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10/23/19 06:08 PM #9124    


Sue Wise (Divan)

We still have several classmates with missing information.  Some I have mailed cards to twice and they have come back twice.  If you are FB friends with any of them or know who to contact to find them, please do.  If you get a good address, let me know and I'll send out another card and update their contact information!  Or invite them to join our site!  Thanks for any help!

Janet Smaha Anderson, Rex Anderson, Ellen Bowen Snedeker, Bruce Clark, Candy Cole Laursen, Cheryl Colling, Roger Conger, Mike Cosgrove, Tate Eldridge (is registered for the reunion but address and email need updated) Bill Foster, Bonnie Hanchett, Hugh Jewett, John Johnson, Marie McDonald, Bob Manning, Laura Mosier, Randy Parker (has not responded to my Messenger requests), Bob Roberts, Rhonda Ruane Olson, Nancy Schade, Donald Swanson, Bill Warner, Janeen Zerbe Mullis.


10/25/19 05:24 PM #9125    


Danny Cavenee

The Class reunion is looking good we have a great start the numbers keep growing .

10/27/19 07:06 AM #9126    


Frank Schickedanz

To All:

I got this in an email a couple days ago and thought it was pretty cool  -  Take a look and see what you think:

My Dad is cleaning out my grandmother's house (she died in December) and he brought me an old Royal Crown Cola bottle. In the bottle top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it.. I knew immediately what it was, but my daughter had no idea. She thought they had tried to make it a salt shaker or something. I knew it as the bottle that sat on the end of the ironing board to 'sprinkle' clothes with because we didn't have steam irons. Man, I am old.

 How many do you remember?

 Head lights dimmer switches on the floor.

Ignition switches on the dashboard.

Heaters mounted on the inside of the fire wall.

Real ice boxes.

Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.

Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.

Using hand signals for cars without turn signals.

 Older Than Dirt Quiz :

 Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about. Ratings at the bottom.

1. Blackjack chewing gum

2.Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water 

3. Candy cigarettes

4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles

5. Coffee shops or diners with tableside juke boxes

6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers

7. Party lines on the telephone

8 Newsreels before the movie

9. P.F. Flyers

10. Butch wax

11.. TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning. (there were only 3 channels...[if you were fortunate])

12. Peashooters

13. Howdy Doody

14. 45 RPM records

15. S& H greenstamps

16. Hi-fi's

17. Metal ice trays with lever

18. Mimeograph paper

19. Blue flashbulb

20. Packards

21. Roller skate keys

22. Cork popguns

23. Drive-ins

24. Studebakers

25. Wash tub wringers


If you remembered 0-5 = You're still young

If you remembered 6-10 = You are getting older

If you remembered 11-15 = Don't tell your age,

If you remembered 16-25 = You' re older than dirt!

I might be older than dirt but those memories are some of the best parts of my life.

Just so you will know  -  I remembered every one of those.  I know this is pretty long but I enjoyed it.  Talk to you later  -  GO BRONCOS

FLS  (Schick)

10/27/19 11:42 AM #9127    


Anna Sobotka (Schroeder)

Frank- Thanks for the post !!!!  WOW what a fun trip down memory lane !

       I got all of them also laugh

10/28/19 10:36 AM #9128    


Kathi Geiser (Wright)

Me too

10/29/19 05:57 AM #9129    


Danny Cavenee

Me Too

10/29/19 03:21 PM #9130    


Jerry Ohlmann

I haven't check the message forum for about a month.  Mrs 'O" and I took a little vacation to Palm Springs and Las Vegas for a couple of weeks.  I was sorry to read about Dick Jensen.  We had a few clasess together . . . he was a  nice guy. . . as I recall he was always kind to everyone.   I think he was in a band but maybe I'm thinking about someone else.  Sad to say but I also scored pretty high on the "do you remember" questionaire.

While in LV we found a Husker bar to watch the game.  Pretty large bar close to the airport with about 10-15 TV's all showing the Nebraska game.  The Las Vegans for Nebraska Club rent out the bar for each Nebraska game . . . probably around 100 Nebraska fans.  Made us feel like we were in a Nebraska bar.

Hope everyone is doing well but we need a Husker win.


10/29/19 11:13 PM #9131    


Ron Smith are older than mud !!! Black Jack & Beemans & Yucatan gum too.

Great World Series. Rooting for Nationals in game 7.

10/31/19 08:54 AM #9132    


Frank Schickedanz

Tiger  -  Well The Nationals did it  -  pretty cool.  After the Astros beat the Yanks I really couldn't root for them even though I am an American League fan.  By the way they played -  they probably would have beaten my Yanks and I would have been more upset than I was when the Atros beat them.  It's cool with all the dynamics of the Nats  -  Hats off to them.  Better go to work  -  gotta make a living and support our habits (Traveling, Eating, Drinking and Kids)  -  Talk to you later.  GO BRONCOS.

FLS  (Schick)

11/03/19 09:56 AM #9133    


Cindy Wilson (Rasmussen)

Welcome to the forum Jonas!!  It can be very entertaining πŸ˜‚

11/03/19 06:06 PM #9134    


Ron Smith

Happy birthday to you Vicki...

You must be in your 40's by now.

A good day at Schick's home because the Broncos won.Although he probably isn't home.Heard he went vacationing to Lower Swobovia which is just south of Upper Swobovia.

11/05/19 08:21 AM #9135    


Frank Schickedanz

Ron  -  You are correct  -  This weekend was a GREAT DAY at the Schickedanz House  -  The BRONCOS finally won a game and the COWBOYS squeeked one out  and One of my Two Fantasy Teams won.  I wish I had been traveling but we're getting ready for Dane's Wedding.  I will be in Grand Island a couple days over the Thanksgiving Holiday for my Sister's 50th Wedding Anniversary  -  Just so you know  -  I actually sang in her Wedding in 1969.  

To All  -  Here is something that was sent to me via email and would like to share it:

History Lesson: Veterans Day

Prior to the establishment of the formerly known Armistice Day, November 11, 1918 marked the end of “the war to end all wars.” It followed World War I, or “The Great War” and the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.

In 1938, legislation was passed to make November 11 a legal holiday, which was celebrated and known as Armistice Day. Its purpose at the time was to honor veterans of World War I. However, after realizing that World War II required the greatest mobilization of all military branches, veteran service organizations urged Congress to pass legislation in 1954, to include all veterans, hence the change from “Armistice Day” to “Veterans Day.”

In October of 1938, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first “Veterans Day Proclamation” to ensure observance of all veterans.

In June of 1968, the Uniform Holiday Bill was signed to allow three-day weekends to federal employees by celebrating four major holidays, one of them including Veterans Day. Veterans Day was moved to the fourth Monday of October.

The first Veterans Day caused lots of confusion in the U.S., as it was celebrated on October 25, 1971. This prompted President Gerald R. Ford to return the observance date to November 11, beginning in 1978. This notion garnered lots of support from veterans and citizens, since that original date had historical significance.

Veterans Day is now commonly regarded as a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

*Important Note: Veterans Day is often confused with Memorial Day, even though the days have significantly different meanings.

  • Veterans Day celebrates those who previously served in the military.
  • Memorial Day honors servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice and died in service.was unaware of all the

I was unaware of Tue History of Veterans Day and thought it was interesting.  Better go to Work  -  Talk to you later  -  Go BRONCOS .

FLS  (Schick)

11/06/19 08:36 AM #9136    


Kathi Geiser (Wright)

Mayor Marsh won a second term, I'm not Mayor  of Loveland. What an amazing experience,  I did not wear enough flannel I guess.  I still have 2 years on my term, so work to be done yet.  I am AOK with it.

11/06/19 10:14 AM #9137    


Dick Garrelts

Kathi,  That's probably a job you DON'T want anyway.  It must be reassuring tho that so many voters had confidence in you, as did we.  We're proud of you!



Please note, the 17 Presidential candidates aren't wearing flannel either.


11/06/19 08:01 PM #9138    


Kathi Geiser (Wright)

I haven't really looked them over yet to notice flannel or not.  Sara Palin wore flannel didn't she? 


11/07/19 12:47 PM #9139    


Sue Wise (Divan)

So sorry you are not Mayor, Kathi!  I know you would have been a great one for Loveland! 
Schick, I didn't know you sang, other than your German beer song!  Are you singing at the 50th anniversary party?

i have been trying to locate several classmates, with help from all of you!  Today I found out John Johnson passed away in 2017!  His sister-in-law, Chris, is a teacher at KHS so I contacted her and she let me know!  I have moved his profile into the In Memory section of our site.

11/07/19 08:38 PM #9140    


Gary Martin

Your OTD quiz was good Frank.  I missed one...can't say I ever watched a Hoody Doody show.  To expand on the Memorial Day and Veterans Day observances, we lower our flag to half-staff until noon on Memorial Day and then to full-staff the rest of the day. Full-staff all day for Veteran's Day. Until we put up a flag pole last year, we didn't really think about the difference between the two days.  Like you said, Memorial Day is to honor those who are no longer here...Vet's Day for all who have served.

Another fact I didn't know was that only 7% of living Americans are or have ever served in the military.  I attended a luncheon at Luke Airbase yesterday and the keynote speaker brought that up in her remarks, a female fighter pilot. I honestly didn't believe it so when I got home I googled it and found it was true. 3.1% Army;  1.7% Navy; 1.4% Air Force; and .08% Marines.  I guess there are so many Veterans out here that I thought the numbers would be much higher. Heck, we have 6 Marines within a 3 block radius of where we live.  Enough of that...maybe 93% of you don't care:)

Looking forward to the 50th next year...I hope we have a good turnout.  50 years since HS is kind of a big deal. Who would have thought we'd have made it this far back then!!!

Good news on the home front...Vickie is finally leaving Walmart after 30+ years.  Two days next week and then it's overπŸŽ‰

11/09/19 07:55 AM #9141    


Danny Cavenee

Support the Trrops and Remember them .

11/11/19 11:15 PM #9142    


Sue Wise (Divan)

Thanks to all who served our country!  So proud to have you as classmates!

Congratulations to Vickie for retiring!  I know she will enjoy it once she adjusts!  Gary, I was surprised by the statistics you gave for percentage served!  Amazingly low!

Stay warm everyone!  Supposed to be 2 degrees in Kearney when we get up tomorrow!  I keep telling John I'm ready to head south.  I hate being COLD!

11/12/19 08:04 AM #9143    


Jerry Ohlmann

For those classmates that served our great country . . .  thank you for your military service! 

11/12/19 08:20 AM #9144    


Jerry Ohlmann

Just another little know fact regarding Veterans Day.  The armistice between Germany and Allied nations was signed or went into effect at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month 1918.  That is why many Veteran Day celebrations have a moment of silence at 11:00 AM.


11/14/19 09:07 AM #9145    


Frank Schickedanz

Jerry  -  Just so you know  -  There is a Season in Germany called  "FASCHING SEASON" (Dick knows) that starts a the same time  November 11th,  11:00 AM,  11th Minute  -  you get it.  It starts then and lasts until Ash Wednesday just like Mardi Gras  -  it just lasts a little longer than Mardi Gras.  The Old Tradition of FASCHING was a little more involved.  Interesting.  

Gary  -  I was totally amazed at your 7% Statistic.  It seems like I know thousands of Men and Women that served  -  I really thought is would have been much higher.  Thanks for the info.  

Vickie  -  Congratulations on your Retirement  (That is not a 4 Letter Word)  -  Way to go.

Kathi  -  Too bad about the election  -  We are all proud of you   -  just getting to that stage.  Better go to Work (That is a 4 Letter Word)  -  .  Talk to you later  -  Go BRONCOS

FLS  (Schick)

11/14/19 06:28 PM #9146    


Dick Garrelts

Please keep Mike Klein in your prayers.  He is in the hospital after a serious injury.  Recovery has been long and difficult for him.

11/14/19 06:53 PM #9147    


Kathi Geiser (Wright)

πŸ’™ sending Mike lots of love,enjoyed visiting with him at the Palm Garden after Denis Seerley's memorual.

Reading my NEBRASKA LIFE magazine.  I highly recommend it, have been a fan for years.


11/16/19 09:10 AM #9148    


Barb Arnold (Jacobitz)

Good morning! 

Just wanted to let anyone that may be interested, that Vickie Klein has a Caring Bridge page set up to follow Mike’s recovery and health status. Keep him in your prayers as it sounds as though his recovery could be long. He is neighbors to a very good friend of mine in Holdrege and I have felt so sad for Mike and his family since I learned of his fall, skull fractures and hemorrhagic stroke. ( not sure how to actually get on Caring Bridge, but I believe you would just type in his name in the search category)...I will try it later.

Kathi, sad that the mayor vote didn’t go like it should have πŸ˜• would have been outstanding! God may have other great plans for you! You have a true passion and commitment to the city of Loveland! πŸ’›

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