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Having Fun is what The Class of '75 does Best!
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!
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"
(Photo by Larry Zamba and Zamba photography!)
Come on out, you'll have a blast!
Inferno '74 Photo courtesy of Merrill Merfeld!
The Boys are back...Together Again!!
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,
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
August 1, 2015
Check out the Mary D. Bradford Alumni Site!
Click Here for a list of planned
Mary D. Bradford High School Class Reunions
scheduled this year!
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!
A HUGE THANK YOU to Merrill Merfeld
(and American Collision of Kenosha)
for his very generous donation to our 2010 Reunion Fund!
Thank you so much!
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:
on your contact list so that e-mails
are not marked as SPAM!
E-mails cannot be delivered if your address is not current!
Please ensure that your contact information is correct
Emails that "bounced" as of
May 30, 2014
Attempts to notify these friends have been unsuccessful!
Please let them know that they need to
update their email addresses!
Missing Classmates and Friends...
Have you seen any of these folks?
Please help us find everyone!
Barber ('73), Bill
Barca ('73), Peter
Bianchetti (Teacher), Mr. Mervin
Birchell (Sielaff), Patricia
Davis (Barber), Brenda
Erickson, James (Mr. Mary Houghton)
Esters, Delphia Michelle
Ferraro (Vitkus), Paula
Glaeser (Richter), Julie
Harmsen (Kangas ('74)), Holly
Juskewicz (Gildenstern), Mary
Juskewicz, Mary Anne
Koser (Schact), Susan
Lucas (Head), Lynn
Meyer (Gutche), Karla
Miller '80 (Holborn), Zora
Mlodzik (Journalism Teacher), Mr. Ron
Olsen ("79), Norman
Palmen (Veasy), Jane
Pitts (Corradini), Claudia
Platt (Sadlon ('77)), MaryAnn
Prostko (Steigerwald), Karen
Rainey ('74), Len
Roders (Faculty), Mr. Tom
Rossi (Weddel), Cynthia
Russo (Dosemagen), Debbie
Sadlon ('77), Dale
Sironen (Beasy), Polly
Smith (Allen), Sue
Stephenson (Mauldin), Melissa
Stine (Shelton), Lynn
Taminger (Sadlon), Maureen
Tweiten (Music Director), Mr. Roger
Weidner (Nelson), Jeannine
Zemezonak (Glassman), Leslie
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 FACEBOOK, please pass the word!
Free resources used to find those "lost" include
MIRACLES HAPPEN!! WE EXPERIENCED ONE!
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!
We could not have had so much FUN without you!
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.
Prayer Request for Rick Cesario added 6/24/2014.
Welcome to the newest Little Ones!
Congratulations to one and all,
new grandparents, new parents
and all new family members!
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Please remember their families, friends and loved ones
in your thoughts and prayers
and/or with a note of concern.
"But for the Grace of God, there go I,"
and we will all, if not already, experience our times of need.
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.
When the power of love,
overcomes the love of power,
the world shall know peace
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."
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.
You have to have an idea of
what you are going to do,
but it should be a vague idea.
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...
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!
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!
Click on the pizza guy
for another great recipe from
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!!!
Our greatest glory lies not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
Life is Easier with a Friend...
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility,
Never an Opportunity.
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.
you have within you the strength,
and the passion
to reach for the stars
to change the world. "
"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.
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."
"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 -
Happy Happy Birthday!
Happy Happy Birthday
Jeff and Monty!!
From all of us to you!
We're so happy
It's your Birthday,
So we can Party, too!
Once a Party Animal, Always a Party Animal!
Click Here to read the "headlines" from your Birth date!
Hope it's the Best one Yet! Have FUN!!!
more greetings below...keep on scrollin'...
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
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...
when sadness intrudes,
on difficult days,
to follow the clouds,
to warm your heart,
when spirits sag,
for your eyes to see,
for when you doubt,
to brighten your being,
so that you can believe,
to know yourself,
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,
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,
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.
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.
"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);
If you want others to be happy,
If you want to be happy,
Take the 365 Day Challenge!!!
Click on the 2014 Calendar!!
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.
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!
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,
Brewers games (or Cubs!), softball games,
The Bike Races,The Spot, Driving down by the Lake...
camping, even if it's in the backyard!...
S'Mores and Fireflies...
Sailboats,sandcastles and "Gone Fishing",
or "Gone Up North" signs
SummerFest, State Fair,Cream Puffs!,Ice Cream,
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!
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,
resign yourself to the influences
-Henry David Thoreau
(Life seemed so simple Back Then...!)
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.
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.
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...
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...!
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,
S'Mores and Fireflies...
"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...!)