GHS BNR

47th. Reunion Planning Committee

Germantown High School * Philadelphia, PA. * Class of 1957



Reunion Committee 2004 Officers
Seymour
Reunion Chair
Master of Ceremony
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Patricia Dotson
Corresponding Secretary
(Flyers, Bulk Mail, etc.)
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Arlene Leonard
Assistant Treasurer

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Linda Kosmin
Recording Secretary
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Sandi Berger
Treasurer
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Lois Addison
Contacts Reunion Database bedrock.gardeners@sympatico.ca
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George Fetherman
Webmaster
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Reunion Committee 2004 Mailing Group
Patricia Dotson
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Carolyn Hurst
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Pat Easton
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Patricia Jenkins
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Norma Travis
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Reunion Committee 2004 Phone Squad
Ruth Barshinger
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Miriam Brody
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Lorraine Griffin
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Merle Block
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Patricia Dotson
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Carolyn Hurst
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Elga Stalte
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Reunion Committee 2004 Decorations
Anita Beck
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Richard Cohen
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Marlene Fisher
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Reunion Committee 2004 Publicity
Sandi Berger
Treasurer
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Gail Glynn
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Carolyn Hurst
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Reunion Committee 2004 Invitations

Pat Easton
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Reunion Committee 2004 Photo

Arlene Leonard
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Reunion Committee 2004 Reunion Facility
Marilyn Kasinetz
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Myrna Polak
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Reunion Committee 2004 Reunion Booklet
Lois Addison
Contacts Reunion Database bedrock.gardeners@sympatico.ca
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Miriam Brody
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George Fetherman
Webmaster
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Reunion Committee 2004 Volunteers
Esther Malter
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Walter Painter
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Mark Borowsky
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Roz Miller
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Harrison Sheppard
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Nicholas Zecca
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The Reunion
hope you enjoy this. Doris Beck Wittkorn

Every ten years, as summertime nears,
An announcement arrives in the mail,
A reunion is planned; it'll be really grand,
Make plans to attend without fail.

I'll never forget the first time we met,
We tried so hard to impress.
We drove fancy cars, smoked big cigars,
And wore our most elegant dress.

It was quite an affair; the whole class was there.
It was held at a fancy hotel.
We wined, and we dined, and we acted refined,
And everyone thought it was swell.

The men all conversed about who had been first
To achieve great fortune and fame.
Meanwhile, their spouses described their fine houses
And how beautiful their children became.

The homecoming queen, who once had been lean,
Now weighed in at one-ninety-six.
The jocks who were there had all lost their hair,
And the cheerleaders could no longer do kicks.

No one had heard about the class nerd
Who'd guided a spacecraft to the moon,
Or poor little Jane, who's always been plain,
She married a shipping tycoon.

The boy we'd decreed "most apt to succeed"
Was serving ten years in the pen,
While the one voted "least" now was a priest,
Just shows you can be wrong now and then.

They awarded a prize to one of the guys
Who seemed to have aged the least.
Another was given to the grad who had driven
The farthest to attend the feast.

They took a class picture, a curious mixture
Of beehives, crew cuts and wide ties.
Tall, short, or skinny, the style was the mini,
You never saw so many thighs.

At our next get-together, no one cared whether
They impressed their classmates or not.
The mood was informal, a whole lot more normal,
By this time we'd all gone to pot.

It was held out-of-doors, at the lake shores;
We ate hamburgers, coleslaw, and beans.
Then most of us lay around in the shade,
In our comfortable T-shirts and jeans.

By the fortieth year, it was abundantly clear,
We were definitely over the hill.
Those who weren't dead had to crawl out of bed,
And be home in time for their pill.

And now I can't wait as they've set the date,
Our fiftyth is coming, I'm told.
It should be a ball, they've rented a hall
At the Shady Rest Home for the old.

Repairs have been made on my old hearing aid,
My pacemaker's been turned up on high.
My wheelchair is oiled, and my teeth have been boiled,
And I've bought a new wig and glass eye.

I'm feeling quite hearty; I'm ready to party,
I'll dance until dawn's early light.
It'll be lots of fun; and I hope at least one
Other person can make it that night.

Author Unknown



Please send us your memories.

One of the really marvelous things about this reunion project is hearing people's stories - connecting. Of course there are the details of education, work, and family, but there is also that wonderful sense of a person that can be conveyed in a prose meandering. We hope that you will consider writing something that conveys something about your sense of your life. Think of it as a letter to a lost friend now found and please let us post it on the web site. - Lois Addison


We request that you write two short stories

** What GHS Meant to Me **

and

** Life After GHS **


"If you would like to post your story here, please send it to Lois at
bedrock.gardeners@sympatico.ca
"Note Bios sent to Linda & Lois will not be posted on this site
without your explicit permission." - George Fetherman



** To view a story - Click on photo **

(Photos with stories say "Click Photo" below them.)



Special Thanks to Lois Addison for Scanning Yearbook Photos &
Special Thanks to Katherina Kripl Bonner for sending Lois Her Copy of the June 1957 Yearbook
& to George Palmer for sending Lois His Copy of the January 1957 Yearbook.

This Page Updated 03/29/05 gwf