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CLASS PROPHECY CONT'D
and she brought the cred1t books wtth her because there have been no entrles s1nce she became
manager She says that the state audltors w1ll be at the store some tlme 1n the near future and
she thought tt rrught be H106 mf she would brmg the books up to date for once
Ed B1rdwell and Wanda Tarno were marrted shortly after school was out They have a
l1tt1e m1ss1on down by Flmt R1ver Wanda says that they have frequent v1s1ts from some of our
classmates and that she keeps pretty well up to date on what they have been domg
I know even m thls length of ttme you couldn t have forgotten J ack Pope He was the ladtes
man of the class Jack IS a conftrmed bachelor and has a bustness all h1s own manufacturmg
ladles hngerte whtch he sells to btg department stores Inhxs travels Jack met D1ck Smlth
whom you remember was marrled before we graduated He has twelve ktds and claxms that he
has to work all three shtfts at the A C in order to feed and clothe them He st1l1 clatrns that
someday he IS gotng to get a Cadtllac
Anna Stebb1ns Betty Meeks and Charles V1ers I found out 1n the kttchen eanng as usual
Amta Stebbms told me she plays Beulah on rad1o and telev1s1on She says she 1S work1ng on the
1dea of marrymg Btll 1n real l1fe and that tt s work1ng out just fxne
Betty Meeks was on the other hand cookmg up somethmg as usual w1th that farnlhar
lookmg butler I d1dn t know what tt was but knowtng Betty anyone w1l1 be able to guess Betty
plays the serles of L1fe Wtth Eltzabeth and My L1tt1e Margte on telev1s1on The parts sult her
very well don t you dunk?
Charles Vters ts a referee for m1dget wrestlers He doesn t look the same anymore and
I m qu1te sure you wouldn t recogn1ze h1m on the street He usually ends up 1n the wresthng
I m sure Adele that you w1ll remember Leo McClure He s the one that used to sleep
most of the trme tn class Leo IS now a professor at the UHIVCFSIIY of Cahforma where he teaches
How To Avold lnsomnta He s been qulte successful except that I found h1m 1n a corner tn the
ltbrary fast asleep
And of course you remember Raymond Pugtrure He was the one who never sa1d anythtng
to the gtrls Well the poor guy was arrested for btgamy 1n up state New York but IS out of
gall on ba1l posted by Robert Mumford so that he mlght attend the reuruon
Pat Hoffman has ended up 1n an Old Malds Boardmg House She sa1d somethmg about be
longmg to the OMA whtch turned out to be the Old Matds Anonymous Club lm not sure butI
thtnk rt lS ln some way connected w1th the AAA A1COhOl1CS Anonymous Club of Amer1ca
You should have seen Charles Blackhurst He was dressed ln ta1ls and had a large stove
p1pe hat on top of hlS head He carr1ed several ctgars tn hts pocket and was smoklng one of
them, Charles ts the mayor of Fhnt He ran on the Do It Tlcket Do lt when you feel hke II
and when the c1ty has enough money
Lee Anderson drtves a covered wagon from town to town sellxng some k1nd of snake o1l
for Hamady Brothers He was ln Lansmg at the t1me of the reumon so he stayed over a week
The only catch was that we all had to buy a bottle of snake o11 and I m sttll wondermg what I m
golng to do wtth the stuff when II s only good for takxng away chewing tobacco odors
Duncan Nell arnved at the reun1on rather late but sa1d hefhad a pauent that couldn t watt
The pattent turned out to be Carol Sm1th Duncan Ne1l IS a psychlatrlst and has been treatlng
Carol for some txme It seems Carol runs an alrport l1mous1ne servlce at Seeley s old atrport
There 1su t an atrport there any more but Carol hkes to thmk so.
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CLASS PROP!-IECY CONT'D
Detectlve Khne put out a general alarm on the car and we returned to the house.
Carl Gusre was talkmg about Larry Avery and we were all wondermg what happened to h1m
after graduauon I m sure you remember Larry He rsathe one who used to hft Carl off the
ground w1th one hand and then drop htm We d1dn't have to wonder very long for Larry came
swoopmg down from a tree 1n the yard He entered the house and after several Tarzaruc yells
he mformed us that 1S now playmg Tarzan lIl the movtes He gets most of h1s pracuce by swmg
mg from tree to tree tn the c1ty park He also told us to look htm up someume because he
practtcally hves Wldl the bxrds In fact he says he usually shares a nest w1th a couple of spar
I dec1ded to go out onto the terrace for a lxttle fresh a1r When I opened the door I knocked
the butler down and almost gave htm a black eye. lcertamly knew the butler but I couldn t
place hun. It was bothermg me Bestdes I couldn't flgure out why he kept peekmg at us through
key holes and around corners He certamly was a nosey person to say the least
Oat on the terrace, I found Margaret Kovacs She was busy learmng her lines for the pro
gram sertes on Life Wlth Lu1g1 where she plays Rosa
Nancy Dechmann Gene Fallis and Dave Atherton jomed us on the terrace. Nancy believe
1t or not IS a wrlter Not a wrlter in a truly hterary sense, but more as a statistlctan Seems
she IS rewrmng the Kmsey Report She cla1ms someone has to undo what he has already done.
Gene Falhs as you know always wanted to be a football player at the Umversity of M1ch1gan
He d1dn't make the team as a football player but he does enjoy h1s job as water boy for the team
Dave Atherton runs a gas stauon on the corner of Dort Hwy From what we hear Dave IS domg
well m h1s business and seems to be makmg quxte a b1t of money at ll We learned though that
hrs gasolme IS one part gas and three parts water Dave says h1s supply doesn't run out quite
so qu1ckly this way
to Marlane LeC1a1re hrs secretary John IS busy wr1t1ng a Dyer D1ct1onary carrymg all SLANG
UAGE rn the Uruted States and 1ts possess1ons Marlene became h1s secretary after a t1ring
experxence of chasmg rats m a brewery Seems ll was cheaper to have Marlene chase them
than to buy a cat and feed ll
B111 Katona and J 1m Horne jolned 1n our merrymakmg B111 Katona passed out cards for
lus thrivmg busmess The card read W1lJ.1e s Drop Shop' or W1ll1e s Suff Shop We Embalm
You Wh1le You Walt B1ll's undertaker's busmess IS quite prosperous
J 1m Horne brought h1s banjo wxth h1m. He IS the one who used to s1t in bookkeepxng class
and moo hke a cow He has a job w1th Ph11 Sp1talny's all g1rl orchestra and plays the banjo
He played a couple of numbers for us and rf the orchestra sounds anythmg hke J 1m s banjo playmg
l'll never understand how the band became so successful.
Several of the guests began to ask about the butler No one knew who he was Several times
I caught him watchmg us from around corners and watchmg what was gomg on But he always
excused h1mself and hurrxed away
Joan Vxckerman was the next arrtval at the party She was dressed 1n an outfit from the
Latm Quarter m New York Cxty She has a job as ctgarette g1rl there. She was so a1thus1astic
about her job though that she brought her ctgarettes w1th her and tr1ed to sell them at the re
Do you remember Alva Mae Ives Adele? She was the one w1th the great gift of gab Well
she came to the party and as usual she was talking about somethmg This time II was about her
job It seems she has fmally attamed the positlon of Manager of Robmson s cred1t department
We joined the other guests in the living room only to find that John Dyer was busy dictating
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CLASS PROPHECY CON T'D
Duffy LaDuke and Jerry Qumlan arrlved at the reun1on just 1n t1me for the annual poker
game After II was f1n1shed Ftngers LaDuke who had lost money pa1d off the others w1th
counterfelt b1l1s that Jerry Qumlan ran off on h1s pr1nt1ng press
Elmer Moore SUbd1V1ded h1s farm and made a mllhon dollars He IS qu1te a play boy now
and from all we gathered he had Just bought a lot of stock 1n General Motors
Barbara Swanson plays the trombone ln the Salvat1on Army band and was escorted to the
reumon by them They played a few numbers and then left Barbara and ,Txm Horne got together
and w1th thelr playmg and Elame s slngmg we had quxte a b1t of mus1c
Do you remember the class sponsor Mr Perono'7 He bought out Bentley l-hgh School and
turned ll 1nto a brewery where he processes hxs own brew He gave Mr Mlkuhch the gym and
that lS where you can flnd htm every day just POl1Shll'lg the floor and playmg basketball
We took count of the people at the reun1on and dlscovered that we st1ll were m1ss1ng two
members Carol Coates and Grace M1tchell
Grace arrlved a few mmutes later She drove a large seml truck loaded w1th cages of
kangaroos and wallables She couldn t bear to leave them IH Australla for a week so she packed
Betty Meeks sat In a corner laughlng w1th the butler Th1s butler was puzz11ng everyone
at the reunion for no one actually knew who he was Betty fmally broke down and let us all 1n
on the news The butler was none other than Carol Coates She sa1d she took the job of butthn
for Bob because she d1dn t l1ke worktng for B111 Katona at the Undertakers shop
Well Adele w1th everyone accounted for I w1ll close my letter to you As for myself
I spend my t1me clean1ng the vats at Mr Perono s brewery J1m told me we couldn t be marrled
unt1l I made enough money and I m st1ll workmg
Well take care of those horses Brlttames your husband and yourself and drop me a hne
or two when you get the chance Better sull when you get a chance take the next boat from
Galapolos Island and spend a couple of weeks at my home
them, crates and all, and shipped them to Lansing, Michigan. She ended up by giving them to us
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