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The Few, the Brave, the '69ers!
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140 Registered '69ers
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We are the Class of 1969
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Special Times Together
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The 40th Reunion!
on June 20, 2009
H A P P Y D A Y !
L i f e C o m e s B y S o F a s t
~W A L T W H I T M A N~
4 0 D O W N & 4 0 T O G O
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it’s...‘69ers LIVE @ the DOME!
Our Walt Whitman in 1969 - The Best Place!
TODAY (Yeah, I know, it's not our Whitman!)
Our Transcendental Quad
Our Black & White Quad
We are on our merry way to our next class!
WOW...Wilson Pickett and Marvelettes 1967.
Go Team, GO...
Our Old Testament - SAGA 1969
THE DOME NOW LIVES ONLY IN OUR COLLECTIVE HEARTS, MINDS, AND SOULS.
On Saturday June 20, 2009 our 40th Reunion welcomes you to experience all that it was to us then, now, and forever more. If you would like to write a tribute to The DOME, we will post it on "The DOME Tribute" page.
(click on the blue link below "The Dome Tribute")
Donations are appreciated
C a n y o u D i g i t M a n !
YES, we gather for the 40th Reunion! Welcome to The Official Virtual Home of the Class of 1969, Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, Maryland.
W E A R E O P E N
F o r B u z i n e s s
40th Reunion Box Office
(click on the green link)
Event ticket prices:
$110 Saturday Reunion
$25 Sunday Lunch
$135 for both events!
The Official Attendees List:
(171 Total for Saturday night)
(121 Total for Sunday Lunch)
40th Reunion & Sunday Lunch:
Robert Peskin (2) (Reunion Group)
John Ray Hoke Jr (2) (Reunion Group)
Frank Popplewell (1) (Reunion Group)
Annette Woodhams (Gorey) (1) (Reunion Group)
Tom Gorey (1) (Reunion Group)
Scott Mason (1) (Reunion Group)
Catherine Pollack (Collier Angel) (2)
Paul L. Farrell (1)
Mimi Fauquier (Murray) (1) (Reunion Group)
Richard Rader (1)
Greg S Friedman (1)
Garry Posin (2)
Susan Sharp (1) (Reunion Group)
Gary Cahn (1) (Reunion Group)
Betty Forrest (Robinson) (1)
Scott McCarthy (1) (Reunion Group)
Dawn Perusse (1) (Reunion Group)
Milton J. Herd (1) (Reunion Group)
Olivier Long (2)
Marilyn Weaver (Fox) (2)
Polly Webb (Rogers) (2)
Lance Dublin (1)
Lyn Fisher (Cortright) (1)
Barbara Sweetser (Frederick) (1)
Barbara Mueller (1)
Bill Kominers (1)
Robin B. Tackels (1)
James M. Orsinger (2)
Larry Wagman (1)
Diane Burnside, PhD (Gaede) (1)
Chris Montgomery (2)
John Robert Jones (2)
Gilbert Judd Williams (1)
Cynthia Salmond (Class Secretary) (1)
Linda Williams (Cox) (2) (Reunion Group)
Leland Gamson (1)
Charles N. Vance (1)
Ronald Orleans (1)
Robert Graves (1)
Kathy Keller (Graves) (1)
Dr. E. Kirk Huang, MD (Class Vice-President) (1)
Dr. Larke Nahme (Huang), MD (1)
Chuck Leonard (1)
Ann Stanley (Leonard) (1)
Jeff Southmayd (1)
Nancy Spruill (Southmayd) (1)
Dr John M. Wilkinson MD (2)
Dr. Jill Jayson (Ladd) (2)
Richard J. Melnick (2)
Joan May (Harden) (1)
Larry Cope (1)
Lisa Johnston (Howorth) (Class Prez) (1)
James Mundy (aka: Monday) (1)
Ona Gelman (Bunce) (2)
Peter L. Jones (1)
Richard Gold (1)
Linda Beaumariage (1)
Janet Millenson (1)
Barbara B. Solomon (1)
Deborah Leff (1)
James E. Nicholson (2)
Teresa Remein (1)
Deborah A. Snow (1)
Eric Lindstrom (1)
Veronica Barzelatto (1)
Warren J. Leonard (1)
Helen Nardini (2)
Victoria Brown (Crawford) (1)
Richard E. King (2)
Donald J. Sobel (2)
Lois Lourie (1)
Peter Bennett (1)
Chuck Cole (1)
Keith Morgan, Esq (1)
Alice Wood (Griffin) (1)
Valerie J. Gilpeer (Grodin) (1)
Jean Phelps (Rastall) (1)
Douglas G. Henry (1)
Dave Cortright (1)
Michael Newman (1)
Gail Bronson (Reunion Group) (1)
Richard Baily (1)
Robin B Geber (1)
Andy Pollack (1)
Bonnie Walker (1)
Joel Kemelhor (1)
Melissa Wheeler (1)
Sharon A. Nicholson (1)
Linda Price (Doermann) (1)
Alanson Anderson (2)
Kathleen Barlow (1)
40th Reunion Saturday Night Only:
Katherine Seavey (Bryant) (1)
Kathy Trout (Horvath) (1)
Lou Shroyer (Kathy Trout's Guest) (1)
Kathleen Glew (Galvin) (1)
Reuven Uberman (1)
Ross W. Dembling (1)
Howard S. Gartenhaus (2)
Kathleen Corbett (2)
Sue Councilor (Ray) (2)
Carol Pincus (Tullman) (1)
Bill Rollins (1)
Donna Darcey (Newman) (2)
Daniel J. Cokinos (2)
Carol Kaufman (Kupperberg) (1)
Tristram Kruger DDS, MS (1)
Clint Miller (1)
Mary Finch (1)
Jo Anne Murray (Levenson) (2)
Henry C. Palmer (2)
Linda D. Schumacher (Schumacher) (1)
Sue Foulger (Alfandre) (2)
Barbara Guth (Norton) (1)
Nicholas Deoudes (2)
Carl Bergmann (1)
Richard Blackman (1)
Deborah Schifter (Schiffmann) (1)
Bette Jane Pappas (2)
Margaret A. Keshishian (1)
Peter F. Holzberg (1)
Dr. Allan G. Dosik (2)
Carole Herson (Martin) (1)
Jonathan L. Machta (2)
Kevin Bronfin (1)
Sheila A. Brady, FASLA (1)
Thomas Cutler (1)
Tom Schwartz (2)
Lynnie (William L.) Cook (1)
Miriam Scheiber (Seidel) (1)
Alan G. Caroll (1)
Lisa C. Oliviere (1)
Georgine E. MacGarvey (Holman) (2)
Gilbert Judd Williams (2) Open
Bruce Bowen (1)
Dudley Jones-Mattingly (1)
Lynne Siegel (1)
40th Reunion Sunday Lunch Only:
Kathleen Corbett (1)
Dr. Marian Greenspan (2)
Trudy Luria (Fleisher) (1)
Charles Doyle (3)
Debra Marney (Mattingly) (1)
Gilbert Judd Williams (2) Open
Jeremy E. Reifsnyder (1)
Simeon M. Kriesberg (1)
Please watch this Visual Tour of the Strathmore Mansion, home of the 40th Whitman Reunion.
The Mansion at Strathmore
40th Reunion Headquaters
J u n e 2 0 , 2 0 0 9
F u n , F u n , F u n
S U N D A Y L U N C H
J U N E 2 1 , 2 0 0 9
N O O N T O 2 P M
Click on the link below to see Video
Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett
W A L T W H I T M A N
We Are Family...
Let's find them all home 100% of the Class of 1969 to our 40th Reunion at the Mansion at Strathmore. We can do it, YES we can, Yes we can...Shout the Cheerleaders.
By The Numbers:
715 graduated on June 12, 1969.
001 recent dropout (Claudine Craig)
046 are reported deceased.
668 classmates are still alive and active.
233 '69ers are living in DC/MD/VA areas.
Our 69ers population, Today is 348 Vikes
(That is about 52% of our Class)
321 classmates have not joined our web site.
(That is about 48% of our Class)
149 classmates live in unknown locations.
171 tickets sold to the Saturday Reunion.
121 tickets sold to the Sunday Lunch.
010 years to go until the 50th Reunion Day.
"A Blast from the Past"
It's our Barbara Sweetser in 1969
Mimi Fauquier(Murray) The Iconic Image
Evolution of Dance
Funniest YouTube Video
PYLE JR. HIGH DANCE BOOK 1966 ROGUES GALLERY
Make a memory, make a song dedication to that special someone. Click on the red link above and make things happen!
Our Fund Raising Goal is $690.
Our Current Funds are...$275.
(Please add your song)
Top 69 Hits for '69ers
We will Play 50 Hits at the 40th Reunion and 19 Hits at the Luncheon at Whitman! Dedications will be played from 8:00 until 11:30. So be there on time if you want to hear your dedication.
Music is the path to our soul and our Passion.
#1--"A Whiter Shade of Pale" by the British band Procol Harum, 1967
#2--"Feelin' Alright" by Dave Mason of the English rock band Traffic, 1968.
#3--"God Only Knows" by the Beach Boys recorded in 1966.
#4--"Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" by The Casinos, 1967.
#5--"Tell It Like It Is" by Aaron Neville, 1965.
#6--"Pride of Man" by Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1967.
#7--"Stay In My Corner" by The Dells, 1968.
#8--"Born to Be Wild" by Steppenwolf, 1968.
#9--"MacArthur Park" by Richard Harris, 1968.
#10--"It's Your Thing" by The Isley Brothers, 1969.
#11--"Only the Strong Survive" by Jerry Butler, 1968.
#12--"Wonderful World" by Sam Cooke, 1960 and Herman's Hermits sang it in 1965.
#13--"He Ain't Heavy, He is My Brother" by The Hollies in 1969.
#14--"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", by the Iron Butterfly, released in 1968.
#15--"Too Busy Thinking about My Baby" by Marvin Gaye, released in June, 1969.
#16-- "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye, released in October 1968.
#17--"Mustang Sally" by Wilson Pickett on the Album: Wilson Pickett's Greatest Hits, Released: 1966.
#18--"Devil with a Blue Dress On" by Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels in 1966.
#19--"Dance to the Music", by Sly and the Family Stone, 1968.
#20--"Stand By Your Man", by Tammy Wynette, 1968.
#21--"Hooked on a Feeling", by B.J. Thomas, 1969.
#22--"Dancing in the Street" by Martha and the Vandellas 1964.
#23--"Fire and Rain" by James Taylor, written in 1969.
#24--"Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" recorded by Frankie Valli in 1967.
#25--"Mississippi Queen" by Mountain written in 1969.
#26--"Light My Fire" by Jose Feliciano of 1968.
#27--"Lady Soul" by Temptations.
#28--"Look at Us" by Vince Gill.
#29--"How Bout Us" by Champaign.
#30--"Love Me Two Times" by The Doors.
#31--"Gloria" by The Doors and Them.
Reunion Headquarters - The Mansion at Strathmore
Saturday, June 20, 2009 (7:30 PM to Midnight)
One Half of the Reunion Group at a Fall meeting.
Front Row: Bob Peskin, Annette Gorey, Scott McCarthy, Gary Cahn
Back Row: Susan Sharp, Tom Gorey, and the VebMaster.
Now for a special message from your
Fabulous Reunion Group:
The 40th Reunion of our beloved Class of 1969, will happen on June 20, 2009. You can be a big help by networking with your fellow classmates and sending them to our web site at www.waltwhitman69.com
But first, go create your profile, adding tons of pictures, memories; tell us what you are doing with your life, and discover what accomplishments others have achieved by searching their profiles. More site features will be added to include details about the Reunion itself. We promise it to be our...
H a p p y H u n t i n g f o r y o u r C l a s s m a t e s
Donations: If a classmate wishes to make a donation to support our class's current programs to include our reunion events, future educational awards at Walt Whitman, community outreach efforts, PAC's, web site maintenance support, and planning for our 50th Reunion in 2019, then please contact us for more information. Contact Us
$3,522 has been given thanks to:
The Top Donation is $500
'69ers Donors List of '69er STARS
1. Martha A. Kiefer
2. Frank Popplewell
3. Scott Mason
4. Mimi Fauquier (Murray)
5. Richard Rader
6. Scott McCarthy
7. Barbara Sweetser (Frederick)
8. James M. Orsinger
9. Gilbert Judd Williams
10. Dr. E. Kirk Huang, MD (Class Vice-President)
11. Dr. Larke Nahme (Huang), MD
12. Jeff Southmayd
13. Nancy Spruill (Southmayd)
14. Debra Marney (Mattingly)
15. Joan May (Harden)
16. Lisa Johnston (Howorth) (Class Prez)
17. Richard Gold
18. Carol Kaufman (Kupperberg)
19. Eric Lindstrom
20. Tristram Kruger DDS, MS
21. Richard E. King
22. Lois Lourie
23. Deborah Snow
24. Chuck Cole
25. Keith Morgan Esq
26. Georgine E. MacGarvey (Holman)
27. Betty Forrest (Robinson)
28. Catherine A. Whiteman
29. Noah Hirsch
30. Susan Matthews (Freeburn)
31. Richard Baily
32. Valerie Gilpeer (Grodin)
33. Joel Kemelhor
34. Judy Samuelson (Brandman)
35. Lyn Fisher (Cortright)
36. Carol Monro (Florance)
37. Milton Herd
39. John Ray Hoke, Jr., FAIA
40. You too can become a '69er STAR by making a generous Donation!
Giving back is so important, says The Reunion Group
Because it's June 20, 2009!
Fellow Classmate, it has been Forty Years.
Now, Come ON?!
Look...We graduated on June 12, 1969, and then 38 days later on July 20, the first man stepped foot on the MOON, and then 25 days later on August 15, WOODSTOCK started to Rock. I just want to give you some perspective of how The Class of 1969 really kicks things off.
Our declaration: As Former "Quad Dweller Inhabitants or Dome Heads," a class of true 69ers will convene in June 2009 for another Big Reunion event at the Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda, Maryland.
Following our 40th Reunion we are planning a very special Lunch "A Return to Margaritaville" just for you Parrot Heads on Sunday back at Walt Whitman, that you can't afford to miss according to your hostesses Mimi Fauquier (Murray) and Linda Williams (Cox). Contact Us
To all of you wonderful ‘69ers:
Can a former high school class president be impeached?
I ought to be. I’m negligent, irresponsible, and 1,000 miles away. In my defense, I don't remember "president for life" being part of the deal in 1969. But I've been asked by the reunion committee to write some kind of thing encouraging everyone to attend our 40th reunion June 20, and, more to the point I guess, SEND IN YOUR $$$!!! The committee does a good job of getting the reunion ball rolling every decade for the rest of us lazy-asses, and I appreciate and salute them. (Although I have this scary image of John Hoke in some bat cave somewhere wearing leather, chains, S&M PJS, and wielding his power over us all as The Vebmaster, whatever techno-hoo-doo thing that is.)
What a year for us to reunite! I must say, never in all these forty years have I felt so close to 1969, with all the energy, excitement, ideals and possibilities before us and yes, big problems. So many times these past few months I've been reminded of what our concerns and controversies were during high school: an unpopular war, two assassinations, racial inequality, poverty, violence in the streets. I'm proud that Whitman had EFFE, that even though only a handful of our class was African-American some of us organized to help feed the Poor People's March, and that many of us were present at the anti-war March on Washington in November 1969. I'm proud to have gone to a school named for a gay American poet, even though then none of us could comfortably be out!
1969! Like 2009, what a year to still be kickin' around, part of huge and historic events, whatever your political persuasion.
So I think that this year especially we should all get together again. We're not, need I remind anyone, getting any younger. We should come together and take shelter from whatever storms, personal or global, make us sad or anxious. We should talk about wonderful or horrific teachers and memorable sports events and sensational romances, how the hell that VW got on the roof on Senior Day, and who remembers Graham Nash mooning the audience during a Hollies performance (10th grade?) or did I dream it? We should talk about our lost classmates and raise a toast to honor them. We need to bore each other with our family photos, congratulate each other on our successes and our children's successes, commiserate on our failed marriages, lost parents, weight gains and hair losses, medical problems, and kids in trouble. Above all, we need to revisit the fun we had together, even if it sometimes was at one another's expense.
WE NEED TO PARTY LIKE IT'S 1969!!!
Yes we can, yes we can!
So, my darling classmates-for-life, join me in quickly sending the reunion guys your $$$ and come to our reunion if you possibly can. We'll laugh, we'll cry, we'll do the Funky Chicken. This may be the last reunion where we are able to stand without canes or walkers, let alone dance. I miss you all (well, most of you) and hope to see you June 20th.
(Oh, screw that)
Lisa Johnston Howorth
PS--I've got this presidency-for-life; this thing is golden, I'm not going to just let it go for nothing, how much is it worth to any of you?
The Class of 1969 as a Singular Event Horizon:
Debra D. Aanenson Pyers Larry G Abell Vuka Achin Togberk Robert Ackerman James Adair Scott Adams David Agger Charlotte Aiken Sherry Allen Robin Allentuck Feinberg Alanson Anderson Cheri Anderson Loveless Robert Andrew Kathleen Annarella Lynne Annarella Kenneth Applebaum Stephen Arey Ivy Ash Belles Federico Astiz Paula Bacchus Roby Kathleen Bailey Atkinison Veronica Bailey Richard Baily James Baker Kathleen Barlow John Barse William Bartlett Veronica Barzelatto Michael Bass Laura Bassett Donald Beattie Linda Beaumariage Kathy Beck Charlotte Beckett Paul Bederson DDS Janet Beeker Stephen Bell Miguel Benatuil Margaret Bender Bulter Peter Bennett Elizabeth Berg Carl Bergmann William Bergmann Jonathan Bernstein Michael Bigger Linda Bille Jody Ellen Bindeman Allyson Birdsall Terry Trisha Darlene Bissell Richard Blackman Jennifer Blake William Bliss Thomas Board William Boardman Margaret E Bogardus Bruce M. Bowen Kevin C. Bowie Sheila A. Brady Guilherme E. Brandao Sandra Brauner Salazar Suzanne L. Brayer Linda Bredice Mathisen Gayle A. Brenchley Hellen Brereton Hopkins Catherine Briefs Schorn Dr. Judith E. Brill Robert H. Brinkmeyer David Broder Kevin Bronfin Gail Bronson Daniel Brooks William A. Brooks Vicki Brown Crawford William E. Brown Geoffrey Bryan Karen Buchanan Brown Linda R. Burgbacher Betty Burgess Christine Burgess Preston Susan Burk Dr. Robert D. Burk MD Dr Diane Burnside Gaede Charles B. Buscher Claudia Caffee DeLapp Gary Cahn William E Carlson Gail A. Carpenter Alan J. Carroll Alan J. Carry Ricardo E. Castro Leonard James. Cecil Maureen Cesaro Nicholas Chacos Janet Chandler Pickford Julie Chapin Bartram Thomas T. Chen Jefrey P. Christian Linda Cleaveland Barb William D. Clune Beverley Coakley Grubbs James J. Coghlan Steven M. Cohen Daniel J. Cokinos Chuck Cole Stephen Cole Susan Cole Booth Cathy Colquit Donaway Dr Jere Confrey Lynnie Cook William Cook Laurence B. Cope Kathleen Corbett David Cortright Donna Coston Scanlon Sue Councilor Peterson Michael Courlander Stevie Cowden Geraldine Craig Jonathan B. Craig Deborah M. Crannel Katherine Katie Crown Webster Kinee Culbertson Kaplan Janet Cullers Miller Joyce Cullers Greenway Janet Curtin Thomas Cutler Barbara Dahan Webb Susan Dale Westerman Cathy Dandy Kirdassi Ingrid Daniels Donna Darcey Newman Veralucia G. DaSilva Jeanie Davids Dwyer Martha Davis Sheryl Davis Hackman Danny Day Peter J. Day Wendy Day Johnson Patrick L. Deason Joseph S. Deebo Mark C. Delaplaine Douglas J. Delroy Ross W. Dembling Roger Denchfield Betsy Denell Frazier Nicholas Deoudes Daniel Devay Sandra Lynn Dick Chase Linda Dievendorf Jones Philippe A. Divine Eileen N. Dohm Simon J. Dolin Jennifer Donhauser Newby Hamilton S. Dorman Alan G. Dosik Janet C. Douglass Charles Doyle Lance E. Dublin Judith A. Dudley Deborah Dunham Stewart Jobie Duvall Devon Dworken Burak John H. Dwyer Roger Joseph. Eagan Chris Economides Jane Edlavitch Lewis Karen Ehrlich Eric R. Ehst Susan Ela Saunders Nancy E. Ellisor Karen Ellsworth Bergen Kenneth Elwyn Lynn Emerson Brownell Duane Erickson Karen Erlich Dworken Edwin H. Evans Patrica Evans Patricia R. Evans Robert L. Failor Paul L. Farrell Mimi Fauquier Murray Robyn Ferrian Scott Fey Mary Finch Lyn Fisher Cortright Carol. Theresa Flynn Craig C. Ford Betty Forrest Robinson Scott P. Foster Susan Foulger Alfandre Lawrence S. Fowler Gary N. Fox Mary Chris Fox Kristine Franck Anrold Frans Tripplaar Paul Freedman Greg Stuart Friedman Angie Fullmer O'Connell Paul Furnas Jane Galblum Haigh John M. Gallagher c/o Mrs. Mimi Gallagher Dianne Gallop Leland Gamson John D. Ganjei William M. Gannon Maria F. Garcia Douglas H. Gardiner Thomas W. Gardiner Howard S. Gartenhaus Robin Gasperow Van Riper Ona Gelman Bunce Robin B. Gerber Lisa Gessow Michelson Elizabeth Giese Dale Sara Ross Gilmer Valerie J. Gilpeer Kathleen Glew Galvin Mary L.K. Glober Melissa Goetz Mitchell Richard Gold Robin Gold Wayne R. Gold Lynn Goldberg Silverberg Laura Goldin Daniel W. Goldman Charles Goldwater Donna S. Gomien Thomas H. Gorey Barbara L. Gould Kathy Gould Renee Gould Parhizkar Robert Gould c/o Bain & Company Robin Gould Klein Julia M. Gram Robert A. Graves Dr. Barbara Green Palla MD Joel Green Philomena L. Green Paul E. Greenberg Marleen Greenfield Dr. Marian E. Greenspan Margot A. Gressman Nancy Gressman Rickets Peter Griffin Nancy J. Griffith Elaine Groves Schneider Kenneth M. Grunley Barbara Guth Norton Linda Gutheil Kallman Susan Hadler Robert C. Ham Robert C. Hamlin Andrew Hampton Elliott Hanin Jerome Blaine Harrell Richard P. Harris Richard T. Harris Richard L. Harwood Mark S. Hawthorne Deborah A. Heald Karen Henrickson Sothoron Douglas G. Henry Milton J. Herd Suzanne R. Herman Theresa Herndon McKenzie Carole Herson Martin Edward Herson Karen Hettinger Peter Partap S. Khalsa Hiestand Alfred C. Higgins James Hightower Pamela Hill Steven Hillhouse Noah Hirsch Elizabeth R. Hitz Nancy Hoberman Hart Shelley Hoddinott Carol Hodge Lee Barbara Hofberg James S. Hoffman Vivienne Hoffman Nancy John Ray Hoke Jr FAIA, Holbrook Rollings W. Scott Holland Thomas P. Holmes Peter F. Holzberg Janet Hom Biermann Marjorie Hoover MaryAnne Hoover Nicholas Horvath Edwin Huang Joan Hullinghorst Laurie Hundley William Hyder Francesca Iovine Sandy Isaacson Mudrick Pauline Jackson Robert R. Jacobs John Jacobson Petersen Jaegerman Dr. Howard.Ari Jaffe MD Pam Janicki Simmons Dr. Jill Jayson Ladd MD Lisa Johnston Howorth Dudley M. Jones John Robert Jones Kenneth C. Jones Peter L. Jones Elizabeth Jones-Dern Dern Julie Joyce Panaro Timothy D. Junkin James L. Kaler Robin Kaplan Paul Karadbil Mary. Katherine Dorris Frances Katz Kiejdan Sandra Katz Lemmon Carol Kaufman Kupperberg Kathy Keller Graves Kerry Kelley Joel Kemelhor Rod Kenner Margaret A. Keshishian Martha Kiefer Johnson Albert Killeri Richard A. King Robert M. King Deborah Kirk Edwin Kirk Huang Evelyn Kirkland Seema Kirmani Alice Kleeman Henry D. Klein Jonathan Klein Paul L. Klinedinst Diane Koff Fine Sharon Kohlenburg Ulrich Carol Kolb Hoffman William Kominers Vera Kramer Fraser Joan Kreimann Ecclesine Michelle Kreps Wolfman Simeon Kriesberg Karen Krouse Wetherholt Tristram Kruger DDS Karen Kuff Demicco John W. Kuipers Maria Labarca Janet Landay Jill Lawson Stein Chong Lee Faith Lee Breen Deborah Leff Robert M. Lehman Prudence T. Leib Virginia Karen Leitch Lamberger Joel Leivick Charles Leonard Warren J. Leonard Kenneth Levine Karen Lewis Carter Thomas Lewis Kuan H. Li Lauren Liebling James C. Liles Jan Lilienfield Weiss Nelson NOEL Lima Eric R. Lindstrom Olivier Long Robert B. Loring Lois Lourie Gurtman Joanne Love Bruce H. Lovelett Anne H. Lu Lynda L. Luig Trudy Luria Stephen Lyddane Margaret MacDonald Hutchison Georgine E. MacGarvey Jeff MacGillivray Jonathan L. Machta Molly Maginnis Tippe Pedro Magret Deborah Mallory Tarbutton Patricia Malone Wood Sally Maloney Evan M. Man Roberta Maness Allen Charles Marmor Debby Marney Mattingly William Marvin Scott A. Mason Sharon Mason Susan Matthews Freeburn Spencer Dudley M Mattingly Irene Macia Maturi Joan May Harden Walton E. McBride III Scott F. McCarthy Michael W. McCloskey Susan McDonald Wong Margaret McFarland Benton William E. McGowan Marcia E. McKimmie James A. McKinna Lynn E. McLeod William B. McWorkman Richard J. Melnick Mark Melnicove Sonia L. Mendell James M. Meyer James H. Meyersburg Janet Millenson James Miller Richard. Clinton Miller Robert L. Milto Richard D. Mitchell Sam M. Mollelo Stephen Mondello Carol Monroe Florance Catherine H. Monroe Christopher L. Montgomery Lucy Moore Wyatt Mark A. Moreland Ioanna Morfessis c/o Mike Morfessis Linda Morgal Cox Keith Morgan Esg Charlotte Morris Costa Robert H. Morris Martha Morton Fusaro Susan Moxley Sanford Barbara Mueller Kathy Mullet Morehead James Mundy Beverly Munves Labourdette Richard D. Murphy JoAnne Murray David W. Naden Larke Nahme Huang Helen Nardini Elizabeth C. Neher Bonnie L Neilson Kristin Neuschel Michael R. Newman James E. Nicholson Sharon A. Nicholson Dr Janet Kathleen Nicks Noles Jeanette North Thannikary Linda Norum Pringle Henry M. Obst Cathy Ochiltree Hass Lisa C. Oliviere Joan Orleans Smith Ronald Orleans James M. Orsinger Dean Osgood Marc Ostrom Terese M. Owens Brahlek Peter Paananen Deborah Paddon Robert J. Page Jr. Henry C. Palmer Bette J. Pappas Katherine Park Woolbert Diane Parnell Glenn Patterson Edward C. Pauley Michael M. Peizer Marc S. Perlmutter Dawn Perusse Robert L. Peskin Jean M. St. Peter Robert E. Pettis Shirley Petzal Beazer Claudine Pfeiffer Cremer Thomas Pharris Jean Phelps Rastall Eric W. Pierpoint Carol Pincus Tullman Leigh Pisner Andy Pollack Catherine Pollack Collier_Angel Georgia Pope Frank Popplewell Andrew J. Posey Garry Posin Andjalie E. Prahasto Cindy Pratt Helen N. Prescott Linda Price Doermann William F. Price George C. Pruner Janet Pusey Finucane James C. Pyle Gail Rabb Wheat H.Marc Rabin Richard L. Rader Adrienne Radulovic Steve Rales. c/o Danaher Corp Lori Raport Horowitz Ryder C. Ray Jeremy E. Reifsnyder Alice Nicole Reinhardt Jeffers Mark Reinstein Teresa Remein Kathryn A Rexrode Margarita S. Rey Stephen H. Rice Margo Rich Ogus Edmund Richard Cordtz William T. Richards Frederick A. Ritzenberg Gary Roberts Renee M Roberts Richard P Roberts Richard A. Roean Lucy Roedder Matthews William C. Rollins Jerry M. Rosenberg Ken Ross Linda Ross Cathy Roth High Nancy L. Rothschild Susan Rothwell Gurney Rick Rowan Deborah L Royce Felipe A. Rubia Joseph Ruedi Gerardo Ruiz de la Pena Cynthia Rummell Mark L Sabatke Anne Sager Muehe Cynthia Salmond Hogeman James T. 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~The Class of 1969 ~
Bands of the 60's and 70's have revised their hits with new lyrics to accommodate aging Vikings.
Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Walker.
I Get By With a Little Help From Depends.
The Bee Gees
How Can You Mend a Broken Hip.
Splish, Splash, I Was Havin' a Flash.
The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face.
I Can't See Clearly Now.
Fifty Ways to Lose Your Liver.
Once, Twice, Three Times to the Bathroom.
Heard It Through the Grape Nuts.
A Whiter Shade of Hair.
You Make Me Feel Like Napping.
Papa's Got a Kidney Stone.
Knock 3 Times On The Ceiling If You Hear Me Fall.
I Am Woman, Hear Me Snore.
It's My Procedure, and I'll Cry If I Want To.
And my personal favorite:
On the Commode Again.
What Happened in 1969?
The Moon Landing for starters.
The crew of Apollo 11: Commander Neil A. Armstrong, Command Module pilot Michael Collins, Lunar Module pilot Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr made this voyage into the the most important adventure since Columbus discover America. Neil A. Armstrong was the first man to walk on the MOON and we will never forget the power of that moment.
Just 25 days later, Woodstock was H a p p e n i n g!
What an amazing Summer we had after graduating from Whitman that prepared us for our Next Step and Voyage.
The Woodstock Music and Art Festival was the most famous rock festival of its era. It was held at Max Yasgur's 600 acre (2.4 km²) dairy farm in Bethel, New York, on 15, 16, and 17 August, 1969. The festival bears the name "Woodstock" because it was originally scheduled to take place in the town of Woodstock, in Ulster County; local opposition arose, however, and the event was almost cancelled altogether. But Sam Yasgur persuaded his father Max to allow the concert to be held on the family's property, located in Sullivan County, which lies to the south and west of Ulster County.
Although 10,000 or 20,000 people were expected, over 400,000 attended, most of who did not pay admission. The highways leading to the concert were jammed with traffic as people tried to make it to the concert. The weekend was rainy, the facilities were overcrowded, and attendees shared food, alcoholic beverages, and drugs. However, no violence was reported and the fact that attendees were remarkably well behaved was particularly noted. The Woodstock Festival represented the culmination of the counterculture of the 1960s and the high point of the "hippie era".
The festival did not initially make money for the promoters, although, thanks to record sales and proceeds from the highly regarded film of the event, it did eventually become profitable.
A ticket at Woodstock sold in advance for $6.00. It became a free concert of Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll. There were two deaths and two births at Woodstock.
Easy Rider is a 1969 American road movie written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern, produced by Fonda and directed by Hopper. It tells the story of two bikers (played by Fonda and Hopper) who travel through the American Southwest and South with the aim of achieving freedom. The success of Easy Rider helped spark the New Hollywood phase of filmmaking during the late sixties.
A landmark counterculture film, and a "touchstone for a generation" that "captured the national imagination", Easy Rider explores the societal landscape, issues, and tensions in the United States during the 1960s, such as the rise and fall of the hippie movement, drug use, and communal lifestyle. Easy Rider is legendary for its use of real drugs in its portrayal of marijuana and other substances.
My viewpoint about where we are in our life's journey is that we are either on the highest peak, or, more likely (but don't despair!), on the down slope. Whatever the case, this is still the time of the Thanksgiving Harvest that can once again bring us all together.
This is an opportunity for celebrating, gathering, and recalling the time we have had and the time we have left...for telling fellow '69ers how much you appreciate them...and for remembering the good times, and, yes, even some of the not-so-great moments we had at Whitman so many years ago.
Treat everyone as family and share your life with them through your profile. And if by chance you still have some problems with a classmate or two, work on getting over it. Be understanding of who they are, and discover, perhaps, why someone might still have an issue (however tiny) with you. Then LET IT GO!
As Lennon and McCartney wrote, "And, in the end, the love you take/Is equal to the love you make."
And everyone said: "Amen!"
The '69er's Pictures from 1969
"A Walk Down Memory Lane"
Williams vs Warhol
"Those were the Days of 1969"
Linda Beaumariage Kathy Trout
Allison Birdsall Nancy Spruill Lisa Johnston Donna Darcey
Source: The Amazing Jeff Southmayd
After canvassing for the food drive!
Steve Arey, Jere Confrey, Tom Gorey, Lisa Johnston, and Alan Carry.
Debbie Royce getting the Bad News!
Annette Woodhams (Gorey) and Tom Gorey at Great Falls, circa 1970-71
Between Classes - The Little Wet Chit Chat..
Donna, Nancy, and Barbara
This picture was taken immediately following the infamous false fire alarm incident our junior year (before Nancy and I started dating) during a thunderstorm when we all had to exit the buildings in the rain. Donna and Nancy are soaked, but Sweetser somehow managed to avoid getting drenched and mussing her hair (no surprise there). I recall the experience because for some reason I ended up drying off at the President for Life's house with a couple other people.
Reported by Jeff Southmayd
Graduation practice with Diane Parnell, Polly Webb, Mimi Fauquier, Betty Forrest
'69er ladies cruising at the beach: Barbara Sweetser, Nancy Spruill, Allyson Birdsall, Kathy Trout at the wheel, Linda Beaumariage, and Lisa Johnston.
The Lynettes bring the Motown sound to Whitman with their rendition of "You Can't Hurry Love" (Year Book 10th grade, pg.33, 1967). They opened the Talent Show!
Tom Gorey's Hair, Bed and Car!
Scottie and Donna
Dean M. Scherr
Barbara Sweetser @ the Prom.
Robin Allentuck on Graduation Day.
Go Team, says Betty Forrest.
Danny Cokinos and Linda Williams at the Inauguration of President Nixon, January 20, 1969.
Dawn Perusse and brother Cliff on his motorcycle from SF to Disneyland when in 1970?
Don Beattie in "Whatever Happened to My Pants"
Book Club at Barbara Sweetser's house. Left to Right: Carl Bergmann, Jeff Southmayd on the floor, ?, Jim Mundy, ?, Lisa Johnston, Craig Ford, and Barbara Sweetser. BTW, they are drinking Tab.
H a p p y D a y s !
Nancy Spruill and Jeff Southmayd Ocean City, summer 1968. It would be the same picture spring of 2009, according to Jeff.
Channeling my inner Keith Richards with our President for Life, Lisa Johnston (Howorth) says James E. Nicholson.
Are we having FUN, yet?
- LIVE POLL RESULTS -
Results of the poll that was closed on 5/7.
Potential Themes and Dress for our 40th Reunion:
|A:||4||Formal Black Tie!|
|C:||4||It's 1969 @ Whitman!|
|42||Business Dress Casual!|
Steve blowing his trombone
The 1969 Safety Club
I feel much safer now
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|Results of the poll closed 6/4|
|My size for the '69ers white cotton t-shirt with Logo.|
Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009
"Let the LOVE Shine In"
Jo H Schneiderman
Dr Howard Ari Jaffe MD