Sunrise: First thing tomorrow morning. To be repeated daily until further notice.

2015 All-Bearcat Picnic:
The date is set for the seventh annual picnic. Join us on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the PERA Club in Tempe. The picnic is meant for all RHS classes, their families, and the faculty and staff. Bring your own food, drink, and name tags, but no booze!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Myra Savant Says, "Hi."

I was born in Ray in 1944 and can remember most of the elementary school teachers' names.

First grade: Mrs. Smith, second, Miss Holmes, who married and became Mrs. Durenberger. third: Mrs Hubbard, fourth Miss Collins, Fifth, Mrs. Powers, Sixth, Mr Avants, Seventh Mr. Kuykendall and I don't remember 8th grade. Our school nurse was Mrs. Blair I think, and the principal was Mr Case. I seem to remember that the superintendent was Mr. Herbert, but I could definitely be wrong on that.

I have a photo somewhere of our first grade class.

Some Bearcats Have Another Picnic

A bunch o' Bearcats gathered again on March 19, 2011 in Tempe for yet another picnic.  Tess Ozuna '69, who must have been taking notes, had this to say about that:

JUMBO-JET GRACIAS to the following: Damas Salas '71 and family for the music, you all rock! Doug Williams '62 for emceeing cuz you kept us in the "know" all day and generally lent a hand or two when needed ... un abrazo! Leslie Taft Gilchrist '69 for helping me with the "get the hugs here - pay here" table ... couldn't have done it without you. Joanne Hatfield '69 and Linda Hatfield Garcia '68 for getting the flowers for our special mothers and writing out the name tags ... a Godsend. George Dewey '69 for helping set up and your input ... un besito! Kim Dyer Bird '71 for interviewing the moms and creating a DVD for those who want a copy (see more below) and all your great ideas ... we needed your positive energy! Leonor Lopez Osorio '61 for your plucky attitude and strength (helping the guys push the tables to the right spot because we women want things just right ) ... glad to have finally met you in person! Mandy McGee '68 for herding the RHS dancers ... we crown you the "Dance Enforcer" for all future gatherings ... awesome! Chris Dear Hansen '70 for encouraging more folks to join the dancers ... what a smile! ~ Am I forgetting anyone?? ... so many of you were so helpful ... abrazos y besitos! ~ My continual, ongoing appreciation to (my) John (Evancevich) for being the cheerleader and the "behind the scene" worker/support for all these RHS Picnics ... I'd be lost without you ... infinite S.W.A.K.s!
What an honor it was to have seven (7) beautiful RHS Moms at the picnic! Thank you for being in our lives ... for creating those special moments in our hearts: Mrs. Barbara Dyer Lazovich, Mrs. Caroline Giroux, Mrs. Leora Grisby, Mrs. Irma Hatfield, Mrs. Julia McGee, & Mrs. Kitty Van Blitterswijk ... we love you and we look forward to seeing you next year.

And the pictures?  Here they are it is:

L to R:  Joanne Hatfield '69, Linda O'Guin Mitchell '69, Roxana Cluff Garrity '69, Margaret Bobbitt '68.  Background:   Doug Williams '62, (back) Pete Acton '61, ?, Susan Duggins Acton '69.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Little Reminiscing for the Class of 1960

Came across a Copper Basin News of June 18, 1970. The class of '60 held their 10 year class reunion at the GKI in Kearny in 1970. This year we celebrated, maybe a better word is "reached" our 50th class reunion. What a ride!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Clarine Brandt Haslag Tells Her Story

I lived in Dudleyville with my two sons and taught school in Kearny and Winkelman until my husband got a job with AMARC here in Tucson. He's an accountant where they keep the old airplanes at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

I presently teach 6th grade math (hard-to-believe I know) and social studies at Gridley Middle School in the TUSD school district. I'm hoping to retire in about three years. With the way our economy and state legislature is going, I might have to work longer.

My oldest son, Bill, is coming home from China in August. He's been there for about three years. He was teaching English at the University of Beijing this past year. He plans to get a Masters in Urban Planning. Tom and I visited with him in China two years ago. I've attached a picture of my tour group with the Chinese military group in front of the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace). Can you find me? (In the red jacket) What a place!

My second son, Matt, is a graphic design artist with Betts Printing in Tucson. I am not a grandmother yet and probably won't be in the near future.

My sister Ellen lives in Winters, California near Sacramento. She is a teacher at a Christian school there where she teaches art and social studies. She is married to a nurse-practioner who she met at NAU (I met mine at NAU too! NAU is a great place to find your future spouse!). She has one daughter who is getting a Masters in theology in Eugene, Oregon and is expecting a baby in December.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Lawmen, Ray Arizona

I came across this article while looking over some of my father-in-laws stuff.. A cool story about a battle between anglos and mexicans where a bunch of men died over the theft of one horse... Hope you can enlarge it enough to read it. Just click on the article...

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Some Bearcats Scan Their Yearbooks

Alfred Lopez '60 sent some scans from the1960 Ray High yearbook for everyone's enjoyment. That seemed like such a good idea that there's now a project underway to scan more (all?) of the old Ray High yearbooks and put them online. Here are links to the books that are at least partway done:
You Can Help!

If you have a scanner and an old yearbook or two, you can help with this project by doing some of the scanning. First, check with Russ at rrrmac@gmail.com for brief instructions and to make sure somebody else isn't already working on the same yearbook that you want to scan. Then just go for it! Send the resulting files to the same email address and we'll do the rest.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Kathy Linsley Farrell Says, "Hi."

Dear all,

I am looking forward to attending the March 20th reunion picnic. I figure that it has been at least 25 or so years since I have seen most of you--except for Charlotte Giroux whom I saw when my father died about that time. Maybe it is age, but have been thinking about those early years a lot lately. Went to boarding school in Tucson from 64-67 before moving to Chicago and graduating in 1969 there. My mother died that year so I think that early life got closed up somehow in memory. Being a high school debater earned me a scholarship and I ended up as a professor of communication and a college administrator at various places but most recently at the University of Iowa for 12 years and now at Saint Louis University. My sisters Judy and Julie (the twins) are both in New Mexico and Patricia the youngest will come with me to the picnic. I look forward to seeing you.

-- Kathy Linsley

PS: I am now married to Julian Long and living in the heart of the city of St. Louis. Anyone driving across the country is welcome to our informal bed and breakfast.