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Title: 75 check-in
Post by: Dale Hoebel 75 on October 21, 2006, 02:28:53 PM
Might as well start somehere.


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Janeen Nissen 75 on November 10, 2006, 04:36:52 PM
Hi Dale

Funny to see your name here, because your name came up at our house just the other night----

We were watching Friday Night Lights with our 20year old son.  There's a scene where a young man gets arrested during football practice.  Tedd (Tedd Davis 75) says something like that happened during a practice at EDHS back in our day. It might have been a pretty bad day for that guy but looking back on it, it represents the crazy times we all had in the 70's.

Do you remember anything like that?


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Karla Martin 75 on December 20, 2006, 10:46:10 AM
Ok, I'll take the bait!  Doesn't appear to be to many 75'ers out there. 

I live in Durham (northern CA) with my fiance and have been up here for 15 years.  I love having 4 seasons and living in the country on 5 acres.   For a hobby we grow onions, tomatoes and garlic which we sell at a stand in front of our house.   We also have 2 dogs, 5 pet cats and 6 barn cats.   We do not have mice, rats or gophers. 
I've turned into a true country girl!

I still visit Placentia a few times a year since my Mom and 2 brothers still live in the area.  It changes every time I go down there, but what doesn't.

I hope more of you from the class of 75 step up and tell us where you are.

Happy Holidays


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Lori Tighe 81 on December 22, 2006, 09:54:42 AM
Hi Karla -
You don't know me, but I graduated from ElDorado in 81'.  I was reading your post and you said you lived in Durham (No. Calif) - are you speaking of the Durham just outside of Chico??  If so, then I belive you are the closest Hawk living to me....I live in Colusa and so does my sister (Class of 76' - Teri Tighe) - What a small world!  I have been in Colusa since 1989 and I love Northern California!  Just wanted to say hi to a fellow hawk in No. Calif.

Have a terrific holiday!

Lori~


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Maryann Kermer 75 on January 16, 2007, 01:44:16 PM
OK, here's another 75er checking in.  I'm in Salem, Mass. 

Maryann 75


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Judy Petalas 69 on January 16, 2007, 01:58:51 PM
OK, here's another 75er checking in.  I'm in Salem, Mass. 

Maryann 75

Maryann,

I'll bet it's COLD in Salem!  Is there a lot of snow right now?

I was born in Newburyport, MA.  We only lived there until I was 11 months old, but I've been back there 4 times over the years.  It's such a beautiful state! 

My father's side of the family is from Fitchburg and Boston so we got to see quite a bit of Mass while driving to different relative's houses during our trips there.  I'd love to live there but can't take that much cold and really hated the mosquitos in the summer!   :o


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Maryann Kermer 75 on January 19, 2007, 11:57:10 AM
Hi Judi,

I've lived in the Chicago area most of my life and this stint in Salem is only for a year.  The area IS beautiful and so historic.  We've been to Newburyport while exploring the area.  Very pretty area.  Our time here is nearing a close and we are extremely excited to be moving back "home" to Seneca, 70 miles southwest of Chicago in a couple of months.  GO BEARS!!  I've gotten used to the cold over the years and actually Salem's winter is a little WARMER than Chicago (the ocean keeps the area warmer in the fall/winter but cooler in the spring).  We have NO snow right now (only .5 inches so far this winter), a mild winter so far.

Maryann


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Janeen Nissen 75 on January 23, 2007, 05:28:55 PM
Hello to all you class of 75 folks

Tedd and I  (Tedd Davis 75) are now living in Seattle WA.  It really does rain all the time.  Just moved here last July because Tedd got a job with Microsoft. Prior to that we lived in Colorado for about 12 years and San Diego for 14 or so.

Tedd actually got a chance to visit OC last week. An old family friend teaches English and coaches tennis at EDHS so he had Tedd come in and speak to a couple classes.  While there, he ran into Mr Sweet whose head of the athetic dept or something.  Ended up going out and meeting several of the old coaches including Mel Morales.   He looks incredible.  More fit than most of his old students.

So it was a trip down memory lane for TD.


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Karla Martin 75 on February 16, 2007, 11:20:52 AM
Hi Lori,

Yeah, I'm here in Durham about 30 miles north of you.  You are right, there are not many Hawks up this way. I hope you are enjoying this wonderful weather.  Yesterday I noticed that the almond orchards were starting to blossom around town.  It is so pretty with miles of pink flowers. 


Karla 75
 


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Diana Mayes 75 on May 16, 2007, 05:11:52 PM
Hi Everyone,

Lots of familiar names. Funny, I watched a movie a few nights ago (Dazed and Confused) and it brought back memories of the 70's and high school, so thought I would check back in. Still live in Orange County (Tustin), and just celebrated my 20th anniversary with my husband, another El Dorado graduate (Tim Chambers). We have 2 great kids and life is pretty good. Our son is headed back home in a few weeks after 16 months in Afghansitan, so we are pretty excited about that and planning a party to welcome him home.


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Lawanda Price 72 on May 17, 2007, 04:51:19 AM
Hi Everyone,

Lots of familiar names. Funny, I watched a movie a few nights ago (Dazed and Confused) and it brought back memories of the 70's and high school, so thought I would check back in. Still live in Orange County (Tustin), and just celebrated my 20th anniversary with my husband, another El Dorado graduate (Tim Chambers). We have 2 great kids and life is pretty good. Our son is headed back home in a few weeks after 16 months in Afghansitan, so we are pretty excited about that and planning a party to welcome him home.
MAKE SURE YOU MAKE IT TO THE PICNIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    ALL OF YOU 75ers


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Dale Hoebel 75 on May 20, 2007, 08:17:07 PM
Hi Dale

Funny to see your name here, because your name came up at our house just the other night----

We were watching Friday Night Lights with our 20year old son.  There's a scene where a young man gets arrested during football practice.  Tedd (Tedd Davis 75) says something like that happened during a practice at EDHS back in our day. It might have been a pretty bad day for that guy but looking back on it, it represents the crazy times we all had in the 70's.

Do you remember anything like that?

Must have been me!


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: David Rosser 75 on July 22, 2007, 12:22:36 AM
Hey Maryann & Janeen:

Never thought I'd say this to a high school classmate, but I have a 20-year old son, too.  Maryann- you played flute, right?  Janeen- banners?  That's all I've got. 

How are you both?

Dave


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Maryann Kermer 75 on August 04, 2007, 07:45:23 PM
Hi Dave,

Good to hear from you.  We missed you at the 30th reunion.  We had a number of "bandos" there (Louise Hlavac, Jean Schwartzkopf, Willie Winnick, Ted Lukowski, Glenn Alterman, to name a few).  I was a clarinet player, like yourself. We moved to the Chicago area before senior year so I didn't get to graduate with you guys.  After a few years of moving around (St. Thomas, VI, Salem, Mass) we are back "home" in Illinois and enjoying life.  I hope things are good with you.

Maryann


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on August 15, 2007, 04:36:11 PM
Hi Dale and all other 75ers,
So good to hear from everyone!  I saw lots of you at the 30th reunion and then Vicci Gambill had a 50th birthday party in April, which I attended.  It was so much fun!  She did a 70's theme and everyone dressed up.  Todd and Deanne Kirschner and Kim Hilliard were the best.  They did the afro hair, polyester pants, Farah (?) hair, the whole bit.  Glen Alterman was there as well as Jami Buchanan, Diane Manwill, Marissa de Jesus, Robin Dryer, me, and Vicci of course, being the guest of honor.  We had a great time and found out that we can still put on a party that gets busted.  That's right, a bunch of 50 year olds can still get it done!!  The cops were very surprised when they saw how old we were and our excuse for the music being so loud was that we are losing our hearing. Our only issue was trying to keep Diane in control when she started yelling "Pig, Pig!"

I'm doing well, still living outside of Dallas, Tx, since 81.  Married to my same man, John for 29 years.  Our kids are 27 and 25.  Our son went to Texas A&M (Gig em Aggies!), got a degree in finance and decided he liked college sooo much that he wanted to go to law school (I think he just didn't want to get into the REAL world yet).  He went to Texas Tech in Lubbock for law school, met his future bride there and is now a real estate/land development attorney for a firm here in Dallas.  He got married in November of last year, and we just love her.  She is an attorney in Dallas also.  Our daughter went to Texas Tech and received her BS in nursing.  She worked in Lubbock for a year and just moved back to our area in May.  She is a labor and delivery nurse in Arlington, and I just love having her back here.

I would love to get a large group up for a reunion in the next year or so.  How about combining 74, 75 and 76?  Any thoughts?  It is so great to get back with old friends.  They are the best.  It is great having those "what were we thinking?" conversations and laughing till you cry.  Hope I didn't bore y'all (remember, I've lived in Texas for a long time) to death and I hope to hear from you!
Joan


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Barbara Nielsen 75 on August 16, 2007, 08:54:31 PM
A little late, but another 75er checking in.  Haven't checked the site for awhile, but I see my friend, Maryann Kermer posting.  Hope all is well with my EDHS alum...


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Dale Hoebel 75 on October 06, 2007, 11:26:28 PM
Hi Dale

Funny to see your name here, because your name came up at our house just the other night----

We were watching Friday Night Lights with our 20year old son.  There's a scene where a young man gets arrested during football practice.  Tedd (Tedd Davis 75) says something like that happened during a practice at EDHS back in our day. It might have been a pretty bad day for that guy but looking back on it, it represents the crazy times we all had in the 70's.

Do you remember anything like that?

Not me!  I was pretty clean cut in those days.  The next year though, I earned my way to La Vista.


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Dale Hoebel 75 on October 06, 2007, 11:34:01 PM
Vicci Gambill is 50?  Oh my god! I thought I was the only one.  Now they call me old balls.  Geez, who would have thought! Their hangin in there though!


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on October 13, 2007, 07:33:32 PM
Hey Dale,
Good to hear from you.  I failed to mention that at that party, Randi Corless was also there.  We had a great time.  Let's see, Jami Buchanan was there, too.  I keep in touch with Vicci, Diane, Robin and Marissa on a regular basis. Marissa wasn't able to make the party and we missed her.  I get out to Calif at least once a year and we all get together.  Let me know if you would like to know when our next get together is.  It would be great to see you.  What have you been up to? (Now there's a loaded question!)
Joan


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Randi Corless 75 on October 16, 2007, 04:10:17 PM
HEY Joan!  I never even noticed this thread before today... to busy debating I guess.  I laughed when you reminded me of the fuzz  ;D busting Vicci's party!  :D What a fun time. We have to do that yearly get together you mentioned, no friends like old friends!

PS Thank you so much for the pic!!


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: William Winnick 75 on October 23, 2007, 11:18:28 AM
Hey, all.  Willie Winnick checking in.  Just getting back to the alumni site after a few years of being way to busy. 

Let's see I'm married to a lovely woman named Carol (19 years) and we have a 6 year son named Peter.  He's very much into cars and more recently aircraft.  I have learned not to challenge him on makes and models of either.  At least the later model cars and jet aircraft.  I get him once in a while on the WWII vintage planes and the '70 and earlier cars.



Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on November 03, 2007, 01:14:32 PM
Hi Randi!  Good to hear from you.  I've been out of the country for awhile and am just getting back to normal.  I'll be out there in March and maybe we can get a group up for a get together.  We always have such a great time!  Hope all is well with you.
Joan


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Michael Roach 77 on November 12, 2007, 11:09:53 PM
Does anyone remember Danny Roach 75?  My "older" brother.  Great dirt bike rider!He was good friends with Kirk Daly, Doug Rogers, Steve Jenkins, Fred Masarri etc.

Mike Roach 77


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Steve Nieto 75 on January 16, 2008, 12:26:53 PM
Damn, You guys are getting old


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Dale Hoebel 75 on March 26, 2008, 08:04:44 PM
Hey Dale,
Good to hear from you.  I failed to mention that at that party, Randi Corless was also there.  We had a great time.  Let's see, Jami Buchanan was there, too.  I keep in touch with Vicci, Diane, Robin and Marissa on a regular basis. Marissa wasn't able to make the party and we missed her.  I get out to Calif at least once a year and we all get together.  Let me know if you would like to know when our next get together is.  It would be great to see you.  What have you been up to? (Now there's a loaded question!)
Joan

Joan,
  Well I am up to 51 so that is why it took me six months to respond. I have been married for 20 years, I have three step children, 34,40,41 I have a private practice as a Marriage Family and Individual Therapist.  I've worked as a clinical dir for this that and whatever.  I decided non profits are sicker than the people they treat, so I kick back, see mostly teenagers, take a nap on the couch when someone cancels, no doubt I snore because I do at home, I have Patron Tequila Night every thursday night with my friends (12 years running), can't see my johnson anymore when I take a shower, and fantasize about you and Randi.  Other than that, life is really good and i am just grateful to be alive!  TMI?  Hope you laughed.


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Laura Lesher 00 on April 10, 2008, 12:55:08 AM
Joan,
  Well I am up to 51 so that is why it took me six months to respond. I have been married for 20 years, I have three step children, 34,40,41 I have a private practice as a Marriage Family and Individual Therapist.  I've worked as a clinical dir for this that and whatever.  I decided non profits are sicker than the people they treat, so I kick back, see mostly teenagers, take a nap on the couch when someone cancels, no doubt I snore because I do at home, I have Patron Tequila Night every thursday night with my friends (12 years running), can't see my johnson anymore when I take a shower, and fantasize about you and Randi.  Other than that, life is really good and i am just grateful to be alive!  TMI?  Hope you laughed.

I almost fell outta my chair when I read the last coupla lines there... haha! Man, do I ever have great things to look forward to!  ;D


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on April 23, 2008, 06:33:03 PM
Dale,
I did laugh!  A good out loud laugh.....That was great.  I can't believe I haven't checked out the site sooner.  I just got back to Texas from Calif at the beginning of April after spending 3 weeks out there (I have a very understanding husband).  I had such a great time.  I spent time with my sister and her family but the best part was going to Palm Springs with Robin, Diane, Vicci, Marissa, and Randi.  What a blast we had and did we turn the Westin on its ear!!  It's just so good to spend time with old friends and laugh till you cry.
Thanks for the update on your life.. That is so great for you to be counseling teenagers.  Full circle and all that.
Well, keep Randi and I in your dreams and I hope to hear from you soon.
Joan


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Dale Hoebel 75 on April 24, 2008, 12:36:41 PM
Perhaps we could all three get together and play Auto repair store.  I'll be the mechanic and change Randi's tail pipe, while she uses her midas touch and turns my crank.  The both of us can give you a tune up to make ya purrrrrrrr and run on all 8 perfectly.  Oh wait, nevermind, I lost my adjustable johnson, I forgot (can't work with out the ol Johnson).  I really need to switch over from that detachable one damn it!


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Randi Corless 75 on April 30, 2008, 07:21:37 PM
Joan I got the pictures!!! Thank you! What a blast we had, we only got the cops called on us once!!  haha I can't wait for next year!

Dale I'm so sorry about your 'condition', I'm especially sorry for you wife..  ::) Crazy guy!   ;D


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Dale Hoebel 75 on April 30, 2008, 08:50:26 PM
It may only be an inch, arrghh, but it's an ANGRY inch!


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Carol Mcconnell 75 on June 03, 2008, 02:08:18 PM
HI!

It's been a while... how is everyone...?


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Colin Mcclary 78 on June 19, 2008, 06:04:45 PM
Dean, I was friends with Dean. How is Dean?


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Linda Doll 79 on June 28, 2008, 03:39:21 PM
Hey Dean!
How odd that I was recently thinking of you, and a couple other people from the old days so I decided to check out the high school alumni website.  And here you are!  I've never even been to this website before.  Why would I want to go back to high school?  I hated it.  But I thought I might find out what happened to various people. 
I'm living in Mt. Shasta.  Married 26 years to Dave Nagy.  3 kids, one married.
My youngest (daughter - 17) lives here with me.  Our son - 20 stayed in Ontario/Chino.  Our oldest (daughter - 23) is married and living in Kingsburg, south of Fresno.  Dave is usually in Ontario, working at his packaging business.  Maybe you see him sometimes - he started playing pool again recently. 
I hope you are well.  You were always a good guy.
Do you know what happened to Jill Tomko?  Where she's at?
Do you see people from the old days?
 


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Linda Doll 79 on July 27, 2008, 05:06:43 PM
OMgoodness, sooo sorry Dale.  When I read your posts my brain saw 'Dean'.
Say hi to him for me. Thanks! 
Maybe you can talk him into to logging in?? I would love to get in touch with him, and other old friends.  (Not saying that he's old! You know what I mean.)
Linda (Doll) Nagy


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Dale Hoebel 75 on August 12, 2008, 09:51:01 PM
Yep, Dean was always the more popular one. He made friends with people in ways I never could.  Havent't heard from him for awhile, but if I do I will be sure to tell him.


Title: I am here!
Post by: David Mattie 75 on November 12, 2008, 10:53:06 AM
Hey Friends,
I just found this place, though I might of been on several years ago.
Great to see so many people and comments.  I am good struggling with
new business adventure.  So that pretty much consumes most of my time.
I wish I had studied more in school.  That might make this venture a bit
easier. haha....

Just lost my favorite dog in May 08. 



Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: David Mattie 75 on November 12, 2008, 12:03:48 PM
Dale I know what your tequila parties are about! Remember after the 20 year reunion
Believe in 95.  We had a few at your house and I was feeling mighty hungover the next day.  Don't need that anymore!
On the serious side, I believe your disease is called the "Dicky Do Disease"  It's
Common in older men and is curable.  The exact term to diagnose this disease is quite
simple "It's called Dicky Do Disease for the simple reason...

Your stomach stick out more than your Dicky Do!   :D

Oh yeh! A few Words of wisdom, Don't drink and post online!  :D

Joan,
  Well I am up to 51 so that is why it took me six months to respond. I have been married for 20 years, I have three step children, 34,40,41 I have a private practice as a Marriage Family and Individual Therapist.  I've worked as a clinical dir for this that and whatever.  I decided non profits are sicker than the people they treat, so I kick back, see mostly teenagers, take a nap on the couch when someone cancels, no doubt I snore because I do at home, I have Patron Tequila Night every thursday night with my friends (12 years running), can't see my johnson anymore when I take a shower, and fantasize about you and Randi.  Other than that, life is really good and i am just grateful to be alive!  TMI?  Hope you laughed.


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: David Mattie 75 on November 12, 2008, 03:12:48 PM
Hey Dale,
Good to hear from you.  I failed to mention that at that party, Randi Corless was also there.  We had a great time.  Let's see, Jami Buchanan was there, too.  I keep in touch with Vicci, Diane, Robin and Marissa on a regular basis. Marissa wasn't able to make the party and we missed her.  I get out to Calif at least once a year and we all get together.  Let me know if you would like to know when our next get together is.  It would be great to see you.  What have you been up to? (Now there's a loaded question!)
Joan

Hi Joan,
Hey invite me next time! That sounds like fun!


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Carol Mcconnell 75 on December 17, 2008, 09:10:36 PM
Dave,
Long time no see...

Sorry you lost your dog. My old girl passed away July first.. She was one month shy of her 23rd Birthday..


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: David Mattie 75 on December 22, 2008, 10:17:38 PM
Hi Carol,
How the heck are you?  It's good to see you check back in here once in a while.  What kind of dog did you have for 23 years? that's amazing... I got 3 months of life out of her by giving her supplements and that increased her appetite. 
Dave


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Carol Mcconnell 75 on January 02, 2009, 07:28:38 PM
Crystal was a golden Retriever.  I only had her for a little over  5 years. My husband got her when she was a puppy. She was a real character... she did what she wanted when she wanted, as she wanted. I grew to love her...


We did give her supplement too. And she was a little unsteady on her feet her last few weeks, I had to carry her up the stairs at bed time. She insisted that she just couldn't do it. She could, however, manage to walk out into the woods and catch a Steller Jay by herself. So I think she "put on" just a bit.

This was taken about a month before she died...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/catblue/IMG_7973.jpg)


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on January 27, 2009, 08:00:15 PM
Dave Mattie,
Well, well, well.  I haven't seen you since the 25th reunion and it sounds like you had quite a night!  You were my first boyfriend (7th grade) and you were the first boy I kissed (I mean really kissed).  Patty Perkins house in a lazy boy recliner.  Remember? 
How's life treating you?  I'm coming out to Calif in March and all the girls are going to Catalina for a weekend.  I'll be in O.C. for a couple weeks and maybe we could get some people together for dinner/drinks.
Hope to hear from you. Glad you found the website.
Joan


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on January 27, 2009, 08:05:19 PM
Dave,
Me again.  I meant to tell you I'm sorry for the loss of your dog.  I just lost a wonderful dalmatian in September and it was terrible.  We still have another dalmatian and she is 15!  Pretty good for a large dog but nothing compared to Carol's dog!


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: David Mattie 75 on January 27, 2009, 10:19:28 PM
  Joan! Yes of course I remember. I would never, ever forget my first taste of Passion.  I am honored to of served you so well.   ;) 


Isn't it a shame that these creatures of God, our dogs & cats are only on this planet for a very short time.  I still miss my Dog Poudre' that's for sure, sorry to hear about your Dalmation.


Heck Yeh!  On the dinner and drinks Keep me posted when your dates get closer...





Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on January 28, 2009, 04:58:03 PM
Dave,
Loved it!  I will let you know as the time gets closer.  You made me smile, actually I laughed out loud.
Joan


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: David Mattie 75 on January 28, 2009, 06:32:37 PM
 :D Joan I am glad to see you smile, funny thing you have a way of bringing these things out in people. 
Say Joan do you remember at Tuffree there was a weekly flyer. It usually came out at lunch time that would have a persons name and a little descriptive quote next to it.  Were you on that committee?  My name came up on it and next to was the quote "Nightcap"  I was only in the 7th or 8th grade. I had no idea what it meant at that time.  This one still baffles me... to this day!   ???


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on January 29, 2009, 12:33:47 PM
Dave,
I do remember the fliers at Tuffree but have no idea what the "nightcap" thing meant.  You might want to post something in the nostalgia section and see what happens.  It would be a great topic just talking about good ol junior high and your mystery might be solved at the same time!  I didn't get involved in student government or committees till late high school.  I was the "new girl" in the 7th grade, having just moved from Fullerton.  I just remember what a cutie all the girls thought you were. 


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Randi Corless 75 on January 30, 2009, 11:47:11 AM
Hey Joan.. I'm getting excited for our trip! I can't believe it was almost a year ago that I saw you!

I'm sorry about your dog too.. I had to put one of my dogs down on Christmas Eve, he and his brother had been attacked by something probably a bob cat or mtn lion.. (Since the fires there are a lot of miss placed wild animal out there) he was a big boy too and he got beat up bad, poor baby..
  :'(


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: David Mattie 75 on January 30, 2009, 06:25:38 PM
 Joan is Randi going to Avalon too? :'(  How many of you are going?  Are you going to sing the Steven Stills song "Southern Cross" "In a noisy bar in Avalon I tried to call you but on midnight watch I realized why twice you ran away" hahah tha's the song I always sing when I go there!  Though  ;Dwe usually arrive in Sailboats.


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on February 04, 2009, 08:49:05 AM
Dave,
Yes Randi is going along with Diane Manwill, Marissa De Jesus, Vicci Gambill, and Robin Dryer, and yes we will sing Southern Cross (one of my all time favorite songs) in a crowded bar in Avalon in your honor.  I actually got to see the Southern Cross several times when I was in Peru a couple years ago.  It's very cool to see and you know you are far from home when you look up at the night sky and not recognize anything but the moon!  It's funny that you would mention that music because you gave me a Crosby, Stills, and Nash album for Christmas.  It's their first one I think, with them all sitting on a couch outside a house on a porch.  I still have that and all my old lps.  When my kids were in high school, they and all their friends would pour over my collection and listen to the albums.  We are so lucky to have lived in the best times for great music.
Joan


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: David Mattie 75 on February 06, 2009, 08:37:34 AM
Joan tha's too funny! you're giving me great flashbacks.  Yes the Crosby Stills & Nash album I did give to you it just dawned on me as well.  What else should I brace myself for? ;D or what more our past are you going to reveal?  ::)

In 1989 I moved to Hawaii and during that time I believe I saw the Southern Cross as well.  One particular day driving in Honolulu I had a headache from traffic or whatever.  I found and stopped at a music store and bought the 4 Way street cassette.  I popped it in my deck and instantly my headache went away.  The next weekend 6 of us sailed over to Molokai and that album played in my head.  I have seen CS&N several times in concert but never have I seen Neil Young.  I wish I had oh well. 

Have you warned Avalon that you 5 will be returning?  :D  Have you ever been over to the Isthmus for Bucaneers Days in October?  It is a total weekend of partying and boats come from everywhere moor in the bay.  Everybody travels around by dingys.  Since the Isthmus is privately owned the party goes on for all night.  The theme is you guessed it Pirates! Arrrghhhh!


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on February 13, 2009, 07:10:44 AM
Dave,
Never done the Bucaneers Weekend.  Texas is a long way from Catalina, and I haven't been there for 25 years. The pirate and party thing sounds like my cup of tea or grog or ale or whatever, maybe bottle of rum?
How long did you live in Hawaii?  Been there many times and have done most of the islands.  Love it!


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: David Mattie 75 on February 16, 2009, 04:01:03 PM
Hi Joan,
I would love to post some pictures of Bucanneers Days on Catalina Island, though I cannot post any pics...the site wont allow me? go figure! 

I lived in Hawaii from June 89 - July 92 I left about 1 month before Hawaii was hit with Hurricane Iniki. 

Joan doesn't Texas have a lot of lakes ? I know George Strait has one on his property. Do you guys boat out there?


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on February 17, 2009, 07:53:26 PM
Hi Dave,
Funny you should mention lakes.  We live right on a lake (Lake Ray Hubbard, just east of Dallas).  We moved to this house a year ago after having a house with a view of the lake for 17 years.  The water and the sunsets are fantastic.  I used to sail as a kid but we have never had a boat here.  I think I'm going to get a kayak soon, though.  The water right out my back door is calling me!!


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: David Mattie 75 on February 17, 2009, 09:49:44 PM
Joan, Funny you should mention Kayaking. I just so happened to be an intermediate kayaker well sort of! There are several types of kayaks, sit on tops, sit inside, etc... the sit insides are definetly faster on the water. Though there is one kayak that is a sit on top but manufactured like a sit insided. It is called the Revenge' and I don't recall the mfg.  but it looks cool.  Some of the people in my kayaking club swear by sit insides, but my legs and butt gets tired after like two hours.  Though these guys are paddling for 4-8 hours at times I don't know how they do it. 

I vagly remember  you and your sis Pam doing the boating thing?
did your parents have a sailboat, dang I should of stayed with you...  :-* of course the water is calling you, it's your chance to be with nature and see the birds of your area.  Wonderful, wonderful sport!





Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on February 18, 2009, 07:40:02 AM
Dave,
I'm going to take a class in the spring through our local park and rec that lets you try different kayaks so I'll know what I like.  I did some kayaking a few years ago in the Taos Box Canyon in New Mexico and last spring we white water rafted through the Grand Canyon.  Now THAT was a trip of a lifetime.
My parents had a Catalina 25 when I was in jr hi and high school.  It was kept at Dana Point and then Long Beach.  We mostly did day sailing and I loved it.
Do you still surf?  I bet you picked up the kayaking when you were in Hawaii?


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: David Mattie 75 on February 18, 2009, 08:48:26 PM
Dang Joan,
You are much braver than I, it doesn't seem fit to go down a raging water in a kayak.  I had a chance to do the rapids in Colorado but still was not comfortable with it so I passed.  I Remeber Dana Point very well back then I have a few shots I took with my instamatic camera. The dates are printed on the edge of the border.  The read June and September 1970 & 1971 the pics show Dana Point empty just the Rock Jettys and bare bluffs.  In 1970 we sank our 1961 Dodge station wagon launching our 21 foot cabin cruiser.  I was holding the dock line for the boat while my Dad backed the trailer into the water at low tide.  He put on the emergency brake and put it in park.  He then got out and walked around the passenger side of the car and it started to slip on the algea down the ramp.  It went like this "Glub, Glub, Glub"  LMAO now but it was kind of strange back then.  The only thing sticking out of the water was the antenna. 
The boat was sold shortly there after.   My Dad and I would still walk the Jetty and fish for opaleye and perch later on.  I then took up snorkeling inside the Jetty and saw my first lobster in Dana Pt. Harbor. 
I still go to Dana Point on full moons to eat dinner at Cannons.  The full moon rises one hour after sunset on a true full moon.  Now Cannons is egzactly due west from San Clemente where the Moon rises.  The reflections of the full moon peers abobe San Clemente, reflects off of the water of Dana Pt. and up to your table at cannons.   One of the most spectacular places to see the full moon.  It is silver in the winter and orange yellowish in the summer.  If you're having a really  good time with your date.  One might reserve a room at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel (Salt Creek) and watch the moon set thy following morning. 
Whoo Hoo~!

I did not take up sailing until I moved to San Diego in 1980 when I joined the Hobie Fleet 14.  My surfing career ended at Trestles when I broke my board on shore break.  I belive this happened in the 8th grade.  I never bought another board there after.  I persued my scuba diving adventures and dove just as often as I could. 

I did not take up kayaking until 2005. I joined a kayaking MeetUp group.  We mostly Kayak Mission Bay and South Bay San Diego. 

In Hawaii I took up Windsurfing at Kailua Bay and of course I raced on Sailboats off of Ala Moana and other parts. 

whew! nuff said


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on February 18, 2009, 09:08:07 PM
Hey Dave,
Just to clarify, and you don't think I'm some stud kayaker, we rafted down the Colorado in paddle and oar boats and did kayaking in the calmer waters.  Is the restaurant you were talking about in Dana Point the Quiet Cannon?  I went there for a prom dinner with an old boyfriend in high school (it was Troy hs prom), but we didn't make it to the hotel!  Had a prom to go to, you know!  Loved the story about your boat/car experience. Later!


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: David Mattie 75 on February 19, 2009, 03:41:11 PM
Yes, the Quiet Cannon changed it's name a few years back.  The Chart House has a restaurant up on the bluff as well.  The Ritz wasn't built until 1984 I believe, but you could of just gone to Salt Creek beach after dinner and had just as much fun.  :D


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on February 23, 2009, 07:19:19 PM
Dave,
Wow, Salt Creek takes me back.  We had friends that had a place on the bluffs there and we used to go there before we moved to Texas.  Our son was only a year old and the beach was a great place to go.  I miss it so much!  My sister and I usually get to the beach when I'm there, now to go to the Crab Cooker in Newport Beach and sometimes to head to Laguna for some local flair and food.  My kids don't know what they've missed, but seem to be very happy with Dallas.  When they were younger and we came out to Cal, I would take them to all the great places, but they are on a whole different path.  I mean, they have SOUTHERN ACCENTS for God's sake!!!


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on February 23, 2009, 09:26:10 PM
Randi,
Can't wait to see you in a couple weeks in Catalina!  So sorry to hear about your dog.  It's so hard to lose a good friend.  They are wonderful.


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: David Mattie 75 on February 24, 2009, 09:04:45 PM
Joan did your friends have a house on the bluffs at Monarch Bay? or those homes close to the beach at Salt Creek... Either way those sound like good friends  :D Monarch Bay was my favorite place to dive.  I used to get loads of abalone and a few lobsters there.  One time I got like 10 scallops dfg limits.  That place has a lot of sealife in and around it.  I even picked up a 28"halibut there...an 8 pounder it was.

Good thing about raisin your kids/grapes in Texas is you probably did not have to worry like you would have in Southern Calif...


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on February 25, 2009, 07:21:55 AM
Hi Dave,
The house belonged to the parents of friends of ours  (his dad was a doc).  I just remember walking down a long hill to the beach.  Our friend Stan said it was Salt Creek.  I wonder (and hope) that the wildlife and marine life is still the way you described it.  And yes, you are probably right about the wild bunch.  They weren't too wild.  I think I had some crazier teenage moments that they did, but then they probably didn't tell me everything.  My son is an attorney and my daughter is a labor and delivery nurse. Ooooooh scary!


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: David Mattie 75 on February 25, 2009, 08:24:17 PM
Hi Joan,
Here is a Google link for Salt Creek /Monarch Bay.   
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

 My pictures I took in 74 did not come out good enough to scan. I do have some nice pics but they are in black n' white. Funny the pics I took of Dogs on the rocks came out really good but the one pic of Mike Copeland was from a distance and it's not possible to tell who it is.  Well the long hill is what Salt Creek is so you probably were there.  I will try and post some pics


Title: 75 check-in
Post by: Liz Martin 74 on February 25, 2009, 09:14:40 PM
I've lived in Dana Point since 1986 and absolutely love it here.  In fact, I attended breakfast this morning at the Ritz Carlton for the Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Vocal Competition.  My daughter, Julie performed and placed second and will go on to compete in the regional contest.  You can check her out in the bragging section of the board under the thread "Sooner Or Later".  Click on: http://eldoradoalumni.com/edhs/index.php?topic=5756.0

We still have a lot of sea life.  The Marine Institute is down at the harbor.  We may be building a Surf Museum at Salt Creek Beach and are also in the process of raising a few million for a new community theater at DHHS.

If any of you decide to visit the area, I'd be happy to take you on a tour of the city and the harbor.  We could meet at Turk's.  You're always welcome to sit at my pool and visit too.  I'll supply the beer and the umbrella drinks. 


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: David Mattie 75 on February 26, 2009, 08:03:55 AM
Party at Liz's house  :D Just like old times! ::)Whoo Hoo! ;D


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: David Mattie 75 on February 26, 2009, 04:18:26 PM
Joan what kind ov law does your son practice?


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on February 26, 2009, 05:39:02 PM
Hi Dave, Thanks for the map of the Dana Point area.  My son is an attorney at Kane, Russel, Coleman and Logan in Dallas, a pretty big firm which handles all aspects of law.  My son is a contract laywer (he was a finance major at Texas A&M), and does land development and commercial real estate.  I still find it hard to believe my kid is a lawyer but he's always been smart in school (got it from his dad!).  His junior year at A&M was when the world trade center happened and the economy was in the toilet as well as the job market and I think he just decided that hey law school looks cool and another 3 years of college and not having to get out in the real world looked pretty good.  Turned out great because he moved in with his sister at Texas Tech (she was in the nursing program there in Lubbock and we had bought a house there) and he went to law school there, which is also where he met his wife.  She is a lawyer also.  Her family is from Dallas so they have stayed in the area.  She's a great girl and daughter-in-law.  My daughter loves labor and delivery, still single, loves to travel (she went to Italy for 2 months after she graduated) and has a new boyfriend with a Harley!  She went riding with him a week ago and fell in love (with him and the bike, I think!)  Later..
Oh, just a side bar.. my son was at the site and working on the bonfire at A&M that fell and killed 12 students in 99.  He was just lucky.  He lost a couple of good friends.


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: David Mattie 75 on February 27, 2009, 12:07:11 PM
Yikes Joan your son came to close for comfort with you ai bet.  But it sounds like you and your husband did well.  I mean some folks can't even school a dog properly.  The dog I just lost in May would walk off leash with me.  Tha's as close as I came to raisin grapes. 
Do they sell Anaheim (ortega style) peppers roasted before your very eyes on the side of the road.  I used to buy them when I lived in Colorado. I got addicted to buying peppers that way and could never again eat a canned ortega.  I now have about 28-30 pepper plants each year.  various peppers too, Anaheim, jalapeno, Serrano and the best one is the Paprika pepper because it grows fast and has a thicker skin.  I was roasting them on the stove top or on my bar b que grill.  Stuffed with Ranchero Cheese and they're yummy. 


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on March 02, 2009, 07:11:25 AM
Hi Dave,
You are so right, my son had a really close call and I think it gave him a different view of life than he had before.  We were so lucky. And thanks, we are really proud of our kids.
So where haven't you lived?? and what were you doing to earn a living?  On the chili pepper thing, that would be more of a west Texas and New Mexico product.  Dallas is pretty far north and east.  I love em!  My parents used to live in Cloudcroft, N.M., and we would bring home peppers from there, but they never did great as a crop.  You sound like quite the gardener.  Do you keep a garden going year round?


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: David Mattie 75 on March 05, 2009, 04:52:22 PM
Hey Joan,
Sorry bout the delay here, I haven't lived on the east coast but it sounds tempting. I was an estimator for electrical contractors so that's why I easily relocated.  It is a very stressful job with deadlines constantly.  I did not really like it since it was so stressful.  I really liked being on the construction project as an engineer or purchasing agent.  My first job was a draftsman for the Mission Viejo Mall in 77 then I had an offer to be a draftsman on the Anaheim Stadium enclosure for the Rams in 80.  Those were fun jobs.

I do okay on the gardening thing though it is tough to keep a garden all year round.  My latest crop of three years is a grape vine, they are absolutely gorgeous from sprouts.

Why wouldn't you have a good pepper crop? it seems hot enough in dallas to grow them.  Maybe the soil is funky?

Do other plants have trouble in Dallas?
Did you ever have a career or are you the ultimate housewife?  and jet setter. haha.  Well you were skiing in Montana a few months back now Catalina with the girls... that's could be a  jet setter...
Are you all packed up  and ready at the airport yet?


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Bonny Alaska 73 on March 06, 2009, 08:27:39 AM
Do they sell Anaheim (ortega style) peppers roasted before your very eyes on the side of the road.  I used to buy them when I lived in Colorado. I got addicted to buying peppers that way and could never again eat a canned ortega.  I now have about 28-30 pepper plants each year.  various peppers too, Anaheim, jalapeno, Serrano and the best one is the Paprika pepper because it grows fast and has a thicker skin.  I was roasting them on the stove top or on my bar b que grill.  Stuffed with Ranchero Cheese and they're yummy. 

Dave:

How do you roast them...right on the grill or do you put foil or something down first.  Also, what's Ranchero Cheese???  I've sprouted some plants inside so they'll be ready to go out when it's time.  I'd love to know how to roast them when they're ready to pick!  I've heard they're delicious!!!


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on March 06, 2009, 10:09:21 AM
Bonnie, I think you and my sister Pam knew each other and were in the same class.  She and Greg Swanson were quite the item for years.  I'll tell her I've seen you on the website.  She has never been on here, very busy with full time work and two very active boys.  She lives in Anaheim in our great-grandparents old house, a very cute California Craftsman right in the heart of the historic colony district of Anaheim. 


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Bonny Alaska 73 on March 06, 2009, 10:19:43 AM
Hi Joan:

Yep, Pam and I were in the same class.  She was a very nice girl!  Tell her I said hi.  Try to encourage her to visit the site now and then even though she's busy.  There are a lot of us from our class that check in from time to time. It'd be nice to catch up!


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on March 06, 2009, 10:24:06 AM
Hey Dave,
Ok, yes the soil here is crap, it is like black clay and if you walk through it when it's wet, you grow a few inches because it sticks to everything! So what are you doing now workwise in San Diego?  Your previous jobs sound really interesting.  I was a dental assistant (not so interesting) before we moved here in 81, and then with the way the housing market was here (CHEAP), I was able to stay home.  My husband John has worked for Bridgford Foods (yes, the building with the clock, off the 91 and Lemon) for 31 years.
Haven't started packing yet but thinking about it!


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on March 06, 2009, 10:28:10 AM
Bonnie,  I'll try to get her on here even if I have to sit at her computer and get her on the site.  I think she'd love it!  I'm going out there next week, so I'll see what I can do.  I'll tell her you said hi.  Don't you have a brother that was in my class?


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Bonny Alaska 73 on March 06, 2009, 10:36:20 AM
Yep.  His name is Bob.  He's still living in Yorba Linda.  He comes up a couple times a year to visit me and my family.  Lots of times we all end up camping or hunting or fishing together (or all of the above).  I've got a 30 year old son who's married and has 2 little girls (ages 1 & 3), and a 27 year old daughter who's married and has a little boy who will turn 1 next week.   


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: David Mattie 75 on March 06, 2009, 04:13:01 PM
Hi Bonnie,
Yes the chili peppers are wonderful roasted, I would experiment on putting the pepper into a flame such as your cook top or bar b que.  Char the pepper till the outer skin peels or blisters, you need to roast the entire pepper in order to get this outer skin off.  Once you have roasted the pepper put it in a small tupper ware and close the lid for about 5 minutes, this allows the pepper to steam the skin off.  Now Pull out all of the seeds but leave the pepper whole.  Rachero Cheese is a round package of cheese I find it at vons in the cheese section. It is a mexican type of cheese so ask a hispanic person if you have any in your area.  I live 20 minutes from the border so it's no problemo haha... Stuff the cheese in the pepper and micro for one minute.. and vala! chile rellono home made...

Oh if you want to make you life easier roasting the peppers just put in oven at 400 degrees and watch carefully for abot 15 minutes and you can tell when ready after you ruin a few... :D

Good luck and let me know how they turn out! I love Jalapenos this way... and try this style of peppers with cheese over a top sirloin steak...

 :o


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: David Mattie 75 on March 06, 2009, 04:28:29 PM
Hey Dave,
Ok, yes the soil here is crap, it is like black clay and if you walk through it when it's wet, you grow a few inches because it sticks to everything! So what are you doing now workwise in San Diego?  Your previous jobs sound really interesting.  I was a dental assistant (not so interesting) before we moved here in 81, and then with the way the housing market was here (CHEAP), I was able to stay home.  My husband John has worked for Bridgford Foods (yes, the building with the clock, off the 91 and Lemon) for 31 years.
Haven't started packing yet but thinking about it!

Joan I thought about this today and you are the Original Elastigirl from the Increidibles aren't you!  I mean she could stretch and do just about anything, yep that's you! Did you see the movie?  I thought it was hilarious! They even had a daughter and son just like you and a super husband...  ;D

Yes being on the large construction projects was really great but most of the time I was in an office doing bids from plans and specifications.  After the last time I got laid off I just never went back to it and now I repair homes and remodel kitchens and baths when my contractor buddies need help.  I am in the jest of starting up my Ice Tea Slushie business so that's why I keep on with the construction I can work on my tea business when it's slow.  What did you Hubby John do at bridgeford foods? My moms 2nd husband worked there a while ago maybe he knew of him.  Bud Fleishcer was his name.  I remember I took a job at 18 unloading frozen carcasses of pigs once at bridgeford foods.  I dint do well at that job...
 :D
more later my time is running out.  I am at the friggin library since I am in the middle of getting a new internet provider, cox wont be out to my house to connect internet until Tuesday...


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on March 07, 2009, 08:42:59 PM
Hey Dave,
I think everyone has worked at Bridgford at one time or another!  John started there as a sales guy and has worked his way up in his 31 years there.  Great family company, still small, everyone knows everyone.  He went to high school with all the Bridgford kids and played tennis and when he graduated from college(he went on a tennis scholarship), they hired him on.  Believe it or not, he is now the president of Bridgford Foods.  He worked hard and had a lucky break or two in his career.  He travels a lot, but he loves it.  Part of the reason I'm going out to Cal is for the stockholders meeting next week.  It's always fun like a family reunion.  He had a great mentor at work, and I love seeing him.
So, I guess I have a new identity, elastigirl?  Don't know about that but I do do yoga!


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: David Mattie 75 on March 09, 2009, 12:35:46 PM
Yes Joan I think Elastigirl works well for you, it sounds like you guys made all the right decisions in life.  (Which is more than I can say) I thought your husband worked there in Dallas? Does he commute to Fullerton alot? That is really exciting that he has made it to Pres of the company.  Hey maybe you could give me some pointers on my Iced Tea Slushee that I am making.  Since you know the food business...If we can meet up I will bring you some to sample...


Have you thought about getting a ski boat and have all your buddies over to water ski during the day while John works all over... :D 

Well Joan you better get packing...



Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: David Mattie 75 on March 09, 2009, 12:38:10 PM
Hi Bonnie,
Have you had a chance to roast the peppers? The cheese I was refering to is in a 4 inch round vacume sealed plastic and is about 1 1/2 inches thick.  It also has the name of Queso Fresco on the front as well as Rachero...
The jalapeno term for these peppers is "Poppers" but I am sure you figured this out...


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Bonny Alaska 73 on March 09, 2009, 12:44:38 PM
Thanks for the info on the peppers Dave.  I'll let you know how they turn out when the time comes.  Right now I'm still working on sprouting the plants.


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on March 09, 2009, 08:22:21 PM
Hey Dave,
It's so fun getting on here and having a running conversation.  Whatever happened to Dale Hoebel?  I think he started this whole thing.  Anyway, Bridgford has several plants, the headquarters is in Anaheim and they have two plants in Dallas, one in Chicago and one in North Carolina.  The company actually started out in your town of San Diego as a butcher shop.  John goes out to Cal once a month and then travels all around the country and internationally as well.  They do a lot of meals for the military.  He's in Toronto right now.  I have learned to be very independent!!  He has been in the food service industry for a long time and can maybe be of some help with the ice tea business.  It looks like I might be able to have a day or two at the end of my trip to get together .  Maybe we could meet halfway.  I come back here on the 25th so maybe the 23rd or 24th?  I'll have a car.  I'll e-mail or call you when I get out there.  What are the details of your business?
No plans on a ski boat.  I hear that the two best days of your life are when you buy a boat and when you sell it!  I think I will stick with a kayak.
Talk to you later,
Elastigirl


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Monica Sarthou 73 on March 10, 2009, 02:56:08 AM
Hey Dave,
Ok, yes the soil here is crap, it is like black clay and if you walk through it when it's wet, you grow a few inches because it sticks to everything!

Hi Joan,
Flower Mound is about 50 miles from Rockwell, but we have heavy clay soil -ours is red - here too.  Your peppers and any other veggies will grow great if you make the space where you are currently growing them into a raised bed.  It is fast and easy with no digging required, plus very easy to tend.  All peppers (and all vegetables I have tried) seem to do great this way, and the clay doesn't matter.  I have habaneros, jalapenos, serranos, poblanos, and green, red, orange, yellow, purple and champagne sweet bell peppers. 



Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: David Mattie 75 on March 10, 2009, 09:48:46 AM
Hey Elastigirl,
That sounds good to meet half way I will block out those two days until I hear from you... I emailed Dale a few months back and he is fine and wants me to swing by for Tequila shots  :-\ :D I will bring Orange juice haha... I will have a portfolio of my Tea Slushies to show you...
Ok have a safe trip are you girls going to try the Country Club in Avalon? 
Chow


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on March 10, 2009, 06:34:46 PM
Hi Monica,
Thanks for the info on the peppers.  How long have you been here in the Lone Star State?  It's nice to know I have a neighbor from a familiar place.


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on March 10, 2009, 06:36:38 PM
Dave,
Tell me about the Country Club in Avalon.  Sound like something we'll have to check out!
Joan


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Monica Sarthou 73 on March 10, 2009, 07:20:37 PM
Hi Monica,
Thanks for the info on the peppers.  How long have you been here in the Lone Star State?  It's nice to know I have a neighbor from a familiar place.

Hi Joan,
It will be four years in July.  We lived in Fullerton when my husband was transferred to Dallas.  His Mom and brother are here, he lived in Plano during junior high and high school, and went to UT Austin so this was coming home for him.


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: David Mattie 75 on March 12, 2009, 10:04:52 PM
Hey Elastigirl
I cannot tell you everything about Avalon. I will leave it to your adventures to find out the fun things to seek out!  Seek and You will find!  See if you can find the Cat in the Hat House!  At least that's what I call it.  There is also Chicken Run which is what I call it, though you need a boat to find it.  4 miles north of Avalon...

The Hike up the to the top of the Island is straight up! So bring water and hiking shorts.  I wore cotton shorts and those aren't good for hiking specially in August. 



Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Thomas Hines 75 on March 18, 2009, 08:08:11 PM
hi all. just though i would add my name to those all ready here. I live in Vancouver BC, Canada now. no I am not a Canadian now- I am working on getting duel citizenship. I just love it up here and the weather has been wonderful on my asthma.haven't had a lick of trouble since i got up here even when i picked up a cold it was easier.I am working for Goodyear Tire as a foreman of a shop up here. i just love it and my boss is second to none. sure is nice not to worry about going to the doctors to-its all free so to say. the taxes up here would scare you to death. it averages 15 percent at stores and 40 percent out of your pay check but at least you see where the monies are going. the cities and towns are kept spotless. there are parks everywhere and ton of activities to keep you busy. the Canadian life style is much more physical than down in the states. everybody works out or has some sport they are into.plus the food up here is very strictly inspected so it just tastes different. but I do have to warn you. it is frigging expensive to live in Vancouver and most of BC. no wonder i get paid much much more up here. the starting wage for a counter person at Mc Donald's is around 14.00 an hour. how is that for minimum wage and there is a big problem with finding workers. I wasn't here a week and 15-20 job offers. its nuts when it comes to that. good employees make a very good income and your bosses work to keep you happy because its so hard to find good help. so if any of you are headed my way for vacation or what ever look me up, i would be happy to show you around
 Tom Hines 75


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Dale Hoebel 75 on October 04, 2009, 10:56:28 PM
Dang, we all went and got older again?  Does it ever stop?

dale


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Douglas Curtis 70 on October 05, 2009, 06:12:34 AM
No, but perhaps it slows a bit in Vancouver.  Maybe Thomas can help us sneak north across the border so we can take jobs the locals don't want, and send money back home.


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Joan Shattuck 75 on December 15, 2009, 07:02:32 PM
Hi, I haven't been on here in a while, got caught up with facebook but it's been fun looking at all the posts and stories here.  Dave are you still out there?  I'm coming out to Cal in the spring and would like to try to get together again.  I'll make it happen, I promise!!


Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Vicci Gambill 75 on January 27, 2010, 10:33:42 PM
Hi Dale and all other 75ers,
So good to hear from everyone!  I saw lots of you at the 30th reunion and then Vicci Gambill had a 50th birthday party in April, which I attended.  It was so much fun!  She did a 70's theme and everyone dressed up.  Todd and Deanne Kirschner and Kim Hilliard were the best.  They did the afro hair, polyester pants, Farah (?) hair, the whole bit.  Glen Alterman was there as well as Jami Buchanan, Diane Manwill, Marissa de Jesus, Robin Dryer, me, and Vicci of course, being the guest of honor.  We had a great time and found out that we can still put on a party that gets busted.  That's right, a bunch of 50 year olds can still get it done!!  The cops were very surprised when they saw how old we were and our excuse for the music being so loud was that we are losing our hearing. Our only issue was trying to keep Diane in control when she started yelling "Pig, Pig!"

I'm doing well, still living outside of Dallas, Tx, since 81.  Married to my same man, John for 29 years.  Our kids are 27 and 25.  Our son went to Texas A&M (Gig em Aggies!), got a degree in finance and decided he liked college sooo much that he wanted to go to law school (I think he just didn't want to get into the REAL world yet).  He went to Texas Tech in Lubbock for law school, met his future bride there and is now a real estate/land development attorney for a firm here in Dallas.  He got married in November of last year, and we just love her.  She is an attorney in Dallas also.  Our daughter went to Texas Tech and received her BS in nursing.  She worked in Lubbock for a year and just moved back to our area in May.  She is a labor and delivery nurse in Arlington, and I just love having her back here.

I would love to get a large group up for a reunion in the next year or so.  How about combining 74, 75 and 76?  Any thoughts?  It is so great to get back with old friends.  They are the best.  It is great having those "what were we thinking?" conversations and laughing till you cry.  Hope I didn't bore y'all (remember, I've lived in Texas for a long time) to death and I hope to hear from you!
Joan



Title: Re: 75 check-in
Post by: Vicci Gambill 75 on January 27, 2010, 10:37:14 PM
Hey Dale,  How have you been?  Are you still reading these. I see Joan posted 2 years ago so maybe I am writing to a big black hole.  I would love to hear from you.  How is your sister?  Let me know if you happen to see this. 

Hey Joan, What a crack up.  I just read your post about the party as if it was yesterday and indeed it was yesterday when you wrote it. Doesn't seem possible that it has been almost 3 years now.  I am sounding like my grandma now.  :)  Love you Honey.   :)   ooxoxooxoxo   Vicci