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11/22/10 08:52 AM #371    

 

Andy Cleff

Kick off pushed up to 10AM...otherwise the game time would run into our nap time...


11/27/10 08:41 AM #372    

 

Andy Cleff

Some of us managed to show up at 10AM.

Game time however was delayed due to the late arrival of our event coordinators - Sullivan and O'Connor.

A few pix posted on line http://www.flickr.com/photos/andycleff/sets/72157625477798856/

Boy, are we getting better looking each year.


01/01/11 08:37 AM #373    

Jeanette Burns (Dubela)

Happy New Year everyone and thanks Andy for reminding us how easy it is to touch base. I visit my folks in Moorestown as often as possible, it would be nice to meet up sometime.  Wishing you all love, peace, health & happiness in the coming year!


05/24/11 04:44 PM #374    

 

Mauricio Solórzano

Wow- I found this web site by accident. It brings a feeling of nostalgia as I reminisce about all my classmates from '78, and my half-a-century crawling in this world we call Gaia.  It only seems like yesterday that I was an editor of the the MHS Nutshell magazine as I wrote literature for Ms. Fine's English class, which let me to it. Ms. Fine insisted for me to become involved in the school's literary magazine, which I succumbed not without a feeling of insecurity and doubt at first.

 

But I am such a different person now - full of life and self-assurance - being a successful entrepreneur and inventing technology ahead of our times.

 

Anyway, I am happy I found this MHS site to see how my classmates have developed over the many years.

 

GOD bless you all,
Mauricio Solórzano,


mauricio.solorzano@gmail.com
(972) 571-5623 (Cell)

 




09/23/12 08:59 PM #375    

 

Jill Wilkinson

Hi Everyone...

Just met with Sue.Wilkins, Cathy Loring and Vicki Bovoso to begin planning our 35th high school reunion. WOW - when did we get this old??? It was fun to see them and do what I can from FL --- I was up in town dropping a daughter off to school in Philly so they were kind enough to accommodate meeting locally.

One thought I threw out there would be for all of you to head my way in South Florida...although that was vetoed as most of y ou do still seem to live in the immediate area. (Or at least that's what the statistics of our class list says.)

At any rate...Vicky and Cathy had some ideas for locations and we're thinking of a summer bash, instead of day after turkey day --- to possibly allow for more who do live out of town, to possibly travel in. Any thoughts on that?

Other ideas were to see if any classmates, (someone who might live local) might be willing to host an after party - or day after brunch...OR maybe some of you can give us some ideas for anyone who might be able to throw some sponsorships ideas....liquor sponsor, music, giveaways - you know things that make the event fun...

Otherwise - we'll start the process --- Stay in touch...tell friends who you know might be interested and who are not on this site...many of us have facebook...me included, Sue and Vicky --- so let us know your thoughts.

I'm sure Sue will also fill you in --

 

Jill

 


05/20/13 06:16 PM #376    

 

Mauricio Solórzano

I belong to Bikers Against Child Abuse, and have been with them for about 4 years. Because I teach fencing also, I was given the road named of "Zorro" by my bike's club. I've been told that I am quiet, but deadly, like Zorro, ha, ha, ha ... :-)

Anyway, because of my involvement with BACA, I might find it a bit difficult to attend the 35th reunion coming up in June, 2013. BUT, if I don't show up, I hope y'all (notice my Texan drawl) have a wonderful time.cool

 

Mauricio


05/21/13 11:13 AM #377    

 

Mauricio Solórzano

 

I was brought up in the slumps of Mexico City. My grandmother who brought me
up didn't have the money to purchase a cape and a hat for me. For many children,
their action heroes might be Super Man, Captain America, or even spider man.
But not for me. I wanted to become an action  hero riding on his horse, with his 
cloak and hat flapping in the wind. No, not the Lone Ranger, although I must admit, 
that sounds quite enticing living in Texas. No, I wanted to become a dark figure, 
maybe silent, but deadly. Not concealing a weapon, but covering my face, kind of like
Batman does. My weapon of choice the foil, rapier, epée, or the cold and steely
sabre.
 
From that time on, I really never grew up. I was encased in a dream world where
children are found. The action hero was my comfort and guide, always remembering
that reality is thinner than air. So for a child to understand an adult, you have to
be one of them. You have to bend down to their higher level when you speak to them,
and you have to become a person who will defend them and protect them from
all adversities, just like an action hero does.
 
We are bikers, action heroes of flesh and bones, ready to stand between them and
the dark force, Darth Vader, and his cronies. Except that the evil beings are not
in the movies and have to be dealt with the sharp Sabre of justice.
 
Now my child dream has come true and I ride on a glittering iron horse, once again
to defend those in need, those who are good, innocent, and precious. NOTHING stands
in my way. I am at the ready to unsheathe my sword, which is my strength and
determination to succeed in comforting as much as empowering kids to dream
once again and become the children that they are. They don’t have to grow up
now and deal with the filthiness of adult life.
 
If everyone were children, we all would settle world conflicts over a game of
capture the flag, kick the can, Hopscotch, Jump-Rope and Double Dutch,
or Hide and Seek, and NOT with war.
 
So when someone calls me silly, childish, or even an idiot for dressing up as Zorro,
I feel that that is the best accolade anybody can say to me -  I have left my mark.
 
I leave you with this humble word:
 
He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said:
“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never
enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this
child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such
child in my name welcomes me.
                                                                -- Mathew 18:2
 
Zorro                 
 

05/23/13 03:01 PM #378    

 

Mauricio Solórzano

My gorgeous and adorable wife, Alejandra!


05/25/13 10:54 AM #379    

Andrew Simpson

Sorry I'll miss the reunion.  I have a week-long trial starting the following Monday and have to prepare all weekend.  Have a great time everyone.  Andy Simpson (coralbrief@gmail.com)


10/21/13 11:57 PM #380    

 

Danny Harrell

HEY, Sorry I missed the reunion. I actually just logged on to find out where to go for the reunion ( somehow I thought it would be over Thanksgiving).  Hope all had a great time. SEE YOU AT THE 40th?  I'll try to be on time for that one. 

Daniel Harrell


03/05/16 04:56 PM #381    

 

Andy Cleff

I am hoping a few of you can help me locate some missing classmates as well as get current email addresses for a few that I'm getting bounce backs for.

The list of folks for whom we have no email address at all is here: http://www.moorestown78.com/class_classmates_missing.cfm

And those who's emails are bouncing is here:

Thanks,

AndyC


04/03/16 07:11 AM #382    

 

Andy Cleff

What a day/night!

Many more pix on FB...


04/04/16 11:06 AM #383    

 

Tim Monahan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asvErvpisSM

 

 
 
Check out a slideshow of Brendan O'Connor's retirement party here to see many of your classmates from 1978!

04/06/16 05:42 PM #384    

 

Peggy Martin (Fecher)

Congratulations Brendan! Hope you have a wonderful time in Ireland. Tim, thank you for sharing the video with us. 

Best 

Peggy Martin Fecher


04/07/16 08:09 AM #385    

Tracy Power (Doyle)

Tim thanks for the video.  It looked like a great day was had by all.  Bendan, congratulations on an amazing career.  You deserve a well-earned trip to Ireland with your beautiful family.  Enjoy,

Tracy


04/07/16 12:35 PM #386    

Brendan O'Connor

To My Dear Friends and Classmates,
A rare occasion it is when I am left speechless. But I was struck dumb when Shawn Sullivan and Andy Cleff revealed my classmate's generosity. Thank you for your kind wishes and sentiments. Just those would have been enough. (I cannot even write this note without my throat tightening and my eyes welling up)
Please know....I served because I love my Country, my home, my family and my friends. I endured the rigors of duty for the chance that our future generations might enjoy the best hope this world has for approaching the ideals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Our nation, with all its faults, is still the best experiment going. I have served alongside fine Americans across the Cold War, the Drug War and the Global War on Terror. I have served in conventional and elite formations from both the United States and of our Coalition Allies. They have been of many colors and from all creeds and we fought, bled and died for one another, in spite of those differences. It is not at all trite when I say I have served in the Company of Heroes. These things have been my reward.
Being who I am, and consistent with whom you may remember me to be,I spent nearly 40 years doing what it takes most others only 20 years to do. (Slow on the uptake I guess)

As soon as I can gather myself....I will place something on our MHS 78 web-thingy that will try, but ultimately fail to express my family's humbled gratitude.

Thank You Again,
Brendan O'Connor
Sergeant Major (Retired)
US Army Special Forces

04/07/16 06:45 PM #387    

Patricia Barone (Higman)

Many thanks to Brendan for his years of service and sacrifice!  Looks like a wonderful and well deserved retirement celebration.  Enjoy Ireland with your beautiful family!

Patti Barone Higman

 


04/08/16 08:07 AM #388    

Susan Wilkins (Johnson)

Brendan for President 2016🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸


04/08/16 08:13 AM #389    

John Costello

Sue, how big are his hands? Important question in this cycle.

04/08/16 12:05 PM #390    

 

Michael A. Boyell

Brendan, 

I am sorry I could not attend your retirement party. However, your service is very much appreciated. I wiish you and your family well. 

Your friend, 

Michael A. Boyell


04/08/16 01:53 PM #391    

Jeanette Burns (Dubela)

Brendan's story is nothing short of amazing.  I truly admire the unflinching loyalty, respect and deep love that his family has for him.  It was an honor to be at his retirement party.  And what a treat to be able to spend the day with so many old friends! After all these years our class remains bonded in such a special way.  Big props to Shawn & Andy for orgainizing the gift effort and to Tim for creating a thoughtful & entertaining video that perfectly captured the day. Love you all!

***Here we have our war hero, in middle school, looking very 70's chic!***


04/09/16 10:34 AM #392    

Russell Brown

Fred - Brendan's hands are the biggest I've ever seen.  If they were green you would think they were attached to the Hulk!

And yes - Brendan is an amazing person.  Just ask my neighbor.  After meeting him one time wants to adopt him!


04/10/16 07:45 AM #393    

John Costello

Wrong Costello, Russ. ;)

No worries, though.

04/11/16 07:37 AM #394    

 

Patti Klatt (DiGenni)

To Sgt. Major Brendan O'Connor. Many kudos to you and your family! And thank you for the many years if service you have given us, and the memories you have bestowed on Moorestown as well. Your classmates are so proud ... sorry I couldn't be with you on your day. New jobs suck.

04/21/16 06:19 PM #395    

 

Tim Monahan




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