Aspinwall High School Class of 1955

by Eugene Consolo

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This year's attendance turned out to be somewhat better than the last few years. We had 13 Class of '55 classmates at our casual Friday evening dinner: Sally Bollinger/Greulich & Tom, Shirley Brusco, Gene Consolo, Milt Ertel, Bob Ferris, Bob Grimes & Marlene, Salli Hamre Lodge & Buzz, Rege Kane & Mary, Joe Lamperski, John McRandal & Julie Mikus, Marge Morcom/Hartsock & Bob, Shirley Newcamp/Pantano & Tim, and Bob Racki & Norma.

In addition, classmates from the Class of '54 and '53 joined us:  Jan Bailey/McQuaid & Roger, Jack Handyside, Dick Hudic, Mary Lou Kier/Cochran, Jim McRoberts & Janet, Connie Manifesto/Valenti & Jerry, Wanda Walmsley/Eibel, and Jerry Zaleski.

Along with spouses, we had 32 attendees. It was a very, very nice evening. The picnic was another success. We had a great crowd representing the spectrum of 1939 to 196? MANY, MANY THANKS go out to Joe & Sally Lodge, Buzz & Salli Lodge, and Chuck and Helen Lodge for all the picnic arrangements - from reservations, set-up, refreshments, lunch, clean-up and much more. Sincerely, if it wasn't for the Lodge clan, I don't see how we would ever have had 13 consecutive successful AHS School Picnics. Thanks, again to the Lodge Clan.

The weather treated us right, and it didn't rain until after we finished lunch, so most departed around 4pm.

Well, Class of '55, put on you calendar the 2013 picnic which will probably be around Labor Day weekend, just like it has been for so many years.

Marge and Bob Hartsock and Bob Grimes contributed to this report