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12/25/18 08:00 AM #3000    

Walter "Chip" Carstensen

Students of Start High School.  The Great Class of 68 is having a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Please participate in this years event. We all worked hard to get here now enjoy it!


12/25/18 01:49 PM #3001    

Manuel Chambers

I just want to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas from SW Florida. Wish you could all enjoy this weather. 


12/25/18 04:52 PM #3002    

 

Janis Fought (Brown)

Have a safe and healthy 2019. No broken limbs, crazy knees, sore backs and messed up shoulders. May you stay off ladders, stay away from activities made dangerous by our years and avoid extensive rehab. I am looking forward to seeing everyone in January!


12/25/18 05:32 PM #3003    

 

Barbara Bobbi Kolby

Merry Christmas everyone. And the happiest of New Years!

12/26/18 10:25 AM #3004    

 

Linda Graham (Davis)

Happy Holidays, Class of 68! Have a blessed New Year!

12/27/18 01:41 PM #3005    

 

Gary McMahon

WILLIAM O'CONNOR

O'CONNOR William H. "Bill" Nov 17, 1949 - Apr 19, 2014 Bill passed away peacefully at Hospice of Northwest Ohio after a long illness. Bill was a Vietnam veteran. Bill worked at Sunoco Refinery, B & J Vending and Stonefire Mortgage. Bill enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, cookouts, fast cars and the sound of Rock-n-Roll!! He is preceded in death by his mother, Creta C. O'Connor (Wilson). Surviving Bill are his brother, Daniel O'Connor; sister, Janet O'Connor (Tim Kaiser); nephew, Tim O'Connor (Kim O'Connor); niece, Melissa O'Connor (Nathaniel Williams) and great nieces and nephew, Darrian, Payton and Timothy O'Connor. Friends will be received at Blanchard - Strabler Funeral Home (1163 W. Sylvania at Lockwood, 419-269-1111) on Friday from 2 p.m. until the time of Military Honors at 3 p.m.


12/28/18 12:19 AM #3006    

 

Patrick Gilbert

I Rememberr Bill from grade school. He was a good hitter in Baseball, played first base for St Agnes and had his first base man's glove signed by Detroit Tiger, Norm Cash. Bills family lived right behind Franklin's Ice Cream store on Revere. I remember skipping school and us setting up a putt putt golf course in his house. I double dated the Senior prom with him and his girlfriend. We had a great time. Bill and I would do a little drinking on the weekends. One time we decided to have one beer at every bar or place that sold alcohol on Sylvania Avenue. We started at Park lanes hit 7 c's & Rudys then the seaport, penguin club that bowling alley in the basement just passed Belmans and the meeting place. There was a dance place next.. then that little bar by Salegman brothers. Next a German restaurant and the tropics. We tried crossing the street to go to the bowling alley but that was as far as we got. Nice try but no cigar he told me. Billy was a fun guy. He seemed to loose his way after Viet Nam he and He & I lost contact. Turned out agent orange and PTSD had a role in that. I'm gonna miss you buddy and will always remember the good times we had in our youth. OooooRaaaa and RIP my friend 


12/28/18 01:15 PM #3007    

Francis Bialecki

I also remember going out and doing some drinking with Bill. He always enjoyed doing a little partying. My prayers go out to his family.


12/29/18 07:08 AM #3008    

Rick Boyd

I remember bill. Did some work for me on my van. Put in a new transmission. Had a few cocktails. Good guy. I think the places you went to pat were the king pin,safari lounge,sares and almost the marathon lanes. Like I said good guy ,I think most people would like to have that moniker when thought of.


12/31/18 09:31 AM #3009    

Pam Galbraith (Hudson)

Have a safe and Happy New Year Spartan Friends!!!!!laugh


12/31/18 01:52 PM #3010    

 

Nancy Wolff (Szymanski)

Wishing everyone blessings for a Safe, Happy, HEALTHY & Peaceful New Year.  For those of you who have not attended one of our monthly Fundangos, please watch this Forum for information on the next event.  We would love to see you there!


12/31/18 02:13 PM #3011    

 

Patrick Gilbert

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou! Spartans! Have a safe and prosperous 2019.. Go Buckeyes!


01/01/19 06:01 AM #3012    

Joseph Goodell

HAPPY NEW YEAR  2019


01/01/19 10:34 AM #3013    

Marcia Kelso (Wilkinson)

Best wishes fellow Spartans.  May we all be blessed with a very happy and (especially) healthy 2019.  Happy New Year. 

 


01/01/19 02:48 PM #3014    

Manuel Chambers

I would like to wish everyone a Very Happy and Healthy  New year. Stay safe up there and watch that snow and ice.


01/03/19 01:54 PM #3015    

Pat Martin (Lipps)

Can anyone give me a tip on how to open the flashdrive from the reunion on my Mac?  When I open the vault, all the files are in windows (exe files).  How do I convert to Mac so my computer can read them?  (I called Sue Johnson, but she doesn't know how to do it.) Thanks, Pat


01/10/19 11:06 PM #3016    

 

Dale Benington

And in breaking news, after reviewing all of our options, and making an on site inspection, Ed and I have made all of the necessary arrangements for this month’s "Fundango.” In doing so, we decided to take a break from the Toledo venues and to experience our next class social event out in the suburbs.

 
So get out your social calendars and make a notation, that on Tuesday, January 22nd, we will be having our class “Fundango,” out at Maumee's Fallen Timbers shopping center, at the Granite City (gcfb.com). If you need directions on how to get there we have included what will hopefully work as a link: Get Directions
 
While we made arrangements for our event to begin at 6 and last until whenever, once we were told that they had “Happy Hour” prices on selected foods and beverages from 3 until 6, we told the manager to expect a significant number of us to be there by 5:30.
 
And, as a bonus social event, to help us to make it through the winter season, we are having a special lunch time “Fundango,” at the Hollywood Casino, at their Epic Buffet, on Friday, February 1st, at 11:30 am, where we will be taking advantage of their special "2 for 1" deal (buy one lunch at $15.99 and get one lunch free). So mark it down on your calendar and arrange your social schedule so that you can take advantage of this great deal while spending some more time with your fellow Spartan classmates.
 
Hope to see you all there.

01/11/19 09:18 AM #3017    

Kim Wening (Maros)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR JAN,, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.  LOVE Joe and Kim


01/12/19 11:40 AM #3018    

 

Karen Narewski (Warlick)

I'll be in town the weekend of Jan. 25. Anyone want to meet out for lunch, happy hour, dinner on Friday the 25th ? Would love to see you !

01/13/19 08:55 AM #3019    

 

Nancy Wolff (Szymanski)

Happy Birthday, Karen!  Wishing you blessings of good health & happiness.  I wish you could be in town just a bit earlier for the Fundango on Jan 22nd.  I have plans for the 25th.


01/13/19 01:41 PM #3020    

 

Karen Narewski (Warlick)

Thank you all for the birthday wishes !

01/15/19 01:32 AM #3021    

Janet Kazmierski (Fiedler)

Karen, Hope you have a Happy Birthday! Let me know if you ever get to Southern California.  Jan 

 


01/17/19 02:27 PM #3022    

 

Janis Fought (Brown)

I wanted to share the letter below from TPS regarding our class donation to Start High School. Congratulations, Class of '68!


01/22/19 11:12 AM #3023    

 

Dale Benington

A quick reminder, we are having our class “Fundango,” out at Maumee's Fallen Timbers shopping center, this evening, at the Granite City (gcfb.com) restaurant.  If you need directions on how to get there I have included what will hopefully work as a link: Get Directions. Our social event is scheduled to begin at 6 and last until whenever, but, we have been told that they have “Happy Hour” prices on selected foods and beverages from 3 until 6, so we told the manager to expect a significant number of us to be there by 5:30.

 
On a side note, I was recently in Bowsher High School, and while there, I noticed that the “Dunsmore Drum” was sitting there in the Bowsher display case. I was initially very pleased to see it because I was thinking that our once tradition of having a Start vs. Bowsher rivalry trophy had been revived. But then, upon some reflection, I remembered that Start beat Bowsher in football this year (I think for at least the last two years), and I am now guessing that the rivalry trophy tradition has been discontinued and that the Dunsmore Drum is currently on display at Bowsher on a permanent basis. If I am correct, then I would be disappointed.

01/22/19 03:25 PM #3024    

Manuel Chambers

You should have opened the case and brought it back to Roy C Start


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