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Welcome to the Terra Linda High School | Class of '72 Message Forum.

The message forum is an ongoing dialogue between classmates. There are no items, topics, subtopics, etc. All you need to do is type in a message and others can respond.

This page was taken down for quite awhile as it seemed to be lost among the rest, but we've decided to bring it back and see and if classmates will use/like it.

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08/24/18 01:16 PM #177    

Mike Sabel

Liz and I are very saddened by the passing of Dennis. I’ve known him and his brother since we were kids and he called me and others in the area The Marinwood boys. In 1982 I transferred to a tiny town in Washington and a few weeks later while attending church I looked up to see Dennis in the next pew small world. We were able to catch up on each other’s lives and spend time together. Liz and I are grateful for that time. He was the nicest most honest person I have ever met or known.



08/28/18 10:13 PM #178    

Carolyn Chew (Loew)

Link to Dennis’s obituary :  https://www.flintofts.com/obituary/Dennis-E.-Rogers/Seattle-Washington/1811704.  

09/28/18 09:15 AM #179    

Carolyn Chew (Loew)

Please join me in sending our condolences and prayers to Jim Kellogg and his children for the lost of his wife Wendy.  Wendy waged a five year battle against metastatic breast cancer and left to be an angel yesterday.  

09/30/18 06:43 PM #180    


Teresa Gallagher (Hill)

gosh, I did not know Jim in h.s. But got acquainted with him and had a wonderful visit with him this last yr and a sweet visit with his wife, Wendy. She was lovely and they a sweet couple. Ironically my older sister, Bridgit, & her hubby are very close friends of Jim & Wendy’s. Thus....we connected. Very heartbreaking to loose Wendy and such a lovely family and wonderful person Jim is. 

10/25/18 12:19 PM #181    


Keith Rautio

Hey you all oldies but goodies.  What are you doing now?  We are all of age for retirement...but have you stopped?  Write a short description of what is happening with your life...I'll start.

I did 27 years in the Army...retired...and then work with the Defense Intelligence Agency for about 20 years.  I got pull into a contractor job in Vicenza, Italy.  I lived here about 28 years about when I was active duty.  I'll be here until I get tired of Italy...


Who's next?


10/25/18 04:34 PM #182    


Ava Talamantez (Cartwright)

Hi Keith, good to hear from you. Did I read right, that you live in Italy?! I was lucky to spend about 4/5 months in Italy as an 18 year old and loved it, hope to go back and visit again. As for me, not retiring anytime soon, over the last 8 years (in January) I've been working as the Office Manager for the Tug McGraw Foundation at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville. Love my position and the mission, never know what my day will be like. Some days are just in the Brain Food Garden working with the veterans, chickens, vegetables and flowers, others days I'm in playing softball with the veterans, and then of course there are days in the office. Husband is retired so he helps in the garden. Unfortunately he'll be going in for back surgery this Nov. so he'll be out for about 3 months. 

Hope you'll be heading our way for our 50th.

Take care, stay in touch.

All my best to you and your wife.

10/27/18 02:33 PM #183    


Fernando Teixeira (Nica)


Hi Keath and Ava.

Maybe you don’t know but I’m an Architect and worked in my area until 98. From 99 on, my wife and I run a language school in Rio. Lately in 2016 I retired and we started with a Laser Hair Removal Clinic. Now we have five. I’ll really make it to the 50th Reunion. Please keep me updated, Ava.

Best wishes.




10/28/18 09:00 AM #184    


Cheri Adolph (Scannell)

Well I don’t live in Italy and, in fact, have never been. But happy that after 35 years as a medical assistant, I will likely be retiring in 2019. Currently have dropped down to a 3 day work week which is lovely. Just waiting for the boss to pull the plug at this point.  We left Marin in 2001 to by a place with a little property in Petaluma and have been here ever since. Also looking forward to the 50th and will, hopefully be of some help to Ava in the planning. 

10/28/18 04:42 PM #185    


Steve Fassio

Hi Keith,

Louise (Irish) and I were in Venice back in May 2018. We had a wonderful time. You are so lucky to spend time in such a great country. Some of our favorite places were Assisi, Orvieto, and Sorrento.

We just celebrated our 14th anniversary this month. Life has been fun up here in Oregon. It's a beautiful state but it's time for a new adventure.  We'll be relocating to the Reno area next Spring. Reno provides us the opportunity to be closer to family and friends.

Louise worked in Landscape Design and Estimating in California until we moved to Oregon in 2012. We live in a very small community that was establshed in 1847. It's quaint, quiet, and very historic. Some homes date back to the Gold Rush era.

I retired from a large public utility in Eugene back in May 2017. I was a Computer System Administrator for their water distribution system. Before that I spent 5 years in the Navy, 15 years in corporate America, and then the last 17 years in civil service. I've lived in 7 states and worked in 40. It's been a good ride so far...... and looking forward to the next chapter.

Best regards,

Steve & Louise




10/30/18 05:37 AM #186    


Jana Hirsch (Lawrence)

I love hearing from TL friends* I realized I was in Italy in 1971* Florence, Venice & Rome* traveled by bus & train* perfect trip & a great time to go! Was with other people my age & they knew we were a Americans cuz of our jeans. New big fad • loved the ‘disco’ in Rome* WOW* danced our asses off all night! I actually traveled all over Europe for 6 weeks staying on university campuses in London & Paris learned so much history & created many memories!?! GREAT beer in London * had a lot of peas* missed having milk because not available (lack of refrigerattion)* met my pen pal from Brownies 7or 8 yrs old in Frankfurt Germany! Only 2 credit cards were around ~ Dinners & American Express *!*  thanx for letting me reminisce & share•*•*•~

   Everyone  enjoy everyday • blessed be*

04/30/20 06:33 AM #187    


Mike Zink

I just thought I would post a light hearted comment during all of this pandemic situation. 

We have four classmate birthdays all on the same day, 4/30/54. 

What the heck was going on in August 1953?  It must have been a great summer!

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!

Best Regards, Mike Zink

05/01/20 08:37 AM #188    


Kathe Kaeppel (Poteet)

Leave it to you to "do the math"! lol

05/01/20 11:49 AM #189    


Jon Dorsey

Now those 4 can collect social security!!

07/14/20 04:31 PM #190    

Mark Jones

07/14/20 04:34 PM #191    

Mark Jones

After our six week adventure in Italy late last year where I asked Connie to be my wife. We got married March 1st.  What an amazing start to an new beginning 

07/15/20 08:12 AM #192    


Ava Talamantez (Cartwright)

Congratulations Mark. Wishing you all the best in your new adventures. Stay safe.

07/15/20 04:55 PM #193    


Marcie Neiger (Camacho)

Congratulations Mark!!!

Hope everyone is well! Who would have thought we would be living in a pandemic sci-fi film.  I have always felt that where I work in SF, it is Blade Runner (original film) come to life. But this is even stranger. My thoughts are meant as fun.


Marci Camacho and Don too (Novato)

07/16/20 10:14 AM #194    

Mark Jones

Thank you Ava and Marcie,

Strange time to be alive for sure. Gives us a chance to stop and appreciate all there is and be grateful for all we have. Life is truely so short.


07/16/20 10:23 AM #195    


Elizabeth (Liz) Barron (Sabel)


Congratulations to you both ~ much happiness!


12/09/20 09:53 AM #196    

Abby Goldman (Brody)

Sad to hear about DJ Lenhart's passing. In my memory, he was not only one of the coolest kids on campus, but one of the nicest, too. 

12/09/20 12:35 PM #197    


Keith Rautio

To everyone is in the United States, please wear your masks and recognize that this COVID danger is real.  If not for yourself, limit the danger if you have it and prevent the spread to other people.

I am living in ground zero of Italy.  They are adhering to the rules here to prevent the spread.  Don't fight the preventive measures!  Where did it come from?... Evidence points to China...don't believe false news...fight china!

Good luck to you all.

Your classmate

Keith Rautio

02/14/21 08:57 AM #198    

Mike Sweeney

Happy Birthday, Ava, the Valentine baby!  You continue to be an inspiration to so many of us, Enjoy your day and the coming year which I hope and trust to be better than the last. Mike



02/16/21 09:33 AM #199    


Luana Whitney (Navarro)

Happy Birthday, Ava.  Thanks for all that you do!  I wish you good health and many blessings in the upcoming year.  Luana



10/16/21 11:59 AM #200    


Ava Talamantez (Cartwright)

I thought it would be nice to put our classmate's adventures into the class forum so if anyone wanted to comment or ask questions, this is the place where conversations can take place.

Haven’t really traveled much but a 10 day guided, catered, beach camping and kayaking trip to Baja in 2019 was my favorite vacation ever.
- Cheri Adolph (Scannell)
I was a flight attendant with World Airways. We made many trips in the mid to late 70s to Hong Kong, to do the baby lifts leftover from the Vietnam war . It made me realize how great the great πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Is !!!
- Karen Amandoli (Seppi)
Steve and I have visited Rwanda twice to participate in medical mission work. The country and its people stand out as the most beautiful we have seen. Visiting a reconciliation village, where Tutsis and Hutus live side by side after being through the worst episode of genocide since WWII, was an amazing experience.
- Diana Bergheer (Gordon)
I recently traveled to London, Liverpool, Stockholm, and Copenhagen. When visiting London, I toured Westminster Abbey, walking along the Thames, and visiting Abbey Road Studios neighborhood. Traveling to Liverpool, I toured all the places where The Beatles started and lived. I was even invited to play Paul McCartney's piano! Stockholm is a very beautiful city of islands. Fresh air, beautiful waterways, and amazing tours of castles and museums. Finally, Copenhagen. A very historic city that is full of museums and waterfront restaurants. A wonderful trip I'll always treasure.
- Jeff Ray
I have two memorable places I have traveled and both are special to me for different reasons. I will tell you about one for now. In my early 20s, I moved to Hawaii with a friend and within a week of our arrival, we had jobs and an apartment. I stayed for a year and was able to visit most of the outer islands and through my job live on Maui for a month. I met so many wonderful locals who welcomed me into their lives and shared their culture with me. The crystal clear warm ocean, the beaches, the gorgeous plants and fragrant flowers, sun showers on my face, the music, the language, and the gracious culture and people I met were an unforgettable experience that I cherish.
- Linda Engstrom (Ancic)
It's not the places themselves as much as what was happening that made for so many cherished times, too many to pick, so here's a shortlist for you in case I can't make it. Walking across the ice bridge at the Diablerets Summit in the alps, Hiking across the Jura Mountains, (origin of the Jurassic), Crossing the Western Malagasy Desert thru the night by oxcart, Watching the Ramayana by a cast of thousands at Borobudur, Eating raw pigmeat at a traditional Torajan ceremony in Sulawesi, Dancing with Samburu Tribespeople in Northern Kenya, Coming face to face with a hungry lion in Abredares National Park, Learning how to hunt with bone arrows from a traditional Xan elder in Botswana, Listening to Fishtank Ensemble with Igor & The Red Elvises live in Red Lodge Montana, Shoe-skiing on the Paradise Glacier in the High Sierra, Wearing buckskins to teach living history with Lakota (Sioux) rangers in Grand Teton National Park.
- Charles Convis

10/17/21 12:01 PM #201    


Fernando Teixeira (Nica)

After I returned from my Exchange Program in 71, I had the chance to travel back to the US a few times. In 76, during my first year in college, studying Architecture, I traveled to Mexico for a week and from there to California. I stayed for 3 months with the McLeans again and could meet some school friends. In 1992, I traveled to Florida and NY to visit some hospital facilities, since I was working in that area at the time. After my work visiting I went to Minneapolis to meet a friend and from there to California. I visited Diane Harris (TLHS) and we traveled with her car to Las Vegas. We had a lot of fun. Also that was the year hurricane Andrew passed in Miami. I remember I bought some electronic equipments to take home and left at my friend’s house in Miami, since I had to go back there to take my flight back to Brazil. Lucky us that Andrew didn’t get to her house. In 2001, my 17 year old daughter was on her Exchange Program living in Louisiana, so I went to visit her and again to California. This time we were able to make the road trip from SF to San Diego. When we passed in Oxnard, we had the chance to visit my sister Marilyn McLean, and had lunch at her house. That was the last time I saw her. Diane Harris (TLHS), was living in San Diego and we stayed at her house for a few days before taking a train to Mexico. A few months later Diane passed with lung cancer. Very sad, but I was glad I could be with her.. After that year I went to Disney World with my kids at least 3 times. Last time in 2019. We were in Europe and Buenos Aires a few times too, in between. Now I’m planning my trip to our 50th encounter!! πŸ˜

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