Beverly Barber (Rapp)
January 04, 1951 Married 2 No, But my husband is a Vietnam Vet I was sitting in the living room with my parents and two brothers. I will never forget it. It was hard to imagine that someone could ride up in a rocket and then walk on the moon. It shows that anything is possible! Follow your dreams! 2009-05-29 13:50:14
My husband and I have 3 Harleys that we love to ride.
We visit the I.B.VFW, C.V.VFW and the I.B.Fleet Reserve.
Travel every other year to Kyle, Texas or Lakewood, Colorado to visit our daughters' families.
Love to go on trips on the motorcycle.
Enjoy spending the summer with our granddaughter, Angelica Hansen (born 1996).
Also have fun talking on the phone with our grandson, Benjamin Michael Forbes (born 2005).
Time was served - Time to honor.
The Nation which forgets its Defenders will itself be forgotten.
If you love and enjoy your freedoms thank a Vet.
December 08, 1950 Sign Maker Married 2 2009-05-03 11:10:37
Hello straight out of Springtucky. We have hung in the hood since '78. My family and I have been in Springfield, Oregon since then. I am a Sign Maker, My Wife is a Hair Dresser, we both work out of the house, what a great commute. My daughter owns a boutique coffee shop in Portland, still single..let me know if there are any elligible sons out there. My son is married and has his dream job restoring classic cars and I truly love my daughter in-law. In my spare time I fish, camp, and search for the best micro brews I can find. I hope the years have treated you all as well as myself and my family.
December 20, 1951 retired Married 2 At home with my parents, watching on television. 2009-05-10 16:46:39Wow........can't believe it has been 40 years. Looking forward to reconnecting with classmates!
October 27, 1950 Insurance Adjuster Married 2 Navy Auto Body Shop Owner Insurance Adjuster 2009-04-17 07:13:52
Kathy Tonelli (So)
September 12, 1951 Retired Divorced 2 July 20, 1969, watching tv with Mom and Dad, probably. 2018-10-19 22:44:18Hi, class of 1969!! Can't wait for the 50th.
December 02, 1951 Black Jack Dealer Married 1 No At work at the Texaco Station at Broadway and "L" 2018-10-21 13:14:04Note: Sadly, we lost Larry since our 40th Reunion when he submitted this. You will see his name on the list of Trojans we have lost but we will also keep his submission here.
June 20, 1951 Business Owner Married 4 At home with my family. Went outside and looked up at the moon. There was not a man in the moon but there really was a man on the moon! Hard to believe! 2009-07-18 17:36:50Presently living in San Jose, CA. Own my own maintance and janitorial company, which I started over 30 years ago. Married for 33 years to Kay (Helix High School Grad). Four kids; Alison 29, Luke 27, Andrea 23 and Leif 21.
September 29, 1951 property manager Married 2 2009-04-19 17:38:02
There I was without a plan
And I looked up and met a man
Straw coming through his hat and hand.
Told me the secret to getting a brain
Go down this road and back again.
I followed the yellow through poppy & vale,
It was four years a-schoolin under my sail,
When this wizard-man came to me
And said here…. This here’s a degree.
WOW! Did I feel smart? Was it really me?
Got back on that road,
Lookin into myself.
Met a metal man who squeeked a secret,
“Keep on the road and whisper sweet nothings to the birds”,
It’s sure to be heart-warming;
So, I did that and it was heart-warming,
Enough that I nested for a short while with a ladybird.
Bird’s, they fly with the seasons,
And so, I left my bird and got to flyin with ‘em.
Flew north to
God’s country! Tall fir trees, high mountains
With sparkles dazzling their streaming waters.
Got Uncle Sam to pay me for a year to study his woods.
Found a new ladybird for nesting,
But, kept thinking about that strawman,
Then followed that brick road back to SDSU.
After awhile,that wizard-man gave me another one a those papers,
Sayin I was even smarter.
Gee wiz! Can you believe it!
There it was in black & white…..says “with all the rights and privileges”.
So, I be taken those smart papers all over town,
Then all over the county and state,
Then to the next state alookin for work.
But, all them fellers would tell me the same,
Boy, you are smart, but we ain’t got no jobs!
Didn’t tell me that fore I started that schoolin!
My ladybird & I migrated back to
And nested for 9 months….her a workin,
Me a lookin and a mopin!
Finally, NASA offered me a job.
Talked to a lion-man about my fear of leaving.
Said I needed some courage and to just get back on the yellow road.
I did…all alone.
Followed it till I saw cowboys.
It was Houston-town for my work;
Bar-B-Que brisket, Texas Two-step, slow-talkers,
But, no courage, till my ladybird migrated down,
And we was nesting safely again.
Long neck beer bottles, and armadillo road kill.
Yep! Cowboy country.
Bought a house & promptly got layed-off.
Help, Mr. Wizard!
Rescued by a hi-tech company in
Weren’t no cowboys….that was a dern good change.
Took me and my ladybird, put us in a new world of
Computer graphics that took-off like a rocketship.
Why, that wizard-man would of been proud of me…. I sure was!
So would that lion-man cause after while,
My ladybird and I went bird-doggin separately.
We were in a rocketship holdin on for the ride
With thousands of other young, bright people
Creating a new world of design on a screen.
My ole my! still don’t know how they get
All them fancy lines on the screen!
But sure enough, they fancilydo.
Became a travelin man,
Doin a song and dance,
Same step, but to different people in different lands.
Got to see the world. Didn’t even have to join the Navy… Imagine that!
But, you can only be king of the mountain for so long till
Every other company dangling in digitals tries to push ya off the hill.
And so, after many years the downslide began.
I still hung in there for another ten years.
Made a good career,
Sold a lot of digitals, met a lot of smart people,
Laid on the beaches of
Smelled the incense and watched the Buddhist monks in
Attended a mystical wedding with a thousand pigeons in
Got into the corrida with a young bull in
Eyed the beauties in the Moulin Rouge,
Went a little wild in
Fell in love touring
Married that girl of my life,
Had my wonderful son at age 49,
Got laid-off at 50,
Went back to school again,
A talkin on a phone helping librarians
All over the world keep their software
Managing their libraries… gee whiz!
Quit my job!
Joined a husband and wife in their VW van
And drove 11,000 miles to
Strange couple made it a stranger trip.
Now, I volunteer at the 2nd grade helping with math and reading,
Today I flew kites with the kids,
I tilled my garden,
I took a noon nap,
I read “Little house on the prairie” with my son.
I wrote a short story for some former high school folks to read.
Now, I’m going to bed. Good-night. 10:58PM 4/17/2009