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07/15/15 03:23 PM #160    

James Kiley

I just had lunch with Aviva Futorian. Delightful. She remembers the History Team Teachers as Al Sandaford (?), Will Haymire, herself and everybody's favorite Gene McGrue ( forgive the spelling). She want's to join the Message Forum.  She is 77, sharp as a tack. Went to the 1964 50th.

07/16/15 09:25 AM #161    


Anna Hoagland

Jim, what a wonderful conversation you must have had. Ms Futorian's experiences could fill an exciting book. She certainly was an important addition to my life and education.

07/16/15 02:16 PM #162    


Larry Toy

Thanks, Jim. I unfortunately never had the privilege of having Ms. Futorian as a teacher. All the reports say she was someone very special. Mr. McGrew and Sandefer team taught the American History class that I took as a sophomore, along with a few of our classmates, with the vast majority of students in the class juniors and a few seniors. I got to know a fair number of the upper class members, including the football player, Bill Farrell, who was one of the members of a group project we did in class. It was an experiment, combining two large classes together (probably 60 students or so) in a double classroom. Not sure whether it worked or was continued. McGrew and Sandefer were an interesting contrast - McGrew, quite young and very well dressed, and Sandefer, older and dressed like a typical college professor. Sandefer also doubled as a counselor and later became the Rich East principal, a decade after we graduated. 



07/17/15 12:53 PM #163    

Wilfred Sherk

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Stan Moore, who taught history by having the class read Shakespeare.  He was also the first Russian language teacher.  He had this endearing tic of rolling up his tie and letting it unroll as he lectured.  

07/17/15 03:21 PM #164    


Anita "Bonnie" Meyer (Vann)

Jim, I'm envious!  Lunching with Ms Futorian!  I'm glad you and she discussed her joining the Forum, look forward to her posts .  She was so elegant and beautiful in those days, I'm thinking she has maintained her classiness !   Thanks for pursuing this reunion for all of us who were lucky enough to be in her classes.  Hope she stays in touch!

07/18/15 11:49 AM #165    


Joe Nicolosi

Will---actually Mr. amd Mrs. Moore came to our 50th Reunion in 2013.  Both seemed to be doing quite well.  They sat by Larry Toy, who might be able to add more information about them.

07/18/15 02:09 PM #166    


Caryl Harris (Sewell)

Yes -- we read Shakespeare in his Western Civ. class. 4 histories. We read 8 others that year -- 4 comedies and 4 tragedies in my English class! I was Shakespeared out for a while. 

07/18/15 06:58 PM #167    


Lynne Braitberg (Luskin)

Lynne Braitberg here..This message forum has been so delightful to read..I forgot how much fun I had growing up in Park Forest.  Thank you to all....small world story...Bob Metcalf became superintendent of Lake Forest  Schools..ran into him years ago when I was on staff at Deerfirld High school...Gene Mcgrew became superintendent of Glenbrook High Schools in Northbrook..our daughters were sorority sisters at U Of I, and we were in a skit for parents day...he actually remembered me..how cool is that!!,  The next story is unbelievable..I am sitting in my back yard taking a 5 minute parent break when I hear a voice that is UNFORGETTABLE...my new neighbor was moving in..Mr.Barbknecht....he turned out to be a real nice guy..but that VOICE!,,,I think that our high school did a fabulous job of hiring the best teachers around so we could get a great education in and out of class..To Debbie Garretson, thanks to your mom, I still play the piano...great lady...to Susan Nally...thanks for teaching me how to do a flip..my daughter, Susie became a gymnast and cheerleader in high school..I am sure my skills inspired her..you can laugh now"....

07/19/15 11:27 AM #168    


Gloria Lisanti (Brown)

Lynne, your note made me laugh!  I guess you never know who might move in next door!  Haha!

What did you teach at Deerfield High?




07/19/15 12:45 PM #169    


Larry Toy

Lynne, thanks for those great updates. I agree with you that we had some very special teachers at Rich at that time.

A little more on the Moores. When we went down for our tour of PF and Rich at the start of the reunion, I had called our old family friends, Aaron (Doc) and Vivian Gerber, who still live in their same house on Osage, just below our old house on Oakwood, to see whether we could drop by to visit. Viv (as sharp as a tack in her 90's) immediately suggested that she invite Stan and Jan Moore, who still live on Osage, just two blocks away. After our visit, I asked whether Stan and Jan could come to the reunion banquet, which they, to the delight of many of their old students, did!

A couple of months later, they visited us in California as part of a trip visiting their son, who lives in Marin County, not too far from us.

I was one of a small number of our class that had the priviledge of having both Stan (Western Civ) and Jan (when she was still Swanson) (math seminar) as teachers. They are both in their '80's and doing well. We are on their Christmas letter list now and read about their travels and children and grandchildren. They said they would like to move from PF, particularly to Northern Cal, but the housing values in PF are too low to make the transition out. 


08/26/15 11:38 AM #170    

Larry McDaniel

You guys are gonna love this.  Top 10 songs from every month from 1955-1985.  Click on the Play button in the center of the disk.


08/27/15 10:08 AM #171    

Raymond Brindle

Thanks Larry. A fun site

08/27/15 12:14 PM #172    


Mike Shea

That's Great. Thanks LAWRENCE.

08/27/15 08:21 PM #173    

Paul Hastings

Thanks so much for the website. I could track my life by the songs a recall. What a great gift!!


08/28/15 09:22 AM #174    


Joe Nicolosi

Thanks, Paul.  I'm glad you're enjoying it.

08/28/15 10:14 AM #175    

Seth Eisner

Thanks, Larry.  Let's see -- June 1963.  It's My Party, You Can't Sit Down and, best of all, The Crystals singing Da Doo Ron Ron.  Not too shabby.  (Let's not talk about Bobby Vinton and Lou Christie, one of the finest hairdressers the City of Pittsburgh ever knew.)

08/29/15 11:58 AM #176    


Lee Biard

May '63: Kyu Sakamoto, Sukiyaki - I loved it. Odd, but loved it.

08/11/16 08:16 PM #177    

Deborah Garretson

Just wondering, did anyone else in our class have polio? Deb

08/15/16 08:53 PM #178    

Lorrie Gifford (Burke)

I did.....when I was five, I had bulbar polio.  I was in the hospital for a month and couldn't swallow and lost the ability to speak.  (My husband would be incredulous at the loss of speech part!!). I guess that I have made up for lost time!


08/15/16 09:36 PM #179    

Deborah Garretson

Laurie, I'm so sorry. You can email me at gorba336@gmail.com. Let's talk about it.

02/07/18 06:13 PM #180    


Dawn Mills (Zimmerle)

Hi michael, I worked at Dandy's car hopping. No clerical jobs available. 


02/08/18 07:38 AM #181    

Virginia Hasler (Painter)

Dandys was sure a long time ago.


02/08/18 11:36 AM #182    


Bill Paul

Dandys, Man that was a long time ago. However I do not think I missed a week end there.Shows how I had my priorities in order.

02/10/18 05:31 AM #183    


Dawn Mills (Zimmerle)

Dear Shelby you were very pretty. Kind of exotic.


05/01/21 10:03 AM #184    


David Halperin

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