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St Louis Park Class of 58, The Luckiest Generation
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Jun
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Jun 22, 2018 at 3:33 PM
St Louis Park Class of 58, The Luckiest Generation
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Jun 22, 2018 at 11:33 AM
It's Sue Halleen Awes' birthday today.
Jun
17
Jun 17, 2018 at 3:33 AM
Richard Woodbury has been added to In Memory.
Jun
06
Jun 06, 2018 at 11:33 AM
It's Martin Polterock Ross' birthday today. New comment added.
Jun
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Jun 02, 2018 at 8:50 PM

Posted on: Jun 02, 2018 at 3:33 AM

May
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May 31, 2018 at 12:55 PM

Hey, Happy day!
How ya doing?
Are U going to the reunion? I'm still thinking about it.
Talk with you later, picture of my international friends
have a great birthday!! Donna

Apr
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Apr 24, 2018 at 7:51 PM

My guess is that you're doing well and are physically fit, despite the 78th birthday. At least I hope so and that you have a nice, celebratory day at it--you know, something special. I always spend my birthdays on a trip that interests me. Take good care, and hi to Pam. Best, David

Mar
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Mar 16, 2018 at 12:37 PM

Hey hello, hope you had a lovely birthday. It has been sooooo long since we attended the Lutheran Church together. Am in California, look us up if you ever come out this way, blessings to you and your family, Donna

Gerald Thompson has left an In Memory comment for James Boyce.
Mar
02
Mar 02, 2018 at 3:33 PM

God bless you Jim, and thanks to Steve Sjordal for posting your Bio.  I just have a small correction to mention, I think Jim's birthday was April 30th, not the 27th.  I recall, our neighborhood gang had our birthdays clumped together.  Jim's was April 30th, mine three days later, May 3rd, Steve Sjordal's is May 9th, and Jack Burke's was May 10th.  I have many fond "growing-up" memories with Jim.  His Dad was an awesome story teller.  The two I remember most, is he once mentioned how his parents had made the trip from Ohio to Minnesota in a wagon train.  Along the way, they were frequently stopped by curious Indians, who mostly just wanted to say hello.  Jim's Dad said they always offered the Indians trinkets like mirrors or other European items.  He added, that the Indians would always return the next day and give something back to show their good-will and thankfulness, with an animal hide or some leather goods.  The second story I won't forget Dr. Boyce telling, was when he was a little boy, he heard that the Wright Brothers were demonstrating their flying-machine at the Minnesota State Fair.  He didn't have enough money to get into the grandstand area of their flying demo, but he watched them through a knot hole in one of the fences.  I also fondly remember how in the winter, after getting home from school and eating dinner, I would put on my skates at home, and skate the five or six blocks down the frozen streets to the skating rink at 29th and Webster.  We'd play shinney hockey until about 9pm, practically every night.  The regular guys there were Jim Boyce, Steve Sjordal, Vern Jarosak, Brice Martinson, and Jack Burke from our class, plus upper classman John Plaisted, Scott Matchen, and Roger Atwood. Sometimes we'd have some fun with the neighborhood girl classmates playing pom-pom-pull-away with Jane McCanney, Cricket Atwood, and I think Donna Rose.  That whole gang of shinney hockey players from the Webster rink ended up playing Varsity hockey!  I also remember Jim, when he went to Holy Family Catholic School, was a regular alter boy participating in the Sunday Mass frequently.  He was also a fine Cub & Boy Scout, as I remember his many badges and awards, I think he even made Eagle Scout!  Other fond memories include riding our motorcycles together, but of course on his BSA, he could not keep up to my Triumph T110.

Jim, God bless you again, thanks for all the memories and being a close friend!

 

Gerald Thompson has left an In Memory comment for James Boyce.
Mar 02, 2018 at 3:33 PM

Just a knit comment on Jim's fine BSA motorcycle.  Just for the record, I think Jim's bike was a 1954 BSA Road Rocket, A10 Model.  The Road Rocket was the first BSA twin with a 650 cc displacement, introduced to keep up with the successful Triumph twins, Thunderbird, T110, etc.  BSA also made the Shooting Star twin, similar to the Road Rocket model, but with a smaller 500cc displacement.  I'm not familiar with the BSA Golden Flash,  I'll have to look it up.  Just did and it looks like the Golden Flash models always came in gold metallic paint.  They were also 650 twins, but Jim's bike was black, red and chrome, and hence most likely a Shooting Star model.  Of course, the most fantastic BSA of the 50's I remember was the 500cc single, Gold Star "thumpers" like the one Bobby Sykora rode with us.  Today the Gold Stars are worth big $$$$ compared to the others.

Feb
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Feb 25, 2018 at 10:57 AM

Happy Birthday Ed !

Feb
24
Feb 24, 2018 at 2:22 PM

HAVE A GREAT DAY, EVEN THOUGH IT IS COLD!!

Feb 24, 2018 at 2:12 PM

Hope you have a GREAT BIRTHDAY!

Nancy Jo Wallace Lopp added a photo to profile gallery.
Jan
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Jan 12, 2018 at 2:56 PM
Roger Johnson, Larry Lopp, Kc Bretzke, Judy Strong cruising
Jan
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Jan 09, 2018 at 11:59 PM

Hey Ed...Happy New Year !