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•   Don Bates  5/26
•   Mary Hines (Johnson)  12/7
•   Natalie Lagana (Keller)  12/4
•   Ruth Krantz (Audia)  10/26
•   Mike Kolitsky  8/16
•   Beverly Taylor (Vinroe)  3/22
•   Walter Ednie  4/18
•   Lynda Harris (Mella)  4/8
•   Linda Haydo (Havener)  4/5
•   David L Weigel -Should Have Graduated With Us. Moved Jr Yr  2/27
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

4 live in Arizona
4 live in California
7 live in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
1 lives in Illinois
2 live in Indiana
1 lives in Kentucky
1 lives in Maryland
2 live in Massachusetts
2 live in Michigan
2 live in New Jersey
2 live in New Mexico
2 live in New York
3 live in North Carolina
8 live in Ohio
3 live in Oregon
81 live in Pennsylvania
2 live in South Carolina
3 live in Tennessee
2 live in Texas
1 lives in Utah
3 live in Virginia
1 lives in Washington
1 lives in Wisconsin
8 location unknown
120 are deceased


•   Anna Marie Hardisky (LeCrone)  7/23
•   Patty Strohl (Schwartz)  7/24
•   Harold Pander  7/26
•   Ray Pascarella  7/26
•   Angela "Angie" Crangi (Tannas)  7/30
•   Ron Santillo  8/4
•   Bill Lample  8/9
•   Mary Hines (Johnson)  8/10
•   Jim Navolio  8/13


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Lincoln High School
Class Of 1958

Welcome to the Lincoln High Class Of 1958 web site. How wonderful it is to keep in touch. This web site has been created for just that reason. Please look around, click on the different links and up-date your profile. Have fun....


99% of those born between 1930 and 1946  (worldwide) are now dead. 

  • If you were born in this time span, you are one of the rare surviving one percenters of this special group. 
  • Their ages range is between 77 and 93 years old, a 16-year age span.




§  You are the smallest group of children born since the early 1900's.

  • You are the last generation, climbing out of the depression, who can remember the winds of war and the impact of a world at war that rattled the structure of our daily lives for years.
  • You are the last to remember ration books for everything from gas to sugar to shoes to stoves.
  • You saved tin foil and poured fried meat fat into tin cans.
  • You can remember milk being delivered to your house early in the morning and placed in the "milk box" on the porch.
  • Discipline was enforced by parents and teachers.  
  • You are the last generation who spent childhood without television; instead, you “imagined” what you heard on the radio.
  • With no TV, you spent your childhood "playing outside".
  • There was no Little League.
  • There was no city playground for kids.
  • The lack of television in your early years meant that you had little real understanding of what the world was like.
  • We got “black-and-white” TV in the late 40s that had 3 stations and no remote.
  • Telephones were one to a house, often shared (party lines), and hung on the wall in the kitchen (no cares about privacy).
  • Computers were called calculators; they were hand-cranked.
  • Typewriters were driven by pounding fingers, throwing the carriage, and changing the ribbon.
  • 'INTERNET' and 'GOOGLE' were words that did not exist.
  • Newspapers and magazines were written for adults and the news was broadcast on your radio in the evening (your dad would give you the comic pages when he read the news).
  • New highways would bring jobs and mobility. Most highways were 2 lanes (no interstates).
  • You went downtown to shop. You walked to school.
  • The radio network expanded from 3 stations to thousands.
  • Your parents were suddenly free from the confines of the depression and the war, and they threw themselves into working hard to make a living for their families.  
  • You weren't neglected, but you weren't today's all-consuming family focus.
  • They were glad you played by yourselves.
  • They were busy discovering the postwar world.
  • You entered a world of overflowing plenty and opportunity; a world where you were welcomed, enjoyed yourselves.
  • You felt secure in your future, although the depression and poverty were deeply remembered.
  • Polio was still a crippler. Everyone knew someone who had it.
  • You came of age in the '50s and '60s.
  • You are the last generation to experience an interlude when there were no threats to our homeland.
  • World War 2 was over, and the cold war, terrorism, global warming, and perpetual economic insecurity had yet to haunt life.
  • Only your generation can remember a time after WW2 when our world was secure and full of bright promise and plenty.
  • You grew up at the best possible time, a time when the world was getting better.
  • More than 99% of you are retired now, and you should feel privileged to have "lived in the best of times!"
  • If you have already reached the age of 77 years old, you have outlived 99% of all the other people in the world who were born in this special 16 year time span. You are a 1% 'er"!


It Matters When You Were Born
It Matters When You Were Born and I'M PROUD TO BE ONE OF THEM

Born 1925 - 1955

The best years to be born in the history of Earth & we got to
experience it all. Thank God for all the times, the adventures, wars
won, technology developed. Generations after future generations will
never experience what we did. What a generation we turned out to be.

At the end of this email is a quote of the month by Jay Leno.
If you don't read anything else, Please read what he said.
1930’s, 40’s and 50’s !!

First, we survived being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or
drank - While they were pregnant.  PS  My Mom smoked cork tipped Parliaments Emoji

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and
didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then, after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby
cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or
cabinets, and, when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps, not
helmets, on our heads.

As infants and children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no
booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no

Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no
one actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid
made with real white sugar.
And we weren't overweight.
Because we were always outside playing..that's why!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we
were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day and, we were OKAY.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride
them down the hill, only to find out that we forgot about brakes.
After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the

We did not have Play Stations, Nintendo and X-boxes. There were No
video games, No 150 channels on cable, No video movies or DVDs, No
surround-sound or CDs, No cell phones, No personal computers, No
Internet and No chat rooms.
WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and lost teeth, and there
were no lawsuits from those accidents.

We would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping-pong
paddles, or just a bare hand, and no one would call child services to
report abuse. We ate worms, and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms
did not live in us forever.

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, 22 rifles for our 12th,
rode horses, made up games with sticks and
tennis balls, and although we were told it would happen - we did not
put out very many eyes.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or
rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who
didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.

Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of
... they actually sided with the law!
These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem
solvers, and inventors ever.

The past 60 to 85 years have seen an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned
how to deal with it all.

If you are one of those born between 1925 &1955, CONGRATULATIONS!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow
up as kids before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of
our lives for our own good.

While you are at it, forward this to your kids so they will know how
brave and lucky their parents were.

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it ?
The quote of the month by Jay Leno:

"With hurricanes, tornadoes, fires out of control, mud slides,
flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to
another, and with the threat of Coronavirus, terrorist attacks, are we
sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"

Please, Please, Please

So much has been changing since this was first posted.  Many of us are not sure what to do or who to believe when it comes to the recommendations concerning this virus.

Try to keep up with the latest information and use common sense when it comes to "your body." If you are comfortable with wearing a mask and think you should, wear one.  If not, don't wear one.  Same with venturing out into large gatherings.  Many people have "gone back to normal" and are attending large crowd events. If you are comfortable with this, do it.  If you aren't comfortable, stay close to home.

Please use your common sense and do what is good for you.  Don't be pressured or shamed into doing something you know you shouldn't do.

Stay well my friends and please stay safe.


Where did it go?
Barely the day started and... it's already six in the evening.
Barely arrived on Monday and it's already Friday.
... and the month is already over.
... and the year is almost over.
... and already 50, 60 or 70 years of our lives have passed.
... and we realize that we lost our parents, friends.
and we realize it's too late to go back...
So... Let's try, despite everything, to enjoy the remaining time...
Let's keep looking for activities that we like...
Let's put some color in our grey...
Let's smile at the little things in life that put balm in our hearts.
And despite everything, we must continue to enjoy with serenity this time we have left. Let's try to eliminate the afters...
I'm doing it after...
I'll say after...
I'll think about it after...
We leave everything for later like ′′ after ′′ is ours.
Because what we don't understand is that:
Afterwards, the coffee gets cold...
afterwards, priorities change...
Afterwards, the charm is broken...
afterwards, health passes...
Afterwards, the kids grow up...
Afterwards parents get old...
Afterwards, promises are forgotten...
afterwards, the day becomes the night...
afterwards life ends...
And then it's often too late....
So... Let's leave nothing for later...
Because still waiting see you later, we can lose the best moments,
the best experiences,
best friends,
the best family...
The day is today... The moment is now...
We are no longer at the age where we can afford to postpone what needs to be done right away.
So let's see if you have time to read this message

Class Chat Room on Zoom

Hi Everyone,

We have started a Class Chat Room on Zoom.  We had our first "chat" on Monday, October 26th and had a really nice time chatting.  We enjoyed it so much that we are going to schedule them on Monday nights for the foreseeable future. Time is 8:30 EST.

If you are interested in joining us, email Dave Johnson at He will put you on the meeting list and send you an email the day of each chat.  All you do is click on the link and you will be let into the chat room. Once you are on his meeting list, you won't have to email him again.  Whenever there is a chat, you will automatically get an email so you can join that night's chat, "if you want to." Otherwise just ignore the invite.

Some of you have had a few questions:

Do I need a camera?   

    Yes, you need a camera.  If you don't have one they are readily available at Walmart, Staples, Target, Amazon and many others. You can get a HD Plug and Play camera for around $30. Just plug it into one of your USB ports and it will set itself up.  (Questions - call Dave 607-648-3163)

Do I need to download Zoom?

    No....  Once you receive the invitation from Dave, just click on it and it will ask you if you want to join a meeting in progress. (may ask "as a participant)  Click yes and you will be let into the chat room.  It may also ask you if you want to download Zoom. That is up to you.  It is not necessary but if you do, it is not difficult. 

Hope to see you next Monday,




Mr.Brown always said that the Class of 58 was the best and his favorite. 

Well you just proved him right.

Your generosity has been wonderful and we will be able to keep the Class Site for not 3 years, but 5 years. There are some safe guards built in if I am not able to maintain the site and we cannot find someone to take over.  The owners of the service would prorate based on the rate paid and the amount unused and refund any unused portion.

I will be depositing your checks this week and paying our subscription.  Any monies not used in this transaction will be forwarded to Louisa and placed in the Class bank account for future use. (Hope this virus hurries up and gets done with so we can get together soon)

You guys are the greatest !!!!!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.











"Looking Back"

Here is a treasure trove of nostalgia

Thanks to Natalie Lagana and Jayne Dombeck

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