Guest Book 3 - 250 guests, during the period March 10, 2001 to July 17, 2001.
Just click on the Email Me to send email to that person.
If that address is no good, check the Contact Pages for the latest address.


Tuesday 07/17/2001 11:07:58pm

751Name: rick heming(dickie-bird)
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 73 if i was there
Comments
I REALLY ENJOYED SEEING EVERYONE IN VEGAS. MARSHA AND MARTA COOK,I NEED UR E MAIL ADDRESS AND YOU TOO SANDI MULLEN.ANYONE ELSE WHO REMEMBERS ME PLEASE SEND ME A LINE. HOW MANY PEOPLE LOST THERE VOICE AT THE BREWERY. I WAS HORSE FOR TWO DAYS. OF COURSE WALLY WAS THE CLOMN AND WILL ALWAYS BE.LOL. LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT ONE AND REMEMBER THE CLASS OF 73 RULED THE REUNION.


Tuesday 07/17/2001 9:25:12pm

749Name: Linda Parrott-Jessup
E-Mail:Email Me!!! or lparrottjessup@yahoo.com">Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1975
Comments:
I had a great time at the reunion! Even though I was only at Yamato as a freshman, it was great to see all the faces that I grew up with since elementary school! Can't wait until the next one...even though I'm having a hard time walking today.


Tuesday 07/17/2001 8:56:12pm

748Name: george yanase
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 75
Comments
Re:topics ...Poor Grace, despite her relative youth, it would appear that the years of overindulging in wine, men and song has finally caught up to her. The terrified look upon the face of the elderly gentleman who was merely minding his business playing the slot machine, never mind the near coronary that passed thru his body as Grace attempted to bump and grind this poor senior citizen sent shivers down the spine of this observer. Now as I am aware, the definition of stagger, would include walking with a distinct 60 degree lean one way or the other, a syncopated, hesitant stepping pattern and certainly the bouncing off of the numerous poker machines on the way toward the elevators while chanting loudly with Wally, "Chofu Sucks!!!" was a dead giveaway. Monroe walk my eye.


Tuesday 07/17/2001 7:55:53pm

747Name: Julie (Melby) Dodge
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1975
Comments
Thank you to everyone involved with making our reunion happen. You did a wonderful job and I'm sure it took enormous energy and effort. Many Kudos to you!
To everyone who attended, thank you for transporting me back in time and allowing me to spend an incredible weekend with old friends and familiar faces. I think we all look @#%$! good for the miles we have on us!
My special thanks to Lasorda, Nowicki and Lorrie for giving me an entire day of doing what I love most, laughing.To quote a dear friend "life doesn't get any better than that".
Patti Nowicki- we missed you dearly at the last reunion and it was a special treat to see you at this one. You have a grace and lightness about you that I could wallow in for hours, I'm sorry that my time with you was so brief. I had a wonderful time dancing with your daughters- they are too adorable!
Libby- thank you for being our social guru (again), you are a breath of fresh air (or should I say "hit") and just so @#%$! much fun!
Spicer- you light up the room
Wally- you go boy
Jerry- my god, it was great to see your smiling face again
Lasorda- "people person" that you are, you helped me to form many new relationships- thank you!
To all the old familiar faces- it was great. I love you all!
**note*** Ilearned, over the weekend, that Lasorda is not only a gifted cardiologist but an expert at high school projects as well. He would be happy to volunteer his time if any of your children need anything built out of sugar cubes. What a guy!


Tuesday 07/17/2001 7:02:44pm

746Name: Ted Hazelton
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: Almost '71
Comments:
I just had to include this, TERRI...Y'all sure was cute back then! (next time drag Sheri and Sue along)!! LOL


Tuesday 07/17/2001 5:04:29pm

745Name: Terri Sutton Springfield
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1973
Comments:
Hi Ya'll!!! The reunion was GREAT! Thanks to All that were involved in the hard work of making it happen. It was so -xxxx- no words to even begin to express. I loved seeing so many that I've not seen at the other reunions--plus those that I had already seen. It was wonderful to meet the ones I did not know--the Trua's,Craig Snyder, Dave la Soda, of course I can't forget Merrill--I owe you :)--and many more. I only wished I'd have had more time to talk(yes I know-MORE talk, talk, talk)to others. The problem is knowing I'd never remember everything said--much less --Who said what--it's an age thing ya know! I can't wait to get the book to help me. I'll try to bring my own interpertor-next time...lol! Going home is the worst part---let down--when you have to face up to your REAL age and not being able to pretend we were back in high school! Can't wait until next one. All of you are "family" and always will be--no matter how well we knew each other! Go Warriors. love to all.....


Tuesday 07/17/2001 1:49:19pm

744Name: Ted Hazelton
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: Almost 1971
Comments:
I did not think my last message in this guestbook was innappropriate in any way. I do not need rage-mail sent to me. esp. those that say, "I don't know what your problem is, but you need to lighten up." Surely, such fellow-alumni? can find something better to do with their time like change the channel!


Tuesday 07/17/2001 1:50:39am

743Name: Steve Holland
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1965
Comments
I've posted 80 pictures (with more to follow) on the MyFamily/Warriors Family website. If you would like to add your name or captions/comments, feel free to email me with the info and photo number. I'll be trying to add some video clips in the next few days.


Monday 07/16/2001 11:56:48pm

742Name: wally maroney
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1973
Comments
OH MY GOODNESS!! My butt is killing me!
I think parts of my body are still floating around the Monte Carlo. As soon as the adrenalin wore off the pain started. Where the hell is that cane? It's a good thing, though. I'll take that kind of pain any day.
How about all of the first time attendees? The looks on their faces when reconnecting with their former classmates and friends after almost thirty years was worth the price of admission. Made my whole trip worthwhile.
Libby: Disco is not dead. I saw you shaking your groove thang!
Pink: I can't believe you're alive!!
Grace: What was with those funny looks? Do you know something I don't? :-)
Jerry and Robbie: Only thing missing were the Cedrics.
Ray: Ape face.
Bippy: TUB
Steph: You can breathe now.
Becky: Ditto
Nancy: Thank you
George: Stop hiding behind Merrill.
Doug: Where did you leave your unit?
Marsha, Diane, Irene, & Nadine: Too cute.
To the Reunion Committee: Another most excellent job. Can't wait til the next one, whether it be in Vegas again, New Orleans (many people were talking about that venue already), or Japan. Do you think they are ready? They may still be looking for a few of us. Is there a statute of limitations?
Cheers to all!
Wally

PS: to the challenge issued by the class of 1960, I accept. We, the class of '73 will look to double our numbers by the next reunion. I invite the rest of the classes to do the same. It's going to be one helluva show next time! Later.


Monday 07/16/2001 9:11:05pm

741Name: Ted Hazelton
E-Mail:Email Me!!!">Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: Almost '71
Comments:
Hey, I haven't heard from Anyone about the Big Shin-Dig in the Desert! I thought I had a few friends left at Yamato...


Monday 07/16/2001 9:09:55pm

740Name: Ted Hazelton
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: Almost '71
Comments:
Hey, I haven't heard fom Anyone about the Big Shin-Dig in the Desert! I thought I had a few friends left at Yamato...


Monday 07/16/2001 7:26:45pm

739Name: David Peacher-TallEagle
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments
WOW WOW FUN FUN IN LAS VEGAS COME ON all you Yamato HS students get registered on the alumni list with current e-mail address. Beat the bushes search the hedges and find the Yamato alumni out there. We the class of 1960 challenge all the others to have the most in the next Reunion!!!! We are WARRIORS !!!!!!!


Monday 07/16/2001 7:15:30pm

738Name: PERRY V. SPALDING III
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1962
Comments
Had a great time at the reunion..congratulations to all those that did the preparation!!!!


Monday 07/16/2001 6:48:43pm

189Name: Robert Alsop
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1972
Comments
What a gathering!! I will miss a few kudos but as many of you know, my memory is not what ..... heck it never was.
Amy - Thanks for a trip back further than I could ever have imagined. I only wish I had half the memories you held. Some came back as you spoke and and I love you for that.
Jerry - My long lost brother! What excitment to see you looking so well.
Doug and Donna - I had to mention you both at the same time. It seems so natural and the way you two are still able to sit and talk is wonderful.
Kay and Kevin - If there was ever a match made in heaven you two were it. Thanks for the time we spent walking the strip.
Patty - The brief moments we were able to share were something I have looked forward to for a long time. Puppy love!
Stephanie - If only I knew then what I know now. Despite that our discussion were heart warming.
There are so many others Wally, Bippy, George, John R, JP of SD, Libby, Karl (keep that hand waving), Chuck and Debbie, Cyd and of couse Marty. The list goes on .......
Thank you all. I think I will remember this time much better than the brain damage years.
Love and Peace to All Y'all
(I can translate the southern dialect of the Suttons. All Y'all is the plural of Y'all. Go ask Momma in the pickup truck over by the train)


Monday 07/16/2001 6:36:48pm

237Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments:
Sorry guys, I meant our 2001 Reunion! Guess I am already wishing it was time to go to our next reunion. :-) I join Grace (Gale) Nagamine, class of 1976, when she said, "To all who were there, I miss you already." :-(


Monday 07/16/2001 6:17:46pm

236Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments:
Our Yamato Reunion, 2002, was bigger and better than ever and a huge success, without a doubt. I don’t know the exact number of people who attended, but it reached somewhere close to 300. On Friday, the welcome/registration room was busy all day long as people flew in and rushed to be counted. People were even arriving on Saturday night right in the mist of the dinner/dance. The number of people and the attendance was incredible. Here are just a few of the states Yamatoites flew in from: AZ,CA,CO,FL,GA,JAPAN,MD,ME,MI,NC,NM,NV,NY,OH,OK,SC,TX,UT,VA,WA. If your state is not listed, please let me know so you can be counted.
Our first celebration, Friday night, was a site to behold. The excitement was high and no one could sit for very long. As people walked through the door, their friends would rush up to them and the memories of long ago would flood into their conversations. Everyone had a big, wide smile, on his or her face, and they felt like they were in a dream.
The Saturday night dinner/dance was out of this world. We filled two ballrooms and the dance floor was packed. Let me tell you Yamatoites know how to party! I heard that the party next door to us, wanted to join our party instead of their own! :-) I am still in the recovery stage of this outstanding weekend. My body aches all over from dancing, I am tired and sleepy, and I am filled with deep emotion from the experience of a lifetime.
I have so much inside of me that I want to put in black & white. I hope others will also share their experience with all of us. There is not one Yamatoite who is not worth mentioning, because each and everyone of us is what makes Yamato High School the greatest school to ever exist in a far away place called, Japan. I see many have already signed our guest book as they all begin to arrive home. George Yanase, Class of 1975, I love your account of the reunion, and I look forward to your next entry. The photos by Rodd Buckle Photography are now ready to view at www.roddbuckle.photoreflect.com. Please keep in mind that the camera adds ten pounds! :-) An enormous amount of pictures were taken of this evening so keep watching the postings. We ran out of programs for the evening before the celebrations even started, so if you would like one mailed to you let me know.
I will close for now, so I can get some more sleep. I am so sore that I dread the walk from my studio to the bedroom :-)


Monday 07/16/2001 5:56:53pm

235Name: Grace (Gale) Nagamine
E-Mail:Email Me!!
Year of Graduation: 1976
Comments:
Thank you, thank you to all those who made the Yamato Reunion such a great get-together for all of us! I had a wonderful time, and the 3 days went by so fast, I wanted to stick around for a couple of extra days!
Also, I wanted to give you the REAL story on the fiction George Yanase decided to tell... He had a few details mixed up, so I wanted to clear that up... (see George's message dated 7/16/2001 at 3:59pm)
Grace Gale DID NOT try to drag an irate old guy with a walker from his dollar progressive jackpot machine! That story is all wrong! She merely tried to get all the bouncers to dance with her to "Kung Fu Fighting", not "Boogie Fever"... I don't know how he could have gotten these details wrong...
Also, he wrote in the same message regarding Wally that he and I "staggered off to our rooms", I NEVER STAGGER!!! I merely Monroe Walk everywhere...
Boy, I feel so much better already. Truth always is better than fiction!
Thanks again to the reunion committee and all those others who volunteered their precious time to make it all work.
To all who were there, I miss you guys already. To all who weren't... well what can I say... you missed a great time!


Monday 07/16/2001 4:32:12pm

234Name: Chuck Jordan
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Monday 07/16/2001 3:59:21pm

233Name: george yanase
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Year of Graduation: 1975
Comments
...more topics...
13. Cathy Yasuda, who looked like she just stepped out of the 73 Yearbook.
14. Grace Gale's relentless effort to dance with every human male within the vicinity of the Pub dance floor and the surrounding casino. This went on until 5:30 in the morning and ended only when she tried to drag an irate old guy with a walker from his dollar progressive jackpot slot machine and get him to dance to "Boogie Fever". Security was called.
15. Wally Maroney's relentless effort to dance with every human female within the vicinity of the Pub dance floor and the surrounding casino. This went on until 5:30 in the morning and ended only when he tried to drag some women from the Stuttgard Germany High School alumni association onto the dance floor, who were on their way to the Monte Carlo Buffet line. This angered the husbands of the women, who didn't want to lose their place in line for the buffet. Security was not needed as Wally and Grace finally staggered off to their rooms.
16. Mike Trua, or "How to look like a million bucks all of the time, at any time of the day, even when dressing down". Man, you look good.
17. Jim Short, dude, cool hat.
18. Henry Hironaka, the only man in the world you can blindfold with fishing line.
19. Mark Trent's attempt to demonstrate the physical color changes of a boiling lobster by laying his White Maine behind in the Las Vegas sun for several hours without sunscreen.
20. Mike Tanaka, in the jumbo economy size now. Great to see you again.
21. Who was that kilt wearing Japanese guy? Ohara? or MakuDonaruDo.


Monday 07/16/2001 2:55:28pm

232Name: Mike Skidmore
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1969
Comments:
For those that remember Terry Muldoon from the 1969 class. Joe Roussin and I tried to call him from the dance but couldn't reach him, found out he was in the hospital having a "Spinal Tap" done (this procedure they inject Dye into the spinal column)He is Home and if you would like to reach him his email is TMuldoon@ARS.com">Email Me!!! or call him at Tel 901-386-1626 and say hi and tell him all about the reunion .


Monday 07/16/2001 1:57:35pm

231Name: David Strausser
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1975
Comments
Got home from the reunion late last night. Had a blast. Saw many people I hadn't seen in a long time and some I didn't expect to, like Pat Rose and Don Trent. Didn't get to say hi to everyone I wanted either, but with everything going on and so many people it would have taken a week. Hope everyone made it home safe and sound. Hopefully I will be at another reunion soon. Take care for now.


Monday 07/16/2001 1:40:34pm

230Name: Eddie Koga
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1974
Comments:
Great Reunion! Many thanks to the entire reunion committee. 1999 reunion was great, but 2001 reunion was even better (to me anyway). Great to see and get back in touch with so many of you again. Hope to see you all at the next one or at mini get-togethers, wherever it may be. And thanks JoAnn & Mike for letting the DJ know it was my birthday. It became one of the most memorable birthday. Hope to see you guys again soon!


Monday 07/16/2001 11:46:09am

229Name: Robert Ontiveros
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1968
Comments:
Does anyone know how to contact Mary Fujihara that married Jesse Hankins? Please call me at (818) 762-1704 or email me at rwonti@netscape.net">Email Me!!!...Hope the reunion went well. Jesse's old bands The Soul Searchers and Apple-Butter Blues are having a dinner/party in August and hope Mary can come. Everyone else (if you're not too tired of reunion stuff) of course is invited. Just contact James Hishinuma at JSDIAMOND@aol.com">Email Me!!!


Monday 07/16/2001 11:38:05am

228Name: BEVERLY CORUM SINGLETON
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: ATTENDED 59-60 GRAD.U.S. 1961
Comments
HAD A GREAT TIME IN VEGAS THIS PAST WEEKEND.I ENJOY THE REEUNIONS' HOPE THEY KEEP GOING.


Monday 07/16/2001 11:37:51am

227Name: BEVERLY CORUM SINGLETON
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: ATTENDED 59-60 GRAD.U.S. 1961
Comments
HAD A GREAT TIME IN VEGAS THIS PAST WEEKEND.I ENJOY THE REEUNIONS' HOPE THEY KEEP GOING.


Monday 07/16/2001 11:37:32am

26Name: BEVERLY CORUM SINGLETON
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: ATTENDED 59-60 GRAD.U.S. 1961
Comments
HAD A GREAT TIME IN VEGAS THIS PAST WEEKEND.I ENJOY THE REEUNIONS' HOPE THEY KEEP GOING.


Monday 07/16/2001 11:05:19am

225Name: Donna J. Aranda
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1972
Comments:
I concur with Elizabeth. MMM, what must Wally wear? (note the must) Wally, we know you will do justice/injustice to it. Thank you everyone who had a hand in realizing the reunion. It was incredible! Tachi might not be ready for us going back there en mass, but I hope that we can have the reunion there. Also I hope that there will be another Las Vegas one too. Am I been greedy?


Monday 07/16/2001 9:54:00am

224Name: Elizabeth Hamasaka
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1969
Comments:
I hereby proclaim Wally Maroney to be the official spokesman for Yamato High School. We definitely have to provide you with an appropriate outfit to be worn until the next reunion instead of just a paper sign on your front and back.


Monday 07/16/2001 8:23:54am

223Name: george yanase
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 75
Comments
...and a wonderful time was had by all...
...upcoming topics...
1. George's oddessey, the Journey to Vegas and back in Merrill Nunally's car. The Lost in Las Vegas Chronicles.
2. Merrill Nunally's sleep deprivation experiment (George Yanase as the test subject), otherwise known as the "Loud snoring and its effects on the gentle soul" trial.
3. Merrill Nunally, starring in, "The Man Who Knows Too Much About Everyone and Everything That Ever Happened at Yamato and Tachikawa Air Bases, Japan." 4. The Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino Buffet Line Incident, Featuring The Infamous Merrill Nunally.
5. The Ice Bucket Wars at the Monte Carlo Casino Pool, aka, Chris Pinkava's and Jo Anne Van Pembroke's Sheer Heart Attacks.
6. Wally Maroney's mastery of the classic dance moves, The Monkey, The Funky Chicken, The Twist and The Bump! I remain speechless, this observer was amazed.
7. Linda Sims, the woman who has apparently only recently been defrosted and brought back to life, not one day older since entering a deep freeze chamber in 1973.
8. Pat and Karen's brush with the law at the Filthy McNasty All Male Dance Revue. Seems that they were caught trying to remove dollar bills from the dancers thongs instead of inserting them. Oh, correction, it wasn't dollar bills they were trying to remove. Naughty, naughty.
9. Las Vegas authorities reported that a very large, rotund and loud black man named Merrill, not his real name, wearing an overly tight, leopard spotted thong, was placed into custody after receiving complaints from two middle-aged women who were attending a military brats high school reunion. Pat, not her real name, said that after placing money in his thong, he then refused to "Back that a** up". Karen, not her real name, also stated that despite placing several twentys in his thong, he refused to "Shake his Groove Thang". Both women were then referred to a psychiatric specialist.
10. Wally's desire for sustenance, "The search for Ramen 2001."
11. *note. Experienced translater needed for next reunion for the Suttons. Must be fluent in Alabama dialect.


Monday 07/16/2001 0:53:47am

222Name: Steve Holland
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1965
Comments
reunion photos The official reunion photographers web site is: http://www.roddbuckle.photoreflect.com">Email Me!!! There are no photos there yet, but will be very soon.


Sunday 07/15/2001 11:39:29pm

221Name: Mike Skidmore
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1969
Comments:
What a wonderful 3 days at the reunion. Thanks to all the people that worked so hard to make it happen again. To all the Beauties that danced with me, Elizabeth, Smitty, Sue, Maura,Jan, Susan,Cathi, Amy,Marta,Kay ,Marsha, Kathy, Magali,Liz and Linda , Thank-you. To Gidget, Polly, Kathy and Kay thanks for the hugs. To My Friend Bob Maze (Class of 1970)who i found last year after looking for for 30 years , wish i had more time to talk with you at the dance , i was smiling on the plane ride home tonight, thinking about the many many times we drove around and around the base in my honda 2 seater car looking for girls. See everybody at the next reunion. GO WARRIORS!!!!!


Sunday 07/15/2001 10:51:38pm

220Name: Elizabeth Hamasaka
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1969
Comments:
What a wonderful reunion! Special thanks to all those who helped out. Also, to my classmates, Bobbi Hutto, Sue Smith, Liz Fleck and Bud Hamer for helping out with the cranes.


Sunday 07/15/2001 10:31:45pm

219Name: Liz Fife (Fleck)
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1969
Comments:
Just got home from the reunion, what a BLAST! Thank you to everyone who worked so hard putting it together. It was unbelievable seeing so many wonderful friends after all these years, and renewing old relationships. Can't wait to see all the pictures, and go to the next one!!!


Sunday 07/15/2001 5:50:52pm

218Name: Marliss Uhrich (Hazlett)
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 72!
Comments
Hey Hey.... The reunion was more than I thought it would be! A standing ovation to all the committee members and their hard work. I was delighted to see so many ole friends, and impressed as hell that Jerry Lowe and JoAnn Sims flew in from Japan. Can't wait to share photo with Mom. She has already called 4 times to find out information. haha Take care everyone and hope you made it home safely. marliss


Saturday 07/14/2001 10:11:43am

217Name: Richard (Rick) Evans
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: (would have been '72)
Comments
Continued from above... Just wanted to add that I now live in San Antonio, TX. Not able to make re-union in LV due to short notice--just found out about it today and sounds like the big bash is tonight. It would have been so cool to see some folks from Tachi and Yamato after 30 yrs!! Keep in touch, maybe I can make the next one. Later---Go Warriors!!


Saturday 07/14/2001 8:44:05am

216Name: Richard (Ric) A. Evans
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1972
Comments:
I was in Japan from '63 to '69. Attended Washigton Heights and Chofu Elementary Schools, Tachikawa Elementary and Middle School, and attended Yamato in '69. Returned to the U.S. to graduate from Washington-Lee HS in Arlington, Virginia.


Saturday 07/14/2001 8:12:34am

215Name: Brenda (Burch) Shadbolt
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: P.E. teacher-early 70s
Comments:
Wonderful memories of the students of Yamato High School!! Linda (Sims) Cutler put me in touch with this site. We have kept in touch all these years. My daughter, Heather was born in Tachikawa; we took her back to see Japan as a graduation gift from college;she was thrilled. She went to U.of F.;now is a producer at CNN in Atlanta and happily married to a F.S.U. man. My husband and I live in Fl. race our sail boat, I play tennis and work at the church. Yamato, thanks for the memories. "Miss Burch"


Friday 07/13/2001 9:02:58am

214Name: Paula (Whalen) Butler
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Thursday 07/12/2001 9:36:39pm

213Name: Jim Ranes
E-Mail:
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Year of Graduation: 1962
Comments:
I'm really sorry to miss the Las Vegas Reunion. Keep up the great work on the YHS website. Its really interesting! I was very sad to read about our class mates who have passed away. A special hello to Xavier Maruyama! Thanks to all of you who keep this website up and running! All the best to everyone!


Thursday 07/12/2001 7:10:22pm

212Name: gwenyth jett
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1972
Comments:
Sorry I can't make the reunion this year. I did get to the Narimasu Reunion in June. It was a choice between me and my son going to a guitar intensive at the Berklee Collge of Music. So, I'm working this summer to send "my baby" to school. Have a great time and have some fun for me, Love, Gwen


Thursday 07/12/2001 7:32:59am

211Name: Susan (Sue) Barley
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1963
Comments:
OK, this is my last chance to wish all you reunion attendees the best time of your life this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!! I will be there in spirit. Jim Herring put together a neat book of pictures and stuff we both had from our days in Japan so look him up and check it out. He's also bringing me back a video, so, everybody act your age. LOL WARRIORS FOREVER!!! Sue


Wednesday 07/11/2001 11:35:35pm

210Name: marliss uhrich
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 72
Comments:
hi everyone, ok..i am going to be hen pecking this out so bear with me. 1st.. thank you for all the emails. today i got to be up and wanted to check what was goin on. this really sucks but could have been much much worse. if i had fell on my back the way i was going, i would be paralized. i already have a broke lower back and that would have finished me off for sure, so i am very happy it didnt go that way. :o) i tell you all....if i can get off all the pain meds and the swelling goes down where i dont have to have my arm hanging up on a rolling stand.... i will put my sore ass on a plane and be there for sat nite! don't count me out yet. i see dr on Friday. but if i come, no one had better ask me to dance as i have a mean swing lolololol. i will look like @#%$! but will so happy to see so many that i have been waiting almost 30 years to see. you keep your fingers crossed for me as i can't do it. lol have a blast everyone if i dont make it. marliss


Wednesday 07/11/2001 7:24:36pm

209Name: Duffy Caskey
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1963
Comments:
I got this from a friend. I hope it doesn't scare anyone into not going to the reunion. Read and have a good laugh. I had prepared for it like any intelligent woman would. I went on a starvation diet the day before, knowing that all the extra weight would just melt off in 24-hours, leaving me with my sleek, trim, hig-school-girl body. The last many years of careful cellulite collection would just be gone with a snap of a finger. I knew if I didn't eat a morsel on Friday, that I could probably fit into my senior formal on Saturday. Trotting up to the attic, I pulled the gown out of the garment bag, carried it lovingly downstairs, ran my had over the fabric and hung it on the door. I stripped naked, looked in the mirror, sighed, and thought, "Well, okay, maybe if I shift it all to the back.." bodies never have pockets where you need them. Bravely, I took the gown off the hanger, unzipped the shimmering dress and stepped gingerly into it. I struggled, twisted, turned and pulled and I got the formal all the way up--to my knees--before the zipper gave out. I was disappointed. I wanted to wear that dress with those silver platform sandals again and dance the night away. Okay, one setback was now going to spoil my mood for this affair. No way! Rolling the dress into a ball and tossing it into the corner, I turned to "Plan B". The black velvet caftan. I gathered up all the goodies that I had purchased at the drug store; the scented shower gel, the body building, and highlighting shampoo & conditioner, and the split-end killer and shine enhancer. Soon my hair would look like that girl's in the Pantene ads. Then the makeup- the under eye "ain't no lines here" firming cream, the all-day, face-lifting, gravity fighting moisturizer with wrinkle filler spackle; the all day "kiss me til my lips bleed and see if this gloss will come off" lipstick, the bronzing face powder for that special glow. But first, the roll-on facial hair remover. I could feel the wrinkles shuddering in fear. OK-time to get ready...I jumped into the steaming shower, soaped, lathered, rinsed, shaved, tweezed, buffed, scrubbed and scoured my body to a tingling pink. I plastered my freshly scrubbed face with the anti-wrinkle gravity-fighting, "your face will look like a baby's butt" face cream. I set my hair on the hot rollers. I felt wonderful. Ready to take on the world, or in this instance, my underwear. With the towel firmly wrapped around my glistening body, I pulled out the black, lace, tummy-tucking, cellulite pushing, ham hock rounding girdle and the matching "lifting those bosoms like they're filled with helium" bra. I greased my body with the scented body lotion and began the plunge. I pulled, stretched, tugged, hiked, folded, tucked, twisted, shimmied, hopped, pushed, wiggled, snapped, shook, caterpillar crawled and kicked. Sweat poured off my forehead, but I was done. and it didn't look bad. So I rested. A well deserved rest, too. The girdle was on my body. Bounce a quarter off my behind? It was tighter than a trampoline. Can you say "Rubber baby buggy bumper butt?" Okay, so I had to take baby steps and walk sideways, and I couldn't move from my butt cheeks to my knees. But I was firm! OH NO--I had to go to the bathroom! And there wasn't a snap crotch. From now on, undies gotta have a snap crotch. I was ready to rip it open and restitch the crotch with Velcro, but the pain factor from past experiments was still fresh in my mind. I quickly sidestepped to the bathroom. An hour later I had answered nature's call and repeated the struggle into the girdle. I was ready for the bra. I remembered what the saleslady said to do. I could see her glossed lips mouthing, "Do not fasten the bra in the front and twist it around. Put the bra on the way it should be worn - straps over the shoulders. Then bend over and gently place both breasts inside the cups." Easy if you have four hands. But with confidence, I put my arms into the holsters, bent over and pulled the bra down--but the boobs weren't cooperating. I'd no sooner tuck one in a cup, and while placing the other, the first would slip out. I needed a strategy. I bounced up and down a few times, tried to dribble them in with short bunny hops, but that didn't work. So, while bent over, I began rocking back and forth on my heels and toes and I set 'em to swinging. Finally, on the fourth swing, pause, and lift, I captured the gliding glands. Quickly fastening the back of the bra, I stood up for examination. Back straight, slightly arched, I turned and faced the mirror, turning front and then sideways. I smiled. Yes, Houston, we have lift up! My breasts were high, firm and there was cleavage! I was happy until I tried to look down. I had a chinrest! And I couldn't see my feet. I still had to put on my pantyhose and shoes. Why did I buy heels with buckles? And then I had to pee again! I decided to put on my sweats, go fix myself a drink, and skip the reunion.


Wednesday 07/11/2001 6:06:53pm

208Name: Cathi (Heming) LaBonte
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1971
Comments:
Hey Fellow Warriors - GO WARRIORS! For those of you who are searching for a '70 Classmate, I found one. I work for the Air Force at Randolph AFB TX, HQ Air Education and Training Command, and attended a farewell dinner for our two-star who is transferring to another base. I was seated next to one of the branch chiefs in the division where I work and casually mentioned going to my high school reunion at Las Vegas. I did explain that I didn't attend high school there but attended at Yamato High (GO WARRIORS!) and the location was voted by the alumni to host a reunion. Regardless, anyone from the Class of 70 searching for a JV Football Player by the name of Reginald Jenkins may soon have a link to him. His brother is supposed to pass all of this information to him. I thought it was really funny to take my yearbook in to work and show a picture of Reginald and everyone wanted to see mine! Ha! It must have been really bad because I "inked" out my picture from recognition! LOL CUL8R at the Monte Carlo Hotel! KUDOS, PROPS (and whatever good words are used by the younger generation) to Loren for this wonderful website! TTFN Cathi


Wednesday 07/11/2001 10:08:19am

207Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960-Your foundation!
Comments: As of last night, the attendee list has reached 225, and still growing. The hotel has already received dinner money for 175 of us! Paulette-Peacher Lathan, will be taking money at the welcome/registration room, second floor, room #1 on Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. So, if you haven’t received verification of your money paid, you are registering late because you cannot bear to miss this event, then this can all be done on Friday. If you have already paid your money then consider yourself in and just get to the party!

Another list of distinguished guests arriving from around the world are: Mike Sakamoto ’72, Karen Dowds ’73, Susan-Jackson Hulse ’66, and husband, Ron. Janet Jackson ’70, and Eddie Koga ’74.

Each room at the Monte Carlo is equipped with an iron and ironing board, which I know I will use. Safety deposit boxes are available at the registration desk (free of charge), where you can put your priceless jewels and great big winnings. Ha!

We are leaving today for Vegas, spend the night somewhere and pull into, “The City That Never Sleeps,” on Thursday. The roof of our Van is loaded with decorating stuff, and we will look like the, “Beverly Hillbillies,” as we travel down the highway. “The Lady of Leisure,” will be chauffeured by the well-known, David Lowell Beattie, as, she stretches out on the double bed in the van, snaps in a CD with "Oldies But Goodies" music, and catches up on the sleep she missed getting ready to attend her Yamato High School Reunion!


Wednesday 07/11/2001 0:16:02am

206Name: Jim Short
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1 9 6 3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comments:
Hello, Warriors, I just finished making my share of the cranes for the reunion!! So, some of them look like they have osteoporosis,MS, or any number of debilitating deformities, I at least did my part, that I volunteered for I might add. This of course will be my last time volunteering for (almost) anything!!!!!!! I can still think of a few things I might volunteer for. The art of origami is something I have found a new respect for. Although, if I ever run into the sob that came up with,"a few SIMPLE folds, and you have a crane" I will shoot him. After you get through with the first 100 or 150, yes they are simple. When you see me at the reunion, remember, that a month ago I had a full head of hair, and I was not gray. Also I didn't drink, and I could hold an intelligent conversation, with anyone. Today, I'm bald,gray and I have a tendacy to babble, and , oh yea I drink like a fish, as long as the water has booze in it. No thanx, are necessary. I was happy to do it for my fellow WARRIORS!!! Just look at all the lovely cranes hanging above your heads and marvel at the sheer beauty of them. If I should hear a derogatory comment by anyone, I should make you aware that after I finished making the cranes, I went directly to the local gun shop and purchased a 357 magnum!!! See you all in two days!!! L8R Jim


Monday 07/09/2001 9:45:44pm

205Name: Michael Uhrich
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1972
Comments:
My name is Mike and I am Marliss Hazlett's son. My mother asked me to write this. Last week my mother went to Cabo San Lucus with her brother. On the second day of the trip she had a very bad accident. She is now back home with us and has had surgery to repair her shattered arm and hand. She says to tell everyone not to ever have to go to a mexican hospital! She is not going to be able to make the class reunion. She is very upset to be missing it. She asked me to write this for her. Mike Uhrich


Monday 07/09/2001 9:04:18pm

204Name: Lola Faison
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1972
Comments:
Glad to have been introduced to this website


Sunday 07/08/2001 11:05:03pm

203Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments:
Announcing another “elite” couple who will be attending the prestigious “Party of the Year” at the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas! Introducing, Kevin & Kay Griggs, Class of l972. These two met in Japan, I believe at Yamato, and have been enjoyed 25 years of wedded bliss!
And....now may I introduce, Mike Hill, Class of l966, and his wife, Carol. This is Mike’s first reunion and he is very excited, I could hear it in his voice!

My brother, Richard/Anthony, Class of l964, flew into Vegas this morning and just moments ago called to tell me all about it. He said the weather today was comfortable and the Monte Carlo is very COOL! The Monte Carlo is gorgeous and room #5, second floor where the big event is taking place is nothing but outstanding. Yes, this hotel is elegantly decorated with high recessed ceilings, chandeliers, marble floors, pillars, and everything from the deluxe rooms to the pool area, which is surrounded by palm trees, presents an atmosphere to die for. This is my kind of place! :-)


Sunday 07/08/2001 8:05:52pm

202Name: Loren, Webmaster
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1963
Comments:
The forms for new warriors and the one for updating information have been fixed so that they work on all platforms and with all browsers. So if you need to register or need to update your information just fill it out and click the button. It will even take you back to the main page automatically. See you all in Vegas next week.


Sunday 07/08/2001 5:21:55pm

201Name: GARRET N. HATCHER
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Sunday 07/08/2001 8:28:25am

200Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:
Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments:
Great news! Ken Swensen, Class of l967, is flying in from Japan for our reunion. Gidget Whitesell-Lambert, Polly Price-Figeroa and Maura Benton-Bishop are also attending.

My brother, Richard/Anthony, flew out this morning after bringing me his decorating projects to take with us. Now my house is filled with wall-to-wall reunion stuff and seven pieces of luggage. This is why I was amazed when my husband said; “You will only need to take one large piece of luggage, and one piece for your make-up!” Well, at least, he knows how important my make-up is! I am starting to dread Wednesday when we will be leaving, because all of the signs of an argument are starting to show! I keep telling myself, “Whatever you do don’t get him mad!” :-)


Sunday 07/08/2001 7:05:53am

199Name: Gerri Sorrells '69 aka Geraldine
E-Mail:Email Me!!! Next CHOFU reunion: Oct. 17 - 20, 2002 San Diego See more info at http://www.chofu.org And come talk to us at the Talk Forum. All the best, Gerri (Yoyogi and Chofu)


Saturday 07/07/2001 11:21:35pm

198Name: Gidget Whitesell-Lambert
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1970
Comments:
I can't believe that the reunion is just 5 days away! If you're not sure about going, as NIKE says, "JUST DO IT!" you will not regret it. If you attended Yamato, no matter how briefly, you are part of a bond that will remain with you your entire life. I look forward to seeing everyone. If I don't remember specifics about you, please don't be offended, I drank a lot of Akadama Wine and scaled one too many walls coming home from Mama Sans Tea House!


Saturday 07/07/2001 5:15:47pm

197Name: Dave Yamashita
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1973
Comments:
Looking forward to seeing you all next week-end. Hope all of you have a safe trip and lets keep cool at HOT VEGAS. Appreciate all the people involved in making this happen. Couldn't seem to get my buddy John Asai to show up, maybe you guys can convince, eh? See ya.


Saturday 07/07/2001 9:11:27am

196Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments:
Two more Yamtoites coming to the Grand Reunion! Rick Cooper, Class of 1971 and Irene Maki-Tamura, Class of l973. If you have paid your money for the reunion, and you haven’t heard if it has been received, just get to the reunion………you are in!

Cheryl Skipton-Runyon, Class of l964, and I talk every day on MSN messenger, and she always makes me laugh like crazy. Our conversation is filled with ONLY reunion talk, as we both get more excited with each passing day. We both had our Friday night outfits bought and ready to go, but when we modeled them for our husbands, they did not respond the way we would have liked them to! We both started to question our “good taste”, so Cheryl got busy calling a store to find replacement, and I am carrying a back up to replace my original decision. I laughed so hard when Cheryl said, “I found something and the store I called will mail it to me, but I got so excited that I forgot to ask the price!” In this particular store, the price could be out-of-sight, and the thought of this made me laugh even harder. Yes…..Cheryl and Vonnie will get to their Yamato High School Reunion…..no matter what the cost! Ha. I told Cheryl, “I don’t know why I am listening to my husband, because he is clueless when it comes to fashion!” :-)


Friday 07/06/2001 9:20:01pm

195Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 11960
Comments:
Do you remember, Susan Myers-Miller, Class of 1966? She thought that she was not going to be able to make the reunion, but suddenly her work schedule changed, so she and her husband, Bob, are heading to Vegas! Susan is one of the few students that attended all four years of high school at Yamato.

Boy, you poor souls who couldn’t make the reunion this time, you are going to really miss a fantastic event! Class pictures, the night of the dinner/dance will be taken by, Ron Furukawa, Class of l967. This is all he will do, because we don’t want him working the whole evening; we want him to have time to dance and visit with his friends. We have also hired, Rodd Buckle Photography, from Las Vegas to cover our reunion. He will be taking candid shots at the dinner/dance. Rodd has a website where the photos of our event will be displayed and offered for purchase. So if you want some pictures with your friends, let him know. He does a wonderful job, and thanks to Libby Blackstead, Class of 1972, we were given the opportunity to hire him. Thank you, Libby. Here is the address: roddbucke.photoreflect.com">Email Me!!!.

My sister, Jeannie, has helped me with many of the decorating projects, so my brother-in-law, T.J., is forced to listen to my sister, my brother and I discuss every single reunion detail in length as he is surrounded by Yamato reunion projects. This is what led him to ask me, “Is the Emperor of Japan attending this reunion?” I looked at him with a wide smile and said, “I don’t think he is important enough! ~:)


Friday 07/06/2001 0:44:54am

194Name: Amy Bechtel (Torkelson)
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1972
Comments:
I did not graduate from Yamato, but would like to submit an old and recent picture. How do I go about it? Thanks for any help. Amy


Thursday 07/05/2001 11:28:39pm

193Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments:
Wow, our attendee list is growing! I was very happy to see Skip Barnes, Class of 1961, listed. Boy, could he to do the “Cha Cha” at the Green Park teen club! I wonder if he still remembers how? Ha! Ha!

We have two teachers attending, Mr. Stanley Arlton (1959-1961), and Mr. Wayne Martin (1959-1961). There is also a very strong possibility that Valerie Hazlett, School Nurse (1969-1972) will be in attendence. Also attending are: David Strauser ’74, Terry Springfield-Sutton ’73, and Tom Spalding ’63.

My husband, Dave, and I were invited to a 4th of July home party and it was so....hot, that I just wore my bathing suit with a coverlet. No....I do not look good in a suit anymore, but I was too hot to care! I got into the water and stayed there till the food was ready. Other than going to the hot tubs in Tahoe, with my Uncle Gene, I haven’t been swimming in years, and it felt like the old days at the Green Park swimming pool where I hung out on a daily basis. I also brought some of our reunion projects to the party to bore the guests with. :-) Met a gal who lived in Japan and also discovered that her father worked with my husband for many years. Such a small world we live in!

I was in the pool talking with a couple of gals, when this young (early 20’s) boy said to me, “Hey, Vonnie, why don’t you leave your husband home and take me to Vegas with you?” I looked toward him and answered, “Oh....no, I need a MAN by my side, and you....are just a mere boy!” He didn’t have an answer for that. Ha! Ha! Later on, my son, Edward, age 31, and my grandson were playing in the pool and I marveled at how mature and handsome my son looked. At that very moment, I was filled with emotion as I thought, “My beautiful, baby boy, has become a man!”


Thursday 07/05/2001 12:09:47am

192Name: Ted Hazelton
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: Almost 71, 72
Comments:
Just a note to say if YOU remember me Cheryl Toyota, Kathy Urata, Melody Bandy, then email me. Also, does anyone know the whereabouts of Sue and Debbie Lindley? HELLO to all the Sutton sisters - Susan, Terri and Sheri. Funny, all I knew were GFs....Anyway, I will not be going to the Reunion this year. Also, if none of the people I remember at Yamato remember me, I may leave the Alumni.


Wednesday 07/04/2001 10:07:25pm

191Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments:
LOOK WHO IS ATTENDING THE REUNION! Penny Skordas-Haskins’62, Chris Bradley’71, Nadine Kaizawa-Nakano, Dave Yamashita ’73, Chris Bradley ’71, and Dale Walden, 71.

I was riding my bicycle around my neighborhood park one COOL morning wearing my Yamato High School t-shirt, which was purchased at our last reunion. This particular morning, one of the regulars doing his morning walk, noticed my t-shirt and asked me about it. I am always happy to be given another chance to talk about my Yamato. :-) At this point we discovered that we were only a year apart in age and I was shocked, because I thought I was at least 10 years younger than he. I guess that only goes to prove that we are young on the inside and old on the outside! Ha!

On that same morning, the sprinklers were running and as I rode around the corner, I misjudged one of the sprinklers, and found myself covered with water. This same fellow saw it happen, and he started to laugh. I said, “Come on, let the water hit you, cut loose, have some fun, it feels great!” He started nodding his head NO and avoided the sprinkler. As I rode by him again I said, “Robert Redford did it in, Barefoot in the Park!” He laughed. Not only do I love Robert Redford (we are the same age), but I also love this old movie he starred in with Jane Fonda. It reminds me so much of my husband, Dave, and I when we were first married. Their personalities and early marriage fights (in the movie) resemble our own when we were so……….young. In the movie, Robert Redford finally lets himself go and he walks barefoot in the park. When I attended our last reunion that is exactly how I felt. I felt like I was “Walking Barefoot in the Park!”


Wednesday 07/04/2001 3:58:53pm

190Name: toni gentile
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1971
Comments:
Had a friend get into this site about a year ago for me. I now finally have my own computer. I can't make the Vegas reunion, having just returned from a lengthy vacation. Hi to Cathi Heming and Kathy Urata and other classmates.

Wednesday 07/04/2001 3:35:47pm

189Name: Loren, Webmaster
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1963
Comments:
bCentral is terminating the ListBot that we were using to keep track of Yamato Alumni. So if you will update or register using the two forms at the bottom of the mainpage of our site, it will help us keep you informed of up coming events concerning Yamato High School. Also since we can no longer use bCentrals ListBot I will need a couple volunteers to help with the database of Alumni. Just send me your email address and I will add you to the list of folks who receive updates and new registrations. Don't over whelm me with volunteers now.


Wednesday 07/04/2001 12:58:50am

188Name: Larry La Chapelle
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1963
Comments:
Just planned a trip to LA and just might be able to drive on over to Vegas to say hello to a few folks and then drive back. Sorry I can't stay long but business prevails. Mr Martin kinda made me feel bad as he is taking a bus from Houston and I'm right there in LA. Oh well, we'll see what works out. Wish me luck. Remember I don't remember anyone.


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Wednesday 07/04/2001 7:47:23am

187Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments:
ANNOUNCEMENT: Our head coordinator, Paulette, is out-of-town until Thursday, but when she returns, she will send me an update on whose money has been received for the dinner/dance. If I have e-mail addresses, I will try to let each of you know, otherwise feel free to contact me and I will verify for you that your money has been received. You are also welcome to call me at 925-757-5048, and I will make every effort to get your questions answered.

For the next reunion, we will try to have issues like this all worked by sending receipts to everyone. There is a lot of work involved in planning a reunion, so the more volunteers we have to help, the better service we will receive. As our alumni list begins to grow, it is too much work to put on just a few people, so I hope more of you will give me your name at the reunion as a future volunteer, which will allow us to run things smoother in the future. In the meantime, just relax, and get to the reunion. If you paid your money, you are covered and on the dinner list. Paulette's address has changed, because of circumstances beyond her control, but all mail has been forwarded to her current address which is: Paulette (Peacher) Lathan '61, P.O. Box 7799, Reno, NV 89510. The hotel-catering department hasn’t even finalized the head count for the evening, and in their words, “We still have time!” The hotel also allows for a 30% overage, so if there are any mistakes on the head count this will make up for it. So don't worry you will be counted!


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Wednesday 07/04/2001 7:46:10am

186Name: Pam McClellan (Garrow)
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: last year at Yamato (1972?)


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Tuesday 07/03/2001 8:38:25pm

185Name: Elizabeth Hamasaka
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1969
Comments:
If you are attending the reunion and arriving at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, you might want to check out this site: http://McCarran.com">Email Me!!!/


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Tuesday 07/03/2001 7:11:28pm

184Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments:
Updated information from Vonnie:

Welcome/Registration Room: Friday, July 13th from 9:00 A.M. till 5:00 P.M on the second floor in room #1 at the Monte Carlo. A Representative from Josten’s rings will be available from 10:00 A.M. till Noon.

Friday Night Reception: Friday, July 13th from 6:30 P.M. till 9:30 P.M. on the second floor in room #5 at the Monte Carlo.

Saturday Night Dinner/Dance: From 6:30 P.M. till Midnight on the second floor in room #5 at the Monte Carlo.

Head Coordinator, Paulette Peacher-Lathan Address: P.O. Box 7799, Reno, NV 89510. E-Mail: Peaches89510@aol.com">Email Me!!!

I must take a moment to brag about the project my brother, Richard/Anthony, Class of l964, has completed for the reunion. He called me to his house yesterday to check it out, and I was so impressed with what he had accomplished, that I screamed with delight. No......you have to wait for the reunion to see what I mean, but I promise you that you will be glad you attended this reunion! All of our decorating committee volunteers have worked many long hours on their projects and I can hardly wait for all of you to see the results. They have been a pleasure to work with and have left me (and my brother) with the desire to stay involved in our future reunions. If you want to join us next time around, let me know and I will take your name at the reunion. Each year more and more Yamatoites are finding us, which will only make each reunion even better that the last.


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Tuesday 07/03/2001 6:47:03pm

183Name: Cheryl (Skipton) Runyon
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1965
Comments:
In response to Wally's message about late registration - the only thing I have is Paulettes new email address: Peaches89510@aol.com">Email Me!!!. Beyond that the only thing I can suggest is to contact Neil Alterman and also, for lodging, contact the Monte Carlo directly and see if they will still honor the Yamato rate. Also, they could contact Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie via email and see what she can do to help - she talks with Paulette sometimes. Her email is Vonnie79@home.com">Email Me!!!. I'll also be glad to answer any questions if I can. Email me or call me on (509) 627-3169. The more the merrier at the reunion - I'm am so excited! I arrive on Thursday, July 12th. NO WAY was I gonna travel on Friday the 13th! :-) If you haven't submitted your Memory Book form to Vonnie or me, be sure to bring it with you along with a current picture. See you all there - be ready to PARTY!


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Tuesday 07/03/2001 5:39:21pm

182Name: wally maroney
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1973
Comments:
greetings all. soon we'll be sweating together. oh baby, i can't wait. hope you all will be able to "stick around". have had some inquiries from some of our alumni who came to the site of late. they have tried to get a hold of Paulette in order to turn in their registration monies. no luck. is there another way to get their registration taken care of? i know that the committee doesn't want to deal w/registration fees on the 13th, however, the late entries should be able to submit their fees. anyone out there know the procedure? Please respond in the guestbook for our tardy warriors, so they can remain nameless and thankful. party on dudes!!! wally


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Tuesday 07/03/2001 9:20:06am

180Name: marsha cook rickey
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1972
Comments:
I am looking for cindy marshall and I noticed that a mark marshall is coming and I beleive that he is their older brother. If anyone knows how to get in touch with them let me know.


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Monday 07/02/2001 7:42:49pm

180Name: Libby Blackstead
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 72'
Comments:
Are you all ready for some heat?? It got up to a toasty 111 today and my car temp. said 113! The record for this date is 115, let's pray we don't break it over the reunion dates. Oh yeah, we also had some rolling blackouts in areas of town today! Not to worry, the hotels/casinos are ready for emergency situations like that.I want to send a HUGE THANK YOU out to Pat McGlamory and her daughter. They have been busy downloading music off the internet and burning cd's like crazy for us. I can't thank you both enough and I'm sure you will all agree and join me in telling her thanks when you see her. Only 10 more days to go!!


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Sunday 07/01/2001 10:39:35pm

179Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments:
Gosh! The reunion is really getting close now! I still have tons to do, but have no fear……… I WILL be ready!

I just wanted to make a couple of announcements for all of you. On Friday, July 13th, there will be a welcome/registration room open at the Monte Carlo from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (That’s right...Friday the 13th!) Check with the front desk for the room number. This will be a gathering place for everyone to get registration packets, raffle tickets, view displays, etc. Also on this same day, from 10:00 A.M. till noon, there will be a representative from Josten’s Rings available to any of us who would like to purchase a Yamato High School ring. So if you lost yours, this is your chance. For those of you who are flying into Vegas, there are shuttle buses available to you outside of the airport waiting to take you to the Vegas strip for $4.00 per person.

My family and friends will be very happy when my reunion is over! Here is an example of what I am subjected to: From the mouth of my husband, Dave, “Vonnie, you are taking this reunion thing too far!” From my son, Edward, “Mom, I don’t want to talk about Yamato!” From my daughter, Bridget, “Mom, you need to take a day off from Yamato!” From my computer friend, Joe Phillips, “I will be glad when this reunion is over!” I would like to point out that I have given each one of these characters my full attention many times when they needed a listening ear, and it amazes me how soon they all forget! I am not really mad at them, because I know they miss my marvelous attention, and I believe they are just jealous of, “My Yamato!” Ha! Ha!


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Sunday 07/01/2001 10:31:22pm

178Name: charlie cockle
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1973
Comments:
as my adx says,i have no yen this time for the party. i'm married with 2 kids. my son is 22,in the navy at yokosuka; my daughter is 18.i'm currently in n.cal. my brother george(chumly) lives in kamakura keep the peace and talk to me, haven't heard from anyone from yamato forever


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Sunday 07/01/2001 10:29:41pm

176Name: rick heming
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1973 if i was still there
Comments:
i will be in vegas this year with my sister. looking foward to seeing old friends


Sunday 07/01/2001 10:00:01pm

175Name: charles cockle
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1973
Comments:
helo everybody,long time no hear no see


Sunday 07/01/2001 1:02:21pm

174Name: Marliss Hazlett Uhrich
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 72
Comments:
This morning my mother called(she does almost every morning! LOL) and asked if someone that I think many of us remember was joining the reunion this month. Mrs. Brown. She ran the Teen Club for at least 6 years that I remember, maybe more. Does anyone remember her? Do you think she can be found? Has she been found? Please put your heads together and lets see if we can find this woman. She would be 80+ now, but she was almost at the root of most of our fun over there. Email me if you know anything about her. Heck I will fly her to the reunion if we can locate her. Marliss


Friday 06/29/2001 9:45:48am

173Name: Vonnie Hoops-Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments:
Okay, the deadline is tomorrow for our Dinner/Dance money! May I please remind you that the attendee list is not a true count of who is attending. I hope you will all be patient with our hard-working volunteers as they try to do their best to keep things up-to-date. However, due to various reasons, the information isn’t always available to the needed persons. Keep in mind that this is only our second BIG reunion, and we are still ironing out the kinks. The more of us who get involved, only helps to make things run smoothly. Myself, like everyone else, has a full & busy life, but since my involvement this year I find it is possible to add Yamato to my life! I agreed to take over as decorating coordinator reluctantly, and to my delight I have had the time of my life! I look forward to July 13th with much excitement. My brother, Anthony/Richard is also very involved with this reunion, and he has already expressed to me how much fun this has been for him too. We both plan to stay involved in the future, so our memories will stay alive. I hope more of you will join us!


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Thursday 06/28/2001 2:41:24pm

172Name: Frederick Montgomery
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1972
Comments:
Looking forward to seeing everyone again. It has been a long time!


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Wednesday 06/27/2001 11:41:45pm

171Name: Jim Short
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1963
Comments:
Hi!! TWO WEEKS TO GO!!!!!!!!!Let's see some more early 60's Warriors on the list. Ron Childers and his wife Sue are comming. They sent in everything weeks ago but are not showing up on who's attending, but they will be there. Jim Herring and wife will also be there. Rick and Shanna will be there too, they are listed. For me this is getting to be a real happening in the desert. There are some people that won't be there and I will miss them, but with the people that are comming, we will have a blast!!!! L8R JIM '63


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Wednesday 06/27/2001 11:28:26am

170Name: Donna J. Aranda
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1972
Comments:
Reservation made, dues, registration, reception and dinner dance fee send. Only thing left for the reunion? What to wear? Wrote email to my email pal (or is it still considered pen pal) in Japan to let them know whats been going on including the reunion. Before I can go, things to do at the office. Sad how work keep on getting in the way of the FUN isn't it? I even have home work for the class thats comming up at the end of July. The nerve of them! Don't they know that home work is for during class and not before? I've got so many important things to worry about like what to take with me than home work! Anyway, I was in classmates.com">Email Me!!! and saw the familiar names and on the whim emailed Marsha Cook. She emailed me back with the news of the reunion. Just sqweeked in. Right now I am working at White Sands Missile Range as a Software Analyst for MLRS and Army TACMS weapon systems. If you remember on those documentaries about the beggining of space flight they show the Army Block House? It hasn't changed. I have to take out my year books. By the way, has anybody heard from Lynne Kawaguchi?


Tuesday 06/26/2001 2:14:33pm

169Name: Donna J. Aranda
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1972
Comments:
Got my reservation! I am there! I think the websites are great.


Monday 06/25/2001 10:46:02pm

168Name: Donna J. Aranda
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1972
Comments:
Didn't know about the website and reunion untill Marcia Cook told me about it. How do I put my recent pic in the now page? Let me know


Monday 06/25/2001 10:10:24pm

167Name: LINDA SINGER-COLLINS
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1962
Comments:
Where oh where are the members of the 1962 class????? are any of you coming to the reunion????? I don't see too many listed on the"whos coming" page.Hope to see some of you there. Linda


Monday 06/25/2001 10:56:01am

166Name: Libby Blackstead
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 72'
Comments:
I've had a few folks ask about where to stay here so here are some sites to check out: www.lasvegas.com">Email Me!!! www.a1-discount-hotels.com">Email Me!!! The last one is pretty cool as it will pull up everything in town and give you options on searching price wise. You want to be sure that you check out the "map" as there are hotels/motels that are downtown (Old Vegas) and places not even anywhere near the Monte Carlo. There is a Holiday Inn next door and rates should be good. All you "wait til the last second folks", get off your butts and make your reservations!! See you all soon!


Sunday 06/24/2001 4:52:50pm

165Name: Bill Haynes
E-Mail:

Sunday 06/24/2001 0:04:27am

164Name: Marliss Hazlett Uhrich
E-Mail:
Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 72
Comments:
ok.... there better be a whole lot more folks going to the reunion than shows on the "Whos Going" web page. I mean really... that list wouldn't fill up a small room at the local Best Western! LOL I am looking forward to seeing ole friends (note I said ole, not OLD):o) As I have said earlier my mother, who was the school nurse at Yamato, might be joining me. She is 75 now and although she is in good health she might back out. She still remembers many of you from class of 69~72. Hope the list is updated soon so I can look up pics of those going. We will be having some kind of name tags won't we? LOL Everyone stay well. Marliss


Saturday 06/23/2001 1:53:06pm

163Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments:
Can you believe the reunion is only 20 days away? My stomach is starting to flutter and my blood is rushing! The minute the nose of our van enters Las Vegas; the transformation of Vonnie will begin. If you think you are going to meet the 57 year old me, you have another think coming. I will be, “Vonnie Hoops, Class of l960, Age l7!” I will wear “White Shoulders” cologne, which I wore all through high school, not the “Giorgio” I wear today, to set the mood! :-)

I pulled out more luggage a couple of days ago, and my husband, Dave, looked straight into my eyes and said, “I should be able to put everything I need for the weekend into one SMALL piece of luggage.” I knew this was a hint for me to follow his lead. I just looked straight back into his eyes and remained silent, but my mind was saying, “In your dreams, my darling!” :-) I am up to seven pieces right now. But keep in mind, that one is for my make-up, one is for my shoes, one is for our room at the Monte Carlo, which is filled with tea bags, coffee, paper plates, napkins, plastic utensils, etc. (This one goes with us on every trip), and two more are Yamato suitcases filled with Yamato stuff! Oh! I didn’t include the garment bag (a must for our dress-up clothes), or the boxes filled with decorating supplies! Or the large box which we will have to attach to the luggage carrier on the roof of our van. I bet you guys who might be reading this are glad you aren’t traveling with me. Ha!

Boy, this has been a year of all years for me, and I am very ready to cut loose! We are getting one house ready to sell and remodeling another. My husband and I are on totally different wavelengths at the moment. He talks remodeling.....I talk reunion! The only thing he will discuss about the reunion is what is he wearing, which is something right out of his closet! A fashion plate, he is not! :-)


Saturday 06/23/2001 3:58:30am

162Name: Larry La Chapelle
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1963
Comments:
Well it official, I can't make it to the reunion, duty calls. As a Department of Defense civilian, I am committed to many obligations that a civilian would otherwise demand and receive leave. My position as a DoD coordinator of support to Federal, state and local drug law enforcement agencies I stay very busy, primarily along the Southwest border. Recently, with the appointment of Secretary Rumsfield as the new SECDEF I have been involved in the restructuring of our support policies and procedures, not to mention budgeting for same. Suffice to say that the next 60 days will be very busy for me. Richard and Shanna Gilg will let everyone know how I'm doing as they will be there. Have a great time, drink a few beers for me and post lots of picture. Most of all please remember those that have passed and can only be with us in spirit. VR Larry


Thursday 06/21/2001 8:14:35pm

161Name: Loren, Webmaster
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1963
Comments:
By great computer skills and the help of a friend I have recovered all the email that I lost by deleting it. More updates to the pages will starting taking place shortly. Thanks for understanding.


Thursday 06/21/2001 9:43:29am

160Name: Ted Hazelton
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: Almost 1971
Comments:
I just want to thank the Yamato Alumni for the finest year in high school. I transferred from Chofu HS where I was unceremoniously expelled for sharing my Christian faith with my classmates. This in spite of the fact that I always met my friends AFTER school hours and OFF of school grounds. Morever, I was appointed to see a psychiatrist for this grave plague called Christianity that some considered a mental illness. Eventually, I did succumb to depression and a breakdown.

After this, Yamato HS welcomed me with open arms - not only the students, but the faculty as well. And to my surprise, I discovered there was complete religious freedom at Yamato unlike the other school! Because of personal and emotional problems concerning relationships, I became depressed towards the end of the Fall 1971 semester. I went to the USAF Hospital at Tachikawa and sought help. Instead, the same doctor who despised my Christianity, first lied to me by saying they did "not have the facility to treat me." then during the middle of the night, I was stealthily taken and placed on a C-130 transport plane and exiled to America without a word to anybody. I was separated from everyone I knew and grew to love and respect.

Only recently have I been able to locate some of my old classmates after 30 years. I located 1 special friend after 28 years thru Overseas Brats. The others I'm just beginning to locate thru the Alumni. Thank you very, very much for I've missed them all these years.

Would appreciate if Cheryl Toyota, Melody Bandy, Kathy Urata, Florence Nakao, Susan/ Teri/Sheri Sutton, Tami Tanoue, Belinda Barnes and Gwen Vidinha and my friends from Chofu HS, and anyone else EMAIL ME if you remember me, and even if you don't! Thank you.


Wednesday 06/20/2001 5:02:27pm

159Name: Robert (Bob) Maze
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: Class of '70 - Left Tachi Xmas '69
Comments:
Hey Gang, Looking forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming reunion in July. First time ever! After 30+ years not sure what to expect; but not letting that hold me back! Drop a line if you know me - it would be so cooool... to catch-up! See ya' soon!


Wednesday 06/20/2001 1:13:04pm

158Name: rich pichette
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: would have been 1962
Comments:
susan barley (atkinson) e-mailed my sister about the site and she got to me...great place but don't see many of the "older" names but i look forward to seeing xavier at the reunion...rich


Tuesday 06/19/2001 7:31:23am

157Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments:
Ok, Yamatoites, guess who is coming to our reunion? Xavier Maruyama, Class of l962. Isn’t this fantastic! I had the pleasure of talking with his “significant other,” Edie, who will be joining him at the reunion. Edie is full of life, and had me laughing throughout the whole conversation. When she gave me her e-mail address that is when I discovered she is a pilot. I thought that was so……cool. She went on to brag about Xavier, and I asked her if I could share this information with all of you. She was happy tell me all about Xavier and said, “He would never tell you all of this, but I am so proud of him.” I am sure this attitude makes him even more charming and I am anxious to see him again.

Xavier has accomplished much in his life, which will be no surprise to all those who knew the Maruyama boys. They were all so smart, and even skipped grades in school. Xavier graduated from Notre Dame and then earned his PhD in Physics at MIT/MA. Today he is a Physics Professor at NPS, and in Edie’s words, “A true scientist!” Edie went on to say, “You will love him, he is a very down to earth guy.” Xavier is also an honorary member of the Scottish Clan “Sinclaire”, and is a member in very good standing of the Scottish Society of the Monterey Peninsula, where he and Edie met two years ago. Not bad for a “baby boy” born in Japan!

There were four boys and two girls in the Maruyama family. Robert the oldest, lives in Hawaii, Joe, Class of l960, lives in CA., and is retired, Paul, Class of 1961, lives in Co, and Xavier also lives in CA. Their sister, Marianne, Class of 1965, lives in Tokyo, Japan, and Roseanne, the youngest, lives in San Francisco and is an airline hostess for UAL.

I have had many people ask me about the Maruyama boys, so I speak for many when I say, “We are delighted that Joe and Xavier are attending this reunion.” Xavier has already attended both of his college reunions, but never his high school reunion. Thanks to Edie's encouragement, he is coming to his Yamato reunion.

Everyone, get your money to Paulette before the deadline (June 30th) hits! You can mail your money to her current address: Paulette (Peacher) Lathan, P.O. Box 7799, Reno, NV 89510. Don’t worry if your money was mailed to her previous address, it will be forwarded. Any questions, don’t hesitate to call or e-mail me.


Monday 06/18/2001 12:24:20am

156Name: Sheila Hammond
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Comments:
CORRECTION TO EMAIL ADDRESS ON MY PREVIOUS ENTRY. I'm not going to the reunion this year but I'm sure it will be fun. Wally works downtown not to far from me and I'm sure he will give me a play by play of the whole event.


Monday 06/18/2001 12:12:09am

155Name: Sheila Davis
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1973
Comments:
I have a new email address, if anyone cares.


Monday 06/18/2001 6:52:50am

154Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments:
There have been some changes on our web page that I would like to bring to your attention:

PURPLE BOX: When the main page opens up be sure to scroll down to the pretty purple box which directs you to the “Alumni Information Forms.” These forms are so important to fill out, because we must get our list of contacts current, which allows our volunteers to do a better job for all of us. Try not to click on the “send” button until you are ready, because it will move with or without information, and then it has to be deleted. This also goes for the guest book. Start writing in the guest book and this will get you use to using the other boxes. Besides we love hearing from all of you.

AOL & WEB USERS: Unfortunately, you cannot fill out the boxes if you have any of these two servers. But you can copy and paste them onto your e-mail and send them to our Webmaster, David Yoshida and Neil Alterman. You also will find their e-mail addresses in this box. If you do not know how to do this, let me know and I will be more than happy to help you out.

SENIOR PICTURE PAGE: On the opening page, you will find each year listed with contains our senior class pictures. Our Webmaster has put the symbol # next to each person who has been found. (These are the people who have updated their information) So if you would like your friends to know you are alive and kicking, be sure to fill out the information forms.

LISBOT: (Yamato Alumni List) This is the orange box on the opening page. We sent out over 600 mailings and a very large amount have been returned because of wrong addresses. This means that these classmates have been found at one time, but we not longer know where they are. As of today, we have 188 people signed up, and I know there are more of us out there! Joining listbot is completely free and it allows our Webmaster to keep us up-to-date on our Yamato news. To keep this service up and running we must have enough interest. So, please sign up so we won’t lose this service. Any problems joining, let me know and I will gladly help you out.

SPLASH PAGE: Isn’t the new splash page terrific? There are 12 different pictures that will be used to keep it interesting. Not everyone has a high school web page, so lets get involved and support our site, by helping all of our volunteers to keep our contact list updated.


Saturday 06/16/2001 9:31:31pm

153Name: Don Spears
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1968 (Would have)
Comments:
Great to be part of the Warrior Clan! Long live YHS!


Friday 06/15/2001 5:24:52pm

152Name: Ted Hazelton
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: Almost 1971-72
Comments:
Just found this. Would appreciate anyone who remembers me, Sheri and Sue Sutton, Gwen Vidinha, Debbie and Sue Lindley, drop me a line. Any friends who remember me, ie Irene Ireye, please contact me. I have a lifetime of stories. Thanks.


Friday 06/15/2001 12:04:37am

151Name: Steve Svenvold
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1965
Comments:
I'm getting excited about the reunion and hope to meet some old friends there and make new ones. C'mon you warriors! Let's get signed up and have some fun! See you in July! Sven


Friday 06/15/2001 0:55:15am

150Name: Bob Clifford
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 65
Comments:
Vonnie HB did me a favor and posted (on the MyFamily website) a photo of the Tachi Teen Club I shot in October, 1974, on a "space a" flight I took when I was stationed in Okinawa. Hope it doesn't bring anyone down. God knows what it was being used for at that time. Mike Carlos pointed out that the barbed wire on the fence points INWARD. Can anyone shed some light on what was going on there at that time??? Thanks, BC


Wednesday 06/13/2001 11:33:14am

149Name: wally maroney
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: '73
Comments:
wazzup to all in warriorland. one month and counting. yee haw! it's time to let the excito-meter start creeping up a little each day. make sure you don't let it peak too soon. research hasn't found a cure for premature peaking, no matter what they say. thanks libby for the clothing update. now i won't be packing my full length leather overcoat, black woolen suit, and turtleneck cardigan. i guess it will be swim suit thong and lots of lotion to cover those cheeks since we will all be dying by the pool each day as the thermometer hits 100. and thank you for the entertainment update. however, i was wondering about that gentleman's club, OG's. do you have any info about this swank hangout for us debonair types. can't wait to break sweat with all of warriors who will be in attendance. remember- stay hydrated and may the force be with you.


Tuesday 06/12/2001 9:26:11pm

148Name: Libby Blackstead
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 72'
Comments:
For all of you that are dragging out all your clothes to try and figure out what to bring I thought I'd help make it a simple task. My suggestion for dressing for 100 to 105 degrees would be as little as possible. The temp at night does not go down too much so forget that cute little cardigan sweater that is a perfect match with your new skimpy outfit. My advice is to plan on spending lots of time at the pool and do some walking around in the late evening to see all the sites. The Mirage has the valcano, Treasure Island has a very cool battleship show, by the way all you gals, the guys in the show are pretty darn fine! The Bellagio has a beautiful, and very romantic, water show. For the guys, the cocktail servers at the pool can be quite charming in their "little" outfits. The last and best bit of advice I have is to be sure to bring mega UV protection sunscreen. Can't wait to see everyone again along with the new faces that have been found! We are going to have a great time and you will love the Monte Carlo! Adios and see you soon!


Sunday 06/10/2001 5:30:30pm

147Name: Carl T. Beasley

Year of Graduation: 1972
Comments:
Mike Ripley told me about the webpage and the reunions. It was fun looking at and remembering the yearbook photos. I live in Austin, TX.


Sunday 06/10/2001 0:01:35am

146Name: rick heming
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: would have been 1973
Comments:
i will be there in july with my sister cathi heming and hoping to see people i havent seen in along time


Saturday 06/09/2001 6:02:23pm

145Name: John Mullany
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1970
Comments:
Great to see all the friends keeping in touch. Here's wishing you all a great reunion.


Saturday 06/09/2001 10:07:47am

144Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: l960
Comments:
Ok, Class of l960, guess who is coming to our reunion? Paul Maruyama and his wife! Isn’t that fantastic? I got a call from Chip Harris the other evening, and he cannot make the reunion this time, but he sends a “Hello!” to everyone. I will bring you up-to-date on his life at the reunion. Helen Crawford asked me to tell everyone that she cannot make this reunion, but plans to attend one in the future.

Skip Barnes, Class of 1961, is trying to arrange his schedule and Perry Spalding, Class of 1962, will try to make the dinner/dance. I just saw his photo, and just wait till you see him! Dawna (Tolman) Holt, Class of 1970, and Velma (Epperson) Vander Miede, Class of 1969, called me on a 3-way line and they were so much fun, and they are very excited about the reunion. I have also had the pleasure of specking with Eileen (Smith) Buckingham, Class of l966 who is also attending. Cool name don’t you think? I have never met Ron Furukawa, Class of 1967, but he is funny, smart, and a pleasure to talk with, looks great in his photo and he is attending the reunion.

The questionnaires are still filtering in and many have stated that they will give me theirs at the reunion. When I started this project, I decided I would print a booklet, even if we only have 5 responses, so you can imagine my delight when I see so many taking the time out of their busy lives to fill out the memory sheet. My thanks to all of you.

I have had a lot of calls about the dress code, and may I remind you that there is no dress code. The bulk of the guests usually dress up a little more for the dinner/dance, but that is totally up to you. We want you happy and comfortable so you can dance the night away. If you checked out Steve Holland’s, Class of 1965 photo, you will see that he looks great in his outfit. Personally, I love the cowboy look!

As for me, my legs are getting stronger every day, and I am ready to rock! My wonderful committee volunteers, Cathi (Heming) La Bonte '71, Jim Short' 63, Elizabeth (Hamasaka) Tanabe '69, Richard Anthony Hoops/Jacobus '64 and Jeannie Hoops (my sister), are finishing up the final decorating project for the reunion. Let me tell you, this is some committee, whenever I asked for help on a project, they were right there to offer their time. You lucky ones who are attending will not be disappointed, the projects are outstanding. If you don’t believe me, come to the reunion and see for yourself. If you are single, keep your eyes open, because we have some great looking (single) Yamatoites attending! :-) If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me.


Friday 06/08/2001 9:38:32pm

143Name: Ricky Freeman AKA Hog Jaw
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1966
Comments:
Does anybody remember The Notations? I was in school at Yamato from 1964 to 1966. I played football and basketball. Does anybody remember Lucky Marshall, Shields Jones, Ken Steffen, and of course Coach Joe Steffen?


Friday 06/08/2001 9:55:50am

142Name: Steve Holland
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1965
Comments:
Is my dress code OK? http://www.pixhost.com /pixs/snakipoo/aut_0282.jpg or http://www.pixhost.com /pixb/buckaroo/bjg01fs-170.jpg


Thursday 06/07/2001 10:39:17am

141Name: Thea (Pichette)Lance

Year of Graduation: 1963
Comments:
Just found this great wedsite!! Some familiar names brought back lots of great memories. Attended 8th grade at Green Park, and Yamato until 1961 when we rotated back to the "States". I shared this site address with my brother Richard Pichette (Class of '62) so I hope he will respond as well. I live in Keizer, Oregon (suburb of Salem), and work for Bank of America in Portland. The 2001 reunion sounds great, but have already booked a trip to Kona, HI during that time......maybe the next one.


Wednesday 06/06/2001 7:53:46am

140Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments:
Do you remember seventh grade? As I was taking my daily bike ride in our neighborhood park, I was invaded by a mass of seventh graders celebrating the last day of school. I couldn’t help but reflect and I started to observe as I rode my laps around the park. They all began to pair off into their different groups. One group of girls walked across the lawn as one girl tripped and fell to the ground, which brought much laughter. The girl, who fell, laughed the hardest! Another group of three girls and one boy were throwing a ball back and forth. Several groups of girls were seated on the lawn areas under shade trees. Others went to the playground area, baseball diamond and the tennis courts. As I rode by, one group of girls waved & screamed “Hello” to me. Then that is when I saw him, “The boy who was sitting all alone.” As our eyes met, he quickly looked away and as I continued to ride by, I saw all the signs of the kid who didn’t fit in. He began to pace, went to the bathroom, stood by the teachers, combed the playground area, and finally ended up at the tennis courts. No one talked to him, no one noticed, except for one boy in a bright yellow shirt, the absolute only one who spoke to him. I couldn’t help but think, this boy who didn’t fit in, was doing a lot of listening & looking, he was absorbing and he was learning so much about people. I envisioned this boy growing up to become such a special and unique human being and then, “The world will notice!” I couldn’t help but think, if I were one of them (a seventh grader), I probably would have had a crush on the boy with the bright yellow shirt, because even though he was not as good-looking or built as well as the boy who didn’t fit in, he had heart!

This brought to mind the song “Don’t laugh at me” by Mark Wills. One verse goes like this: “Don’t laugh at me, don’t call me names, don’t get your pleasure from my pain. In God’s eyes were all the same, someday we’ll all have perfect wings.”


Sunday 06/03/2001 8:33:14pm

130Name: Liz Kelley Matheson
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1973
Comments:
Hello out there. Looking forward to seeing you in LV.


Sunday 06/03/2001 7:44:43pm

138Name: Bob Mutu
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 66
Comments:
I have not heard of a dress code....yet, but I did hear some teachers were planning to show up as chaperones! On a less serious note, I will be taking mug shots for anyone who wants a current picture on the "How we look now page". The clock is ticking!!!! See ya next month!


Saturday 06/02/2001 8:07:25pm

137Name: Mike Skidmore
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1969
Comments:
Anyone wanting to get copies of articles from the Stars and Stripes Pacific about Yamato High School or Tachikawa Air Base can contact Charlene Nuewiller at neuwillerc@stripes.osd.mil or call tel (202)-761-0867 ( or check out www.stripes.osd.mil they do charge a fee for this service.


Saturday 06/02/2001 6:12:18am

136Name: Jean Doll
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Comments:
Great Website! How scarey that 30yrs back can seem like yesterday!


Friday 06/01/2001 3:30:46pm

135Name: Karen Hogue-Boykins
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Comments:
I omitted something.....my brother, Claude (1976) would like to know if anyone has information on Leland Davis (1976) and Roland Sales{Fred Sales little brother}(1976). If so, please email me. Thanks a bunch!


Friday 06/01/2001 3:06:51pm

134Name: Karen Hogue-Boykins
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1974
Comments:
Sorry, I will not be able to make this reunion. Had I known earlier, it could have been a great possibility. I'll be in the Maryland/Washington area on the same dates to attend my family reunion.

It would have been great to see former warriors from the past and chit-chat awhile. Hopefully, I'll get a chance to attend the next one. My brother, Claude Hogue (1976) and my sister Annie (Jean) Hogue-Hadden (1970 or 1971)were disappointed when I told them about the reunion and where it was being held.

I hope to attend the next one--I will be checking the site for information.

Oh, yeah! Thanks to this site, I was able to hook-up with some former Yamato classmates.

Once, again "kudos" ladies and gentlemen!

Until my next submission--Peace-out! p.s. For those who will be at the reunion, have a GRAND OLE' TIME......


Friday 06/01/2001 0:50:21am

133Name: Jim Short
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1963
Comments:
Here I am again. If I don't watchout this could become a habit. But I just had to compliment Loren on the new Yamato Welcome Page. I liked the last one also. So, Loren, are you looking for one to keep or are you going to change them occaisionally? I like change, so keep it up, Looks good!!!!! From one member of the best class at Yamato to another member of the best class at Yamato 1 9 6 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Jim Short


Thursday 05/31/2001 5:50:43pm

132Name: Mark Richardson
E-Mail:Email Me!!! (wife's moniker)
Year of Graduation: '71Comments:
Sorry again that I can't make Vegas (my Band's booked) But I DID make previous ones in Yountville, Los Angeles, & San Diego. I'll Look for pictures on the site later. Go Warriors! ...Band website is Strut-A-Various.com">Email Me!!! Feel free to e-mail me


Thursday 05/31/2001 4:35:38pm

131Name: wally maroney
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1973
Comments:
dress code??? if it feels good wear it!!


Thursday 05/31/2001 2:28:44pm

130Name: helen crawford
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960


Thursday 05/31/2001 6:22:44am

129Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments:
Many people have been asking me about the dress code for the reunion. First, there is not dress code; we just want you to be comfortable. As I look over the photos from our last reunion, this is what I saw.

The guys in a suit or sports jackets were in the minority. Slacks and a dress shirt seemed to be the favorite, and one guy from the class of l973 wore shorts with a beautiful printed shirt and tennis shoes. Personally, I thought he looked adorable. My own husband refused to wear a tie or to wear a wild color. I was shopping one day, and called him to come down to the store I was in to check out some shirts. He took one look at what I had chosen and he said, “I will not wear any of these, and if you force me, you will go to this reunion alone!” I couldn't believe it, because I used every ounce of charm I could muster up to sway him, but he wouldn't budge. He knew how inportant this reunion was to me, and he used that to his full advantage. Sound familiar? Ha!

The majority of the gals (of course) dressed to the nines! Many wore nice slack outfits. Most dresses were in beautiful soft colors, except for a few daring ones, who wore red & teal. There were a few wild prints, which I loved, because I too have wild taste! Ha!

Please don’t worry about what to wear. Just dress in what expresses your personality and you can’t go wrong. Just be sure you are happy in your outfit so you can dance the night away! We have all grown up into well-adjusted adults who are not out to impress anyone but ourselves. (I think!) One thing for sure is everyone looked extremely happy in the photos from the l999 reunion, and it is clear that were are having “The time of their life!” So……….do yourself a favor and don't miss this reunion.


Wednesday 05/30/2001 7:01:29pm

128Name: Frederick J. Montgomery
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1972


Wednesday 05/30/2001 8:36:31am

127Name: JOHN PYLE
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1971
Comments:
GREAT WEB SITE


Wednesday 05/30/2001 0:16:06am

126Name: wally maroney
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1973
Comments:
greetings warriors, old and young. had a mini get together tonite w/carolyn waldren, jerry dean, jeff burch and mike ripley. i think i can speak for all of us and say that we had a good time. was real nice to see carolyn and jerry. have not connected w/them since 1973. they have aged well, meaning hardly at all. last hooked up w/jeff at the napa reunion in 1982. he looks the same as well. i saw mike at the 1999 reunion, and hell, that seems like yesterday. i think we get the same vibes from mini get togethers as we do from the monster reunions such as vegas. it's just good to be around old friends. any other northern california alumni who want to get together, give me a holler. we are going to try to make this a regular event. at least a few times a year. hope you all are well. less than two months to get crazy again. wally


Tuesday 05/29/2001 4:56:33pm

125Name: Loren, Ye Ole Webmaster of YHS
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1963
Comments:
Well I am way behind on updating the information that you all have be so kind to be sending in. But have no fear I will get it done a little at a time. Been busy building a survey for our medical community here in Silver City. But that is winding down and pretty soon I will have a little more time. Between working and Cowboy Action Shooting not a lot of time for other things. So keep sending up-updated information please. Sure would like to get it all corrected for once and for all. So take care, see bunches of you in Vegas as we will be attending one of the functions, just don't know which one as of yet. Go Warriors, keep finding those that are lost and by the next reunion we will have hopefully accounted for most of those that attended YHS. Again thanks to all of you who have been so kind to send in updated information. Please sign up with the Yamato Alumni Association if you have not done so already. On a hard copy we have over 600 addresses but only 171 on the Alumni List. It's easy to get information to you if you are on the Alumni Roster. Thanks.


Monday 05/28/2001 10:47:39pm

124Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments:
Ok, I messed up "big time here!" This didn't seem to take my whole message, maybe there is a limit? Hopefully, someone will save me and delete the repeats. If not, you have just met the REAL Vonnie! I will add the last paragraph to my write-up, if it doens't make it........I give up! I am tired and I am going to BED. Ha!

When I read Tim's response to the this question, it made me laugh. Through the years, I rarely mentioned my life as a brat, but now that the reunions have started, people who have know me for years are surprised when they find out I graduated in Japan. Personally, having to attend school on the outside (as I call it) for short periods of time between our moves, I became very aware of how lucky I was. Sure I was different from the other kids, but being different proved to be asset for me, and it made me feel so worldly! Because of this lifestyle, I learned to adjust to change, appreciate new places and to make new friends. I was better for this experience and till this day I find great excitement in seeing new places and meeting new people. They say there are negatives to being a military brat, but I disagree; I see this experience only as a positive. How about you, fellow brats?


Monday 05/28/2001 10:37:13pm

123Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments:
I have been subscribing to the “Overseas Brats” magazine for several years now, and I recommend it to all of you. On April 8, 2001 they marked 15 years of service to our brat community. I just wanted to share with all of you something I read in the May 2001 issue, that I got a kick out of. Tim Varian Kaiserslautern, HS/Germany ’62, responded to a question he was asked and he speaks for all of us. Who but other brats fully understand and have shared the same experiences. With the permission of Joe Condrill, President & Publisher of Overseas Brats, I would like to quote Tim when he answered the question, “How do I respond when people ask: Where are you from?”

“I usually respond that I am a military brat and that I have been places and done things that they never even dreamed of or could even contemplate. I explain that I spent time in many different places and that HOME is where I’ll be spending the night – wherever that is. If I really don’t want to waste my time with that person, I’ll them I am from Austin, TEXAS, and leave it at that!”


Monday 05/28/2001 12:25:36am

122Name: Larry La Chapelle
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1963
Comments:
On this, the most sacred for veterans, I am with Mike Smith and the others that gave their lives for us. Please remember them in your prayers, Mike may need a few more than Larry.


Sunday 05/27/2001 11:42:04pm

121Name: Karen Hogue-Boykins
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1974
Comments:
This site is definitely a blast-from-the-past. I reconnected with someone special that I've been looking for, a long time.

Thanks to this site, my look is over!


Sunday 05/27/2001 6:02:16pm

120Name: Jim Short
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1963
Comments:
I'm toooooo excited to sleep!!!! With the reunion just a month and a half away I'm getting really worked up. Found another friend, or more correctly he found me. Jim Herring has been found, he was misplaced for about 40 years. He said he will be at the reunion. That means three out of four of the guys I regularly ran with will be there. Perky will not be there. We had three shirts that we wore to show we were a group. A red one, a white one and a black one(I think). The white one had black piping the red and black had white piping, and they had Chinese collars. Anyone remember seeing these shirts at Tachi, Yamato and that fun haven the Tachi Teen Club? Hick, Herring and Short will be at the reunion ready to party!!! Hick and Herring will be with there spouses I am still looking for mine, thought I found her three or four times, but was informed that no I had not, infact, found her, so I'm still looking. I'll see everyone in Vegas. L8R Jim '63


Friday 05/25/2001 5:17:00pm

119Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments:
Can you believe it is only 49 days until the big event of the year! I just returned home from a getaway with my husband to Lake Tahoe, so I don’t think I will even bother to put my luggage away, I will just start packing for Vegas now! Ha! One morning as I was applying my make-up, my darling husband stood before me and said, “Vonnie, we won’t have to take as much luggage, because this time we are not making a trip to Nebraska following the reunion!” I looked up at him in wonder, as I realized how oblivious he was to the fact that I am in charge of the decorating committee. I kept quiet, as I didn’t want to crush him by telling him that I will probably be taking more luggage this time around. Ha! Ha! Men, who ever understands them! :-)

Ok, Class of l960, where are you, I know you are out there! To name a few: Anthony Bayer, Helen Crawford, Carolyn Copeland, Jim Brauer, Barbara Buddington, James Carroll, Millie Gelardi, Ellen Grant, Anita Greenblatt, Chip Harris, Joanne Johnson, Mike Moneymaker, Joe Maruyama, Jerry Scribner, David Sims, and Margot Watson. Remember, Class of 1960, we were the first graduating class, we are the foundation, lets show everyone who we are! We want each and every one of you! Get to the reunion and represent our great class.

I see Wally Maroney, Class of l973, is up to his “old tricks” again! I guess this “vintage warrior” will just have to see that Wally gets a special gift from me again! Looking forward to seeing you, Wally. Ha! Ha! I am pleased to announce that the questionnaires are arriving every day with “now” photos enclosed. When one arrives from someone I know, I start screaming, “Wow, he/she looks so good!” My husband just stands there with a blank look on his face! I had a Dr.’s appointment recently, and one of my husband’s classmates checked me in. She immediately asked about my husband and I said, “Can you believe that Dave & I are almost reaching 40 years of marriage?” She replied, “He is a good man!” When I returned home and told my husband what she said, he answered this way, “She doesn’t even know me; I haven’t seen her in years!” I couldn’t believe him as I said, “But she still feels like she knows you!” I know there are exceptions to the rule, but I believe that our true self is revealed when we are young and (more often than not) that part of us is stays the same. For example, my friends always tell me that I haven’t changed. I don’t mind, it makes me happy to know that I am still me!


Thursday 05/24/2001 12:39:32am

118Name: Johnnye Henderson
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1969
Comments:
I have wanted to reconnect with my classmates from Yamato for many years. This is a dream come true. I live in Los Angeles and would love to hear from old classmates!!


Wednesday 05/23/2001 6:14:47pm

117Name: Wynn Waller / Biddle
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1967
Comments:
Greetings from Wynn Waller AKA William Biddle AKA Grunt. My mom's late husband adopted me at the age of 20 to continue his legacy...Lani turned me onto this website so I thought I'd check in to tell those who give a @#%$! that I'm still alive after 2 tours in Nam. I hope to hear from my friends...GRUNT


Wednesday 05/23/2001 4:50:32pm

116Name: Sam Davis
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1964
Comments:
Good stuff sportfans. Someone call Tom Billingsley in Canada...the war is over. Has anybody ever wondered why the Japanese economy went into recession in 1990...and continues to this day, while in 1991 the U.S. bull market began. Did some yahoo finally bring Jeanie Rose stateside??? Also, has anyone see Mark Eagerton...he left me on the life guard stand and went for lunch in 1965...I'm still waiting Bubba!


Wednesday 05/23/2001 3:16:36pm

115Name: Karen Hogue-Boykins
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1974
Comments:
Hello everyone,

As I was surfing the classmates.com">Email Me!!! website, I started reading some of the notes and recognized a few names; and decided to try this site.

I bow, dance and tip my hat to the creator of this site. It's out-of-sight and have brought back many glorious memories for me, when I attended Yamato from 1970-73.

I'm at work now, so I'm leaving just a brief entry this time around!

My sisters and brothers, let me hear from you. I remember Rick Taylor, the Sales' brothers, Jerry and Richard Dean, Jeff Burch (when I look at the yearbook, you will see Jeff with the patch)--horseplay. Remember how that happened. Also, Ron and Deborah Way (whom I'm in contact with), Mike and Patty Frazier, Tommy Banks, Victor Casey and his sister and lots more.

Until my next chat....Go WARRIORS! Karen


Wednesday 05/23/2001 6:15:10am

114Name: Rick Korte
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1971


Tuesday 05/22/2001 2:40:47pm

113Name: Bob Pratte
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1966 (at Yamato freshman year--62-63)
Comments:
Great to see some familiar names--finally found my 3 different high school year books and am trying to associate some names & faces. Am scheduled to make the reunion. Would love to hear from classmates and/or former Green Parkers! I am trying to figure out who the old guy staring back at me in the mirror is--sure can't be the fresh faced boy in the 63 Yearbook!!


Sunday 05/20/2001 10:34:27pm

112Name: Eddie Hashimoto
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1967
Comments:
Looking forward for the YHS Reunion in July.


Friday 05/18/2001 8:06:20pm

111Name: wally maroney
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1973. is there any other year?????
Comments:
greetings fellow warriors:

wow, it's almost time for the mother of all summer reunions. i checked with the Monte Carlo Hotel and they have guaranteed me that the local EMT's will be high alert status to revive any vintage 60's grads they find melted on the streets, sidewalks, taxis, poolside, etc. They will be equipped with coolers of Zima. Don't all of you fragile ones melt at once. Looks like the class of '73 will be represented by about 30 alums for this major bash. Through alot of hard work, we have been able to locate over 50 of us. I hope the rest of the classes are meeting with the same success. The more the merrier. I gotta get back to the search. There are many wayward warriors out there in need of direction and it is up to us to provide it for them. I haven't read it any guestbook entry this year, so let me be the first to say it: CHOFU STILL SUCKS. peace, wally


Friday 05/18/2001 1:45:39pm

110Name: Kris Vickers
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1973
Comments:
Karen (my twin sister) and I are both living in the suburbs of St. Louis Mo. We have heard from Diane Aberle and Wally Maroney. They told us about the web site and reuion. Do not know yet if we will make the reuion this summer but it does sound like it would be fun. I would like to hear from some of the old Yamato gang. Bye for now.


Friday 05/18/2001 9:58:42am

109Name: Karen Vickers
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1973


Thursday 05/17/2001 4:17:18pm

108Name: Tom Billingsley
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1965
Comments:
It is great to have a site like this. I am enjoying finding how all my great classmates are doing. My wife and I will be attending the reunion. It will be my first and looking forward to it. I have contacted some of my old classmates and drinking buddys and hope to hear from some more. I sure would like to hear from you all. My e-mail address is tandcbillingsley@sympatico.ca. This is a great site. Tom Billingsley


Wednesday 05/16/2001 2:10:01am

107Name: Vince Wong
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1973


Tuesday 05/15/2001 6:59:35pm

106Name: DAVID BURTNER
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1971
Comments:
Rotated out part way through Sophmore year. Bummer. Tennis Team (what there was of us). Marching Band! Big time into music. I had significant crushes. What happened to Jim Roth? Davin Mehring? Tony Zimmerman? Don Hidani? THE HAWAIIAN CLUB!


Tuesday 05/15/2001 5:12:20pm

105Name: Mike Skidmore
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1969
Comments:
Everybody go check out a great web site ,FEN RADIO TOKYO,at WWW.jg3.com">Email Me!!!/fen/index.shtml read up on the history of TEENAGERS ON PARADE from the 50's and the 60's, listen to some of the original shows and Jingles.


Tuesday 05/15/2001 5:06:22pm

104Name: Mickey Gibson
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 70
Comments:
Jan Jackson.........Please send your email address, I lost it.


Monday 05/14/2001 2:54:45pm

103Name: Dave McNeill
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 71
Comments:
What a great way to bring back lots of good memories. It was cool to see Teresita's and Leola's messages. Velma: I think I'm finally sorry I pushed your chair out from under you in the Library. Doug Architect - are you out there? Or, when I left, was there nobody around to bring you in from your daily tanning session (that you faithfully attended during Shirley Yamada's World History class)?

Scanning this site reminded me that the only thing my old (very old) brothers (Joe and Dan) ever got that I couldn't get was more years at the greatest high school on the planet - and a YHS graduation certificate. Thanks for the memories.


Monday 05/14/2001 10:59:20am

102Name: Wynn Waller Biddle
Year of Graduation: 1967
Comments:
Hi! This is Lani (Waller) Pike ('69) signing in for my "computer-illiterate brother" Wynn, at his request. He would like to hear from former classmates via the telephone or snail mail. His cell phone number is (407)-474-0774. He lives with his wife Karen and several colorful parrots in Duluth, Georgia, but his mailing address is Wynn Waller Biddle, 1328 N. Ferdon #143, Crestview, Florida 32536.

He was the junior class president in 1966 and acted in the school play "The King and I." I think he ran track and know he was on the varsity football team as number 36. He was cute but really wierd. He's still wierd and has actually aged pretty well.

This is what you get when you trust your kid sister with signing your high school guest book for you!


Saturday 05/12/2001 5:30:07pm

101Name: Steve Svenvold
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1965
Comments:
OK, you guys and gals from the mid 60s...let's make a good showing at the 2001 Reunion! I missed the last one but I won't miss this one. See you there!


Saturday 05/12/2001 10:02:29am

100Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments:
Did you know that Priscilla Presley attended her reunion in Germany this past fall? Which only goes to prove that it doesn’t matter who we are or where we have been, we all look back to our roots. Among us (Yamatoites) we have a large mix of Doctors, Lawyers and Indian Chief’s. Ha! Ha! Not to suggest that each and every life I have been reading about isn’t equally as interesting and important. I love to read autobiographies, so I am having a ball reading about all of you. And the “now” photos I am receiving are simply wonderful. I would like to encourage all of you to send your photos to Bob Mutu, so he can put you on our “How We Look Now” page.

Another example of looking back shows itself in the 15 responses to the posting by Mike Skidmore of the Tachi West Side & Big Theatre on our Yamato myfamily site. But, MY most favorite is the posting of the teen club taken in l960, the year I left Japan. If you want to know how to get into this site, (it's free) let me know and I will have an invitation sent to you. And a special “Thank You” to Mike Skidmore for all the great photos you have posted for our enjoyment.

I also want to thank all of you for taking part in our upcoming booklet, which has brought a great response. I am looking forward to meeting each and every one of you at the reunion. Get into our Yamato myfamily site and listen to some music from our past and get yourself in the mood to celebrate your life! As you scroll down the front page on this site, you look under the box named, File Cabinet, where the music is listed.

By the way, don’t you just love the new photo on the first page that shows up as you enter our site? Don’t you all agree we have the best website on the Net, and that $10.00 a year is such a small price to pay to keep it up and running? Let’s go Warriors! Get excited and get involved, we want each and everyone of you to join us as we walk down memory lane!


Friday 05/11/2001 8:08:52am

099Name: Cindy Collins (McGowan)
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 73
Comments:
I see so many familiar names and faces! It's been so long ago, I was really surprised to find this site. Very nice to look back, seems like yesterday sometimes.


Thursday 05/10/2001 5:39:25pm

098Name: Paulette Peacher-Lathan
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1961
Comments:
who sent me the beautiful pink 4" square envelope for the reunion. The last name started with an H or an M. Please contact me. Urgent!!!!


Wednesday 05/09/2001 10:26:55pm

097Name: tony holland
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1964
Comments:
i have skimmed the guest book entries in their entirety over several sessions - the talents of the many contributing warriors are impressive as always. hope to see many of you in las vegas soon. many kudos to the newly spiffed website especially the new graphics.


Wednesday 05/09/2001 6:48:16pm

096Name: Norman S. Allbright
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1966
Comments:
Back again! I came to join the Alumni Association. Obviously, much effort has been put into this site! Kudos to all! The reunion sounds like fun, and I plan to be there.


Wednesday 05/09/2001 4:25:26pm

095Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments:
Ok, Warriors, I am a senior citizen now and I have a tendency to get confused, or maybe I am just slow! I think I have it figured out now, and would like to help the rest of you who may fit into my category! :-)

First the contact page is listed under, “More Yamato” in blue letters, which says, “Warrior E-mail Addresses. Go in and find your name, it is set up very simple, easy to understand, and in alphabetical order. Make sure your name & year of graduation is correct. Since many of us are always changing servers for one reason or another, make sure your current e-mail is listed. Then return to the main page and scroll down to the “new” aqua box, fill it out and click send.

Also, I would like to encourage you to join the Yamato Alumni List, which is completely free to us. It is the orange box on the main page. I just went in and I see 155 of us have joined so far. We just sent out mailings to 611 Yamatoites who I know would all like to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news.

There are so many reasons why Yamatoites don’t get into our site, and I fully understand, because I personally have experienced many of the frustrations that this computer world brings to our lives. For example, new & inexperienced users, slow computers, unreliable servers, still in the working world and strapped for time, retired and busy traveling, a recent tragedy, and last but not least, coping with computer crashes! I am from the first Yamato class (1960), and I have reached that wonderful time in life, where you find yourself retired, the kids are grown, and there you are, just you and that special someone in your life. You feel free and excited to experience this second phase of your life. You are now ready to look back as you watch your life come full circle, and what better way than to attend your high school reunion! So……..Yamatoites, we will wait patiently for each one of you to come home again!


Wednesday 05/09/2001 7:45:13am

094Name: Loren, Webmaster YHS
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1963
Comments:
There is a request for information form at the bottom of the main page on the Yamato High School Alumni site. This is a new form with new questions. Please fill it out. If this information is not received by the end of 2001 your name and address will be removed from the contact pages. This is the only way we can verify your information. Thank you for taking time to complete this form.


Tuesday 05/08/2001 8:15:22am

093Name: Sandy (Mullen) Patchin
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1972
Comments:
Marta & Marsha Cook told me about this site. We are hoping to get together in May. I would love to hear from any of our classmates. My husband retired from the military in 1997 and we are living in a suburb of Salt Lake City. I hope to be at the reunion.


Monday 05/07/2001 5:16:48pm

092Name: Carmen Natal
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Comments:
I attended Yamato High School in the 70's and loved our beloved school and miss all the spectacular alumni from Japan, it was one of the happiest times of my life! I carry all my high school friends from Japan in my heart and still miss them very much; to this day! If anyone remembers me, please email me! Thanks!


Sunday 05/06/2001 12:11:44am

091Name: Barbara Sparks Tippetts
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1972
Comments:
Hello alumni! I live in far northern California and plan to attend the reunion in Las Vegas. Hope to see you there!


Sunday 05/06/2001 11:32:26am

090Name: Norman Allbright
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1966
Comments:
This is a great site! Thanks to Wayne Durham for emailing me the URL.I have a lot to read to catch up.


Sunday 05/06/2001 10:49:04am

089Name: David Peacher-TallEagle
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960 The BEST
Comments:
Anyone know the where abouts of Lynda Mills?? She attended YHS as a freshman & sophomore from 1959-61 and came back to USA in summer July 1961. Her father was a US ARMY officier and she lived in private housing between Fuchu and Green Park next to the golf course. She was active in Green Park teen Club.. I believe she was from the Carolinas..Looking forward to Reunion in July.. Come on Class of 1960 lets locate all those FIRST Warriers....


Saturday 05/05/2001 10:35:35am

088Name: Lani A. (Waller) Pike
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: Would have been 1969
Comments:
Hi! I attended Yamato HS in my sophmore and part of my junior years Sept '66 thru Oct '67. (I graduated from Alta Loma HS in southern California in Jan '69.)I lived at Tachikawa AB. My brother is Wynn Waller who graduated in the class of 67. He was class president of '66. My closest friend was (Onya) Dagmar Larsen. I went to the '67 prom with Mike Yacksyzn. We got married in May of '69 and divorced in April of '86. We have three beautiful sons, Michael Jr.(29), Paul(26), and David(23). We also have three grandsons, Johnny (5), Trevor (5) and Matthew (3). Mike and I attended the Yamato HS Reunion in Napa Valley, Calif about 20 years ago. I have been married to a wonderful man Frank Pike for 15 years and we live in Manchester, Georgia. I attended the University of Southern Mississippi from '86-89 and graduated with highest honors and a degree in psychology. I have always been a full-time homemaker (and mom when the kids were little.) Would love to hear from some former classmates. My mailing address is 375 Mountain Ridge, Manchester, GA 31816. My brother is living in Atlanta.


Saturday 05/05/2001 9:12:36am

087Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments:
It is time to, once again, to brag about our decorating committee volunteers. Cheryl (Skipton) Runyon, ’64, Elizabeth (Hamasaka) ’69, and Martha (Corum) Walker, ’64 helped me complete 613 mailings. These mailings included the reunion information and questionnaire, which will be made into a booklet for all of us to enjoy. Our volunteers have put their heart and soul into their decorating projects for the reunion, and I know you will love what they have come up with. Because of them, we are going to have a reunion to remember! I am impressed and delighted to be a part of this team.

I would like to encourage all of you to sign the form below and let us know you are coming to the reunion. I know, for a fact, that some people are waiting to see if any of their friends will be there, before they commit. Seeing your friends from the past is an awesome experience, don’t miss it! However, you will make new friends, because we all share the same unique experience and glorious memories. I have started posting some old songs on the Yamato myfamily site to get everyone in the mood to celebrate. If you have a favorite, let me know, and if I can find it, I will be more than happy to post it. On Saturday night, we cannot help but slip back in time as songs from long ago are played.

Cheryl Skipton is right! After months of talking about what we were going to wear, we have finally made our final decision. :-) At the last reunion, I didn’t tell anyone what I was wearing, and when my zipper broke, I almost lost it! I know you gal’s understand how I felt! Anyway, this time I am going broadcast what I am wearing, because I so much want to meet all of you that I have connected with through the Net. So please let me know who you are. Friday night I will be in orange silk slacks, with a gold shimmery top. Saturday night I will have on a sheer, black and white, Oriental jacket over a black, silk Cheongsam. My husband’s eyes lit up when I showed him my Saturday night outfit, so….. maybe this time he will agree to match me. Ha! Ha! If he doesn’t have to spend money on something new, then he will probably agree! MEN!

By this time in our lives, we have all been put through plenty of pain and heartache, as well as reaching the ultimate joy that this life we live has to offer. I am enjoying reading the questionnaires as they arrive, even from the ones I don’t know. After leaving Japan, we have all walked different paths in our lives, but we all carry the same strong memories, which is clearly expressed as I read about each life. We have all grown-up......or have we? :-)


Saturday 05/05/2001 0:36:03am

086Name: mike williams
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1971
Comments:
Rotated the year before graduation. Will send picture later. Fell free to e-mail me! I have some fantastic memories of a rare gift, our shared chapter in life.


Friday 05/04/2001 6:50:27pm

085Name: Cheryl (Skipton) Runyon
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1964
Comments:
OK everyone...Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie ('60) and I have decided on our final choice for outfits for the Saturday night dinner/dance...have all of you gotten that far??? :-) Let's get going - get registered for the reunion and be ready to party! A lot of you will be receiving information in the mail about the Memory Book project, and an extra insert is included that tells you about the reunion. Be sure to fill out the form, mail it to Vonnie or me, or bring it to the reunion with you. Include a picture - but put your name and address on the back so we can return it to you. If you missed the last reunion - you missed a great time - so make sure you get to this one! No excuses!!!! :-) See you there!


Thursday 05/03/2001 11:19:56pm

084Name: Jean Criswell Dale
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Year of Graduation: 1963
Comments:
I saw a note from Rusty McBride looking for Barbara Willmarth. She lives in New York city and summers in Florida. I will try to find her address and give it to Rusty. It was nice to see that Joey Belden has logged on. I don't see too many people from the early 60's.


Wednesday 05/02/2001 10:03:12pm

083Name: Conrado Hinojosa
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Year of Graduation: 1967
Comments:
I'm still looking for Carl Brown and Bob Patterson, members of the one and only LSD (Los Santos Del Demonio) band from circa 1966-67. If you know how to get in touch, let me know. Meanwhile, check out the slideshow of the LSD band that some of you knew at http://www.net">Email Me!!!shaman.com">Email Me!!!/lsdband2.html -- you will need the full version of Quicktime to see (its free and there are links for download). A low tech alternative (just jpgs) is at http://www.net">Email Me!!!shaman.com">Email Me!!!/lsdband.html enjoy - conrado


Wednesday 05/02/2001 10:24:51am

082Name: Terry Osner
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1967


Tuesday 05/01/2001 5:40:05pm

081Name: Kathy Youngman Mosteller
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Year of Graduation: 1972


Tuesday 05/01/2001 1:42:09pm

080Name: Daniel Hautala
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Comments:
Looking for classmates from Camp Drake


Monday 04/30/2001 5:59:04pm

079Name: Chuck Jordan
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1963
Comments:
Glad to see that everyone is still getting ready for the reunion. Hope I can make it, just changed jobs and moved from Southern California to Northern California. Will still try and get there...will know more later on. Chuck Jordan (Archie's little brother)


Monday 04/30/2001 9:06:01am

078Name: Colette Corbin (Eckard)
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1967
Comments:
This majorette is twirling around with excitement that is hard to contain. I can't wait to see my friends from the base and relive all those times of confusion, happiness ,sorrow, and self identity that we all went through living in the cold-war times at Tachi. I love reading the writings or was that "rantings" of fellow warriors who speak the same language I do...that I always new was hidden back there but no one else seemed to have a clue. Do you know what I mean? The oldies just got a whole lot younger, I feel, now that we are all "rockin" for the reunion. I am "snowbirding" in Scottsdale, Az. if anyone is nearby. I make my permanent home in the great Pacific Northwest, Oregon to be exact. The door is always open.. I'm looking forward to Vegas and it's going to be HOT, weather wise of coarse. NOT!!


Sunday 04/29/2001 5:54:06pm

077Name: Betsy Stouffer Rock
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1968
Comments:
Sorry that I have not written back to several of my new found old friends but have gotten on with a new internet carrier and will begin to get back in the swing. Martha and I won't be at the reunion this year. My husband's nephew is getting married that same weekend and my kids are in the wedding. Glad for the opportunity to be in contact with everyone. Thanks webmaster.


Friday 04/27/2001 5:20:11pm

076Name: gidget whitesell lambert
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Year of Graduation: 1970
Comments:
It's wonderful to find old friends...thanks to the webmaster for all your hard work with this site. Kathy Foreman, you had better go to the reunion in July because we still need to make sure we aren't wanted by the martisans on chofu.


Friday 04/27/2001 5:56:49am

075Name: Jo Ann Sims Okada
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Year of Graduation: Class of '72
Comments:
Wow... It was great to be part of Yamato HS and now this. Many thanks for this great wedsite. I'm married and still living in Japan. I have two children (son - 17yrs. and daughter - 13yrs.) since they're both in school until the end of July I don't know if I can make the reunion this year, I'm still trying to work things out. Would love to hear from the Class of '72 and everyone else. Jo Ann Sims Okada ('72)


Wednesday 04/25/2001 4:43:42pm

074Name: Geri Gough Lavallee
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Year of Graduation: 1966
Comments:
Hi Everyone: Looking forward to the reunion.


Wednesday 04/25/2001 12:29:08am

073Name: Elizabeth Hamasaka
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Year of Graduation: 1969
Comments:
Vonnie,

You are the "chosen one" and I am so proud to be a member of the decorating committee. We have come this far under your leadership and everything will fall into place on Saturday night (don't forget to wear a red dress).


Wednesday 04/25/2001 11:26:58am

072Name: Dee Bennett (Milani)
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Tuesday 04/24/2001 9:54:40pm

071Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments:
I must say, when I agreed to be in charge of the decorating committee I hesitated, because I thought I would not get enough help. Boy, was I ever wrong! Fifteen Yamatoites have volunteered to help me, and it blows me away. They are fantastic; they are smart, experienced, filled with creative ideas, & they each carry a strong “Yamato” spirit. I really believe they have the wrong person “in charge” here! :-) I hope you don’t miss this reunion, because our volunteers are doing an awesome job for all of us. So………if you like what you see on Saturday night, these are the people to express it to, without them, I would have fallen flat on my face by now.

I am proud to list who they are: 1) Brenda (Hahn) Pickle '63 2) Cathi (Heming ) La Bonte '71 3)Cheryl (Skipton) Runyon'64 4) Diane (Roberts) Atherton '64 5) Elizabeth (Hamasaka) Tanabe '69 6) Grace (Gale) Nagamine '76 7) Jim Short'63 8) Judy (Noakes) Madison '63 9) Marilou (Galley) Frary '60 10) Martha (Corum) Walker '64 11) Mike Skidmore '69 12) Neil Alterman '62 13) Paulette (Peacher) Lathan '61 14) Richard Anthony Hoops/Jacobus '64 15) Sahah (Lightfoot) Smith '64.

When I talk about my high school reunion, I have had people say to me, “I hated high school!” I always tell them that when I left Japan, I thought that was good-bye forever to many of my friends. And without the Internet, I know that is exactly what would have happened. Others “politely” suggest that maybe there is a void in my life that needs to be filled. I then explain that this experience has enhanced an already happy and fulfilling life and I am glad I lived long enough to enjoy it. Granted, reunions are filled with bittersweet memories, as we remember those who are no longer with us. Some we lost very early on, and it never occurred to us back then that their lives would be cut so short. And yet....they live in our memory as strong as ever. If we didn’t look back with such joy, they would be just forgotten soles. I tell people that looking back is healthy and good for the sole, why would anyone want to miss an experience like this? By the time I get through with them, they tell me things like, “I wish I had something that exciting to look forward to!” My favorite one is (as they look at my smiling face), “No one should be this happy!” :-)

Then came the phone a couple of nights ago from one of my best friends in high school, and the minute I heard her voice, I was in Japan again! I could hear that same tone & accent in her voice, that same laugh, and that same wonderful attitude, and it touched a part of me that was once, a very long time ago........age 17!


Monday 04/23/2001 10:30:50pm

070Name: Kathryne Foreman
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1970
Comments:
When I found this site, thanks to Maura Benton, I could not believe it. I found several people in it I had wondered about throughout the years. I was in Tachikawa, Japan from 1963 to 1970, attending both the middle school and high school. Would love to hear from some of my ole' classmates and friends. Still have a lot more names to search through though. So glad this website exists. There are so many I have often wondered about. Without this site you would need a private detective to try to find some of them. Hope to hear from some old friends sometime soon. Kathryne


Saturday 04/21/2001 12:18:33am

069Name: Eddie Hashimoto
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1967
Comments:
Looking forward for the upcoming Reunion!


Thursday 04/19/2001 8:20:46pm

068Name: Libby Blackstead
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Year of Graduation: 72'
Comments:
The days are flying by and the temp. here in Vegas is heating up! We have a week of spring, go back to winter and then we head right into the summer. All of you be ready to hang out IN the pool. I wonder if the Monte Carlo has a swim-up bar? If not,I'm sure we can create one!! I was just in San Francisco and got to spend Saturday afternoon with my brother Joe, his girlfriend Cathy and Wally Maroney. Needless to say, getting to see everyone was the talk of the afternoon and it really got us all looking forward to July. Wally is going to be sick of me by the end of July as I'll see him at the reunion and then the next week in San Francisco! It's already getting bad as I called him today to get limo prices and he thought I was his ex-wife! Can't wait to see everyone again real soon!


Wednesday 04/18/2001 7:41:23pm

066Name: Bob Clifford (65)
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1965
Comments:
Greetings!!! As the reunion nears, now is the time to search out those remaining "lost" friends of ours. A couple of weeks ago I got in contact with Mr. Norman Hirose (now in Berkeley, CA). He said IT WOULD BE OKAY to let people on the Yamato web site know his email address (nihirose@aol.com">Email Me!!!) and he would be interested in folks writing him. I was surprised to hear of his tenure at YHS: "I was at Yamato from the beginning to the end - Fall of 1959 to Summer of 1973." He was there the whole time!!!! (After YHS, he was at Zama HS from 73 until 93!!!) He may not answer immediately (for you impatient ones!), so don't give him a bad time. ;) Later, Bob C.


Tuesday 04/17/2001 7:58:23pm

065Name: Susan Barley Atkinson
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1963
Comments:
Hi everybody! I'm curious to know if anybody remembers Camp Drake Jr. Hi.? I've not seen that school mentioned by anyone anywhere. I went there for 8th grade '58-'59.


Monday 04/16/2001 7:20:43pm

064Name: Ernie Singer
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Monday 04/16/2001 2:32:31pm

063Name: Carolyn Walden
E-Mail:Email Me!!!
Year of Graduation: 1973
Comments:
Hey fellow Warriors. Thanks to Wally Maroney, I have joined the circle of friends. The web site is great, thank all of you responsible for creating and maintaining it! Since my first email from Wally, I have been in touch with several Yamato alumni, Jerry Dean (who I discovered works here in Sacramento where I do. Small world is'nt it! Also I have been in touch with Rick Taylor and Merrill Nunnelly. I'm trying to get in touch with Marsha Benton, Merrill gave me her brothers phone number. Did any of you play softball with Marsha and I, her dad was our coach, we called him ChickenMan. We had a great team and lots of fun. Did any one play in the Bell Choir at the Protestant Chapel? Boy, the memories are flooding back. Those were the good old days. Anyway it is nice to be in touch. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the reunion, my family and I have made plans to attend our family reunion in Newport News, Va, beginning July 13th. I will definitely make the next one. I hope there is another one next year. Even though I cant attend the 2001 reunion, my hats off to all those involved in the planning, I know it's a lot of work and can be quite demanding. Hang in there, it sounds like it will be well worth the effort. Have some fun for me. Take care for now. Carolyn

Saturday 03/10/2001 5:16:33pm

062Name: Robert Laird
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Comments:
Hello: I am an old Chofu ex with many Yamato friends from 64-67


Saturday 03/10/2001 8:35:23am

061Name: Nanci Willis Rinehart
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Location: Lakewood, CO
Comments:
What a joy it was to find this site and renew old friendships and memories. And what a sad thing it is to read that there are folks out there who wish to squabble about things like how quickly they are accomodated on the site...after all, some of us have waited 40 years to hear from each other! I think a few weeks or so is not too much to expect from people who are working for free to give us the gift of pleasure and happiness in connecting us together once more. Can't we have peace and get back to the fun of sharing our fond remembrances rather than our negative bickering? I check in daily to add a smile to my morning, not put sorrow in my heart.


Friday 03/09/2001 7:31:54pm

060Name: Bob Mutu
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Comments:
Takusan Arigatos to Neil and Dave and the reunion team!!!I can't believe that Neil is getting hassled! To the alumni who have given him a bad time, probably the same one who drove Loren away: I helped Loren out by doing one small portion of the site...pictures. That alone took me many hours glued to my computer. The FREE work volunteered by the webmaster is a huge burden! I cannot understand why anyone would have anything bad to say about the alumni who are volunteering their time to keep us together and provide us this wonderful site! What are you thinking? The guys and gals work very hard to get you connected as fast as they can....we know how exciting it is to surf around the site, but that is not an excuse to expect immediate reaction!! If you keep bugging the team then we may all end up without a Yamato website! Think positive and have a little patience! See you all in 4 months!!


Friday 03/09/2001 4:54:40pm

059Name: Henry Ahern
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Location: referred from militarybrats.com">Email Me!!!
Comments:
Yamato HS 1961-1962


Tuesday 03/13/2001 8:25:53am

058Name: Denis Raab
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Comments:
Hi guys. I agree with Bob, I personally had not seen or heard from a single classmate in 33 years till this site went up, since then i have contacted George Garman, Kay Dawson, Bill Bosley, Martha and Betsy Stoufer, Karen Graham ,John Clifford, Bob Clifford Steve Card and Bob Mutu, all i can say is "awsome"keep up the great work, Denis Raab 68'


Monday 03/12/2001 11:10:54pm

057Name: Masato Bisnett (Kobayashi)
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Location: Yokota AB
Comments:
Hi Everyone, Especially Class of 73. Where have you all been? Seems like you were lost for ever. Maybe it was me and kind of slow in the "lost and found section. Anyway, I finally found you and hope to bring back the fond and dear memories which has always been the treasure of my life. Say Hi when you get a chance. Masato


Monday 03/12/2001 5:24:25pm

056Name: Shanna Wellinger Gilg
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Sunday 03/11/2001 3:22:05pm

055Name: Dave Yamashita
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Location: Seattle. WA
Comments:
It's great to see a web page for the GREATEST WARRIORS in the Universe. I'm a 73 Yamato grad looking for all my friends, and looking for other recipe for being a military brats which we had taste of another world.


Sunday 03/11/2001 12:48:40am

054Name: Nanci Willis Rinehart '66
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Comments:
Does anyone else remember the ski trip the Teen Club took in the winter of '64? I don't know who taped "Up On The Roof" but we listened to it dozens of times... We waited for the chaperones to go to sleep and got into the kitchen, took a bunch of aluminum serving trays out onto the ski slope, found the flood lights, turned them on and had a great time sledding down the slopes. In the morning, the hotel owner complained about all of his trays having dents in them. We had to purchase 24 trays at marked up prices. So if any of you who were later members of the Teen Club ever wondered why there were all those trays at the Club, that's where they came from. For any of the other Senior Girl Scouts at Nikko in '63: remember sneaking out one night and going into town for a hot community bath then not being able to sleep under the covers in our sleeping bags because of our sulphur smell? We had to stay downwind of the counselors the next morning. I'm looking forward to seeing you all in Las Vegas to hear what escapades you remember that I've forgotten. See you there!


Friday 03/16/2001 7:29:45am

053Name: Bob Clifford (65)
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Year of Graduation: 1965
Comments:
LEGGER ALERT!!!! Hi. I just checked out the "Classmates.com">Email Me!!!" web site and noticed that there is a "new" name on the 1965 list: Richard Young. He and his brother Randy (67) are two guys we haven't had much luck finding anything on. Can anyone help us out??? Thanks.


Thursday 03/15/2001 3:11:12pm

052Name: Marliss Hazlett (72)
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Year of Graduation: 72
Comments:
Hey ya all.... Tried to see the pics at My Family.com">Email Me!!!. what name is it under? hmmm Also, do you all remember the lady who was in charge of the teen club? Mrs. Brown. She was so much a part of our "social life". Wouldn't it be fun if we could find her and have her at the reunion! Does anyone know anything about her? Gawd.. the trip to the top of Fuji, and the trip where we all stayed at that big hotel somewhere close to Fuji. Anyone remember those? (or was it all just a dream i had? Hmmmm) I have changed email, so if any of you have info please note the change. smoochies ya all....


Thursday 03/15/2001 9:06:36am

051Name: wally maroney
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Year of Graduation: 1973
Comments:
hey warriors: heard a rumor that our ex-webmaster loren was thinking of not attending the reunion due to the negative feedback he received from some of the dumbasses who weren't appreciative of his efforts. i sure hope the actions of those few won't get in the way of the rest of us showing our gratitude to his tireless and sometimes thankless work. i urge all of you (even you negative types) to email him and encourage him to show up. we all owe him a huge debt. without the combined efforts of loren, neil, and the rest of the folks responsible for the site and the mother of all reunions, we would surely be missing out on a lifetime of memories. feedback welcome. cheers, wally


Wednesday 03/14/2001 10:13:45pm

050Name: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
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Year of Graduation: 1960
Comments:
I am in charge of the decorating committee for the reunion, and I am posting this announcement to all of our alumni. Everyone at the reunion will be given a questionnaire (a personal profile) to fill out and mail back to me by August 1, 2001. Then I will take all of the sheets and make them into a booklet, which will be available to everyone and priced accordingly. If any profit is made, it will go back into the reunion fund. They did this at my Moses Lake, Washington reunion last year, and everyone loved it. The time at the reunion passes so quickly and you don’t always get around to everyone. This way we can read about each other and make contact if we wish. Anyone who would like to receive their questionnaire before the reunion, let me know at the e-mail address above, and I will e-mail it to you. It is so great to see so many of you visiting this site. Get excited! The reunion is getting closer and closer, and you will have a ball. Our last reunion was awesome, and I can't hardly wait for this one. I wonder if I should start taking my luggage out of the closet now? :-)


Wednesday 03/14/2001 1:21:30pm

049Name: Elizabeth Hamasaka
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Year of Graduation: 1969
Comments:
Kudos to my classmate, Mike Skidmore, for taking the time to scan and post those photos at the MyFamily.com">Email Me!!! site.


Sunday 03/18/2001 7:00:13pm

048Name: Larry La Chapelle "63
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Year of Graduation: 63
Comments:
Just got an e-mail from Tom Spalding, '63, gave him our web site and told him to log on.


Friday 03/16/2001 10:36:23pm

047Name: Robert (Bobby) Pittman
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Year of Graduation: Chofu (77)
Comments:
I dropped in to wish all warriors my best for your reunion this year. Though my loyalties will always be with Chofu, there was something special about what each of us shared, even in competition. I have also noticed just how many friends lived on a host of different bases during the 60's. I think we spent all that time in Japan as a result of a government consipiracy to protect us from Rock & Roll back in the states. LMAO. Best wishes and have a great time!


Friday 03/16/2001 10:20:28pm

046Name: Stephanie (Craig) Thompson
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Year of Graduation: 1973
Comments:
Because of this website, I have been in contact with many old friends from the class of 73. I plan on attending the reunion and would love to hear from anyone that remembers me.


Friday 03/16/2001 8:29:57pm

045Name: Dave Yamashita
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Year of Graduation: 1973
Comments:
How's my fellow Warriors doing. I am excited about the reunion and I just got a letter from Masato Bisnett Kobayashi. It's great. Hey, if ayone's looking for John Asai, a fellow 73 grad, his e-mail is Sunny5811@aol.com">Email Me!!! and his brother Tony Asai, 74 grad is tony238@aol.com">Email Me!!!. Anyone know Craig Synder, Sherry Gasaway, or Paul Hayashi's e-mail or mailing address. Looking forward to seeing you all. I haven't changed, just my body seems ancient. Have a great week-end.


Friday 03/16/2001 3:56:18pm

044Name: Richard Young
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Year of Graduation: 1965
Comments:
Greeting from a class of 65 grad Enjoyed the web site. Looking forward to meeting old friends. Contact me at RAY7298@Hotmail.com">Email Me!!!


Sunday 03/18/2001 7:00:13pm

043Name:: Larry La Chapelle "63
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Year of Graduation: 63
Comments
Just got an e-mail from Tom Spalding, '63, gave him our web site and told him to log on.


Friday 03/16/2001 10:36:23pm

042Name:: Robert (Bobby) Pittman
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Year of Graduation: Chofu (77)
Comments:
I dropped in to wish all warriors my best for your reunion this year. Though my loyalties will always be with Chofu, there was something special about what each of us shared, even in competition. I have also noticed just how many friends lived on a host of different bases during the 60's. I think we spent all that time in Japan as a result of a government consipiracy to protect us from Rock & Roll back in the states. LMAO. Best wishes and have a great time!


Friday 03/16/2001 10:20:28pm

041Name:: Stephanie (Craig) Thompson
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Year of Graduation: 1973
Comments
Because of this website, I have been in contact with many old friends from the class of 73. I plan on attending the reunion and would love to hear from anyone that remembers me.


Friday 03/16/2001 8:29:57pm

040Name:: Dave Yamashita
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Year of Graduation: 1973
Comments
How's my fellow Warriors doing. I am excited about the reunion and I just got a letter from Masato Bisnett Kobayashi. It's great. Hey, if ayone's looking for John Asai, a fellow 73 grad, his e-mail is Sunny5811@aol.com">Email Me!!! and his brother Tony Asai, 74 grad is tony238@aol.com">Email Me!!!. Anyone know Craig Synder, Sherry Gasaway, or Paul Hayashi's e-mail or mailing address. Looking forward to seeing you all. I haven't changed, just my body seems ancient. Have a great week-end.


Tuesday 03/20/2001 3:16:59pm

039Name:: William Dowd
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Year of Graduation: 64
Comments
new email address


Tuesday 03/20/2001 3:03:23pm

038Name:: Charlie Pridgen
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Year of Graduation: 1972
Comments:
Wow... Just found this site Ive been out of touch with everyone except Ron Coder and Bill Deville. The reunion sounds like fun. I'll try to make it.


Monday 03/19/2001 5:50:35pm

037Name:: Ron Childers
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Year of Graduation: Almost
Comments:
To Loren, Neil and all the others that have made this site so great. I want to let you know how important it is for us that you attend the reunion. To tell you thanks on the site is one thing, but to shake your hand and tell how much we appreciate all the work you have put into it is something I have been looking forward to. I really hope you know how much this site means to so many of us. See you in Vegas.


Monday 03/19/2001 11:48:07am

036Name:: Shanna Wellinger Gilg
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Year of Graduation: would have been '64
Comments:
I have a word of THANKS,for Loren, WEBMASTER,Loren, if it hadn't been for all your long hours and tedious efforts, we probably, we being Richard "Hick" Gilg and myself, never would have found our lost school friends. As of about l-1/2 months ago, because of this site, Ron Childers called and left a message on the answering machine, I returned his call and low and behold this led to the reunion of "Hick" and Larry LaChapelle, Jim Short, Karen "Jinx" Hollaway, and hopefully many many more will surface due to you and the pipe line of lost people who are now found. Those years were our formative years that were seemingly lost, but now found... A BIG BIG THANK YOU..


Sunday 03/18/2001 8:09:33pm

035Name:: Kathy Yacconi (Stevens)
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Year of Graduation: 1964
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What is happening to our webmasters? I thought they were doing a great job. For those that are complaining, maybe you should do the job.


Thursday 03/22/2001 8:30:44am

034Name:: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
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Year of Graduation: 1960
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I will be postings photo’s of the Monte Carlo on the Yamato myfamily Website of the rooms, restaurants, etc. If you are a member and have forgotten your password, I will be more than happy to re-invite you in. Just e-mail me at vonnie79@home.com">Email Me!!!. If you need an invitation to become a member you can e-mail Charlie Moy at cmoy@gdats.com">Email Me!!! . Would love to see more of you visit, there are so many wonderful photos of past days in Japan. Every time a new memory is posted, I feel uplifted. Get excited, the reunion is getting closer and closer and it is going to be a blast! Don’t miss it, time is passing, and our bodies are starting to deteriorate! Since the last reunion, I was shocked to see my first two age spots on my right arm. Who knows what will be next. :-)


Thursday 03/22/2001 6:24:17am

033Name:: David Strausser
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Year of Graduation: 1975
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I don't check the messages here as often as I should so I had to play catch up to understand what was going on. I wanted to thank Loren for all he has done for the alumni and especially for me. He contacted me 18 months or so ago and let me know about the site and how to sign up. I don't know how he got my e-mail, especially since he sent it to my work address, and since he graduated WAY before I did how he even got my name. So, with all that said, thank you Loren for reintroducing me to old friends and helping me make new friends from Yamato. I look forward to meeting you in Vegas and thanking you in person.


Wednesday 03/21/2001 8:13:20am

032Name:: Larry La Chapelle
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Year of Graduation: 1963
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I concur with Shanna and want to say thanks to Loren, not that Neil was doing a bad job. Got an e-mail from Charlie Moy yesterday. The list of contacts just keeps growing.


Tuesday 03/20/2001 11:02:09pm

031Name:: Stan Avans
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Year of Graduation: 1971


Tuesday 03/20/2001 7:20:12pm

030Name:: Neil Alterman
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Year of Graduation: 1962
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LOREN IS BACK. Loren has agreed to return as our webmaster to protect his interests. However, he is NOT willing to accept emails from people wanting immediate response. Therefore, I have agreed to serve as the web coordinator and handle his emails. I will then forward to him the information that he needs to maintain the web and keep it looking great. Please continue to send information to me via email and I will make sure that Loren only gets what he needs. It is important that you include your year of graduation in your email, so we can make sure that you are on the right contact pages. Additionally, we have over 450 people signed up on the spreadsheet, but there are only about 95 people signed up on the alumni listbot. Please make sure that you have signed up on the listbot on the mainpage. This helps up to make sure that our info is accurate. If you have any questions, please send them to me and I will ensure that you get an answer. Thanks so much for your support during my stint as webmaster. It was greatly appreciated. Now I gladly turn the job back over to the one who knows what he is doing. I willingly take a back seat to the master.


Wednesday 03/28/2001 4:32:16am

029Name:: Jim Short
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Year of Graduation: '63
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Hey, Loren (Buddy), welcome back!!! Did you have a nice rest? Well, good, its time to get back to work. So take off your boots ( living in NM I am assuming that you wear boots) get real comfortable and pull your chair up close to your computer and start tapping those keys. No, really, its good you're back. I will be at the reunion and I would be honored to shake your hand and purchase a cocktail of your choice for you and one for your lovely wife, for all you have done to get Warriors back together, after for some of us 40 years! Oh, Neil, I include you in this, for being the one that so unselfishly stepped in and took over, to give Loren a well deseved rest from all of us. My hat is off to both of you, watch out I'm bald and don't want to blind either one of you. You both need your eyesight so you can keep tapping those keys. I was going to email you directly, Buddy, but I was afraid to, I didn't want to tick you off again, so I figured it would be safer in this forum. Welcome back and sayonara for now, see you in Vegas!


Tuesday 03/27/2001 8:11:37pm

028Name:: Jane Melby
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Year of Graduation: 1977


Tuesday 03/27/2001 6:52:15am

027Name:: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
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Year of Graduation: 1960
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It is really nice to see the new names popping up on the Yamato my family site. I know not everyone has the time or a fast computer, so I would like to give you a tip about moving around within he site. There are tons of pictures posted, so if you just want to view certain photos, then click on "photos" on the first page. A page will open with all of the photos in a thumbnail size, and you can go through each page to find the one you want to view. Also going through the album list saves time too. For example, if you just want to see the Monte Carlo pictures, on the photo page just look on the top right side of the page and you will see "select albums." Just click on the arrow and you will see each album listed in alphabetical order. The Monte Carlo is listed under the album named, Reunion 2001. I just posted a photo of the room with a king bed last night. If you are having any problems, don’t hesitate to let me know, I will be more than happy to help you out. So………get into the site, get excited. I am riding my bike daily and I may not lose much weight before the reunion, but I will be in good dancing condition. :-)


Friday 03/23/2001 4:58:51pm

026Name:: Jackie (Peterson) Pope
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Year of Graduation: 1971
Comments:
Please enter me into the alumni addresses. Thanks!


Thursday 03/22/2001 8:45:48am

025Name:: Wayne Durham
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Year of Graduation: 1961
Comments:
Loren, thanks for posting the the 1961 Last Will Testament and for all the other things you do.


Friday 03/30/2001 9:08:35pm

024Name:: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
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Year of Graduation: 1960
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Well....I finally broke down and e-mailed my “Now” photo to Bob Mutu. I don’t like any of my pictures, so I sent the “best of the worst!” So.....get your photo’s mailed to Bob, your friends want to see you!!! Don’t worry about how you look! As for me....there is no trace of the 110 lb, self-absorbed, 17 year-old....from long ago! :-) Have you filled out the form at the bottom of the opening page? This is brand-new so we ALL need to fill it out. This will bring everything up-to-date for our hard-working reunion volunteers. If you can’t remember if you filled it out, then just fill it out again! Are you attending the reunion and your name isn’t listed under the attendee list? Then check the box on this form and you will be added. When your friends see your name, they just might book their hotel room. I already booked our room, before we go broke paying our $300.00 PG&E bills here in California! The music for the reunion will be by a DJ company named, “Hansen & Friends.” They come highly recommended, and I hear they will have all of us out there dancing!!! The music will be a mix of the early 60’s & 70’s. If you have a song request, let me know, and I will send it to our music coordinator, Libby Blackstead. There is a limit to the number of requests, but every effort will be made to mix the music. Have you joined ListBot on the opening page? This is also brand new! If you are on this list, you will be kept abreast of all the Yamato news. You just sign up, enter your e-mail address, click submit, and then you will receive a new password in your e-mail. At the moment, 117 of us have already signed up. Don’t procrastinate, get involved, make the time, you won’t be sorry! Me...I have several lives going right now, my "Internet" life, my "Yamato High School life", my "bicycling" life, and my "regular" life. Each one holds equal importance to me! So......com">Email Me!!!e on Yamatoites, I invite you to, “get yourself another life!" :-)


Friday 03/30/2001 12:23:22am

023Name:: Velma (Epperson) Vander Meide
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Year of Graduation: 1969
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My wish came true...I have been wishing to be reconnected to my friends that I made at Yamato High for so long, and now it has come to pass, and finally am reconnected again. Hope to get in touch with some of my friends, Sue Petty, Sheri Vlanderian,Midori Trent, ect. Hope to attend upcoming reunion...by the way here is Dawna (Tolman) Holt email for those that remember her...and she can tell you abt her sisters...Becky, & Teresa Tolman...Becky is back in Japan with her hubby and fam. now. She can update you all. dawnaholt@hotmail.com">Email Me!!!. Love ya Warriors! Velma


Thursday 03/29/2001 10:41:14pm

022Name:: Bob Mutu
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Year of Graduation: 1966
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Alumni, looks like we have all the pictures up to date. If your photo is not on a seniors page and it should be, let me know. If you would like me to put it on the non-grads page then let me know. We are also looking for how we look now photos. Send me an email with a photo or email me for my address if you want to snail mail me one for that page. See you all very soon!!


Thursday 03/29/2001 4:54:21pm

021Name:: Lyle Wogomon
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Year of Graduation: 1961


Wednesday 03/28/2001 6:18:37pm

020Name:: Loren
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Year of Graduation: 1963
Comments:
Some items from the site have been deleted because they where no longer FREE, ie., the Message Board and some of the counters. All counters have been removed except on the front page. Most of the pages will open in a new window so just close that window to come back to the main site to move on. Some folks where having a hard time with the links so took the site map off and replaced it with text links. Also the form at the bottom of the page will not work with WebTV. All the folks with WebTV will have to send regular email if they have a suggestion or want to be added to the contact list. Please register with the NEW alumni list, the old one has been deleted. I will not be attending all the reunion activites this time. Family obligations, but Harriet and I will try to attend the Friday Night get together. I am looking forward to seeing everyone again. Thank you.


Saturday 03/31/2001 8:37:55am

019Name:: Susan Barley Atkinson
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Year of Graduation: 1963
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Attended Yamato as a freshman '59-'60.


Monday 04/02/2001 6:02:23pm

018Name:: Larry La Chapelle
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Year of Graduation: 63
Comments
Marilyn Ayers, librarian, just contacted me and is living in San Antonio. She'll write more and I'll get her involved like she got me involved in the Library!!


Monday 04/02/2001 7:56:45am

017Name:: Susan Barley Atkinson
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Year of Graduation: 1963
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Attended Yamato as a freshman '59-'60 then rotated stateside to Bangor, ME. Graduated '63 from Mineral Wells HS, Mineral Wells, TX. Was one of Yamato's first JV cheerleaders. Living in Cheraw, SC since '65. Married 38 yrs, 3 children, 5 grandchildren. Would love to hear from anyone who might remember me. Love this web site!

Tuesday 04/03/2001 7:50:46pm

016Name:: Cheryl (Skipton) Runyon
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Year of Graduation: 1964
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OK everyone - the questionnaires for the reunion memory book are being sent out to all those that Vonnie and I have an email address for...and a lot of them are coming back as "no good." There are currently 515 on the list...we are splitting the work..and so far about 1/4 of the addresses no longer "exist." So...if you are reading this and you're one of those that changed your email address and didn't update it on the Site...please let Vonnie or me know. My address is above and Vonnie's email address is: Vonnie79@Home.com">Email Me!!! We want to try to get these questionnaires to every person that we can. The ones we can't reach will have them arrive in the regular mail. Hope we see you at the reunion! Be ready to PARTY! :-)


Wednesday 04/04/2001 10:20:10pm

015Name:: Steve Liljedahl
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Year of Graduation: 1969
Comments
Hope I can arrange to attend the 2001 reunion. See you all there!


Wednesday 04/04/2001 9:08:57am

014Name:: John McNeill
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Year of Graduation: 1967
Comments:
Fun to find old friends


Wednesday 04/04/2001 8:19:09am

013Name:: Chuck Spicer
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Year of Graduation:
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Howdy Y'all, Just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in.I'm sure some of you do remember?!? I will be at the reunion might even wear my dress bib-overalls( just for you Doug ). Anyway hope to see some different faces this time. Does any body have a clue where Dale Scott is. We went to Australia together, saw him two times in "76" when I came back home, but have lost touch since then. Later, Chuck


Friday 04/06/2001 10:52:58am

012Name:: Mike Skidmore
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Year of Graduation: 1969
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For those at Yamato during the 1968 and 1969 years i have posted 250 photos at the www.myfamily.com">Email Me!!! web site under the 1968-69 photos Album.

Thursday 04/05/2001 4:30:25pm

011Name:: Bruce Lawrence
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Year of Graduation: 1973
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Just returned from a business trip to Japan March 18th-25th and had the opportunity to visit Tachikawa. I was living in Tokyo from '91-'99 as an expat however did not take the time to visit the old homestead. With the Vegas renioun coming up I thought it would be a good time to take a journey through the past. I got a rent-a-car on Saturday March 24th and drove on Koshukaido from Tokyo to Chofu, Fuchu, Tachi, Yamato and Yokota. Kushukaido was pertty much the same, four lane but much more traffic than 30 years ago. There is a new soccer stadium where Chufo was, with nothing to identify the old base expect the old fence around the base. ASIJ is still on the back side of Chofu and is where most of the expat kids in Tokyo go to school. Fuchu is now run by the Japanese Self Defence Force and looks pretty much the same, when it was the 5th Air Force's HQ. The three story white HQ buildings are still there and many of the housing building are still there, many new buildings as well. Tahci has very little that resembles the old base. The west side, inculding the runway is still there, run by the JSFD. There are some building remaining on the west side, however difficult to get close to see that part of the base. The east side of the base from the runway on is new office buildings. A majority of the east side and part of the west side (south side) is a large park, which is very nice. The old laundry gate is no more, with very little to remind you of the base. The old western houses in the area have been torn down and rebuild as Japanese homes, a few western homes remain and the old streets remain. American village is still there and many of the houses are in poor shape. Some of the housing is used by airmen from Yokota. The village still looks the same in layout, but hard to believe that many of us use to live there in those homes. The front of the village is a field with no resemblance of the old base with the hangers and base housing. From the north side of the base can see what remains of the base, run way, control tower, hangers, a good feeling of the old Tachi. Tachikawa City is now big buildings and a station building, nicer and there is still a corner that was the main gate entrance. Yamato had very little that resembled the old campus. New high rise appartments and the station was new and had a monorail that linked the station to Tachikawa station. There may be some old buildings from the base, however someone would have to point them out to identify it was part of the old base. Yokota AB is pretty much the same in look and feel as 30 years ago. The base has grown to include new high rise appartments. The highway in front of the main gate is now a four lane vs. a two lane. The base has a wall around the front vs. a fence. There is a fence around the north and south side and you can still see the planes take off and land. The terminal is still in place where most of us left Japan. The west side of the base still has the BX and commisuary which you can still see from the highway. It tourned out to be an interesting journey, both happy and sad. I took pictures and hope to share them with all in Vegas. Other bases still operate including Camp Zama, Yokosuka. My last visit to Camp Zama many years ago, the base looked just like the 60's. I heard the Johnson was a JSDF base. I am not sure what happened to Green Park, Yokohama, Sagamihara and Tokorozawa. On another note, Yamoto HS is no more, however Yokota HS continues to compete with other HS's in the Kanto area, schools that Yamoto competed against, ASIJ, CAJ, St. Mary's, Camp Zama, Yokosuka NS. There still a few good friends I have from Yamato and Yokota HS living in Japan, including Jerry Lowe, David Toda, Jimmy Reuth. Patty Nowiki and Roy Glance live in Tokyo as well, however have not seen them in some time. Hat's off to all that have stayed in Japan to live the crazy Tokyo lifestyle. Hope to share more about the Kanto Plains area and Tokyo with you all in Vegas. Cheers, Bruce Lawrence, '73


Thursday 04/05/2001 11:47:03am

010Name:: Donna Martinson (nee Carlini)
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Year of Graduation: would of graduated 1973
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I attended in 1971 and 1972, but moved to Kadena and graduated from Kubasaki HS in 1973. I had many good memories and friends from my time at Tachi and of course "American Village" life


Thursday 04/05/2001 9:40:56pm

009Name:: Stephanie (Craig) Thompson
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Year of Graduation: 1973
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Come on class of '73!!!! Only 3 out of 46 are listed on "who's attending" for our class! Let's get going! Our class contact is Wally Maroney! You can write him at Doo Waka@aol.com">Email Me!!!!!!!!


Friday 04/06/2001 11:16:58am

008Name:: Marilynn Ayers Taylor
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What a gold mine of memories! Even tho I was librarian for only 2 years (62-64), it was my first DoDDS assignment which got me hooked into 30 years of working w/military brats! Couldn't have had a better teaching experience. Little did I think when many of you left school that I would EVER hear from you again. That was one of the hardest aspects of such a job! I think God had us in mind when he let some create the computer. My husband, Terry, thinks I am obsessing as I try to contact some of my former students from Yamato, G.Dewey, and Karamursel in particular. I moved to ES so that isn't so much fun. Won't be able to attend the reunion--a previous scheduled reunion. Would like to some time. San Antonio is a great location for one--we've attended a few here. Would love to hear from some of you. I contacted Al Peterson today. Have address for Marilyn Squires Nicklas and Al Brunner. Have seen Lee Mawby thru the years. Does anyone know the where abouts of De Lutton? Marilynn


Friday 04/06/2001 9:28:13am

007Name:: george yanase
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Year of Graduation: 75
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There are numerous recent photos of what used to be Tachikawa and Yamato in my Yahoo club. http://clubs.yahoo.com">Email Me!!!/clubs/yamatoandyokota70spicclub Hiroshi's album and laundry gate album. some more pics from pic club 2. Yamato pics album 4. Masato Bisnett http://id.yimg.com">Email Me!!!/d/2b7499c/g/1/3ece5c75.jpg Yamato campus http://id.yimg.com">Email Me!!!/d/2b7499c/g/1/8c2e7e67.jpg Copy and paste links into address window to view pics.


Friday 04/06/2001 9:13:42am

006Name:: george yanase
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Year of Graduation: 75
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I posted some new pics in my Yahoo club. http://clubs.yahoo.com">Email Me!!!/clubs/yamatoandyokota70spicclub2, These pics are in yamato pics 5 album. Waiting to go home http://id.yimg.com/d/2b7499c/g/1/2818a220.jpg Girls on the bus http://id.yimg.com">/d/2b7499c/g/1/a8fbb8b4.jpg Mrs Timeus English http://id.yimg.com/d/2b7499c/g/1/b6711ad3.jpg Yamato cheerleaders http://id.yimg.com/d/2b7499c/g/1/5ef5277a.jpg. Click on the link or copy the link then paste into the address bar to see the photos.


Saturday 04/07/2001 11:25:32pm

005Name:: Gary Sadler
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Year of Graduation: Class 0f '68
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Would love to hear from Randy Young & Greg Mackeen....


Friday 04/06/2001 11:19:01pm

004Name:: Gary Sadler
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Year of Graduation: Class of '68
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Just found this web site. Looking for Greg MacKeen and Randy Young. Would love to hear from some of the class of '68. Smitty are you still in Pasadena???


Friday 04/06/2001 6:57:54pm

003Name:: Vonnie (Hoops) Beattie
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Year of Graduation: 1960
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All I can say is, “Thank, God, its Friday!” This reunion can’t get here fast enough for me! Ha! Ha! I just posted a picture of the room with two beds at the Monte Carlo in the Yamato myfamily site. On the opening page, just scroll down the page and find the name, “Photos” on the left side of the page. Then to the right of Photos click “View Photos.” All the photos will open up to a thumbnail size. Click on the picture and you are there. Or click on the top right of the page and click select albums under “Reunion 2001” You can also click the picture on the cover page and reach it that way. Cheryl Skipton-Runyon and I just finished sending out 523 questionnaires and now we will (with the help of our volunteers) get ready to send them out to our large mailing list. If you do not receive a questionnaire, please let me know and I will see that you get one. You won’t want to miss getting this booklet, I must say you will be pleased to see what our Yamatoites have accomplished after reaching adulthood. We have a well educated (many holding degrees), well-traveled, and interesting group of Yamatoites, who hold a variety of occupations. For example, A Musician, A Pro-Football player for 10 years, many with government careers. One Yamatoite wants to write a book or two into retirement, which I (for one) would like a copy of. With retirement nearing for some, Yamatoites express as much excitement toward retiring, as they did discussing their current life. It will make you proud to be a part of this select group, who call themselves, “Yamato High School” graduates! I just read the entry by, Marilynn-Ayers Taylor, Librarian, in which she says her husband thinks she is obsessed with finding her past friends. Welcome to the crowd, Marilyn, because we all feel the same way. I have been hearing this from my husband since I found my friends two years ago. (thanks to the computer) Ha! Ha! My husband does not understand, because he grew up and lives just one town away from where he graduated. He also worked for 32 years with many of his former classmates! He continues to run into his friends all the time, and has no interest in attending his reunions. It is stories like yours, Marilyn, that make me realize I haven’t lost it! :-) All of you who I have had contact with, please let me know who you are at the reunion. I will be wearing orange slacks on Friday night and while you at it, (guys) I love to dance!! :-) We gal’s still have room on our dance cards, so start e-mailing your past friends. A guy on my card tells me that “John Travolta” has nothing on him! (You know who you are!) Gee, am I lucky or what? For those of you who haven’t been to a reunion yet, I warn you the time passes quickly and you don’t get to talk to everyone you know. Of course, this just wets your appetite for attending the next reunion. :-)


Friday 04/06/2001 5:20:05pm

002Name:: Elizabeth Hamasaka
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Year of Graduation: 1969
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As always, Mike Skidmore has been doing a wonderful job in scanning and posting the photos at the MyFamily.com">Email Me!!! site. Viewing those photos have brought back fond memories of YHS. We will forever cherish those memories. Thanks so much for filling in that void in our life with those photos.


Friday 04/06/2001 1:51:42pm

001Name:: joe belden
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Year of Graduation: 1964