We always had a good time listening to the tunes of our era and now some of the artists from the 60's are re-releasing their hits with new lyrics to accommodate us. Good news, for those feeling a little older and missing those great old tunes...
Herman's Hermits - "Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Walker" The Bee Gees - "How Can You Mend A Broken Hip" The Temptations - "Papa's Got A Kidney Stone" Ringo Starr - "I Get By With A Little Help From Depends" Marvin Gaye - "I Heard It Through The Grape Nuts" Bobby Darin - "Splish, Splash, I Was Havin' A Flash Procol Harem - "A Whiter Shade Of Hair" Johnny Nash - "I Can't See Clearly Now" Leo Sayer - "You Make Me Feel Like Napping" ABBA - "Denture Queen" Paul Simon - "Fifty Ways To Lose Your Liver" Roberta Flack - "The First Time I Ever Forgot Your Face" Commodores - "Once, Twice, Three Times To The Bathroom" Rolling Stones - "You Can't Always Pee When You Want"
Then: Long hair Now: Longing for hair Then: A keg Now: An ekg Then: Acid rock Now: Acid reflux
Then: Moving to California because it's cool. Now: Moving to California because it's hot. Then: Watching John Glenn's historic flight with your parents Now: Watching John Glenn's historic flight with your kids
Then: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Elizabeth Taylor Now: Trying not to look like Marlon Brando or Elizabeth Taylor Then: Seeds and stems Now: Roughage
Then: Popping pills, smoking joints Now: Popping joints Then: The President's struggle with Fidel Now: The President's struggle with fidelity
Then: Hoping for a BMW Now: Hoping for a BM Then: The Grateful Dead Now: Dr. Kevorkian
Then: Getting out to a new, hip joint Now: Getting a new hip joint
Ahhhhhh the memories! Those of us that grew up during the 50's & 60's can still remember it as though it were only yesterday! Making chains out of gum wrappers...Hula Hoops...Playing Jacks...Mood Rings...PopBeads...Spoolies...Bell-Bottom Pants...Mini-Skirts...Madras Plaid. The memories of rushing home from school just to watch American Bandstand...remember, when dancing at the Armory was "really dancing" - but of course, we also had those crazy dances...the stroll, the twist, the monkey, the mashed potatoe, the pony...and that memorable day when I was in study hall when it came over the announcements that JFK had been shot...Friday night basketball and football games...and then being so excited about turning 18 and heading off to Faulisi’s!
How about these pictures!! "Remember When?"... O.K., now that you remember, how about "Now"... if I can do it so can you!!! Let's see who the brave ones are?!?! (Chuckling is allowed!!) The “current” pictures that I have here are from a few years ago when I challenged everyone to participate in the “Then” & “Now”
Albert, "AJ", "Albie" Asiello, currently lives in Montgomery, Pa. He is divorced and has 2 sons A.J. II, and Daniel. Al is an inspector of piston engine parts for small aircraft at Textron Lycoming. In his free time, Al is involved with the Loyal Order of Moose throughout Pa. and he finds it a very rewarding experience. He enjoys helping people and giving back to the community.
Linda Benza is teaching gifted and talented students in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She loves teaching and specializes in advance math and literature. She has 3 wonderful daughters who have married wonderful men. They have blessed her with 4 grandchildren
Richard "Dick" Birdsall is married and lives in Dublin, Ohio. He works for Employee Benefits and enjoys playing golf. He says he would love to hear from all of his former classmates!
Gale (Burris) Murray is married and has 3 children. She also has two adorable grandsons and counts her blessings every day. She has retired from the work field (Admission Director at a local Nursing Home) and works a part-time job teaching Karate to 2-4 year olds. Her interests are golf, reading, teaching karate, and going to Keuka Lake as much as she can.
Alan Call Winslow has been living in San Antonio Texas. He is a High School English Teacher. Alan is still single but has four adopted Hispanic sons - all grown now and on their own. He also has two beautiful grandchildren, the joy of his life! Alan says that God Blessed him with his four sons and grandchildren and that they are very close. His hobbies/interests are his grandchildren, sons, Drum & Bugle Corps, Photographer/Writer for Drum Corps World Publication, adjudicator for the activity in Texas, and the success of his students.
Mary Jo (Castellana) Mattison married Daryl "Deke" Mattison (class of '64) in 1968. We have been blessed with two children, & two beautiful grandchildren. "Deke" and I have retired and were full-time RV'rs for 2 years!! Yep, sold our home etc. and are proud owners of a 35 ft. Motor Home...It was great! “Deke” decided to get back in the work force & we are currently living in Naples, Florida where he is an Elementary School Principal. I enjoy my family, and of course, "playing" on my computer! (You can visit Mary Jo and her family at: http://www.geocities.com/mattisoncruiser http://www.geocities.com/mattisoncruiser Be sure to sign the guestbook so I’ll know you've stopped in!) :-)
Marie (Colacecchi) Herlihy is married and living in Pasadena, California. She has been working as an office manager for television representatives, Cox Enterprises, in LA.
Joyce (Cummings) Howey lives in Wellsboro, Pa. with her husband Dale. They have one child. Joyce is a teacher aide for handicapped children (9-12 grade). She enjoys flowers, collecting postcards and Ham Radio (KA2VSR).
Gilbert Cushing is currently living in Big Flats with his wife, Joan (also a '65 classmate). They have 2 children. Gil is a Security Manager at Corning, Inc. and he enjoys fishing as one of his hobbies. As for special memories, Gil says that moving into CPP East High School when it was a brand new facility was memorable. Also attending classes with Joan, who later became his partner in life!
Darla (Denniston) McIntosh is currently living back in Corning after living in the south for 18 years. She is married with two children, 3 grandchildren, three step-children, and 5 step-grandchildren. Darla is a nurse working with traumatic brain injury patients and she enjoys golf, reading, golf, crafts, golf and more golf! Darla says that her whole high school experience is ever present on her mind and it was a great time to be a teenager.
Emily "Jane" (Denson) Jimerson is living in Painted Post. She has been married Elwyn Jimerson (NHS Class '60) and they have 3 grown children. Jane has worked as an administrator at NYSEG for 25 years. She enjoys computers, gardening, and reading.
Barbara (DiGiacomo) Roberts lives in Allentown, Pa. with her husband had 3 children. She does computer training for students 3 1/2 years to 8th grade and also adult learning with Microsoft Works and Microsoft Office. She is President of the national group, Computer Educational Services, Inc. and can be found at www.compuquested.com.
Nancy (Ellison) Sproule is married to George Sproule (also EHS class of '65 graduate). They currently live in Branchport, NY where they own and operate a Marina. They have 2 children. Their hobbies include boating and Keuka Lake.
Phyllis (Griffiths) Lewis currently lives in Key West Florida. She is a divorcee with 3 children and 3 grandchildren. She is currently retired from 18 years of secretarial work for State Farm Insurance. Phyllis enjoys the sun and water in Florida, her grandchildren and driving her red corvette. She has many special memories of band and good friends!
Barb lives in Lindley, NY and is happily married with one son and one grandson. She says "yipeeeeee" that she's currently retired from copy editing/proofreading computer textbooks. Barb enjoys raising ferrets, ferret rescue, Akita rescue, community theater productions, and computers.
Susan (Jamison) Kath and her husband live in Webster, New York. She has two children and she is a Payroll Tax Compliance & Audit Manager for Xerox Corp. Sue's hobbies include hanging out at Keuka Lake, Western NY MG Car Club events, and exercise. As for a special memory... I just remember it being a wonderful time in my life - When I tell people about growing up, I always say it was a charmed life. That probably sounds real hoaky, but that's how I remember it. We had a lot of independence, yet mine and my friends families were always there for support.
Joan (Keefer) Cushing lives in Corning with her husband "Gil" (also EHS '65 graduate). They have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Joan is a retired nurse after 23 years of nursing at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. She enjoys boating on Keuka lake, rocking their 3 grandchildren, and managing rentals of their condo in Myrtle Beach (their future retirement home!)
Annabelle "Ann" (Lamphear) Burns is married with one step-son and lives in Charleston, S.C. She is a Sr. Sales Rep for Osram Sylvania. In her spare time, "Ann" enjoys snow skiing, golf, running and the beach.
David "Dave" Lamphier lives in Watkins Glen, NY. He is married and has 4 children. David is a Medical Technologist in the hospital laboratory. His hobbies include spectator auto racing, diecast collecting, and miniature building. As for special memories, Dave says there are so many!
Christine "Tina" (Lewis) Masterman currently lives in Pittsford, New York. She and her husband have 3 children. "Tina" is a second grade teacher at Allendale Columbia School and when she isn't working full time, she enjoys leisure reading, photography, and getting together with friends. She has fond memories and says "what a great class - what wonderful memories - dances at the armory, Friday night football - section 5 championships, ABX sorority, parties at the lake, the Loft (coffee house - where are you Skid Rowe?) Square dancing in gym-UGH! girl's intramurals (Mrs. Risley was soooooo ahead of her time) ya got me goin' and I just can't stop!"
David is single and lives in Corning. He is an Engineering Technologist and enjoys electronics.
Mike Owdienko lives in Corning with his wife Sondra French. He is a Senior IT Analyst at Corning, Inc. and has 7 children and 8 grandchildren. Mike enjoys hunting, fishing, camping.
Janet (Rowles) Cordes is married to Linus Cordes from the Schenectady area and currently live in Livermore, California. After 30+ years of working, Janet is enjoying the life of retirement! Janet has two daughters, Lori, and Amy.
"Tom" Slater is living in Ashland, Virginia with his wife. They have 3 children. Tom is a Physical Therapist Assistant and enjoys bike riding, racket ball, gardening, and softball.
Darrel Smith is currently living in Ashville, Ohio with his wife Susan. They have 3 children, Nathan, Jeremy, Katherine, 1 deceased daughter, Margaret, and 3 grandchildren. Darrell is a computer systems engineer and he enjoys gardening, travel, golfing and reading.
Linda (Smith) Scudder is a Licensed Veterinary Nurse and Certified Hospital Administrator. She lives in Painted Post with her husband. They have 2 boys. Linda enjoys writing, reading, travel, & decorating in her spare time. She says she remembers the day it was announced over the PA system about JFK's assassination! That was the first day she really paid attention to politics. She also remembers listening to Johnny Mathis records with Sharon and driving around with Diane looking for boys!
George is currently living in Branchport, NY where he and his wife Nancy (also EHS Class of '65 graduate) own and operate a Marina. George and Nancy enjoy Keuka Lake and boating.
William "Bill" Stroud currently lives in Laurinburg, North Carolina. He is an Optometrist with a specialty in contact lenses. Bill married Patricia Sleeper from Horseheads and they have one son. Bill is still involved with racing cars and has raised and shown Keeshond dogs for the last 20 years, Silver distributor with NIKKEN (magnets and far-infrared products that relieve discomfort) and loves casinos!
Harold Stull has been living in Horseheads with his wife. They have 2 boys who both graduated from EHS (90 & 92) and 5 grandchildren. Harold is a Systems Customer Engineer (Sets up computers and troubleshoots the hardware/software when users blow them up!) His hobbies include amateur radios, hunting, and of course computers.
"Shari Walt", now Sharon Garrison, lives in Springfield, Missouri. She is happily married for the second time to a paramedic who is about to finish school to be a flight RN. Sharon is an EMT, and hopefully will be going back to school to be a paramedic. Sharon says, "Retired"? She doesn't even think about it because of her love of helping others! She is the mother of two children and two step children. Sharon's joys in life are her family, and her job. She teaches several classes including CPR, Basic Trauma Life Support, Self Safety on Scenes, Small Space Search and Rescue/Recover, Swift Water Rescue or Search/Recover. In her "spare time", she and her husband love to camp, hike, canoe, swim and shoot the rapids. And of course, there's those relaxing nights at home in front of a roaring fire with a good movie! Sharon says she feels very fortunate to have grown up when we did with the freedoms we had. She thinks of our times together a great deal and would love to correspond with classmates!!
Joseph "Joe" Watkins lives in Rochester, NY with his wife. They have 3 children. Joe is a Mechanical Engineer and enjoys fishing, hunting, and antique repair.
Sandra "Sandy" (Yorio) Bennett is currently living in Punta Gorda, Florida. She moved there a few years ago from Imperial, Missouri (St. Louis area). Sandy's hobbies are #1, her family, & cooking.
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'60's TRIVIA OFFICIAL BABY BOOMER QUALIFYING EXAM
QUESTION #1: Name the Beatles - both the first and last name of each, of course. Consider this a warm-up. [If you can't answer this one without thinking, close up the test, and move on to something else. We have nothing further to discuss.] Do you qualify as a Baby Boomer?
John Lennon Paul McCartney George Harrison Ringo Starr
QUESTION #2: Finish the line: "Lions and tigers and bears, _____ _____ Admittedly, this came along before we boomers were born. But we remember it from both the movies and the boob tube.
QUESTION #8: Those post-baby boomers, or baby boomer wannabes, know Bob Denver as the Skipper's "little buddy." But we true boomers know that Bob Denver is actually Dobie's closest friend, _____ ___ _____
QUESTION #14: And while we're remembering rock n' roll, try this one: "War...uh-huh, huh...yea; what is it good for? ___________ ____________."
"absolutely nothing" (Seinfeld fans probably got this one.)
QUESTION #15: This is from a kinder and gentler protest song, but the question is just as profound: Where have all the flowers gone? Perhaps you could use a little help here: "Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing? Where have all the flowers gone? “_____ _____ _____ _____ _____ ______”
QUESTION #17: He came out of the University of Alabama, and became one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the NFL and later went on to appear in a television commercial wearing women's stockings. He is Broadway
QUESTION #21: In another movie from the late sixties, Paul Newman played Luke, a ne'er do well who was sent to a prison camp for cutting off the heads of parking meters with a pipe cutter. When he was captured after an unsuccessful attempt to escape, the camp commander (played by Strother Martin) used this experience as a lesson for the other prisoners, and explained, "What we have here, _____ _____ _____ _____ _____
QUESTION #22: In 1962, a dejected politician chastised the press after losing a race for governor while announcing his retirement from politics. "Just think, you won't have to kick around any more." _____
QUESTION #23: "Every morning, at the mine, you could see him arrive; He stood six foot, six, weighted 245. Kinda' broad at the shoulder, and narrow at the hip. And everybody knew you didn't give no lip. “_____ _____ _____”
QUESTION #25: "Good night, Mrs. Calabash, “_______ ____ _____” This originated long before even the first of us boomers was born. But in order to be a true baby boomer, you have to have some breadth.
QUESTION #30: Who put the bop in the bop she-bop she-bop?
I don't know, but he made my baby fall in love with me.
Thank you to everyone who made this 40 th Reunion possible! It has been a wonderful time, sharing, reminiscing, laughing & getting “caught up” with one another. Thanks to all of you who made the effort & attended this memorable weekend!