Welcome to the Central High Class Of 1961 web site. Go Hilltoppers!
The West Point Alumni has created another program of songs, this time to honor WWI veterans. The original concert date was May 8th to recognize the 75th Aniversary of of Victory in Europe Day. Due to the pandemic, it had to be changed to September 17th. Please enjoy this musical tribute to our veterans. Our classmate Nancy Pavone Ryan's husband, Terry, is a member of the West Point Alumni Glee Club. You can use the link below to visit the performance.
I had a delightful conversation with Sharon Smethurst Schwab this morning. We shared a lot of laughs and came up with an idea to give you all a chance to tell us what is going on it your life. So here goes!
Well, here we are grounded like it was 60 years ago! We do have a lot of advantages that didn't exist back then like computers and the Internet, apps like Zoom, Whatsapp, Skype, and all the other means of not just exchanging words, but we can see people in real time! And then there is television and streaming services, phones that are pretty clever, books that we can read, but don't need to keep on a shelf. So maybe it isn't like being grounded...what do you think? How does staying home in 2020 compare to what our lives would have looked like if it were 1959 or 1960?
How are you keeping safe, healthy, and not going nuts with cabin fever? I have books, puzzles, on line games, family visits via various apps, my gardens, cooking (and eating-lol), playing with our dogs, and reading, reading, reading! We can go for walks and rides, and we do our shopping during the designated hours. I have decided that I like shopping in stores better than shopping on line, the arrival of the UPS truck has lost its novelty. I mean it is still fun to get a package, but it is a lot more fun to touch stuff and compare items in real life before making a decision to buy. I can go on and on, but it would be better if you all help me out here. What are you doing to keep your mind and your body busy?
In case anyone is interested, this is a site you can use to contact places that want homemade masks. Nice to know that people in our HS class are helping at this time. ( Note: You will have to copy and paste this address into a search box to reach this document.)
Thanks, Diane Barabas Dillman
A quick reminder for those of you who want to update your profile. At the top of the Home Page is an icon that looks like a head on shoulders. If you click on this little guy, a menu will drop down and you can choose the option you need. Again, let me know if you need my help by clicking on Contact Us on the left side of the page (way at the bottom) or send me a message from my profile page.
The Class of 1961 is still moving forward. In 2021, we will gather again when we reach another milestone in our lives: our 60th Reunion! The Committee is already proceding with plans, and welcomes input from everyone. Please be sure to share information from this site with classmate friends who have not joined. Better yet, maybe you can help someone use their smart phone to sign on to our site! (Just remember that the 3 little bars on the face of the phone when you open our Home Page will allow you to choose other pages to open.)
I hope you are enjoying remembering old times here at our official class site. Please let me know if you experience any difficulties using the site, I am always happy to help. You can contact me by using the Contact Us link on the left side of the Home Page. It is way down at the bottom of all the other links!