Birthday Replies

Lorraine Bundy (Thurber-Fernlund) has been working diligently since December, 2015 to create a birthday greeting that she is sending to classmates on their birthday. In the first couple months she sent almost two dozen e-cards to those of you turning another year older. The birthday greeting is a way to extend our best wishes and thoughts for your birthday, but also to ask classmates to reply with any updates or changes they have to their contact information. Any and all replies are greatly appreciated, especially those that contain news and updates to your lives.

Jimmy Emory, our BCCHS65 logo resident artist/designer, created some beautiful new artwork that is part of the e-card you'll receive on your birthday. You will be amazed and delighted when you receive it.

UPDATE!   For those classmates without a computer who have joined our website, Suzy Haughey (McGee) is sending them an actual paper birthday card using snailmail.

Thank you to Lorraine, Jimmy and Suzy!

Here are replies we have received from classmates.

Newest ones now at the TOP..........beginning December 20, 2015 !

Bill Snyder, 7/05/19

Thank you for the wishes and everything is well hear hello to all Bearcats.

Sue Lambeth Kellay, 7/03/19

Thank you for the birthday wishes.  My husband and I moved to Assyria Township three years ago. We live at Loon Lake where it is so peaceful. We love it. Hope all is well with everyone.

Adrian Eisenlord, 6/29/19

Thank you for the birthday wishes.  Still hanging in there with more aches and pain than I care to acknowledge.  Carpe Diem. 

Ken Leche, 6/25/19

Ok. How about spending a birthday with my feet propped  up, a gentle wind blowing, watching the boat channel leading to Lake Michigan, and all in front of a 35 foot RV. Not bad for an old farts 73rd.

Ron White, 6/12/19

Living in Traverse City for almost 22 years, after selling EmploymentGroup.  Owned two wine shops, sold them about 3-4 years ago.  I am the Spiritual Care Advisor, and have been for the last 10 years, for Hospice of Michigan, the largest hospice in Michigan.  My wife of 46 years, Nona, continues working in special education; now as a teacher’s assistant [she no longer wanted the responsibility of  being the lead teacher].  We are fortunate that both of our children and our grandchildren live in Traverse City. We stay busy with work, tennis, enjoying Northern Michigan and family.  I am working on finishing my doctoral thesis, hopefully in the next few months.

Patricia Schumaker Hames, 5/30/19

Thank you

Alice Nelson Brown, 5/28/19

It was the most heavenly birthday in my life, not only showered with gifts but just had cataract surgery and have wonderful sight which is a GIFT from God!  Homemade birthday cake with yummy buttercream frosting made by my sweet daughter!  Closest friend, Lynne (Anderson) Bennett made me an “original lake scene painted ring box” that I wouldn’t sell for a million dollars! Hubby made a luscious dinner for whole family and son got me my favorite cookies and daughter and grandsons got me treasures to boot!

Truly an unforgettable 72nd BD!

Love, ALZY aka Alice

Stan Root, 4/16/19

Thank you for the birthday wish! Changes other than my age.....not a lot. Still vertical and active. Still golfing, playing pickleball, working at Binder Park Golf Course, Baxter Funeral Home and spending about four months in Bradenton, Florida in the winter. Life is still good and I’m very blessed!! Hopefully all of my fellow class of 65 Bearcats are as equally active and blessed as I am. Thanks again and God bless you all. 
 Stan Root

Carol Shipman Rowell, 4/10/19

It's always nice to be remembered! Your greeting is well received, and I thank my Bearcat family!

Martha Hoffman, 4/10/19

Thank you fellow Bearcats for the Happy Birthday greeting. It's much apprec usted. I just went through a nerve ablation and in four more weeks look forward to a new normal, pain free. I am tinkering around with a few small landscaping installs, just enough to use up some creative juices. I've submitted a manuscript to Netflix and continue to work on my paintings. Lotsa fun. Enjoying my four grandchildren. Life is good! Hope you all have a great year!

Vickey Packer Post, 4/6/19

Thankyou for the birthday wishes. Still living in sunny Florida. Dearly miss my Michigan family and friends. Nothings changed much.

Linda Armanini Bucklin, 3/27/19

Thanks for the birthday wishes,not much new other than age. Continue with good times with the people I care about and continue to keep up with Bearcat group.

Bruce Ballard, 3/17/19

Still alive ,had cancerous lung and prostate removed no chemo or xray treatment very blessed for that, just enjoying the Caribbean and the state of Texas and giving thanks to the Lord on High. Hope all is well with y'all


Carol Jeffers, 2/20/19

Thank you for the birthday wishes, I am thrilled to still be here and enjoying good health.  Not much has changed except my waistline🀣!

Fred and I are heading toward our 53rd wedding anniversary in September and we have been enjoying retirement for twenty years and spending two to three months in Florida during winter.

Hugs to all my Bearcat class mates!

Judy Williamson, 2/13/19

Thank you for the birthday greeting. Still traveling and exploring God’s world. Aside from the blizzard outside the day is great. I love this getting older, you get away with so much!
Judith Williamson 

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known GOD! 

Michael Conklin, 2/3/19

Thanks for the greeting. Our problem with being in the class together is that none of us can get away with lying about our age!

Rita Tuttle Bruhl, 1/15/19

Thank you for the birthday wishes!  They do mean a lot. This birthday I celebrated in Vicenza, Italy!  Our son and family are stationed there and we spent 28 days with them!  We went to Rome for 3 days visiting the Vatican, Colliseum, an old Roman City and ate lots of pizza!  We also visited Verano, Murano (glass), Burano (lace). We could see the castles of Romeo and Juliet outside the dining room windows!!  Beautiful sunsets, views of the Dolomites, and seeing the lights of the small towns every evening!!  Feel like I am bragging  — just very blessed!! 

Pam Noble Lynch, 1/11/19

I have 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and our oldest grandson took us out for lunch and we had a wonderful time. We are healthy and happen and BLESS. 

Thanks for sending me a birthday greeting it made me smile.

Pam (Noble) Lynch  

Mike Nogrady, 1/6/19

I now have four grandchildren, three boys and a girl! 

Nikki Pugh Broadwell, 1/6/19

Still writing (published book #22 and working on 23) website:—=Still living in Tucson—looking into living in Santa Cruz Ca. for the hotter months when Tucson is like an oven…3 grandchildren in college all 3 boys studying environmental science.  

Jackie Blackmar Stults, 12/29/18

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes.  As the saying goes, not much has changed except the age.  I'm just happy I'm around to celebrate the new year at this new age.


Annette Evans Zalner, 12/29/18

Feeling real sad on this particular birthday. My wonderful husband is in the hospice residence. Just need prayers. God Bless 

Roland Korp, 12/28/18

Thank you for the birthday wishes from sunny but cool Az. 

Susan Myers Brooks, 12/20/18

Thank you for the birthday wishes and I attended the luncheon at Clara's so I was double blessed. 

Michael King, 12/07/18

Thx for the birthday wishes from the class of 65! 

Sharon Bevier, 12/01/18

Thank you! 

Jeff Brackett, 11/28/18

Thank you! 

Thomas Postma, 11/27/18

What is new is a lot in my life I retired to a place called The Villages fl. A very active retirement community. Live with my girlfriend . Rent my house out to people that want the life style the villages offer. Play Pickleball 7 days a week ride bike with my girl friend am active in different clubs here. Really enjoying my life here in the (Bubble) nick name for The Villages. Have a brother that lives in Daytona Beach so I visit when Daytona has big events going on. Thanks for the birthday greetin 

Doug Pattullo, 11/24/18

Tomorrow will be 71 years for me.  Just glad to still be around.  We will be out on a boat in the inter coastal tomorrow so we hope that we don't run into the red tide here in SW Florida!  I appreciate the bcchs65 folks for maintaining the web site!  Thanks for thinking of an old guy! 

Jane Ballard McCracken, 11/21/18

Thanks for the Birthday wishes.  Just getting older and more worn out! 

Bill Deskins, 11/10/18

Thank you for the birthday recognition I am keeping busy with 8 grandkids and one great grandson. Just had our 49 th anniversary Nancy and I went out dinning, drinking, dancing and still made it home in time to watch wheel of fortune. Still work part time at Zales and very active in little league baseball . Lucky  to be blessed with good health ,   love living in Orlando so many things to do. 

Linda Pennock Brott, 11/12/18

Thank you. Very nice. 

Jim Wilcox, 11/11/18

My life with wife for 50, is only getting mellower, for this fellow. Going to Oceania, for the honeymoon we never had. 

Terry Bond, 11/05/18

Thanks! And a Happy Birthday to all others who are passing milestones in November!  I'm really enjoying retirement.  Amazing how quickly I adjusted in only a few weeks.


George Young (AKA Bolen), 10/26/18

Love it! Think you so very much. It really made my day. Even though I am a year older and move a little slower, it warms my heart to know that I am still remembered by a few of those whom I grew up with. Think you again..   George. 

Donna Rice Van Natta, 10/22/18

First of all, thank you for remembering my birthday. This birthday will be remembered for my having a first! My very first automobile accident. We live in Granbury Texas and as you know we have had a lot of rain lately. We were coming home from doing some shopping, hit a carve and lost control , hit a tree, fence and sled in the mud! Not a scratch or bruise for either of us. We have been blessed. The rest of the day was very pleasant. Texas people are so very kind, many stopped to help and one family drove way out of their way to take me home to pick up our other truck.hope everyone is doing fine and looking forward to a great, positive future.    Donna

Linda Stoiber Fulcher, 8/23/18

You are so sweet, thank you! 

Cynthia Chamberlain Dorband, 8/16/18

71 is the new 50!

Tom Lusk, 8/13/18

Mah-velous, absolutely Mah-velous!  Thank you for the B’Day blessing. 

Gee, I know I’m one year older but, I feel as well as I did yesterday!

Mary Dunham, 8/12/18

Thank's for the Birthday wishes. Just another year older.  Healthy and happy. Playing golf and visiting Mississippi every March foa a month.

Sandi Moffitt Buckner, 8/6/18

Thank you for remembering me.  I had a beautiful BD with my family in SC❀️

Harry Schill, 8/6/18

Thanks for the birthday wishes. Life is good. Golf, working out and family keep me busy.

Michael Cope,  7/30/18

Thanks for the message.  I have enjoyed my seventieth year and look forward to my 71st.  I will run as hard and fast as this old body lets me.  I look forward to a life like a hearing aid battery (inside joke for those of us who have hearing problems on our list).

Best wishes to all.    Mike

NATHANIEL McNeal,  7/18/18

Thank you for the BCCHS65 Bearcat Birthday Greeting. I’m still enjoying my retirement lifestyle and my health is good. 

It’s my plan to delete another item from my “bucket list” by taking a trip to Vietnam next month. I did not go to Vietnam during the war, hopefully they’ll let me in as a tourist. 

Best wishes to everyone,    Nate McNeal.

Adrian Eisenlord, 6/27/18

To the class of 65,

Best wishes to all in the annals of Bearcat halls.  Thanks for the birthday greetings on my 72nd, just wish I felt as good as those who still have there health.  I am a year older then all of you in my class of 65, due to me having to repeat the 1st grade, just wasn't as intuitive as the rest of my class I suppose.  Sorry I haven't been keeping up with the gatherings at Clara's on the River, it's so difficult just to do anything anymore.  Those of us who were chosen for the riggers of Vietnam duty and survived are surely paying for it now.  I do have a lot to be thankful for and have had fun remembering all the good times in school i had with my fellow classmates at Central.  

On a different note, I've had contact with Vivian Manz for some time, but haven't heard from her in quite awhile.  She has been going through Dialysis last i heard and wasn't doing very well.  If anyone knows where Jodie Hicks is, please let her know that i would like to say hi to my buddy in History Class. 

Like most of you I've been trying to stay in my home, for me here in Battle Creek, but will probably relent before too long and move to a retirement center in Kalamazoo.  

Take care and stay active.      Adrian "Boats" Eisenlord 

Eugene Richardson, 6/16/18

Thank You,God is still in the blessing business

Ken Long, 6/12/18

Thanks to all and to the individual who wrote the birthday poem.

Thanks,    Ken Long

Patti Dix, 6/11/18

A huge thank you coming your way for my 71st birthday wishes.  How great to be remembered by the Class of 1965!  All is well with my family.  My husband, Craig, and I will have our 52nd wedding anniversary in October.  We have 2 children:  Brad, 45, who lives 5 miles away from us and has two daughters, Taylor 14 and Ashley 12.  Our daughter, Marci, 44, lives in Clarkston, north of Detroit.  She has 10 year old boy/girl twins, Drew and Skylar.  We have been very blessed in all ways.  Thanks again Class of 1965.  So nice to be remembered.

AND . . . very nice job on this web page and all the hard work it’s taken to get all the information gathered and keeping announcements up-to-date, etc.  What a huge undertaking.  Having retired from Kellogg’s, let’s just say it’s


William Hubbart, 6/5/18

A Big thank you for the birthday wishes, had a great day, nothing much new to report, I'm still making music with my sax and this still brings me much joy! So, on Ye bearcats, lets go, onto another year!

Cindy Richards Wallace, 6/4/18

Thanks so much for the Bearcat birthday greeting!  Nothing new in the Richards/Wallace household except a new GRANDBABY due soon - our daughter Cecily is giving birth to her daughter Isabelle around July 15!  
Thanks again for the fun birthday rhyme!

Tom Dunkelberger, 6/3/18

Thanks for the wonderful wishes.  I thought everbody in my class looked like they were getting older...except I'm not so sure.  Oh well, guess that comes with age.  Blessings to all of you.   Tom D.

Linda Watson, 5/27/18

Thank you for the cheerful, colorful birthday greeting.  

As for updates, the big change in my life is the death of my husband. We were married just short of 49 years.  Now that I have completed all the estate matters, I have started to resume some of the activities that I did with my husband, such as flying to New York City to baby sit grandson, attending operas, plays, ballets, lectures, and movies and  hiking.   Next month I am heading to Chile with elder daughter and grandson for hiking and backpacking in the Andes.  This past winter, after a thirty-year lull,  I started ice skating again, but this time it was with grandchildren instead of children.   Next winter I hope to either take the grandchildren in Indiana skiing or else go skiing with the New York grandson who is an avid skier and snowboarder.   At 71, I am still trying to be active.

Mike Sanford, 5/26/18

Thank you for the birthday greeting.  I now live in Madison Heights with my fiancee, Robin.  I'm enjoying my retirement by going to Detroit Tigers games and various attractions in the Detroit area. Unfortunately, I'm having some health problems, but Robin is taking good care of me.  Wishing all of you the best!

Alice Brown, 5/25/18

You are so sweet, thank you!

Richard Campbell, 5/9/18

Thanks for the greetings, poem and reminder that 71 is the new 60.  No changes, just fun! Best regards to all, Rick Campbell

Stan Root, 4/16/18

Thanks for the birthday wishes, fellow older Bearcats!! Yes, life is still good for me! Getting older is a good thing. Far outweighs the alternative! I’m super blessed with a beautiful and loving wife, great children and grandchildren and we spend winters in Florida golfing, riding bikes and playing pickleball. We still live in BC the rest of the year. Thanks again for the birthday wishes and God bless you all!!  Stan Root

Thomas Munger, 4/15/18

Hey guys thanks it was 70th was one of the best ever and i believe 71 will even be better. I am blessed  with seven grands (four of which are twins) and they are all amazing! God is good!!!

Carol Shipman Rowell, 4/10/18

I appreciate the cute, relevant birthday poem! The class of '65 remains pretty awesome!  My only regret is not getting better acquainted with so many of my classmates.  As for my current life, Hubby and I are enjoying temps in the 80's at our "Snowbird" home in South Florida, hating to return to snowy, cold Michigan soon.  However, we miss our children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and the newest addition--our first great-great-granddaughter born in February of this year.  I KNOW I'm too young--she's from my husband's side, was born a micro-preemie at only 3.3 pounds, but is doing great now!  The Lord has blessed us abundantly, and I owe Him my all!  

Carolyn Williams, 02/22/18

Thank you for the birthday wish, I am thrilled to still be celebrating them!  

What’s new in our life?  A year ago we moved from South Haven to Richland to be closer to family.  Not much else is knew, just being thankful for what we have and what we are still able to do... 😊

Annette DeLing, 02/19/18

Thank You Bearcats for the Birthday Greetings!  At 71, I am thankful for the good health that I have.  It's been a rather brutal winter for us here near Ludington...lots of snow & very cold.  Last spring, summer, fall we did a lot of HOUSE RE-DO on the cottage (now our home).  Ran into a few problems (we hope to fix in better weather)....have had ice build up on our steel roof.  Today is 40+ degrees.  YIPPEE!!

Judith Cole, 02/12/18

Hi All,
Thank you for the birthday greeting.  All is well for #71😱, still healthy and looking forward to many more.

Michael Green, 02/12/18

Thank you for the Bearcat Birthday wish, I very much enjoyed receiving it.
The biggest thing for me is that now we have an adult in the White House, and i'm loving it!
Michael A Green

Steve Jessup, 01/22/18

Having a great birthday. 
Thanks for checking πŸ˜Šβ›·

Roland Korp, 12/29/17

Thank you from sunny AZ. It also was my 25th anniversary.

Susan Myers, 12/20/17

Thank you for the Birthday Greeting.  I just returned from FL for the holidays and will be returning in early February.  No big changes for me so far.

Darlene McClure, 12/20/17

Hi all you wonderful 65 bearcats!!  I am in Mexico celebrating my 71st birthday. Merry Christmas and prayers for a healthy & peaceful new year!

Carole Terry, 12/15/17

Thank you for the birthday greeting.  Nothing has changed.  
Looking forward to the holidays. 

Larry Allen, 12/13/17

Yes, I've arrived at my 71st birthday and am now starting my 72nd year on this earth.  This has been an exciting year, with Joy having surgery to implant a "deep brain stimulator" to treat her Parkinson's Disease.  We spent the summer getting prepared for the surgery and after the surgery, August 17th, we've spent our time recovering and then getting the electric stimulus adjusted.  This adjustment process can take up to a year.  Joy went from using a walker full time to not using one at all, two weeks following the surgery.  Joy still tires easily but just takes short breaks.
Joy continues to be the love of my life as we are looking forward to what God has in store for us as we celebrate our 49th anniversary in 2018.  We plan on touring the northeast states this summer, which had been out of reach last year.
Larry Allen, Retired Teacher, BeeKeeper

Michael King, 12/7/17

Thanks for remembering! Any day above ground is a good day!

Georganne Bunn, 12/6/17

Dear Fellow Bearcats...Thank you for remembering my 70th Birthday! We celebrated my Birthday weekend in Oxford, Ms at the Ole Miss vs Texas A&M football game. Our grandaughter  is a Pre-Med Sophmore
at Ole Miss and my Husband Rick is a "70 Grad of Texas A&M....needless to say we had a wonderful pregame in the Grove with fellow Aggies and Hottie Toddies!!    Although I have retired from one position I still own my own travel agency.  Rick and I have been to over 100 countries and still travelling.  Although, I'm sad to say I don't get home much, since our kids and grandkids are spread from the East coast to the West.  Hope to come home soon and have lunch with everyone.   Happy Holidays to all.  Your fellow Bearcat... Georganne Bunn Dougherty.

Steven Cady, 11/22/17

thanks for the well wishes  I know I am getting old but with 8 grandchildren they keep us young and their love gets me through all the heart  problems and other things

Jane Ballard, 11/20/17

Thank you for the birthday greeting.  Celebrating the 70th with family in Orlando.  Let's hope that I can still do the water park at Universal!

Larry Ostrander, 11/12/17

Thanks, for the birthday greeting.   Larry Ostrander

Martin Bobinac, 11/10/17

11/11/47  ?? & 4+7=another 11 ?? I was born 13 yrs.(2 the day) after Charlie Manson !! 4 Catholics the feast Day of St,Martin o'someplace(the ex-Roman Centurian who turned peace lovin' hippie-Christian) <facts>, And lastly 4 them Zodiac/Druid/Wiccan prognosticators of Heavenly events, a triple Scorpio born on the day Pagans sacrifice victims 2 Mars/Aries, God of War. Feel free 2 share this  w/the National Inquirer generation; I think it's a crock,albeit a funny 1.! Peace&popsycles 2 all & as Mr. Spock would say; "Live long & prosper !!"  EmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmoji  marty

Dale Wright, 10/28/17

Thank you for the Birthday wish.
What's new is I am joining the Seventies club with most of my classmates.
What's new is Thur. Carolyn and I have now celebrated our 49th Anniversary.  Thanks to my my classmates and my they enjoy health and happinessπŸ˜€

Demetra Williamson, 10/25/17

Thank You for the Lovely Birthday Greeting . I really appreciated  😊

Ron Mathis, 10/01/2017

Thank you for the card. Much appreciated.

Linda Black, 09/28/2017

I am 70 and thankful for the greeting.  No changes

Gayle Bonifer, 09/28/2017

Hello Fellow Bearcats!  Thank you for the special birthday greetings!
Very grateful to reach 70! I continue to enjoy retirement, but I do miss working with students. I hope to start mentoring Special Ed. student teachers in my school district soon.
My husband Jack and I are still golfing, taking short trips, and going to all our 8 grandchildren's activities: band concerts, baseball, basketball, and soccer games. We are fortunate that our two daughters and son live close by.
Best wishes to the class of '65, may you have much health and happiness in your lives. 
Thank you again for the birthday wishes,
Gayle Bonifer Duncan

Melvin Buser ,  08/10/2017

All is well. Still in Arizona playing golf three days a week and enjoying life.

Tom Lusk,  08/14/2017

What a nice Birthday greeting!  Underrate, overrate, 'I just want to 🎢🎡Celebrate another day of livin', I just want to Celebrate another day of LIFE!'  πŸŽΌπŸŽΈ
Your '65' BCCHS Friend
Tom Lusk

Mike Doyle,  07/23/2017

Lorraine,     Thanks so much for the birthday greeting. It’s always good to know someone is thinking about you on your birthday. All is good down here in Florida; it’s been hot, but lots of sun and a good amount of rain to keep things green.     Mike

Juanita McClain ,  07/23/2017

Life is plugging along ok. A few more aches and pains along the way but basically all is well. Thanks for the wishes. And happy BIRTHDAY TO YOU MIKE DOYLE
May this NEW year ahead be a BLESSED ONE!!!

Nathaniel McNeal,  07/18/2017

Thanks for the "Bearcat Birthday" email. Nothing has changed except my age. I did enjoy a great birthday with family & friends. Best regards,
Nate McNeal

Kathryn Ward,  07/09/2017

Thank you for the nice birthday greeting.  I am grateful to be celebrating another year.  So can’t complain about moving somewhat slower than in the past.  A month ago, a cat chose us and apparently is here to stay.  She is quite playful and our other two cats are not sure of what to make of her antics.  She is not afraid of the dog and the dog ignores her.  We are making some improvements around here this summer, a metal roof on the south barn and a remodel of the small bathroom.  We spend as much time as we can with my 94 yr. old father who is still living on his own in his home.

Adrian Eisenlord ,  06/28/2017

Thanks a lot for the birthday greeting, much appreciated.  

I've been keeping busy with a new 55' model train track platform suspended from the ceiling of my wood shop.  It's going slow, but all the buildings are in, all the lights are on, and the tracks are being installed. It won't be long now.  

Health limitations keep me close to home, but its still great to be alive.  My best to all and have a wonderful Bearcat year.  


Larry Wadsworth ,  06/23/2017

Thanks, I’m still in the process of deciding what I want to do when I grow up. Life is good.

Beverly Laitila (Stockwell),   05/11/2017

My family through a big bash; 40 people showed up. It was great time. Cinco de Mayo was the theme, Mexican beer,pop,and good we partied until midnight. Thanks for the wish.

Thomas Munger,   04/15/2017

Hey guys...Yes it's the big 7 0! However my oldest daughter informed me that in Celsius it's only 21 so that's my story and I'm sticking to it πŸ˜‚. I'm living in Paradise these days in the western North Carolina mountains so every day is amazing plus when God is for me who can be against me! Thanks for the greeting...I am truly blessed!

Martha Hoffman,   04/11/2017

My 70th was celebrated in grand style with family and friends on Sanibel Isle. Thank you for the blessings.

Annette Deling (Hack), 02/21/2017

Thank You BCCHS Bearcats!  Wasn't really excited to turn the big 70 this year.  My 3 daughters, 3 gr-daughters, and gr-son's girlfriend decided to have a Girly Slumber Party over the past weekend for me.  I was spoiled rotten from the moment I arrived in Grand Rapids Friday afternoon until Sunday noon when we left.  Just before Christmas our oldest grand daughter & her fiance bought our home in Grand Rapids.  Mike and I moved into our cottage at Round Lake in Mason County, MI.  It's a much larger home to take care of & a lot more land to take care of too.  Winters are a lot more work too.  But, it was our dream to one day retire up here and so far we are enjoying it all.  Thanks again for remembering me!

Judith Cole Williamson, 02/14/2017

Thank you class for the greeting.  Don't feel a bit over 18!  That seems so long ago😊.  All is still well, I travel as much as possible, still volunteering and enjoying life.
Thanks again.

Judith Williamson
Father, I may not understand You, but I trust You!

Bill Galovich, 02/13/2017

Thanks for the birthday wishes.  Had a wonderful birthday brunch given by my wife with all the daughters and grandchildren present.  I am truly blessed.  Thank you again.     Bill

Peggy Evans,  02/08/2017

Thank you so much for Birthday Day greeting, so very much appreciated!

Mike Nogrady,  01/05/2017

Thanks! Doing great!

SueAnn Davis,  01/05/2017

Thank you enjoyed birthday with family in Texas  seventy degrees.

Jim Nye,  12/30/2016

Thanks for thinking of me. I graduated from MSU in 1969.
College roommates were Rick Basso, Denis Fuller and Jeff Gibson.
Got married after graduation and started work for the state.
I have continued adding to my vintage movie and music collection. 
I get down to Battle Creek regularly to visit my 87 year old sister. She lives in Lakeview, not far from Jane Mccracken.
I spend time with friends from work.
I feel blessed to to be healthy

Roland Korp,  12/29/2016

Yes, I received the birthday wish. Thank you very much.

Jane Kelly,  12/22/2016

Dear Friends,
Thank you all so very much for the birthday wishes, they were special to me.

I never imagined my 70th birthday would be the best day of my life!  I have always wanted to visit NYC at Christmas...guess I'm a romantic at heart.  We had snow, saw incredible window displays, carriage rides through Central Park, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the manger scene, Times Square, the Rockettes, Rockefeller Center and the Empire State Building on a beautiful, sunny morning to name a few of the highlights.  I would say the cherry on top might have been Saturday night at Hamilton, where my grandson was dressed as Hamilton and the lead actor and probably another 10 members of the cast asked for pictures of Luke.  He was even offered $500 for the costume...which he turned down....and was made by his 88 year old great aunt.  You can imagine the thrill and excitement for a nine year old boy, and grandmom!  

In my wildest dreams, I never could have imagined my 70th would be the best day of my life, but it was.  I was surrounded by the people I love the most and they made my birthday so special.  I wish the same for you!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  


Susan Brook,  12/19/2016

Thank you so much for the birthday greetings!  All is well and enjoying life.

Carole Morgan,  12/15/2016

So happy to hear from all of you today.  Not a lot has changed.  The Twins are 20 months old and doing what 20 month olds do, keeping me young.  We are planning a few trips.  I will be going to the Las Vegas Market late January for 4 days.  This keeps me current with the design and color trends for our business.  I will be teaching again at KCC and we are planning a two week trip in May to the Outer Banks.  We have rented a home on the ocean.  The family will be joining us during that time.  We will walk the beach, watch for the wild mustangs, take naps and enjoy the views.  Howard and I enjoy the monthly luncheons at Clara’s and hope that as many of you as possible can join us.  I have heard numerous comments when we have lost someone close to us but one that stands out is “I thought I would have more time”.  Today is “more time”.  Live life, have fun, eat ice cream, para sail, shop til you drop, call a long lost friend, mend broken bridges.  Love, Carole

Michael King,  12/06/2016 

Thank you for the birthday card.
It really had me laughing hard. 

A lot has happened since '65.
And it's really great to be alive!

Arizona is the place to be..
Especially Tucson, Where it's snow-free.

Missed the reunion, it's plain to see.
Last time in BC was 2003. 

I think of Central once in a while.
When I do I always smile. 

Of friends I had so long ago.
Some have passed as you well know. 

To those of you that still live there.
You've done much more than I could dare. 

I'll always be a Bearcat man.
And that's no matter Where I am. 

On ye Bearcats...!

Michael King 

Deboraha Burgess, 11/27/2016

Good morning,  Thank you so much for the birthday card it was a plasent surprise and much appreciated.  I had a truly blessed and happy birthday and your card just made it even more special.  Thank you.

"God Loves Us All; Let's Follow His Example!"

Deboraha L. Sallee (Burgess)    (Debi)

David Saunders, 12/02/2016

Thanks for the birthday greeting. Hope all have a wonderful Christmas season. 

Kathy Mills Brunk, 11/04/2016

Life is good!  Never enough hours in every day, that's for sure, but grateful for all the blessings I have!

Dawn Ostrander, 11/13/2016

Thanks for the birthday greeting!

I don't know I got to be 70, go BCCHS class of 65!

James Wilcox, 11/10/2016

There is no change my health,still going strong,swim every morning, throw discs in the afternnon, life is good Thank You for this site.

Terry Bond, 11/6/2016

Thanks, appreciate it. Terry

Donna Van Natta, 10/16/2016

Thank you so very much for thinking of me on my birthday. Donna

Tom Stephens, 10/06/2016

Thank you so much for this.  It is truly heart warming that you remembered.  It's been close to 18 years since I moved to Florida.  As of this writing, waiting for hurricane Matthew to come ashore and do its thing.  Other than that, living in Florida has been a wonderful experience and I don't miss the cold and snow at all.  Life is great!!

Ron Mathis, 09/28/2016

Thank you for the e-card. Very much appreciated.
Turning the big 7-0 is no big deal as long as I wake up each morning.

Gayle Duncan Bonifer, 09/28/2016

Loved getting the Birthday Greeting! I feel very blessed to be celebrating 69 years today. My husband, Jack, and I enjoy good health. We still live in Concord, CA. We are fortunate that our two daughters and son live close by, as well as our eight grandchildren, ages 13 to 3 yrs old. They keep us busy with attending baseball and soccer games, band and dance recitals.

We also take care of the grandchildren on occasion. I play golf, and am secretary for our Ladies' golf board, as well as writing about current educational news for the women's club I belong to. 

Thank you again for the birthday wishes.    Gayle Bonifer Duncan

Jim Emory, 08/17/2016


Thomas Lusk, 08/14/2016

Moving to Cape Coral, FL in January.  Bought a condo in 2009.  Very excited to get going.  My step-son is taking over house so we'll be spending some of our summer up here.

Harry Schill, 08/05/2016

Thanks for the wishes and for all you do with the web site. I really enjoy seeing what everyone is up to. Nothing new or exciting here. Keep up the good work. It is very much appreciated.

Sondra Moffitt, 08/05/2016

Thank you, msg. Message received

Sandy Berry, 08/02/2016

Thanks so much for this very cool birthday greeting!  It made my day!

Mike Cope, 07/31/2016

Thanks for the B’day greeting.  Sharon (my wife) and I are off tomorrow on a two month adventure in Europe.  Start off in Scotland and finish up on Malta.  Being old and retired does have it’s benefits. Best to all.

Janet Oursler, 07/21/2016

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes!!     
Very nice to receive this birthday greeting from BCCHS!
There is nothing new or different to report in my life.  All is unchanged and good!
( FYI:    Subject says, "Belated."  But this message is one day early!    My birthday is July 21.)
I appreciate the "wishes" whenever they are sent.  Just thought you might want to know....  

Thank you!!!!!

Jill Sines Mason, 07/10/2016

Thank You Class of 65 its always nice being remembered.  I hope to catch one of the luncheons in the near future.  Thanks Again Jill Sines Mason

John Burdick, 07/12/2016

Thanks for the birthday greeting. Have been enjoying the wonderful summer here at Long Lake, yes the one on the daily news. Have hosted 2 partys so far this summer, getting ready for number 3. Everyone enjoys the lake, the food and Karaoke.

Nate McNeal, 07/16/2016

You guys are just too clever for words. Thanks for the "Birthday Greeting". Nothing has changed in my retirement lifestyle; I still like it.  Nate

Craig Cowles, 07/12/2016

Thanks for the greeting. I am looking forward to Sharon and my 47 th wedding anniversary on August 30th. Still working everyday on my business,PIP Printing and SpecialFx Signs.   Craig Cowles

Bill Snyder, 7/6/2016

Thank you very much and look forward to seeing some of you on the 16th of this month.

Sue Lambeth, 6/29/2016

Thank you for the birthday greetings!

Adrian Eisenlord, 6/27/2016

Many thanks to the Class of "65".  Your team of classmates do such a wonderful job throughout the year.  Warm Regards,

Ken Long, 06/11/2016

BCCHS class of ’65. Thanks for the birthday greeting. There are no changes to my profile. Thank you.

William Hubbart, 06/05/2016

Well nothing much has changed except my age, lol! I had a great time getting together with Mike Sanford last week, hadn't seen each other in 50 years, and it was just like we hadn't missed a beat, no pun intended Mike, being a drummer, anyway thanks for the happy birthday, God Bless You all and best wishes! On Ye Bearcats! Go Bearcats Go!

Mary Sherwood, 06/04/2016

Thank you for the birthday wishes. I like the little ditty, very nice. Everyone else have a wonderful year and I will talk to you next year on my birthday. Love, Mary

Patti Dix, 06/01/2016

Thank you all so much.  I blessed to have another year, and I hope to make the most of it.

Karl Millard, 05/27/2016

Thanks for your birthday wishes.  Living in San Antonio and enjoying life with my girlfriend, Gail who many of you met at the reunion. Miss sharing our birthday with my twin sister, Karlene, who passed a couple years ago.

Richard Campbell, 05/09/2016

Thanks for the fun greeting!  I hope you are all doing well, and thanks, too, to the poet and to those who keep the class website alive.  Best regards, Rick Campbell

Cindy Treadwell, 05/03/2016

Thank you

Mamie Cright Johnson, 04/14/2016

Thank you so much for the wonderful Birthday greeting.I was so surprised. I am now recuperating from a surgery in February. God is so good to me. This a is magnificent and bright. I pray all my Bearcat65 friends are doing well and enjoying these warm bright sunny days. I will be finishing up a bachelors degree this year.something I have wanted to do.all is well. Blessings be to all of you.  Bearcat for life. 

Martha Hoffman, 04/12/2016

Traveling to 296 Lakeshore Drive, Douglas MI for the summer on April 26th. Will spend a week in Lexington KY to see children and grandchildren. Hope to get to a Clara's get-together while in Michigan. MJH

Carol Shipman Rowell, 04/11/2016

I appreciate the cute birthday greeting!  We are enjoying the final weeks of our Florida snowbird stint, reluctant to return to "the Mitten" until someone shuts off those snow flurries!

Robert Humbarger, 04/08/2016

Thanks (I guess) for the birthday wish.  It is incredibly hard to believe that so much time has passes since we were together at Central.  It is equally hard to realize that so many of our class are no longer with us.  I am sure we all look back at those years in school with both fondness and regret.  I certainly wish all of my classmates the very best as we now prepare to move into our seventies.

Regarding my life changes, Cheryl and I have moved into our new home in Ada, MI, and are enjoying remodeling our home.  After 40 years living on Goguac Lake, we both wondered if we would miss the lake.  We really do not.  We have enjoyed opening a new chapter in our lives and look forward to the years ahead.  We have both been blessed with good health and we are enjoying life and travel.  We continue with our dance lessons weekly, and are now in the "silver" level, which has all new challenges to conquer.

We are looking forward to the arrival of a fourth grandchild in September.  Life moves along!

I sincerely wish good health and good fortune to each of you and hope to see you all again at our next reunion.

Gail Brown, 04/03/2016

Thanks for the clever birthday wish.

Linda Bucklin, 03/29/2016

Thanks for my birthday greeting. Great being a  Bearcat, was then and is still now.  

Julie Cox Wheaton, 03/10/2016

Thanks for the birthday wishes!

Karen Wright, 03/08/2016

Thank u for the greeting. None of my information has changed, thank u all for what u have done and are still doing 🏼🏼🏼🏼🏼

Susan Mitchell, 03/05/2016

Thank you what's another year?

Phillip Hersha, 03/02/2016

Nice greeting. Thanks.

Carolyn Williams Jeffers, 02/23/2016

Thank you for the Birthday greeting.  I had a fun weekend with my hubby Fred and our daughter Angela.

Richard Stevens, 02/19/2016

Thanks, you do a bang-up job on the web site.  Things good here in Loveland, Colorado.  Still working (you can fish only so many days in a row) and reasonably healthy.  Had an old friend long ago who was 69 and I remember thinking that was really old.....and here I am doing it!  As Woodii Carr would say, Mercy!

Annette Deling Hack, 02/19/2016

Thanks BCCHS Bearcats for the birthday wishes!!!  Makes my day complete!

Sharon Tedrow, 02/10/2016

Thank you so much. I had a great day.

Michael Green, 02/12/2016

Thank you class of 65. I am having a great day and enjoying my family and Grandchildren.

Bill Galovich, 02/12/2016

Thank you for the birthday wish !!

Judith Williamson, 02/12/2016

Thanks everyone!

Peggy Reese Evans, 02/05/2016

Thank you so much for the birthday greeting.

Linda Merrill Jansen, 01/27/2016


Steve Jessup, 01/22/2016

Got it.  Thanks

Linda Sheffield Hanna, 01/18/2016

Thanks for the birthday wishes.....

Yvonne Yochim Readman, 01/18/2016

Thank you :)

Jim DePuy, 01/14/2016


Barb Wisner Rickman, 12/20/2015

Thank you for the good wishes.

Darlene McClure Campbell, 12/20/2015

Thank you for your well wishes!  Getting uncomfortably close to the big 70!


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