Grass Valley High 65th Class Reunion

(Saturday August 8, 2015)


Today some of our class of 1950 (and friends) managed to get together for our 65th reunion at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley. Thirty-five attended, 22 of whom were former class members. Mel didn't go, but sister Kathy went with me this time around. It was a perfect day visiting with everyone. Lotsa laughs at our table....and pictures to share with everyone.

Come on in and enjoy lunch with us.

Our table with sister Kathy Wayne Smith Hooper, Bonnie Wayne McGuire, Laurene Lane Lile, Marlene Lane Fowler, Diane Montre Preston, Joyce Majors Wilson.

Joyce and Kathy.

Bonnie and Laurene.

Marlene, Diane and Joyce.

Laurene, Marlene and Diane.

Bud and Gail Valeschini.

Ann and Nellie Strong Robinson.

George Raddue and Arlene (Skippy) Epstein.

Orlo Steele and Roberta Jefferson...

Ann O'Leary and Jay Smalridge.

Dori Smalridge and Irma Cole...

George and Ramona Bryant...

Gene Cole...

Lois, Betty, Bob, Neil and Birdie.

Joe and Vera Cohen, and Cathy Steele below....

Ross Miller.

Alan and Fred Beck....

Bob and Neil....

Birdie Lane..

Kathy Hooper, Bonnie McGuire and Laurene Lile...

Bill Deal and David Skeahan....

Bob Jamerson pretty much sums it up.....

Vera, Cathy, Lois, and Bob....

Orlo Steele says a few words of appreciation....

Ross, Bill, David and Don...

Neil Robinson shares some thoughts....

Jay Smalridge...

Don Wirta...

Bill Deal...

Everyone expressed their appreciation to Joe O'Leary for putting together our wonderful reunion, and Joe presents Ramona with some beautiful flowers for all the years she did it. Now it's time to take a group picture of all those classmates able to attend.

Front seated from left, Laurene Lane Lile, Vera Seghezzi Cohen, Gene Cole, Marlene Lane Fowler and Roberta Nattress Jefferson. Standing from left, are Diane Montre Preston, Bonnie Wayne McGuire, Bud Valeschini, George Bryant, Ross Miller, Birdie McCully Lane, Ramona Carley Trentham Bryant, Joe O'Leary and Don Wirta. Back row, from left, Fred Beck, Neil Robinson, Orlo Steele, Bill Deal, David "Bub" Skeahan, George Raddue, Jay Smalridge and Bob Jamerson.

A photo from Ken and Pat Bansemer, who live in Hawaii...

...And from Jack and Eleanor (Hooper) Moore who couldn't make it to the reunion.

Time to say goodbye and head for home. Thanks Joe and everybody for the wonderful afternoon.

It's been fun and we hope to see you all at the next one. Take care, sing along and enjoy time goes by.


As Time Goes By

You must remember this
A kiss is still a kiss
A sigh is still (just) a sigh
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by

And when two lovers woo
They still say: I love you
On that you can rely
No matter what the future brings
As time goes by

Moonlight and love songs - never out of date
Hearts full of passion - jealousy and hate
Woman needs man - and man must have his mate
That no one can deny

It's still the same old story
A fight for love and glory
A case of do or die
The world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by