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December 1, 2017
It’s that time of the year again. Looking for great gift ideas? Look no farther. We have talented classmates who would love to have their talents under a Christmas tree.
All of these wonderful items can be found on our class website Talents page.
We have oil paintings, etchings, artistic photography, glass artwork, music, books and more.
Please support our classmates and enjoy their work with a gift to yourself or for gifts to family and friends.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Debbie Mason Grundgeiger
April 8, 2017
RE: Mavis Meigs’ Son
I recently received the following note via our class website.
You have received a message from your website: glenbrooksouth1970.com
Name: Garth Waddups
Comments: I want to thank whoever made this website, my mom was Mavis Ann Meigs, and she was a very wonderful woman. I was 19 when she died, and I am 37 now. Unfortunately, she was very quiet about her contributions to the world, which were many, and i appreciate your mentioning her on this page. she used to speak of her high school days very fondly. so to whomever you may be, thank you !
I wrote back to Garth with this response:
On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 3:39 PM, Debbie Grundgeiger <email@example.com> wrote:
I was glad to receive your message regarding your mother, Mavis. I knew your mother starting in grade school and through high school. She was always a very nice person. I was sorry to hear of her passing.
I would like to send a letter out to our classmates letting them know I heard from you. Would you mind if I include your email address in the letter? I would love to have some of our classmates write to you about their memories of your mother during her school days.
I wish Mavis was still with us. It would be so much fun for her to join us at reunions.
Debbie Mason Grundgeiger
of course that would be ok! I would really like that.
And this morning he wrote:
...also, I just want you to know, that when I clicked on your page, I was on google searching my grandmother Brenda Meigs' name because she passed away 2 months ago (may she rest in peace) and I wanted to sign the guestbook, as well as read some of the comments, which were very thoughtful and heartfelt, but mostly addressed to my aunts and uncles...I didn't read my mother's name once...I thought to myself, "it hasn't been that long...1999 was not long ago!" so I typed her name into google and thats when I clicked on your link. before I watched the Simon and Garfunkel video, and saw my moms picture on there, which I am sure you are aware of my mother's love for that particular duo, and that particular song, I was beginning to feel the family forgetting the wonderful person she was... thank you for keeping spirits alive. there are good people everywhere who are never acknowledged for the light they bring into the world, and my mom brought light with her everywhere she went. thank you.
For those who remember Mavis, and would like to write, please send your memories to Garth at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have located an obituary for Mavis and have added it to to her picture on the In Memory page of our class website. Please stop by and read it.
Hope all is well with lots of happiness in your lives.
Spring has sprung, birds are singing, life is good.
Take care and be well.
Debbie Mason Grundgeiger
It is approaching 5 years since our class website was started, and renewal time for both the website and the domain name is upon us. We have until July 15, 2015 to make the payment. Because I continue to receive very positive comments from a lot of you, I will again sign up for 5 years. This will give us the best price.
The current renewal price for 5 years is $449.00. They are currently running a special discount of 25% (we were able to use a 25% discount also 5 years ago) which will bring the total cost for the 5 years down to $336.75.
We are blessed to have a healthy class checking account in the amount of $1,319.93. This is thanks to the auction we had at the last reunion, which brought us over $800.00. It also includes classmates donations to the account.
The checking account needs only to maintain a minimum of $250.00 to avoid bank fees, and I am glad to report that none of our class money has ever gone to bank fees.
Please know that donations are always welcome and can be made on our Donations page of the website or checks can be sent directly to me. Make checks payable to
GBS 1970 and send it to me at:
4230 Dalby Rd.
Black Earth, WI 53515
Over time for one reason or another we might change our email address. Sometimes we do not remember to change the new email address at various locations.. If you are in contact with classmates who you know have changed their email address over the last few years, please get in touch with them and make sure they have changed it on their profile page.
Be well and happy, and enjoy your Summer.
Debbie Mason Grundgeiger
April 9, 2015
In reflecting on Jay's passing last month, Steve Eich '70 thought that it would be a good idea to "do something" to combat this horrible disease that also took his brother Ron's life nearly two years ago.
There is going to be a fundraiser (5K Run/Walk) for pancreatic cancer next month on Saturday, May 2 in Chicago starting at Belmont Harbor. Jay's wife Jayne is completely supportive of going ahead and starting a team. In fact, Jay's daughter Lindsay will be participating in the same event in Detroit that weekend near where she lives. They came together on the name: Ron and Jay All the Way.
Steve registered the team at their website, and thought anyone else who knew Jay or Ron, might be interested in registering and participating on this "team." It would be fun to get as many together as possible to just walk together, remember these guys, and have some fun. Maybe a beverage or two afterwards nearby might be in order as well.
Email Steve for any questions or to confirm that you will join him at Belmont Harbor on May 2 -
mobile ph: 847-309-9562
April 21, 2013
You are invited to our Springtime Class of '70 two-act re-union event next Saturday April 27th.
First, cheer on our Class of '70 - 200 Yard Freestyle relay at GBS - 2:30 PM and/or join us for dinner and drinks at Hackneys - 5:00!!!
Representing the GBS Class of '70 is Jon Barth, Rusty Cobb, John Neff and Bob Spaulding with Bill Cherf as alternate at this "Wild and Crazy Big Dance": the Illinois Masters State Swimming Championship. This will be held at none other than the Glenbrook South H.S. Natatorium on Saturday April 27th. The relay team is attempting to set a GBS Class of '70 - 200 Free Relay World Record in the 55-64 age group category, maybe even win a coveted State Championship Swimming Gold Medal to boot.
Brief swim bios on this Motley Swim Crew:
Jon Barth: Willing to sacrifice his body for the good of the team. He recently showed off his swimming prowess and almost drowned. Jon is a consummate business man always looking to protect his most prized assets as he asked: Should I wear a Jock Strap? (NO!), what about swim goggles? (YES!)
John Neff: Pulled out of a comfortable swimming retirement of over 40 years. He was a remarkably good GBS Breaststroker, he swims the same as he did when he last hung-up his GBS H.S. swimsuit (hopefully he'll have purchased a new swimsuit by then.)
Rusty Cobb: The perennial athlete who claims to swim 1 KM / day!
Bob Spaulding: Watch him in his annual chase for that proverbial carrot of winning an Illinois Masters Swim Championship. What will happen if he actually wins and eats his coveted carrot? Will he hang-up his swimsuit and goggles for good? Nobody knows...
Bill Cherf: Flying in from Denver for this wild and crazy event. Bill will be at poolside wildly cheering the relay team on, ready to jump in and save the life of any drowning relay member, putting his own life at risk. Wow, what a guy!
The swim event will be around 3:00 PM, so get there by 2:30 under the GBS Class of '70 banner (you can't miss it). After the swim event, all of you are invited to Hackney's at 5:00 for dinner, spirits, and more fun. $20 for dinner at the door, run your own tab for spirits.
RSVP email@example.com for Hackney's reservations. The first 35 will have inside seating, the rest of us will dine under the stars on this warm (relatively speaking) evening. Looking forward to seeing you once again!!!
February 27, 2013
We have a cooking celebrity!
Please go to our class website (glenbrooksouth1970.com) to HAPPENINGS page and see who it is! Enjoy the video of her cooking on a local TV station in Georgia. Our celebrity cook has provided her recipe for our enjoyment. It looks delicious!!!!! I can't wait to make it!
More additions to our class website:
Keep up with news happenings in Glenview and at GBS. See the following links added to the GLENVIEW page:
Trib Local - Glenview News
GBS Daily Bulletins
District 225 Newsletter
If anyone has photos of their kids, grandkids, themselves, etc. that you would like to share with others, please forward them to me and I will post them on the HAPPENINGS page.
Hope everyone is enjoying their Winter. I sure am looking forward to Spring, how about you?
Debbie Mason Grundgeiger
September 10, 2010
Have you looked at the website? This is by far the best class website I have ever seen, and we are indebted to Debbie Mason Grundgeiger for her tremendous efforts in creating and maintaining it!
The best thing of all is that we are going to keep the website going! It can be the touchstone for the entire class of 1970 from here on out, communicating through e-mails, pictures, and creative efforts. You can continue to e-mail each other through the secure website, and we will be adding all the lost classmate's info as we find them. We will also post all the reunion pictures, of course! The grammar school updates! And selections from the old-fashioned photo booth! Feel free to bring props, silly hats, and your monkey mask (doesn't everyone have one) to the reunion to add to the fun!
In addition, we have added a section for shared memories and anecdotes, funny stories, narratives, poems, literary efforts, uploads of photos of works of art, and general group communications. We are calling it "Visions and Reveries", and it is as simple as e-mailing a submission to Debbie. You can choose to present it anonymously, if you prefer.
In order to keep the website going, we need to generate some funds. We thought that a silent auction at the reunion would be a great way for classmates to promote their business, share what they do, or just support the future of the website. Think of what you have to offer … what, no viable skills? We would also welcome monetary donations. And don't miss the silent auction table at the reunion!
We are hoping to find a Glenview person willing to accumulate donations at their place, and to work with us to keep a list of donations posted on the website for previews.
Call for Volunteers:
We are asking for someone with graphic art and/or photosizing equipment to create certificates for services and a special project. This will NOT be a big job! Talk to Carol Gibbons or Merrilee Bornzin if you are interested
August 17, 2010
We are rapidly approaching the big weekend - following is some important information.
I am extending the deadline date for filling out the questionnaire until August 27th. We have received some questionnaires but are looking forward to receiving a lot more. The more we receive the more fun the reunion booklet will be for everyone to read. Please go to the web site now and think over the answers you would like to fill in - choose as many questions as you wish to answer and push the submit button so we can receive them soon. Please don't delay any longer.
We also want to make sure everyone has filled in their profile. We will be using your profile information in the reunion booklet so make sure you have all the information you want published filled in. I will not be including any e-mail addresses. I will include phone numbers you have listed in your profile unless you let me know otherwise. Again, please complete your profile no later than August 27th.
As you can see from the "Who's Coming" link on the web site, we don’t have a very large turnout yet - Please get on the phone to your friends and encourage them to attend. It is going to be a fantastic time - photo booth, roving photographer, DJ, good food, drink and company. What more could you ask for!
I will be making a mailing to our classmates who don’t have a computer or have not provided an e-mail address, to give them the questionnaire and make sure they are aware of how to pay for the reunion if they are able to attend. If you know of classmates who don't have a computer, please call them and encourage them to attend.
I would like to find someone who would be interested in video taping the tour at GBS on Saturday, October 2nd. at 11:30 a.m. - where we will meet the Principal in the cafeteria.
In order to provide management at North Shore and Hackney's with enough lead time, we are establishing a cut-off date of September 5th for registration and payment. This will also allow us time to order the correct quantity of materials needed and time to prepare those materials (name tags, etc.)
Please get on the phone to your friends today!!!
Thank you for your efforts.
Debbie (Mason) Grundgeiger