the assorted works of G. H. Spaulding

 

2007 Reunion Pics

 

BANQUET ENTERTAINMENT & GUEST SPEAKER

 

 

 

Before dinner

 

Highlights of pre-dinner program featuring The United States Navy Band,

the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters and Captain Ralph Gambone, Bandmaster.

Theme: America the Beautiful, penned by Kathy Lee Bates in her room in the

original Antlers Hotel following a trip to the Pikes Peak summit by carriage.

 

 

 

Navy Hymn/Taps

 

 

Toast to "new" spouses

 

 

 

 

America the Beautiful

 

Off we go!

 

 

Anchors Aweigh!

 

 

 

Aloha Oe

 

 

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After dinner, an intermission...

 

 

 

Then,

 

Peepaleene gets lei'd

 

 

A flower delivery for Kar

"As time goes by..."`

 

 

 

Introduction of guest speaker, Bill Ketchum

"It was a very good year" sound/slide presentation

 

 

New XO, "Restless" Bill Ketchum, reports to VP-17 --

just in time for an extended deployment to Naha Okinawa

 

Oriental music/reverberating cymbals

 

a) "Which way you goin', Billy?"   b) "I got a brand new pair of roller skates,

you got a brand new key."  c) "Yeah, like a bridge over troubled water....."

 

a) "Don't take your guns to town, Bill, don't take your guns to town."

b) "You.....my brown eyed girl." c) "Held onto my ding-a-ling."

 

a) "Gotta find a woman, gotta find a woman, gotta find a woman, gotta find a woman."

b) "We gotta get outa this place, if it's the last thing we evah do."

c) "On the road to Naminoue."

 

a) "Well I was tossin' 'n turnin'...turnin' 'n tossin'...tossin' 'n turnin' all night!"

b) "Put da lime in da coconut and drink 'em bode up....."

c) "I'm goin' back to...Olongapo...one more time."

 

 

"Restless" Bill assuming command of VP-17

 

Sound of passing P-3

 

 

Ketch speaks from the heart

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Token" gift for the guest speaker: a brass

 bell topped by an anchor and inscribed:

 

Skipper

'The Reunion'

VP-17 2007

 

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Kind words from Pat Maley

 

 

NEEDED:

 

  1. More photos of Ketch at the podium

  2. Photos of anyone who is not pictured on the banquet page

  3. Photos of the lovely and vivacious Marta Heffner presenting her "Excessive consumption of alcohol" awards.

 

 

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Go to any of the following:

 

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)

 

THE AFTER PARTY

(link here)

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