~ Class of 1962 ~
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classmates have submitted or data that has been discovered by me. If you
would like to add to these "Ted-Bits"
(lingo from our RHS newspaper, The Roosevelt Standard), feel free to email the webmaster.
|COLIN QUINN returns from Arizona and Florida. Plays in championship game in Fort Myers . . . "We finally won it!!"|
|ROOSEVELT HALL of FAME Inductees Honored at Banquet|
HALL OF FAME LINK
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|South Dakota Trip . . . LANI (Greenfield) COVEY|
and I decided to take a brief trip to South Dakota from September 12 -
15, 2014. We had a good time. First we drove to Deadwood,
SD, checked-in at our lodging, and then went by trolley downtown for
supper. The next morning, we had great breakfast at Bully's, a
downtown, hotel and casino. Next we headed to Mount Moriah Cemetery where
Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane's graves are located. After a very
short drive to Lead, we went to Hill City. We stayed overnight and then
took the train from Hill City to Keystone, SD and back. This is an 1880
train with a steam engine. As I understand it, it has been in Gunsmoke
and a couple of films. We then shopped and stopped for lunch. Next it
was on to Mount Rushmore. That's an impressive site. It certainly has
changed from when I last saw it in 1959! There's a marble memorial with
columns and flags leading up to the presidents. There is lots of room
for tourists and picture-taking. Also, they have an amphitheater down
below. As we left, we observed white Rocky Mountain goats along the road.
From there, we took the Needles Highway tour where many of the roads
wound tightly around at 5 miles per hour. This is part of Custer State
Park. We traveled through a few narrow tunnels and got out of the
vehicle to take photos. We then headed for Wall Drug in Wall, SD where
we had supper. The next morning, we returned to the drug store to
wander around and take photos. Next it was on to Murdo, SD to the
Pioneer Museum where we toured and had lunch. They have old cars,
motorcycles, signs, and all kinds of memorabilia to check out. Then it
was a long drive home, about 9:30 p.m. Here are some photos (Click
to enlarge a second time for greater detail.):
|COLIN QUINN returns from Arizona and Florida. Plays in championship game in Fort Myers . . .|
|Hijacked! . . . First-Officer, BILL RATACZAK, of NWA Flight 305, recalls the events of the D. B. Cooper Hijacking|
|COLIN QUINN still active on the field . . .|
FORMER CITY COUNCIL MEMBER HONORED BY GOVERNOR AND SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
Governor Tim Pawlenty proclaimed September 15th as “DENNIS SCHULSTAD DAY” in ceremonies at the State Capitol. On behalf of Secretary Robert Gates, the Governor also presented Schulstad with the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service. Schulstad, a retired Air Force Brigadier General, served as the State Chair of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for the past seven years. The Minnesota committee of ESGR has 125 volunteers (mostly attorneys, business executives and retired military members) who work with employers to assist reserve military members with their civilian occupations. Minnesota employers have won National Freedom Awards each of the past four years which are normally presented by the President of the United States in the Oval Office.
Schulstad said the “outstanding young men and women serving in the military deserve all the support we can give them”. They are not only called on for national defense, but also to fight forest fires, provide relief during floods and tornados and even rescue people during disasters like the 35W bridge collapse and hurricanes. Calling them “heroes”, Schulstad went on to say their employers and families are also making great sacrifices. Many employers go way above what is required by law (placing them in their former position when returning from deployment) by voluntarily making up the difference in pay, or shoveling walks, or sending packages, or doing something to show they care and appreciate their military employees.
Schulstad represented the Twelfth Ward on the Minneapolis City Council for 22 years and recently completed a term as national president of the 61,000 member University of Minnesota Alumni Association. He is a founder and board member of the Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund that has raised over $8 million to give a check and a “thank you” to every military member from this state who has served in a combat area after September 11th, 2001. He is also a board member of the Minnesota Military Family Foundation that gives grants to any military family needing some financial assistance. Governor Pawlenty said “Denny has been a good friend and outstanding leader for many years. His distinguished careers in the Air Force and in politics now followed by service as a volunteer make him deserving of our highest honors and deepest gratitude”.
Additional information: Jim
Sullivan, ESGR Executive Director
|Proclamation announced by
governor, declaring Sept. 14 - 20 as
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week
(ESGR) in Minnesota
|Fishing story from JIM WEDELL . . .|
"What are the chances of traveling 400 miles for a fishing trip and having a current Roosevelt student in your boat? One in 1000? You figure it out. Well, it happened to me this summer. On July 13 - 16, 2008, eight of us from the Zuhrah Shrine Rod & Gun Unit drove to Algoma, Wisconsin to fish Lake Michigan. For me, coming from Buffalo, Minnesota, it was 400 miles to find some fish.
As we arrived at camp the first day, we settled in, hoping for a few days of good fishing. There were two of us in a boat, plus the guide and his 'first mate'.
For salmon fishing you get up about 4:15 in the morning and are out to sea before day break. The guide and the first mate do all the work of getting you on board, watching the fishing poles through overhead bridges, and making sure the correct lures, food, and extra supplies are on board.
When you fish salmon or rainbow trout, you troll with your lure about 100 yards+ behind the boat. Our first mate, Chloe Zemlika did all of this because her grandfather Arlin Stolle was steering the boat and watching the 'lines' in the water. With multiple lines in the water, it becomes a big challenge to watch this. With the wind, rain, and cold weather, it was a challenge to be there.
On the second morning of fishing, which was a colder day than the first one, we again headed out to sea. We were all dressed warmly. Normal water temperature is about 52 degrees and above, but the fish were actually biting better this second day in the 41 degree water we encountered. I noticed our first mate wore a stocking hat on that said, ROOSEVELT on it and it was maroon and gold. Yet, I didn't think much about it because we were fishing and this is a long ways from Minneapolis. As we fished, we used some lures called, Wonder bread, Kevorkian, Yuck, and J-plugs to name a few.
After a few hours out to sea, I mentioned to Chloe that I went to a school by the same name as the one displayed on her hat. I asked where her school was in Wisconsin, and she replied, 'No, I go to the one in Minneapolis!'
I then asked, 'The one on 42nd Street and 28th Avenue? and she said, 'Yes'. I then told her, 'That's where I graduated from'. Arlin looked at me and just smiled. I couldn't believe this...way far from home. Chloe happened to have her Roosevelt Sagamore year book along in the boat, where I had a chance to look at it. 'WOW, how could this be happening?', I thought. Between catching some more fish, Chloe updated me on the school, the activities, and then some. I think she said she is on the Roosevelt newspaper committee.
Anyway, back on shore we had some pictures taken of our fish and had a big potluck that included Arlin, his wife, and Chloe and friends. We caught a total of 28 fish with salmon averaging about 17 pounds and the king rainbows from 4 - 6 pounds. Most of the 'bows' were caught on a yellowbirds linked up to 3 to 5 colors.
Yes, the trip was great and most rewarding."
~ Jim Wedell ~
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|COLIN QUINN at Roy Hobbs World Series . . .|
|México revisited . . . LANI (Greenfield) COVEY|
My husband and I again traveled to Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, México, but this time we went for two weeks in October, 2011. It was the end of the rainy season and we wanted to see how green the vegetation compared to that of February. During the winter months, it is very dry in Zihuatanejo. We will be returning to vacation for a month in February. Since 2001 we have taken school supplies to an elementary school in there. In 2004, however, we went to Veracruz, Veracruz, México. We have become friends with the principals and many of the teachers in Zihuatanejo and enjoy visiting them annually.
The former principal, Gloria, and many of our teacher friends retired during the school year of 2009, so we are not able to see everyone in one location. We did, in most cases, get together get together at school, at a beach, at their home, at a restaurant, or at an event.
We had a blast!
We rented a condo, the same one as
last year. There weren't as many people in the condo, the streets,
the shops, etc. as there are in high season (January, February, March).
We found that we spent
We called our friend, María
on Monday, October 17, and she arranged for us to meet with some of her
friends at a restaurant for breakfast. We went to the bank and
then to purchase a kilo of coffee for the condo. Next, we went to
a newly opened bakery, "Sueños de Azúcar", but
it was closed until later in the day. We stopped at the
home of Margo, another former teacher and her husband, José where
we had a nice
visit. For supper we went to "Los
Braseros". While we were eating, Lindsey, our oldest daughter called
to tell us that Connor (our grandson) is going to have a little brother
or sister in May, 2012. Yay!!!
Many great experiences! Here are some photos to enjoy! ~ October, 2011 ~
|Memories from JARENE STRAND RHS '64|
"In 1961, I was a busboy at Paul Pearson's Drive-In on Hiawatha. Remember the big sign with the little boy dressed as an Indian? He now runs the Pearson's on 50th and France! Unless he's retired. (Webmaster's note: It was Marston's little brother, Paul Jr. who was on the sign.)
During '62 and '63 I was a fry cook at Joe and Eddie's Drive-In on M'haha and 45th. I met my wife there in 1963. I was 16 and she was 15! We've been married 42 years. Wow.
In '64 I was a fry cook at Bridgeman's down by the river. I worked with many, many Teddies and have wonderful memories of great times. I guess Teddies have always been the best sort of people.
BTW, about 20 years ago, at a party, a friend who is kind of a pretentious twit, asked me which high school I attended. I said Roosevelt, in south Minneapolis. She said, "Oh that's that 'blue-collar' high school, right?". I was kind of dumbfounded, but answered, "Yes". Imagine being over 40 before realizing that Rosey Tech was 'blue-collar'. My dad was a plumber, our neighbors worked for the railroad, and some were electricians, mail carriers and carpenters.
It was then that I realized that I was even more proud of my roots! I had the best childhood in the world. M'haha Creek at the end of my block, Hiawatha Lake a block away, the warming house at Hiawatha, cute teenage girls at Lake Nokomis and I could walk to school with my friends.
I wish all kids could have memories like mine."
|AL PAPAS Jr. chronicles U of M Football in his book . . .|
|Folwell Junior High has Closed . . .|
Folwell's closing celebration for alumni, faculty, and students was held on Thursday evening, May 20, 2010. "Many former students including at least five from the first class of 1932 were in attendance. Room 109 was overwhelmed with alums from the 1930s and 1940s who shared stories, signed each other's Keepsake books, and read old newspapers and magazines from the 1940s." Some photos were posted on the Folwell website: http://folwell.mpls.k12.mn.us/, however this is no longer a viable link. UPDATE: This link is again active as the link to Folwell Performing Arts Magnet School.
Here are some photos that Colin Quinn submitted from the open house. Click each thumbnail photo to enlarge:
|Northrop & Howe school site redevelopment plans|
The Applewood Pointe Cooperative, affordable housing for seniors article, can be found on the individual pages for both Northrop and Howe.
United Properties drops bid to redevelop Howe School. United Properties has terminated its purchase agreement for the former Howe School property in south Minneapolis. The fate of the building, which has already been vacant for five years, is now back in limbo. United Properties originally had deals for two former schools, Howe and Northrop, in south Minneapolis with plans for developing affordable Senior Housing for the needs of seniors in the area.
Although the developer has dropped plans for the Howe School, Brian Carey, senior vice president with United Properties noted that they are going ahead with its proposal for a senior co-op at the Northrop School site, at 1611 E. 46th St. Plans call for razing the school and adding two new buildings with 98 units of senior housing. Already, Carey said, they have 45 reservations for units there. Carey said that they hope to be under construction by the summer of 2011 with the goal of being open in 2012.
Today, I drove by Northrop Elementary to see if the school had been demolished yet. No, it is still in tact, but there was some equipment in the parking lot in front of the school. I'm not sure what it was, but the area didn't look as tidy as it did in the photo at the top of the Northrop page on this website, taken in 2006. There was an ApplewoodPoint advertisement for the purchase of future units. 7/30/11
UPDATE: Howe school is reopening. 12/1/11
UPDATE: Finance and commerce reports today that United Properties has terminated its purchase agreement and won't be doing the ApplePointe senior project at the former Minneapolis Nortrrop school site. Here is a link for more details: Senior Project Terminated by United Properties 1/10/12.
|Folwell and Howe are Reopening!|
Today, December 1, 2011, I received an email from Reed Edstrom, an Hiawatha, Cooper, Sanford, South student and graduate of Bloomington '62. He writes, "It was just announced that Folwell and Howe schools will be reopened after being closed a couple yrs ago."
UPDATE: The Folwell School building will reopen for the 2012-2013 school year. Ramsey Fine Arts Magnet (Ramsey Jr. High as we knew the school) K-8 will be moving to Folwell.
UPDATE: The Howe School building will reopen in 2013-2014 and will serve as a Pre-K-5 dual campus with Hiawatha Community School.
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