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02/22/21 05:17 PM #9511    


Frank Schickedanz

To All  -  HAPPY NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY  -  We will be participating -  After the week we had last week we deserve it.  Fortunately we had no water pipes that broke  -  only 40 hours of no power - We stayed in a hotel for 3  of those days because we had no hot water to shower with.  We were lucky compared to a lot of people.  Our pool equipment froze - it is equipped with an automatic freeze switch to prevent it from freezing but with no power it couldn't operate.  I have accumulated all the parts to repair it but the guys can't get over here for a week to 10 days so most likely I will do it myself.  I don't want to wait that long.  My Oldest Son's pool also froze and will need the same parts as  mine so I will probably get a double dose.

Did I say  -  HAPPY NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY  -  there is another reason for the Schickedanz Family to be HAPPY  -  Carol & I will be Grandparents somewhere around the middle of August.  Our 1st and probably not the last.  It is going to be a Little Girl and here name is going to be Francis  -  well not really (I offered them $500 to name her Francis but apparently they didn't need the money)  -  Her name is going to be Olivia.  Our Younger Son and his Wife gave us the news on Christmas Day  -  it was a great Christmas Present.  We went to Maui for a week and got back  3  days before all the crap started   -  It was a Great 6 Days and watching the forecast we really regretted having to leave.  We get our 2nd Covid Shot tomorrow  -  now they'll have put that chip in me and Big Brother will now be able to track me down better.  Better get to Happy Hour  -  I don't want to miss that Margarita.  Here's to all of you  -  CHEERS.  Talk to you later.

FLS  (Schick)    



02/23/21 01:40 PM #9512    


Dick Garrelts

Still here, Dave.  Thanks for asking.  Covid protocol says to avoid people. I thought that meant the Forum too. My mistake.

I couldn't help but notice that you didn't inquire about #2, Kincaid, Schick, ... but we all knew Frank would have to tell us he had been in Hawaii.

Congrats, Frank.  Glad to hear you're safe and soon to be swimming again.


02/24/21 10:10 AM #9513    


Kathi Geiser (Wright)

What #1 is not sharing is that he has been talking to some of us girls by phone on the side.  Lol

I hope you will forgive me for sharing that our  Dick Garrelts  is a HERO.

He was one of very few testing a new treatment, and it is going well!  He will be be rowdy in August at our 50+1.



02/25/21 08:46 PM #9514    


Sue Wise (Divan)

Glad all is going well with #1.  I think of you often Dick.  We finally got appointments for our 1st shots.  Get those on Monday!  Whoever thought anyone would be excited to get a shot?!?  I'm not sure if we can get our #2 when we get home or whether we need to stay here to get it!  Staying here is a good was 80 yesterday and I'll take that anytime!  

Sorry you have a frozen pool Frank! But glad you enjoyed Hawaii!  You were lucky to be able to go to a motel!  The weather was horrible all over the Midwest!   If you're on FB, there's a post on the "You know you're from Kearney when" page by Kami Balthazar regarding Rowdy shirts.  Dennis Miller from D'Milaco is coming up with a design for alumni shirts. He will post an ordering link if anyone wants to order one of the shirts!  I'll try to remember to post a link here in case anyone would like to order one.  Hope your margaritas were yummy Frank!

03/01/21 10:03 PM #9515    


Sue Wise (Divan)

D'Milaco is taking orders for Rowdie shirts until March 14th at: Order your Alumni ROWDIE shirt today....

03/02/21 10:25 PM #9516    


Sue Wise (Divan)

Prayers for Mary Dady and all of her siblings on the passing of her brother John!  John was a great person to be around.  He worked at YRTC as living unit staff and then as a teacher.  Almost every Friday he would bake monkey bread for the teachers.  Something we all enjoyed.  He was a great teacher and made sure his groups participated in community service and experienced the great outdoors.  I was lucky enough to go on some of those field trips with him!  He loved giving his time to Rowe Sanctuary especially during crane season and took many people to Calamus Outfitters to watch the prairie chickens!  He loved his family get togethers and trips with his brothers!  He was one of my favorite people and I will miss seeing him at our retired teachers lunches!  Hugs and prayers for Mary and her siblings!

03/04/21 08:14 PM #9517    


Ron Smith

Happy birthday to you Susie !!! Hope John was extra nice to you today.

03/14/21 11:48 AM #9518    


Anna Sobotka (Schroeder)

   WOW  what a great rain here in Kearney (we needed it) !!  If we get much more I will have to get a boat for the backyard !!!!

   Have a great Sunday !!!!!

03/15/21 10:19 AM #9519    


Dave Mills

Kathi G you got your wish for snow and lots of it 😳


03/16/21 12:18 PM #9520    


Ron Smith

Happy birthday Barbie !!!

03/17/21 01:06 PM #9521    


Dick Kincaid

Happy 48th. anniversary on turning 21 Barbie.  Don't fret not about making a big splash at the bars anymore and lasting till closing.  The "New High Bar" is staying awake through the 10:00 PM news.  If my calculations are correct you have been above ground for 25,202.25 days; or 604,854 hours; or 36,291,240 minutes  Celebrate wisely and remember if it isn't hurting today it will probably hurt tomorrow.

03/17/21 07:22 PM #9522    


Barb Arnold (Jacobitz)

Thanks for the birthday geeetings!

Dick you definitely nailed it! I'm just going with "69" forever! 

03/19/21 10:58 AM #9523    


Anna Sobotka (Schroeder)

    " MEMORY " is the land of enchantment which belongs to us forever !!

03/21/21 01:15 AM #9524    


Gary Martin


Looks like the forum has been stuck in low gear for awhile. Understandable with all the BS that has transpired the last 12 months or so!  Things are starting to trend back to normal here in getting stuck behind a school bus with the arms down on the way to golf...rush hour traffic due to people NOT working at home...having to get to a restaurant BEFORE 5:00 to avoid a wait list...being able to watch the news again because it's NOT all about COVID or politics.  Im not sure it's a good thing that I welcome these things again...but personally I will never accept a "new normal"! 

Dick- I'm glad you are feeling better and getting the best treatment available out there. Look forward to your posts about, well anything;)

Danny - Our prayers go out to Deb and you for her complete recovery.

Frank - Hope you got your pool put back together. Congratulations on your first grandchild.  We don't anticipate any grandchildren  but did acquire two "grand dogs"...a Bernedoodle and a Goldendoodle. We can't imagine life without them now:)

Happy Birthday to all the March know who you are!!


03/21/21 06:45 AM #9525    


Joann Stengel (Tumbleson)

Gary Martin - Amen!

03/21/21 09:46 AM #9526    


Marcene Niedt (Niedt)



Two months or 61 days from now, I will be married. I'll add Joy to Niedt.

We bought a house in Holdrege since housing is more than our budget in Kearney. George is from Ravenna. We plan on attending the 50 +1 reunion in August.  
see you soon. I've had both shots & George gets his 2nd next week.





03/21/21 01:15 PM #9527    


Kathi Geiser (Wright)

Last night I had dinner with my dancing professional that helped me win Loveland Dancing With the Stars some years ago.  He asked if I'm still dancing, sadly I had to admit I'm not...and decided to set a goal of dancing, at least at home, to a couple of songs every day.  I'm to darn sedentary these days!  

Shoveling 28 inches of snow Mon Tues Wed was certainly some movement.  Not as fun as dancing.



03/21/21 09:27 PM #9528    


Gary Martin




Marcene - Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. I remember chatting with you at Cunningham's on Friday night at the 45th reunion. Happiness to you and George!

Kathi - It's been a while since I've seen snow, but as I remember, 28 inches is quite a bit. I hope you had some help moving it around. But as Dave said,  I do remember you wishing for snow!

I have to admit that when I checked the forum last night, I realized there hadn't been a lot of activity. So I decided to go to the page number button and gave it a couple of swipes down. It ended up sometime back in 2016. I read a few pages and decided to give it another couple of swipes and ended up back in 2014. It ended up being fun reading...kind of a blast to the past. That what happens when you're sipping a glass of wine on the patio, enjoying the evening and get a little nostalgic.  Confession is good for the soul😎


03/27/21 08:34 AM #9529    


Joann Stengel (Tumbleson)

After hearing that a tornado went through Newnan, Georgia, I contacted Mary Guardiola this morning to see if she and her family were okay. Where they live it was untouched by the tornado. Thank goodness for their safety but thoughts and prayers are with those who were hit.

04/03/21 01:32 PM #9530    


Anna Sobotka (Schroeder)

            HAPPY EASTER !!!!   

04/04/21 05:25 AM #9531    


Marcene Niedt (Niedt)

Wishing you a Happy Birthday 🎊🎂🎉 >p>


Everyone have a happy Easter for he is risen.

04/06/21 08:08 AM #9532    


Joann Stengel (Tumbleson)

Happy birthday in heaven to Gary Blankenship!

04/08/21 02:33 PM #9533    


Sue Wise (Divan)

The forum has been quieter than years past.  It doesn't take as long to catch up on the news these days.  Congratulations on becoming grandparents, Frank.  It's the best and I'm sure the two of you will spoil her and then send her home to her parents!  It's a grandparents right and duty!

Congratulations to Marcene on her upcoming marriage!  Wishing you much happiness and joy!

We returned from AZ last Friday night.  Had a great trip home with beautiful weather.  I think we've finally adjusted to the two hour time change and are getting things ready for spring around the house.  I sent an email reminding everyone to get registered for the reunion.  We are moving ahead with our plans and looking forward to seeing everyone in August!  Remember to click the 50+1 Reunion link on the left side and get registered.  I think I have updated all the new registrations to paid if you had paid and left your money in our account after the cancellation.  So if you check your registration, it should be marked paid.  If not, email me and I'll get it taken care of.

Enjoy our beautiful weather.  I think it changes back to winter sometime next week!

04/08/21 05:26 PM #9534    


Ron Smith

Happy birthday to Kathie Dobberstein Jordan !!! See you at the reunion.

Congrats to Marcene. as well.

Sad about Greg Brandt (71) passing.Another Kenwood kid and part of our old neighborhood gone too soon.

04/10/21 05:42 AM #9535    


Marcene Niedt (Niedt)

Thank you everyone for your good wishes. We are really looking forward to May 21. 
we need a real lift after this past & present year! It is exciting decorating a house again! I didn't realize how much I had collected over tge years until I started packing boxes. I still haven't touched the garage. It needs to be halfway decent to pack boxes & leave the car set outside. In Holdrege we have a garage with carport but looking to add a 2nd 2-car garage. My dogs will enjoy running in the backyard. They've been leashed since 2011.





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