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04/05/20 04:36 PM #206    


Paul Link

Things I'm Doing:

Walking daily. 
Catching up on my Netflix shows especially Season 3 of Ozark. 
Household chores. 
Some yard work. 
Reading, reading, and more reading. 
Eating too much!

Things I'm Missing:

Celebrating my birthday on St. Patrick's Day even though my birthday was 2 days later. 
We were supposed to visit my son and his family in Texas leaving on my birthday. 
We were supposed to leave on a Mediterranean cruise from Rome to Barcelona this coming Thursday. 
Meeting the guys at Shawn's. 
Watching my grandson play baseball. 
Playoff hockey especially the Walleye and Bruins. 
Watching March Madness and the Final 4 this weekend. 
CCHS Class of '66 luncheons. 

04/06/20 01:29 PM #207    

Charles Dressel

Working some

golfing still 

No running 

No going for walks 

watching way to much tv

calling Amazon they keep locking my account. Assh%{~€€

04/06/20 01:31 PM #208    

Charles Dressel

Oops. Forgot. Thinking of making crank calls to all my phone contacts. U

04/06/20 02:48 PM #209    


Carolyn Staskiewicz (Hayes)

Hi everyone. Hope all are healthy!

Things I miss:

Hugging my grandkids

Musical jams with our friends in the "Just Desserts" group

The Danube RIver cruise my husnband and I were to take in May

Mass - especially Palm Sunday and Easter

Things I am doing;

Lots of reading

Cleaning out closets

Learned how to ride my husband's new electric bike

LOTS of gardening (Pat - I will give you a run for your money!)

Flying a couple of times to combat boredom! Here are a couple of pics from last Friday - Fremont to Cedar Point to South Bass Island with Perry’s Monument to Middle Bass and North Bass islands. I let Bill fly this time. He finished with 3 excellent practice approaches.

04/06/20 07:47 PM #210    

David Sobczak (Sobczak)

Watching mass on PC

All housework-my wife had a hip replacement on the 13th just before they cancelled all non emergency surgeries.

Hoping to start the golf league when it ever becomes safe

Draining the single malt scotch bottle

Grocery shopping during "senior" hour

Reading long posts about religion on this site from people who have too much time on their hands


04/06/20 10:15 PM #211    

Jacquelyn Vanderhorst (Miller)

I hope everyone is happy, healthy, and staying 6 feet away from people outside of your own home and family. 

What I’m Missing:
My friends and family back in Ohio

What I’m doing to pass my time in quarantine:
Assembling a few jigsaw puzzles:

including this puzzle assembled while I was sitting outside my rented casita in Tucson:

Walking at a city park with the Sant Catalina Mountains in the background:

Hiking at Sabino Canyon In Coronado National Forest early in the morning before any crowds arrive:

And my most rewarding activity has been feeding my addictive hobby of genealogy research. Yesterday, I was able to connect a 70 year old friend of mine with her mother whom she has never known. 
My friend mentioned to me in December that she would have to stop flying commercially because she had no birth certificate to use in obtaining her REAL ID from DMV. 
That’s all I needed to hear to find myself a new challenge.  Through Ancestry research I discovered she was born in Virginia (not in Ohio like she has always believed), we were able to request a copy of her birth certificate from Virginia, and then I was able to locate her 87 year old mother in Florida.  
Gloria and her mother talked on the phone for a while, and then exchanged contact information with each other.  
Very Rewarding Day yesterday for me, Gloria and her mother, Phyliss. 
My March Arizona vacation has been extended (with generous cooperation of my VRBO landlord) due to the Covid 19 pandemic, and I’m hoping to be back in Ohio by the first of May. 
I am not objecting (yet) about being away from home, and am trying to make good use of my time.  
Stay safe, wash your hands and keep practicing social distancing. 


04/07/20 08:01 AM #212    


Denis Pettee

Carolyn, so nice to hear that you and Bill are aviation enthusiasts.  I still keep my FAA instructor certificates active.  Enjoying teaching my son to fly and it is very rewarding.  If you send me your personal email address I will send you the journal of the trip I made with my son out of Florida to Ohio just ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

I am blessed in owning three aircraft and buying a fourth a Cessna Citation S550 for my corporation's business needs. 

But my workhorse and favorite one is my Turbojet Prop King Air, C90A.  It is used to ferry me back and forth to my corporation's offices in LA and FL.  Here's a picture of it:

04/07/20 10:08 AM #213    

Carol Buckenmeyer

Hello all,   Hope you are all staying safe at home!  

Things I am doing;

Laundry, Washing Dishes, Praying the Rosary, Reading, Reading, and more Reading and cleaning.

Working for my brother during tax season 3 days a week; don't know when I will be done as tax day has been extended to July 15th.  (Note:  I do not plan to work anywhere near that long!)   Also washing my hands so much that my hands will dry up and schrivel away soon.  Forgot grocery shopping and working in my yard when weather permits.

Things I miss:

Lunches out with my CCHS family and several other groups!   

Going where I want, whenever I want, for whatever I want.

Am totally bored with TV

My friends!


Take care until we meet again.



04/08/20 08:52 AM #214    


Denis Pettee

Subject: An Amazing Eye-Opener letter from Naples Business Owner
Letter from a Florida businessmen (Naples area) to a Senator he knows personally. You may disagree with some of his politics but ----- Can’t argue with any of his logic. 

Found this to be worth the long read but I agree that this is more than a virus !

This letter is rather long, but a 'must read' and needs to be shared with everyone.  Alfie's understanding of what is going on with this virus and our country is rather concerning.  We need to be aware of what the WHO and the globalists are up to now.


God bless us and the U.S.A.


From Alfie Oakes..... Grocer Extraordinaire in Naples.... One of our wealthiest community members:

Because of the magnitude of this unprecedented event I have decided to come out publicly to share my thoughts. I am not doing this for personal gain or attention, only to give others a different perspective from what we are hearing in the media.

I 100% totally agree that this is a terrible health crisis, I am not pretending to know the outcome, I will only be stating the facts.

Many people that have “bought into the media’s fear” get upset when these facts are used instead of the emotional fear that they have attached themselves to. Sadly for this reason there will be some that are offended.

For those of you that don’t know me I would like share a little of my background. I was born in a trailer park, my mother was 16 and while we grew up very poor I always had everything I needed. The greatest Mom and Dad anyone could ask for. I started selling produce on the roadside of the Cape Coral bridge at age 15 and opened my first store at age 18. My company which I prefer to call “our “ company now has roughly 2000 employees and will soon become an ESOP (Employee Owned Company) . I am stating this only to explain why it is that I so deeply love this country for all of the opportunity it has afforded me and more than anything in this world want the same opportunities to continue afforded to others.

As I said... I do believe this is a terrible health crisis and a very deadly Pandemic virus. My question is does it have to be a terrible economic tragedy too? And who does that help exactly? Does it help that you just lost your job, or your small business? Does it help that you just lost your income or your life savings? Do you feel better about his health tragedy if you also have an economic tragedy to deal with?

Oddly enough I ask these questions not so much for myself. Our business is one that actually does very well during these times. In 2008 we had some of our best growth,everyone has to eat. My heart is bleeding for so many that have been living a similar American dream that I have been afforded but will not be so fortunate because of the nature of their business.

Last week when the Secretary of Education decided to close the schools that we sell fresh produce to around the entire state I immediately called Senator Rick Scott to get his perspective.
He explained to me the reason our government was being so cautious in dealing with COVID-19 was because it was considered to be 2.5 times more contagious than the normal flu virus and possibly 7 times more deadly. The mortality rate of the normal flu running about one tenth of a percent (1 in 1000)and the COVID-19 possibly seven tenths of a percent (7 in 1000).

After speaking with him, I felt as if the actions taken by the government were somewhat appropriate. However at this time the facts I have gathered directly from the CDC say otherwise:

For that reason I decided to write him this letter and hope that all of those that read it on this post will recognize it as just one mans opinion that truly wants what is best for OUR country.

Senator Scott,

The media continues to sensationalize the magnitude and deadly nature of COVID-19. Yet, the truth is the mortality rate of COVID-19 is very low as compared to the normal flu season in the

United States. (And for some reason, the media does not sensationalize or even report flu virus deaths.) As of today, live statistics show global deaths from COVID-19 at 14,611. And, though this number seems large, it pales in comparison to the deaths from a typical flu season. For example, the CDC website shows that during the 2017-18 flu season, over 810,000 people were hospitalized, and 61,000 people died in the United States alone. Why does the media fail to participate in fear mongering and talk of overcrowding the hospitals every flu season?  Whom does it serve, and for what purpose.

The Director General of the World Heath Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, created this international panic by grossly miscalculating the coronavirus mortality rate at 3.4%. It is now crystal clear that he was completely wrong, and yet no one wants to admit it! In the United States, we ignore the facts and continue on with the madness of social distancing, school closures, panic buying, and fear mongering. Just a couple years ago, the same panel of doctors from the CDC who are feeding us false information on COVID-19 adamantly predicted there would be over one million cases of Ebola. In reality, there were less than 30,000 Ebola cases reported; this represents another reckless and gross miscalculation from the World Health Organization and the CDC.

This baseless fear mongering (which has become an American staple for the masses since 911) from the media and American politicians is completely out of control. Why is California Governor Gavin Newsom telling the people in his state that he predicts 25.5 million of his citizens will get the virus? Using his gross miscalculation of a 3% mortality rate, that would mean 765,000 Californians will die. The actual data from countries around the world does not support this!

South Korea has had great success fighting the Coronavirus pandemic without drama or chaos. The sick and at-risk were quarantined, and everyone else went to work; no businesses closed, no facet of the economy shut down, and no one lost their job. Coincidentally, South Korea is almost identical in size to California with a slightly higher population of 51 million. (California's population is 42 million.) South Korea has had less than 9000 cases and under 100 deaths. Moreover, South Korea and California have similar land mass. And yet, in spite of these similarities, the Governor of California is expecting 765,000 deaths versus 100 deaths in South Korea. Something doesn’t add up.

We have allowed the inept CDC, alongside the complicit media, to create one of the worst financial losses in history based off nothing more than fear of a worst case scenario. By the time our government gets its head out of its ass, and realizes this is nothing more than a very severe flu season, we will be coming back to an unrecognizable America. Millions of Americans will be out of work, many will have lost their retirement, and thousands of businesses will surely be bankrupt. Our economy will be in ruins, and for what? We MUST let Americans without risk -- young and healthy business owners and their employees -- go to work in order to keep our economy active and thriving. If we promote this course of action now, then in a month or two, when the at-risk come out of quarantine, there will be some semblance of a healthy economy in place.

I understand the necessity for the media to over-sensationalize and over-dramatize everything they report; it's smart business. If they can create fear and anxiety, they keep everyone tuned in. Its great for them, and that's their job -- they are selling advertisements based on people watching the news outlets. It's similar to the way in which I stack my vegetables high to increase sales. I suppose if I owned a TV network, I might do the same.

However, I expect more from our elected officials. Collectively, you are supposed to be looking out for our country and its citizens. We live in a time during which the media creates perceptions that become our reality. Politicians base their own behaviors, actions, and messages on these perceptions (whether true or false) and subsequent realities. Though telling

the truth can mean political suicide, politicians -- yourself included -- have a duty to serve the American people.


There may be something much larger at play -- something that represents much more of a threat to us than any virus or plague. In 2015, the greatest fear I had for our nation's future (my grandchildren) was the takeover of our great country by the Globalists (a.k.a. New World Order). President Obama was a puppet for the Globalists, and he helped equalize the power in the world by helping to build up other world economies (such as China). All the while, he created stress on the American economy by forcing our industries to other countries and overloading the American government with financial demands our people could not meet. We were well on our way to a world government: a handful of equal powers that would eventually merge for economic dependency.


(Whether you love or hate him, He has been a breadth of fresh air) Then, Donald Trump entered the political arena. He believed in American exceptionalism and promoted a strong U.S. economy -- all that is truly loathed by the Globalists.

In only three years, President Donald Trump delivered the greatest economy and lowest unemployment record in our country's 243-year history. For the first time in recent history, our great President forced China to stop raping our country, which damaged the Globalist plan to advance. In January 2020, the Trump administration strong-armed a trade deal between the world's two largest economies. Trump is our nation's first president to call China to account for its currency manipulation and hold them to a fair trade agreement.

Almost eight months from a presidential election, the Globalists are desperate and anguished -- every disgraceful attempt to take down President Trump in the past three years has proved unsuccessful. They know Trump will win in a landslide against the remaining two Democratic contenders.

With the incredible power the Globalists yield over the World Health Organization and mainstream media, they easily created this incredible -- yet completely baseless -- fear around the world regarding COVID-19. (Why, for example, has the fake news media not reported to the American people that the scary statistics from Italy are the result of Italy’s recent Silk Road Project agreement with China? This agreement resulted in more than 300,000 Chinese workers entering Italy and thereby spreading the virus.) President Trump’s first reaction was to wait to see what the real threat was before overreacting and crashing the economy. However, he was quickly backed into a corner alongside all other American politicians.


What a great plan by the Globalists to level the worldwide playing field! I feel certain this plan has been in their playbook for many years (IN practicing the HEGELIAN DIALECTIC) -- they were just waiting for the perfect time to enact it. They understand that the greatest carnage of this event will be the vast loss of small businesses in the United States. Up until a week ago, small businesses comprised the backbone of our country -- AND, they were the one facet of our nation over which the Globalists had the least control. With the new volatility of small business, many will choose the security of working for large corporations or the government -- exactly where the Globalists need them to be.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this perspective. Though you're much more informed than I, the extra perspective may prove valuable. You are among a handful of elected officials who truly love this country above their own personal gain. I pray you -- and the other leaders who love our country -- will make the immediate and necessary decisions to pivot Americans from the terrible fear created by the media and its accomplices. I will say it again: we must allow young and healthy business owners to operate as usual, and their employees to get back to work immediately, even as we continue to quarantine the at-risk and elderly. Lift business restrictions, and re-open schools; encourage the media outlets to cease this senseless fear







04/08/20 08:56 AM #215    


Denis Pettee

Carol B., here's a book if you haven't read it already to add to your reading list.  I humbly submit this book of an epic tale of real life intrigue, and treachery:

You should read:

Full text of "The Creature From Jekyll Island.pdf

THE CREATURE FROM JEKYLL ISLAND A Second Look at the Federal Reserve Third edition by G. Edward Griffin

04/08/20 12:59 PM #216    


John Blakowski

Things I am doing;

Completed my final Penalty Hall session.

Got a baritone ukulele completing, I doubt it, collection.

Rearranged my flatware in aphabeltic order.

Got a new tattoo.


Things I miss:

Volunteer work as most organizations are closed.

Sunday Mass.

Stay safe my Friends.


06/07/20 08:43 PM #217    


John Blakowski

Got another ukulele, this time a tenor.

06/08/20 09:28 AM #218    

Suzanne Lindsay (Hicks)

Hi everyone,  I've noticed that you all know when each of you have birthdays. Am I missing something??? Sorry. Happy birthday to all those who have birthdays this month๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰Sue (Lindsay) Hicks>p>




07/09/20 08:56 AM #219    

Suzanne Lindsay (Hicks)

So happy to hear that Bob Kolacki is off of ventilator. Prayers really help. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

08/05/20 08:50 AM #220    


John Blakowski

Working the polls, I was done and home about 9:15 PM.  Only ran into one tough guy, oops! I mean girl, well actually a “Karen”.  As she was filling out her voter registration slip she had her cell out and on.  I reminded her that she couldn’t use a cell phone in the polling place.  She went on a bit of a tyraid asking me where I got that from.  As I was pointing out the rule is posted on two signs in the entry way, she stopped me short and pointed out that she was a taxpayer and I worked for her and that she had another question for me. I of course said go ahead. She asked how she was supposed to figure out who to vote for without researching?  Folks let me tell you that you could drive a Mack truck through the hole I bit into my tongue holding back a smart-ass but factual retort.  I simply reiterated the ban of cell phone in the polling place.  She relinquished and put it away. I guess on of us was a BITCH.  Probably me for being a Boy In Total Control of Himself. :-)

01/14/21 12:51 PM #221    

Suzanne Lindsay (Hicks)

So sorry to hear of Pam Holowinski's passing๐Ÿ˜ข

01/30/21 04:03 PM #222    

Laura Goodrich (Tucker)

Thanks Paul!   Our prayers are with Kathy Earl, and all of our classmates.. Luckily out here in Colorado we qualify for Covid vaccines at 70. I have already had my first one and anxiously awaiting my 2nd scheduled vaccine on 2/5.. Blessings and Good Health to you and Jackie and all..  Laurie Tucker (Goodrich)




01/30/21 04:16 PM #223    


John Szychowski

Kathy.....Hey Cuz...keep fighting and get well.  You can get get through this.  Prayers for you now.

John "Pie Man" Szychowski

03/01/21 07:50 PM #224    

Les Langenderfer

So today we are at a car show in Fort Myers Beach and someone asked me to take his picture in front of a Corvette. It was Dale Amborski. "Its a small world" is not only true in Orlando at Disney.

03/02/21 08:50 AM #225    


Ronald Kujawa

Hey Lea did you explain to Dale the concept of a "selfie"? Can't wait for car shows to start up here.

03/19/21 10:30 PM #226    

Sandy Barrow (Harding)

Mary Gould Driscoll messaged me the sad news that our classmate Tim Sullivan has died. We went to grade school with him at the old St. Ann (now St Martin de Porres) and he was a wonderful guy, very kind and very smart. We had contacted him re serving as a deacon at our 50th reunion Liturgy, but he was not in good health and had to decline.

Wondering if anyone knows more about this? Maybe watch for an obituary. I believe he lived in Chicago.

03/19/21 11:01 PM #227    

Sandy Barrow (Harding)

... just adding to the previous message...

Tim Sullivan's "profile" is very sparce on our CCHS66 site here which is in keeping with his very humble nature. He worked at one time as an ATF agent and became a Catholic deacon serving in several parishes in his Chicago area. He founded a 501c3 company, PBJ Outreach Inc.-Our Lady of Good Counsel which helps "homeless people and marginalized poor in the Cass Corridor of Detroit," played Santa at Christmas time and leaves two daughters.

03/20/21 06:34 AM #228    


Paul Link

Tim Sullivan was the Permanent Deacon at St Clement Parish in the Lincoln Park area just north of Chicago. I have copied below a brief biography of Tim taken from the parish website. 

Deacon Tim Sullivan

Permanent Deacon 

Deacon Tim is the permanent deacon assigned to the parish family at Saint Clement by Cardinal George.  He is an Ohio native where he went to John Carroll University in the Cleveland Area.  He was a Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (which was then under the U.S. Treasury Department).  After retiring from ATF in 1999 he was ordained to the permanent diaconate by Adam Cardinal Maida of the Archdiocese of Detroit and received his masters of theology in 2000 from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.  During hisstudies for the diaconate, he did his internship at St. Mary’s Hospital in Livonia, Michigan in pastoral care.  He taught Theology at Loyola High School in the inner city of Detroit for eight years as well as being the campus chaplain and chair of the theology department for five years.  During that period he also was the chaplain (4 years) at a juvenile girls detention facility in Dearborn Heights, Michigan and chaplain at a nursing home in Detroit (5 years).  From 2001 until 2010 he was the Detroit Field Division Chaplain for the Bureau of ATF.  In 1992 he founded a public charity which ministered to (and continues to minister) to the homeless and marginalized in downtown Detroit and continued as president until 2010.  He still remain on the board of directors to an organization that now has three locations and serves between 250-300 people ever week on Saturday (food, clothing and counseling).  He has two daughters in Chicago.

As a deacon, his primary ministry is one of charity. He also assists at Mass, proclaims the Gospel, preaches, baptizes and witnesses marriages as well as para-liturgical duties such as Benediction during the week, house and business blessings as well as a variety of other services.  He is also available for counseling and spiritual direction.

03/20/21 01:07 PM #229    


Gerri Rutkowski (Dennis)

So sorry to hear of the passing of our classmate Tim Sullivan. What an amazing man. He left a wonderful footprint on this earth. His legacy will live on. He is with the Lord now! RIP Tim! 

03/21/21 07:15 AM #230    

Mary Ball (Arquette)

Thanks to all of you who supported the CCHS virtual gala last evening.  It was an outstanding hour of honoring CCHS, past, present and future.  On behalf of our CCHS students, I truly appreciate your support.  Over $300,000 was raised for student scholarships!!! If you didn't have an opportunity to contribute and would still like to donate, its not too late!  Check out the CCHS website or call their Advancement office.  

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