Friday, November 30, 2007

Madelaine Zelenay

Oh thank you, Madelaine, for the wonderful photos of Dona and Scott's wedding - a beautiful bride indeed with her handsome husband! And so good to hear from you as well. Cheers!


I was fortunate enough to be in town and attend Scott & Dona's wedding last Sunday. It was so lovely. I wanted to share these pictures of their special day.

One of these days I will have enough time to write about what I have been doing over the last 40 years.

In the meantime, I am thrilled you started the blog and so many of our class are now staying in touch.

Best, Madelaine (Zelenay) Whiteman

The Newlyweds! Mr. and Mrs. Scott Bruckner

Dona with Michael & Steve walking her down the aisle.

After the wedding Dona and Scott invited everyone over to their home for more celebrating.

Dona & Madelaine

2/4/08 UPDATE
Hi Cathy.

I read your blog today and you really are doing an amazing job of reuniting our class. It’s interesting to find out where our classmates have journeyed to over these past 40 years, even if I don’t remember them personally. I feel there is a bond that we all share growing up in the same place and time.

So just a quick update from me. I have been living in Telluride, Co. for the past 12 years. I came thinking it would be 2 or 3 years and my how the time has flown. I can remember how long the school year was and how short summer was as a kid, but today the days fly by. It is still hard to imagine that I have been out of high school for 40 years. I don’t feel that old. It just can’t be!

After living in California, I love the seasons here. And it is a majestically beautiful spot with huge mountain peaks watching over this small valley. Each season is unique with changing colors and activities. The colors are vibrant. I have been blessed to have lived in some beautiful locations. It is a small town though which can be a very challenging place to live full time. Our year round population is about 2,500.

I have been selling real estate here and more recently went back to school to get a Master’s degree in Psychology. In 2006/2007 I spent time in Palm Desert working in my new field as I finished the curriculum. I am getting close to finishing my thesis so I can finally graduate. I will most likely move back to So. California this spring to start something new.

I have stayed in touch with some of our classmates through the years seeing Patty Ellis, Marcia Johnson, Cathy Overman, and Dona Foy fairly regularly. I had dinner with Donna Luce, Freddy Ortega & Joan Noble when I was in California in November. My longest friendship, Maureen Shapiro (66) and I are still friends after 53 years. I also had the good fortune of living fairly close to Debbie Spaulding, and was blessed to spend time with her before she passed away, traveling with her and her husband to Thailand, Cambodia and Burma and spending many hours at their home in Santa Fe. Her daughter, Kendra, is graduating from nursing school in May and has invited me to her celebration.

All in all life is good and I am blessed.

I do like the memories evoked when I read the blog and listen to our music, the best ever!


Madelaine Zelenay Whiteman
Telluride Properties, Across from the Gondola

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Lynn Eklof Passed Away 9/27/07

Shari (Goodstein) Epstein just emailed to tell of the passing of another classmate and friend, Lynn (Eklof) Carey. I am grieved to hear this news but thank You Shari for telling us. May the family find comfort and hope from the Lord during this time of loss.

Hi Cathy,

On a very sad note Lynn Eklof passed away of breast cancer on September 27, 2007, in Oceanside, Ca.

Please make mention on you blog. Thank you.

Take care,

Shari Epstein

11/17/07 UPDATE
Thanks Linda for the link to Dignity Memorial (CLICK HERE) which has several more photos than the ones below.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Update on Sally Vick Ball from Linda Mustion

Thanks Linda for the update and photo. Please keep up informed on the memorial for Sally.

Hi! Cathy......just wanted to let you know that I attended the Burbank Veterans Day Ceremony and Doris Vick, mother of our recently deceased classmate Sally Vick Ball was there. She is a WWII veteran and committee member.

I had the chance to speak with her and she told me that Sally went in for surgery for breast cancer and that there were problems and she passed away. They have not yet done an obit and that Sally will be cremated and private family services will be at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills with burial following.

They do hope to have a memorial service for Sally maybe in January. I gave her my card to contact me if they have the memorial service.

Also sitting next to her was Frank Bullock, father of our fellow classmate Bev Bullock. I am enclosing a picture of Frank Bullock and Doris Vick.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Class of '66 Fooball Players

Can you guess who's who?? Found this great pic at Burbank High Alumni and thought ya'll would enjoy it!
(l-r) Steve Gullion, Ray Yokum, Mel Barnes, Jim Bennett, Gil Uribe, Joseph Baldino. (front) Jim Davis & Ron Franzen - all class '66!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Sally Vick

11/9/07 UPDATE
Received this email from Linda Mustion today:

I emailed Pam Kirkwood yesterday trying to find out if Sally Vick was married and what her married name was and where she died. Pam Kirkwood forward my email todave Colvin and he sent me the following reply:

Hello Linda,
About Sally; her married name was Ball and she has ason named Morgan. He lives mid-state some where in CA. Sally's parents still live in Burbank @ 818-845-5811,Doris and Bill Vick.

David Colvin

Today Pam Kirkwood (BHS 64) sent this email:

BHS Sad News... Just got this info from David Colvin '66...But in looking at the Ceralbus, I think she was in the class of '67... Pam

I heard from my Mother today that Sally Vick ('66) died on Monday from cancer I believe she said. She was 59 years old.

David Colvin

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Visiting Mark Pollock

Today Jeanne (Barron) Aikman, Marilyn Miller and I visited Mark Pollock and his lovely wife, Allison and surrounding their amazing home which they designed and built, are wonderful gardens and a vineyard which provides the grapes for Mark's Stoneheath Winery.

It was great seeing you, Mark!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Moments of Reason

Hi Cathy,

I had to respond to Tom Hurd's concerns about growing old and I find this a good lesson.

Hope you find it appropriate for your blog.


Jay Christopher Peterson

This is something special for people that are special..
I hope your speakers work...this is wonderful.

Thanks Chris!

To download and watch this PowerPoint Presentation, click
Moments of Reason.

May the beauty of our autumn years bring joy to those we love...