amen! It has been a long time.Great to hear from you and view pix. Feel a bit guilty about not getting or keeping in touch w HP friends and acquaintances, even tho I've been back in Chgo so long. Am in touch w Sidney Jones, Beverly Harris, Van Jackson, Cliff McLaurin and several others, and continue to meet folk w HP connections. Am close to John L Lewis, and thru him, John G Lewis, and know where a few others are. My hope is to have a 1962 reunion in 2012 -- can't believe it's been 50 years. Wife and I do plan to travel in our retirement, and Arizona is high on the list because it's the only state in lower 48 I have not set foot in.
Thanks for the friend request. I feel like I am an invisible person when it comes to HP folks from 50 years ago. I have lived in Alaska for the past 38 years and that is not conducive to keeping up with folks. I was hoping to find some old friends when I posted all of the old Ray School class photos, but so far Joel Shufro and Tommy Wetzel are the only ones I have connected with! I am not on Facebook and not very savy about this.
There is a meeting to plan and organize events for our school and alma maters 150th year of academic excellence on January 24, 2013 at 6:30p .m. 1936 S Michigan Ave use the side parking lot entrance (ring bell if door is closed) (Cullerton & Michigan), Chicago, IL 60616. You are invited you to a planning meeting on January 24, 2013
I am surprised. That you are still alive speaks volumes about your character. IMO you are among the few, the proud, the survivors!
AZ is a 4-season state and the good thing is you can immerse yourself in any of them but just driving to a location. It is good to be able to reach out and 'talk' to old (I mean ... really old) and former friends. Take some time, if you will, and tell me your story ... from HP, your music, the highs.
Carlo, I live in a small town in Wisconsin. I kept in touch with Bob Raz until his passing and have a yearly phone call with Mike Schwartz on our birthdays. My brother John (63) lives in Seattle but has ALS and is struggling mightily. Have you lived in the SW for a long time or did you retire there?