In the reunion details mailed to everyone in July, it was mentioned "show the world that the Class of '59 is not too old to tweet and blog..." Here's your chance (to blog; no tweeting here).
If you would like to let us know what is going on in your life, or have any other important comments you would like to share with the class, please use the Contact Form on the menu at the left to send your story, and we will post it here.
Classmates have sent us the following comments and updates:
I graduated from Bucknell University in 1963 with a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering. Was on the football, Swimming and Track Teams. Sky Diving Club (yea, I jumped out of airplanes). Member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and took ROTC. (I was paid $27.50 a month which paid for gas for my car - 1949 Chevy.)
I was commissioned a 2nd Lt in the Army upon graduation and spent 6 1/2 years on active duty including a one year tour in Vietnam as a Company Commander in a Combat Engineering Battalion.
Spent most of the rest of my career in construction management. I am currently a Project Engineer with the Army Corps of Engineers (Civilian) working on a large office complex being built at Ft. Meade, MD.
I married Lita Lane (CD Class of 1961) in 1964. We had three children, two girls and a boy. Two graduated from NC State and one from the University on MD. I have 9 grand children 5 boys and 4 girls ages 2 to 14.
Lita lost a two year battle with cancer and passed away on Feb. 7, 2009.
I am currently living in Bay Hill, a golf course community in Arnold, MD which is just outside Annapolis.
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The past 50 years have been quite busy. Dave and I met after we graduated. We dated almost a year and married July 2, 1960. Yes we've been married 49 years.
In 1960 Dave joined the Army and served three years as a helicopter mechanic. He was hoping to get a job as a civilian in the federal government but was unable to when he first got out of the military. After a few different jobs, he got a job as a glazier for PPG and Harrisburg Glass. After about 12 years as a glazier, he finally got a job at New Cumberland Army Depot as an electrician's helper and finally as a helicopter mechanic. Before he retired July 1996, he was a quality assurance inspector.
I, Edna, got a job at Olmsted Air Force Base in Middletown as a keypunch operator in November 1959 and worked there in between having children until it closed down.
I stayed home with our children for a few years, then went back to work, first at Nationwide Insurance, then at New Cumberland Army Depot. Over the years I worked different jobs for the federal government, ending up as a supply specialist writing government contracts until I retired in January 1997.
We lived across from the Blue Ridge Country Club on Linglestown Rd. for 10 years, Piketown 6 years, Hummelstown 18 years, and been living in South Carolina the past 12 years.
We have three children: Diana, Teresa, and David Jr.
The reason we moved to S.C. is all our children went to Bob Jones University here in Greenvield, S.C. Our daughter Diana and son David moved here after graduation. Diana has two boys and David has five girls. Both our son-in-law and son work for the university.
Oor daughter Teresa and husband are missionaries in Puerto Rico. They have four boys and a girl. Yes we have 12 grandchildren, six boys and six girls, from the ages of three to 22.
When we first moved here, I could not take the warm weather in the summer, so we would spend our summers in Maggie Valley, N.C. near the Smokey Mountains. It was only 80 miles from our home, so we could come home on weekends to visit our children and grandchildren.
After eight years, Dave wanted to sell our place in N.C. and travel, so we've been traveling. We took a cruise to Alaska, a bus trip to Branson, MO, and visited Teresa in Pureto Rico a few times. In September 30 to October 10, we'll be taking a cruise up the east coast to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
That's the reason we're not able to make our school reunion. We'll be in Pennsylvania the first week of September for Dave's family reunion, but we need to get back to get ready for our cruise.
We've had a pretty productive life, but the best part is when we came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal savior. We went to church most of our married life, but in the summer of 1972, I Received Christ as my savior and in March 1973, Dave received his also. We've really been blessed over the years.
We hope all of you have a great time at the reunion.
Graduated from Shippensburg in 1963. Married Bill Weiser (CD '57), moved to Toms River, New Jersey. Was librarian at the Toms River Intermediate School for four years while Bill attended Eastern Seminary. We ministered to five Evangelical Congregational churches over a 44-year period: Pine Beach, NJ, Allentown, Lancaster, Reading, Pleasantville. We have two daughters, Julie Bouman 1967, who lives in Grand Rapids, MI and has two children, and Kristy Waid 1971, who lives in Lewisberry, PA and has a twenty-three-month-old daughter. After Julie was born, I was a domestic engineer until 1983 when I went to work for JC Ehrlich as a printshop assistant. I retired this past February after 25 1/4 years. Bill passed away in August 2007.