the assorted works of G. H. Spaulding

 

 

Memories of
New Orleans 2010

Scroll to bottom of page to see final list of who came.

 

 

 

 

 

EMAIL FROM BILL O'BRIEN      

 

Hi Y'All, 

 

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" :

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a44HUc6ngtI

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdzmTdMQqcw&NR=1

 

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!")

 

Beav

 

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more pics ALWAYS WELCOME; please send yours via email or CD.

 

If sending a CD, mail to:

Ger Spaulding

2925 Valencia Road

Colorado Springs, CO 80917
 

 

NOTE: 66 PHOTOS FROM "BULLET" BOB BARCLAY POSTED 26 MAY 2011.

Thanks, Bullet. Nice work.

 

 

 

 BULLET'S SHOTS

  

 

 

 

 

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:

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/21061651@N08/sets/72157623384076576/with/4367276124/

 

 

 

 

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

 

one-legged Marta

                                                                         

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

 

 

 

Who came

BARCLAY, Bob “Bullet”                                                                              

BLAKE, Dick & Karen                                    

BUCKINGHAM, Bill & Pam                           

BYARS, Mark                                                  

CARTER, John                                               

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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