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04/09/14 06:53 PM #8    

Sharyl Yarwood (Running)


I loved the books you sent me! Now I'm going on Amazon to find the rest of your books. Who knew an old childhood friend would become a published author. Congratulations!



04/10/14 10:24 AM #9    


Laura McClain (Kennedy-Bell)


It's wonderful to find another author in our class.  I'm going to look up your books.  Hope you're going to be at the reunion this fall as I'd love to talk. 

Ciao for now,

Laura (McClain) Kennedy Bell 

p.s. In case you look, my novels are under Laura Kennedy.

10/05/15 01:19 AM #10    

Karol Peterson (Carlson)

Hi Pat.  Georgia Cramer Sampson called me this a.m. telling me there is an obit. notice in todays Star Tribune

for Gerry Brown from our class.  He was married to Bonnie McKay Brown, also from our class.  You can find it online.  Hope all is well with you and Mike.  Karol Peterson Carlson

10/19/15 12:08 PM #11    

Lu Ann Nygaard (Fransen)

Is anyone planning a 75th birthday party? I will help plan it!   LuAnn Nygaard Fransen

10/20/15 12:05 PM #12    


Patti Bluml (Timmons)

Hi, LuAnn! 

Our tentative plans are for a 75th+/- Birthday Luncheon/Mini-Reunion in September 2016.  We have not firmed up a date yet but will try to organize it around the Hall of Fame Dinner and/or the All-Alumnae Golf Outing--both of which are in September.

Love to have you on board!  We will keep you posted as we get closer to confirming our initial planning.

Thanks for your interest!! 

Pattu (Bluml) Timmons

Bellevue, WA




10/20/15 08:45 PM #13    

Lu Ann Nygaard (Fransen)

Hi Patti,

Thanks for the update.  We have to keep celebrating LIFE!  It is fleeting away!.



10/21/15 11:46 AM #14    


Helen Rae Anderson (Hendrickson)

Patti,  I would be happy to help with the 75th birthday party.  Thanks for all your hard work!  

Helen Anderson Hendrickson

10/21/15 11:49 AM #15    


Patti Bluml (Timmons)

Thanks, LuAnn and Helen!

We are looking at the Lost Spur as a possible venue--maybe mid-September.  It would be awesome to have both of you on board!  Will definitely keep you posted when the planning begins!!




10/22/15 12:12 PM #16    


Laura McClain (Kennedy-Bell)

Hope I can be back for this.  My husband and I just bought a summer house in Iowa Falls, Iowa where he's from so I may be close by.  It would be great to see everyone.


10/23/15 11:43 AM #17    


Patti Bluml (Timmons)

Good News, Laura!  Sure hope you will be able to make it this time!  We must get together more frequently, that's for sure!

10/31/15 03:15 PM #18    


Laura McClain (Kennedy-Bell)

I was just scrowling through the RHS website and came across the Hall of Fame.  There I noticed fellow classmate Stan Paulson. Unfortunately I was unable to read the info on his award.  How can I get this?

Am not surpised that Stan was selected.  He was always smart, but the thing I remember most about him is his sense of humor. 

Thanks, Patti,

Laura (McClain) Kennedy-Bell


10/31/15 04:19 PM #19    

Diane Wagnild (Wenschlag)

Laura and Others -- Here is the link to Stanley Paulson's award citation.  A plaque of this citation is displayed in the hallway, at the front entrance of RHS.  Roger.

11/01/15 11:45 AM #20    


Patti Bluml (Timmons)

Thanks, Roger, for sending Laura the link.  You can also see the photos displayed at RHS on the left-hand page of our Home Page under "RHS - June 2015 - Lunch & School Tour".  Stan's photograph is blurry, but you can see how they're displayed at the school.

11/01/15 01:06 PM #21    


Laura McClain (Kennedy-Bell)

Thanks, Diane. What an impressive resume Stan has.  Am not surprised about the notation metioning his original thought.

We certainly have  a lot of impressive classmates from the class of 1959.  I know when I moved to California and applied for jobs, employment recruiters and HR people looked favorably at the fact I'd been educated in Minnesota.  Apparently we are fortunate in the Midwest to have had (and most likely still have) a superior  educational system.   


03/02/16 02:36 PM #22    


Thomas Frank Hall

I've really enjoyed our Web site. Thanks Pat for all you've done to keep

this going. I appreciate my roots and education at RHS.

I wanted you all to know that I just completed writing another book. It's about my family growing up and our adult life. I love reality rather than fiction. The plot is better and there are lots of twists. The hero doesn't always win. Our family has struggled, but somehow managed to stay together. The book is called, The Road to our Cabin. It can be purchase on Amazdon, under Thomas F. Hall or the title of the book. I just wanted to let you know it's available in case you are interested.

Your Classmate,



03/03/16 11:18 AM #23    


Laura McClain (Kennedy-Bell)


I'm buying it right now. Congratulations!

Fellow writer and classmate,

Laura (McClain) Kennedy


03/03/16 12:46 PM #24    


Patti Bluml (Timmons)


So glad that you have completed your family book!  Will most certainly be ordering it!
What's the title of your latest book?  I will order both at the same time!
Which of you taught junior high/middle school in Bloomington, then was principal of Jefferson Junior High/Middle School in Bloomington??
Thanks to all for your help!



03/04/16 12:01 PM #25    


Laura McClain (Kennedy-Bell)


Sweet of you to ask.  It's called Surf Shop Sisters, a prequel to my YA Double Take released in 2014.

My women's contemporary novel The Breeding of Lilacs is scheduled for release in May.  It's about Barbie Bentley, the mother of Brooke Bentley the protagonist in Surf Shop Sisters. 





03/20/16 10:39 AM #26    


Diane Lindberg (Lee)

Looking forward to the September "75th yesr" celebration.

 Anyone want to meet for lunch before that let me know by the private message on this web site.  I can fly to Minnesota.  (I work for an airline.  Will finally retire soon.) or I can fly to whatever state you are in.   :)




03/27/16 12:18 PM #27    


Patti Bluml (Timmons)

‚ÄčHappy Easter!  Happy Spring!  Wishing all of our amazing classmates an awesome day of celebration!  May you enjoy the beauty of the season!  Color is in abundance here in the Northwest--tuliips, daffodils, rhododendrons, camelias and more.  The forsythia have lost their blossoms already and green leaves are bursting forth eveywhere!  'Tis a gorgeous season, for sure!

04/05/17 06:22 PM #28    


Laura McClain (Kennedy-Bell)

I never realized that famous pop artist James Rosenquist was a student at Roosevelt H.S.,  graduating only seven years before we did. Amazing!  I always loved his art.  I'm a real pop art fan.  Do we have any of his art work in The Roosevelt Standard? Laura (McClain) Kennedy-Bell

04/06/17 11:38 AM #29    


Patti Bluml (Timmons)

Laura--It's possible that when James Rosenquist was a student at RHS, some of his artwork might have appeared in The Standard.  But since he graduated well before us, none of our issues had his art in it.  I had read in great detail his obituary and did not realize that he was one of our Hall of Fame Inductees until I did a bit of research!  He was pretty amazing.  Patti

04/07/17 12:33 PM #30    


Laura McClain (Kennedy-Bell)

Is there an archive of Roosevelt Standards from the period when James Renquist attended our school?  If there is, such an appearance of his early art would be invaluable.  Maybe some of our classmates with older siblings may have a few issues of the Standard stashed away.

04/08/17 01:54 PM #31    


Patti Bluml (Timmons)

Hi, Laura!

You could contact RHS about that!  I do not have the answer.  I scanned all of ours, so that is why we have them on the website.  Thankfully, we had classmates who have save their original copies.

It does not appear that the Class of 1952 has an active website, or we could check with them.


08/15/17 01:50 PM #32    

Helen M. Olson (D'Andrea)



Hi Patty,    Just wanted to tell you that my birthday is August 21 and it never is published in the e-mails. 

Hope all is well.  

Helen D'Andrea (Olson)

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