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Jackie Trato & siblings - Mom's Birthday

Out & About

Jackie Trato Edwards has been out and about for birthdays lately. First she celebrated her mother's 97th birthday with her siblings (left), then marked the 100th birthday of a friend with a high tea where Jackie was photographed in her red hat (right).

Jackie Trato - Red Hats
Greg Bishop Birthday

Birthday Bash

Birthday Boy Greg Bishop (who was born the same day as Jan Harper Weir at BC's Community Hospital) and his wife Sherry were recently surprised by a visit from Class Ambassador Sam Lanham and his wife Jane in Florida. A true party broke out at Bayou Bills when Sam got the entire restaurant singing "Happy Birthday" to Greg.

Greg Bishop Birthday

Sharing Gardener's Secrets

Jan Barker Lefevre (right) enjoyed a private tour around the extensive container gardens of Toni Fletcher Grinnan (left) following a delightful lunch with spouses Dick Lefevre and Joe Grinnan.

Toni Fletcher Grinnan & Jan Barker Lefevre

Goodwill Ambassador's Tour Across America

During an extended adventure that Sam Lanham refers to as his "Tour Across America," the seasoned traveler circled much of the western U.S. by auto and visited many classmates along his route. Not so fond of car travel, Lanham's wife Jane flew to Seattle to meet him for an Alaskan cruise and touring in Canada midway through the trip before he headed south. Lanham's final mile count was a remarkable 8,643.

[There's no doubt that our class of friendly faces has spread across the U.S. Can anyone top the number of Sam's classmate visits?]

Front L-R: Ruth Williamson Person, Lanham, Tony Guehl
Rear L-R: Linda Corcoran Silverman, Tom Sebo
California 9/2
Mike Barnes, Linda Kinderknecht Barnes, Lanham
Oregon 8/31
Lanham and friend
Whistler, Canada 8/25
Sam & Jane Lanham
Alaska 8/14

Steve Clagett, Lanham, Don Avriett
Washington 8/3
Jim Doe, Lanham
Montana 7/31
Lanham, John Farrin
Colorado 7/28
Deanna Shaffer and Shelly Kirkland Brown met for lunch at the Weathervane restaurant in Charlevoix. Shelly says, "It's always great to go back to Michigan for vacation."

Linda Corcoran Silverman and husband Rich enjoyed a cruise around the Galapagos Islands off the coast of South America. The couple departed from Quito, Ecuador on Celebrity's Xpedition (a small ship carrying just 90 passengers). Participating in 2-3 excursions a day, Linda remarked, "so lots of hiking" along with "great animals and such a variety." The two also visited the Darwin Research Center.
Ron Torres and Sara Buchanan Torres spent the summer enjoying their new boat, the "Bountiful." The couple cruises around Naples, Marco Island and Ft. Myers Beach for day trips and have taken overnight trips to Key West and Useppa Island. Sara describes Useppa as "a beautiful private Island just northeast of Sanibel and Captiva Island." Click movie image above to watch dolphins playing behind the "Bountiful."

Thanks to Jim Converse for sending along a link to TAKE ME BACK TO THE SIXTIES. Jim writes, "A compilation of music and trivia from the 60’s. So far I have only made it ½ way. Thought you might enjoy."

(Note: This file was created using Flash. Thus, it will not play on iPods, iPhones, etc.)

Son's Wedding Lures
Classmate to Nepal

An excited Ruth William Person (left) began a long journey May 3 when she and son Matt took off for Kathmandu, Nepal to attend younger son Andrew's wedding.

You can follow her amazing blog of the journey and joyous event with lots more photos at

(To start at the beginning of the blog, click June 4 in the "Blog Archive" column on the right.)

Long-Awaited Arrival

Early in May, a thrilled Lana Benson Clancey (right) welcomed her first grandchild, Conrad. Congrats Lana!

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Class of 1965, Lakeview High School, Battle Creek, Michigan