Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Happy 60th Birthday, Class of '67! It's Party Time!

Ron Quaglia, Judy Duffy Roman and Cheryl Lang Powell were among the party-goers at the Gateway Class of '67 60th Birthday Dinner on Saturday, June 6, 2009.

Peggy Loughner Fisher, right, blew a whistle to get our attention and lined us up in the parking lot of the Wooden Nickel Restaurant in Monroeville, Pa., so her husband, Mike Fisher, could snap a group portrait to commemorate the event.

Tom Kunkle, left, served as our deejay, playing blasts from the past that made us want to dance and/or sing.

Christine Derr, Roseann Castellano Barber and Kathy Gossar McCormick certainly don't look like people who turn 60 this year, do they? That's Mark Wojton in the background.

Ellen Lewis took a few moments to read "How to be a Middle-Aged Babe," which was written by our classmate Marilyn Suzanne Miller, one of the original Saturday Night Live comedy writers. That's Ron Quaglia at Ellen's table. (No, Marilyn was not present.)

In this picture, Lois Batchen Birchall, seated, was introducing Christine Grey Davis to her husband, who was paging through a book on Monroeville history.

The Monroeville Historical Society has tons of photos and facts about Monroeville online at www.monroevillehistorical.org. Read all about Pitcairn - past and present - at www.pitcairnborough.us.

Between them, Artie Trunzo (in striped shirt) and Junior Ventresco (in black) probably know everything about Pitcairn and Gateway.

Judy Gibson Brumfield, who traveled from Florida, and Rick Boggess, who flew in from Georgia, seemed to be having a good time. Not long after our 40th reunion, Judy organized a mini-reunion lunch date with classmates who live in her part of Florida. Gators in other regions should consider planning periodic get-togethers with classmates in their own neck of the woods.

Vic Peery, foreground, listened to an unseen classmate while his wife, to his right, chatted with Dana Comito Narey, who sat next to her. Also at Vic's table were Linda Pitlock O'Brien (in green), Becky Perich Zahn and Sam Viggiano.

We're not done yet. We've still got the Sunday Breakfast Club to talk about. Stand by!

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