Wednesday, August 30, 2017

DON'T BE LEFT OUT! Keep us updated!

While you are on your computer, laptop, iPAD, mobile device or whatever, 

Are you going to the Class of 1973 45th Reunion 
in Sedona, Arizona?

What answer do you need to send us?  Just say: (Pick One)


If we hear from you or receive your answer, you will be on the "45th Reunion" mailing list
So you will receive the information/updates/details on our 45th Reunion
that will be on April 2 to 5, 2018 (April 6th is our last day...we will depart in the morning)

What? You already sent your email to us?! THANK YOU! 

Ron Gough, Chairperson:
Donna Leff, President:

(If you do not see your name on it, let us know right away!)

as of September, 2017
3:30 am (Mountain/Pacific Standard Time)

Paula Ammons 
Nona Balk
Peggy Daniels (and her husband: Paul)
Benje Estes and
Dinah Estes
Gena Fischer
Shirley Fritz
Jimmy Gartman 
Ron Gough (and his wife: Sharon)
Sharon (Gordon) Hayes
Linda Headrick (and her fiancé: Bill Harvey)
Dick Henley (and his wife: Patty)
Brian Kilpatrick (and his wife: Jackie)
Donna Leff
Lily Miller (and her boyfriend: Paul Stefurak)
Lucinda Ann Minnick
Claudette Ortega
Mary Pollard
Reba Poole
Mary Ann Sultan
Kathy Thomas
David Thompson (and his wife: Gayle)
Paul Wernsing (and his wife: Becky)
Larry Whitworth and
Karen (Hansen) Whitworth
Chanda Winesburg
Glenda (Cable) Zmijewski (and her husband: Jim)

Mike Clifton
Gene Duve
Robert Ellis
David Mattern
Marilyn Nixon
Adele Shuart (will go if she has a roommate)
Bobby Sogolow
Carolyn Woosley and
Johnny Woosley
Trisha Kidd (conflict with the cruise trip)
Alice Kurs 
Mike Clifton
Adele Shuart

Sunday, May 7, 2017

SAVE THE DATES! Our 45th Anniversary Reunion!

Make sure you save these dates on your calendar! Mark them down NOW! 
Details Coming Soon! Keep your eyes wide open for them!

Peggy's Old Scrapbook (1969 to 1973)

The pictures/articles will be posted in next posts in this blog. Look for them! 

Group of '73 Gals in Riverside, California

During 7th Annual Riverside Senior Citizens Luncheon
and Magic Show on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Message from Class of 1973 President

Hello 73ers!

Two exciting trips are finally being prepared for me to travel...

Trip One: Traveling to Sedona with the Chairperson of our 45th Anniversary Reunion, Ron Gough
Trip Two: Attending to DSA Houston 2017 Conference and seeing you all 73ers during our Class of 1973 Gathering/Dinner planned by Brian Kilpatrick with Marilyn Nixon's help

 Two pages in our Class of 1973 Blog are UPDATED with names who are GOING to DSA HOUSTON and SEDONA. Look up under the banner of our Gallaudet Class of 1973 (name with Gallaudet picture)...

Look at the pages: First page is HOME, second page is WHERE ARE YOU, third page is IN REMEMBRANCE, fourth page is WHO IS GOING TO DSA HOUSTON and last page is WHO IS GOING TO SEDONA. Click two pages and see the list of names who are GOING. If you are going, let us know right away and the lists will be updates with your names!

Thank you. See you in Houston!

Questions? Email:


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Message from 45th Anniversary Reunion Chairperson

Hi, folks, 

It is next two weeks from today, Donna and I will be going to visit Sedona, which will be my first time to explore that area. We will look around for hotels, their rates, transportation, etc. If you have visited Sedona before, please share your inputs or comments with us.

About a date for our 73 reunion ... it will be on April or May 2018 during weekdays, not weekends unless the rates make no difference for any weekends.

Do you have any questions? Please email me before I leave  for Arizona on March 28th.

Best, Ron G

Monday, November 7, 2016

Possible Date for our 45th Anniversary Reunion: March 19-23 2018

Hi, 73 ers

Just wanted to inform that I have been working on planning our Class of 1973’s 45th Reunion.

Please check Sedona’s website: That is where the reunion be held..

I am looking at the date for the reunion is March 19 to 23 which is weekday. Usually, the rates for hotels 
are low on weekdays.  Also the weather will be cool (temp 60 to 72). The rate during weekdays would be 
ranged from $99 to $169 per night.  All hotels/ inns reservation won’t be available until July 2017. ’ll try to
find a great discount for the hotels/inn rates, based on how many of us will attend. Will keep you posted
via FB class of 73.

So let’s save the date.

Once we make a hotel or Inn reservation, then I will check with various activities such as Hot Air Balloon, 
Off Road Jeep Ride, Hiking, Dining, kayaking, and many mores.

If you have any questions or ideas, please send an email me at

Best, Ron Gough

Thanks to VP! Our Meeting about SEDONA!

We discussed and prepared for our 45th Anniversary Reunion in Sedona! 
We'll get together before the DSA 2017 Houston. We will tell you about the exciting plans there
when we will meet for our Class of 1973 gathering during the DSA conference.  
Questions about the reunion? Ask Ron!

Hello David Gallaway! "Once Lost, Now Found!"

Message from Ron: 
Two weeks ago David Gallaway stopped by my home and stayed for a few nights. It was good to see him.  He retired from Naval Base in Washington last year. Currently, he enjoys traveling.

Message from Donna: 
DAVID! You were listed in "LOST" list in the Class of 1973 Blog! Glad you are FOUND by Ron Gough! We need your email address!  Send it to: 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

FOUND At Last! Welcome Mike!

Gena Fischer: 
Great to see my long lost classmate, Mike Clifton, after 47 years 
at DeafNation World Expo in Las Vegas
July 2016 

Note from President: 
Hope Mike will join us at either or both DSA 2017 Houston or
our Class of '73 45th Reunion in Sedona, Az! 

Mini '73 Gathering in the Southwest California

FUN Gathering at Mission Inn in Riverside, California 

Front row :
Claudette (Lessard) Ortega, Mary Ann (Rose) Sultan, Gena Fischer, Karen (Thompson) Lerman.
Back row:
Lily Miller and Chanda Winesburg

Warning about Pokemon Go

Thanks to Jenny McKenzie for this information...Please read below:

A friend sent me the following info, and I'm forwarding it to you.
I just learned about Pokemon....

If you download the Pokemon Go app on your personal device, you may want to think twice 
about your privacy settings because Pokémon Go and its creator, Niantic, can now:

.             Read all your e-mail 
.             Send e-mail as you 
.             Access all your Google drive documents (including deleting them) 
.             Look at your search history and your maps navigation history 
.             Access any private photos you may have stored 

This advisory has been generated to increase cybersecurity awareness and minimize the 
compromise of personal data.

Have a great day!
Note from President:
What is Pokemon Go? Here is the description:
Pokémon Go is a free-to-play location-based augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. It was released in most regions of the world in July 2016. Wikipedia

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Announcement from 45th Anniversary Reunion Chairperson!

NOTE from President Donna Leff:

You may already notice the new tab "Who Is Going To Sedona?" added to the top...
If you already make a decision to go to our Gallaudet 45th Anniversary Reunion in Spring 2018, we are thrilled and let us know so your name will be listed.  Make sure you will let us know by March 2017 so Ron can make an arrangement/agreement with the hotel/B&B. You have nine months to think and decide!
I can't WAIT for this next wonderful reunion! Betcha you do the same as well! Smile!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Rest In Peace: Jim Inwood '68 1944-2016

(Our Class of '73 Jeanine Daniels Inwood's Husband)

*Thanks to Gayle Ellis for this information*

James Howard Inwood, 71, of Milton, WI passed away early on Monday, May 16, 2016 at his home.  Jim was born on May 25, 1944 in Evergreen Park, IL to the late Howard and Esther (Lusk) Inwood.  At the age of 8, Jim lost his hearing after suffering spinal meningitis.  He attended Grayslake High School in Grayslake, IL, graduating in 1962.  Jim then attended Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, graduating in 1968 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and a minor in Physical Education.  He would also meet Jeanine Ann Daniels while attending Gallaudet and they would get married on August 6, 1971 in Brighton, WI.  Jim worked from 1968 to 1979 at Renwood Country Club in Round Lake, IL as a Superintendent of Greens.  It was then that Jim and Jeanie moved to Wisconsin where Jim worked for the Caterpillar Plant in Edgerton until 1983, then continued his education at Blackhawk Technical College and UW-Whitewater.  In 1986, he started working as a Letter Carrier for the Janesville Post Office until his retirement in 2013, having all his fellow employees become his extended family.  Jim and Jeanie also worked as Sign Language Instructors for 41 years at local Technical Colleges.  Jim was a member of the Southern Lakes Association of the Deaf and the Midwest Deaf Golf Association.  He loved watching all the Illinois sports teams: life long Bears fan, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, and even the Fighting Illini teams.  He was an avid golfer, model train collector, bird watcher and feeder, boater and fisherman, and loved nothing more than sitting around a fire with his family.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Jeanine Inwood; 3 children: Jacqueline Inwood, Jeffrey Inwood, Jay (Ashley Thompson) Inwood; 4 grandchildren: Madison, Rowan, and Ryker Inwood, Cooper Inwood; 2 sisters: Mary Ann (Max) Cisne, Nancy (Jeremy) Street; and many nieces, nephews, and close friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 7 PM at the Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Milton on Monday, May 23, 2016, with Fr. Christopher Klusman officiating and signing.  Visitation will be held on Monday at the funeral home from 4 PM until the start of the services.  Interpreters and signers will be present for the visitation and services. 


Deaf Snow Birds: Class of 73ers in North Arizona!

***Thanks to Brian Kilpatrick for the news and pictures!***
We enjoyed being with the camp group for the first time.  Besides of that, we went to a few sites (city, ghost town and National parks, etc.).  Glad that the weather was cool and nice.

1. Deaf Snowbirds flyer  with the date

2.  April 5 Verde Canyon Railroad Ride
     Gene Fischer and Brian Kilpatrick
     waiting to board the group in First class train ride

3.  April 7  Sedona ATV Logo
     Brian K
     The group  in half way ride for the rest stop

                                                                                                                           4. April 8  Farewell BBQ Dinner - Group of 7
       Gene Fischer
       Diane ( Kelpenski) Holte
       Larry Whitworth
       Patty (Draxler) Krohn
       Karen (Hansen) Whitworth
       Brian Kilpatrick
       Sharon (Gordon) Hayes