I still wear the same size earrings!
I still wear the same size earrings!
 
 
 Hi all,  This is what we posted on Facebook "Class Of 1970"
I’m sorry it’s taking us so long to get something together:( 
Hope you all can make it:) If you could help us spread the word or if you have emails please 
forward:))    
 
Hey there Class of ’70.  Unbelievably, it’s time for our 45th reunion.
Please help us celebrate with the “Big One Dayer”.  One big day of fun and camaraderie.
We held our 40th reunion at River's Edge Golf Course and they have agreed to let us come back.
We’re also repeating the golf tournament because everyone that played had such a good time.
So - here are the details:

Date:  Saturday, August 22, 2015
Golf Tournament starts at 1pm
   - Absolutely no skills required - just a good sense of humor!
   - $42 for 9 holes with cart
   - reserve your spot by calling Andy French at 541-480-2969 or email him at ajfrench@bendcable.com

The evening festivities will start at 5pm at the Clubhouse with a casual BBQ and no-host bar. The cost will be $20/person.  The plan is to keep it simple and casual - so nothing to do but catch up and reconnect!


Register for either the golf tournament and/or the evening festivities by clicking on the PayPal link below or by sending a check to: Class of 1970 c/o Red Carpet Car Wash, P.O. Box 5323,  Bend, OR  97709.
we hope you’ll join us for “The Big One”!
 
 
 
Boyle, Ford & Wheeler
Boyle, Ford & Wheeler
Memories
Like the Corners of my mind
Misty watered clored memories
of the Way We Were!

Scattered Pictures
of the smiles we left behind
Smiles We gave to one Another
For the Way We Were

Can it be that it was all so simple then
or has time rewritten every line
If we had the chance to do it all again
Tell Me, Would We? Could We?

Memories
May be beautiful and yet
What is too painful to remember
We simply choose to forget.

So its the laughter
we will remember 
whenever we remember
The Way We Were
The Way We Were!!!!!!!!  

Stay tuned for memories and words!  Coming soon!
2014 Rose Bowl Bound!
2014 Rose Bowl Bound!
2014 Duck Football Season!  What another great Duck Football Season!  Once
again, it was a fantastic time to see old friends and Bendites each football game.
Of course a few of us got the red carpet treatment, courtesy, of Chris and Debbie
Wetle!  Can't thank them enough for hosting the tail gate party each game, and also
for the "Wetle Presidential Suite" at their home.  They are simply awesome, and will love and cherish them both for life!  It is very special to have childhood friends, and your best
friends for a lifetime.  

It was particularly wonderful this Duck season when Steve McClain joined us at 
a Duck game, and Marcia Grote came to town the same weekend!  What a fabulous
weekend of memories that was.  Eugene and Portland was rocking with Bendites.

We wish our beloved Duck many blessings for the Rose Bowl!  We are playing for
the National Title soon!

Blessings to all in 2015!  
PS:  Nice to send some good news for a change!
Treasure for a Lifetime!
Treasure for a Lifetime!
I received a very special Christmas Card in 2014.  It came from a classmate I have not
seen in 44 years, and it meant the world to me.

"Sending you a Christmas card reminds me of how you have crossed my path and
touched my life.  Warm Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!"

Thank you so very much, it meant the world to me!

Blessings Veronica
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Doug Peabody's Memorial Service will be on 8/24/14 from 3-to 8:00 pm at the Overlook House at 3839 N. Melrose.  Dr. Portland, Or. 97237.  There is limited parking, but
Max line is near by.

DOUGLAS Scott Peabody, 62, passed away in one of his favorite spots, his
parents home in Sequim, Wa.; after a battle with liver cancer for four months.

Doug also know by his family as ( Buggy-Dougy, Doug-A-Doo, Dugout, Roger & Rub-A-
Dub) was born in Anchorage, Alaska.  He and his family moved to Bend where he
graduated from Bend High in 1970.  After a few years in Eugene pursing music as
a major, he left for the adventure of working on the Alaska Pipeline in the mid 70's.
He later moved to Portland, where he received his degree in elementary education from
Portland State University.

Doug had many passions including sports, music and literature.  He was very literate
and musical, he was a Jazz DJ, part-owner of Great American Music in Bend (1980),
manager of Music Milennium (1985-1995) and more recently the owner of the
popular Book Store, "The Open Book", in Bend, Or. (1995-2014).  His sports passions
included fleecing his buddies with footall wagers, a yearly March Madness pool for
20 plus friends and family and skiing Mt. Bachelor for many years.

Doug married Sheila Martin and their daughter Alison was born in 1980.  He is
survived by his former wife Sheila; his daughter Alison of Portland; Parents Max
Peabody and his wife Mary; brothers Max Peabody III (Peggy) , Richard (Maloue)
and Wen (Angelina) and his sister Amy Peabody (Joseph Godinet) and his
niece Megan  Peabody and nephew Michael Peabody.

There wil be a Memorial for Doug from 3-8:00 pm on Sunday, 8-24-14 at the Overlook
House, 3839 N. Melrose Dr. Portland, Or. 97237.  

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Oregon Music Hall of Fame would be appreciated
by his family.
Storybook Properties
Storybook Properties
Wishing all my old classmates a Wonderful, Merry Christmas, and
many blessings in 2013!

It is the time of year, you really treasure the blessings of family and
friends, and a lifetime of memories.  I have enjoyed every single
Christmas Card because of the thought, time and care put into them.
In this day and age, it is electronic text messages, emails, generic facebook greetings, which usually includes "it is all about me!"

This week, it was wonderful to actually get a plate of home
baked cookies, receive photos of family & friends, have a meal with
just "good quality people", and most of all; being around people who
understand the meaning of the true "Christmas Sprit", and what a gift this special Christmas Holiday is all about.

Take a moment to open the door for someone, call someone you have been meaning to call forever-but life keeps getting in the way,
make a senior day, and drop by-remember you are a step away, but
above all else; just be the best you can be each day.  

Looking forward to a walk in the snow in Bend during the holidays, and remembering the "Way We Were!"

Blessings Always
Your Bearette Bud!
Mr. Magic Mom!
Mr. Magic Mom!
Our beloved Mr. Magic's Mom has received her Angel Wings!
Duane Zanon's mom passed away this last Wednesday, and her service will be
in Bend on April 12, 2013.  Please read the attached obituary for details.
 
I know Mr. Magic would love to see some of his old classmates, and I know
many would like to pay their respects to his beloved mom Barbara.
 
Barbara and Kevin Domby's folks were the only parents to make it to our
40th reunion, and darn did they all look great!  Mr. Magic must have done his magic
on his mom.  It was so great to have her join us, and I sure don't have half the
energy she had.
 
Our prayers and thoughts are with Duane Zanon and his family at this most difficult time.
 
Our blessings our with them.
June 11, 2010

The Long Road!

It has been a long week with threads of memories woven in and out.  Some
moments have been filled with laughter, some with pain and others have just
brought pure joy.   As I have chatted with "Old Bear Pals" over this last year; it
is amazing that when you talk, it seems like only yesterday.  Then reality sets
in, and you wonder where the 40 years have gone.

This last week I had numerous  conversations via emails and phone calls.
It covered an array of emotions and memories.  I had found yet another long
lost Lava Bear; so lost they weren't even on my "Lost List!"  Thanks to my
good buddy Dean Guyer;  he provided me with the "Commencement Program"
along with an archive tip which resulted in about another 1/2 dozen bears.
At one moment I am filled with joy at the thought of more lost bears to join
in on the fun, and to be reunited with.  However, I must admit; a few tears
knowing that meant putting on the tracking boots and tracking for more bears!

The good news is that six long lost bears were found this week.  When I
tracked down one of those bears to his sickbed; his wife told me not to call
back.  However, it has a good ending; after a few laughs, this bear was not
only just found, but already registered for the event.  He lead me to another
lost bear, who like many of you said, "I don't know anybody, I haven't seen
anybody and frankly my dear, I don't give a damn."  Wait!  Another happening
ending; after all his growling; he lead me to two more bears.  He actually
even called me back with a bear tip!  The amazing thing, as soon as I spoke
with him, he actually got online and looked at the missing bear list, and
immediately called back with a bear tip.  This old bear that didn't know anybody,
didn't talk to anybody;  actually did give a damn.  I was amazed at the trivia
he gave on the class and classmates.    Of course there isn't always a happy
ending.  He did give me a lead to my first bear, in over 325 contacts, that
could hardly remember he was a Lava Bear or from Bend.  I finally got that
out of him.  He also didn't know anybody, hadn't seen anybody, and really
didn't know anybody in school and wasn't interested.   I said, "what about your
bear bud, who told me what state you were in?"  He just growled a little and
said, "Oh Yeah!"  I just let it go.  It is the first one in over a year!  You can't win
them all, and after almost 1 1/2 years of Bear hunting; I have come to realize
not every soul has warm memories of the "Golden Bend Years". 

However, I also know that all those dozen of Bears who originally said, Veronica,
no way, no how, not interested, can't make it, going to the Moon!  I've heard them
all!  Most, I am happy to report are coming, and are so excited to see everyone.

I'm most excited for all those bears who haven't joined us in 40 years, but
are coming. 

In this long journey; I have found many of our classmates have or have had
some critical health issues, some have lost their spouses, some are worried
of losing a love one some are recovering from a loss.  And yet, there is a light
at the end of the tunnel.  Someone just recently said, they couldn't join us
because of chemo treatments, and yet the opportunity and blessings of
being able to join us have opened up.  

In closing this was my day today!  This morning I spoke with one "old Bear" who is lucky to be alive, and was rejoycing in the birth of a new grand child.  He still has hope to join us.  This evening I spoke with another bear who prompted
me to write this blog.  I only found out tonight that this bear had pancreatic
cancer, and was wondering and waiting and hoping to be able to join us
in August!  The tears flowed as I listened to them talk about wondering how
long they might have and if they would even be alive by August.   At this point,
it appears that this individual may have been blessed with the miraculous,
and does plan to join us.  It makes you think just how precious time is, and
how quickly time passes.  Does anyone really know where the last 40 years
have gone. 

So in closing it was a good day!  It reminded me that just because I may
be a little tired from bear hunting; I'm still able to hunt.  I'm still able to look
forward to seeing old friends.  Our lives have all taken many paths and turns,
but the one thing I know for sure, most of us our better people for all of those
who touched our lives all those years ago, and there are still a few I haven't
been able to express that love and gratitude toward.  I don't want to miss
that opportunity because you just never know when the memories are gone!

Blessings to all, now go out and register for the reunion!

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Joan Boyle Engeldinger on July 12, 2010 5:35 PM
Hey Fellow Bears.... a few Bearettes met up the other evening at Veronica Ramsay Story's home in Portland. What a fast and fun 4 hours we spent ... chatting about old times and new ... celebrating families, friends, relationships, and just being able to gather together! Veronica has spent sooo many hours searching for our lost Bears ... thank you Veronica for your dedication!! We all agreed that this 40th reunion is going to be a special one indeed. Each time we read the list of who's coming ... or who hasn't been located ... we are reminded of stories of classmates ... the good, the bad, and occasionally the ugly! In the meantime ... send in your photos ... memories....join the blog .... email an old friend ... or make a new one! See ya in August ... ~Joan
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