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335) Karen Williamson VanNess

  Now In: Pine City, NY
  High School: Edison
  Class of: 1986
Monday, 01.25.2010 - 14:46:53 Windows XP Internet Explorer

I went to Southside High school for 9th and 10th grade and Edison for 11th and 12th grade.

Does anyone know if Edison is having a 25th reunion? If so, please email the info to me.

If anyone remembers me and wants to say hello please send me a message.

Take care.

334) Debbie Osgood
  Now In: Daytona Bch FL
  High School: Southside
  Class of: 1972
Saturday, 01.23.2010 - 11:51:32 Windows XP Internet Explorer

Born and raised in Elmira...moved to Daytona after the flood. Still have family and friends there. I know Elmira is totally different now but it's still "home" to me. I have some very old pics from the 1800s I'd like to share if someone could tell me how to put them on this site.

Administrator comment:
Debbie... you left no contact info for me to get in touch with you about your photos. If you are still interested in contributing some photos, we'd be most happy to have your support. Just contact me at nick@elmira-ny.com
333) Ralph and Pat Chappell


  Now In: Murrells Inlet,SC
  High School: Southside
  Class of: 1956
Friday, 01.22.2010 - 21:50:32 Windows NT Internet Explorer

Grew up in Elmira, & have fond memorys. New England kitchen where Ralph's grandmother worked,Iszards, The annual Christmas parade.Windsor Park & the popcorn man (truck) Eldridge Park & oh that Merry go round.
332) Brian Chace

  Now In: Rock Hill, SC
  High School: Southside
  Class of: 1977
Friday, 01.22.2010 - 15:40:20 Windows NT Internet Explorer

Remember so much about Elmira growing up there. A life where you never locked the doors and you could ride your bike anywhere without your parents having to worry about anything happening to you. Sooo much to do and place to go!
331) Ken Hunter

  Now In: Washington DC area
  High School: Elmira Free Academy
  Class of: 1971
Sunday, 01.03.2010 - 14:22:47 Windows NT Internet Explorer

I have been in the Army reserves for over thirty years. After 911 2001 I went to Afganistan three times so far I have had some great jobs and worked with great Americans. I have retired from NYS. I presently work in the DC Area still in the Army on active duty. Last time I was back to Elmira it has changed a lot. Thats all I should say I will just remember it the way it was.
330) Mary Jane Wipfler Carroll

  Now In: South Bend, IN
  High School: Elmira Free Academy
  Class of: 1964
Saturday, 01.02.2010 - 22:05:47 Windows XP Internet Explorer

Still enjoy this website. Wish more people would write! I haven't lived in Elmira since 1969, when I married and moved to Syracuse. But I love returning to visit family and friends, and I will always consider Elmira my hometown. I retired from teaching in May, and my husband Dave retires at the end of next week --- and then we will head south for a few months' escape of the northern Indiana winter. We are looking forward to that. Would love to chat with anyone who would like to share remembrances of #2 School, St. Patrick's, St. Casmir's, George Washington, EFA, or my old neighborhoods -
upper Hoffman St. and all around Uncle Tom's and Horigan's on Davis St. Happy New Year to all.

329) Irene Patros Fadis

  Now In: Queens, NY
  High School: Elmira Free Academy
  Class of: 1971
Thursday, 12.24.2009 - 12:29:57 Windows XP Internet Explorer

Merry Christmas, everyone. I have been cleaning the house this morning, and I have been listening to Christmas carols. I got reminded of all the Christmases I experienced at Hoffman School as a little child.
What a wonderful and beautiful time of my life; the Christmas pagents, the chorus singing Christmas carols, the children all gathering in front of a Christmas tree singing both Christmas and Chanukah songs- it was the beginning of my assimilation into the American culture. I even remember all of us bringing small gifts to fill up boxes for the Red Cross to distrube to shut-ins. I remember all of my wonderful teachers, Ms. Jones, Ms. Hill, Ms. Ganey, Mrs. Twilliger, Mr. Moore, Mrs. Austin, Ms. Spencer, Mrs. Wood, Miss Arickian, and Mrs. McCormick, plus the gym, music, and art teachers, and of course our librarian. Those were times of my life that I always will remember and cherish, and this is a Christmas tribute to the memory of all those wonderful people, students and staff that were part of my life.
Merry Christmas, everyone and a Happy New Year too. God bless us one and all.
With fond rememberances,

328) Judy Reese Robinson

  Now In: North Carolina
Wednesday, 12.16.2009 - 11:14:12 Windows XP Internet Explorer

Just found this website!

Sure brings back some wonderful memories....makes me miss "home"

327) donald j claypool

  Now In: Horseheads NY
  High School: Elmira Free Academy
  Class of: 1979
Sunday, 11.29.2009 - 10:40:59 Windows XP Internet Explorer

yes I still live in the area. I guess I found out that I could not (or would not want) to leave. I like it here . The jobs and taxes are bad but I like it here.
326) Richard Korman

  Now In: Northern California - Marin County
Tuesday, 11.17.2009 - 01:50:23 Mac OS X Safari

Lived in Elmira as a kid for 6 years on
College Ave. Dad worked at Corning Glass. We left the doors open at night 40
years ago. I remember the park and popcorn wagon. I would love to go back and revisit .

325) Irene Patros Fadis

  Now In: Queens, NY
  High School: Elmira Free Academy
  Class of: 1971
Saturday, 11.07.2009 - 01:50:03 Windows XP Internet Explorer

Hello everyone,
Just wanted to let you know that I have a website where I post inspirational essays that I compose. Most of the essays are written in English. Yesterday I even entered one that I wrote in Greek. If you are interested in reading my articles you may visit: htpp://wwwheavenlysonshine.n et You have to scroll down a little before finding the English Essays

324) Karen Williamson VanNess

  Now In: Pine City, NY
  High School: Edison
  Class of: 1986
Thursday, 10.08.2009 - 12:58:52 Windows XP Internet Explorer

I went to Southside High school in 1983 & 1984. I graduated from Edison in 1986.

My husband & I live in Pine City. We have a couple of horses, 2 dogs and 3 cats.

Has anyone heard if Edison high school is going to have a 25 year reunion? Maybe we could get together at my house. Please contact me with any information.

If anyone remembers me I would like to hear from you.

Take care,

323) Matt Taft

  Now In: Phoenix, AZ
  High School: Southside
  Class of: 1999
Tuesday, 10.06.2009 - 02:01:11 Linux Netscape Navigator or other

I left town in August of 2009 and while I don't miss the city/town, I do miss the landscape. However, the climate here is much better.
322) Irene Patros Fadis

  Now In: Queens,NY
  High School: Elmira Free Academy
  Class of: 1971
Monday, 09.21.2009 - 20:31:24 Windows XP Internet Explorer

My husband, Mike, and I are are going to be grandparents for the first time in May. My mother, Koula Patros, the wife of the late Bill A. Patros, of the M & M Bar and Grill, is going to be a great grandmother for the first time. We are all so happy with this good news. Praise God!
321) Penny Wingert Boris Walls

  Now In: Bay City Texas
  High School: Elmira Free Academy
  Class of: 1975
Wednesday, 08.26.2009 - 18:43:30 Windows XP Internet Explorer

Hello again. Thought I would update my last entry. I became a widow in 2003 when my husband Jim was killed on his was to work. I was living in Carlsbad New Mexico at the time. Stayed for three years and then felt I needed a change so off I went to Texas. I landed in Bay City about 55 to 60 miles from Houston and 17 miles from the Gulf Coast. I am a Special Education teacher in an elementary school...I enjoy what I do. I haven't been back home since I interned Jims ashes in 2005 at Grace Church. I just remarried in March of 2009 to a gentleman named Curtis. Life has taken me many places but I have no complaints. Where is the rest of the Class of 75 from Academy? There must be someone out there. God Bless and take care.


320) mochrie

  Now In: las vegas, NV
  High School: Elmira Free Academy
  Class of: 1964
Sunday, 08.23.2009 - 20:20:19 Mac OS X Safari

2008Left Elmira in 1980 and have missed it every day for the past 29 years.
319) Karen Kakretz Schoonmaker

  Now In: Albany, NY
  High School: Southside
  Class of: 1972
Friday, 08.14.2009 - 12:34:38 Windows XP Internet Explorer

Lovin and missin Elmira! Both brothers live there now, retired..Karl Kakretz and Frank Robinson. Sis Lori and I still in Albany! Looking for any relatives: Kakretz, Hill, Gill..and any classmates from class of 72 and my first hubby Bob McBride's friends..
318) Steve Caldwell

  Now In: Spartanburg, SC
Thursday, 07.30.2009 - 21:57:53 Windows XP Internet Explorer

It's odd to post this here, but I lived in the area from '99 to '05 and miss it. Wanted to come home, but later found out that home isn't where you were born. Miss so much about the Twin Tiers area. Some how, some way, some day...
317) Daryl Davis

  Now In: Elmira STILL!
  High School: Elmira Free Academy
  Class of: 1981
Monday, 07.27.2009 - 17:24:23 Windows XP Internet Explorer

Hi all.
Looking for cassmates from 1981.
If your out there drop me a line.
Hope to hear from a few of you.
great job Nick, keep up the good work.

316) bruce terwilliger

  Now In: indian trail, NC
  High School: Elmira Free Academy
  Class of: 1975
Tuesday, 07.21.2009 - 12:07:35 Windows XP Internet Explorer

Has been a couple of years since I really looked through this site. This time in life finds me still in the south along with now having eight(8) grandchildren with all but one(1) within about six(6) miles from my home. Had to have a little plumbing work done on the heart in May. All of this taking place at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC. Enough of that stuff. I see that the old hometown still has not changed much since i was last up there about two(2) years ago. Anyway must get up and get moving so drop me a line sometime..