by Louise Brinck Harrington, class of '65
With help and photos from Bob Caldwell, Bill Hollywood, Judy (Hopkins) Guyette, Charlene (Loomis) Taggart, Anne Lucas and Lynn (Leding) Svenson, all class of '65
September 12, 2005
Yep, it's hard to believe!
Geez, where in heck's the time gone?
The Kayhi Class of 1965 celebrated its 40-year Reunion over the Fourth-of-July weekend.
Festivities began with a July 1st get-reacquainted party at the Moose Club where beer and wine flowed-and so did conversation. D' you remember? Aren't you? Where's so-and-so?
Look at this isn't that? Remember the time? There's good ole Kayhi!
A July 3rd picnic scheduled at Refuge Cove had to be re-scheduled at the North Tongass Fire Hall at Ward Cove due to a worse-than-usual Ketchikan downpour. But what's a little dampness among friends-especially friends who used to be Ketchikan kids?
The class went ahead with a salmon barbecue and fresh crab feed, consuming lots of seafood and salads and desserts, while listening to the Beatles on a boom box and continuing to get reacquainted. How's your jobthinking 'bout retirementany grandkids?
But late in the afternoon, talk and laughter turned to tears and sadness when Kaaren Kubley began reading a list of names of classmates who had died. Charlene Loomis Taggart stood by holding a bouquet of maroon and gold balloons. To each balloon had been attached the name and picture of a deceased classmate. When Kubley finished, Taggart released the balloons and they drifted and disappeared over the mountaintops.
Carol Erickson, Delores King, Krissy Pearson.
All the more reason to get together
And stay in touch...Are you on e-mail?
On July 4th, class mates gathered to watch the parade. Everyone agreed that parades in K-town were bigger and better back in the 50s and 60s.
Actually, everyone agreed that EVERYTHING was bigger and better back then-back when kids spent more time playing outside
Yeah, we played gameshide-and-seek, kick-the-can, baseball...went skating, sledding, swimming, berry-picking, fishing, hunting...
Played marbles, hop-scotch, read books...
Those were the good ole days!
We'll keep in touch
Alex Schlais, Bill Hollywood.
granddaughter Ashley Kennedy Hendricks.
Front row: Bob Caldwell, Kaaren Kubley.
Sue Fison, Anne Lucas, Marsha Shorts.
living in Ketchikan, Alaska. ©2005