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03/16/17 11:31 AM #246    


Patrick Calkins

This is what I remember of Chelsea Park Elementary School. 1952 - First grade, Miss Visentine; 1953 - Second grade, Miss McCallum; 1954 - Third grade, Mrs White; 1955 - Fourth grade, Mr Bartholick; 1956 - Fifth grade, Miss McCallum again; 1957 - Sixth grade, Mr Bartholick again. 1958 and 59 - off to Puget Sound Jr High for Seventh and Eighth grade then 1960- Ninth grade at Seahurst Jr High. Then on to Highline and the rest is history. I pretty much hated school until I got to high school. I was dislexic and didn't know it. Thank god for the gymnastics team, it kept me in school.

05/08/17 11:07 PM #247    


Elizabeth Paull (Kaplanian)

  Hi All,

         I am looking for information about Carol Rathke - I see her profile has not been created.  Do any of you know her brother Dan?  A good friend knows Dan well and has been wondering how he and his sister are doing.   I have no way of finding anything about them, I hope someone here knows.




05/09/17 02:23 PM #248    


Ken Becker

Elizabeth - Carol Rathke Towle lives in Burien just south of QFC-Manhattan Village. She is well.  Dan is living in Kent. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a few years ago. I haven't had contact with him for a couple of years so don't know how he is doing. 

05/10/17 10:45 AM #249    


Elizabeth Paull (Kaplanian)

Thanks so much Ken.  I lost touch with so many people when I left to get married in Australia; I lived all around this country for over 30 years and didn't come back "home" until the end of 2002.

05/11/17 10:41 AM #250    


Ken Becker

Elizabeth- I talked to Carol & she did she would sign up for the class website so she can communicate with you.   My daughter married an Australian from Perth.  We have visited there twice. 

05/12/17 06:34 PM #251    


Elizabeth Paull (Kaplanian)

That's terrific Ken!  I look forward to communicating with Carol.

We were in the boondocks of New South Wales , a town called Griffith in the MIA (Mirrumbidgee Irrigation Area - spell check).  It is very flat irrigated farm land out in the middle of nowhere.  Nowadays it is known as the marijuana capital - more profitable than onions and rock melons.  We were poor, my husband was a school teacher in a Marist Brothers Catholic high school - no, we're not Catholic - while I was a salesclerk in a small shop like Woolworth's.  We didn't have the money to travel around to see the sights.  We lived on his $50 a week and saved my $37 a week to buy tickets back to the States.  Grew up in a hurry and learned a lot.

05/28/17 08:42 PM #252    


Dennis Morse

Another Memorial Day is here and I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday. I do hope we don't ever forget the real meaning of this holiday. Those that gave their lives in the service of our country deserve the highest of honor. Our class suffered the loss of three classmates that I know of, Mike McCarthy, Craig Mulford and Ross Phillips/Hillman. Thank you for your sacrifice!

05/29/17 08:12 AM #253    


Virginia Wolfe (Scheffer)

God Bless the USA and all of our fine military, police and firefighters!

08/08/17 02:18 PM #254    


Dennis Morse

For all those who live outside the area we have just broken the record for most consecutive days without rain at 52 days and counting. There is a slight chance of rain this weekend!  It has been hot too but very smoky for a week because of forest fires in British Colombia so there are no blue skies to enjoy. Pray for rain!


08/09/17 04:08 PM #255    


Jerry Heiland

Denny with all that nice weather are you getting in alot of golf. Weather hot in AZ. but playing 3 times a week. 

08/09/17 05:25 PM #256    

Tom Dawson

Could it be that, apart of what is being "Trump"ed around the world; that there really is a change in the environment? Or... is it just a cycle within a cycle, within a cycle....? There may be other worlds out there that will support life as we know it, but getting to them is still problematic. Best action is to attend to our own. Dha!!

08/09/17 06:27 PM #257    


Sandra Lewis (Allen)

We broke the record Sunday of most consecutive days of 90 degrees or more, and still going.  Next weekend should be the first one under 100 degrees...although I don't consider 98 much better.  I miss the Seattle weather.

08/09/17 08:42 PM #258    


Gregg Wilson

I was in the air pollution and water pollution business for 45 years. Is the Earth warming? Maybe. However, government scientists have fudged the climate temperature for many years.

The premise is that CO2 causes global warming. The level of CO2 in the atmosphere is about 380 to 400 parts per million. That is nowhere near enough to raise the global temperature.

The CO2 presence in the biosphere is vital for plant growth. If the zealots removed all CO2 from the atmosphere, that would stop all plant growth. But who on Earth needs plants?

08/09/17 09:52 PM #259    


Dennis Morse

I see some of us have joined the FB page, "You know you're from Burien if you remember..."  If you join look up members by name to see their contributions. I have made a few posts myself.  Pretty good page to belong to.

11/05/17 09:37 PM #260    


Gregg Wilson

Each succeeding day I am happier and happier that I moved waaaaaay out in the country.

No crowds, no traffic, no demonstrations, no riots, no mass killings, minimum of guvmint, 8.5 acres of woods and grass, nearest neighbor is 400 feet away, three deer which eat our apples in the orchard

The ultimate luxury is privacy.

12/20/17 01:16 PM #261    


Linda Pompeo (Worden)

Merry Christmas to all, and as we move into 2018 may we be blessed with good friends, good health and a big dose of happiness.

12/21/17 08:06 AM #262    


Virginia Wolfe (Scheffer)

Well said....thank you for the Christmas and New Year Greetings!

12/25/17 02:54 PM #263    


Dennis Morse

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas, Oh wait, I'm not dreaming!  We're having a very rare  white Christmas this year in western Washington. Is it a white Christmas where you are? White sand does not count!


12/26/17 12:45 PM #264    


Linda Pompeo (Worden)

Grandkids were so excited to have a white Christmas at Gramma's house.  Snowball fights and snowmen and frozen fingers and noses were part of the excitement of the day.  It was a nice touch to a wonderful Christmas Day.  


12/26/17 01:31 PM #265    


Jerry Heiland

No snow in AZ.  Played golf and it was 65.

12/26/17 03:49 PM #266    


Jack Fouts

Happy New Year! Wishing health and happiness to all!

12/26/17 06:06 PM #267    


Virginia Wolfe (Scheffer)

Here in Hernando Beach Florida, a balmy 76!  Happy New Year to everyone.

12/27/17 03:27 PM #268    


Ted Comstock (Briggs-Comstock)

Pretty much typical Seattle weather here in East Anglia -- rain, wind and low temps, about 37 or 38F. There's snow in other parts of the UK.

01/03/18 12:50 PM #269    


Linda Pompeo (Worden)

How did you end up so far from Burien?  I looked up East Anglia and it looks like a very nice place to live.  Do you have other family there?

01/04/18 06:42 AM #270    


Ted Comstock (Briggs-Comstock)

East Anglia is very nice, Linda. It's sort of a rural backwater, and doesn't get many people just passing through, since there's no place to pass to! In the late '60s, I met a woman from England (in Suquamish) who was married to a US Air Force guy. We eventually got together and married in '76. When we retired in 2010, we moved to England. 

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