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10/13/17 07:02 AM #1    

 

Douglas Henkle

"Should the HPHS Class of 1959 hold a 60th reunion?"

     Of course, yes!  I would love to attend it, but 2019 is still two years from now.  Since our 50th, during 2010-2017 we have lost 25 classmates, with 10 of them just in the last two years.  We haven't had a Reunion since our 52nd on Sat. Sep. 17, 2011.  While we can still include those friends who might pass away in the next two years, is there any possibility at all of having a 58th or 59th Reunion?

Doug Henkle, Ripon, WI, henkle@pobox.com

 


11/21/17 07:11 PM #2    

 

Mike Resnick

Just won the Galaxy Award -- that's China's highest science fiction award -- as Most Popular Foreign Writer. That's the 10th country I've won an award in (and I'm the all-time leading American award winner for short science fiction, 4th when you add in novels). Been an interesting half century: I've been flown to France, England, Slovakia, China, and next week Spain to meet fans/readers, and I still feel like a productive member of society. I'm 75, I had 6 books out this year, and I'm editing a bi-monthly magazine. Alas, I've lost touch with just about everyone from HPHS, but this web page lets me keep track of you all.

-- Mike Resnick


11/22/17 07:56 AM #3    

Michael Lewis

Mike,

Congratulations! What terrific honors. Deserved, but still great honors. I see that your daughter is also highly successful in the same field.

So, who does the translating to Chinese, and how faithful is it to your original work? Or are they reading you in English? And when will you decide to speak at Miami's Book Fair -- the nation's largest?

It all shows what a good education can produce. Cheers!

 


11/23/17 02:29 PM #4    

 

Ronald Weiland

Hello Editor,

I had posted a general comment or thought of how I admired our fellow classmates and what they have achieved throughout the last 60 years.

That off the cuff thought was one I had in reading the site including all of the young men that had lost their lives prematurely. I specifically mentioned some of the outstanding young Women who had left us so early, which was painful when I read those names.

I was then criticized openly for my sincere comment by a classmate who I do not know or remember for some gender issue which I felt was totally out of line for this forum. Obviously, some left-wing Liberated fool.

In reading the comments today I did not see mine posted, which is wrong by any journalistic standards.

You see, In High School, I had lived with a totally dysfunctional Father, and was seeing a fantastic Man. Dr. Goodman in Highland Park a Psychologist, recommended by our Dean Mr. Mark Panther and my Home Room Advisor Ted Repsholdt for four years. My Father, Henry C. Weiland beat me almost daily, worked me to death without pay, pushed my mom down flights of stairs, humiliated her and finally caused her demise, when she burned to death in a fire, in Lake Forest above the Movie Theater. I started drinking way to access, joined AA at 29, and have been sober Continuously for over 45 years up to and including this day.

I left Him and Highland Park, never to speak to him again. I started to build my life in California, as he ran me down all over my hometown to anyone who would listen. I feel that the pressure of my youth actually caused my only Divorce after nine years, and 2 lovely daughters and a premier Woman Susan Wilson Weatherburn another of our classmates, who lived in Bannockburn.

I immediately went on to join the United States Marine Corps and after that went to College, Graduated with honors and was self-employed my entire working Career as a prominent International Management Consultant, In San Francisco, traveling the Entire World doing deals for High net worth Individuals.

Simultaneously I founded and changed, along with Federal Express a totally new way to distribute Fresh Flowers from the Sources Worldwide, directly to the end user, changing the Floral industry's methods which is a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry. I basically retired at 55 yrs of age, always keeping my financial worth private, which is substantial. Recently, three years ago I was recruited by Amazon and was paid handsomely to put together their worldwide distribution for " Amazon Fresh" their fresh food 'to your door delivery", working from my Home office. I feel my story has been finally told, as now I am basically disabled and been told my days are now one at a time and diminishing rapidly.

Thanks my dear classmates and friends for Reading, as I write this Thanksgiving day, 11, 23, 2017

I love each and every one of you.

Ronald Cole Weiland. 


11/23/17 06:08 PM #5    

 

Janet Hitchcock (Mills)

Ronald,

You have done yourself proud. You owe no one an explanation for your statement. Hold your head high and know how successful you have become. I am sorry for your failing health. Semper Fi Marine.

 


11/23/17 08:07 PM #6    

 

Ronald Weiland

Janet Mills,

A beautiful Classy Woman.

Thank You for your Kind Words. Your Special.

 

Ron Cole Weiland

11/23/2017


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