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Bushy Tales

Dedicated to all who attended London Central High School in Bushy Park, London England from 1952 to 1962

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Issue #8

 October 2002

Volume #2

Gary Schroeder (55), Editor   gschroeder_uscgaux@email.msn.com

1953 - Jackie (Brown) Kenny  JKYKNY@aol.com 
1954 – Betsy (Neff) Cote   
1955 – Nancie (Anderson) Weber   
1956 - Glenda F. Drake 
1957 – Celeste (Plitouke) Brodigan 
1958 – Pat (Terpening) Owen 
1959 - Jerry Sandham
1960 - Ren Briggs 
1961 - Betsy (Schley) Slepetz   
1962 - Dona (Hale) Ritchie 

Editors Note: 

I want to thank all of you for the articles you send in each month so that we can keep this newsletter going.  I appreciate it, and I know all your classmates do also.  Your memories are important because they bring back so many great memories for all of us.  However, one slight problem has arisen lately and I need your help.  Because this Newsletter only goes out by email I am limited in how much I can put into it and still keep it small enough to send out.   

Lately some of the articles have been quite long but I have printed all of them where I could because you sent them in and I think it is interesting for our classmates, but this does limit how much I can put in each issue.  Some of the articles cover more than one item, which is fine, but it does make them long.  As a suggestion, maybe you could split them up in to two or more articles and then they could be used in more than one issue.

If you send it I will use it (maybe not in the next issue, but it will be used in an upcoming issue) so please don’t stop submitting your articles and memories.  I hope I haven’t hurt anyone’s feelings and if I have I do sincerely apologize.  Thank you for all you do to keep all of us together.

Roster Changes

 Editors Note: Because there are so many corrections this time I am moving this column to the last couple of pages of this newsletter.

Classmates Who Have Transferred To The Eternal Duty Station

Our love and prayers go out to the family and friends of our classmates who have gone on before us.  We will miss them, yet we can find comfort in knowing that one day we will all join them for the greatest of all reunions.

From John Stephens (60)   Keoni@net1plus.com

Jimmy Acquaviva (62) is deceased.  An avid career Air Force pilot and civilian pilot, his airplane went down near his home in North Carolina. Note from Pat Terpening Owen (58) - I was able to get this information from the Internet - "Captain James F. Acquiaviva, US Air Force (Retired), died Monday (April 1, 2002) in Boone, NC." If any of you knew Jim and would like to send a note to his wife, his address is:  273 Paul Critcher Drive, Boone, NC 28607 and her name is Nancy.

(Editors Note: Word has also been received that Pam Pash (62) has also passed away.  If anyone has any more information regarding Pam's passing, please let either Gary or Pat know.)

 Look Who Is Looking For Who

From Valerie (Filiason) Katz  (60)  vkatz@satx.rr.com

Thanks for your wonderful work and getting those updates.  It always makes my heart skip to hear about our classmates who are no longer with us and we didn't get a chance to contact each other before.  Have you any idea where Sandy Paul or Marion Irving might be?  (Both women).  They were class of '60.  Also, Jerry Bijould or Bijold?

Good News We Want To Share

From William (Bill) English (57)   ametalartist@yahoo.com

Gary, the blurb I wrote about a girl writing a sailor in California worked. It is Lyn Peterson "55-'58. Her letter is attached; she said you can put it in the next edition.

Nelson??? My Nelson? 

Hi Bill...maybe this is George Nelson?  He was my mail-boyfriend for the three years I went to Bushy Park...(Lyn Peterson 55-58.)

He was in the Navy, in southern California, but I don't know what rank he was other than a sailor on board a ship that went to Japan once for sure! He sent me a pink gown and slippers made of silk! Isn't this something...if in fact this is "Nelson" then here is the rest of the story....

Last month I was home on my yearly leave (I am currently writing from Uzbekistan) and called my girlfriend of years back... (Seventh grade) in Arizona.  She said George Nelson called her on the phone, the previous month, to say "hello" after 48+ years of not seeing/hearing from/about him!!!  He was a senior in High School and I a freshman before I went to England.  We wrote the three years, and then, because a lot changes... broke up within days of my return to meet him in California.  I haven't heard from him all these years, but he asked her how/where I was.  He must have been surprised to hear I am living in Central Asia most of the time!

Anyway, it is nice to read the Newspaper from our school days.  I will retire? Stop working so hard in another nine months and return to Gilbert, Arizona to my home.  I already told the renters to move out! Let me know if you think this is the Nelson!  If it is you can send this along to Gary for the next edition.  Best wishes, Lyn

From Patti Fawbush Webb (58)   webbpattih@comcast.net

I found another classmate in this latest issue.  I know you work hard on each newsletter. Thank you for all the time you put into it. 

From Linda Shull McLaren (60)   Lmclaren@inreach.com

Due to finding you I have located Larry Wilson. We went with each other our whole time in England.  First love so to speak. I called and left him a message and an email. He was blown away. He had tried to find me over the years and had been on Classmates for 3 years. We talk each day, sometimes several times a day. This is just amazing to both of us. We plan on getting together, but right now I am in the midst of selling my home and moving. It just seems all of a sudden we are back at Bushy Park. We do a lot of emailing. Thank you for the information on Larry. 

I was happily married for 27 years and my husband died in January so I never had pursued locating Larry until now and never did I dream it would be so easy. He even lives in the same state my parents live in, not to far from them actually and I was just up there before I located him. 

From Judy Risler Covington (60)   LCHS60@aol.com

Just wanted you guys to know I would be delighted to take on this assignment (writing a Bushy Park History).. And also wanted to thank you for your kind words.  Writing has always been a passion of mine, and it's nice to know my words please others in some way. (Actually, I would write even if nobody else ever read a word.  My contribution to egotism.  Ho Ho.)  Anyway, just let me know if there's anything particular you would like as far as input, style, etc.  Otherwise, I'll get started right away on a draft, and keep you all apprised of my progress.  There are some t's to cross and i's to dot historically speaking, but I think I have a good enough handle on it to begin.  I will welcome anyone's assistance, input, yeas/nays, I'd appreciate it. Let's roll! 

Memories of Bushy 

From Fred Dabney (56)   fdabnet@nmsu.edu 

Hear something obscure from the world of early blues and jazz at 10 pm Friday, 9 pm Saturday night with host Fred Dabney from the Back Room of KRWG-FM, 90.7 FM, Las Cruces, NM. 

By that well exercised way, Pete Laughlin and I used to sit on the school bus between the dorms and the base and ad-lib "Bob and Ray" routines. Something to keep you awake nights. 

Bill Burch (57)   Lwsputnik@attbi.com  

I've been hearing from Harold Fergusson from time to time.  I think maybe something's happening to my memory... I was class of '57 although my last year at Bushy was '56.  We went from there to Clinton-Sherman AFB and I graduated from Cordell High School. I'm now about halfway between Lockport and Joliet, IL and it looks like I've stuck.  When I got here in '69 I had never lived anywhere for longer than 18 months.  I still look back at my time in England as the best time of my life. 

You have no idea (perhaps you do) how nice it is to be sorting through SPAM and find something you really want to read.  Thanks for contacting me. The newsletter came through just great!  I've been browsing through it ever since it got here.  I can't believe how "far out of it" I must have been! 

The only people with whom I was familiar were your (just from our recent e-mail exchanges), Bill English (from my contacts with Harold Fergusson) and Ruth Lund.  Ruth was one of my sister Marilyn's best friends and oh, how I envied the time they had together!  I didn't remember that she had come over on the United States, but I shouldn't have been surprised.  There was a lady with class!  She did everything right. 

We made three trips with MSTS.  The first was to Germany on a ship called The Berry.  Our trip back from Germany was on the Alexander M. Patch.  That was in Bremerhaven when we showed up on the Berry and we all Oohed and Aahed over it.  Our trip to England was on The Butner.  I've heard that the Butner was related to the Alexander M. Patch, but I do remember that trip as the most fun.  The Butner still had the anti-aircraft guns mounted and as a fourteen year old boy in love with military hardware, I was in hawg heaven! We had rougher seas on that trip, but it was the first trip where I didn't get seasick.  When the seas got rough, a bunch of us would head up as far forward as we could get (below decks) and jump when the ship crested a wave. When we came down the ship was no longer where it was when we left.  Our last trip across the pond was in the oldest C-118 (like a DC-6) MATS had in transatlantic service.  We caught a tailwind and made such good time that we were able to bypass Newfoundland and head right on in.  I think I heard that it was the first time a C-118 had made it all the way from Prestwick Scotland to New York in one jump. 

From Kathie de Russy (60)    der1213@hotmail.com

You certainly struck a memory when you brought up the MSTS way to go to England. Is there another mode of travel? Luxury to the MAX! 

Going to England there was a family who never left the cabin, from gangplank to gangplank. The whole family was sick. All the seaworthy families took turns trying to take care of them. Coming home, the trip was made in a raging storm. I was one of the few still staggering around on deck. The dining experience of trying to catch the food as it slid past you on the table is not forgotten. I was warned not to look at the horizon as it dipped past the ports. Who had time to look? I was trying to juggle hot soup! 

Assigned to England from Maxwell AFB we departed NYC on the USS BUTNER, that was the smallest ship of the fleet. Nine days later we arrived in Southhampton.  On another ship our household goods arrived at the same location, they were promptly dropped into the harbor through a faulty net. 

Ok, so lots of things that I never liked were lost.  USAA claim to replace memories and treasures was made. After the station in London we moved to Wheelus AFB, to be moved to Torrejon a year later. 

We took the "Med Cruise" on the USS BUCKNER as we were moving toward Torrejon.  Yes, we took the long way, scenic route. The remaining household goods were loaded onto another ship hopefully to be transported to Spain. They were promptly dropped into Tripol harbor. Thus, my copy of Vapor Trails remains in the Med as my tribute to life in Libya! USAA somehow believed that our household goods had been dumped again! 

After our tour in Spain we boarded the USS Rose to come home, then called ZI, new name CONUS. Our beautiful Lady in the Harbor couldn't have seemed more of a refuge to any other pilgrim. It had been a wonderful adventure, but I was so happy to be on home territory. 

How did the rest of the Bushites get to England? I hope the rest of our buddies will contribute their stories. I know they will be welcomed by all of us. Come on, I know I'm not the only one who had such unique experiences! Share! 

Thanks for all the connections that the Tales have afforded us. 

From Tony Taylor (58)   USNA64@attbi.com 

The last week in August was a time for old acquaintances for the Bushy Park 58 crowd here in the Northwest. First Fred Gruin and a college buddy of his came to the Taylor household in Sammamish (east of Seattle) for an overnighter while "chasing trains." Fred, who is retired from the Department Of Transportation, has always had a "thing" about trucks and trains. After graduation from Bushy Park we all thought that Fred was going to college to become a big shot in the trucking industry. According to Fred he tried his dream vocation in private industry for awhile, but in the end he found more satisfaction and fun working for the Government enforcing the truck industry. 

But Fred's other love was trains...mostly diesel trains.  Every so often he takes off around the country and watches trains pass by and sometimes snaps a few photos. Ask him any question about diesel engines; Fred will tell you. This year Fred's quest was chasing trains from Denver to the Northwest and then down to northern California before heading east again. Fred's home is in Albany, NY, but his college buddy, who is just as crazy about trains, lives in Colorado and owns an RV which became home for the guys for 3 weeks. 

Anyway, it was great fun to see Fred again and to have him share a meal with us in our home. After supper I took the guys to an outdoor railroad museum in a little town nearby. The collection of engines and rail cars in Snoqualmie belongs to a local railroad club. There were turn-of-the-century (that is, the 20th Century) steam engines and engines with snow blowers on the front. Some of the engines and rail cars were from the days of the logging and mining industry which was so much of the Northwest 75-100 years ago. There is even a WWI Army hospital car on the siding. Fred and I took a moment to have our photo taken while standing on one of the diesel engines. 

The following morning Fred and friend were off to see what they could see in the way of trains while crossing the Snoqualmie Pass and then down toward the Columbia River Valley. The plan was to meet up with Fred Buhler, also of Bushy Park '58, in Nevada City, CA, a couple of days later. (Gitta and I visited Fred Buhler at his Nevada City home last May as reported in an earlier letter.) As of this writing I will assume that the two Freds did meet and will report same to Bushy Tales. 

A few days after Fred Gruin's visit, Gitta and I drove up to Deception Pass at Whidbey Island, WA, to picnic with Kris (Ludlow) Ravitz and her husband, Ted. Kris and Ted live in a cute cabin in the woods in Clinton at the southern end of Whidbey Island. We see Kris a couple times a year now that we too live in the Northwest. They recently returned from a trip to Tibet and China with their daughter. They were full of stories and photos from their fascinating adventure. Kris reports that their son is still with Cruise West where he started out several years ago as a cruise ship chef and is now a front-office guy. Kris and I had our photo taken at a lovely park next to Deception Pass. The last photo I had of Kris was taken when we were in Paris during the spring break of our senior year at Bushy Park. Chuck Stewart remembers that week in Paris too, don't you Chuck? You, me, and three gals from Central High off touring the Left Bank and the coffee bars.... Would you let your sons and daughters do that now? No way! But such were the mores of the '50s. Wow, Paris in the spring and Brussels (Worlds Fair) for our Senior Class Trip!! And then there was the four-week bicycle trip on the Continent that Rick Henslee ('58) and I took the previous summer with our stops is Germany and along the Riviera to see former friends (gals) from Bushy Park, but that's another story for another time. 

By the time this letter gets to press Gitta and I, along with our son Roger, his lovely wife Leigh, and our twin grandsons, Miles and Beck, will be sitting on the beach at Hilton Head Island, SC, where we have been going for the past 23 years no matter where we live. There is something about the beaches on the Right Coast which we find more appealing than those of the Left Coast.... At least while we are there in early October the humidity will be gone and the waters of the Gulf Stream will still make body surfing a great sport for this ol' body. By the way, for those of you who follow my ventures, it has been just a year since the doc removed my left femur and replaced it with a titanium "bone." Since then, no cancer on the bone, and I don't expect none! Ever!! 

From Wanda (Castor) DeVary (60)  mumszie@earthlink.net 

I came back to the states on the U.S.S. Butner.  May have even spelt that name wrong.  Haven't heard anything about that one yet.  Unfortunately, I don't remember much about it.  A submarine did surface near us and some of the guys came out and waved at us.  I had pictures but I lent them to another student many years ago and they were never returned.  She has passed away now so I will never get them back. 

From Diane (Lathrop) Zumwalt (56)  dzumwalt@cox.net 

Some of the other readers mentioned the ship that they went to England on. My brother, mother and I went over and came back on the same luxurious ship - MSTS Maurice Rose - a great experience.  We went over in June and the trip was not too bad except for my "little" brother who was deathly ill most of the way.  But mostly the weather was good and we even got to see some whales. Coming back in 1953 was a different story.  We shipped out of Southampton on December 12.  The north Atlantic is not kind to ships in the dead of winter and the whole trip was really rough.  The ship had APs stationed in the halls to help the passengers in case they fell, and I remember seeing one poor AP upchucking into his helmet.  We had to hold him up!  It was a very uncomfortable voyage - The whole ship just reeked and no one was very hungry! Coming back into New York harbor in the early morning, our ship almost hit a tanker and the crew threw the engines in reverse so abruptly that lots of passengers fell out of their bunks and got badly bruised and banged up.  Perfect ending to a perfect crossing!  We got to the states just in time for Christmas with my grandmother in Connecticut. Those were the days! 

From Donald H. Crews (59) Dhcrews@jono.com 

I promised a "teddy boy" story for the next issue of Bushy Tales. I hope that this little story will rekindle Classmate memories, which they will share. 

You will remember from my last story, that I enjoyed going to the movies in Golders Green, London (NW11). Well! I was on my way home one afternoon, and could see a group of about seven Teddy Boy (and Girls), on the opposite side of the street. They were clearly looking in my direction, and their arm and hand movements indicated an interest in me. As I walked along, the group moved across the Finchley Road, so that they were on my side of the street, and in my path. (Remember, "zip" guns, and gloves with razors in the fingertips?) All of these came to mind as I, the purveyor of American Ideals, strolled down the sidewalk. This was going to be a "RUMBLE", just like "Battle Ship Potemkin", (from the Film Club).

(Have you ever noticed how "Yanks" seemed to stand out in a group of "not yanks"? You know! Bigger, Stronger, Taller, more Colorful.)  Well! I stuck out my "Yankee" chest and moved purposefully onward, toward the group blocking my way. I get to the group.  I begin shouldering my way through, and I'm stopped by a stiff arm to my chest. "OI! You're ah yank antchyah, says one? Yeah! Responds I, ready to take a few of these blighters with me. Well! says he, me and me mates was wondering, "Is Hopalong Cassidy real"? BUMMER!

I don't get beat up. I don't get a chance to defend the "open and free capitalistic society."  I don't get my colorful American shirt dirty. Life is not always good. 

From Arlene (Costello) Marcley (60)  wmarcley@mindspring.com 

My family and I sailed from Bremmerhaven, Germany to the US on the USS Goethels in September 1956.  We had been in Wiesbaden for three years.  Anyway, seems like the trip home took us 13 days.  My vivid memories of the trip? Playing canasta and monopoly; falling in love with a cute sailor; a sailor sharing a piece of pizza with me; close quarters; the ship changing Captains to steer us through the English Channel; dolphins; everyone getting seasick except me; and seeing the glorious Statue of Liberty. Incidentally, the full name of the man for whom the ship was named was George Washington Goethels.  Why I remember that, I'll never know.  Anyway, thanks for the memories! 

Where Are They? 

This is the sixth part of the list of who we are looking for in the Class of ’62.
Still Looking for From Class of 1962 

Sakelaris, John
Sallas, Dorothy J.
Schulman, Barbara
Schumacher, Terry     
Schuth, Gary               
Scott, Barbara J.
Scott, Kinney Dwayne
Self, David                  
Shaffer, Suzanne G     
Shaw, Linda                
Skaggs, Jane                
Sipes, Terry Rae
Smith, Alexa L.           
Smith, Donna
Smith, Dorothy
Sokal, Michael
Solem, Margaret
Sorg, William
Spurgion, John


Stearns, William
Steffensen, Diane
Sterling, Barbara
Stewart, Larry
Stewart, Linda
Stone, Michael
Story, James
Stowe, Janet
Strancher, Arthur
Sutherland, Linda
Svoboda, Joseph
Tanenzaph, Leslie
Thomas, Eva
Thomas, Gerald
Tietz, Karen
Tommaney, John
Traynor, Phillip
Tully, James

 Mini Reunions 

Editors Note:  The next three years (2003 – 2005) will be the 50th anniversaries for the 1953, 1954 and 1955 classes.  Are any of these classes planning a 50th reunion?  Should we look at having one big one to cover all three years?  Just something for everyone to think about.  Let me know. 

Mini Bios 

From Pam Gagliard Insani (60) Pam@ManateeBlood.org 

I was a 1960 graduate of Bushy Park.  I left to go back stateside in 1961 after completing one year of college in an English college.  I kept in touch with a few classmates over the years but did lose touch after awhile.  I did hear from Frank Janusz and Mr. Law for a long time.  As the years passed I ended up in Florida where my parents retired after many years in the military.  Found that through all my travels I love Florida the best.  I had contact with Judy Risler (Covington) about 8 years ago.  She found me like she has found so many of us.  We met in Sarasota and had a good long talk. We still keep in touch.  They have had several reunions over the past few years but they always seem to be at an inappropriate time for me.  Maybe one of these days.  I have enjoyed reading all the Bushy Tales and find out where everyone is now.  Keep up the good work.  I have been back to Europe a few times over the years but this past March I went back to London for the first time since 1961.  I must say I only recognized the major attractions.

Everything was very different.  I also want to say the high light of the trip was getting to see two good English friends I have kept in touch with over all these year.  They took the train up from Hertfordshire to London as we were stationed at Chicksands AFB near Bedford, England.  It was great seeing them.  We even recognized each other.  They were very good years and sad ones as well with all those seniors killed in Munich coming home for Christmas break. A lot of good friends.  I am a human resource director now in a small blood bank and I have been in human resources for about 25 years. 

If anyone gets to Sarasota please look me up I would be happy to renew all the old tales.  By the way I have photos of about 7 or 8 gals on the roof of the dorm at Bushy Park.  July Risler, is one of them along with the rest of those in that group. 

Do You Remember?


 Memory Test:  Do you know the people in the picture above?  I do, but do you? 
In case you are having a little problem read below.

From Kathie de Russy (60) der1213@hotmail.com 

The picture is of John and Doris Billington and me. He taught science and she was in guidance. They were in Denver for a conference of Dept. of Defense educators. They taught in that system for 41 years, I believe. 

This and That

From Gary Baldwin (54) gbaldwin36@earthlink.net  

I sent a few words for publication in the June newsletter about the SS United States and promised a follow-up with pictures of the ship in its current condition.  I have since heard from quite a number of our colleagues who traveled on this ship in the past, so another reporting still seems appropriate.  

In June, I was privileged to be a guest at the 50th Anniversary Celebration in Philadelphia of the launching of the SS United States.  The Independence Seaport Museum, in concert with the Steamship Historical Society of America and the SS United States Foundation of Philadelphia, hosted the event.  Attendance was limited primarily to those interested in saving this ship and individuals who were former crew members or passengers.  

Approximately 200 persons attended the morning event that began with a presentation featuring ships of the United States Lines, to include the SS United States, SS Washington, SS Manhattan, and SS America.  Prominently displayed in the museum's lobby was a special photograph exhibit featuring these vessels from collections held at the Independence Seaport Museum.  Numerous artifacts from the SS United States were exhibited by private owners and the museum; e.g., sailing bulletins, menus, passenger photographs, serving china, etc.  I am sure many students from Bushy Park sailed aboard one of these ships.  My trip to England was aboard the SS Washington, in late January of 1952.  Minus the exquisite luxury of the SS United States, the SS Washington was still configured as it was during W.W.II to serve as a military troop carrier. 

During the morning session we listened to informative speakers, such as author William Talley, who presented facts, many of which were little known to the public, about the ship's life from the drawing board, through her service years as the "premier" trans-Atlantic vessel, to her final resting place in Philadelphia.  We also viewed selected film presentations which traced the ship's life and the substantial marketing effort made to promote this passenger liner. Seeing these old films was a special treat for the group.  

Aside from persons who formerly had passage on this ship, the audience held a couple of other special guests.  Elizabeth Fletcher, author of the children's book "Grandfathers Ship, The S.S. United States" and the granddaughter of the ship's designer and chief architect William Francis Gibbs, was there to autograph her recent book heralding the lifetime achievements of her grandfather, not the least of which was the building of the SS United States.   Also present was a former crewman, an engineering mate whose responsibilities included the propulsion system.  Despite his advanced age, you could still sense his pride in having been associated with the significantly advanced design of the ship's engines.  

In the early afternoon we boarded the Holiday tour Boat "Elizabeth" for a ride up the harbor to view the old ship up close and personal.  From this "tug's-eye-view" we could really sense the size and, I am sad to report, the deterioration of the ship.  As you can see from the pictures included with this article, saving this ship might be an enormously expensive endeavor.  The narrated tour boat excursion also included a visit to the former New York Shipbuilding Corporation, builders of some of the United States Lines finest ships, and concluded with a visit to the impressive battleship USS New Jersey docked in Camden, NJ. 

The day ended for this group, as it had begun, full of enthusiasm and hope that this small part of American history will not go silently to its resting place.  On June 3, 1999 - the SS United States was officially placed on the National Register of Historic Places.   

Rest assured, I will keep my eye on the results of the effort to save this ship.




From Jack Murphy (57)  msarge2383@aol.com   

Another outstanding newsletter as usual.  Thanks for putting in the information for me.  Maybe one day I will hear from one of those individuals. 

I was not so lucky as to have traveled to England on a ship.  My mom and two of my brothers and I flew from LaGuardia airport to Burtonwood and dad met us there.  From there it was an all night train trip to a small town called Down Ampney.  My brother Mike and I lived in the dorm for the first four months at Bushy and rode the bus home on weekends and returned to Bushy on Sundays.  It was quite an experience. 

From Penny Ohrman Bernstein (61) Premierevent@charleston.net 

I was reading about the history, or lack thereof of Bushy Park.  I agree with the person who left in the dark and is still in the dark but I do remember being told that originally in W.W.II that was the site of Gen. Eisenhower's Headquarters...I do not know if this is true.  I went back to England about 8 yrs. ago and was told that nothing was left but also remember that in 8th grade our history teacher took us to the Mansion, castle, with the maze that was within walking distance of the school.  Does anyone remember that? We went there often. 

There is also an organization of DoDDS Faculty and they could probably lend some information, as they would have obviously taught there...any teachers on our list from the early years that might know something. Just some rambling thoughts on this. 

By the way, I took the newsletter last month with me to read on the trip to Minnesota.  My husband and I are a commuting couple; he lives in DC and I live in Charleston SC.  We met up at a flight in Detroit and he read the newsletter from end-to-end on the flight and thoroughly enjoyed it.  He is used to my tales of Bitburg and found all the stories in the Bushy newsletter so interesting. He is amazed at the connection all overseas brats seem to have, whether we knew each other or not.  He was raised a civilian so until he became a part of my Bitburg search he had no idea about overseas schools and the close connection we all feel to one another. 

Comments From You Our Readers

From Tom Hanton (62) Tomhanton@cox.net

Another great newsletter. Thanks!  Keep up the great work. 

From Patricia 'Pat' Hooper Selsor (61) PatPMBLOX@aol.com 

Thanks.  It is fun to read and remember along with the other folks.  Each newsletter, though, requires me to get out my two yearbooks ('58 and '59) and look at people's faces.  I remember the faces much more than the names. Anyway, thanks for your efforts. 

From Katherine Brookshier Dohse (62) Doecdoe@peoplepc.com

I've been getting my newsletters and have enjoyed them.  For those who do all that work - THANKS - and keep up the good work.

Roster Changes

Email address changes:

From Jackie (Brown) Kenny (53)  JKYKNY@aol.com

Jerry Berry (55)    memnosine@hotmail.com 

Alan Phillips (55)  alan.phillips@us.army.mil 

Fred Dabney (56)   fdabney@nmsu.edu 

Loren Burch (57)   Lwsputnik@attbi.com 

Margery Kremers McFarland (57)   Spockie@mindspring.com 

Lois Besancom (58)  amooridge@aol.com 

In looking at the 53 class list, by Reed Muller's, name it says "deceased".  As Mark Twain said, the rumors of his death are greatly exaggerated. In fact I had lunch with him yesterday. 

Reed and I were Lieutenants in the US Air Force stationed at RAF Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire 1960-1962. We met yesterday in Salisbury, Maryland to discuss old times and he mentioned attending Central High School at Bushy Park in the 50s. Near Hampton Court Palace he said. He is not much into computers so I decided to do a Google search on his behalf and your page came up. 

The '53 pictures are great and I will print them out and send them snail mail to Reed and Emma. I'm sure they will enjoy them. 

Tom Williams (61)  home.tw@verizon.net 

Linda Shull McLaren (60) Lmclaren@inreach.com 

Russell Franks (61)   netsie@swb.net 

Connie LaLiberty Briggs (61) connie@sunvista-ins.com 

George B. Toumbacaris, Jr., (61) Bebobud@aol.com 

Alan Unger (61)   Anunger@erols.com 

Carol Armstrong (62) mmitch1@pacbell.net 

Valerie Buckingham (62) longda@erols.com 

James Castle (62)   Cstlandy@aol.com 

James Echols (62) Jim.Echols@onsemi.com 

Margaret Johnson Schaeffer (62) MandJFruitSales@aol.com 

Pete McClean (62)   pwmcclean@aol.com 

Peggy O'Hallaron Howard (62) dnpnthee@worldnet.att.net 

Gay Pierce McAllum (62) gay.mcallum@HaleDorr.com 

Carol A. Rutledge (62)  Kshaw@ev1.net 

Rae Jean Whipple Reagan (62) rjreagan@cox.net 

Address changes: 

William H. English (57)
13301 Laurel Street
Lakeside, CA 92040-3327
(619) 561-9109

Richard J. Tauss (??)   RJTauss@aol.com
P.O. Box 212
McLean, VA 22101
(703) 893-6887 

Karen E. Dempster (61)
1127 20th Avenue, Suite 4
Fairbanks, AK 99701-6061
(907) 456-2365

Harvey C. Dorney (62)
5018 Hahn Avenue
Fairborn, OH 45324-1805
(931) 864-1210 

Bonnie Fritz Von Kuegelgen (62)
8513 Frost Way
Annandale, VA 22003-2224
(703) 280-5420 

Stewart W. "Bill" Lambert (62)
9847 55th Street
Riverside, CA 92647
(909) 685-6185 

Jacqueline Pagliarulo Kerce (??)   Jannkerce@aol.com
506 Judy Ann Drive
Hahira, GA
(229) 794-2765 

(Editors Note: Please, if you change your e-mail address (or move) let Gary or Pat know so you can continue to get the newsletter.  Also, if you let us know, we don't get as many rejected e-mail addresses when we send out the letter.  Really appreciate everyone's help on this one.


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