Friday, June 08, 2018

Breakfast on July 4, 2018


Let's meet at the Mt. Morris Fire Department for the Firemen's Breakfast.... 
Table will be reserved for us from 8:30AM on. 
Spouse, friend, family all welcome, too. 
And if you happen to be in town for the festivities.... 
be sure to stop by.. 

Good breakfast...Good times.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Celebrating May birthdays for the class of 1957

The class of 1957 can always find time for a party, and this year it was May birthdays, Marion Thompson, Mike Balluff, Nancy Falzone, Greely Myers, Lynne Wilburn, Dave Saunders, Steve Brinker and Bonnie Soresie.
Birthday party 2018
Five of the celebrities were available for the celebration

Sylvia writes in a group e-mail:  Yes, we had a very nice get-together this morning.  It was good to see everyone.  Thanks to Nancy for bringing the cake...and it was yummy.  And thanks Lynne, for putting all the tree plans in place....and we got 'er done.  It will be a beautiful tree and an asset to the well as the others that have been planted.
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Lynne provided details to the group about the tree—an oak—and reported on those of us who couldn’t make the trip to help in the celebration. She also arranged for the local paper to do a write up on the event and stopped back at the Campus CafĂ©  to thank them.
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Looking through my file, I found a party photo in the way-back machine.  Nancy’s birthday party 66 years ago in 1952—with a few ladies of our class—Sara, Lynne, Dorothy, Fran, Nancy, Norma, Pris, Betty, Deb, Donna, Kay, and Barb.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Class breakfast announcement


Hello, Class of 57....We're having a MAY Birthday party.  It has come to our attention that there are at least 6 classmate birthdays in MAY

Marion Thompson, Mike Balluff, Nancy Falzone,
Greely Myers, Lynne Wilburn, and Dave Saunders!!   (any more?) Yes,

Steve Brinker and Bonnie Soresie

So, there will be

 Breakfast at the Campus Cafe in Mt.Morris...
across from the Campus.

May 9, Wednesday, at 9AM

Following the breakfast, (weather permitting), we'll go to the Campus to see the trees our Class donated to the Village.  

Please join us for the MAY Birthday Breakfast, and tree planting....

Monday, March 19, 2018

For all our birthdays in 2018--a rap by Lynne

Tracking on 80, a rap by Lynne Wilburn

I have my own teeth,
my eyes are the best in the house,
sense of direction still good,
balance better than most.
I can still climb a ladder,
haul groceries from the car,
hang clothes on the lines,
cut the grass and
scoop the porches after snow and
I can still walk five miles a day.

I can't use my phone
and Windows 10 is a stinker.
I don't always smell good at the end of the day
or sleep through the night,
but I can still read and remember
and look forward to another year,
and I can still hope for the best.

Note:  This is from an actual e-mail.  All I did was space it out a little--and of course, got Lynne's permission.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Class of 57 Christmas tree lights up the campus

Christmas on the Square in Mt. Morris has for several years welcomed organizations, local businesses, civil groups and alumni to decorate trees to be placed on the band shell. The class of 1957 has participated  and this is our third year--the trees are lit at night  giving a Christmas glow to the old Campus from Thanksgiving weekend until the New Year. The tree is black with red ornaments, and that is Nancy F. showing off the handiwork of Lynne W.

The 13th annual Christmas Cantata in Mt. Morris will be Sunday, December 3rd at Trinity Lutheran Church on Brayton Road at 3PM. This event is bringing together voices from all over Ogle county to make a joyful noise. Proceeds from the good will offering supports local pantries in the area with refreshments following (Note from Lynne:  I made cookies so avoid the oatmeal/cranberry!)

The Old Sandstone Gallery Holiday Art Show is new this year...featuring wooden holiday themed objects. Hours are from 3-7 p.m., December 2nd as part of Christmas on the Square. The Encore group is a newly founded group to support Mt. Morris growth in many ways, including the arts. 

The Mt. Morris Senior Center offers a fabulous breakfast as their part of Christmas on the Square from 8:30 to 11 AM. It is a real country Christmas breakfast and a fortifying  start to a busy day in the village.

 Pinecrest Manor holds an annual Open House during  Christmas on the Square from 2:30 until 4 p.m. with a craft fair and a to-die-for bake sale. The proceeds go to the Good Samaritan Fund.  And Santa fits in here somewhere...Never know when or where that big guy is going to turn up.

A sprinkle of snow and our old home town will look picture perfect for Christmas...I think I wrote a poem about it once.. .

Merry Christmas from your old home town and those that still live here...

(Since the blog owner has never seen this lovely event, I asked Lynne to write it up.)