Hope Hotel Complex
10823 Chidlaw Rd. building #823
Wright-Patterson AFB, Area A Gate 12A
Free Meet & Greet Friday Night
Packy's Bar & Grill (Hope Hotel)
6-11 pm with Hors d'oeuvres (2 cold, 3 hot)
Dinner and Cash Bar Saturday Night
$35 per person
6-11 pm Hope Hotel Conference Ballroom
Hotel Rooms Available at Hope Hotel
$99 two night minimum
includes free breakfast
The class will need a head count rsvp for both events
you can rsvp for Friday only, Saturday only or both.
To obtain files containing RSVP info please email
- Hollywood Bowl, Labor Day Weekend. 2011, Harry Domicone, Garnette Walker, Debbie Haas, Debbie Johnson, Linda Large, and Sam Thomasson
Debbie Haas, Debbie Johnson, and Garnette Walker on the "Friends" set at Warner Brothers Studio in Los Angeles.
Linda, Debbie, Garnette, Debbie, and Sam visiting in wine country near LA.
Class 60th Birthday Party
Dick Helms and Terry Darner
Brad Langdale and Ray Wells
Linda Large, Trish Morrison, Karen Hartman, Garnette Gilliam
Front to back: Stephanie Cushman, Linda Large, Sam Thomasson
Garnette Gilliam, Karen Hartman, Debbie Johnson
Tommy in his Dad's award winning hot rod. Go to www.efairborn.com for much more on the car and the Mayenschein family.
Thelma and Louise in Tommy's car.
Mini Reunion in Los Angeles at Pasadena Pops -
Harry Domicone, Garnette Gillaim, Sam Thomasson, and Linda Large
Sunday Brunch - Sam Thomasson, Garnette Gilliam, Linda Large, and Harry Domicone
Some of the Babes of the Class of 69's 40th Reunion - left to right, Greg Schivley's Sister Kathi, Gayle Hoxie, Jill Murrin, Susan Grizzell, and Rebekah Townsend
Allen's Third Engine
We missed Allen Shirely at our reunion but he has been found! Here is an update from Allen.
"Although I was only at Fairborn my senior year I carry around some fond and vivid memories of that year. I currently live in Jacksonville, FL where I've been for the last 12 years since retiring from the Air Force. My wife (Erin-she's from Cleveland and a retired intel officer) of nearly 20 years and I have a daughter (Paige) who's going into her senior year of high school (Allen said this weekend that he thinks she is leaning toward Vanderbilt Unverisity). As with most, my last 40 plus years have seen many places and experienced much. I graduated from the U of South Alabama in Mobile and went into the Air Force. I got commissioned in San Antonio, Tx and started a 24 year career that took me throughout the Pacific. I spent some 19 years stationed in Alaska, Korea, Hawaii, Philippines (he was at Clark AFB when Mt Pinatubo erupted), Guam. Had one mainland assignment (besides training) in Valdosta, Ga ('80-'83). I accumulated nearly 2000 hours in the F-4 before retiring in Hawaii in '97. Now I'm just focused on coaching pole vaulting (long story), surfing when waves permit (it's been flat for about a week), and working on and racing my Porsches. Don't get to Dayton very often but have been planning to race at Mid-Ohio for several years. Won't be this year because my venture north will be to Virginia (VIR). Let me know if you're every in Jax or near. I'd enjoy catching up."
We caught up with Allen at the Porche Club of America Zone 2 event at the VIR near Danville, Virginia on June 28th. He looked great! Fortunately Allen was not racing on Sunday due to a high engine temperature reading he experienced the day before (he rebuilds his own engines) and was available to talk about his hobby. Allen was there with six of his PCA friends from Jacksonville. For nearly three hours he provided a continuous stream of commentary on what the sport is all about until he needed to go perform pit duties for one is his Jacksonian friends. From Allen's comments he spends more time working on his car than he does driving it. The secret of Allen's race driving success is he leaves the inexperienced driver "X" which appears on the rear of a new driver's car on his car so other drivers would think he is a newbie and give him more room and therefore a slight advantage. Here are some pictures.
Just like the F-4! It has his name on it!
Zoom Zoom and yes that is a McCain sticker on the left rear fender!
Please note that over 140 photo booth pictures have been added to two separate albums within the Albums tab! And they are a hoot! New pictures from Babs Brown are also in the Albums as "More Reunion Pictures."
Copies of this reunion picture can be ordered from the photographer. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
40th Reunion Locator
17. Bev Stacey
"The past is never dead. It's not even past." --William Faulkner.
Our 40th Class Reunion is now history but for those who were there it will not really be in the past for a long, long time. Many things that were long forgotten have been brought back to life in the form of renewed memories. Everyone takes something different from these events but we cannot imagine anyone not having taken something positive away from someone with whom they had an opportunity to reconnect over the weekend. Here are a few pictures from the events. More will be added as we get them from those who took them. We will also be adding pictures from the two photo-booth sessions using the appropriate discretion in selecting those photographs suitable for the public internet. Many of those we saw are priceless! A couple are included below. We would like to thank everyone who attended. We spent more time reaching out to you than we did on any other part of the reunion. Your attendance was greatly appreciated. We would also like to thank Mike Collinsworth for arranging the first event, the golf outing on Thursday. And we would like to thank Frank LaSota for donating the putter prizes which were awarded. Frank brought along his son who managed 330+ yard drives which for most of us who seem to give up yardage every year for no explicable reason was perhaps more impressive than his putter generosity. We also thank the Fairborn High School athletic staff for the multiple accommodations they made for us at Memorial Stadium, Coach Winkhouse for visiting us on the field and for inspiring us by his very youthful appearance (he works out 3 days a week), the Skyhawk team for playing hard in a difficult loss to Beavercreek, and Coach Williams for visiting us during the Sock Hop in spite of the music. Corky's Oldtime Revival deserves thanks for their having entertained us Friday night. Jim Patton for bringing us back to Five Points and showing us a voice change at that age was not the end of a music career. We thank Principal Haynes for giving us a tour of our old high school and for sharing his stories about how they managed over 1900 students in a school built for 1250 or so students. We thank Mr Haynes especially for sharing with us the stories about the faculty he had to manage with just as much professionalism as he did with the student body. The reunion committee had a fantastic time and hope that all of you who could make it did as well. It sure sounded like just about everyone found attending the events to have been a time to be cherished into the future. Stay tuned for information about plans for our 45th reunion and before that a large 60th birthday party for all of us who will be 60 in a couple of years. This web site or something better will be maintained for the forseeable future. If there is someone from the class with whom you are trying to reach we suggest you post a request on the Guest Book and if we know where they are we will reach out to them to make sure they know of your interest.
Please continue to add to our web page by:
Greeting your fellow classmates in the Guest Book.
Tell your classmates what you've been up to by clicking on the C.Aaron - B.Davis page and scrolling to the bottom where you can give a detailed account and current photograph.
Take us back to 1968 with a story or anecdote on the Flyer Blog.
Swap messages with fellow classmates on the Message Board.
Check out the Albums link for photos that have been submitted by classmates and add some of your own.
A video of the reunion is being put together and its availability will be announced here.
If you have pictures to share and do not have a scanner let us know and we will scan them for you.
Decorating the Hall
Corky said something funny again.
Football team members on the field for coin toss. Craig Moore was instrumental in getting the gold "F" in the background installed for the game in recognition of our reunion and the Flyer heritage at Memorial Stadium! Judge Steve Wolaver on far right spends his Friday nights as part of the chain gang on the sidelines! And yes, there was not a jersey Greg Schively wore that he did not consider his own. He admitted to also having the 20 yard marker from 1968!
Coach Winkhouse - many of us did not know his famous "make a hole" came form his Navy experience. Winkhouse won seven letters in football and baseball at Wittenberg, and he was a team captain for both teams as a senior. A native of Springfield and an All-Ohio football standout at Springfield High School, Winkhouse served his country in World War II, surviving a kamakazi attack on his navy destroyer in the Pacific. After his discharge in 1946, Winkhouse spent four years at Wittenberg, excelling on offense and defense for the football team, and as a catcher for the baseball team. After graduation, he worked as a teacher, coach and administrator in the Fairborn City School District, coached baseball for 24 years in the Springfield Babe Ruth League and was elected to the Clark County Baseball Hall of Fame and Miami Valley Coaches Hall of Fame. In addition, he served as an assistant baseball coach at Wittenberg for five years after his retirement.
Coach Williams and Fred Gackenheimer
Babes at the Sock Hop
L-R: Heike, Margie, Kathy, Cathy, Linda, Marcia, Pam, Bonnie, Karen.
Last Group through the School Tour
Now exactly what was the original tile color?
School Entrance Hallway
Jerry Stanfill posing yet again for the picture with the Principal, this time outside the gym.
School Foyer - everything looked smaller than we remembered
Do you remember where you sat?
The auditorium chairs are the same!
Plaque from Class of 1962 Discovered in Foyer - even the janitor did not know it was there! Craig Moore is a super sleuth!
Linda Large standing in front of her high school home.
Brad Langdale being run off by the current occupants of his high school home!
Trish Morrison's high school home recently occupied by Lt Colonel Rolzelsky and family which includes a FHS 10th grader and football player.
Seconds before Brad was run off from Trish's house by the current occupants
Linda and Heike trying to kiss the Turtles at the Turtle Pond....No Wading Allowed.
The way out.
Ron Patrick and Dick Helms. This was before they spent 15 minutes hugging each other in the photo booth not realizing they photographer had gone out to his car to get more paper!
Brad Langdale, Tom Sifford and Dick Helms
Bonnie and Arnie, Fran Fricke and Don Bir
Tom Sifford, Corky and Dan Amyx
Heike and Craig
Craig and Steve...dancing?
Pam Douglas and Tom Sifford
Dave Robinson and Dave Corelli
Corky and Linda
Linda Strausbaugh and Bill Strautman
Garnette and Heike holding "Flyers 1968" engraved Tiffany key rings for their work on the reunion committee. There was some confusion at first about what those rings really were supposed to accomplish. Corky quickly suggested they be re-purposed. Garnette got it right away. Heike is seen here trying to visualize that use.
Heike, Brad and Sharon: Brad and Trish provided the key ring gifts to members of the reunion committee. Here is some of the evidence we have from that night of his being thanked for their generosity.
Linda Large, school nurse Mrs Harris, Dick Helms and Mona Harris
The Photo Booth was a hoot! Tommy took full advantage of it!
Everyone wanted to be in the picture with Barbara who had all the reunion money. You are supposed to be able to get 10 people in the booth for one of these pictures. We just could not figure that one out but it sure was fun trying!
The answer to the quiz question about the mysterious best-of-shape classmate is.....Danny Williams. The picture is from the cover of his book, "The Naked Truth about Drugs." Danny did not make it to the reunion but hopefully we can catch up with him when we do our 60th birthday calibration when we are sure he will still look the same! Hey! This is the class of 1968.