the assorted works of G. H. Spaulding

 

2007 Reunion Photos

 

2007 GROUP PHOTO         PHOTO ROADMAP

If you have high-speed internet click on the thumbnails above for larger version. If you use

a telephone modem, click HERE for a larger version of the photo and HERE for a larger

 version of the roadmap. In either case, recommend printing the roadmap for reference. 

 

Who's who?

(List corresponds to "Roadmap")

 

1-25

1. Éclair Blanc ("E-Bay")  2. Arlene Rasfeld  3. Pat Maley  4. Kate Maley  5. Judy McGroarty  6. Daryl Ray  7. Jack Schrager  8. Rex Evans   9. Marissa Bustamante  10. Eva Davidson  11. Gary Davidson  12. Leanne Lane  13. Larry Lane  14. Joe Rasfeld  15. Jim McGroarty  16. Kathy Bakken  17. Dave Bakken  18. Susi Ray   19. Barbara Schrager   20. May Trotter 21. Lee Trotter   22. Andra Evans    23. Moses Bustamante   24. Pat Mooney   25. Teresa Johnson

 

26-50

26. Ted Morrison  27. Al Cress  28. Ken Crandall  29. Emily Crandall  30. Tom White  31. Janice Ketchum  32. Cindy Wise  33. Bill Ketchum  34. John Wise  35. Jan Vincent  36. Bill Vincent  37. Phil Hansen  38. Maggie Cheng  39. Ann Hansen  40. Mary Thaut  41. Ron Thaut  42. Jerry Mooney   43. Marta Heffner    44. Kelley Hayden   45. Ron Johnson   46. Bill O'Brien   47. Robin O'Brien    48. Cathy Dresel   49. Gerry Spaulding    50. Bill Buckingham

 

 

51-75

51. Jon Dresel  52. Karen Spaulding  53. Pam Buckingham  54. J.D. Pendleton  55. Bob Rohr  56. Irene Pendleton  57. Nita Rohr  58. Paul Sanger  59. Nonie McWhorter  60. Patsy Hyman  61. Doug McWhorter  62. Harold Hyman  63. Karen Sanger  64. Stephanie Hackathorn  65. Pat Andersen  66. Bill Overend  67. George Andersen  68. Denny Hackathorn  69. Anna Overend  70. Susie Carter  71. Bob Barclay  72. John Carter  73. Benny Chang  74. Guy Leary  75. Vicki Leary

 

Missing (stuck at airport): Lauren Penanen

 

 

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Thanks to jogger Jason Burnside, who happened by with his poodle "E-Bay"

(short for Eclair Blanc -- what are the odds?) in tow and stopped to snap what

would become our group photo using Larry Lane's camera. Thanks to

Joe Rasfeld and Lee Trotter for contributing most of the photos below.

 

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Many more photos at the following links:

 

Photo total approximately 385 as of 10 August.

Contributors so far: Joe Rasfeld, Lee Trotter,

Kate Maley, Marta Heffner, Denny Hackathorn,

 Jerry Mooney and Rex Evans.

 

 

EARLY ARRIVALS TAKE STOCK OF

JUDGE BALDWINS BREW PUB AND

VP-17 HOSPITALITY SUITES I & II

(link here)

 

 

LET THE PARTY BEGIN!

(link here)

 

 

FRIDAY EVENING RECEPTION AT

THE PHANTOM CANYON BREWERY

(link here)

 

 

SATURDAY MORNING COG RAILWAY TRIP

TO THE 14,110 FT SUMMIT OF PIKES PEAK

(link here)

 

 

SATURDAY EVENING: GATHERING OUTSIDE

THE ANTLERS HILTON FOR THE GROUP PHOTO

(link here)

 

 

SATURDAY EVENING BANQUET

AT THE ANTLERS HILTON

(link here)

 

 

BANQUET ENTERTAINMENT & GUEST SPEAKER

(link here)

 

 

THE AFTER PARTY

(link here)

 

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The following poem was published on the inside cover of the

2007 VP-17 Reunion Program. Special thanks to its author, Marilyn Norton.

 

 

THE REUNION

 

His faded blue eyes lost their sparkle as he closed the taxicab door.

He could see the place looked quite empty, though he’d never been here before.

 

Moving slowly toward the front entrance, anxiety was etched on his face;

perhaps he was early this morning, or perhaps this wasn’t the place.

 

Then he saw the sign on the doorway, "Veteran’s Reunion Inside,"

and he took a moment to rally, to stand tall with honor and pride.

 

He stepped through the entrance smartly, but paused in the dark, empty hall.

Was he the only soul present? Was he the last one, after all?

 

When they gathered last year for reunion the number attending was slim.

Could it be that his friends couldn’t make it...that none would be joining him?

 

He stood there a moment in sadness, overwhelmed with thoughts of the past...

Recalling the comrades they’ve lost, but whose memories forever will last.

 

Then he lifted his head and listened...was that laughter he heard down the hall?

   Why, that was Tom’s voice and the Skipper’s...Ah-h-h, he was not the last man, after all.

 

Marilyn Camden Norton

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

 

 

 

 

NEXT VP-17 (1970-75 ALUMNI) REUNION - 2010

SITE AND DATES TBA (HOST VOLUNTEER NEEDED)

 

 

 

 

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