2007 GROUP PHOTO PHOTO ROADMAP
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version of the roadmap. In either case, recommend printing the roadmap for reference.
(List corresponds to "Roadmap")
1. Éclair Blanc ("E-Bay") 2. Arlene Rasfeld 3. Pat Maley 4. Kate Maley 5. Judy McGroarty 6. Daryl Ray 7. Jack Schrager 8. Rex Evans 9. Marissa Bustamante 10. Eva Davidson 11. Gary Davidson 12. Leanne Lane 13. Larry Lane 14. Joe Rasfeld 15. Jim McGroarty 16. Kathy Bakken 17. Dave Bakken 18. Susi Ray 19. Barbara Schrager 20. May Trotter 21. Lee Trotter 22. Andra Evans 23. Moses Bustamante 24. Pat Mooney 25. Teresa Johnson
26. Ted Morrison 27. Al Cress 28. Ken Crandall 29. Emily Crandall 30. Tom White 31. Janice Ketchum 32. Cindy Wise 33. Bill Ketchum 34. John Wise 35. Jan Vincent 36. Bill Vincent 37. Phil Hansen 38. Maggie Cheng 39. Ann Hansen 40. Mary Thaut 41. Ron Thaut 42. Jerry Mooney 43. Marta Heffner 44. Kelley Hayden 45. Ron Johnson 46. Bill O'Brien 47. Robin O'Brien 48. Cathy Dresel 49. Gerry Spaulding 50. Bill Buckingham
51. Jon Dresel 52. Karen Spaulding 53. Pam Buckingham 54. J.D. Pendleton 55. Bob Rohr 56. Irene Pendleton 57. Nita Rohr 58. Paul Sanger 59. Nonie McWhorter 60. Patsy Hyman 61. Doug McWhorter 62. Harold Hyman 63. Karen Sanger 64. Stephanie Hackathorn 65. Pat Andersen 66. Bill Overend 67. George Andersen 68. Denny Hackathorn 69. Anna Overend 70. Susie Carter 71. Bob Barclay 72. John Carter 73. Benny Chang 74. Guy Leary 75. Vicki Leary
Missing (stuck at airport): Lauren Penanen
Thanks to jogger Jason Burnside, who happened by with his poodle "E-Bay"
(short for Eclair Blanc -- what are the odds?) in tow and stopped to snap what
would become our group photo using Larry Lane's camera. Thanks to
Joe Rasfeld and Lee Trotter for contributing most of the photos below.
Many more photos at the following links:
Photo total approximately 385 as of 10 August.
Contributors so far: Joe Rasfeld, Lee Trotter,
Kate Maley, Marta Heffner, Denny Hackathorn,
Jerry Mooney and Rex Evans.
EARLY ARRIVALS TAKE STOCK OF
JUDGE BALDWINS BREW PUB AND
VP-17 HOSPITALITY SUITES I & II
LET THE PARTY BEGIN!
FRIDAY EVENING RECEPTION AT
THE PHANTOM CANYON BREWERY
SATURDAY MORNING COG RAILWAY TRIP
TO THE 14,110 FT SUMMIT OF PIKES PEAK
SATURDAY EVENING: GATHERING OUTSIDE
THE ANTLERS HILTON FOR THE GROUP PHOTO
SATURDAY EVENING BANQUET
AT THE ANTLERS HILTON
BANQUET ENTERTAINMENT & GUEST SPEAKER
THE AFTER PARTY
The following poem was published on the inside cover of the
2007 VP-17 Reunion Program. Special thanks to its author, Marilyn Norton.
His faded blue eyes lost their sparkle as he closed the taxicab door.
He could see the place looked quite empty, though he’d never been here before.
Moving slowly toward the front entrance, anxiety was etched on his face;
perhaps he was early this morning, or perhaps this wasn’t the place.
Then he saw the sign on the doorway, "Veteran’s Reunion Inside,"
and he took a moment to rally, to stand tall with honor and pride.
He stepped through the entrance smartly, but paused in the dark, empty hall.
Was he the only soul present? Was he the last one, after all?
When they gathered last year for reunion the number attending was slim.
Could it be that his friends couldn’t make it...that none would be joining him?
He stood there a moment in sadness, overwhelmed with thoughts of the past...
Recalling the comrades they’ve lost, but whose memories forever will last.
Then he lifted his head and listened...was that laughter he heard down the hall?
Why, that was Tom’s voice and the Skipper’s...Ah-h-h, he was not the last man, after all.
Marilyn Camden Norton
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
NEXT VP-17 (1970-75 ALUMNI) REUNION - 2010
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