Saturday, May 18, 2013

Photography by Bill Meserve


       VOLUME 18  ISSUE 2  -  MAY 2013                                                              

From the desk of the President

Classmates and friends, 

I heard a couple of songs the other day straight from the days at Rochefort and the rec-room. A couple of songs that brought memories to the forefront. I found myself mesmerized from the sounds of the 50’s. Suspended in today’s world with visions of the past. Reliving some of those good times and trying to rationalize some of the event that should have been handled differently. I have to admit to you that I drifted off into the past with thoughts of wishing I could return to those days; so carefree, so innocent yet responsible for my actions.

Those two songs were “Goodnight My Love” and “Teach Me Tonight.” My mind flipped to the rec-room and those songs and how you would walk your girl friend to your favorite spot to say goodnight knowing that you would see them the next morning.

You might be asking yourself at this time, “Why is he telling me this?” Simply answer is, we have an opportunity at the 2013 Indianapolis Reunion to relive some of those days, tell some funny and not so funny stories of things that happened during our Rochefort years plus update each other on what is going on in our present lives, our children and grandchildren. I would like to encourage everyone to bring pictures of their children and grandchildren and share them with everyone. We have grown a lot since Rochefort and it is my belief that lessons learned from those days are part of who and what we are today. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to know and grow with each of my classmates and wish I could have become acquainted with those who came after me; just another plus for the reunions.

The scene is set and arrangements made for you to have a great time in the Hoosier State with Midwest hospitality. I look forward to welcoming you to Indiana and hope that you will take the time to make arrangement to attend. We are located in a central part of the United States and easy to get to by air or personal transportation.

See you then.
Lance M. Burris
RAHS Alumni President
Class of 1957

                       INDIANA WANTS YOU!

Read the complete DEJA VU by clicking on this link: 

Reunion Information
Date: Sept 26-29, 2013 (early arrivals on Sept 25th)
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Registration fee: $150.00 per attendee
Mail with registration form (on last page) to and payable to:
Clara Dostal Reynolds
418 Playa Blanca
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Hotel: Indianapolis Hilton Hotel and Suites
120 Market Street
Indianapolis, Indiana

Sunday, May 12, 2013

The KFPS Royal Friesian Horse

Sent by  DAVID HILL :
These horses were originally bred as "war horses" in the days of knights and armor. As armour got heavier, bigger horses were needed and the Friesians almost became extinct. They are back and are one of the prettiest horses in stature as well as gait. What gorgeous animals! Just watching them becomes an emotional experience. Can you imagine what it would be like to ride one?

Their manes and tails are the longest that I have seen and I noticed that when performing on grass, their hoofs do not kick up a divot (they land flat footed). Creatures such as these are what makes this world so special. These horses are native to the Netherlands.