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

Note from Ron Gough, 45th Anniversary Reunion Chairperson

Copied from Gallaudet Class of 73 Facebook:

Hi, 73ers ... I did not forget you in regard of our 45th Reunion in Sedona, Arizona in Spring 2018. Will post more information later.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Greetings from our dear 73ers...

As of January 1, 2016
(10 am AZ time)

***If you want to send any greetings/pictures for all 73ers to read/see in this blog, go ahead and send them to this address:   I will put them together and add them in this post. The more you send, the longer this post grows!  Don't you think it'll be fun to see many greetings/pictures?!

Happy 2016

Happy New Year! 

Happy 2019...? See the cartoon below!

Note from Paul (Peggy Daniels' husband)

Did we jump three years?!?  Did my wife miss her 45th Gallaudet class reunion?  Feels like Rip Van Winkle, ha!

***Many thanks to Peggy and Paul Daniels for sending this cartoon to share with us! ***

Reminder: Our 45th Class of 1973 Reunion!

Who? Class of 1973ers
Where? Arizona
When? 2018

Friday, December 18, 2015

Happy Holidays 2015!

73ers Gathering in Missouri!

Left to Right: David Westerman, Connie Gillett and Tom Rodgers
Olathe Deaf Club on December 8, 2015

Rest In Peace: Thomas "Tom" Blick

*Thanks to Jeri Lynn Rebecca Koche for this information...also thanks to Bob Hickey for the short notice about Tom's death.

Memorial Gathering will be held today. (Friday, December 18)

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM  and  7:00Pm – 9:00 PM
Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc.
9705 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21236

Memorial Mass
Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015
10:00 AM
St. Ignatius Catholic Church Historic Chapel
Hickory, MD

Following Services
St. Ignatius Cemetery


Monday, November 9, 2015

Reminder! Our 45th Anniversary Reunion in the "West"!

Our 45th Anniversary Reunion chairperson, Ron Gough is beginning 
to roll his sleeves and preparing it real soon! 
He will meet the Class of '73 president sometimes in this coming December! 
Once 2016 arrives, it will be TWO years to go! Exciting! 

From Canada To the South of America!

Kathy joined her Canadian friend driving all the way down to the 
South and visiting several people in Phoenix...met Donna for a day. Fun! 
Then Kathy flew to Austin to spend time with Marilyn. Lucky she met several 73ers there! 
She enjoyed the warm weather and was having a blast time! 
She plans to come back again and join us for the Class of 1973 
45th Celebration in 2018 in Sedona, Arizona!

Donna Bosek in "The Color Run"!

"The Color Run" in Minnesota

Read the article about this group participating the Color Run in the NEW HORIZONS newsletter! 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Gallaudet University New President!

The Gallaudet University Board of Trustees announced on October 9, 2015 
it has selected Roberta "Bobbi" Cordano, J.D., 
to become the next president of Gallaudet University, effective January 1, 2016.

Class of 73ers! 

In Maryland: 73ers Gathering

Shirley Fritz (Current Treasurer), Mary Sue Hodges (Past Treasurer),
and Johnny & Carolyn Woosley
 at the Ruby Tuesday restaurant in Frederick, Maryland
Saturday, October 10, 2015

(Photo Credit: Shirley Fritz)

In California: 73ers Gathering

Mary Ann Sultan, Gena Fischer and Myron Greenstone
with Dodgers Announcer Vin Schully Bobbleheads
at the Dodgers baseball game (with about 10 other deaf people)
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 

(Photo Credit: Myron Greenstone)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fun and Great Pictures Taken by "Us"

 Meeting Old Friends Near Omni Spa Cafe
during the DSA 2015 Asheville Conference!  
(Photo Credit: Dinah Estes)

 Benje and Dinah Estes; Brian Kilpatrick (and Jackie)
at Bed and Breakfast Farm in Camp Hill, Alabama 
after the DSA 2015 Asheville Conference!
(Photo Credit: Brian Kilpatrick)

 The Guided Waterfall Hike at DuPont State Forest (North Carolina)
was a highlight for hikers Shirley and Gena.
(Photo Credit: Gena Fisher)

Donna (Az) and Paula (Md)
Meeting Again in 4 Months!
*April in California and August in North Carolina*
(Photo Credit: D Leff)

NOTE: If you have pictures you want to share with us, please do send them to:

First Gathering: Gallaudet Event at DSA 2015 Asheville

Second Gathering: Home-Made Breakfast with 73ers!


Photo Credits to those who took pictures from all gatherings during the DSA 2015 Asheville: 
Dinah Estes, Gena Fischer, Shirley Fritz, Brian Kilpatrick and Donna Leff