Thursday, July 24, 2014

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS

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Yesterday when we received our mail, 
I was Blessed with Random Acts of Kindness 
by the 
Paradise Alumni Association - 
Eric Haberer, Deb Maupin & Dan Hoisington.

When I sent in my money for our dues, I sent extra money for
the  2016 Paradise Directory 
and for postage to send it to me.
As you probably can tell, I use the directory a LOT!
I couldn't do the blog without the directory 
and without Jim Harrell & Karen Jakub.
(Don't tell Jim & Karen I added this.  They wish to remain anonymous.)
Also for those of you that send me tidbits, I couldn't do it without you either.
Thank You to each of you!


Deb sent this note attached to the Paradise Directory.
I don't look through the directory for mistakes,
but I do know from the many obituaries that we put on,
there are several changes every 2 years.
(The even years.)
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Dan sent a card.
It is amazing that I received them both the same day.
On the front of the card was a beautiful picture of our Historical Water Tower.
Absolutely perfect - and with green grass and trees.

The photographer's name
Cheryl Calvin
was stamped on the back.
Sorry, it didn't scan very well.


Dan a wrote a note, that made me cry.
How "Sweet!"
I haven't been described as "Glue" but it sounds rather nice.
On my other communication from Dan, he signs his name as "Star."
Short for Star Student.  He decided on the name. lol! 


Included in the card was a gift certificate for Amazon.
$100.00! 
I certainly haven't done that much to deserve that much, but I already have my list.
I have had a wish list for quite some time and I
 have an addiction to Amazon. 
I have been wanting Charles Krauthammer's book
"Things That Matter:  Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics"
since it came out.
Guess what!  I can get it now.
I already had it in my cart - but have been waiting until it was feasible.
I also have Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Lincoln" book.
I have been wanting to add to the collection and order
Bill O'Reilly's
"Killing Kennedy" & "Killing Jesus"
Do you know what?
I'm doing it now.
I like to add the children's books that go with them, so will do that too.
Ah!  What fun!  I am so delighted 
and
Thank You 
from the very bottom of my heart!

 Again, I have been so BLESSED!
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You will never know how much it means to me to see the number of views
from 
each of you
The count is at the top of each post I make.

Thank You Eric, Deb & Dan
and
Karen & Jim
and
Thank You to everyone for reading the blog.



Because of each of YOU



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

COMMENT FROM PAT PRESTON - CLASS OF 1958

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I received an email from Pat Preston.

"Enjoying the Blog keep up the wonderful work. I ck it each day looking for news. Sorry we couldn't be there but it wasn't in the cards for me. But just to let you know I enjoy the news.
 Pat Hoopes Preston"

Monday, July 21, 2014

2014 PARADISE REUNION - PICTURES BY KAREN JAKUB

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Donna (Schmidtberger) Albrecht, Linda (Hoopes) Beisner


DiAnn (Miller) Becker, Marilyn (Miler) Dinkel
Donnie (Martin) Miller, Connie (Hudnall) Jahnke


 Keith Jakub (husband) of Karen (Hudnall) Jakub



Lynda (Eulert) Koeling & Warren Koeling


Dennis Albrecht


Donna (Schmidtberger) Albrecht, Rodney Heitschmidt

Sunday, July 20, 2014

2014 PARADISE REUNION - PICTURES BY JANETTE (ANGEL) ROSS

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Thank You Janette for the photos.
Janette labeled all of her pictures.
How great is that?

Good friends and classmates from 1st to 8th grades at Paradise! 
Lucy Boedecker Ormsby, Queen Creek, AZ; Janette Angel Ross, Olathe,KS; 
and Penny Rounkles Loker, McDonald, KS! 
Only female classmates attending luncheon at Meridys! 
 Sheila Krob Jones, Janet Howe Ralstin, and Lucy Houser Shearer joined us for the 50th year reunion dinner at the  Elks' Club!

Classmates,
Fred Miller, Janette (Angel) Ross, Penny (Rounkles) Loker,
Lucy (Boedecker) Ormsby and Gale Bear, 

attending the noon luncheon at Meridys with 
1st grade teacher, Miss Virginia and 2nd grade teacher, Mrs Richardson! 
Velma Boedecker Post (next to Gale Bear) was in 1st grade when we were 2nd graders with Mrs Richardson. 
Velma is Lucy Boedecker Ormsby's sister and lives in Longmont, CO!



L to R 
Penny (Rounkles) Loker; Sheila (Krob) Jones; Janette (Angel) Ross; 
Lucy (Houser)  Shearer; Janet (Howe) Ralstin 1964 Paradise Grads 
and Lucy (Boedecker) Ormsby who attended from 1st to 8th grades with us! 
We were all missing Gloria (Thacker) Becker who died of brain cancer in 2007




Paradise High School class of 1964!!! 
Back row: Janet Howe Ralstin, Janette Angel Ross, Lucy Houser Shearer, 
Sheila Krob Jones, Penny Rounkles Loker. 
Front row: Fred Miller, Gale Bear & Cary Weilert. 
All in attendance except for  Gloria Thacker Becker 
who had organized our 40th Class Reunion!









Janette Ross, Tom Maupin, Richard Ross,
Deb Maupin, Madonna & Steve Bealby






The Rounkles Family
Penny Loker (Class of 64), Marvin Rounkles (Class of 1961)
Joyce Mello (Class of 1957)


Now a picture of when they were in the 2nd Grade
Mrs Evelyn Richardson's 1st & 2nd grade classes at Paradise Grade School!
 (I'll write only given names)!
L to R
back row:
Cleta Robbins, Norman Laughlin, Richard Elliott, Charlene Loreg, Janet Howe,
Gale Bear, Fred Miller, Penny Rounkles, Janette Angel, & Lucy Boedecker.
Front row:
Lucy Houser, Steve Bealby, Sheila Krob, Karen Stielow, Vickie Elliott,
Diana Lange, Judy Marcotte & Velma Boedecker!!
19 first and second graders!




Dennis Finch gave an excellent and inspiring message 
at
Sunday morning services at the Paradise United Methodist church 
as he drew this painting. 
He then gave this beautiful painting as a gift to the church! 
The church was filled to capacity 
with 
Paradise alumni, Waldo and  Natoma church members in attendance!




Dennis Finch with another one of his paintings 
depicting the life of Jesus Christ. 
The church pastor, Scott Tempero, 
used this painting in the children's ministry during the service!




HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO THE THOMPSON'S AND HABERER'S

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Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary Bonnie and Brett Thompson (Class of 1982)
and
Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Mollie and Eric Haberer (Class of 1959) 

They shared their cake's at the Church Dinner 7/20/14
with their Church Family and the Paradise Alumni.
Congratulations to both couples!
Happy Birthday to Eric!
There is also a birthday cake there for Eric.

THANK YOU ROGER PRUTER AND TERRY MARTIN

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Thank You so much for the pictures Roger and Terry.  It will take a few days to get them all on and I won't be able to identify everyone without YOUR  (everyone's) help.
Keep checking the blog.  If YOU took pictures, please send them.  I truly want EVERYONE'S pictures.
I have numbered the pictures so it will be easier for you to send me an email and let me know whom I haven't identified or whom I have identified incorrectly.  

Onnalee@foundwoodcarvings.com

2014 PARADISE REUNION - PICTURES BY TERRY MARTIN

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Photo's by Terry
The pictures are numbered.
If you can name the people, please name them left to right.

Tell the picture number and send the names in an email.
This would certainly be an alumni effort.
Onnalee@foundwoodcarvings.com
Thank You!

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4   Thank You Penny (Rounkles) Loker for identifying this photo.
left to right - seated - Shelley Bear, Kay & Freddy Miller,  
No face - Lucy Houser, Penny Rounkles Loker
Standing - Janette Angel Ross  
Next table - Rodger Ralstin, Janet Howe's husband   

5    Thank You Penny (Rounkles) Loker
 Lucy Houser Shearer, Penny Rounkler Loker, Lucy Boedeker Omsby  
 

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Rich and Janette Angel  Ross


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9 Thank You Penny (Rounkles) Loker
Lucy Houser Shearer (walking), Richard Ross (right) Penny Rounkles Loker, 
Janet Howe Ralstin, Janette Angel Ross shaking hands, orange - Lucy Boedecker Omsby    


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Left side - front to back
Bill & Diane (Hoisington) Hanzlicek,  Joyce (Rounkles) Mello,
Right side - front to back
Mary & Matt Hoisington, Mona Hoisington, Marvin Rounkles


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Left Side  
Dixie Eggleston, Thelma Hutchinson
Right Side - front to back
Carol & Dwain Hutchcraft, Claude Blakesley, Brad Thompson & Sherry


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Weilert's

Steve, Mike, Larry, Jan, & Stanley 



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18   Jay and Ann Anderson


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Jay & Ann Anderson, ?  Larry Hoopes



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Tammy & JR Hutchinson , Alan Thompson and the Thompson family  
Please help with the names. Brett Thompson is on the back right.



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Harold Thacker, Alex Thacker


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Janet & Roger Pruter - Front left side

Please help name others

Dorene & Gene Chrisler - Front right side 



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