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04/16/22 12:23 PM #1064    

 

Russell Flammia

Thank you Marilyn for your good thoughts and wishes to our Jewish & Christian classmates. I hope all of my Jewish classmates have a wonderful Seder dinner.


04/16/22 05:33 PM #1065    

 

Linda Fiske (Wehrle)

 

 


And a Happy Easter and Passover to all. Be safe and enjoy all we share .

Linda

 


04/17/22 02:41 AM #1066    

 

Marilyn Wolfe (Ruben)

Thanks Russell & Linda, and Mike, too, for posting the Holiday descriptions!  We had a GREAT Sedar with      our Daughter's Friends!  I hope the Easter Bunny finds everybody Happy & Healthy tomorrow, and that your   kids find "The Hidden Golden Egg" in its secret hiding place!

 


04/18/22 06:55 PM #1067    

 

Marilyn Wolfe (Ruben)

 

 

 

Here's very exciting news from Arizona! 

My Daughter Rachael's Step-Son, Tim Jones, has completed the Musical Score for a brand new Documentary Movie, called "Waterman," which is now showing at various theatres across the U.S.A.!

It is the Biography of Duke Kahanamoku, a Hawaiian man who broke the color barrier through his championships in Swimming & Surfboarding in the Olympics & rescued many people from a Shipwreck!

It's an inspiring Biography that was publicized on "This is Your Life" by Ralph Edwards, back in the late Fifties,              when we were all students at Tee Jay!!   There have been three statues made of Duke on Wakiki Beach, Hawaii; in Australia,  and other places where he demonstrated his athletic prowess!

Tim Jones studied Music at Berkley School of Music in Boston, now lives in California with his wife and 2 kids,   & has composed the score for many television shows and other films for many years!  This is his most recent achievement!  His music blends with the natural scenes and emotional ups and downs of the story, making the viewer feel as if he or she were standing on the shores of Hawaii, and at the Olympics taking in all that surrounds!

Tim's name shows up on the screen at the beginning and end of the film, and his son is also a participant in    the orchestration, playing his clarinet!

Watch for this film or request it to come to your local theatre!  If it doesn't show up there, we are told it might appear on Netflix!   We went to see it last night, and it was so amazing, I wish I could watch it again!  Maybe      I  can find a DVD somewhere!  It's "A Keeper for the Next Generation!"

Movies like this don't come along every day!  I hope you get to see it!

 

 

 


04/19/22 10:09 AM #1068    

 

Linda Fiske (Wehrle)

Wonderful and thank you for the review. Will keep my eyes out for it . 


05/30/22 04:52 PM #1069    

 

Russell Flammia

     Hi Folks, I hope everyone has had a wonderful Memorial Day Holiday. On the home page of our website Mike put up for Memorial Day is a picture of a banner below the American flag. It is known as a Service Banner. These were errected throughout the US by various localities to honor the fallen members of their communities. The banner, located on the second floor hall at Tee Jay is across the hall from the main office. It was put up around 1947.  I was able to find out that the Gold Stars represent the 73 TJ alumni who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War II. Near the banner and across the hall is a bronze plaque with the names of those 73 alumni who are represented by those Gold Stars.The blue stars represent the: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Merchant Marine. During World War II the Air Force was a part of the Army and was not a separate branch of the service as it is today. The number 1254 is for the number of alumni who served in the military. I think this number is probably a little on the low side.  

        While this banner represents the sacrifices made in World War II, I'm grateful for all of those who have served and those who are currently serving in the military. 

                      America, home of the free because of the brave.


07/19/22 11:00 AM #1070    

 

Mike Floyd

The Original Rhondels

Click the above link to a memory from 4 years ago.  The tops of the two heads at the bottom of the screen are Jackie and Russell Flammia.  Harriette and I are seated behind them.  The guy in the white cowboy hat is Will Hazel.  Kilmarnock, VA


07/20/22 10:59 AM #1071    

 

Melvin Katz

Mike: I remember when this was posted those 4 years ago. Have any of you AGED?


07/20/22 11:04 AM #1072    

 

Bob Bayliss

Mike, in college I once served as social chairman for my fraternity. One of my responsibilities was to select and sign contracts with the bands we hired to play at parties, etc. One of these bands was Bill Deal and the Rhondels. Bill was easy to work with and the band was great. Fast forward many years and my niece married Bill Deal's nephew. Small world. See you in September!


07/20/22 04:26 PM #1073    

 

Mike Floyd

Thanks Melvin and Bobby.  The Rhondels are still one of my favorites.  They periodically play in Williamsburg, Kilmarnock and Yorktown.  We try to go whenever we know they are playing.  All of their songs are my favorites.  It fund to what Will, Russell and Jackie dancing and enjoying the music.  No Melvin we haven't aged a bit.


08/23/22 07:45 PM #1074    

 

Carlin Hudgins (Hanzas)

Thank you for the " In Memory" Post. It brought tears to my eyes to see how many of my classmates are gone now!!  A lot of fun memories were brought back. Loved seeing their faces!!

Fondly,
Carlin 


08/23/22 07:45 PM #1075    

 

Carlin Hudgins (Hanzas)

Thank you for the " In Memory" Post. It brought tears to my eyes to see how many of my classmates are gone now!!  A lot of fun memories were brought back. Loved seeing their faces!!

Fondly,
Carlin 


09/11/22 01:04 PM #1076    

 

Russell Flammia

      Hi everyone, I hope everyone who attended the reunion had a wonderful time. As for me, I'm still recovering. Arfter all, a four hour lunch on Friday and a two hour breakfast on Sat. is enough is enought to tire out anyone out!  But it was certainly worth it. :-)

     At the present time  I can picture a lot of smiling happy faces and hugging goinig on. I'll keep that imagine in my mind for a long time and I hope you will too.  Safe travels my friends.


09/11/22 06:47 PM #1077    

 

Marilyn Wolfe (Ruben)

Thanks for all your hard work, TJ 1962 Reunion Committee!  We had a good time this past weekend & it was worth the 3,000 mile flight to see all the classmates who attended!  I wish we had another day to spend together, so I'll look forward to the next Reunion!  Have a Healthy & Safe Time Ahead Until We Meet Again!

 


09/12/22 06:19 AM #1078    

 

Melvin Katz

Dear Classmates:

 

I would be remiss if I did not comment on our recent 60th Class Reunion this past weekend. For those in attendance I think you all would agree that the work that the Reunion Committee did was "OVER THE TOP". Kudos to them.

As we continue our lives post our High School Graduation from Thomas Jefferson, we indeed had a wonderful foundation for the life we currently have. Frank Louthan referenced some of the outstanding vocations that developed in the years that ensuned. Certainly I am very grateful to that foundation and for our classmates in the lives that they are living.

Again, thank those who attended and may your lives be filled with Joy and Happiness.

 


09/12/22 08:50 AM #1079    

 

Gwynn McNaught (Henderson)

I must add my "thanks" to the reunion committee for a job very well done.  Lunch at the Hermitage Country Club was delicious.  We had lots of time to visit and catch up on events in each other's lives before the music began.  It was sad to see how many classmates have passed away, but seeing their pictures brought back happy memories.  Breakfast at Pickel Barrel was also delicious and afforded more time for visiting with each other. Thanks also to those classmates who managed to attend in spite of having to travel a considerable distance.  It was great to see you!  I had a wonderful time and really appreciate the reunion committee as well as this website (thank you, Mike)!


09/12/22 12:43 PM #1080    

 

Anne Marie Sheffield (Hummel)

Adding my thanks for all the hard work that went into planning our fabulous 60th reunion.  The committee did an outstanding job as always and a huge thanks goes out to all involved. It was great to see so many classmates and to get caught up on all that has transpired since our last reunion.  Thanks, Melvin, for securing the Hermitage Country Club for the main event.  It was a beautiful venue.  And the food at the Pickle Barrell breakfast was amazing.  Finding biscuits and sausage gravy in Northern VA is difficult at best, so that was a real treat.  Hope everyone had a safe journey home for those who traveled long distances to attend.  Thanks again to everyone for a wondeful weekend.  Look forward to the next one.


09/12/22 10:09 PM #1081    

 

Linda Fiske (Wehrle)

I must add my thanks to all also for a wonderful weekend reunion. Was wonderful seeing so many and enjoying the fact that I could even recognize a lotπŸ€—. Made it home safely and have brought many wonderful memories of a wonderful class from TJ. To those that were unable to come take care and know you are members of a very special class. Look forward to our next reunion. πŸ§πŸ€—πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ


09/13/22 07:27 AM #1082    

 

Charles Krumbein

Thanks for all the hard work on the reunion.  Russel Suggested i tell this sgroup about my mothers birthday.  Amy Krumbein will be 106 February 10 2023.  She is doing great.  She has a little trouble walking but she remebers she converses and out family is very optomistic and looking forward to February 10, 2023.  


09/14/22 08:19 AM #1083    

 

Russell Flammia

Charlie, I'm truly amazed about your Mom livinig to 105. She is amazing-living to 105 and going to the JCC to go swimming! Oh that we all might be blessed by such longivity and still being active too. 


09/14/22 01:13 PM #1084    

 

Carlin Hudgins (Hanzas)

 

Charlie, that is great news about your Mother being 105 years old and on her way to 106. My Mother lived to 105 and worked the information desk at 100 years old as a volunteer at St. Mary's Hospital In Richmond. These women came from a wonderful generation of strong southern women. We were lucky to have them for so long. Hope your Mom will have a great 106th in February.

Fondly,  

Carlin Hudgins Hanzas


 


09/17/22 01:08 PM #1085    

 

Marilyn Wolfe (Ruben)

Chuckie Krumbein's Mom & my Mom were good friends who worked together on Community Projects in the 1950's!  She is a lively lady with a big smile & friendly manner.  I lost my Mom at age 96 in 2008, but Mrs. Amy Krumbein is still smiling and moving along!  She is an incredible, energetic lady!  I hope her Birthday in 2023 & all her other days in 2022 are as amazing as she is!


09/28/22 12:38 AM #1086    

 

Marilyn Wolfe (Ruben)

Bad news on tv about the West Coast of Florida on the course for the Hurricane! 

I hope our TJ classmates who live there are ok & they have evacuated the area!

 

 


10/01/22 10:49 AM #1087    

 

Russell Flammia

Just a concern about our classmates living in Fla. & in the hurricane Ian damage area. I hope everyone is ok and that your homes were not damaged. Let us know how you are doing.--Russell


10/01/22 07:10 PM #1088    

 

Lila Bass (Hicks)

Praying for all πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™


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