To the Class of 1964: Posted on March 4th, 2014 by

Yes, our 50th reunion is creeping closer. We would love anybody that was at Gustavus between 1960-64 to join us for this reunion! Even if you were with us for only one year, please come.

It is difficult to show up all alone, so try to find someone you knew/known to join you. You can stay in a dorm room with old friends.

We are working with Gustavus to put together a memory book. It will have your picture from when you were at Gustavus and one recent one that you can send in. We will put your contact information next to it and something you choose to say about your time here, or what has happened since being at Gustavus. EVERYONE will receive a book, even if you cannot make it to the reunion! Please send in your pictures of yourself by mail or in an email.
There will also be a section where photos will be displayed. You may have some in old albums or photo boxes. What better time to dig those out NOW. This is the BIG reunion to show them off. Maybe you have photos taken with those brownie box cameras and flash cubes. They may be in color or black and white. Perhaps of freshman sections, picnics, banquets. We have a lot of pages to fill in the book so would love pictures to be sent in.
Remember, plan on coming, get those friends excited, plan a before meeting or an after the reunion event…. But do come.,
Linda Leonardson Hallman

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One Comment

  1. Karna Peterson says:

    (In anticipation of our momentous 50th reunion I feel I should submit a brief personal update, perhaps out of guilt for routinely avoiding the info request. So. . . keeping it brief. . . .

    Since 2002, after retiring from 20+ years of teaching in the Kansas City area, I’ve been enjoying “life on the lake” north of Brainerd, Mn. Flower gardens, lakeside beauty, home upkeep, activities, volunteer hours, friends ,and periodic road trips to Montana to visit my kids – all keep me busy. When I do miss the city, I head to the Mpls metro to see family/ friends (usually Gusties) and get an occasional “culture fix” – plays, concerts, opera. Life is good!

    After our 1964 graduation came marriage, the first “leg” of a teaching career, a family (Nathan, 1970 and Sarah, 1973), and life in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Kentucky. Before returning to teaching, I obtained my graduate degree at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS and two years later landed in Kansas City where I taught for the 20+ years. The end result of my past 50 years? Great kids (no grandkids, yet), good health, continued friendships, and a quiet retirement among birches and lakes.

    Next: our big 50th class reunion! Hard to believe we’re SO OLD, but reconnecting and remembering will have us feeling young.