Grass Valley Class of 1950 63yr
(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.
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)
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
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
...like hubby Mel McGuire biting into a delicious
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
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.
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
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
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
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.