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•   Patricia (Pati) Sunde (Yeager)  12/16
•   Carol Ellefsen (Simon)  12/19
•   James Robinson  12/21
•   Richard Arndt  12/25
•   Nancy Lies (Egar)  12/25
•   Carol Ann Erickson (Skala)  1/1
•   Nancy Jo Wallace (Lopp)  1/3
•   Janet Lien (Bardahl)  1/4
•   Curtis Petersen  1/6
•   Michael Burnstein  1/12


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 65.2%

A:   167   Joined
B:   89   Not Joined


•   Karen Rudquist (Young)  10/31
•   Sharon Slavin (Krafft)  10/23
•   Edward Nelson  9/17
•   Carol Ellefsen (Simon)  9/3
•   Curtis Grand  8/28
•   Pete Eckenberg  8/28
•   Roger Johnson  8/27
•   Marcia Kendall (Zeimes)  7/31
•   Marilyn Stenrud (Steinman)  6/30
•   William "Bill" Kerwin  6/6
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

9 live in Arizona
2 live in Arkansas
15 live in California
5 live in Colorado
15 live in Florida
2 live in Hawaii
2 live in Illinois
1 lives in Iowa
1 lives in Maryland
2 live in Massachusetts
135 live in Minnesota
1 lives in Mississippi
1 lives in Missouri
3 live in Montana
1 lives in Nevada
1 lives in New Mexico
3 live in New York
4 live in North Carolina
2 live in Ohio
1 lives in Oklahoma
3 live in Oregon
1 lives in Pennsylvania
1 lives in South Dakota
1 lives in Tennessee
6 live in Texas
1 lives in Utah
2 live in Virginia
3 live in Washington
4 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in British Columbia
1 lives in Finland
18 location unknown
91 are deceased


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St Louis Park
Class of 58, The Luckiest Generation

      Welcome to the

St Louis Park Senior High School 

 Class Of 1958 Web Site.

Home of the Orioles!


For music to accompany your viewing of this Home Page, click here:



We want to keep in touch with you.  If you change your email address, or mailing address or phone number, be sure to go to MEMBER FUNCTIONS  and make those changes under "Edit Contact Info." 


Classmate News for December

The recent wild fires in California have affected our Classmate Lou Abramson.  He and wife Judy had to temporarily vacate their home.  The following news, in Lou's own words, were recently relayed to us by way of Classmate Barry Lazarus:


Friday morning at 2:00 am, Mindi got a call to evacuate. Dean got the call at 3:00 am and we got it at 3:30 am. [editor's note: Mindi & Dean are Lou and Judy’s children.]

There were no hotels available within thirty miles.

Mindi's husband's family have a five-bedroom home on the beach in Ventura, CA. We spent Saturday, Sunday and Monday in a house with four families, five dogs, two cats and a bird. Amazingly, we all got along. When we got home, we had minor smoke in the house. Mindi had a little more but Dean had it bad. Within less than a hundred yards of Dean, eight houses got hit. All were from 6,000 to 10,000+ square feet. Mindi's house was in the hot bed of it all in Agoura Hills. There's a lot to burn.

There are still fires going. No rain for years is a killer with all this mountainous terrain.  A fire starts in the middle of Santa Ana Winds, and everything goes. Winds got up to 50 mph. Embers can travel up to two or more miles.

That's what happened. With the mountains like match sticks, it gets hit with an ember and goes crazy.

However, we are all OK and that's what counts. Material things can always be replaced.

Thanks for thinking of us.

Lou & Judy

Please say a prayer for Lou and Judy Abramson, their children Mindi and Dean and their neighbors.


You will find the 60th reunion photos at the three links at the left entitled:

  • 60th Reunion at Kip's Bar
  • 60th Reunion at Tim's Farm
  • 60th Reunion Banquet Shot 

We thank classmates Dwight and Cricket Atwood-Steege, Bill Kerwin, Donna Rose Reyes and KC Cravens for their willingness to share their photos.  Tim Kiernan's daughter, Monica, also contributed many of the photos taken at the Farm.  You may, in the case of each of the three files, look at the "slide show" of photos, timed to change every 7 to 10 seconds; or, you can find all the same still shots at the bottom of the page and look at them as long as you like.  Captions will appear at the bottom of some of the pictures.



We hope you had a wonderful time at the 60th Class Reunion on Aug. 24, 25 & 26.  Whether you came only for the Kip's Friday night social, or the Farm Event at Tim Kiernan's on Saturday, or enjoyed the Dinner and Program at the Minneapolis Golf Club on Saturday, a good time was had by all. 

On behalf of the planning and coordinating team, led by Karen (KC) Cravens Bretzke, we wish you good and stable health, for you need to prepare for our collective, all-classmates' 80th Birthday Party in 2020.  Stay tuned for news about that.




                Did you know? 
 ... that today is Music Composition Day? In 1792, the great composer Ludwig von Beethoven (then age 22) received his first music composition lesson from composer Franz Joseph Haydn. I think the lesson worked! ;-)

Can you recognize this photo?

Remember when we just couldn't wait for the next TV episode?



Today's Inspirational Quotes

"Ships don't sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don't let what's happening around you get inside you and weigh you down."

            -- Author Unknown
"We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one's own happiness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness."

            -- Dalai Lama
This Week's Nostalgic Photo
Each week a new photo will appear below.  You won't have to guess who it is.  Their name(s) will appear.  Just be amazed at what you see or have forgotten!

    Rememberance Quotes for December  

May and October, the best-smelling months?

I'll make a case for December: evergreen, frost, wood smoke, cinnamon.

Lisa Kleypas, Love in the Afternoon

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Featured Article, Website or Blog: 
Is Dried Fruit More Nutritious Than Fresh Fruit? Why or Why Not?

When you think about what makes dried fruit different from fresh fruit, it's really just the process of dehydrating. In the process of dehydrating, one thing is for sure...

The fruit gets smaller!!

But the real nutrition question is whether that process causes any loss of nutrition aside from the loss of fluid.

Read on to find out which is more nutritious:




We have thirteen Photo Albums, with accompanying music, to share with you.

These are mainly Albums from our 50th, 55th and 60th Class Reunions.  You will find them all at the links entitled "Our Photo Gallery" and "50th Reunion Photo Sets" and 60th Reunion Action links at the left side of this page.  They are...

  1. SLP Class of '58 Gallery..........variety of photos sent in by classmates
  2. Our High School from our days at Park High
  3. 55th at the Park Tavern............Sept. 10, 2013 - 1st 55th Reunion Event
  4. 55th at the Farm........................Sept. 11, 2013 - 2nd 55th Reunion Event
  5. 55th at The Hall of Fame..........Sept. 12, 2013 - Induction Banquet
  6. 70th Birthday Cruise..........Our July 20, 2010 Cruise on Lake Minnetonka
  7. 50th School and Bus Tour.......Big 50th Reunion -  Day 1 Activity
  8. BBQ at Tim Kiernan's Farm.....Big 50th Reunion - Day 2 Activity
  9. Relaxing Saturday Morning.....Big 50th Reunion - Day 3 Morning
  10. 50th Saturday Banquet............Big 50th Reunion - Day 3 Evening
  11. 60th Reunion at Kip's Bar........Our Friday Night - Day 1 Activity
  12. 60th Reunion at Tim's Farm....Our Saturday Afternoon-Day 2 Activity
  13. 60th Reunion Banquet Shot....Our Sunday Evening - Day 3 Activity

Sit back, adjust each album to "full screen mode," turn on the music at the scroll at the top or bottom of each photo set, change tunes or watch without music...all to suit yourself.  Come back often.  You'll recognize someone different each time! 

Four of the best, at our 60th at Kip's:  Judith Carroll Chambers, Sandy Canton Kerwin, Carol Erickson Skala and Gail Nelson Helgeson 

Judith Alexander Steward, Kay Knudson Studebaker and Mary Ann Evans Eckenberg.  See who else was there at the "60th at Tim's Farm" Photo Album.



Getting ready for the 60th Reunion Banquet are Jonathan Daube, Beverly Watts Hedin, KC Cravens Bretzke, Linda Lindquist Daube, and Nancy Jo Wallace Lopp & Larry Lopp.  See who else was at the Banquet at the "60th Reunion Banquet Shot" Photo Album.

 Guess who's enjoying the 60th Reunion at the Minneapolis Golf Club!


Minnesota ~ You Gotta Love It!


Come back home to Minnesota - a water wonderworld


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