CCHS classes of 1970-4?
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Posted by Tim Walters (+75) 18 years ago
I'd like to know where people from these classes are now... I have lost track of almost everyone, with all my moves around the country for school and work. If you are from this period, or right around there, log in! I am Tim Walters, I am married with two kids (18 and 22!) and I have lived in Florida since 1982...
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3747) 18 years ago
Tim,

I'm not from Miles City but I was just wondering how did you get from Far-Off Miles City all the way down to Florida? Millitary perhaps?

Kyle
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Posted by Tim Walters (+75) 18 years ago
Hi, No, I am a college music teacher... I went to school in MT, AZ and CO before getting hired at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton in 1982... finished my education (the formal part anyway...) in Miami in 1989. Florida is just about as different from Montana as you could get, I plan to spend a good part of my retirement in the West...
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Posted by David Corbin (+25) 18 years ago
I think you went to school with my brother "Bill Corbin". He is an Airline pilot and lives in Boise, Id and (believe it or not) commutes to Denver where he is hubbed out of.
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Posted by Tim Walters (+75) 18 years ago
I believe I did! That was a long time ago... in a galaxy far away...
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Posted by David Corbin (+25) 18 years ago
As I recall, you were some sort of a trumpet guru. Your brother Tracy and him were good friends as well. I also had your Mom as my home room teacher in the 7th grade. Wow, were did all this happen?
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Posted by Tim Walters (+75) 18 years ago
I still play trumpet... and I used to teach it at Florida Atlantic U, where I have been since 1982... Tracy lives in Lodge Grass where he is a computer programmer and systems analyst. My youngest brother Todd lives in Lincoln Nebraska... I am the one who left the west, no college jobs for music teachers out there, or few anyway...
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Posted by Tim Walters (+75) 18 years ago
My mom stopped teaching I think after they left Miles... my parents finally settled in Rapid City after they retired... my father passed on there in 1991. Then, my mom moved to Yankton to be closer to my brother Todd... she died there in 1999. I really remember Miles fondly, haven't been back there for 15 years, I think. A great place to be young, I always thought. The reason I started this thread was to see how many of my generation of Miles residents check this site. Since I have lived so far from MT since 1976 (AZ, CO, FL) I have lost track of lots of my old friends and acquaintances.
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Posted by Tara (+26) 18 years ago
Tim,
Did you know a Lynn Payne (my aunt) or a Chris Payne ( my mother)?
Just curious.
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Posted by Tim Walters (+75) 18 years ago
You know, I don't seem to remember them... that doesn't mean I didn't know them, I am approaching 50 and can't always remember what I had for lunch! Were they in the band by any chance? That's where I spent most of my time, that and at Red Rock Lanes... I was (and am still) a trumpet player...
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Posted by Tara (+26) 18 years ago
Yes, they both were in band. I can not remember what they played. My aunt Lynn is still very talented. My mom was but died in 1981. They were the daughters of Pastor Leslie Payne. They drove a very old Ford truck that was a rainbow of colors. I can not think of anything else to be a clue. Have a good day.
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Posted by John G Wilson (+31) 18 years ago
Hi Tim
I don't know if it was you or Tracy I was in 7th and 8th grade with, I had your mom for home room and english. I graduated in '74.
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Posted by John G Wilson (+31) 18 years ago
Terra, how is "Aunt Lynn" she didn't come to her 30th class reunion! We missed her!
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Posted by Tim Walters (+75) 18 years ago
Must have been Trace... he graduated in 74...
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Posted by Tara (+26) 18 years ago
My Aunt Lynn is well. She has a blood disorder, I can not remember the technical name but it is where the blood is thick. So she has to get her blood drawn, she also is on pills that people with cancer take. Her future is so so. Most live 15 years with this disease and she has been diagonosed with it for 7. She has four kids. The two oldest girls went to college and now work in a huge hospital. Her last two are twins, boy and girl. They are both in their second year of college. Her husband, Ron, works for BLM. They live in Springfield, Oregon.

[This message has been edited by Tara (edited 9/3/2004).]
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Posted by Sara Kernek Enghusen (+7) 18 years ago
Tara,
I went to school with your mother, she and I used to walk to school together when we were freshmen and sophmores. Man, that was a long time ago. I lost touch with her after high school though.
Sara
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+12372) 18 years ago
I'm Bill Freese's sister. My marriage was performed, 26 years ago, by Les Payne. And when we were kids, I was Capt. Kirk and Lynn was Mr. Spock. Good times. Good place to grow up.

Amorette Freese Allison
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Posted by Tara (+26) 18 years ago
Sara, that is neat you knew my mom. I wish I would remember more about her but it is hard. She died when I was eight so there are not to many memories. Thanks for your message.


Amorette,
Actually I see Bart quite a bit because my son goes to school at Sacred Heart. Shelley I would see each other ocasionally when I taught at the college. You also live down the street from me and by the way the new sidewalk is great. My aunt Lynn still talks about playing Star Trek. The good old days.
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Posted by Donna Kingsley Coffeen (+400) 18 years ago
Amorette, I remember you. I think we were in International club together!!
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Posted by Donna Kingsley Coffeen (+400) 18 years ago
Tim, my name was Donna Kingsley and I graduated in 1974 from CCHS. I did not make it to my reunion this summer. We had a family illness and emergency during that time.

I now live in Walla Walla, WA. I am the head teacher for the Walla Walla Juvenile Justice Center Detention School (kids' jail) and absolutely love it. I just began my 8th year doing that and taught college just before that. We live on a 35 acre farm and my sons are 18 and 21. My husband and I are half owners in a commercial fishing company in AK during the summers. He is also a commercial boat builder, retired from teaching and subs for me, and is a Lt. Fire Captain.

I was so sorry to hear of the deaths of Nancy Kailey and of Jerry Lund. I also heard of the death of Spud Patch's son. They are all in my prayers.

I have not been back to Miles City for several years, but would love to come back again one of these summers. I teach year round so it is a bit difficult to work it into the short vacation times. My sister Debbie still lives in Miles City and my other sister, Diana Carter (married to Steve Carter also of MC) lives in Billings. Laurie Carter Poitra(who was my best friend at CC) is my sister's sister in law!!
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Posted by Donna Kingsley Coffeen (+400) 18 years ago
Tara! I definitely remember your aunt Lynn. She and I had several classes together. She was a very smart girl and I remember her standing up for things she believed in. I always admired her spunk.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+12372) 18 years ago
Yup, Donna, we were in International Club together. I think your sister works at the Clinic where my Mom goes regularly. She mentioned Debbie had recently lost a whole lot of weight and looks great.

I want to organize an all seventies reunion, like the all 40s and all 60's classes have done, since I know lots of folks ahead and behind me. Vicki Elmore and I came up with something like 14 people in the class of 1976 who had siblings in the class of 1974. Baby boomers and all that.

Could be fun!

Amorette
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Posted by Donna Kingsley Coffeen (+400) 18 years ago
What a great idea Amorette! Would love to do that. Yes, it is my sis at the clinic and she has lost weight. I have not seen her since last summer so I have not seen it yet. My mom is coming there in a couple of weeks to visit her. My other sis is in Billings, MT.
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Posted by Joan Smith (+19) 18 years ago
What year would you plan on having the all 70's reunion? That is a great idea !!!!! My 30th is next summer so am getting excited for that too!!!
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+12372) 18 years ago
At least two years in the future, since a regular reunion take a hellacious amount of effort and whole decade one will be worse. Say. . . 2006 at the earliest? And NOT in mid-summer. Remember how HOT it gets in Miles City in mid-summer. Ugh.

Amorette
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Posted by Dennis Peterson (+10) 15 years ago
I was horrible in band she was third chair and I was forth. We became good friends during our high school years. But during band I was always playing pranks on her. I always got in trouble from Mr. Hartsey for talking to her. She never talked with me. I just talked until we both got in trouble. It just used to make her furious that she would get in trouble and have done nothing. Finally Mr. Hartsey caught on. I had to do detention for him and during the detention he and I would play chess for an hour. Wild.
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Posted by Belinda Maasch Cook (+91) 14 years ago
Donna -- This is Belinda == I live in Alaska. Where does your husband fish? We do goldmining. My husband did commercial halibut one year out of Homer, but that was enough. He works at the ski resort as a mechanical engineer. I work as a bookkeeper and also at the Fred Meyer store -- was a Financial Planner for about 15 years and got tired of that. So am just coasting until we retire. I hope you come to the reunion.
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