Comments from Before the 25th Reunion

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Hi, all-- I likewise had been assuming -- for about five years! -- that I was going to make this reuniuon, but a confluence of various life crises, and the need to stay in L.A. for a job (of the temporary sort, being showbiz connected) that starts early in the Monday A.M., have conspired to keep me here, in a town south of Bakersfield. On the parenting side, two loving boys to show for my life's journey, to date (8 and 3), and on the career side, have even found my way into print as a children's book author -- the "Danger Boy" series, for middle grade readers. It's a time travel series, partially set (of course) in the Bay Area... a switch of publishers has delayed the third installment, which will actually give me time to write it! I still get back to Berkeley once or twice a year, and am still in touch with dear pals that go back all the way to Cragmont! I, too, ask for copious picture taking and posting, so I can virtually attend the 25th. Had a gas (can we still talk like that?) at the 10th & 20th...may the wind (coming off the Bay?) be ever at your collective backs, etc. Hollers, Mark Williams
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Studio City, Catherine USA - Friday, August 16, 2002 at 16:35:55 (EDT)

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HAYWARD, CA USA - Friday, August 16, 2002 at 15:45:13 (EDT)
Hi All! I can't believe I'm not making it to the reunion. We are out of town. (Erin, your posting prompted me to write.) I, too, keep my radio locked to 98.1! My husband has tried to convince me that good songs have been written in the last 25 years, but I know better!! Anyway, I live the typical suburban life. I've been married for 16 years and we have 3 beautiful boys, ages 12, 10 and 8. They keep us busy and we have lots of fun! I help run a family foundation in Walnut Creek which is very fulfilling work. I'm still in touch with Terri Verhoeff (who is living in Fullerton with two children) and Dominique Schurman and Susan Yamagata (both class of 1978). They are in Danville. Anyway, as I said, I'm sorry to miss the reunion and send a huge "thanks" to the reunion committee for all their hard work. Have a great time and I look foward to reading "post-reunion" comments.
Susan Hutchins (Haley) <>
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Orinda, CA USA - Friday, August 16, 2002 at 13:58:58 (EDT)
I can not believe it has been 25 long years, it would be nice to see some of my potna's Shooty, Marcus, Terrace, Derren Horn and Mr. Wei Huey my Karate potna, hey Wei remeber the demo team we were on? with Anthony R. Warren Hill, little Julius and Reggie, it started at west campus, hey Wei I hope you remeber me
kyndall mccoy
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berkeley, ca USA - Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 01:47:55 (EDT)
I can not believe it has been 25 long years, it would be nice to see my old classmates again .
Kyndall Mccoy
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USA - Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 02:08:11 (EDT)
I wanted to wish everyone luck at the reunion! I have switched jobs (Special Educator/Community-Based Learning Coordinator at Stowe High School) and have a mandatory training that ends on Friday afternoon. The 20th was the greatest, I'm sure this will rock, and I look forward to the 30th! A special thanks to all of the hard work involved in making this site and the reuinion spirit stay alive. Hoist a frosty malted beverage for me...
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Wolcott, VT USA - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 21:17:05 (EDT)
James has an out of date email address for me on the guestbook and I forgot my password I can't get my password because it's (duh!) emailed to here's the correct one. Wowwhatarunonsentence,huh? No, I'm not an English teacher, but I play one on tv. No wait, that's not tv, that's my life. :) I'm out here in the sweltering valley trying to become a park ranger. Quite a grand thing, hope I make it. If I get out to Berkeley this weekend it'll be to the picnic at Lake Anza...hope I recognize someone. *muah!*
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Citrus Heights, Ca USA - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 17:52:54 (EDT)
Greetings to all. I'm so sorry that I cannot make the 25th reunion, but I've signed up for my sweatshirt. (I was going to bring my son, Rodney, as my escort.) My schedule has changed and I must be out of town this weekend, so have a drink for me. I guess that I'll see you at the 30th. And, I look forward to seeing all the photos!
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Berkeley, CA USA - Monday, August 12, 2002 at 20:22:21 (EDT)
Dear Friends and Classmates: I won't be able to attend the 25th Reunion because it's my 5th wedding anniversary and my wife and I have had long-standing plans. I had such a kick at the 10th Reunion, mostly seeing what an interesting group of adults we have become. I took growing up in Berkeley for granted: diversity, creative thinking, progressive values, women's rights, caring about ideas, issues and the arts. Wrongo!! These are rare and precious commodities in the rest of the world. So. A brief update on my life. I've been doing environmental work for my career, and am now at the California Energy Commission serving the public's interest. Got a Public Policy degree from Cal along the way. Traveled extensively through Europe, Alaska and South Pacific, and lived in Europe for several years. Love the wilderness. Used to play guitar and bass. Happily married to a New Englander, although no kids yet. Lost my mother and brother recently. At the Reunion, I'd seek out the folks from the Jacket, Yearbook, sports teams (swimming, water polo and crew), and my old neighborhood haunts to see how everyone is and what they have done with their lives. Take lots of pictures - and label them! Be sure to play lots of Earth Wind and Fire and Tower of Power. Best Regards to all. I hope to make the next one - Jim
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Sacramento, CA USA - Monday, August 12, 2002 at 17:16:11 (EDT)
There is less than a week to go before the Class of 77 25th reunion and we wanted to make one last effort to contact you and encourage you to come! If you have already sent in your money, THANK YOU! If not, and you are definately coming to the reunion, then please send an email to class77\ (or contact Michelle Coleman directly) indicating:
1) How many are attending,
2) What dinner selection(s) you want (beef, chicken, vegetarian)
3) How many are attending the Sunday Picnic (free)

This will really help us, so please respond if you can. If you have already sent in your money and selections, you don't need to do anything, just show up! There will be no tickets mailed, just register at the door. The BHS website has a list of people who are planning to be there so please check it out and see which of your old friends are attending! (Not a complete list) The reunion is at Hs Lordships in Berkeley, this Friday, August 16th, at 6:30PM. You can find all the details at the BHS website: Don't miss it!

James Reeves <>
Poipu Beach, HI USA - Monday, August 12, 2002 at 12:26:02 (EDT)
I can't believe it's been 25 years already. We still look good and feel like the same kids back in 1977. I'm bringing my sister, Pat (class 1978) with me to this reunion, since she was my shadow back in high school, we should really have a BLAST! I look forward to seeing everyone!
Marion Mitchell-Carter <>
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Hayward, CA USA - Monday, August 12, 2002 at 11:21:28 (EDT)
I'll see everyone this Friday. All I EVER have to do is put on Kiss FM 98.1 and I have all of you packed into my car with me, dancing. So I look forward to the dance, to the hugs, to seeing everyone older, wiser, more humble, but still spirited.
Erin Donahue <>
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Oakland, CA USA - Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 19:25:24 (EDT)

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El Cerrito, Ca USA - Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 15:58:51 (EDT)

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USA - Tuesday, August 06, 2002 at 13:04:39 (EDT)
I hate to write this because I really wanted to come. Were moving to Oahu Hawaii. The kids start school Aug 14th. My son Sean is going into 9th grade. I rember west campus.He also is becoming an Eagle scout. I am very proud of him. My daugter Natasha is going into 7th grade. Boy I rember that fist day at King! So thing of all of us how could not make it when your dancing to "Brick House". And if anyone is coming to Oahu, lets go surfing! Special hi to Warren, Garick, Barry, Steve,Mindy,Erin,Cookie,Tracy,Hans,Jack,Doug, Aloha!
George Tsaconas <>
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Crystal Bay, NV USA - Saturday, August 03, 2002 at 11:53:05 (EDT)
Nice Site!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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OAKLAND, CA USA - Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 10:19:43 (EDT)
whoops! wrong email
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Honolulu, HI USA - Monday, July 22, 2002 at 18:35:40 (EDT)

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Berkeley, CA USA - Sunday, July 21, 2002 at 22:30:26 (EDT)
Surfs Up!
Richard Wallace
Antioch, CA USA - Sunday, July 21, 2002 at 16:03:55 (EDT)
When I think about the 25 years that have passed; I feel like I have lived many different lives. I have thought about the people that I grew up with- I have wondered where their lives have taken them. John Muir, "Lincoln", Willard, West Campus, and BHS. Cecily (Batey) Caceu lives in Portland; we are still good friends after all of those years. I am a Pastry Chef in Honolulu- I spent a lot of time in many restaurants and hotels in CA, HI (and in Belgium and France). I have always ended back in Hawaii- this time to stay, I am tired of moving. 17 years here (total), I really love Hawaii. I don't get back to Berkeley very often. My parents moved to Mendocino when they retired. I do miss the Berkeley Bowl! Have a great reunion, if you are ever in Honolulu- say "Hi".
Karen Schooley < >
Honolulu, USA - Friday, July 19, 2002 at 22:50:27 (EDT)

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Honolulu, USA - Friday, July 19, 2002 at 22:17:42 (EDT)
Hello to one and all! Memories of BHS: Bruce Lee and the Kung Fu craze; Disco; the sweet lyrics of Earth, Wind & Fire; sunny daze sitting in front of the school people-watching; trying to fit in; trying not to fit in; studying?; long hair; too much introspection; last but not least, friendships. Sometimes I wake up and I feel like that kid in high school again....however, as the years roll by, these feelings arise less frequently. After graduation, I really thought I was going to take the "road less traveled" but as fate would have it, my life has been conventional: graduated from UC Berkeley, earned an MBA, happily married for 16 years, 2 kids, a boy and girl, a dog....and so on. Life has been good. I hope that your "road" has lead you to a good one as well. I have not kept in touch with anyone from my class but I have run into a few people now and then. I might be away on business during the reunion but if not, I will try to attend. I am not sure anyone will remember me but I do recognize some of the names here - Zerda Paige, Mindy Scharlin, Matt Watson, Michael Poe, Connie Lim, Larry Becker, William Kumai. Take care....Peace & Joy Wei Huey
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PIEDMONT, Ca USA - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 15:37:10 (EDT)
This will be the first BHS reunion that I have attended I moved around so much in the past I mised all the past reunions This will be a lot of fun for me I recognize some of the names on the guest list. This will be a big blast from the past for me .
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Bethel Island , Ca USA - Tuesday, July 09, 2002 at 03:09:28 (EDT)
I have been teaching English in Japan since 1991--which makes it a bit difficult to attend reunions! I hope to be in Berkeley about the time of the reunion this time, however. Wherever I go, I always say, you can't beat the weather in Berkeley! Out where I am, near Nagoya in central Japan, the summers are hot and humid, often having the highest temperature in Japan, including Okinawa. I teach at a junior college; it's like being in high school every day!
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Nagoya, Japan - Sunday, July 07, 2002 at 19:37:02 (EDT)
Wait'll you get a load of me! Ta-ha-ha-ha! :-)
Darren A. Horn <>
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USA - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 22:11:46 (EDT)
I hope to make the 25th reunion. I can't believe that so many years have gone by. I've been married for 23 years and have 5 children--(3 birth, 1 adopted and 1 guardianship). My husband and I were foster parents for several years and at one time had 10 children. We have been very blessed. Our children have made us very proud. Our oldest son, age 21, is serving a mission for our church; our oldest daughter, almost 20, is attending college at BYU; our son that we will be adopting very soon, almost 18, will be attending college in the fall at BYU-Idaho; our second daughter, age 17, will be a Senior in high school this fall, and our "baby" is 10 and begins 5th grade. Even though I graduated in January 1977 and didn't attend the graduation ceremony due to my school schedule, I remember a great many of my high school friends. Berkeley is the city of my birth, childhood and early adulthood. It will always be home. I don't visit that often anymore as both of my parents have now passed away and the Berkeley home was sold. The high school has changed so much and definitely doesn't look the way it was when we were all there. Although we are all older now, nothing can take away the memories that we have of the "good old days" at Berkeley High School. I hope to make it to the reunion and see many of your faces-even though the old memory might make it a little difficult to recognize everyone. Take Care! PS Thank J Reeves for putting together the webpage and keeping everyone updated. Just to let you know, please correct the spelling of my maiden name--SEEGMILLER not SEGMILLER. I would appreciate it.
Kendra Seegmiller Jensen
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Elk Grove, CA USA - Monday, July 01, 2002 at 16:50:25 (EDT)
Wow, what a blast from the past! I regret missing the 20th and hope to make the 25th. Time at BHS are so long ago but ever memorable. Hope to reconnect with many of you soon. Emails welcome. Jim McMillan (the other one)
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Boulder, CO USA - Sunday, June 30, 2002 at 15:15:24 (EDT)
Hi all you old people. I hope your lives have been blessed with sunny days and falling leaves, a warm heart and the understanding of love and our heavenly Father.
Danny Blackman <>
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Berkeley, CA USA - Friday, June 28, 2002 at 23:32:11 (EDT)
The website is fantastic. The reunion sounds very tempting. The names are very familiar. It was an exceptional time when we were at BHS (and elementary school, and JHS)and not everybody in the world shares those values that were instilled in us. In some ways, I think all the work I do is to recreate some of the feelings of the communities I experienced at that time. Living happily ever after for the most part in Brooklyn married to the guy who played tenor sax next to me in the BHS jazz band (Tony Jones), have a wonderful 10-yr old son and 19-yr-old stepdaughter (BHS alum). Maybe I will make the reunion, but I'm supposed to be working at Cazadero Music Camp that week (for like, the 20-somethingeth yr). If we dont catch you then, our band is playing at Yoshi's in Oakland on August 26th. Come by and say hi. Thanks for all your work on the site, and everyone's honesty and shout outs.
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Brooklyn, NY USA - Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 23:53:26 (EDT)
25 years after graduating from High School finally graduated with an A.A.S. in Accounting from our local community college here on Kauai where I have been living for the past 21 years! Divorced with a 6 yr. old girl and a plant nursery business. Definately plan on coming to the 25th. Had a great time at the 20th. I got in touch with Michelle Myles who made it to the 10th but not the 20th and she will be at the 25th. So will Gordon Bishop. Can't wait to be hangin' in good ole (tho' changed I'm sure) Berkeley for a few days and reconnecting with people. Ready to dance, hope its not the same D.J. as last time, the guy didn't even have any EWF!
Heidi Scholl (Farwell) <>
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Kilauea, HI USA - Monday, June 24, 2002 at 03:58:43 (EDT)
Married, kids, . . . yada . . . yada.
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Palo Alto, CA USA - Monday, June 24, 2002 at 00:15:00 (EDT)
I walked in 77 but was actually in the class of 78. I graduated from USF, spent 20 years at Pacific Bell, and I'm currently in the bayarea with my 19 year old son selling real estate. Hope to see you at the reunion..God willing. Hello to the twins Adrianne and Andrea Shaw-Brown. And my homegirl Julie Shields--call me girlfriend!
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Oakland, CA USA - Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 20:29:04 (EDT)
Hello to Berkeley High School Class of 1977! Wow! 25 years. Imagine that! Well, I'm contemplating if I'll attend the reunion this year, however, my twin(Andrea)will take my place and be there for me in spirit! That is a good thing! I bet you wish you had a twin huh. Anyway, by the grace of God I hope to commeorate this special event. As a matter of fact I'll will be in the Bay Area in the beginning of August, and the reunion takes place 10 days after I had just left there. So to come there twice would be so idea! My twin says "Oh just put it on a credit card Adrianne" .....We'll see! I do want to join everyone. As the old saying goes...WHERE THERE"S A WILL THERE"S A WAY! So I'll keep my hopes up. In the mean time God Bless you all, do keep in touch. And I'll type 2 U later. Smiles from miles away! Love Adrianne
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Denver, CO USA - Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 13:05:10 (EDT)

USA - Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 12:52:14 (EDT)
Oh my goodness, Berkeley High Class Reunion of 1977, I didn't make the 1st one, But God willing I will be at this one. I will represent two, because my twin Adrianne,lives out of state,and won't be able to attend. We are all doing well Praise God, from whom all blessing's flow. I'm really excited about this. It was great seeing and remembering a few names from class '77" please keep me posted and in touch.
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BERKELEY, CA USA - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 22:57:31 (EDT)
If I seem to ramble here I apoligize. I stumbled on this web site by accident. I would love to here from people from bhs. I was poking around the net & stumbled on site. I saw in the sf chron that Nancy Carlin was Titania in Shakespere's A Midsummer Nites Dream. I saw on classmates site that rufus t firefly is still alive. I wonder if anybody got the joke. I don't have an e-mail address & am using my wife's address. Nice to know people are out there. Ian Narita
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grovetown, ga USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 01:58:41 (EDT)

Ian G.Narita
USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 01:51:44 (EDT)
oops, I forgot! Yes, Kim [Burgess-Duckett]. I do remember the wall, the track, and the gym (gymnastics). We had good times. Renita, Annette, and I talk about them all the time. Big shout outs to people that I haven't heard from in years: Manjit, Storrie, Aleso, Yvonne Hester (has anyone seen her?), Mary Conyers, Rhonda Aubrey, Lynda Fenton-Foster, and James Foster
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Jacksonville, AR USA - Friday, June 14, 2002 at 02:58:11 (EDT)
Jim, great job maintaining the website. To all of you, it was nice to find some friends that I had often thought about and some that I had forgotten. Committee members have kept me up on previous reunion activities while I was out of the country. It's great that all of you work so hard to keep the reunions alive. I returned to the United States in 1999 after having lived in Japan off and on for about 10 years. I dated my husband, Neal for 6 years before we were married; we've now been together 22 years. I have a daughter, Jasmyn who is 6 1/2 months old and a son , Jordan, who is 2 1/2 years old. Wow, how long did that take? Days after Jasmyn's delivery I had a significant stroke that left me with hemiparesis and caused me to have a left craniotomy. For the past six months I have been in physical and occupational therapy. We are praying for a full recovery. I do alot of reading and writing these days, so please correspond with me when you have a moment. While I was in Asia, I taught English, was a research assistant in Government Relations for United States Forces, Japan and a myriad of other positions. Just before I became ill, I was working as a medical financial management specialist. I really do regret having missed the reunions when I was physically able to travel. Mary (C), my dear, please shore up your courage and attend one. Peace and Love, My Sister. P. S. Email me off line
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Jacksonville, AR USA - Friday, June 14, 2002 at 02:27:32 (EDT)
James, Add to Committee, Lynda Fenton-Foster, Manjit Birdi-Plahey, and Sobra Jones. Thanks, Connie
Oakland, CA USA - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 10:56:16 (EDT)
Great site James, thanks so much for the hard work! I am sure that many of my classmates have grown children, but I am proud to announce that I just had a son three weeks ago!! With my daughter who is turning three in July, that makes me one very tired but HAPPY lady. I am moving to Palo Alto in August 2002 for my husband's one-year sabbatical. So I will DEFINITELY make the 25th reunion! I was a molecular biologist until 8 years ago, then got hired by a patent law firm and they sent me to evening law school while I worked by day. NOW I'm a biotech patent attorney. Funny where the road leads. My husband is also a molecular biologist who teaches and does research. Can't wait to see my dear friends from BHS!
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New York, NY USA - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 11:54:38 (EDT)
God has truly been good to me. I have been so blessed, and I owe it all to His awesome Grace. I look forward to attending the 25th class reunion. I have been blessed with a wonderful husband, and a daughter I never could have dreamed of. We live in San Diego, but our plans are to return to Berkeley soon, if it's God's will. My life has taken many turns, but now that I know it's not about me, but about spreading the word of God and how he can bring you from any situation. Thank you so much for having this web site, and I pray that we can all get together, laugh, cry and share what amazing things we have been through, and how through it all God is the only reason that we have made it this far. When I reviewed the list of people that are no longer with us, I can say, that could have been me, so I must tell of His wonderful Love, Power, and Grace that has watched over my life. God Bless you all, until we meet again.
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San Diego, CA USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 15:35:29 (EDT)

USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 14:30:35 (EDT)
I actually graduated class of '77, but I grew up with class of '76 and would like to relocate some of you. Please email.
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Castro Valley, CA USA - Friday, May 17, 2002 at 12:34:38 (EDT)
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Seattle, WA USA - Friday, May 17, 2002 at 01:30:08 (EDT)
One more thing.....We lived across from the Strawberry Canyon pool on university property. I heard this area was made into a toxic waste dump. Is this true? It was such a beautiful place to grow up. It was the poultry department when we were there. Anyone know what this looks like now? Is the building at the bottom of the hill still there? I know our house was torn down....a beautiful old house.
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Soddy Daisy, Tn USA - Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 22:11:54 (EDT)
I would have graduated from Berkeley High School if we hadn't moved away just before 5th grade! I am wondering if any of you knew Abby Bellah. She was my best friend in Elementary School. I know she died in a car accident, but I would like to know more about this and what she was like. My maiden name is Karen Len. I have a twin by the name of Kathy. We also had a good friend who's name is Phoebe. Anyone know of her? Thanks for any replies.
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Soddy Daisy, tn USA - Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 22:07:27 (EDT)
Looking forward to seeing old friends and classmates, even if it's only been 5 years since the last reunion. Willie is 6 years old. I'm still doing radio early Thursday mornings on KPFA and Saturday afternoons on KALW. Still working at Cody's Books. I'm at the "new" store on trendy Fourth Street, so I suppose I'm moving up the you-all later, Kevin
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Berkeley, CCA USA - Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 21:40:04 (EDT)
I look forward to seeing familar faces and getting to know you better
Annette Shurn (Allen) <>
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Berkeley, CA USA - Tuesday, May 07, 2002 at 20:02:20 (EDT)
This is great stuff! Keep it up.  
Caitlin Survelle
Nashville, TN USA - Tuesday, May 07, 2002 at 13:39:32 (EDT)
I can't believe I finally found this site. It has been great scrolling through the comments, recognizing familiar names, and sharing in the events since June 1977. I've been living in DC for 19 of the past 25 years, and don't get back to Berkeley all that often. I'm making plans right now to be there for the 25th. I look forward to the fun & fellowship...Hope to see you there!
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Washington, DC USA - Wednesday, May 01, 2002 at 14:27:42 (EDT)
It's nice to see the familiar names. I'm 3 months into a study of rice farming systems in West Africa, and would like to make it back for the reunion. Keep the faith.
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Bouake, Ivory Coast - Thursday, April 18, 2002 at 10:42:38 (EDT)
I'm looking on behalf of my husband, Mark Brazil, we will be in Berkeley next week and would be interested to find a yearbook of the class of 78. I'm Barbara Nudelholc Brazil
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Zurich, Zurich Switzerland - Monday, April 15, 2002 at 05:58:06 (EDT)

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lafayette, ca USA - Friday, April 05, 2002 at 12:01:33 (EST)

storrie Johnson(Kliot)
USA - Friday, April 05, 2002 at 11:59:59 (EST)
I wandered in here after getting the card in the mail. What a fantastic site, and it sure is nostalgic to read all the postings from people. Great site James, old boy scout homeboy. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at Hs Lordships for the 25th. I'm living in Berkeley, married, and working in high-tech for 20 years. My best to all of you, we came up together. Anthony
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Berkeley, CA USA - Sunday, March 24, 2002 at 12:46:58 (EST)
25 years later - what will all my stoner friends look like a quarter of a century after Disco? Did we ever think we'd see the day when we talked about interest rates instead of the weed we bought at Kips? Yep, I've got to be there - 1977 here I come...
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Fairfax, CA USA - Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 16:09:03 (EST)
I miss everbody in California!
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Tijeras, NM USA - Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 14:33:42 (EST)
I may actually try to attend for a change!
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Berkeley, CA USA - Monday, March 18, 2002 at 18:17:36 (EST)
Can't wait thanks for the card.
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USA - Friday, March 15, 2002 at 11:06:13 (EST)
I was just thinking last week that this would be the year for our 25th, and low and behold I get a postcard in the mail!! Yea. I can't wait. See you there!!!
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Pinole, CA USA - Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 21:46:16 (EST)

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Orinda, CA USA - Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 10:56:31 (EST)

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berkeley, ca USA - Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 22:46:19 (EST)

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Berkeley, ca USA - Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 22:44:47 (EST)
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OAKLAND, CA USA - Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 22:11:08 (EST)
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EL SOBRANTE, CA USA - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 12:22:59 (EST)
I have not been to the website since the 20th reunion but now have a smile on my face after reading through the guest book. Eddie Farris told me about the upcoming 25th. I have a "what a small world" story for those of you who went to Willard Jr High. My wife, Marie Parket Watson, works as a counselor at the High School where we live. This year one of the new teachers who joined the staff at the High School was Jim MacLemore(sp?) who taught at Willard when we went there. Of course Marie took in the old yearbooks to kid Jim about the length of his hair back in '72 but she tells me he looks like he has not aged in the 30 years since. Looking forward to the 25th.
Matt Watson <>
Morgan Hill, CA USA - Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 15:33:50 (EST)
it's amazing what you find just surfing around.
none, none USA - Friday, February 22, 2002 at 19:15:57 (EST)
nice web site --- g/l with ur reunion ----- tom
tom cosgrove <>
USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 09:02:13 (EST)
Good graphics. Wish I did your work?
Catherine Lake
Los Angeles, CA USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 21:44:58 (EST)
Hi Y'all, Seems like we just had the 20th. I have to say the 20th was more fun than I expected and thepicnic the day after was a lot of fun as well. We'll have to put this in the calendar and see if it will fly. Ciao, Kent
Kent McCue <>
Located us through a friend
El Cerrito, CA USA - Wednesday, February 06, 2002 at 15:55:42 (EST)
Looking forward to this event
Howard Sturdevant <>
Located us through an Email message
Concord, CA USA - Monday, February 04, 2002 at 21:10:08 (EST)
I'm looking forward to the reunion. Please keep me posted.
Renita Rhone-Williams <>
Located us through an Email message
Los Angeles, CA USA - Monday, February 04, 2002 at 17:19:25 (EST)
I had the best time at Berkeley High School. I'll never forget it. ... Then again, I'll never remember it either ...
Jeff Silberman <>
Located us through a friend
San Francisco, CA USA - Monday, February 04, 2002 at 14:27:37 (EST)
Hello all, I was so happy to come across this site! I am class of '78. Living near Boston (5+ years) and loving it here. Email welcome.
Alison Lara <>
Located us through a search engine
Boston, MA USA - Monday, February 04, 2002 at 12:59:20 (EST)
Tom Klatt < >
Located us through a friend
Berkeley, CA USA - Saturday, February 02, 2002 at 02:04:07 (EST)

Jon Gerlach <>
Located us through a friend
Portland, OR USA - Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 21:16:56 (EST)
OOPS, Forgot to add, please leave info on "lost" classmates in case the committee doesn't catch up with James. Thanks!!
Connie H Lim
USA - Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 18:19:52 (EST)
25TH REUNION is happening!! August16th, Friday 2002 Hs Lordships Restaurant, Berkeley Call (510)839-1019 or(510)568-4930 to help on reunion committee
Connie H Lim
Oakland, CA USA - Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 18:11:19 (EST)

Eric Walstedt <>
Located us through a search engine
New York, NY USA - Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 16:40:49 (EST)
Graduated 1973-interested in a 30 year reunion in 2003.
claudea mann <>
Located us through surfing the web
ventura, ca USA - Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 14:53:54 (EST)
It's nice to see James and crew are still maintaining this site. I had the time of my life at the 20th and am looking forward to the 25th. I have changed careers and I am now teaching 8th Grade Social Studies in a small rural town in Northern Vermont. My lovely wife Leslie (also a teacher) and I live in a gorgeous 100 yr old schoolhouse on top of a mountain. I can see Mt Mansfield (Stowe) from my window here. I was saddened to read of the losses in our class and hope everyone is well. If you are ever in Vermont, get in touch. See you all next year! Stacy Starkweather
Stacy Starkweather < >
Located us through a search engine
Wolcott, VT USA - Wednesday, December 26, 2001 at 09:22:37 (EST)

USA - Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 22:53:52 (EST)
Well a major screw up on the guestbook ... I hope I recovered all the messages ... I know they are a bit out of order now . oh well, back to my day job :-)
James Reeves <>
USA - Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 22:53:18 (EST)

Great site. Thanks for setting it up!
Julian Henkin <>
New York, NY USA - Saturday, June 02, 2001 at 11:02:20 (EDT)

Back to the Bay Area after way too many years to count. Working for the alma mater -- UC -- I'd love to reconnect
with acquaintences from BHS.

Contacts warmly welcome.
Allison Rosenberg <>
San Francisco, CA USA - Saturday, June 02, 2001 at 14:44:33 (EDT)

Hi all, what a blast! My oldest son just graduated from high school 5/01 and I still feel like a teenager. Does this
give you insight into how I've matured! God Bless y'all
Kim Burgess Duckett
Peachtree City, GA USA - Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 09:38:25 (EDT)

I looked at the memorial page and realized the reason that I have not stayed in touch, nor attended any reunions;
JoJo McKinney and Lynette Land. Twenty four years later, and I still miss them. Please undertand that I love you
all and pray for you constantly. In Christ.
Mary Coneyrs <akilimc@AOL.COM>
Tiburon, CA USA - Thursday, June 28, 2001 at 13:06:08 (EDT)

Carolyn Dennis-Wey <>
Oakland, CA USA - Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 10:56:02 (EDT)

At James suggestion, I am leaving a message in hopes of locating Julie Lind (sister of two Lind brothers). If you
know her could you please give her my email address or send me hers? I would really like to contact her.
Karen Murray <>
Aiea, Hi USA - Friday, July 27, 2001 at 06:27:26 (EDT)

Hello All, I did not graduate from Berkeley High, but I did
go to West Campus in my freshman year. When I ran across
this site, seeing all the names of people I had forgotten at
west campus was interesting. My high school Woodside, over
in Woodside California never had a reunion. Years ago
Kirsten Weisser told me Berkeley High never had a reunion,
its good to see you guys got it together. Great site.

BTW anyone ever hear what happend to Raldy Regalado?
David A. Harris <>
Falls Church, VA USA - Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 23:06:45 (EDT)

To all my BHS classmates I'm sorry I missed the 20 year reunion, But I'm looking foward to the 25th. This is a
great website. More later.
Gerald B. Chambers <>
Oakland, CA USA - Saturday, September 08, 2001 at 00:47:20 (EDT)

Just surfed in. Looks great so far.
Joe Wallace <>
Newcastle, CA USA - Wednesday, November 07, 2001 at 22:41:20 (EST)

I kinda like it. Thanks!
Cherrie Nelson <>
Tacoma, WA USA - Friday, November 16, 2001 at 16:45:18 (EST)

Valerie Boatman - Drummond <>
Tracy, CA USA - Saturday, November 17, 2001 at 03:46:15 (EST)

I was doing a little nostalgia surfing and came across this site. I'm actually class of '75 (or izzat '76 ? - the
exact details of my graduation are a bit hazy and I still have the occasional dream that the police have come to my
door to arrest me because it's been discovered that I did not complete my BHS P.E. requirement!! <g>). I see some
familiar names in here. I Hope you're all doing well and I'd love to hear from any of you. We are the 'Jackets!
Jim Laner <>
Oakland, CA USA - Monday, December 03, 2001 at 15:23:20 (EST)

I wonder if you could help me contact Susan Yamagata. I went to Franklin Elementary with Susan in 1972 and then my
parents moved to southern California. In fact, I tend to assume she wouldn't even remember me. But I'd like to touch
base with her after all these years if I could.

Tony Powell
Senior Developmental Editor
Aspen Law & Business
1185 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

Tony Powell <>
New York, NY USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 21:08:15 (EST)

Please check out the new Contact Information page that contains all the email addresses and other information about the Class of 77. If you can please take a moment to make sure your information is correct it would be appreciated. If you don't find your name in the list already, please add a new record. The records can be password protected so that no one else can read your email, address or phone numbers. To enable this you must set the password, the default is no password. If you already have a record, the system has pre-defined a password for you. Click on the "Forgot password?" link and your password will be mailed to the last email address I had on file for you.
James Reeves <>
Saratoga, CA USA - Friday, June 01, 2001 at 20:22:28 (EDT)

Candy Ross-Holloway <>
PointRichmond, CA USA - Saturday, May 26, 2001 at 20:06:32 (EDT)

Valerie Boatman-Drummond <>
Located us through a search engine
Tracy, CA USA - Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 02:13:37 (EDT)
looking for jill heine

Located us through a search engine
USA - Friday, May 04, 2001 at 01:53:44 (EDT)
Hello All, I've moved and have a new email address ( I still check this site periodically, so figured I should update my info. Question: *is* anyone planning a 25th reunion? --Andrea
Andrea Pappas <>
Santa Clara, CA USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 19:43:30 (EDT)

USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 19:05:53 (EDT)
Hi James, drop me an e-mail about what you are up to. Lisa
Lisa Hill <>
Located us through a search engine
Reno, NV USA - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 14:42:01 (EDT)

Located us through
- Monday, April 30, 2001 at 01:20:49 (EDT)
Although I have been a visitor to this web site before, I feel particularly motivated to write you now from Hanoi. I recently took a job as the Project Manager for the Center for Educational Exchange with Vietnam. CEEVN is a not for profit organization whose mission is to work with Vietnamese people to identify educational issues and priorities, and develop academic programs and relationships important to them and their institutions. I find this work particularly gratifying because of what was happening in Vietnam while we were school mates in Berkeley. Years and years later, there have been significant changes in Vietnam and even though the memories of the 70's are present, with courage and conviction, the country is moving on and confidently taking its place on the world stage - and it's great to be here to witness this. My time is Vietnam is open - it could be anywhere from 7-12 months. I welcome the chance to host anyone in Hanoi who may be passing through Asia. Drop a line if you plan to be in the area or if you'd be interested in sharing similar experiences you may have had. Best Wishes to all, and I hope to see many of you next year, Eric Arndt
Eric Arndt <>
Located us through an Email message
Hanoi, Vietnam - Sunday, April 01, 2001 at 04:23:42 (EDT)
Just married first time :) , living in Kensington (Wow I thought only rich people could live there!), working in the Silicon rat race, and would love to hear from the people that remember me. Sorry I missed the 20th, see you at the 25th if there is one
Larry Smith < >
Located us through surfing the web
Kensington, Ca USA - Thursday, March 29, 2001 at 21:26:32 (EST)
Class of '79. Looking forward to hearing from some of my former schoolmates.
Steven Anderson < t;
Located us through a search engine
Danville, CA USA - Monday, March 19, 2001 at 15:40:34 (EST)
I was having a melancholy flashback and decided to put my search engine to work. 1977 seems so long ago. Actually, I graduated in 1976 by virtue of my exile to East Campus and an accelerated graduation (I still chuckle at my 10 credits to stop smoking), but I was originally a 1977 student before my favorate counselor Irene Obera dropped the boom on me for excessive truancy. Life's had its ups and downs but nowadays I'm fat and happy in Marin, growing old like the rest of you, but trying to stay young at heart. After BHS I worked as a disc jockey for a couple years in Monterey, then went back East for a spell and dug graves for a living, before finally coming home and falling into technology like everyone else. Today I'm a Systems Engineer and for whatever reason tonight decided to take my foray into the past and pay you a visit. I often think to myself that Berkeley in the 70's was so totally unique that we were all lucky to live the times. At any rate, thought I'd surface and say hello.
Brian Hardy <>
Located us through surfing the web
Marin County, CA USA - Thursday, March 08, 2001 at 01:28:09 (EST)
Weel I am finally getting the BHS website back up after many months/years of delays. I hope to have it all working again soon. As you can see the guestbook is working again so please make a comment to let me know that you are still out there.
James Reeves <>
Saratoga, CA USA - Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 16:07:06 (EST)
USA - Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 11:56:21 (EST)
wonderful class of 1967. We won so many awards and our sports teams were the very best. I am glad that we were in a time where we saw major changes in our society.
Johnnie Young <>
Located us through a friend
Corona, CA USA - Friday, April 14, 2000 at 13:16:53 (PDT)
Here is my new email address if anybody wants to contact me
John Finger <>
Located us through a search engine
USA - Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 08:27:48 (PST)
I was class of 80.. No idea if there will be a class reunion in 2000.
Rob Leibowitz <>
Located us through a search engine
Randolph, NJ USA - Tuesday, February 15, 2000 at 17:34:29 (PST)
My favorite classes of students when I taught Criminal Law were from the years l974 to l977. So I would enjoy hearing from past students and joining future reunions. I'm also in the local phone book in case anybody wants to call.
David Eichorn <>
Located us through a friend
Kensington , Ca USA - Saturday, February 05, 2000 at 13:31:43 (PST)
I found this site. I missed the 20 year reunion. I have also found an old freind and, have had a "reunion" beer & pizza night near the BHS campus. Looking forward to the 25th reunion.
Howard Sturdevant <>
Located us through surfing the web
Concord, CA USA - Saturday, January 29, 2000 at 09:28:10 (PST)
There will be a Memorial Service for Mr. Nash San Martin on January 22, 2000 from 11:30 - 12:30pm at the Julia Morgan Theatre on College Avenue. For those of you who are interested......
Mindy Scharlin
San Francisco, Ca USA - Saturday, January 15, 2000 at 10:31:55 (PST)
HAPPY NEW YEAR: I would love to hear from you. aka Dizzy Lizzy
Elizabeth King <>
Located us through a search engine
Pioneer, CA USA - Friday, January 14, 2000 at 23:39:24 (PST)
I thought some of you may want to know that Mr. Nash San Martin, Math teacher and father of Karen San Martin, class of '77, died two days ago. There will be a memorial service for him in Berkeley, but I do not the date yet. Please send your thoughts and prayers to his family.
Mindy Scharlin
San Franciso, CA USA - Wednesday, January 12, 2000 at 12:30:04 (PST)
James, I want to thank you for maintaining this site. I visit it from time to time to see if anyone else has left a message-- also to see if anyone has heard from Wendy Devendorf (someone I really lost track of). I never wrote after the reunion, but want to encourage those of you that missed it to really try to make the next reunion. I decided to attend our 20th reunion late, and I had a great time. The room was packed. I was especially glad to see those old friends who I wasn't expecting to see-- those who changed their mind at the last minute and came. I'm sorry that I missed the picnic. Next time. Thank you, Reunion Committee, for putting together such a great function. Happy New Year Everyone.
Liz Abuan Pollack <>
Berkeley, CA USA - Wednesday, January 05, 2000 at 17:02:24 (PST)

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