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08/19/18 04:10 PM #1262    

Ric Rivera

Update 8-21-18                  124 Friday / 191 Saturday 

WELCOMING : Elaine Seay Davis & Judy Payne


Update 8-20-18  New List  120 Friday / 190 Saturday 

Update from message # 1249 

Good thing lists’ are malleable or work-in-progress till it’s final conclusion. I had to nudge the editor to shape up or else.


08/20/18 11:38 AM #1263    


John MacLeod

Wellllllll,,,,, It looks like I am going to miss a dust up party this time.  Hope nobody gets pulled over afterwards for a DWOC, (driving while old and cranky), because most will be up past their bedtime.

I still work and am in the middle of an out of town rehab/remodel.  After 52 years in my profession I managed to run my fingers through a tablesaw and couldn't work for a month.  Put me way behind schedule.  No stitches, no trip to the ER.  Took care of it on the job.  No pain, just mad at myself.  But hey, another new experience.

4 finger John.............................

Have great time catching up...................

08/20/18 12:24 PM #1264    

Nancy Raetzloff (Groth)

We will miss you John MacLeod.

08/21/18 06:07 AM #1265    

Donna Amira

Take care. Donna

08/22/18 09:38 AM #1266    

Dorothy Rodes

Was looking forward to connecting, John. May all go swimmingly.

08/22/18 01:23 PM #1267    

Paul Nogaki

Hey John, you're not the only one who does something really stupid like that! Twenty years ago I was mowing my folk's lawn with Dad's brand new electric mower and I backed up a couple of steps because the cord was too short to turn around. Fell down over a landscape rock and my foot came off the ground and the lightweight mower came off the ground... WHAP! Two toes missing! Never found a trace of them, but the doctor at Harborview saved my ability to walk normally. Signed, Paul Nogatoes

08/23/18 03:37 PM #1268    


John MacLeod

Good one Paul.  I always thought the Styx song was Mr Roboto.  Now I realize that you were their inspiration for the refrain....domo arigato mr nogotoes.  Maybe it will be on the play list at the reunion/sock hop.                   Have a really good time............,.John

09/03/18 08:27 AM #1269    

John Hein

Greets 68-ers,

If anybody has contact info on Tom Johnson or Phil Goodall, pleez let them know I left them messages here and would like to hear from them. It was great seeing the classmates, but I'm still trying to process that half-century time marker. All the best to all, John


09/04/18 08:17 AM #1270    

Debbie Kashino

 Here is a group photo I took.  

10/09/18 09:07 PM #1271    

Dorothy Rodes

What a memorable treat to connect and be pitched back into the formative, historic time that was our high school years ... poignant in light of the current climate. It was heartfelt fun! Thank you to all who put in the time and effort required! ... and to all who, like me, just showed up. I am up for more more and willing to participate in making that happen.

For those who are in or near Seattle, i invite you to my gig October 20 ... deets are on the Home Page.

Happy trails until we meet again.

10/11/18 08:49 AM #1272    


Yaela Ettlinger (Yaela Ettlinger)

Dorothy, what a nice comment.  I'm hoping to make it on the 20th as I have wanted to hear you sing for a long time.  I'm going to a full day conference that day so may be simply too pooped by 9pm to attend.  Can you give me a list of other possibilities to hear you?

10/13/18 10:00 PM #1273    

Dorothy Rodes

Yaela, thank you for your interest. It would be swell to see you. No expectations here ... it's late especially if you've been engaged all day. I don't have a gig scheduled yet hope to have one early next year. Take care.

11/04/18 06:17 PM #1274    

Ric Rivera

The photographer's 121 photos are now uploaded to Shutterfly "Franklin Class of 68 Reunion," album "2018 FHS Reunion Aug 24th - 25th," view only - Create an account for approval if you want more. These are on Facebook "Franklin High School Quakers Class of 68 50th Reunion Seattle." Also awaiting approval on "Franklin High School Quakers" private fb group sites for my five videos. ENJOY!

11/07/18 09:02 AM #1275    

Nancy Raetzloff (Groth)

I have a question for everyone.  The website admins got an email saying that Karen Morisaki Burleson was deceased.  No explanation,no date, no information.  Is anyone in contact with Karen?  The last address we have for her is in Kent.  I checked the local obituaries and have found nothing.  It takes time for the state death records to get updated, so it may be a while before we can find anything out from that source.  Can anyone help?  Thanks.

11/08/18 01:39 PM #1276    


John MacLeod


According to the WA. State Courts Karen Morisaki died on Sept 20, 2018. She was single since 2009 and apparently went back to her maiden name.  I could not find an obituary for her, under her married or maiden name.  Fairly sure that it is our Karen.


11/10/18 09:43 PM #1277    

Debbie Kashino

I saw two of Karen Morisaki's cousins tonight.  Sadly both confirmed that Karen passed away from cancer shortly after our reunion.  I saw her a couple years ago and she looked so nice and seemed so happy.  Another reminder for all of us to enjoy each day and be grateful for our good health!

11/10/18 09:47 PM #1278    

Nancy Raetzloff (Groth)

Thanks John and Debbie.  John, can you message me with a URL for the info on Karen, and or Debbie, any obituary if there is one, or perhaps one of her cousins would write up something for us.  So sad to lose another one.  RIP Karen.

12/29/18 06:35 PM #1279    

Ric Rivera

2018 was 10 degrees above normal – Our summer had the thermal trough bringing us the smokey atmosphere around into late August.  No bah-humbug - hang-ups set aside and forgiving. We found our way through the haze anyway, what a great reunion for all to enjoy good vibes fifty years later. Dang! That was a lot of work! Though, it was well the effort of many and those who attended and those who could not. It was the most successful of any of past reunions. Thank you all, for making it a lasting memorable one. Well done! A Toast to the empowering and engaging FHS Class of '68! 

As the old year sunsets and the eve of the New Year will be on the horizon, raise a glass of your favorite flavor, a toast to those glowing fireworks, a starburst high in the skies. Here is to the past, present, and future, our friends near and dear and those departed and to our health a lasting toast. Wishing all good and positive relationships that vibrate happy ones. There is always hope all those everlasting ripples that bring harmonious vibes least expected that fill your soul going forward ever moving on. Be the teacher, empower and pass that on. Aloha-till we meet again.


12/30/18 08:26 AM #1280    

Sylvia Lovegren (Petras)

Happy New Year to you, Ric.  And thanks again for all your hardword on the reunion.  You and the gang of organizers brought happiness to so many people!

03/25/19 02:02 PM #1281    

Ric Rivera

Thank you, Sylvia, for the kudos it certainly was an engaging effort. The distances between did not seem to matter to the gang of many all pulling and pooling their weight sacrifices made while in retirement and working life. It was a tireless effort to make it happen Ha! Afterward, it was time to stretch out throttle back reminiscing on a hanger full of memories. Wow! what a family!! Great seeing everyone, though I missed connecting with many like ships passing in the night. 

As a reminder, the 50th 1968 REUNION GROUP PHOTOs of which are nearly 300 entries (you can view/contribute photos) on the web at


Click here to view

STAY TUNED for developments of the upcoming 70th birthday party in AUGUST 2020, so far it's a tie on the Facebook closed group "Franklin High School Quakers Class of 68 50th Reunion Seattle" POLL between Renton's Gene Coulon Park and Seward Park Shelter #3. Although, the sentiment is for - closer to the hood.

As of 3-27-19 it is now at the top when you open the group page!



03/26/19 07:52 AM #1282    


Yaela Ettlinger (Yaela Ettlinger)

I missed that there's a poll going on. How do we access it?

03/30/19 04:21 PM #1283    

Nancy Raetzloff (Groth)

This info comes from Steve and I am copying it.

Waldo King, FHS band director, died March 19. A public memorial will be on May 19 at Roosevelt High School. Details to be announced on Facebook; search "Waldo King".

03/31/19 12:58 PM #1284    

Ric Rivera

Thank you. Steve Condiotty and Nancy Raetzloff Groth.

Thank you Waldo King RIP, who enlivened us to all that Jazz.

03/31/19 03:07 PM #1285    

Sylvia Lovegren (Petras)

The poll about the 2020 70th reunion party is on the Facebook page

Franklin High School Quakers Class of 68 50th Reunion Seattle

06/05/19 01:39 PM #1286    

Ric Rivera

Good health to everyone! Summer is upon us. Sad news although, class of  '67 two notables passed away within days of each other - Honorable Judge Ron Mamiya and HS quarterback David Zauhar

This location popped up on the old PC. I wondered if clansman John MacLeod has a long genealogy history dating back to the 16th century of the builders, the other Clan MacLeod of Ardvreck Castle on the shore of Loch Assynt? Aye, surely you do of the Highlands rule me, lad?smiley

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