LANE HIGH SCHOOL REUNIONS NEWSLETTER
JULY 2019 Vol. 60
Jane SMITH Thomas (67)
639 Big Oak Rd Charlottesville, VA 22903-9730
Elaine ACREE Pleasants (64)
4408 Dogwood Drive Palmyra, VA 22963-4641
Website: LaneHSOnward.com – visit often!
MULTI-CLASS REUNION OF LANE ALUMNI
SEPTEMBER 13, 2019
Lane Classmates from ALL classes are welcome!
Elks Lodge, beginning at 3:00 PM
$15.00 see registration form at the end of this newsletter
We have reserved the ballroom of the Elks Lodge and will enjoy a catered meal at 5:00 p.m.
Please note: Bring your name badge from prior years. If you don’t have your badge, we will have stick-ons available. We need to record your attendance, please stop by the registration table even if you have your badge from past years.
There is ample parking in the Elk’s Lodge lot. Those who are able bodied may enter up the steps to the main door. For those of us who are walking impaired, there is a handicapped ramp at the left end of the building, which leads to a hall that that goes to the ballroom.
SOME IMPORTANT INFO YOU SHOULD KNOW
We have met with 5 representatives of the younger group who have been putting on reunions for the classes of ’68, ’69 and ’70. They have expressed interest in taking over for us older folks, making it possible for Lane High Reunions to continue into the future. It is very fitting one of the group, Larry JOHNSON (68), is the son of Mildred SADLER Johnson (41) and John JOHNSON (40) who began the tradition of Lane High reunions when Mildred organized her 25th class reunion in 1966. As she continued doing reunions, she invited members of other classes who wished to attend. This eventually became the all-class reunions. The old guard committee will organize this year’s reunion. After this one, the two groups will meet to make the transition. Hopefully some of the younger group can be recruited to help out this year.
Remember, you may be able to attend this year’s reunion PRE-PAID, if you asked us to hold last year’s payment. Check the list on page 10 after the Registration form. If you are there, put PAID in the box.
It has been decided that if you DO NOT attend this year, the amount due you will be donated, in your name, to Lane High Reunions. We cannot continue to carry this forward, especially since we do not want to burden the new folks with this issue. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!
Other Reunion News:
The Class of 1957, including spouses, is invited to an informal Class Gathering on Thursday, September 12, 2019 starting at 6:00 PM at Timberwood Grill, located on Rt. 29 North opposite Hollymead Town Center. Please join us the eve before the Multi-Class Picnic. Contact Gerry Callaghan at 434-296-4878 or send an email email@example.com if you plan to attend no later than September 1st.
The Class of 1964, including spouses, is invited to the 55th reunion of our Class. Following the Lane All Class Reunion on Friday 13th there will be activities on Saturday including the UVA football game, a tour of the newly renovated Rotunda and tours of Montpelier, home of James Madison. Rooms are available at Darden Inn on the University Grounds for a special rate of $159 per night. We have arranged a dinner Saturday at Sloney’s Pub and on the patio of Darden Inn for eating, visiting and celebrating our amazing class of 1964. The meal is $50 (tax incl.) per person for grilled steak, chicken and fish, baked potato bar, grilled veggies, Caesar salad, assorted rolls and dessert bar. Beverage bar is included (no alcoholic drinks) and you can purchase mixed drinks, wine and beer at the Pub. 5:30 cocktails, 6:30 dinner. You do not have to stay at Darden Inn to participate in the dinner. Come and renew friendships and join in the fun as we take a walk down memory LANE! Contact Sandy and Bob CURTIS
firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the rooms and for reservations for the dinner or any questions you have.
NEWS OF CLASSMATES
(All of these notes have appeared on the Website. We list them here as a service for those who don’t have or use a computer, or just like to hold things in their hands to read them.)
October 17, 2018 – July 1, 2019
Martha ROBERTS Wallauer (54) wrote: what a monumental task you had. Thank you for all that you do and for sharing this with me. I was pleased to see that none of my friends from 1954 was listed among the deceased. All the best to you, Marty ROBERTS Wallauer
Brenda MOORE Koonce (75) wrote: Thanks to you and everyone for all you do for the reunions and newsletters! I wanted to sadly add two people to your list of those no longer with us: Julie HARRIS Plumb (75) passed away May 3, 2016 and Melinda (Penny) HARLOW LaMountain (77) passed away on September 17, 2017.
Susan BROWN Craig (57) wrote: I’m glad you reminded me! I will be moving on November 5 to a smaller home, but staying in Crozet. Phone and email stay the same. Thank you for all you do to keep us informed and up to date. Susan
Stuart WATKINS (59) wrote: What a fun newsletter. Thanks for keeping it going. I was able to hear from several friends from the 1959 era, and it was good to learn how they are doing. I just published my eighth book; Fire So Hot, Make You Scoot Way Back. It is filled with poems about the life of cowboys, has children’s poems, poems about war veterans, love poems, and some that are just humorous. Sorry the rains hit so hard, but the plans for 2019 sound solid and I look forward to attending.
Pat HARRIS Banton (64) wrote: I just got your newsletter today …don’t you just love computers?? What a late summer/fall we have had! Hope you and David are doing well and thanks for all you do for Lane High graduates.
Sandy GOODMAN Short (64) wrote: Thank you so much for all you do to keep classmates in communication. The newsletter for Lane High School is amazing. My sincere thanks to everyone who works so hard to keep it updated. I was so touched last year when so many of my classmates from 1964 came to my brother’s funeral to offer me their love and friendship at such a sad time in my life. I was unaware that the annual classmate picnic was on the same date. I will always treasure my friendships with Lane classmates. They continue to be among my life’s greatest treasures and blessings. Sandy GOODMAN Short Fort Worth, Texas
Rich SEVERIN (64) wrote: Great job – keep up the good work! Blessings, Rich
Judie ROOD Branscomb (64) wrote: Thank you so much for all you do and the extra work you had working on this year’s reunion. My info has not changed. Judie ROOD Branscomb
Tom BIBB (64) wrote: Great newsletter! Thank you for all you do.
Pat SMITH Masterman (64) wrote. Thank you so much for keeping me informed with this wonderful Newsletter! I currently live in Santa Fe, NM and Deacon at Holy Faith Episcopal Church (Ordained 17 years now!). Love it here!!! I hope all is well with you and your family. Would love to attend NEXT year’s Reunion #55. Can you believe it?!!! Wishing you Many Blessings, Pat (SMITH) Masterman
Sandy DEANE Curtis (64) wrote: Thank you, Elaine for all the time, energy and effort you put into keeping us updated! Hope to see everyone next year, our 55th.
Diane PLANT Spencer (61) wrote: Thanks so much for the latest newsletter. For someone who has moved later in life, the connection is very much appreciated! However, I am sure we all appreciate the time and effort you have given. Thank you again. I look forward to the next edition!
Sarah MITCHELL Burnet (64) wrote: Thank you for all you do. Sad news to report Michael Lee “Mike” MULLINNIX Class of 1963 passed away on July 26, 2018.
Woody BIRCKHEAD (51) wrote: Sorry about the picnic and I could not make it this year. I moved into an assistant living association in August so I have a new phone number and address. I am doing fine but my wife is on oxygen and cannot handle the stairs at our home. After being retired for 24 years, I am now finding out what retirement is really like. I was so happy to hear the news about the Lane Graduates and their lives, or a little of it. I was very sorry to see the list of departures even though I know it is a part of life. I am very happy to hear Dr. Bobby Wood and Jackie are still around and sorry about Teddy and Mona. I was in the class of 1951 originally but due to Korea, I graduated with the class of 1953, so I enjoyed their family very much. Though I have been out of Virginia for many years, Charlottesville is still a special place in my life, as well as Lane High and the wonderful people I knew there. Good luck to you all. Vaya con Dios.
Frank Fitzgerald wrote: We received the LHS Newsletter today. I can give you some information that may be appropriate for the next newsletter. Jean COLE McCauley (Lane class of maybe 1950) Married to Lloyd Carey and lived/died in Silver Spring, Maryland. Born October 3, 1931 and died August 22, 2018. I am her cousin and found this information from a Silver Spring funeral home listing. I have found no obituary. I am married to Margaret Anne MARSHALL (Lane class of 1951). Living in the Boston, MA suburb of Weston. I cannot get her to write anything new. She wrote in some detail several years ago. We are good friends of Mary Elizabeth and Robert Snoddy.
Dorothy DRUMHELLER Harlow (55) wrote: We appreciate the Reunion Newsletters, thank you. I want to let you know Jim HARLOW (54) passed on April 24, 2017, sorry I had taken a while to let you know. I’ve been taking dialysis 3 days a week since 2015, so far doing well. I sold my house in Ch’ville and am now in the Park Oak Grove Assisted Living in Roanoke where my youngest son lives.
Douglas THOMAS (50) wrote: Thanks for all you do. I do enjoy the newsletter.
John Greever wrote: I regret to report that Margaret QUARLES Greever, Lane High School Class of 1949, died on 4 October 2018. Please report this to the appropriate Lane High School office. John Greever, her husband of 66 years.
Catherine Gaddy wrote: My Mom, Martha SNOW Gaddy, Class of 1949, went to heaven on November 25, 2018 to join her husband, my sister, and others. She spoke highly of life at Lane, especially playing flute in the band. Take care, Cathy Gaddy
Cathy Lang wrote: I need to inform you that my husband Pete LANG passed away last year. He was 95 years old and died on December 10, 2017. He had a stroke on December 2. Pete fought in WWII. He went into the war in 1941 and when he came home graduated from Lane. He was married to Sarah BIBB Lang and they had 4 children. He was a golf pro like his oldest brother Ralph. Pete owned Swannanoa Golf Course on top of Afton Mountain for over 60 years. At the time of his death, he was married to Cathy and had two step-children. Pete loved people and had a wonderful personality. A good man and is missed by all his friends and family.
J. Andy SMITH III (61) wrote: I am moving from Devon PA where I have been since 1986 to Newton NJ. I have also married Kim Latham and our home will be in Newton. The new location is a great one for me since my primary work now is nature photography. We live on a small lake, the back half of which is in Swartswood State Park, and the Appalachian Trail access path is only ten minutes away. NW NJ is one of the hidden treasures of the state with mountains, lakes and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area bordering on the West side. Thanks, Andy
First Lane Name Married Name Class death date
|John Albert||ANGELL, Sr||51||6/22/2019|
ALL-CLASS REUNION OF LANE HIGH CLASSMATES
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 beginning at 3:00 PM
Elks Lodge, 389 Elk Drive
Catered meal at 5:00 PM
Please fill in ALL information, we are double-checking our records:
Your name: (note1) _____________________________________________________Class_____
Spouse/Guest name (note1) _____________________________________________________Class______
If you would like a ride to the event, please Circle YES
(we) will be attending the Reunion at the Elks Lodge:
Number attending _____ x $15.00 = $_________*
*(if you told us to keep your 2018 fees for this year, write PAID- list follows)
ROSTER – Updated August 2019 – put a check beside the option(s) you want and include payment as follows:
_____I will pick it up at the reunion (enter 4.00) $________
_____Mail to me in September (enter 6.00) $________
_____Email to me in September (Free)
Donation for expenses (note2) $_________**
Total enclosed (note3) $_________**
1. Please bring your name badge with you. If you don’t have it, stick-on badges will be available. Alumni: Remember to stop by the registration table to record your attendance, even if you have your badge with you.
2. **We do depend on and greatly appreciate your donations to cover printing and mailing costs. See below where to send donations.
3. **Make all checks payable to LANE HIGH REUNIONS and mail with this form to:
Jane SMITH Thomas
639 Big Oak Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903-9730
|Norman & Laverne||ADDINGTON||$30||Hold|
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|Ben & Sandy||ARBOGAST||$30||Refunded|
BOURNE, & Donna
|O’Quinn||$45||Ref $40 per request|
|Wayne & Liz||BEDDOW||$30||Hold|
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BREEDEN & Janice
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|Richard N.||EARLY Jr.||$15||Hold|
|Ellis FRAZIER & Mary|
|John B.||GEER Jr.||$15||Hold|
|Calvin, Julia, & Mary Ann||GENTRY||$45||Hold|
GOODWIN & Emily
|Hershel L. & Frances||GREGG||Graves||$30||Hold|
|Iris||HALL||Burton & |
|Sam & Joyce||HALL||Page||$30||Refunded|
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Lockwood & T. Elsom
|Harold A. & Guest||LAYNE||$30||Hold|
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MAHANES & Sybil
|William Michael & Ruby G.||MAHANES||$30||Hold|
|Forrest R. & Donna||MARSHALL||$30||Hold|
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|Karl & Joyce||MASON||$30||Ref $25 per request|
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|Dave||MORRIS||Ref $30 |
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|Martha||OGLESBY||Lisle & |
William ‘Bill’ PHILLIPS & Betty Jane
PLEASANTS & Elaine
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|Tom & Edna||PROFFITT||Jones||$30||Hold|
|Jack & Sally||RINEHART||$30||Refunded|
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|Alfred P.||SAMUELS & Mary |
SAMUELS & Gail
SNODDY & Mary
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SON & Jane COOLEY
|Hugh Ray & Marge||WOLFREY||$30||Hold|