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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Edward Christensen  7/20
•   Carolyn Krause (Kenner)  7/21
•   Deidre Ermantrout (Richards)  7/23
•   Gloria Hiner  7/27
•   Beverly Watts (Hedin)  7/27
•   Bruce Elliasen  7/28
•   Marcia Kendall (Zeimes)  7/28
•   Gail Nelson (Helgeson)  7/30
•   Duane Rasmuson  7/30
•   Gloria Johnson  7/31
•   James Bechtold  8/4
•   Jeffrey Margulies  8/9
•   Thomas Rodberg  8/10
•   Berneen Rose (Rudolph)  8/10
•   Vickie Slattery (Tavey)  8/15
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JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 64.7%


A:   163   Joined
B:   89   Not Joined

PROFILE UPDATES


•   Marilyn Stenrud (Steinman)  7/3
•   Jim Adams  3/25
•   John C Meyer III  3/8
•   Arthur Freeman  3/1
•   Patricia Levendusky (Teeuwen)  2/24
•   Edward Nelson  2/15
•   Roger Johnson  1/24
•   Brice Martinson  1/1
•   Karen Rudquist (Young)  10/31
•   Sharon Slavin (Krafft)  10/23
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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
131 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
1 lives in Virginia
4 live in Washington
4 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in British Columbia
1 lives in Finland
18 location unknown
95 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." 

 

Remember our Graduation 61 years ago?

Here's our Valedictorian in 1958

And...Here he is again 40 years later in 1998, talking to a raven on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.

Shortly before graduation, David was named a scholarship winner in National Merit Scholarship competition.  He was one of 1,000 recipients of a scholarship from among the 256,000 seniors competing nationwide that year, and for the first time at St. Louis Park High School.  According to Roland Larson, high school counselor, "This was a great honor for Dave and the school."  He said, "It is one of the largest and most cherished scholarship honors in the nation."  David applied that scholarship award to Carleton College in Northfield, MN and enrolled in the fall of 1958, and graduated college in 1962 -- advancing to graduate shool.  

Described by his teachers as a "top-notch" person, David's activities in high school equal his No. 1 academic standing.  They included: three-years on the "Echo" as a reporter, co-editor of third page, and co-editor as a senior; class play, "Our Town," his junior year; all-school play, senior year in "Harvey."  Supero Hi-Y club treasurer as a sophomore, vice-president as a junior; president as a senior.  Latin club for three years; student council two years; Minneapolis Star's world affairs contest, ranking in top 25 for past two years; and National Honor Society.  Did you forget just how active David was in our class?

Academically David achieved a straight "A" record throughout his high school career from 9th grade up and six "A-plus" marks which are considered very rare in St. Louis Park schools.  Oh...if we all could have been that smart!  David passed away in 1999 from pancreatic cancer.  Goodness: that was 20 years ago.  You may wish to read his "In Memory" notice on this website.

 

Classmate News for July

Classmates Bill and Sandy Kerwin, out in Raleigh, NC, have been waxing nostalgic about our Class of '58, now that July is here and it has been  61 years since our graduation from High School.  Since their grandaughter has graduated herself from high school, Bill and Sandy's thoughts are of their own senior year.  They have come up with some memorable dates and wonder if you agree with them on the accuracy of their memory.  If you are moved to do so, you can send either Bill Kerwin or Sandy Canton Kerwin a message, right from this website, and let them know whether or not you share their recollection of the following dates:

5-3-57      Junior Prom

              11-23-57   Sadie Hawkins Dance

   12-21-57   Christmas Ball 

   5-10-58     Tropical Dance

5-30-58    Senior Prom

6-5-58    Graduation

 

The Webmaster can vouchsafe for the accuracy of June 5, 1958 for the date of our graduation; but he is uncertain about the other dates.

 

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Our school chum Ronald "Swede" Swedlund has passed away.  Check out his developing obit notice at our link, "In Memory".

Classmate John Carlson has passed away.  Check out his developing obit notice at our link, "In Memory".

Classmate Connie Cooper Hagen has passed away.  Check out her developing obit notice at our link, "In Memory".

Classmate Shelly Litman has passed away.  Check out his obit notice at our link, "In Memory".

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Here's a wonderfully nostalgic You Tube Video just sent in by Classmate Kurt Schleicher.  During these warm and lovely June days, why not watch something that will take you back to the days of our youth?  Just click on this:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/nSC7SXQpInM?rel=0

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Send in some new news about your friends from St. Louis Park High.

 

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How's your memory after 78 years of age?  Below are four new pictures, all sent in by Classmate Kent Brothen, from his "high school warchest" so he says.  These pictures are also shown at the link "Who Are They? with some hint as to who they are.  If you can't ID your classmates from these pictures, go to that link.

Let's start with "Graduation Time"

Now, here's one from our high school days...

And one from Junior High...

And, finally, a picture from a Brookside Elementary classroom...

OK...So you couldn't identify anyone pictured?  What about Jeff Blomberg, Kent Brothen, Joe Gosnell, Neal Dalen, Bob Erickson, Bill Sincock, Sara Lenmark, Roberta Balkin, Diane Burger, Karen Schodde, Linda Whitney and Dick Arndt?  If you want another look, go to the Link at the left entitled "Who Are They? and take another look!

 

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                Did you know? 

... that today, besides being Independence Day in the United States (Happy Independence Day!), is the birthday of Big Brothers / Big Sisters? BBBSA is the largest youth mentoring organization in the United States. Its purpose is to provide friendship, emotional support, and guidance to youth through their involvement with positive role models. BBBSA's national motto is "making a difference, one child at a time." Have a very happy birthday, BBBSA!

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Can you recognize this photo?

This photo ought to speak for itself!

 

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Today's Inspirational Quotes
 

"Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong."

            -- James Bryce

 

 

"I'm learning skills I will use for the rest of my life by doing homework... procrastinating and negotiation."

            -- Bill Waterson

 

 

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This Week's Nostalgic Photo
Each week a new photo will appear below.  You won't have to guess what it is.  The item will be obvious.  Just be amazed at what you see or have forgotten!
 
Johnny Cash and Ray Charles
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    Rememberance Quotes for June   


 


WELCOME - PIN WHATEVER CATCHES YOUR EYE ON MY BOARDS. HAVE FUN!
      

 



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Featured Article, Website or Blog: 
Weeding Out Some Common Organic Gardening Myths

Just about everyone's interested in organic gardening from one viewpoint or another, so it's no surprise that organic gardening myths might pop up in the garden of public opinion. Myths both pro and con are easy to come by -- so we'll cover both sides of the issue in this article. Here's the truth about four popular ones:


http://www.mythbusters.com/weeding-out-some-common-organic-gardening-myths.html 

 

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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 Times............photos 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!

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Minnesota ~ You Gotta Love It!
 

 

Come back home to Minnesota - a water wonderworld

 

This is a totally free site: Find your name under the link at the left entitled "Classmate Profiles" and join us.