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Marsha's Minutes

Minutes from the 25 Year Reunion

 

August 28, 1992

The 25th Reunion of the Circleville High School class of 1967 was called to order by President Mike Woodward.  Of the 186 members of the class, 140 were in attendance, along with their spouses.  Because of the huge turnout, it is a good thing that we decided to have our reunion right here in the old gymnasium of the old high school, better known as The Pit, bringing back many happy memories of passing notes, flying paper airplanes and throwing a variety of things, as well as taking much needed naps! 

After Mr. Sargent made the announcements for the evening, and attendance was taken, we enjoyed a dinner prepared by the cafeteria staff, consisting of sloppy joe, green beans, stewed tomatoes, peach half and milk.

President Mike Woodward called the meeting to order.  He asked past secretary Marsha Brobst to read the minutes from our 20th Reunion, but she had forgotten to take any minutes, citing the fact that nothing noteworthy had happened at that

reunion. Mike then asked Sue Johnson for a Treasurer's report.  Ten minutes later, when Sue had stopped laughing, she simply stated that there wasn't very much in the treasury.

Business:  Old and New

Gary Leasure gave a presentation on the plans he had made for our 30th reunion and he wanted to go ahead and appoint committees for our 35th reunion to be held in 2002.

Dan Warner posed the question of whether or not "life as we know it" would exist in 2002, after all computers crash and our society reverts back to the Stone Age with the dawn of the new millennium.


Tim Stonerock moved that we proceed with our plans since the Stones were okay back in the 60's, so they will be okay in 2002!  Motion passed unanimously. Gary Leasure was nominated to head up the committees, and he again graciously accepted.  In keeping with our tradition of charging the same amount as the year of the reunion, the cost per person on the 30th reunion will be
$30.00.

Mr. Wally Higgins gave a brief presentation on the history of Circleville High School, which received a standing ovation by both classmates who were still in the room when he finished.

A
fter the rest of the classmates were rounded back up, nominations were taken for King and Queen of the Reunion.

Nominations for King included:  John Wills, Joe Winner, Mike Cox, Chuck Stevens, Tim Stonerock, Deward Shaffer, Brad Marshall and Hank Walters.

Nominations for Queen included:  Anne Spicer, Shirley Thomas, Linda Conrad, Jill Congrove, Leanna Brevard, Ann Joyce and Elaine Gibbs.

After voting, Mike Cox and Shirley Thomas won the most votes, but they refused to serve, citing that they had dated in high school and they could never get along as King and Queen.  John "Fat Rat" Wills and Leanna Brevard were then crowned as first runners-up.


After the coronation, a number of bands, including Tim Stonerock and his band and Terry Hull and The Princetons, entertained us for the rest of the evening as we rocked and rolled until we realized we weren't kids anymore and collapsed.
Just before we passed out from exhaustion, Carol Spangler moved that we adjourn.  Motion passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,
Marsha Brobst Adkins


Marsha's Minutes from the 

30 Year Reunion

 

October 21, 1997

The Circleville High School class of 1967   30 year reunion was called to order by President Mike Woodward, who quipped "These Reunions are so special to me that I wouldn't miss one for the world!"  This emotional and poignant declaration took the crowd by surprise, as snickers and cat-calls built to a deafening crescendo.  Mike then asked for a moment of silence, but no one heard him. 

Order was finally restored, and Mike asked past secretary Marsha Brobst Adkins to read the minutes from our 25th Reunion, which she did.  No one could actually remember that reunion, so the minutes were approved as read.

Sue Johnson Schiff gave the Treasurer's report, and as usual, it was pretty dismal.  Sue stated that there was very little money left in our class account, but she did mention that she had retired from teaching 15 years ago and had been traveling extensively since then, mostly to South Bloomfield, Williamsport and periodically as far away as Hillsboro..  This secretary noted that Sue looked tan
and fit from her travels.  Sue also mentioned that she planned to invest the remaining balance in our class account in a new energy company called Enron, based in Texas, and that she planned to hire Arthur Anderson, a prominent auditing firm, to assist her in keeping our books.

Old business:

President Woodward asked if there was any old business to discuss, but there was none.

New business:

Mike asked if there was any interest in having a 35th Reunion, and there was an overwhelming response to the affirmative.  Shirley Thomas was appointed to be the Chairperson to head up the planning, but Shirley stated that it would be difficult to plan a reunion that would equal the magnificence and grandeur of this 30th reunion, but she would give it a shot.

The high point of the evening was in opening the "Time Capsule", enclosed in an empty Stroh's pony keg, that had been planted at the 50 yard line of the Circleville High School football field, in the cover of darkness, on the eve of our graduation 30 years ago.  The following items  were removed from the capsule:
Our Predictions of the Future:
1.    The USA would win a resounding victory over the Communist menace in
    South Vietnam, and eventually wipe out Communism altogether, except
    for the Berlin wall, which will stand forever.
2.    President Lyndon Johnson would be defeated by past vice president
    Richard Nixon, who would then successfully lobby Congress to reverse
    the current law on term limits for Presidents.  Nixon would win 4
    consecutive terms, and then appoint himself King.
3.    The Big 3 automakers, Ford, GM and Chrysler, would successfully lobby
    Congress to impose import restrictions on new import auto makers
    Datsun, Toyota and Volkswagen, closing the doors permanently on these
    inferior cars. 
4.    NASA would take the space program to new heights, initiating the place-
    ment of rocket launch pads in amusement parks all over the country.  The
    $45.00 charge to ride a rocket includes temporary use of the "one size fits
    all" space suit, being propelled 5 miles into space and experiencing mind-
    frying G-forces and then being pulled from the nearest body of water by
    the rescue pick up team, provided by the US Coast Guard.
5.    Telephone companies all over the country would eliminate "party lines",
    replace the rotary dial with buttons for quicker connections, and would try
    making phones small enough to be carried in one's pocket.  This last idea
    would fail miserably due to the number of buttons which replaced the
    rotary  dial (36 small buttons, 1 for each letter in the alphabet plus 1 for
    each     number, 1 thru 0) and the fact that the cord kept getting tangled
    around people's legs.
6.    Our vision of the future includes the following high tech electronic
    gadgets:
        Movies that could be rented and watched at home, with the aid of
            rental reel to reel movie projectors
        Computing machines the size of a bathtub which would replace
            typewriters, slide rules, record players (for both 45 and 33
            1/3), movie projectors and telephones. 
        Air conditioning and automatic transmissions will become standard
            on most cars, as well as radios with FM and windows that go
            down with the push of a button.
        Telephones that will fit in the palm of your hand, but again the
            dilemma involving the cord comes into play again.
        Televisions will become larger and larger and will not only be in
            color instead of black and white, but also 3 dimensional.
7.    World peace will be achieved in the year 1977, 1984, 1993, twice in 1998,
    and again in 2002.
8.    The Dow Jones Industrial Average will reach new heights of 2,500 points.
    There will be talk of another stock index for smaller companies but nothing
    will come of it.
9.    The use of universal money cards to buy  things at most places all over
    the world will become popular, although these cards become
    cumbersome due to the necessity of buying them in various
    denominations ($1, $5, $10, $25, etc.)
10.    After a successful singing career, spanning 2 decades, Janice Joplin will
    become the first woman president.  For her vice-president, she  will
    choose fellow Texan and political unknown, George Bush.
11.    Elvis Presley retired from singing and acting in 1977, and turned his
    attention to opening a fitness ranch in Memphis.
12.    Although having moderate success in the 1960's, British bands will
    fall by the wayside in the American rock and roll scene.  Former Rolling
    Stone lead singer, Mick Jagger, will start a line of men's fashions and
    ultimately go into partnership with Elvis Presley in his fitness ranch,
    opening branches in England.
13.    The Beatles singing group will stay together as a band until they all retire
    from singing in the year 2013, achieving their goal of singing as a group
    together for 50 years.  They did find, however, that rock and roll did not
    suit them too well, so they changed their style to folk music, effectively
    and successfully imitating Peter, Paul and Mary.

OUR LIST OF THE "MOST LIKELY" ETC.....
1.    Most likely to become a lifer military man and retire as an officer:  Mike Cox
2.    Most like to go "blond" and get contact lenses:  Carol Spangler
3.    Most likely to keep his full head of hair:   Bill Reid
4.    Most likely to lose his full head of hair:  Scott McFarland
5.    High school classmate sweethearts most likely to marry and stay together:
        Tie:  Tom Fletcher and Elaine Gibbs and Linda Calvert and Jr. Preast
6.    Most likely to work with the government on top secret projects and
        homeland security (whatever that is....): Mary Anne Yates
7.    Most likely to put several large, well established companies out of
    business:    Marsha Brobst
    (Buckeye Mart, K-Mart, Shoe Corporations of America, Gold Circle)

After our predictions were read, and notations made regarding how close we came to being correct, the balance of the evening was spent dancing to the old tunes and chatting with old friends.

Mike Woodward asked for a motion to adjourn, which he got from Joe Winner,
seconded by Susie Bennett.  The motion passed.

Respectfully submitted,
Marsha Brobst Adkins


The ToP 10 

Reasons to Attend Your 35th

 

HIGH SCHOOL REUNION   

(....Because it had to be done....)


#10. Come to this one while you can still remember your classmates names.

 

 #9.  Come to this one while you can still remember your own name!

 

 #8. Chances are good that you look better than at least one of your classmates.

 

 #7. When was the last time you had fun three days in a row?

 

 #6. Because it won't be a party without YOU!

 

 #5. Because you can share the "good old days" with people who will actually know what you're talking about!

 

 #4. You won't have to lie about your age.

 

 #3. Someone will tell you that you look great!

 

 

 #2.  Because you won't be any prettier at the 40th. 

 

 And the #1 Reason to attend your 35th High School Reunion is.........

 #1. So you can hear Marsha Brobst Adkins' impersonation of Miss Adkinson!              


It's been a long time since the last reunion, so here's a little refresher course on 

"Reunion Etiquette"!

Top 10 things  NOT to do at

Your High School Class Reunion!

 

                   . . . . . . . . . . .Are you ready for these????


 

#10.Don't bring your kids or grandkids.

 

 

#9. Don't show up on the wrong day.

 

 

 

#8.  Don't get into a fist fight. 

 

 

 

#7.  Don't elbow your way through the buffet line. 

 

 

 

#6.  Don't leave to check your e-mail.

 

 

#5.  Don't fall asleep.

 

 

#4.  Don't show everyone your scars.

 

 

#3.  Don't try to sell stuff, even if you are a salesperson.

 

 

#2. Don't bum money off of people.

 

 

 And the #1 thing NOT to do at your 35th High School

 Reunion.........is......

#1.  Don't take out your teeth.

 


For MEN only:

For thousands of years, men have tried to understand the rules when dealing with women. Finally, this merit/demerit guide will help you to understand just how it works.

 
Remember, in the world of romance, one single rule applies: Make the woman happy. Do something she likes, and you get points. Do something she dislikes and points are subtracted. You don't get any points for doing something she expects. Sorry, that's the way the game is played.
 
Here is a guide to the points system:
********************************************
SIMPLE DUTIES:
You make the bed..............................................+1
You make the bed, but forget to add the decorative pillows.... 0
You throw the bedspread over rumpled sheets...................-1
You leave the toilet seat up ...............................-5
You replace the toilet paper roll when it is empty............ 0
When the toilet paper roll is barren, you resort to Kleenex...-1
When the Kleenex runs out you use the next bathroom...........-2
You go out to buy her extra-light panty liners with wings.....+5
    in the snow.................................................. +8
    but return with beer......................................... -5
    and no liners............................................... -25
You check out a suspicious noise at night..................... 0
You check out a suspicious noise and it is nothing............ 0
You check out a suspicious noise and it is something..........+5
You pummel it with a six iron................................+10
It's her cat.................................................-40
 
AT THE PARTY:
You stay by her side the entire party..........................0
You stay by her side for a while, then leave to chat with
    a College drinking buddy................................................-2
    Named Tiffany.................................................-4
    Tiffany is a dancer..........................................-10
    With breast implants.........................................-18
 
HER BIRTHDAY:
You remember her birthday......................................0
You buy a card and flowers.....................................0
You take her out to dinner........................ ..........0
You take her out to dinner and it's not a sports bar..........+1
Okay, it is a sports bar......................................-2
And it's all-you-can-eat night................................-3
It's a sports bar, it's all-you-can-eat night and your face is painted the colors of your favorite
    team.....................-10
 
A NIGHT OUT WITH THE BOYS:
Go with a pal...................................................0
The pal is happily married....................................+1
The pal is single.............................................-7
He drives a Ferrari..........................................-10
With a personalized license plate (GR8 NBED).................-15
 
A NIGHT OUT WITH HER:
You take her to a movie.......................................+2
You take her to a movie she likes.............................+4
You take her to a movie you hate..............................+6
You take her to a movie you like..............................-2
It's called Death Cop 3.......................................-3
Which features Cyborgs that eat humans........................-9
You lied and said it was a foreign film about orphans........-15
 
HIS PHYSIQUE:
You develop a noticeable pot belly...........................-15
You develop a noticeable pot belly & exercise to get rid of it..................................+10
You develop a noticeable pot belly and resort to loose jeans and Baggy Hawaiian shirts...........-30
You say, "It doesn't matter, you have one too.".............-800
 
THE BIG QUESTION: She asks, "Does this dress make me look fat?"
You hesitate in responding...................................-10
You reply, "Where?"..........................................-35
You reply, "No, I think it's your ass"......................-100
Any other response...........................................-20
 
COMMUNICATION: When she wants to talk about a problem:
You listen, displaying a concerned look........................0
You listen, for over 30 minutes...............................+5
You relate to her problem and share a similar experience.....+50
Your mind wanders to sports and you suddenly hear her saying
    "well, what do you think I should do"........................-50
You listen for more than 30 min's without looking at the TV…………+100
She realizes this is because you have fallen asleep.........-100
 
 
Add them up....now you get it!

 

GREAT TRUTHS ABOUT LIFE, THAT LITTLE CHILDREN HAVE LEARNED:

 

  1. No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.
  2. When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair.
  3. If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person.
  4. Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
  5. You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
  6. Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
  7. Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.
  8. You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
  9. Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
  10. The best place to be when you're sad is Grandpa's lap.

 

GREAT TRUTHS ABOUT LIFE, THAT ADULTS HAVE LEARNED:

  1. Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a tree.
  2. Wrinkles don't hurt.
  3. Families are like fudge . . .mostly sweet, with a few nuts.
  4. Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
  5. Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.
  6. Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the joy.

 

GREAT TRUTHS ABOUT GROWING OLD

  1. Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
  2. Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
  3. When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.
  4. You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
  5. It's frustrating when you know all the answers, but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
  6. Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
  7. Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.


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