the assorted works of G. H. Spaulding

 

VP-17 ALUMNI REUNION IN CHATTANOOGA, TN, APRIL 11-14, 2013.

THANKS, BILLY BOB, FOR ANOTHER GREAT EVENT!

Nooga Days &
Chattaboogie Nights

 

Chick Magnet. Billy Bob in his newly painted '71 Caddy convertible along with his gaggle of loose chicks:

Marta, Sally, Kate, Mary and Judy

(Photo submitted by Mary Sikes)

 

Another photo from Mary Sikes: Kate, Pat and Judy, Judy, Judy.

 

The only pic taken by Benny Cheng (how did he take this one?)

(L to R) Lou Rabe, George & Cecelia Gandre, Jim Davis & De Medford, Guy Leary, Maggie & Benny Cheng

   

THOSE WHO CAME

.....AND THOSE WHO TRIED BUT HAD TO CANCEL

 

Ketchums – Bill & Janice

Overends – Bill & Anna

OBriens – Bill & Robin

Buckinghams – Bill & Pam

Vincents – Bill & Jan

Spauldings – Ger & Kar

Bakkens – Dave & Kathy

Meyers – Danny & Carol

McWhorters – Doug & Nonie........Cx’d

Davidsons – Gary & Eva

Schragers – Jack & Barbara

Dresels – Jon & Cathy

Heffner – Marta Heffner & Kelly Hayden

Evans – Rex & Andy

Nicholson – Nick (“Radio”)

Barclay – Bob (“Bullet”)

Carter – John B

Mikusis – Frank & Debbie

Chengs – Benny & Maggie

Hackathorns – Denny & Stephanie

Mary Sikes

Mooneys – Jerry & Pat ……….Cx'd

Sally Dete

Byars – Mark

Leary – Guy

Pendletons – John D & Dr. Irene

McGroartys – Jim & Judy

Maleys – Pat & Kate

Whatleys – Jim & Pam.............Cx'd

Morrisons – Ted & Kris…….....Cx'd

Rays – Daryl & Susi

Davis – Jim and De Medford

Blakleys – Jim & Stella  

Gandre – George & Cecelia

Lanes – Larry & Leanne

Purdy – Don

McDaniels – Ken & Mary

Rabe – Lou

Alford – Ed

 

Total in attendance = 60

Where captions aren't provided refer to this list to help identify folks in the photos.

 

 

(Space for more photos here)

 

 

AND HERE'S THAT MUTHALOAD OF 167 PHOTOS,

PLUS DAY MARKERS, FROM JACK SCHRAGER.

BZ, JACK!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It poured this night, and some of us got caught "singin' in the deluge."

But a good dinner and the world's best company made it all worthwhile.

                                                         Ken & Mary McDaniels

                                                                                     (1965-68)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest speaker for life, Bill Ketchum and Janice

 

 

MC BBO and other speakers. Doc Bakken demo'd how to put your shoes on while standing on one foot.

This is without doubt a newly acquired skill for Doc.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                     Jim Davis & wife De Medford

                                                                                      (1974-77)

 

This heavy-duty P-3 Orion belt buckle was donated to the reunion by John Hemmer,

who asked that we do something clever with it. All through dinner the head table struggled

to think of something clever, but we came up empty. Guess not much has changed over the years.

(Expect to see this buckle at future VP-17 reunions.)

 

 

SATURDAY NIGHT BANQUET TOAST OFFERED BY BILL O'BRIEN

Here's to Cheating, stealing, fighting and drinking!

If you cheat, may you cheat death

If you steal, may you steal a heart

If you fight, fight for your country

And

If you drink, drink to VP-17!

 

 

 

 

And, finally.....

 

Ed Alford ready to hit the open road.

 

 

 

 

 

THIS PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION (AND ALWAYS A WORK IN PROGRESS) AWAITING MORE PHOTOS AND OTHER INPUTS,

SUCH AS THE O'BRIENS' DESCRIPTION OF THEIR NIGHTMARE STRUGGLE JUST TO REACH CHATTANOOGA.

ALL WILL BE ADDED AS RECEIVED.

PLEASE EMAIL PHOTOS (FILE SIZE PERMITTING) TO GER SPAULDING AT GERKAR@COMCAST.NET.

ALTERNATIVELY, YOU CAN RETAIN ORIGINAL FILE SIZES (PLEASE DO) AND SNAIL MAIL YOUR PHOTOS ON CD/DVD TO

GER SPAULDING

2925 VALENCIA ROAD

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80917

 

 

 

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