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10/23/14 02:22 PM #71    


Gary Searby

I am glad to read that Dale is doing well after his surgery. Give him my best. Good seeing you back on the website too!


10/24/14 11:26 AM #72    


Richard Freitas

Hi Audrey,

Glad to hear you're both doing well.  Hope to see everyone in 5 years.

11/11/14 10:25 PM #73    

Audrey Adorni (Mason)

I want to wish everyone a Happy Veteran's Day!  I also want to thank all of the servicemen and women who served our country.  May God bless you for your service.

11/12/14 07:51 PM #74    

Dan Swannon

Thankyou and all my fellow classmates were served our country and their families who provided support!  God Bless the USA!

11/23/14 08:51 PM #75    

Audrey Adorni (Mason)

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  We all have so much to be thankful for; family, friends and all of our Service people.  Also our good health and successes.  May God bless all of you in all that you endeavor to do.  Take care.  Your friend, Audrey

11/23/14 11:20 PM #76    


Gary Pozzi ((Sid Page))

Yes, Audrey, a Happy Thanksgiving and Christmas Season to all our class. I'd also expect there are those among us that could really use some prayers and well-wishing sent along their way this time of year. Just saying...Big Love--Gary

11/25/14 07:05 AM #77    

Audrey Adorni (Mason)

Yes, Gary, there are a lot of people out there who are really struggling.  I'll also keep them in my prayers.  Love to you, too.

11/26/14 06:39 AM #78    


Beverley Thompson

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone - loving these posts!  I'm thankful for reconnecting with my classmates and seeing their beautiful faces in September.  Have a safe and fun day!


11/26/14 08:16 AM #79    


Linda Halvorsen (Polverari)

We truly have much to be thankful for. I'm thankful for my beautiful family and 3 awesome grandsons. We will be together in Birch Bay, Wa on Thanksgiving then Saturday we put their Dad to rest. A lot of memories! Take care of one another. Every day say the words "I love you" to the people you care about.


11/26/14 08:38 PM #80    

Dan Swannon

Happy Thanksgiving to class of 64!

11/26/14 09:49 PM #81    


Lynne Horsfield (Zakaria)

Just came back from Guatemala where 57% of the people live below the extreme poverty level.  My sister, Vicki, (class of '69) started her own charity there "Creating Opportunities for Guatemalans" and doing amazing work.  (See it on Facebook).  Most of us truly have miraculous lives and so much to be thankful for every day. 

If you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of the world.

If you have money in the bank, your wallet, and some spare change you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness you are more blessed than the million people who will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the agony of imprisonment or torture, or the horrible pangs of starvation you are luckier than 500 million people alive and suffering.

If you can read this message you are more fortunate than 3 billion people in the world who cannot read it at all.






11/27/14 09:57 AM #82    

Emmet Band

Hi Lynne,

  Thank you for the sentiment you posted on Thanksgiving.  Indeed, most of us are so very fortunate and forget that so very many live precariously on the edge.  Thank you also for your good work in Guatemala and for the work of your sister.  

Be well,


11/27/14 10:05 AM #83    


Gloria Speicher

Thank you to all of you for your posts.  This is truly a day to reflect with gratitude.  Thank you Lynn for your post and blessings on your sister for her work there.  Happy Thanksgiving to all.  Gloria


11/27/14 10:58 AM #84    

Tim McKusick


11/27/14 11:04 AM #85    


Ralph Fravel

Thanks Lynne for your post and your work in Guatemala.  Welcome back to the country with the word "stuff"; something many countries don't have.

As I celebrate Thanksgiving, I remember Jesus who gave us more than anything I can think of or imagine….more grace (John 1:14), more wine (John 2:1-11), more loaves and fishes (John 6:11-13). And in remembrance of Him, I reflect on how I am living in a world without, and that I can be the way for others to know Him and the fullness that only He provides.
As we think about what we should be doing with our lives, consider the words of "The Great Without," written by Jane Sandeberg Guinness, a missionary to China in the early 1900’s.
"A great without has been written upon heathenism.
Men and women are toiling without a Bible, without a Sunday,
without a prayer, without songs of praise.
They have rulers without justice and without righteousness;
homes without peace; marriage without sanctity;
young men and girls without ideals and enthusiasms;
little children without purity, without innocence;
mothers without wisdom or self-control;
poverty without relief or sympathy;
sickness without skillful help or tender care;
sorrow without any to bind up the wounded hearts;
sin and lying and crime without a remedy;
and worst of all, death without hope."

11/27/14 11:12 AM #86    

Randy Bogardus

I second Tim's post.  Happy Thanksgiving, all!


11/27/14 11:51 AM #87    

Greg Smith

Lynne, thank you so much for the Thanksgiving post. I expect most of us (the reunion gang) know we are very fortunate and blessed but just how hugely often slips my mind amidst the everyday complaints of living in an imperfect world.  I do appreciate the reminder that, in the grand scheme, I've won life's lottery and I need to keep that firmly in mind. Happy Thanksgiving, one and all!

11/27/14 04:01 PM #88    

Bob Butler

Happy Thanksgiving and thank you to everyone!


11/28/14 05:59 AM #89    

Monica Wolf (Marvin)

Linda and Lynne,

Your messages added an important perspective to this year's prayers of gratitude surrounding  our Thanksgiving holiday. I shared Lynne' s entry with family and friends as we gathered around the table last evening. Thank you all for your generous, caring expressions. I feel blessed to be a member of our class.

11/28/14 02:54 PM #90    


Diane Daniel



11/28/14 04:30 PM #91    


Richard Freitas

To all my classmates ... you have given me (and, I assume, the rest of us) a lot to think about during this holiday season.  We truly have much to be thankful for.  May every day be "Thanksgiving" for all we have.

11/29/14 05:49 AM #92    

Audrey Adorni (Mason)

Thank you, Lynne, for all you have done and thanks to your sister too.  We should all remember daily how fortunate we all are.  No matter how bad things get for us, there is always someone who has it even harder.  As Ralph said we are very fortunate and should remember where our fortune comes from.

11/29/14 09:16 AM #93    


Jack Lucas

My wife and I returned from a month in Thailand and Cambodia just in time for Thanksgiving.  The trip gave a renewed meaning to the opportunity to give and think about “thanks’ in Thanksgiving.  I do not know what percentage of the population of those countries live in poverty but it must be a large number like that referred to by Lynne Horsfield Zakaria about Guatemala.  The number of homes constructed with substandard materials, that did not have interior plumbing or bathrooms, and no hot water for showers was staggering.  The percentage of families that either had no motorized transportation or that the only family vehicle was a motor scooter was very large.  It was common to see an entire family (Father, Mother and 3 children) all on a motor scooter designed for two people driving down the roads.  However, in spite of this poverty, they demonstrated happiness and energy to succeed.

It causes pause to ponder how blessed are all of us.  Each of us have times of joy and happiness, times of sadness, and times of pain and loss.  But through it all we continue and receive blessings that are greater than 95% of the people on this earth.  There are many contributing influences but at the top of the list are the Lord and friendships.  May this thanksgiving season bring blessings to each and every member of the Montgomery Class of 64 and the friendships that have blossomed through the present.

Jack & Kay Lucas    

11/29/14 10:57 AM #94    


Peter Williams

Among the many, many blessings we all have to be thankful for is to have spent at least 3 of our important formative (HS) years among friends and classmates who were and are as caring, perceptive, generous and appreciative as those above, and many others, in our class of '64.  


11/30/14 09:40 AM #95    

Audrey Adorni (Mason)

Yes, Peter,  we are very fortunate to have shared those important years with our friends and classmates.  We need to continue with those friendships and cherish them.

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