Sunday, December 30, 2012

Barbara Jean Porter Gardner, BHS '41 (1923-2012)

Please keep the the family in your prayers...

HI Cathy: Attached is an obituary for my mother who passed away recently, for posting to your BHS blog.

Thank you,
Judy Gardner Puls (BHS 1964)


Barbara Jean Porter Gardner, was born Jan 30, 1923 in Los Angeles, Calif, to Maurice and Phyllis Porter She grew up in Burbank, Calif, and attended Burbank High School (BHS 1941) where at the age of 15 she met Raymond Gardner (BHS 1939). They married July 24, 1942 and spent 60 years together, raising 3 daughters. Barbara worked for Pacific Telephone Co., as a long distance and information operator.

After they retired, Barbara and Raymond spent their time at their homes in Camarillo, Calif and Queen Charlotte, British Columbia. Barbara loved to fish, enjoyed traveling and went to many exotic places, but her favorite was always Hawaii. Barbara was a beautiful soul and always looked on the bright side of any situation.

She was preceded in death by her parents Maurice and Phyllis, her husband Raymond, and her son-in-law Wayne Sampson. She is survived by her daughters Judy (Karl) Puls (BHS 1964), Janet Gardner Sampson (BHS 1967), and Jill (Myckle) Solotoff (BHS 1971), her granddaughter Kristi (Gregg) Condon and her great grandchildren Amanda and Joshua.

A special thanks to the staff at the Palms Assisted Living in Ventura for taking such good care of our Mother in her final days. Barbara’s ashes will be scattered in the Pacific Ocean near Ventura Harbour and at the Blow Hole in Keauhou, Hawaii.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Reunion BHS '73 will be Sept 7, 2013 at Pickwick

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From Dianne Postal-Simmons on Facebook...

Class of 1973 committee has decided on a Venue & Date for their 40th Reunion. Cost was a BIG CONCERN. . .

Looks like the date is Sept 7, 2013 at Pickwick. . .

Mark you calendars. Send any addresses and questions you have to Dianne Postal-Simmons at

My number is 805-773-8075

Any pictures & memorabilia would be appreciated!

CLICK HERE to see the Ceralbus Senior photos from 1973


New Class Website

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Mike Jelen, BHS '64, Passed Away 2012

Sad news for the Class of 1964... Thank You, Pam, for the notice. May the Lord comfort the family I pray.

Dear Friends...

Just wanted you to know that the BHS Class of 1964 has lost another dear classmate...Mike Jelen passed away shortly before Christmas...Mike was a great guy, very intelligent and had a good sense of humor. Mike was in Miss Imbach's Senior English Class with Jon and me and he used to join us at the weekly "Monday Night Football" gatherings at Sam Licursi's apartment in the early 1970's..He will definitely be missed by his family and friends...

Please scroll down...

Thank you...Pam

Dear Pam,
I thought you would want to know that Mike Jelen died before Christmas of heart disease, a complication of his diabetes. His sister called me and said that a memorial will be planned for January or February. I will let you know. I know you aren't doing a regular newsletter, but in case you put one out in the next few months, you can feel free to include this info.


Michael William Jelen
May 31, 1946 - December 13, 2012
Michael William Jelen was born on May 31, 1946, in Hettinger, North Dakota, on May 31, 1946. Michael’s family was by his side as he died at Kaiser Hospital in Irvine, CA. He had fought the battle of Congestive Heart Failure with complications from Diabetes for over 4 years. Mike was the only son and second child of Charlotte Marie (Schumacher) Jelen and Ernest Michael Jelen.
When Michael was just a baby the family moved to Los Angeles, CA. The family lived in Roger Young Village for a few years and later settled in Burbank, CA. Mike attended St. Finbar’s Grade School, Bellarmine Jefferson High School and graduated from Burbank High School before earning his A.A. Degree in Accounting from Los Angeles Valley College. He worked in and owned his own computer services businesses that specialized in high speed printing.
Mike moved to Orange County, CA, approximately twelve years ago. He was able to visit with his family often, study history and enjoy college football games on Saturday afternoons.
Mike is survived by his three daughters: Michelle Jelen, Nicole Jelen and Bridget Alves. In addition, Mike leaves his younger sister, Kathy (Jelen) John Coultas, and older sister, Charlanne (Jelen) Paul Nee, and his niece Jennifer (Coultas) Donovan and her family and his nephews: Phil, Andy and Paul Coultas. Mike was very proud of the many accomplishments of each of his daughters. This last summer he was able to travel with his family to his youngest daughter’s graduation from the University of Washington, in Seattle, WA. 
You are invited to join Michael’s family in a Celebration of his Life .
On Sunday, February 17th, 2013
From 2 – 5 p.m.,
At 7003 East Roundup Way
Orange, CA 92869

Please RSVP to (714) 633-7674, by February 9th, if you plan to attend.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Girls of '66!

Found another Fab Foto on Facebook!! Thanks for posting Jennifer :)

Jennifer Dale Schatz wrote "Had a wonderful lunch today with BHS '66 friends Kris Sorensen, Christy Seekins Evans, Linda White Silvas, Linda Schuster Mazur, Jordi Raack Daley, and Sandra Richards Keowen. Great company and delicious food. Thank you Kris for having us!!"

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Pauline Peterson Cozzens, BHS '64 (1947-2012)

Just received the following sad news from Alan Landros...

Please keep Pauline's family in your prayers.

Pauline Peterson Cozzens passed away last night, Tuesday, November 27, at her home in San Marcos with her family with her. She was officially diagnosed with Stage Four Colon and Liver Cancer on May 24, 2012, six months and three days before her death. She was 65. Below is the message her mother, Virginia, sent me this morning.

Pauline was a 1964 graduate of Burbank High School, and this message is going to several of her classmates. (1947 is her correct year of birth. She finished school early.)

Alan also wrote this...

Pauline was a committed Born-Again Christian. All of her family was looking forward to her Homegoing to end the awful suffering she has endured for sometime now. A pain pump was finally implanted this past Sunday, but she still had horrible pain even with the pump. Pauline had been THE secretary at the Christian school connected to their church in San Marcos, Tri-City Christian School, for 25 years until she was forced to retire last May due to her illness. I've probably told you before that Pauline's dad, Paul Peterson BHS '35, was the pastor of the former First Baptist Church which was across from BHS at Fairmount and Glenoaks all throughout the 1960's while all of us were at BHS. Her grandfather, Emanuel Peterson, was the founder of Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church in Burbank at Harvard and Fifth Streets in 1941. One of her uncles was Roland "Pete" Peterson BHS '39, and longtime BHS teacher and coach. Two of her cousins are Linda Peterson Everett BHS '67, and Louanne Peterson BHS '70. Other family members who were BHS alums were uncle, Reinold Peterson BHS '32, and uncle and aunt, Arnold Peterson BHS '30 and Margaret Basolo Peterson BHS '30, and aunt, Ruth Peterson Finch BHS '44. (note: Emanuel Peterson is correct with one "m"; Emmanuel Church is correct with two "m" 's.)


----- Original Message -----
From: virginia peterson

To: Alan Landros

Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 8:14 AM

Pauline died around 9:30 last night. Services won't be held right away. I'll let you know.

Love Virginia

January 8, 1947 - November 27, 2012

Pauline is survived by her husband of 45 years, Ken Cozzens, three daughters, one son, five grandchildren, her mother, Virginia Peterson, her sister, Debbie Peterson Lewis (BHS '69), two nephews, and many, many Peterson Family cousins. Pauline was predeceased by her father, Dr. Paul Peterson (BHS '35) in May 2000, and her sister, Barbara Peterson (BHS '67) in November 1994.

DECEMBER 4, 2012 UPDATE from Facebook
Pauline's memorial service will be Jan. 8th at 4pm at Tri-City Church in Vista.!/PrayingForPauline


Pauline Cozzens Obituary

Cozzens, Pauline
SAN MARCOS --Pauline Elizabeth Cozzens, 65, died peacefully in her sleep on November 27, 2012, in the comfort of her home. She had battled colon/liver cancer for six months. She was born January 8, 1947, in San Francisco, California, to Paul and Virginia Peterson. She was the first of three sisters. They grew up in San Rafael and Burbank, California. On July 9, 1967, she married Ken Cozzens. She was a dedicated stay-at-home mom to their amazing four children. In 1987, she went to work for Tri-City Christian School. She worked for 25 years as the school secretary and affected the lives of many staff, students, and families with her beautiful smile, loving spirit, and godly counsel. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her five wonderful grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening, quilting, sewing, doing puzzles, and reading. She was preceded in death by her father and sister, Barbara. She is survived by her husband, Ken; her daughter, Christy Mages and her husband, Cris, and their children: Alyssa and Luke; her daughter, Cindy Ross and her sons, Evan and Adam; her son, Rob; her daughter, Jenni and her husband Richard, and their daughter, Zion. She is also survived by her mother; her sister, Debbie; two brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. She will be missed by all of those who knew and loved her. Memorial services will be held at 4 pm on Tuesday, January 8th, at Tri-City Christian School, 302 No. Emerald Dr., Vista. 92083 Sign the Guest Book online

Published in North County Times on December 9, 2012


Pauline Elizabeth Peterson Cozzens
January 8, 1947 - November 27, 2012
Memorial Service
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
4:00 P.M.
Tri-City Baptist Church
302 N. Emerald Dr.
Vista, CA 92083-6112
(January 8 would have been Pauline's 66th birthday)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Grants Love Bob's

Found this fab foto of Kirk Grant's (BHS '65) folks from his Facebook wall - love it!

"They have been going to Bob's since it opened in 1949 in T L. I may have only been 2 or 3 but I was there too. We were there today. Mom is 89 and Dad is 91. They still love it... Big Boy, Fries, and a shake. Got to love them.
Thanks Mom and Dad"

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Doris Adams Remembers Tim Burton, BHS '76

Received my Senior Bulldogs Newsletter today which is full of interesting info including this...

Mrs Doris Adams taught ART at BHS in the 1960’s and 1970’s. she is a very talented artist herself. She is now in late 80’s and still very active and involved in many things. She lives in Aliso Viejo in Orange County.

One of her BHS Art students was writer/producer/director Tim Burton, BHS ’76. About two years ago Tim Burton reconnected with Mrs Adams while he was preparing for the exhibit of his own art at two US shows, first in NYC at the Museum of Modern Art and then in Los Angeles at the LA County Museum of Art from May to October of 2011. Tim had a film crew go to Mrs Adams’ home to interview her in early 2011. That footage was edited into a video that was shown on monitors that the public could see during his art exhibits in the museums in both NY and LA. In the video Mrs Adams shares her memories of having Tim as a student at BHS, how quiet he was, how he always finished his art assignments early, all fond memories of Tim. Tim invited Mrs Adams and her whole family to the opening of his art exhibit in Los Angeles at the County Museum of Art in May of 2011, and they attended!

Recently in mid-September Mrs Adams received another invitation from Tim Burton, this time for her and her family to attend the premier of his newest film, “Frankenweenie”, which was held later in September! Mrs Adams thought we would like to know that Tim does remember his days at BHS.

Another of Doris Adams’ former BHS Art students, Alan Landros ’70, is in contact with her from time to time, and he received a note from her in September where she told of her latest contact with Tim Burton.

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Here's a photo of Mrs. Adams from the 1966 Ceralbus

Here is the interview!

Museum Exhibition /// Tim Burton from LACMA on Vimeo.


Nov 1, 2018 UPDATE
Tim graduated from Burbank High School, Burbank CA in 1976. Here is his senior photo in the Ceralbus, the school yearbook.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Burbank Parade Fundraise Dec 2

Burbank On Parade Fundraiser<br />Starring: <a href='index.php?pg=talentdetail_page&id=014a80a42ab412e'>Don Friesen</a> Burbank On Parade Fundraiser
Starring: Don Friesen

December 2nd, 2012 at 5:00PM
Flappers Comedy Club Burbank
102 East Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91502

TICKETS: $20.00

Burbank on Parade is having a fundraiser at 5 pm on Dec. 2 at Flappers comedy club in Burbank. We need to come out and support it. There are a lot of additional costs now for putting on the parade. Please try to come! It is only $20 and two food item minimum. There are lots of great drawing prizes and the comics are the top names in L.A.

Those who are interested please email me and I can email you a flier. I am selling tickets and can mail them to you or drop them by your house.

Joyce Ruldolph
(818) 848-6863

Friday, November 9, 2012

Teri McComas Mrasak, BHS '68, Stunt Girl!

Here's more goodies from Facebook... Did you know that Teri McComas was a stunt girl for the studios? Pretty cool!

Thank You, Teri Hill Clark, BHS '68 for posting the following :)

"We've come a long way, baby! In digging through 'Grannie's Trunk', I found this news article on one of our own forging the path!!! I will be putting the original in the mail to Teri McComas. The article may be difficult to read, but the bottom line is how, in 1971, Teri worked on the Universal Studio Stunt Show falling from buildings, cracking bull whips, and cracking bottles over bad guys' heads."


Found a few more interesting links on Teri McComas




Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Facebook Foto of Friends - BHS Class '66

Just saw this photo on Facebook from September 2012 and had to post!

Thanks Bruce  ~ looking good :)

Mike R Hearne, Gregory Alaimo, Bruce Keswick, William Wright, Owen Newcomer and Paul Bittle

Class 1966 Ceralbus Senior Photos:

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Football: Burbank Stomped Burroughs Last Night!

Hooray for the Bulldogs! They clobbered the Indians in the new Memorial Field 37 - 14!

A few pics from Facebook...!/BurbankHighSchool?fref=ts

Saturday, October 27, 2012

BHS '70 Lunch at BJ's Valencia

Thanks Alan for the great pics! Looks like y'all had a fun time :)

Cathy, 14 of us met for lunch today at BJ's in Valencia. 11 of us are BHS '70 and 3 are BHS '69. I thought you might want to post this on the blog. Photos courtesy of Barbara Schmitt Good.

L to R: Louanne Peterson, Sue Cox Powers, Janis Bustrum Moss '69, Debbie Torres Bennett '69, Joyce Starleaf, Janet Henderson Di Sarro, Barbara Zelenay Berry, Barbara Schmitt Good, Nancy McNamara Zambrana, Toni Fairchild Chisum '69, and Carole Starkey Ivey

Nancy McNamara Zambrana, Janet Henderson Di Sarro, Barbara Schmitt Good and Sue Cox Powers

Sue Cox Powers and Barbara Schmitt Good

Janis Bustrum Moss '69, Randy Ivey, and Debbie Torres Bennett '69

Joyce Starleaf, Carole Starkey Ivey and Louanne Peterson

Randy Ivey and Joe Moss

Alan Landros, Randy Ivey, and Joe Moss

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fun times at the Smokehouse

Another great pic from Facebook! Thanks Joan :)

Fred Ortega '65, Cathy Nicholls Coyle '67, Dave Nichols '65, John Coyle '65 amd Joan Nobile Ortega '67.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Surf's Up in Carlsbad

Snagged this great pic from Zuma Tim Tolnay, BHS '69, today :)

Bunch of Burbank Dudes on the beach in Carlsbad, front of power plant surfing beach.. L/R...Gary Marca(class of 69)..Paul Hernandez(68)..Jeff Dopirak (70)..Marty Uribe (69)..Mike Connolly (69) and Zuma Tim Tolnay (69)... Photo by Zuma

OCTOBER 15, 2012 UPDATE from Facebook...

Onward on my surf journey. L/R....Marty Uribe (Burbank class of 69)..Fred (Jalama) Hodges (73)...Gary Marca (69)...Zuma Tim Tolnay (69) by Zuma

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Your're Invited to the BHS Class Reunion Cruise!

Dear BHS Alumni

The class or '59 is planning their 55th reunion on Carnival’s Carnival Inspiration and would like to extend an invitation to you.

It will be 4 nights departing April 28, 2014.

The costs is about $375.00 to $413.00.

When the time comes, you will book your own cabin with the cruise director.

Instead of any cost free cabins, the money will be used to have a cocktail party.

Please let me know if you care to join us as I need to have the cabins blocked.


Linda Lee Durkee Johnson

Apr. 28......Depart Long Beach 5:30 pm
Catalina Island 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Ensenada 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
May 2.......Arrive Long Beach 8:00am

Carnival Cruise Website

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Michael Johnson BHS '55 (1937-2012)

Michael Johnson
August 3, 1937 - Sept. 17, 2012

Glendale News Press
October 02, 2012

Michael was a long time resident of Burbank, CA for 73 years. He was retired from the County of Los Angeles, where he worked for 42 years as a Supervising Engineering Geologist. Michael had been retired for 13 years.

He passed away September 17, 2012 peacefully in his sleep at his home in Bermuda Dunes, CA. Michael will be sorely missed by all who loved him. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

It breaks our hearts to lose you but God blessed us with the time we had with you.

Michael is survived by his wife, Joanne, son, Daryl, daughter, Pamela, three grandchildren and brothers, Richard and Ronald.


Class 1955 website:

Friday, September 28, 2012

BHS 70th Birthday Memory Book

Wes Clark and Mike McDaniel scanned the Burbank High 70th Memories Book. Very cool!

Check it out... you may see some familiar faces...

Treats 4 Troops

Here's a great idea! Thanks for the flyer, Greg Alaimo, BHS '66...

Treats 4 Troops

The City Of Burbank's Veteran Committee is collecting items to be mailed to our Warriors in Afghanistan.

Our goal is to send 400 packages for the Holidays.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

BHS Alumni Passed Away

Received this email today from Carol Brown Baker, BHS '67, current President of the BHS Senior Bulldogs Foundation.

We send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the following BHS alumni...

We are including the following people who has passed away recently in the Septempber newsletter:

Muriel Collins Dahl W ’42, passed away in July 2012. No additional information is available.

Leon McFarland ’42, passed away on August 24th 2012 in Briar, WA. No additional information is available.

Freadus “Buzz” Seal S ’40, died on July 23 of congestive heart failure. He has married twice (both deceased) and had one daughter. His last four years were spent with a loving companion, Georgia Newton also a S’40 graduate. He and a friend had a TV Sales & Repair Store in Burbank. He served in the US Navy in the South Pacific as an electrician.

Jimmy Woods S ’54, passed away in Las Vegas, NV where he had lived since 1958. He played football, basketball and track and was a member of the "Drifters of Burbank" Car Club.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Help Wanted! Burbank Senior Bulldogs Website

Received this note today from Carol Brown Baker, BHS '67:

Burbank Senior Bulldogs Website

As we continue to look at the costs to produce the Burbank Sr. Bulldogs newsletter, one option we are entertaining is developing a website. Many people have access to the internet, and if we put the newsletter online it will reduce the number of newsletters that we send out.

In order to do this we are desperately looking for people that will assist us in the development of the website. I know there are many classmates that have this expertise and hope that you will contact us and volunteer a little of your time.

Please contact

PS If in town, please come to the Burbank Sr. Bulldogs luncheon on Monday. Read more HERE.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New Website: Preserve Burbank

Preserve Burbank is a grass roots movement of Burbank residents and business owners encouraging, promoting and supporting the City of Burbank's programs which preserve our community's architectural history and restore the design integrity of our community's built heritage.
Burbank Central Library


Group unveils website to promote historic preservation in Burbank

By Mark Kellam,

September 4, 2012,0,3576972.story

Information about how to designate a home as a historic landmark is now just a click away.

The new website outlines what the city offers regarding historic preservation, said Greg Rehner, founder of Preserve Burbank, a grassroots organization set up to share potential preservation opportunities with local property owners.

The site features links to applications to begin the historic designation process for individual homes, or to sign up to possibly receive a property tax deduction through the Mills Act, which provides tax abatements for historic properties.

City Council members recently approved guidelines for establishing historic districts — an application for which will be on the website once the paperwork is finalized, Rehner said.

There is also a link to take a visual tour around the city that features homes that have been designated as historic, are in the designation process, or have the potential to be considered historically significant.

“One of the things we often hear from residents in Burbank — and some longtime residents, actually — [is that] they feel there is nothing left in Burbank to preserve,” Rehner said. “If people look at what Burbank still has left, they’d see a lot. There are still properties worth preserving.”

The site also outlines the top-10 myths about historical preservation, including a big one: that a homeowner cannot change a house in any way after it’s listed as a landmark.

Interior changes and renovations to exterior parts of a house that can’t be seen from the street are actually permitted, mirroring historic preservation rules in other cities, such as Glendale.

On the homepage, there is a link to a section dedicated to the Burbank Central Library, located at Glenoaks Boulevard and Olive Avenue. Completed in 1963, the library features a unique architectural design.

“It’s a rare example of Mid-Century Modernist New Formalism,” Rehner said, adding that the building has not been listed as historically significant, but Preserve Burbank members have been talking to city officials about making it a landmark.

Rehner said the organization, which started about two years ago, has grown its membership to more than 400 and the website is already generating new members.

Just three homes in Burbank have received historic designations, but eight property owners have submitted applications to be considered for the landmark process.


Follow Mark Kellam on Twitter: @LAMarkKellam

Monday, September 3, 2012

BHS Class '72 Reunion Photo

Cindy Barcus Aylward posted the following on Facebook!

"The Class of 1972 just celebrated our 40th reunion . . . here is a photo taken in the new BHS cafeteria by our wonderful classmate and amazing photographer, Carol Bliss-Sheetz. We enjoyed seeing our alma mater . . . even with all the changes. Special thanks to Roberta Grande Reynolds (also in our class) for making this happen!!!"

"We are so happy that Roberta Grande Reynolds is still so active in Burbank (she's on the board!!!) . . . we loved having Dr. Jan Britz and former coaches David Kemp and Frank Kallem at the reunion. Also, we're so happy that Bob Smallenburg was on hand to share such fun memories!!!"


Friday, August 31, 2012

Retirement Options

There are a number of retirement options:

You can retire to Phoenix, Arizona where...

1. You are willing to park 3 blocks away because you found shade.
2. You've experienced condensation on your butt from the hot water in the toilet bowl.
3. You can drive for 4 hours in one direction and never leave town.
4. You have over 100 recipes for Mexican food.
5. You know that "dry heat" is comparable to what hits you in the face when you open your oven door.
6. The 4 seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot, and ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

OR You can retire to California where...

1. You make over $250,000 and you still can't afford to buy a house.
2. The fastest part of your commute is going down your driveway.
3. You know how to eat an artichoke.
4. You drive your rented Mercedes to your neighborhood block party.
5. When someone asks you how far something is, you tell them how long it will take to get there rather than how many miles away it is.
6. The 4 seasons are Fire, Flood, Mud, and Drought.

OR You can retire to New York City where...

1. You say "the city" and expect everyone to know you mean Manhattan .
2. You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from Columbus Circle to Battery Park, but can't find Wisconsin on a map.
3. You think Central Park is "nature."
4. You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language makes you multilingual.
5. You've worn out a car horn. (Ed. Note: if you have a car).
6. You think eye contact is an act of aggression.

OR You can retire to Wisconsin where...

1. You only have four spices: salt, pepper, ketchup, and Tabasco .
2. Halloween costumes fit over parkas.
3. You have more than one recipe for casserole. (another Ed. Note: this is called "hot dish")
4. Sexy lingerie is anything flannel with less than eight buttons.
5. The four seasons are winter, still winter, almost winter, and construction.

OR You can retire to the Deep South where...

1. You can rent a movie and buy bait in the same store.
2. "Y'all" is singular and "all y'all" is plural.
3. "He needed killin'" is a valid defense.
4. Everyone has 2 first names: Billy Bob, Jimmy Bob, Mary Ellen, Betty Jean, etc.
5. Everything is either "in yonder," "over yonder" or "out yonder."
It's important to know the difference, too.

OR You can retire to Colorado where...

1. You carry your $3,000 mountain bike atop your $500 car.
2. You tell your husband to pick up Granola on his way home and he stops at the day care center.
3. A pass does not involve a football or dating.
4. The top of your head is bald, but you still have a pony tail.

OR You can retire to mid Ohio where...

1. You've never met any celebrities, but the mayor knows your name.
2. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor.
3. You have had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" on the same day.
4. You end sentences with a preposition: "Where's my coat at?"
5. When asked how your trip was to any exotic place, you say, "It was different!"

OR FINALLY You can retire to Florida where...

1. You eat dinner at 3:15 in the afternoon.
2. All purchases include a coupon of some kind, even houses and cars.
3. Everyone can recommend an excellent dermatologist.
4. Road construction never ends anywhere in the state.
5. Cars in front of you often appear to be driven by headless people.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wounded Warriors Road 2 Recovery Sept 21, 2012

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From Grey Alaimo, BHS '66:

This is a great nonprofit to benefit Wounded Warriors I'm hosting.

Ck out Ride 2 Recovery Facebook page:!/pages/Ride-2-Recovery/158096691111


Spread the word!!

August 31, 2012 UPDATE

Check out this video on YouTube:

This will let you know a little about the nonprofit the fund raiser will benefit Ride 2 Recovery.

Hope you can support our wounded heroes.

Sept 21, 3-9:00 PM Bobs Big Boy



From Greg...

This is one of the Wounded Warriors that the Sept 21, Bob's Big Boy Fund Raiser will Benefit. RIDE 2 RECOVERY.

My friend Nate lost both legs by a road side bomb in Afghanistan on his 3rd deployment. The fund raiser benefits warriors like Nate.

Thanks for all your help.

Gregory J. Alaimo
Privileged & Confidential

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Paul Kinniard, BHS 57, is Alive and Well!

And he sent his senior photo to prove it... thanks Paul for the great pic!!

Received the following email with link, so posted a few photos from BHS in the 1920's - thanks Jenny!

Hi there!

I'm a Burbank High 2002 graduate. I just stumbled upon this picture on and thought I'd share it with you. It's incredibly awesome.

Hope you enjoy.

The 1920's were beautiful.

-Jenny Wallace

Antique photograph of Burbank High School students in a theatre production. The back of the photograph says, "The Operetta Pepita given by the Burbank H.S. on March 7, 1924 went over big. Not complete cast in this but nearly."

Thursday, August 23, 2012

This Will Take You Back...

Thanks Pam Zipfel Kirkwood, BHS '64, for the link :) !

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Class '66 at DeBell Clubhouse Grill

Standing: Christy Seekins Evans, Jennifer Dale Schatz, Scott Bruckner, Linda White Silvas and Linda Schuster Mazur
Seated: Greg Alaimo, Owen Newcomer, Dona Foy Bruckner '67 and Bruce Keswick

These guys try to meet each month... a great idea to stay connected.

Snagged this great photo from Facebook - Thanks Linda White Silvas!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Vic Moon, BHS '66 (1948-2007)

Today Elizabeth Lynn Moon posted on BHS Memorial Facebook wall:

"Happy Birthday little brother (Vic Moon '66) you are missed and much loved."

I didn't know he had passed away and was sorry to read this. When I asked how he died and if I could put a notice here, she wrote:

"Vic died January 16th (or early 17th), 2007. Five years plus already. I imagine it was the cancer that finally got him, but it was basically Viet Nam and the Agent Orange."

August 17, 2012 UPDATE

Received this from Elizabeth...

Hi, Cathy!

This is an email I sent out letting friends know of Vic's passing back those five years ago.

You're welcome to use any part of it for the memorial page that you think is appropriate.

My dear friends and loving friends of Vic Moon,

The night of January 16-17, 2007 my dear and special little brother, Vic passed peacefully out of his body and on to a much easier existence in his new light body form. I am told that friends who knew it was close stopped by to check on him and his newly departed form was sitting in his chair with the remote in hand in his own home; a good way to go.

For those who measure the value of life in money and accomplishments, please know that Vic was rich in a much more enduring form. He was surrounded all his life with a loving, supportive family of friends and he chose his path. There is no greater wealth.

While we all have every right to express whatever sorrow comes up for our loss, please never doubt that for Vic this is undoubtedly a joyous time, for he has shed a form that has long been difficult, and now that wonderful upbeat, fun-loving spirit bears no more shackles.

For me I ask that condolences not be the form of communication. I want to focus on his release and lightness. I would love, however to hear any fun, warm and fond memories of Vic you have to share. My email is

I don’t remember Vic ever being “down”, although pain was his partner most of his life, and most assuredly daily, since shortly after his return from Vietnam due to a motorcycle accident that almost cost his life.

Vic loved his yearly visits to Nanaimo, B.C. Canada to spend a fun-filled summer week with two dear friends, others he grew to know and love, and the festivities of the week of Silly Boat Races and the famous Bathtub Races. I was so intrigued by this habit that I joined him one week a few years ago and understand completely!

I don’t think there’s a place that meant more to him and so that will be the place his physical form will reunite with the earthly elements.

Because friends and family are in remote places, and because I honestly don’t believe Vic would have wanted a cluster of grieving people to be the last memory of him, I’d like to suggest the following:

On Friday, January 26th either go to a hamburger place (Vic loved Bob’s and we always went there when we were down for a visit) and have a hamburger, send him some love and/or warm wishes and if you feel like it and are with others, share stories of your good memories of Vic.

Or if you prefer, pour your favorite drink (alcohol or not – your preference) or go to a bar or club that makes you feel “at home.”

Vic loved this one and I’m sure his friends will be there:
Blue Room
(323) 849-2779
916 S San Fernando Blvd
Burbank, CA 91502

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Have a drink and likewise enjoy yourself, think good and loving thoughts of Vic, share stories and laugh. Let’s make it a virtual (and/or global) gathering of good memories and warm hearts to connect and launch him at 6:00pm PST (you might want to arrive at your target site a bit earlier) on Friday, January 26th.

Laughter is a requirement. Vic was really good at that, had a wonderful sense of humor, and I know he would rather be sent off with laughter than with tears.

Elizabeth Lynn Moon

Carmen Edwards Meyer, BHS '42 (1924-2012)

May the Lord comfort the family and friends of Carmen we pray...

Carmen M Meyer, 87 passed away peacefully August 10, 2012 with her loving husband, Ted CP Meyer & son, Richard C Meyer, & daughters Lynne C Retmier & Sharon A Adams at her side with Elizabeth Hospice.

Carmen was born December 17th, 1924 in Blodgett, Missouri to Jewell Boyd Edwards & Della Gertrude Holifield. By 15 she & family moved to Burbank, Calif. where she completed HS. She worked at Lockheed, lived at home with her parents who rented rooms. My dad saw this redhead at work & then a picture in the house he was renting a room from & asked about her. This was in November, 1942. The romance started & they were married December 31, 1942. They both decided that was a good day because there was “always a party to go to”! This year is their 70th year together.

Carmen was a meticulous homemaker & fulltime mother in the So Ca, when the children were small. After that she worked at Farmer's as an underwriter & made that her career until retirement. In 1994 Carmen & Ted moved to Oceanside, Ca.

Carmen was preceded in death by her parents, her three brothers, & one sister. She is survived by her husband Ted, son Rick, daughters Lynne & Sharon, their spouses, five grandchildren, their spouses, fourteen great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, & two nephews.

You will be dearly missed & I love you mom!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

BHS Mini Reunion Sept 8, 2012

Received this from Dave LeSueur just now, so please spread the word!


Hi Cathy! As you know, I am being inducted into the BHS Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Sept. 8. Another basketball player (from the class of '65), John Gaball, is also being inducted. So I am hosting a reception/get together on Saturday, September 8, from noon until 3 p.m. at Burbank High honoring the basketball teams of 1965 (Gaball's team) and 1967 (my team). The event is not just for the players but also for any friends, relatives, well-wishers, and former groupies who want to come. Basically, it's an excuse to get together with people who, understandably, are not interested in coming to the ceremony that night but would still like to visit with friends from that era. All classes are invited.

Could you advertise this in your blog? I don't have any way to contact members of the '67 team other than Ron Davidson and Benton White. Hopefully, the others will hear about the event and be able to come.

The reception honoring the '65 and '67 basketball teams will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, noon to 3 p.m., in the BHS art room and, if needed, the dance room. (The two rooms are right across the hall from each other.) It will be very informal--i.e., wear whatever you like.

The evening ceremony is being held in the BHS gym. There is a "meet and greet" at 5:30 pm with the ceremony starting at 6:00 pm.

Thanks for your help!


John Gaball, BHS '65

Dave LeSueur, BHS '67

Coach Loutensock will also be honored. Here are his teams from 1965-1967

1965 Ceralbus Yearbook

1966 Ceralbus Yearbook

1967 Ceralbus Yearbook