3rd Quarter 2013

This page was inspired by an electronic newsletter that Susan Curran 72 sends out every three months to her classmates in the seventies. It's a great way to find out what has been happening to your friends. With her permission, we have adapted her wonderful concept on this page.

Let us know what is happening in your life. Do you have an animal tale, a wedding, a new grandchild or something to brag about that you would like to share? That's part of the fun. Come on, be creative!! Share your life with us. Contact us today.

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Lots of Grandchildren


    There is not doubt about it. 2014 has been a great year for Suzi Hall '67 and her family.

She welcomed a beautiful granddaughter, Hannah Elizabeth on May 25th and was able to spend a week with Hannah and Christmas eve 2012 baby, Liam, in June.

Suzi's second son, remarried after being a single dad for many years. He now has five children and Suzi is thrilled to have four more grandchildren.

"I just love those grandbabies :-)"


Tribute to Eddie Murphy

Let's give it up for Melvin Jackson, Jr. '99 who performed at Inside Jokes Comedy Club on Saturday, September 6. The show was a tribute to Eddie Murphy. He wears his 2014 version of the leather outfit.

Watch him on YouTube.


Congrats to Gordy

Grandpa Gordy Welch '76 recently visited new Grandson, Gabriel Michal Patrick Welch II.

Gabe was born on May 17, 2014. Important stats:
7 lbs. 7 oz
21 1/4 inches.

Gordy is also being inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Carbondale Community High School in Illinois.

Many congratulations to one of our favorite alums.

Nap Time


Brian '70 and Sheila '67 Gaquin lost their father, Command Sergeant Major U. S. Army (Retired) Joseph D. Gaquin, Jr., on June 13th, 2014. He was 91 years old.

CSM Gaquin served in the U. S. military for over 32 years. Among his awards were the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with cluster, and the U. S. Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf clusters. He was a member of the Association of the U. S. Army; The Non-Commissioned Officer's Association; Armed Forces Top Enlisted Association; Post 117, American Legion; Voiture 1621, La Societe Des 40 Hommes et 8 Cheveaux; Post 7119, Veterans of Foreign Wars; AMVETS Post 34; Vietnam Veterans of America; Loyal Order of Moose, and several philanthropic organizations. (View full obituary.)

Brian posted on Facebook that it was a very sad an emotional day for his family the day of his father's funeral. While greeting guests "I look up to see Bill Allen Class of 1965 GCM, Bill had seen the Obit in the local paper and came to offer his support and condolences. The show of friendship and support we received in the 60’s while living in Ankara and has continued all these years and is hard to explain to “KIDS” that were not Brats. The connection continues. Thank you Bill!"