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Jan 24 2018

[U High]

Good Morning!
We have a couple of classmates who made the Star Tribune.
In today’s paper in the Variety section online, is an article on Bob Dylan and it mention, Bonnie Beecher, there is also a large article on the famous Dr. Demento (Barry Hansen).  Congratulations to Barry!
Hopefully, you can get past the advertisements to read the article, we get the paper so I was able to read it on ‘hard copy’. Keeping up with the news, let me know if you have anything to pass along.
Love and looking forward to spring. Nancy

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Subject: UHS NEWS Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:56:24 -0600 From: Nancy Jensen <nkjensen@comcast.net> To: Abby Marier <absma58@gmail.com>, Anita Laube Allen <gary99037@aol.com>, Ann Granquist Hubbs <ahubbs@comcast.net>, Barbara R. Woshinsky <bwoshins@miami.edu>, Barbara Schaller <barbschaller@mac.com>, Barry Hansen <bearyhansen@ca.rr.com>, Bill Morse <aisey33@gmail.com>, Bonnie-Jahanara Romney <jahanara@campwinnarainbow.org>, Bonnijean Clark Willis <wbonnijean@yahoo.com>, Chris Smith <csmith3456@hotmail.com>, Christer Soderlund <christer.soderlund@mornyc.com>, Chuck Dryg <zoodryg@yahoo.com>, Dana McCaffrey Wells <danamwells@mchsi.com>, Darryl Welde <darryldiana@msn.com>, Dean Nordquist <Dean.Nordquist@gmail.com>, Dick Axilrod <sbbaldy@gmail.com>, Douglas White <drwhite2@gmail.com>, Fred French <kwdrvr@att.net>, Gary Hokenson <shokenson@peoplepc.com>, George Koehler <geo.koehler41@gmail.com>, Gerry Moen <gemoen24@yahoo.com>, Gilbert Brenson Lazan <amauta@me.com>, Ginny Russeth Carroll <g3carroll@msn.com>, GinnySalzman Macro <hvmacro@hotmail.com>, Janet Darley Griffith <jgriffith@icfi.com>, Janny Rugg Grice <jannygrice@gmail.com>, Joan Gail Pepper Pederson <dgpjgp@aol.com>, John Hunt <jshunt@grantsburgtelcom.net>, John Wilke <johnwwilke@hotmail.com>, Joyce Holliday <joyceholliday7@gmail.com>, Judy Lund Welker <LiliChin@aol.com>, Karen Okerstrom Fish <karenwfish@icloud.com>, Kathleen Hall Mavournin <katmav212@gmail.com>, Liz Nowlin Drumm <end1628@gmail.com>, Marvin Karlins <MKarlins@aol.com>, Nancy Foker Bellin <janabellin1@sbcglobal.net>, Nancy Miller <nancy.miller.mn@gmail.com>, Nancy Shepherd Stoddard <bonapup2@gmail.com>, Peggy Blumers Johnson <peggyfrank@att.net>, Priscilla Erickson <kevin.priscilla@hotmail.com>, Richard Kneeland <kneeland3@msn.com>, Roger Meyer <rogernmeyer@earthlink.net>, Ronald West <rcwest@usfamily.net>, Ruth Turpin Feldmeier <hrmules@webound.com>, Sally Stevens Stout <sarbilstout@gmail.com>, Sandra Harter <jrharter@msn.com>, Shari Binger Tucker <ltucker4@comcast.net>, Sharon Stoesser <sasywalkr@comcast.net>, Sue Stiller Berg <suebee@purpleshark.com>, Susan O Murzyn <S.E.murzyn@me.com>, Tom Harrison <harri098@tc.umn.edu>, Tom Kohlsaat <kohlsaat@bellsouth.net>, Wayne Stinson <waynestinson@gmail.com>, Willis Ewing <wewingjr@msn.com>

Good Morning! We have a couple of classmates who made the Star Tribune. In today’s paper in the Variety section online, is an article on Bob Dylan and it mentions, Bonnie Beecher, there is also a large article on the famous Dr. Demento (Barry Hansen). Congratulations to Barry! Hopefully, you can get past the advertisements to read the article, we get the paper so I was able to read it on ‘hard copy’. Keeping up with the news, let me know if you have anything to pass along. Love and looking forward to spring. Nancy

Jan 18 2018

On Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 5:04 AM LAURANCE TUCKER <ltucker4@comcast.net> wrote:

I’m still out of the country.   I’ll be in Cambodia with my nephew, who is also a Viking fan, watching the game at 6 o’clock in the morning (which is actually the day before you see it).   Go purple.                Dick Ax
   I love it! Thanks for the laugh in Memphis, where it got to 7 degrees.  Now, that's cold!
   Also, from Larry's book Norwegian to English, and from my own Norwegian relatives, Skol means Skull.  The Vikings put glogg in the skull, heated it with a red-hot poker and raised their skulls to each other in a toast.  Really!  And you can make your own glogg or buy it from Ingebretsen's on Lake Street.
   It's warmer today in Bergen, Norway than it is in Memphis.
   Go Vikings!
   Shari
   (Same day-->)

Greetings from 40+ degrees here in MN. Here is a message from Sue for all Viking fans. Hopefully you all still have enough MN blood to be Homers. Let’s cheer for the team, just think how much fun it would be to have a winner. MN gets enough bad press, it’s time for us to celebrate. SKOL VIKINGS!!!!!!

From: susan murzyn [1] Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2018 10:58 AM To: Jerry Keller; Judy Mack; Nancy Jensen Subject: Fwd: Ole & Swen

   Subject: FW: Ole & Swen    Ole and Sven die in a snowmobiling accident, drunker than skunks, And go to Hell. The Devil observes that they are really enjoying themselves. He says to them 'Doesn't the heat and smoke bother you?' Ole replies, 'Vell, ya know, ve're from nordern Minnesooota, da land of snow an ice, an ve're yust happy fer a chance ta varm up a little bit, ya know.’
   The devil decides that these two aren't miserable enough and turns up the heat even more. When he returns to the room of the two from Minnesota , the devil finds them in light jackets and hats, grilling Walleye and drinking beer. The devil is astonished and exclaims, 'Everyone down here is in misery, and you two seem to be enjoying yourselves?' Sven replies, 'Vell, ya know, ve don't git too much varm veather up dere at da Falls, so ve've yust got ta haff a fish fry vhen da veather's dis nice.’
   The devil is absolutely furious. He can hardly see straight. Finally he comes up with the answer. The two guys love the heat because they have been cold all their lives. The devil decides to turn all the heat off in Hell. The next morning, the temperature is 60 below zero, icicles are hanging everywhere, and people are shivering so bad that they are unable to wail, moan or gnash their teeth. The devil smiles and heads for the room with Ole and Sven. He gets there and finds them back in their parkas, bomber hats, and mittens. They are jumping up and down, cheering, yelling and screaming like mad men.
   The devil is dumbfounded, 'I don't understand, when I turn up the heat you're happy. Now its freezing cold and you're still happy. What is wrong with you two?’
   They both look at the devil in surprise and say, 'Vell, don't ya know, if hell iss froze over, dat must mean da Vikings von da Super Bowl.

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Dec 1 2017

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Very funny. Come visit again, Jahanara, and stay with us. Blessings, Peggy.

From: Jahanara Romney [2] Sent: Monday, January 08, 2018 7:05 PM To: Peggy and Frank Johnson <peggyfrank@att.net>; mkarlins@aol.com; nkjensen@comcast.net; absma58@gmail.com; gary99037@aol.com; ahubbs@comcast.net; bwoshins@miami.edu; barbschaller@mac.com; bearyhansen@ca.rr.com; aisey33@gmail.com; wbonnijean@yahoo.com; csmith3456@hotmail.com; christer.soderlund@mornyc.com; zoodryg@yahoo.com; danamwells@mchsi.com; darryldiana@msn.com; Dean.Nordquist@gmail.com; sbbaldy@gmail.com; drwhite2@gmail.com; kwdrvr@att.net; shokenson@peoplepc.com; geo.koehler41@gmail.com; gemoen24@yahoo.com; amauta@me.com; g3carroll@msn.com; hvmacro@hotmail.com; jgriffith@icfi.com; jannygrice@gmail.com; dgpjgp@aol.com; jshunt@grantsburgtelcom.net; johnwwilke@hotmail.com; joyceholliday7@gmail.com; LiliChin@aol.com; karenwfish@icloud.com; katmav212@gmail.com; end1628@gmail.com; janabellin1@sbcglobal.net; nancy.miller.mn@gmail.com; bonapup2@gmail.com; kevin.priscilla@hotmail.com; kneeland3@msn.com; rogernmeyer@earthlink.net; rcwest@usfamily.net; hrmules@webound.com; sarbilstout@gmail.com; jrharter@msn.com; ltucker4@comcast.net; sasywalkr@comcast.net; suebee@purpleshark.com; S.E.murzyn@me.com; harri098@tc.umn.edu; kohlsaat@bellsouth.net; waynestinson@gmail.com; wewingjr@msn.com Subject: Re: Cooz SeenYorz Just 4U !! Enjoy the ride; there is no return ticket!

My husband says “Death has bad press. No one ever came back and said it was a bummer. And after all, it was Patrick Henry’s second choice”.

Jahanara

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Oct 2017

U High I had to attend summer school because of Miss Zito. I never finished my book report on Gone With The Wind. That summer after 11th grade, I took the bus from Fridley, transferred to a bus that went to West High School, and guess what I learned, "grammar." Between that and my senior year at Fridley High School, where they stressed "grammar," Mr. Flood," I came out ahead. So I guess I thank her for that,.

Don and I are in the process of moving to a senior cooperative, at 7500 York So, in Edina 55435, Apt 239. We winter in Bonita Springs, FL , but because of the water damage, we don't know what this year will bring. At this time, our unit is OK, but those around us have water damage and mold, because the roof was blown off, and FEMA had sent all roof coverings to Huston. At least we have spent the last 20 years enjoying Florida.

Blessings to all our classmates. Looking forward to 60 (agh).

Joan Gail Peper Pederson


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From: Roger N Meyer <rogernmeyer@earthlink.net> To: Janny Grice <jannygrice@gmail.com>; Barbara Woshinsky <bwoshins@gmail.com> Cc: Barbara Woshinsky <bwoshins@miami.edu>; Peggy and Frank Johnson <peggyfrank@att.net>; mkarlins <mkarlins@aol.com>; Roger Meyer <rogernmeyer@earthlink.net>; Barbara Schaller <barbschaller@mac.com>; Abby Marier <absma58@gmail.com>; Nancy Jensen <nkjensen@comcast.net>; Anita Laube Allen <gary99037@aol.com>; Ann Grandquist Hubbs <ahubbs@comcast.net>; Barry Hansen <bearyhansen@ca.rr.com>; Bill Morse <aisey33@gmail.com>; Bonnie-Jahanara Romney <jahanara@campwinnarainbow.org>; Bonnijean Clark Willis <wbonnijean@yahoo.com>; Chris Smith <csmith3456@hotmail.com>; Christer Soderlund <christer.soderlund@magnussonlaw.com>; Dana McCaffrey Wells <danamwells@mchsi.com>; Darryl Welde <darryldiana@msn.com>; Dean Nordquist <Dean.Nordquist@gmail.com>; Dick Axilrod <sbbaldy@gmail.com>; Douglas White <drwhite2@gmail.com>; Fred French <kwdrvr@att.net>; Gary Hokenson <shokenson@peoplepc.com>; George Koehler <geo.koehler41@gmail.com>; Gerry Moen <gemoen24@yahoo.com>; Gilbert Brenson Lazan <amauta@me.com>; Ginny Russeth Carroll <g3carroll@msn.com>; GinnySalzman Macro <hvmacro@hotmail.com>; Janet Darley Griffith <jgriffith@icfi.com>; Joan Gail Pepper Pederson <dgpjgp@aol.com>; John Hunt <jshunt@grantsburgtelcom.net>; John Wilke <johnwwilke@hotmail.com>; Joyce Holliday <joyceholliday7@gmail.com>; Judy Lund Welker <LiliChin@aol.com>; Karen Okerstrom Fish <jlksepka@aol.com>; Kathleen Hall Mavournin <katmav212@gmail.com>; liz drumm <end1628@gmail.com>; Martin Stoesser <stoessermv@comcast.net>; Nancy Foker Bellin <janabellin1@sbcglobal.net>; Nancy Miller <nancy.miller.mn@gmail.com>; Nancy Shepherd Stoddard <bonapup2@gmail.com>; Priscilla Erickson <kevin.priscilla@hotmail.com>; Richard Kneeland <kneeland3@msn.com>; Ronald West <rcwest@usfamily.net>; Ruth Turpin Feldmeier <hrmules@webound.com>; Sally Stevens Stout <sarbilstout@gmail.com>; Sandra Eide Harter <jrharter@msn.com>; Larry & Shari Tucker <ltucker4@comcast.net>; Sue Stiller Berg <suebee@purpleshark.com>; s.e.murzyn <s.e.murzyn@me.com>; Tom Harrison <harri098@tc.umn.edu>; Tom Kohlsaat <kohlsaat@bellsouth.net>; Wayne Stinson <waynestinson@gmail.com>; wewingjr <wewingjr@msn.com> Sent: Sat, Oct 14, 2017 11:05 am Subject: Re: UHS NEWS - some U-Hi teacher feechers

And Zito was more than a bit of a rebel!

She went on to become the side-kick to a supervising member of the university's College of Education (Bob Berghofer) and contributed to Berghofer's career as kind of a soft second fiddle to her husband's lengthy career. (Berghofer was an influential figure in the field of alternative behavioral theories in history.)

Roger N. Meyer

   -----Original Message-----
   From: Janny Grice
   Sent: Oct 14, 2017 5:57 AM
   To: Barbara Woshinsky
   Cc: Barbara Woshinsky , Peggy and Frank Johnson , mkarlins@aol.com, Roger Meyer , Barbara Schaller , Abby Marier , Nancy Jensen , Anita Laube Allen , Ann Grandquist Hubbs , Barry Hansen , Bill Morse , Bonnie-Jahanara Romney , Bonnijean Clark Willis , Chris Smith , Christer Soderlund , Dana McCaffrey Wells , Darryl Welde , Dean Nordquist , Dick Axilrod , Douglas White , Fred French , Gary Hokenson , George Koehler , Gerry Moen , Gilbert Brenson Lazan , Ginny Russeth Carroll , GinnySalzman Macro , Janet Darley Griffith , Joan Gail Pepper Pederson , John Hunt , John Wilke , Joyce Holliday , Judy Lund Welker , Karen Okerstrom Fish , Kathleen Hall Mavournin , liz drumm , Martin Stoesser , Nancy Foker Bellin , Nancy Miller , Nancy Shepherd Stoddard , Priscilla Erickson , Richard Kneeland , Ronald West , Ruth Turpin Feldmeier , Sally Stevens Stout , Sandra Eide Harter , Larry & Shari Tucker , Sue Stiller Berg , s.e.murzyn@me.com, Tom Harrison , Tom Kohlsaat , Wayne Stinson , wewingjr@msn.com
   Subject: Re: UHS NEWS - some U-Hi teacher feechers
   Miss Zito, the best of the best.
   Sent from my iPad
   On Oct 14, 2017, at 5:06 AM, Barbara Woshinsky <bwoshins@gmail.com> wrote:
       Just found this old message in my recorded messages.  
           On Oct 11, 2016, at 5:00 PM, bwoshinsky <bwoshins@miami.edu> wrote:
           It’s funny that you mention him.  I was trying to remember my influential teachers and couldn’t think of that many.  I remember having a crush on Mr. Michels though (thought it was spelled that way).  A lot of girls did.  Generally I think the science and math departments were stronger than the humanities—courses more rigorous.  Unfortunately that didn’t turn out to be my main interest.
           The teacher I admired the most was Miss Zito.  
           Barbara
           Barbara Woshinsky
           Professor Emerita of French 
           University of Miami
           bwoshins@miami.edu


On Oct 10, 2016, at 12:00 PM, Peggy and Frank Johnson <peggyfrank@att.net> wrote:

               Great memories.  I see Joe Michaels now and then. He taught chemistry.   His wife has been in a nursing home and unresponsive for years.  She has a reflex to swallow, so he feeds her.  He can’t accept hospice.  So sad.  Blessings to all, Peggy.
                
               From: mkarlins@aol.com [3] 
               Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2016 9:47 PM
               To: rogernmeyer@earthlink.net; barbschaller@mac.com; absma58@gmail.com
               Cc: nkjensen@comcast.net; gary99037@aol.com; ahubbs@comcast.net; bwoshins@miami.edu; bearyhansen@ca.rr.com; aisey33@gmail.com; jahanara@campwinnarainbow.org; wbonnijean@yahoo.com; csmith3456@hotmail.com; christer.soderlund@magnussonlaw.com; danamwells@mchsi.com; darryldiana@msn.com; Dean.Nordquist@gmail.com; sbbaldy@gmail.com; drwhite2@gmail.com; kwdrvr@att.net; shokenson@peoplepc.com; geo.koehler41@gmail.com; gemoen24@yahoo.com; amauta@me.com; g3carroll@msn.com; hvmacro@hotmail.com; jgriffith@icfi.com; jannygrice@gmail.com; dgpjgp@aol.com; jshunt@grantsburgtelcom.net; johnwwilke@hotmail.com; joyceholliday7@gmail.com; LiliChin@aol.com; jlksepka@aol.com; katmav212@gmail.com; end1628@gmail.com; stoessermv@comcast.net; janabellin1@sbcglobal.net; nancy.miller.mn@gmail.com; bonapup2@gmail.com; peggyfrank@att.net; kevin.priscilla@hotmail.com; kneeland3@msn.com; rcwest@usfamily.net; hrmules@webound.com; sarbilstout@gmail.com; jrharter@msn.com; ltucker4@comcast.net; suebee@purpleshark.com; s.e.murzyn@me.com; harri098@tc.umn.edu; kohlsaat@bellsouth.net; waynestinson@gmail.com; wewingjr@msn.com
               Subject: Re: UHS NEWS - some U-Hi teacher feechers
                
               Dear All,
                
               Roger's magum opus was quite an enjoyable stroll down our road less traveled...and jogged my memory about our shop teacher: Mr. Militich (spelling?).  I was assigned to his shop class because I couldn't pass some of the more 'academic" classes.   I remember building a bowling lane, complete with gutters and wooden pins.  A cue ball substituted for the normal bowling ball...but the pin action was relatively realistic.   I ended up getting a "D" in shop along with a rather harsh performance evaluation from the man.  Two years later I would have a revenge of sorts: he ended up as a student along with me in a U of M undergraduate political science class.  This time I got the "A" and he got the "D".  What comes around goes around!
                
               Hope you all are enjoying the best season Minnesota has to offer (the two weeks known as "autumn").  Also, please let the Vikings know  it might finally be time to win a Super Bowl.
                
               Best wishes,
               Marv K.


               -----Original Message-----
               From: rogernmeyer <rogernmeyer@earthlink.net>
               To: BARBARA J SCHALLER <barbschaller@mac.com>; Abby Marier <absma58@gmail.com>
               Cc: Nancy Jo Jensen <nkjensen@comcast.net>; Anita Laube Allen <gary99037@aol.com>; Ann Granquist Hubbs <ahubbs@comcast.net>; Barbara Woshinsky <bwoshins@miami.edu>; Barry Hansen <bearyhansen@ca.rr.com>; Bill Morse <aisey33@gmail.com>; Bonnie-Jahanara Romney <jahanara@campwinnarainbow.org>; Bonnijean Clark Willis <wbonnijean@yahoo.com>; Chris Smith <csmith3456@hotmail.com>; Christer Soderlund <christer.soderlund@magnussonlaw.com>; Dana McCaffrey Wells <danamwells@mchsi.com>; Darryl Welde <darryldiana@msn.com>; Dean Nordquist <Dean.Nordquist@gmail.com>; Dick Axilrod <sbbaldy@gmail.com>; Douglas White <drwhite2@gmail.com>; Fred French <kwdrvr@att.net>; Gary Hokenson <shokenson@peoplepc.com>; George Koehler <geo.koehler41@gmail.com>; Gerry Moen <gemoen24@yahoo.com>; Gilbert Brenson Lazan <amauta@me.com>; Ginny Russeth Carroll <g3carroll@msn.com>; GinnySalzman Macro <hvmacro@hotmail.com>; Janet Darley Griffith <jgriffith@icfi.com>; Janny Rugg Grice <jannygrice@gmail.com>; Joan Gail Pepper Pederson <dgpjgp@aol.com>; John Hunt <jshunt@grantsburgtelcom.net>; John Wilke <johnwwilke@hotmail.com>; Joyce Holliday <joyceholliday7@gmail.com>; Judy Lund Welker <LiliChin@aol.com>; Karen Okerstrom Fish <jlksepka@aol.com>; Kathleen Hall Mavournin <katmav212@gmail.com>; Liz Nowlin Drumm <end1628@gmail.com>; Martin Stoesser <stoessermv@comcast.net>; Marvin Karlins <MKarlins@aol.com>; Nancy Foker Bellin <janabellin1@sbcglobal.net>; Nancy Miller <nancy.miller.mn@gmail.com>; Nancy Shepherd Stoddard <bonapup2@gmail.com>; Peggy Blumers Johnson <peggyfrank@att.net>; Priscilla Erickson <kevin.priscilla@hotmail.com>; Richard Kneeland <kneeland3@msn.com>; Roger Meyer <rogernmeyer@earthlink.net>; Ron West <rcwest@usfamily.net>; Ruth Turpin Feldmeier <hrmules@webound.com>; Sally Stevens Stout <sarbilstout@gmail.com>; Sandra Eide Harter <jrharter@msn.com>; Shari Binger Tucker <ltucker4@comcast.net>; Sue Stiller Berg <suebee@purpleshark.com>; Susan O Murzyn <s.e.murzyn@me.com>; Tom Harrison <harri098@tc.umn.edu>; Tom Kohlsaat <kohlsaat@bellsouth.net>; Wayne Stinson <waynestinson@gmail.com>; Willis Ewing <wewingjr@msn.com>
               Sent: Sun, Oct 9, 2016 1:37 pm
               Subject: Re: UHS NEWS - some U-Hi teacher feechers
               Barb and all...
                
               Time for me to briefly wade in in the remembrances department. I particularly remember Lorraine Sundahl, as my first interactions with her lay in her formal role (early on at U-hi) as a principal-appointed student counselor. When I first started to attend U-Hi as an elementary school 8th grader, it was as an entrant into U-Hi-'s middle school grades. I had lots of trouble adjusting to the major changes in location, size of classes, whirlwind of competition, and comparing myself to every person and every lamp post on the block. Sundahl was a remarkable person. First assigned to teach English, she became a counselor-confessor for me, and the esteem in which she's been held, historically, is well-deserved. Her approach to person-centered values and practices still remains an evidence-based high water mark in student counseling.
                
               Other teachers I remember for their patience and interest in the workings of their students: Dirk Ten Brink (spelling?) in math, who made it possible for me to survive math at all by deflecting my concerns and allowing lots of down time in the math department "lab room" when it became perfectly obvious I wouldn't be able to grok second year algebra.
                
               Emma Birkmaier, head of Modern Languages, in encouraging two German language instructors to allow me to attend advanced college-level German coursework at 
                
               Two other teachers who went on to interesting if not stellar careers.  One was Karin Osborne, of the English department, placed in charge of dramatics and theater. Two years in her classes were a God-send. I couldn't discover much about her outside of my personal memories of her, the classes, and the trip to live theater on Broadway in what I believe was my senior year. Internet searches for her have her as what I can only conclude was a "drop-out" status as a teacher at U-Hi, in Minnesota and Iowa community theater ventures for a couple of years in the late 1950's and early 1960's as director of the Theater on the Road troupe. If anyone has information about her, it might be nice to share, even if the "news" isn't particularly good. I remember her as a highly demonstrative yet fragile creature...
                
               And Richard S. Simmons, our "senior high literature teacher" in English for what I believe may only have been one year, but who introduced all of us in his classes to the great classics in English and translated literature. It was as a result of his demanding enthusiasm that I gave Melvin mcCosh a good run for the money at McCosh's bookstore in Dinky Town.
               Little did I know about Simmons until I discovered some of his writings as a professor at Florida State University's Departments of English and Education. Please consider Googling the URL below for a comprehensive picture of his contribution to the field of teaching disciplines within the field of English to teachers in Education. There's a brief mention in the introduction of his lengthy Monograph to the history of University teaching of  English Literature over a sixty year period from end of World War II to his retirement in 2001, composition of his extensive history, and his obituary. Although the material in his monograph is somewhat dry and "insider" to academics, it might be of interest to those of us who went on to grad school and became a part of university and professional academic instructional fields of educator training.  The introduction to his monograph makes brief mention of his time as our English teacher. I had no idea he was a Korean War OCS officer (Major) but only remember he came to "us" via Boston University as a teacher and as a grad student and early student and teaching colleague of Stan Kegler. 
                
               The thing that's amazing is that in his monograph, of considerable interest to "the college crowd) never saw the light of day in a more far-reaching kind of media of the likes of The New York Review of Books, Atlantic, or even the New Yorker. Here's the URL for his monograph: 
                
                https://fsu.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fsu:209942/datastream/PDF/view
                
               And here's the URL for his obituary: 
                
               http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tallahassee/obituary.aspx?pid=163178935
                
               At one time or another, many of us have chimed in with information about our former teachers, and some of us who've taught at the college level may still have a fond interest in following up the careers of those young teachers who themselves were Master's and Doctoral Level students in the University's College of Education. For example, although he was in the "administrative end" of our time at U-Hi, Fred Abel, then principal, wrote his 1961 Ph.D. thesis on the significance of our closed-circuit TV educational/technical project at U-Hi, and there is thesis record history of the audio-visual department head (Orin Gould) who completed his 1960 Ph.D.  on that same mid-1950's experiment.
                
               One thing that struck me about my time on the U-Hi AV television production crew was the unique role U-Hi students played in the University of Minnesota experiment. Unlike almost any other university teacher education TV instructional experiments from about 1957 to the early 1960's, it appears that what we did was a distinct "standout" not only in terms of the program content, but also involving K-12 juniors and seniors on the actual TV production crews. Of special mention would be Leon Lacabanne, then the son of a university professor who, with Carolyn Wilke (junior to Leon by one class year) and a small handful of crew members literally stripped and rebuilt the entire TV engineering equipment chain that made those broadcast and kinescope recordings of classroom instruction on Peik Hall's third floor possible. Leon and Caroline went on to the U of M, and out of his senior year at the University, Leon went over to KSTP to more or less reconstruct and operate KSTP's "color lab" using a quick turn-around color developer that he developed for local news footage of the time. Very early in his life, Leon became blind from adult diabetes but went on to a new and stellar career as a Judo master and instructor.
                
               Just thought I'd pop in with these smallish details. As I've gotten into my advancing dotage, the significant contribution of opportunities offered and taken at U-Hi as well as those who made our remarkable class's future accomplishments possible are worthy of mention!  
                
               Roger N. Meyer
                   -----Original Message----- 
                   From: BARBARA J SCHALLER 
                   Sent: Oct 9, 2016 7:04 AM 
                   To: Abby Marier 
                   Cc: Nancy Jo Jensen , Anita Laube Allen , Ann Granquist Hubbs , Barbara Woshinsky , Barry Hansen , Bill Morse , Bonnie-Jahanara Romney , Bonnijean Clark Willis , Chris Smith , Christer Soderlund , Dana McCaffrey Wells , Darryl Welde , Dean Nordquist , Dick Axilrod , Douglas White , Fred French , Gary Hokenson , George Koehler , Gerry Moen , Gilbert Brenson Lazan , Ginny Russeth Carroll , GinnySalzman Macro , Janet Darley Griffith , Janny Rugg Grice , Joan Gail Pepper Pederson , John Hunt , John Wilke , Joyce Holliday , Judy Lund Welker , Karen Okerstrom Fish , Kathleen Hall Mavournin , Liz Nowlin Drumm , Martin Stoesser , Marvin Karlins , Nancy Foker Bellin , Nancy Miller , Nancy Shepherd Stoddard , Peggy Blumers Johnson , Priscilla Erickson , Richard Kneeland , Roger Meyer , Ron West , Ruth Turpin Feldmeier , Sally Stevens Stout , Sandra Eide Harter , Shari Binger Tucker , Sue Stiller Berg , Susan O Murzyn , Tom Harrison , Tom Kohlsaat , Wayne Stinson , Willis Ewing 
                   Subject: Re: UHS NEWS 
                   Too funny.
                    
                   Exactly a year ago a group of 10-13 women from my class (1963) spent a week in Vermont and, as one could expect, reminisced a lot about our high school years.  It may have tied in to conversation about the considerable accomplishments of the women who made up the group.  Lorraine “Sunny” Sundahl’s name came up.  She was our school counselor and quite a few of the group remembered the discouragement she handed out.  “Don’t bother to apply there; you’ll never get in.”  “You’d be better off. . . . “  That kind of thing.  Mmmmm, some of the participants have pretty impressive résumés in law, government, social services, the arts, community service.  She was wrong.  🙀  I think at one reunion we counted up something like 12 or 13 out of our class who became lawyers.  I’ m not sure that’s necessarily something to tout….  😎
                    
                   Thank you again for keeping me on this list.  November 1 will be the one-year anniversary of Dan’s death.  It’s been and is still hard for me.  I’ve lost too many siblings in too short a time.  We are now four and the only brother left (93) isn’t doing well.  Phooey.
                    
                   Warm wishes for each of you,
                   Barb Skovran Schaller, UHS 1963
                   Burnsville MN
                    
                    
                       On Oct 8, 2016, at 7:37 PM, Abby Marier <absma58@gmail.com> wrote:
                        
                       Hi everybody,You can’t believe who I met the other evening…Sunny Sundahl . Yes, she was my seat-mate @ a reception Don and I attended. She had married Thor Hansen, a Norwegian engineer she met on the ski slopes in ’62- a very genial fellow! She is now 87, and  (according to Thor) she is in early stages of dementia. But, she has the same lively smile and sparkling eyes that we all remember.  I happened to mention that I’d attended University High School, she mentioned she’d taught at U High (English) …one thing led to another…small world! She didn’t remember too many names, but she did recall Eugenia! Eventually, she obtained her Ph. D in Counseling, and was a professor (working with grad students in Counseling) at the U for many years.
                        
                       Thought you’d enjoy hearing about this unlikely encounter-
                       Abby
                        
                       P.S. Sorry to miss the luncheon- hi to everyone!
       Barbara
       Barbara Woshinsky
       Professor Emerita of French 
       University of Miami
       bwoshins@miami.edu

Oct 2017

U-High Video. Peik Hall, 159 Pillsbury Dr SE, Minneapolis, MN 5545 FROM: James Gilkinson <jlgilkinson@gmail.com>

Subject: UHigh_Intro.m2ts - YouTube
Date: October 8, 2017 at 8:04:27 AM CDT
To: Abby Marier <absma58@gmail.com>

https://yt3.ggpht.com/-H454IpNhV1k/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAAAA/E_CpfEW3_k8/s88-c-k-no-mo-rj-c0xffffff/photo.jpg UHigh_Intro.m2ts - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hvPGw5Zv6w

ALSO: Here is some information Abby received from a UHS class of ’63. Interesting information he has compiled and is sharing with us. Hope you enjoy it.

Nancy

From: Abby Marier [4] Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 9:51 AM To: Nancy Jo Jensen Subject: Fwd: University High

Hi again,

this woman presented a history of U-High at Jim’s 50th class reunion.

Perhaps classmates would be interested?

Abby

Begin forwarded message:

From: James Gilkinson <jlgilkinson@gmail.com>

Subject: RE: University High

Date: October 2, 2017 at 8:06:35 AM CDT

To: Abby Marier <absma58@gmail.com>

Hi again,

The historian’s name is Ann Pflaum. She is 76 and apparently still working. Here is a link.

http://www.mndaily.com/article/2017/04/ann-pflaum-university-historian

Jim

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

From: Abby Marier Sent: Sunday, October 1, 2017 9:02 PM To: James Gilkinson Subject: Re: University High

Thanks, Jim!

That was really fun to see! I/we would love to see the video! Send a copy via mail or UPS & I’ll reimburse you, of course.

I’m very interested in the U-high/U of M history (I’m a history buff).

My class still gets together, and we’re talking about our 60th class reunion (would you believe)…a picnic is what we had for our 55th, and I think we’ll do that again. Works for most of us.

Please pass on the name of the historian to me, and I’ll see what I can do. That would be interesting!

Take care- memories of our years at U-high are to be treasured!

Abby (not Abagail)

   On Oct 1, 2017, at 4:19 PM, James Gilkinson <jlgilkinson@gmail.com> wrote:
   Hello,
   I have been meaning to respond to this note for a long time. It was nice to meet you, Abby, at the U of M reunion. What a coincidence that two U-High grads were sitting at the same table. I have attached a copy of a page from the 1959 Bisbila showing Abagail Stoddard as a senior. I was an eighth grader at that time.
   For our last reunion, I created a video clip showing some of the history of our little campus but it is too big to attach to an email. I can find another way to share it if you are interested. I am not historian by any means, and information in the video is about all I know on the subject. Also, at our last reunion we met with a real University historian. It was interesting. I don’t remember the name off hand but I could find it if you are interested.
   Regards,
   Jim GIlkinson
   Sent from Mail for Windows 10
   From: Abby Marier
   Sent: Sunday, July 9, 2017 1:43 PM
   To: Nancy Jo Jensen
   Subject: Re: Idea


   BTW_ his name is Jim Gilkinson, and he now lives in Rochester, MN
   > On Jul 9, 2017, at 1:41 PM, Abby Marier <absma58@gmail.com> wrote:
   > 
   > Nancy,
   > We recently met a guy at don’s 52nd U of M, IT class-reunion. We’d struck-up a conversation with him, and it turned out that he’d grown up on Prospect Park and attended U-High (Class of ’63).
   > 
   > He’d recently attend his U-igh class reunion, and told us how (he was a somewhat of an) historian, and  told the story of University high school, as part of the celebration.
   > 
   > I wonder if we’d be interested in contacting hi, at some point if we are planning another get-together. He is an historian, or perhaps my notes aren’t accurate- perhaps he know of someone who played this part. Anyway- an idea!
   > Abby
   <UHigh1959 001.jpg>

Sharon Stoesser

- U High 2017 Good Morning Martin Stousser's U Hi Class

I would like to come to MN to celebrate Martin's Life. Right now I have a celebration set for Sunday September 24th in Milwaukee, WI and would like to know if we could have one in MN either before or after that date.

Please let me know what works and I will get it set up.

I will need some suggestions on where I could hold this and who to call for catering. I would like this to be simple so that everyone can remember Martin's Life.

Thank you Sharon Stoesser

sasywalkr@comcast.net

cell: 503-309-6065

Happy Spring! 2017

I’m sure you all have read the beautiful letter from Sharon Stoesser, she certainly was a wonderful advocate for Martin. It’s always sad when we hear of losing another classmate. We have to treasure the memories of those U High days.

I received this message from Darryl and think you all might be interested in it. Perhaps some of you know more of the background of Mel and his family, his son and daughter-in-law certainly were successful.

This may be of some interest to pass along to our classmates. You’re the best judge whether it is worth passing on. Next week’s Time Magazine front cover has a photo of Sheryl Sandberg, “Let’s Talk About Grief” .As you know, the widow of David Goldberg…Mel’s son. She describes her experiences and wrote a book, titled, “Option B” how she handled her grief after the sudden death of David.

I looked up Sandberg on Wikipedia. Wow! She has quite the résumé. It’s so interesting the incredible connections and highly successful, whether direct or indirect, some of our classmates have encompassed. I am not sure encompassed is the right word but I think you know what I mean.

I believe it was our 50th you had all of us write a short bio. When you read some of those bios and note the varied careers and highly sophisticated achievements and positions held of a number of our classmate one has to say Wow! This is not the average HS senior class. It just goes back to Mel’s son who was also successful and ends up with the COO of Facebook. Indirectly but related to our class.

Hope this finds you all well and ready for a wonderful 2017. Keep in touch and keep me posted.

Nancy

Axilrod

I don't usually send these things on but this one is a beautiful example of why we need to stand in solidarity with each other. It made me cry.

   Karim Sulayman - I trust you

U High

U High== University High, 15th Ave. SE, a high school created in 1908 as a lab for the University College of Education, merged with Marshall in September 1968 and it then became known as Marshall-University High in the the Minneapolis Public School system. Marshall-U closed in 1982. Marshall High School building is now being used by Dinkytown Technical Center.

University High located in Pike Hall now contains the College of Education Curriculum and Instruction Department.

University High School was established at the University of Minnesota by the Board of Regents in 1908. Enrolling students in grades 7-12, the school was a part of the College of Education and served as an on-campus laboratory school, offering a broader educational curriculum than many local high schools. The school had a limited enrollment, keeping class sizes small, but enrollment was open to any student who could demonstrate academic and social excellence. Even though the school had an open enrollment policy, the majority of students in University High were the children of University professors. In 1968, University High School merged with local Marshall High School to try and create a more balanced laboratory school, enrolling children of different races, economic backgrounds, educational abilities, and students with mental and physical disabilities. In 1982 Marshall-University High School was closed by the Minneapolis School Board because of budget constraints.

Nancy Jensen classmates

Nov 8, 2016: 60 classmates

  • Abby Marier <absma58@gmail.com>, Anita Allen <gary99037@aol.com>, Ann Granquist Hubbs <ahubbs@comcast.net>, Barbara R. Woshinsky <bwoshins@miami.edu>, Barbara Schaller <barbschaller@mac.com>, Barry Hansen <bearyhansen@ca.rr.com>, Bill Morse <aisey33@gmail.com>, Bonnie-Jahanara Romney <jahanara@campwinnarainbow.org>, Bonnijean Clark Willis <wbonnijean@yahoo.com>, Chris Smith <csmith3456@hotmail.com>, Christer Soderlund <christer.soderlund@magnussonlaw.com>, Dana McCaffrey Wells <danamwells@mchsi.com>, Darryl Welde <darryldiana@msn.com>, Dean Nordquist <Dean.Nordquist@gmail.com>, Dick Axilrod <sbbaldy@gmail.com>, Douglas White <drwhite2@gmail.com>, Fred French <kwdrvr@att.net>, Gary Hokanson <shokenson@peoplepc.com>, George Koehler <geo.koehler41@gmail.com>, Gerry Moen <gemoen24@yahoo.com>, Gilbert Brenson Lazan <amauta@me.com>, Ginny Russeth Carroll <g3carroll@msn.com>, GinnySalzman Macro <hvmacro@hotmail.com>, Janet Darley Griffith <jgriffith@icfi.com>, Janny Rugg Grice <jannygrice@gmail.com>, Joan Gail Pepper Pederson <dgpjgp@aol.com>, John Hunt <jshunt@grantsburgtelcom.net>, John Wilke <johnwwilke@hotmail.com>, Joyce Holliday <joyceholliday7@gmail.com>, Judy Lund Welker <LiliChin@aol.com>, Karen Okerstrom Fish <jlksepka@aol.com>, Kathleen Hall Mavournin <katmav212@gmail.com>, Liz Nowlin Drumm <end1628@gmail.com>, Martin Stoesser <stoessermv@comcast.net>, Marvin Karlins <MKarlins@aol.com>, Nancy Foker Bellin <janabellin1@sbcglobal.net>, Nancy Miller <nancy.miller.mn@gmail.com>, Nancy Shepherd Stoddard <bonapup2@gmail.com>, Peggy Blumers Johnson <peggyfrank@att.net>, Priscilla Erickson <kevin.priscilla@hotmail.com>, Richard Kneeland <kneeland3@msn.com>, Roger Meyer <rogernmeyer@earthlink.net>, Ronald West <rcwest@usfamily.net>, Ruth Turpin Feldmeier <hrmules@webound.com>, Sally Stevens Stout <sarbilstout@gmail.com>, Sandra Harter <jrharter@msn.com>, Shari Binger Tucker <ltucker4@comcast.net>, Sue Stiller Berg <suebee@purpleshark.com>, Tom Harrison <harri098@tc.umn.edu>, Tom Kohlsaat <kohlsaat@bellsouth.net>, Wayne Stinson <waynestinson@gmail.com>, Willis Ewing <wewingjr@msn.com>

Bill Morse

727-215-7426 Yes, I can miss a meeting with advance notice. We're hoping to visit Japan - this is one of Bessie's bucket list items. Maybe we could stop off in Cal on the way. --- Ola Diego! Good to hear from you, especially after your cancer scare. Hope all is well now and that you are feeling normal again.

All is well here. We are still caring for Bessie's brother -(stroke in 2010) on a permanent basis, but we are able to get away now & then by hiring a woman to care for him. We just spent 90 days in Europe, returning at the beginning of August. The highlight was a two week trip down the canal des vosges and the petite Saon river in a small house boat. This was east of Dijon and south of Nancy. It was fun, we explored a dozen little villages, ate out when we could, and went thru 32 locks. The rest of the vacation was spent in various Airbnb apartments in Paris, Then London and various cities in England. We had missed england when we toured europe via RV in 2003,4,&5.

Now to recap a bit. from 2005 we stayed close to St Pete while caring for Bessie's mom. Mom died in 2010, same year we picked up the responsibility for her twin brother. To keep busy I took a sales clerk job with West Marine. It was part time and my main motivation was getting a discount on marine items for my boat. West closed the store where I worked and I did not want to commute to a new store too far away, so I have not worked for a couple of years. West of course had a very liberal leave policy - for example, I was in the Bahamas on my boat when I received my termination notice. We have also been able to visit daughter Sarah & family (two boys now 6 & 8) who live in St Paul.

We belong to a small sailboat club nearby where I keep my boat, a 1986 Ericson 35. I am a regular sailing teacher at the club's sail school, an advisor to our Sea Scout Ship, and I'm about to be elected Vice Commodore of the yacht club (I was on the nominating committee and could not persuade anyone else to do the job). So I'm busy and having just a fine time. Bessie is very active with the local Garden club, and I belong to a weekly kayak excursion club. Oh, we have two cats and are big consumers of netflix services.

Tomaine Joe's . . . at least that is what Ralph, Mayer, Mel, Binger and Beecher called it. I have had fried rice in Chinatown in San Fran and it is nowhere near as good. We were allowed "off campus" on Fridays, when we were Seniors. All the rest of you must have had a "special" pass to get to Dinky Town.

BTW . . . who is this person writing the original message? Doesn't he know it is not Peik Hall? As we say in the South, "Mercy, Maude, where do they come from?"

What fun! Thanks.

Shari

PS . . . Larry and I (Shari Tucker) double-dated with Beecher and Zimmerman before he was Dylan. What fun all this is. Thanks for the memories. S


Subject: Josh Weinstein video]

From:   "Bill & Bessie Morse" <trophy540@runbox.com> 
Date:   Mon, February 28, 2011 10:53 am 
To:   nkjensen@comcast.net (more) 
Cc:   absma@comcast.net (more) 
http://www.videosurf.com/videos/Elvis+Weinstein 
<http://www.videosurf.com/video/keith-olbermann-interviews-mst3k's-joel-hodgson-trace-beaulieu-and-j-elvis-weinstein-140039140> 
Keith Olbermann Interviews "Mystery Science Theater 3000's" Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu And J. Elvis Weinstein <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeQF-4m3gOM&feature=youtube_gdata> YouTube - Added: 10 mos. ago

Maher & Adrienne Weinstein's second son Joshua was born c. 1969. By his mid-teens he was an established stand-up comedian in the comedy scene in Minneapolis. He was a protege of comedian, now Senator, Al Franken. When we returned to Mpls for our 1984 reunion Bessie & I went to a comedy club on East Henn with Maher & Adie to watch Josh perform. Josh's career was too exciting so he dropped out of UMinn and moved to Los Angeles while still a teen. He found work as comedy writer. There was already a Writer's Guild member named Joshua Weinstein so our Joshua had to change his professional name. Hence Wikipedia:J. Elvis Weinstein. I know that he has had continued sucess as a writer. He was a longtime writer on America's Funniest Home Videos, and he wrote for some show I never saw about Teens vs. their school & society. Some of that was inspired by his Dad's High school experiences! Ahah!

As you know, Maher died in 1995. His wife Adrienne died of cancer in the early 2000s. I am still in touch with older brother Charles, who lives & works in StPaul.

Best regards to all. I hope to see you at one of the mini-reunions this coming summer.

[Josh Weinstein video]

Nancy,

I came across this. Long story. Started with "The Kings Speech." Weinstien Co. producer of "The Kings Speech." Thought there just may be a connection with the Mayor family. Looked this name up on Wikipedia and found no connection but found this on You Tube. J. Elvis Weinstien. Look familiar, sound familiar? Plus he originates from Mpls. J. Elvis has/is a TV writer for a variety of TV shows. I found this interesting. I have to assume some of our classmates must be aware of this. Or is this a new finding? This has to be Maher's son or close relative don't you think? On the interview move to or click on the J. Elvis Weinstien segment.

 _____  

To: darryldiana@msn.com Subject: darryldiana@msn.com wants to share a video with you From: darryldiana@msn.com Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2011 16:02:21 -0600

<http://www.videosurf.com/>

Sharon Stoesser

Dear U High Friends,

It is with great sadness that I share with you all about Martin's Passing. He passed away in his sleep on the 4th of April. The staff found him on the morning of the 5th. He went peacefully in his sleep as he always wanted to do.

These last several months have been very difficult for Martin as his Parkinson's Disease and Dementia continued to progress. His hallucinations and paranoia had gotten to the point that he was frightened about what was happening to him. He had trouble eating, chewing and swallowing and consequently he lost a lot of weight. Hospice came in and gave him wonderful and loving care. The staff at Farmington Square was also loving and kind. My mission was to keep him out of pain, safe and comfortable, and they accomplished this to the best of their ability.

Martin was very tired of fighting and he just wanted it over with!

The week before, Martin had to be placed in a special wheelchair as his legs no longer worked and he kept trying to get up and would fall as a result. He had several falls and his injuries were causing him a great deal of pain. As you all know, Martin liked to be in charge and so he kept trying to do things his way.

He would go into the management meetings and contribute his opinion, which was lovingly accepted. He wanted a job and always asked them where his spreadsheets were so that he could help them with their finances. One of the meetings, a top executive was there giving a presentation, when the meeting was over, he told Daren that he should have cut her off as she went on to long. Daren just smiled and said that he would take care that it would not happen again.

He was constantly trying to run staff meetings and would get upset when the residents did not want to vote on his agenda or did not respond.

Martin was loved by everyone at the home. Sometimes when the staff was working in the other buildings they would come over and visit him on their brakes. On Christmas, one of his favorites came in just to visit him. This angel had to take a bus and walk a long distance to get there, but she cared and loved Martin.

One of the funny stories was when he wanted a milk shake so I went to pick one up for him. He was at the lunch table when I got back and having a serious discussion, so I sat back until other tables were clearing up. I went to his table and he was describing in detail a bus trip that he had planned from PDX to NY. He was going to go down the Hudson river, etc .,AND it was only going to cost them $15.00, AND, if they could not afford the trip he would cover the cost. The other part of the story is that the day before, he accused me of taking us into bankruptcy.

Martin often talked about the last reunion and how special it was to see his friends.

I would like to come out and have a celebration of life with you all. I am thinking sometime in September, or the end of August. Please let me know what would work for you all.

my email is:

sasywalkr@comcast.net

Love,

Sharon Stoesser