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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Michael Cochran  7/27
•   Michael Gorman  7/26
•   Evelyn Reineke (Bennett)  7/24
•   Gary Leineweber  6/29
•   Pipper Sicilia (Meyer)  6/27
•   Janet Grisham (Mehring)  6/26
•   Cheryl Pierangeli (Kasdorf)  6/25
•   Patricia White (Hilmer)  6/24
•   Nancy Frederick (Franzen)  6/24
•   Jeff Raduechel  6/24
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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Patricia Bartholomew (Caira)  7/30
•   Dan Nevoraski  7/30
•   Judith Reeves (Uelmen)  8/1
•   Denise Diamante (Kruse)  8/2
•   Larry Denig  8/6
•   Brian Olson  8/8
•   Blanca Ortiz (Brown)  8/9
•   Pamela Belcher (Jantz)  8/13
•   Lonnie Woltersdorf  8/13
•   Mary Gastaldi (Kessenich)  8/16
•   Kathleen Barnes (Kappers)  8/17
•   Dennis Jalensky  8/17
•   Ann Zievers (Branchini)  8/18
•   Lois Maxwell  8/21
•   Julie Hillier (Herrmann)  8/22

TODAY'S CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS:

THIS DAY IN HISTORY


MISSING FRIENDS


Know the email address of a missing friend? Click here to contact them!

 

 

Celebrating 40 years in the Making!
Reunion 2015!!

Help us plan our Reunion!

Please take the
Reunion2015 Input Survey!
Click on the bus below and help us make 2015
Our Best Reunion Ever!



Thanks in advance!

Save The Date!
Our 2015 Reunion is set for
Saturday, August 1, 2014!

 

Sadly, friends and classmates.

Christopher Andrews
Dale Christman,
Steven Roders,
Bruce Benhoff,
 
David Genther,
Terri Dummer Gallo,
Jeff Bacianskas,
Frank Cicchini and
Jerry Ogren

have passed away recently.
Details found on CARES AND CONCERNS page.

 

If there's one thing Life has taught us,
It gives us Opportunities, few Do-overs
and sometimes Second Chances..

Pick up the phone, Make the call, Take the time,
Stop by...Send that e-mail or whatever...
Take the Opportunities Life brings you!

Just Do It!

"When we are connected to others,
we become better people."
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you
without leaving happier.

Mother Theresa

"In Life there r no strangers,
only friends we haven't met."
(stolen from Julie Puder Hesler's FB page! Thanks Julie!)

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though
nothing is a miracle.

The other is as though
everything is a miracle.

~ Albert Einstein

‎"Give thanks for unknown blessings 
already on their way. "
~Native American Saying

Life's most urgent question is:
what are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Peace begins with a smile."

Mother Theresa

"When one door closes,
another opens.
But we often
look so regretfully upon the
closed door that we don't see
the one that has opened for us."

Helen Keller

Practice Random Acts of Kindness!


Hold Hands...
Not Grudges.

It is nice to be important,
but it's more important to be nice.

Embrace The Moment.

Remember Where You Came From.

Keep an Open Mind and
an Open Heart.


Treat others as you would like
to be Treated.

Be Kinder than Necessary... 
...You never know what someone else
is going through.

Make a Difference.

Pursue Excellence.

Carpe Diem!

Welcome
Bradford Class of 1975,
Friends, Family and all others!

This is our Officlal Class of '75 web site.
 It is intended for the purpose of
connecting and reconnecting
with others.
It's also our primary reunion planning tool.
Please find your name on

 CLASS OF 75 Profiles. 
If you don't find your name...
just 
"contact us"
so that you are included!
See FAQs/First Time Visit
for instructions/hints to aid in
navigating the site.

ClickHere!

"People are often unreasonable
and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may
accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.

If you are honest,
people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.

If you find happiness,
people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today
may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.

For you see,
in the end,
it is between you and God.
It was never between you
and them anyway.""

— Mother Teresa,
found on the wall of her
Home for Children in Calcutta

THOUGHT FOR Today...
and Tomorrow....

If you want happiness for an hour
- take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day
- go fishing.
If you want happiness for a month
- get married.
If you want happiness for a year
- inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime
- help someone else.

Chinese Proverb

...Stretch Yourself...
Think Outside The Box...

Thanks for Visiting!

85317 Visitors since 3/30/09...

more Quotes

Hey There!
Want A Message?
Send A Message.

Having Fun is what The Class of '75 does Best!

Mission Statement:

This site was created
to help celebrate and reconnect
with classmates and friends.
It's Reunion planning purpose will
serve as a most valuable tool to help us
 reach everyone and pass the word!
Thank you!

As with much of Life,
your participation is essential for it to succeed.
Your photos, updates, and memories enhance the site.
Simply put, you make our site more special!

Your friends and  fellow classmates will enjoy hearing about you! 
Even if you haven't attended a reunion,
nor kept in touch since high school or before,
we ask that you please take the time to update your profile
and maybe add a photo or two.

Your additions make this site fun, interesting and complete.
Thank you for helping us keep the site going!
It's what we make it! 

"Long live the Mini-Reunions"

Thanks, Rick!

 

(Photo by Larry Zamba and Zamba photography!)

Thank you,
Rick Cesario

Come on out, you'll have a blast!

Inferno '74 Photo courtesy of Merrill Merfeld!
Thanks Merrill!

The Boys are back...Together Again!!

Hi All,

Yes, we're at it again.
Our new band is called Full Circle and
we're playing out for the first time in over 20 years.

Our band members consist of Jim Frangelo on guitar,
Keith Cesario on bass guitar and Rick Cesario on drums.

It would be a great honor for us to see all our old friends
who we used to play in front of ,back at our school dances.
So, come on out and Dance, Party and have a whole lot of Fun.

Thanks, hope to see you all there,
Rick Cesario

Congratulations to Rick and The Band!

p.s. The evening was a success!
Rick Jake posted some pics! Thanks, Rick!

Rock and Roll is here to stay!!

Bumper Sticker Insight of the Week:
(and probably next week!)

Time is Nature's way of keeping everything
from happening all at once! 

"You say, 'If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.'
You make a mistake.
If you are not content with what you have,
you will not be satisfied if it were doubled."
Charles H. Spurgeon

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home,
a stranger into a friend."
-Melody Beattie, Author

Be There!
 August 1, 2015

Check out the Mary D. Bradford Alumni Site!

www.kenoshabradfordalumni.com

Click Here for a list of planned
Mary D. Bradford High School Class Reunions
 

scheduled this year!

Please note!
The following website is not in any way associated
with Bradford HIgh School, Mary D or Kenosha Bradford!
They will take your money but offer essentially nothing more than SPAM!
www.alumniclass.com/bradfordhigh

A HUGE THANK YOU to Merrill Merfeld
(and American Collision of Kenosha)
for his very generous donation to our 2010 Reunion Fund!

Words Fail!
 Thank you so much!

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Special Thanks to
our generous classmates and sponsors
for their help
in making our 2010 Reunion
THE VERY BEST ONE YET!
Including

Merrill Merfeld
and
American Collision of Kenosha
Dennis Jantz
and
Jantz Towing
Tony Venci
Denice Nelson
Peggy and Jim Gombar
Bill and Peggy Grabowski
Pam and Joe Montemurro
Jeff Starr
Paul Starr
Howie Gomez
Mary Jo and Rocco LaMacchia
Larry Zamba
and Larry Zamba Photography
Mindy and Paul Hubbard
Diana and Jeff Werwie
Coins Sports Bar
Brat Stop
Tenuta's Deli
Paielli's Bakery
Flowers by Joseph
Biggby Coffee
Panera Bread
Guttormsen's Bowling Center
Mike Bjorn's Fine Clothing
The Lighthouse
Fec's Bar
Caleo's
The Boathouse
Bliss Cocktail Lounge

Thank You So Much!
It was appreciated more than mere words can express!

 

Click HERE!Just click on the reply, Add a topic, or Start a new one!

The Message Board will be used to initate Reunion 2015 Planning!

There are some topics that beg for contributions, input, feedback,etc!
Please help us get the dialogue going!

 

 A VERY WARM WELCOME TO
Patricia, Mark, George, Joanne,
Deborah and Cathy!!

(that's the Happy Dance!)

 

Are you getting your e-mail??

If not, Check your SPAM file!
Make sure your e-mail address is correct!  
Please make a note of:
noreply@classcreator.net
on your contact list so that e-mails
are not marked as SPAM!

  Please Note! 
E-mails cannot be delivered if your address is not current!
Please ensure that your contact information is correct
and up-to-date!
Thanks!

Please note!
Emails that "bounced" as of
May 30, 2014
include:

Ed Moczulewki
Attempts to notify these friends have been unsuccessful!
Please let them know that they need to
update their email addresses!
Thank you!

Missing Classmates and Friends...
Have you seen any of these folks?
Please help us find everyone!

 

Aiello, Rachel
Alfano, Eugene
Allen, Deborah
Allen, Eleanor
Altergott, Steven
Ambrose, Rustin
Andrews, Christopher
Arnold, Leon
Aulozzi, Teresa
Avila, Maria
Balcom, Anthony
Bane, Roseann
Barber, Jack
Barber ('73), Bill
Barca ('73), Peter
Barosko, Mark
Bartram, Kimberly
Beets, Pam
Bianchetti (Teacher), Mr. Mervin
Bilotti, Joe
Bingham, Sharon
Birchell (Sielaff), Patricia
Blaisdell, Rick
Blanc, Sophia
Blise, Kathleen
Blise, Sharon
Bloxdorf, Pamela
Boero, Sarah
Boness, Kevin
Bonofiglio, Eugene
Borland, Karen
Bowen, Jeffrey
Brandes, Jeffrey
Brnak, Brian
Brooks, Ronald
Brown, Richard
Bruch, Russell
Bruenning, Joseph
Brunner, Judith
Bullamore, Laurie
Burke, Cynthia
Canfield, Marla
Carlson, Shirley
Carr, Meighan
Casteel, Betty
Casteel, Veilke
Chromcik, James
Ciappetta, Lenore
Clark, Lisa
Coleman, Angela
Collins, Donna
Costabile, Gary
Costello, Robert
Crespo, Juan
Danoski, Daniel
Daves, Rose
Davis (Barber), Brenda
Davis, Richard
Delaney, Marilyn
Denig('77), Alison
DeRose, Lawrence
Dial, Jeff
Dickerson, Amy
Dolnik, Thomas
Dorr, Steven
Doss, Michael
Duffy, Michael
Ekhern, LaVonne
Englund, Sondra
Erickson, James (Mr. Mary Houghton)
Esters, Delphia Michelle
Estes, Kimberly
Falbo, Charles
Falcon, David
Fanduzzi, Peter
Fargo, Tom
Ferraro (Vitkus), Paula
Fischer, Julie
Fleiss, Gayle
Foster, Cynthia
Foster, Johnnie
Free, Ronald
Gajdos, Peter
Gapanowicz, Debra
Garcia, Rudy
Gascoigne, Brian
Geliche, Mike
Giannola, Catherine
Giannola, Jacklind
Giese, Alexandra
Glaeser (Richter), Julie
Glassman, Tom
Gombar, James
Gonzales, Martha
Griffin, Barb
Grueter, John
Harmsen (Kangas ('74)), Holly
Head, Brian
Hesse, Gloria
Hoaglund, Sharon
Hoeft, Marjean
Hofmann, Carol
Holman, Julie
Hoomes, Theresa
Horgen, Larry
Horvatil, Carol
Howard, Patrick
Huissen, Donna
Humphreys, James
Hunt, Jeffrey
Iorio, John
Jackson, Jerome
Jahnke, Patricia
Jantz, Deborah
Jenkins, Barbara
Jovanovic, Kosovka
Juoperri, Lynette
Juskewicz (Gildenstern), Mary
Juskewicz, Mary Anne
Kennedy, Susan
King, Kenneth
Kirschling, Celeste
Kisielewski, Leon
Kloet, Nancy
Knutson, Kristina
Koser (Schact), Susan
Kranski, Richard
Kroger, Paul
Krohn, Linda
Kuta, Jacqueline
Ladousa, Renee
Lain, Rita
Lambrecht, Cheryl
Landeau, Renee
Larson, Cynthia
LaSalle, Julie
Lemiesz, Yolanda
Lerhke, Perry
Lewis, David
Lichtwalt, Duane
Ling, Don
Loberger, Robert
Lohner, Paul
Lorberter, Michael
Lucas (Head), Lynn
Lux, Victor
Maier, Richard
Maier, Ronald
Mandernack, Scott
Manna, Eugene
Marquardt, Linda
Marquart, Gwen
Martin, Geraldine
Martin, Linda
Mattson, Marcia
Maxcy, Debra
Mays, Paul
Mehring, Dean
Melchor, Yolanda
Menden, Timothy
Mercado, Elizabeth
Mertz, Judy
Meyer (Gutche), Karla
Miller '80 (Holborn), Zora
Misurelli, Lisa
Mitchell, Betty
Mitchell, Kenneth
Mlodzik (Journalism Teacher), Mr. Ron
Moeller, JoAnn
Mohr, Danette
Moore, Gail
Mulder, Anita
Munz, Anthony
Myers, Joan
Nasberry, Cindy
Naydihor, Paul
Nedweski, James
Negri, Ronald
Nelson, Mark
Nelson, Steven
Nelson, Terry
Nichols, Billy
Nikolai, Donna
Nikolai, Theresa
O"Connor, Jeffrey
Olbrys, Ben
Olsen, David
Olsen, Patricia
Olsen ("79), Norman
Olson, Margaret
Olson, Rocky
Oniszcuk, Helen
Orton, Allan
Ostrowski, Jack
Otto, Thomas
Palmen (Veasy), Jane
Paone, Teresa
Parise, Arnold
Parise, Delores
Parker, Ronald
Pazera, Nikki
Perri, Maria
Perrine, Robert
Peters, Carol
Petersen, Alan
Petersen, Carol
Phillip, Laura
Piasecki, Joan
Piehl, Kirk
Pierce, Scott
Pilligor, Teri
Pitts (Corradini), Claudia
Platt (Sadlon ('77)), MaryAnn
Plourde, Patricia
Ponzio, Frederick
Potts, Edward
Powell, Linda
Prell, Sally
Prescott, Ricky
Prill, Linda
Prostko, Jeff
Prostko (Steigerwald), Karen
Prybylski, Mark
Pulju, Lori
Putrow, Michael
Quinn, James
Radovanovic, Vera
Rainey ('74), Len
Rangel, Martin
Rangel, Mary
Rasmussen, James
Redlin, Kenneth
Reisenauer, Pamela
Renick, Carol
Richards, Frank
Richter, Marshall
Rieckenberg, Brian
Ritacca, Carol
Robles, David
Rock, Stefan
Roders, Bruce
Roders (Faculty), Mr. Tom
Romano, Charles
Romanowski, Kim
Rossi (Weddel), Cynthia
Rothamer, Debra
Rothwell, Karen
Ruffalo, John
Ruffalo, Paulette
Russo (Dosemagen), Debbie
Ryszewski, Mary
Sadlon ('77), Dale
Scales, Gene
Scalzo, Brandon
Scalzo, John
Schabowsky, JoAnne
Schaefer, David
Schenning, Gregory
Schroeder, Mark
Scott, Keith
Scozzaro, Elena
Secor, Diane
Sellers, Sandra
Sessa, Richard
Sharpe, Gail
Shepherd, Tom
Shipman, Robert
Sironen (Beasy), Polly
Smith, Greg
Smith, James
Smith (Allen), Sue
Sorenson, Douglas
Spaulding, Sandra
Spiroff, Paul
Staler, Anthony
Starks, Patricia
Stattner, Robin
Stephenson (Mauldin), Melissa
Stine (Shelton), Lynn
Stolarski, Sandra
Story, Nancy
Stringer, Cathy
Sucharda, Susan
Sward, Leslie
Talamonti, Jerry
Taminger (Sadlon), Maureen
Thomas, Carla
Tracy, Don
Trecroci, Daniel
Tribur, Cynthia
Trutt, Kenneth
Tucker, Sandra
Tutor, Janie
Tweiten (Music Director), Mr. Roger
Ulicki, Walter
Ungemach, Robin
Vanmorter, Rick
VanStrien, Penny
Vaughan, David
Villup, Scott
Vogt, Debra
Vranek, Jane
Vujovic, George
Vujovic, John
Wade, Jennie
Walker, Mitchell
Waller, Johnathan
Waluch, Jeff
Wamboldt, Philip
Wasrick, Bruce
Waswrick, Carla
Webb, Cathy
Webb, Mark
Webb, Patricia
Weber, Carolyn
Wedeikes, Tina
Weidner (Nelson), Jeannine
Welk, Karen
Wiersum, Beverly
Wilkinson, Kenneth
Willard, Steven
Wojnicz, Timothy
Wolfe, John
York, Brenda
Young, Elizabeth
Zak, Gary
Zemezonak (Glassman), Leslie
Ziesemer, Norman
Zoller, Thomas
Zuehlsdorf, Terrence
 

 

 Please Help!
Thanks in advance!
We hope to find as many from The Class of 1975 as possible!
  If everyone "finds" just one person, or maybe two,
imagine the difference it would make!

Those of you on FACEBOOKplease pass the word! 
Free resources used to find those "lost" include 
www.zabasearch.com 
www.whitepages.com 
and spokeo.com 

ThankYouThankYouThankYou!

MIRACLES HAPPEN!! WE EXPERIENCED ONE!
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!
We could not have had so much FUN without you!

Worthy Causes,
Do you have a worthy cause that you support,
contribute to, volunteer for or support in any way?
Please help us help out and spread the word!
Send us your information or a link and
we'll be happy to share it on our site!
Thanks in advance!

Cares and Concerns is a "new" page.
It's really the "old" section of "news" about
friends,classmates and family
that is now relocated. 
Click Here 

Prayer Request for Rick Cesario added 6/24/2014.

Thank you!

Welcome to the newest Little Ones!

Congratulations to one and all,
new grandparents, new parents
and all new family members!

Welcome Adelaine!
Terry Kimberlin announces the arrival of their new granddaughter on June 15, 2014.
Adelaine Madeiros, arrived weighing in at 7lbs, 3 oz, and 18 inches.
Her proud Dad is a Captain in the United States Marine Corps.
Congratulations to one and all!
Check out he new pictures posted in Terry's Gallery Pics on
 
The Class of '75 Photo Gallery

Deepest condolences to our friends and classmates
who have experienced loss
of loved ones recently.
 
7/21/2014
With great sadness,
we pass along the news of the passing of friend and classmate,
Christopher Andrews on June 30, 2015.
Christopher passed away at the VA Hospital in N. Chicago of cancer. 
Our deepest condolences to Christopher's sons
and entire family,
including his cousin, Judy Reeves Uelmen.
Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

 
 
 6/24/2104
Deepest condolences to Scott and Renata (Jokic) Bisciglia
and the entire Bisciglia family on the passing of Scott's Mom,
Sarah on June 15, 2014.

Details can be found and condolences can be sent at
:www.kenoshanews.com or
 

Deepest condolences to Gary Leineweber and
the entire family on the passing of Gary's sister,
Beth Leineweber Curtis (Class of '81) on June 8, 2014.
Details can be found and condolences
sent at:lynchfamilyfuneraldirectors.com
or thru Gary's name on this site.

 
 
With deep sadness,
we pass along the news of our friend and classmate,
Dale Christman's passing on April 24, 2014.
Services to be held April 28, 2014 in Kenosha.
Our deepest condolences to the entire Christman family
and Dale's friends.
 
Service details can be found and condolences sent at:
www.kenoshanews.com

 

Please remember their families, friends and loved ones
in your thoughts and prayers 
and/or with a note of concern.

Thank you! 

"But for the Grace of God, there go I,"
and we will all, if not already, experience our times of need.

Remember,
it is not how we die,
but how we Live
that becomes our legacy.
Please help us remember those who have made an untimely appearance
on our Memory page.

Please add a note of remembrance of their lives.
Just click on their name, either on 
Class of 75 profiles 
or In Memory page, click "post response"
and enter your thoughts, comments or memories.
Click submit at bottom of page.
May be easily edited after the fact.

It's worth your time.

You give but little when you
give of your possessions.

It is when you give of yourself
that you truly give.
Kahlil Gibran

When the power of love, 
overcomes the love of power, 
then,
the world shall know peace 

Jimmy Hendrix  

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, 
and be that perfectly. 

St Francis of Assisi

"The whole secret of a successful life
is to find out what it is one's destiny to do,
and then do it."

Henry Ford

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  
Henry David Thoreau

I may not have gone where
I intended to go,
but I think I have ended up where
I needed to be.

Douglas Adams

You have to have an idea of
what you are going to do,
but it should be a vague idea.

Pablo Picasso

 For everything you have missed,
you have gained something else.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Patience cures many an old complaint.
old Irish proverb

 Wisdom has two parts:
1. Having a lot to say
2. Not saying it

Silence is often the Best Answer...
and
Smiling is often the Best Reaction...

Blessed are the Flexible,
for they shall not be bent out of shape.
old Finnish Proverb

Kindness is difficult to give away
because it keeps coming back.

 A blind person asked St. Anthony: 
"Can there be anything worse
than losing eye sight?"

He replied: "Yes, losing your vision!"

From the FYI file! ...

Check it out...

The Beatles invaded The USofA 50 years ago!
Check it out! Take a flashback visit...
click on the pic below!

Larry D's Latest Adventure and Business!
Check it out at:www.goinfobelize.com


 BOB'S CORNER  from Bob Bartholomew!clickhere!

TRUE STORY FROM PAM! Worth the Read!! Thanks,Pam!

4 THE HEALTH OF IT A page dedicated to Health and Wellness!
Save A Life! Did you know there's a new way to perform CPR,
No Certification Required!

The Joys of Aging! 

All the research points to keeping the brain young thru "exercise"...
Here are some sites for some Brain "FUN" and exercise!

www.sporcle.com/

BrainGames/prevention.com

Learn-a-new-word-a-Day at Merriam-Webster.com

Here's a FUN game from Pam Montemurro to ward off Old-Timerz! Thanks Pam!
ClickHere for some fun "brain exercise"!

Check out MARIO'S JOKES...Thanks,Mario! 


 "CALLING ALL COOKS"
Please share your favorite recipes!
We would love to know "what's cooking"! !

Winter is a great time for wonderful food
and sharing your favorites!

Please?! 

Click on the pizza guy 
for another great recipe from
www.KingArthurFlour.com!

   AnyDay in History page...
kinda fun to check out a quick overview of any day you choose!

More Stuff You Send is just that. Thanks for any and all "stuff"!

"Business Cards" for Class of "75 etc on the Links Of Interest page...
Check it out and Add yours!
Send your contact info and/or logo to "contact us"!


ClickHere to get your computer screen cleaned! FREE!!!

Perseverence:
Our greatest glory lies not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.

Remember...

Life is Easier with a Friend...

 Friendship is always a sweet responsibility,
Never an Opportunity. 
Kahil Gibran

There are copies  of The 1975 Spy yearbook available for sale
from The Bradford Alumni Association $35 each.
Many others years available. clickhere!

We couldn't have done it without you!

  A very sincere Thank you to one and all!

  

'Life may not be the party we hoped for...
but while we are here, we might as well dance!"

Some people come into our lives and quickly go;
Some people move our souls to dance;
they awaken us to new understanding
With the passing whisper of their wisdom;
Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon

 Friends share simple, ordinary times in our lives,

Moments that become memories that stay in our hearts forever
... And we will never, ever be the same.

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
Always remember,
you have within you the strength,
the patience,
and the passion
to reach for the stars
to change the world. "
Harriet Tubman

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
~ Mark Twain

Whether you think you can....
Or think you can't...
YOU ARE RIGHT!

Most folks are as happy as
they make up their minds to be.
Abraham Lincoln

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."
Winston Churchill

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude
from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude. "
- Thomas Jefferson -

The successful person is an ordinary person
but with extraordinary determination.
- Author unknown -

 

TODAY IS THE OLDEST
YOU'VE EVER BEEN,
YET THE YOUNGEST
YOU'LL EVER BE,
SO ENJOY THIS DAY
WHILE IT LASTS.

Happiest of Birthdays to our June celebrants, 

including but not limited to...

Rocco LaMacchia  6/1
Jenny Ross  6/3

Ricky Hicks  6/6
Cindy Soronen Jorgenson  6/9
Briana Scalzo  6/9

Kathleen Andersen Schneider  6/12
Bob Puntillo  6/12
Bob Bartholomew  6/15
Merrill Merfeld  6/15
Sandie Jung Hansen '78  6/17
Marianne Gunderson Odom  6/21
Pipper Sicilia Meyer  6/22
Gary Suokko  6/27
Jane Quinn  6/27

Bruce Wamboldt  6/29
Mike Aceto  6/30

Happiest of Birthdays to our
July Celebrants,
including, but not limited to...
Terry Kimberlin   7/2
Leonard Kuhnley   7/2
Michael Murphy  7/2
Michelle Dosemagen Cross   7/4
Rick Jake   7/4
Sandra Reidenbach Thompson   7/4
Tim Ralph   7/5
Kathleen Ellis Sturcyz    7/6
Marvin Hannaman    7/10
Robert Sanderson    7/13
Denice Nelson    7/14
Larry Zamba    7/17
Pam Dezek    7/20
Marilyn Tabbert Battles    7/21
Pierre (Monty) Chapman    7/23
Jeff Raduechel    7/23
Pat Bartholomew Caira    7/30
Dan Nevoroski    7/30

 

 


 

We Wish for You...

Smiles
when sadness intrudes,

Comfort
on difficult days,

Rainbows 
to follow the clouds,

Sunsets
to warm your heart,

Hugs
when spirits sag,

Beauty
for your eyes to see,

Confidence
for when you doubt,

Friendships
to brighten your being, 

Faith 
so that you can believe,

Courage
to know yourself,

and

Love 
to complete your life.

Happy Happy Birthday,
Today and Always!
 

Have FUN !!!

It's a Journey,
not a Destination!

Enjoy The Journey!

This is Kinda FUN! Check it out...

ClickHere for "What Happened in My Birth Year "!

 

You're the kind of person, 
Who's hard to forget,
A one-in-a-million
To the people you've met.
Your friends are as varied
As the places you go,
And they all want to tell you
In case you don't know:
That you make a big difference
In the lives that you touch,
By taking so little
And giving so much!

Thanks for being You! 

Happiest of Birthdays to You!

 

One of the beautiful things
about getting "older"
is knowing that your secrets are safe
with your friends,
because
they can't remember them either!

The picture below captured outside a Biker Bar, 
somewhere in Florida!

 

In celebration of World Smile Day...
Share yours with someone who needs one!!!


p.s. Everyone needs one!

 

 

The following smile is from Pam Petrick Monroe. 
Thanks Pam!

Old is Great
An old Woman was asked, 

"At your ripe age,
what would you prefer to get :
Parkinsons or Alzheimers?"

The wise one answered, 
"Definitely Parkinsons - 
Better to spill half my wine than
to forget where I keep the bottle."

More Thoughts from the
"You're not getting older,But you're getting better" file...

The Aging process could be slowed down if it had to work its way through Congress.
(Quote from Will Rogers!)

You're getting old when you're sitting in a rocker and you can't get it started.

You're getting old when you wake up with that morning-after feeling,
and you didn't do anything the night before.

 It's hard to be nostalgic when you can't remember anything.

  You know you're getting old when you stop buying green bananas.

When you lean over to pick something up off the floor,
you ask yourself if there is anything else you need to do while you are down there.

You find yourself in the middle of the stairway,
and you can't remember if you were downstairs going up or upstairs going down.

 

...WAG MORE, BARK LESS...

Do Ya, Do Ya, Do Ya
Do Ya Wanna Dance....?
Just a simple reminder to Dance in the Moonlight....

Here's a Wonderful Video that will bring a Smile to your Face!
Click on the Link and Enjoy the Universal Power of Music!
Imagine a world that joined in the Dance...

Thanks to Thelma in Michigan for this wonderful video!

 

Please note: The "regular music" can be found on the Listen 2 the Music  link/page... 

 If you want to keep the music playing,use pop-out player and start music,
then "minimize" it! Or click circle on left to stop the music if you wish!

Don't forget to Dance,
even if you have to make your own music!

 
 

Laughter is the sun that drives winter
from the human face.

Victor Hugo

"Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends for it is one of God’s best gifts.
It involves many things, but above all the power of going out of one’s self
and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another."  

-Thomas Hughes (1822-1896);
British reformer,novelist

If you want others to be happy,
practice compassion.
If you want to be happy,
practice compassion.
Dalai Lama

Take the 365 Day Challenge!!!
Click on the 2014 Calendar!!

 

http://anysoldier.com/WhereToSend/


 

For a most excellent version of the story behind our National Anthem,
click on gray arrow, lower left....

click the music/playlist off first for better listening!


 

 

The painting below is from July 4th, 1916!

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday, America!!!

Happy Fourth of July!!!

 

 

 

 

Click on the starfish for a beautiful reminder!
Please keep those in the Midwest/East Coast storm/heat affected areas, and Colorado wildfires in your thoughts and prayers !

 

 

 

As we celebrate Independence Day, remember...
The American flag does not fly because the wind moves past it.
The American flag flies from the last breath of each military member who has died protecting it.
American troops don't fight because they hate what's in front of them...
they fight because they love
what's "behind them."

 

 

 

 

Commemorating 70 Years since D-Day.
Thank you.

June 14th is always Flag Day!

June 15, 2014
We celebrate Fathers and Dads!

Thanks to all those who take the time
and fill the role of Fathers,
Dads and Father figures in our lives.
Click on the picture below for more on Fathers!

 

Ahhh....Summer!

Savor Every Moment!

Summer is here and every day seems like a vacation to some!


Graduations, weddings, and everything "summer"!

We celebrate the middle of the year
  pausing to remember how special each and every day is!

Glorious symbols of Summer are everywhere you look...
The warmth of the Summer sun,

American flags on the front porches,
flowers in bloom...,
the smell of freshly cut grass!

 

 

  

Farmer's Markets, fresh fruits and vegetables everywhere,
  Crops in full glory,

Picnics,Barbeques,Brats,Burgers,

Brewers games (or Cubs!)softball games,
The Bike Races,
The Spot, Driving down by the Lake...
camping, even if it's in the backyard!...

campfires,

S'Mores and Fireflies...

Sailboats,sandcastles and "Gone Fishing",
or "Gone Up North" signs
  everywhere!

SummerFest, State Fair,Cream Puffs!,Ice Cream,
Church Festivals
and outdoor concerts in Bandshell by the Lake!

The sound of roaring Harleys on the Open Road...

The stars in the Heavens on warm Summer nights!

and any excuse to enjoy the wonders of the Great Outdoors!

HAVE FUN!

 

Go to the Beach!!!
Not only is it Medicinal for the Mind and Body,
It's Therapeutic, Too!  even if it's only a "Drive-By"!


 Don't forget your sunscreen!

All things in life are temporary. 

 If it's going well, enjoy it,
it will not last forever.
If it's going wrong, don't worry,
it won't last long either.
 

Enjoy What Is, Before It Isn't!....

“Live in each season as it passes;
breathe the air,
drink the drink,
taste the fruit,
and
resign yourself to the influences
of each.”

-Henry David Thoreau

 

(Life seemed so simple Back Then...!)

 

Enjoy Nature...
Dine Outdoors!

Have a PicNic!

 

 

   

Joy in the Journey... 

If you have ever been discouraged because of failure,please read on.
For often,achieving what you set out to do is not the important thing.
Let me explain.

Two brothers decided to dig a deep hole behind their house. As they were working, a couple of older boys stopped by to watch.

'What are you doing?' asked one of the visitors.
'We plan to dig a hole all the way through the earth!' one of the brothers volunteered excitedly.


The older boys began to laugh,telling the younger ones that digging a hole all the way through the earth was impossible. After a long silence, one of the diggers picked up a jar full of spiders,worms and a wide assortment of insects. He removed the lid and showed the wonderful contents to the scoffing visitors. Then he said quietly and confidently, 'Even if we don't dig all the way through the earth, look what we found along the way!'

Their goal was far too ambitious,but it did cause them to dig. And that is what a goal is for - to cause us to move in the direction we have chosen; in other words, to set us to digging!

But not every goal will be fully achieved. Not every job will end successfully. Not every relationship will endure. Not every hope will come to pass. Not every love will last. Not every endeavor will be completed. Not every dream will be realized. But when you fall short of your aim, perhaps you can say, 'Yes,but look at what I found along the way! Look at the wonderful things which have come into my life because I tried to do something!'

It is in the digging that life is lived.
And I believe it is joy in the journey, in the end,that truly matters.
anonymous

 Everything that's really worthwhile in life
comes to us free -
our minds, our souls, our bodies, our hopes,
our dreams, our intelligence, our love of family and friends and country.
All of these priceless possessions are free. 

Earl Nightingale 

 Bloom Where You Are Planted...

 

 

Just Because You Didn't Ask...

June begins the "Official" start of Summer...we celebrate our nation's Flag Day,Father's Day and The Longest Day of the Year!

BUT...Did you know that the month of June is also known to some as...

 

Dairy Month

Who needs an excuse to enjoy some ice cream?

Great Outdoors Month

   

National Adopt-A-Cat Month

National Drive Safe Month

National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

National Iced Tea Month

National Rose Month

National Safety Month

 

 

 

National Tennis Month

Potty Training Awareness Month

Turkey Lovers Month (yes, even Turkeys need love!)

Zoo and Aquarium Month

 It's a great month to do just about anything you want to do...!
Have FUN!

 

 

Ahhh....Summer!

Savor Every Moment!

Glorious symbols of Summer are everywhere you look...
The warmth of the sun,
American flags on the front porches,
flowers in bloom...

Farmer's Markets,crops and corn fields in full glory,picnics,Barbeques,Brats,Burgers,
Beer and Brewers games,

softball games,Bike Races,The Spot,

campfires,

S'Mores and Fireflies...

Sailboats,sandcastles and
"Gone Fishing" signs  everywhere!

SummerFest,State Fair and outdoor concerts by the Lake!
The sound of Harleys on the open road!

The stars in the Heavens on warm Summer nights!

and any excuse to enjoy the wonders of the great Outdoors!

HAVE FUN! And Don't forget your sunscreen!

 

(Life seemed so simple back then...!)