teacher A. Morateur, Anita Anderson, Bonnie Wayne, unk, Frank Reid, Roberta Nattress, Jack Buck. 4th Row - Alice Yun, Cecilia Gallino, Norma Ross, Mary Stidham, Edna Williford, Henry Wallace. 5th Row - Eleanore Hooper, Betty Sharp, Joanne Cole, unk, Don Hall, Keith Kohler, Laverl Nelson?


Sentimental Journey

(Doris Day)

Gonna take a Sentimental Journey,
Gonna set my heart at ease.
Gonna make a Sentimental Journey,
to renew old memories.

Got my bags, got my reservations,
Spent each dime I could afford.
Like a child in wild anticipation,
I Long to hear that, "All aboard!"

Seven...that's the time we leave at seven.
I'll be waitin' up at heaven,
Countin' every mile of railroad
track, that takes me back.

Never thought my heart could be so yearny.
Why did I decide to roam?
Gotta take that Sentimental Journey,
Sentimental Journey home.
Sentimental Journey.