Montclair High School
Class Of 1960
Welcome to the MHS '60 Website!
August 13, 2016
Just a few weeks after joining us at our reunion in Montclair, Jack Brigham set off on a 2-week trip to Peru. He took lots of pictures!
Here is Jack at Ollantaytambo, an Inca archeological site in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in southern Peru. Jack says he is "climbing just a few of the hundreds of steps at the Inca fortress.
Jack at the Indian Market in Lima
Jack's group enjoyed a performance by Peruvian Paso Horse Dancers in Lima
Mountains surrounding Machu Picchu
Jack and his friend Anne Bardolph (whom you might have met at our reunion) saw lots of llamas. Here is one of them with Anne and a Peruvian woman at La Raya, a train stop on the Andes Explorer -- altitude 14,150 feet!
Jack's groups visited the Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca. These floating islands are made entirely of reeds and were first constructed in the 1500s by people fleeing the Incas. Here is Yolanda, la presidenta, with family members. She rowed Jack's group across the lagoon in her reed boat.
Jack at a farmhouse near Puno. He says, "Bulls on the roof protect from danger. The tire on the roof somehow protects from lightning."
Want more pictures of ruins, llamas, parades, markets, cities? You can see all 164(!) of Jack's photos here or at https://www.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=0ActGLls2bMmLH7g&emid=shareprintviewer&linkid=link
This "Montclair Picture Database," organized by the Montclair Public Library, consists of 13,480 images. There are lots of Montclair buildings, schools, and some people. (I found a photo of my parents that I had never seen before! However, I wasn't as luck with the names of other people I remember.) If you want to give it a try, just click on the word "search" under the MPL logo. Then on the next page, enter 1 or more keywords in the search box and click on "submit." Thanks to Janet Kipp Tribus for bringing this site to our attention.
You can enter the name of our classmate Bruce McFadyen in the search box and you will be taken to his photograph and memorial information. Thanks to Jan Holt Wright for bringing this site to our attention. Jan writes, "I lived on Grandview Place, as did Bruce, Andy Widmark, Tom Kasline, and Rick Boschen. Funny to have so many of us in the same class on such a small street. After my younger sister, Leslie, Class of '61 graduated, our folks moved to Roseland, NJ so I didn't see any of those boys, but I did see that Bruce was killed in Vietnam. Such a nice boy and very nice family. So sorry they lost him."
Are you looking for reunion photos?
You can still see all of them in the "Photo Gallery" section of this website.
Click on "Photo Gallery" in the blue sidebar directly under "Home Page." You'll come to a long list of "galleries." Scroll all the way down until you see a lot of square pictures with paperclips in the corner. The 2016 reunion photos are organized in two groups. The 1st "gallery" is called "2016 Reunion - Friday." It has 10 photos from Doris Andrews Anderson as well as 7 from Janet Kipp Tribus. The 2nd gallery is called "2016 Reunion - Saturday." It has14 photos from Brooke Hench Gieda and 33 photos from Leroy Wilkinson as well as the earlier 32 photos from Janet Kipp Tribus, and 1 from Doris Andrews Anderson.
Each photo gallery has up to 12 photos per page, and there may be several pages in a gallery, so be sure not to miss any. If you need help telling who's who, just hold your mouse over the photo and a caption should appear. Click on the photo if you want to enlarge it.
Do you have any reunion (or other) photos to share? We welcome them all. If you want to post them yourself, click on the place at the bottom of any gallery page where is says, "Create Your Own Photo Gallery here. You should see instructions that tell you how to upload your own photos.
Don't like your picture? If you would like me to remove a photo, just let me know which one, and I'll be happy to take it off the website. (Linda.firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you'd like me to upload your photos, that is fine. Just send them to me and I will be happy to post them on the website for you. (Linda.email@example.com)
What would you like to tell your classmates about reunion weekend? Send me your stories, thoughts, memories, and I will post them here.
Here are some non-reunion classmate photos:
Ralph Germann sent this photo from June 2012. He says, "I rode my motorcycle fom Portland, Oregon to Draper, Utah to visit Dave Conine. I was pleasantly surprised when Dave told me that Dick Loomis lived in the area, and on that day Dave asked him to drive over for a visit. Here's a photo of us in Dave's yard. We had a great couple of hours together."
Jane Taylor Cook in Maine.
Mike Brodie poses in one of the old style American cars that he saw on a recent trip to Cuba. He writes, "Cuba presents the traveler with a time machine in terms of its American cars. After the Cuban Revolution and the failed coup that was 'highlighted' by the Bay of Pigs Invasion, no more big ticket American things were likely to find their way to Cuba.
Cars of other nations are present and are much newer, but the American cars are the most brightly colored and most lovingly maintained. They are used primarily as taxi cabs and riding around in one of them was a high point for us. Even in the 50s here, I never saw such a concentration of cars with these color schemes. The cars had 'moxie' and they didn't look like they all came out of the same wind tunnel. Chrome plating and futuristic lines were so full of optimism that everyone was brimming with expectation when it was time for the next year's models to appear. What struck me most was that while many were truly outlandish, they were different from each other and daring instead of the timid sameness we tend to see today.
Here are a few of the cars Mike saw in Cuba:
This is a "mini-notebook" that we gave out at the reunion so that everyone would have a place to jot down a name, address, or email address during the evening. It is about 3-3/8 by 4-1/4 inches and fits easily into a pocket. There are lined pages inside. We have about 30 left over. If you would like one, let me know and I will send it to you using our leftover stamps. Be sure to send me your correct address!
Who Came to Reunion?
Are you trying to remember a name? Here's a list of classmates and guests who came to the Saturday reunion dinner.
- Bruce Adams
- Doris Andrews Anderson
- David Appleton and Wendy Appleton
- Jean Banks Anderson
- Susan Becker Knight
- Madeleine Belanger Newman (Hillside)
- Rick Boschen
- Jack Brigham and Anne Bardolph
- Jim Bruett
- Suzy Bruett Gumm
- Rochelle Caggiano Schait
- Jim Cestone
- LaVerne Criss Walker
- Rosemary DiGeronimo Sternbach and Michael Sternbach (MHS '61)
- Eugene Duncan and Kenneth Robinson (MHS '59)
- Mildred Ferrara Scola
- Charlotte Gerber Turner
- Dick Griffith and guest (sorry, I don't have her name).
- Norma Halsey Trewhella
- Barry Hampton
- Brooke Hench Guida
- Jan Holt Wright
- Stephen Holzel and Patricia Holzel
- Tom Kasline
- Roxa Kinsey Canovaca
- Janet Kipp Tribus and Don Tribus
- Donna Lake Wright and Ken Wright
- Linda Linnard Andre and Peter Andre (MHS '59)
- Dick Loomis
- Gene Mazzola
- Sally Minard
- Elizabeth Morrow Edwards and David O'Dette
- Delores Morton Munford
- John Orders and Onil Chibas
- Patricia Ann Payne Wallace
- Michael Pecherer and Xiomara Di Maio
- Nan Peppard Krauss
- Edgar Robinson
- Harry Robinson
- Warren Ross and Karen Ross
- Frank Rubino
- Diana Russ Harmon
- Bob Rutan
- Joyce Sgroi
- Carl Stephanus
- Richard Weaver
- Tom Wenner
- John Wharton
- Andy Widmark and Ginny Widmark
- Leroy Wilkinson
- John Williams
- Suzie Wooster Wilsey and Dick Wilsey
- Richard Yaeger
- Liz Young McCann
Many thanks to the classmates who sent extra donations to support our Reunion. You can see their names under "Thanks!" in the blue navigation sidebar.
SENIOR YEARBOOK PICTURES
We now have all the pages of our senior yearbook pictures posted on this website, thanks to Gene Mazzola, who brought me his yearbook to be scanned. To see them all, just go to the blue sidebar on the left side of this page and click on Senior Yearbook Photos. Many thanks to John Sproston for initiating this project, and to Gene and Chris Graber for providing pages.
Would you like to find out whether other classmates share your special interests or activities? For example, I teach ESL (English as a Second Language) to adult students and would love to find out whether any other classmates do the same. Let me know if you have special interests that you would like me to publicize on this website.
HOW TO SEND MESSAGES THROUGH THIS WEBSITE
We'd like to hear from you!
If you'd like to send a message to the whole class:
1. Go to the "What's New" page at the very top of the blue margin on the left side of this page.
2. Look for the gray box on the top that says "Post a Comment to the Class."
3. Write your message in the box that says "Share Your Thoughts with Classmates."
4. Include a photo or video if you like (that would be great!)
5. Click on the blue "Post Message" box.
If you'd like to send a private message to a Classmate:
1.Go to the classmate's profile page. (Click on "Classmate Profiles" near the top of the left-hand blue margin on this page.)
2. Click on the envelope icon directly under the photo box where it says "Send [classmate's name] a private message."
3. When you get to the message screen, type in your subject and message in the boxes.
4. Click the blue "Send private message" box. That's all you have to do! It's easy!
Guest Members on this website
It is now possible for a member of another MHS class to join our website as a "Guest Member." Guest Members will be able to have their own profile page and they will be able to send and receive messages through the site. They will be able to remain guest members as long as they do not harass any class member or post objectionable material. If a member of another MHS class wishes to become a Guest Member, he/she should contact me directly to request guest membership and I will enter his or her information in the site's database and provide information about how to sign up. Nobody will be able to join the site without going through that process. If you have questions or concerns, please let me know. (Linda.firstname.lastname@example.org)