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04/15/23 04:31 PM #9929    


Ron Smith

Happy birthday to you happy birthday to you happy birthday dear Cindy happy birthday to you !!!

I lost my pitch pipe so I was a little off key,but it's the thought that counts.

I was often asked to sing solo in the church choir. Well actually I was asked to sing so low that no one could hear me.

You are my all time favorite next door neighbor CWC,even though you were a girl. Your Dad was 0 for 5 trying for a boy,but he sure did love his daughters.

Still remember that time your Dad was playing catch with me with a baseball and I asked him if he needed a glove. He said "hell you can't throw it hard enough that I need a glove".

I just had a flashback of that St. Bernard that you had which was the biggest dog I have ever seen. I think the name was Buffy. He or she had a dog house that was bigger than the bedroom  I shared with my twin brothers.

04/21/23 05:26 PM #9930    


Joann Stengel (Tumbleson)

I just saw that our classmate Donald Schulz passed away.
Prayers to his family!

04/21/23 07:36 PM #9931    


Ron Smith

  Joann,thanks for letting us know about Donald. I just looked it up on the Hub obits and his memorial is April 29th at 10:00 am at O'Brien Straatmann Redinger funeral home. I hadn't seen Donald since high school until our 50th reunion. So glad he was there. RIP Donald.

04/26/23 11:48 AM #9932    


Joann Stengel (Tumbleson)

Ron, I saw this "wrestling" video and thought you would get a kick out of it! Enjoy!

04/28/23 05:18 PM #9933    


Ron Smith

After my mom died  I inherited most everything she had in her cedar chest. I wanted to share this. How expensive was it to have a baby in the early 50's?  I have the receipt and the bill my parents paid to have Ronald Leroy Smith. Born 10/23/1951 at 1:50 p.m. This excludes physicians bill.

Good Samaritan Hospital

  • Room-Board-Care                                         $32.50   
    • 5 days at $6.50 per day  
  •  Nursery Service                                            $9.00
    • 4 1/2 days at $2 per day 
  • Medicine                                                         $8.00
  •  Intravenous Solutions                                    $2.40
  • Laboratory Services                                        $2.00
  • Delivery Room                                                $15.00
  • Surgical Dressings                                          $4.00
  • Bracelet                                                           $1.00

           Total                                                                $73.90 

Attending Physician  Harold V. Smith                                                                                                                        Date of services 10/22-10/27/1951                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

04/28/23 09:10 PM #9934    


Sue Wise (Divan)

Looks like you were in the hospital for awhile Ron, although that was probably about normal for the 1950's.  I think I may have mine too but will have to look for it.  HV Smith was my physician until he retired!  Treasures from our past!

04/29/23 05:17 PM #9935    


Barb Arnold (Jacobitz)

Definitely the "good old days"! Now the mommas  only stay 24 hours  and go home and the bill is probably $10,000! Fun keepsake to have!

05/09/23 12:22 PM #9936    


Joann Stengel (Tumbleson)

For those of you that have great memories, did Kaufmann & Wernert have a tube system in the store that that they sent things to the different floors of the store?

05/10/23 05:58 AM #9937    


Marcene Niedt (Joy)

I don't remember for sure but it seems like it. The hospital even had a similar system.

05/25/23 11:54 AM #9938    


Leanna Fritz

That's pretty sweet that she saved that Ron. I bet you still have that 1.00 bracelet too!

05/26/23 01:48 PM #9939    


Alan Oran

JoAnn and Marcie,  I do not remember whether K&W had a system.

But, I do remember that Brown McDonald had a system with small glass canisters with metal lids on cables that led from locations on the sales floor up to a mezzanine-like office.

I believe the salesperson put the customer's payment in the jar and sent the jar up to the office area.  Then, the office-person sent the customer's change back to the salesperson.

05/26/23 01:51 PM #9940    


Alan Oran

Has there been any recent public-info on Cindy and Jerry Foote?

06/01/23 11:58 AM #9941    


Sue Wise (Divan)

I've talked to Cindy a couple of times the last few weeks.  Jerry's cancer is progressing. Their boys come quite often to help Cindy.  She is handling it the same way most of us would and both of them can use lots of prayers.  I just stopped and dropped off a prayer quilt for them and plan to visit this weekend some time.  Jerry is alert but shows signs of pain.  Keep them in your prayers.  

06/03/23 01:30 PM #9942    


Sue Wise (Divan)

Cindy and Jerry are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on June 10th.  Their family is hosting a card shower. 

06/03/23 03:59 PM #9943    


Ron Smith

Thanks for posting that clipping from The Hub. I missed that  when I read the paper.

Don Ostendorf recently died.He managed the Kiwanis little league baseball team when we played back then. Dave Carpenter,Gary Martin,Bob Manning,Dennis Dady(Kenwood kid) and Rick Gans(Kenwood kid) our classmates played on that team.

Dave and Gary I know you are wondering who won those games against my team the Lions. Well the great Bob Van Tine gave us the answers.

June 23,1964 Harmon Park Lions Sting Kiwanis In Wild Battle.                                                                                   Score 15-12                                                   

July 3,1964 Collins Park  Kiwanis Jolts Lions                                                                                                                 Score 9-6                

July28,1964 Collins Park   Lions Clip Kiwanis,Reap Walks Harvest                                                                               Score 12-7                                                      

August 7,1964 Harmon Park  Kiwanis Halts Lions                                                                                                        Score 11-8                        

Thanks Mom for the scrapbook                                                                                                              


06/03/23 11:27 PM #9944    


Gary Martin


 Sue-thanks for the hub clip on Cindy and Jerry...will gladly send a card for the occasion!  50 years is a BIG deal and something to be proud of. Vickie and I will celebrate ours next June😊  Im sure there are others, you and John should be close if not already past. I know Jerry and Karen Hall are within weeks of ours...Rick and Pat Christensen, Danny and Deb Cavenee, among others. Someone in charge should know these things:)

Ron-I do remember the little league days. I see it was a push between our teams that year. I'd like to take a little credit for the 2 Kiwanis victories, but all I did was walk or went down swinging. I'm sure Dave C had something to do with scoring some runs. Thanks for all of your memories though, they're special now!

Texted Frank tonight...we will be in his neck of the woods week after next for a few days. Looking forward to getting together for a day and maybe getting a game of golf in.

I have to admit, it's been a while since I've posted and had to reset my password.  I hope that  won't happen again!!  We all miss Dick keeping us on our toes but should definitely try to keep the site active. 

It just occurred to me that the total solar eclipse will occur on April 8, 2024 in Texas in the Fort Worth area. Just sayin that a mini reunion might be in order Frank😊😊 The last one in Nebraska was one of coolest 3 minutes I've ever experienced.  Wasn't ready for what happened then...will know what to expect this time.



06/07/23 05:40 AM #9945    


Marcene Niedt (Joy)

It's kinda rare when couples can celebrate anniversaries, especially those milestones! Congratulations!🎈🎉. We celebrated two years last month. 

06/08/23 02:21 PM #9946    


Sue Wise (Divan)

Gary-we celebrated 50 years on March 10th and celebrated at Red Lobster in Surprise with wine, steak and lobster.  Steak was definitely not NE beef so next year we're just ordering wine and lobster!  You would think someone who is an administrator of this website would know when everyone has an anniversary and how many years they're celebrating!  I'm thinking Cindy Walters Castillo should be in charge of this information but she has even less time than I do for such things!  Oh well!  Everyone needs to post here when they're having an anniversary!

on another note, Cindy WC just text me that Jerry Foote fell yesterday and is back in the hospital so extra prayers are needed for the Footes.  

06/12/23 05:33 AM #9947    


Marcene Niedt (Joy)

Pam & Joe,  have a great birthday!!

06/13/23 10:41 AM #9948    


Jana Weed (Green)

We will celebrate 52 years in December.

06/15/23 06:13 PM #9949    


Joann Stengel (Tumbleson)

I think Suzie Fredricks Wiester has been married the longest in our class. She got married I believe in December 1969.

06/19/23 07:59 AM #9950    


Marcene Niedt (Joy)

Happy birthday!!🎂 

06/20/23 11:26 AM #9951    


Deb Peterson (Ryan)

Wow kind of a sad day. Many of you from Kearney remember this car that my dad’s business owned and raced in late ,60s & 70’s. They traveled with it and won National Championships. Loren Downing was the driver and my brother Mike and classmates and other friends and family were the pit crew. Dad sold the car many years ago but it has since been at the Classic Car Museum in Kearney. Well, it’s been on auction and the final bid was taken at 10:00 this morning. Hoping whoever bought it keeps it at the museum. Monica Ryan Munter and the boys have been over there and gotten their photos taken sitting in the car but Laura Elizabeth and E haven’t made it over. I’d really like to have them be able to see and get photo too. Such great memories❣️

06/21/23 02:26 PM #9952    


Sue Wise (Divan)

I remember Pete's Patriot well. We always enjoyed going to the museum and seeing it. Lots of memories for many people. Glad it's staying in town.  I need to read the Hub article on it.  I was sorry to see so many of the old cars we'e being auctioned off.  Thanks for sharing Deb. 

06/22/23 05:42 AM #9953    


Joann Stengel (Tumbleson)

If I'm not mistaken, I believe the museum at Kearney is closing. That's why they were auctioning the cars off.

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