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--(Feb 22, 2017) News about 60th reunion View

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Dec 21) If you'd like to see the Gough Christmas Times for 2013, you can view it here
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Apr 6) From Robie: I did get word that William "Bill" Boyd passed away in March after a battle with cancer. He was able to attend our 55th reunion.  I also heard that Eileen Mobus's  daughter passed away in the Fall and her brother Gerry Mobus died suddenly on Mar.17th. Many of our classmates from Watchung knew him.
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Feb 11) Info on passing of Robin McCullough added to Memoriam page.  GoThere
--(Jan, 2013Latest photo: View
The Memoriam page has been updated: View
View the 55th Reunion web page: GoThere
Alumni newsletters are now online as searchable Adobe pdf documents.  Check from time to time for the most recent issue: Read
Announcements in last added order.

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July 28) Gail Thorton submitted a nostalgic piece about an email from the 50's: View
--(July 16) Some of the reunion announcements have been returned to Robie as addressee unknown.  If you know how to reach any of these folks, please email Robie at: ronrobmck@comcast.net.  The unreachable folks: Paul Ratner, Betsy MacLaren Sabel, Irma Shevin Hollander, Barbara Dietz Peavey.
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July 16)  Here's a set of postcards illustrating old Route 22.  Contributed by Gail Smith: View
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May 12.) I received several obituary notices from Robie and have added those to the Memoriam page.  View  We're only including obituary notices for former classmates and teachers.
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Apr 12) We have a web page dedicated to the 55th Reunion.  View
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Mar 13) Robie submitted a  flyer from the 1954 football game between NPHS and PHS.  Several classmates are on the roster though sophmores.  View
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Mar 12) There is now an NPHS Class of '57 Facebook page.  With this page (if you are on Facebook) you can upload photos and leave comments for classmates to read.  To go there, click: www.facebook.com/NPHS57

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Feb 7, 2012) Save the date.  The 55th reunion of the NPHS class of '57 is scheduled for Sat. Nov. 10th, 6:00pm at the Raritan Valley Country Club, Bridgewater, NJ .

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April 1From Robie: "Our NPHS dinner group got together last week at Betty (Hewitt) Maire's home for a potluck dinner. Betty has had numerous serious health issues and was between hospital and nursing homes from July 2010 until Feb. 2011. She's getting stronger, but has a lot of rehab ahead. Twelve of us gathered for dinner and as usual had a great time catching up and enjoying everyone's special dish.  Betty started the group about 10 years ago and was delighted to be back with us."
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Mar 31)  Robie advises us that Ed Steup has passed away this month.  We have no further details.

From 50th Reunion Flyer---

Edward Steup (Mandy)

1121 Charter Street, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Tel: (732)752-1966

Cell: (732) 857-6515

Retired crossing guard, courier; owns Route 22 and Rock Avenue property and leases it to

McDonald's.

Married to Mandy for 46 years, has three children and nine grandkids. Volunteer Fireman

for 30 years (Life Member).

Enjoys hunting and fishing. 


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Jan 28)  Time to begin thinking about a 55th reunion in 2012 . Any address or email changes should be sent to Robie at ronrobmck@comcast.net  Robie would like to hear ideas on where and when in 2012 to have it. 
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Jan 24, 2011)  Kate has a new novel arriving this summer, The Brink of Fame.  Here's the trailer: View
--(Dec 6) Not a lot of news lately so I've added this link to our interactive 2010 Christmas newsletter.  View
--(Mar 22) Some new news about our class's leading author, Kate Gallison's latest book: The Edge of Ruin.  It won't be out until April 27. In the meantime, to see more about it, including a little trailer Kate made (very clever), check out Irene’s (pen name) web site at http://www.irenefleming.com.
--(Mar 5, 2010) Here is the Woolworth menu from 1957: View
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Dec 12) If you'd like to see the Gough Christmas Times for 2009, you can view it here
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Aug 4) Nancy Wicks Bemis submitted this "nostalgia" piece on class reunions: Read
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June 6) We have learned that Marjorie McWhorter has passed away: McWhorter
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May 9)  Robie contributed a couple of obituary news items: Leonard OBrien
--(April 28)  The tab that lets you play the Billboard top hits of 1957 has been fixed.  It had mysteriously stopped working.  TryIt
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March 10)  Here's another recent article on Facebook.  This one's from Fortune's March 6th issue.  Our NPHS Facebook group now has 3 members.  ReadArticle
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February 17)  I've created a Facebook group called "NPHS Class of '57".  If you're on Facebook (FB) or are curious about it, you can join (free) and become a member of this group.  Why would you want to do this?  This month's issue of SmartMoney's New Retirement section has an interesting article on just this question: Read.  It's a way of keeping your "cultural age" young.  Here's a link to Facebook.  If you join, you can find the NPHS 57 group by using the FB search feature in the upper right corner of your home screen.
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January 28, 2009) For those wanting to test their memories, ClickMe
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December 7) Sadly, we've learned that Carol Kime Woodland passed away on October 5, 2008 after a courageous, 4 year battle with cancer. She's survived by her husband George (Woody), a son, a daughter, a granddaughter, and her mother who has lived with Carol & Woody for the past  few years.
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December 4) If you'd like to see the Gough Christmas Times for 2008, you can view it here
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August 8) For those of you who are nostalgia fans, here is a clever trip down memory lane: View
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July 6) The directory (see May 14 entry) addresses and emails have been updated.  View the changes
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June 23) Sadly, we've learned that Dick "Sully" Sullivan died of lung cancer on April 27.
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June 11) Thanks to Robie we now have most of the names of the people in the class picture taken during our 1957 trip to DC.  View
If you spot any naming errors or know the single missing teacher's name please let me know.  (email below)
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May 31) In looking over the 50th Reunion printed guide I thought it would be interesting to examine the class migration pattern over the 50 years.  Here are the results:

--46% still in (or back in) New Jersey (62)
--10% live in Florida (13)
--7% in Pennsylvania (9)
--5% in California (7)
--4% in New York (6)
--3% in Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia (4 each)
--2% in Arizona (3)
--1.5% in Colorado, Delaware, Nevada, New Hampshire, Washington (2 each)
--0.75% in Alabama, British Columbia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia (1 each)

So 24 states and 1 Canadian province are represented.
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May 31) I couldn't resist adding this family photo.  Here are my assistant web designers.  Connor is 4 and Beckett is 2.  View
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May 15) My wife Diana says I never throw anything away.  While this cannot be true (can it??) I did happen to find a 51 year old copy of the Tunlaw dated June 5, 1957.  Here are all ten pages.  This is a 10 meg searchable pdf document and the May 14 comments below apply here as well.  Read
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May 14) For those of you who have lost (or will lose) the 50th Reunion printed guide, here is a pdf version.  This is a 16 meg document and may take a couple of minutes to download depending on the speed of your connection.  This is a searchable document so you can use your Adobe pdf reader to find a specific person or item: View
If you need the latest free Adobe Reader you can get it here: Get Reader
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May 13) Names have been added to pages 2 and 3 of the reunion photos, again courtesy of Robie:  View
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April 29) Names added to group photo below courtesy of Robie McKinnon
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April 23)  Panoramic Group Reunion Photo from 50th Celebration.  Can you match up these folks with the ones from the '57 class trip photo?  Contributed by Alan Latty.  View
--(January 30)  A new photo and pdf added.  Contributed by Dick Gough.  View
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January 8) '57 Class Trip Photo.  This is a panoramic view of the photo taken during our class trip to Washington in May, 1957.  How many people can you identify?  Contributed by Win Franklin.  View
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January 6)  The first batch of new photos since the web site was moved here. 
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January 5, 2008

By popular demand (actually there was only one request) I've picked up managing the Class of '57 reunion website.  It has been moved here, tucked inside my personal website (neatly, I hope). Any new photos or news items since the move will be linked and dated at the top of this page.  I plan to maintain this site as part of my family website indefinitely.  When I got my National Park Golden Age Passport, they told me "it expires when you do".  Assume that applies here as well.

As to the original website, George and Robie did all the work (I'm sure aided by others) all I did was move it here.  Cut & paste, cut & paste...  You can view the original Blog created by George Bemis by clicking here

If you have news or photos since the reunion and would like to see those posted here to share with classmates, the easiest way is to send me an email.  I will add it and create a link at the top of this page.  

Finally, if you spot any errors please send me an email with the details.

You can bookmark this page and come here directly.  I will date any new material.

Dick Gough,
  RJG@goughweb.net


Here is my "business" card...
 






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