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06/06/11 04:24 PM #13    

Lisbeth Landro (Monroe)

I can see from the pictures that everyone had a great time. I wish I could have been there. Next time for sure! Everyone looks really great too!

06/06/11 06:54 PM #14    


Lorrie Belcher (Maeger)

The reunion WAS GREAT, because of all of you who came.  What a crowd.  I am so grateful to you all for taking time out of your schedules, buying plane tickets and even riding your motor cycles to come.  It was better than Prom Night. (maybe because I actually had a date this time).  I guess the year of looking for class mates paid off somewhat.  I can now erase the 1000 emails I have saved.  I no longer have to spend my days and nites at the computer. Colby said she felt like Schindler trying to find "just one more" There are still so many to be found.  Lets all keep looking.   My husband has been so great and I wish tell all of you how wonderful he was.  He washed countless mixing bowls from my making cupcakes and I think he was afraid I was having an affair with my computer.  His patience has been never ending.

Thanks to all of you for putting up with utter caos and being patient with those of us who have never done this type of event before.  A forty year renion may be one of the only times it is OK to start a conversation by looking directly at someones chest.  Thank heavens for Delon Curtis, Karen Bradleys husband, those Name tags were life savers. And Thanks Kathy Peterson for your help categorizing them.

I could have danced all night, and nearly did.  Staying up til 4am was hard on this old body.  I can testify that Mike Gudmundson has now made up for three years he never talked to me.  He kept the party going with Colby and Me till the wee hours.  I am still suffering from that almost all nighter

Colby was so fabulous with the memorabilia table.  If she had not done that, we would not have had anything.  She also did all of the MOST OF gifts, except the one for Denise Brinkerhoff which I provided as we are both aussie wanna be's.

And Diena, what can I say about her.  There were some days that I hated her for doing this to US.  What,... was she crazy? Ulimately it was a privlidge to find and serve my Granitian family.  So many friends, so many years.  You are all dear to my heart, you grew me up and I thank you for your willingness to help a once shy self concious classmate, by coming to our reunion.  To my Millcreek Stake friends, (2nd and 9th wards) I didn't get to spend any time with you so please keep in touch as It was so wonderful finding you all again.

Nancy, the little spit fire; and up against Brian Hale she is little.  Don't let her size fool you.  She is so determined to not have any focus on her, but her skill at putting together the web site would have even impressed Mark Zuckerberg. We will have the website for 10 years, so please continue utlizing it.

Vickie Kay, don't let her soft spoken nature fool you.  She is a major negotiator.  And did she do a great job or what with that caterer.  The one bite of steak I got was fabulous.  Next reunion I hope to get a whole plate of food.  Thanks to Vickies Children etc for the fine job they did of checking people in.  Thanks Lynn Reynolds for bring Susan to help my nieces serve.

Ralph, my new found friend.  What angst we went through to get the deceased correct, apparently to no avail.  His banner was fabulous.  I hope some one got a picture of that.

Steve Brown is a natural.  What would a reunion be without him in the fray.  I really appreciate him coming thru for us.  Bob Davidson, you are slated to be the next Steve Brown, after Joe Huish however.  Mike G, I'm not sure if you realized that you got a standing Ovation.  You are still a crooner and I hope that you and your key board made it back to Minnesota. So grateful to Maurine Bryson for playing for him.  Mike we are all so lucky to have had this reunion because of  our fateful encounter at Brighton when you butted into mine and my friends conversation.  Good Work.

Guylynn and Ruth your help with the decorations was so appreciated.  It was a pleasure working with you.  If you need flowers or Plants Ruth has them.  Bruce Bevan, you were a life saver with those table cloths.  Everyone please use Bruces linen company if you ever need linen.  His contribution was beyond my expectations.  Thanks for coming to the reunion Bruce.

Thanks to the other years classmates for attending, It was a pleasure to have you join us.  Jerry Reed was a weath of information on how to put on a reunion.  He could fanchise his services. Thanks to my friends Roy and Diane Angus for coming, I guess I groveled enough.  They too have a nursery.  Lets support our class mates and buy GRANITIAN.

About the Raffle!!! Well, that is one thing to work on next reunion.  I applogize that it got started so late and many people went home.  If you had your eye on something special, and you paid your money,  I may still have it let me know.  Thanks to Jan LeCheminant for helping obtain some of those items and to all others which donated Items. I loved every minute we shared and I just want you all to know that from where I was standing you were all Beautiful.  Keep posting pictures as I wasn't able to get any.  Using the website to make a speach is not so bad, it is not so noisy.

Love to you all Lorrie Belcher

PS did any one see my sneakers which did not make it home with me?

06/06/11 07:01 PM #15    


Lorrie Belcher (Maeger)

PS, I also wanted to thank the Class officers who came for humoring me and letting me recognize their service to us through the years.  Well at least 4 out of 10 aint bad (I think there is a song in there somewhere).  Thanks for being such good sports.  Here's to you Bud, Mike G, Bill G, and Claudia.  We love you guys.  LB

06/07/11 07:36 AM #16    


Nita Leonard (Jensen)

I had a great time, too.  It was good to see people after 40 years who had been a daily part of your life while in high school.  THANKS Lorrie, Diena, Vickie, Colby, Ralph and all the committees who worked to make the reunion a success ( and it was!).  The memories really are priceless.

06/07/11 07:55 AM #17    

Robert Davidson

Wow, what a night! That was so much fun. It was so good to see so many old friends and to meet all my new friends I have now. Isn't it amazing how 40 years ago, we would'nt have said boo to some of these people but after 40 years, ah its no big deal. Lorie definately was right about one thing. We all have gotten old, not just older, but old. Except for Steve Brown. That guy still looks like he could stay up past 9:30 doesn't he. To all the girls, you did such a fine job. Its amazing how wasy tasks may become when people can work together. Ralph Richins, it was so good to see you my friend. Brad Murdock and Terry Seibert ditto. Brad, still the same BS'er you always were. If anyone comes through Beaver on your way down south and doesn't at least call to say hi, RaNae and I will be upset. Beaver is the hub of the universe and we are right across the street from the golf course and she makes an incredible potato salad. I loved seeing all of you. Thanks for the new memories. Bob

06/07/11 10:04 AM #18    


Colby Clawson

And in a blink of an eye we only have the memories we made.  What a fantastic evening of celebration. We've survived 40 years past high school!  I didn't get to visit with very many friends and I am in shock as I see pictures of people who were there that I didn't even see.  I am standing in a picture of my Ward next to Marsha Staker. Next to Marsha is Jill Jones who was my backyard neighbor growing up. I didn't even see her and I'm standing that close to her.  I feel so sad about that!  I've enjoyed my newfound friendship with Lorrie and I am so proud of her and her dedication to this reunion.  She went above and beyond to make sure everyone had a great experience.  Diena, Ralph, Vickie, and Nancy were such key players in pulling this all together. I loved hearing Mike Gudmundson sing a song that was so fitting for the evening and visiting with him and Lorrie well into the morning hours.  Thanks to all of you who enjoyed my memorabilia table.  I am not a hoarder, just a sentimentalist!   I am so thankful that Stephanie Thomas won the most divorces award so I didn't have to take it home!  I've been unlucky  in love, but I've made up for it with 3 beautiful daughters and 11 extrodinary grandchildren.  I hope we can find many more classmates to share this wonderful experience with in five years.  Please make sure to check this website occasionally and keep it updated, especially if you change your web address. Make sure you tell anyone who didn't want to come (for whatever reason) that they were missed.  Maybe after they see our pictures they will see that they fit in with the rest of us! We're old, plain and simple.  Steve Brown finally got his trophy (wife)!  Bud Headman, I am so glad you came.  He has put into words the way I feel about our reunion in his blog Definately worth reading.  Claudia Jardine, I loved you then and I love you now. Why such a nice girl befriended me in high school I'll never know, but I'm glad you did! I could go on and on about my evening, but I'm sure you have your own memories to hold onto.  I love reunions. I love all of you. Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.....................

06/08/11 08:46 PM #19    


Lorrie Belcher (Maeger)

Perfectly said Colby, Nita, Bob and Ralph.  I hope that people know how to get to the message forum.  I'm not sure that every one does.  All I can say is LETS DO IT AGAIN.  lb

06/08/11 09:29 PM #20    


Albert Hensley

What a reunion! Far better than I ever thought it would be. To all of you that made it there it will be a night to remember. Thanks to all those who put long tedious hours into making it a very enjoyable event. 

I want to wish all of the Granite alumni of 1971 the best life has to offer you.  Thanks again;>}

06/12/11 07:29 PM #21    


Karen Bradley (Curtis)

It was a great  reunion! Since  my  Husband  couldn't make it, I brought my sister with, she graduated in 1968, it was alot of fun with her and everyone. I appreciated my husband making the name tags, they looked really good, he enjoyed making them. Thanks for all the hard work that to those that made it possible! The food was very delicious, and it was so good to catch up with some of you!

09/02/16 07:24 PM #22    


Vickie Kay

We are planning a 45th get together see the face book group "Granite High Class of '71" or friend me and I will ad you to the group. See the updates to this event there. 

09/04/16 10:30 AM #23    

Brian Hale


I'm very interested in a 45th reunion... Have you set any tentative dates? It was nice to see old friends at our last reunion.

I would like to set the reunion date, as soon as you aquire one; (due to traveling plans) I would not want to miss it!

Take care,

Brian Hale 

09/04/16 10:31 AM #24    

Brian Hale


I'm very interested in a 45th reunion... Have you set any tentative dates? It was nice to see old friends at our last reunion.

I would like to set the reunion date, as soon as you aquire one; (due to traveling plans) I would not want to miss it!

Take care,

Brian Hale 

09/06/16 06:07 AM #25    


Vickie Kay

Brian it is to be October 7 2016. There was an all classes reunion earlier this year so we did not plan a big reunion this one is casual and a handful of people so far have told us they will be there. It is catered by Cafe rio and at St Vincent de Paul church. 

Hope you can make it and encourage any of our classmates to come as well.

09/06/16 01:01 PM #26    


Donelle Terry (Brown)


HI VICKIE! I'm interested too! DONELLE (TERRY) BROWN



09/06/16 05:54 PM #27    


Vickie Kay

Donelle I am glad you are interesred in coming. For now anyone interested please send your current contact info to me here (personal message, to preserve your privacy). I will keep a list and make sure you have the final time date and cost info.

Thank you!

09/06/16 06:30 PM #28    

Kevin Kershaw

Kevin Kershaw

2824 North 2300 West

Cedar City, Utah 84721

Let me know the details.  I really enjoyed the last one.

09/07/16 12:45 PM #29    


Donelle Terry (Brown)

Well shoot! We're not going to be able to attend. We're both working and can't take it off. Hope everyone has a grand time and we'll see you at the 50th year reunion.


09/07/16 06:05 PM #30    


Vickie Kay

All classmates on the left side of the screen is a link to prepay for the 45th reunion. GHS 71,45TH REUNION. Also time place and schedule. Please sign up soon so we have some sort of count for the food. GO GRANITE!!!!!

09/07/16 06:47 PM #31    

Brian Hale



I'm scheduled to be out of town from October 2 to October 7; (softball tournament) what time were you planning on starting the reunion...  Tournaments been scheduled since April 2016 .

I will do my best to be in attendance, I would like to see some folks!

Thank you for the info,




09/08/16 07:38 PM #32    


Vickie Kay

Brian it is from 6:30 to 10 pm. Good luck with your softball. Hope to see youat the reunion.


09/09/16 01:27 PM #33    


Ralph Bryson

I'm sorry that I won't be able to make it to the reunion. I want everyone to know how much

they mean to me and the great school of Granite High. I'll try for the fifty year reunion, how's 

that? Good luck to all, 'til we meet again.

09/20/16 06:43 PM #34    

Brooke Takemoto (Findley)


The time has been changed to 6:30pm, so hopefully you will be able to come.

09/21/16 09:41 AM #35    

Claudia Jardine (Bridge)

Just read these sweet posts!  The 40th was so great!  I wish I would have stayed longer and mingled more. Thanks to all who organized the evening!  Sorry I will miss the 45th!  Take care everyone.  Life is a gift and we are all blessed. So long.

09/21/16 05:07 PM #36    


Lorrie Belcher (Maeger)

Claudia,  We hope to see you at the 50th.  That will be the big one.  Save those pennies and stay healthy, It was great seeing you 5 years ago....seems like yesterday.

Lorrie Belcher


09/23/16 08:28 AM #37    

Carrie Baide (Baide-Pugh)

Hi Lorrie - 

Thanks for the info and invite to the Reunion!  Sadly, I won't be able to make it as I have lived in beautiful Cornwall, England (UK) for the past sixteen years!  If anyone is interested in seeing what Cornwall is like, and it's fascinating history, watch "POLDARK" on PBS Masterpiece on Sunday, Sept 25th for the start of the second series!!

All the best to my fellow Granitians, and have a wonderful reunion!

Carrie Baide (Baide-Pugh)

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