Richard's Latest Interactions
Posted on: Nov 25, 2022 at 5:29 AM
My dear classmates of Class of 65,
Yesterday, I made a statement on our website that I was shocked and mortified that I did to hurt another classmate. Thomas Payne wrote that "the pen is mightier than the sword" while Mr. Payne did not have the technical advances that we have today and this Mr. Pane would like to add that the computer is much swifter than the paper. I will not repeat the comments to others who did not see them; however, to those who did see them I would like to express my deepest sympathies for the pain they caused you. The Venerable Fulton J. Sheen said "Freedom does not mean the right to do whatever we want but rather to do as we ought." and that is why I choose to make this statement public to the entire class because if I remained silent and not address my poor sense of judgment and humor than I would not be following my religious belief to ask for forgiveness from those individuals who I sinned against and would make it appear that I truly meant those comments. I have been the victim of bullying and misplaced comments about my name especially from a Sophomore English teacher. Two wrongs do not make a right. So again, to those who saw my comments you have my deepest apology and hope that in your heart can forgive me for what I have done.
To all our "65" classmates that reside in Florida, our prayers are with you as Hurricane Ian explodes upon you. Whether you are in the target zone or parts of the state not in the path it will have an overall impact on your lives - emotionally, spiritually, and financially. I have cousins both maternal and paternal (and my only surviving Aunt) who are literally feeling the wrath of this storm. PLEASE stay safe and hope to see you all in a couple of years God willing.
Elmwood Elementary, Talcott Junior High, and Conard High alums has lost another classmate. I remember Linda as being quiet and unassuming. Will miss you and may God embrace you in his arms.
Posted on: May 16, 2022 at 5:51 AM
Great new photo of our reunion committee. If I haven't said before but you all have done a fabulous job in the organizing our reunions and maintaining this website especially my homeroom classmate Michael Novak. I have one question though, I thought that Frank was 6 foot 5 when we graduated? It seems he gets pushed further up front in every one of these photos.
HAPPY 75th Birthday Richard and welcome to the three quarters of a century club. I will not be attending the Birthday Bash at Rockledge and so you don't to bring your metal detector to track me down. Again, Happy Birthday.
I am speechless. I didn't know Kim at Conard but got to know her better at our Fernwood Get together in Elmwood. She made arrangements with the owner and got people to come. Class of 65 members packed the bar and we had a blast talking about the past. Whenever i wrote in Whats New about my health issue, she always was positive and wishing me well. I will miss Kim and wishing her a peaceful rest.
Posted on: May 07, 2022 at 7:42 PM
I know this is a little late but it would have been a wonderful idea to video the highlights of the party and shared it with classmates who couldn't attend.
Posted on: May 04, 2022 at 6:23 AM
To all my classmates. I will not be at the BIG Birthday Bash at Rockledge. Due to on going health concerns with kidneys and heart and the mask requirement (I have a mask phobia from my experience at the 911 attack on the Pentagon) it will be difficult for me to be among large groups. I was surely going to miss the celebration especially at Rockledge where I spent my summers caddying and learning about the great game of golf. Wish all a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY and hope to see you at the next reunion.
Posted on: Mar 25, 2022 at 5:32 PM
Anybody got any "Duct Tape"? Tomorrow is my sonar exam on my kidney, bladder, and prostrate to find out why the low flow of urine!
Posted on: Feb 20, 2022 at 4:33 AM