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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Nancy Cohn (Osysko)  6/7
•   Karen Rudquist (Young)  6/8
•   Roger Wittman  6/12
•   Sue Halleen (Awes)  6/17
•   Louis Abramson  6/22
•   Arthur Freeman  6/27
•   Lowell Nelson  6/28
•   Susan Strom (Crandall)  6/28
•   Marilyn Stenrud (Steinman)  7/1
•   Curtis Grand  7/5
•   Susan Lauren (Paurus)  7/5

JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 64.3%


A:   157   Joined
B:   87   Not Joined

PROFILE UPDATES


•   Mary Reid (Brooks)  4/15
•   Mary Jo Garland (Mosher)  3/31
•   Edward Nelson  3/10
•   Beth Fisch (Jacobson)  2/25
•   Glenn DePue  2/24
•   Karen K. C. Cravens (Bretzke)  12/14
•   Jim Adams  9/21
•   Marilyn Stenrud (Steinman)  7/3
•   John C Meyer III  3/8
•   Arthur Freeman  3/1
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW


WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

8 live in Arizona
2 live in Arkansas
15 live in California
5 live in Colorado
12 live in Florida
2 live in Hawaii
2 live in Illinois
1 lives in Iowa
1 lives in Maryland
2 live in Massachusetts
129 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
5 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
103 are deceased

MISSING CLASSMATES


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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!

This is a Website devoted to the St. Louis Park High School Class of 1958.  It is intended for those Classmates who graduated from this place and time.  It is intended to be informative, inspiring, and nostalgic with memories of our time in the 1950s, including the music we loved and those we sat next to in class.

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." 

Alert

On April 10th we were notified that Classmate Carol Toni Souza, who lived in Florida, and who we knew in high school as Carol Thom, had contracted the COVID-19 and was in hospital and in a very tough situation.  The following Facebook Page entry by her brother Joel Thom has defined the sad outcome:

"It deeply saddens us to bring this news. Last night, our beautiful Carol Toni Souza passed away due to complications from the coronavirus. Her battle consisted of good and bad days but in the end the horrible disease took our beloved Toni. Our heartfelt gratitude to everyone for your thoughts, prayers and love."

 

Need an "Attitude Adjustment" during the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Check out the link near the top at the left:

"COVID Attitude Adjustment".

You’ve no doubt heard a lot about coronavirus, or COVID-19, in the news. We want to help you stay healthy and understand when and how to get care if you need it.  We have all lived too long for this nasty virus to take us out!  If you live elsewhere than in Minnesota, here's what we are trying to do here.  Our Governor has ordered all of us to just StayHomeMN, while we avoid pushing our healthcare system beyond its capacity to take care of those who succumb to the virus.  It may be good advice wherever you live.

Your website administrators cannot vouchsafe for the total accuracy of the following message about the oncoming Coronavirus (COVID-19); but in the interest of our classmates' safety, we reproduce it here for your edification.  If you have superior knowledge that ought to be added to this ALERT, please send us a message.

CORONAVIRUS  

1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold. 

2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose. 

3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26 or 27 degrees Celsius (but that's about 80 degrees Fahrenheit). It hates the Sun.  So, pray for hot, sunny days ahead! 

4. If someone sneezes with it, it can move about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.  Hence, keep your social distance from others, which is 2 meters or more than 6 feet.  The further, the better.

5. If it drops on a metal surface it can live for at least 17 hours, according to the CDC.  So, if you come into contact with any metal surface, wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap. 

6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. Normal laundry detergent will kill it. 

7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice. 

8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but - a lot can happen during that time - you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on. 

9. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice. 

10. Can't emphasize enough - drink plenty of water!

 

THE SYMPTOMS 

1. It will first infect the throat, so you'll have a sore throat lasting 3 or 4 days. 

2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5 or 6 days further. 

3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing; that’s why it’s so devastating for our super seniors.  Even St. Louis Park Graduates can get it!!  So be cautious...

4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you're drowning.   It's imperative you then seek immediate attention.  If this occurs, call your closest hospital and seek admission.

How to stay healthy

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, take the same precautions that are recommended for avoiding other illnesses:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds before eating, after using the restroom or after blowing your nose.
  • If you can’t wash your hands, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60-95% alcohol.
  • Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Stay home when you’re feeling sick.
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
  • Regularly clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces in your home and workplace.

If you need care

If you think you may have acquired or been exposed to COVID-19, you can take a screening assessment online at virtuwell or Doctor on Demand. Both are available 24/7 at no cost to you.

 

If you have additional concerns, contact your primary care clinic.

Classmate News for February

We have just learned of the passing of our Classmate Joy Rydholm Gallagher, of Gun Barrel City, Texas.  Joy passed away on Dec. 19, 2019.  Please see our entry at the "In Memory" link for Joy Rydholm.

Classmate News for March

We learned on March 25th of the passing of classmate Susan Elizabeth Zimmerman Wernz, of Hopkins, MN, on March 17th. No interment, visitation or memorials are planned at this time.  We have placed Susan's Obituary notice on our "In Memory" page.

 

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

How about viewing this nostalgic video from 1955 to get your juices pumped up and ready for a whole-class, joint 80th birthday celebration?

http    ://safeshare.TV/w/   FEDEwZH Z Xu

All we have to do is convince our event-planning group to arrange for such a special party so we can all see one another once more.

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We are sorry to announce the passing of two of our Classmates,

Nancy Irene Peterson Nord of Arizona and 

Curtis Petersen of Florida.

You will find an "In Memory" notice for both Nancy Peterson Nord and Curtis Petersen on this website.  

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Recall any of these early Parkites?

We see Nancy Foss, Gail Johnson, (Gary Eide and Kurt Falkman of the Class of 1959)...and, Oh, your Website Administrator in the lower right-hand corner, with his white rabbit.  Everyone in 4th grade is showing off their artwork.

Remember when this photo was taken?

Our 55th Reunion in 2013 at the SLP Hall of Fame Induction Dinner

(Yes, that's Roy Griak in the middle.)

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                Did you know? 

... that today, besides being Valentine's Day in the U.S. (Happy Valentine's Day!) is Respect Your Woman Day? In 1967, Aretha Franklin recorded her hit record, "Respect." Celebrate today by continuing to show your respect for everyone!

 
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Today's Inspirational Quotes
 

"How would your life be different if... You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day you look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey."

            -- Steve Maraboli

 

 

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."

            -- Edith Lovejoy Pierce

 

 

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This Week's Nostalgic Photos
Each week a new photo or two will appear below.  You won't have to guess what the first one is.  The item will be obvious.  Just be amazed at what you see or have forgotten!
 
How about a little Sonny & Cher, along with Bob Dylan!
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But this second photo will be of someone or something not easy for you to determine.
She came up missing, and has never been found!  Amelia Earhart
 
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    Rememberance Quotes for December   

  The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.  

 

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

John Kennedy

 

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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.