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Happy Birthday my dear friend. Hope you are feeling ready to dance soon! ????????
Posted on: Nov 07, 2016 at 12:40 PM
Talk about kismet....you and he in the same place at the same time!!! I am sitting here with my Balthi's trying to sort out who the Phys Ed teacher could have been. They all look so young to have been in WWII. Here are a few names: Elias Karpa, George Matthews, Charles Nanz. They are from our senior year. In our junior year, funnily enough, they were called Health and Safety Faculty. Warner Fritsch + the names above. In our sophomore year, there was a fellow listed as B. Crosby + all the above names. Hope one of them is your guy. When I lived in Caen, France during my college junior year, the family next door to where I lived were also involved in the Resistance. The stories were unbelievable and I wish I had paid more attention then to remember them all now. I am on a quest, at the moment, to find information on a young man who died on the Bataan Death March. It is leading me to all sorts of interesting finds. Hope you are well and enjoying retirement.
Lee....are you asking me if all is OK? Yes, all if fine. We should talk and catch up. Lynley
Bobby...I hope you are coming to the reunion!!!! (Lynda Johnston in case my name is something else on this email and you don't recognize it)
Huthie baby, I hope you are coming to the reunion. I , for one, would love to see you!!!!
Lynda Johnston Baker
Emil and I met in the Fall of our senior year. He didn't have a date for Senior Rec and neither did I. Someone suggested he take me. That was the beginning of a year long romance and a lifetime friendship, cut all too short. Emil was fun to be with, athletic, musically very talented and oh so cute!!! He was voted the best male dancer in our senior class. We had a great senior year albeit with the requisite number of returned class rings and letter sweaters. Pretty innocent times those.
I have so many wonderful memories, but some of my favorites are the times I travelled with him and THE UNDERTAKERS to their gigs. Remember THE UNDERTAKERS...Emil, Jim LaJevic, Ed Spahr, Ricky from Brentwood and I think Bob Koetke played with them too at times. If I am forgetting anyone else, forgive me. The band played many venues and they were REALLY good. I loved watching Emil perform. He was such a showman. After high school Emil and I dated on and off and then went our separate ways...marriage, careers, children, but we always stayed in touch. I spoke to Emil shortly before he died. How could I ever imagine that as I hung up the phone with "Good-bye" that it would be the last time I would ever speak to him.
The news of his death was devastating. It came too late for some of his high school friends to attend the funeral. So, I guess, Ezmol, this is my eulogy to you. You were the best boyfriend a girl could have had in her senior year. I was in awe of your talents for playing the piano, for writing music, for playing baseball, for singing and dancing and your love of your friends. These are all wonderful memories I have of you. I know you have probably started a band in heaven, your dad on the bass fiddle, your mom dancing away. My life has been all the better for having had you in it. You are a part of my childhood I will never forget. Rest in Peace my dear friend.
Posted on: Jan 13, 2015 at 3:51 PM
So gald you signed up on the web site. Hope you will go to the reunion. You, Stacey, Olivia and I, and oh...I think Diane Campbell is nearby too, we should all get together for lunch soon!!! Would be fun. Lynley (used to be Lynda)