Monday, September 26, 2011

We broke 150!

Thanks for coming and supporting and enjoying the Reunion! More than 30 people showed up at the Marriott Friday evening to hang out and enjoy each other's company and I'd guess more than that were present for breakfast or brunch Sunday morning... which, for some of us, came very early!

Not only did we have a colorful reunion, we were also sharing the hotel with an Irish Step Dancing competition, so I saw lots of adorable little girls (and grown-up girls, too) with big trophies - what fun!

Lots of photos and comments starting to appear over on Facebook, so follow the link and enjoy! We will also put together a commemorative CD or DVD, so please send us your photos! Details at the John Marshall 1970 & 1971 Class Reunion website.

Ah! happy puppy!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bubbling Under 140

...and we can still take your PayPal payment (you'll save $11 over "at the door" pricing) and Joanna can apparently do a final update of our numbers, having already given the Burbank Airport Marriott our preliminary final numbers (!! - I know, that's an oxymoron, eh?!).

Bottom line: get over to the Reunion website and use the PayPal link. If you're super quick-like-a-bunny I might even be able to get your personalized nametag made up in time for Saturday night-- ;D

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Still taking PayPal at $89...

It's past the deadline for mailing us a check but you can still join the Reunion by clicking through on the Marshall Class Reunion website's PayPal link. Obviously we want to know as soon as possible how many grads and guests are coming - that way we can have enough tables, chairs, and FOOD! The price will go up to $100 on Saturday, the 24th, but you can buy your ticket via PayPal even on the 24th.

We've got 120 coming, more than 80% are Marshall grads; do come join us - I'm getting excited!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

So Just Who Is Coming to This Here Shindig Anyway?!

From Facebook, over the course of about 8 hours:
(and edited, as more names come in)

Lynn Maudlin:
LOTS of people want to know who's coming to the 1970-71 JMHS Reunion on September 24th but we don't have explicit permission to post a list of "who's coming" - so howzabout you comment on THIS post, if you're coming?
8 hours ago · Like ·

Lynn Maudlin:
I'm coming to the Reunion, God willing and the creek don't rise!
8 hours ago · Like · 1 person

Paul Kusunoki:
I'm coming and staying overnight. Cheers!
8 hours ago · Unlike · 1 person

Dawna E. Corden Wade:
My partner/wife and I will be there . . . we arrive on Friday and will leave Monday morning (it's a long way to come from Western North Carolina for the weekend, but it'll be worth it!).
8 hours ago · Unlike · 2 people

Gary Hurst:
I'll be there... but I'm keeping my eye on that creek! lol
8 hours ago · Unlike · 2 people

Bill Weisman:
I'll be there
7 hours ago · Unlike · 2 people

Lynn Maudlin:
John Stansbury is coming.
Joanna Erdos is coming.
Robin Lee Ramirez is coming.
And Tina Bakula Lusby is coming.
7 hours ago · Like · 2 people

Sophia Rohr:
I'll be there, too!
6 hours ago · Unlike · 3 people

Gene Takahashi:
I'll be at the Friday & Saturday events, maybe Sunday, too.
6 hours ago · Unlike · 3 people

Candiece Milford:
I'll be there, too!
6 hours ago · Unlike · 3 people

Paul Kusunoki:
Candy, are you staying overnight?
6 hours ago · Like

Gerard Furbershaw:
I'll be there
5 hours ago · Unlike · 2 people

Ivan Pang:
I'll be there, not staying overnight!. @Paul Kusunoki, don't get any ideas!
5 hours ago · Unlike · 3 people

Maria Luna:
I will be there! I went to the last two with Jeri Byajian, last year we took a room, I'm thinking of it again but haven't heard from her yet.
4 hours ago · Unlike · 3 people

Maria Luna:
I know John Aguilar is attending as well.
4 hours ago · Unlike · 3 people

Matthew Rivera:
I will be atttending
4 hours ago · Unlike · 3 people

John Aguilar:
John Aguilar will be there and so will Maria Agudelo! And Dave Storrs.
4 hours ago via · Unlike · 4 people

Connie Pojas:
Myself & Kathy Sullivan will be there for both Friday & Saturday nights & Sunday Brunch
4 hours ago · Unlike · 3 people

John Aguilar:
And if Maria can't get Jeri Boyajian to share a room I will volunteer.
4 hours ago via · Unlike · 2 people

Anne Fitzpatrick Call:
Me, Aline Smithson, Debi Brown, Donna Bulseco, Jill Harris
4 hours ago · Unlike · 5 people

Anne Fitzpatrick Call:
And more, but I will let them declare themselves.
4 hours ago · Unlike · 2 people

Maria Luna:
Johnny A- I will never forgive you for refusing my invitation to the prom! Well, maybe after all this time, I can get over it (ha ha)
4 hours ago · Unlike · 2 people

Lynn Maudlin:
oh the drama!!! ;D
4 hours ago · Like · 2 people

Lynn Maudlin:
Jim Grumbley is coming and bringing Dawn Boyajian
And Evan Kleiman posted a few days ago that she's coming... :D
3 hours ago · Like · 2 people

Eric Garcia:
I'm coming
2 hours ago · Unlike · 2 people

Ricky Villeza:
Meee too!
2 hours ago · Unlike · 2 people

Curtis Wong:
I will be there and looking forward to catching up!
about an hour ago · Unlike · 2 people

Julian Vazquez:
Yes, re-arranging my itinerary.
32 minutes ago · Unlike · 1 person

Julian Vazquez:
Thanks, Lynn, I'll be taking a 'redeye' from the re-union--red eyes and all......from the crying........'cause I can't have one for the road....)
9 minutes ago · Like

Julian Vazquez:
What are the other events to attend?
9 minutes ago · Like

Julian Vazquez:
By the way, do seniors still RULE or WHAT!!!!
6 minutes ago · Unlike · 1 person

Lynn Maudlin:
Friday night no-host gathering for drinks & Sunday morning brunch
6 minutes ago · Like

Julian Vazquez:
6 minutes ago · Like

Lynn Maudlin:
do seniors rule or what?! Now that the baby boomers are getting "of an age", I guess so!!! ;D
6 minutes ago · Like

Lynn Maudlin:
or this pic:
4 minutes ago · Like

Evan Kleiman:
I'm coming!
4 minutes ago · Unlike · 1 person

Collette A Parr:
Yup - I'm coming! Can't wait to see everyone!

Ivan Pang:
Marilyn Mu is coming!

Lots more have been commenting on Facebook:
Sarah De Falla
Matthew Rivera
Michael Jordan

leave a comment if you want to be public about attending and I'll try to get them approved Real Soon Now-- ;D

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Check out our new Supporters!

Aloha Auto via Neil Ogata has contributed to the JMHS 1970 & 1971 year Reunion.

So have DevRonn Enterprises, aka Devin Devasquez and Ronn Moss, as well as GK Enterprises via Paul Kusunoki.

And we cannot neglect John Stansbury, our first supporter!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Many lost are found... thanks!

So I've been removing names from the missing persons list - thank you for checking the list and letting us know when you've got contact information for listed classmates. AND we're over 65 tickets sold for the reunion, which I think is pretty good, 3 months out from the event - it will be fun!! Hope to see you there ;D

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Reunion Questionnaire

As we're working to put together some interesting stuff for the JMHS 1970 & 1971 Reunion "Memory Book" (which will be a DVD!), we will be mailing out this questionnaire BUT some of you may find it easier to just come online and respond here.

So - leave a comment on this post, responding to the following questions (you don't have to answer them all, just share what you want to share - please include the name you used in high school as well as the name you go by now):

1. When you think of high school, what makes you laugh the most?

2. Which course was the most bizarre and why?

3. Who was your favorite teacher and why?

4. What was your favorite song or group in high school?

5. Where could you be found most often when not in school?

6. Where on campus did you hang out?

Post-JMHS questions:

7. If you are married, for how long?
7a. Did you marry a classmate?

8. How many kids?
8a. Grandkids?

9. How far will you travel for the reunion?
9a. Who are you hoping to see at the reunion?

10. What is your greatest accomplishment since leaving Marshall?

11. Do you have an interesting story you’d like to share?

You can also respond as an email (if you don't want to do it right here, out in the open ;D) to
Paul Kusunoki ('71) ~ pkusunoki AT
Joanna Erdos ('70) ~ jerdos3 AT
Connie Pojas ('71) ~ conpoja AT

Or mail the whole thing to Marshall 70-71 Reunion,
P.O. Box 1164, Rosemead, CA 91770

Monday, May 30, 2011

JMHS activity on Facebook

I'm just sayin' - lots of photos being posted and memories seriously jogged! If you're on Facebook but aren't a part of the John Marshall HS 70-71 Class Reunion (an open group but I think you have to be invited to post... not sure... contact Paul Kusunoki because he's the admin of that page), consider wandering over and checking it out. Good fun!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Running Tally of How Many Have Signed Up to Come to the Reunion!

What do you all think about regular postings as to how many people have signed up to attend our reunion? Maybe it would be an incentive to sign up!

Guestbook? Leave a comment... but not from Firefox!

Well, "not from Firefox" unless you enable third-party cookies! I never knew why certain blogs wouldn't let me post comments, even after signing in. So if you try to post a comment here and NOTHING seems to happen, maybe use a different browser.

Marshall 1970 & 1971 Photos?

If you have scanned photos from your Marshall high school years and want to share them with interested folks, you can upload them to Flickr and "tag" them with JMHS70-71 - then they will show up in the group. Please note that the photos in this group are NOT my photos but most were taken by Ivan Pang and as soon as he opens his own Flickr account and tags the photos, I'll remove them from my photostream. Credit where credit is rightfully due!

Guestbook comments from the old website:

Good timing with Blogger! Lynn created this blog on Wednesday, May 11, then Thursday Blogger had a problem which ultimately required they use the Wayback Machine and aim it to Wednesday: hey, presto! Your blog doesn't exist!!

So here, again, is the first post - the three comments from the Guestbook on the old version of the website:

Pennlee Lanselle said: 4/30/2011 11:33:04 PM (GMT)

Lynn, Thanks for sending the reminder via Facebook. How does the song go ... see you ... in September (we all remember the tune). Pennlee Lanselle, '71

Alice "Quioan '71" Pastrana said: 4/21/2011 1:48:12 AM (GMT)

Best wishes on your 40th & 41st Class Reunion! Alice Quioan '71 Pastrana Belmont High

Sophia Rohr said: 4/11/2011 3:05:32 AM (GMT)

Used to be Sophie Ortutay - I think I am coming!