Guest Book
Reunion committee members Jan & Debbie doing their walking bill board assignment
Reunion committee members Jan & Debbie doing their walking bill board assignment
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Steve Huson
Posted on the 2014-08-09 at 20:00
It has been way to long
I am looking forward to catching up with you all on the 23rd

Thanks DP for keeping me in the loop
ANDY Kepert
Posted on the 2014-07-09 at 20:00
Hi ,All, looking forward to the Aug.23 rd getogether. where do I pay for a ticket?
Debbie Rustrum Kroodsma
Posted on the 2014-07-09 at 20:00
Calling all LO "69" classmates... Get your rears in gear and get signed up for the 45 year Reunion Friday August 22.... At the Old Lake Theater" it is going to be the best reunion so far!!! A BLAST FROM THE PAST!!!! xo Debbie Rustrum Kroodsma
Mark Ellis
Posted on the 2011-10-30 at 20:00
 I know a lot of you have been asking about my love life, so I thought I\'d go ahead and reveal all.
Posted on the 2011-10-30 at 20:00
Hope everyone has a GREAT time tomorrow night!! I will be there in "Party Spirit"!!  :-)
Jim Mulhauser
Posted on the 2011-08-07 at 20:00
Finally, after all these years, I was able to come back up to LO last month and visit with classmates at the Planning Meeting for our 60th Birthday Party.  What a hoot that was!  Looking forward to coming back in October and visiting with ALL you 60 year olds.  Thanks Veva, for rounding up the faithful (and not so faithful) for all these years. 
Chris Gray
Posted on the 2010-10-08 at 20:00
I will not be up for the October 2011 60th-birthday get-together (I\'ll be 60.4 by then), however, I do want very much to see LOHS and other .6-centarian friends I met during my pre-60 years in the Portland-Metropolitan area. I do want to see them and family if I come to town as costs are rising and hitting their "free-time" schedules and "good weather" events is key. At the last reunion, the night was over before I ever got to take in the enriching tales and assessments of so many available adventurers. Except for breakfast on Saturday and an at-ease gathering at Oaks Park, I missed a vast richness. I know that the October 2011 gig will be awesome. The same reunion folks are working hard on it, as always, and it also will be great I am certain.In conjunction, let me know if you would like to get together in Jul-Aug 2011. [I will keep the Oct team updated.]. Send me a direct email and I will work with anyone regarding an informal daytime park potluck planning (with rabid dancing, salacious singing, adjacent evening events, your ideas, etc.. my best wishes,Chris
Chris Gray
Posted on the 2010-10-08 at 20:00
 Hey, way off whatever the subject might be, I have a question regarding our common "culture". Does anyone recall which issue of National Lampoon Magazine (between 1970-1985) contained the Ed Bluestone piece called "A Refreshing Fascist Manifesto"? I have all those issues but the search is undaunting with my aged eyes and too-easily diverted desire to laugh at anything (political) pretending to speak "at" me and "for" me that isn\'t spoken directly "by" me.Was that what I accidentally picked up from our history and speech classes? Yow!best,chrisThanks,Chris
christopher gray
Posted on the 2010-04-04 at 20:00
I want to thank everyone for the wonderful Daniel Janzer pictures. It hits me now how interconnected we are lucky to be. I truly appreciate, and in fact am in love with, that transcendence of my own separateness. I am truly indebted to the humanity you all give me when the power- and profit-motivated media and "truthfulness" of this hierarchical parasite, \'political-economy\', which as the negation of all humanity and the objectification of all humanity that is subjective as its core. I see the best of us all in Daniel\'s eyes and Kay\'s smiles, and thank you all for sharing those photographed best-of-all human moments with me. I could have no greater connectiveness to the universe. Thank you all! Best wishes, Chris Gray
Phil Dyer
Posted on the 2010-03-28 at 20:00
None of you will remember me, but if I had not moved away after 7th grade, I would have graduated in \'69.  I happened to come across this website, and what a great one it is.  I see many faces I actually remember from 1964 (when I moved to Texas).  I lived in Lake Oswego from 1958-1964 (2nd thru 7 grades).  Playing little league baseball with Dick Adolphson, Billy Volm, Tom Evans, Steve Walker, Billy Colton, etc.  A terrific place to grow up.
Phil Dyer

christopher gray
Posted on the 2010-03-27 at 20:00
Farewell to a wonderful Daniel Janzer, who died March 25, 2010. I played in the fields and classes of Riverdale Grade School for four years, watched him wisely eat only unbitter grasshoppers, rode the ski bus and slopes with him at Mt. Hood, camped with him in the Boy Scouts, went to Mr. Billings\' dancing school and afterwards to The Chuck Wagon with him. He always smiled and felt how you felt. I will remember you fondly, old friend!christopher gray
Robin Flickinger Gaynor
Posted on the 2010-01-09 at 19:00
Nice site! Congratulations on 40 years!
Looking for Western WA University friend
Jane Lee - Jane attended Riverdale ES, but may not have attended Lake Oswego HS. Please write to me if you know of her whereabouts.

Thank you very much!
Christopher Gray
Posted on the 2009-12-28 at 19:00
Is the "Attendance">"Family Tree" web page a new feature, and what is it going to detail? A surprise? Site is looking very robust! Nice work. best wishes, chris
Mary-Lynn Allen (Kotz)
Posted on the 2009-10-04 at 20:00
And a great time was had by all!
Well, the Friday night function was a blast! Kudos and thank- you’s to everyone involved. A great turn out, and really wonderful to see everyone after so long. We were packed in there weren’t we? I think we had to get along or die in the undertaking. I don’t know about you-but I got a lot of people looking at my name tag-looking at me, and saying “I don’t remember you at all”. Which means, I achieved my high school goal-which was, apparently, to be non-descript. Kind of hard to do at six feet tall-but somehow I managed. I want to start an Arizona contingency re-union. I know there are a few of us down here. Let me know if you are interested, and I’ll get a group together. In the meantime-stay in touch. I can be reached at Also, if you are thinking of moving someplace where you can just lay back and bask in the sun-don’t forget that I live and work here-actually, in a little industry I like to call “Real Estate”. I love that blast of sunlight we get almost every day here. OK, so it gets a little hot in the summer-but that just gives us an excuse to go party in San Diego for a while (They call us “Zonies”-funny) Until the next one! –Mary-Lynn (Kotz) Allen
Don Nees
Posted on the 2009-09-23 at 20:00
So many memories so  many  friends  wish i had  been there
Chris Gray
Posted on the 2009-08-28 at 20:00
Friday was wonderful (albeit somewhat ricochet-like) seeing you all at our very well-planned and eventful reunion! Hats (on at the booth and) off to all for such wonderful times! Always a logistical nightmare to get one memory to work these daze, getting so many of them to all show up in the same state, the same city, and in the same space-time proximity -- and at not just one but numerous events -- is an incredible feat by us all. We are quite extraordinary after all. Alas, there were so many to meet, re-meet, "hello", and hug (better than a shrug!)-- with far too little time. Such a treasure trove of people! While we can still remember the use of maps and calendars, the idea of more frequent get-togethers, as has been floated, is very appealing. I know that for such an affair as that I shall bring sorbet, trick candles, more free[d] time, more attentive ears, more focused eye contact, my "secret weapon" golf clubs, and of course, the shareable exuberance that seeing you all creates. My very best to you all. I can be reached via and hope to hear about you and your adventures before and/or at a group ~60th birthday party in 2011. Be healthy and stay in touch.
Mark Ellis
Posted on the 2009-08-26 at 20:00
Yes, yes, I concur with those who proclaim the reunion a great success. I had a lot of fun at the Friday night bash.

To paraphrase Garrison Keillor, "the women were all pretty, the men were all handsome, and, well, thank God the children weren't there.

I skipped the Saturday night bash. See, I only have one bash per weekend left in me.

The walk around the new LOHS was fantastic. Remember that school emblem we were never supposed to walk on? It has been completely cleaned and polished, and now hangs at the entrance to the main building.

I attended four high schools in four years. For that I will forever blame my father and his darned upwardly mobile career: Kailua High School, Kailua, HA (where I was a corporate haole boy and spent a lot of time hiding); Maryknoll Cadet Academy, Honolulu (again, blame the father*); Napa High School ( a year, 1967-68, that I surprisingly remember most of); and finally, LOHS.

I'm sure all the '69 grads from all those schools are having great 40ths this year, but I'll stack the school I ended up at up against any of them, any time, anyhow, any place. Go Lakers!

*Dad is still with us so I can say these things.

Jan Kroodsma Thomas
Posted on the 2009-08-21 at 20:00
I can't believe a week has gone by already. What a great time I had and hopefully everyone else did too!! Room 202's pre and post function parties were fantastic and we proved that we still have that spirit in us!! : )
Becky Mindt Strickland
Posted on the 2009-08-20 at 20:00
Thank you reunion committee. It was great fun on Friday night........It was great seeing old friends and making new ones...
Kathy Baker-Katz
Posted on the 2009-08-18 at 20:00
Kudos for the reunion committee one & all.  Friday, Saturday, & Sunday events were all great fun.  I agree that a big 60th birthday party is in order so we can do it all again (don't wait another 10 years!)

Best always to my LOHS '69 classmates...Kathy
Chris Riis
Posted on the 2009-08-17 at 20:00
Wow, what a time Friday night. And I didn't think anyone would remember me after 40 years. The committee did an amazing job. Sit back, have a glass of wine and relax. My only regret is that I didn't help. I'm sorry Lana.
Leith Sherman
Posted on the 2009-08-16 at 20:00
To the Reunion Committee:
Thank you for a great Friday evening. You did a wonderful job, and it was great to see everyone.
Take a long rest from the committee work you deserve it.
Thanks again for a great evening.
Jan Kroodsma Thomas
Posted on the 2009-08-03 at 20:00
Well~ it is "Hot August Nights" again in Reno and I can't believe it has been a year since I first signed the guest book. It has been much fun being on the reunion committee even though it has been from afar!!! I have been able to renew old friendships and make new ones through e mail and facebook and I am really looking forward to the reunion. Thanks to Veva, Lauri and the other committee members who have worked so hard this last year. I know that this year's party will probably be the best so far!!! I remember the softball game we had at Lake Grove Grade School for the 10th reunion. Fun!! Don't know if we can still run around the bases but I think the picnic at Oaks Park will be fun too. Plus the Reunion treas. is buying the beer!!!
So everyone needs to RSVP and make this the best reunion of all!!!
See you soon,
Jan Kroodsma
Don Bunch
Posted on the 2009-07-22 at 20:00
Hub, Er, Boone, Gaily, Arndt, Flankey, Landrey, Gray, Soler...I expect you guys to step up and register for golf Saturday or at least invite us to your club, I promise I'll wear a collared shirt, sheesh. Looking forward to playing and joking around Saturday morning so lets get a game going somewhere...after all, is there more to life than golf?
Dick Decker ( Barb Lawrence)
Posted on the 2009-07-20 at 20:00
Yes, Dick and I are still married after 37 years and living in 6 different states across the U.S. ( some several times ). We have 2 married children, Kevin and Lisa and two beautiful grandchildren.
After 33 years Dick has just retired from GMAC and we are finally back home in Florida. He has started a new career with Chem-Aqua and is loving the change of pace.
I am so happy to be close again to our grandbabies and being able to spend more time on our boat in Jacksonville.
We now call Port Orange, Florida home  ( Daytona Beach area )
Mark Ellis
Posted on the 2009-03-24 at 20:00
It was a dark and stormy night in late September 2008 when I received the unexpected email from
The LOHS Class of 1969 was having a forty year reunion, and I was invited! There was a planning committee meeting upcoming, and amazingly, a local address was provided, which I immediately map-quested and found was very near my dentist's office.

Armed with my yearbook, which I thought I might need to prove I was actually a member of the class, I jumped on I-5 and headed for the home of Lauri Hein. I did not remember Ms. Hein, and so reckoned that she had probably been a "clique." Since I had been a "hippie," our paths would not have crossed in any meaningful way.

Why did I not RSVP the meeting via I was afraid that if I did all the other high schools I'd attended (Hayward, Kailua, Maryknoll Academy, Napa) would contact me about other 40 year reunions, and I did not want that. Turns out, all those schools did contact me later with reunion plans, all of which I plan to ignore.

I found Lauri's house, a nice house, rang the bell a few times, could hear laughter from inside, but no one answered. I found the door was unlocked, and just walked right in. It's a good thing I had that yearbook--I could have been anybody.

Long story short, it was fantastic to see those former classmates from all those years before. Many of them had drinks in hand, which was exactly the way I remembered them from the summer 1969.

The coordinators of this event are doing a great job, and I'm looking forward to the big weekend.

barbara parrish/turner
Posted on the 2009-02-16 at 19:00
I have entered all the proper info and did a search it came up empty so maybe is I sign the guestbook who knows699e
Beth (Berry) Shelby
Posted on the 2009-01-20 at 19:00
You just blink your eyes and find it's 40 years later.  With the recent inauguration I feel like I've been transported back to a time filled with hope and possibilities.  How rejuvenating!  

I did the reverse career route - less ususal in these times.  I went back to grad school at Lewis and Clark to get my M.A.T. in 1992 and started teaching in Portland in '93.  I taught in N.E. and S.E. Portland schools with at-risk populations and high percentages of English Language Learners.  Went back to L & C for my ESOL endorsement and decided it was time to go into administration.  Soooo, continued at L&C for Admin credentials. This is my third year as principal at Stephenson Elementary in SW Portland and I'm loving it.  No plans to retire anytime in the forseeable future.

Leith (Sherman) Dist
Posted on the 2009-01-18 at 19:00
Hello from BattleGround, WA
Married 28 years, no children, but have three dogs, one cat, one parrot and 2 horses. Spend alot of time on the trails riding my horses, enjoying the peace and quite of the forest. Gave up the corporate rat race and commuting into Portland, and  now work from home, even gave up the computer and email for a couple of years, and it was total bliss.  Really miss the simpler times.It will be fun seeing all those who attend.
Karen (Carson) Zak
Posted on the 2009-01-09 at 19:00
Married following 6 yrs in the Navy: home schooled two great sons through high school (one married). Husband of 30 yrs, a Navy Commander, retired with 26 years behind him (us!). We are now living in our dream home in Colorado overlooking Canon City, with an expansive view of the Wet Mountains to the west, and even a bit of Pikes Peak to the north.
Probably won't make the reunion - we're already scheduled to return to OR for my last Grandmother's 100th birthday bash (Lord willing!). HAVE FUN anyway!
Mary Neer (Fogh)
Posted on the 2008-12-18 at 19:00
Greetings All,

I am happy and well.  I enjoy a challenging job advocating for elders and vulnerable adults living in long term care facilities. I live in the great neighborhood of Ballard, which is here in Seattle.
  Most importantly, both of my girls are out in the world fulfilling their dreams. 

It will be interesting to find out how much we all have in common after all of these years. Until August - Mary
bob pinnick
Posted on the 2008-12-09 at 19:00
what a long strange trip it's been!!! married & divorced since 82.  wore a 3 piece suit & tie for 20 years...  finally got my priorities back in line & stopped screwing people out of their money.... started writing music & playing tunes (much poorer, yet, oh so much richer of soul).... i will try to get my ducks in a row and make it back to LO for the big show!
Becky (Mindt) Strickland
Posted on the 2008-11-22 at 19:00
I remember we were the first senior class to have successfully completed the teacher kidnapping.  We camped out all night , went for breakfast,  and then paraded the teachers through the school. Teachers were sent home to clean up while we lead there first class.  Lots of laughs, guitars and songs by the campfire.  Well organized and teachers were good sports.  I recall one got awat and was last seen running down McVey Ave.
Jeff Newell
Posted on the 2008-11-22 at 19:00
My wife Mary and I Ran into Steve Price and wife Linda at the Tigard Costco yesterday 11-21-08. Linda is Mary's cousin. Steve told me about this website=Great! Fun seeing the names and very sad seeing the obits. Looking forward to seeing all who can make it to the reunion. If you can't let's email. Take care "youngans."
Bruce Cornwell
Posted on the 2008-11-18 at 19:00
Aloha, from the State Of Hawaii. 
Tom and Margi (Morris) Evans
Posted on the 2008-10-26 at 20:00
Greetings to all of our LO classmates. We have been living in Colorado for 13 years and love it. We have wonderful 5 children and two adorable grandchildren. The youngest of the 5 is now a senior in high school. Tom travels a lot with his consulting business and Margi has turned her horse hobby into a business by writing two equestrian trail guide books. Life is wonderful!
Our love to all of you!
Tom and Margi
Dana Brice-Keaton
Posted on the 2008-10-19 at 20:00
Well this is fun.  I left the soggy northwest after I finished medical school and never turned back.  Living in the desert is my idea of a good time.  Every day is a good day for a hike in Arizona. I hope to figure out how to sign into the registry.  While I'm a great doctor I'm lousy at many other things including computers. Looking forward to seeing what others are up to now.
Ed Koellermeier
Posted on the 2008-09-16 at 20:00
Realized that it will be 40 years so googled and got this website; great job. Been in nuclear power, processing, cleanup since college, currently in Richland, WA. Marring, two adult kids and a dog. Let me know when the date is.
Jorge Ponce
Posted on the 2008-08-17 at 20:00
Well, this is really a big surprise. Thanks Laurie for your nice idea. I can't believe so many years have gone bye. I still live in Argentina, although I've been working all over the world as a telecomm engineer. I'm married and have two nice sons. Right now I'm working for some months at Dominican Rep. I hope to make it to the reunion. I've been several times to the States, but never went back to Oregon, although my American Mom came to visit me to Argentina.
My best memories are always with you and the times we shared.
A big hug to you all.

Jan Kroodsma Thomas
Posted on the 2008-08-07 at 20:00
Well-I need to sign in after seeing my "sister" Debbie's message. Dave and I just celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary and the birth of our grandaughter in April. We have a sports collectible business in Reno and right now I am enjoying "Hot August Nights" where the whole town goes back to the 50's and 60's. I'm excited to see everyone for another reunion!  See you all then---

Jan Kroodsma Thomas
Posted on the 2008-08-06 at 20:00
Dan Wallace
Posted on the 2008-07-19 at 20:00
Hi All
I'm living in Tempe AZ, Married and still working construction. I still like to fly, travel and ski though I've since broken some more bones.
stephen mallinson
Posted on the 2008-07-16 at 20:00
living in se portland. still fishing in alaska most of the year, married with 2 children who are no longer living with us. now I can enjoy my money sort of.