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  marcia pabst calhoun
Friday, August 3, 2018
Last night the "committee" of Dayton folks plus Cols. Urbana, and SC met for a great "meeting"... mostly a party.... at Dee Dee Matthews Edward's home. Great fun, great food  and drink. Sue's herding of cats to finalize the book that is coming out was a challenge!   Kudos to all and thanks again Dee and Susie Carter Evans who is the editor.  Lots of fun!  Marcia Pabst Calhoun
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  Margaret Kerman Robinson
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Had a wonderful time at our 50th class reunion. Enjoyed see classmates that I haven't seen in years and getting reconnect with. May FHS live forever in our hearts.
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  Marcia Pabst Calhoun
Thursday, June 28, 2018
           I HAD SO MUCH FUN !!!!!             Marcia Pabst Calhoun      :)   
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  Irvin Moscowitz
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
I want to thank the reunion committee for the fabulous job and the huge undertaking they did putting together the 50th reunion.  I thought it  was remarkable putting all of those pieces together and I thought that it just couldn't have been better.  Well deserved congratulations are in order and I think everyone who attended would agree.  You're hired for life now. Speaking for myself, it made me feel great. Irvin Moscowitz
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  Dan West
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
This was a letter I wrote to my three daughters on June 5th, 2018. Beloved daughters, Fifty years ago today, June 5th, 1968, I graduated from Fairview High School. When I awoke that morning, I heard that Senator Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) had been shot in the back of his head after winning the California Democratic primary the evening prior. He was pronounced dead at 4:44am Eastern Time the next morning, June 6th. Even those who were not supporters of the Senator were shocked. His brother JFK had been assassinated in Dallas less than five years earlier; Martin Luther King, Jr., had been assassinated two months and one day before RFK, followed by the burning and destruction of many American cities.   It seems that every American generation has a day, a month, a year that feels like the critical period that defined that generation…the Great Depression, World War II, the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, 9-11 in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. 1968 was the year that produced many “where were you when…” moments for my generation. There is a reason so many documentaries about the events of 1968 are on television and the internet during this 50th anniversary year. Here is a summary of my senior year of high school, including some items that were less than critical events, but still memorable for their cultural significance.   January 23rd - North Korea seizes the USS Pueblo, claiming the surveillance ship strayed into its waters. One U.S. crewman is killed and 82 others are imprisoned; an 11-month standoff with the United States follows. War with North Korea seemed imminent at several junctures until the release of the crew that December.   January 30th - North Vietnamese communists launch the Tet Offensive against multiple cities in the South, their largest incursion of the 10-year conflict. The assault contradicts the Johnson administration’s claims that communist forces were weak and the U.S.-backed South is winning the war. Although US and South Vietnamese forces recovered territory and strongholds that were initially overrun by the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong rebels, killing at least 100,000 enemy troops in the process, reaction in the United States marked the beginning of disillusionment by nearly all sectors of American society.   February 27 - Walter Cronkite, in a CBS-TV special on his recent tour of Vietnam, says the U.S. war effort is “mired in stalemate” and amplifies public skepticism of the war. American citizens’ support of ongoing military action in Vietnam declines significantly.   March 16 - New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy enters the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Following the lead of Eugene McCarthy, Kennedy is the second Democratic candidate to challenge a sitting president of his own political party.   March 31 – As political and war pressures mount, President Lyndon B. Johnson, who in 1964 won 61 percent of the popular vote, announces he is not running for re-election.   April 4 - Martin Luther King Jr., in Memphis for the sanitation workers’ strike, is fatally shot on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Gunman James Earl Ray, a white supremacist, flees the country. Over the next week, riots in more than 100 cities nationwide leave 39 people dead, more than 2,600 injured and 21,000 arrested.   April 23 - Students take over five buildings on Columbia University’s campus and briefly hold a dean hostage, calling for the university to cut its ties to military research. Before dawn on April 30th administrators call in the police, who respond with about 1,000 officers. More than 700 people are arrested, and 132 students, four faculty and 12 officers are injured. This is the most prominent take-over to date of a university campus by students. Many more incidents across the U.S. occur as the war in Vietnam continues with no clear objective defined or end in sight.   April 29 - Hair opens on Broadway and runs for more than 1,700 performances, introducing mainstream theatergoers to sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll, and draft resistance.   May 6 - A riot breaks out between police and more than 5,000 university students in Paris. Within a week workers throughout France are staging sympathy strikes, threatening the French economy.   May 10 - The United States and North Vietnam begin peace talks in Paris. Negotiations continue for nearly five years before a peace treaty is signed.   June 4 - Robert F. Kennedy, gaining momentum in his presidential campaign, wins the California primary, and is shot in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles in the early hours of June 5th. Gunman Sirhan Sirhan, a Jordanian citizen of Palestinian descent, is captured at the scene.   June 5 - I graduate from high school the evening of June 5th.   June 6 - Robert F. Kennedy dies of a gunshot wound to the head, 26 hours after being shot.   June 7 – My 18th birthday.   June 8 - James Earl Ray is arrested in London. Extradited to the United States, he pleads guilty to murdering Martin Luther King, Jr.   July 18 - Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce incorporate their microprocessor manufacturing firm. After rejecting the name “Moore Noyce” as too close to “more noise,” they eventually settle on Intel.   August 5–8 - The Republican National Convention formally nominates Richard Nixon for president.   August 20 - The Soviet Union invades Czechoslovakia, halting the expansion of freedom by the Czechoslovakian government known as Prague Spring. NATO and the western powers do nothing except formally complain and condemn.   August 26 - “Hey Jude,” the first Beatles single issued on their Apple label (no connection to Steve Jobs’ Apple), is released in the U.S. At more than seven minutes, it becomes the longest song to hit Number 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100.   August 28 - At the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, police and Illinois National Guardsmen go on a rampage, clubbing and tear-gassing hundreds of antiwar demonstrators, news reporters, and bystanders, with much of the violence broadcast on national TV. The next day, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, perceived as the heir of Johnson’s war policies, wins the Democratic nomination, mostly through delegates controlled by party bosses. Walter Cronkite labels the action a “police riot”.   September 9 - Arthur Ashe wins the U.S. Open, becoming the first black man to win a Grand Slam tennis tournament.   September 24 - CBS-TV’s “60 Minutes” debuts. It is now the longest continuously running prime-time program in U.S. history.   September 30 - Boeing rolls out the 747 Jumbo Jet, the biggest passenger plane the world has seen to date. The aircraft is 231 feet long with wings spanning 196 feet and seats for 490.   October 2 - In Mexico City, police and troops fire on a student-led protest, killing or wounding thousands. The precise number is still unknown.   October 16 - At the Olympic Games in Mexico City, Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos receive the gold and bronze medals in the 200-meter dash, then raise black-gloved fists during the U.S. national anthem to protest violence toward and poverty among African-Americans. The next day, the International Olympic Committee strips their medals and sends them home.   October 31 - In an attempt to help Hubert Humphrey win the presidency by securing peace in southeast Asia, Lyndon Johnson orders a halt to all air, naval, and artillery bombardment of North Vietnam. Nixon and his aides secretly communicate with communist leaders in North Vietnam telling them to avoid further peace initiatives to help elect him. Nixon promises the communists a “better deal” if they stall the peace talks and ensure his election. The war continues for five more years – more bombs are dropped in Vietnam and more Americans killed after Nixon takes office than before he became Commander-in-Chief. This type of action is known 50 years later as collusion and election meddling. Nixon resigns in 1974 after the Watergate scandal and one year later the United States abandons military and economic support of the South Vietnamese government.   November 5 - Nixon wins the presidency, beating Humphrey by just 0.7 percent of the popular vote. Segregationist candidate George Wallace carries five Southern states.   November 9 - Yale University, after 267 years, decides to admit female undergraduates, beginning  in 1969.   November 20 - Consolidation Coal’s No. 9 mine in Farmington, West Virginia, explodes, killing 78 miners and becoming a catalyst for new mine-safety laws.   November 26 - O.J. Simpson of USC wins the Heisman Trophy. In 1999, it is auctioned for $255,500, which goes toward the $33.5 million civil judgment against him for the killing of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her companion Ronald Goldman.   December 9 – Xerox engineer Douglas Engelbart delivers a 90-minute demonstration at the Fall Joint Computer Conference in San Francisco and introduces the world’s first mouse and word processor. Very few people take note of the technical and cultural significance for nearly 20 years.   December 21-27 - Apollo 8 becomes the first manned spacecraft to orbit the Moon and return safely to Earth. During the mission the “Earthrise” photograph is taken. On Christmas Eve astronauts Lovell, Borman, and Anders read from Genesis chapter 1, providing a comforting end to a turbulent year.   After the return of Apollo 8 to Earth, Astronaut Frank Borman stated, "We got millions of telegrams after we landed, but the one I remember most was, 'Congratulations to the crew of Apollo 8. You saved 1968.’”  
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  Doug Hauff FHS '65
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Planning Commitee,
Would you be interested in adding a print of my ink drawing of
FHS in your reunion book? Please call me @ 513-406-0007 or contact me
@ dhauff65@yahoo.com.
I can mail you a copy at anytime.
Doug Hauff
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  Timothy Wolf
Saturday, February 3, 2018
If there are any classmates that remember my brother Dan Wolf and would like to contact me to talk about him my email address is timwolf57@gmail.com.
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  Dwight Woessner
Monday, January 22, 2018
My brother, Jim Woessner, recently had heart surgery. Any classmates who wish to drop a note or call, here is the contact info: 3820 Stoneyridge Drive, Kettering, OH 45429 937-901-2610 I'm sure he would appreciate hearing from his mates. Dwight - FHS class '66
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  Timothy Wolf
Thursday, January 18, 2018
I want to thank you for including my brother Dan Wolf in the memorial section. I can't believe that it has e fifty years since he graduated. If there are any members that remembered Dan would like to contact me to keep in touch, I would appreciate it. Also, about Charles Settles the last I heard was that he was in Houston, Texas. I also remember Carla Corrello and she has been on my mind lately wondering how she is doing. So again thank you for including Dan.
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  marcia pabst calhoun
Friday, January 12, 2018
So how is everyone doing on their diet prior to the reunion?!  I have lost 2 lbs. Only 98 to go!!! :)  Remain fat and sassy!!  Is anyone else feeling old?
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  Susan Bolton Muglich
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Just wanted to let you know that Marsha Bolton Snyder, Class of 1968, passed away on Dec. 22, 2017.
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  Doug Steiner
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
I am so embarrassed that I didn't read this in the past.  What a great site! Thanks to all that had a hand in it's development and maintenance.  I haven't seen some of the pictures for so many years!  Sure did bring back some great memories.  Thanks Dan
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  Doug Hauff
Friday, October 6, 2017

Class of FHS '68,
I've created a beautiful 8 X 10 & 11X14 ink drawing of FHS.
8 X 10 is $10 and the 11X 14 is $15. Please contact me at dhauff65@yahoo.com
or call me at (513) 406-0007 for further info.
Doug Hauff FHS '65
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  Ian hill
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Hello all, I was doing some research and came across this page. My father was Bruce Hill and he would have been 18 in 68 so I think someone may know him. If anyone has old stories or pictures please send them to me. Sadly my dad passed in 2012. Anything is greatly appreciated. My Email Is Phatcav98@yahoo.com
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  Michael Hutmier
Thursday, April 6, 2017
This is certainly a great feature. Hats off to everyone who worked to help keep the class of 68 entertained with pictures, and events from the past, as well as building excitement for our 50th reunion. 
I want to take the opportunity to shamelessly promote my new EP which is titled " Not A Minute Too Soon"  You can download it on iTunes. All you have to do is search using title or type in Hutski. Also on Spotify and Napster. Let me know what you think. Thanks

Mike Hutmier
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  Tricia (Pat little)Knudson
Thursday, February 16, 2017
This site is great. So much fun watching how the orgainzation of the reunion is coming together. Appreciate all your hard work Dan. Also thanks to all other committee members. Takes alot of leadership to keep the ball rolling. The reunion will be lots of fun and will create more memories for all.
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  Pat Rose Nichols
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Site is great, Dan. Thanks to all and the continued updates. Hope to see everyone next summer.
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  Debbie Harber (Brooks)
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Jenny Brooks passed away November 9,2011
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  Sue Carter Evans
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
This is a great site!  I have reallly enjoyed the pictures and the memories.  The Memorials section is very nice and sad at the same time.  We will miss every one of those who have passed.  Got a kick out of the Loos pictures.  I don't think I still have most of those class pictures. (What was my Mother thinking with my hair!!!) Thank you Dan and those who put this together.  It is a really wonderful site.
 
 
  Margaret Kerman Robinson
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Lovely looking back in time at our class pictures and the memories. Great job Dan and thank you for keeping our class together all these years. I'm sadden by all the classmates we have lost over the years.They will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
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  Debbie Pritchett Lueders
Saturday, August 27, 2016
It was a great trip down memory lane checking out your new website. Great job! Thanks for including so many of the class photos I sent you.I too was saddening by seeing so many of our HS friends had passed. All the more reason to plan to attend the 2018 reunion!
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  Dwight (Stomoff) Geer
Friday, August 26, 2016
Excellent Job to everyone who put this together, and expecially you Dan for keeping the class and the memories alive.  As I looked through the 'Memorials' section I was saddened; not only by how many folks we have lost, but that so many of them were people I knew and who were my friends.  Hope to be able to make the reunion...#2018
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  Marcia Pabst Calhoun
Monday, August 22, 2016
Big font for old eyes. Why do I still feel this young on the inside?!     :)

Great site Dan, thanks for your efforts!
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  Dan Miller
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Fabulous work on this site. Wishing excellent health to all my classmates! See you at the reunion.
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  Dee Dee Matthews Edwards
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
What a great job Dan!  It was nice and sad to go through the different areas.  Really enjoyed the pics with those deceased to help me remember their faces which I then recognized them all.  We had a great class and those four years gave me great memories!  The effort that went into establishing this site is very much appreciated.  Thanks again!! Go Bucks!!  
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  Darrell Middleton
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Congrats on the website.  I think we will all enjoy it. Would someone send me more info on Susie Walters passing, Thanks
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  Tom Kender
Monday, August 15, 2016
Site looks great.  
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