Thursday, December 25, 2008

from Bill Harrison

I just wanted to take a minute and wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS, and to wish anyone who still visits our Blog a most Joyous Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.
Bill Harrison

Monday, November 3, 2008

Judy (Fadden) Buchholtz

Hi Martha,

I am so sorry I missed the reunion but I have enjoyed reading everyone's news, and l loved seeing the pictures.

I finally made a trip north in October. Potsdam has changed a lot in the 5 years since I've been home. I was able to spend time with my son, Brian who is an Officer, stationed at Fort Drum. He will be going to Afghanistan soon. My younger son Kevin and daughter, Kallie are students at Florida State in Tallahassee, Florida. Husband, Bruce travels between Minneapolis and Fort Lauderdale while we keep a residence here.

I hope this blog continues. It's fun to remember so many classmates. I'm slow with email but will respond! Anyone in the Fort Lauderdale area, look me up. Judy Fadden Buchholz

Saturday, October 25, 2008

from Margaret (Ciadella) Tougas

Hi Martha,
I'm so glad that so many people from our class are keeping this "News Letter" going. It was so great to see everyone on friday nite. We're so sorry we missed saturday nite,but we had other plans. We had a great time friday nite seeing so many of our old class mates and I've got to tell you, we all have aged well. Please keep this letter going everyone. Margaret Ciadella Tougas

Sunday, October 5, 2008

From Elizabeth (Perry) Monroe

Hi Marcia, this is Beth Monroe (Elizabeth Perry)

We're still in Massena, will be married 38 yrs in November; 3 grown boys: ages 36 , 34, and 32. 5 grandchildren,( 3 boys and 2 girls). oldest is 17, youngest is 5 days.

Still working as an RN, doing Infection and Employee Health at the Highland Nursing Home in Massena. I enjoy horseback riding and just recently bought a motorcycle and am having fun mastering that. Don't hardly ever see any of my classmates and was looking forward to our reunion, sorry I didn't make it ....
From Cindy Baker MacDonald

Hi Martha and Marcia,

Thank you for a truly fantastic time at our 40th high school reunion! I know you guys put in many hours to make it a success. My husband and I had a wonderful time. It was great catching up with classmates after all this time. I certainly look forward to our 50th.

Thanks again.

Cindy Baker MacDonald
From Katherine Sheehan Casey

Hello Everyone,

I was sorry to miss the reunion. Our son was married that weekend. I will send an update on our family soon with photos. I have enjoyed posts and would like to see it kept going as well.

Katherine (Sheehan) Casey

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

From Bill Harrison

Hey Martha,
Just wanted to say hello and hope our re-union blog stays alive. It would be great to hear from some of the people I hadn't seen in so many years. .

Monday, September 15, 2008

Let's keep our blog going! We want your updates.

The easiest way to post a comment or photos on the blog is to send them to Martha All I have to do is copy and paste them into the blog. Another way to leave a message is to click on "comments" at the end of the post, and then add your comment. You can also read other news from classmates by clicking on "comments."

I've had a great summer and have had some pretty weird dreams about classmates since our reunion! I loved every minute of seeing everyone, and I've had a few calls since then. KEEP IN TOUCH.

In August, my daughter and her family invited me to spend a week with them in Narragansett. We rented a beach house and had a terrific time. Here are a couple photos.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

from Cheryl Groeneveld

Hi Martha,

I just happened on the web site for the class reunion - and so sorry to miss it! I never received any notification, so my address is below for anyone who is keeping records and e-mail is

It was wonderful to read the blogs from everyone, and once I figure out how to use the blog site, I will try to send a longer message. Thanks for the pictures and so sorry I missed you all.

Cheryl Groeneveld, Class of '68
PO Box 365
Ashby, MA 01431

Monday, August 18, 2008

From Ann (Greene) Gilmore

Hi Everyone,

I have been married to Bill Gilmore (PCS ’66) for almost 32 years. We have 3 kids, Gregg (our son together) and Rob and Lisa (from my marriage to Bob Sharlow.) Rob and his wife Terisa have four sons. Brandon and Josh (who are Teri’s sons from a previous marriage) and Taylor (age 9) and Casey (age 7). Lisa and her husband Steve have two sons, Garrett (age 9) and Alec (age 7). Teri and Lisa were both pregnant at the same time and delivered within a few weeks of each other both times. Bill and I love being grandparents and feel so blessed to have our kids nearby Rob and Teri live in Liverpool, NY and Lisa and Steve in Parishville, NY. Gregg and his girlfriend Trina live in Canton and we hope that one day they will add more grandchildren to the family.

Bill retired last September after working for the Potsdam DPW for over 30 years. I have been an administrative secretary in the alumni office at St. Lawrence University for 23 years and hope to retire in a few years. Bill and I have lived in Hannawa Falls for over 28 years and love it there.

We enjoyed seeing everyone at the the Shore Lounge on Friday night.

Rob and his family

Lisa and her family

Friday, August 1, 2008

From Judy (Chase) Kirkey

Congradulations to Marcia and Martha for putting on yet another successful reunion. It was great seeing my 1968 classmates. To all those who did not attend you truly missed out. Great job Karla Kodak for the pictures. Looking forward to our 50th in 2018.

Judy (Chase) Kirkey

From Marty Kerker
Hello Again -- It's been a blast looking at all the photos & trying to figure out who's who (from the unlabeled pictures). I am so sorry I wasn't able to make the reunion. It must have been an incredible rush after all these years to see so many of the people who became a part of what we are today. Marcia, Martha & everyone else who put this together should only know how much their efforts have meant.

Attached is a more recent photo (composite) showing my wife and I over this past memorial day weekend at the Warwick Valley Winery.

Regards to all --

Marty Kerker

Thursday, July 31, 2008

From Vicki (North) Donnelly

Dear Marcia and Martha,You two know how to throw a great party! Thank you for your time and energy in making our reunion so enjoyable! I loved seeing "old" friends after 40 years and look forward to meeting again; however, I won't wait 40 years to attend the next one! Again, thank you for all that you do for the class of 1968! You're awesome!

Vicki (North) Donnelly
From Tom Barrington

Thanks to Martha and Marcia for putting it together. As Marcia will attest, I had every intention of coming up, but due to a construction project reschedule at my home I was, unfortunately, unable to. Seeing the blog pictures emphasized even more that I missed out. Attached are a couple of photos.

My wife Marie and I at the Trevi Fountain in Rome last fall.

My daughter Sarah with her boyfriend last Christmas.

The reunion chatter resulted in some fun email and phone exchanges with Hantz, Sharlow and Harrison. I know the effort it took to put this together so, again I thank you. Perhaps we could pick a good place/time and have an annual 'if you can make it' reunion. No work involved and you would never know, year to year, who would be walking through the front door! might turn into an interesting this point in our lives, every ten years is far too few parties! best to all.......Tom

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Pictures from Saturday Evening

Guess Who! If at first you don't succeed ...

... try, try again!

Louise and Con Elliott

Sue (Brockway) Corwine '68 and her husband, Mac

Diane (Bautaw) Norwood '68 and her husband, Jim

Lana and Sammy Rodriguez '68

Wanda and Walt Enslow '68

Is that really Martha Hartle and Sammy Rodriguez??

Sally and Larry Doyle '68

Louise and Con, and Vicki (North) Donnelly '68

Nancy (Weaver) Scheuplein and Candi LaCoss Deon

David Hyman '68 and Cindy (Baker) McDonald '68

Ann (Kerr) Green and Leland Green '68

Wayne Green and Nancy (White) Green '68

Kenny and Betsy (Randall) Ashley '68

Ceylon '68 and Muriel (Turner) Foster

Kenny '68 and Betsy (Jones) Friedel '68

Carol (Phillips) Bisonett '68 and her husband, Stephen

Harold and Linda (Covey) Akey '68 - more fun than you thought, eh Linda?? :)

Ed Boyd '68 and his fiance, Roxy Silsby

Mary (Snell) Wright and her husband, Bill

Linda and Peter Barney '68

Marcia (Stoddard) Bradley '68 and Alan Bradley

Remember when ... Tim O'Brien, Myrna (Kanrich) Levinson, and John Hantz

Marcia with Judy (Chase) Kirkey '68

Gilbert "Gibby/Joe" Newtown '68 and Kathy Spitzer

Bill Putnam '66 and Tim O'Brien '68

Marcia with Bill Harrison '68

Walt Enslow '68 and Leland Green '68

Ellen and Dan Hayes '68

John Barto '68 and his wife, Susan

Charlotte "Charlie, Char" Norton '69 and Pete Murphy '68

'68 Quints - Betsy (Jones) Friedel, Suzanne (Smith) Sharlow, Linda (Covey) Akey, Jane (Irish) Brown, Bonnie (Sebastian) Turner

Zdravka "Doda" (Dodig) Benko '68 and Myrna (Kanrich) Levinson '68

Seeing Doda after all these years was the highlight of our reunion for me. During our high school years, Doda came to America from Yugoslavia (is this correct, Doda?) to live with her Aunt and Uncle (Bozika and Egon Matijevic). Doda soon made a place in the hearts of many of us at PCS. WELCOME BACK TO YOUR ALMA MATER, DODA!

Mike Murphy '68 and his wife, Deborah - they met at LeMoyne College

Vicki (North) Donnelly '68 and Larry Doyle '68

Doug Saber '68 - that's Roy McDonald on Doug's left

Cindy (Baker) MacDonald '68 and her husband, Fred

Cindy (Baker) MacDonald '68, Fred MacDonald, and Dawn (Gillette) Bennett '68

John '68 and Belinda (Charleson) LaBrake - Thanks for all your help with the addresses, John!

Dave Thomas '68 and his wife, Cathy

Jane (Irish) Brown '68 and her husband "Brownie"

Kathy (Curtin) Putnam '68 and Bill Putnam '66

Bill Colbert '68

Tom "TK" Kristiansen '68 and Doda '68

Nan (Sherburne) Heath '68 and Bonnie (Hughes) Bishop '68

Sisters Sue (Weaver) Lavean and Nancy (Weaver) Scheuplein '68

Karen (Dunlap) Fenton '68 and her husband, Jim Warner

'68 Classmates - Sue (Brockway) Corwine, Linda (Frank) McDonald, Linda (Hobson) Albrecht

Marcia and Vicki '68

Roy McDonald '68 and Walt Enslow '68

Try again ... one last time!