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Volume 3 Number 2
Joan Komar Langlois, 1961 (VA)
Dawn Casale (GA)
Hank Chupka, 1955 (L.I.)
Linda Frimmer Whitlock, 1958 (FL)
Pat Appleman Levitin, 1962
Caroline Kolff VanOosterwyk Kelly (need new email
Valerie Herold Chavez, 1977 (NM)
November 11 - Vicky (Penner) and Roger Whitaker
Belated anniversary wishes to Ruth (Olsen) and
Den Collins who celebrated 44 years on October
4th. Ruth is a 1956 graduate and Den graduated
in 1953. Den is the current President of the Nassau
County Historical Society; their website is below.
Their son, Den III is the Webmaster for the site
and it has some interesting links and information
News and Notes
Bonnie Brigandi mourns the passing of her lifelong
friend, Susan Rizzi. Susan passed in October 2002
in Florida where she lived with her husband of 20+
years, Bill (unknown last name). Bonnie remembers
many good times from their childhood on Cedar Street
in Hicksville, through East St. School, Jr. High
and High School where they both were in the class
of 1974. Susan came from a large family and Bonnie
remembers them all, Jerry, Tommy, Michael, Dale,
Lenny, Donald, Sharon, Ellen and Janice.
There is a web site dedicated to the memory of
George Howard who died in the 9/11 attacks. Click
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Each Month, the Editors will conduct a trivia quiz!
Test your knowledge at many unrelated subjects to see
what you remember. Music, History, Travel, Sports...just
several categories to whet your appetite. The only thing
you'll win from us is braggin' rights...prizes you get
This month's quiz is based on Music. Are you good???
Let's find out. The suspense at knowing the correct
answers, if you do not have access to finding out, would
destroy the following month for you...the answers can
be found at the end of this newsletter... (Bob)
1 - The 1970's found many Canadian artists finding airplay
on American radios. Which artist is not Canadian?
Little River Band
The Guess Who
2 - Before the Go-Gos and The Bangles, this all girl
band had two top 40 hits in 'Celebrity Ball' and 'Butter
Boy.' Who were they?
3 - Who released the album 'Exile On Main Street'?
4 - Who is known as the Night Tripper?
5 - Which of these bands was Eric Clapton a member of?
Derek And The Dominoes
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News and Notes
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(ME is Anton Mure, class of 1968 - Editors)
Karen (Hubner, 1962) and Myron Jenkins are enjoying
their first grandchild; Jenna Michelle Jenkins who
was born on September 5, 2002. Her vital statistics:
6 lb. 1 oz., 19-1/2". Proud parents are Scott
Steve Reden, 1959 sent the following note:
Just thought I'd drop a quick note...
I was actually thinking of making it to the Orlando
mini-reunion but unfortunately I'll be heavily into
rehearsals for another play here in Fernandina Beach.
Maybe next time...
FYI, on the Nassau County (Florida) official website,http://www.nassauclerk.com/
we find the following text with its associated links:
"Nassau is a very popular search on the internet.
As a result many visitors to our site are actually
looking for "the other Nassau County".
For your convenience we have provided a link to
Nassau County, New York http://www.co.nassau.ny.us/"
Somewhat interesting! Historically, there is a rather
important connection between Fernandina and the
NYC area. I'll see if I can dig up more info, for
the curious, and pass it on.
For a short history of Hicksville, click on: http://users.rootsweb.com/~nynassa2/Hicksville.htm
Linda Harvey gave her permission to use this link
to her rootsweb site.
In 1948 there was a big celebration of Hicksville's
tercentennial. There were parades, block parties
and dances and everyone dressed in costumes. I have
a vague memory of Dwight David Eisenhower waving
from an open car
in one of the parades. (Pat)
Louis Brigandi found an old picture of the Senior
Class trip to Mount Vernon, April 12th, 1933.
The picture has been posted (in two sections) on
classmates.com. There were signatures on the back
and they have been posted also. To view and see
if any of your relatives are in the photo, just
At least one member of that class still lives in
Hicksville - Howard John Boos. Ellen Boos, class
of 1954, and a distant cousin of Howard shared this
Thanks to John Sherin and Jack DeVaul there are
many more photos of the class of 1956's 40th reunion.
They are in the class of 1956 album on classmates.com.
As of this writing, the names have not been posted
in the comments section. Feel free to identify all
those that you can in the comments section below
In this age of designer labels, body piercing,
exposed navels above jeans cut so low that you have
to have a bikini wax before wearing them, dyed and
spiked hair and other fashion trends, you might
want to show your children and grandchildren what
some of us looked like in simpler times.
The following link will take you to a picture taken
at Nicholai Street School around 1948:
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CLASS OF 1957 REUNION
No one in Hicksville High School's Class of 1957
seemed to mind the chilled air on this October evening.
It was a reminder of many years of chilled nights
that transcended decades. The decades produced new
memories that needed to be shared. Tonight would
be the night for sharing.
A bright moon climbing slowly in the darkening sky
was reminiscent of other moonlit nights spent romancing
boyfriends and girlfriends, sharing a malt at the
Sweet Shop or skipping school to walk along the
beach. Many relationships resulted in marriage and
many are still romancing 45 years after graduation.
The alumni of the class of 1957 gathered at the
Islandia Marriott in Hauppauge, New York to celebrate
life. Many have been enjoying life for years but
tonight will elevate the sensation to extreme proportions.
Smiles on faces punctuate the feeling and the lingering
feeling of joy is obvious.
Thoughts of cheerleading, playing football, running
track, the senior trip, chemistry class, the senior
prom, homecoming, variety shows and plays and the
memory of pep rallies was the order of the day.
Friends who had not seen each other for years talked
freely of pleasant memories of their days spent
roaming the halls of Hicksville High School. Thoughts
of friends no longer with them, too, was part of
the many conversations that created a muted din
of noise that was shattered occasionally when a
new face appeared and a shriek of pure joy drew
the attention of those in close proximity.
The class of '57 had a reunion 15 years ago in 1987.
Many of those who attended that reunion were not
present this evening and many who missed the last
reunion were here tonight.
Phil Fulco orchestrated the logistics for this delightful
evening. His coordination of tasks insured a memorable
night. Determining the best time to have a reunion
is cumbersome. Various factors need careful consideration.
This particular reunion and its allotted time can
be traced back to a conversation between one Tom
Reuter and Phil Fulco.
Tom has lived in Switzerland for the past 30 some
odd years. The trip back to the United States had
to take on special significance, and his appearance
at the reunion was a single aspect of a multi faceted
Tom still has family here in the states. His trip
was designed to visit family and see some really
"old" friends. Well, not really "old"...just
friends, if you catch my drift!!??
So, the time slot was determined based on Tom's
trip. A wonderful exception because the evening
would be less meaningful without Tom's presence!
Tom arrived wearing a red hat and sporting a backpack
filled with Swiss chocolate. His many friends couldn't
understand the ringing of a bell and a voice asking
if anyone cared for a piece of chocolate. At first,
the thought was some strange person was invading
their territory. Once people knew it was Tom, there
was instant hugging and handshaking. What a wonderful
surprise entrance it was.
Just wanted to say "Thanks for allowing me
to share your evening with you. It will be a fond
memory for a long time."
Below is the link that takes you to the 73 pictures
of the reunion that are now posted...
I guess by now you know we held our class of '57
reunion last Saturday night. Bob Casale has already
posted some of the pictures in an album on Classmates.
I will be mailing him more pictures and I believe
a few other people will too. It was a great success.
We had about 50 people attend, from Arlene Andrade
(now Sahadachny) to Pete Zito, and a good time was
had by all.
Several of us stayed over at the Marriott (where
it was held) so we were able to meet for lunch on
Saturday. Then more people showed up late afternoon
in the lounge. Soon it was time for the party, which
began with a cocktail hour at 7 p.m., followed by
a fantastic buffet dinner. The food was really good.
Then Sunday morning, those that had stayed over,
met for a brunch before we all hit the road for
It was really wonderful to see so many of our old
friends and how far some of them had traveled to
get there. The winner for distance was Tom Reuter,
who lives in Switzerland. He made a grand entrance
wearing a red t-shirt with the Swiss white cross
on the front and a red hat. He had a small back
pack containing Swiss chocolates and was ringing
a bell calling out, "Get your Swiss choc-o-late."
They were delicious! Ed and Mary (Fuller) Osborne
exhibited the most endurance. They had just returned
from a trip to Australia, unpacked, repacked, hopped
a plane to NY, spent the weekend and had to be back
in Colorado Springs on Sunday evening for a dinner
We had all been looking forward to seeing the newlyweds,
Vic and Arlene Andrade) Sahadachny. They looked
great and acted like a couple of honeymooners (which
Now we're looking for someone to organize and chair
our 50th anniversary, in 5 years.
Thanks for the help in finding people and publicizing
the reunion. You were a great resource and helped
to make it a success.
Take care for now, talk to you soon.
FLORIDA "MINI" REUNION IN ORLANDO
May Horn (Mabel Perduto, 1958) and June (Olsen,
1958) Cullen report that the luncheon on October
12th at Tony Roma's in Orlando was enjoyed by 22
people. Hopefully, a committee will be born of this
get-together for a large multi-year reunion in Florida
for the near future.
Photos have been posted at: http://group.classmates.com/user/photoalbum/album.tf?album_id=145313
We are in the process of identifying the people.
Sadly, Marie Fetten McBride's (1958) plans to attend
the luncheon were changed by an auto accident, which
resulted in knee surgery the day before the get
together. She was in good spirits when May and June
made a trip to visit her in the hospital after the
The guest list:
Charlie Cava, 1955, "Oak Run" Ocala
Barbara Fellows Cava, 1956, "Oak Run"
Rosemary Panico Minichello, 1956, "The Villages"
Bob Edelstein, 1957, Boca Raton
Pete Foster, 1957, St Augustine
June Olsen Cullen, 1958, Palm Harbor
May Perduto Horn, 1958, Orlando
Margaret Pfundstein Keigwin, 1958, Ocala
Paul Chapen, 1959, New Port Richie
Lee Lincoln, 1961, Christmas
Nancy North Park, 1961, Merritt Island
Richie Keliher, 1964
Michael Perduto, 1966, Satellite Beach
Stefanie Cedar Shames, 1977, Altamonte Springs
Hope Cedar Dagan, 1980, Altamonte Springs
Diane Sullivan, 1983
Jennifer Sullivan, 1994
Ed Cullen (husband of June)
Jennifer Daniels, St. Augustine (spouse of Peter)
Hal Horn (husband of May)
Warren Keigwin (husband of Margaret)
Joe Minichello (husband of Rosemary)
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The correct answers to November's Trivia Quiz
1 - Little River Band
2 - Fanny
3 - Rolling Stones
4 - Dr. John
5 - Derek & The Dominoes
Pat Koziuk Driscoll, 1956, FL
Linda Piccerelli Hayden, 1960, NJ
Bob Casale, 1961, HX and PA
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