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Wayne Klayman
Posted on the 2022-09-28 at 19:00
Back in 1970, I didn't think I'd even be around to go to a 50th reunion, much less enjoy it as immensely as I did this one. The 40th was great. The "off-year" Park Tavern "mini-reunions" were fun. But THIS reunion exceeded all expectations! With nearly 250 in attendance, we had a bigger turnout than many classes have at their commencements! People are still talking about it. 
Our committee did an exceptional job putting it all together and getting it airborne. But it takes people - YOU - to attend and make it fly. Remember back in the day going to parties and after walking in and looking around, we'd sometimes say: "Where IS everyone?" Not many of us had to say that at this party, because (just about) everyone was there! The biggest problem wasn't not enough people, but not enough TIME! To greet everyone would have meant limiting conversations to a couple of minutes. I spent a half hour with a guy I never even knew! (I know him now!) 
In show biz, it's often said: "leave 'em wanting more"...
That's certainly true here. Our class really likes to stay connected. We do want more. I really hope we can do it again - someway, somehow, and sometime soon! ...Bet you do too!

Thank you!

glenn mayeda
Posted on the 2022-09-19 at 19:00
Kevin Dale
Posted on the 2022-09-09 at 19:00
I have to say, that was the best time I have had in a long while. I loved seeing all my old friends and exchanging stories of our lives during school and after. The reunion team did a great job and deserve a extra big THANK YOU. I look forward to see everyone at the next Class of 70 reunion.
glenn mayeda
Posted on the 2022-09-01 at 19:00
St. Louis Park-Reunion Committee,   Thank You Very-Very Much for all your Hard Work!!!!!!!!!!!!   The Committee had to work extra hard for this reunion due to covid----2 extra years planning finding perfect solutions for allowing 70 year old teenagers safe and excited reminiscing---arranging-calculating--seeking out--marketing-computerizing-drafting--emailing--reminding--giving man hours--graphicing (real word or not-you guys did it) --errand running-walking-driving--communicating-persuading-presenting-and accomplishing epitomized success!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   The Committee allowed us ----for a couple of hours to----feel no aches-pains--or ailments while----teenaging our way through wonderful years!!!!!!!!!!!   Everyone looked great for new 50 year olds like your notice claimed!!!!   Can't wait to see all the photos!!!!!!!!! Made sure to consume no alcohol for keeping all memories!!!!!!!!!!!   Had a blast seeing- talking while sharing many known and unknown stories!!!!!!!!!   Wish there were enough time to speak to everyone 4 different times although we are too old to marathon our way through memories.   I truly did not want to leave and would have been elated to sweep all night long!!!!   I really hope to attend another class reunion even before another 10 years!!!!!!!!   Thanks again to everyone that volunteered to work so Very-Very Hard in making an award winning--Super Bowl Class Reunion!!!!!!!!!!! Fran Tarkenton and All Reunion Committee received a World Class Ring with many Touch Downs at the old Metropolitan--North Star--Minneapolis Lakers---St. Louis Park Recreation Center!!!!!!!!!! What a perfectly--safe--- reminiscing ---brilliantly placed---location for our class reunion to score a perfect Gordie Howe---Hat Trick!!!!!!!!!  (3 goals and 1 fight in one hockey game)   If there are any praising words missed----they will have to be exclaimed after our next reunion!!!!!!!   Thanks Again Does Not Even Begin to proclaim my appreciation!!!!   glenn mayeda   ps----Go Vikings!!!!
Wayne Klayman
Posted on the 2021-10-11 at 19:00
Well, our "when I'm 64 reunion/party" is but a few weeks away now. Since no one has yet "commented" about it, guess I'll jump in and be the first. Really cool that we now have an informal "reunion" every year at the Park Tavern. After the huge turnout at the "formal" 40th, I had suggested having something more often. Not to be morbid, but each year a few more of us pass on. So, why wait? I'm happy to see the organizers agree and they now have given us an annual bash each August! Informal and free! Now, it's our turn to show our gratitude by coming! And I hope you will. That's all, folks. See you there? 
Bruce Siegfried
Posted on the 2021-10-11 at 19:00
Thought I would check in here and take a look.  Have not see this before.  Guess we haven't had many guests on here lately!

And why all those letters and symbols in Wayne's last post on here?  If it's censorship did he really swear that long on here?  Wayne!
Steve Waldman
Posted on the 2018-08-16 at 19:00
"Route 66" 48-Year Get Together is Saturday, August 25th at the Park Tavern.  We hope to see as many of you "old timers" as possible.  We always seem to have a great turnout and everyone always seems to have a good time.  Two important things to remember.  First, you are only as old as you feel.  Second, there will be balloons and cake on Saturday.  Tradition!  We look forward to seeing you all.
Leenie (Rosen) Gantman
Posted on the 2015-08-10 at 19:00
Anyone coming to the reunion from the Plymouth area? Would love a ride there!
Doug Nagle
Posted on the 2015-08-06 at 19:00
***WE NEED YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT SLP70 Classmates-  Please help us continue to give an annual scholarship to a graduating senior as we have done for the past 15 years!.
We need your financial support to do this!
Click on the "Buy Tickets" link on our webpage and buy raffle tickets for a chance to win a GO PRO HERO 3 Camera!
All proceeds from this go to our scholarship fund.

***Deadline to receive your entry is Friday, August 21, 2015.  We will draw a lucky raffle ticket from your entries and give away the GO PRO camera at our reunion on August 22.  The more you contribute, the more chances you have to win!

THanks for your contributions! 
Steve Waldman
Posted on the 2015-06-25 at 19:00
The 45-Year Reunion is only 8 weeks away.  Are you going to be there?  I hope so.  Please RSVP.   Saturday, August 22nd at 7:00 pm.  Remember, this 45-Year Reunion is a Once In A Lifetime Event and you don't want to miss it.  Hope to see you all there.
Debbie Peterson
Posted on the 2014-08-06 at 19:00
So sorry I can't make this fun party!!  I just moved to AZ three weeks ago and am buried in moving, setting up my classroom and managing 26 fifth graders.  I know you are all going to have a great time and yes, I am very jealous!   See you next year, though, for our 45th!   P.S.  AZ starts school the first week of August.  Any chance of moving the 45th reunion up a little?  : )  
Debbie Peterson
Posted on the 2012-08-11 at 19:00
Dear Beth, Steve, and Connie,

Thank you so much for putting on the great birthday bash, last night!  I can\'t help but continue to smile as I think of the wonderful time I had, visiting with my lovely, delightful classmates!  

Thank you, again, so much! 
Debbie Peterson
Steve Waldman
Posted on the 2012-07-02 at 19:00
All SLP 1970 Classmates - Our 60th Birthday Bash is less than 6 weeks away.  We hope many of you plan to attend at the Park Tavern on Saturday, August 11th.  It\'s FREE to get in.  Please let us know if you will be coming to the party so we can let the great people at the PT know what to expect.  Check the website and RSVP.  Thanks and have a happy and safe 4th of July.  Hope to see you all on August 11th.
Joey Jenkins
Posted on the 2012-03-11 at 19:00
Still hanging in there.
Steve Waldman
Posted on the 2011-12-27 at 18:00
Just a reminder to all SLP Class of 1970 - Please keep checking this website for details about our 60th Birthday Party on Saturday, August 11th at the Park Tavern.  We want to see as many people as we can.  It\'s FREE and it will be fun.  Have a Happy and Healthy New Year and I hope to see you all in August.
Roger Swedlund
Posted on the 2011-11-15 at 18:00
Shifting gears hitting 60 Dec 15th but I still look 59..
Audrey Hork Seitz
Posted on the 2011-09-01 at 19:00
60th birthday party sounds good--let me know the date! 
Francee Shapiro
Posted on the 2011-08-20 at 19:00
I\'ll be there!  Did you even have to ask????? Can\'t wait!Francee 
Patricia B. Charney
Posted on the 2011-08-19 at 19:00
60th Birthday Party, deal me in!
Laura Sedransky Philbrook
Posted on the 2011-08-16 at 19:00
60th birthday party? I\'m in.  What a great idea. 
Joel Tormoen
Posted on the 2011-08-16 at 19:00
 What an interesting site to stumble upon (thanks to facebook and Mr. Waldman). I will explore this later today.If my name is not familiar, I arrived in the social studies department in \'68 and was at Park till \'80.
Connie Sandler
Posted on the 2011-08-16 at 19:00
 Time to start celebrating our upcoming milestone birthdays! Count me in!
Steve Waldman
Posted on the 2010-11-25 at 18:00
All DVD Purchasers - The DVD is almost done.  We hope to ship in two weeks.  Sorry for the delay.  If you have not bought one, now is the time to do so.  The cost is $25.00 and all proceeds go to the scholarship fund.  We now are accepting checks only.  Thanks and Happy holidays!
Linda Land Gendreau
Posted on the 2010-11-05 at 19:00
Did anyone else get a business proposal from a Larry William?? I guess I was surprised those creeps would use a reunion site to scam people.....
Steve Waldman
Posted on the 2010-08-28 at 19:00
On behalf of the renion committee, I want to thank all of you who attended our reunion last Saturday.  We hope you had a good time.  We hope you will use the website to let us know what you thought of the reunion, both good and bad.
We also hope you will continue to use the website to update us and your classmates on changes in your life.  It will make things easier for the next reunion (2020).  The website will be here unless new technology makes it obsolete by then.
We urge you to post pictures from the reunion.  And we hope you will still think about making a donation to our scholarship fund or buy a t-shirt or DVD.  T-shirt sales will end on September 10th.  The DVD is still in production.  Once it is completed, it too, will have a cut-off date.  Keep checking this site for more details.
Again, thanks for making the reunion a huge success.  Don\'t hesitate to contact us and most of all be well.  2020 will be here before we know it.
Linda Land Gendreau
Posted on the 2010-08-22 at 19:00
I had such a great time seeing everyone again. All the kind words about Bob were very special to me. I wish we didn\'t have to wait another 10 years to see one is so fragile. Take care everyone. Thank you, thank you to the reunion committee! You did a slendid job! I think compared to others, we have the best class!!
Kevin Dale
Posted on the 2010-08-22 at 19:00
I had a great time seeing everyone. Its strange the things you think about when you see faces you have not seen in years.  I wore my voice out that night.
Beth Kimball
Posted on the 2010-08-22 at 19:00
Hi Everyone!

Thanks to everyone who came to the 40-year reunion Saturday night!  It was so great seeing all of you and, even though I didn\'t get to talk with everyone, I hope you had a great time.  

Did you take pictures and want to share them?  Upload them into the "Photo Albums" page.  We\'ve set up albums for the Park High Tour, Bob Levine and Sam Stern\'s Pre-Reunion Party, and two albums for reunion pictures (#1 is already full so upload to #2).

I\'m still trying to catch up on my sleep, but I loved seeing everyone and I hope to keep the conversations going until the next reunion.
Roger Swedlund
Posted on the 2010-08-21 at 19:00
Ya gotta Love it ! What a great time,Thanks to all those involved putting this together.. Shame we have to wait another 10 years to do it\' again. What a pleasure it was,
`Roger `Swedlund
Randy Nielson
Posted on the 2010-08-21 at 19:00
Right on Roger!  This was really a tremendous night.. so very good to see "old" faces  basking in our own light.  If we could pull of a "45" year reunion I\'ll be here to help volunteer.  Happy trails to you all and, by the way, Rick Ohotto stiffed me on the $!
Faith Kiperstin Schway
Posted on the 2010-08-21 at 19:00
I just want to let all of you know how wonderful it was seeing you last night!   It brought back so many great memories.  I really appreciate all of the hard work the committee did to put this amazing event together.  I look forward to seeing everyone at the next reunion!  I, too, wish it didn\'t have to be another 10 years!
Lynne Nuessle Lindmeier
Posted on the 2010-08-21 at 19:00
I was on elated all night Saturday. I was reintroduced to some wonderful people, and saw so many people that I remember. As everyone else has stated, I am so grateful to the organizers. I also would love to have a 45th reunion, but realize how much time has been put in to the planning, so it might not be realistic! Keep me in mind if you would like my help for the next spectular event!
Denny Johnson
Posted on the 2010-08-17 at 19:00
Thanks to the SLP70 Reunion organizing committee to put together what will sure to be a great party. Taking my daughter to college this weekend (she\'s a sophmore at Earlham), so I won\'t be able to attend the reunion. I will spin a few LPs from my record collection and take a walk down memory lane on Saturday, though. Have fun!
Linda Aaron Jacobs
Posted on the 2010-08-15 at 19:00

Looking forward to seeing my band mates---where did I put that clarinet?  Enjoyed the mini Lenox elementary school reunion at our 30th gathering (Laura Sidransky). 

Steve Waldman
Posted on the 2010-08-06 at 19:00
SLP 70 Classmates.  Our reunion is only 2 weeks away and over 230 people have already signed on.  If you haven\'t done so already, and want to attend, please do so.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.  We also have 50 people signed up for the high school tour on Friday, August 20th at 1:00.  This is free and will be a good start to the weekend.  Meet at the circular doors by the tennis courts.  Things have changed a bit in 40 years at SLP.  We hope to see you all.  Remember, your 40-year high school reunion will only happen one time.  This is that time.

Sam Stern
Posted on the 2010-08-04 at 19:00
You are invited to a pre-reunion party on Friday, August 20 at the Loring Kitchen and Bar, Bob Levine\'s sensational restaurant on the east side of Loring Park.

Join Bob and classmates any time after 7 p.m. to get into the party mood. Bob will be serving FREE PIZZA that puts Beek\'s to shame from 7-9 p.m. for Orioles in attendance.

RSVP\'s by August 18th are requested to get idea of the number of revelers.

For more information on the Loring Kitchen and Bar, go to Valet parking is available or park free in the Emerson School lot on 14th Street, 1.5 blocks east of Willow.

The Facebook link for this event is

Ginny (Schieber) Martinson
Posted on the 2010-07-24 at 19:00
Wish we could be there but we will be out of town for the week.  Hope you all have alot of fun.
Debbie Ferch Raymond
Posted on the 2010-06-05 at 19:00
I appreciate all the work that has been done for the reunion..especially the pictures. I\'ve had a hard time convincing my kids that the "sit in " we held shortened the War in Cambodia! See you there..Debbie
Craig Anderson
Posted on the 2010-05-29 at 19:00

The past 40 years flew by... The reunion is an opportunity to meet old acquaintances, and make new friends.   I know, 40 years ago, I never dreamed my life to be what it is today.  I am looking forward to the next 40 year journey.  Thank you to everyone that worked so hard on our behalf.

Jim Herbert
Posted on the 2010-05-24 at 19:00
SLP-70 Sailing - come & go as you please picnic
Saturday August 21, 10AM-2PM – Lake Calhoun

This event replicates a Kick-Off event held by Twin Cities Sailing Meetup in the spring.  We will be going out in the boat, and coming back in every hour or so.  You can bring a blanket, something to munch on, and socialize on the beach between rides. If anyone is interested in organizing a more comprehensive food plan, let me know.

We will meet on the BEACH next to the Boat Launch and Tin Fish Restaurant. The boat is an 18’ Chrysler Buccaneer with a blue hull, in need of paint.
Cancellation due to weather or any other reason will be announced by 8AM Saturday morning.

Participation is limited to about 12 alumni.  Please RSVP (no maybes) to Jim Herbert, Phone: 612-869-1960, Cell: 952-356-7707
Bruce R. Siegfried
Posted on the 2010-04-30 at 19:00
I just saw this on Yahoo as a headline regarding the 40th reunions as being something special.  Hope the link works and you enjoy the story.
Lynn Wallin
Posted on the 2010-04-19 at 19:00
Many thanks to the reunion organizing committee.  We\'re a huge group and I\'m sure there\'s nothing easy about trying to find us and then encouraging us to sign in and enter some information on this website.  It\'s a great website, fun to look at, and full of interesting stories, some happy and some sad.  The party in August should be fun for all.  I truly appreciate your hard work.
Bruce Siegfried
Posted on the 2010-04-06 at 19:00
I can still hear that music in my mind playing in our school in the front hall, the Beatle\'s Abby Road and Led Zeppelin for sure, thanks I think to Charlie Bell?

Looking forward to seeing the new faces on people I knew way back when we all shared those "young" emotions together in such a special point in time of our lives.

Many thanks again to the organizers for making it come back into our lives again as we connect again.
Martha Reed Helland
Posted on the 2010-04-02 at 19:00
This will be very special, I have not been to a reunion in years and its time. It will be so good to see everyone and laugh about how we all turned out.
Michael Swiridow
Posted on the 2010-03-28 at 19:00
I\'m looking forward to the reunion. I\'ve made the 10, 20 and 30. Lets make this a good one to remember. See you in Aug.
Roger Swedlund
Posted on the 2010-03-03 at 18:00
They said there would be flying cars by the year 2010....I want my flying car ! But till then , my Harley will work.
Sheri Bell Hack
Posted on the 2010-02-17 at 18:00
40 years! Hard to believe. Looking forward to seeing all of you in August.
Eileen (Leenie) RosenGantman
Posted on the 2009-12-28 at 18:00

I remeber when my parents were going to their 40th reunion!  They still go to the North High Reunions!  We have alot of years to celebrate.  Can't wait to compare stories!

Irwin Barr
Posted on the 2009-12-22 at 18:00
Lots of things have happened in the world in the last 40 years but unfortunately the Vikings still haven't won a super bowl. Oh well, some things just never change. I am a bit of a recluse but I won't miss this reunion and a chance to step through a time warp back to the year 1970. Thanks to the organizers (and the internet) for making this happen.
Wayne Klayman
Posted on the 2009-12-12 at 18:00
Hey Haftings - Hair??? What's hair?... ...looking back at the way most of us parted it 1/8" above our ears and did the "Trump sweep", you'd think we were already losing it!
Doug Haftings
Posted on the 2009-12-10 at 18:00
This is going to be great.
How many guys still have hair? Do you have more grandchildren than hair?How grey is it?
40 years is a long time, but then I've had the same job for 25.
Rondi Atkin
Posted on the 2009-11-15 at 18:00
Like everyone else, I can't believe it's been forty years.  I look forward to seeing everyone, and a big thanks to the planning committee for putting this togehter.
bob brill
Posted on the 2009-11-02 at 18:00
I am really looking forward to seeing everyone, although when I look at the names in the guest book, most of whom I have not seen since graduation, you have the current advantage of being frozen in mind at age 18. I am sure you are all even more stunningly attractive now. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Eric Ramberg
Posted on the 2009-11-01 at 18:00
For all of you with great ideas about entertainment, please drop me an e-mail with your thoughts (yeah, I volunteered to help out the Reunion Committee). And no, Nelly, we're not going to write on Siem with ballpoint pens if he passes out - that was so 2 decades ago...
Sara Payne (Savitt)
Posted on the 2009-09-19 at 19:00
I just cannot believe how fast the years have gone by!
Jerry Hertaus
Posted on the 2009-09-16 at 19:00
I still remeber our twentieth reunion as though it were yesterday.
What a fantastic turnout that was. Looking forward to a great time and seeing all of you grandma's and grandpa's!
Wayne Klayman
Posted on the 2009-09-14 at 19:00
wow...40 years??...seems like - "the paddle", dress codes, and detention - were only yesterday... 
Lisa Prost Louis
Posted on the 2009-09-10 at 19:00
Looking forward to this fun Event !
Please pass it on.....
Audrey (Hork) Seitz
Posted on the 2009-08-25 at 19:00
 I don't feel like it's been 40 years--we're not that old!!
Carole Rosen Rubinger
Posted on the 2009-08-21 at 19:00
Looking forward to seeing everyone.
Gary Nelson
Posted on the 2009-08-16 at 19:00
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion!
Mark Freiberg
Posted on the 2009-08-10 at 19:00
I wouldn't miss this for anything !
Charlie Bell
Posted on the 2009-07-20 at 19:00
Get ready.  The fun is coming...
Kate (Kathaleen Niemann) Theis
Posted on the 2009-07-19 at 19:00
I am looking forward to seeing everyone. This 40th reunion I am hoping for a great time as I have never been to one before.
Eric Ramberg
Posted on the 2009-07-12 at 19:00
Can you hear me now?