Scroll to bottom of page to see final list of who came.
EMAIL FROM BILL O'BRIEN
WOW! What a great reunion! Thanks again to BB and Ger .... we can never thank you guys enough for keeping the Family together!
And Skipper, I never got a chance to tell you that your words were so timely and inspiring, as usual. Guy Rettig once said to me, "Whenever people pay you the compliment of listening to you speak, pay them the compliment of being prepared". I never forgot that. He said it to me at his Farewell Party (at the Cannon Club?).....and he felt he hadn't prepared well enough. But you are always prepared and your words always hit home. Thank you.
Can't wait for the cruise! All us Navy guys with a combined Time in Service of a thousand years, and maybe a total of 1 year onboard ship.... high time for a cruise!
An organization called SaratogaBars.com took some video of our band playing The Parting Glass Pub in Saratoga this past St. Patrick's Day.
If you want to check us out, click on the following links to view our two videos posted on You Tube at "St. Patrick's Day Parting Glass Saratoga Forthlin Road" :
Both songs, Dingle" and "True Love", were written by my brother Dennis. Caveat: It's a hand held video camera, so the quality is a little jumpy and the sound needs to be EQ'd, but it will give you a sense of the band.
Hope you like it!
Slainte' (That's Gaelic for "To Your Health!")
more pics ALWAYS WELCOME; please send yours via email or CD.
If sending a CD, mail to:
2925 Valencia Road
Springs, CO 80917
NOTE: 66 PHOTOS FROM "BULLET" BOB BARCLAY POSTED 26 MAY 2011.
Thanks, Bullet. Nice work.
THE WHATLEY COLLECTION
Domo arigato, ne, Pamela and James, for the following 39 photos which arrived in today's mail via CD. As to when they will be integrated into their proper places on this page, ditto the notes below pertaining to the Schrager and Byars collections.
Ger 31 Jul, 2010
JACK SCHRAGER COLLECTION
Thanks, Jack for these 22 pics. After allowing enough time for folks to see all of them together, we'll eventually integrate them into the original submissions (same as with Mark's photos below). What's enough time? Who knows. Ger, 24 Jun 2010.
By the way, Billy Bob, exactly what are you doing to Marta that she's obviously enjoying so much?
MARK BYARS COLLECTION
Immediately below are 18 photos just received via CD from Mark Byars. After they've been posted collectively in this spot for a while, they will be integrated into the appropriate places with pics posted earlier. -- Ger, 22 June 2010.
Hospitality Suite -- how disturbing!
More Hospitality Suite pics welcome.
Enjoying the French Quarter Festival
THE 30 FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL PICS THAT FOLLOW (POSTED 1 AUG) WERE TAKEN
BY PEOPLE UNAFFILIATED WITH VP-17, INCLUDING SOMEONE NAMED RAY DEVLIN,
WHOEVER THE HELL HE IS. HOPEFULLY VP-17ERS CAUGHT SOME OF THIS ACTION UP
CLOSE AND PERSONAL AND WILL SHARE THEIR PHOTOS FOR REUNION POSTERITY.
MORE RAY DEVLIN FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL SHOTS AT THIS URL:
Dinner Friday night at Mulate's
The story of Mulate's - http://www.mulates.com/08_story.html
More pics from Mulate's welcome.
Saturday night banquet at Arnaud's
History of Arnaud's - http://www.arnauds.com/history.html
Click here to see "Eleanor's Adventure in Billy Bob Land," a poem in slide-show format that
Marta prepared for New Orleans, but couldn't show because no one brought a projector.
More pics from Arnaud's welcome
BARCLAY, Bob “Bullet”
BLAKE, Dick & Karen
BUCKINGHAM, Bill & Pam
CHENG, Ben & Maggie
CRANDALL, Ken & Emily
DAVIDSON, Gary & Eva “Peepaleene”
DRESEL, Jon & Cathy
EVANS, Rex & Andra
GEBHART, Mike & Lurline
HEFFNER/HAYDEN, Marta & Kelley
KETCHUM, Bill “Ketch” & Janice
LANE, Larry & Leanne
LEARY, Guy & Vicki
MALEY, Pat & Kate
McGROARTY, Jim & Judy
McWHORTER, Doug & Nonie
MEYER, Danny & Carol
MOONEY, Jerry “Mr. Vice” & Pat
MORRISON, Ted & Kris
O’BRIEN, Bill & Robin
OVEREND, Bill “Billy Bob” & Anna
RAY, Daryl & Susi
SCHRAGER, Jack & Barbara
SPAULDING, Ger & Kar
WHATLEY, James & Pamela
Regrets: Doc & Kathy Bakken, Kishie Bushnell, Bob & Jane Chamberlain, Larry Croll, Denny & Stephanie Hackathorn, Phil & Ann Hansen, Ron & Teresa Johnson, Dave & Kathy Larson, Nick & Stephanie Nicholson, Lauren Pananen, JD & Irene Pendleton, Lou & Kathy Rabe, Joe & Arlene Rasfeld, Sam Rettig, Bob & Nita Rohr, Paul & Karen Sanger, Carl & Joyce Schulz, Russ & Marilyn Schulz, Mary Sikes, Dan & Laura Straus, Bill & Jan Vincent and John & Cindy Wise.
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