Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Close Your Eyes and Go Back

Today received this email from Linda Peterson Everett and she attached a powerpoint file which had music but the one I posted doesn't (sorry!) - thanks Linda!

Hi Cathy,
First of all, thank you so much for the wonderful videos of the party and the picnic and your sweet note with the great picture from the party. I really loved having everyone here!!!!

I am forwarding this video to you to perhaps pass on through your blog or newsletter. I am sure many people have read these words before, however, I think this is really well done.............We all did grow up in a very special era!

Love you!


close your eyes


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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Videos of 2009 Alumni Picnic & Class luncheon

Got a few folks on video to show a bit of the fun we had. Hope you enjoy and make plans now to come next year!

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


Part 4


Part 5


Part 6



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Yummm! What a delicious submarine sandwich you get at Santoro's now located on Burbank Blvd.

On the way to the alumni picnic, Scott, Dona and Bella Bruckner and I stopped to pickup our lunch.

Wonder if they deliver to Sonoma? Probably not.
Santoro's Submarine Sandwich
1423 W Burbank Blvd
Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 848-8888

July 15, 2013 UPDATE

Just received this email from Santoro's

Hi Cathy,

I noticed you wrote about Santoro's Submarine Sandwiches on 6/27/2009 (http://bhsclass67.blogspot.com/2009/06/santoros.html). Thanks for the mention! I work with the owners at Santoro's Submarine Sandwiches and we recently created a new site that lets customers order online with their desktop or smartphone. It's an exciting addition to the restaurant, so we're reaching out to ask for a small favor…

If you could add the new website (http://www.santorosburbank.com) on your post about Santoro's Submarine Sandwiches, we'd really appreciate it! I know you wrote this post a while back so hopefully it's not too much trouble!

Again, thanks so much for supporting Santoro's Submarine Sandwiches with the mention on your site. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Thanks Cathy!


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Alumni Reunion in Burbank Leader Newspaper

Local high school alumni reunite

Event committee members, from left, Pam Kirkwood, Trudie Hentze, Linda Damarjian and Patti Hallowes welcome former Bulldogs and Indians to Johnny Carson Park for Saturday's reunion.

Published: Last Updated Tuesday, June 23, 2009 10:08 PM PDT

While the gloom of June brought gray skies, Johnny Carson Park was transformed into a bright sea of vivid blue and red as proud Burbank and John Burroughs High School alumni gathered at the venue Saturday for the ninth annual All Class Reunion Picnic and Car Show.

Welcomed by reunion committee members Linda Damarjian, Trudi Hentza, Patti Hallowes and Pam Kirkwood, the event was officially kicked off with “The Star-Spangled Banner” sung by vocalist Mallory Maisner, a junior at Burbank High School, who has been chosen to audition for next season’s “American Idol.”

Among the hundreds of former Burbank Bulldogs and Burroughs Indians who braved the intermittent drizzle to catch up with old friends, enjoy a picnic lunch and admire the classic cars on display were Burbank Mayor Gary Bric, Councilman David Gordon, Denny Grossman, Lou and Judy Bartoletti, Bill Hormuth, Gerald Gaughen, Darrell and Nancy Golnick, Bud and Joyce Nelson, Ashley Lopez, Stan Lynch, Natalie Villalpando, Nancy Ward, Karl and Marianne Grossman, Sally Geraci, Ed and Charmaine Sandors, A.J. and Dee Dee Culotta, Dick Benno, Bob and Virginia Wirffel, John and Mary Jo Hjelmstrom, and Diane and Harry Campbell.

A.J. and Dee Dee Culotta were impressed with the alumni classic cars on display including Ed Sandor's 1933 Chevy.

Also caught mingling throughout the day were Ron and Jane Cooper, Tom Treloggen, William and Amanda Kaufmann, Brian Church, Charlotte McCaskey, Jerry Crimeni, Mark Vargas, Steve Ceniceros, Adriana DeMattia, Darlene Kroah, Jorge de los Reyes, Kevin Hobson, Carole Collins, Leigh Hilt, Larry O’Brien, John and Cathy Coyle, Linda Mustion, Tom Branca, Carol Schmidt and Jan Williams.

Others in attendance were Mary Flavin, Bob Bauman, John and Marilyn Peterson, Joe Baldino, Eddie Levitt, Don Ray, Skip Higgins, David Ingram Symonds, Dean Chetkovich, Bill Murray, Jim Peet, Jerry Carson, Paula Roth, Janet Goldwater, Gerald Gaughen, George Damarjian, Lenore Stein, Mike Mendoza, Jon Walters, Lonnie Melton, Janet Knight, Ted Bregman, Larry Beck, Mary Nay, Frank McGuire, Cliff Slike, Irene Sandoval, Tim and Sue Norwalk,and Marci Brewer.

Opened in 1908, Burbank High School marked its centennial celebration this past year. Across town, 1928 saw the opening of John Burroughs as a junior high school before it made the transition to a high school in 1948. Among the well-known names who owe their high school educations to either Burbank or Burroughs are Mayor Gary Bric, former Mayors Bob Kramer and Marsha Ramos, Councilman Jess Talamantes, actors Clint Howard, Rene Russo, Anson Williams, Debbie Reynolds and Dan Haggerty, Golden Globe-winning director Tim Burton, and Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard.

This annual reunion that welcomes all alumni of the two high schools has become a Burbank tradition over the past decade.

As Saturday’s picnic drifted into the history books, event Chairwoman Linda Damarjian commented that the attendance for this year’s reunion was down slightly from previous years.

“The turnout was a little lower than in the past,” said Linda Damarjian said.

“But it was a very good time, and the alumni classic car show was a big hit as usual. Having the mayor and a City Council member here was a nice addition, and people truly enjoyed themselves — many remarking that Burbank was such a wonderful place to grow up.”

DAVID LAURELL can be contacted dlaurell@aol.com or (818) 563-1007.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy Days Reunion July 18/19 in Burbank

Anson and the Happy Days Cast will be at the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel July 18 & 19

More info here: HollywoodShow.com

Miller Pics from Don

Don Ray (Ripley) just sent the following photos from Miller Elementary School - thanks Don!

Please help with names if you can and if you have any photos to post from the past, please send them in.

Roland Young

Johnny De La Rosa

David Snyder

Art Robinson

Jerry Berg, Robert Moss, Billy Neikamp (Leeland Freeman running)

Jeanne Barron

Haven't a clue??

Greg Howland

Thanks to the Nicholls twins (Carol Lebrecht & Cathy Coyle) for identifying Greg and here is his senior pic!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Photos of Alumni Picnic & Class Party

What a great time we had this weekend!!!

It was wonderful seeing everyone and catching up. Of course, we missed those who couldn't make it, but hope to do something similiar next year (NOT on Father's Day weekend), so please stay tuned.

Here are a few photos sent in by Flora Angel Ferrens, Cathy Nicholls Coyle, Jay Chris Peterson and yours truly, Paparazzi Palmer!

Saturday Alumni Picnic

Class '67
Standing: Deanna Lloyd Jennings, Leigh Rugee Crossen, Ellise Dibble Weekley, Dona Foy Bruckner, Linda Peterson Everett, Al Thuotte, Jay Chris Peterson, Don Ripley Ray, Linda Mustion, John Johnson, Mary Flavin Durrer, Vickie Peters Stigile.
Front: Marilyn Williams Peterson, Cathy Palmer, Cathy Nicholls Coyle, Flora Angel Ferrens.

Class '65
Stamford Hill, John Coyle, Trudie Lombard Hentze, Jon Peterson, Santa Vessella, Chris Collins, Sheldon Singer, Dave Marshall & Rick Benno

Janet Knight '65, Jean Ziegler '62 and Diana Ziegler Larsen '67 (Jean & Diana are sisters and Janet is their cousin!)

Cathy Nicholls Coyle, John Coyle and Barbara Zelenay Pirtle '70.

Alan Landros '70 and Steve Walker '67 with Jay (Chris) Peterson '67 being videoed by papparazzi Palmer '67.

At the Bruckners

The 3 muskateers (John Coyle, Scott Bruckner & Jon Peterson) up to no good twittering on my laptop!!

Our class '67 party was at Linda Peterson Everett's beautiful Westlake Village home - THANKS LINDA!

Sherry and Jay Peterson with Linda looking at high school pictures.

Linda's home has a beautiful large deck with a wonderful view - perfect for a party!

Scott Bruckner '66, John Coyle '65, Jon Peterson '65, Diana Ziegler Larson & Dona Foy Bruckner

Alan Singer, Cathy Nicholls Coyle, Marilyn Williams Peterson, Colleen Johnson, Deanna Lloyd Jennings

Marilyn Miller & Linda were and continue to be close friends

Cathy, Deanna, Alan, Jeanne Barron Aikman, Cathy Palmer, Diana

Standing: Cathy, Alan, John Johnson, Marilyn & Dona
Sitting Back: Chris Jay Peterson & Richard Pearson
Sitting Middle: Diana & Linda
Sitting Front: Deanna, Marilyn, Jeanne & Cathy

Diane McCall Ward & Deanna going down memory lane.

Cathy, Diana and Jeanne all were in kindergarten together at Miller!

I believe John Johnson who came from Seattle for the weekend & Richard Pearson who drove from Hemet, hadn't seen one another since 1967!

Diana, Jeanne, John, Linda, Marilyn, Richard & Cathy

Cathy & Paparazzi Peterson

Paparazzi Palmer & Scott

And here's another Bob's Menu from the 60's - pretty cool!

June 25, 2009 UPDATE

Be sure to check out Linda Mustion's blog which has more photos!

BHS Memorabilia from Dona

This weekend Dona Foy Bruckner scanned some GREAT memorabilia from Burbank High School...

Dona, who was a flag twirler in 11th grade, was on the drill team as a senior - GO BULLDOGS!

Shauns was a sorority (1966)

Back: Leigh Rugee, Barbara Bronner, Terri Minor, Cathy Carlson, Sharon Scroggie, Kathy Whitehead, Judy Anderson
Middle: Kathy Musson, Marsha Johnson, Nancy Krough, Kyle McDowell, Linda Newcomer
Front: Sue Lutje, Vivian Blum, Dona Foy, Donna Hall

And check out the prices at Bob's back in 1965!


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Staying with the Bruckners!

What a blast I am having with Dona (Foy BHS '67) and Scott Bruckner (BHS '66) this weekend!!

A few pics for you and please notice Scott's wonderful artwork...

Dona, Scott and Bella

Cool Burbank Poster

Neighbor dog, 6 month old Diesel

Beautiful Bella

After the reunion picnic today (video coming), a few friends stopped by and Alan Landros took these pics.

(Photo l-r) John Peterson, Marilyn (Williams) Peterson, Dona, Scott, Marilyn Miller, John Coyle, Jeanne (Barron) Aikman, Cathy (Nicholls) Coyle & Cathy Palmer