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12/05/20 04:13 PM #2137    


Karen Wright (Lancaster)

Don, Thank you so much for that link and the side facts.  My sister had the 45 and we used to play it all the time - - along with "The Twelvth of Never" and others.  I will try to share this with my sister, maybe it will ring a bell with her.  They must have been on Ed Sulivan too 'cause I remember the handkerchief bit.  Love it!!  

12/05/20 06:28 PM #2138    


Patricia Nevala

I think Tom and his dad have the same nose. In 1957, Dad looked like Tom Hanks used to look in his early days - like in Bosom Buddies or the movie Splash..  I agree Don, dad is better looking than Tom :-)

12/06/20 10:02 AM #2139    


Albert (Chuck) Langlois

Sorry classmates false news...The Diamonds were a Canadian group and lead singer was born in Guelph, Ontario.  Tom Hanks father was born in California.  No connection with the group.  Good legend for a good story though.  Love the song!

12/06/20 03:07 PM #2140    


Karen Wright (Lancaster)

Does anyone remember the 'egg' ornaments that the Presbyterian Lady's Circle used to make and sell at the bazaar every year?  They used the fake laying eggs.  We'd save greeting cards for them to cut out pics to glue on the eggs and then add the 'bling'.  My grandmother would always give us some for our tree.  Some of mine probably go back 65 to 70 years - - I'm guessing.  Can't figure out how to load the pic here from my profile.  lol 

12/06/20 04:07 PM #2141    


Patricia Nevala

Karen's egg tree

12/06/20 04:12 PM #2142    


Patricia Nevala

Hey Chuck, I still think he looks like a young Tom Hanks - only better.  

12/06/20 04:46 PM #2143    


Karen Wright (Lancaster)

I agree, Pat.


12/07/20 04:54 PM #2144    


Patricia Nevala

Let's get in the holiday spirit since we may be holed up for awhile.  Dig through your old pictures and upload something from a Christmas past. Here's mine.

To upload your picture, click on the image box to the right of Source.  Then click on Choose File and then Upload.  If you need help, let me know.

12/08/20 10:20 AM #2145    


Albert (Chuck) Langlois

Christmas morning Roy, sisters Annie, Liz and moi. Messy but happy!

12/08/20 12:56 PM #2146    


Donald Saunders

Not my photo but great memmories!

12/09/20 06:42 AM #2147    


Jill Irey

12/09/20 05:39 PM #2148    


Karen Wright (Lancaster)

Ironwood 195??.  I got a doll & my sister got the bike.  Nighties were always made by Mom and we got to open them Christmas Eve

01/15/21 07:15 PM #2149    


Patricia Nevala

Classmate JoAnn Croisetiere Utt passed away in November in West Virginia. 

02/07/21 07:39 AM #2150    


Marylyn Erickson (Lee)

Condolences to friends and family of JoAnn.   I didn't know her very well but remember her cheerful greetings whenever our paths crossed .

With that thought  I pass along a Happy Birthday wish to you , Susan .    Trying to send extra warm thoughts on a very cold winter day.   At only 3 degrees this is a deep freeze for Northern Indiana, and I suspect you are in this weather pattern too.   Enjoy your day, indoors and warm, and let's look forward to the next time we can meet with MSHS friends for breakfast and a big class reunion.   Take care, one and all !



02/16/21 06:13 PM #2151    


Patricia Nevala

Skating in the lower harbor?  For those of us living out of the area, here's an unusual sight - possibly the biggest ice rink you've ever seen.  Cold temperatures and little snow turned the whole lower harbor into one huge skating rink.  Check out this drone video:

03/28/21 06:59 PM #2152    


Patricia Nevala

From Skip VanBuren - classmate Lauri (John) Tarris had a knee replacement recently and then suffered a stroke.  Skip says to keep Lauri in your thoughts for a speedy recovery.  If anyone needs contact information, let me know.

04/11/21 06:44 PM #2153    


Patricia Nevala

Classmate Sandy Burdick passed away today according to Bill Dupras.  We have now lost at least 59 classmates.  

The good news as reported by Skip VanBuren is that Lauri (John) Tarris has been discharged from rehabilitation after suffering a stroke.  He is much improved.  

04/12/21 09:04 AM #2154    


Albert (Chuck) Langlois

That's very sad.  I knew Sandy from kindergarten at Nester...her brother Bobby a friend too.  Wonderful family.  So glad to hear that Laurie is doing well.  Best regards to all.  Stay safe!!



04/12/21 10:17 AM #2155    


Marylyn Erickson (Lee)

Saddened by Sandy's passing too.  Chuck, I remember her from Nestor too.   And, I believe that it is Sandy's sister Gayle who just recently lost her husband, Tom Cuff.  Condolences to those families.  
Nice to hear that Lauri is on the mend.  Also good to know you are still chatting from, NJ?   

04/12/21 01:27 PM #2156    


Paul Yoder

I too was part of the old Nestor School crowd. Sorry to hear of Sandy's passing.


04/13/21 03:45 PM #2157    


Patricia Nevala

RAPID RIVER, MI – Sandra Lee Bourgeois, age 74, of Rapid River, Michigan entered eternal life on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at home surrounded by her husband, son, and daughter after a long and courageous cancer battle.

Sandra was the 11th of 14 children born to Louis and Clarissa (Pringle) Burdick on January 29, 1947, at Saint Mary's Hospital in Marquette, Michigan. She was a 1965 graduate of Marquette Senior High School and a lifelong resident of Marquette until her retirement in 2002.

In 1968 Sandra married Joseph Bourgeois, also of Marquette, while he was stationed at Kincheloe AFB in Kinross, Michigan. Together, Sandy and Joe raised two children, Michael and Michelle. Sandy worked 30 years for the Michigan Secretary of State. One great benefit of her long tenure at the DMV was getting to know just about everyone in Marquette as they came through for their license renewal. She loved this part of her work and could not go out and about in Marquette without striking up a friendly conversation with someone she knew. Upon retirement, she and Joe moved to the place she loved on Sand Bay of Lake Michigan’s Big Bay de Noc., fondly referred to by family as “Sandy’s Bay”.

Sandy loved to travel, and together she and Joe traveled extensively throughout the U.S., as well as trips through Canada to visit their daughter Michelle who lives in North Pole, Alaska. Until her retirement, Sandy had never fired a gun. At 55 years old she took up a U.P. tradition of deer hunting and spent many years in the great outdoors enjoying nature and family bonding. She also became a very successful hunter bagging several bucks; the largest being a nice 9 pointer, which she was very proud of.

Known by family and friends as the “Snack Queen”, she could always be counted on at get-togethers to have an endless supply of snacks to pass around. She was especially revered for these talents at the annual “Beach Blast” hosted by Sandy and Joe each August at their residence on Sand Bay.

Sandra would want to be remembered as someone that was always fair, caring, honest, and always put the interests and needs of all others before herself. She was the cornerstone of her family, which was her pride and joy; she will be greatly missed.

Sandra is survived by Joseph, her husband of 52 years; son, Michael (Mary Anne) Bourgeois; daughter, Michelle (Gregg) Atkins; grandson, Daniel Bourgeois; step-granddaughter, Ashley McNally; sisters, Carol Pazolt, Marilee Burdick, Gayle Cuff, Elizabeth (Jeff) Mehlhaff; brothers, Milton Burdick, James Burdick, Thomas (Carol) Burdick, Roger (Roberta) Burdick; as well as numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews. In addition to her parents, Sandra was preceded in death by sisters, Barbara Mahn, Sharron Burdick; brothers, Louis Burdick, Donald Burdick, Robert Burdick.

Friends may call at Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services on Saturday, April 17, beginning at 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Masks and social distancing are required and no reception will be held. A 25 person attendance limitation will be observed as directed by the MDHHS. Private family services will be held. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

It was Sandra’s wish that any memorial tributes be made in the form of charitable donations in her honor to Room at the Inn Shelter in Marquette.
Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at

04/14/21 08:40 AM #2158    


Albert (Chuck) Langlois

May Sandy live eternally in our hearts.



04/14/21 05:21 PM #2159    


Gerald (Skip) VanBuren Jr

So Sad ---Our Sincere Condolances to the Family------R.I.P. Sandy with your LORD JESUS-------------Skip & Sharon

04/18/21 12:34 PM #2160    


Patricia Nevala

Classmate Penny Chisholm was featured in this past week's NOVA on PBS.  It described how female faculty and scientists at MIT and other schools were sexually harrassed, given less lab space and paid less than their male counterparts.  If you didn't see it but have PBS Passport, I recommend checking it out especially if you have daughters or granddaughters in STEM fields.

04/18/21 03:33 PM #2161    


Laura Savitski (Chapman)

It was sad to hear of Sandy's passing.  I also went to the Nester (Block) School.  My condolences to her family. 

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