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Bob Negley has a birthday today.
Jul 15, 2021 at 4:33 AM
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Robert Tyson has a birthday today.
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Ben Ritter posted a message. New comment added.
May 15, 2021 at 8:03 PM

Posted on: May 13, 2021 at 8:05 PM

Happy Birthday Linda! Enjoy your Special Day!

Ben Ritter posted a message.
Apr 10, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Happy Birthday Nancy!

Rick Boschen posted a message on Terry Allen's Profile. New comment added.
Mar 17, 2021 at 6:13 AM

Posted on: Mar 20, 2020 at 4:19 PM

TERRY.... Happy B-DAY... Many more. Be safe. Be well. Darn, darn virus !
Former M.H.S. Hockey line mate.....

Feb 04, 2021 at 11:05 AM

I had a bad case of Covid19 starting December 20th, but I was able to be at home. My doctor came twice. I was lucky to have my daughter and friend take care of me. I have put my name in to get the shots, but have to wait a few more weeks.

Dick Mann posted a message.
Nov 09, 2020 at 2:07 PM

Happy Birthday!

Ben Ritter posted a message.
Oct 27, 2020 at 12:44 PM

Dear Julie: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have a good one - and many more!

Michael Pecherer posted a message. New comment added.
Sep 14, 2020 at 2:10 PM

Posted on: Sep 12, 2020 at 8:38 PM

Hello all!! We are hunkered down in the worst air quality situation that I have ever experienced. The California fires have produced a miasma of heavy smoke that has lingered for the past week and shows no signs of letting up. Thus far, our home is not threatened and the vineyard is well protected because of very aggressive weed control. Whether we will harvest grapes is up in the air as they are probably smoke tainted. The governor, who in my mind is a nitwit generally, announced that the fires confirm climate change. Well that might be part of it, but the major cause is the absolute abdication of any sort of forest management with the result that the forests are full of dead trees - approximately half of the trees are dead, and the grasslands are overgrown with brush, grass, small bushes, etc.

When I moved here in 1969, there was extensive logging on both private and public property. Yes, there was clear cutting, but that left breaks that would have stopped fires on adjacent lands. The forests themselves were generally thinned and the dead trees removed. There was an active CCC program which enlisted young people to work in the forest lands. The grasslands were subject to controlled burns and fire breaks were cut regularly. None of that has gone on for more than 20 years and as a result, the forests and grasslands are tinderboxes just waiting for a spark or a lightening strike. Unfortunately, California government has a set of priorities that just isn't working and the absence of forest management is only part of the problem.

San Francisco has a retail vacancy rate of 54%. That means that more than half of all retail space is empty. Even if all the restrictions were lifted tomorrow, the stores won't return. Meanwhile, the homeless are left to their own devices and are everywhere, pooping in the street, breaking into cars, shoplifting, and accumulating filth. People are moving out of SF in droves. Look on Zillo at SF homes for sale. It looks like a poison ivy rash. The number of residential properties for sale is two or three times greater than it was two years ago. It is tragedy what has happened to what was once a beautiful city.

I, however, remain the eternal optimist that I have always been. I am still practicing law and making Zoom court appearances. Xiomara and I are finally getting married next month - it will be a Zoom marriage. We are building a house at the vineyard. Hopefully, I will be able to continue all of this for some time. It is up to fate.

I hope all are well. I was saddened to hear about David Fitz. He was a good man with a lot of spirit and style.

Best to all,


Ben Ritter posted a message.
Sep 07, 2020 at 2:30 PM

Happy Birthday Rosemary! Enjoy your special day!

Rick Boschen posted a message.
Aug 09, 2020 at 10:44 AM

I join with Janet.... Happy Belated Birthday... Many more...
P.S. Great photo too...

Rick Boschen posted a message.
May 25, 2020 at 9:52 AM

Memorial Day 2020.... Hibernation HQ Message from my Home Office.. Wish all our classmates who served our Country a special day and a big THANK YOU. Often think of our classmates who are no longer here. God bless them also. Everyone be safe and be well !

Ben Ritter posted a message. New comment added.
May 14, 2020 at 6:37 PM

Posted on: May 13, 2020 at 4:54 PM

Dear Linda: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! - and may you have many, many more!

Rick Boschen posted a message.
Mar 20, 2020 at 4:22 PM

HARRY.... Early, early Happy Birthday ! Lots of happiness with health in your years ahead. Be well. Be safe. Darn virus...…