07 Oct 2016
This just in from Vickie Reese Simeon!
I'll be spinning on the Wheel of Fortune on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
Your E-mails after our 2015 Reunion!!
From Dan Nevoraski:
I just want to say that my wife and I had a great time at the reunion! I also want to thank everyone who helped put the weekend together, you did an outstanding job. My wife, who did not go to Bradford, commented how well it flowed and how nice everyone was. I was pretty quiet in school and didn't know a lot of people, but it was nice to see some of them and all the other familiar faces. Very nostalgic. Again, great job!!
From Ann Zievers Branchini:
Dear Friends from the Bradford Class of '75:
I regret that I will not be able to join you this time, but wanted to wish you all a wonderful time celebrating good memories and renewed friendships. I look forward to all the pictures that will be posted.
Best wishes for a great weekend of fun!
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Having Fun is what The Class of '75 does Best!
www.bradford75.com Mission Statement:
This site has been 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 add a photo or two!
Your additions make this site fun, interesting and complete.
Thank you for helping us keep the site going!
It is what we make it!
...C'Mon, Join The FUN!...
Git' Your Happy On!....
Meet an Old Friend,
Meet some New Friends...
"Long live the Mini-Reunions"
You are Invited!!!
"Bring your dancing shoes and your listening ears
and Rock the night away with us.
Hope to see you all there!!"
Come on out, you'll have a blast!
(Photo by Larry Zamba and Zamba Photography!)
Classic 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 for Today:
(and probably Tomorrow!)
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
Our August 1, 2015
was unofficially Our Best Reunion Yet!
If you were not able to make it,
we hope to see you "Next Time", if not before!
Thanks to everyone for making it so special!
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!
This alumniclass.com 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 the very generous donations to our
2010 and 2015 Reunion Fund!
Thank you so much!
Got a dent or a wreck?
Let Merrill Fix it!
Call American Collision!!
Click HERE!Just click on the reply, Add a topic, or Start a new one!
There are some topics that beg for contributions, input, feedback,etc!
Please help us get the dialogue going!
A VERY WARM WELCOME TO
Roberta, Bob, Rick, Karen, Maria,
Greg, Robert and Jolanta!
(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 have "bounced" as of April 2017
Deborah McBride Lozano
Lynne Willems Hock
Kathleen Nutini Cohen
JoAnn Saulys Rodriguez
If you are in contact with these friends,
please let them know.
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
Capelli (Eldridge), Paula
Davis (Barber), Brenda
Erickson, James (Mr. Mary Houghton)
Esters, Delphia Michelle
Glaeser (Richter), Julie
Harmsen (Kangas ('74)), Holly
Juskewicz (Gildenstern), Mary
Juskewicz, Mary Anne
Koser (Schact), Susan
Ladousa (Alfano), Renee
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
Radovanovic (Kozak), Vera
Rainey ('74), Len
Ritacca ('74), Rick
Roders (Faculty), Mr. Tom
Russo (Dosemagen), Debbie
Sadlon ('77), Dale
Sironen (Beasy), Polly
Stephenson (Mauldin), Melissa
Stine (Shelton), Lynn
Taminger (Sadlon), Maureen
Tweiten (Music Director), Mr. Roger
Varnes (Luther), Joyce
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.
Welcome to the newest Little Ones!
Congratulations to one and all,
new grandparents, new parents
and all new family members!
Lois Dosemagen Johnson passes along the following good news:
Granddaughter Everly Elaine Scalzo was born Aug. 21st
to my daughter & son-in-law Rachel & Brandon Scalzo
(Brandon is Faith Scalzo's son and Briana Scalzo's twin brother!).
Welcome Mila Kevlen!
Joan Eldred Elger passes along the news of their first grandbaby's arrival!
See the News From You page!
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
Our Loss, Heaven's Gain...
Until we meet again...
Deepest condolences to our friends and classmates
who have experienced the loss
of loved ones recently.
Please keep them and their loved ones
in your thoughts and prayers.
Deepest condolences to Ricky Hicks
and the entire Hicks family on the passing of Ricky's Mother,
Fran Hicks on April 11,2017.
Services will be held in Racine on Saturday, April 15, 2017.
Details can be found and condolences sent at:
Deepest condolences to Michael Cochran
and the entire Cochran family on the passing of Michael's Mom,
Barbara on March 28, 2017.
Services will be held in Kenosha on 3/33.
Details can be found and condolences sent at:
Deepest condolences to Sue Macht Ries and the entire Macht family
on the passing of Sue's Dad, Ernst Macht on 3/25/2017.
Services will be held in Kenosha on Thursday, March 30, 2017.
Details can be found and condolences sent at:
Deepest condolences to Kathleen Andersen Schneider
and the entire Andersen family on the passing of Kathleen's Dad,
Edwin on March 17, 2017.
Services with military honors will be held on April 24, 2017 at 10:00am at
Southern Wisconsin Veteran's Cemetery
in Union Grove, WI.
Condolences can be sent through this site or via Fb or at
Deepest condolences to Brenda Frederick
and the entire Frederick family
on the passing of Brenda's Mom,
Nancy on Jan 31, 2017.
Services will be held in Kenosha on Feb 4, 2017.
Details can be found and condolences sent at:
Deepest condolences to Debbie Thompson Edmark
and the entire Thompson family on the passing of Debbie's brother,
Alan "Butch" Thompson on Dec 6, 2016.
Services held Sunday, Dec 11, 2016.
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.
"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 -
Reunion Posts..From You!!!
I want to thank all of the people that were involved in the 40th class reunion decorations,food, people were all warm and friendly.There are alot of class reunions that never develop over 40 years, it says alot about our class. Thanks again.
Terry Kimberlin writes:
I am very sorry, But I don't think I will be able to attend the class reunion. Just found out last week my Son and his family will be coming out from NC. My son is a Captain in the Marines....He is getting Deployed next month, this would be his 4th deployment. I will try and hit Bakers street on Friday
Hope everyone have a safe time
This is Just In from Mindy and Paul!
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion, get your dancing shoes on and get your back up off the wall. If you have any special music you would like, bring it.
paul and mindy hubbard
The following is from Janet Thrall Funderburk:
I wrote a Haiku for the class.
(If you recall, Haiku poetry is a group of three lines, of 5 syllables first line, 7 second, 5 on the third. Each stanza follows those rules.)
Here it is:
High School Reunions
By: Janet Thrall Funderburk
High school reunions
Memories from years gone by
Friendships once renewed.
Heads now bald or gray
Once was thin, now bellies wide
Aging takes it’s toll.
Is that really you?
I thought I recognized you,
After all these years.
Grandkids, one or two?
Sharing life’s experience,
Journeying through the years.
We must keep in touch!
Never letting friendships die
Blessed by God above.
Happiest of Birthdays to our April celebrants,
including, but not limited to...
Cheryl Rogowski McPhaul 4/2
Danny Margraf 4/2
Ruben Guzman 4/4
Ruth Statema 4/5
Ken Maurer 4/6
Howie Gomez 4/8
Mary Harp Leischow 4/8
Domenic Gastaldi 4/15
Don Wheeler 4/15
Nick Farfalla 4/16
Peggy Ziesemer Gombar 4/16
Sue Smith (Stacy Allen) 4/17
Dwight Dreger 4/18
Cheryl Kitchens Banas 4/19
Otis Wilson 4/22
Bill Grabowski 4/22
Eugene Nelson 4/23
Jay Tracy ('74) 4/27
Robert Miller 4/29
Karen Firmani Barco 4/30
THE BEST IS YET TO COME!!
Happy Happy Birthday!
Happy Happy Birthday
all April Celebrants!!!!!!!
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 January celebrants,
including, but not limited to....
Richard Brown 1/1
Pam Marchesini Montemurro 1/3
Kathy Burby Surges 1/4
Stirling (Paul) Hubbard 1/4
Charles Langerman 1/4
Cheryl Pierangeli Kasdorf 1/4
Tom Corradini 1/7
Scott Epping 1/17
Julie Mico Baxter 1/18
Gary Leineweber 1/20
Leslie Zemezonak Glassman 1/22
Doug Cox 1/23
Tony Venci 1/28
Dave Bolyard 1/29
Vince Caira 1/29
Tom Glassman 1/29
Jim Truax 1/30
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,