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03/01/19 03:14 PM #10    

Paul Eisenberger

Jim,

They don't pay you enough for the great job you do with this website.  As far as I'm concerned, you are the website and you've been there from the beginning and what a great job you've done.......THANKS!!

A belated Happy Birthday as well.


03/13/19 04:51 PM #11    

 

Gary* Guichard

OK.. I've deleted my last "cranky" response/post here in another effort to get things back on a more congenial, and useful, track.  Again, I apologize for the part I played in the "flame war", but my short temper got the best of me.  Gotta work on that. *heh*  I enjoyed the posts, and especially the added pics, as I assume most did, and I'll try to contribute in that respect, too.  I did a quick search, but can't decide what would be appropriate, but I'm going to use Rosemary's latest contribution as a guide of sorts and see what I can find.  Gary Green has some helpful suggestions, too.  I'm not, however, going to let a couple of people getting their "nose out of joint" change who I am or how I communicate.  If that's a problem, speak up now and I'll just move on.


03/14/19 09:05 AM #12    

Gloria* Zitnik (Werth)

Gloria Werth

Amen.


03/14/19 12:11 PM #13    

 

Gary* Guichard

  Good to hear from you, Gloria, and much appreciated (I think/hope).  I'm going to take another crack at this and see if I can get the hang of it (and stay out of trouble. *sigh*).  This pic was taken here at the lake before we bought the new place and moved here permenantly.  It's a little dated, but has always been a favorite.


03/15/19 01:29 PM #14    

 

Gary* Guichard

I've uploaded those lunch get-together pics to the Photo Gallery in the "50 Year Reunion" collection.  Enjoy!


03/15/19 10:00 PM #15    

 

Rosemary* Shevchik (Malbin)

I wish it would be held one week or two later.  We are on our way from our home in Houston to Grayling at that time.


03/16/19 09:33 AM #16    

Gloria* Zitnik (Werth)

 

yes  Good job Gary.

 


03/16/19 11:37 AM #17    

 

Gary* Guichard

Thanks, Gloria.  Just tryin' to be a little useful to offset the "Pain-in-the-a**" posts I've been guilty of.  Rosemary, those were pics taken at the 2012 get-together in Livonia.  Wish you had been there.


03/16/19 02:27 PM #18    

 

Gary* Guichard




 

Since their names appear here on occasion, I thought folks might enjoy this oldie.  I'll entertain guesses as to who's pictured.


03/18/19 12:29 PM #19    

 

Gary* Green

Hey, the "Fonz" with buddies.  He's the guy on the left that looks like Gary Green.  A classic 
three amegios photo thanks to Ed and Gary G.

 


03/18/19 04:29 PM #20    

 

Gary* Guichard

Yep.  Two cool guys and a "Dork".  *sigh*  Decided to share it anyway.  LOL  (Note my brothers clowning on the porch)


03/19/19 01:58 PM #21    

 

Jim Gourd

I’ve enjoyed the recent banter at the message post. Cudoos to Gary for getting it going. Unnecessary to fault Jim B though. He’s been the glue that’s kept this site going. I admit we’ve done little to help him. I’ll offer a challenge to the class for us all to make a difference. Start by updating your profile. Add things that interest you and maybe you’ll find someone in the class that has a similar interest. I’ll start my own update in a few days. Here’s one for you Gary. We might be related. Your last name appears to be French. Most people who have origins from French Canada are considered cousins. My interest over the last few years has been in genealogy. What do you think cousin? or not? 


03/19/19 03:44 PM #22    

 

Glenn Dunn

Hey there, Jim Gourd. How the heck are you? Your name poped into my head the other day when I saw an old Kizer in a junk yard.


03/20/19 11:48 AM #23    

 

Gary* Guichard

Cousins?  I'd say there's a pretty good possibility, Jim G.  My mom did a geneology search years ago and much of our family emigrated from Canada through the UP hundreds of years ago.  I'll have to check and see if there are any Gourd's in the mix and get back to you.  Good idea to update our profiles, too.  I'll get started on that today.  In the meantime, I'm glad to see that those "feathers" I ruffled a while back have been smoothed a bit by the passage of time (for the most part, anyway. *heh*).
 


03/20/19 02:05 PM #24    

 

Jim Gourd

Jackpot!!!  Hearing from Glenn Dunn and getting in Gary G's good graces is a great start. Glenn, we have a lot of catching up to do since the 25th reunion. I' ll find a way to for us to make contact through email. Check my new profile...... Gary, we are cousins. I may not appear by name in your Mom's genealogy, but  with the background you've given, I'm convinced.


03/23/19 04:10 PM #25    

 

Gary* Guichard

"Cousins" it is, Jim!  I sent you a PM explaining what little I know about my family history.  Not sure there's any real concrete connection, but since I have so few I can always use another cousin!


07/11/19 02:44 PM #26    

 

Jim Blackburn

HI TO ALL: 

First, please accept my apology for being absent for the last few months, been busy with some personal health issues as well as some serious ones with my mother.  Moved in with her to administer home care 24/7. 

 Retired again and getting caught up with alot of miscellaneous items.   A question I have for all of you is "do we want to link our site with Facebook"?  With everything that is going recently with "censorship" info sharing, I have been reluctant to do so. Your imput would be appreciated.  I for one am not in favor of it.  Id like to keep our site as private as possible.

Secondly, I am looking for input on organizing a reunion more along the lines of a one day event as well as having an annual or semi-annual event whether it be a Tiger game, a luncheon, Greenfield Villiage, a fun get together.  Your ideas and help organizing would be accepted with open arms.  Stay in touch.

                                                                                             Go Thunderbirds

                                                                                              Jim


07/11/19 09:52 PM #27    

Herman Boatin

Jim,  I understand and appreciate how demanding caring for you mother must be.  Thank you for returning to Thunderbird "duties." 

I agree that our reunion site should avoid Facebook.  I also support a one day get together -- ballgame or whatever for those of us able to make it there.

Thanks again for your continued dedication to our class members.  Herm Boatin

 

 


07/12/19 11:54 AM #28    

 

Jim Blackburn

Thanks Herm.

 


07/12/19 02:48 PM #29    

Kenneth* Gosnell

Hi Jim,  Truely Sorry to hear of yours and your mothers problems. I wish her and you the best in these tuff times. I too, agree that with all the problems with Facebook information getting into the wrong hands, we stay private. I only wish I was closer but then I have to deal with those darn cold winters, Yuk! Stay well my dear friend and God Bless you and your mother. 

Respectfully,

Ken Gosnell 


07/12/19 04:44 PM #30    

 

Jim Blackburn

Thanks Ken.  I'm better now and good to go, Mom is on the mend getting better each day.


07/12/19 08:14 PM #31    

Bonnie Pratt (Sheill)

 

Hello Jim, Sorry, to hear of your health struggles.  Hang in there.  Regarding the Facebook issue Fred and I are NOT for it.  Then the issue of an annual get together, sounds nice but the reality is grim.  Fred’s January class half the size of ours and they have about 15 that get together once a year for lunch. 

Bonnie Sheill


07/12/19 10:11 PM #32    

 

Jim Blackburn

Thanks Bonnie and Hi to Fred


07/13/19 12:14 PM #33    

Paul Eisenberger

Jim,

Being there for your mom is what our mother's did for us.  To know in her heart that you're there for her must be a feeling we should all feel with the love from your heart to her's.

How blessed you are to still have her in your life, the gifts of gifts. It's wonderful that you're there for her, after all we only have one mother who helped make us who we are.

Jim, its who you are and always have been helping others and now no one could be more important then mom.

I agree with you on the Facebook thoughts, we don't need that exposure. The one day event good idea but difficult for out of towners.  The annual of course perfect.

Keep you chin up, we're all here for you!

Paul Eisenberger

 

 


07/13/19 05:16 PM #34    

 

Jim Blackburn

Thanks Paul for the very kind words.  That how parents brought us up, family first, and how fortunate we all to go thru a school system that help promote that family unity. Thanks again for your response. Perhaps a weekend event of a sort and no too elaborate would work for out-of-towners as well as locals might work, your thoughts?


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