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Cream of the crop

Saturday, March 24 at 5:12 AM

I grew up in southeast Denver in the '60s. Does anyone else remember hanging out at the Creamery? It was in the shopping center located at Holly and Florida. -- Liz

Since this item went up two weeks ago, response has been incredible, as you can see below. All the chatter led to a party Sunday (April 1, but no joke, I'm told), and another is planned for next month. The mother of 'em all, which I understand is being called Creamerystock, also is in the works. Keep an eye out for details in this space. You can find a photo from the first event here.

Meantime, post your responses below. If you'd like to answer another question, go back to the Ask! blog home page and click on whatever catches your eye. If you'd like to pose your own question, click on the link to the left on the home page.


Yes, we spent a lot of time at the Creamery. My church youth group used to meet across the street, and then we would go to the Creamery. I remember there was also a Red Owl store there, which became Del Farms (or was it the other way around?).

Posted by Glen Wielgot on March 21, 2007 12:05 PM

Wow, that brings back memories. I lived behind the shopping center on Hudson (1435). My friends and I were there all the time (Suzanne Walters, Jackie McEntee, Karen Gregory, Diane Fuhs, Gary & Jeri Hanks). My mom worked at the cleaners at the end of the shopping center. I think the grocery store was Miller's. I liked the boy across from the church. Kenny Horton, I think. What else? Sharon

Posted by Sharon Osgood (Cundiff) on March 21, 2007 01:43 PM

I lived at Florida and Clermont from 1965 to 1970. Every Saturday I took my allowance (25 cents) down to the Creamery and blew it on as much candy as I could buy.

Posted by Steve on March 21, 2007 01:45 PM

WHOA !! right down memory lane ! I lived behind the church across the street (on Ivy Way). Spent a lot of time at the Creamery which was, by the way, owned by the Baer's. (Daughter was Nancy.) He always treated us all like royalty. Vanilla cokes, ice cream confections, but mostly hanging with friends. The grocery in that strip was originally the Piggely Wiggely ! on the north end of the strip. There was also a bakery there that had the biggest raised glazed donuts ever !!! Owned by the Wickstroms .. good Swedith baked goods. I worked there on Sats. My dad lived in the house on Ivy till he passed two years ago. Would love to hear from anyone from the "hood" !!!

Posted by Pam (Benson) Patterson on March 21, 2007 02:00 PM

i hung out/got into trouble there as well. lots of us back then,, some weilers, marzetta, etc.
mr. bear had a wart on his tongue that was a bit creepy looking.
spent time in there after it turned into 3 or 4 different bars. the roof finally caved in under snow weight a couple years ago.
i went to mcmeen, Merrill, and gw.
i live in Belize now and my mom sent this to me.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 21, 2007 03:45 PM

My sister Liz was the one who asked the original question! My sisters and I used to go to the Creamery for ice cream sodas and candy. (We lived on Glencoe-1450) I remember the candy necklaces and the wax lips and taffy!! We loved the owner of the Creamery, he was very good to us. I also had asked the Ask! column if anyone remembered White Sands lake which was very near the Creamery. I am sure we probably went for ice cream sodas after a day at the lake! I would love to see old pictures of the Creamery and White Sands!!

Posted by Nancy Grieder on March 21, 2007 03:50 PM

I am the "Liz" who wrote in this question. I can't believe the response! My family lived at 1450 So. Glencoe. We used to ride bikes or rollerskate down to the Creamery. The sidewalks from the cleaners to the Creamery were great for skating - nice and smooth. My parents didn't like us hanging around there, because they thought some of the kids were a bit of a bad influence. Of course, we were always there anyway! I used to hang out with Sheryl Webb and Julie Larson. (Would love to get in touch with Sheryl if anyone knows anything about her) Both Sheryl and Julie worked behind the counter for a summer or two. I went to George Washington - graduated in 1976. Does anyone remember the Day's (Billy, Bobby, Jerry)? Lots of great memories. Denver was a much different town back then. I moved to the western slope 12 years ago because Denver just got too big for me. Thanks for the memories everyone!

Posted by Liz (Blackwell) Lippitt on March 21, 2007 03:51 PM

What a jolt to heart and mind to read question from Liz re the Creamery ... I suddenly recalled a long ago summer day in that old S.E. Denver neighborhood when my then 6yr. old son, and his 5yr. old buddy came strolling up the walk to the house, holding melting vanilla ice cream cones in their little grubby hands, and grinning with pleasure from head to toe! When I asked where they got these cones from, my son told me they got them from the man at the Creamery store. Since I hadn't even known they were going there I wondered how they paid for these treats, so I said, 'What did the man say when you told him you didn't have any money to pay for the cones?" The answer: "DON'T EBBER COME BACK HERE AGAIN"... Thanks, Liz, for igniting a piece of my young motherhood days I thought had disappeared along with the Creamery and all the other stores that once did business in that odd little shopping mall on Holly and Florida in the sixties.

Posted by terri thaler on March 21, 2007 03:54 PM

You bet. $ .55 for a hamburger delux with fries. We lived at 1315 S Holly and would go there all the time. Lots of muscle cars would race around down Holly St. on warm summer nights. Lots of hippies to. Great ice cream. I remember before they built the grocery store they had a small building with a state farm agent in it. That was like 1967 and I was like 4

Posted by James Saltray on March 21, 2007 03:55 PM

Bob Day is still around. So is Frank Anton

Posted by James Saltray on March 21, 2007 03:59 PM

i saw all jerry, bob and bill day at james weiler's funeral a couple years ago,, along with many other faces from the past.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 21, 2007 05:05 PM

heres some more names to toss around,,
royce brown, cris carpenter, the drielings, steve donizio, jerry and rick larsen, steve and lannie mais, royce gupton, kirk smith, jerry coulter, lance williams, tony hoffman, carrol mathews,, carrol marzetta, joy heiserman, ,,,,,,

Posted by bill Taylor on March 21, 2007 05:12 PM

tom armstrong had a sweet 72 chevy nova!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 21, 2007 05:18 PM

kevin bloodsmyth, kenny wise, jerry larry and jeff jones, john law, joe sebesta,,,,

Posted by bill Taylor on March 21, 2007 05:21 PM

frank and bill sharp, kurt betcthold, dean harris, the dedricsons, rick and greg ,
the more beer i drink, the more memorys come back!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 21, 2007 05:27 PM

This is fun. The Creamery. I loved that Place. Thanks to my brother James for giving me this link. I knew more than half the people mentioned here. When I went to Place junior high (around 70 -72 I think) tons of us would go have fries and a coke at the Creamery. Sorry to hear about James Weiler passing away. I did not know him, but I knew Mikie. Bill Taylor does not ring a bell, but I bet I would know you by face based on the names you dropped. John Saltray - Now in France.

Posted by Saltray on March 21, 2007 06:04 PM

john,, you don't ring a bell either. i am 50,, lived at the corner of missippi and dahlia.
i was riding dirt bikes 'behind place' all along.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 21, 2007 06:15 PM

The Virginia Village Creamery brings back old memories, I worked for Mr. Bair for 2 years while I was in Jr. High and High School (Merrill and GW). I was a customer since I was first trusted to ride my bike to the shopping center, I was born in 1951 and lived on Forest Way. I made a lot of donuts, pizzas, hamburgers and cherry cokes during my years at the Creamery. After school let out there was a mad rush to get to the Creamery and get the booths along the back wall, where some kids would not leave till the dinner crowd start to come in. . In addition to the Creamery I worked at the Enco station on the corner, which was across the Conoco, which was across the Sinclair station (the other corner was a church). I still go to the �old neighbor� once a week to visit my mother and things sure have changed. The shopping center has been remodeled but is mostly vacant, it will never be the same as it was in the 60�s and 70�s especially in my memories.

Posted by Fred Jacobsen on March 21, 2007 06:43 PM

OH Yea, the dirt bikes at FOX HILLS
cops could not catch us. we could run the bridle path from holly and the creek all they wat to what is now I-225 at the base of the damm. I knew the dedricsons, Chuck Weiler, The Fortner's, Anderson's
it go's on and on.

Then in the 70's it was the quarter house on yale with 30 foosball tables.

That was the big area back in the day

Posted by James Saltray on March 21, 2007 07:04 PM

I was on Elm street in the 50s and 60s. I remember it was our oasis. Candy bars, ice cream, duncan yoyos and best of all comic books. We would recycle glass bottles for 2 cents a piece until we had enough for a candy bar or pop. I also remember the piggly wiggley which morphed into many other things.
I returned to the neighborhood last summer for an open house for the Krisana Park neighborhood where we could walk through all those California style 1 story houses. It was great! Now they all seemed so small but they were fine back then. Now we all seem to want BIG HOUSES. Still it was a good place to raise a family and a great place to be a kid.
Much like Wyoming is now. Wyoming is what Colorado used to be. But it is not suitable for most Coloradoans - too much wind and not enough starbucks or whole foods for most. So don't even bother with Wyoming if you are from Colorado. ;)

Posted by Shane on March 21, 2007 08:02 PM

At that neighborhood shopping center, I remember the little branch library, which relocated a half-mile west on Florida at Dahlia in 1994 to a new and much nicer building. However, the floor inside the new library is no longer level, due to soil stability issues.

I ate many times at RJ's in the late '80s, which served melon slices with its hamburgers. In the remodeled old grocery was a well-stocked Hugh M Woods, before big-box competition forced it to close several years ago.

Posted by Richard on March 21, 2007 08:17 PM

A friend in Cheyenne (Shane) sent me this link. I live in Las Vegas now, but we lived on So. Leyden and So. Kearney (a big move!). I remember Piggly Wiggly, and how they'd extend credit if your mom forgot her checkbook (like mine did sometimes). They were so nice. And I remember the Green Rivers at the Creamery, and the HUGE selection of ice cream. I also remember when So. Monaco ended at Jewell, and that was just a big field. Then the K-Mart opened on Monaco and Evans, and Monaco became a "thru street." (Shane and I rode our bikes thru that K-Mart when it was still under construction.) And, of course, who can forget the swimming rivalry between Skyline Acres and Virginia Vale? And Roy Yost's gas station, which was later taken over by Max. Great memories of growing up... Remember the Weiler's, with 14 KIDS!! (A good Catholic family.). It goes on and on.

Posted by thom on March 21, 2007 08:32 PM

All of you have brought back some long lost memories of growing up in Virginia Village. I went to Merrill for one year until Place opened. Then went to GW. Remember the Valley Drive In - before K-mart was built? We moved to the area in 1961 - the year my sister was born. I remember a very small grocery store (before the DellFarm/Hugh M. Woods building was even built). I think it was called the Village Market. (Remember Green Stamps???) I remember the Weiler's, Marzettas, Masons, Days - all those crazy boys that my parents never wanted to see me bring home! Oh, and the muscle cars - weren't they wonderful! I married a guy with a '69 Z-28 - yep I loved those fast cars! I think the Weiler's have lost a couple of kids - I remember Jeff Weiler - what a cutie. So sad.... I worked at Arby's on Colorado Blvd in High School. Anyone remember the Marquart girls?

Posted by Liz (Blackwell) Lippitt on March 21, 2007 09:07 PM

before the library moved to florida and dahlia it was a carnation greehouse. i worked there for 3 summers.
jeff, james, chuck, and i believe the oldest greg weiler have all gone. mike, matt, mark all well and still in denver, marty as well. cris is having some trouble living in i believe oregon. the girls, susie and genie are also well.
marlene martin?
oh yea,, i could hope into the creek in glendale and ride all the way to cherry creek dam,, and NOBODY CARED!!
maybe the green trucks near the flowing j.j.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 22, 2007 07:45 AM

how 'bout figiro's? and the leaning tower?
great pool tournaments. mr luckys.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 22, 2007 07:48 AM

Hey, I remember the greenhouse near Ellis Elementary. I used to stop on my walk home and grab the good carnations from the cast off pile in the back and take them home to my mom! Bill, do you remember White Sands lake? Also, the leaning tower sounds familiar, but I don't know what it was. I do remember the Drumstick restaurant that had the model train that went around near the ceiling! Great memories...

Posted by Nancy Grieder on March 22, 2007 08:48 AM

white sands was right across the street from me! along with the stables to rent hoarses. i walked thru the drumstick parking lot on my way to and from merril.
leaning tower was a 3.2 bar at colo blvd and miss.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 22, 2007 09:00 AM

I don't know about the one at Holly and Florida, but I do remember the Dolly Madison Creameries; one at Alameda and Downing, and I believe the ice cream shop at University and Ohio(?), across from the Field Branch Library, was once a Dolly Madison.

Posted by Sonny on March 22, 2007 10:21 AM

You guys are all way too young for me!!! I was hitting the Creamery in the late 50's and early 60's. I knew a Frank Day -- would love to know where he is. And Carol Matthews lived two doors down from me .. the OBriens were in between. I was the "neighborhood" babysitter, took care of half of Virginia Village clear down to Minnesota Drive!! Probably took care of some of you! Someone needs to start a sight where we can all jump in like this (this will probably go away soon) and reminisce to our hearts content. I also remember and "variety or drug store" on the south end of that strip ... all the "teen magazines" and comics right along the front window. Keep the memories coming !

Posted by Pam (Benson) Patterson on March 22, 2007 10:21 AM

o'brians,, {whole slu of them too},, jack virtue, chichester's, missy adams,,
it probly won't help, but you can see a photo of me, a few years ago, by clicking on my name,, i'ts a link to our website.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 22, 2007 01:55 PM

Yep, 8 O'Briens .... and I babysat ALL of them for 25 cents an hour !!! Ahhh, the good old days!

Posted by Pam (Benson) Patterson on March 22, 2007 02:17 PM

This is to Bill - COOL website! I am WAY ready for a vacation! We have a great friend from Belize. I think that is so cool that you can reminisce about Virginia Village from Belize. Wish I was there.... I didn't realize that the Weilers have lost so many in their family. I think I used to work with Mark (younger than I) at Arby's. My friend Julie had a HUGE crush on Steve Donizio. He was a couple years older. Wonder what Bob Day is up to. His family lived directly across the street from us. They built an incredble fort in their backyard as young teenagers. I remember Bob lived in Central City for awhile. Remember what it was like before gambling? Did anyone frequent The Little Bear in Evergreen? Some of my funnest memories!

Posted by Liz (Blackwell) Lippitt on March 22, 2007 03:08 PM

when i saw bob a couple years ago,, he had not changed one tiny bit! ready to retire.
i saw steve the same day,{james weilers furneral},,he even looked the same. all the girls had a crush on steve,, while all the realy great guys like me went un -noticed!!
mark is a paramedic driving a 'denver cares' van. it was steve, james, and bob who lived in breckenridge cutting firewood for a year.
they used an old ford car for the saw. hooked it to the rear axel. i think bob even still has the old white panel van he drove around.
i come back every year to visit my folks and all my drunken buddies,, but as soon as i leave d.i.a. and get on i-70,, i can't wait to get back here!!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 22, 2007 04:08 PM

i remember a julie yorker? is that her?

Posted by bill Taylor on March 22, 2007 04:16 PM

Bill - What year did you graduate? I just turned 49 - graduated GW in 1976. I still keep in touch with Julie Larson, but I don't remember a Julie Yorker. I bet you knew Sheryl Webb. If I could remember the name of the guy she married, that would jar your memory. He used to hang out with Donizio, Royce..all those guys. Did you know a guy named Donny Harbert? He lived in that two story white house on Mississippi and probably Glencoe? His mom owned the stables over there behind White Sands. That is where I fell in love with horses at 5 years old! I had a huge crush on Donny when I was in second grade. Did you ever go to White Sands to swim? How did you get to living in Belize???? Consider yourself extrememly lucky! I love where I live (just west of Glenwood Springs) - but I love the ocean more than anything! My sister has a place in Maui.

Posted by Liz (Blackwell) Lippitt on March 22, 2007 05:29 PM

i turned 50 last july. i didn't graduate. . left after 10th grade and never went back. james weiler and i joined the navy together in '76. i guess i would have garuated in 74 or 75? same as steve, james, bob and that group.
i remember donny,, it was at the bottom of the hill at forest street.
oh yea,, i went to white sands!! we also use to build some cool 'forts' out in the bridal path when we were all young.
i shared a house with craig o'brian between 10th grade and 76.
i was discharged in '80, james and i worked at D.U. for 8 years, then we worked together at denver public schools together or the next ten years. then me and my wife moved to belize in '98. been here since.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 22, 2007 05:45 PM

LOL. This is pretty fun... My older brother dated Jeanie Weiler; Susie was in my class ('72 @ GW). Then, of course, you all remember Glasier's Barn, where you went on hay rides! (Right next to White Sands, I believe.) And yes, the O'Brien's and the Harr's... all those Catholic kids! And friends of mine used to work at that carnation greenhouse. They'd play a game, to keep from being bored, called "What Am I Thinking?" and you had to keep guessing until you figured out what they were thinking. And who remembers Uncle John's Pancake House on Colo. Blvd., with those silver dollar pancakes?? Why did they taste so good?

Posted by on March 22, 2007 06:57 PM

i don't remember uncle john's,, but i remember the red barn! good chicken!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 22, 2007 07:05 PM

I'm the youngest Benson. Pam was the oldest, with Bruce and Larry between us. I see some last names I recognize, but I probably know older siblings. Mike Heiserman, Ron Gupton. Steve Maes was the block bully (same one?). Carol Matthews has lived in Grand Lake CO for years. She's 2-3 years younger than me, but we were good buds until about high school. It's White Sands Beach Club by the way, at the end of Dahlia along Cherry Creek. Great times. I spent a lot of money at the Creamery! I'm in San Mateo, CA now.

Posted by Jody Benson on March 22, 2007 07:27 PM

Hi Jody, What do you remember of the White Sands Beach Club? My sister remembers a dirt road to the entrance and a white shack. I can only remember a white wood lifeguard stand. I wish I had some pictures to jog my memory!! My sister also said there was an island in the middle with a diving board. I was probably too young to swim to it (I was born in 1961.) How many of all of you grew up swimming or bowling at Celebrity Sports Center? I will never forget the chlorine smell when you walked in the locker room!! I wish life were still as simple as it was then...A nice root beer float at the Creamery sounds good right now....

Posted by Nancy Grieder on March 22, 2007 08:34 PM

the 'island' was just a wooden raft,, two of them i think. one had the diving board. you could swim under it and see tiny fish in there with you.
there were two lakes on glaisers property. one was w.s.b.c the other was not open to the public. but...we would sneak under the fence at night with innertubes and go out there and fish. it is still there last i knew as part of the landscaping for the apartment complex.
i used to go watch the slot car races at celebrity in the basement.
my parents bought the house at missiouri and dahlia in 1960,, they are still there with the original phone number!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 23, 2007 06:58 AM

Wow -- what memories!! I used to work at the Village Creamery and my brother Mark was the cook. I worked the whole dining room by myself on the weekends and made some good tips. I got the job when I was 15 but told them I was 16. My brother Joe was mad because that was his hang out and then he went over to Celebrity Sports Center. I remember the names... Donizio, Royce, Kirk Smith, Jerry Coulter (I went with him for over 2 years!! ) Sheryl Webb, Liz Blackwell, Julie Larson, Julie Yorker, Craig O'Brian and there were others that I recognized. My memories at the Village Creamery were cinnamon cokes (where the cinnamon oil would float on the top and burn your lips - yum), candy lipstick, long flat taffy, Pepso in bottles (we used to freeze them in our tall, plastic Tupperware glasses - yum), Mr Bair (and of course the wart) .99 breakfast, Celebrity Sports Center, slot cars, swimming pool smell when you went downstairs, Cooper Theater, Catholic Seminary over by the Figaro's, White Sands --- fun, fun memories! Thanks for whoever started this - it will be fun to see if you remember me??

Posted by Julie on March 23, 2007 11:22 AM

Oh, by the way. I remember the carnations at the greenhouse too. I used to go through that pile on the way home from Ellis Elementary. I went to Merrill Jr and then South HS but transferred to GW my last year and graduated in '75. Do you remember me Bill? Your name doesn't ring a bell for me. I just turned 50 in January and now live in Lakewood. I had three kids now 21, 23 and 25.

Posted by Julie (Molen) Moot on March 23, 2007 11:29 AM

yes i do,, you lived on the corner of dahlia and a street just past lousiana,, on the southwest corner. i lived across the street from jerry and west a few houses. i'm so easily forgotten,,,
if i remember right,, you would ride around in jerry's chevy impala.

i remember sneaking into the seminary {not the one by figaro's, past colo blvd} before it burned down, and sliding down their spiral fire escape,, in the dark!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 23, 2007 02:08 PM

i should say,, i didn't know i was so easily forgotten! :(

Posted by bill Taylor on March 23, 2007 02:18 PM

Great memories. I worked at the Creamery from 1973 to 1976. Me and my sister Julie more less ran the place after the new owner took over for Mr. Bair. My favorite memory is warm chocolate covered donuts. Penny candy - what a concept! The Pepso cola was also a great treat. I went on the Krisana Park Modern Home Tour Sept 10, 2006 and visited several of the houses I delivered the newspapers. Ran into the Senters along the way. Good place to grow up.

Posted by Mark Molen on March 23, 2007 02:39 PM

I remember you well. Long dark hair - and absolutely gorgeous. I started this whole thing, and it has been so fun! I am Liz Blackwell - the fat, geeky girl (Not fat or geeky anymore) who hung out with Sheryl Webb and Julie Larson. My sister was Virginia Blackwell. She was diagnosed with a mental illness right after high school. She didn't have an easy life, but I know she is happy now. She passed away four years ago in her sleep from a blood clot (broken arm). Do you remember who Sheryl Webb married? (1st time) I can't remember his name. (I know he was one of the gang who hung with Day's Donizios, O'Briens) I heard that Sheryl had a daughter who passed away from brain cancer. I just can't imagine. Julie is married and lives off of Monaco and Hampden. Still keep in touch with her. She has a son and daughter - 18 and 20. I have a son who is literally a rocket scientist with NASA in Alabama. My greatest accomplishment! I live near Rifle, CO (25 miles west of Glenwood Springs) Couldn't take the traffic and all the people anymore in Denver. So great to catch up with everyone again!

Posted by Liz (Blackwell) Lippitt on March 23, 2007 02:44 PM

Sorry, maybe if I saw you. ;o) Yes, we lived on Dahlia and Wyoming Pl. Did you know my brothers, Joe, Jon or Mark?
Yes, I spent many hours watching Jerry work on his red chevy impala. I new all the car terms. I really did like that car though and whenever I see one I think of him. DId you go into the Navy with Jerry?
Wow, you were adventurous!! My oldest brother would try that!

Posted by Julie on March 23, 2007 02:45 PM

i went in the navy about 2 months after jerry did. i went with james weiler. craig o'brian and greg drieling went in together about 2 months after that.
the phot on our website is a few years old,, maybe that would spark something??

Posted by bill Taylor on March 23, 2007 03:10 PM

Liz, you are too kind. I do wish I could say I haven't changed but I am 50! I am sorry to hear about Virginia. I do remember her. I do remember the name Sheryl Webb but I have not kept in contact with anyone at all. Unfortunately, I know the names but I don't know anything about anyone. That is why this is so much fun! I noticed my brother has gotten in the blog too. My oldest brother told us about it. Thanks for starting it -- so many good memories!

Posted by Julie on March 23, 2007 03:12 PM

Bill - I do remember your face. You remind me of Kirk Smith.
I just went to your site and am ready to come!!
Oh my gosh, thank you for sharing that and it is absolutely beautiful! I am ready to come and enjoy the beautiful water and the white sandy beach. Maybe someday...how did you end up there?

Posted by Julie on March 23, 2007 03:34 PM

kirk married my cousin and is still living in the same house he grew up in!
i saw jerry a couple years ago {james funeral}
he looks the same. he is an electrian somewhere. not married.
as i said earlier,, we moved here in 98,,
i tell folks, "it ain't perfect but it beats the alternative"! being snow, I-25, millions of people, ect. i used to commute to denver from broomfeild,, then drive a service van around town. now,, i bet there are more cars in G.W's parking lot than there are in a 50 mile radius of me!
and i agree with liz,, you were a 'hottie",, if you don't mind...

Posted by bill Taylor on March 23, 2007 04:13 PM

Wow, what a small world. I think your world is like "heaven" as some said in your book of comments. It sounds wonderful! My family took me on a cruise for my 50th and we went to St Thomas and St Maarten and those were gorgeous too. Belize seems so relaxing. I love the beautiful, blue water in those areas!! We went snorkeling a couple of times and I LOVED IT! You probably do that every day.

Posted by Julie on March 23, 2007 04:39 PM

no,, we don't. but we could! i spent the morning working on the boat's carburators so we can get out this weekend.
it was a big adjustment for us to leave denver and go to a country that has as many total people as 3 bronco football games!!
i can go to the farthest corner of the country and someone knows me.
i had hoped more of the old gang would come visit but, i have only seen a few.
spread the word!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 23, 2007 05:14 PM

Did you ever cruise 16th Street??? Glue a half dollar to the sidewalk on Larimer street for the bums to fight over?

Posted by Liz (Blackwell) Lippitt on March 23, 2007 05:20 PM

no,, but we did cause trouble in that neighborhood also!
me, kurt betchold, and thor hansen made a grappeling hook and scaled the walls of the area's schools, climbed down the roof acces hatch, swiped fire extingusers, then sat in waiting under the bridge at holly and c.c. drive for an unsuspecting vehical to stop at the light. then we ran out and covered the car with c02!! what pathetitc hoodlums we were.
by the way,, i am still good freinds with thor if anyone knows him. he is a captian on denvers fire dept. he has been here for a visit.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 23, 2007 05:35 PM

Bill and Liz, this has been so much fun but now I have to go home and attend to my weekend duties - ha. I will watch to see the comments this weekend from home and thank you for this -- what great memories and it has been so good to talk to you! Hugs...

Posted by Julie on March 23, 2007 05:42 PM

Ok, so it's time for the older brother to toss his 2 cents in. One of the fonder memories was after finishing the Sunday paper route everybody who had a route would head over to the Creamery and line up at the counter like we were factory workers going for a beer. A lot of the names mentioned were from the later years. I remember the hardware store that was just south of there a door or two. We'd by black powder in a can. Some of the people I remember working the creamery were Susie Graves (another big family) and Barb can't think of her last name, that several of us were totally in love with. I played CYRA baseball with Pat Harr and used to ride his brother on my handlebars to altar boy classes down on Birch St.
The place with the spiral fire escape was what we called the bad girls home. It was one of the better fires from that era. One could start a whole another one of these on White Sands. I do have access to family films from there, but it's not my family so you can't see them. Damn, those donuts were greasy, and good. Also, upchucked a rather large soft serve chocolate cone in the hall at Ellis after ditching lunch to dash on over to get the good food. I could throw out a whole lot of new names, but will leave that for any of the other older farts who like reading this but don't care to offer much. It's a generational thing. If you're older than 55, the charm of the internet is more likely somewhat of a curse. Being 57 it is a love/hate relationship for me. Dang, just remembered getting caught shoplifting at the grocery store, told to go home and have my mom call them; and I did it! Unbelievable. I sure wish I could recall the names of some of the slightly off dudes who used to hang out there. Wonder if they're still around. Like the dude in the army duds that drove the three-wheeled motorcycle and worked at the greenhouse at Dahlia and Florida. He was a case.
Thanks go to Liz!

Posted by Joe on March 23, 2007 09:40 PM

I remember the big fire on Colorado Blvd...... I think it was called the Good Shepard Home. Seems like my mom said it was a home for unwed pregnant girls. That was a HUGE fire! It seemed to take a long time for them to tear it down. It seemed like there were a lot of fires back then. One on Holly and Yale - a condo project under construction. I think there was an arsonist out there who didn't like to see development! I went to Ellis - 1963 I would have been in kindergarten. We would walk by the greenhouse everyday. There was an asian man who worked there, and we would call him "monkeyman". We were so mean! I don't remember the dude in army duds with the three wheeler - maybe that was before my time. We lived on the dividing line for Merrill. Boy it seemed like an awful long walk to Merrill everyday, and even farther to GW. It was nice to finally be able to drive and not have to do that long walk everyday. Do you remember Lollipop Lake? We used to go ice-skating there, and one day my friend Sheryl fell through the ice. I don't think we skated there much after that incident! Does anyone remember the Rhineharts? I used to hang out with Sandy when I worked at Arby's. She was fourteen going on twenty five! She had lots of much older boyfriends...I always wonder whatever happened to her. They lived closer to the "Valley Highway". I think on Jewell. I don't live in Denver anymore, so it is hard to remember the street names. I live out in the country in western Colorado with my horses, dog and cats - an two very stupid chickens! All of your comments keep bringing back more and more memories. Thanks everyone!

Posted by liz (Blackwell) Lippitt on March 24, 2007 09:01 AM

me and jerry coulter fell through lollipop on the way to mcmeen, playing with a bowling ball we found somewhere.
how 'bout the ice rink at hampden and monaco? we hung out there also.
{needed mom to drive us tho}
my dad still calls it the valley hyway!
anyone remember a "moomwalk" set up at a gas station near the creamery? we would get ahold of a big bottle of spin-yada{sp},, get all loopy, then go to the moonwalk. someone would allways barf!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 24, 2007 10:29 AM

Hi Bill! I actually grew up skating at Alpine Ice Arena. I was a competitive figure skater. Do you remember the Xavier girls? I think their parents owned or ran Alpine. I was there morning and afternoon. I am 45, so I probably had a crush on all of you guys who hung out there since I was 11 or 12 when I started to get boy crazy! We would be at the rink all day in the summer so I probably saw you there. How is Belize today? It is rainy and cool here in Erie Colorado! I don't remember the moonwalk, but Liz does! My friend Vicky and I had a "fort" in the juniper bushes right by the cleaners at Virginia Village. We would hang out in there and watch people walk by and spy on them. We were strange children....

Posted by Nancy Grieder on March 24, 2007 11:48 AM

Great thread. I went to Ash Grove, Merrill & GW and hung out at the Creamery even though I wasn't supposed to. Someone mentioned Sheryl Webb. Didn't she marry Tommy Anderson? The Barb I remember from the Creamery was Barb Robertson. I was crazy about her - very pretty. She had 3 or 4 sisters I think. My sister Sue worked there for a couple of years. Wasn't there a Sandy that worked there too? Mr. Bair left at one point then bought the place back. A Gary Hanson ran the Conoco at one time. My brother Steve worked there awhile. Yes, there was an insurance agency before the Del Farm with a couple of small bicycle jumps behind it. The Pharmacist at the drug store (that eventually became the small library) busted me stealing a yo-yo one day and I told him a fake phone number and said my name was "Mike". I never got in trouble, but whenever he came in the Creamery and I was there with my friends he would say "Hi Mike" real loud. I always had to explain to my friends why he called me Mike and why I responded. I grew to despise that man. I remember a man we called the "monkey man" too. He had real dark wrinkly skin and he rode around on a small motorbike that had a U.S. flag sticking up. I think he lived on Holly at about Iowa. We would make free phone calls at the phone booth by Piggly Wiggly by sticking a stiff piece of paper down the quarter slot till it made a ringing noise. I went to the Virginia Village Baptist church across the street sometimes. It wasn't a "good" sermon if the preacher wasn't pounding the pulpit, yelling then dropping to one knee and weeping by the end. He sure caught my attention. We would have secret meetings behind the Creamery and behind the fence and plot various adventures. I could go on and on ... great memories. Tim Graves

Posted by Tim Graves on March 24, 2007 01:18 PM

well,, well,, tim graves,, good to hear from you!! last i saw you you were hang gliding?
how is steve doing?

Posted by bill Taylor on March 24, 2007 01:26 PM

Hey Bill. How's it goin'? Steve's fine. I chuckle every time I think of the last time I remember talking to you. Other people laugh too. Do you remember calling me when you worked at DU and asking me if I had a spare pair of binoculars? That was hilarious! Maybe I'll make it to Belize some day. Lance told me about his trip there. Sounds like paradise.

Posted by Tim Graves on March 24, 2007 01:37 PM

oh yea,,,you lived upstairs and your glider lived in the hallway.
did you retire from safeway?
yep,, lance made a visit here. he liked our pet boa constrictor,,"julious squeezer".

Posted by bill Taylor on March 24, 2007 01:53 PM

sorry,, not a pet,, a resident.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 24, 2007 01:53 PM

A mutual friend of Nancy and Liz's told me of this blog. Thanks Nancy for forwarding it on. I remember alot of the names but can't put to many faces to them. I worked at the Creamery my first year at GW since we were on splint session I went to work at 6am to make the greasy donuts. The cook, Leta? had to call me and wake me up on a number of occasions. When I lived across from Liz on Glenco I remember skating down to the hardware store to get our skate keys. I then moved over to 1750 S. Filbert Ct. It has been fun reading and remembering. Who was the big catholic family on Grape St? I had a crush on one of them, Josh or John? I remember swimming and riding horses at White Sands.

Posted by Cindy (Carlmark) Dickey on March 24, 2007 02:10 PM

so,, while we are sitting around telling stories,,
me and 2 friends of mine, who shall remain nameless, were riding our dirt bikes at night. one of them was a 400cc maico with a BRAND NEW knobby on the back. somehow,, eh hem,, i don't know how, we ended up on the golf course. the one out east,, kennedy{?} i guess. off iliff.
anyway,, in our zeal to correct our navigational mishap,{it was dark, remember?} we twisted the throttles in an attempt to find the hole in the fence we entered through. a whole bunch of wheelies and doughnuts later, we found it.
if we had been caught, i would still be getting ass-whoopins from my dad to this day!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 24, 2007 02:14 PM

Timmy Graves!! Do you remember me, Cheryl, your neighbor across the street? Where is Susan? I'd love to get in touch with her. Last time I saw her was at our 20 year reunion. We both cried when we saw each other. We were at the Creamery the first day it opened buying penny candy- must have been 4th or 5th grade at Ash Grove- and worked there all through high school. We graduated in 1970. And Mr. Baer was a dirty old man to all the girls who worked there!!! You all think he was so nice. His hand always managed to brush across our chests. And that was one scary tongue!! I have the best memories of summers with your family. Do you remember the inflatable swimming pool? We set that up all over the neighborhood. I have a picture with me, Susan and Patti posing like strippers (sort of!) We always had something going on in the street...kickball especially. We usually stayed pretty close to Grape Street. I am thrilled I saw this in the paper. What a trip!!

Posted by Cheryl on March 24, 2007 08:03 PM

Bill. Was I a part of the golf course escapade? I remember riding out that way several times looking for mischief, but I don't have a specific recollection of "getting lost" on the golf course. I do remember a man pissed off about the loud dirt bikes. He lived one or two doors east of Holly and his back yard was by the bridle path trail. He came running out and swung a broom at me, I ducked just in time but lost control and crashed. I barely got back on my bike and escaped before he caught up to me. Someone asked about the big Catholic family on Grape.Would that be the Kroski's?
So that must be Cheryl Mantelo(sp). Yeah, you and Sue were best friends for a long time. Kickball! What a neat memory. That was like a tradition on our street. I would eat dinner fast so I could get out there and play till the sun went down. Family names keep coming to mind - Theilmans, Adies, Wassburgs, Reisbigs, Mesteks, Kriegers. Taylors, McCraes, etc. I would help your mom cut lawns at her apartments. It was the last thing I wanted to do on a nice summer day.

Posted by Tim Graves on March 25, 2007 08:32 AM

yes you were on the course with us. we had to dismantle your tail lite as it came on whenever you hit the brakes! and your right,, we were'nt lost,, we knew exactly what we were doing,, and loving it!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 25, 2007 08:57 AM

Oh yeah. We would all meet up and first off everyone would dismantle their brake lights and remove their license plates. The cops tried to trap us on the path once between Holly and Monaco but they couldn't drive on trails so we got away. Good thing our plates were off. Of course everyone remembers James totally submerging his bike in the creek that night. It seemed like it took forever to drag that thing up the bank. What work!

Posted by Tim Graves on March 25, 2007 09:27 AM

ha ha ha,,, the only way we found that submarine was his tail light still shinning!!
i went to denver last august for a visit. we had the first annual 'james weiler memorial run' at rampart. have a next one planned this year i hear.
got a bike? i have to borrow from thor's stable.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 25, 2007 09:40 AM

I do remember some of the girls saying Mr. Bair was a dirty old man...... He wouldn't be able to get away with it these day! Cindy - great to hear from you! Nancy forwarded your e-mail address to me.. I just sent you an e-mail. Does anyone remember Mike Futera or Chris Tacinas. I was too shy to ever talk to them, but I had crushes on both of them! I think they both went to Ash Grove - Place and GW. How about Cheryl Zesh? She shot herself in the head in 10th or 11th grade, but lived through it. Wonder how she is doing these days. Tom Anderson - remember the name now. I am sure Julie Molen remembers him. Sheryl and Tom weren't married too long - three or four years. Sheryl married someone else and had a couple of kids, although I heard that her daughter died of brain cancer awhile back. Does anyone remember Jamie or Gretta Parrish? I know Gretta is a doctor - don't know about Jamie. You guys were pretty crazy back then...Sometimes I wonder how all of us survived! Drinking and driving, drugs and driving....no seatbelts in those fast muscle cars....Guess we are lucky!

Posted by Liz (Blackwell) Lippitt on March 25, 2007 10:44 AM

yo, tim and bill. as i recall, jim almost sunk two bikes. the one your talking about was a 360 yamaha enduro. i remember wading in waste deep water looking for that one. the other one was a 360 mx. this one some how, stuck in the bank just before going in. both were work getting them out.

Posted by lance williams on March 25, 2007 10:59 AM

Anyone remember the carnival at the Virginia Village parking lot? The Hammer would momentarily stop completely upside down. My only time ever puking on a ride was on the swing there. I spewed a beautiful arc onto the crowd below. Ladies were screaming. Awesome!

Posted by Tim Graves on March 25, 2007 12:45 PM

hey lance,, where ya been??
i was about to bring up you riding around with a broken back,, still in the brace!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 25, 2007 02:37 PM

nice spew story tim!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 25, 2007 02:38 PM

"To be old and wise, first you must be young and stupid"

Posted by bill Taylor on March 25, 2007 03:08 PM

THIS IS INCREDIBLE!!! my best friend Mary Mullenex(Hanstein now)sent this to me!! I lived on the corner of florida and glenco!! right next to the big Salem church!! we were at the creamery every day after school (GW) my crowd was , Scott Matthews, Buce Benson, Donnie Roberts, Dave Peters, Kay Lancaster, Dave Cline,Sally Johnson, Becky Gilcrest, Ron Gupton, Kevin Schwitzer,Sabin and Teresa McKenstry, Don Deshant etc,anyone know where Janie Matthews is now?? we hung alot in the early 70,s!!

Posted by Karin Heiserman(Fletcher) on March 25, 2007 03:54 PM

Hey Pam Benson!! this is karin Fletcher, you seem to know alot about the "old crowd". any chance you know where Janie Matthews lives now? Id Love to write to her or call. I was with Scott more being the same grade and all, and was so close to that whole family, loved their Mom, I still miss Scott to this day, he died so young. I have kept in touch with most of the old crowd that I can find. like your brother!! he was at our Christmas party!! Im going to go call a few of them to get on this site, it sure has been amazing to walk down "memory lane" huh? I worked at the Del farm in 70, then it was off to cook park with everyone to slam down a bunch of those little tiny coors cans, rememer them?? we got them at the "big top" up on leetsdale!! or better yet, quarts of beer were 38 cents!! remember the pizza place at mississippi and colo blvd?? the "leaning Tower"?? my brother bought that the year I turned 18, he would NOT let me come in and drink a minute before I turned 18 because the glendale cops were "nasty" and would shut him down!! it was a great place!! peanut shells on floors, and they had a "mug club" you had your own mug on the wall, then you ordered a bucket of beer and just dunked your mug in to fill it. what a mess, especially after a few "dunks"!! what a great neighborhood to grow up in!!

Posted by karin Heiserman on March 25, 2007 04:20 PM

Cool! Dave Peters here. And I thought the creamery died when we all graduated. I remeber it all starting in the late fifties until graduation in 1969/ GW ,merrill,stephen knight, mcmeen.
I grew up at 1205 so ivy way. Lived in Mineapolis,Dallas, and Hollywood and now own and live in a house on the 1100 block of so elm st. Which is the same house my freind joe casey lived in in the early to mid 60's.
Beatles,sosh haircuts, army jackets,maltese crosses, corduroy pants so tight you had to zip them up with a pair of pliars! Seriously!
It drove Ernie Rossie insane (assist principal at Merrill. We called ourselves the wild bunch during high school. We would all gather at the creamery after school to purchase whatever we needed to get high
that night if we didnt already have it. There wereapproximatley 40 of us all during the late 60's . Jimi hendrix,cream,jethro tull,deep purple etc etc.
All a bunch of young hippies on the loose.
I went into the music biz from high school . Played wth several bands. One band tht played at My Sweet Lass and mr luckys was called Stargazer. We Got signed with Mca Records in 1977 changed name to "alexis" and recorded at the record plant in L.A.
Still playing classic rock with a band called Wild Blue. If you know me please e mail for gig dates. I'd love to rehash the old days.
After high school alot of us moved our headquarters to wash park by monkey island. Peace and Love everybody!

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 25, 2007 05:42 PM

hey, remember the white spot ???? right across the street from the good shepards home that burned down?? not as good as Uncle Johns pancake house!! the GM steak house that was on Colo blvd almost to alameda??? my Dad loved that! we could go there and for 1.75 you got a t-bone, potatoe, garlic toast!! that was a BIG night out for us!! another place we loved was minnowits?? it was right by GW, later, like 1970 it turned into a 3.2 joint called "Morrys" many a good night I spent there trying to "out-chug" my friends!! I always lost because I had a pretty low "puke factor" and ended up in the car. why are we alive? anyway, what a fun memory!!

Posted by Karin (Fletcher) Heiserman on March 25, 2007 05:45 PM

HEY! does anyone remember the local "big" band the "Moonrakers"?????????????/ wow, that was a really fun time. we were just young girls totally in love with the lead singer, Denny Flannigan, who lived at fairfax and florida!! and then there was the "cinnamon cinder" WOW, now that was a night club huh? we use to see Denny Flannigan with his "girl of the day" and just drool over him!!! I actually have seen him since, with the Moonrakers for a benefit!!! he is cool, he lives in CA, of coarse!

Posted by karin(Fletcher) Heiserman on March 25, 2007 05:57 PM

dave again. Anybody remember dr. Hagler?
He was a Dentist who had an office right on the north side of the parking lot?
If you are old enough you may remember that there was a lumber yard located in the spot the hugh m woods was built on in the 50's. Other places now gone are the Saddle Club at holly and cherrycreek drive. Southwest corner which is now a park. There were two bridle paths that ran along side cherry creek which led from Calvalcade bridle stables all the way past iliff and cherry creek. I also remember lollipop lake being dug. The area where the lake is no was all level ground. There is a natural spring which feeds the lake. The ground was excavated down to its current level. Used to be the same level as the street. Also, my mother Bette Peters worked for parks and recreation and got the lake officially designated as lollipop lake. It got its name because originally it was shaped more like a lollipop than it is now. And i do believe it was Sabin Mckinstry who named it. We used to catch crappies and sunfish from cherry creek and rush them across cherry creek drive to the lake and let them go in the lake. Maybe some of their relatives still live there!.....Remember inner tubing down the creek when they would let water out of the dam every summer?. what a great place to grow up!

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 25, 2007 06:01 PM

hey did anyone know the Fluckeys?? Diane and Teri?? Rick Heinneman? Glen Howard? Jack Jordan? Doug Montrose? Joe Casey? George Coyte? Kenny Foster? Ronnie Dunsmore? Im not sure how to spell these names, but you get the idea! Danny Reese? Dee Blair?? would love to talk to them again!!

Posted by Karin (Fletcher) Heiserman on March 25, 2007 06:06 PM

YES!!! I went to Dr Haglar!! I had been chewing on ice at the white spot one night after the car races!! I broke a molar!!!!!!!! it was hell to get it fixed.. I didn't like him much, but it may have been that I was just a kid and didn't want any pain, at least without drugs!!!!!!!!!!! and I probably had better drugs than he did at the time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Karin (fletcher) Heiserman on March 25, 2007 06:12 PM

This is the coolest thing since we were all actually there! I lived at Minnesota Dr. and Ivy St. Does anyone remember the keggers at Cook park and down in the creek east of Monaco before the bridge was built near Place Jr. hi? Hell I remember when Place jr. hi. was a landfill. It was all quite a learning experience. I hate to stop and think what percentage of it all was good for any of us!!!
Wouldnt it be grand to get as many of the original village idiods to meet up there some friday afternoon? Might be fun.

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 25, 2007 06:38 PM

hey bill. what about a vw bug and california. does that ring a bell? the creamery was ground zero.

Posted by lance williams on March 25, 2007 06:42 PM

hi ron! I guess karins been on the phone to you! I had a great time in bubbieville last summer. We will all do it agin this summer i'm sure. And it is all creamery people!. Pam benson, if you look at this blog aagin ..I,m sure you remember me . My older brother is rob peters. I was and am still your bro bruces freind. Also carol matthews ..I gave you clarinet lessons whn you were in elementary school, and was freinds with your brother scott.

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 25, 2007 06:46 PM

oh yeah ron..Diane fluckey was one of my first true loves...What a babe. I wonder where she is now? Also kay lancaster? Where is she?..

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 25, 2007 07:03 PM

Hi Dave. Oh yea! got the itch for those get togethers up in the mountains. BAD!!! You know its not a bad thing to laugh so hard, for so long, your ribs hurt a little the next day.
And to Pam Bensen, I have lived in SE. Aurora for 20 years. I ran around with Bruce for a while, but I see Larry quite a bit.

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 25, 2007 07:03 PM

Hi Dave. Oh yea! got the itch for those get togethers up in the mountains. BAD!!! You know its not a bad thing to laugh so hard, for so long, your ribs hurt a little the next day.
And to Pam Bensen, I have lived in SE. Aurora for 20 years. I ran around with Bruce for a while, but I see Larry quite a bit.

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 25, 2007 07:04 PM

Now I'm seeing names I know. I was (I guess I still am) Bruce's little sister to many of you. I believe Jane Matthew's is in Detroit (or some midwest city) now. I talked with her mom a couple of year back. Ron Gupton -- unless I'm confusing names I knew more of you when Karen Gonio and I had the house on Florida. I remember us all on the roof one night while Bruce was doing a firework show from the backyard. Lollipop lake, keggers, the carnival. Wow.

Posted by Jody Benson on March 25, 2007 07:33 PM

Not Ron Gupton! Although I know your name too. It was Ron Garland and Karen Gonio. The brain cells are slower than they used to be.

Posted by Jody Benson on March 25, 2007 07:38 PM

HI JODY! DAVE HERE We used to call ron garland the pilsbury doughboy. You probably remember diane gabriel and mary wright.
We stil see diane every summer at out get togethers up in the mtns at mike and karin heisermans and sabin mckinstrys. They have cabins on the same road in south park and diane gabriel (correl) and her husband also own land in the same area. We call it bubbieville after a childhood nickname for sabin. You probably remember my sister Lisa. There are several of us from virginia village and the creamery that gt together a few times every year at mike and karins..

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 25, 2007 07:59 PM

Oh my God, you guys, ron garland, the doughboy, yes, that is what we all called him!!! last time i knew of him he was managing a commune up in boulder!! he kind of did what the bumper sticker on my 56 chevy said "tune in, turn on, drop out" !!! but I was in contact with him until about 94, then he dissapeared into boulder. I do remember him being with a karen and they lived up in rifle for awhile and he was a trash collector. we went and spent the weekend with them. he took us to rifle gap falls and camping. it was a wild weekend for all, I remember all of us "hippies" being chased by redneck cowboys down an alley in rifle!! we were all "longhaired freaks" how fun!! I wonder where he is now!!

Posted by karin Heisrman on March 25, 2007 08:18 PM

Jodi, do you know how I might get ahold of Janie??? or her Mom?? I bet Dad is gone right? but where is Mom Matthews??? Id love to go and visit her and see her. any ideas??

Posted by karin heiserman on March 25, 2007 08:22 PM

hey, we need to get Bruce on this too! he can tell of how he rode me home on the handelbars of his black bike with the paper route bags on it. we came up to colo blvd from merrill and he wasn
't going to stop. but at the last minute he decided it was wise to do so!! I went flying into the street. thank God colo blvd wasn't like the little LA it is today, id been a smashed grease spot under and BMW!!

Posted by karin heiserman on March 25, 2007 08:28 PM

I do have a phone number for Betty Matthews. How can we connect. If you contact Bruce, maybe he'll give you my e-mail or phone #. We're kinda "out of touch" right now, but he knows where I am. Or through Larry's another way to reach me. I don't really want to put my info on the blog. I was trying to remember Dave's sister's name - Lisa. I remember we used to sled or skate board down the "big" hill at the bottom of Ivy to Minnesota and your house was the last one. Diane Gabriel dated Bruce for way too long. Of course I remember her.

Posted by jody benson on March 25, 2007 08:29 PM

remember the tiffin inn at mexico and colo??? the best bluecheese dressing and coffee in the world, and the coolest waitresses, one always had hickies on her neck, which we thought was REALLY weird for an old person( maybe 35) and one rode a harley and was old!! like in her 50's YIKES!!!!!!!!!!! we spent so many late nights there after keggers at cherry creek damn and castlewood damn!! what good sports they all were. we were smashed comming in there just before close!! we use to see how much stuff we could steal from the late night janitor off of his cart out in the lobby and not get caught! Id get home and find toilet paper, comet cleanser, bleach, and lye soap in my big purse!! what a hoot!!

Posted by karin heiserman on March 25, 2007 08:38 PM

Jodi, my email is mheiserman@aol.com, please contact me ok? Im not scared to put that out there in this fun group. would love to know how to get in touch with scotts mom and maybe janies address. is this the same address that she has had for many yrs?? still married to the same guy and everything love any help u could be! haven't talked to her since scott died.

Posted by karin heiserman on March 25, 2007 08:44 PM

I was a busboy at the tiffin inn. Not the coffe shop but the restaurant.
I also worked at the creamery when jerry copleys parents bought the creamery.

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 25, 2007 08:59 PM

Hey Karin when are we getting together?

Posted by Sue Sjogren on March 25, 2007 09:03 PM

This is too much! I keep seeing names I haven't thought of for years. Decades. Some of you must be the older brothers/sisters of people I knew. I graduated in '73. I knew Joy Heiserman, and I think my sister Sue or Pat knew Patty. I remember another Gupton my age. Was it Royce? There was Donnie's sister Debbie Roberts and her friend Jennifer Bigelow. The first live rock bands I ever saw were at University Hills shopping center. Don't remember if it was the Moonrakers or another. Remember Angies right by GW? His son runs an Angies in Castle Rock. Our whole family went to Dr. Hagler.

Posted by Tim Graves on March 25, 2007 09:05 PM

This goes back along ways, the Creamery was there when I married and left home in 60
But my brother Bill Wells hung out there, even
worked there a lot til his death in 67. Our mother lived on Honey way til her passing in 05.So so much has changed over the years,Thank you for bringing up some great

Posted by Shirley on March 25, 2007 09:42 PM

This is getting crazier and crazier. I, too, went to that dentist. Used to babysit "Graves", but think it's a dofferent one. Lived on Ivy. I just talked to Karen .. someone (other than me) needs to start another site for this group .. and get a "reunion" together. I remember Bruce's "Diane" but didn't know her last name. Dave, I don't remember you or your brother, but I am really old now and very forgetful !!! And I feel such an innocent .. I must really have been a goodie two shoes. I'm learning things about my sis that she probably doesn't want me to know! Good thing I moved out in '63 ! while she was still a baby. Now I know why my parents got gray so quickly ! The Conoco on the corner was owned (in MY day) by Bill Beye ... I introduced him to his wife Sally. He had been a confirmed bach ..used to disconnect the speedometer on my g/friends car so we could go hang out at Lowry AFB. Till we got caught, that is.

Posted by Pam (Benson) Patterson on March 25, 2007 09:47 PM

This has been so much fun to read! I don't know most of you, but it is fun to see what your memories of Virginia Village were! Didn't the Wells live on Glencoe at some point? It sounds familiar. They lived on the corner or one house down on the east side of Glencoe nearest to Florida. I think someone's mom had a beauty shop in her basement or something. Does anyone remember eating at the Yum Yum Tree off Colorado? I remember that vaguely. An original food court! I think there was a gift shop in or near the Yum Yum Tree where you could buy those silly bobbing birds filled with red fluid that you would place next to a glass of water and they would "drink". I think I broke a couple of them before my parents decided it wasn't a great toy. Thanks to everyone for sharing and I hope that more and more new people find out about this! Does anyone remember Lisa Underwood or Lynn Patty (Kurutz I think is her married name). They lived on Elm St. and I would love to get in touch with them again!!

Posted by nancy (blackwell) grieder on March 25, 2007 11:29 PM

wow,, a rush of names i don't know,, but places and times i do.
keggers? i was at every one! yum yum tree,, you bet. a bug and a trip to california,, how could i forget that!!
what was the name of the club on alameda i believe that actuly had the Doors play there?
how bout the etchison girls,, jan and debbie? lived on grape st. i saw jan once teaching gym at a elementery school.
another music hot spot,, ebbits field! i saw savoy brown there!!!
if anyone gets a new site going.. fill me in!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 26, 2007 07:07 AM

i think the doors also played at d.u.'s student union?

Posted by bill Taylor on March 26, 2007 07:10 AM

the tiffin inn was at writers manor right?
tom ellis cooked breafast there for years. i also shared an apartment with him and his girlfriend, diane gardner.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 26, 2007 07:19 AM

any one remember dennis, denise, and bob stevenson?

Posted by bill Taylor on March 26, 2007 07:54 AM

nickel beer night at denver bears games!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 26, 2007 08:09 AM

the yum yum tree!!! WOW!! yes, I loved the spaghetti there!! and the crazy import store was "tangs Imports"!! YaVonne Dreiling worked there!! remember Andy's smorgasborg sp?) that is now shot gun willies!! all you could eat for 3.95!! and remember one of our first nightclubs out on west evans?? it started our called "the posh" and then was "the bird" and then the family dog!! I saw the syndicate of sound there and then I saw the Doors there 2 or 3 time!! I have a priceless pic of Jim morrison in his sheepskin jacket singing, I was at his feet with my "instamatic" camera!! those were the "strange days" for sure!! I remember wanting to see Janis Joplin and the jefferson airplane too! but didn't get to go. remember the nightclub downin cherry creek called "the phychiatrist"? probably didn't EVEN spell that right!! and the shakeys pizza down there too? I just had pizza at the Bonnie Brae last friday!! now there is a trip!! my parents and their friends lived at that place!! remember the greenhouses by ellis?? that was Millie and Robby Gray that owned it, my folks best friends, along with the greenhouses along monoco too, those were the Johnsons that had them , more friends of folks. we spent every sunday at the bonnie brae until they closed at 8 pm. I remember beers were 25 cents, there was always a stack of quaters on the table!! upside down bar on colo blvd?? they had a talking mina bird and spaghetti night was thurs nites. all you could eat for 5 cents!!wow!! does anyone ever remember a really LOUD race car on sundays?? my dad had a hot pink race car that we raced at englewwod speedway out on federal and oxford!! he would have that thing screamin' each weekend tuning it up and loading it up on its trailer!! all of us kids, Mike Heiserman, Ron Gupton, Royce Gupton,Mike Dolph, Rugby Spoden, Ron Garland, Gary Hanstein, Bruce Benson, Mary Mullenix , would go our each week to cheer them on!! the beer and hot dogs were a gas and it was so much fun. the car had a sponsor, it was the south holly sinclair station on the corner of florida and holly. the car had a pink panther on it too and was number "100". some of my fondest memories for sure!! at that time the station was owned by Kenny Birkby, Donny Leneard ran the place. my Dad got free premium gas for the car, that was the sponsorship!! and south holly sinclair was painted on the side of it!! I love that car, it drew ALOT of guys to my house!! :)

Posted by karin Heiserman on March 26, 2007 08:45 AM

Hey everyone... Did you see the Rocky Mountain News today. They had a little story about our Blog! Maybe more people will write in. Looks like a lot of people are re-connecting. I found my one of my old neighbors and she lives in Grand Junction, which is 60 miles from me. Hope to meet her for drinks soon!

Posted by Liz (Blackwell) Lippitt on March 26, 2007 09:42 AM


Posted by Sue Sjogren on March 26, 2007 09:48 AM

The last comment was from dave peters. Not Sue Sjogren. My true love.

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 26, 2007 10:23 AM

pam.. sounds like you are more of a child of the 50's and we were the 60's.. ans alot of the others on the site are the 70's . It's amazing how a place like the creamery was such a big part of all of our lives. Later on in the 1978 or 1979, the creamery became a bar and I had a cover band called Straight Up that actually played there. It was a very odd feeling to be playing at the creamery. The music thing at the creamery didnt last but was cool while it did. I saw Eric Clapton Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker in "The Cream" at the family dog in 1967.
There was a night club called the "Boss Groove" that opened in probably 64 or 65 just east of colo blvd on Iliff. It was a teen club. I saw the "Astronauts" There. It lasted just a short time then became a pool hall and is now a transmission shop.

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 26, 2007 10:43 AM

how about that weird tunnel that went under cherry creek drive???? recently I met the older sister of the cashmore brothers?? is that the right last name?? Mike and ? anyway, she told me her brothers were actually digging a tunnel under holly street and caused a slight cave-in! does anyone know about that one??I hung at lollipop alot and cruised the cherry creek ditch looking for frogs, snakes, etc, but that is as far as I know about that little area. remember the "saddle club" bar that sat right there too?

Posted by Karin Heiserman on March 26, 2007 10:53 AM

Pam, thanks so much for your call last night!! and thanks for helping me try and find Janie matthews too, I hope I can find her. I hope we can all find a way to stay connceted somehow. it is so cool that someone already has found an old friend!! thats what could be really cool about this, all of us have this very awsome connection just because of a neighborhood!! I think we are all special people!! I can't wait to read this mornings paper about us!! as, usual, were making history right?

Posted by Karin Heiserman on March 26, 2007 10:59 AM

Ask! readers may be interested to know that some of that good old-time candy is still available - wax lips, candy necklaces and a lot of the rest.
Rocky readers may remember the Ventures business column lkast November when our nostalgic
candy store was profiled. We really do carry everything from Abba Zaba to Zotz and everything in between. If we don't have something you remember, just ask; if we can find it we'll bring it in and if it's a thing of the past we'll let you know.
We are located at 78 S. Broadway, 303-425-1425

Posted by alice on March 26, 2007 11:14 AM

karin, It was mike and george cashmore. Their mother lucy cashmore worked the night shift at schwayder bros maing samosonite luggage with my mother. Someone in their household babysat me my brother and my sister. Samosonite was at broadway and mississippi. I took my kids throught the tunnel across from the bull and bush. it was in the nineties along wth my girlfreind sue. I showed them my name along with jackie donaghy and sabin mckinstry written in candle flame or lipstick on thetunnel walls. The names are stil there!

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 26, 2007 11:21 AM

Tim Graves -- I am Joe Molen's sister and he knew Susie Graves. I remember some of those names. He is on vacation this week but told me about this site and I have had so much fun remembering all those places and especially working at the Creamery. Does anyone remember Deckers? We used to go there too. I remember the kegs by Place. I was the one who never drank though and took care of everyone. Now there are people on here that probably knew my brothers Joe and Jon. I graduated from GW in 75 but went to South for two years prior. I have not been to a reunion and don't remember alot of the people from GW but remember my crowd I hung around with. Jerry Coulter, Dean, Kirk Smith, Greg Dreiling, Donizio, Royce, Beth Erickson, Kim, Debbie Hoban. I don't know where any of them are. I do remember the Yum Yum Tree and what about that place that was across the street where the waiters sang old 50's songs, the Straw something.

Posted by Julie on March 26, 2007 12:12 PM

back to the hot rods,, i remember riding around in lance's mom's ford falcon!
danials park was another party spot.
i was very young, playing with the telephone, and dialed the fire dept. i told them our water heater blew up. they asked for my address. the only one i knew was kirk smith's. his mom was surprised to see the firetrucks show up! and i was surprised when they found out it was me!!
oh yeah,, i got in some trouble over that.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 26, 2007 12:59 PM

i still remember my favorite pizza at bonnie brea,,the #4. it had lots of great bacon!!
greg drieling and i worked at figaros for a few years. he cooked pizzas, i deliverd. at night we kicked everyone out, locked up, and did our cleaning duties. then we would take quarters out of the foosball machines and use them to play pool and the juke box till dawn.
one night, gregs brother eddie and a friend{don't remember} came to the door. we let them in and did the same thing, playing pool, drinking beer. next knock on the door was the cops. we were literly the first people tossed into glendales brand spankin new jail!!
seems we were breaking some law at the time.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 26, 2007 01:15 PM

Julie, I went through school with your brother Jon!! too funny what is he up to??? also I lived right by the Donizios, robert, steve etc? I use to babysit for them, their mom was May. she was really young looking to me!! lost contact with all of them. Mary and sherry fairchild?? on fairfax, I think? they were in the thick of all this too! speaking of all the cool cars! wow, it seemed everyone had one, why we were not all killed is amazing to me. I remember going 110mph in a brand new 68' GTO with Bob Gray out on county line road, what a rush!! all those big dips, we felt airborn!! hell, maybe we were!! and going over 100 on "the valley highway" in a 67 Mustang too, you use to be able to really do that! it amazes me!! ahhhhhhh those muscle cars!!

Posted by Karin Heiserman on March 26, 2007 01:21 PM

Tim, do you have an older brother named Steve??

Posted by Karin heiserman on March 26, 2007 01:29 PM

two other girls near donizio's,, sherry shafton and patrice dovas.
we used to jump off steve's roof onto their trampoline.
later on he had a nice GTO as well.
me? i finaly got my dad's 66 ford f-100.
thats what i delived pizzas with.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 26, 2007 01:36 PM

yes the truck had an 8 track player with a matchbook wedged under the tape as a shim.
yep,, tim's older bro steve,,{sorry tim,, but i was allready here so,,,}
what a charector!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 26, 2007 01:42 PM

and since i have no access to the rocky mountain news,, would someone tell me what the artical says,, or give a link to it??

Posted by bill Taylor on March 26, 2007 02:02 PM

it is fun, it just quotes some of what we all have been saying about the creamery and the neighborhood. he re-caps some of it for the readers, it is worth the read, I think this blog will be here for awhile more as he is telling anyone else that knew the creamery to add thier comments as well. he said the readers "ate it up" meaning the whole creamery blog in general!! I kept it. it is in the spotlight section of the rocky mnt news. pg10

Posted by karin heiserman on March 26, 2007 03:24 PM


Bill - here is a link to the story - I hope it works!

Posted by Liz (Blackwell) Lippitt on March 26, 2007 03:28 PM

I remember Patrice Dovas. Wasn't she a gymnast or something (must have been the trampoline!)? Does anyone remember David or Mark Watt? They lived next door to us on Glencoe, and were a few years older. I believe David was paralyzed in a car accident many years ago.

Posted by Liz (Blackwell) Lippitt on March 26, 2007 03:32 PM

thanks for the link!!
joni mathias?
sam shine and mark lake?
lisa rose?
for the older set here,, kevin and shyrl ford?
tim davis? my sister susie's friend marla lingren? janie boyd?

Posted by bill Taylor on March 26, 2007 03:52 PM

Karen - Jon lives in Sherwood, Oregon. He moved to Oregon after he graduated from CSU and has 4 kids. His oldest son is a middle school teacher and two of his girls are in college. One son is a jr in high school. I will send this link to him. Today is his 56th birthday!! He's a wonderful brother as are my other two and my sister...
Thanks for the link - Liz! I want to make sure Joe gets caught up when he gets back from vacation.

Posted by Julie on March 26, 2007 04:45 PM

Another hangout in Southeast Denver was Aylard's Drugstore. we used to walk down 4ht street from Hill Junior High to Aylard's and cram into the booths at the Soda Fountain after school. Officer Goody used to patrol the drug store for as long as i can remember. we would spend what seemed like hours there every day after school.

Posted by Jody (Kaminski) Peper on March 26, 2007 06:03 PM

I remember Mr. Baer separating my sister and me at the start of most of our 6 am shifts cause we'd come in fighting! "Patty, in the kitchen!" "Joy, you're up front!" Hi Lance, Tim, Bill, Karin, Dave & Sue! Someone asked about Dennis and Denise Stevenson --I went to McMeen with them and remember them as new in town.

Posted by Joy Heiserman on March 26, 2007 06:31 PM

Bill, you also mentioned Tom Ellis and Dianne Gardner -- good friends of mine back then too! Wild times!!

Posted by Joy Heiserman on March 26, 2007 06:44 PM

Hey Joy, glad to have ya aboard!!!! Im sure you have some tales to tell huh???? anyway, your idea bout a get-together sounds awsome!!! I think we should try and do that too. if nothing else we all need a place to keep in touch and enjoy this!! this has just been a gas!!!

Posted by Karin Heiserman on March 26, 2007 06:45 PM

when i shared an apartment with them,, one day i came home and found out they let june summers move in!
i didn't get along with her AT ALL!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 26, 2007 06:47 PM

hey Cindy!! you lived on the same block at the Spodens, the garlands, and good old Greg Carhart didn't you??? also Diane and Missy Zimmerman??

Posted by karin heiserman on March 26, 2007 06:47 PM

i had the screamin thigh sweats for dianes sister, denise mosley.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 26, 2007 06:50 PM

Well- I saw the article today in the News and have enjoyed reading the names of people.My older sister knows alot of those people and I will forward the address to her and her husband. I worked at the the Drumstick for many years - that train wasn't all the "great" if you know what I mean. I graduated in '72 and actually moved back to the neighborhood (florida & fairfax) a few years ago - great neighborhood. Alot of the boys in my class used to take "credit" for setting the fire at the Good Shepherd Home- not sure any of them did it. I remember trick or treating at the Creamry when we were younger and even in to "young teens" - I lived across the street from Thor Hansen although Christian was my age - ahh the memories thanks for them!!

Posted by Cathi on March 26, 2007 06:54 PM

Weren't Dennis and Denise Stevinson twins? Haven't heard those names for eons.
Julie Molen. Sure I remember you. A real cutie - always with Jerry (darn it). I remember Mark too. I thought he and my sister Lisa dated awhile? Didn't know Joe back then, but know him best now. Yeah we had a lot of fun cruising in my brother Steve's cars. Wish I could remember the name of the guys (twins too, I think) he bought it from, but their younger sister was Cecilia - my age. Had a crush on her. It was a 57 chevy. Steve was so proud of the cherry bomb glass pack mufflers. We all piled into it and he backed into the loading dock at GW and gunned it so we could hear the reverberations. It was loud alright, especially when he hit the dock. He forgot to get out of reverse! Wong's was my favorite at the Yum Yum tree. And when you walked to the gift shop next door there was the Buddha whose belly you were supposed to rub for good luck.

Posted by Tim Graves on March 26, 2007 07:10 PM

Hi joy and george! some fun huh?
someone keep mentioning greg drieling. I dated his older sister Yvonne Drieling. I'm sure I probably took her to the valley drive in in my 59 volkswagon. Someone also mentioned mary and sherry fairchild. They lived just west of Place jr, high. Sherry was the younger sister and needed glasses. Every day after school at the creamery we would sit in the booths along the back wall and she would open the door and squint her eyes all up to see who was there. Itwas also common practice to blow your soda straw wrappers towards the ceiling and try to make them stick. George..got any gigs coming up?

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 26, 2007 07:35 PM

i also was a fixture at creamery. one time greg drieling and i were in there sitting at a table. smoken cigs and not buying anything, just hanging out for something to do or happen. mr. bair walks over to our table, tells us we can't stay if we don't eat. so greg and i went to del farm and bought a huge pound cake. we take the cake into the creamery, sit down at the same table. greg and i were well into that cake. you can't believe it. mr. bair still kicked us out. one other time, cris carpenter and i were there. cris ordered a hamberger. the berger comes. the next minute cris is telling mr. bair there's a hair in his food. cris had jurked a clump of hair from his own head and stuffed it under the bun. you really can't believe this. mr. bair kicked us out again.

Posted by lance williams on March 26, 2007 07:53 PM

Who was the one person you ALWAYS saw at the Creamery and he was 86'd about half the time. Chris Carpenter. First time I met him he was outside doing a 3 card Monte with Hank Acorn trying get up some money for smokes. What a riot. Think I was 86'd myself once or twice. Tried to take bottes from the back of the store back to the front for a refund.

Posted by on March 26, 2007 08:02 PM

who remembers the southeast denver burnouts and the coolie boys?

Posted by lance williams on March 26, 2007 08:04 PM

Yeah. We referred to ourselves as the SE Denver burnouts. One of those girls at the Kentucky Gardens always called me coolie boy. Never liked it.

Posted by Tim Graves on March 26, 2007 08:13 PM

does anyone remember when the hotrods would back up to conoco's concrete retaining wall and one racer was in reverse and didn't realize it.

Posted by lance williams on March 26, 2007 08:17 PM

this is all too cool. we had our own little american graffiti. how time flies.

Posted by lance williams on March 26, 2007 08:32 PM

The Creamery !!! long time ago. I've seen alot of names and actually remember some of you people! Not bad for an old guy. I remember the Heiserman sisters working there,and Patty would give us freebies on candy. Joy ran around with my sister Sheila and still does I believe. I had a crush on Joy,but could never admit it for fear of Joy kickin my a$$ ! But I do remember the greasy donuts and hot chocolate in the mornings after I helped my older brother deliver papers. Julie Molen,,,,didnt you used to run around with George Mulqueen ?

Posted by J Malloy on March 26, 2007 08:37 PM

is that jerry malloy?
S.E.D.B.O.'s southeast denver burn outs.
years after the creamery was gone,, if you went into the liqure store next door, there was cris carpenter working behind the counter!
dennis and denise were twins,, bob the older brother was not. they lived on my block accross the street from the larsens.
tim,, are you thinking of cecily tyson?
i wonder if joy remembers the time lance and i THOUGHT she would be skinney dipping WITH us? and that water was REALY cold!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 26, 2007 08:50 PM

Bill, yep that is me !! I remember you ! The twins you are talking about..... Do you remember when the field where all the dumping took place ?? I think you were there when Dennis was hit in the back of the head with a mason jar that was part of some junk someone threw out.A bunch of us were breaking them and I threw one just as he stood up in front of me and it broke on the back of his head. I blamed it on another kid there and took off....Don't ask me why I'm admitting to it now...The things we did as kids !!

Posted by j.Malloy on March 26, 2007 08:58 PM

Cecily Tyson? Yeah, our most famous SEDBO. Went on to become a movie star. No Bill. That's Cecilia. Had two older twin brothers. Lived somewhere around Bob Day.
Sat across from me at Merrill. I stayed after class every day to ask additional questions while the room cleared out. Teacher thought I was a brainiac. Yeah, right. Just too embarassed to stand up.

Posted by Tim Graves on March 26, 2007 09:09 PM

Do I actually remember "War" playing at GW in 70, 71 or 72? Karen, I'll work on Carol's contact info but last I talked to Betty she really enjoyed the connection -- and was sharp! So don't hesitate to call her.

Posted by jody benson on March 26, 2007 09:18 PM

Hey Jerry, did you also have a sister named Colleen? She was friends with Tracy McGurren(sp?) Lisa Underwood, Greta Perich and some other tall girls. I always felt so short around all these girls and I am 5'7'' !! I lived across the street from the Days on Glencoe, but they were a lot older than me. I walked around Glencoe last summer and I think everyone thought I was a stalker or something. Can you believe those houses have sold for 170,000's and up? I think my parents bought their house for 11,000 back in 1961. Anyway, thanks to whoever remembered "Tangs Imports" by the Yum Yum Tree and I do remember the Buddha. I actually graduated from Arapahoe HS in Littleton in 1979 but went to Place for my whole middle school. I haven't seen anyone on the blog yet from that time...Thanks for making me laugh so much! I wish I grew up when some of you guys were around!! Sounds like you had a lot of adventures!

Posted by nancy on March 26, 2007 09:19 PM

Yes, Bill, I do. But I was JUST the driver--too cold for me! Always, just the driver... and I loved the mountain runs. Hi Lance! were you along in the '52 Chevy when we tried to get to Deckers and the truck said no more? who else? it's only been 36 yrs ago so I'm havin' trouble remembering. Hi Jerry! Lucy is in! I'd never be stupid enough to TRY to kick your a$$. Yep, Sheila will always be my best friend, even though we don't get together much. After reading all the posts, seems like a VV reunion is in order.

Posted by Joy Heiserman on March 26, 2007 09:22 PM

mike heiserman, i dont here our voice in here. Where are you? Somebody should call Bob Sheldon!

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 26, 2007 10:31 PM

Some more places: A&W; Red Barn ("The Big Barney"), In-ground trampolines on Colorado Blvd near the Holiday Restaurant, The Playgirl Club (later La Plaza), Grampy's Pancake House, Duckwalls, The Matador, The White Spot, The Cinnamon Cinder, Oscar's Bar (Freeway Ford area now)...
Some more people: Mary Johnson, The Sears brothers, The Ferguson sisters, Sally and Peter Eddy, The Arapcolese Family, Debbie Knox....

Posted by Have fun! Signed, the mystery on March 26, 2007 10:32 PM

some of my earliest memories revolve around the creamery. I grew up at 1390 so hudson, right behind the vacant lot where they later built hugh m woods. one day, when i was 3 and my sister 5, we got milk for our baby dolls at the creamery. when my mom asked where we got the milk, we told her we got it at the creamery just like she did-hence mr. bair busted us on our first shoplifting expedition. a couple years later, someone left their car in neutral in the piggly wiggly parking lot, and it rolled until it crashed thru our back fence and into our sandbox, almost killing us. One night the piggly wiggly was robbed, and they found the robber hiding in the shed on our back yard. as for the valley drive-in, the denver drumstick, mcmeen, ice skating on lollipop lake (or even the warming house at wash park) merrill, (mrs nobel, who could forget), white sands and the bridle path, figaroe's, cook park and keggors, thats just a partial to do list for virginia village in the 60's. camille kurtz and i used to ditch from mcmeen and eat lunch down in cherry creek. reading the list of names in this blog is like reliving my life story. karin, thanks for calling me about this. hey joy, remember swimming at deckers with jim and karen pens? what fun. the one that really got me was the SEDBOS and the coolie boys. o.k. lance, weren't those invented at the duke and the duchess, when jerry larson and chris carpenter lived there? and bill, i have to say that i am WAY jealous of your tropical paradise in belize. maybe you should organize a reunion down there. looks like there would be plenty of room for a Party!

Posted by karen (turner) cline on March 26, 2007 10:54 PM

hi karen!! i lived in both the duke and the dutchess! some wild times there for sure.
grab your passports, charter a flight, and i can host the 'first annual S.E.D.B.O. reunion!
i even have a dirty old man neighbor who can be mr. bair!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 27, 2007 06:29 AM

tim,, ya got me,, i ment cecily THENO{sp} kirk smith went with her for awhile,, i think.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 27, 2007 06:40 AM

Ricky Einspar

Posted by Have fun! Signed, the mystery on March 27, 2007 07:28 AM

here's a shameless plug for a mutual friend of ours,, while at the renisance festival or shopping in the pepper stores at the mall, and other places, when you see GIGI ANN'S spices, dips, soups, hot sauce and things, that's kurt and gigi betchold. great stuff also!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 27, 2007 07:44 AM

ok, I want to know the mystery person!! I know al those names, especially Debbie Knox, Sally Johnson etc!! you have to be MY age!! isn't this too much fun?? all these stories are so neat!! Duckwalls??? wow, my friend Debie Jones and i would always be down there getting stuff, right after we had blueberry pancakes at village Inn! also ther was a music store there called LLoyds Hi FI!! when a new Beatles single was comming out, we would stand in line to get one! for a very short time down in "our" shopping center there was a little tiny record store way back in the corner right before the big hill that went down to piggly wiggly. I remember buying only ONE single there called " don't hang up" it was a DOLLAR, so it was too expensive!! and the good old drugstore at the end, we always bought all the "16" magazines there!! and wow how us girls went through the nylons in the day!! geez, they were not cheap, like a dollar or more, you always wanted the color "cinnamon" so your legs could look like bright reddish brown sticks!! then as soon as you put them on you would put a run in them! then youd put fingernail polish on the run(a very attractive look indeed) especially when all you had was bright pink, never clear!! if you had a bad day and several runs, you had these globs of polish all over the place!! there is a little run down memory lane for the girls! Dave, the fairchilds lived off of florida and fairfax, where that one street curves into the other, they were on that corner. i use to \ spend the night with them in the summers, they would have tent in the backyard and I SO remember sherry needing glasses too!!

Posted by karin Heiserman on March 27, 2007 07:48 AM

hey, just thought of a relly cool old memory!! remember the safeway down close to mexico and colo blvd?? it shared the lot with a bug drugstore( what was that name anyway?) anyway, that was the only store we went to as a kid. that safeway had the coolest paintings all over the walls up high of Indians on their horses, with buffelo etc, I use to just stare at them the whole time we were shopping!! I love this one where the Indian was sitting on a big white horse , it was a huge mural, and wrapped around the whole store!! was amazing!!! that big drugstore was where we went to get the coolest pierced earrings!! it was a huge store. the one side of it was a pink color on the walls where the cosmetics etc were. what was its name??

Posted by karin Heiserman on March 27, 2007 07:55 AM

hey Karen!! got to go get Dave in on this site ok? we need some of his "bad boys" stories!! Im sure some will propbably include Sabin too huh??Ive been told about one where Sabin got so drunk he actually fell out of his own car while driving it!!! he made a hard right turn, his door flew open and he just fell out, the car kept going until it hit a parking slab!! now THAT is a good one!!! :)

Posted by on March 27, 2007 08:18 AM

Hi Karin H. It was Rexall Drug Store - Hey Karen T! So many trips to Deckers!! Loved it!
Another of the creamery crew, Sandy Harris. Good friends with Susie Graves. Patty, Sandy and Susie used to let me tag along when they went to Cherry Creek Reservoir after those long sat shifts (lunch and dinner, from 6 to 2) after we'd finish counting the tips! He was a slave driver, the work was HARD, but the money (tips) was good. I just sent Patty this link so, hopefully, we'll hear from her soon.

Posted by Joy Heiserman on March 27, 2007 08:36 AM

me, james weiler, kurt betchold, thor, and a list of others you probably don't know, spent from about '86 to after i left in '98 camping riding our bikes and gettin drunk in the deckers area, off rampart range.
the bar at the top of nighthawk hill, the sprucewood inn.
i got more time in that bar than in my own house!! and,, it never failed that the conversation would go back to the 'old' daze!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 27, 2007 09:03 AM

Someone mentioned earlier that this blog could end at any time. Does anybody out there know how to set up a MySpace for the Cream of the Crop or Village Idiots or whatever you want to call it so we can continue this thread?

Posted by Joy H. on March 27, 2007 09:56 AM

Does anyone remember or know what or where Denny or Dave Gillete are?

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 27, 2007 12:29 PM

wow, the valley drive in!! whew!! now there could be some REAL good stories there huh?? did anyone else stick a few hundred kids in the truck so you could get in for free??? we snuck in the very back fence, turned up all th back speakers then went back into the field on a blanket and watched. one time a guy shined his flashlight on us, but what could he do? we were not inside the drive in! so he walked away. remember when the drive in would do the "dusk till dawn" shows?? we went to see all the vincent price movies that way, fell asleep after 2. the goofy candy on a stick shaped like a cone? we really did have our own version of "happy days" didn't we?? who was our "fonzy"????

Posted by Karin heiserman on March 27, 2007 12:57 PM

Hey Ron, speaking of the valley drive in, is that where we saw "Romeo and Juliet"????

Posted by Karin H on March 27, 2007 12:59 PM

Hey all. This is fun reading. ANYONE HERE A MEMBER OF THE SOUTHEAST DENVER BURNOUTS!!!! I see some of your comments, John Saltray, Lance Williams.....Good to see your names. Class of 77 at GW is having their reunion this Summer and anyone from 76 to 79 is invited. Friday night is a buffet. Send me your email and I'll forward the info.

Posted by Marianne Anton on March 27, 2007 01:16 PM

I just moved back to the hood. Bought a house on Ivy Street of Jewell. It's so cool to be a block away from my elementary school. Remember hanging out at the VI on Colo Blvd. til all hours of the night????

Posted by Marianne Hartman on March 27, 2007 01:20 PM

Hi All,
Big brothers, sisters, little brothers, sisters, wow.. lots of stories!!!
Ok... the names I remember...
first off... yes Colleen Malloy is Jerry's sister... she's married & living in upstate NY. Other brothers Barry, Doug, sister Sheila.
I remember (in addition to the names you all have listed above) Kathy Harris (Sandy's sister) Barbra Robertson, Bonnie Mauger, Janet McEntee, Paul Anderson, Pattie Fordyce, Eddie Dreiling, Bill Day, Ray Wells, Donny Harbert, Joe Clements. My mind blanks right now...
I also remember regular customers like Paul Tanaka... the sweetest gentleman. The mailmen, the mechanics... OH. Chris Lightfeather and oh his last name was Abromowitz... nice guys.

Posted by Patty (Heiserman) Morgan on March 27, 2007 01:30 PM

Wasn't it Paul Tanaka that gave out the wonderful chocolates every Christmas? Do you ever hear from Barbra Robertson?

Posted by Joy on March 27, 2007 01:49 PM

Karin; We saw romeo & juliet at the Esquire. I think that was on 6th and Downing

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 27, 2007 02:03 PM

Does anyone remember Marty Cohen( the missing link) or Grorge Tasinas, Andy Treontos,Bill and Jim Arapkiles,Frank Anton?

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 27, 2007 02:14 PM

Jerry Malloy -- yes, I hung out with George Mulqueen and Phil Sweeney and the Brook family (there were about 6 of them, as for the Mulqueens)
Tim Graves - yes I went with Jerry Coulter for about two years -- too long at that age. I was with him all the time 10th and 11th grade but broke it off my senior year at GW. He would write notes and put them on my car. Joe will get a kick out of all those that have joined in since Fri, Mar 23 - wow.
Bill Taylor -- I would come if there was a reunion -- I would love to be there!!

Posted by Julie Molen Moot on March 27, 2007 02:15 PM

OK, now I'm seeing names that I remember; I graduated from GW in 71, and probably went to the Creamery about every day for several years. I remember all of the people that Patty Heiserman just listed (including Patty). Good to see all of these comments and relive some of those memories. My mother still lives on Forest Way in the house that I grew up in.

Posted by Tom Jacobsen on March 27, 2007 03:28 PM

Tom with the red Ford Falcon from 211 days?
Paul Anderson Ed Driling Steve Graves Tim Graves Royce Brown Kim O'Brien Myron Brown Jamie Parish, Marleen Martin the Miquire sisters Bobby Kaplin? Jumping off of the roof at Ellise School and swinging around on the flag pole on rope? Cemetary runs and milkmen raids.Volkswagon in loolipop lake.I think that was Danny Reise.
Since Lance brought up ground zero.How about the missle silos.

Posted by invisable man on March 27, 2007 03:41 PM

Actually it was a red Mercury Comet. I do remember the milk runs, cemetery runs, and the Ellis flagpole. Question is, who's the invisable man?

Posted by Tom Jacobsen on March 27, 2007 03:58 PM

GEEEEZ, Marty Cohen, the missing link, he drove a baby blue valiant didn'the?? Mary was crazy about him that takes me to my Mark Anderson year!! they "hung" together. but they wen't regulars at the creamery were they? I know Mark lived at 9th and Olive right off of 9th and monaco. he wasn't really in our "hood". he was in the fancy area!! but marty lived up by ellis, really close to the school. went there a few times for get-togethers, I remember being in his basment, with just the black lights on and he got out some silly string cans, let the games begin!! when we turned on the real lights it was EVERYWHERE!! Danny Reise, there is one I know too. there were alot of V W's in our world then huh??I didn't knowhis ended up in lollipop tho!!

Posted by Karin on March 27, 2007 04:31 PM

Wow, Tom Jacobsen!! We had such good times!! How are you?
I know who the invisible man is! Maybe I'll spill the beans...

Posted by Patty (Heiserman) Morgan on March 27, 2007 04:41 PM

Correction. I know who One of the mystery men is.. I know the first one.

Posted by Patty (Heiserman) Morgan on March 27, 2007 04:49 PM

julie, i dont think we know each other but last year the class of 74 had their 30th reunions/ 50th birthdays, i had lunch with judy mulqueen, jackie brooks, andy carmine, patsy valenzuela, staci center, laura milholm and a host of others who were in town for the event. great times! does anyone remember the softball game between the coolie boys and the S. E. D. B. O. s., some kind of turf battle? the SEDBOs ended up in the E. R. due to an outfield collision.also, bill, this idea about a charter flight to Belize is sounding fabulous! one of you tech masters needs to find a place where this can be continued when this blog drops off.

Posted by karen T. C. on March 27, 2007 05:00 PM

Karen T.C. -- I'm not sure i know you either but I do know those names. I graduated in 75 from GW but went to Merrill and South HS prior to that. I don't think I would know alot of people from GW reunion but I hung out with George Mulqueen, Becky Brooks and the Milholms are really close to our family. My two older brothers still keep in touch with them. In fact Dennis Milholm was with my brother last weekend! What a small world...
I love this!! Some crazy memories you guys are sharing that I know nothing about but it is sure fun reading about them. I agree with Karen, someone find a place to continue this and I would love to go to Belize!! ;-)

Posted by Julie Molen Moot on March 27, 2007 05:12 PM

To RON GUPTON. Frank Anton's sister here, Marianne. He's back in the hood, living off of Jasmine. Looks like you knew/know all the Greeks. They're all still around. Haven't seen George Ts. for awhile, though.

Posted by Marianne Anton on March 27, 2007 05:16 PM

Any other class of '73 out there?

Posted by on March 27, 2007 05:20 PM

Hi Patty, I,m doing good, living in Arvada,running a business. You need to spill the beans before this thing ends.

Posted by Tom Jacobsen on March 27, 2007 05:37 PM

To Marianne; after HS I lived w/ Jim anb Bill for about 2 years. Got to know most yhe greek relatives and friends. Was in both Jim and Bills weddings. Non greek people dont have a clue what a real wedding is like !!!!!!!

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 27, 2007 05:42 PM

WOW,,, the names you menti0ned,,, jackiy brookes,, andi carmin, patsy, stacey,,
wow,, blasts from the past for sur.!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 27, 2007 05:50 PM

Since there are "archives" of this column back a year or two, THIS could go on forever. But it would be nice to have a dedicated site. How about it, Bill Taylor???
I wish there were people from MY age group .. graduated 62, and all of you are from my brother (Bruce) and sister (Jody) 's group. Find your older siblings, and get them in here !!

Posted by Pam (Benson) Patterson on March 27, 2007 05:50 PM

To Marianne; What was the familys name that owned the Bull Fighter restraunt ? The last time I saw Frank was at the Front Range bar off of Wadsworth and Morrison Road. Who owned that place , do you know?

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 27, 2007 05:54 PM

UNBELIEVABLE!! I get an E-Mail from halfway around the world to tell me about this blog, thanks Bill !! Actually though, Nick Krosky told me about the article in the paper as I was going off-shift. Nick, whose family was mentioned in the blog, is one of my best Firefighters at Station 13 (3683 S. Yosemite). We occasionally drop a name to see if the other one can remember that particulare person from the old neighborhood. I am so lucky to have grown up in the neighborhood near the creamery! What wonderful memories all of this conjurs up. Cathi, you mentioned that you lived across the street from me, I can't tell you how many times I've wondered how you and the rest of your family are doing. Please E-Mail me @ hamerski1@yahoo.com and give me an update!! I did finally get down to Bill's place in Belize last year...I shouldn't have waited so long, a little slice of heaven!! Anyone that needs a break from here should go down and stay with Bill and do some REAL reminiscing with the help of a Beliken ot two!!!

Posted by Thor Hansen on March 27, 2007 05:57 PM

Ron: Have you kept in touch with Jim and Bill? I'll be sure to tell Frank I spoke with you. If you're up to giving me your telephone #, I could have Frank call you. He and Jim are still real close. Do you still live in Denver?
You're right, nothing like a Big Fat Greek Wedding!!! Jim's wedding was a blast! There wasn't a sober person in the house, including us yong'ons :)

Posted by Marianne Anton on March 27, 2007 05:57 PM

OK, now lets hear from the "closer to Cook Park" folks. I graduated in 72. Spent most of Merrill & GW days getting stoned in the park and walking to the Creamery. Actually, rented a house next door to the Heisermans in the late 70's. A few years back my husband got a new guitar player in his band - what a shock to find out it was Ray Wells.
Joy (Shamon) Pyne

Posted by Joy Pyne on March 27, 2007 06:00 PM

Man! Turn your back for awhile and there's 30 more posts! I can't keep up with this stuff. I'm letting everybody know right now - I hereby claim book and movie rights!!

Posted by Tim Graves on March 27, 2007 06:01 PM

guess I should put the "old" last name in.

Posted by Joy (Shamon) Pyne on March 27, 2007 06:01 PM

another name not mentioned yet. o'brians. kim,craig,keith and i don't remember how many sisters. karen, your right. the sedbo and the cb, did play softball together. maybe it was a turf deal. the cb were the older brothers of my friends. and we were the sedbo. it was all in fun.BUT, the loser had to buy all the beer. usually at the tower. i can't think who coined the names.

Posted by lance williams on March 27, 2007 06:18 PM

Yea, our cousins, the Gianulis's owned the Bullfighter and now Tim Gianulis owns the Front Range. Always worth the drive to get the chili frm the original "Becca" Burgers.

Posted by Marianne on March 27, 2007 06:19 PM

My guess for invisible man. The only person I ever saw do a triple flip and live through it - Kim O'Brien. The who was actually stuck in the silo - Jim Harr. Or the one I heard carried away the humongous marble globe off a tombstone at Fairmont and deposited in my brother's apartment - Perry Ito.

Posted by Tim Graves on March 27, 2007 06:21 PM

Marianne; I havent seen Jim since he moved back from Florida, but I sure would like to. I see Bill a couple times a year. He still ownes and works his bar on S. Broadway. About 20 years ago I moved to S.E. Aurora to get away from all the congestion. Amazing the amount of growth in such a short time. If you want to e-mail me at guppy52@msn.com Ill give you my phone number.

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 27, 2007 06:25 PM

hello joy, was that 52 chevy a truck with 5 inches of concrete in the floor of the bed? the one we almost went off a switch back on the way back from deckers

Posted by lance williams on March 27, 2007 06:29 PM

Back to the late sixties -- us guys from South (we hung out at JR's on Gaylord Street) would hit the creamery on our way to Griff''s (where Kokoro is now). On weekends we hung out at Cherry Creek Mall, UHills mall and at night driving up and down 16th Street (now a mall). It was sure a small town then and everyone was friendly. More names--J. Larue, Jim robischon, Roland Delzer, Reen Knolf, Robbie Schwer, Mike Grazier, Robbie Chamberlain, and, of course, Virginia Village's own Moonrakers (Denny Flanigan), US Male, (formerly the Dimensions of Denver), Tyler and the Bandits, The Fabulous Zoo. Did anybody go to the Battle of the Bands at UHills in 1966, featuring the Titans with Little Johnny Justice on drums?

Posted by George B. on March 27, 2007 06:31 PM

Hey George. That must have been the one I tagged along with my brother to. I was 11 and looking for adventure. He was 16 and looking for girls. I sure cramped his style sometimes. It was a pretty big event and there was a lot of people there.

Posted by Tim Graves on March 27, 2007 06:44 PM

This is great! Even though I don't know anyone, yet, I have heard older siblings mentioned. Did Mike Grazier live on Forest (the street connected to Glencoe)? I knew a Patty Grazier (older than me) whose family had an ice rink in their back yard in the winter. I also knew a Diana Knox who lived at the end of Forest. Thanks for the great stories. I sure missed out on a lot :( Julie Molen, I do remember you. My sister Liz described you and I remember you. She said you were one of the few people who didn't tease my sister Virginia. Thanks for that! (Virginia was diagnosed with schizophrenia and as Liz mentioned she died in 2002)

Posted by nancy (blackwell) grieder on March 27, 2007 06:49 PM

Hi Lance! It was only 3 " in the bed, but ithat truck never got stuck in the snow (flat tires were a real pain tho)
Other Joy, I'm sorry I don't remember you from living next door to the folks. mom's still there. I'd moved out by then--graduated '73 and George (Brangoccio) and I married in 1977.

Posted by Joy Heiserman on March 27, 2007 07:03 PM

Debbie, Cheryl, Keith, Kim, Craig, Shannon, Shawn and one other girl. Those were the OBrien kids (mentioned much earlier as well) that I grew up next door to. Carol, Janie, Scott and Rick Matthews were the other side of the OBriens. Kerry, Candy and Debbie Carbaugh (sp?) to the other side of us. Chris, Dennis and one other Lightfoot accross the street. Debra Hunt, and her brother ____ a few doors down. I saw one of the O'Brien boys a couple of years ago when we were clearing out our old house, on Ivy but as they all look alike I can't say which one it was. I can't imagine how kids have fun these days without all of the neighborhood kids! There were lots of us!

Posted by Jody Benson on March 27, 2007 07:09 PM

Jim aloysius harr

Posted by on March 27, 2007 07:23 PM

man,, tim,,,i fell out when i read about the tombstone ball!!!! i remember that!!
thor.. good to see ya!!!
lance,, we brought up the o'brians waaaaaaaayyy back!
believe it or not,, i am half in the bag and need to go to bed.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 27, 2007 07:25 PM

Jody; what do you mean " not Ron Gupton". I was at your house a couple of times when you you were on Florida. I dont know if you saw the post earlier where I said I see Larry all the time. We live within blocks of each other.

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 27, 2007 07:35 PM

Other Joy, are you a paramedic?

Posted by Patty (Heiserman) Morgan on March 27, 2007 07:52 PM

in reply to Pam Benson Patterson---I have also enjoyed reading all of the entries---but I am also older than most of the people responding having graduated in '64. I spent some time at the creamery and have been amazed at the memories that this is bringing back. I went to Ellis and Merrill and lived on Forest Street.

Posted by kathy mote on March 27, 2007 07:53 PM

Jerry Larsen here, checking in. amazing! thanks Liz (whom i don't know, I think) for starting the thread and Bill Taylor for sending me the link! I just hope I'm not too late. howdy to anyone that still remembers. Lance, as I remember the motorcycles in the canal somebody about went off in the same spot on the way out (maybe me) and two went in on the way back in. and yep it was the James's tailight still on underwater that helped us find his bike. great fun. different trip, that 400 Maico was once mine but I think Kurt Bechtold had his hands on it for the golf course tour. I'd forgot all about the Duke and the Duchess, but it brought back memories. Larry Wilson, Bill Taylor and myself first rented (following Tommy Ellis) a place there and then through attrition, eventually Jerry and Bobbi Jones, Gary Jones, Chris Carpenter and others moved in and out??? Across the way maybe Chris Wilson, Karen Turner (hi Karen) and Karen Pens had a place too. party hardy. I saw a lot of you at James funeral a couple of years ago. RIP. I lucked out and this SED burnout married one of the Greek Rador (1400 S. Grape) girls (Ally) and we have made a home up here Boise, Idaho for almost thirty years. Ally is a critical care nurse and I'm a surveyor/cadd guy who plays a bit of Irish style fiddle. like some other posts, Denver was just getting too big. Ally's sister Georgia married a coolie boy-Dana Lallo-they live way out sw metro. Bob, Dennis and Denise Stevenson grew up across Missouri St. from our house. Last I heard 20 years ago or so, Bob was some kind of ski dude up at Aspen. He and I used to sneak out at night and go fishing in one of Glaciers ponds behind our place. (before it was developed-Portofino?) Dennis and Denise were twins and they both were very funny, creative types. Didn't Mike Heiserman have some kind of built Chevy panelwagon ( a nomad?) that could lift its wheels, maybe he called it "meatwagon"? I had a crush on his sister Patty, but she never knew. Of the Missouri St. crowd does anybody remember Juan Carlos of Venezuela? He lived next to Kirk Smith and drove an old Impala-neutral drops didn't do it much good. Keggers behind Place, motorcycle/dirtbike trips here and there; any excuse to get up to Deckers, and just hanging out at the Creamery, this thread has brought back lots of memories. My Mom sold the Missouri house several years ago, but every time I/we visit I try to find the time to come by the old stomping grounds. Oh yeah, I just remembered. Donny Harberts place at the bottom of the hill on Nebraska Way had a line of privet hedges that periodically would find a car in their midst. A 66 Pontiac Tempest I once had found itself high centered on the hedges early one Saturday morning. The cops didn't think much of my story when they found me trying to unhighcenter it with a machete. besides the DWI, I had to pay for the hedges too! bad corner that one.

Posted by Jerry Larsen on March 27, 2007 08:30 PM

Here are some more names. penny buchanan,susan kingsley,nancy kelso,debbie latch, craig haverly,susan haverly,debbie wise. And i think a good candidate for fonzy is ron brown, royce and myrons older bro. more names randy shepherd..griff sharp. Karin..sherry and mary may have lived where you say at one time but they moved to the neigborhood just west of place and north of cherry creek.. The volkswagon in lollipop didnt belong to anyome we knew. I was there when it was dragged out of the lake. There were police frogmen there who hooked up the cables to it to pull it out. It was stolen from who knows where. More names..Mark Abromowitz,Cheryl Abromowitz, Burt and Karen degrafenried, Burt Degrone, Rob Peters, Eric and Mark Robinson,Robert Raskin, Kenny Foster, Kenny Staples, Peter Milbrodt.. Dana Lallo .
Me , danny reise, and dana lallo all had volkswagons and would race them down cherry creek drive. Hot Rods?
Larry Billingsley, pete littlefield, jerry copley
jack jordan,glenn howard. !!!!!how many kids can live in one neighborhood? Sheesh!

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 27, 2007 08:59 PM

Abby Knackman, Charlie Mussman, ...

Posted by on March 27, 2007 09:07 PM

Dan McCracken, Brad Williams, Danny Scott, hoffmeisters sisters, Kotisack, Dolph, ....

Posted by George on March 27, 2007 09:09 PM

Jerry Larsen, I dont know you I am class of 69 gw..You mentioned your sister married dana lallo? I went to merril and i am a musician..My first band outside of school band was The dave peters trio. Dana lallo was the drummer in my trio and Mark traver was the string bass player. We played the all-school show at merrill ..Is dana listed in the phone book? Or do you have his #..my e-mail is ssjogren@msn.com It would be great if you could e-mail me any info to reach him.

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 27, 2007 09:09 PM

It's Other Joy. No, not a paramedic. I grew up across the street from Cook Park. Worked at the Denver Drumstick through high school. Never worked at the Creamery when it was the Creamery, but when it became a bar - Chaplains- I worked there. That's where I met my husband - and when I lived next door to the Heisermans (must have been in 78). Saw Jim Harr, Kim O'Brien, Cathie Summer, Gene Timony and a bunch of the old Merrill crowd at the last GW reunion for '72.

Posted by Joy (Shamon) Pyne on March 27, 2007 09:14 PM

gail and terry davis..Terry Davis (my first french kiss)

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 27, 2007 09:18 PM

Hi Dave, no I don't believe I know you either. I'm a class of '71 guy myself. It's my sister-in-law Georgia, who married Dana Lallo. I think that within the last hour they have gotten word of this thread and are sure to see your post(s). I'll send you the numbers though... How bout any word on Greg Stoker, Mike Irons, Jock Spencer, Randy Schwartz?

Posted by Jerry Larsen on March 27, 2007 09:38 PM

jerry ,thanks for the reply..all those names are familiar and I dont know where any of them are..However I do remember Mike Irons.
One day walking home from merrill after school I was standing on the corner of colo blvd and florida ..so was mike.. he suddenly ran out in the street and got hit very hard by a car and was knocked about 30 or 40 feet. I think he just got up and walked away!..Hope Dana tunes in!

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 27, 2007 09:44 PM

jerry, my memory just came back. I was thinking about a mentally challenged guy at merrill name mike steel. Not mike irons. And he was a good freind of mine. Irons that is.

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 27, 2007 09:50 PM

here we go jogging our memories after all these years. It is almost amazing we still have memories after our misguided youth. I remember it all began at ellis elementary school and getting a paper route (we actually could have one without a car). Every morning after the paper route we would go up to the creamery and get one (or two) of Mr Baer's fresh crunch donuts and some chocolate milk. Then it seem like there was a giant flash and we were all meeting up at the creamery to figure out where the next party or kegger was going to be. Sabin Mckinstry lived across the street in a metal shed that doubled as a bedroom which was a party place if nothing else worked. Young people burning cookies in the creamery parking lot,going to celebrity lanes,cinnamon cinder,family dog and anywhere else life would take us. We all had many parties up at lincoln creek in aspen and buffalo creek campground. I remeber going over to the day's house to their underground(under house) cave. I still can't believe the house didn't fall in eventually.Does anyone remember hanging out at cook park,playing guitars,singing and (well you know the rest)? Mr Baer decided that as we grew up,he could make more money opening a liquor store than at the creamery. (smart move). I ran into don deschant (starnes) a couple of weeks ago. He owns a bar at mississippi and chambers. a couple of other names to throw around that i haven't seen in the blogs.craig haverly,danny densmore,mike sadoff,bob dunlap,bill kotasak,to name a few.I have to go for now.I have plenty more memories to share later.

Posted by dave cline on March 27, 2007 10:13 PM

bucky bowes mike and pat harr brian miller susan miller bob hunt the thacker bros
dolphin kenny foster john addcock john molser old sabin mccinstryand teressa dave cline candy carbaugh mike hecker jack jordan susy jordan gleen ???? NEED MORE JUST ASK Susan millican

Posted by on March 27, 2007 10:40 PM

Ron Gupton -- what I meant by not you was that I'd previously connected you as dating my roommate, Karen Gonio. Then I realized I meant Ron Garland. Meanwhile, I know your name but I can't place you. Help me! When I say the house on Florida, it was not the parents at Ivy and Florida. I lived with Karen Gonio on Florida and about Birch. You live near Larry now, in Aurora? You know his family? Small world. But then i have to remember I moved west. Denver is indeed a very small town.

Posted by Jody Benson on March 27, 2007 10:48 PM

Lance: O'Briens (Debbie, Cheryl, Craig, Kim, Shannon, and all those my sis mentioned ) there were 8, the lst two were Kim and Shannon, twins. Robbie was the oldest Lightfoot (He and Dennis have both passed.) Carbaugh is right. Cummiskey's across the street. I saw all the O'Briens when their Mom passed two years ago. Will call their dad and get him to pass all this on to them. Kathy MOTE is that your maiden name?
Karin, did you get Matthews info from Jody? Okay, now I know all those early 60's grads are not dead yet .. come out of the woodwork !!!!!

Posted by Pam (Benson) Patterson on March 27, 2007 10:53 PM

GW '72. Can't say I remember Joy Shamon. I went to the 10 year reunion and said never again. Do you remember me? Although, after the race riots they split the school and I went to classes 7 to noon then was outta there! Didn't leave much time for expanding the circle of friends.

Posted by Jody Benson on March 27, 2007 10:59 PM


Posted by BRUCE on March 27, 2007 11:08 PM

Yoh!!! Mr Peters, Mr Gupton and all of the others we used to know and to all that are reading this. Dana Lallo here, we the class of 69 and then 70 (because most of us said screw Mr Holland and dropped out of good old GW ) invented what you are all writing about. Our gang made the creamery what it was. We were the first to start hanging out there and the first to start making good old Mr Baird mad. When he got tired of us and kicked us out on numerous occassions we started hanging out in the parking lot. Where as I recall many of gatherings led to plenty of parties. Our gang besides Dave and Ron to name a few were Don Dechant, Steve Lawhead, Mike Dedrickson, Mike Broomhall, Deb Wise, Craig Haverly, Ferguson sisters etc etc. My days of hanging out were cut short as I was sent off to the Navy for 4 years. Did a couple of tours in Nam, got honorably discharged, came home and started hanging out with the next generation of creamery burn outs. Good to see you all kept up the hanging out while I was gone. Anyway, met Georgia Rador my wife at the creamery, we got married, got jobs, had kids, they had kids, meaning we have grandkids, we live out towards Chatfield Res.,we're pretty much retired now and spend most of our time babysitting,golfing and riding our HD's. Still see quite a few people from the old days, Doug Bower, Kenny Marzetta, Royce Brown etc etc. Anyway good to hear that the creamery holds such good memories as it did for us. Hope more people kick in thoughts and memories so we can keep this blog going!!!!! Dana & Georgia

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on March 27, 2007 11:45 PM

back to merrill during my time,,,
while working for denver schools, i bumped into arlene herbst. she was a teacher and was still in touch with alot of the girls from tha era. cindy lyons, jackie brooks, jennifer paulson, debbie jeffries,,
someone mentioned jim harr getting stuck in the hatch of the tunnel in cherry creek? i remember traveling those tunnels, peeking out from a gutter opening at an intersection near leetsdale. i also remember the streets flooding realy bad so we could tube down some street over by dedricksons neighborhood.
how 'bout daryle avey? anyone ever see him?
i remember when his folks won a brand new '71{i think} mach one mustang playing mr. and mrs. NFL at the gas station.
i played football with the 'trojans'. cool name huh? remember the 'ore-diggers'?

Posted by bill Taylor on March 28, 2007 07:31 AM

So Mike Irons is my brother in law married to my sister Linda Sommer - have been since shortly after high school. I had passed the link to both of them - perhaps they will see it and comment. They live in Aurora, 4 great boys ( ok biased a bit).
How about other names - Leslie Larsen - she was dating Jock Spencer - yes that was high school.
Thor Hansen - also sent this link to my brother Tom and I will try and send you an email this weekend -

Posted by Cathi on March 28, 2007 07:38 AM

wow, this is just amazing!! I left and came back and folks from around the planet have joined in!! this is so very cool!! such great memories!! Had a question for Bucky Bowes, did you have an older sister named Jebe? I am remembering her, but not how she spelled her name!! also hey George!! when you mentioned Ron Brown, was he in "Tyler and the bandits"? if so I went out with one of the guys in his band, who I cannot even remember his name, he was a jr when I was just in 10th. as for the "closer to cook park" crowd, I have got to call Donny Roberts!! he was as close as I knew, we hung there ALOT! Donny's sister, Debbie was mentioned earlier, she was killed in a motorcycle accident in the 70's. Scott Matthews and I were always in that prk, we had such nice talks there over the years. he was always there to help me with all my "boy problems"!! it was TOO funny that someone remembered Mike's panelwagon car!! yep,-sir, it could pull the front wheels off the ground!! he did that one day on glencoe in front of my Dad. later on my Dad asked me" why would you want to do that ?" I told him " because it is cool dad"! If he knew what happened inside that panel wagon he would NOT have thought that was cool!! :) it was a party on wheels!! made lots of trips to Danniels park, carrying kegs and kids!! Mike wanted me to put in a blip about the old 52 truck with the cement in the back. not only did it not get stuck in snow, but he lost his virginity in that truck!! it was very special in his heart!! does anyone know where Doyle Weeks is?? he was always with Kenny foster. Kenny married my best friends sister, Annie mullenix. they live right over off yale now. Dana, we must be fairly close, I moved "out west" 31 yrs ago!! off of c470 and quincy. been my hood for along time now. I still enjoy visiting the old "hood" although they crushed my little house like a bug and put up the "big blue meanie" on the corner of glencoe and florida. it was really sad for my family. I sure do hope we can all have a "virginia village reunion" somehow! I would volenteer to work at making it happen, I love to plan parties...goes WAAAAY back!! wow, with all the talent here we could have live entertainment too! wouldn't it be fun to have a big ole BBQ-party at cook park??? we all re-named that park "Itchy-coo" park after the song by the faces. because of the words!! now sing along.........."what did you do there?, we got high..... what did you touch there....? we touched the sky".. ok, Im back, had my own little special place there for a minute!! anyway, lets all try and make something happen out of the great opportunity!! we need to all email each other, then we can exhange number etc and I know we could do this!! what does everyone think?? sure could be fun. heck, Ill bet the Rocky mnt news would be there!! I wonder if any other blog has been this crazy!!

Posted by Karin (Fletcher) Heiserman on March 28, 2007 08:27 AM

Good to know that so many people are still around. This really does bring up a lot of fun memories. Patty and Joy, you two really bring up some good ones.Dana and Georgia, Kim Obrien, Jim Harr, Paul Anderson, Abby Knacman (what happend to Aron)? Tim, I remember the graveyard heist....Tom. I think this group was probably the rowdiest "Creamery" gang there was.

Posted by Ray Wells on March 28, 2007 08:59 AM

lance,, was it you who was driving when the new white ford truck plowed thru museliks house on the corner of grape and florida? i think bob day was in the truck also.
john law is still in the area last i saw him.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 28, 2007 09:05 AM

My whole life is finally comming together.My first baby sitter.Pam Benson I hope I wasn't to rough on you.I had to be all of about 2 or 3.
Jody Benson I bet we skateboarded down the hill by granny grunts house. on our six foot skateboard that the wheels kept falling off.
I remember when Florida street was under construction.The flashing lights they used back then were like globes filled with fuel and they lit them.Its probably a good thing they invented something else cause those could have turned into bowling balls with my age group.Any one remember people fishing down in the river at Holly street? Bill Taylor ,I ran into Denie Mosely a few years ago.Since then I heard she died of breast cancer. Some one was asking about George Tacinas I run into his wife occasionally .They live in the neighborhood . Tim what became of your bro Steve?
Anyone hear from John Mulqueen? How about Royce Brown. I think someone drove his car into the creamery window. I remember the carnavel they used to have in the parking lot.I was peeking through a whole in the tent were they had ducks floating around and saw the guy that was running it cheating.So I went out and told all of the people and I was kicked out.One of my first encounters at the creamery parking lot. How about Cambridge Dairy where Target is or the 2 little airplanes that were down by the entrance to White Sands.Speaking of White Sands, there has to be someone out there that remembers the partys they used to through for all of those that went to Saint Vincents. How about the Clarks on Ivy Way?(AK;receipts) I remember sitting in a tree a cross from the dentist office before the store was built and one of the Clark brothers were haulling butt on their bicycle cutting across the corner of the yard and the owner had strung a wire across there so people would quit cutting it,well receipt did not see it and got ejected off his bike and I thought I was gonna fall out of the tree from laughing so hard.

Posted by Kim O'Brien on March 28, 2007 09:17 AM

tim,, just how old is steve anyway??

Posted by bill Taylor on March 28, 2007 09:24 AM

ok you guys, thi sis the story! I just got off the phone with Dave Peters, we want to make this get together happen. we have an idea. if everyone that would like to come to a little virginia village reunion BBQ at cook park sometime this summer please email us at mheiserman@aol.com or ssjogren2@msn.com. from there we can safely exchange infor and numbers. if anyone else would like to be involved or has any fun ideas about a get together, we are open for anything!! anyone that wants to help organize is more than welcome as well. we actually need a few folks from the different graduating classes. this has just been such a wonderful experience and really a very unusual one if you think about it. how many folks were lucky enough to grow up in such a cool neighborhood, and then have the opportunity to reconnect with all the kids that did?? lets make this party happen, life is short, lets "go for it" comments and feedback welcome!!

Posted by Karin Heiserman on March 28, 2007 09:49 AM

OK - Kim - you bring a whole bunch of memories about St Vincent - I used to be the bus monitor and would be in charge of you and jim harr and others - can you imagine - since the glasiers owned white sands and the hay rack rides (right?) we had many a party - I enjoyed the "class reunion" after one of our HS reunions - ahhh that was fun - must have been 15 yrs ago - you still live in the neighborhood right? wasn't it on missouri?
oh and those clark brothers - dave and ron? wonder if they survived into adulthood ?

Posted by Cathi Sommer on March 28, 2007 09:54 AM

i tried to post a link to some photos,, but it didn't work. anyone got any suggestions?

Posted by bill Taylor on March 28, 2007 09:58 AM

Hey Karin and Dave-- Cook Park this summer! - nice of you to get it going!!

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Posted by bill Taylor on March 28, 2007 10:03 AM

OK,, there they are,, the first one is me a few years back,, the second one is me in 76 onboard the uss lockwood,,, i'm the stud in the glasses!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 28, 2007 10:05 AM

Karin / Dave; The worst thing about planning something like this is I CANT WAIT FOR IT TO HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will help in any way you need me to. Im not sure if beer is allowed at Cook park or not. If anyone knows, post it. For some reason purchasing a permit sounds familar.

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 28, 2007 10:10 AM


my wife,, adriane,, from chicago,,

Posted by bill Taylor on March 28, 2007 10:16 AM

Karin; call me. I already got the poop on having this at Cook park.

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 28, 2007 11:10 AM

I'm from the '66 GW grad class, spent time at creamery also white sands, my mom still lives in the house on hudson & iowa. my sister Pat & I cruised piggly wiggly & the other stores quite often. This is just too much fun. Later.

Posted by pam harris on March 28, 2007 11:31 AM

Liz from GW class of 76, and the one who started all this crazy, wonderful stuff - with one simple question - "Who remembers the Creamery?" I would love to come to a "Creamery Reunion"! Hopefully, we can find all of these people that we have talked about and get them there too. We will all have to bring pictures of what we looked like back then - then we will remember! Bill - your face looks familiar. Did you ever hang out at Bob Day's house? I would love to help organize a reunion, but I am 200 miles away. My email is lizzy81652@yahoo.com - just to put it out there. This will be something really fun to look forward to. I REALLY think we should have it at Bills house in Belize!

Posted by Liz (Blackwell) Lippitt on March 28, 2007 11:44 AM

Does anyone remember the huge kegger at Castlewood dam ?

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 28, 2007 12:22 PM

Bill; did you know my younger brother Royce ?

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 28, 2007 12:24 PM

liz,, i woyuldn't say 'hang out' at bob day's house,, but i have been there. back then i mostly hung with lance, james weiler, kirk smith jerry coulter, donizio, kurt betchold,, sometimes ventureing into trouble with the bob day, jerry jones, kevin bloodsmyth, kenny wise, john law type trouble.
and as thor, lance, kurt b. can all attest to,, i have a license for UNLIMITED FUN here at barnacle bill's, but,, we wouldn't want to spark another international incident for the U.S. to have to contend with.
cook park would be easier to pull off.
i hope to be in denver in august, but don't wait for me.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 28, 2007 12:30 PM

ron,, i knew of royce gupton,, not well tho. knew royce brown{?} lived across the street from mcmeen.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 28, 2007 12:35 PM

Pam Harris, It's been many years! I've looked for you. Glad to hear that you are still around.

Posted by old time Creamery patron on March 28, 2007 12:45 PM

My head is about to explode from all the memories! The hardware store south of the Creamery was run by Fred Pomeroy. His son Mike was head boy at GW and his daughter Carol went there as well. I think she might have been head girl. I used to babysit for Dr. Hagler's kids (Jeff and Sally). They went to our church (Virginia Park Baptist Church) which was across the street at Holly and Florida and is now a Montessori school. I remember the barber shop (run by Joe) and beauty shop in the shopping center have been there a long time. I went to Merrill and GW. Graduated in '64. When I went to Merrill I used to go to the McDonald's on Mississippi and Colorado Blvd that is now a Boston Market. It was run by Joe Rakowski. White Sands and the stables (Glaiser Barn I believe) have given way to apartments and condos.
To Shirley: I remember you and your brother Bill and your mom with her fiery red hair. My Dad lived 2 houses up from her on Honey Way. Frank and Gwen Gatto and Mr. DeGroen are the only two original families on that block. We moved there in '54.
Denny Flannigan! What girl didn't have a crush on him at one time or another. Any of you remember Bob Miller? He lived east of Holly and went to GW. Another good looking guy. Thanks for the stroll down memory lane. It has been a great walk.

Posted by Judy (Clymer) Lohman on March 28, 2007 02:17 PM

Dana and Georgia -- wow -- I went to your wedding!! What a feast and party afterwards...you mentioned Doug Bower - I had such a crush on him back then. I bet he thought I was such a pain. I heard you guys were firemen? Now your are grandparents -- wonderful. I am looking forward to that some day too. Have a daughter that got married in 2005 so I am waiting for them to have some kids. We live not to far from Chatfield. We live at Bear Creek and Morrison Road. So good to see you get involved in this little masterpiece! Hope this can last a while longer -- does anyone know how long? Hugs...

Posted by Julie Molen Moot on March 28, 2007 02:19 PM

Amazing. Great to see names on here now like Joy Shaman, Ray Wells, Jim Harr, Cathi Sommer and Kim O'Brien!! I helped organize the GW class of '72 reunions (10th, 20th and 30th -- and NO, we're not having a 35th! LOL).
Dave Cline, are you related to Robin Cline?
My younger brother was John Wise. He passed away in 2001, bless his heart. Mike Futera passed away about a year later, bless HIS heart. But many of that "smokers" gang are still around: Chris Tacinas, Bill Alexander, Hoffman... they're still around Denver.
I was a busboy at the Tiffin Inn, in 1970. We had to wear these ear pieces (hi tech) so the managers could tell us which tables to clear next, and people thought they hired DEAF boys to work there!!
The White Spot was owned by Joe Clements' dad, and they had a real CocaCola fountain in their basement. I thought they were the richest people in the world.
And yes, WAR played at GW in 1971, I believe. After the riots, when they were trying to be "hip" at school.
Carol Pens still lives in Denver, as does Kay Papich. Janet Woelber lives in Sheridan, WY. Bill Futera lives in NY state. And what about Jackie Klausner, Debi Rubin and that wild Sampson kid???
I'm a magazine editor in Las Vegas, and everyone comes here at some point or another. But I think we should all rendezvous in Belize with Bill!!!!!
How long before the RMN cuts us off?

Posted by thom wise on March 28, 2007 02:39 PM

hey, Ron, I SURE remember the huge kegger at castlewood damn!! Ive never seen so many people at a kegger in my life!! my best memory was of Royce walking, or stumbleing around with an army blanket over his shoulders drinking beer from a saucepan!! he was toast!! he kept trying to "Zing" everyone and then pointing to his glasses saying " zing protectors"!!! it was a riot!! what was really funny about a kegger that huge is that cops were never called!!!! wow, it was BIG!!!I came with Mike Dolph, i remember on the way home i asked if he would pull over so i could get rid of some beer, he pulled over where the side of the road went straight down a hill. I opened the door, stepped out and rolled clear to the bottom of the ditch!! I laid there laughing in the pitch dark until he found me!! sheesh, why are we alive????

Posted by Karin H on March 28, 2007 02:44 PM

I had forgotten about War playing at GW!! I was there!! what a trip!!

Posted by Karin h on March 28, 2007 02:47 PM

Wow, this is too funny, Hey Bill, Lance, Thor, Pam & Jodi, Cathy Sommers, Julie Molen, Dana & Georgia, Ray, Jerry, Tim, and all the rest of the SEDBO. What a great thread, many great memories, that was Dennis McLaughlin that was backed up against Conoco, with his 64 chevy impala, and he was gonna race Jerry Coulters in his impala, but Dennis had his in reverse, and smoked it back into the concrete wall behind conoco. Karen (Turner) Cline , I went to school at ST. Vincents for 1st thru 6th grade with Jackie Brooks, Julie Mulqueen, if you know how to get hold of them have them e-mail me at craig0702@msn.com. Greg Dreiling is living in upstate New York, I have passed this along to him, he will get a kick out of this.Did see alot of the SEDBO's at James funeral, it was great to see everyone. Hope this continues, great trips down memory lane, thanks Liz, I don't think I know you, but possible since you were in the hood, but thanks for starting this.The Heiserman girls, I remember you all working at the Creamery, I know Mr Bair made alot of cash, but alot of free stuff was handed out too.

Posted by Craig O'Brien on March 28, 2007 02:52 PM

being i am am a moderator on another forum i believe this may not 'go away' per say,, as long as everyone behaves. if things EVER die down, they may move it to archives, but it may remain here as long as it is active.
craig,, glad you could join us! i had forgotten about dennis mcglauflin! reverse or not, jerry would have smoked 'em.
i sent this to kurt betchold as well.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 28, 2007 03:05 PM

hey Bill; some one said that this was only going to be allowed for a week. What do you know about that? I would sure hate to lose any of this. Im sure there is still people who are in the process of being made aware of all this madness. Does some one need to get in touch w/ rockymountain news and ask to let this go on for a bit longer?

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 28, 2007 03:31 PM

i'll shoot them an email right now and see what they say.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 28, 2007 03:35 PM

which of the O' Briens was big buddies w/ Brian Gupton ?

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 28, 2007 03:39 PM

I think it was Keith

Posted by Kim O'Brien on March 28, 2007 03:48 PM

Bill; Im wondering if a bunch of us sent e-mails would it help our cause? Karin and I were talking about this exact thing this A.M. and she said she couldnt find a way to talk to Mike Rudeen. If you think it would help, please post that adress. Thank You!!!

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 28, 2007 03:48 PM

I think it was Keith

Posted by Kim O'Brien on March 28, 2007 03:48 PM

Karin; Where is the links and article you promised? Im going to get my youngest brother Brian involved in this. He knows a bunch of these people.

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 28, 2007 03:52 PM

i just sent an email to the gentelman on the front page of this section. maybe wait for a reply before we try again?


Posted by bill Taylor on March 28, 2007 04:00 PM

How about a Village My Space ?

Posted by George on March 28, 2007 04:12 PM

youtube myspace and i'll google your yahoo!

i believe there are plenty of free sites that could be used. but i am not the one to ask about how to set it up!!
maybe we will get some suggestions from the email i sent.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 28, 2007 04:18 PM

Hey Wild Bill,
Not sure how, but maybe someone here who is a little teckie, can figure out a way to make our own blog. The creamery blog. After all we are all brainiacs right??

Posted by Craig O'Brien on March 28, 2007 04:25 PM

Ron, it was Keith who was friends with Brian.

Posted by Craig O'Brien on March 28, 2007 04:27 PM

we need a geek to step forward!

i hope theres an afterlife so i can waste it too

Posted by bill Taylor on March 28, 2007 04:31 PM

this is getting more extraordinary almost by the minute. bill is right about a reunion. cook park could be fine. castle wood canyon or daniels park could also work. THIS, gathering may require reservations and a party boss!! bill, remember you, me, debbie and jennifer flying around in jennifer's mom's mustang or the vw bug? what a hoot. as far as a vehicle into vic muschelic's house it was a 79 chevy truck. brand new, 17 days old temp stiker. landed that truck up side down part in the kitchen. what a drag. bob and dean were both with me. we didn't have a scratch on us. totaled the truck. tim and ray, i also remember the heist. you guys got that granit sphear over to those apartments you guys lived in off 25 & mexico. kim, i think of trampolines and go carts. is tony race the right name?

Posted by lance williams on March 28, 2007 04:39 PM

dave peters here.. I called denver parks and recrreation. Cook parks picnic pavillion can accomodate up to 125 people. But, a permit is $85 . Beer is allowed but 3.2 only. Nothing else. If you have over 25 people you need the permit. I also think lady there mentioned liability insurance. I called from work so was a bit rushed. No live music which is to bad cuz I have a great Classic rock band, been together 13 years. Beatles, stones,petty,moodie blues, doors animals, etc etc. Washington park has the boathouse that allows live music but i dont know the particulars. Maybe a simple show up at cook park byo with no permit ? Then we'd all probably get 86'd like the creamery! I,m sure with spouses and kids etc we'd have at leat 100 people. I will try to get an info packet from parks and rec. anyone got any ideas? How do block parties work?

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 28, 2007 04:47 PM

Dana ..Great to read your coments. I think I may have found a phne # for you and will give you a call..How about some golf? I'm kind of a hacker but love to play. Hope to talk to you soon

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 28, 2007 04:52 PM

Hey: Ron Gupton' Yes I know how to get in touch Bill & Jim Arapkiles.
also to whom it may concern
ther Doors played at the Family Dog
on evans its now PTs.

Posted by Frank Anton on March 28, 2007 04:52 PM

GAWD!! if you ever see jennifer's parents, {yea, right} apoligise to them for me!! we put that mustang thru HELL!!
i remember once a bunch of us loaded up the innertubes and headed for the mountains to tube down some snow somewhere. we had a keg of beer inside a stack of tubes in the back of my truck as we headed up i-70{?}. i looked in the rearview mirror and saw them tubes flying one by one off the keg and into traffic!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 28, 2007 04:55 PM

dave peters, i don't think i know you but, let's expect a baby woodstock! i can help

Posted by lance williams on March 28, 2007 05:09 PM

Tom If your car could talk it would now doubt have the best stories.Getting chased by the milkman.And a few donkeys.

Posted by ivvisable man on March 28, 2007 05:11 PM

Lance, Any help would be great. I found more info on permits. A picnic permit is 85.00 if over 25 people as I said before. There are 4 or 5 special occasion sites. The boathouse at wash park is one. The cost is 350.00 which allows beer wine and champagne, live music and catering. Liability Insurance is also required and in some cases sanitation facilities. Considerations.. what liability does the permit holder (signer) have. I logged to www.denvergov.org/permitting The type is very small but it lists all the different sites available. I dont think the cost is an issue. I will have to find out more about liability.
Does anybody live on a farm,ranch,commune etc? Another thought.. the boathouse at wash park is shelter in case of bad weather. Don't know about tables & chairs.

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 28, 2007 05:23 PM

i can only do so much from the beach here,, but if there is anything i can contribute, let me know!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 28, 2007 05:27 PM


Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 28, 2007 05:37 PM

dave, i thnk we should handle it just like old times.party on. we'll land there and handle it later. just kidding. this could be epic.

Posted by lance williams on March 28, 2007 05:40 PM


Posted by FRANK ANTON on March 28, 2007 05:40 PM

oh yeah,, didn't he have a pilots license??

Posted by bill Taylor on March 28, 2007 05:48 PM


Posted by FRANK ANTON on March 28, 2007 05:52 PM

hey, just a thought. my brother, who owned the leaning tower, just had a big reunion for what was called "cowtown" over in glendale. it was all the people who grew up in denver, more in his days, the 50's, and all the cool stuff that was in glendale. he had his big shindig at the old historic "4 mile house" on cherry and leestdale, I believe. it was a HUGE success. what they did was a cover charge, they sent out invitations etc. and I don't know if they asked for the money upfront for the facility or what, Ive got a call into him now. but it was a big success and they had a ball. saw folks he went to school with over at south, as GW was not built yet. this has some potential too. hell, my sis-in-law, Joy had a great idea too, if we run out of ideas or have problems in towns with parks, permits, rules and dealing with the "establishment" , we can all just high-tail it up to our cabin and "turn-er-loose"!! hey, anything is fine with us!! there is 5 acres to run amuck on!! and we don't ask for permits and we don'tDO 3.2 beer!!! anyway, no matter what, this is gonna happen and we are going to have the best time ever!! remember "woodstock west" that was at the DU campus in 70??? well, history can repeat itself!! Ive been to Joe cockers house here in colorado!! Im sure he'd be all over it right??? woo-hoo!! we'll get by with a little help from our friends!!

Posted by karin H on March 28, 2007 06:30 PM

Ron, I just sent you the email for royce on your guppy52 email ok??

Posted by karin h on March 28, 2007 06:36 PM

ok, got a line out to Donnie Roberts now too!! I KNOW he has some good stories, I was probably involved in many of them!! he was within minutes of the creamery and cook park......poor guy was doomed!!

Posted by karin on March 28, 2007 06:40 PM

My car could probably tell some stories; it was about the only car in our group that ran so it got a lot of use. I still don't know who the invisable man is though I think it's Kim O'Brien because he's the only one on this sight that brought up the flagpole incident at Ellisand he was there. It's amazing how one question about the Creamery has brought on this kind of response.

Posted by Tom Jacobsen on March 28, 2007 07:13 PM

George and I have the flyer from the Doors at the Family Dog --they played 9/29/67 with Lothar & the Hand People and Captain Beefheart. They drove around southeast Denver in a white VW bus with red handprints.
Where is the rest of my class of '73? Royce G, Kenny M, Greg D, Chris Wilson, Gary Jones, Donna Kolpan, Scott Nelson, Paula Cantrell, Christie Davis, John Helm, Jeff Hjort, Sue Howard (should have married Tom Armstrong!!), Diann Krosky? Forced bussing really messed with the class of '73.
Dave -- it would be very cool if Wild Blue played for a reunion!

Posted by Joy H. on March 28, 2007 07:22 PM

Hi Lance There was a Tony Race but I didn't hang with him.Cati Summers how are ya.By chance you didn't find any of my marbles that dumped all over the bus.I never did get them back.Heres a good one.Some one mentioned the Vally Drive in.Well One time Paul Anderson got his dads car I think it was about a 53 Olds.with a big old trunk.We loaded her up with everyone got to the drive in and Paul lost the key.to the trunk.His dad had to come down with the extra one.

Posted by on March 28, 2007 07:27 PM

You should have done like the class of 72. Quit going

Posted by Kim O'Brien on March 28, 2007 07:30 PM

Dave; I called Denver city parks this AM, Igot all the poop; the bad thing is; you can only have 3.2 beer. They make you pull a permit according to how many people are going to be there. The price goes from $45.00 to $85.00. It doesnt matter; I will pay it all just to make this happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 28, 2007 07:59 PM

I wasn't the only one who snuck through the hole in the fence behind the creamery to learn how to "inhale". I can remember a lot of kids coughing and sputtering and turning green.

Posted by mh on March 28, 2007 08:36 PM

Joe Casey would" borrow" his mom's car and we would cruz the hood, stopping once in a whiile to put in another 25 cents of gas. He didn't want to leave more gas in it than he started with or she know sumthin was up. Dave wern't you there?

Posted by mh on March 28, 2007 08:51 PM

Yoh Dana and Georgia here. Dave give me a call were in the phone book. Ray, Ron and Kim you suck your a least suppose to say Hi to us, slobs. Still have my CoolyBoy Softball Jersey. Kim where did you move to, went by your house years ago and some guy ran us off. Frank Anton what up? Sorry we haven't been up to the bar been to busy babysitting. Still seeing Deb Wise, if so better get her into this site. How larry? Anybody seen Roy Boy(Royce Brown) lost track of him a year ago. Doug Bowers on now he should be writing shortly. Julie good to hear from you, everybody from the creamery was at our wedding. Indeed Doug,me and Kenny Marzetta were all Firemen, Doug and me retired. Karen and Julie indeed we are close to both of you were down here by Chatfield and Wadsworth. Thanks to Liz for starting this and Bill on the Beach for letting us know. We are in big time for a reunion, just let us know. I say we just all show up one night in the old creamery parking lot and whatever happens, happens. Luv us

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on March 28, 2007 09:01 PM

Well, it seems I'm late to the party once again. I'm a class of 73 grad. Once out, I moved to the west side, and am now living near Conifer. Never went back, but I've seriously missed all the people I once knew. Ran around with Les Lallo, Mike Dedrickson, and any and all that showed up at his house (which was always many). Bill Taylor, I remembered you after looking at a Merrill yearbook. You may be seeing us in a year or two.Your picture is much better than mine. Tim Graves, I remember you as well, and I'm wondering if Cecila is/was Cecilia Morris. I was in awe of her. Joy (Heiserman), it seems we've had some near misses over the years; parties I found out about after the fact. Too bad, but maybe this next time! Karin, the funny thing is I drove up Quincy just today and thought of you! Memories of Englewood Speedway and #100, riding in the Status Car (said with a lateral emission) THE KEGGER @ Castlewood Dam...yes, I was drinking out of a saucepan/lost my cup. I'd make a trip to the keg, fall into a prairie dog hole, and have to turn around to fill it again! Dana, I hear you bragging just as you did 40 years ago! Funny how many siblings there were in the neighborhood. You may not have known everyone, but you knew OF everyone. Thankfully, I had an older brother, Ron, who let me tag along much of the time.
What about the soda fountain in Celebrity, and trying to snag the table near the jukebox, or the pinball room where if you were good enough you could play for hours on one quarter? Does anyone remember the old sweeperman that swept the sidewalk in front of the creamery? We used to ride by him on our bikes and he'd swing that broom at us. Did you ever buy cinnamon oil at the drugstore and make your own cinnamon toothpicks, or marvel at all the Revell and Monogram car models? Liz, I suspect you had no idea how this would turn out. Thanks for taking us back to our own little corner of the universe.

Posted by Royce Gupton on March 28, 2007 09:04 PM

Yoh! Dana and Georgia here. Dave we're in the phone book give us a call and we'll do some hacking. Ray,Ron and Kim you guys suck your at least suppose to say Hi, sloboh's. Frank Anton what up? We haven't been up to the bar been to busy babysitting. Still seeing Deb Wise, you should let here know about this site. Julie nice to hear from you. Everyone from the creamery was at our wedding. Yep, me, Doug and Kenny were all Firemen. I retired 10 years ago and Doug retired a couple of years ago. Indeed we are close to you and Karen, we're down here by Chatfield and Wadsworth. Thanks to Liz for getting this going and to Bill on the beach for letting us know. This is pretty funny stuff. We're in on the get together, just let us know. Luv us.

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on March 28, 2007 09:12 PM

Sorry about the double message, got kicked off the site and didn't know that the first message posted. Dana and Georgia

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on March 28, 2007 09:25 PM

Wow, the southeast Denver "CooleyBoys" I was at 1450 s Jasmine way. this site is amazing, Its great to hear from all. Kim Obrien I was just talking to Jim Harr last week and He brought up the "shaving Party" !anyone seen Putmum? or Hutman?
Thanks Julie, you made me blush. tobad I was such a dumbass....I might have cought on
Ron Gupton, Is Royce still around? I remember you chasing us out of your dads camper when we were trying to learn how to smoke.
anyone remember Deeds Pad? Dedricksons basement? where is Greg? it reminds me of that 70s show
Heaving snow balls at cop cars? then hiding in Deeds basement. How did Mrs Dedrickson ever put up with us.
And Mr Bear, He had an extra head with its own personality in his mouth.
Someone mentioned Virgina Vale and Skyline acres, My dad Don Bower ran those pools, but the best was White Sands Beach Club, you could feel the fish chewing on you while swiming.
Kim Remember Figeros Pizza?

Posted by Doug Bower on March 28, 2007 09:28 PM

Ron, I think Cook Park would be a great place to meet let me know I would love to help set something up.
Anyone know how to get ahold of Royce Brown?
Royce Gupton It is great to hear from you
Maybe we should just have a Keggger behind Place Jr hi

Posted by Doug Bower on March 28, 2007 09:43 PM

ROYCE!!!! SOOO great to hear from you!!I have thought about you so many time over the years. in fact, I STILL have your old army blanket that has permament blood stains on it from a red rocks concert in the late 60's. Im not sure why or how the blood stains got there, not sure i want to either, even tho I was right there!! I think it may have been one of those "rowdy" concerts like Jethro tull, 10 yrs after, etc. I once saw you at the checkers auto parts store out here by SW plaza. you had a young boy with you, i think, it has been a few yrs. I just KNEW it was you, but when I came back out you were already gone, I was gonna come up to you and "Zing" you!!I was so bummed!! we sure had a great time at the races didn't we?? Im glad you hung with us, you were so fun to be with! can't wait to see you again and ...beware.........be sure you have your "Zing protecters on!!!!

Posted by Karin on March 28, 2007 09:55 PM

anybody at GW has to have meet Duane Posey he was our post post post graduate student loved to play cards in the hall remember he always had all three lunch hours to take us at bkack jack anothe rname skip bransteter chuck tilby the martin brothers the miller family/brian debbbie keep seing bill and jim what about margret thier sister arron long jim cuminski al dobbs dick siegfried diane and sherry both at the creamery they took Al Dobbs old car one day while he went into the creamery for fries and coke H friends? rolled the car to the middle of the shopping center then proceeded to disassemble it by the time he was done with thoes fries and walked out his car was allready in about 60 oiecies doors bumpers seats etc all over the lot it was great all he want by then was first crack at the winshield with the sledge hammer from there it was 25 cents per blow to finish off the now retired auto. GREAT TIMES ALWAYS

Posted by bibble on March 28, 2007 10:09 PM

Doug Bower, my God! Seen Ken? Karin, that young boy is 19 and a freshman @ CU! Sorry I missed you. As for the army blanket, I'd prefer to think it was a romantic evening, but it's much more likely the result of something like being chased by my brother with a lit Roman Candle in his hand. As I ran from him, I was being pelted with balls of fire, not knowing I was running parallel to a barbed wire fence.......until I was in it. I still have scars! Did someone mention landowners I might know near your place in South Park? We were just at ours yesterday.

Posted by Royce Gupton on March 28, 2007 10:24 PM


Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 28, 2007 10:33 PM

1400 s grape st . the rador girls. sofia,(to old always with the greeks) alexandria (ally) georgia and maria( sure most of you remember she was killed in a car accident at the age of 16 some 30 years ago). ally worked at the creamery with kim reed, jerry coulter. ally would always be the driver in that old blue oxidized ford falcon with 3 on the tree. hey saltry brothers james and john ally in boise says hi. any body still have their "klutter or clutter boots" never did understand why we wore boots in the heat of the summer guess those halter tops kept us cool. and for the younger one what about arts and crafts at mcmeen. pingpong tournaments, bubble blowing contests. popsicle stick cabins, lanyard key chains. great ways to spent the summer if you were to young to hang out at the creamery smoking .and eating french fries. the rador girls ally and georgia

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on March 28, 2007 10:41 PM

OMG - so many names from the past! I am Bill Taylor's older sister. I graduated from GW in 69. Hey Dana! Karen, what year did you graduate? I think I sat in front of you in English Lit! Dana, do you ever hear from Mark Traver (my first boyfriend) anyone remember the payne twins? wish we could relive those times.

Posted by Suzi (Taylor) Weaver on March 29, 2007 12:28 AM

Ray Wells!
Haven't seen you in a while! Julie & I sometimes think about you & wonder how you and Donna are doing.
Thanks for the fun times at Proctor's!

Hey to Joy, Patti, Tim, Karin, Mike, Dave!

Connie Brangoccio

Posted by Connie Brangoccio on March 29, 2007 03:07 AM

OOPS, and of course, Geo!


Posted by Connie on March 29, 2007 03:08 AM


Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 29, 2007 06:18 AM

Hi Connie, ya those were good times at Proctor's, that was a fun jammin place. This will be good when we can all get together. Donna and I are fine, we are grandparents and like Dana and Georgia, it is amazing how much time you spend with those grandkids. Dana, I said hi in my first blog! How could I forget you and Georgia? Hey Doug, how are you doing? I've lost track with Royce too. Last I heard, he was out by Elizebeth. Joy, we'll try to make the next "Exit 232" gig and well see you there!

Posted by Ray Wells on March 29, 2007 06:44 AM

Bill Taylor, I read where you said James Weiler passed a few years ago, what happened? I was with Jeff the night he took his life, that sucks!!
Debbie Weiler? Wow, bet she is still a fox!
What are you doing in Belize? think a few of us are planning a Scuba trip for this fall, have to hook up. When is the best time to dive?
Remember the Grogery? Got tossed out of there a few times.
I will tell Marzetta Avey and Maes to check out this site today.
My Son designs Web Sites, I will see if he has any ideas on a free site to keep this going.
Greg McGrath? Jack Virtue?

Posted by Doug Bower on March 29, 2007 06:55 AM

Harr, how come you're not on here yet?

Posted by Ray Wells on March 29, 2007 06:56 AM

Good morning Dana Georgia Doug and everyone else out there. I moved from Missouri street after 22 years .I heard the person that bought my house was going nuts for a while with people showing up at all times day and night.I could just imagine.I have about a year and a half before I retire.Good job boys I am glad you got there and are enjoying it.I heard Paul Anderson is living down in Oray.Ray Wells and I are working at Buckley still.almost done Yes! I remember Figs.What stands out is Daryl eating Coors glasses. I haven't seen Royce in a while or John Mulqueen.Danna you doing any fishing.What ever became of Broomhall?
So how old are your grand kids and how many are there?

Posted by Kim O'Brien on March 29, 2007 07:00 AM

Hi Ray, I am doing great "Living the Dream" retired after 27 years on the Fire Dapt. still running my business, just part time and riding Harleys. Mu two bows are 18 & 19 now.are you still playing? My youngest plays Guitar Bass and drums, last time i heard you was at Qs pub that was great, Had breakfast with Jim Harr last week hes doing great

Posted by Doug Bower on March 29, 2007 07:02 AM

Remember when Broomhall lived under Tuna's stairs? and Aldo only found out when the pile of Chicken bones started to stink!!
I would love to find one of those 3 wheeled mail trucks that He had

Posted by Doug Bower on March 29, 2007 07:07 AM

hi doug,,, james went out the exact sme way as jeff. and it sucked as well.
i saw jack virtue a few years back. he married into the goodro family, as in goodro ford. he was doing well living off university and illif type area.
whale sharks are in town,, tnat is always a good time to dive. otherwise,, it's allways good.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 29, 2007 07:09 AM

Kim are you still in Denver? you still fishing, I hooked up with a world renouned Fly fisherman and been learning from them, its a kick

Posted by Doug Bower on March 29, 2007 07:10 AM

hey all, when your sending your emails to Dave or me, be sure to flag them "creamery" or something like that so we know who you are ok? most people kind of cull through their emails for spam or junk mail. we will make this come together this summer!!!

Posted by karin on March 29, 2007 07:12 AM

Susie, I graduated in 69 too! I knew Mark Trever. Im sure i was in a class or two with you!! it was Karin Fletcher then. tha was such a HUGE school!!! my friends never can believe how big our school was when I tell them about it! the baby boomers were an amazing bunch huh?? sure were LOTS of us!!! we could start our own city!!

Posted by karin on March 29, 2007 07:16 AM

i see my big sis got the word! i mentioned marla,, about the only one i could remember that you hung out with.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 29, 2007 07:18 AM

Well well, "hello Aall" Its Donald......karen gave me this blog site yesterday, and I just had to say "hi" to everybody...
Long time no see...I was a creamery kid too..
we lived on florida, just east of holly, I have MANY fond memories of the place, and all of you. The cars, the burgers, the girls...
awww the good old days.....

Posted by Donald on March 29, 2007 07:33 AM

So, Doug. Are you Julie's brother? If so, she taught me how to ride your motorcycle in front of the house on Jasmine Way. I graduated in 72. I spent many a summer afternoon at Virginia Vale and White Sands (and many an evening at Cook Park). I see other names I recognize in here, but I sometimes suffer from selective amnesia with details. We lived at the corner of Glencoe and Jewell.


Posted by janet on March 29, 2007 07:38 AM

Isn't there anyone out there from the class of '64 besides Kathy Mote and myself? Sounds like we are the "elders" of this great group that loved the creamery. Dana and Georgia...are you related to Judy Lallo? She was a '64 GW grad and about the funniest person I knew back then. Do any of you that went to Merrill remember Mr. Reum or was he gone?

Posted by Judy (Clymer) Lohman on March 29, 2007 07:45 AM

Hi Janet, Yep Julie is my sis, So that's what happened to my motorcycle....LOL....just kidding. She graduated in 72 and I in 73.
Julie is still flying with Continentional airlines. She dosnot have a computer or I would tell her about this.
Remember Dawn Barton? IEEEEESlim Pickens

Posted by Doug Bower on March 29, 2007 07:46 AM

Hey Doug, glad to hear your boys are playing, and keepin it going. I'm still playing, when ever I can, stay's in the blood. I know that you have to be as well. Glad to hear you and Dana are livin that dream. I'm right behind you.

Posted by Ray Wells on March 29, 2007 08:12 AM

Doug and Danna and GeorgiaYes I am still in Denver over by I-25 & 225 I am In the Phone Book.I think the last time I saw you was at the Piper.Same with Lance I still show up there for some wings.I am still fishing.So with all the time you have now give me a call.I think about the times we had up above chesseman.Alot laughes from those adventures and some nice fish.

Posted by Kim O'Brien on March 29, 2007 08:15 AM

Dawn, Julie and I were in synchronized swimming at GW. They talked me into a ridiculous team pose in the yearbook that still haunts me. I have crossed paths with DB a few times over the years. Regards to Julie.


Posted by Janet on March 29, 2007 09:27 AM

Oh my god, its so cool to hear all these memories about everyone's creamery days. There are so many people I would love to see and hear from. I worked at the creamery for 2 years, it was my first real job and I was really excited when I got a 10cents/hr raise. Does anyone hear or know what happened these guys, I worked with them all. Martha Cuellar, Don (the cook) yes we were the ones who put the sugar in his gas tank of his VW), Linda Dillon, Susan Graves, Denise Alter, Evie Bloodsmyth, Rick and Gene Morris? I remember going skiing with the Jackobsons. Jody Benson I saw your sister at my mom services and had a nice talk with her. I think it would be so cool if we could get a reunion put together. The stories we could all tell. My sister Deb worked there also with Kathy Morris. Any of you old timers have any info I would love to hear from you.
All of us The O'Briens , Deb, Cheryl, Kim, Craig, Keith, Patti, Shannon and Shawn are still here is town.

Posted by Cheryl christensen O'Brien on March 29, 2007 09:29 AM

Oh my god, its so cool to hear all these memories about everyone's creamery days. There are so many people I would love to see and hear from. I worked at the creamery for 2 years, it was my first real job and I was really excited when I got a 10cents/hr raise. Does anyone hear or know what happened these guys, I worked with them all. Martha Cuellar, Don (the cook) yes we were the ones who put the sugar in his gas tank of his VW), Linda Dillon, Susan Graves, Denise Alter, Evie Bloodsmyth, Rick and Gene Morris? I remember going skiing with the Jackobsons. Jody Benson I saw your sister at my mom services and had a nice talk with her. I think it would be so cool if we could get a reunion put together. The stories we could all tell. My sister Deb worked there also with Kathy Morris. Any of you old timers have any info I would love to hear from you.
All of us The O'Briens , Deb, Cheryl, Kim, Craig, Keith, Patti, Shannon and Shawn are still here is town.

Posted by Cheryl christensen O'Brien on March 29, 2007 09:31 AM

Patti. That's the 8th Obrien whose name I couldn't come up with. I feel whole again. Obrien's, Matthews, and Benson's all had the empty field behind us growing up (no Montessori school) and we dug trenches or collected tons of christmas trees and built mega forts. We flew kites. We played softball. It was easy to get two teams with all the kids in the hood. I see my brother has pointed out that many of you need big type to see, and now others have joined in. I think that's funny, as I haven't aged a day. I also don't have grandchildren and never will. Bill and I have our cats -- that's enough. I'd love to help plan a party but being on the west coast makes that difficult. But I've been know to fly into denver for weekend trips so count me in.

Posted by Jody Benson on March 29, 2007 09:53 AM

Nancy, you and a few others were asking about White Sands Beach Club, my Dad Don Bower, was the manager for several years, I grew up there. I will talk to my mom Im sure we have several pictures. If we ever get together I will bring some

Posted by Doug Bower on March 29, 2007 10:13 AM

Hey old time creamery patron - were you of the '66 grad group? I'm living in Englewood right behind Bill Arapkiles bar 'Araps' Anyone out there remember Joel Stokes, Dave Hooker, Chris Lightfoot? Went to school w/Karen Harr at St francis & GW. Sue & Craig Haverley are my cousins. My sister Pat graduated in '69 & is living in Norman, Ok (on purpose!) you'll probably be hearing from her too. she hung out at the hole in the fence too.

Posted by pam harris on March 29, 2007 10:15 AM

Remember Mark and Dave Kurz? they dug a hole undar there house and had a Kool fort under the house, when you went in you would automtically get a contact Hi!! I am supprised that did not kill all of us.
Remember the Missile Silos?
Ask Jim Harr about that.

Posted by Doug Bower on March 29, 2007 10:27 AM

Bill, I envy your lifestyle I checked out your website, Thats sweet. I will let you know when we are comming, Ill get some prices from you. we have about 10 of us right now.
Thor Hansen lives just a few blocks from me or at least use to Havent seen him in awhile

Posted by Doug Bower on March 29, 2007 10:38 AM

Jody Benson......how are you? Its ME Donnie Roberts....I use to live across the street from the vacent lot you were talking about (on floroda). I use to spend hours playing in it, and driving my go-cart in the lodge parking lot....."thanks for the memory"

Posted by Donnie on March 29, 2007 11:02 AM

Donnie Roberts; I remember spending time at your house. There was a lot of first times there for me. Some I wont mention but one thing I remember vividly was the first tequila sunrise I ever had was served by you. Had a hell of a time doing my paper route that afternoon! Great to hear from you.

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 29, 2007 11:24 AM

I guess it's time for me to add my 2 cents worth. The Creamery was my hang out from the late 50s until '66 when I was drafted. I think I was the instigator of the dismantling of Al Dobb's car. It was a Sunday afternoon and we totaly stripped his car down to the frame in the parking lot while Al was working. The only things left were the running gear, dash with the windshield and a seat. Al took it in good stride and even drove it like that for a couple of weeks. The car was then light enough that a couple of guys would hold the rear end off the ground while Al would get up to 40 or 50 mph and then we would drop the rear end. I worked at the Creamery when I was a senior and more than once a bunch of us would close down the Off Beat at 2am and then go to the Creamery and make hamburgers. I had the key because I was supposed to be at work at 4am to make those delicious, greasy donuts. I don't know what Lee would have done if he knew that we were using his store as our personal afterhours eating joint. Still don't know how we got away with it without the cops driving by and seeing 5 or 6 drunks eating burgers and fries at 3 in the morning. I guess that considering all that went on either at the Creamery or in the parking lot none of us got in any real trouble as a consequence. Most of the posters here are a little younger than me but I know some of the names even if I can't put a face to the name. A few of the people I ran around with have been mentioned. Al (he still owes me $300) Dick Siegfried, Diane and Sherrie of course. The Lightfoots, Dennis and Rob and of course Rick Mathews (he's been living in Alaska for quite a few years) It's nice to see the O'Briens are still around. I haven't seen any of you for forty years. I'm going to meet Ron Gupton for a beer this afternoon. I'll ask him about this reunion when I see him. Sound like a great idea if it can be pulled off.

Posted by Larry Benson on March 29, 2007 11:33 AM

Larry; Im going to be there @ about 1:30 or 2:00. So if you want to meet me earlier that would be good!

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 29, 2007 12:20 PM

Cheryl O'Brien, It's nice to see another familiar name on here. My brother Fred and I were remembering that ski trip after we saw the O'Brien family name on here. It's great to see all of these olds names on this sight. I was wondering about Rick and Gene Morris also.

Posted by Tom Jacobsen on March 29, 2007 01:09 PM

Doug, you are awesome! I would love to see pics of White Sands. I don't know why I am obsessed about it, but I just have these flashes of memories of it and would love to fill in the blanks! My email is nancygrieder@hotmail.com and you can put Creamery or White Sands in the subject line. If we get a website up by whoever, we could put pics up on that! I know you are probably older, I haven't read back the 300 postings, but did you know Doug Miller? He became a Littleton Firefighter and he was in my class at Place Jr. High (class of '79). I have written him an email about this blog. I am sure he had older brothers or sisters. (My sis Liz was the one who started this craziness). Thanks so much for the offer of the pics. I hope your mom still has some!!
I have had a blast reading all the stories even though I don't know many of you. What was up with that car ferris wheel (elevator?) that was at the dealership on Colo. and I think Florida. I am sure SOMEONE has a story about that!!

Posted by nancy (blackwell) grieder on March 29, 2007 01:52 PM

I remeber the creamery very well having grown up in Lynwood on So. Jersey Way. I lived in one of the CA comtemporaries. Shane, too bad I didn't know about the Krisana Park tour. I would have loved it! I really remember the Pigly Wigly. Who could ever forget a grocery store with that name? I also have fond memories of the Book mobile and how much fun it was to ride my bike to check out a few books in the summer. I also remember the only house at the top of Jewel St. (east end) was an old red farm house were my friend Linda Hayes lived. Now there is Cook Park and many other homes. So yes, Monaco was only a field and K-mart hadn't been built. I went to the Valley Drive-In as a baby and as a teenager. We were considered to be in the suburbs then.
Kim O'brien??? Has to be the one I knew and Cheryl Christensen?? Don't we know each other too?? Great reading!

Posted by Kay Papich-Wall on March 29, 2007 01:58 PM

Donnie! its dave peters! How are you? I havent seen you since the 20? 25? year gw reunion. Karin told me you are back in town..We have a lot to talk about. We spent a lot of time in "the little toke" We must get together reunion or not. My email is in one of the earlier comment above..write me.

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 29, 2007 02:11 PM

Hi Kay, haven't seen you since the reunion, seems like a hundred years ago. Hope you are doing well! Weren't you living in Hawaii?

Posted by Ray Wells on March 29, 2007 02:23 PM

Those of you that read the Rocky Mountain News, turn to page 33 of the 3/29/07 edition. A couple of SEDBO's, Nick Krosky and myself were on that call. Nick's brother Dave is also a Captain with the Denver Fire Department. Doug, I still live on the corner of Dover and Clifton...stop by anytime!! I can vouch for the O'Brien clan...still around and having a great time!! I really admire the way they (The O'Briens) stay together and have such a good time with each other!! I do hope that this reunion can be pulled off...count me in and I would love to help in any way possible. Does anyone still have their yearbooks from McMeen, Merrill or GW??

Posted by Thor Hansen on March 29, 2007 02:31 PM

i have not got a response from the news yet. but i am hearing some possibilitys of a SEDBO fireing up a site for this to continue![still considering it}
what would be needed is a way to seperate us from a huge group.
maybe by graduation years?
i admit,, i don't know 60% of you and run out of things to say.
anyway,, there is hope beyond the reunion!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 29, 2007 02:31 PM

Does anyone remember a orange corvair

Posted by invisable man on March 29, 2007 02:35 PM

Hi Ray! I lived in Hawaii in my twenties but have been here since. I'm doing great! Looking forward to another reunion, always great to see everyone. This is such fun remembering the old hood. I too remember going to White Sands. I have a picture of me and my Dad at White Sands. Did you go there? How old were you when you moved to the area, and what street did you live on?

Posted by Kay Papich-Wall on March 29, 2007 02:45 PM

Thor - I have a Merrill year book and possibly GW. When did you graduate?

Posted by Kay Papich-Wall on March 29, 2007 02:49 PM

We actually moved in '71 out to Bear Valley, should have graduated in '74, couldn't stand Bear Creek High though. It would be nice to see pics of those that I went through elementary and Junior High with. Do you still live in the area??

Posted by Thor Hansen on March 29, 2007 02:55 PM

I moved here in 1964 and I was on Glencoe and Florida. White Sands was a really cool place to go, it was almost like being at the beach.

Posted by Ray Wells on March 29, 2007 02:55 PM

Yes, I do live in the area and graduated in 1972 from GW. I Went to Ash Grove elementary and Merrill.

Posted by Kay Papich-Wall on March 29, 2007 03:18 PM

Kay, you were in the same grade as my older brother Christian, do you remember him? I now live out near Chatfield but work on south Yosemite, would like to borrow your yearbooks and scan them, any possibility? If so, E-Mail me at hamerski1@yahoo.com and we can work out the logistics.

Posted by Thor Hansen on March 29, 2007 03:24 PM

How about Yahoo Groups or MSN Groups.
I remember Bruce Wilhelm.

Posted by Patty Morgan on March 29, 2007 03:36 PM

I think that Don Saling had the orange Corvair

Posted by Tom Jacobsen on March 29, 2007 04:07 PM

Donnie Roberts. Of course I remember you. I believe your sister was my age. Help me with her name. I remember my mom didn't want us crossing Florida to play. But as we got older she couldn't stop us. I definitely remember your house. Plus it was a "modern, two story, newer" home because there was nothing south of Florida when we moved in. I have a 72 GW yearbook. Anyone want to fly to San Francisco to get it?

Posted by Jody Benson on March 29, 2007 04:45 PM

Ray - You were my neighbor.... You lived at the corner of Glencoe and Florida on the East side of the street. Mrs. McElveny still lives there I hear. Didn't you have an older sister? I think she baby sat us a few times. We lived on the same side of the street next door to MArk and David Watt. Too funny.....

Posted by Liz (Blackwell) Lippitt on March 29, 2007 04:50 PM

hi dana and georgia. dana , remember a yamaha chopper you had that took a two lane street to turn around? didn't joe degroslier buy it? georgia, miss that squid. you guys, i'm with you. cook park works but the creamery parking lot would be the ut-most!! i don't think the lot is big enough now. the last time i saw you two was at the piper. let's go for a ride.

Posted by lance williams on March 29, 2007 04:55 PM

Hey Ray, so you were the Wells family on the corner of Glencoe and Florida. Didn't your mom have a beauty shop in her basement, or was that next door to you? I lived at 1450 across from the Days. My sisters were Liz and Virginia. Do you remember the Lubthisophons? They lived a few houses down from the corner. They had 5 kids and I think they went to St. Vincents. Also, do you remember the McKelveny's. They were artists who lived in the 2nd house down from Florida on the west side. I saw Mrs. McKelveny last fall when Vicky Lubthisophon and I walked around the old hood. Do you remember the Carlmarks? Cindy is on this blog somewhere. Were you friends with Mark Watt? He lived next door to us. We were the ones with the vicious German Shepard who bit someone who lived on our street. We also had one of those above ground pools and seemed to have a lot of kids hanging around who I don't even remember!

Posted by nancy (blackwell) grieder on March 29, 2007 04:58 PM

Hey Lance, How are you?? Haven't seen you since you built the Credit Union!!

Posted by Thor Hansen on March 29, 2007 04:59 PM

Thor, I have Merrill '68 & '70 yearbooks. I'd love to see GW yearbooks '70 to '74. Wasn't Christian also living in Hawaii for a time? We have a mutual friend not from the old neighborhood, Bob Estes. Anyone, how about Susan Howard, Christie Smilanic, Lennie LaSalle, Pam Oldfield, Michelle Dorey, Patti Faltimeier, Sandy Arnold, Shawn Bailey, Ann Andrews, Matt Beattie, Rudy Carr, Bill Sharp, Lori Spencer, Judy Vollmer, Christa Wilm, Karen Widener (sorry, got carried away). Did anyone know Diana Degette attended Merrill with us? How many of you bought your first records at Juli J's?

Posted by Royce Gupton on March 29, 2007 04:59 PM

ray, i think the invisable man is jim hare. jim, are you out there?

Posted by lance williams on March 29, 2007 05:00 PM

Hey Royce, Christian is still in Hawaii. I have to crawl under my mom's house and see if any of our yearbooks are still there.

Posted by Thor Hansen on March 29, 2007 05:04 PM

Okay, finally some oldsters .. but I think I''m still the oldest ... nice to see my whole family has finally jumped in. Judy Clymer? Did you come from the Clymer's in Bird City, KS? And Cheryl O'Brien ... finally getting more than Kim out there ... been meaning to call your dad and get together for lunch. There's Jody .. goofing off at work, huh? Chris Lightfoot is the only one left of those three boys. Saw Cummiskey at Betty O'Brien's services. I have year books ... even a Merrill on Monroe one from '59 !!! 60 from South, and 61 62 from GW. Sure didn't know my brother worked at the Creamery!!!!

Posted by Pam (Benson) Patterson on March 29, 2007 05:37 PM

Hey everybody!!!! It's Lisa Peters. Probably better known to you as Dave Peters' little sister. I was class of 1972 at GW, didn't go there very long though. Went to Merrill from 66 - 69. And McMeen before that. From the beginning of the Creamery that I can remember, which was circa 1965 - 69 I hung out with Theresa McKinstry and Dave hung with Sabin and Jackie Donaghy. We also hung around with Debbie Roberts, Leslie Larsen and does anyone remember Joann and Glenn Faraher? Last time I saw Chris Carpenter he was working at the original liquor store a couple of doors down and that was in 1990. I know alot of the people on these blogs but afew that stand out in particular are Royce Gupton, Ray Wells, and either Mark or Dave Kurz got involved with Leslie Larsen, they either got married or something like that. Theresa and I used to rent horses from the stables almost everyday in the summer. It was only $2.00/hour. Then we'd go to White Sands and get sunburned and try to look so cool. Then at night we'd go to Celebrity and cruise for boys. I haven't seen the big tunnel in Cherry Creek mentioned yet? And does anybody know what happened to Kerry Frakes?

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 29, 2007 05:47 PM

No, not goofing off at work. I actually took some time off this week. It's 70+ here and no rain in sight. Time to wash the windows (or should I say hire someone to wash the windows). My new motto is I don't do windows. How's the snow everyone except Mr. Belize? New names everytime I log on. How do I know the name Pam Oldfield?

Posted by jody benson on March 29, 2007 05:49 PM

i mentioned the tunnel. peeking out from a storm drain at leetsdale. the same one i hear jim harr got stuck in? the door closed on him or something? that tunnel?

Posted by bill Taylor on March 29, 2007 05:52 PM

No relatives in Kansas. All family members on my Dad's side of the family were born and raised here in Colorado.

Posted by Judy (Clymer) Lohman on March 29, 2007 05:53 PM

I remember "The Missing Link". I lost my virginity to him. I was young and dumb.
Hey by the way, didn't most of the Creamery crowd move to Wash Park in the 70's? Now that's a whole new blast from the past.

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 29, 2007 05:54 PM

no snow here!!!
my dad played softball and worked with don olfield. they lived on hudsen and nebraska.
he coached the orediggers too if i remember right.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 29, 2007 05:54 PM

Is there anyone else who went to McMeen from 1959 -1966? We were the first class to attend K-6 grades there because we started the first year it opened. I have a picture documenting it. We were special.

Posted by Jody Benson on March 29, 2007 05:55 PM

nope,, not don,, barney oldfield was the dad.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 29, 2007 05:56 PM

Hi Connie. Haven't ran into you in a while. Good to hear from ya. Hey Royce. Was it about 7th grade we were hanging for a while? I think Les Lallo was around too. What did we do besides practice smoking? That's it!- Cecilia Morris - ahhh. Craig. I haven't seen you for decades. Weren't you sky diving a lot? Hey Ash Grove crowd. Remember the bell in front? How about dodge ball and elimination nights? If you were the last one standing, Mr. Fields(?) would plow ya down with that rocket arm. Thom Wise. I can't picture you but I'm sure we crossed paths. The wild Sampson boy was probably Mark. We got sent to the principals office (Dr. ?) a few times - one for igniting stink bombs in class (pen, bobby pin, and kitchen match). Mark, Jackie, me and Debi went to Jackie's house one afternoon and did some serious spit swapping. Debi had an older brother that played guitar around town for a long time. Got into a lot of trouble with Corky Holt too. Anyone remember the bags of peas with pea shooters? Making match guns?

Posted by Tim Graves on March 29, 2007 05:58 PM

how 'bout this fairly easy mark,, diane clay?

Posted by bill Taylor on March 29, 2007 06:01 PM

I lived across the street from Diane Clay since I was a baby. We did some crazy things. Bill Taylor, do I know you?

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 29, 2007 06:04 PM

Hi Lisa, we were what two, three houses apart? I believe the Clay sisters (Diane & Jackie?) separated us. Leslie and Courtney Larsen lived behind us. Leslie was a lot of fun, she had a great laugh! I didn't know she married one of the Kurz's. It's good to see Theresa's name mentioned. We did some partying together. I think she still owes me for all I did to keep her from failing music class! How about Judy Harmon?

Posted by on March 29, 2007 06:04 PM

Jody, I went to McMeen from 59 to 66. Do you remember any of your teachers. How bout the boys gym teacher Mr Svalberg?

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 29, 2007 06:06 PM

royce, juli jays was behind mcdonalds at that time. on the corner of miss. and co. blvd. when i was about 16. kim got me a job there.one night we got an order for a ton of hambergers,fries and drinks. the order was a prank. after that food sat there for a while, the manager told me to take it to the trash. so i loaded it all into three trash bags,big bags. out the door and half way to the dumpster and who should show up? kim and the boys.i asked them if they wanted some hambergers. i think they were in jeff's impala. the car doors opened up and the bergers went in. when i rode my bicycle home that night there hambergers every where.and i mean every where .

Posted by lance williams on March 29, 2007 06:06 PM

I remember Judy Harmon. Is that you?Your blog doesn't have your name at the bottom. Who are you???

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 29, 2007 06:08 PM

hi little sister..There are quite a few tunnel stories throughout the blog.
Jody, I started Mcmeen in the 2nd grade. Stephen Knight over by phipps masion on expostion for k thru 1st..I graduated GW in 1969. Aren't you younger than me? If my math is correct that had me in 6th grade at Mcmeen in 1958..born in 51 kinder strts 5 yrs old 1956 ..so 1958 or 59 I statred in the 1st year Mcmeen opened while in 2nd grade so 6th grade would have been around 62 then on to merrill..Now that I have re-read your blog I see that you meant that you attended kindergarten thru 6th grade..Where We started in the 2nd grade. You are! special.

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 29, 2007 06:10 PM

Leslie got in to some trouble. Got really stoned one day and ran up down Ivy Way naked. I dont know after that, then one day I heard from her. She moved to Houston, got married and and had a daughter. That was about 1986. Haven't heard from her since.
We were best friends all thru Merrill days until she went bad.

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 29, 2007 06:12 PM

It's Royce G. Forgot to put in the name. I mentioned Judy because I thought she lived across the street from the McKinstrys, and I used to see her with my brother. She was always very nice to me.

Posted by Royce Gupton on March 29, 2007 06:12 PM

Hey Bro, there's just so many blogs to read that I didn't see anything about the tunnel. This is a trip isn't it??? Loveyou

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 29, 2007 06:14 PM

Hey Royce, Now I remember Judy Harmon. As she did live across from The McKinstry's. Do you remember the Jesse's. They lived east on Minnesota from you on the other side of the street. They were always really creepy weren't they? Diane Clay got pregnant when she was seventeen. She was forced to give it up for adoption then she married Dennis Taylor and they live in Bennet now. She's a grandma now.

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 29, 2007 06:18 PM

I also remember mark and judy harmon.
Here's a tunnel story. In about 1990 whn my kids were 8 or 9 yrs old I took them and my new girlfreind sue thru the tunnel. It ends up at the intersection of exposition and holly. I didnt want to go all the way back thru the tunnel so we opened the manhole cover that leads out of one of the drainage bunkers on the corner. Rush hour traffic. I climb out of the hole and no one pays much attention until I lift my son out and then my daughter out and then lift a very beautiful woman out of the sewer! There were some horns honking!!!

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 29, 2007 06:18 PM

Tim, you're really a voice from the past. Yes, I'm sure we hung together. Do you remember some big window well-like thing behind Ash Grove? Les and I had some old Chesterfields, torched up, and about wanted to puke.

Posted by Royce Gupton on March 29, 2007 06:19 PM

lisa peters does not ring any bells for me.
i was in the age range with lance and thor and craig,, turned 50 last july. that help?

Posted by bill Taylor on March 29, 2007 06:20 PM

Bill, I guess I came before you. I just turned 53. Ooooops!!!

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 29, 2007 06:22 PM

Diane Clay. Whoa! Damn Bill, I've been trying to remember her name. My dad busted a bunch us all having a little fun one day crammed into a car. I thought he was going to beat me and everyone else involved! Yeah, Sandy Arnold. She promised I could go to 2nd base if I gave her a ring. I was on a mission at that point. Went to Duckwalls, saw a very nice one (65 center) and stuck it in my pocket. Tried to collect on our deal that weekend and a bunch of us ended up lounging in the furniture boxes behing that store (forget the name) on Co Blvd. We never squared up, the Glendale cops hauled our asses to the station for a curfew violation and called our parents!

Posted by Tim Graves on March 29, 2007 06:23 PM

that never happens!!!
{came before me,,ooooops!}

could'nt resist,, har har..

Posted by bill Taylor on March 29, 2007 06:24 PM

nice try tim,, seems she still owes you!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 29, 2007 06:26 PM

Jody Benson, I remember you. You were Bruce's sister?? We went to McMeen together. Maybe we weren't in the same grade. I was best friends with Theresa McKinstry for most of the elementary years. And Diane and Jacque Clay. We played in Cherry Creek alot pretending we were pioneers and riding the "banana boat" the big log that used to float under the waterfall.

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 29, 2007 06:26 PM

Bill Taylor, are you related to Dennis Taylor?

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 29, 2007 06:28 PM

Lisa - when Leslie was running naked she ended up at my house with Jason Yardley following her - she was pounding on our door - sadly I think that is the last memory I have of Leslie as well - I hope she is doing well in Texas - So we did hang out as well but I lived on Ivanhoe and Nebraska
went to mcmeen only 1 year then St Vincents then 1 year at merrill
I have the 69 merrill yearbook - but must admit it seems a tad mildewy (wet basements and all) and have all of GW's -graduating in '72. may have to keep them out to figure out these people -
so new memory - do you remember the bad rain/hail storm in 62?63 that broke all our west windows but when it stopped we went "floating" down minnesota dr -

Posted by Cathi Sommer on March 29, 2007 06:31 PM

Who really started that fire at the Good Shepards Home??

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 29, 2007 06:32 PM

lisa,, no brothers,, just the older sis suzi,, 5 years older.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 29, 2007 06:34 PM

Cathi, I think that was the '65 flood when the Platte overflowed, as did Minnesota Dr. and every other street. Do you remember Chris Neville?

Posted by Royce Gupton on March 29, 2007 06:35 PM

Hi Cathi, Did you live right next to the alley? And didn't you have (pardon my asking) a hearing-impared sister. And other sisters too? Alot of them? Wasn't Jason Yardley the handsome guy that me and Leslie babysat for sometimes? He had a beautiful wife too.
Yes, I remember that hail storm. That was fun!!!

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 29, 2007 06:36 PM

Royce, I personally remember Chris Neville. I don't know if he remembers or not. We had a few close encounters.

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 29, 2007 06:39 PM

Cathi, I remember everybody in our "hood" had to get new roofs afterthat hail storm. It seems that only you and me remember that. How weird is that?

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 29, 2007 06:41 PM

i remember helping my dad use the snow shovel to scoop the hail from the roof,, that was also replaced.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 29, 2007 06:47 PM

Chris Neville lived directly across the steet - his dad was a fire chief I believe and on July 4th he would go in his basement so he wouldn't know about any fireworks we did!
Jason and Nancy Yardley with son Christopher - coolest babysitting job - lived on corner of Ivy and Nebraska.
yes I have 2 deaf sisters and actually they are visually impaired now as well but live independently and live and work in Seattle (a large deaf-blind community)
And I don't know who started that fire !!!

Posted by Cathi Sommer on March 29, 2007 06:54 PM

Cathi, do your sisters live in Seatle proper? I just moved backed to Denver from Seattle exactly a year ago.

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 29, 2007 06:58 PM

Does anyone remember John Weimer or John Gallagher?

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 29, 2007 07:06 PM

Here's one for you, Doug Swing. He had a '66 Shelby GT-350. My brother Chris and I snuck into the valley drive-in in the trunk of Dougs Shelby, the ticket person was suspicious about a guy going to the drive-in by himself so they came over, found us and called the cops!! Actually went to the police station for that heinous crime!! Doug moved to Australia, passed away many years ago.

Posted by Thor Hansen on March 29, 2007 07:14 PM

I am so very glad Doug Bower told me about this site. How incredible to hear all of these stories. I grew up at Clermont and Florida. Worked at the Creamery for several years. Hi Cheryl O'Brien...I always loved your sense of humor!!! I remember Linda, Martha, Rick and Gene (went to Prom with Rick), Don. Haven't seen you in years, hope all is great for you Cheryl. I loved Paul Tanaka, I will never forget him (I never understood a word he said though). Tom Jacobsen...thanks for helping me pass French Class!!! I talk with Royce Brown almost everyday. We both live near Parker. Myron Brown lives in the very SE part of the state (Stonington,CO). He's retired. I spent many, many hours at White Sands growing up. Debbie Weise, Craig Haverley, Donnie Roberts (Sue Nash was my best friend in Junior High). Sue dated my brother, Dave in Junior High. Dave passed away in 1994 (broke my heart) of heart disease. Dave used to hang out for hours and hours at the Creamery. We all did...
Annie Mullenix..anyone know how to get ahold of her or Jill Brewster, Debbie Gibeau.
Hi James Harr..how are you? Hi Dana and Georgia... Evie (Blood-Smyth) Brown

Posted by Evie on March 29, 2007 07:15 PM

Annie Mullinex lives in town and is now Annie Foster. Her Mom just died a couple of months ago and I'm sure she would love to hear from an old friend. I know Annie through my good friend Carol Pens.
Her husbands name is Ken and I bet you could find them in the phone book. Good Luck!

Posted by Kay Papich-Wall on March 29, 2007 07:34 PM

Evie, I,m glad to see your're doing well. It's great to see your name come up on here. I'd forgotten about French class. It's funny how many times Paul Tanaka's name has come up. I also remember sitting at the counter at the Creamery and talking to him.

Posted by Tom Jacobsen on March 29, 2007 07:44 PM

is this cool or what? what memories; although there is a very good reason I can't recall too much! Thor...............did we get into it a time or two, or am I confusing you with someone else? Royce, how do remember all that crap? look forward to seeing all of you and more at "The Gathering". Would there have been a childhood without the Creamery? Oh, and the Deed's house?

Posted by les lallo on March 29, 2007 07:48 PM

Lisa Peters... it seems I should know you. We grad. in '72 and went to Merrill. Was Peters your last name then? I hung out with Gale Allred, Thom Wise, Shane Smith, Dick Murray Joni Eylar, Connie Ensner to name a few at Merrill. Most of them went to South.

Posted by Kay Papich-Wall on March 29, 2007 07:48 PM

Pat Houghton was the guy who supposedly burned down the Good Shepard Home???

Posted by Kay Papich-Wall on March 29, 2007 07:50 PM

HI Evie, annie mullinex ,my best friends sister. she married Ken foster of fairfax fame. they live over right off of yale and Im-not sure street, called sourthern gables I think. I can get you her number if you want me to. they are great folks. justy let me know and I will call my pal Mary, her sister and get upi the info ok??? isn't this a gas?????

Posted by Karin on March 29, 2007 07:58 PM

Kay Papich, I believe we were in a lot of classes together at Merrill. I remember Gale Allred the most, but I do remember all the names and we probably shared classes. Did you also hang out with Pam and Patti Derr? I think I remeber, you and I were rivals in gym class. Was that you?

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 29, 2007 08:00 PM

does anyone remember the Nugebaughers?? I know I slaughtered the name!! there was Cheryl and some brothers!! any ideas???

Posted by karin on March 29, 2007 08:01 PM

Kay, yes Peters was my last name then. I'm in the yearbook every year. "The Jaguar". I still have the one from ninth grade.

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 29, 2007 08:03 PM

come on Donnie, I was there, put in some memories that we all shared ok? you were a very important piece of our puzzel!!!!!!! love ya babe!! :)

Posted by karin on March 29, 2007 08:03 PM

Les, I ran with Craig O'Brien, Kurt Bechthold, Greg Dreiling, etc. I don't remember you specifically, might remember a face (need to see the yearbooks), anyway, we might have scrapped a time or two, didn't everyone?? If I see you at the reunion I'll buy you a beer!! Kay, I'll have to check with my buddies in arson and find out if that fire was ever solved...I'll keep you posted.

Posted by Thor Hansen on March 29, 2007 08:12 PM

Patti, Marilyn & David Neugebauer if I remember right.

Posted by Tim Graves on March 29, 2007 08:15 PM

Lots of new (old) names! How fun! Hello to the posters since my last post -- Ray, Royce, Lisa, Tom, Craig, Kim, Doug, Tim -- so many I'm sure I'm missing some (Ill need to go back and read everything again!) And, of course, to family, Patty (Morgan), Mike, Karin, Connie! I have some yearbooks (several Merrill and at least 71 and 73 GW) and will dig them up. Will sure look forward to seeing any posted pics of white sands!!!
Speaking of partying, when is Mike going to mention his infamous 21st bday?
George has practice tonight with the band but saw Evie's post right before he left and asked me to say hi! He'll tell Jim (robischon) tonight about this blog. And hi Mary. Call us.

Posted by Joy Heiserman on March 29, 2007 08:21 PM

Lisa - my sisters live in capital hill in Seattle and work at the lighthouse for the blind - they both have been out there for at least 15 years - good city (ok I never was there for the "continuous rain")
I remember the name Doug Swing but can't place him -
OK Thor solve that Good Shepherd home fire from many years ago

Posted by Cathi Sommer on March 29, 2007 08:30 PM

Les, my man! I was reluctant to post at first because I felt like I couldn't remember anything specific. As I read this stuff, little bits and pieces started coming back. As far as you and I are concerned, well we could fill this thing with our escapades! And to think our friendship started with wrecking shopping carts into light poles at K-Mart. You got away, I was caught by the cops at the Valle;y Drive In. Was escorted back to the manager's office, and had to call my parents to come get me. I must admit they wondered what kind of guy I had befriended. Obviously, they soon realized it you weren't any more of a delinquent than I was. Hmmmm, maybe that's not saying much. Ah, it's a good thing they didn't know much of what we did! Speaking of the Good Shepherd, do you remember sliding down the fire escapes before school that day, and riding our bikes back from Christa's or the Kennedy girls' house that same evening when it went up?

Posted by Royce Gupton on March 29, 2007 08:32 PM

Karin, Are you thinking of Chuck and Patty Neugebaur ?

Posted by J Malloy on March 29, 2007 08:39 PM

Wow I was off for a few hours, I think one of my eyeballs poped out of my head reading all of this, its the greatest
Shawn Bailey, Marzetta and my self use to take turns making out with her, in front of each other......that sounds strange now
Royce Gupton my # is in the book call me I couldent find yours

Posted by Doug Bower on March 29, 2007 08:55 PM

Another rumour has it that chuck allen (crazy chuck) set fire to the good shepherd home.
He was part of the south high wash park group.

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 29, 2007 08:57 PM

Nancy ,I spoke with my Mom and she is going to dig all the White sands Pics out we will see alot of faces in those, I will let you know

Posted by Doug Bower on March 29, 2007 08:58 PM

Remember the Cyrs, Ray, Ron, and Rick remember the other one

Posted by Doug Bower on March 29, 2007 09:01 PM

speaking of rumours..merrill had a rumour mill. two names..Glenda Fleck..Debbie Latch

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 29, 2007 09:02 PM

watching my wife read over my shoulder, i can see a bit of jealousy in her. she grew up a bit different than this. she had her fun, but not like this. hell, i thought everyone spent their adolescent years the same as me.
turns out,, not so.
we should all be very VERY thankful we grew up during the time we did, and in the area we did. sure,, things could have been better, Tim graves could have gotten to second base,, maybe beyond. but you have to admit, this is something not every person our ages has to reflect on. and in real time with the people we shared it with!!! pretty cool!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 29, 2007 09:03 PM

I taked with my son tonight, He designs web sites, He will look for a site to maybe move this to that is free and big enough and will be able to post pics. He is not sure how much bigger this one can get

Posted by Doug Bower on March 29, 2007 09:05 PM

Right On

Posted by Doug Bower on March 29, 2007 09:07 PM

doug, did you have an older brother named mike?
Here's a couple more names..carolyn brownlee Ann burnham..Judy Hill, margie wheeler, tom wheeler, phyllis bryant.
Royce brown ..Is RonBrown your older brother? If so how is he? I used to run around with him and jerry copley. I remember speeding down the road next to the highline canal with jerry and ron , ron driving his car..dont remember make..He intentionally drove it into the canal which was empty at the time..couldnt get it out and we all waked home..I gues he may have gone back later and had it towed out . I'm not sure!

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 29, 2007 09:10 PM

Yoh Dana here, sorry Ray who can remember all this stuff thats being written. Kimbo good to hear from ya, stopped fishin can you believe that, mounted a bunch of big ones from spinney and chessman and then just quit. Broomhall died from aids about 10 years ago, Steve Lawhead one of my best buds died from diabetes about the same time. 4 grandkids now, two from my son, hows that grab ya, I'll have to tell you that story, twins from Amber daughter #1 and we just found out Ambers PG again. Harmony's just having fun. Good job you and Ray need to retire. Between 4 softball teams, golfing, riding HD's and babysitting I'm way busy. Tell ya, there's some great over 50 leagues out there, if your interested let me know. I'll let you wear a face mask so your nose doesn't get tore off again. Lost tract of Mulqueen. Give us a call were in the book. Royce hey how are ya? Doug I told Kenny about this site, maybe hes computor retarted or something. Judy Lohman, indeed my sister is Judy, yep shes a scream, was head girl at GW way back when. They thought I was gonna be like her until I dropped out. Ha!! Cheryl thought I'd say Hi, Evie I miss ya and still have those strange dreams about you. Tell Royce the slugo to call me asap none of the #'s I have for him work. Suzi man I'm sorry, I'm old and can't remeber you. If you sat behind me in Eng Lit you probably didn't see me to much as me and Dedrickson set a record for missing days. Never grad. tried again in 70 but got shipped out to the Navy. If I would of know it only took 6 test to get a GED I would of dropped out sooner. Lance indeed lets ride, I can't remember who I sold that chopper to, but I wish I still had it, think of the stuff I could do to it now. Think that Doug, Ray, Kim and all of us should meet at pipers one Sunday, we rode by there last Sunday, it was packed, we went on down to 86 and over to Sedalia bar a grill. Nice to get out after this lousy winter. Squid still is for sale at the Greek Market Place the last week in June at the Greek church in Glendale. Georgia's sister runs it every year. We're probably gonna be there this year.Lisa Peters good to see you on, had a great conversation with Dave today. Tim graves you have to be Steve's brother I know there was about 20 of you kids, is he still in Glennwood Springs? Les good to see you on!!! Later I've written way to much.

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on March 29, 2007 09:12 PM

Does anyone remember Jeff Jacobs? He went to merrill..One night him and kenny foster were pushing a moped down cherry creek drive west of colo blvd by the polo club.. a car cam along and hit jeff killing him instantly. Kenny was untouched (physically)
I think we were in 8th grade then. Also frank shaw also at merrill..Stole his parents car while they were out of town raced it down bonnie brae and crashed into a tree. Also died> If you know where it was there is still a huge scar on the tree he ran into.

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 29, 2007 09:24 PM

Dave Peters, yes my bro is Mike, he lives in Sedona Az, very sucessful architect, 2 great kids, Twentys, great wife Pat, still plays drums in a jass band and writes lots of music. I will send him this site

Posted by Doug Bower on March 29, 2007 09:56 PM

Tuna, let me know when you want to ride to Pipers, I will be there

Posted by Doug Bower on March 29, 2007 09:58 PM

I spoke with Royce Brown earler today and he said he would call back havent heard from him.......sounds just like Royce. His older bro is Myron, Ron And Derrall (dery) good guys

Posted by Doug Bower on March 29, 2007 10:01 PM

Hi Thor, Jerry from Boise here. If I'm remembering right, Doug's Shelby was dark blue and very fast, I think he used to occasionally race it at the strip. I always thought his last name was "Swain" or "Swaim"...I'd heard years ago that he went away. didn't he used to run around with Murray Barfield?? I'm probably hacking his name too. Cathi Sommer brought up Jill Brewster-haven't heard that name since Life or Look magazine did a piece on the riots at GW and she was featured or quoted or something. I think she lived within a block or two of Susan Carlin and Grace Welch near Louisiana and Dalhia. Darrell Avey still owes me a couple hundred bucks for a motorcycle Bill Taylor sold for me some 30 years ago. but I'm not going too ask much from anybody that can eat a shot glass. Reaching back to the Ellis days, what about the Lake brothers, Alan and Mark, or Greg Webb (still racing motorcycles after all these years??) How about Alan Roper? unusual soul he was, I last seen him playing in a band in a bar down by University and I-25. (the frontage road Buckley or Brighton or some other B name?) If memory serves, we not only got 86'd, but were chased away when they discovered we had borrowed some of their pitchers and ashtrays. I think you were there B. T. How bout it Bill Day, you out there? Remember our runs to Boulder: you on a Triumph and myself on a Royal Enfield? Joe Sebesta too, on that green Triumph chopper. I haven't had this much fun hijacking a thread ever. Hats off to Liz for the startup, and all the subsequent posters for keeping it alive. oh yeah, wasn't the hailstorm where everybody got their roof replaced in 1963, with the Platte flooding a couple of years later? another oh yeah, how about Mom or Dad going up to the Creamery and asking Mr. Baer for a bit of Coke syrup when somebody was sick? it was supposed to make a cough or sore throat better, while usually only making a healthy sibling envious. what fun or what?

Posted by Jerry Larsen on March 29, 2007 10:01 PM

Hey Doug, I can't wait to see pics of White Sands! Thanks so much! I just was talking with a friend of mine about this tonight and he thinks he knows you. He wasn't part of the Village, but he works at Littleton Fire-Tony Head.
I had a wonderful teacher in 3rd grade at Ellis named Mrs. Heiserman. Joy, are you related? Liz and I were reminiscing tonight about Ellis. I knew a Martin Gibeau. He was cute but wasn't very nice to me. I also knew a Lynn Kennedy at Place, she was stunningly beautiful. I knew a Michael Derr and a Mike Lawhead, all around class of '79. Liz and I were also talking about summer arts and crafts at Ellis. Someone had mentioned popsicle stick bird houses and lanyards. I also remember the brass embossed squares. Weird things to remember!

Posted by nancy (blackwell) grieder on March 29, 2007 10:06 PM

Bill, ditto your comments: we are lucky. Over the years I've tried to convey to my wife and others what our 'hood was about. They really can't get it. I think my wife is beginning to wonder if this blogging is going to become another bad habit. I generally don't even read email! Dana, I wanted to thank you for all the rides to Merrill you gave Les and me on those cold days. You should know that on warm days when all the classroom windows were open (and you were most likely ditching) I could hear you approaching the school in that Valiant with the exhaust leak/missing muffler or whatever it was. Our math teacher would stop talking as you turned the corner and wait till you got to the end of the block. We all just smiled, it was the only time he was speechless!

Posted by Royce Gupton on March 29, 2007 10:12 PM

Swaim. I knew a Julie Swaim over on grape or glencoe. Perhaps a sister.

Dave peters -- I could see your wheels turning as you tried to figure out when you were at McMeen. I am younger than you. Lisa and I went through school together (or apart, how ever you want to look at it). You and Bruce were the same age. So yes, Lisa, I am indeed Bruce's sister. He's posted only once. And Dave, you're special too.

The Martin brothers -- I think lawn care. George Martin sold dad's house a couple of years back for us. I called him because I remember seeing his real estate signs everywhere all the years I visited Denver. I left in '78.

I was wondering when Barfield's name would come up. I'm tempted to count all of the names in this blog so we know how big of a party to plan. Any guesses? I say 207.

Posted by jody benson on March 29, 2007 10:48 PM

Doug, Tuna or Dana here, suppose to be 68 Sunday, lets go then and have all the old cooly boys meet us a pipers. Wings and a beer sound good. What do you think?!!!You know how stuff goes, people get interested then blow it off. What do the rest of you think? If anybody else is interested, pipers is at approx. Parker rd or Leetsdale just west of the 225 interchange on the south side, just look for all the bikes. Jerry you better fly back and join us. Anyway whats everyone think???Royce good to hear from you again, the Valiant was a trip, me and lawhead did that on purpose so it sounded like a Harley. Sold that when I went into the Navy to another best friend Steve Livingston, just told him about this site tonight, maybe he'll blog in. Hey you still in contact with my old girl friend, you ought to get her in on the site. Anyway boys let me know. Later

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on March 29, 2007 11:30 PM

You count .. I'm going to bed .. Got a foot of snow .. mostly melting tho (Thats for Jody) All you younguns can stay up all night .. what a diffrence 6 or 8 years made ... I missed out on a LOT ! I haven't seen anything about my sister's runaway adventure :)

Posted by Pam (Benson) Patterson on March 29, 2007 11:32 PM

Jerry Larsen, you asked about alan roper. As you know he is aka Jinx JOnes. I was in a band with him in 1988 or 89 ? It was called jinx jones and freinds. We had a mix of originals and cover tunes
We played at hermans hideaway quite a bit. Jinx moved to L.a. aftr that band, wrote a couple sosngs for a movie and also played with and wrote some songs for That girl band "En Vogue" I also recorded on a single with him in 1979 at apple records out in lakewood when he was playing with "
"Tom Mix" a local 50's band and radio personality.
Jinx would also play with chuck berry when ever he would appear in town at Kool 105 concerts at mile hi stadium. I was in a band from 81 to 84 called "Kid Sister" We were managed by Barry Fey ..Did Some Demo recordings at caribou ranch in nederalnd. We were "the house band" at baerrys rainbow music hall on evans and monaco..now walgreens. We were the opening act for several bands. Cheap trick Hooters John cougar Lover boy
Joe King Carasco .

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 30, 2007 06:20 AM

i was working at D.U. when loverboy played there. i had keys so i got a nice seat.
took my mom to rainbow to see the blasters! she had more fun than i imagined!!
jerry,, i now remember the sale to darrel,,,
it was not my fault!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 30, 2007 06:51 AM

Good morning cruel world here we go Dave Peters It sounds like you lived at the end of Ivy Way thats wild I lived at the top of the block but I did not know you or your sister.Dana piper sounds good on sunday what time do you get going grandpa? So Roy boy is out there some where.I was thinking aboout you this year wondering if you ski at all.had a blast up there this year.Kay Wall did you take swimming lessons at white sands?I remember taking classes in the morning and frezzing my butt.I have a few pics. of the place if we get together I'll snag them.Rembember the set of steps that came out of the water at the pole? that was my hang out.Hi Evie its good to hear from you.TGIF

Posted by invisable man on March 30, 2007 06:51 AM

Hey! were gettn off track! but what the heck. The thing about the creamery is that it was the focal point from which all other activities evolved. If you didn't have something in particular to do or wanted to hook up.......all you had to do was go to the creamery and wait momentarily until people showed up! After reading some of the comments and questions............here is something for some of you. Broomhall was a trip! He and Lockwood were kicked out of the creamery for quite awhile when they tried to knock Mr. Bear(SP?) over the head when he arrived home with the daily $$$! Broomhall had one pair of pants and one shirt. The crotch of his pants looked similar to a zipper cut on open heart surgery held together with safety pins. He would always embarass me when he would fall asleep outside the creamery and half of him was hanging out!
Now about those crazy bastards...........the greeks! Man, it was a good thing they knew my brothers clan or I probably would have ended up at the bottom of white sands! You guys have missed a few names......... the sears brothers (ray.ron,rick)------ray was the only person I ever saw that could run 30mph in cowboy boots. The jones bros (jerry and?), the parkers, the clarks. Where the heck is everyone? What about "rubber ducky"? By the way broomhall passed away approx 12 yrs ago..........too bad man. Royce and I claim fame to the home of the good sheperd. We were first on the scene! didn't see anyone running from the site! Just as we arrived either a flashover or classic backdraft situation occurred and the entire top floor went with it! Whoever talked about the crazy metal bridge on trash truck rd and iliff ave; yea, that was weird but was a kick when you were on mind altering substances! Gotta go, take care everyone! Hey bro, hey royce!

Posted by les lallo on March 30, 2007 07:31 AM

Hi IV - YEEEES Whit e Sands was soooo cold. I remember being afraid to jump off the diving board. And yes, I did take lessons.

Lisa - I just remeber having my period every day in gym class so I wouldn't have to shower. Nice gym suits we wore. Remember those? I was on the yearbook staff and wrote a couple of articles for the paper at Merrill. Were you involved in those?
Don't want to give the impression I was overly studious however. I was probably considered a little wild in those days.

Posted by Kay Papich-Wall on March 30, 2007 07:44 AM

Anyone remember going up on the Ski train to Winter Park.Hellasious food fights as soon as you entered the tunnel

Posted by Kim O'Brien on March 30, 2007 08:25 AM

Dana,the Piper sounds good and whoever shows up. Yes ,Kay this is the same Kim O'Brien doing good and still in the neighbor hood Kinda just further south.Glad to here you are still doing OK.

Posted by Kim O'Brien on March 30, 2007 08:34 AM

Tuna, Sunday sounds great.....I think Im off.....Oh I forgot I never have to work a 24 hour shifr again. sounds good I will call a few people that are not on this yet

Posted by Doug Bower on March 30, 2007 08:37 AM

Correct me if I am wrong, wasent it Bobbi Kapler who drove..i think....Bob Days bigass old flatbed truck up over the sidewalk, right between the posts and through the front windows of the Creamery???
what ever happened to Bobby and Judy (Jucy) Kapler, or Betty Chrysler?

Posted by Doug Bower on March 30, 2007 08:45 AM

thru most of my younger years my parents had some cabins on mosquito pass between fairplay and alma. seems i was there all the time! i was just a few days ago telling the story of how once while jerry larsen and myself were returning from a drunk in breckinridge, we,,i,, ran off the road and got stuck in the snow. we walked the last couple miles. the next night we went back to breckinridge. comming home we,,i,, got stuck in the EXACT same tracks! we told everyone about a group of knomes who ran out in front of us.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 30, 2007 08:47 AM

did anyone else see mike weiler during the week long time frame that he had a HUGE hickey in the middle of his forehead?
i think it was frank sharp and jerry day who talked him into putting some sort of suction cup thingy one his forehead. the hickey was huge!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 30, 2007 08:57 AM

I just talked to Tuna, Dana Lallo, and He wants to meet at Piper Inn at 2:00 on Sunday Aprial 1st, and this is no fools joke. Let everyone know
Pipers Inn is located at Parker rd and Iliff
if you can make it come on by!

Posted by Doug Bower on March 30, 2007 09:11 AM

someone have a beer or three for me!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 30, 2007 10:00 AM

Kay Papich, I know why we know each other. Our last names were so close to each other (spelling) we always got paired up in class for projects. Ring any bells now? We always had to/got to sit next to each other.

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 30, 2007 10:02 AM

Tuna (Dana) here. Les, like Doug said, Dad used to smell him (Broomhall) as soon as he would walk in the house. Remember he'd sleep under the stairs when he would get kicked out of his condo(car in the back of ded's house). Dad went down and found a bunch of bones, orange peels, needles etc etc. I think he ate our cat. Ha!!!!! Hey Alley whats up? Doug just talked to RoyBoy hes in on Sunday, he'll call both of us later. Kim just tried to look your phone up, what street are you on, theres like 5 K O'Breins in the book. What s up with Patti, tell her to get on. Anyway all you others, blog in about Sunday. Oh Les moms still a bag. Later

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on March 30, 2007 10:11 AM

I knew Cheryl neugebauer(I have NO idea how to spell that one) she was paralized in a car wreck at evans and st paul in the early 70's. i went to see her at craig and then the nursing home she was in, then I lost contact. they all lived in the hood too. is anyone else having trouble sleeping with this thing going on?? I lay in bed and think of places, names, events etc, and then I can't wait to get back in here and see whats new!! sheesh!! remember the Red slipper at colo and cherry creek?? it was a very nice place, drank alot of coffee in the coffee shop late at night there. was remembering the cody boys, derwin and eddie. Linda harvey, rick heineman, the jordans, the dolphs, glen howard, doug montrose, george coyte. wow so many, I want to go dig out my annuals!! Ill pass this to the fosters, Im sure Kenny will get a big kick out of it!!I bet he knows where Doyle weeks, tom wheeler , dave otto etc all are too. remember the A&W on miss. and colo?? LOVED that cold root beer!! where was Hodel's drug at?? I keep think ing of that name and don't know why. just trying to get as many folks onto this site as possible before they cut us off!!

Posted by karin on March 30, 2007 10:23 AM

someone said they had a wonderful teacher at ellis, Mrs. Heiserman, that is Mike, Patty and Joy's Mom and my wonderful Mom-in-law!!! my nephews had her there too, she has a pretty great fan club for sure!!

Posted by karin on March 30, 2007 10:27 AM

Ron, have you sent this to Don Starnes yet??? he was a BIG part of the creamery days, him and Debbie!! if you need that site again let me and Ill send it to you ok?

Posted by karin on March 30, 2007 10:29 AM

For Lisa Peters - Miss Fassett, Grade 6; Miss Schnurr, Grade 5; Mrs. Nicholson, Grade 4. The only Peters in GW'72 is Dorothy. Want to tell us something?

Posted by Jody Benson on March 30, 2007 10:31 AM

Look under William I am on Saratoga Place. Patti O'Brien Dana says to get on this right now! What about Shirely Whitemore I am sure you 2 have some good little reminders of how it used to be.Leslie Whittey,Patrice come on.

Posted by Kim O'Brien on March 30, 2007 11:29 AM

Karin; I havent seen Don Starnes for a few weeks! I dont think he has a computer. If I go to Auggies this P.M. Ill tell him about this. ( Auggies is the bar he owns on Mississippi & Chambers.)

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 30, 2007 11:32 AM

Lisa Peters - AHHH, that was it ,gym ,lined up around the gym on our numbers. There was a Peck too. Debbie maybe??

Kim O - How I do remember the ski train. But during food fights I was making out in a vestibule with Tim Middlebrook. He didn't live near us but was a hot cute skier that was on the train. Remember the smell of the moffat tunnel? What fun this is !!!!

Posted by Kay Papich-Wall on March 30, 2007 11:44 AM

Dana; If its going to be nice Sunday, and you wait till 2:00 to go to the Piper, It will be packed.
Who remembers Joe Reede? I used to play darts with him a couple of years ago at a bar at Chambers & Hampden. He left for Nashvile to play in a studio band. Poor ole Broomhall; when he first started hangin at the creamery, he was driving a mint 55 or 56 Nomad. Life went to hell in a hand basket for him shortly after that. What ever happened to his sister, Becky?

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 30, 2007 11:46 AM

Can't stop thinking of stuff!!
Duckwalls!! Now there's some memories.

Posted by Kay Papich-Wall on March 30, 2007 11:48 AM

This invisable man has got me going.DoI know who you are or visa versa?

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 30, 2007 11:57 AM

Heres some names I was thinking about yesterday;Skip Brandsteader,Morey Sheperd; Gary Herble( allways ahd his pants pulled up almost to his chin.)

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 30, 2007 12:05 PM

Jody Benson, I remember all those teachers. Miss Schnurr was the nicest teacher. Who was fifth grade? Mr Gunnison.? I only went to GW for one semester. Then I dropped out for various reasons. That's why I'm not there in 72. Who was the principal? Mr ?

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 30, 2007 12:16 PM

Kay, your right it was Debbie Peck. Wasn't there a Pettigrew also? Do you remember Joann Faraher and Don Harbert? And how about the fattest girl at Merrill. I don't remember her name, but I remember always making fun of her. And what about Chris Hansen?

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 30, 2007 12:18 PM

Some one earlier posted some names; Alan Lake Alan Roper Etc. Do you remember Steve Nueland? ( noodles) I dont know what his handicap was, but we used to kid him about only getting 2 miles to a pair of tennis shoes. He was a great guy. Havent seen Cheryl Arnolds name here yet. She is back in town now. Judy Harmon; had a dynomite older sister named Roxy. I used to ride her horses at flowing j j ranch every day after school.
How about Danna and Dave Kammerzell?

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 30, 2007 12:19 PM

Gary Herble always needed to get a life or a girl or something.....................

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 30, 2007 12:19 PM

Lisa; Donnie Harbert is married to my EX Mary Johnson and living somewhere in Montana. GOOD!!!!!!!!!!! I knew Glenn Faraher. I think I heard him and Danny Reese both moved down to SW colorado. I also heard that one of them built a nice custom home and it burned down by some one who lived in uor old hood

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 30, 2007 12:25 PM

Ron, (Guppy) you and I lived in the same hood. Who would that have been? And everyone wanted to marry Don Harbert?

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 30, 2007 12:31 PM

Some one mentioned Jason & Nancy Yardley. I had her for a sub teacher in H.S. she had red hair, man was she HHHHHHH oTT

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 30, 2007 12:33 PM

Heres a name: Kim Bottoms

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 30, 2007 12:34 PM

Lisa, just sent a link to this post to Christian, he lives in Hawaii. Kind of sad that even as adults we are mean to those that are different than us! A bit earlier someone mentioned the Jesse's. Nobody fought with those guys more than my brothers and me, and to this day I regret it. Those guys had it ten times harder than most people...I hope they made it through and grew up not hating the whole world.

Posted by Thor Hansen on March 30, 2007 12:34 PM

Lisa - Pettigrew, I can't remember her first name either nor can I remember the fattest girl. Chris Hansen rings a bell. Is he the brother of Thor Hansen who has been writing here? How bout Karla Nielsen, and Rick Givens. Also, does anyone remember Eugene Timmons? This is addicting!!

Posted by Kay Papich-Wall on March 30, 2007 12:36 PM

I keep forgetting, hey Kim, hey Jerry, long time no see. Hey Kim, you live right by my work place, stop by sometime!!

Posted by Thor Hansen on March 30, 2007 12:37 PM

Lisa; I dont think any one wants to marry Donnie any more, I dont know that you would recognize now. And the fire thing, I cant remember who it was but they lived on Ivy st somewhere

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 30, 2007 12:38 PM

OMG!!! Kim Bottoms, he lived near me. I wonder what happened to him? Marc Lifton and Bill Futura also lived close. I know Marc lives in the south on a horse farm last I heard... and Bill ,not sure

Posted by Kay Papich-Wall on March 30, 2007 12:40 PM

Thor, are you Chris Hansen's brother? I always had a crush on him, as did all the girls.

Kay - Oh yeah Rick Givens and Karla Nielsen. This is really wracking my brain. Such good memories. I went to bed last nite and couldn't shut my brain off. Your right, this is addicting. Kim Bottoms was also one of the cutest and most popular guys around.

Guppy - What is wrong with Donnie now? Did his head grow too big for his body?

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 30, 2007 12:46 PM

Lisa; he is old chubby and grey!

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 30, 2007 12:48 PM

Kay, I was trying to think of Bill Futura's last name all nite. thank you.

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 30, 2007 12:51 PM

Ron - where do you live now and are you married?

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 30, 2007 12:52 PM

Lisa; I live a few blocks away from Larry Benson in S.E. Aurora. I remaried about 22 years ago to a women from Lake Plcid area in up state N.Y. I have 4 kids and 2 grand kids.

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 30, 2007 12:59 PM

thanks for the info about Alan Roper, Dave. I had no idea he was/is Jinx Jones. It sounds like both of you guys have paid your musical dues. Our session up here plays a nice Irish reel called "Cooleys" - I sometimes think of the Sedbo days when it comes up. I don't, however, think of Mr. Bosang trying to teach us the Virginia Reel in gym class at Merrill. Speaking of cooly, Dana, wait till Emily and Eric find out your nickname of Tuna, will it then be Uncle Tuna? I'll let you explain how you got it - I don't wanna know. Bill Taylor, you were driving both times we went into the borrow ditch up at Alma. When we blamed it on the gnomes, the rest of that weekeend, your uncle who pulled us out kept on looking at me like I was on something - we probably both were. Karin, I used to work at that A&W on MIssissippi, fountain boy i was, yessir. Fountain Boy. Paula Cantrell is about the only name I remember from there, the last time I saw her she was learning to fly, again that was about 30 years ago. Terry Baker worked there too, I think she became a model or something. Have a good time at Pipers this weekend, spill a couple for me, 850 some miles is a bit too far for us. my boss is getting suspicious, so have to go. what fun. Charlene Ferguson worked there too, and maybe her older sister Cathy?? or Carol?? Bill, we got to get our pale Boise butts down to get a buff burn at barnacle bills. someday!

Posted by Jerry Larsen on March 30, 2007 01:02 PM

Hi Thor I will stop by and see you one of these days. Kay ast I heard Karla was living in Vail Lynn Nash lived in steamboat I think they became buds.Eugine Timmons Lives back east somewhere.Funny storry there I had seen this car in a garage over in my neighbor hood that I was interested in.Finally I saw someone there I went up to talk to him and it was EugineTimmons.It was his moms house and she lived somwhere else. I heard that it was one of the Kurz brothers that burned down Danny Wreeses house

Posted by Kim O'Brien on March 30, 2007 01:09 PM

Ron, I remarried my husband from 1975. I never had any kids and neither did he. I live in Littleton now, Quincy and Simms. We live in such a small world dont we?

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 30, 2007 01:11 PM

Thor; I knew the Jessees and you are right.Those kids had it worse than any of us! They didnt have a father and the mom sat in the house all day and drank a 6 pak of coke and smoked ciggs all day. I cant remember how many kids she had but I think they went from diapers to young teens. I dont think she missed a year. You know adults, as you are growing up, dictate the enviroment you live in and teach you what is acceptable in this world. I dont think they really had much of a chance. I just hope they all found a better life!

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 30, 2007 01:13 PM

Kim; Where did the Kurz live?

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 30, 2007 01:15 PM

Dana; something I have to fess up to. remember when Sandy Ferguson was hiding out in your basement after she had run away? Well, I was w/ Danna Kamerzell when he called the police and told them where she was. we sat down at the end of your street, behind a bush, and watched the whole thing. Remember, Kammerzell was more than a full bubble off.

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 30, 2007 01:22 PM

jerry,, we got a boat now to replace the motorcycles. it is also alot of fun.
we had the
first annual "GIRLS GONE WILD FISHING TURNAMENT" a few years ago. shoulda been there!! tuna's on this boat of a different sort.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 30, 2007 01:22 PM

Who remembers the Abneys; Sand and Toni

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 30, 2007 01:25 PM

Ron the Kurz, Dave and Mark and Camille lived on Ivy st at the NE corner of the alley, across and a few houses north of the Clarks

Posted by Doug Bower on March 30, 2007 01:51 PM

Lisa, I grew up in Chris's shadow, as you said every girl had a crush on him. He is two years older than me and lives in Hawaii.

Posted by Thor Hansen on March 30, 2007 02:01 PM

Thor, are you at the firehouse today? I live about 5 houses from you, cliftin to estes st 3 houses to the left, the big Semi motorhome in the driveway, Big garage. I know Sabin McKinstery lived on I think carr st just behind me. I am going to drive by and see if i remember his house

Posted by Doug Bower on March 30, 2007 02:34 PM

Thor, ya up for the Piper on Sunday?
Doug, I am out in your neck of the woods as well, Quincy & Simms, maybe we can hookup, I'll try and find your number.

Posted by Craig O'Brien on March 30, 2007 02:37 PM

Just lookin thru all this, Hey Kim, Cheryl, where is PJ? I think the invisable man is James Alliwious(Ops) H. Hi Joy, Jerry, Tuna I think the last time I saw you, you were landing a flight for life helicopter down the street, walked down to see all the comotion, and there you were..Tim Graves, cool to hear from you. Not sure where Greg Dreiling is, I think he got this. Evie, good to hear from you I always thought you were hot!! How is your brother Kevin?

Posted by Craig O'Brien on March 30, 2007 02:54 PM

Doug, I drove by your house, didn't look like anyone home...if I venture out again I might swing by. Did you know that your house backs up to another Denver FF?? Craig's trying to get your phone # so he can hook up for the ride to Pipers on Sunday...I'm working so I'll have to swing by with my crew. See you Sunday, if not before.

Posted by Thor Hansen on March 30, 2007 03:09 PM

Hi Everyone - Not sure how to jump in here but Cathi Sommer gave me the site and I have had so much fun reading your postings. Our family visited the creamery quite often - mostly to buy penny candy. Many of your names are familiar and then of course some of you I graduated with from GW in 1972. I thought I would input a few more names of families that I grew up with on South Forest St. Our neighbors were the Haglers, Bloedorns, Hills, Coopers, Fawcetts, Clarks and Kupetzs. On the Fairfax side there were the Friedlands, Finesilvers, Millers, Smiths and Titmans. How many of you also had Dr. Shockey for your physician? He was also in the house that Dr. Hagler had his practice in. Also, do any of you still go to Joe the barber? Anyway, I am still in the same neighborhood after 52 years. My niece and her husband bought the house I grew up in and my husband Stan and I have been in our house at Elm and Florida for 29 years. Thanks for the memories.

Posted by Michele Jost McKinster on March 30, 2007 03:18 PM

i'm glad i got involved in the beginning! it would be tough to jump in with 500 plus posts to wade through!!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 30, 2007 03:25 PM

Doug Bower, Do I know you or do you have a sister Julie?

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 30, 2007 03:34 PM

there's enough fried brain cells in here to run a power plant large enough to supply power to the whole virginia village area!!
[that make any sense?} hmmmmmm

Posted by bill Taylor on March 30, 2007 03:46 PM

I mean, you stop believing in the power of prayer and then something like this happens. And I remain convinced that somewhere in the world, a retarded horse has just been born to keep the cosmic balance.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 30, 2007 03:54 PM

I wouldn't mind being behind a couple of Belikens right now!! You sure know how to hurt a guy, Bill!!

Posted by Thor Hansen on March 30, 2007 04:16 PM

Too funny Bill. You always did have a deranged sense of humor.

Posted by Tim Graves on March 30, 2007 04:22 PM

Pokemon, (n.) a Rastafarian proctologist.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 30, 2007 04:30 PM

Hey to all, this is as we used to all say far-out man, anyway from the Rocky Mnt News in particular Mark Wolf he told me today that they themselves cannot believe the hits on this site, they've never seen anything like this except on political issues . He stated that as long as the site stays active that they would never shut it down. So good for all of us. Bill and Jerry we'll definitely have a few for you two. Tell Alley to write. Kimbo I didn't know your using your brainiack name, I'll give you a buzz tonight. Ron Gupton you shits I wondered who ratted us, Kammerzell was a trip, wasn't he in bethesda for awhile, that was nothing compared to when we got busted with Yovnne Drieling at the Road Way Inn, thank you Yovnne she kept me out of jail that night, Becky Broomhall was the one who told us about Mike, she use to cut hair we're Georgia has her hair done, she quit and was going to go out on her own somewhere, lost track of her about 8 years ago, Joe Reedey was the man, wondered what happened to him, played alot of football with him, know doubt the mistery man is MR HARR's Bar, better be a pipers mistery boy, used to be in contact with Dedrickson everyother month but lost track of him about a year ago, hes married in Portland has a bunch of kids, he was always in contact with Danny Reese last I heard he was living in Castle Rock, see you at pipers Ron, make sure you get this to Don, haven't seen him in years, love to catch him up on what transpired with me and Sandy's son (long Oparh story) make a long story short, he's just like one of my other kids now. Craig good to see you on, see you a pipers. Dave Peters I'll give you a call but you need to get to pipers also. That invite goes to anyone else also, but by no means does it take the place of the big reunion that were all talking about. Michele don't know you but I think all of us went to Joe the barber once or twice, what sucked was that you'd tell him just a light trim and he give you a flat top. Again I've written way to much, later.

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on March 30, 2007 04:33 PM

thor,, you know belikins are necessary for a man so that he can have a good opinion of himself, undisturbed by the facts.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 30, 2007 04:34 PM

Hi, my sister Michele put me on to this and after reading her post, she forgot to mention that our dad was Roy Jost, went by "Red" and he owned and operated the Bay/Tenneco/Fina gas station at the corner of Jewell and Holy (the building is still there) where he gave away the SAF-T-POPS and big fat orange baseball bats w/ white balls. Ialso recognize several of you including Liz Blackwell, Julie Larson, Cindy Carlmark and Jerry Malloy... Bill Taylor, do you have a brother named Bob? Craig O'Brain do you have a brother named Kieth? I graduated from GW in '76. I still keep in touch with Tim Colen, Tom Malloy, Wally Nathan, Jeff Hagler, Lane Requist, Scott Hoffberg, Jewell Traudt, Jay Snellgrove and Dave Kellogg.

Next door to the Creamery was the drug store. We wood get matchbox cars from the hardware store 2 doors up from the Creamery. I still she Joe the Barber and until recently attended the big A-Frame church right there on Florida Ave.

Posted by Andrew Jost on March 30, 2007 04:37 PM

no brothers for me {they passed a law}
here's another name,, mark lewis,, lived right by weilers ..

Posted by bill Taylor on March 30, 2007 04:41 PM

Creamery Memories: The first place I ever saw that had "twist" soft serve ice-cream cones. Cherry Cokes, smarties, bubs daddy (pactically putting the whole thing in your mouth to get all the sugar out and the biggest bubbles then stringing it out real long and throwing it in other kids' bike spokes), baseball cards, hot-rod tradding cards, little wax pop bottles w/ sugar water, nickel cigar gum, white candy cigarettes w/ red tips, nibs, clover and cinnamon gum, pez, bazooka Joe with cartoons, cracker jacks with "real surprises", cinnamon toothpicks. Avoiding kids when you were a 6th grader so you wouldn't get scrubbed... Choose-ya! to pick a fight!...

Posted by Andrew Jost on March 30, 2007 04:49 PM

Kay Papich, I just pulled out the 1967 Pacesetter (yearbook) for Merrill and looked everybody up. What a trip. It was very overwhelming to say the least. But right inside the front cover you signed" To a real sweet kid who had the best party I went to. Good Luck always, your friend forever, Kay".
I hard my first boy/girl party and remember my brother's band played in the living room My brother had a big striped cast on his leg at the time from getting hit by a car on Holly and Minnesota. Chris Carpenter was there and I really dont remember who else. That was in 7th grade.
We also were in journalism together in the 9th grade and we put together the 1969 Jaguar. We really did a good job now that I look at it. We really changed the look of the old school yearbook. Ring any bells now?

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 30, 2007 04:55 PM

Michelle Jost ..we are neighbors. I also live on elm st halfway between louisiana and missouri . 3 doors up from mike heisermans mom. Grew up on the se corner of ivy and minnesota. Virginia Village is truly a hidden gem in the jungle. I occasionally go into the liquor store which occpies the spot the creamery was in and always feel like I never left home. We bought our house here in '93

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 30, 2007 04:57 PM

Dana.....Tuna? I will do all in my power to be at the piper sunday.. We'll talk.
another memory ..football games after school on the lawn in front of the masonic temple across the street from the creamery. That place was always a mystery. Did anyone ever see the inside of that place?

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 30, 2007 05:07 PM

Lisa-Fattest girl at Merrill? Wasn't it Dee Dee O'Dell or something like that?

Posted by janet on March 30, 2007 05:17 PM

anyone remember a mechanical drawing teacher at Merrill name mr. sizer? i am amazed he lived through the hell we gave the old bastard!!
i had my English teacher,, mr. boutcher,, actually phyisicly throw me from the classroom! down to mr. rossi and the paddel i went.
and for some reason i was not allowed to attend 'continuation' ceremonies. pricks.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 30, 2007 05:23 PM

Lisa.. I was hit by the car on holly and Ivanhoe close to sabins and Dr haglers office.
The band that played at the party was called the citations.. wasnt my band The band had Brett tuggle in it..H went to merril and is pretty famous now..I played in bands with him in Texas. He now plays with fleetwood mac and stevie nicks..he also played with Rick Sprinfiled Chris Isaacs .. He played with David Lee Roth for a long time..He had a hit song he wrote while wth david lee called just like livin in paradise. He was the keyboard player in my band alexis before we got our record contract. Mom payed bretts band ten bucks..it was his 1st paying gig.

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 30, 2007 05:27 PM

i hear there's a ho-down @ the o.k. PIPER corrall on sunday two hours after high noon. is this true?

Posted by on March 30, 2007 05:33 PM

i got all my cuts sewed up by a doctor who's office was at florida and just east of colo blvd, behind arby's. his daughter went to school with us. anyone remember him/her?

Posted by bill Taylor on March 30, 2007 05:34 PM

got it,, dr. poppert.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 30, 2007 05:35 PM

wow -- more people than ever! Bill, do you know all these people? I need to find my Merrill yearbooks and see who they all are. Bill - you were quite the risk taker. I think you should feel blessed that you survived all the adventures you are talking about.

Posted by Julie Molen Moot on March 30, 2007 05:45 PM

i just re-read the original post by liz,, she asked if anyone remembered the creamery!!!!!! look what she got!
then a couple church groups posted,, haven't heard back from them, hmmm?
julie,, no i don't know 1/2 these people. i know more names than actual people.
i was a mellow one! polite, cleancut, straight laced, a model citizen. everyone else RUINED ME!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 30, 2007 05:51 PM

HA -- LOL --- It doesn't sound like you were the quiet type! I was the quiet type. Just hung out and took care of the kids that got drunk and high, not sure why but that was my job and I was good at it... YIKES! I do remember alot of the names but not lately. I finally saw Kim Reed's name. Do you remember her and Dean ??

Posted by Julie Molen Moot on March 30, 2007 05:59 PM

kim reed?? i missed that post,,,

Posted by bill Taylor on March 30, 2007 06:02 PM

bill, you seem lonely

Posted by on March 30, 2007 06:02 PM

I remember the Day's too. What about the Bloodsmith's. I think they lived on the corner of Florida and Clermont. I didn't live that close to the creamery but we walked there all the time as kids and then when I worked there I would ride my bike because I worked 6am to 2pm. For a while Jerry Coulter was the cook and then my brother Mark Molen came along. I do remember my brother talking about Susie Graves and Barb something. All that penny candy someone mentioned, oh yes, I remember all those and I would try and make my own cinnamon toothpicks and burn my mouth on the oil. But I loved the cinnamon cokes!!

Posted by Julie Molen Moot on March 30, 2007 06:06 PM

Dana..did you play drums in the citations..Brett Tuggle..Doug or Dave Otto
Kent Brockey. Remember I had a party when we were in 9th grade. Some of you may remember Brett Tuggle. After That band he also had a band called U.S. Male.

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 30, 2007 06:07 PM

lonely,, no,, somewhat bored,, yes. i have guests driving in from Belize city and i can't do a thing till they get here. it is the worst part of my job,, they could stop anywhere along the way to do any number of things. but i have to wait. so, to kill the time,, i do this.
i do miss all my friends, i have some real good friends in denver. the friend pool here is pretty shallow. i now have 'acquaintances',, not too many "friends"
ok,, lonely,, a bit...

Posted by bill Taylor on March 30, 2007 06:08 PM

Hi Dana and Georgia..glad you were able to get ahold of Royce. I am copying the pages so he can read all of these amazing stories! Also spoke with Myron and I'll copy to him as well. Thanks Kay and Karin for the information about Annie Mullenix. Dave Peters - I lived right across from Alan Roper and always wondered whatever became of him. Also, Kevin Switzer, Randy Schwartz, Fred Grant...all lived in the same neighborhood. Bill Taylor...I had Mr. Boucher for a teacher. He loved sending students to Mr. Rossi or Ms. Ethridge. I once got in trouble at Merrill for having a skirt three inches above my knees instead of two.
Mr. Bair would be amazed at the impact the Creamery had on so many lives!!!! I haven't had a chance to read all of the posts, had to work today. It will take hours to go through all of these but I can't wait. Dana, Georgia, Doug, maybe I can make it to the Piper Sunday. Would be great to see everyone!!

Posted by evie brown on March 30, 2007 06:09 PM

that was my older brother, Joe that would talk about susie graves and Barb something.
It was a while ago hearing about Kim Reed. Do you remember her?
I don't think Bill is lonely -- he is in such a beautiful area and can go snorkel in his backyard and be in a whole new world - a giant fish tank ;-)

Posted by Julie Molen Moot on March 30, 2007 06:09 PM

Barb is probably Barb Robertson. Long brown hair. she went to St. Vincents. Had 4 younger sisters Kathy, Patty and the twins Mary Jane and Betty.

Posted by Patty (Heiserman) Morgan on March 30, 2007 06:15 PM

my curiosity has peaked,,, why do you see me as lonely?

Posted by bill Taylor on March 30, 2007 06:19 PM

OK,, if it wasn't for my wife,, i would be very lonely. sure the area is great,, but as i said, my friends are elsewhere.
can't talk any of the bums to move here either.
tourists can be alot of fun,, but they leave. and sometimes that is a very good thing!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 30, 2007 06:28 PM

evie, you are a girl after my own heart!! i was sent to the deans office for wearing Blue eyeshadow with Yvonne dreiling in the 7th grade, our mom's had to take off work and come and get us "bad girls"! THEN, I was sent home because when I got on my knees in the dean office, my skirt did NOT touch the ground............ok, strike two. then one day in study hall in the lunchroom Mr Beaslie busted me looking at a "true confessions" magazine that had on the cover in HUGE print"16 and pregnant"!! I was sent home for 3 days over that one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can you believe that one??? at GW I sat in the deans office for 4 hrs before my Mom could get off work and get me for wearing a very short mini skirt that had little shorts under it! good grief!! now you can have your tits hanging out, your butt-crack showing and everything pierced that shows!! wow , what different times!! remember that at merrill on "feild day" was the ONLY day you could ever think about wearing short?????????? AND, of coarse, being the rebel that I am, I wore "cutt-offs" and got expelled!! what fun!!

Posted by karin on March 30, 2007 06:30 PM

Thor I went by your house and left a card on your front door, Its for my Home Inspection business, but it has both #s on it

Posted by Doug Bower on March 30, 2007 06:49 PM

i worked for Denver public schools from '88 to '98. i was responsible for all the boilers and heating equipment in all 300 some buildings. i would drive my service van from school to school. what i saw on the way to the boiler rooms was the stuff old perverts dreams are made of! it is unreal what the girls look like these days!! i can't say what the guys look like,, but the girls are NOT what i remember!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 30, 2007 07:01 PM

yes, sabin did live on carr st!! right after his twin son got killed in 2000, I think it was, he left town forever. lives up by our cabin in south park, he is a great guy and he is the "mayor bubby" of our little community!! he hates the city and is in his element up there, clean fresh air, no people, no traffic, no nothing!! hummmmmmm sounds pretty good to me too! where he lives is beautiful beyond, we are happy for him!! and we are blessed to see him many times a year! wow, it was unreal to hear about Dr poppert!!!!!!!!!!! shit, he was everyones doc wasn't he?? my opinion is tainted, he mis-diagnoses my poor dad with lung cancer. shit happens huh?

Posted by karin on March 30, 2007 07:01 PM

Lisa Peters, yes my sis is Julie, I remember your name, she still lives in Huston

Posted by Doug Bower on March 30, 2007 07:03 PM

Dr Poppert...... I think I have 1 hole spool of thread in different places on my body from his needle, that man could sew...

Posted by Doug Bower on March 30, 2007 07:06 PM

Lessons I learned at Merrill:

1) Don't call Mr. Clark shorty.

2) Don't call Mrs. Swenson fat.

3) When forging your own excuses for absence, don't use perfect penmanship - someone will notice and you will get suspended.

4) On your first day back from suspension, (see #3 above), don't let Mr. Simms catch you smoking in the bathroom - you will get suspended again.

5) If you get detention for ditching, and you ditch that, you will really piss off some people.

6) Do not use squirt guns in Mr. Krieger's class. He will make you stomp it to bits in front of the whole class.

Posted by Tim Graves on March 30, 2007 07:07 PM

snorkeling for Bill?, I can't wait to see what he comes up with

Posted by on March 30, 2007 07:10 PM

You guys have to remember Chas Chunk..........Charley Angle?

Posted by Doug Bower on March 30, 2007 07:10 PM

Do not call mr simms "Sister Mimms" !
Mr. Clark..shop teacher right! Famous for the
vulvan death grip. Mr. bastien best band teacher ever.

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 30, 2007 07:13 PM

Julie Molen, Are you going to make it on sunday? (i just raised my eyebrows twice but you couldent see that) We would all love to see you

Posted by Doug Bower on March 30, 2007 07:14 PM

while attending mcmeen, i had Mrs.{?} Gifford for gym class and french. later, around '95 or so, i saw her at Sabin elementary. she was the principle. i am not shitting you,, she remembered me!! and my sister!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 30, 2007 07:16 PM

Hey All! Interesting to hear what Mark Wolf said...he is married to one of our cousins. I had always heard it was the older Kurz (Dave?) that torched the house. Dave Peters, would you believe I have your Alexis album? Haircuts? Dana, you are right, it didn't matter what you told him he shaved it off. Is it just me or did he look like he was a mobster using the business as a cover? Football? Those were the scariest games I ever participated in! There was enough blood to start our own drive!Mr. Beausang? The guy had the trickiest side pieces (as Les and I used to say), and enough bourbon breath to cover his b.o., but that brings me to the wrestling coach at Merrill or G.W.? You remember, "Weady.....Westle!" Piper on Sunday...........Hmmmm.

Posted by Royce Gupton on March 30, 2007 07:17 PM

Wasent Mr Boutcher the guy who moved real slow until you pissed him off then he would out run all of us

Posted by Doug Bower on March 30, 2007 07:18 PM

and yes i do remember charlie angle. he still lives next to lance on Nebraska and Fairfax. remodeled a nice house for himself.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 30, 2007 07:19 PM

"Was Mr Boutcher the guy who moved real slow until you pissed him off then he would out run all of us"

phucker caught me and i was FAST!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 30, 2007 07:22 PM

That's right! I forgot. An upperclassman (maybe you) told me to call him "Sister Mimms" and see what happens. The curiosity was killing me all year and I finally did it. Boy, he turned vicious quick! The whole class was stunned. I never did that again. Not because I was afraid, of course. I just lost my desire.

Posted by Tim Graves on March 30, 2007 07:22 PM

and orchestra teacher, too. there was only so many times you could fake your way through "climb every mountain" before that baton would get even more frayed. Didn't Charlie Angle's family run the fireworks stand over by the Riviera every year? and one year it caught fire?

Posted by Jerry Larsen on March 30, 2007 07:23 PM

he brought his guitar to class to serenade us,, i think that was started the problem between me and him.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 30, 2007 07:25 PM

Royce! Did you buy the album because you knew It was me ? Or did you just like the cover or what? It always makes me feel great when I run into someone who bought the album.

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 30, 2007 07:28 PM

Piper on Sunday? Don't think I can go back after last weekend!, just kidding. If I'm back in town early enough, I'll come over. Whitty, Shirley and Patrice, you should go too! Kim and Craig, haven't seen you in days. Thor, haven't seen you since the "Brewery" Dana and Georgia, would love to catch up! This blog really is funny! Used to catch the ski bus at the Creamry w/Whitty & Shirley.

Posted by Patti O'Brien Tanis on March 30, 2007 07:36 PM

Doug, Got it, but I live on the west side of the street...sorry that I missed you. I'll call Craig and give him the #'s. Patti, what a hoot running into you guys at the "Brewery", sorry that I missed the parade, had to work, how was it??

Posted by on March 30, 2007 08:23 PM


Posted by on March 30, 2007 09:09 PM

Dave, Ron pointed it out to me sometime after it came out. I'll have to admit, it's been a while since the needle's been in the groove. I'm going to have to dust it off. I must say, you look smashing!

Posted by Royce Gupton on March 30, 2007 09:45 PM

Hey -- more Merrill! Mark raymond? the Chestnuts, Charlies Mussman, bill Reece , Jim Hoppes... Danny and Scott... Roland delzer..Wood teacher Mr. Clark, who took his place? Choir with Mr. Chord?? Mr. Entu\husiasm! Mr. Gunnison remembered when the auditorium was just a dirt floor. Miss Compton -- 2nd oldest teacher in the world )*(gunnison was first) and nearly flunked Karin in Algebra ...lol must stop for a breath.

Posted by karin, mike, joy and george on March 30, 2007 09:55 PM

Mike's 21 st bday party. Who was there? Mike and his Uncle Bud and his dad had just finished building the 2-car garagge in the backyard when Mike mentioned to dad it would be a damn shame not to christian this with a good party! Bruce brought his new quadraphonic sound system (and guarded it like a hawk). Visit to all the neighbors to come talk to us before you call the police. Dad popped for the first 16 gallons. The hat was passed for another 4 kegs and we floated 'em all -- after "lots" of "action" including car wreck, fence down, major fight, and runaway leading to a "mannhunt", several of the of us went downstairs and Dave started smokin' on the piano--2am now, and dad got up to hear who was whalin' on the keys -- when Dave saw Jack he said "sorry I'm knockin the tops off the keys and Jack says, "don't worry, we've got more glue, keep playin!"

Posted by to continue on March 30, 2007 10:13 PM

Several of you seem older, but all seem to have attended Merrill and GW. Besides my sister Michele (GW class of '72) , I had 4 other older siblings. Any of you know them? Roy Jost ('61 first graduating class from GW), Carolyn Jost Ziegler ('64), Russell Jost ('68), and Mike Jost ('73). Mike hung around with Steve Mays, Drew Smith, Stan Mckinster, Gary Goe, to name a few...

Someone mentioned Randy Schwatz. He worked for my dad at his station on Jewell & Holly, next to Callas Drugs and the Holly Shops. Also knew a Mark Schwartz.

Someone mentioned Martin Gibeau, I knew him and he lived near the Horton's and across from Tim Colen, who also had much older siblings at Gw.

Posted by Andrew Jost on March 30, 2007 10:15 PM

Dave yep indeed that was me on the drums at your party. Brett was a great guy, lost track of him years ago. Great to hear he did great. Jerry you need to have Alley post in on Kim Reed and Dean, Julie Molen wants to know. Patti good to see you on, just talked to bro for about 2 hours, still haven't caught up. You have to be there Sunday!!!!!!!!!!!!!Evie you have to be there to. Hey I think I had a dream, Patti, Evie and me. It was heaven. Then I woke up and Georgia kicked my butt. Evie grab Royboy and get on to pipers. Doug you want to meet us at our house about 1 then we'll ride over to pipers. Later

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on March 30, 2007 10:29 PM

Did anyone else have the pleasure of sanding the white stone at Merrill for detention? Mr. Rossi was the guy that dished it out Ron Gupton you were asking earlier if we knew each other.I knew of you but our pathes really did not cross

Posted by Invisable man on March 30, 2007 10:30 PM

boy bill, I never heard some o these stories, you were ornie4r than I thought! Karen, I heard Cheryl Neugabower tried to commit suicide in the 70s by crashing her car into an abutment, and was paralyzed from the neck down. Any of you remember Debbie Roman? she died of MS about 12 years ago. I went to McMeen and Merrill too, rememb er Wayne Herman? Dana, remember Marlene Buyllock, she's our aunt. Do you remember when we had that old bat of a dried up old woman for math in thre basement of merrill? Hi Jerry Larson, Craig, long time since i've seen you.

Posted by Suzi Taylor Weaver on March 30, 2007 10:53 PM

no, cheryl neugabower was in a bad accident in the 70's and was paralized, I knew that much, but I lost contact with her being in a nursing home way out on colfax. I was hopeing she was still ok she did not try to commit suicide, actually she was with another person who was driving, I just hope she is still ok, or whatever would make her happy.

Posted by karin on March 30, 2007 11:06 PM

Suzi, that old bat of a teacher in the bsmnt of merrill was "MIss Compton" I had that old bat too!~!!! almost flunked every math class I had, what a piece of work she was!! I can still see her hair!!!

Posted by karin on March 30, 2007 11:09 PM

Karin, Hodel's was in the University Hill Shopping Center on So Colo. Couple of memories from Merrill for the OLD crowd: Mrs. Hill for English, had to diagram the Gettysburg Address !
And I know all the years had to remember Earl Ruem ... he is still around, performed at Lakewood Culteral Center a few weeks back. Still does great magic. All you people who lived on Ivy Way .. what a LLLOOOOONNNGGGG block that was ... and I don't know most of you ! I probably babysat some of you .. seems like I was there and all along Minn Drive for years.

Posted by Pam (Benson) Patterson on March 30, 2007 11:10 PM

Ron, you were suppose to be online!! hope your night was ok!! we need to keep talking about a place for this reunion ok?? maybe a nice bar with lotw of good drinks and a place for our band right???????????????

Posted by karin on March 30, 2007 11:16 PM

Does everyone realize the we're now famous! Have you "googled" your name and been dissapointed? Those days are gone. Now, anyone who's in this blog is someone in Google! For me, you'll have to get past all of the "little mermaid' references, but the blog is there! It's the# 1 listing for some.

Posted by jody benson on March 30, 2007 11:25 PM

Question? What does Liz Blackwell, Cindy Carlmark, Andrew Jost, and myself Georgia (Rador) Lallo all have in common? I just saw all of our pictures in the Place Junior High Worlds 1973 Year Book as 9th Graders!!! Can't stop laughing. Well I ran with Patrice Dovas, Beth Cook, Linda Harr, Debbie Chilcutt. Also hung out alot at Cook Park with Sue Nanovich, Chris Tacinas, Mike Futera, John Wise, Harold Klausner, Neil Goe, Bill Alexander, Karl Groshong etc. Just ran into Amy Lutz tonight at the Restaurant I work at, she said Mike Futera passed away a few years ago. Someone asked about Steve Reinhardt? He was good friends with John Saltry? Also believe it or not ran into Cheryl Zesch atfer I turned 21 at a bar she seemed to recover prettyt well after that shooting. Lived across the street from the Parker twins Doug & Donald they also had an older brother Louie who if I remember correctly had one of the 1st kidney transplants in Denver. 7 years age difference between Dana & I and each generation with lots of memories. Really hard to keep up. Bye for now see you all at Pipers on sunday Georgia Rador Lallo.

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on March 30, 2007 11:38 PM

Suzi and Karen your memories are incredible, I barely remember Merrill. Most of the teachers were old bags, Rossi sucked, but Bastian the band teacher was great. Suzi hope Marlene is doing well. Thats my part time retiree job, taking care of our Health Insurance. Karen keep on pushing for the reunion or it will die. Hope you both make to pipers. We'll try to generate interest at pipers for a reunion. Lance what happened to you, blog in dude, better be at pipers. Dave hope you can make it to. I'll call you tomorrow to see. Later us

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on March 30, 2007 11:58 PM

sorry Thor, missed the Abode glad you got it
Tuna I will be there with a few brothers on Sunday at 1. Think the pipers is big enough?
We may have to go across the street to Caladonias
I just talked with my club brothers and.....Barnical Bill We are comming to visit, most likely fall I will e-mail your web site for prices and stuff

Posted by Doug Bower on March 31, 2007 12:27 AM

Hi Georgia, I went to Mexico in 9th grade with the Place Jr. High Spanish club taught by Mrs. Coggins. Sue Nanaovich and Patrice Dovas and Cindy Carlmark were along. I knew Neil Goe real well. I run into Tom Oldfield once in a great while. Chris Tacinas married the daughter of my Dad's former gas station partner, Kathy Gollasch (Max was my dad's partner at Jewell and Holy). That is great news about Cheryl Zesch! I hope she is still doing very well. Use to see Bill Alexander up at CSU along with Jay Snellgrove, Tim Colen and Scott Hoffberg. I believe Harold Klausner was good friends with my friend Dave Kellogg and lived on the same block.

Any of you older folks know either Merikay, John, Tony or Ollie Hemanutz who lived on the 1400 block of S. Jasmine Street? Merikay is my sister-in-law...

Any body play little league football or baseball for the Trojans at Garland Park, the Bombers, or for the Buffalos or Bisons at Eisenhower park?

You Ellis grades remember Mr. Hay the science teacher, a most wonderful man! How 'bout Mr. Fahey (math), Mrs. Foss the Librarian... Mrs. Cunningham, Mrs. Bennett, Mrs. Knox, Mr. Jordan, Mrs. Goldberg, and ol' Mrs. MacDonald the best dressed gym teacher?... NOT! Who could forget Mrs. Wurtzsmith and her ever changing front lock of hair color, depending on the holiday. How,bout Mr. Blum the other gym teacher and his "organized" snowball fights at lunch hour. Air raid drills in the hall way. Forced dance lessons during gym and one had to dance with a girl! Snow days and we got to get the ropes down, or the square castor boards or crab ball or BOMBARDMENT!

Who remembers the klick-klack balls, and going to Gates Rubber company and buying rubber balls for 10 cents?

How bout throwing snow balls at cars or devil on the door step in the summer.

Anyone remember the crane company at Dahlia and Evans and they would always have their large crane up at Christmas holding the lights up in a "tree" formation?

How 'bout the Brauns, Gayle, Billy and Danny and they had the huge carnation greenhouses on Evans.

Posted by Andrew Jost on March 31, 2007 12:31 AM

I remember Mrs. Compton - she used to run the railroad club. Hey Bill - didn't Mr Boucher used to throw erasers if you didn't know the answer to questions - and then kick you out? (tell Adriane Hi!) Hey Julie - I think you should remember me. Alley(Alex or Alexandria) Rador ( I'm Georgia's sister)- I was good friends with Kim, Rhonda and Debbie. Kim is still in Denver- we keep in touch. I think Rhonda lives in Breckenridge. Didn't you live on the same street as Debbie Hoban? I remember your younger brother too. Hey Georgia and Dana - what are you doing up so late?

Posted by Alex (Rador) Larsen on March 31, 2007 12:39 AM

Patti, great to hear from you, did you let Whitty, Shirley and Patrice know about Sunday? would love to see all of you.
I just got home did everyone go to bed?
what about linda harr and steve stecker I tried to call and there # had been disconneted
Called John Mulqueens brother
Dan and he gave me Mary annes? # and it was out of service, cant find John

Posted by Doug Bower on March 31, 2007 12:41 AM

Andrew, several posts back you hit on the head with your description of the front candy counter at the Creamery. and then also Mr. Hay, science teacher: remember the special volcano shows with the orange stuff he poured down and then lit. ooohh... the best fake volcano ever! It was like you only ever got to see it a couple times in an Ellis school career.

Posted by Jerry Larsen on March 31, 2007 01:34 AM

Hey all, Greetings from Upstate New York! This site is great! Really brings back a lot of memories. Bill, you really seem to have a lot of time on your hands! I think you win the prize for the most entries. Must not be anything else to do in Belize? You mentioned Mr. Sizer from Merrill. Do you remember the time he caught Jim Fletcher (I think) drawing a nude picture? Mr. Sizer started crying and said those famous words: " Is that all you can think about...womens breasts?" of couse you have to say that while crooking your mouth to the side and sucking in air.

Doug mentioned Figaros, I worked there tossing pizza (and a few beers) for a year or two.

Any way great to hear from so many familiar names. I've forwarded the link to my Bro and Sis, Eddie and Yvonne.

I think Eddie was going to try and make it to Pipers on Sunday, but I can' t find the time to meet in the thread. Anybody know what time the get together is going to start?

Posted by Greg Dreiling on March 31, 2007 06:26 AM

Hey Royce..It was the 70's man! Is was what it was. Iplayed on the trojans football and baseball Black and white striped shoulders on the jerseys. Remember the football circus? All of the young america league teams would play at mile-hi stadium, or was it still bears stadium then. Other teams were the eagles..the spartans the wildcats the denv athltic club

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 31, 2007 06:28 AM

i was hit with an earasure by a math teacher named michelson. he also worked at the likker store at evens and monaco.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 31, 2007 07:44 AM

Dave: I guess I fried a few more brain cells than you. I shouldn't be proud of that. My memory seems to suck. I thought it WAS your band. Maybe that was your party when you had the cast on. Maybe not. Maybe you should be writing for me on this you remember more than me.

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 31, 2007 07:44 AM

Yea it was Dee Dee O'dell who was the fattest girl at Merrill. Only to go on to High School and lose tons of the weight and became what I heard to be quite a beautiful girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go figger. I guess it happens to the best of us.

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 31, 2007 07:46 AM

okay everyone, WAKE UP!! it's time to blog.

Posted by lance williams on March 31, 2007 07:49 AM

i remember a Lance Larson and some other guy in a "choose out" in wood shop. word spread of the impending fight all through Merrill and every body gathered behind Duckwalls to watch. when it got pretty bloody some one rang the delivery bell at duckwalls loading dock. when the door was opened the guy came out yelling, everyone scattered, and the fight was over.

Posted by mh on March 31, 2007 08:10 AM

yes georgia and dana, i'd have to be dead or in jail to miss the piper. i'm leaving the house right now to set up camp in the parking lot just to make sure i get a seat. just kidding, but it might be necessary. i think we're on the verge of a mass migration. greg d. it's good to hear your out there. get your butt back here. whats n.y. got that we don't? we had a lot of fun back then. miss ya. i see your bro ed once in a while. karen t. you better be there too! i see bob day all the time. i'll make sure he gets there too.

Posted by lance williams on March 31, 2007 08:21 AM

Ollie and Tony Herminutz lived across the street from me, Ollie was my first crush
I spoke with Jack Virtues, mother and He is living in Mobile Ala, I got his #
Pam, Robin, Doug and Niffer, Fortner?
wasent there a Mike Jost, class of 73

Posted by Doug Bower on March 31, 2007 08:39 AM

Hey Greg Dreiling! I hear that you are going to get your sister Yvonne in this tangled web!!I was excited to hear that, her and I have fun history! your Mom use to drive us to school each morning. I had to keep an eye out for her car to pull up at the stop at florida and glencoe, then she would honk and Id run across and hop in. it seemed like us girls were always into something!! I know she use to live our here somewhere, i think she w as actually in my neighborhood, maybe on marlowe st? also another gal from school was out here too named Julie. can't remember her last name. hey remember Gary Klee???? he lived down on glencoe, but where it kind of splits and goes into another street, can't remember the name of it. I saw Gary Klee in the 80's i worked at cassidy hicks wallpaper in cherry creek, him and his wife were paperhangers and came in there all the time. remember Mrs Bershof the art teacher at GW??? she came in all the time and we talked about how bad the schools had gotten and she retired. and MR Z the ceramics dude?? loved him.I loved all my art classes. it was the rest of them that kind of sucked! there was this brand new YOUNG teacher that came to GW named Miss Lapata, all the guys were ga ga over her, I got to be good friends with her and saw her many yrs later at Angies.I was also laying in bed thinking about ellis, the pricipal was Mrs Goldman. wow,I had a few run-ins with her too. my favorite teacher there was Mrs Sanders. she was a doll, 3rd grade, I think. my mind just races all the time about this stuff now, it is hard to rest!! please get Yvonne into this so i can connect with her again ok? I really want to talk to her, tell her Karin Fletcher is waiting to hear from her ok?

Posted by Karin H on March 31, 2007 08:43 AM

So what the hell is a Blog anyway..........I think i ran over one of those on my dirt bike in Cherry Creek in the 60s...........killed it dead!!!!

Posted by Doug Bower on March 31, 2007 08:44 AM

How bout' RedField Gun Sites? Guess there is a huge law suit against them for dumping toxic crap in to the ground......I had Cancer in 95 and checked into it but havent heard anything

Posted by Doug Bower on March 31, 2007 08:55 AM

Peter and Terry Elzi?
Scott and Chris Unfug?
I remember the party on Monoco, townhomes when Scott Un, got runover on the front lawn, He wan one tuff SOB to survive that.....the Dick head that did it is lucky the cops got there fast cause he was on his way out...

Posted by Doug Bower on March 31, 2007 09:00 AM

i can relate to being the fat kid at merrill. i remember many a day taking a couple of "swats" from mr rossi instead of detention. fights behing duckwalls,coke and texas toast from the drumstick,lots of coffee from the village inn,riding motorcycles around when we didn't know where they came from. the shop teacher with the missing finger telling us to be careful in metal shop and all the other junior high experiences that actually were a lot of fun.all we ever wanted to do was grow up.i lost 50 pounds between the 9th and 10th grade in the summer and i thought all my problems were going to end,but they just begun. i went to gw and south.i joined the alpha chi fraternity at gw and that was quite an experience.i didn't know you could really drink that much hawaiian punch with grain alchohol in it without going blind.that was the beginning of the demise of many a brain cell due to spending too much time in the gw parking lot before school or before going over to someownes house to "hang-out"
betwenn merrill,gw and south,i have a few names for the "where are they now" like mary & sherry fairchild,dave & rich bills,steve st clair,rollin delzer,chet giles,carol flasco,sally eddy,michelle barton,sherry & peggy dillon,scott perry,kirk brink,bruce mccall,"chicken" delugg,chris cobb,lyle plocher,jim ryan,mike & rene uliberri,scott lawhead,the twin girls that lived across the street from the blood-smyth's and a cast of misfits that survived the 1960's - 1970's.

i can't believe how many people have left us so early. rusty gates was the first followed by "crazy chuck" and several others from drugs and or alchohol.it is really sad. now there has been so many die from natural causes.my wife,karen turner (cline) lost her best friend growing up,karen pens to cancer and i know there have been many more fro heart problems,cancer etc. when we were young,we thought we were invincible,even after we experienced some traumatic times.

one more note about the good shepherd home. the cops tried to blame me for the good shepherd fire.it was good thing i was home with my mom and we walked up to watch the fire together.i di go up there and cruise down the fire escapes a time or three.great fun.it probably was an insurance job and they just wanted to blame a couple of neighborhood kids.

Posted by dave cline on March 31, 2007 09:01 AM

Greg D, do you think your sis will be at the "piper extravaganza"?? could you make that happen??? call her and see what you can do ok? Id make sure I was there too!!!

Posted by Karin on March 31, 2007 09:14 AM

anybody remember climbing down a rickety ladder inside the castle wood dam and crawling thru a pipe to the bottom? you can't even walk on the dam anymore. you have to pay or have a parks pass to get in. signs every where, NO CLIMBING, STAY ON TRAILS, DOGS ON LEASH. that's _ _ _ _ _ _ up! we didn't have any stinkn rules!!!

Posted by lance williams on March 31, 2007 09:21 AM

DAVE!! great to see one of us"oldies but goodies" folks!! your memories were great, I was sitting here reliving them as you spoke!! hye, I just hung up with Joy and told her I would be calling you guys, how about meeting up with eveyone sunday at the piper ?? I know that someone mentioned Karen T and said "you better be there" seems like a lot of great folks gonna "bombard" that place tomorrow!!!I do NOT think the Piper will know what hit them!!Ive not been there for decades,im sure. what do ya say??? wanna throw a little caution to the wind and meet there for a little while??? I think it could be a gas!! I know Dave Peters and Sue are going, Ron Gupton, I hope Royce and many more. Ill give ya a call today and see what up buttercup!!! this is a gas isn't it?? I just LOVE every single story, they have made me laugh out loud and do alot or remembering!! Hey, I think this is really good for all of us. its getting what few brain cells we all have left really spinning around working hard right??? :)

Posted by Karin on March 31, 2007 09:32 AM

i have an h.d. with an unoccupied back seat. is there an unattached babe that wants to join me to the piper? the bike and i would enjoy the company.

Posted by lance williams on March 31, 2007 09:34 AM

Greg! Good to hear from ya. Let's get some Boone's Farm Apple wine & Borkham Riff tobacco and listen to "Cowgirl in the Sand". Miss Compton would get nostalgic and drone on forever about the railroads and the Yampa valley. I'd start craving algebra! Remember the paper drives at Merrill? I volunteered to stack paper in the trucks and got a big hunk of detention wiped off my sentence.

Posted by Tim Graves on March 31, 2007 09:38 AM

Hey Lisa!! Karin here, are you going out to the piper for awhile???

Posted by karin on March 31, 2007 09:42 AM

It's good to hear from everybody from the Creamery. All of these stories bring back great memories! HOPE EVERYONE CAN MAKE IT TO THE PIPER SUNDAY. I'm 6'4" now and weigh 330 lbs. I'll take my ankle bracelet off so I can party down on Sunday! My pass is only good until 6:00 then I have to be back at the halfway house. SEE YOU AT THE PIPER!! Royce Brown P.S Can anyone loan me a pair of size 13 shoes? Thanks!

Posted by Royce Brown on March 31, 2007 09:48 AM

ok, I just lost it when I read about mrs Wurtsmiths piece of hair in the front!! and YES, didn't she dye it green for st patties day, and orange for halloween etc?? most of the time it was just a funny blonde color with her black hair!! what a fun memory!! loved Mr Hay too, and the librarian, miss foss was it?? remember a 4th grade teacher named Miss woodword? she was TOUGH!! didn't smile much at all!! does anyone remember a music teacher named Miss FREER??? not sure on that spelling. she had white hair, lots of makeup, really big chest with skin tight sweaters and skirts?? really high heels with open backs.. gad, it sounds like Im describing someone out on east colfax doesn't it??? but she was really "impressive" with how over-done everything was!! I don't know if she was at Ellis or merrill, maybe ellis. not sure. I sure remember her looks!!

Posted by karin on March 31, 2007 09:56 AM

Dave Cline; I see Chicken delug a couple times a week. He lives in Aurora close to me!

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 31, 2007 10:09 AM

Andrew Yost--in answer to your earlier e-mail--I remember your sister Carolyn. I also graduated in '64 and my brother Jack (Ross) Mote graduated in '61.

Posted by kathy mote on March 31, 2007 10:13 AM

Karin - I dont really know any of these people. I mean I do but I don't. You guys were three years older than me and my group. Except for maybe a few and they haven't seen this blog yet. Like Theresa for one, and Debbie Roberts is no longer with us, bless her heart.

Posted by Lisa Peters on March 31, 2007 10:15 AM

Royce - we could be twins - people may not be able to tell us apart - unless of course you have a full head of hair?

Posted by on March 31, 2007 10:16 AM

o.k. lance, we're there! Craig, i will get ahold of jackie and judy with your e-main address. jerry larson, how awesome to hear from you. you brought some great guitar music to the duke and the duchess. what ever happened to jerry bobbie and little jake? Alex, i remember going to your house for your birthday party and eating fresh artichokes with drawn butter (we did have some sophistication, or at least you did!) you and jerry have to come to this reunion thing. you too bill. you all should find a date when you can all be in town, let karin and dave know the plan.

pam oldfield married, had a couple of sons (who are grown now). she lived near southglen mall and doing great, last i heard. her dad was don, and she had a little brother named tommy.

so many treasured memories...too many to list here...tomorrow at the piper...kay papich, will you be there? karin, mike, joy george?

Posted by karen t cline on March 31, 2007 10:23 AM

Hi Karen TC, if you go, we'll go... Pam O! she and I nearly burned up the old green school bus! Ran into Pam Fortner a year so ago at Lincoln's Roadhouse. Hi greg D.! We were in the Glen Falls/Lake George area once and thought it was so beautiful. I understand the winters can be tough, though maybe not this year, eh?

Posted by Joy H on March 31, 2007 10:56 AM

Hey Karin. I've been having trouble sending the website address to Yvonne. Seems her email box is full. I'll call her tonight and let her know about the Piper and that you'll be there. Yes, she still lives on Marlowe. Mom still lives on the 1300 block of so. Glencoe. The Klees lived on the corner of Forest and Glencoe, near the Jacobsons and Carpenters.

What time is everyone going to meet at Pipers on Sunday?

Tim Graves, great to hear from you. I seem to recall more Spanada than Boonesfarm. Playing harmonicas under the bridge at Cherry Creek and Holly.

Posted by Greg Dreiling on March 31, 2007 10:57 AM

Greg; I think I heard around 2:00

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 31, 2007 11:07 AM

Hi ya back, Karen T Cline! I saw Jerry Jones at James ' funeral a couple of years ago. He and Bobbi split, but Jake helps his dad run a successful auto related business. maybe it was transmissions or something.
Jerry remarried and is a cancer survivor. Alex and I are so sorry to hear that Karen Pens isn't with us anymore - she was a sweetheart and your dear friend. I don't know if any of the Jones brothers have heard about this site. Larry, Gary, Jerry or Jeff you out there? More Ellis teachers: Mr. Sanpeidro?-music; Mrs. Newton-plain mean 4th grade teacher always accused me of daydreaming (which i was), and Mrs. Finkleberger or finklestein?? 3rd grade teacher right across the hall from my teacher, Mrs. Sanders. Who were the twin brothers Rodney and Roger? can't remember their last name.

Posted by Jerry Larsen on March 31, 2007 11:12 AM

Good morning Rosebud. Glad to see you're finally on board. Hay Roy boy I got some blubber ware if you need some?

Posted by Kim O'Brien on March 31, 2007 11:13 AM

Evie Do you keep in tough with Deb Mulqueen?

Posted by Kim O'Brien on March 31, 2007 11:17 AM

touch with Deb Mulqueen?

Posted by on March 31, 2007 11:19 AM

I just got on to this blog and frankly had to skim the messages. I am also a '64 GW grad, and remember Judy Clymer and Kathy Mote. I lived on S.Forest and Mexico in the same block with Millie Stevenson, Cindy Pool, Cindy Szymanski, and Natalie Palmer down the street. I rode my bike every day down to the Creamery after school to buy gumballs. Sour Apple, cherry, cinnamon, and the blue "Sputniks" were my favorite. I also liked the red candied apples rolled in something resembling nuts. I was in the first class to attend Ellis. Before it was built, we had to be bussed to Washington Park and then to Stephen Knight. I often walked to White Sands past Aleta Grillos and Jane Carlin's houses. I jumped on the in -ground tramp on Evans by the A&W. Remember the first McDonald's in Denver on Mississippi and Colorado? Yes, I do remember all the many things mentioned: The Denver Drumstick, the greenhouses, Duckwalls, Henritze's Restaurant, The Good Shepherd fire, going to the drive-in theater by Monaco. The crane that was decorated at Christmas belonged to Frolich's. Did someone mention the hay rides along Cherry Creek done by Glasier's Barn?

Posted by Carolyn Jost Ziegler on March 31, 2007 11:43 AM

Hey Doug sounds good, see you here with some of the boys, better bring us some colors to fly, we'll feel left out. Just kidding. If this thing gets to big, we'll just run everyone else out or go across the street, something will work out. Woh Royce gained a few pounds eh, must be all c--k. Ha!Better do that Lance, set up your tent and block off the parking lot for us. Greg Dreiling hope you can get ahold of sis, as I said eairler she kept me out of jail, last I saw of her she was living over by Karen, around simms and marlowe, I was landing Flight for Life on a med call and all of a sudden there she was. Lost tract of her years ago. Andrew indeed we new the Hermanutz's, they lived right down by Doug Bower. Me and Les grew up in the 1500 block of south Jersey. Like Dave Peters said we all played Trojan football and baseball. I still have my team pictures. Dave Kline I know I know you, but my mind pretty much sucks. Didn't you have some brothers and were pretty much the badasses of the area. Hey Kimbo just got a call from my Raquetball buddy, were gonna play 8:30 tomorrow, YMCA at 7300 S Broadway, everyone just shows up and teams up and plays doubles. Let me know if you want to go. I don't want you to turn into a 300lb Royce slob. See all at pipers, 2:00. Later

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on March 31, 2007 11:43 AM

Dave Cline..Rene ulibarri died of cancer of the liver maybe 5 yrs ago..His wife robin and old freinds were with him when he died and he was laughing and telling jokes up to the very end. Literally

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 31, 2007 11:50 AM

Dave Cline..Rene Ulibarri died about 5 yrs ago from liver cancer. His wife robin and old frends were with him when he died and he was laughing and cracking jokes all the way till the very end. Literally
Karin I got your message. I will run it by sue and cal you later today

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 31, 2007 11:55 AM

Anyone remember the Gusher, hamburger joint?

Posted by on March 31, 2007 11:57 AM

Kay P. It was Eugene Timony, and yes we're still buds. He lives in NJ and is a Grandpa!

Thom, I think it was you asking about Debi Rubin? Pretty sure she's a doctor. She lives in Vermont - near Lynn Burnstein.

This is becoming totally addicting. The names and memories are incredible.

Cathie, bet your year books molded in the basement of the house we shared on Elm.

Jim Harr, are you out there? Would love to here from you!

Posted by Joy Shamon PYne on March 31, 2007 11:59 AM

Carolyn- Nice to see that someone else as old as Kathy Mote and I is taking part in this MEGA blog. I sure remember Aleta, Cindy Pool and Jane. We must have gone to Stephen Knight at the same time. Did you go to Merrill? Someone better call the Piper and warn them that they are probably going to have more business tomorrow then they may have had in a long time! To bad the bar where the Creamery used to be is closed now. That would be a perfect place to gather. Not many people can say that they came from such a great 'hood like we all did no matter whether it was the '50s, '60s or '70s.

Posted by Judy (Clymer) Lohman on March 31, 2007 12:09 PM

Anybody out there have connections with somebody at the newspaper? What a great article this would make. Who knew that Liz's question would generate this much interest?

Posted by Judy (Clymer) Lohman on March 31, 2007 12:18 PM

Carolyn---Judy and I talked the other day and wondered if anyone as old as the class of '64 would show up here! I lived at 1821 so forest--but because of the wicked stepmother we didn't get out much. I went to Ellis the first year too and I remember that we had a 4-H club that planted trees for the new school.
These have been fun memories.

Posted by kathy mote on March 31, 2007 12:47 PM

let's call a tip line @ one of the local news channels. but we're already famous.

Posted by lance williams on March 31, 2007 12:49 PM

i too am sorry to hear about karen pens,,
hi greg d,,, i am so effeciant, i get everything done here and have time to do this!!
i remember a teacher at mcmeen named ornstien,, got married to become finkelstien.
remember the little tuff shed type buliding kevin bloodsmyth had in the backyard? it burnt down also. he was always very proud of his sweet 16 shotgun and his rolling stones collection.
jerry,, i was thinking about otis the cat not long ago.
md 20-20 and night train are available here.
i hope someone brings a camera to this hoo-haa on sunday and makes them available! {i'll watch international news and see if you all show up}
karen t. keep me informed on a date for the BIG doins since i plan a trip this year maybe i can work around that.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 31, 2007 01:02 PM

Greg D, hey thnks so much for your help!! yes, please do call her and tell her Im looking for her!! we are neighbors and can easily stay in touch after all these long years!! it would be great if she came to the piper too, what a fun day this is gonna be!! I do not think the piper is going to know how to handle us all, should we call them and give them a "heads-up"?? sheesh, they may need to make a liquor run!!! Im glad to hear your sis is still our here, Ive been here 31 yrs this month,,,who knew???? Id love to have Yvonnes phone number again, I had it in an older book and can't find it now, could you send it to me in an email possibly? mheiserman@aol.com thanks a ton!! see y'all tomorrrow!!

Posted by karin on March 31, 2007 01:03 PM

to me, probably the best part of all this is, nobody has expressed any negative thoughts or innuendoes. this, a true sign of what and who we all are. we don't any stink'n newspaper.

Posted by lance williams on March 31, 2007 01:09 PM

Hi BIll, say, talked to Karen T this morning and we would love to plan this reunion around your time frame! you are comming the farthest so far, and anything we can all do to make it work for you we will do ok?? we were thinking maybe august is best, most folks vacation earlier in the summer here, kids need to be back in school etc. so what do you think about an august date? we have alot of planning to still do, like all of it. need to get a good place that will handle us all and live music etc . an outdoor park isn't looking too good for that at this moment. I will be checking some indoor places that will do everything we need it to do. we must be able to have loud music, some dancing, booze, food etc. no park will allow most of that. not to worry, we are gonna be all over this and find the perfect place! what we need is a nice big bar!! if nayone knows someone who owns one lets talk! otherwise, we will all be looking and will get something fabulous!!! Im bringing my camera for just this "mini-reunion" at the piper, so beware!! maybe we can at least get some fun pics posted for everyone right??

Posted by karin on March 31, 2007 01:12 PM

geez, I need to get a life huh??? hey, just a thought- I talked to Ron G this morning, he was telling me that the piper gets really busy on nice days in the afternoon, lots of bikers stop in when the weather is so nice, he was thinking we should maybe move the time up a bit. I think he is trying to get there around 12:30-ish. I think that maybe a good move since this is not a big place and we are adding people like crazy!! Im telling folks 12:30 to 1:00, Im hoping we can maybe get some places saved for everyone too!! this will be a laugh riot!!!

Posted by karin on March 31, 2007 01:19 PM

karin,, thats very nice of you to consider me in the plans!! and it just so happens august is when i am planing also!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 31, 2007 01:27 PM

ok, ok, so I don't have a life!!!I just keep forgetting things!! I did not come through being :" a child of the 60's" without some battle scars!! one of them is alot fewer brain cells Im sure!! someone asked about the rocky mnt news and maybe a story about this. Im sure they would be all over it, most papers love human interest stories, this one is a doozy if you ask me!! we are all still trying to figure out who our hero is!! Liz, if your still out there, give us all some scoop ok? you did a pretty amazing thing girl!! would love to meet you and give you a big ol hug!! if anyone is intersted you can write to the guy who has this site, MIke Rudeen, I bet he is a cool guy!! I sent him an email and just thanked him for giving us all a spot to connect! I think it would be fun if everyone sent him just a little email of thanks!! his email address is:Rudeenm@rockymountainnews.com. maybe he'd come for a cold one at the piper right??

Posted by karin on March 31, 2007 01:28 PM

ok, so this IS my life ok???? Dave P and Sue, you MUST be at the piper tomorrow ok?? it is turning out to be alot of our age group too, and alot of folks you guys know. it won't be the same without ya!!!. ok, now, Im really going to get off the computer and get something done around here!! but.............ILL BE BACK!!!! :)

Posted by karin on March 31, 2007 01:34 PM

In case anyone is wondering and I'm sure you are but just didnt wan't to do it.. I counted the # of people who have entered comments so far...71! ....

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 31, 2007 01:34 PM

karen, the notion of moving the time up is a goooood idea. i know the piper and it makes sense.

Posted by lance williams on March 31, 2007 01:38 PM

royce, are you going to get you size 13 to the piper?

Posted by lance williams on March 31, 2007 01:42 PM

Bill , what is the temerature in paradise today?

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 31, 2007 02:01 PM

82 and the sky is blue! i just got a wireless router. once hooked up, i can continue this on the beach!! with beer in hand of course.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 31, 2007 02:14 PM

Karen, Dana here, just talked with Royce Brown, he lives right in the middle of Parker, has 10 acres and has parties all the time. Guess he forgot his old buddies, anyway he says it would be a great place for a reunion. Tons of room, bring your tent, motorhome whatever, can do bomb fires and anything we want. Dave can provide music with his classic band, wifes restauarant does pig roasts we can have them come out and cater it for probably $10.00 a piece. Hows all this sound to everyone? We just need a date that will work. Oh and Royce wants to call it CreameryStock or RoyceBrownStock or something. Just so we all end up naked. Just kidding, think were to old for that, but you never know. Anyway, everyone blog in let me know. Hope your on Jack Virtue been a long time. Luv ya Dude. Lance and all, OK lets move the time up, I'll call Doug, 12:30's fine. Later let me know. Dana

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on March 31, 2007 02:16 PM

Dana ..Royce's place sounds like the perfect solution!
When we were all kids video games werent even thought of yet. So we had our own real life video games. One disturbing game we had were crabapple wars. Two or three sides 3 or 4 kids per side. The idea was stealth and surprise. We would roam the neighbor hood armed with whamo sling shots and pockets full of crabapples, basically patrolling, and reconisance. The good strategy was to discover where the biggest crabapples were and where your enemy reloaded. Surprise!!!! Have you ever been hit with a large crabapple shot from a whamo slingshot? What were we thinking? Then in the summer time since we couldnt throw snowballs at cars we used waterballons. And I think it was sabin and george coit who decided dirt clods was a good idea and accidentally hit a police car!. The cops nabbed them and took them home for their parents to scold them!

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 31, 2007 02:36 PM

And didn't we all have a Black Cat or a Lady Finger blow up in our hand once or twice?

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 31, 2007 02:39 PM

dana, everything is good.

Posted by lance williams on March 31, 2007 02:50 PM

jerry larsen had the crabapple tree in his yard. and we used wristrockets! OUCH!!
i smacked pam or debbie {i forget which} ogdorosky{sp}. never seen someone cry for sooooooo long!
thor,, can you email me if you can help me set up this router,, please? it's kickin our arse's.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 31, 2007 02:57 PM

Some people have mentioned Gary Klee. Unfortunately he passed away several years ago. It was a freak accident where he fell off a small bluff and impaled himself on a fence post. It was very hard on his mother who had already lost one of Gary's other brothers (Bob) years ago.

Posted by Fred Jacobsen on March 31, 2007 03:22 PM

Hey, anybody out there remember Jan Cook or her sister Susie? They lived in the 1200 block of Ivanhoe. Jan and I went all through school (grade thru GW '64) and I lost track of her right after high school. Her Mom's 2nd marriage was to Don Durkee who lived right across the street from my family on Honey Way.

About a 1000 entries ago someone mentioned about Joe (barber shop) and wondered if it was a front for mob activity. Don't think it was, but he certainly looks the part. Took my Dad in there a couple of years ago for a hair cut and Jo remembered him and also that Dad owed him $5 for a haircut that Dad swears he had paid for! Joe is in his 70's now, but still remembers quite a bit about how the neighborhood used to be and various folks that used to/still live there. At least when I took my Dad in, Joe didn't cut his hair into a flat top! Guess age has its priviledge.

Posted by judy (clymer) Lohman on March 31, 2007 03:39 PM

Hey, anybody out there remember Jan Cook or her sister Susie? They lived in the 1200 block of Ivanhoe. Jan and I went all through school (grade thru GW '64) and I lost track of her right after high school. Her Mom's 2nd marriage was to Don Durkee who lived right across the street from my family on Honey Way.

About a 1000 entries ago someone mentioned about Joe (barber shop) and wondered if it was a front for mob activity. Don't think it was, but he certainly looks the part. Took my Dad in there a couple of years ago for a hair cut and Joe remembered him and also that Dad owed him $5 for a haircut that Dad swears he had paid for! Of course there was no haircut until I made good on the overdue payment!! Joe is in his 70's now, but still remembers quite a bit about how the neighborhood used to be and various folks that used to/still live there. At least when I took my Dad in, Joe didn't cut his hair into a flat top! Guess age has its priviledge.

Posted by judy (clymer) Lohman on March 31, 2007 03:42 PM

Hey got ahold of Dedrickson everyone,should blog in shortly, Mike's house for any of the real creamery hangerouters was the second hanging out spot, the third was Celebrity. God bless his mom for putting up with us. Seems to me one night with a little mesq in us, we had a 4 or 5 cars race around his house and destroyed all of our fenders on the trees. We think that someone mentioned earlier that a good time for this creamery reunion (creamerystock) would be middle or late August because Bill would be in town. Bill let me know what you think. Ded blog in, you to Jack Later

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on March 31, 2007 03:54 PM

Rick Smith, Cindy Holt, Jan and Jeanine Strain,Terri Raymond, The DeBoer Sistas, Debbie Knox, Reen Knoph, Sue Henniger Wendy Pogrew, George and Mike Cashmore

Posted by George on March 31, 2007 04:01 PM

Make sure everyone wears clean underwear or no underwear. Mr Lalo will be inspecting. Also ask the waiteress with the big set of twins for some ex-ray glasses. I will try to be there

Posted by Invisable man on March 31, 2007 04:03 PM

OK, how about Orvetta Clinesmith, English teacher at Merrill. Word was she claimed to have been taken aboard an alien spacecraft. I'm pretty sure she retired shortly thereafter. I've come to realize a few things after having read EVERY SINGLE BLOG! #1 Karin, I want some of your enthusiasm! #2 I can't believe how many of us (not me) are musically inclined! #3 There can't be any other group, community, hell, medium-sized town with two Royce's in it! #4 It seems we have lost a lot of good folks. I think we need to honor those who will not be able to join us at the Piper tomorrow, and at the big bash. If nothing else we'll toast. Uhhh, that could be dangerous.

Posted by Royce Gupton on March 31, 2007 04:07 PM

Clinewmith had 100 different colors of the same shoes!

Posted by Joy on March 31, 2007 04:14 PM

oops, Clinesmith

Posted by on March 31, 2007 04:14 PM

I called the Piper Inn, and they did not seem to worried.
Royces place sounds good.....but he wont call anyone back.....just kiddn maybe its just me....I did find some cool pics of royce and John Mulqueen all dressed up also found a few pics of White Sands
I know of a good spot if yall want to do it inside at a bar, Its the Rock Rest Lodge in Golden. They will even do a big BBQ usually 5 bucks a person and we can reserve the back room about 8 or 9000 sq ft, cool place great Smoked BBQ

Posted by Doug Bower on March 31, 2007 04:14 PM

She seemed to be partial to silver and gold too.

Posted by Royce Gupton on March 31, 2007 04:16 PM

Goodness! My mom told me about this last night and I've spent way too much time on this today. What fun!

Reading through these posts makes me think that many of you might have been the "big" kids that I was afraid of when I went to the Creamery in the late 60s to buy wax lips, candy cigarettes, and jaw breakers.

While there have been a few posts about adventures under the bridge at Cherry Creek and Holly, I notice nobody has mentioned the "Creek Man." It was all I could do to keep from screaming and running every time I crossed the bridge on my way to McMeen thinking the Creek Man might jump out and get me.

Posted by Stephanie (Metzler) Shulman on March 31, 2007 04:16 PM

Fred, Im just wheeling from the information about Gary Klee. wow, was he up on a ladder or something? I know he was a paperhanger in the 80's but sometimes they also do house painting as well. do you know where he lived before he died? I knew his wife from the cassidy hicks store, but forgot her name. Im so sorry to hear about that. Gary and I went clear back to ellis, use to hang in the playground everyday, we just really hit it off. he had the cutest smile and i can still hear his laugh. at our frist reunion(10 yr) from GW when we saw each other we ran over and hugged, he looked me in the eye and said "whatever you do, you WILL NOT tell anyone that I was your horse named "Flicka" on the playground ok????" I just loved him. that first reunion was up around pine somewhere, really beautiful place, we were by a river and the grounds were beauiful. did anyone from class of 69 go to the 10 yr reunion ??Id love to go back there sometime. wow, the parker party DOES have some potential!! I have family down there. lets talk about this more. he can get away with loud music and lots of people eh?? I have to tell you, I was laughing out loud at the "creamerystock" name, I LOVED it!!! this is getting better all the time!!

Posted by on March 31, 2007 04:18 PM

I remember the race around Deds house....didnt someone hit Broomhalls house that 49 chevy in the back yard he lived in?

Posted by Doug Bower on March 31, 2007 04:18 PM

I used to live blocks from the Rock Rest. Great place. Think we can get them to provide some kind sleeping/crashing facilities between now and then?

Posted by Royce Gupton on March 31, 2007 04:22 PM

hey ron, even tho Im an old bat, i still have a ton of energy!! not to mention this is just so darn much fun!! do you all realize just how cool this is gonna be?? we are all going to get back in touch with all our friends from as many years ago as 40!!! now that is a rare treat that most folks will never get a chance to do!! we are very special arn't we?? just today Ive had the good fortune to get some old pals phone numbers and now we can stay in touch. Ive learned that two of you live in my neighborhood, another fun thing! hey, Its all good!!!

Posted by karin on March 31, 2007 04:33 PM

stephanie,, do you have a sister named susan? lived between mcmeen and leetsdale on the west side of holly?

Posted by bill Taylor on March 31, 2007 04:43 PM

Karin; I never thought of you as an old ,just well seasoned. Royce was the one who said he wished he had your energy. Hell, come to think of it, I wish I had your energy to!

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 31, 2007 04:48 PM

George, you mentioned the cashmores, George and Mike, this is really a small world story. I work thurs. down at the girlscouts of America bldg. 400 s brdwy. ok, a few weeks ago I met this gal named Kathy howell. we were chatting away about where did you live etc etc, and we found out we lived just a few blocks from each other. well, it turns our this is Mike and George's sister!! I think she graduated in 67 if I remember right, she is really fun and remebered alot of you especially Sabin!! she had some fun stories to tell on her bothers, which I know a few of you were involved in!! she was telling me about a "hubcap incident" that was pretty good!Im hoping she will get them on this site soon, I sent her the website last week friday, she will pass it to her bothers! small world huh?

Posted by karin on March 31, 2007 04:49 PM

i gave up going to school in the 10th grade at gw. part of the reasons were jerry coulter and trips to danials park INSTEAD of going to class,,and a guy named sam mason. little guy. we would walk to TACO JOHNS on leetsdale and just gorge out on soft tacos. {those are still my favorite tacos.}
by then,, hell with school!
tim, lance, and steve graves all played a large roll in it as well.
and i thank you all for it!!! i got a better education than gw would have ever provided!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 31, 2007 04:50 PM

That is a great idea about ol Royce.I have a name that might work " Spongestock,"I don't know if it is still approprate

Posted by Kim O'Brien on March 31, 2007 04:55 PM

Ive been trying to get ahold of Don Starnes since this morning. The only # I have for him is his cell phone. I called his bar and was told he usually comes in saturday afternoon. Left a message for him to call me .He has his phone turned off. The bar tender told me his mom was real sick and wasnt sure if he was comming in today. Idid leave a message on his cell phone telling whats going on tomm. I guess we will see what happrns.

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 31, 2007 04:56 PM

Bill -- My sister is Stacey. She graduated from GW in '75. We lived on Minnesota Dr. near Holly.

Posted by Stephanie (Metzler) Shulman on March 31, 2007 04:57 PM

I know, I know, I can't shut up, my mind just races!! AND Im tired of doing laundry!!! Ill have to go to the place in Golden and check it out too, we need backup plans as well, if weather is bad etc right???however, remember woodstock??? NO RAIN

Posted by karin on March 31, 2007 04:57 PM

Remember Country Joe and the Fish? There cant be 300 thousand of us F%^#@ out there. Or can there?

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 31, 2007 05:03 PM

Karin, the idea of people driving away from the Rock Rest is something to consider as well. There are deputies on the sherrif's dept. that are notorious for this sort of thing. I can name some. Jeffco pads their monthly revenue by pulling people over because of "a faulty license plate light." They use more breathylyzers than most depts. I know we're all adults, but I just felt it needed to be thrown out there. On the other hand, I'm sure no one would attempt to drink and drive, right?

Posted by Royce Gupton on March 31, 2007 05:06 PM

hey, Ron, Karen told me that Dave was in Don's bar just about 2 weeks or so ago and guess who was in there? DEBBIE!! Dave sat down and spent about 2 hrs with her catching up! I guess her and Don have a good relationship and she goes in there! I would love to see her again. I liked her and enjoyed talking to her at parties etc. Im hoping she will get on this site too!!. wow. Bill you mentioned Sam mason!! the masons were my only next door neighbors, I use to babysit them all. Greg, Sam and Scott!!the house they lived in is still there, it was my great grandma Adams house,they built it over 100 yrs ago!! anyone remember Robin Kanai?? she was my best friend for many summers, played "clue" ALL the time!! in her bsmnt. she had an older sister Sharon. we hung out all summer long!! i know she was in highlands ranch at our 20th reunion.

Posted by karin on March 31, 2007 05:06 PM

dad said,,"you quit school? i guess you quit living here too didn't you?"
next thing i know, i'm sharing a room at the duke and dutchess with tom ellis and diane gardner! mom and dad were a bit pissed, but they see that i am not a homeless drunk,, well, i have a home.
they like all my buddies that they have grown to know. jerry larsen may as well have been adopted by them. hell, at one point while i was in the navy, i got a letter from mom saying jerry was living in my old bedroom! kirk smith and his wife barb{my cousin} are very helpfull to them as we speak. i have a photo of lance planting a big kiss on my dad's cheek. it hung on the wall at R.J's for quite a while. lance,, dad is getting old,, stop in and say hi would ya? james weiler may as well have been my brother. a funny story came up awhile back. james and i were doing what we did best, drinking in my garage in broomfeild, doing motorcycle stuff, probably wheelies down the street. after many hours of this, my wife sticks her head in and looks around at whatever we were doing and says, "maybe you should have married him!" SLAM!!
we laughed for awhile then jim got real serious and he looked at me and said,,
"so,, do you think she will go get us another 12 pack?"

Posted by bill Taylor on March 31, 2007 05:11 PM

Royce, yep-sir you are right as rain on that one!! what we REEEEEEEALLY need is someone who owns a hotel huh??? that would be the perfect thing. a big ol room to party in and then walking to our rooms!! Im taking that part of this very seriously indeed! the last thing I would want is for anyone to get a damn DUI on our reunion night!! this is a very big problem for something like this. that is why we will be doing alot of reserch and consideration for every part of it. once we get a few things and ideas we will put them out there for all of you to decide on. all ideas are welcome and appreciated alot. we will do this thing together!! everyone's input is very important, if we all put our few brain cells together in a big wad.. bingo, we have maybe one really good brain to work with right? :)

Posted by karin on March 31, 2007 05:20 PM

Jerry, the twins were Roger and Rodney Robertson.

Posted by Patty (Heiserman) Morgan on March 31, 2007 05:22 PM

Karin; I never in a million years would have believed that Debbie was at Auggies!!! Several years ago thier divorce was pretty bitter. Stanger things have happened I guess.

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 31, 2007 05:25 PM

Only 16 hours to PIPERS!!!!!!!!

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 31, 2007 05:27 PM

Corection, 19 hours. I must have missed that class at school on figuring time.

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 31, 2007 05:30 PM

I used to be the creekman, got fired then Bill Taylor became the creekman. now he is the beachman

Posted by on March 31, 2007 05:35 PM

Ron, a little excited are you? I must say I'm pretty anxious. Karin, you said sometime back you'd had difficulty sleeping. The night of the first day I got involved I could not get to sleep. This is never a problem for me. I could not stop the wheels in my head!

Posted by Royce Gupton on March 31, 2007 05:35 PM

what the hell

Posted by on March 31, 2007 05:37 PM

lance made a very good point about how everyone is getting along here. as i mentioned a couple hundred posts ago, i moderate on another Belize forum. i spend my time deleting spam, unruly rants full of unacceptable crap, breaking up fights, banning repeat offenders. you all should be proud of this,, almost 700 posts and no one has done anything to piss off the RMN!!
good work!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 31, 2007 05:47 PM

Thankyou Patty. when I was thinking of Ellis teachers, Mr Sanapeidro's? name popped into my head followed by his admonition when someone was performing "you can laugh with someone, but you can't laugh at them", then instantly I thought of one or both of those Robertson boys singing "How much is that doggie in the window?" stream of consciousness stuff i'd say. That's a good story up there about you and James, Bill. would that be the same garage where you had an unused casket? We talked to your Mom a couple of weeks ago - We'll call her again soon and thank her for sending the link. what a blast

Posted by Jerry Larsen on March 31, 2007 05:53 PM

that casket was USED!! just re-furbished.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 31, 2007 06:05 PM

Hey I just talked to Jerry Coulters Mom, trying to get him on here as well

Posted by Craig O'Brien on March 31, 2007 06:11 PM

hey craig, good deal with jerry. he is a missing link here!
remember halloween night, '75 {i think}, we are at 61 garfield,, tuning up for a jefferson starship concert? a knock on the door,, two trick or treaters at the door, my mom and dad standing there with shot glasses in their hands! they come in and procede to ask way too many questions about that bamboo bong still smokin on the table!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 31, 2007 06:23 PM

right on Craig! I've been wondering about Jerry, last i heard he was living up Fort Collins way. How about Kirk Smith? Joe Sebesta? Joe Pepper! the peppers used to live right next door to us on Missouri. I was same age as his sister Ann, and he had a couple of older sisters i can't remember. Kevin Ford and his sisters too. there was Kathleen, Loretta and Cheryl. they lived just a couple houses east of kirk Smith

Posted by Jerry Larsen on March 31, 2007 06:24 PM

that bamboo bong made its way to Wichita, Kansas with me for a couple of years in the mid 70's. my dad and step-ma had no idea what it was. I told them it was art, like a vase only pronounced "voss". good enough

Posted by Jerry Larsen on March 31, 2007 06:28 PM

jerry i remember that juan guy you mention awhile back. between fords and smiths. i STILL have a pair of muk-a-lucks he tossed into the trash. don't use them much here tho.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 31, 2007 06:30 PM

Any one remember Nancy and Betsy Roschlaub? ( spelling)

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 31, 2007 06:34 PM

i remember another bong story involving me and Jerry. at the duke or dutchess,, the kitchen table was cluttered with the usual empty beer bottles/cans, ashtrays, and crap. Otis the cat was snoozing right in the middle of it all. i had a cylinder from a bultaco pursang
and a dremel tool laying there too, had been attempting some port work. me and someone,, not sure who, were sitting there drinking, smoking,, and one of us reached over and hit the 'go' button on that dremel.
i think i still have scares on me from Otis the cat doing a burn out across me to get away!
it called for many more beers!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 31, 2007 06:42 PM

I think the reunion should be out at the guy's who offered his 10 acres. The RockRest makes me nervous .. and is three blocks from the State Patrol Office too .. a real biker haven, so they are on total lookout !! (I work for CSP, so get all the dirt from down there.) If weather is a concern, how about tents? I like the idea of a pig roast too. (Someone who knows all these people needs to start making a list, checking it twice, getting email addresses and phone numbers, before this gets away from us with high numbers.) I'm sure you all love kids, but do we want to have the FAMILY reunion, or just the "group" plus spouse/SO. Need to start thinking "numbers".

Posted by Pam (Benson) Patterson on March 31, 2007 06:57 PM

only 17 hrs to pipers!!! and I flunked math!! thank you Miss Compton!! isn;'t it gonna be hard to sleep tonight guys???

Posted by karin on March 31, 2007 07:04 PM

yeah after Otis got traction on you he sort of stuck on a wall hanging or tapestry a few feet above our heads for a couple of seconds too. it was magic. we were all wondering who he was gonna come down on, slashing the whole time. I think Larry Wilson was there too. numbskulls, trying to make an already fast motorcycle faster. port work by the dukesters

Posted by Jerry Larsen on March 31, 2007 07:17 PM

Pam, you raise some very good concerns! yep, Im leaning to the parker site too, unless we decide we need something else.however, where do we all sleep? rv's tents etc. is a possibility. I just know I don't want ANYONE leaving after they have had drinks. Im sure there are actually hotels and motels down there close by too. just some thoughts. this is just my thoughts too, but Im thinking this is not leaning towards a "family" gathering. I think this is a great opportunity for all of us to just get together, with spouses and significant others and just let our hair down for one night!! I really don't think this should be a "kid friendly" event!! this is a time for all of us to say and do what we want without thinking about children, get a bit crazy, tell old stories that maybe you really don't want the kids to hear etc. there could be another more "family" event at another time if we want to do that as well. this is just such a rare, special time for all of creamery crowd, maybe just one night without any worries would be just fabulous!! a license to just be a virginia village kid again!! sounds delightful to me!! what do you think?

Posted by karin on March 31, 2007 07:17 PM

I agree with Pam, The more I think about it seems to be the most logical, inexpensive, and hassle free. Some how we need to do some sort of RSVP so we can get a good number on how many people to expect. I also think we should look at renting a large canopy or two not only for weather but also for shade. Im sure tomm. at the Piper we can get a start on ideas for this.

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 31, 2007 07:21 PM

hey Doug, did you have a brother named Mike that hung out with mIke Heiserman,Britt Hauskins???? what about Barbie Armstrong, Tom and Mickey??anyone know??

Posted by karin on March 31, 2007 07:22 PM

The reunion sounds so fun... wish I could be there in August.. but my trip to Denver is this May for Mother's Day. SOMEONE better take LOTs of pics. :)

Posted by Patty (Heiserman) Morgan on March 31, 2007 07:24 PM

I'm in favor of Royce's place, ten acres, southeast just seems safer somehow. August sounds good - we can make plans to drive down around any date agreed upon. It's darn hot in August up here, it'll be good to get away. where's Kurt and Gigi? Have they heard about this? Bill or Thor, any ideas?

Posted by Jerry Larsen on March 31, 2007 07:24 PM

does anyone know about Lona Hall? she had this wonderful red convertible impalla I think! I just know it went really fast when You needed it to!! she was a fun friend!!

Posted by karin on March 31, 2007 07:26 PM

Karin; I know this is reaching, but I wish we could come up with some T- Shirts for this August event. You and mike still do any silk screening ?

Posted by Ron Gupton on March 31, 2007 07:43 PM

To all , unless someone comes up with something better, think we ought to stick with Royce Brown's 10 acres, pig roast etc., plenty of room to do what we want, no cop interference, spend the night if you want, Daves band can be as loud as he wants. Royce said pretty much anything goes at his place for Creamerystock. We'll talk about it somemore tomorrow. Later

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on March 31, 2007 07:45 PM

I remember everything your all talking about. I worked at the CREAMERY for about four years, I got to see a lot of you come and go. someone said it was a unic way to grow up, a special time in the 60s and70s. It made us what we are today.
My memories of the creamery started with my Dad, he took me to see Mr. Baer and told me to ask him for a job. I think it was an arranged deal because I got the job. I started as a dish washer, makeing $1.10 hr.
Most of the things that everyones talking about happened when I worked ther.
Bobbie Kapler did drive a truck into the window with Bob Day and her little sisiter in the cab. I was working that night with Rick Gale.
Julie Molen Moot, I hope you remember me, I will never forget you. I was dateing Kim Reed while we all worked at the CREAMERY.
Others who worked there , Sandy Harris, We were good freinds, Barb Robinson and Chris Ventrillo.
I remember the neighborhood, the swim clubs the bridges over Cherry Creek the bridle path cook park, what a time. Oh yea, for Bill and Lance one of the dirt bikes that James Drove into Cherry Creek was mine.
After reading this blog ther are so many memories that are comeing back that I havent thought of for years, I think I could write a book.
Just to clear up a few things about me,
I was married to Leslee Goodro for 8 years and have a daughter named Serene in collage. We divoced in 95. i have another daughter from a pervious mate thats 26 and has two childern of hers.
I am living in LA ( lower Alabama) buy the Gulf of Mexico. And Bill I will come see you for sure, your not that far away.
More later when I get more thoughts togeather.

Posted by Jack Virtue on March 31, 2007 07:47 PM

i sent a email to kurt and gigi,, hope it was the right one.. thor,, double do that would ya!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 31, 2007 07:47 PM

Im sorry to hear about James Wieler he was a good freind back in the day. and Keren Pens I remember her face and hair.

Posted by Jack Virtue on March 31, 2007 07:53 PM

hi jack!! glad you could make it. i was the one who mentioned the goodro's family. sorry for any akward monents,, if any. that must have been the last time i saw you was around '95,, me and keith nelson,, shocking girls with the dog collar.
and,, come on down!!

Posted by bill Taylor on March 31, 2007 07:59 PM

Riley Schwarz, Marilyn,
Peaches, Prunes, Alfalfa.

Posted by on March 31, 2007 08:13 PM

Karin! please call dave and sue!

Posted by DAVE PETERS on March 31, 2007 08:17 PM

Way to get on Jack,
think you can catch the red eye and get here for tomorrow. Give me a call when you get done reading. Later

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on March 31, 2007 08:21 PM

things got a little quiet out there. is this the calm before the storm?

Posted by lance williams on March 31, 2007 08:30 PM

The Parker site sounds the best so far!! I'll call Kurt and make sure that he knows about this, however, the last time that I talked to him he was up to his neck in alligators trying to open up the new restaurant "Gigi Ann's" in Montrose. Bill, I nearly fell down I was laughing so hard...I can picture the whole event!!

Posted by Thor Hansen on March 31, 2007 08:37 PM

Hey Lance, looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!!

Posted by Thor Hansen on March 31, 2007 08:40 PM

alex {radar}larsen,,, good to hear from you as well!! adriane sez hi back. i forgot to say that awhile ago.
we are trying to figure out how we can both make the bashment in august. got to find someone to watch the kids,, scurvy and fuzznutts. mite pull it off tho.

Posted by bill Taylor on March 31, 2007 08:41 PM

Royce, Kim wants reserve one of your bedrooms for spongestock. Heres one I remember at merrill. They had that display case for the wood working class that stuck out in the hallway & Robin Macontsh was in there changing the display (The class brown noser) the bell rang for the end of class so on the way out I locked him in there and then went out in the hallway to watch he was in there beating on the door trying to get out. It was a tear jerker. I do remember Jost Michelle and Mike.Someone told me that Celebrity Lanes gave them some of their extra bowling balls, so they would launch them from their cars racing across the creamery parking lot and they would hit that concrete ramp behind conoco and they would fly over floridia street and land on the other side. This one was done in the wee hours of the morning.

Posted by on March 31, 2007 08:52 PM

Hey jerry, Bill just got off the phone with Kurt, he says that he was there also and Otis landed on his lap and he is the only one that has scars to prove it

Posted by Thor Hansen on March 31, 2007 08:59 PM

you to thor. so what time was decided for tomorrow's shindig? i'm in the middle of the parking lot in my sleeping bag right now. i hope i don't get run over tonight. jusy kidding.

Posted by lance williams on March 31, 2007 09:01 PM

Just got a message from Craig, he said that they are going around 12:30 or 1:00

Posted by Thor Hansen on March 31, 2007 09:08 PM

HY Karen, yes my brother is mike I gave him this site havent seen him here yet

Posted by Doug Bower on March 31, 2007 09:34 PM

Craig are you riding tomorrow, meet at tunas at 12:30
I love the idea of a Creamery Stock I have a motorhome that sleepd 6 so I have room for 4 more, I wonder how big Royces electrical service is and how many Mt homes he can plug in before it BLOWs

Posted by Doug Bower on March 31, 2007 09:45 PM

I think when we do the Creamery Stock, we all need to bring Pictures to share of the old days, I have a few for tomorrow.
Someone had to have some pics of the softball games between the SE denver Cooley Boys and the SE denver Burn Outs
Those had to be the best memorys ever

Posted by Doug Bower on March 31, 2007 09:51 PM

Several of my good friends have seen me checking out this site, and all of them have said they thought THEY had a great time growing up.
All have said they cant believe the fun stories that have been posted on this site.
Whan I tell them of just the few adventures I was on with all of you they cant believe it.
I always thought I had a fairley normal childhood, but because of all of you I think it was KICK ASS.........

Posted by Doug Bower on March 31, 2007 09:59 PM

you know you guys, we're gonna need to appoint a treasurer or something like that. this won't be cheep. i'm thinkn we all could chip in x amount of bucks or each bring a truck load of beer and goodies. the latter might be simpler. how many days did woodstock last?

Posted by lance williams on March 31, 2007 10:06 PM

oh ya, another thing. we probably need to order up some port a potties, trash dumpsters, first aid facilities, maybe a few e.m.ts on stand by. this might be the "BIG ONE".

Posted by lance williams on March 31, 2007 10:44 PM

wow, tomorrow is april fool's day.

Posted by lance williams on March 31, 2007 10:51 PM

Just got back from the grocery store Dana wanted me to pick up some grecian formula hope it works over night or he may shave his head see you all tomorrow georgia

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on March 31, 2007 10:55 PM

can dana do my hair too?

Posted by lance williams on March 31, 2007 10:59 PM

Wow, I am bleary eyed from reading all of this. Ally found me, Kim Reed, in Florida at my moms. How fun and I am jealous I won't be able to make it to a reunion. I lived at 1250 S. Glencoe and worked at the Creamery for a few years. Bill I watched Mr. Boucher throw you out of the classroom at Merrill and yes he did throw erasers at students who misbehaved. Hi Julie, I have always wondered what happened to you. Believe it or not Dean an I were living in SW Denver too. Dean Harris it turns out was really Dean Neal which would explain the last name. We were married for 24 years but divorced a couple of years ago. Steve Donizio just sold our house for us this summer so I will try to get ahold of him. Hi everyone. Kim Reed

Posted by Kim Reed Neal on March 31, 2007 11:02 PM

Hey all, now my two sisters and I have written in. Someone asked about my brother Mike Jost. He is a live and well also, but is not electronically connected like the rest of us.

Since Merikay Hermanutz is my sister-in-law, I see Ollie and her other brothers John and Tony as well once in a while.

By the time I was at Ellis, Mr. Hay was more the assistant principal than the science teacher, but he did put on a great show with that valcono and other amazing 'experiments.'

I remember Mr Santapietro also! His handle bar mustache and cowboy boots and bald head. I still have some songs implanted in my head from ones he taught us. You could get extra credit from him if you had enough guts to get up and perform in front of the class.

At Merrill, I had Mr. Ostrander for industrial arts, and there was a former Marine named Mr. Garrity as a second gym teacher with Mr. B-something... If we got into a fight during gym they formed up a circle with the class and tied the big huge padded boxing gloves on and had us flail away!

A short hispanic man was the assistant principal when I was at Merrill. Mr Martinez I think. He had a frat paddle taller than he was that he swatted us with for fighting. I don't think they do that anymore, but then I don't think they let kids fight as much as we did back then.

Yes Mrs. Wurtzsmith at Ellis would die her front lock of hair, green at St. Patty's Day, Red at Christmas, Orange at Halloween and regurly had it white.

Mr. Fahey the Math teacher at Ellis would read us O'Henry stories on occasion instead of teaching math...

Posted by Andy Jost on March 31, 2007 11:11 PM

hello kim, have wondered about you. i haven't seen you or dean in a very long time. your kids must be grown by now.

Posted by lance williams on March 31, 2007 11:15 PM

Unbelievable all of these memories in one place,been reading them since Craig told me about this earlier.I have'nt heard from some of you in along time, and have forgotten about some of you after all these years. JUST AMAZING. Try to make to the piper tomorrow JC

Posted by Jerry Coulter on April 1, 2007 12:17 AM

any one remember the friday night swim parties sponsored by KIMN radio at Celebrity with Pogo Pog?

more names - chris markano, becky gilchrist, diane smith, kay thomas, kim miller (from merrrill) remember the dan dances in the gym (I think hey were sock hops)

Posted by Suzi Taylor Weaver on April 1, 2007 12:27 AM

I started to smoke cigs at the creamery.
Camel straights .35 cents a pack.
Also started to drink coffee.
I remember going to figaros one night, many nights, when thay had "dime-a-draw" night.with a dollar and get 10 beers then go to the parking lot and drink MD20-20.

Posted by Jack Virtue on April 1, 2007 05:25 AM

I want to say Hi yaall to everyone I havent talked to for ever. Thanks to Doug Bower for finding me and giveing me this site,it made my weekend.
I would like to attend the kegger in Denver when ever it happens, my E-mail is
jtvboats@bellsouth.net keep me informed.

Posted by Jack Virtue on April 1, 2007 06:05 AM

Hey Tuna, if I come over early today will you put some Greacen formula in my hair?
You know how much i like my locks

Posted by Doug Bower on April 1, 2007 07:03 AM

dana, did the grecian work for you or are you a skin-head today?

Posted by lance williams on April 1, 2007 07:06 AM

Wow! Lee Bair and his wife knocked on my door this morning and said they were collecting donations to reopen the creamery and turn it in to a nursing home! I gave them this web address and told them about the piper today. They said they'd be there and drove off on a Harley!
April fools!!!!!!!

Posted by DAVE PETERS on April 1, 2007 07:28 AM

hi kim,,, i guess in all the activity i missed your earlier post!
and hey to jerry c.also!
i am bummed that i can't make the piper today. so,, i will start hoisting beers from this end at 12:30 sharp!!
like my mom sez,, have fun,, but stay outa trouble!

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 07:28 AM

P.S. Lee still had the wart on his tongue. And mrs bair had a smile on her face.

Posted by DAVE PETERS on April 1, 2007 07:30 AM

awwww,,, what the hell. i think i'll crack one right now!

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 07:32 AM

bill, wasn't trouble our middle names?

Posted by lance williams on April 1, 2007 07:37 AM

Bill Earlier this week you posted a web site about your place down there. I missed that ..do you have a resort or something and what is the web site..I'd page back but this would be easier Thanks

Posted by DAVE PETERS on April 1, 2007 07:40 AM


Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 07:44 AM

lance,, if we were not currently IN trouble, we were recovering from it or getting ready to step in it again!

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 07:45 AM

Hey Dave, maybe that is why he never had that thing removed.....now the kids pay big bucks to have one on those chrome warts installed on there tongues

Posted by Doug Bower on April 1, 2007 07:54 AM

If Bill Taylors name next to the "posted by", is in blue on your computer, just click on his name and you go to his site, check out the pictures there fantastic
Hope to see you soon

Posted by Doug Bower on April 1, 2007 07:58 AM

jerry c. , you better be at the piper today or you'll be in trouble and i'll have to sik bill's mom on you! it will be easier on you if you just show up. you know how moms can be.

Posted by lance williams on April 1, 2007 08:35 AM

Dnaa here guess everyone is up early for Church? Yo Doug I'm off for raquet ball for the a.m. call me on my cell if anything changes 303-324-3287 Dana

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on April 1, 2007 08:38 AM

GOOD MORNING my friends!! wow, I go to sleep for a few hrs, and I mean few, can't sleep these days! and BAM there are more fun folks from the hood!! wow!! today will be a gas, I cannot wait to put some faces to all of you fun guys!! anyone that has some good old pics, bring em! I know someone has some pics of white sands, that will blow my mind for sure, I wish I had taken pics of everything when we were there!! Suzi, the "splashbash" on firday nights at celeb. WOW!! I went to that all the time, in fact i went one time with Brett Tuggle!! I have this memory of him leading a long line of kids in a dance all around the pool! I was toooooooooo shy to join in! hard to believe huh?remember diving for 50 cent pieces?? I went down and got one and and then I won the album "Hey Paula" by paul and Paula!! tooo funny! we lived there!! Dave Diamond, pogo poge, jay mack, loved them all, KIMN radio was the BEST!! I still have alot of the hit parades they would put out each week, had the top 100 songs on it!! in fact when KIMN radio was going off the air forever, I taped days and days of the last shows. it was a very sad time to loose that part of our childhood, we really only had two radios stations for kids then KIMN and KBTR, that played our stuff. remember your first transistor radio?? and playing all those albums with a needle>> first ever single i bought was "sheila" by Tommy Row. remember the first underground station from boulder? 1969 . it went off the air early, played really cool stuff.

Posted by karin on April 1, 2007 08:51 AM

Kim, where is Robert Donizio?? I keep seeing Steves name, but not his. I baby sat for the younger ones, played baseball all the time with all the Donizios. he needs to be contacted too ! anyone know where Becky Gilcrest or Dot paulson may be?? we went to our 20 yr reunion with Dot Paulson, picked her up at her house right off of hampden and clermont i think it was. I have no idea how to find these folks, if anyone had any ideas please let me know ok?

Posted by karin on April 1, 2007 08:56 AM

Hey Ron, I posted earlier that Im alrady working on tshirts!!!!!!!!!!!!! got a GRRRREAT idea too!! Dave, Ill call you, no one has been able to call this house for a week now, the computer is ALWAYS on these days..hummmmmm..................guess i need to get into the new decade and get high speed internet huh?? crap, I can sign on, go take a shower and then maybe my site will be up!! sheesh!! its bad.

Posted by karin on April 1, 2007 09:01 AM

my dad always had on HIS station which we hated,,KLAK,, country as it could get!
another 'alternitve' station would do a parody of bonanza and other shows. you turn the tv on with the sound down and they would ad-lib to the show! truely hiarious!!

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 09:02 AM

kfml radio was one of the underground radio stations in 68 and 69 that had a show called High Street. They did the same thing bill..you would tune into a movie on t.v. and they would ad lib new dialogue for the characters. Especially entertaining while smoking.

Posted by DAVE PETERS on April 1, 2007 09:10 AM

I guess i'm the sleepy head. Hi Jerry C.!, glad to see you heard about this thing. a blast, eh? Karin, KFML was the alt. radio station in Boulder I think, they were AM so they had to sign off at sundown. wasn't it High Street that did those parody shows, don't remember which station though. the "art work" I referenced a bunch of posts ago, came from you, Jerry Coulter. It may or may not be the same one Bill was talking about. Hows your mom and sisters, Jerry? Shawn is still in California doing the siesmologist thing and Rick...? Rick is being Rick. nobody has heard from him in several years although we know he was living in Denver as recently as this past winter. he moved up here (in Boise) for a couple of months about 5 years ago. are you still doing the electrician stuff? let me know, hell let US know. later

Posted by Jerry Larsen on April 1, 2007 09:24 AM

If memory serves me well, the creamery that we all know wasnt the original store. The original creamery was next to the barber shop. Originally the center was L- shaped with the drug store on the south end and piggley wiggley on the north end. The creamery was half the size and the bairs moved when the addition happened. They moved the penny candy case along with them.

Posted by DAVE PETERS on April 1, 2007 09:26 AM

sorry about that, looks like a cross post.

Posted by Jerry Larsen on April 1, 2007 09:27 AM

jerry larsen, hello there. are you still a crazy man on dirt bikes? we had a blast on those things. i didn't think we were going to make it thru our 20s.

Posted by lance williams on April 1, 2007 09:34 AM

Jerry; KFML was actually around cherry creek shopping center. I kind of knew the nite disc jocky. his name was Logan Houston. Dave Kammerzel and I would sneek out of his house, get hopped up and sit in the studio till morning.

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 1, 2007 09:53 AM

Istayed up last night for a couple hours last night reading of of this,it does make it difficult to get to sleep.It sure is good to hear from everyone,and will hopefully see a bunch at the piper today.Jerry L. ,Judi seen Shawn awhile back 3-4 years ago went to dinner I think.She is doing well,work at a nursery ,landscape place in Parker.Her kids and Royce Brown,s kids went to school together. Don't see much of Dolores at all.Yeah i'm still a Sparky, in between jobs now, or semi retired sounds better.I remember laughing it up with Rick alot , thought he was still on Misssouri.Tell Alex hello.Hoping to see you this summer.

Posted by Jerry Coulter on April 1, 2007 09:56 AM

hiya Lance. Crazy yes, fast on dirt bikes no. I've got this little trail bike. I've learned how to go slow and enjoy it. you know....putt, putt, take time to smell the air, enjoy the sights. in fact today is such a nice day, I may find myself up in the boise front doing the putt, putt thing. still some snow up there though.

Posted by Jerry Larsen on April 1, 2007 10:03 AM

I dont know how many of the younger crowd will remember any of this; Sherrif Scotty, Fred and Fae, Dick Lewis w/ Bo the chimp, and Johnny Sputnick? ( could have been Johnny Satalite) Does any remember Arlene Lampshire ? I think she did the weather for one of the 4 T,V. stations we had at the time. I think she lived on Grape or Hudson, N of Louisiana. How about pepso or duffys soda?
Ive been keeping pen and paper next to my bed so when I wake at 2 A.M. and think of some of this stuff, I can writr it down. This it getting bad!!!!

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 1, 2007 10:04 AM

Hi Lance you were the one we worried about the most on those dirt bikes. Someone had mentioned when you rolled your truck and it landed in Mike Museleks kitchen. It was Dean and Bob Day with you. There is a really funny story behind it but I am not telling it. The kids are pretty much grown up. Bryson is 31, Kate is 23 and living in San Diego, Haley is 22, and Matthew is 18.
Karin I know Steve Donizios brother is still around I will call Steve today and get him on.
My son is working for him . Dean and I ran into Kevin Bloodsmyth a couple of years ago at the grocery store. I think Dean still talks to him occasionally along with Bob Day, Woody, Kenny Wise, and John Law.
When I worked for Mr. Baer it was the best job a teenager could have. Having your boyfriend work there wasn't to bad either. The wart on his tongue was the worst and he did make us feel uncomfortable. He used to sell the Creamery and retire but no one could make a go of it but him. Jack please tell your Mom hi and that I still think of her.
Dana don't dye your hair it looks great and start bragging about those adorable twin boys.

Posted by Kim Reed Neal on April 1, 2007 10:07 AM

Dave: Thanks for setting things straight about where the original creamery store was. I thought I remembered it being next to the barber shop but the more I tried to remember the more confused I got. I think there is a pizza place in there now. Good thing the creamery was moved and enlarged because it never could have held the crowds if it had stayed where it was.

Posted by judy(Clymer)Lohman on April 1, 2007 10:10 AM

Karin; Gee wiz. What radio station was on in you Dads garage? If you tried to change the station he would chew the crap out of the end of his pipe!

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 1, 2007 10:10 AM

thanks Ron, memories coming back, despite the massive migration of brain cells from where they should be to around my belly. maybe it was kcfr or kfcr? up in Boulder? Sherriff Scotty you bet. fred and Fae too. I could even come up with the tune for the F&F theme if I had to. da da da da da da da daa... and so on.

Posted by Jerry larsen on April 1, 2007 10:14 AM

Jerry; you must remember Tum Tum Time?

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 1, 2007 10:17 AM

Oh yea and Wally the weather gator

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 1, 2007 10:18 AM

kim reed, do you remember when you and beth ericson got into it at observatory park one summer kegger night?

Posted by lance williams on April 1, 2007 10:20 AM

when we all meet at Royces, the next day we can all sing the TUM-TUM Song as we are throwing all the trash IN Royces bed

Posted by Doug Bower on April 1, 2007 10:29 AM

Hey, Julie Molen, Moot Email me/ when you get the chance. ONLY JULIE I have enough friends, okay guys!!! dno0110@yahoo.com

Posted by Dino on April 1, 2007 10:29 AM

thats it! Tum Tum Time. couldn't remember the name but got the tune. Maybe I could turn it into a reel or hornpipe and try it out on my session mates tonight at the Ha'Penny Bridge Pub. they wouldn't be able to appreciate the origin though. Ron, I bought a motorcycle once from one of the Kammerzells. it was the oldest brother, I think and it was an old honda 250 scrambler. small world

Posted by Jerry Larsen on April 1, 2007 10:29 AM

I think Beth Erickson kicked my ass a few times!

Posted by Doug Bower on April 1, 2007 10:30 AM

wow! my sister, Shirley, told me about this site and I think I know a few of you...its pretty amazing...she married Mike Dilger(they'll probably be writing in soon--time goes by so fast and its hard to even find the time to sit down and write here, but its great to read some of the stories) hey, and my other sister, Georgi, lives in Rifle, so you may know her, Liz. I do remember Virginia well and can picture her in my mind to this day. I know that she had it so hard. I'm so sorry to hear about her passing LIz and Nancy--she was in grad year-1975. I never did speak to her but I noticed her always quietly walking down the hall. (guess I was a bit quiet then too) Those years in high school were hard with all the bussing issues and stuff. The creamery, ah, what an amazing place! I can remember the wall of candy that was there immediately when you walked in the door. Then later, in jr/sr high, the great, oily french fries they served---yum! So, Stephanie...how is Stacey? We lived on Ivanhoe Way for awhile, then my dad passed away. Years before, tho, we lived on Grape Street---Liz Carpenter and Kari Wyman were my best friends in kindergarten--also, Cindy Thomas---I always wondered what happened to her-she went to Washington but I never even talked to her then---wow...hey!..I miss that old drive-in at Monaco and Evans...I worked at the Denver Drumstick...hmmm, for at least two years and so did my older sister, Georgi...started at $1.36/hour!...I thought it was fantastic since my babysitting fees were 50 cents an hour. I also worked at that 'new' McDonald's near Washington and would hand out really LARGE-size fries to my friends and family---til I thought I was too cool to work there any more and I quit. I was talkin' to my sis bout this blog (hadn't seen it yet) and mentioned the old barbershop there and how they gave out those sweet lollipops to the kids who were waitin'---used to go in there with my dad when he got a haircut. Hey...junior high wasn't the same, after Merrill--I was in the first class at Place...member those 'riots' and some of us ran out of the school and had our parents come get us? Yep, I vaguely also remember that Mr. Martinez (I still have those old yearbooks) at Merrill. I went to Ash Grove and McMeen...I remember Mrs. Wilson, the kindergarten teacher--amazing, that I only remember her name...the sixth grade teacher was a real jerk as I recall...hmmm...can't think of his name right now but I remember just transferring in and how he humiliated his students in front of one another---how some people ever became teachers, I'll never know. I'll have to come back and read more of the posts as there's so much to get through here. I know this sounds a bit schizophrenic, but there are so many memories packed in and when you mentioned the creamery, it sure does set my mind on some 'sweet' memories.

Posted by Nancy on April 1, 2007 10:36 AM


Posted by Jerry Larsen on April 1, 2007 10:38 AM

dave glad you set everyone straight hell that part of the shopping center north of the piggly-wiggley wasent even there Sol s TV Joes Barbershop (hes still there) were all part of the original shopete. we spent to much time taking candy at the grocery store it was just like akid in a candy store Till we got caught The drug store was the same way after the new end opened cont foget ther was the Hardware store and Bakery in there to any how lots of great names and memories Karin why dont you turn this into a Westside Storey and Grease combo movie-whatever got enough old timers wit kid/grand kid they could reinact the erea over again Will se ya all latter

Posted by BB on April 1, 2007 10:44 AM

Earlier people were talking about Dr Poppert? He passed away 2 weeks ago, my mom knew him.

Posted by Doug Bower on April 1, 2007 10:53 AM

Little Ronnie, though I must admit, many of these posts just flicker a memory that I cannot place, there is a lot that I do in fact recall thanks to my horrid siblings. I do remember the TIME TUNNEL~you told me it was a troll under the bridge at Cherry Creek ~ I remember as a small child seeing a chain gang working on Cherry Creek Drive. My first hair cut from a barber in Virginia Village shopping Center. It was an adventure to to to the Cherry Creek Sand and Gravel CO.
Celebrity Sports was great but who could save 20 million skiball tickets?

Do you remember Ron Garland building a huge kite and (trying) to fly it in Cook park?
I remember how heavy my treak or treat bag was to carry, and you would have candy left over at Christmas.
I also remember a field fire on Florida. I was informed that if I said a word, it would be the last breath I took.
You guys showed my how to raise hell, and how not to. I did a pretty good job! But I must admit, this group of people had to be the masters.

Posted by on April 1, 2007 11:01 AM

it's aimost tee time you guys!!!!!!!!!

Posted by lance williams on April 1, 2007 11:04 AM

This last hour and a half is going to kill me. I think I need a pre festivities barley pop!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 1, 2007 11:12 AM

The person who just made the post that started with little ronnie was Brian Gupton!!

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 1, 2007 11:26 AM

hey Brian wasent talking about your name guppy

Posted by BB on April 1, 2007 11:41 AM

BB; Im not sure what you mean?

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 1, 2007 11:43 AM

Bill, your place looks great! Are you close to any Major Mayan ruins? I've been to tulum and coba and I know belize has some very big sites in the jungle ..Some of them much more ornate and older too.

Posted by DAVE PETERS on April 1, 2007 11:43 AM

Little Ronnie???? look down

Posted by BB on April 1, 2007 11:45 AM

Hi Kim good to hear your doing good. Mom lives in Lakewood and Dad passed in 2000.
drop me a line on email, the address is up above probly a mile up. Hows your sisters and brother doing? dont remember their names just Mark.

Posted by Jack Virtue on April 1, 2007 11:48 AM

BB; and you would know this because??????

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 1, 2007 11:49 AM

it's noon lance,, you better get goin!!

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 11:54 AM

we went to merrill together in gym you wel ill leave this alown just given you a hard time . Happy Aprils fool day your buddy Bruce

Posted by on April 1, 2007 11:57 AM

my yard man, julio, is a ruined mayan.. that count?
there are major sites within driving distance,,{everything is within driving distance!}
but placencia's main activity involves the water....and the bars. the reef and cayes are something to see!!!

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 11:58 AM

You go julio!!
How far is carocal? Sorry to be persistent.

Posted by DAVE PETERS on April 1, 2007 12:09 PM

mmmmmm ,,,,130 miles or so,,,

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 12:12 PM

Doug, Debbie Poppert was his daughters name she was in my class of 74. he sewed me up many a time to and some broken bones too.

Posted by Jack Virtue on April 1, 2007 12:51 PM

There was an old guy that worked at the creamery as a dishwasher when Jerry Colter,Kirk Smith and I worked there too.
He was from Arkansas and made moonshine at his house he brought a small jar of shine and Kirk and I drank it in the parking lot.Idont think we could get out of the car for hours, I do remember it kicked our butts.

Posted by Jack Virtue on April 1, 2007 01:00 PM

Does anyone know what Kirk Smith is doing.
We were good freinds and I allways tried to look him up when I was in denver.

Posted by Jack Virtue on April 1, 2007 01:03 PM

he lives in the same house he always has at the corner of missiouri and kansas.

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 01:16 PM

Well, it's taken me a couple of days to catch up on all of the entries, but I thought that I'd like to get my 2 cents worth in. I and my buds, Dennis Milholm, Jim Carlin and Randy Mellor used to go to the Creamery, probably before most of you out there. I remember pretty much the same things as you guys and somebody mentioned the sputnik gumballs, Wow that sparked some memories. We used to sit at the soda bar and order a bowl of french fries for 25c and on one occasion I think Jim got a Duffy's lemon up and a pixy stick. He poured the pixy stick in the lemon up and we had a geyser. What a laugh!. So, I was thinking that I must know Dave Peters and I do remember Karin, because I graduated from GW in 69. I'm going to have to get out my yearbook and see if the faces will jog my memory. Its fun reading all this and I have some memories to pass along, but I'll do it in pieces. Sorry to hear about those who have passed on, but great to hear from all of us that are still around.

Posted by Jon Molen on April 1, 2007 01:16 PM

Oh, thanks Sis for passing this along to me. Tell Joe to get back on and tell some stories.

Posted by Jon Molen on April 1, 2007 01:20 PM

And Riley worked in the kitchen at the creamery, but don't remember his last name -- Patty H would

Posted by on April 1, 2007 01:28 PM

Hey Jack,
Found memories of your dad and his birds not to mention him being a clown.
Kirk Smith works with me. His computer skills are lacking. Besides he does not own one. I will tell him of this site on monday and tell him your looking for him cuz he owes you money.

Posted by Brian G. on April 1, 2007 01:40 PM

i wonder where everyone is?

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 03:04 PM

This is WILD! I lived in the old farm house right across the street from the greenhouse, and the "monkey man" used to live in a shed at the back of our house before we moved in there in '61. I used to ride my bike and then motorcycles around the greenhouse and my older brother Randy and I would go to the Creamery after delivering the Denver Post on Sunday mornings for their fresh donuts. I was GW class of '75. BTW, my folks still live in the old house and if you drive by in the summertime, you just might see me STILL mowing the old man's lawn! I now live in Arvada and have 2 kids who are off to college.

Posted by Larry Pote on April 1, 2007 03:20 PM

I worked at Del Farm and then National Tea Co. while I was going to GW. I hung out with Bruce Cody, Scott Palmer and Greg Kaufman.

Posted by Larry Pote on April 1, 2007 03:22 PM

i flicked on CNN news a few minutes ago,, nothing from southeast denver.
things must be going smoooooth.

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 04:06 PM

Hi Bill...not sure if I knew you back then, but I work at a Denver TV station and I'm going to pitch this blog as a story idea to the news director. Maybe we can get some coverage of the August reunion if it can be pulled off. I'll be sure to send you a DVD of the story!

Posted by Larry Pote on April 1, 2007 04:15 PM

I'm here. Don't know why I'm even checking this site now knowing most everyone's "busy".

Posted by jody benson on April 1, 2007 04:17 PM

You and me both Jody...some of us have to work! Drinking and catching up sounds like a more pleasurable alternative!

Posted by Larry Pote on April 1, 2007 04:20 PM

Bill and I don't live in the area. I know there are others, but I can't keep track. Bill's location is most memorable as it could be called paradise. Although parts of CO are paradise too. But I don't miss them enough to move back. No snow for me! So you're working and blogging?

Posted by jody benson on April 1, 2007 04:24 PM

Yup...TV is boring...LOL I just need to make sure we stay on the air, (not that anybody is watching us anyway!)

Posted by Larry Pote on April 1, 2007 04:27 PM

idaho is paradise, at least parts. Welcome Larry, I always wondered who lived in that house, since 1962 anyway. We just got a call from Georgia, she said about 30-40 people showed up. I'm having my second beer, how about you Bill?

Posted by Jerry Larsen on April 1, 2007 04:34 PM

hey Jerry,, I'm on beer number 4. {it's the altitude}
paridise? belize has just as many warts as anywhere,, just a different type.

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 04:42 PM

I think about the summer days at the Creamery with a lot of fondness. We used to ride our home made skate boards there and get yelled at by the store owners for skating down the steep side walk (I guess the boards have changed but not the rules). When we couldnt ride anymore it was into the Creamery for a chocolate Coke and a bowl of fries (ummm, health food). The Creamery is the first place I remember spending my own money. I still have some of the Beatles trading card I bought there at the counter. The wax lips, bubble gum by the bagful, Creature Feature cards, and spinning stools. It was a great hangout.

I see a lot of names I remember, a few who Ive seen at GW reunions over the years. Its amazing how many threads go out from a little local hangout.

Ellis, Ash Grove, Merrill, and GW alum, living in Grand Junction.

Hello, Ray, Jim, Kay, Thom, Shane, and more.

Chris Unfug

Posted by Chris Unfug on April 1, 2007 04:42 PM

i have been playing some 'period' music,, neil young, lynerd skynerd, stones, ect.
sorry jerry,, i don't have any steel eye span.
i think i remember a scot unfug?

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 04:46 PM

larry,, if anything comes of the dvd,, yes,, PLEASE remember me!!

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 04:51 PM

you remember that band? my tastes have evolved/devolved a little more towards irish trad. since then. speaking of tastes, Inversion IPA #3 from Deschutes brewery, down the hatch. glug,glug.

Posted by Jerry Larsen on April 1, 2007 04:57 PM

Bill, shoot me your email add so I can keep in touch!

Posted by Larry Pote on April 1, 2007 05:01 PM

i would never drink a beer that i could'nt pronounce the name of!
we basicly only have one choice here,, belikin. good thing i like it!
just got an email from thor,, he sez they were out in front of the firetruck to take some photos when they got a call,,, he never made it back.

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 05:05 PM

Nancy -- Stace is doing great. She has two daughters and two grandsons. She runs our family's business with our brother, Jeff, and my husband.

Larry Pote -- I think I briefly hung out with your sister, Lorraine, when she and I were at Place -- maybe 7th or 8th grade.

Jerry Malloy -- I was in kindergarten with your sister Colleen. We hung out off and on through 10th grade. I recall that she and I have the same b-day.

It's just amazing reading these posts and seeing a familiar name pop up every now and then. I hope it keeps going.

Posted by Stephanie (Metzler) Shulman on April 1, 2007 05:05 PM

i take that back,, while in the military i drank some purty wild stuff

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 05:06 PM

Stephanie...I just sent this link to Lorraine. She is still in town, a teacher now for almost 20 years working out at Smokey Hill HS.

Posted by Larry Pote on April 1, 2007 05:08 PM

I'm eyeing #4 Bill. you're starting to look a little woozy. gimme your keys and I'll drive you home

Posted by Jerry Larsen on April 1, 2007 05:10 PM

i hope everyone gets home in one piece!!
and i hope someone is able to link up some photos soon!! grovel grovel.

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 05:13 PM

jerry,, you would LOVE our drinking and driveing situation here. it is allmost completly impossible to get into trouble. at worst,, you get stuck in the sand or jungle, and have to walk the last couple miles and explain about the gnomes!

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 05:16 PM

jerry,, did i mention they deliver my beer to my door? and how would you like a belikin girlie calender? i could send one to ya.

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 05:20 PM

ah, the ga-nomees! do you remember which Uncle pulled us out? I don't think he trusted me after that story

Posted by Jerry Larsen on April 1, 2007 05:21 PM

nice system I'd say. send it, send it!

Posted by Jerry Larsen on April 1, 2007 05:23 PM

that was my cousin, doug from montana.
he's a redneck but a real cool one.

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 05:24 PM

gimme your address once again and i'll send it tuesday.

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 05:26 PM

nothing like a hi-jack of a hi-jack of a hi-jacked thread.
sorry about that, but Bill and I are having our own long distance reunion. gotta go get #4

Posted by Jerry Larsen on April 1, 2007 05:29 PM

looks like me and you jerry,,,,, gotta run downstairs and refresh the beer supply.

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 05:31 PM

great,, a gecko just pooped on me. i told you belize is not perfect. their tals fall off and wiggle,, fuzznutts the cat loves eating them tails.

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 05:34 PM

I remember geckos in the Phillipines. thats cool about their tails. gotta go check one something myself

Posted by Jerry Larsen on April 1, 2007 05:39 PM

I'm in Memphis, too far away for the Piper... but am having a drink in honor of the group! Joy went, so I'll get lots of details tomorrow. Larry, do you have a younger brother?

Posted by Patty H on April 1, 2007 05:46 PM

you guys would enjoy it here. it's fun! we are somewhat in the 'sell' stage. we just can't think of what to do next. we believe now is the time to get the most return from the investment.

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 05:47 PM

Nope...older brother Randy GW '72. 2 Younger sisters, Cyndi and Lorraine

Posted by Larry Pote on April 1, 2007 05:50 PM

i been bummin all day cause i could'nt go to pipers. photos photos photos!!

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 05:52 PM

randy pote,, big guy,, wrestler? hung out with Jeff weiler and maybe Steve mais?

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 05:54 PM

Yeah Bill....like anyone will be in any shape to download anything when they get home! (If the local CSP doesn't get them first!)

Posted by Larry Pote on April 1, 2007 05:55 PM

Naw...skinny wimp LOL...was the equipment manager for the football team, played lacross, (goalie) and was in the marching band, (Sousaphone).

Posted by Larry Pote on April 1, 2007 05:59 PM

He hung with Poncho Hays, Jim Beimford and others whom this poor old addled (sober) brain can't remember. I just remember that they all gave me shit 'cause I was the younger brother and a 'hanger on'!

Posted by Larry Pote on April 1, 2007 06:01 PM

hmmm wrong guy i guess,
i'm hoping each drunken slob's wife drives them home,, downloads all photos, run them through the workflow process correcting all white balance issues,{bar lights} comvert from raw, and upload to flickr by the time i hit the hay!!
is that too much to ask?? NOT!

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 06:06 PM

lance,, i worry about you boy... did you find a back seat rider? you can answer later.

jerry,, gettin 'nice up' here!! that's a belizean term for 'half in the bag.
we named our boat 'nice up' it was a toss up between that and 'hurtin unit' or 'cat sass'.

Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 06:10 PM

this site is like a wheel going on it's own course.and i don't think it's going to stop.

Posted by lance williams on April 1, 2007 06:11 PM

Hey everyone, hope you had fun today! I haven't looked at this since Fri. and we are up to over 800 entries! Awesome. It is so cool that so many of us have the same memories. I loved my teachers at Ellis. Karin, tell Mrs. Heiserman she was awesome. I also loved Mr. Santopietro. I can still sing "Fifty Nifty United States". Isn't that pathetic! Larry, I knew Lorraine and I remember your house so well! Stephanie, I remember you too. Who were you friends with? I was always hanging around Lisa Underwood, Lynn Patty and Rhonda Cockrell (who I am still best friends with after 40 years!) I haven't read all the latest but it I am so happy to see so many new names!!
I hope to someday see the pics from White Sands!!

Posted by nancy (blackwell) grieder on April 1, 2007 06:18 PM

I'm uploading myself to the local pub to have a go at playing some tunes. normal stuff: reels, jigs, a slide or two and maybe a polka. bar lights and some flickering for sure. I dont know about workflow process, but free Guinness in the immediate future. hafta start a new count (#1)..... later folks. nice up!!

Posted by on April 1, 2007 06:22 PM

remember,, the title of this thread,,,


Posted by bill Taylor on April 1, 2007 06:22 PM

I learned to play soccer at White Sands before they closed it and built Portofino!

Posted by Larry Pote on April 1, 2007 06:22 PM

Kathy and Judy- Kathy, I had to get out my yearbook and see what you wrote....and to think you didn't think we would ever be in contact again! Judy, I also babysat for the Hagler's since they lived right across the street from me. I remember having to put three diapers on Jeff, which wasn't easy to do. My sister still sees Audrey occasionally. Dr. Hagler died from bone cancer while he was still a young man in his 40's.

Posted by Carolyn Jost Ziegler on April 1, 2007 06:25 PM

you'r right bill!!

Posted by on April 1, 2007 06:26 PM

Stephanie, would you ask Stace to drop me a line please? I actually moved back here to Colorado after 20 years bein' married...have two kids (late bloomer), 15 and 12, boy and girl, respectively. So, we're in sw area as well...near Chatfield...Columbine area...there ya go!... oh..Amazgrace826@aol.com How are your parents?

Hey, did anyone have Coach Carlson for history at GW? He told the best WWII stories ever!....THAT was the best history learning!

More stories bout teachers...but..that's not really bout the creamery, which was a VERY cool place, all in all, from beginning to end...sad to see it go. And KIMN...well, that was THE station, wasn't it? Guess I'm a bit stuck back there cuz now I mostly listen to KOOL105, the KIMN from yesteryear. :) I do remember buying that cinnamon oil and dipping toothpicks into it--the hotter the better...didn't everyone do it?

Posted by Nancy on April 1, 2007 06:27 PM

you're right bill, was me bill. i don't know what happened.

Posted by lance williams on April 1, 2007 06:35 PM

Nancy W. -- I'll send your e-mail address to Stace. I don't think she's online much on the weekend, but I'm sure she'll start reading all of this tomorrow (and get hooked like the rest of us). Mom is busy, busy, busy and doing great. Our dad passed away last May.

Nancy (B) G -- Your name sure sounds familiar but I'm going to have to pull out my old Place Jr. High (Roadrunner) yearbooks for a refresher on the face.

Around the middle of 8th grade I started hanging out with Amy Atchison and Kathy Crowder. We hung out through 10th grade when I left GW to finish high school out of state (I was on the verge of dropping out.). I was sad to see an obituary for Amy Atchison a few years ago.

I pretty much lost contact with everybody after 10th grade.

Off to dig out my yearbooks! --Steph

Posted by Stephanie (Metzler) Shulman on April 1, 2007 07:10 PM

I'n not sure what has occurred on the blog today since i left for the piper, but all i can say is YES!! We are a very gentle and caring group, and I'm sure that we are not alone.
Please see these e'mail addresses and send your info for the big one.
We are all special to each other.

Posted by DAVE PETERS on April 1, 2007 07:45 PM

Sorry that I had to run!! I didn't get to say hello to everybody, much less goodbye. It was great seeing all of you!! Hello to everybody that I missed and not goodbye but "until we meet again" to you all. Next time have this on a day that I'm not working...please!!

Posted by Thor hansen on April 1, 2007 07:58 PM

Ah the pains of working the swing shift huh Thor! At least you got to go for a bit.

Posted by Larry Pote on April 1, 2007 08:15 PM

well, I mUST say that today was one of the BEST days of my life!! if my spelling is bad, it is because Ive had about a dozen pitchers of beer!!!! thanks RON!! I love ya!! anyway, to actually meet al of you was amazing beyond!! Chris, you are so cool and so fun you will be in our future, bbq's happy hrs whatever, we live within minutes !! Dana, you look just like you did a million years ago, maybe better!!I love that you have kept "your freak flag flying" and have some long beautiful hair!! your wife is a delight and then some, we will be honored to get together with you guys!! your bikes were just beautiful!!AND your our neighbors!! much to talk about!! in a loud bar it is hard to really talk! wow, we met so many of you it is hard to evern remember. ROYCE, Im glad that at least once tonight ,YOU GOT ZINGED!!!!!!!!!! that was a zinger from Heaven ok??Margaret got you!! it was so great to see you again, and your not far either. what we all need to know is that we are all just a call away right?? Even our buddies afar, like Bill and others are just a phone call, email or blog away! that has really come home to me!! we are such a special group!! this afternoon/ tonight has really made me see how cool this really is and how important we all really are to each other! wow, I can't wait to see all the pics we took in the parking lot, with the entire bar looking on, the big ol firetruck that Thor came in, and had to leave in very fast!! it was so fun!! the good times are still there, we just need to find time to get together and enjoy them!! thanks for today you guys, even tho I didn't know alot of you when I came in, when I left I knew you all! that is incredible!! what a fabulous group of folks indeed!!........................................................ps, don't you think I did pretty well after about 10 pitchers of beer?????????? I do!! :)

Posted by karin H on April 1, 2007 08:23 PM

Im trashed and going to bed.....you are all safe until tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!! whew!! havn't drank that much beer in a coons age. what the hell is a coons age anyway???????????????????????

Posted by karin on April 1, 2007 08:28 PM

Larry pote! I drive by your parents house ebry morning on my way to work. And welcome aboard! would that be the brother of eddie and derwin cody? And would you know terri fluckey?

Posted by DAVE PETERS on April 1, 2007 08:39 PM

No...Bruce lived on Ivy Way and his Sister (older) is named Wendy.

Posted by Larry Pote on April 1, 2007 08:42 PM

No...Bruce lived on Ivy Way and his Sister (older) is named Wendy. Sorry, Don't knwo Terri...anyone remember Katy Boze?

Posted by Larry Pote on April 1, 2007 08:43 PM

Goodnight karin...g'nght mike g'nght dave c and karen c gnght dana and georgia! gnight doug gnight royce gnight ron gnight lance gnight joy gnight george gnight larry b gnight all obriens gnght ron g gnight e dreling Tell yvonne hi from dave p lets see? gnight jerry coulter gnight Hmmmm? Ummmm well i've done my best oH yeah gnight honey!
By the way ..Bill didnt seem to be very lonely to me while we were all gone..And bill , we took a picture of all of us ..I,m sure it will be sent to you..

Posted by DAVE PETERS on April 1, 2007 09:10 PM

If anyone knows how to reach Kay Lancaster
aka Kay Johnson once married to Steve Johnson Mary jJohnsons older brother once married to Ron Gupton Please let dave peters know. Thanks!

Posted by DAVE PETERS on April 1, 2007 09:19 PM

Hey Steph, I was the geeky kid who figure skated. I got up at 4:30am every morning, so I wasn't involved in any school activities. My pic in the Roadrunner is pretty hilarious. Actually, one of the years they screwed up all the names under the pictures and I think they gave me a guys name, typical. Sorry to hear about Amy. I remember her. I remember Kathy too. I wonder whatever happened to her? Did you know Greta Perich? She hung with Tracy McGurren and Colleen Malloy and another tall girl whose name escapes me. Greta is now a doctor in Denver somewhere. I lost touch of her, but I know her married name-McLaren. I have got to give her a ring and let her know about the blog!
Other Nancy, thanks for the words on Virginia. She was very shy and very troubled. What is your maiden name? I don't know if my sister Liz has read this blog this weekend, but I am sure she knows you or your sisters! I am going to have to go through all this again and take notes!! There are so many entries I can't keep up and my husband won't let me print all these because I will use up all the ink in the printer!!
Larry, what is Lorraine up to? I am sorry if I missed any info on her, but I haven't had time to read all this new stuff!!!

Posted by nancy (blackwell) grieder on April 1, 2007 09:19 PM

Hey Nancy....Lorraine is a HS teacher for Cherry Creek Schools, living in Denver. I must have missed the part about your sisters passing. sorry to hear that.

Posted by Larry Pote on April 1, 2007 09:26 PM

Hi Larry, I was reading all this stuff and found the entry where you already said Lorraine was a teacher, sorry! Tell her hi for me. I totally remember her. I think she was friends with a girl named Kim Pohlman? Also, I was in Bluebirds(the young Campfire girls) and I think Lorraine was in that. Who knows, my memory is lame nowadays...
I saw an entry from Karin. She wanted to know the scoop on my sister Liz who started all this. I called Liz one day to tell her that I had written into this column to ask about White Sands.(I think I put it in the wrong area on the blog, or they didn't think it would be interesting enough to print!) I gave Liz the blog address and she decided to ask about the Creamery and look what happened!! I got my answers about White Sands and lots of old friends found each other! Liz was saying if we have a "Creamery Stock" that she will just have a tshirt that says "I'm Liz" That would be funny!! We are totally excited about the response and I am so happy to have all these great memories coming back! Liz will probably write in tomorrow, I think her internet is down at her house or something.

Posted by nancy (blackwell) grieder on April 1, 2007 09:47 PM

I called Lorraine tonight and told her about the site and emailed the add to her. She remembers you too! and yes, she was in the bluebirds, I remember her having a gathering in the front yard of our house and you all in your little uniforms! LOL

Posted by Larry Pote on April 1, 2007 09:53 PM

Had to check this once before I went to sleep! Guess I am addicted. Larry, Thanks for calling Lorraine! I look forward to chatting with her! I may just have to look for pics of me in my bluebird uniform....
I am sure I remember you too, I will have to look at my Place books, did you go there for one year?? Otherwise I will have to get Liz to dig out her GW books (I ended up at Arapahoe High School). Good night!!

Posted by nancy (blackwell) grieder on April 1, 2007 10:22 PM

Yeah, I went to Place in 9th Grade but my Senior pic at GW isn't me! They screwed up and lost my photo and put some guy from TJ in my place! Goof balls.....

Posted by Larry Pote on April 1, 2007 10:26 PM

Hey, we just got home. What a day, good to see all of you again, and great to meet a bunch of others. Hope everyone got home safe. I'll write more later about today. Just a quick note to all, CreameryStock is now scheduled for the middle of June, probably Saturday the 16th, at Royce (sponge) Browns 10 acres in Parker. Obvisouly alot more will follow. But interested folks should start E-mailing Dave Peters at ssjogren2@msn.com, so we can start getting an idea of the amount of people were talking about. As you all can imagine lots of logistics are going to need to be resolved before we can pull this off. As Lance was saying before , we need potties, tents, food, booz, dr_gs,emts etc etc By the way Lance where did you disappear to today? The other item we planned is another pipers event May 6th at 12 or 12:30. Jot these dates down and get to E-mailing Dave. For all you out of towners, your names came up many times, indeed a few where drank for you ie: Liz for starting this, Bill for getting it going, Jerry, Alley, Jack, Kim etc etc. For those of you intowners you need to make the next pipers, you missed seeing alot of really nice, down to earth people. The Creamery Gang aged very well. Dave Peters wife (Sue) said it all today, she didn't know anybody and had a great time. So for all who didn't come for fear of not knowing or not fitting in, hopefully that will not stop you for the May pipers date. Luv to all that we saw today Dana & Georgia PS Ron Gupton take 4 asprin, 2 alka seltzers, 2 vitamin B's and drink 1 glass of water for each pitcher you drank (which means about 20) if that doesn't help call 911 or start drinking bloodymarys.

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on April 1, 2007 10:43 PM

Well, Karin probably said it all, and said it well. In this age of IM (Instant Messenger if you're like me and need it spelled out) certain shortcuts have become accepted forms of communication. For instance, it was just recently that I discovered that "lol" means "laugh out loud". I think in our case, after our rendezvous at the Piper, "lol" may mean "lots of love". It was a grand time. It took Liz's grand idea to get the ball rolling, and for that I am thankful. I chatted with people I hadn't seen or spoken to in 35 years or more. I wouldn't have initiated this on my own. Life circumstances dictate where we go and what we do. This is not really in our control, but we can take a chance, make an effort, and take time out to reconnect, and we did that today. I think we would all agree that we can't let this die. We really need to follow this up with something that can and will include anyone who wants to attend. I know it's much easier to chime in on your computer from the safety of your home (I was apprehensive about showing my face today), but you all owe it to yourselves to take part. Your missing out if you don't! Thanks for the comraderie, and friendship exhibited by one and all. And since Dave said "g'night' to most everyone, I'll simply say "g'night all."

Posted by on April 1, 2007 10:48 PM

And since I helped Ron drink a few of those pitchers, that may explain why I didn't sign on.
10:48 message was me.

Posted by Royce on April 1, 2007 10:54 PM

And since there's more than one Royce in this town, 10:48 and 10:54 message was me, the one that's not 6'4" and 330 lbs.

Posted by Royce Gupton on April 1, 2007 10:58 PM

Georgia rador lallo here, Hey Nancy Whitmore I lived across the street from Liz or as we called her Betsy Carpenter, remember her cool playhouse in the backyard, Jacks Tournaments, and playing with our barbie dolls in her car port. I also had Mrs. Wilson in Kindergarden at McMeen I was a year younger then you and my sister Ally a year older, I also know your sister shirley and just checked out your pictures in the Place year books. Received a really nice card from Betsy's mon Jane when our Mom died a little over a your ago. I'll see if I can get ahold of Liz. Bye for now Georgia (Rador) Lallo

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on April 1, 2007 11:36 PM

Marianne!!! How do I find out about the '77 GW reunion?? Nice to see someone's name I knew!!

Cyndi (Pote) Willey

Posted by Cyndi (Pote) Willey on April 2, 2007 12:41 AM

Hi Liz, yes that was me on the corner, my older sisters were Peggy and Toni.
Nancy, yes my mom had the beauty shop, it was actually converted from the garage. I do remember the McKelveny, didn't they have a son, I can't remember his name. Mrs Casey lived next door to us. What ever happened to the Watt's? I was good friends with Mark up until high school started, then lost track.
Hey Lisa, do you know what happened to Patti Derr? I still think of her! Ron it will be good to see you, that is crazy about Alan Roper, I always wondered what happend to him. I was in a band with him back in the Jr. high schooldays. Chris, good to hear from you too. Do you know what ever happened to Jeff Lund?
Sorry I missed the Piper yesterday, sounds like a great time. I don't care what I have to cancel for the next one, I'll be there!

Posted by on April 2, 2007 08:20 AM

Woops, forgot to post my name on that last one

Posted by Ray Wells on April 2, 2007 08:21 AM

Bill Taylor; I just e-mailed you a picture. Let me know if you recieved it and I will send you more.

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 2, 2007 08:26 AM

Such a great time yesterday -- and I'm very impressed with those of you who posted last night! Looking forward to another opportunity to get together with EVERYONE! PattyH.M. we missed you!

Posted by Joy on April 2, 2007 08:37 AM

well, Im noticing that Ron G hasn't been on here yet this morning..hummmmmmmmmmm, maybe the 911 was in order huh??? the last time I looked at Ron he had lost his glass.......again. and was drinking out of the pitcher!! you go Ron!! what a fun, fun, fun day. I haven't really been in a bar with friends for alot of years, so this was just so special and was a great time. Im putting the next one on the calender right now!! everyone needs to make this, you will not be sorry,Ive not spent time with such wonderful folks in a long time. no matter who you know or don'tknow you will be happy you got involved!

Posted by Karin, with an "i" on April 2, 2007 08:40 AM

ron,, i got 2 photos,,,
trouble is,, i only recognise jerry coulter???
maybe joy h. to his left??
a motly crew at any rate!!

Posted by bill Taylor on April 2, 2007 08:48 AM

could that be royce brown on his knee with the hat?

Posted by bill Taylor on April 2, 2007 08:51 AM

Good morning! Hey I noticed a june 16th date tentatively scheduled for the bash. I need to check with the others in my band if they are avail that weekend. Hope so. Great fun yesterday!

Posted by DAVE PETERS on April 2, 2007 09:00 AM

i better quit guessing before i imbare-ass myself!

Posted by bill Taylor on April 2, 2007 09:03 AM

To Nancy B - I just spoke with mom and she really appreciated being remembered by you in such a nice way! She's always surprised when former students remember her, but I told her that has been a big part of this thread-- remembering teachers we knew and loved (and hated) from Ellis, McMeen, Merrill,GW. She remembers both you and your sister and was very sorry to hear about Virginia. She sends her best wishes! FYI, more sad news, for those who didn't know, Mrs. Sanders was killed by a bicyclist on her evening walk on the highline canal just a few years ago --HUGE turnout to her memorial service.

Posted by Joy Heiserman on April 2, 2007 09:07 AM

HI JOY! sue would like you to call her re: yoga.

Posted by DAVE PETERS on April 2, 2007 09:18 AM

Bill; I still have cob webs in head. Im not sure which picts I sent you. I think I sent you one if Royce B in the middle and two obriens on either side.

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 2, 2007 09:19 AM

Hi Y'all, that was a great time yesterday, so kool to see everyone. I didnt get home till 11:45 took a little ride with my Bros I needed some "Air Time" to let all that sink in, I couldent stop talking about it the rest of the night, my friends know all about you. Cant wait to see the rest In June
We should do a "Planning Party" soon and maybe see some different faces also'\.
Its nice to see alot of new names on while we were playing

Posted by Doug Bower on April 2, 2007 09:31 AM

thanks ron,, it's all comming clear now,,
i see karen turner, and the nice pic of joy,,{great smile there joy}
i don't know the o'brian girls,, and i do now see royce b.

Posted by bill Taylor on April 2, 2007 09:43 AM

I can not believe the number of people who have posted here, its like "old home week" in here....lol Im glad that all of us have found a way to reconnect, and perhaps meet.....

Posted by Donnie Roberts on April 2, 2007 09:46 AM

Bill; now I remember, I sent you a group shot.Front row, l to r is dave clines wife and Dave, Karin H., Cheryl Obrien Royce B. and a young Obrien. ( god I apologize I cant remember her name) I dont know who the guy is left , 2nd row. Dave Peters and his wife,dont know the girl who was turned around, Perry Ito, Patti and george brangosio.( spelling) In the back is Doug Bower, Ron Brown, and another Obrien ( Craig I think.)

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 2, 2007 09:48 AM

To the Obriens; Im so sorry I dont remember all your names, there is just to darn many of you , but you are all wonderful people!

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 2, 2007 09:52 AM

got it,,, the guy on the left is jerry coulter..
keep em commin!!

Posted by bill Taylor on April 2, 2007 09:53 AM

Hi Nancy W! The mean 6th grade teacer was Mr. Houser. I remember when you transferred into our 6th grade class. Mr. Houser LOVED to pick on Marc Bilker. I recognize a lot of these names. Those I knew; Charlie Angle, always saved me a seat in front of Mrs. Wilson for kindergarten reading time. Rick Dedrickson, Jerry Malloy. I remember Julie Molen in either the GW or Place production of South Pacific. You were in that too weren't you Nancy? And yes, we all did dip toothpicks in that cinammon oil!.Thanks to my sis, Steph, and my mom for telling me about this!

Posted by Stacey Metzler on April 2, 2007 10:16 AM

Ron Gupton - I couldn't make the shin dig but would love to see the pics. Could you send them to me at jmoot@nea.org? If that gets blocked send them to moot5@comcast.net. Thanks a bunch and am happy so many were able to go. Can't wait to see everyone in June!! Hugs --

Posted by Julie Molen Moot on April 2, 2007 10:20 AM

I'm concerned! If the party is in June, what about Bill? I know, another party in August!

Posted by Joy on April 2, 2007 10:24 AM

Stacey -- that was me in the South Pacific GW production. It was alot of fun. I don't remember very many people from GW but your name sounds familiar. Larry Pote -- I remember you!! I remember so many names but don't know if I would remember faces. Will see if I recognize any from the pics Ron sends. Yes, I remember the cinnamon toothpicks and the cinnamon cokes.-- YUMMY!

Posted by Julie on April 2, 2007 10:32 AM

Hey, I married a George, but Not Brangoccio... that must be my lil sis Joy in your pic Ron!!

Posted by Patty H. on April 2, 2007 10:37 AM

I just found out about this thread today.

Graduated from GW in 77. Was a McMeen Meanie and went to Place. Walked to the Creamery to catch the Place Ski bus in the dark on Saturday mornings. Remember making out with Patty Obrien under our coats on the bus. Used to get a big bowl of fries at the Creamery for like 10 cents and sit at the counter and eat it. LIved on Minnesota backed up to the Bridle Path. We could ride our dirt bikes from Colorado Blvd to Hampden and Tamarac in Cherry Creek and along Highline Canal.
I remember some of the names I see here, but not a lot of them (gee, I wonder why...).
The memories come back in fragmented snapshots, but they do come.

Posted by Jeff Metzler on April 2, 2007 10:37 AM

Patty; Im sorry, I meant Joy. Way to much fun yesterday!

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 2, 2007 11:13 AM

Julie; Is there any one paticular you would like to see? Run some names by me and I will send you a pic with them in it if they were there.

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 2, 2007 11:26 AM

Sounds like you all had a great time yesterday. I only know a couple of people on this site. Wondering if some of you graduated before of after 1972??
And Ray, I too would love to know about Patty Derr and Jeff Lund.

Posted by Kay Papich-Wall on April 2, 2007 11:42 AM

Hi Kay, last I heard, Jeff was in LA selling Band equipment but that was several years ago. I once heard that Patti was working at the colorado medical center, that too was quite a while ago.

Posted by Ray on April 2, 2007 12:07 PM

You guys - this is so amazing!!! I haven't checked the blog for a couple of days - WOW! I would have loved to meet all of you again. I remember Doug Bower. I think you were the only one in high school with a full beard, if I am not mistaken! Like I said before I was a shy little geek back then, so I am surprised than anyone remembers me at all! I am no longer shy or a geek. I m-c'd a dinner on Saturday night with 250 people...
I WILL be there for a reunion... can't wait! Maybe we can get the word out to many more. It is sad to see that so many have passed away....We will have a toast to all of them !!!

Posted by Liz (Blackwell) Lippitt on April 2, 2007 12:09 PM

Ron - I want the ones with Jerry Coulter, Royce Brown, Dana and Georgia, Doug Bower, Craig O'Brien, to name a few...

Posted by Julie on April 2, 2007 12:10 PM

Liz - thank you again... ;-)
Can you believe this now! Every week I get on to see who new has joined in. By the way, thank you for the nice compliment you gave me. Virginia was not hard to not like. She was very quiet and sweet. So sorry to hear about the others that have passed on. I remember Amy Atchison too. This has been so much fun and I too look forward to the reunion -- maybe we can get coverage on the news channels because of this and it was all because of your little question -- Do you remember the Creamery?? Wow -- love it!!

Posted by Julie Molen Moot on April 2, 2007 12:16 PM

Thanks for toasting us out of towners. It sounds like you had a lot of fun yesterday. I have plans in June but maybe I will get there another time.
Lance, Beth and I did go at it in the park one night. In retrospect I should have let her win.
Who remembers when Ally drove her car down a small cliff behind Place one night. I think it took about 15 of us to push it back up. She thought she had discovered the perfect parking spot in the dark. Kim Reed

Posted by Kim Reed Neal on April 2, 2007 12:16 PM

Kim, you must remember me? We hung out at your house so much during the summer. Do you remember Rick Stone? I don't know if he still lives in Bennett. Did you marry Dean? I can't remember his last name. Where do you live now?

Posted by Julie Molen Moot on April 2, 2007 12:23 PM

Hi Liz, that was brought up yesterday, about the beard, didn't mr Bear run the liqour store after the creamery? Cause I use to be able to buy booze from him at about 18 years old, went in there for several years then one day we went in and bought a bunch of booze. Mr Bear asked what the occasion was and I said it was my 21st Birthday....long pause....then He got PISSED, threw me out I could never go back

Posted by Doug Bower on April 2, 2007 12:24 PM

Kim -- are you talking about Beth Erickson?

Posted by Julie Molen Moot on April 2, 2007 12:25 PM

Someone was talking yesterday about, they knew people at Rocky Mtn news, we should check and see if they have a site we could use to post some Pics, they might like that also

Posted by Doug Bower on April 2, 2007 12:27 PM

Hey -- anyone that went to the get together this past weekend that can write to the attached email from the RMN. He sent me an email to get more information about it and I didn't go. Thanks

Rudeen, Mike [rudeenm@rockymountainnews.com]

Posted by Julie Molen Moot on April 2, 2007 12:36 PM

Hey Jack, Kim, cool to see you guys made it here. We were thinkin about all you out of towners yesterday, and definately did have a few for you, and Thor to, good to see you even for only a few. We really did have a blast, walked into the place not recognizing anyone, heard a fimiliar laugh (my sister Shannon), and it wasn't long before we had taken over that whole corner of the bar. It was great to see lots of old friends, and GREAT to meet lots of new friends. I hope everyone does get their E-Mail addresses to Dave & Sue, or Karin & Mike for this reunion. If yesterday was any indication of things to come, it will be a blast and you will be kickin yourself in the butt for missing out. Lance I think I ran over your tent when I left last night, let me know and I will replace it for the next reunion. Thanks to all who could make it yesterday, I think everyone pegged the fun meter.

Posted by Craig O'Brien on April 2, 2007 12:42 PM


Posted by bill Taylor on April 2, 2007 12:58 PM

Hi Julie yes I was talking about Beth Erickson and of course I remember you. I have wondered about you through the years. I have a short history written somewhere in this blog. I still see Beth occasionally. My brother Mark Reed died in 1998, Debbie Hoban went to the funeral but I haven't seen her since. How are you?
Hi Craig, how fun is this? We had some good times.

Posted by Kim Reed Neal on April 2, 2007 01:02 PM

this thread started on march 24,,
it only took one week for you all to meet up.
not too shabby.

Posted by bill Taylor on April 2, 2007 01:02 PM

Hi Kim,
Sorry to hear about Mark. Good to hear you are doing well, and yes we did have some wild times, often wondered about You, Beth, and little Debbie. Many good times in the ole T-Bird.
Julie, good to hear from you as well.
Wild Bill, did you have to replenish your beer supply after yesterday?

Posted by Craig O'Brien on April 2, 2007 01:16 PM



Posted by Lorraine (POTE) Cortese on April 2, 2007 01:25 PM

i'll bet i matched anyone there beer for beer yesterday. but,, our beers are only 10 oz bottles.
kim,, i believe you made a comment about 2 feet up in this blog that dean's name was neal,, not harris???? or did i misread something?

Posted by bill Taylor on April 2, 2007 01:32 PM

anyone else go to deans oparents house xmas eve for fondue and drunkeness?

Posted by bill Taylor on April 2, 2007 01:36 PM

Hi Julie! I work at a Denver TV station and passed along the site and particulars to one of my buddy reporters and she is really interested in doing the story!

Posted by Larry Pote on April 2, 2007 01:39 PM

Craig I have thought about you too. I think I spent more time in that T-bird than I did in highschool. Sometimes I am amazed I graduated (GW class of 74).
Bill yes that is our last name. I remember the xmas eves parties at Billies. We would get so drunk that those of us that had been in choir together at Merrill would go out caroling, staggering all the way. They were a blast. Bob died in 92 but Billie is still going strong. She lives in Las Vegas with Becky Harris Solano. Becky and I are the best of friends and talk every day.

Posted by Kim Reed Neal on April 2, 2007 01:56 PM

Kim- You were smarter than I was, or maybe I spent a little more time in the parking lot, cause it took me another semester to graduate. What great times though. Here is my Email, lets catch up sometime would like to stay in touch. craig0702@msn.com

Bill, even at 10oz, you should have been doing at least 2 or 3 for every one of ours, we all had to drive home. Except Lance, I sure hope he wasn't in that tent when I left last night!!!

Posted by Craig O'Brien on April 2, 2007 02:09 PM

The Creamery was the center of our neighborhood. As young children we would gaze at the large display of candy with wide eyed wonderment. Times were simpler then and even those as young as five were given a nickle and allowed to walk up there for candy. Years later when my children were five they thought it was a real treat if I let them ride their bikes two houses down, on the sidewalk.
As we grew older we would ride our bikes up there. My favorite treat was the 5 cent bag of Fisher sunflower seeds. Remember those with the big yellow sunflower on the package. In the evening there was always a group of teenagers hanging around. We were always a little in awe of them. In time we became them.
On Friday and Saturday nights we would gather at the creamery. Kevin Bloodsmith coined the phrase "Southeast Denver Burnouts" because it usually took a few hours for us to all gather and come up with enough money for a keg. We even had an account at a liqour store and the cops looked the other way as long as we kept our parties behind Place and within reason.
It was a turbulent time in history and the world was changing but we could always find a friend at the Creamery. There are days when I had wished that I could just go back there one more time and it looks like it just might be possible. Thank you for the great years and the wonderful memories. Kim

Posted by Kim Reed Neal on April 2, 2007 02:15 PM

Very well put Kim.

Posted by Craig O'Brien on April 2, 2007 02:19 PM


Posted by Beth Erickson on April 2, 2007 02:20 PM

So glad you made it here.!!!!
Jack you better pick her up on your way

Posted by Shorty on April 2, 2007 02:34 PM

Welcome aboard Beth. Now I need to get off of this thing and pretend I have a life.

Posted by Kim Reed Neal on April 2, 2007 02:35 PM

How funny!!!
Hey Bill speaking of Ralph, remember that time at 61 Garfield, with that dobermin pincher, all drunked up, and running into the fence, and ole Ralphie having his way with her.....That was halarious!!!!!!

Posted by Craig O'Brien on April 2, 2007 02:37 PM

What about that time with that other gal (I won't mention names) but her mom game to pick her up from our house and she was wasted, and her mom went into the bathroom, and was ready to kill us after she saw that giant picture we had hanging in there..Too funny

Posted by Craig O'Brien on April 2, 2007 02:40 PM

61 garfield,,, LOTS-O-LAUGHS!!!
and that was funny,, cuz she was wasted for sure. who got the blame for that,, me or you??

Posted by bill Taylor on April 2, 2007 02:59 PM

I think we both did, funny thing to, we never did see her again..HAHa

Posted by Craig O'Brien on April 2, 2007 03:02 PM

ralph rode that drunken dobie all night! that's my boy!! i got a dog now,, Scurvy, that makes ralph seem boring!

Posted by bill Taylor on April 2, 2007 03:03 PM

i also remember sitting in a sofa chair in my underwear in the middle of 1st ave.
bet you can't do that anyomre.

Posted by bill Taylor on April 2, 2007 03:06 PM

With a beer in your hand, and a T.V. set a block down...Too Funny!!!!!!! The memories are coming back!!!!!!

Posted by Craig O'Brien on April 2, 2007 03:12 PM

Gotta get out of here for now, to nice of a day, gotta get outside, later for now

Posted by Craig O'Brien on April 2, 2007 03:15 PM

how 'bout when we needed a break from the dogs. you took yours to your moms and i took mine to my moms.
they escaped and found their way back the next day!!

seems the tv set had alot of holes in it and was smoking!

Posted by bill Taylor on April 2, 2007 03:16 PM

Help! I'm the guy who edits this blog, and I'd like to update it, here and in the newspaper, with information on the get-together at Pipers Inn Sunday. Problem is, my deadline is 4 p.m. MDT today! Can someone email me soon at rudeenm@rockymountainnews.com with the approximate number of people who were there, how long the event lasted, verify the name and address of the place and maybe if anything went on besides drinking and reminiscing? (Probably not) Thanks. -- Mike

Posted by Mike Rudeen on April 2, 2007 03:16 PM

Did anyone e-mail Mike Rudeen?

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 2, 2007 03:37 PM

I did, and I really am out of here for now BYE!!

Posted by Craig O'Brien on April 2, 2007 03:41 PM

Craig, I owe you an appoligy!! I called you chris last night in my "post-piper" blog!! youwere a delight to meet and hope we can all get together again soon, and most of all, what I think will happen out of all this is life time friendships rekindleing and being a fun thing in all of our lives!!!

Posted by karin on April 2, 2007 03:59 PM

Hay Beth, I'd be glad to pick you up in june.
Good to here from you. Why ARK.? Everyone has told me It's worse then Bama.
Heres my email jtvboats@bellsouth.net
You never know I may show up in May at the Piper. Jack

Posted by Jack Virtue on April 2, 2007 04:18 PM

Hi Beth! Wow, nice to hear from you. When did you move? Are you married, have any more kids? Hope you can make it to the reunion - it will be great to catch up. You can email me too at moot5@comcast.net.
Kim - don't understand the change of name for Dean but - whatever. Are you doing okay. Hard to get a divorce after so many years. Sorry to hear that. What happened to Mark? Where are you living now?

Posted by Julie Molen Moot on April 2, 2007 04:24 PM

Ron, I did my best to send an email to Mike at the RMN before 4, but Im not sure I made it. then I couldn't remember what info he really needed, so Im not sure I did much good to help, but i thanked him again for helping us all get back together again!! Im guessing there was about 30 folks there yesterday wasn't there?? how many were in your group photo?? then I know that 3 or 4 or you were not in those pics because you were taking the pics!! will have to see what happens! I think that this has been so incredible and never heard of anything like this before, so it sure seems worthy of a little story huh?

Posted by karin on April 2, 2007 04:57 PM

who's shorty?

Posted by Jack Virtue on April 2, 2007 05:07 PM

Jerry Coulter -- do you remember me?? ;-)
Many memories!!

Posted by julie molen moot on April 2, 2007 05:11 PM

The Ferguson sisters have officially logged on. So has Don Dechant - We are amazed - I just put the beach boys on - Thinking AMERICAN GRAFFITI - DENVER STYLE AKA CREAMERY
I also know how to get in touch with Ricky Fay & brother - call has already gone through - some of the South High School Boys & Girls.
Bless you Ms Blackwell

Posted by Sandie & Debbie Ferguson/Don Dechant on April 2, 2007 05:14 PM

Karin; 7 posts up I asked if anyone e-mailed Mike Rudeen and Craig Obrien said that he had done it. I think were covered.

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 2, 2007 05:15 PM

aloha why ark? don't know just part of lifes jounerys.was in denver for christmas of course snowed in. I talk to little debbie alot she lives in buffalo creek up by deckers.Can't beleive I've been on this computer reading all day.such fond memory's.beth I'll save the stories for june.

Posted by Beth Erickson on April 2, 2007 05:15 PM

Royce - Are you out there, Dana & Georgia said you were there email me Downssss5@yahoo.com

Posted by on April 2, 2007 05:16 PM

Hey Kids, My brother in law
Don Dechant owns a bar in Aurora now -I called him today all jazzed and my sister and Dave Kline were in there last weekend. I can not wait to get in touch with them.

Posted by on April 2, 2007 05:21 PM

Don; I tried calling you several times Sat and left messages at Auggies. Dont you not have my # anymore or are you just to busy to talk to me? Karen the bartender said your mom was pretty sick. God I hope she is OK.

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 2, 2007 05:22 PM

Ron - It is Sandie email me or call Downsss5@yahoo.com 303 621-6520

Posted by on April 2, 2007 05:24 PM

Jerry Larson said it best " I''v got to shut the computer off " .

See Ya all jack

Posted by Jack Virtue on April 2, 2007 05:26 PM

at the very top of the page, mike,our host, has updated the blog. must be something in tomorows news as well?

Posted by bill Taylor on April 2, 2007 05:41 PM

i like 'creamerystock' much better than 'roycebrownstock'!!
nothin personal there royce.
and i'm betting jerry remembers julie allright.

Posted by bill Taylor on April 2, 2007 05:46 PM

Hey folks, just checked my e-mails. Someone had suggested that we send Mike Rundeen and thank you. He asked for the details on the mini renunion yesterday. He wants to mention it in the paper, so since I didn't go (me bad) could someone e-mail him all the details, name and address of Pipers, what was talked about, etc.? He also mentioned that his wife Jan Crain was a Creamery kid. Anyone know her? Wonder why she hasn't chimed in on this?

Posted by Judy(Clymer)Lohman on April 2, 2007 05:46 PM

Hey Ron have you read from Joe Reedi?


Posted by on April 2, 2007 05:48 PM

hey you guys, about 20 feet of blog ago, sombody mentioned " famous" and i said we're already famous and we did'nt need any stinkin news paper. WELL, low and behold, if a tv station now wants the skinny on our poop. i think book and movie rights should get under way. who want's to play royce or royce?

Posted by lance williams on April 2, 2007 05:48 PM

Hey Gang, I did write to Mike at the Rocky Mountain news about our get-together, just got a E-Mail back from him and here was his response.

Perfect! I just needed a few facts to round out a brief mention for Wednesday's paper.

I'm delighted that everyone's having so much fun with this. We don't have any plans to take it down.

Best of luck, and please make sure I know about the next party.



Posted by Craig O'Brien on April 2, 2007 05:48 PM

Just read an entry from fBill stating that Mike had mentioned the reunion. Ignore my entry. I haven't had time to catch up with the posting since I last read them around noon.

Posted by Judy(Clymer)Lohman on April 2, 2007 05:49 PM

Dana & Georgia Thank you so much - love Sandie

Posted by on April 2, 2007 05:51 PM

craig O, my ankle is little sore and with some duct tape the tent and i will be ok.

Posted by lance williams on April 2, 2007 05:54 PM

Georgia (Rador) Lallo here. Mike Rudeen from the Rocky Mountain News just called returning Dana's call. I spoke with him briefly on the phone only to find out that his wife Jan Crain lived in the NEIGHBORHOOD I have already seen her picture in the Place Junior High 1973 "Clouds" year book. Amazingly she went to Place the same year my younger sister Maria Rador did. (For those of you that may have missed my earlier postings, my sister was killed in a car accident at the age of 16.) I wonder if she knew my little sis. Mike is going to have her call me. Georgia Rador. Also out of the clear blue SANDY FERGUSON called Dana & I this morning said for the last week she was thinking about us. She has to have E.S.P. Bye for now Georgia.

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on April 2, 2007 05:56 PM


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Posted by on April 2, 2007 05:58 PM

kim r , d.i.d.o. on the same blog that craig said well put!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i saw thru the same eyes.

Posted by lance williams on April 2, 2007 05:59 PM

i once was dragging a tree back to the campsite for firewood with my motorcycle and 'accidently' drug it over the dome tent thor's ex-wife was sleeping off a rough nite in!
she didn't have any sore ankles.

Posted by bill Taylor on April 2, 2007 05:59 PM

bill t, didn't your mom enter ralphie in an ugly dog contest? and ralph placed second.

Posted by lance williams on April 2, 2007 06:04 PM

lance,, tim allready called 'dibs' on any movie and book rights. but i bet we can all shame him into a share.

Posted by bill Taylor on April 2, 2007 06:06 PM

Georgia (Rador) Lallo here. I just spoke to Mike Rudeen briefly from the Rocky Mountain News, he was returning Dana's phone call. Amazingly enogh his wife Jan Crain grew in our little NEIGHBORHOOD!!! I just saw her picture in the Place Junior High School 1973 "Clouds" Year book. I'm hoping she might have known my little sis. She's suppose to call me later on this evening.

Also another amazing phone call Dana & I received this a.m. Sandy Ferguson called saying that she had been thinking about us all week. She must have E.S.P. since we have not talked to her in a year or so. Bye for now Georgia

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on April 2, 2007 06:09 PM

yeah,, ralph got SECOND. all he needed was a better agent.
altho,, the mutt that beat him was FUGLY!!

Posted by bill Taylor on April 2, 2007 06:09 PM


here is my latest dog,, "Scurvy"
he was featured in a calender as mr. december,, BELIZE-NAVIDOG

Posted by bill Taylor on April 2, 2007 06:14 PM


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Posted by on April 2, 2007 06:23 PM

bill, i could never forget the xmas at dean's mom's house. i put my face thru the windshield of my vw bug on the way home that night. thank god, i didn't have a passenger. there was an old panel truck always parked at about locust on florida facing west. well, i managed to rear end the vehicle and also broke a wrist from the impact and the steering wheel. WHAT a frikn drag!!

Posted by lance williams on April 2, 2007 06:29 PM


Posted by on April 2, 2007 06:30 PM

Hi all - I can't beleive everyone that is on here. Kim I love what you wrote about mile back (you always were the writer). Sounds like yesterday was great. Talked to Georgia & Dana on the phone and got the whole scope. Thanks for asking about us. Hi's back to everyone. I was planning a trip to Denver in May - so plan on making the May get togethor. Hey Beth & Jack. Jerry C. - you may remember better as "Alice".

Posted by Alley(Rador) Larsen on April 2, 2007 06:30 PM


Posted by on April 2, 2007 06:32 PM

Sandie; I last talked w/ Joe Reede about 2 years ago. He told me that he had a contract to play in a studio band in Nashville. Acording to some of the people we both knew , it is true. Itried to call you about an hour ago. My e-mail address is guppy52@msn.com. Let me know whar Don is up to.

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 2, 2007 06:33 PM

Thanks Lance and Craig. I bet Jerry remembers Julie too.
Julie it is good talking to you. We had a choice of names when we married, legally he was a Neal. We have 3 great kids and Bryson so it didn't turn out to bad. Rick Stone is living in Connifer with a million children, actually I think it is 8. Rhonda lives near Fort Collins. Rick Deidrickson died a couple of years ago. My brother died of cancer. He didn't even know he had it.
Thor, I remember when your garage burned down on Grape. I think we were about 5. I lived in the house on Nebr. Way and Forest then.

Posted by Kim Reed Neal on April 2, 2007 06:37 PM

Hey Georgia, that's weird! My friend Rhonda Cockrell and I were talking about Becky Ferguson this morning! Ask Sandie what is up with her! I think Rhonda lived near her.
Who remembers dreamy Mr. Modica, the gym teacher at Ellis! Also Rhonda and I were talking about Jello 1-2-3 that we used to get at Place. There are too many memories flooding back, which I guess is good to keep our brains active at this age so we don't get Alzheimer's...
Hi Lorraine! Happy Birthday! Hope you will be able to make the reunion, it'd be great to see you. I have emailed Greta and called Tim Murphy. I ran into him at the YMCA in Lafayette where I teach skating, he is a hockey player. Hopefully he will write in!

Posted by nancy (blackwell) grieder on April 2, 2007 06:40 PM

Nice dog Bill!!

Posted by Alley (Rador) Larsen on April 2, 2007 06:47 PM

I see the resemblence. Scurvy looks alot like you.

Posted by on April 2, 2007 06:49 PM

Kim - good to hear from you! Sorry to hear about Mark, scary... I will have to look up Rick Stone too. My mom helped deliver several of his kids when she was at St Joe's. I think of them when I hear of Bennett. Wow, just think of all the kids among all of us, it would be a fun movie to have all the kids hanging out somewhere and find out all the parents knew eachother...Nice that Mike from the RMN isn't planning on stopping this soon. I love catching up when I have not been on. I have been in contact with Larry Pote and plan on seeing him soon. He works close to me. I went through elem, jr high and high school with him. Fun times.
Beth, so happy you have kept in touch with Kim and Debbie. I have lost contact with everybody until now. This is a whole new journey... love it!

Posted by Julie on April 2, 2007 06:49 PM

Georgia, remember when your cousin Mike rolled his Mustang into the fence at Place! I was in the backseat. We had angels with us that night, all 4 of us should have been DOA!

Posted by Larry Pote on April 2, 2007 06:50 PM

Whoever was asking about the "Arapkiles" that is Margaret, Jim and Bill. Frank? maybe Anton. Georgia

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on April 2, 2007 06:50 PM

FAAQ, I lost your number and my phone is broken. Yes to first question.

Posted by Kim Reed Neal on April 2, 2007 06:50 PM

Lance thanks for the laugh I needed that.

Posted by Kim Reed Neal on April 2, 2007 06:53 PM

Georgia here, Larry I would have no memory of that if you would not had mentioned it. But it was not my cousin, if it was Mike Dilger's Mustang that is Sue & Sherri Nanovich's Uncle. is that who you are thinking about??? Georgia

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on April 2, 2007 06:54 PM

Ahhh...please excuse my addled old brain. I should know better than try to keep up with this blog while I'm at work! LOL Yes, it was Mike Dilger

Posted by Larry Pote on April 2, 2007 07:04 PM

dana, sorry about my M.I.A.. was getting a buz and on the bike. also hate good bys. couldn't have had a better time. you are "all" my best friends and memories. it took me almost an hour and a half after work to get caught up from yesterday. this site is consuming me! the house is a mess. the yard needs care. i went to quit my job just to keep up on our happenings and thought , i'll hire a maid and a lawn boy. now that part is solved . i'm headed over to best buy to buy a lap top right now. i'm designing an apparatus so i can wear the laptop 24/7. now i hope to keep my job!

Posted by lance williams on April 2, 2007 07:19 PM

Man, I'm starting to miss Denver. Never thought that would happen! I'm not much for writing so I pipe up only once in a while, but I've been reading everything. I want pictures too - jodyleeee@hotmail.com. I have to be in Denver late June for another party. I hope it works out that I can do both! Tom Unger -- we went to school together but hung with very different groups. Same with Thom Wise. I love that the group at Piper's was described as kind and gentle souls (or something similar). Bruce and Wendy on Ivy Way? Last name? I thought I knew most everyone on Ivy. Karen -- did you ever call Betty Matthews? I can't find Carol's address!
May we meet again soon!

Posted by jody benson on April 2, 2007 07:28 PM

hollo, lance here. creamerystock just doesn't sound quite right to me. creamstock sounds better. remember the thread title. cream of the crop. AND, we're cream of the stock!!!!!!!!

Posted by lance williams on April 2, 2007 07:29 PM


Posted by on April 2, 2007 07:35 PM

Jack Virtue:
I printed this blog for Kirk Smith this morning. Or should I say BOOK! Now thee ar Twenty pages missing due to latst entries. I will keep him posted.

Posted by Brian G. on April 2, 2007 07:39 PM

wouldn't know use spell check on a daily basis would yuh?

Posted by Brian G. on April 2, 2007 07:41 PM

Lance Pote: Bruce's OLDER sister is ME .. Pam, and he younger sister is Jody. Larry is his brother (older than Bruce younger than me.) I've no idea who Wendy is. What TV station do you work for? Metzlers ...I'm sure I was your babysitter in the late 50's, early 60's. This blog is just so much fun...I wish I were younger so I knew all of you !!Someone finally mentioned the bakery near the creamery ..I worked there in 1960+. I'll try to make the next mini-union at Pipers .. at least the O'Briens (ALL) will know who I am !!!

Posted by Pam (Benson) Patterson on April 2, 2007 07:57 PM

SORRY >> That was for LARRY POTE, not Lance.

Posted by Pam (Benson) Patterson on April 2, 2007 07:59 PM

pam, i don't think i'm the lance your thinking of.

Posted by lance williams on April 2, 2007 08:02 PM

hey Pam...they are Bruce and Wendy Cody and they lived at 1375 S. Ivy Way...

Posted by Larry Pote on April 2, 2007 08:03 PM


Posted by Larry Pote on April 2, 2007 08:06 PM

Well, okay !!! Did not know anyone by that name a block down ...Must have been later in life.

Posted by Pam (Benson) Patterson on April 2, 2007 08:06 PM

Hey Sandy and Debbie and Don! Its been years! Debbie and Don . Last time I talked to you guys your son Bucky? was ready for the pro bowlers tour and I think he was still in elementary school! Sandy, I havent seen you since High School! Hope to see you soon!

Posted by DAVE PETERS on April 2, 2007 08:25 PM

Pam, Jody,
Saw your brother yesterday, great to see and meet him, really didn't know him, but was great to meet him. Also I'm thinkin maybe Larry Pote is thinkin of the Berglands (Bruce & Wendy who lived behind the Comminsky's, on the corner of Jersey & Florida.

Posted by Craig O'Brien on April 2, 2007 08:25 PM

Nope....I have been friends with Bruce since 7th Grade when we had to do a science project together for Mr. Hawkins at Merril!

Posted by Larry Pote on April 2, 2007 08:30 PM

the inter net no doubt, probably helped to make this all possible. no one could read and right this quick, and to so many people. the postage alone would be out of site. we're very fortunate. WE, just hit a key and there WE BE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! too much!!

Posted by lance williams on April 2, 2007 08:46 PM

It was good seeing friends I haven't seen for a long time.I think they put something in them beers I had, I woke up with a headache this morning. haven't done nothing like that in years......it was fun!!! Julie, I will always remember you!

Posted by Jerry Coulter on April 2, 2007 08:48 PM

Question for Larry Pote, Who was in Mike Dilgers Mustang when it rolled? are you sure that was me or could it have been Sue or Sherri Nanovich? Later Georgia

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on April 2, 2007 08:53 PM

a long time and many blogs ago, someone asked about how long woodstock lasted..I have a tshirt from woodstock -on it is that cool guitar with the dove on it, it says"woodstock, 3 days of love, peace and music.... .......want to give them a run for their money????

Posted by karin on April 2, 2007 08:54 PM

things slowed down . it's quiet for a minute. be quiet, it's a school night.

Posted by lance williams on April 2, 2007 08:55 PM

hey Dave, when did this get moved to june? just asking, no problem for me, we were just trying to help ol "barnicle bill" get out here!I didn't think he could come unitl aug.havn't seen you on today, I have a vision of you just sitting in front of the computer, eyes glazed over, tongue hanging out, hitting the same key over and over. and over and.......................................................................

Posted by karin on April 2, 2007 09:07 PM

Georgia....no girls, just a bunch of us drunk guys! I just thought you might have remembered the event if Mike was indeed your cousin. We were doing 60 down the frontage road when mike decided to swerve and splash through a puddle of water on the side of the road. We hit the curb and landed on the roof of the convertable, but fortunatley right into the chainlink fence....saved our asses for sure

Posted by Larry Pote on April 2, 2007 09:10 PM

Craig - Which bro? I assume larry probably made it to pipers. But one never knows when Bruce will appear. I'd love to know the order of O'Briens, Oldest to youngest. Let's test my braincells... Debbie, Cheryl, Kim, keith, Craig, Patty, Shannon Shawn?? I think half of you are older, half younger than me. I remember games in your basement, the cool bar, nancy drew books, and your mom always mad at the cats who pooped in the sandbox!

Posted by jody on April 2, 2007 09:10 PM

bill t,, where you be?

Posted by lance williams on April 2, 2007 09:18 PM

Yes it was Larry I met yesterday, and you were very close,good memory! I'm thinkin maybe you were Cheryl or Kims age, not sure though.
Debbie, Cheryl, Kim, Craig, Keith, Patty, Shawn & Shannon
see ya

Posted by Craig O'Brien on April 2, 2007 09:19 PM

they don't have school nights in belize.

Posted by lance williams on April 2, 2007 09:27 PM

I'm pretty sure Kim was in the same GW class as me - '72. Not sure he graduated with us though. Which one works at Stearns Rogers? That's who I most recently saw while clearing our dad's house. I used to work there as well, a long time ago! Give my best to your dad!

Posted by jody on April 2, 2007 09:30 PM

Jody, It is Keith who worked for Stearns, I think they were sold a couple times, he has not been on here yet, been out of town but I am sure he knows alot of these people as well, should be back this week.

Posted by Craig O'Brien on April 2, 2007 09:39 PM

dana , lance here. did that grecian hair stuff work yet.? i think i need some!!!! double your order !!! i'll pay you back!

Posted by lance williams on April 2, 2007 09:43 PM

Karin, I discovered the announcemnt of june 14th this a.m. I think it is tentative. Open for disscusion. I need a chance to poll the band to see when we all are available. I,ve already nailed down John and Andy .Still trying to get ahold of Joe and Steve. Dana royce and others. Please let me check out dates 1st so we can have good, free, rock for the bash.

Posted by DAVE PETERS on April 2, 2007 09:57 PM

i think i'll go do some dishes. while i can find time.

Posted by lance williams on April 2, 2007 10:09 PM

Larry! You know that Mikes' my bro-in-law, why don't you just ask me bout that car accident? -=I bet he has quite a bit of stories to tell as well :) I'll ask him and get back to you...I'll email him and tell him to chime on in so we can get the absolute truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Yeps!...and Georgia..sure, i remember you well and I know that Shirley does too...I know you guys always called Liz-Betsy, but i never did...isn't that funny?...well, not funny, haha, but curious. :) jacks tournaments...righton sister! ;) what a blast that was! do you remember when Liz had that Hawaiian birthday party? and...ooooh...I still have that Place yearbook...lalalala ;)

Anyway...yes, YES, Stacey and Julie...I was ALSO in South Pacific (not exactly the claim to fame that I was hoping for... :) but I actually STILL have a photo from the newspaper of all of us 'south pacific' girls in our little costumes...hmmm...have to make copies for that next reunion, eh?... YES, Julie, YOU are in that photo...I'm terrible with names, I must say but there's a caption there and I will now have to go dig that one out.

can't believe how much more blogging has been going on since just...what?..yesterday? wow! Steph and Stace...I'm so sorry to hear bout your dad...I've been reading this so fast (time is short) and I almost missed that)--good to hear that your mom is keeping busy.

You GO Larry!...and if you need a writer...then...well...I'll be happy to give a hand there as well. :)

Posted by Nancy on April 2, 2007 10:15 PM

lance, when you get that laptop apparatus designed-let me know. just now got a chance to catch up with this since yesterday. AMAZING FUN! so many great people! now there are faces to go with even more of the names. this group just gets better with age! kay papich wall, you probably know more people than you would imagine. well its late and i have got to get some sleep. till later.
p.s. love the dog pic.

Posted by karen t cline on April 2, 2007 11:52 PM

Good morning Dana and Georgia...sorry I missed you guys Sunday but I will definitely be there next month. Royce B. filled me in on the fun and faces! Hi to all of the O'Briens! Hi Cheryl! Royce said you are doing great! Jerry Coulter, I don't know if you remember but I used to work with you and Kirk in the kitchen. It was always a fun day when you guys were back in the kitchen. I doubt you remember the couple that came in on the weekends and ordered slimy eggs and burnt toast..yumm. I look forward to seeing all of the "Hoodlums" as Mr. Bair would always call them. He told me to make sure I didn't marry one of them. (O.K., so I didn't listen). Many of you owe me big time for all of the hours I spent cleaning up after upside down sugar dispensers, sugar in the salt shakers, napkin holders, etc. Dana and Georgia, I'm not sure at this point who is doing what for the reunion but please let me know how I can help. Royce B. will be over this morning..he's going to look over the site, so feel free to harrass him. Bill Taylor, I've been reading a lot of your comments about your place in Belize. I checked out your web page. It looks wonderful! I just got back from a diving trip to Cozumel a few weeks ago. We were talking about Belize in the future. After seeing your site, I really am interested in going there! Ron Gupton, I knew you in Junior High. It's been fun reading all of your stories! My older brother, Dave used to run with Dave and Rich Bills, Eddie and Durwin Cody. He married Barbara McIntyre (met her at the Creamery). They have two wonderful sons. One of them, Matthew, had a very small part in the recent movie "The Illusionist"...fun!! My younger brother, Kevin, ran with Bob Day, Kirk Smith, Karen Pens and others I've read about in the past week. He will be at the reunion this summer.

Better get going....I have to get to work. I'll call you Dana and Georgia! Evie Blood-Smyth Brown

Posted by Evie Brown on April 3, 2007 05:37 AM

I just love these stories!! they all sound like they could be out of "American Graffitti" don't they?? wow, we were all a little wilder than I remembered huh? so glad all you crazy kids were ok in the big "mustang roll" sheesh!! dont know why we all didn't have those kinds of nights! just REEEEAAALLLYYY lucky!! we use to go to the fields by cook park in my 56 and chase rabbits in the headlights, hard up for fun huh? it must have looked like a slot car out there in the pitch black weaving and twisting, neveer saw a cop while doing that, weird huh? were there just not as many back then?? seems like we should have had them on us at all times. going down Dalhia at 6o and hitting the dip at florida, I remember hitting the roof of my car with my head, not to mention what is someone would have been comming the other way??? wow, scary! but, we made it right?? I think this group of kids all had angels on their shoulders!!!

Posted by karin on April 3, 2007 07:05 AM

hey bloggers,,, if mike rudeen puts anything about this in todays paper,, someone post a link please,,eh?
lance,, we had good weather here yesterday also,, we went outSIDE for the night. i was on the beach shooting full moon photos/drinking beer.
evie, doug bower,, i am not a diver but all the divers here seem to like belize better than cozumel. 2 tank dive, inside the reef, lunch on a caye, average price 100us. no wrecks to speak of, mostly wall dives.
give you something to consider anyway.

Posted by bill Taylor on April 3, 2007 07:49 AM

I see the resemblence. Scurvy looks alot like you.
Posted by on April 2, 2007 06:49 PM "

when you zoom in, and i know you did, you can see just the hint of a woody!

Posted by bill Taylor on April 3, 2007 07:56 AM

Dave Peters; The new date for " Creamstock" posted above is actually June 16th. I dont know how it got confused, but if you look at a calendar the 14th is on a Thursday. Dave, what ever happened to your brother Rob? What was Sabins older brothers name?

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 3, 2007 08:47 AM

Yes I am still in High School Teaching in Cherry Creek School District.. Nancy.... Tell Tim M. I said Hi, My Husband plays men's hockey too at Ice Age way out West where we live.Where does Tim Play? Where is Gretta now? Julie Moot Molen...Where is my old friend Mary???? When are you getting together with my Brother Larry Pote? Hey does anyone remember the CHOCOLATE CAKE AT PLACE Jr high WITH THE WHITE FLUFFY ICING AND MINI CHOC. CHIPS ON TOP? I saw Mr. Dreith the councelor at Place he still looks great his is dating on of our old GW English teachers I can't remember her name.

Posted by Lorraine (POTE) Cortese on April 3, 2007 08:49 AM

Dave Peters; Don and Debbies sons name is Corky.

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 3, 2007 08:50 AM

i saw someone mention concern for the june date as i won't be there till august.
don't worry about me. just take plenty of photos and send em to me.
in august, once i visit, somehow, i don't think i will have a very tough time rounding up a bunch of you for another trip to pipers??
and then again when jack and beth make it, and jerry and alex, ect ect ,,,,
and jerry,, the belizean belikin beer bikini babes be boise bound!
{say that one real fast,,twice}
i am sending it to the manvill address i have.

Posted by bill Taylor on April 3, 2007 09:32 AM

Evie; I remember you also. I was madly in love with you in 7th or 8th grade. I remember everyone you mentioned in your posts above. I see Derwin Cody on occasion, he lives fairly close to me in SE Aurora. Do you still see Jim Harr? He supplied replacement windows for my house a few years ago.Tell him I said hey!

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 3, 2007 09:36 AM

Wow, see what happens when you take a night off? its 45 minutes of reading the next morning.

Mike Rudeen, is there any way to post pictures on this site? or do you have others?

Posted by Doug Bower on April 3, 2007 09:42 AM

let me check with my photo site guru and see if she cares if we use it,, i kinda don't think she will care. i'll get back to you this eve.

Posted by bill Taylor on April 3, 2007 09:51 AM

Dana and the Rest, After our discussion, I would ! like to bring Eohippus to "Creamstock". Jim Robischon and I (creamery boys) have been playing since we learned Mustang Sally in the seventh grade. We have around playing at jazz events for eighteen years. Once the date has been decided I can check with the group. Together with Wild Blue this would make a good show. Let me know. George Brangoccio P.S. We are In the Pavalions at Jazz@Jacks this Thursday 4/5 8:00P

Posted by George Brangoccio on April 3, 2007 10:00 AM

Thanks - Bill - can't wait untill Jerry gets the calandar - your sooo thourghful .

Posted by Alex(Rador) Larsen on April 3, 2007 11:20 AM

The Doors practicing on florida?????????????????? I lived on florida and loved the Doors, never heard that one before!! did see them at family dog a few times tho!! hey all, the final date for "Creamstock" is June 16th ok? Dave Peters entire band is now on the books and they can all play that date, Georges' Band will play too I hear, which is incredible!! this is looking more and more like woodstock huh? who knows how many other bands may get involved yet!! we know there is alot of talent that grew up in virginia village!! Hey Karen T, should we tell them about our short career as back-up singers???? :) the "ooo-ooo girls" Debbie and Don!! SOOOO great to see you on the blog , is this a hoot or what?? can't wait to see both of you, been a fair chunk of time hasn't it?? you were always at our Christmas parties, I have the pics to prove it!! you MUST be at the next "piper bash" ok?? it was so much fun!! I hope everyone is digging out old pics and getting them ready ok? Bill, will you be able to move your trip up to June?? sure hope so, will be fun to meet you!! get your calendars out kids and pen our event in ok? no pencils allowed!! Im working on t-shirts!!

Posted by karin on April 3, 2007 11:38 AM

Hey Karin! So that was parts from your car that my Dad used to pick up off the street! I'm glad that you guys were never hit...there were plenty that were before they put in the stoplight at that corner.

Posted by Larry Pote on April 3, 2007 12:09 PM

Wow! Virginia Village Creamery Nostalgia - What a walk down memory lane! It is so good to hear many of your names. My brother Tim called me last week and told me of this website. I grew up in the neighborhood attending Ash Grove, Merril, and George Washington. Our family moved into the neighborhood in the summer of 1958. Many a Saturday morning was spent walking to the Creamery to buy penny candy. I also remember going to the Piggly Wiggley and buying a pack of Phillip Morris regulars for my mom. (Of course a note from mom was expected!) On my 16th birthday, April 29, 1968 I walked to the Creamery and asked Mr. Baer for my first job. Yes, I learned a good work ethic which prepared me for life. I often think of my old friends I worked with at the Creamery. Cheryl Mantello, Cheryl O'Brien, Sandy Harris, Janet McEntee, Evie Blood-Smyth, Patty Curtin, Barb Robertson, Bonnie, and Joy (I can't remember their last names). I've wondered about all of you over the years. I've also wondered about old customers such as Joe Molen and Nick Taro. I have fond memories of you guys! Also my first boyfriend, Eddie Dreiling! What a sweet innocent relationship that was. Eddie was always a gentleman! Some others I've wondered about over the years - David Blood-Smyth, Frank Anton, Peter Littlefield, Jim Arapkiles, Sally and Peter Eddy.

Posted by Susan (Graves) Berry on April 3, 2007 12:18 PM

Jerry - email me at jmoot@nea.org. I would love to catch up! ;-)

Posted by Julie on April 3, 2007 12:28 PM

Bill - this is the message in the newspaper and on our site...

Cream of the crop

Saturday, March 24 at 5:12 AM
I grew up in southeast Denver in the '60s. Does anyone else remember hanging out at the Creamery? It was in the shopping center located at Holly and Florida. -- Liz

Since this item went up two weeks ago, response has been incredible, as you can see below. All the chatter led to a party Sunday (April 1, but no joke, I'm told), and another is planned for next month. The mother of 'em all, which I understand is being called Creamerystock, also is in the works. Keep an eye out for details in this space.

Meantime, post your responses below. If you'd like to answer another question, go back to the Ask! blog home page and click on whatever catches your eye. If you'd like to pose your own question, click on the link to the left on the home page.

Posted by Julie Molen Moot on April 3, 2007 12:29 PM

Wow does this site bring back memorieI hung out with many of the names i've seen in the postings. Sorry to hear about James W. as I spennt many hours with him in my younger days. When did he die?
Sure hope there is another get together

Posted by JOHN KELLOGG on April 3, 2007 12:54 PM

For any and all of you who knew Mike Hutman, I am sorry to say he Passed away this morning apperently in his sleep. He was found by his daughtor. I think he was 53 years old. He was working for Darrell Avey.
I will try to find any more info and post the funeral date and place.
God Bless Mike, and may he now Rest in Peace.

Posted by Doug Bower on April 3, 2007 01:01 PM

Hi Susan Graves! I enjoyed working lots of shift with you, along with my sister Patty, and Sandy Harris and Barb R. It was Bonnie Mauger too. And do you remember Riley (Schwartz I think) in the kitchen? You have some reading to do!

Posted by Joy Heiserman on April 3, 2007 01:13 PM

Hi Doug -- I'm sorry to hear about your friend's death. He was much too young.

Posted by joy on April 3, 2007 01:16 PM

Boy that is a shocker about Mike. He sure brought a lot of fun times to a lot of people.

Posted by Ray on April 3, 2007 01:22 PM

Pam B - you probably were my favorite babysitter; the one who made my little brother and sister go to bed earlier than me.
Liz- let me pile on another "THANKS!" for getting this started. I skated too, but over at the old DU with the Graziers before they went to the Springs. Knew Virginia too. She was a very sweet soul.
What a surprise to find out how many Creamery patrons there were west of Holly, and how many of you knew the kids east of Holly that I didn't meet until GW!
Larry Pote-we crossed paths on occasion when Nancy and I hung out with Lori Hays

Posted by Stacey Metzler on April 3, 2007 02:30 PM

I just wish I could find my yearbooks. A divorce and lots of moves - who knows where they could be! Stacey - I am sure I know you. My sister Nancy and I started skating at DU and knew the Graziers. Their dad built them an ice rink in their backyard every winter. Nancy is a skating coach up in Boulder. I still skate, and taught this winter at the local rink here in Glenwood Springs. Still love it - great exercise. Does anyone know whatever happened to Sheryl Webb? She worked at the Creamery with Julie Larsen, 72 or 73...

Andy Yost - I do remember you, along with Todd SnellGrove, Lane Renquist, etc. Long time ago - brings back many memories!

Can't wait for the reunion. If everyone wants to come up here for a weekend, I have 10 beautiful acres too!

Posted by Liz (Blackwell) Lippitt on April 3, 2007 02:39 PM

Hi Dave,
How the heck are you? So jazzed about this whole thing. Great to hear that you are doing well and still
enjoying your music. Talked to Deb & Don yesterday, Don really excited. Deb had a cold and I don't know if she quite comprehended what I was telling her. Of course she is wayyyyy old too!!! Don owns a bar at Chambers & Mississippi - stop by and see him.
Ron Gupton called me last night, missed the call, will try tonight.
What else is new? Dave, do you remember Mike, I think his last name was Sheppard? Big gentle giant kind of guy, drove a station wagon. Just wondering if anyone had heard from him.
Email me Downsss5@yahoo.com
So happy to hear from you,

Posted by Sandie on April 3, 2007 02:59 PM

Hello everybody! My brother, Bret, sent me this link today and reading everyone's memories brought back a lot for me. My grandfather was the bottler and distributor of "Pepso" the cherry cola that everyone enjoyed at the Creamery. I used to go in with him as he delivered the bottles and syrups. We lived on Glencoe at Mexico, went to Merrill and GW, graduated in 73. Virginia Village was a place my parents felt "safe" in sending me to. Whether it be to pick up the dry cleaning or shopping. Thanks for bringing back the memories of how it used to be. Definitely count me in for the party!

Posted by Archer (Jon) Goodman on April 3, 2007 03:00 PM

Ron, Sandie here how are you will call later

Posted by Sandie on April 3, 2007 03:01 PM

Liz, we used to clear snow from Lollipop pond and skate there...at night...no lights...until our toes were frostbitten!

Posted by Stacey Metzler on April 3, 2007 03:06 PM

Mmmmmm Pepso...THE BEST!

Posted by Stacey Metzler on April 3, 2007 03:13 PM

Does anyone remember White Sands?

Posted by Sandie on April 3, 2007 03:23 PM

Hey Royce - How are you ? Email me

Posted by Sandie on April 3, 2007 03:24 PM

Bill -- can you send me the pics you got yesterday of the meeting on Sunday. I never got them. Send them to jmoot@nea.org.
Thanks a bunch!! ;-)

Posted by Julie Molen Moot on April 3, 2007 03:25 PM

I remember skating on lollipop as a kid.My mom dropped me off to skate while she went grocery shopping.When she came back I was standing up on Cherry creek drive soaking wet .Yep right through the Ice.How about skating down at Washington park and Evergreen lake?

Posted by Kim O'Brien on April 3, 2007 03:27 PM

Sorry to hear about Mike.Have some good memories with him as well.

Posted by Kim O'Brien on April 3, 2007 03:28 PM

Evergreen Lake - very bumpy skating with a lot of sticks to catch an edge on. Hot chocolate in the lodge made it all worthwhile though

Posted by Stacey Metzler on April 3, 2007 03:42 PM

Hey Everyone! This is insane! Sandie, you asked about White Sands and that is actually one of the reasons this whole thing got started! I saw the Ask! column in the RMN about the Bobcat service station and I got thinking about Virginia Village area. I really loved White Sands, but have hardly any memories of what it looked like. I sent in a question about White Sands to the column and it never got printed. I told Liz about it and she wrote in the infamous Creamery question. I hope that maybe the RMN will print some pics of White Sands and of the Creamery. THAT would be awesome. (Although who would've taken a pic of the Creamery? Someone I hope!). Anyway if this is Sandie Ferguson, I haven't heard any mention of Becky. I thought she was a sweetie and was very kind to us nerds...Tell her hello for me and from Rhonda Cockrell if she remembers us!

I skated at Lollipop a lot too! Liz and I skated at DU and Alpine Ice Arena. I think I got started skating at Wash Park and Evergreen. I miss those days....

Posted by nancy (blackwell) grieder on April 3, 2007 03:45 PM

I forgot, Sandie if you have time to read some of this LONG blog, there are some people who wrote in their memories of White Sands and I think it is Doug Bower whose dad was a manager there and he said his mom is digging out some pictures. Hooray!

Posted by nancy (blackwell) grieder on April 3, 2007 03:49 PM

Thanks Andy Jost, for passing the Creamery link on to me.

My mother would write a note to Ash Grove Elementary a few times a year, allowing me to leave the school to have lunch at the Creamery. That was a huge treat! I'd get a cheese burger fries and coke each time. Most other visits to the Creamery was to buy fresh chocolate donuts for 5cents apiece! I'd usually buy at least 5 of them and eat them right there.

We lived at 6204 E. Oregon Place until moving to Evergreen in 1972.

John lives in Littleton, Ann lives in Evergreen near me, my Dad lives in Lakewood.

Posted by Dave Kellogg on April 3, 2007 03:53 PM

you can use this site for photos,,,


password,, belizeforum
login in.. belizeforum

i want to see some photos!!!

Posted by bill Taylor on April 3, 2007 03:58 PM

Julie; you didnt get the pics I sent? I had your e-mail as moot5 @comcast.net I will re-send to above e-mail if you would like?

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 3, 2007 04:03 PM

julie,, i'll send photos tomorow

Posted by bill Taylor on April 3, 2007 04:05 PM

Julie; just sent you a picture of the group. Let me know if you got it?

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 3, 2007 04:10 PM

craig,, i skated on wash park and evergreen lake,,, wer'nt you parents big-shot skaters??

Posted by bill Taylor on April 3, 2007 04:18 PM

wer'nt,,, remember ... I'm a product of Denver public schools. har har

Posted by bill Taylor on April 3, 2007 04:22 PM

Bill - I usually blame my (lack of) math skills on DPS

Posted by Stacey Metzler on April 3, 2007 04:32 PM

...but then when I think about it, it was my lack of attendance at DPS the caused my lacking math abilities

Posted by Stacey Metzler on April 3, 2007 04:41 PM

Good Job Bill, now start posting those pics that were sent to you!! I created a sub-folder under the Belizeforum album, named it CreameryStock. Now, how about all of you that were at Pipers on Sunday snapping all those pictures downloading them to this site!! Hey John Kellogg, good to see that you made it!! I promise that I won't let Craig talk us into getting into a fight!! Does anyone remember Mike Brunco(sp), ran into him a few years back, he was the head E.R. doc at Denver General. Kim Reed Neal, your memory is probably a lot better than mine, I do vaguely remember a garage fire, however, it wasn't our house. Anyway, good to see that you are here as well!!

Posted by Thor Hansen on April 3, 2007 04:42 PM

just so you know,, my house is thumping from a large sub woofer playing pink floyds "learning to fly" and the altitude here makes it sound that much better.
i am happy,,,

Posted by bill Taylor on April 3, 2007 04:43 PM

Bummer! Just found out today Jeffco Schools blocks blogs! Couldn't read anything! Well, I would NEVER do that anyway..........I do remember Mike Brunko. We were in the same grade at McMeen, but I don't remember him after that. GEORGE, I gather you play jazz? Do you know of a flugel horn player named David Froman? What was the name of your band again? SANDIE, you are truly a voice from the past. I don't believe I have spoken to you in over 35 years! I hope things have gone well for you. Whoever mentioned Rick Stone....."about 8 kids," are they, or have they attended West Jeff Middle School in Conifer?

Posted by Royce Gupton on April 3, 2007 04:56 PM

alex,, you know i was thinking mostly of you when i sent it!!! no,, realy. {teasing,,,,}
john kellog,,,... wow,,, you lived next to gawd , mark lewis!!! now i remember!!
you had a sister,,
that we all, naturaly presumed as HOT

Posted by bill Taylor on April 3, 2007 04:59 PM

Hi Nancy,

Becky left for San Francisco while we were all still in HS & JH. When I got married I moved to Cali and had race horses, looked Becky up, we had lunch. She was married, 3 babies, we spoke a few times after that and then she must have moved. When I tried to get in touch phone and address has changed.. I can tell you she was more beautiful than ever. Even though Deb, hated me hanging with them, Becky was always so sweet to me - loved her. Wish I knew how to get in touch. I know when we were in touch we lived in the Bay area of Cali. Maybe we can do a search, unfortunately I do not remember her married name. Is this not just unbelievable? White Sands - had only went a few times, but remember the middle had a big barg type area we all tanned on.
Just lived 3 blocks from there. Hey, Ron just told me that all of us ladies had a crush on George B. I need pictures. Just pulled up belizeforum.com saw a pic. at Pipers, please tell me who is who. I
let me know. Also, Karin, was always kind to me cause I was the dumb little tag along. I remember a party at Randy Sheppard's house. I was Deb & Don's excuse to be together if they picked me up
after choir practice. They sat me outside by the house, cold, dark and gave me a peanut butter jar full of Jack Daniel's. At least Deb held my head out of the porcelain bowl that night. Have mercy. Do you remember Randy?
Let me know.

Posted by Sandie on April 3, 2007 05:02 PM

Hey Dave Cline,

Remember bowling on Sunday mornings for money at Monaco bowl with all our families? Hey, what ever happened to Lori Spencer ?


Posted by Sandie on April 3, 2007 05:05 PM

there ya go,, the belize site works just fine,,, lets g photogs!!!!

Posted by bill Taylor on April 3, 2007 05:09 PM

Yes, I second that question: Whatever happened to Lori Spencer?

Posted by Royce Gupton on April 3, 2007 05:10 PM

I have some pictures to post in the next hour.

Posted by Royce Gupton on April 3, 2007 05:14 PM

Bill and Ron -- I got one picture you sent to my jmoot@nea.org site. Thanks a bunch! I don't recognize all the people, except Jerry Coulter. Can you bring me up to date on who was there? Thanks

Posted by Julie on April 3, 2007 05:20 PM

My moot5@comcast.net doesn't have a space in it, maybe that is why I didn't get it.

Posted by Julie on April 3, 2007 05:22 PM

Hi Dave K., Liz B. and John K. - Good to hear from you!

What happened to Cindy Carlmark? I remember her dad up at my dad's gas station quite often... He worked for Max up there I believe... or was that Kristen Crowder's dad... one of you girls...

John Kellogg, you still have my Dad's old gas station pickup truck you bought from him?

I wanna say a Steve Malkowicz owned the Drug Store next to the Creamery.

Was the owner of the Creamery's first name Lee?

Anyone remember the Colorado Mountain Club meeting in the basement of the Virginia Village Barber shop way back when the Creamery was around in the 60's?...

I remember Lollipop Lake and Garland Park quite well... Us YAL Buffaloes would cream the Trojans there ALL the time if not up on our home field at Eisenhower! 8-) The good old Football Circus... I HATED ringing your door bells to try and sell you all tickets to that cherished event...

Anyone remember getting their Polio vaccine sugar cubes at McMeen Elementary? Those were tasty!

My brother Russ delvered the newspaper to a lot of the neighborhood around the Creamery and between Ellis and Ashgrove... On snowy days he would even let me and my brother help him why my mom drove him around in the back of our huge Ford LTD station wagon. Speaking of newspapers, my sister Michele's son, Lance was the last official Rocky Mountain News paper boy for that neighborhood when they still spoke english and rode bicycles to deliver papers...

Anyone that went to Place Jr. High remember a REAL heavy rain about '72 or '73, and Cherry Creek was completely FULL to the brim and Cook Park looked like a lake? It was COMPLETELY under water. Had to walk all the way around it, and along Cherry Creek Drive to get to school...

I remember all the hoods having their keggers behind Place Jr. High... probably some of you all, and all the jocks had their keggers up at Crestmoor Park...

I would ride my motorcycle along Cherry Creek until some clown stole it from me up at GW! Which one of you delinquents did that?... That bike cost me my life savings of $150.00 bucks!!! Yamaha XL 175... I had ditched school early, found my bike missing, but couldn't go to the school office to report it 'till class was over...

Posted by Andy Jost on April 3, 2007 05:35 PM

well HELLO and good evening, dudes and dudets. hope every body had a good day. its about 74 days until the "MEGA" hodown!! its going to be like waiting for christmas. i wonder if this is what I've heard, referred to , as ( going full circle). I've been in a funk and fog since this all started. and loving it!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by lance williams on April 3, 2007 05:36 PM

Did the Creamery finally go out of business as a result of that 7-Eleven going in at the southwest corner of the intersection of Florida and Holly?

Posted by Andy Jost on April 3, 2007 05:48 PM

andy, i think i know you but need a face. it's beena long time ago!

Posted by lance williams on April 3, 2007 06:00 PM

must be dinner time. stop typing with your mouth full!

Posted by lance williams on April 3, 2007 06:08 PM

Hi Bill - I hope I know you. Bless you - I did go to the photo sight great pictures. Please help me with some of who' - who

Posted by Sandie on April 3, 2007 06:08 PM

Royce; Are you going to post your pics on the Belize site?

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 3, 2007 06:12 PM

Joy - It was great hearing from you and yes I remember Riley in the kitchen. It's taken a while but I've gone back and read the whole blog! I would sure like to know how Cheryl Mantello, Cheryl O'Brien, and Sandie Harris are doing. Has anyone heard from Sandie? Nick Taro & Joe Molen- I'd sure love to hear from you guys too!

Posted by Susan (Graves) Berry on April 3, 2007 06:14 PM

Bill; I tried to upload some pics earlier and it took for ever. I finally gave up. Was I doing something wrong? Would it be better to send them to you and have you post them?

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 3, 2007 06:19 PM

Thor, I could have sworn it was your garage but maybe you were just standing there watching the firemen put out the fire.
Andy, the creamery went out of business because Mr Baer retired and sold it to a man who refused to let any one hang out there, down graded the quality of the food, and took away the candy display. He went out of business within a year.
I remember the sugar cube polio vaccinations at McMeen. They were really good and we are a small group of people that don't have the scars from the shots.
I loved skating at Lollipop lake. I remember one year Kathy and Danny Lockard fell into the lake and had to rescued.
Remember the best thing about McMeen was its Pizza, cinnamon rolls, and cookies. I lived in Miami from 1962-1965 and the pizza there was a piece of bread with cheese and tomato sauce. God Bless DPS and their pizza.

Posted by Kim Reed on April 3, 2007 06:24 PM

Oh Yeah Rick Stone probably did have children in the middle school in Connifer. I will find out for sure.

Posted by Kim Reed on April 3, 2007 06:29 PM






Posted by JOHN KELLOGG on April 3, 2007 06:30 PM

just to clarify you didn't get scars from polio it was smallpox and bet you have one

Posted by on April 3, 2007 06:32 PM

Hey Stacey....I remember you...didn't you live on Minnesota Dr.?

Posted by Larry Pote on April 3, 2007 06:38 PM

sorry,, the site does take awhile,, best i can do.
but it works!

Posted by bill Taylor on April 3, 2007 06:42 PM

Ron, I also had trouble uploading pics. Mine wouldn't go at all. Bill, likewise, I could send to you. I saw one from our group, that's all.

Speaking of immunizations, don't forget the diptheria gun. It looked like they were going to do some soldering on your arm. They told you not to move, but by the time your turn came, you'd already seen someone with blood running down their arm!

The "dinner rolls" were really good too. The smell permeated the entire school.

Posted by Royce Gupton on April 3, 2007 06:48 PM

Karin, its me Yvonne this is the most wonderful thing i have ever seen. i remember so many good times with you. yes we had the blue eyeshadow got in trouble, didnt we also get caught smoking in the girls room at merril? mary clark was my locker partner we got caught with burben in our locker and we were sent home for wearing granny dress one day, boy did they have some dumb rules back then. ifeel like it was just a few days ago since i have seen you how wonderful is that. didnt you have beads hang in the doorway of your room? greg said he gave you my phone # i wish you would call!!!! SORRY i wasnt at the piper but our kids had a dinner they bought and made for our 30th. Dana, i was really good back in the day to not let the officers take you to jail.yea me.good for you. i remember that day at schaffers park when i saw you, we hugged and i gave you a kiss, my boys were practicing midget football and when we got home much to my surprise they ran to their dad and said "daddy, daddy mommie kissed a fireman. yes i had to explain. i just read sue graves and i called eddie to tell him what you wrote he cracked up. he wants me to ask you where you are ect. HELLO to everyone else i love the fact we are all on the same page so to speak. this is better than gilmore girls, deal or no deal,survivor fiji now you all know how is send my evenings. ps. dee blair was my best friend in high school, she and her mom moved to texas after high school she married a man named richard cantrell they lived in garland tx 30 years ago does anyone know a way for me to try and fine her????? Love to you all,

Posted by Yvonne (Dreiling) Shafer on April 3, 2007 06:51 PM

Stacey who lived on Minnesota Dr?

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 3, 2007 06:51 PM

Stacey; Where on Minnesota Dr. did you live?
I lived at 5900.

Posted by Ron Gupton on April 3, 2007 07:06 PM

I just posted some pics from pipers -- took me forever to figure that out!

Posted by joy on April 3, 2007 07:15 PM


I just rec'v. pic. help where are you, Dave, Georgia and Dana
Help darlin'

Posted by Sandie on April 3, 2007 07:21 PM

When I was in H.S. my best friend was engaged to Frank Thacker - Someone had asked about the brothers - am trying to find.

Posted by Sandie on April 3, 2007 07:24 PM

Hello...My friend Ed Dreiling just wanted me to post his telephone number for him, because his computer is on the fritz. Anyone feel free to contact him. He had a good laugh about Sue Graves and his being a "gentleman". I was driver many times with them sitting in the back of my car at the Valley Drive-In. " Gentleman"? hmmmmm? OK Sue...if you say so...Any hoot, this is Ed's number (303) 753-0064 My memory of the Creamery ; Smoking cigarettes in Ed's car and waiting for Don Sailing to drive up in his orange Corvair and buying beer for us. Yvonne would do too! Hi...Perry, Kevin, Don, Bill, Pickles, Cheryl, Juan...(from Venezuela) the Brown brothers,Carbaugh sisters, Tom J. ,Tom A. and all the rest of you guys that wasted most of your Sat. nights sitting in the parking lot! I was glad to turn 18 and move into the Leaning Tower.

Posted by R.S. on April 3, 2007 07:49 PM

I know who all of you are and I've seen what you did but thats okay! I couldnt have made a living without you kids! Am I invited to creamerystock on Saturday June 16th? I should be! This couldnt have happened without me!
Lee Baer

Hi Yvonne Drieling! Hope you remember me.
We went out on a date once in high school.
Hi sandi , Do you mean Morey Shephard? LIved close to the alley on Ivy Way? And I'm doing great..thanks for asking.

Posted by DAVE PETERS on April 3, 2007 07:52 PM

Joy H.---Riley Schwartz was a cook at the creamery.Chris Ventrillo was there at that time too. thy both got jobs at Timberline Fabrics on dalia and evans.
Jerry C.--- do you remember the ketchup and mustrd fight that you and kirk got into when you were closeing the creamery?

Posted by Jack Virtue on April 3, 2007 07:58 PM

Jack I do remember that mustard and ketchup I think there was also some choclate milk shake and some other stuff out of the dirty dish tray.Hey what was that one guys name Rick ? Evie I also remember the slimy eggs and burnt toast, did'nt I crack some eggs and put them on a plate, asked if those were slimy enough. Was Mrs. Bairs name Dottie?

Posted by Jerry Coulter on April 3, 2007 08:20 PM

Jerry---Rick Gale, last I knew he was in Oregon.He moved ther after he and some freinds got caught in a snow slide in breckenridge that he was the only survivor and the TV stations were chaseing him around town. Rick and Mark Kurz ran together most of the time.

Posted by Jack Virtue on April 3, 2007 08:32 PM

Hi Dave,

I think that I confused Randy Sheppard and Mike. I don't think it was Morey - but I could be so wrong. The Mike I am thinking about lived north of the creamery. His mom was a nurse worked nights and we would hang there sometimes.

Love, Sandie

Posted by Sandie on April 3, 2007 08:36 PM

Right, scars from Smallpox, and no not everyone got scars. I never got a scar. We were making history when those sugar cubes came out! YVONNE: There are 8 Richard Cantrell's in TX .. you can just call and ask!! Don't know where Garland is tho, it's not on my map.

Posted by Pam (Benson) Patterson on April 3, 2007 08:47 PM

Lance W. I looked in my GWHS year books and did not find you, so you probably didn't know me, but you may have known one of my 5 older siblings who all graduated from GW.

Posted by Andy Jost on April 3, 2007 08:47 PM

Yvonne, I believe that I knew your sister, Jennifer...she was at our 20th GW reunion AND...can you believe this, I have a picture of her of our first communion from Most Precious Blood...wanna know what?...in BOTH pix, she is looking at the person next to her, like she's having a verrry interesting conversation with them...I think she was in the Patriot Porpoises, was she not?...another pic to dig up! :)

Posted by Nancy on April 3, 2007 08:52 PM

I would like to propose that we all sign in with our HS graduation year with our name so some of us can put you in perspective... Just a thought!

Posted by Andy Jost ('76) on April 3, 2007 08:52 PM

ditto, I agree...here goes... '75

Posted by Nancy on April 3, 2007 08:54 PM

Sounds good, but don't think anyone is close to me !

Posted by Pam (Benson) Patterson '62 on April 3, 2007 08:57 PM

karin,dana where is eveyone? i come on line and no one is here. what is up?
love yonne

Posted by yvonne dreiling shafer on April 3, 2007 09:00 PM

fine class of 1973

Posted by Doug Bower on April 3, 2007 09:22 PM

Pam- My brother, Roy Jost, was class of '61.
He dated Karen Hansen. Did you know Rosemary Bloedorn or Donna Prommel?

Posted by Carolyn Jost Ziegler '64 on April 3, 2007 09:41 PM

That is a good idea. Nice to find our when we were in eachother's yearbooks. Or if there were some that didn't graduate, the year they would have...
Jerry, we worked together for a while didn't we? I remember my brother Mark cooking also but can't remember working with Kirk Smith. I know you also worked at the gas station was that after the creamery?

Posted by Julie Molen Moot '75 on April 3, 2007 09:42 PM

'75 and feelin' fine!

Posted by Larry Pote on April 3, 2007 09:42 PM

We need to start a log on who worked at the creamery and when. I bet we would cover a lot of years!

Posted by Julie Molen Moot '75 on April 3, 2007 09:43 PM

What happened, did everyone go to bed?
Good night y'all -- hugs.

Posted by Julie '75 on April 3, 2007 09:57 PM

I knew Karen Hansen really well .. the others only by name. Do not remember your brother. Glad to know however, that I am NOT the only senior citizen!

Posted by Pam (Benson) Patterson '62 on April 3, 2007 10:02 PM

Just uploaded 12 more pics. Enjoy!

Posted by Royce Gupton '73 on April 3, 2007 10:03 PM

Yvonne, I just talked to dana about 30 min ago and he is planning on signing on soon.
Remember, little guy with red hair and freckles? Volkswagon? Anything? anything?

Posted by DAVE PETERS '69 on April 3, 2007 10:15 PM

finally got a chance to get back to this and with a quick browse thru: howdy Kim and Craig O (and the rest), Jack Virtue too. lots of other names also. Dana, my brother Rick was a pinball wizard at clelebrity too, 69-71ish? way back Lance, your're right about the internet being such a great vehicle, how could it happen otherwise?....and "creamstock" sort of rolls off easier than "creamerystock". Bill, belikins babes being broughttoboise by a best bud. tanks again. "Remember playing hockey on one of the Glasiers ponds before Portofino? Missouri St. Maruders vs the Toronto Mapleleafs. how about covered foxholes off to the side of the bridle path behind any number of houses? some of them would spook horses even though they were covered. the pinkish dot on the sugarcube.....? oh, the vaccine, McMean memories there, although the big space gun for the arm, I'm remembering Ellis. in the same room (or close too) the place they kept your gym shoes in the numbered baskets? eh? score one for an old guy. Somebody above (R.S.) mentioned a couple of names brought up only once or twice before - Don Saling, and Juan Carlos. could that be Randy Schwartz out there? How about the Mussleman's? Jim, Jodie and Mike. they lived a couple of doors down from us on Missouri - Mike was a good guitarist and played in several bands, last I heard he ran a speaker or cabinet manufacturing place down by the river - what they call Lodo now, I think. Thanks to Dave Peters again for the info on Alan Roper aka Jinx Jones. I hit the web site and he is instantly recognizable. where's Tom Armstrong and siblings?

Posted by Jerry Larsen on April 3, 2007 11:00 PM


Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on April 3, 2007 11:23 PM

Crap, sorry, Yvonne sorry, I forgot to say Hi, thanks, and I still love ya. Dana

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on April 3, 2007 11:38 PM

Someone was asking about Denny Flannigan and the Moonrakers. Connie Dechant, Don's sister might know. She is in Hawaii right now, her son is getting married over there. I will get in touch with her when she returns.

Posted by Sandie on April 4, 2007 05:32 AM

Bill and all who went to Ellis. Anyone remember Mrs. Ward? Had gray hair with different colored streaks through it. Purple, red green,etc.

Posted by Sandie on April 4, 2007 05:36 AM

Sorry Bill, I thought you went to Ellis. Love the pics.
How long have you lived there? You are living out my dream. How is the neighborhood for housing?

Posted by Sandie on April 4, 2007 05:39 AM

Dave Peters, you haven't changed - I picked you out of the group. Help me some of the others, please. You look great.

Posted by Sandie on April 4, 2007 06:01 AM

Send you info soon!

Posted by DAVE PETERS '69 on April 4, 2007 06:32 AM

To early in the am for me

Posted by DAVE PETERS '69 on April 4, 2007 06:35 AM

There are a few of us "oldies" out there!

Posted by kathy mote '64 on April 4, 2007 06:46 AM


Posted by Doug Bower '73 on April 4, 2007 07:27 AM

David Miller and Wendy (Warren) Glazer are on the planning committee. I'll get their email addresses and add them here. I THINK IT'S THE WEEKEND OF JULY 6.

Posted by Marianne Anton on April 4, 2007 07:45 AM

Good Morning Everybody,

Mike Rundeen has written a follow-up article in the paper today. He says there have been over 900 posting! Good for us!

Posted by Judy(Clymer)Lohman on April 4, 2007 07:54 AM

Nancy (B) G -- I looked you up in the Place yearbooks. Your face is quite familiar to me! Don't know why I couldn't put the name and face together. I don't recall knowing that you were a skater.

I wasn't terribly involved with school activities ... ever. At Place I did the French Club and went to France in 8th grade with Mr. Shioya and a group of students. I did the ski club all three years. Yearbook in 9th grade. Most of my activites, in 9th grade at least, were -- ahem -- extracurricular.

My brother Jeff used to pick me up from school when I was in the 9th grade. He drove -- what was it, Jeff? a '68 Shelby? -- and he'd do donuts in the gravel parking area across the street. Mr. Welch ran after us a few times. I was always sure he'd be waiting for me the next day.

When it was cold and snowy I'd walk to and from Place on Minnesota Drive. I had to walk past the Jesse's house, which I found highly stressful. I always hoped to get by unnoticed. And hoped their Old English Sheepdog wouldn't be loose. On the nice days I'd take the bridle path. It was faster and left a buffer between me and the Jesse's house.

Who was the beloved first grade teacher at McMeen? Mrs. Wyman? Wymer? I had Mrs. Wilson for k-garten. I remember visiting McMeen after I was in junior high and laughing that Mrs. Wilson spoke to everybody like they were 5 year olds.

I had Ms. Finkelstein in 3rd grade. I don't think she liked me -- thanks, Jeff -- and she hollared at us every afternoon. She married and became Mrs. Cameron (why do I remember that?). I had Mr. Richardson for 6th grade. I think he was nicknamed "Turtleneck." His breath was an alarmingly strong mix of coffee and cigarettes.

The other kids in our area were the Worsham's --Steve and Sandy; the Everharts -- Kristi and Kurt; the Case's -- Leslie and Lynn; the Johnson's lived a few houses away; the Grasmick's on Honey Way; the Barfields further up Minnesota Dr.

I remember waking up one morning and Stacey's tiny Honda had been moved from the street to the middle of our front yard.

I spent a lot of time in the bridle path. What a paradise for kids. Bike riding, sledding, forts. I loved it out there. It looks different now. --Steph

Posted by Stephanie (Metzler) Shulman '79 on April 4, 2007 07:56 AM

aloha all so so many. God bless you Mr. Bair. I love it. Dave and Karen if you could post your e-mails again would appreciate it. Sorry about mike, doug.I was just tinking about hutman and putman they fun. what about danny mamose.Hey shorty what's up.Was that the Doors on florida, I remember hearing someone playing over there.We lived off of clermont & florida also.Evie what ever happened to chris.Julie I can't believe you don't remember working with Kirk, even I remember working with him and Jerry and Jack and I didn't even work there that long.But what good times.Thanks to who ever put Nick Taro's name together it was driving me crazy. He hung out with julies brother joe.Nice guy.So many names and so many faces.Bill your just going to have to make it for this one, ya think will need name tag's. greg d whats in NY.Alley you know what to do with that calander don't ya.In the garage with his other toy's.This is way to much fun.I've got to get something done today.mahalo Liz

Posted by Beth Erickson 75? on April 4, 2007 07:57 AM

I must be a inbetweener.

Posted by Ron Gupton ' 71 on April 4, 2007 08:00 AM

whelp,, i just finished looking at the photos of the cream-o-de-crop!
nice looking bunch of hoodlums/hoodlumettes!!
i am jealous i missed it..

Posted by bill Taylor on April 4, 2007 08:30 AM


Posted by bill Taylor drop out/bum on April 4, 2007 08:44 AM

Good morning my friends!!! did you all see the rocky mnt news today??????????????/ we ARE the whole article and it is so cool, we are now over 900 blogs and going strong, WE ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YVONNE!!!!! YEEEEESSSSSSS!! how are you my pal???? so great to hear from you!! you just cracked me up about the "granny dresses"" I was with you and got sent home too!! wow, ther we were trying to cover EVERYTHING up and STILL got sent home! then we got sent home for mini skirts too, damned if we did and damned if we didn't huh? Dee blair!! Ive been trying to find her for years! she was my best friend in the 10th grade when her and Scott matthews, Kay Lancaster, phylis Bryant and me , we all would ditch ALOT, go to the winchells donut shop on leetsdale( hey there is a place we have not mentioned) drink coffee until we vibrated, then go over to Dee's apt. and listen to albums. our fav at that time wasFEVER TREE!!!!! played the crap out of it!! she was on the classmates site for a breif time and was asking if anyone remembered her as Dee Blair. I was not a member so i could not answer her!! lets find her ok?? we may need some help from our Texas pals, but I now we can find her!!Mary clark, wow, forgot her, what a bunch of memories!! someone was asking about the moonrakers and denny flannigan. he lives in cal now. he did live off floriday and fairfax. I was a moonrakers groupie went everywhere they played!! we actually went to a moonrakers concert a few yrs ago in cripple creek, a benefit for the POW"S, firefall was there too, incredible show. they did a big reunion just this last aug out in highlands ranch, we were gone and couldnt go. my tax lady is a very good friend of his and she always knows what he is up to. but I know he is still playing music and doing well, looking good! Yvonne, I will call you ok? I do have your number, im so excited to talk to you, we have some really fun history!! well, I have to go to work, that really sucks!! to all you blogger and blogettes.....................BLOG-ON!! will catch up later, when there is about 200 more to read!! this is like reading a great book, you can't wait to get back to it!!

Posted by Karin on April 4, 2007 08:48 AM

damn that was fast got the address before i even posted.

Posted by Beth Erickson 75? on April 4, 2007 08:49 AM

could someone PLEASE post the link to the news atrical??
i didn't get my delivery this morning.

Posted by bill Taylor drop out/bum on April 4, 2007 08:58 AM

Doug Bower do you have a sister Julie?
Dave Kellog do you have a sister Ann? If so, didn't you live near George Tacinas?

Posted by Kay Papich-Wall '72 on April 4, 2007 09:17 AM

Hello, Ellis Elementary 1970 alumni. Tim Colen, Steve Bajema, Scott Hoffberg and I are all still kicking.

Contact me for more information at edward_D_scott@keybank.com

I'm sure Tim and Steve would like to know where Gayle Braun is these days, even though they are both happily married.

Posted by Ed Scott on April 4, 2007 09:22 AM

Just went to Photobucket.com . Looks like fun. I hope to make the next gathering....I figure even those that haven't been on this blog should come too. I will pass this on to Carol Pens and Gale Allred for sure. Come on you 72ers!!! We all have soooo much in common growing up.

Posted by Kay Papich-Wall '72 on April 4, 2007 09:26 AM

is anyone still have problems with the photo site? let me know if i can help with instructions.

Posted by bill Taylor drop out/bum on April 4, 2007 09:34 AM


me,, bloggin
that's Fuzznutts the cat.

Posted by bill Taylor drop out on April 4, 2007 09:52 AM

Oh, wrong pox but still no scar.

Posted by Kim Reed '74 on April 4, 2007 09:54 AM

Here ya go Bill!

Posted by Joy on April 4, 2007 10:21 AM

oh, wait! that link was for the 3/27 article -- I haven't found today's yet. karin?

Posted by Joy on April 4, 2007 10:25 AM

Here is the text from this morning - 4/4.

The Creamery lives!

Two weeks ago, Liz asked if any boomers remembered The Creamery, an ice cream and burger joint that once helped anchor the retail strip at South Holly Street and East Florida Avenue. I was thrilled that two days later more than 50 comments from readers had piled onto the blog.
When I returned to work Monday after a week�s vacation, I went way past thrilled. By the end of the day, more than 900 comments were posted on the blog.
The long-gone Creamery, of course, was just the focal point for memories of people, places and things from the �60s and early �70s, all revolving around that southeast Denver neighborhood.
People are talking about the cars, the escapades, the businesses, the times and the attractions � human and otherwise � of that era and that part of their universe.
Amid all the blogging a party broke out Sunday at the Piper Inn at East Iliff Avenue and Parker Road. Craig said about 40 people showed up to talk about old times and rediscover old friendships. A larger party is being discussed for this summer; you�ll find details on the blog.
Some writers expressed concern that we�d take down the Creamery blog item. As Rocky blogmeister Mark Wolf put it, Mc-Donald�s is about as likely to jettison the Big Mac as we are to pull �Cream of the Crop� off the Ask! blog in the foreseeable future.
In case you�ve missed it, go to
blogs.rockymountainnews. com/denver/ask and click on �Cream of the Crop.� While you�re there, you can peruse the other questions, or you can post one of your own by clicking on the link to the left on the blog home page.
Here�s one of the questions you�ll find:
Someone once told me that when daylight-saving time was originally proposed, there was a plan to eventually have only two time zones for the contiguous United States. Is this true? � Jeffrey

Posted by Tim Graves '73 on April 4, 2007 11:00 AM

Your 10 secs. of fame is ruined Craig. They didn't even use your last name!

Posted by Tim Graves '73 on April 4, 2007 11:02 AM

Thanks Tim!

Posted by Joy on April 4, 2007 11:09 AM


craig who?? har har,,,

Posted by bill Taylor drop out on April 4, 2007 11:53 AM

Hello all, this is Eddie Hoffman. Just spent a couple of hours reading these posts. Many of the names and all of the places mentioned bring back a lot of memories. Even some I forgot. I lived Across the street from Cook park on Monaco and Iowa. I graduated from GW in 1976, I think. I spent most of my teenage years at the park both night and days. I hung out with Bill A., Chris T., John W., Mike F., Neil G., Harold K., Moose, Karl G., Greg L, and many others who joined us for fun. The keggers in the Creek were an experience. Can you imagine them taking place this day and age?

I think all of my brothers and sisters (seven) spent time at the Creamery. Greg, Chris, Tony, Katie, Connie, Charlotte, And Carla. There were many changes during the 14 year age span between Greg and Carla. I would love to get in touch with anyone who remembers me. Thanks.

Posted by Edward Hoffman on April 4, 2007 11:57 AM

hello eddie,, i don't know you,, but tony can be added to the list of people i shared a house with. later,, in the 80's while we both worked at D.U.

Posted by bill Taylor drop out on April 4, 2007 12:02 PM

thanks to my sister Laura, and Cathi Sommer, This has brought back lots of memories. I would love to get in contact with some people, Jack Virtue, Stacie Metzler, Doug Bower. Started reading when I got to work this morning and spent hour & half. Stacie & Jack please email me at ksinicki@superiorwc.com.

Posted by Kim Wilson Sinicki, '75 on April 4, 2007 12:09 PM

The pictures are wonderful and now I have names to go with the pics - thanks! Beth, I am remembering now working with Kirk Smith and tall Jack (he went with Kim for a while, right?) It is all coming back. I remember working with Jerry, he was my sweetie then. I guess I just didn't realize how many of us worked there - geez! Fun times!! Nick Taro still keeps in touch with Joe. He is an anesthesiologist at Luthern Hospital and has two or three kids. Had them later in life. I also sent this to Jim Carlin. Do you remember him?
Bill - thanks for setting up the picture site that will be fun to check on too!

Posted by Julie Molen Moot '75 on April 4, 2007 12:11 PM

Hi Andy,
So glad to hear that Tim Colen and Steve Bajema are alive and well. I remember Steve well. He tormented all of us girls! I knew someone would want to hear about Gail Braun. She went through this major transformation from 9th to 10th grade. All of the sudden she just turned into this breath taking beauty! I heard many, many years ago that she was working as a dolpin trainer in California or Florida - That would be my dream job! Cindy Carlmark wrote into the blog about a week ago. She is happily married, a realtor and living 60 miles west of me in Grand Junction. Julie Larson is still living near the "hood" at Monaco and Hampden. Happily married with two almost grown kids. Do you remember Marcy Marquart? She is also happily married, living in Houston - married to an Exxon exec and has three grown kids. Haven't kept track of anyone else. Would love to get in touch with Sheryl Webb. Lost track of her many years ago. I think she is married to an Arapahoe County or Aurora cop. Think her last name is now Foley. Gosh - it is sad to hear about all of the people who have passed away. Does anyone know how Mike Futera died?

Also - HELP! How do I look up the pictures on Photobucket.com. I would love to see how well everyone has aged!

Where is Bob Day? Wondered if his mom is still alive. She and my mom were good friends.

Posted by Liz (Blackwell) Lippitt - 76 on April 4, 2007 12:15 PM

Hi Andy,
So glad to hear that Tim Colen and Steve Bajema are alive and well. I remember Steve well. He tormented all of us girls! I knew someone would want to hear about Gail Braun. She went through this major transformation from 9th to 10th grade. All of the sudden she just turned into this breath taking beauty! I heard many, many years ago that she was working as a dolpin trainer in California or Florida - That would be my dream job! Cindy Carlmark wrote into the blog about a week ago. She is happily married, a realtor and living 60 miles west of me in Grand Junction. Julie Larson is still living near the "hood" at Monaco and Hampden. Happily married with two almost grown kids. Do you remember Marcy Marquart? She is also happily married, living in Houston - married to an Exxon exec and has three grown kids. Haven't kept track of anyone else. Would love to get in touch with Sheryl Webb. Lost track of her many years ago. I think she is married to an Arapahoe County or Aurora cop. Think her last name is now Foley. Gosh - it is sad to hear about all of the people who have passed away. Does anyone know how Mike Futera died?

Also - HELP! How do I look up the pictures on Photobucket.com. I would love to see how well everyone has aged!

Where is Bob Day? Wondered if his mom is still alive. She and my mom were good friends.

Posted by Liz (Blackwell) 76 on April 4, 2007 12:17 PM


Posted by bill Taylor drop out on April 4, 2007 12:24 PM

Hi Ed Hoffman! I remember you. Dave Kellogg has been on this blog as well. He did live next door to Tacinas.

I miss Neil Goe! He was a great guy! I got to know him better up at CSU. I hadn't seen several that you mentioned since Neil's memorial service.

Where's Tom Oldfield? Use to see him up at Jackson's Hole to watch CSU FB games...

Someone told me that Randy Schwartz is/was part owner of that bar/restaurant on Monaco by K-Mart with the aluminum palm trees?

Doesn't another GW alum own JRs on Monaco and Hampden as well as the bar in Tamarac Square next to Old Chicago?

Kay Papich-Wall, yes Dave Kellogg does have a sister named Ann, and I believe she is doing art up in Evergreen. Right Dave?... My sister Michele new her well also.

Posted by Andy Jost ('76) on April 4, 2007 12:27 PM

Eddie I remember you and Tony and Connie

Posted by Invisable Man on April 4, 2007 12:29 PM

I can not take in all the names that I have read here. Some of you know my older sisters. A couple of you I know. My sisters were Kay and Karen Grasmick and we lived on Honey Way. My parents still live there.

Funny, a few of us were just talking about the Creamery the other day, and then my mom called and told me about the article in the paper today and I have spent the last two hours reading everything, unable to tear myself away. This is a great site!

Nancy I remember you, and I think I saw you at the last reunion. Steph it has been so long since I heard anything about you. I'm sure it's been over 26 years! It was great to read your name.

Anyone know anything about Steve Coffman, or Greg and Perry Kaufman. They lived over on Ivy? Or Chery Smith she lived on Ivanhoe?

Posted by Debbie (Grasmick) Walters on April 4, 2007 12:33 PM

Hi Liz, thanks for the response.

I too live near the Ski Jump on Hampden and Monaco.

Tim Colen kept in touch with Steve Bajema for a long time even after college but not sure he still does. He left our neighborhood for Cherry Creek HS and that is why he quit tormenting all of us... No-one could throw a snow ball harder than he! Shari Bajema was the only person that could run faster than my brother Mike at Ellis. I think he had a crush on her... The Bajema's parents were out of town once and we all had an out of control water ballon fight, around, on and IN their house one time... I think that is why they moved!

I also see Mark Wright, younger brother of Kendall, and Kathy occasionally. The Wright parents still live in the same house.

Posted by Andy Jost ('76) on April 4, 2007 12:44 PM

Debbie; Please tell Kay and Karen I said hello! I still think about Karen and always wondered what became of her.

Posted by Ron Gupton ' 71 on April 4, 2007 12:46 PM

Beth, you are right about mike and rick, did you read where I wrote that Mike Hutman passed away yesterday?

Kay, yes I do have a sis Julie she sives in Huston, trying to get her on here but she dosent Compute :{

Posted by Doug Bower '73 on April 4, 2007 12:47 PM

To Debbie (Grasmick) Walters: What is your parents address on Honey Way? I lived there until I graduated from GW ('64) and got married in '66. My Dad went into a nursing home and I sold his house (1260) last year. He lived in it nearly 52 years. Best 2 block street in all of Virginia Village I would say!

Posted by Judy (Clymer)Lohman on April 4, 2007 12:51 PM

She is doing good. Married, two children. Lives here in town. I gave her the info to get on this site.

Posted by Debbie (Grasmick) Walters on April 4, 2007 12:56 PM

1175 they moved there in 1961. And it was a great place to grow up!

Posted by Debbie (Grasmick) Walters on April 4, 2007 12:58 PM

Debbie (G) W -- glad you found this!

I've wondered how traumatized your parents and all the other people on Honey Way were because they had to watch us fly down the hill on our bikes, skateboards, and rollerskates with very little worry as to whether there were any cars coming on Minnesota Drive. I know there were some major scrapes incurred on that hill!

Posted by Stephanie (Metzler) Shulman '79 on April 4, 2007 01:19 PM

Hi Debbie, I bumped into you at parent teacher night at SHHS . I am still here are your kids still in H.S.or gone? Come by and see me at school next time your here. I teach all the Culinary arts classes. Mrs. Hultin and Mrs Stone must have done some good for me at GW. Julie still waiting to here about your sis MARY MOLEN???
Lorraine (Pote) Cortese

Posted by Lorraine (Pote) Cortese on April 4, 2007 01:21 PM


Posted by on April 4, 2007 01:46 PM

Lorraine - I sent her the site and your message -- she is having us all over for Easter and working full time. She only has a computer at home and with 3 teenage girls I doubt if she gets much time. I will call her to remind her of the message. Will have to meet with Larry soon. He is really close to where I work.

Posted by Julie on April 4, 2007 01:51 PM

sorry, forgot the year... ;-)

Posted by julie '75 on April 4, 2007 01:52 PM

Honey way sledding was great. And the alley that ran east to west through that area. Wasn't there a Tim Bottoms on the Honey Way Hill. I remember watching the first moon landing at his house. We were awestruck!

Thanks for the pictures! I only recognized Dave Peters -- it's the red hair we have in common.

Posted by jody benson ('72) on April 4, 2007 02:22 PM

Heya Kim...(Wilson)...the Sommers lived down the street from us on Ivanhoe...are you still in touch with Cathi?...she was good friends with my sister, Georgi...it would be great to have them hook up again...can you send this along to her...or other info...thanks!

Cheryl Smith, yes, actually, I used to babysit her...didn't she have a younger bro or sis?...I can't recall now...hmm Anyone remember Ann Vollhaber?--she lived right across the street (class of '74) and we were good friends--kept in touch even after she moved a bit further south and then lost touch later altogether...sweet girl and I know when I ran into her years ago, that she was a Miss Denver, I believe--anyway, she was a good friend--two doors down from Cheryl and she used to babysit her as well. The Sommers lived farther down the street, next to the alley, right?

Posted by Nancy '75 on April 4, 2007 02:23 PM

This is great sure brings up some old memories. I lived around there in the mid 60's and lived east on Leyden St., and was in Merrell Jh. from 63 to 65. Evie Brown (Blood-Smyth) told me about this and it has been nuts reading what everyone has to say. I just ran into Eddie Cody a few days ago out of the blue and then to find this!!!!!!!! I haven't had time to read too much but I look forward to, and to seeing some old friends.

Richard Bills "65"

Posted by Richard Bills on April 4, 2007 02:52 PM

is this the Kim Wilson from Jersey way?
Your dad was Del with all the kool cars?

Posted by Doug Bower '73 on April 4, 2007 02:54 PM

I looked at the Pipers picture - GEEZ, I don't recognize a soul! Which one is Doug Bower? I DO remember what he looked like in high school... Is Craig O'Brien the blonde towards the front??? I remember his blue/green T-bird parked in front of the Day's house many times!

Posted by Liz (Blackwell) 76 on April 4, 2007 03:02 PM

Correct me if I am wrong but Doug Bower is the one in the black Harley Davidson t-shirt with the bald head and gotee... I recognized him. I always thought he was so "hot" and still is!! ;-) I thought those pictures were great to but don't recognize many of them either. Of course, it has been over 30 years!!

Posted by Julie '75 on April 4, 2007 03:20 PM

Doug, yes, it is that Kim Wilson, Dad had lots of cool cars. one is still in the family 34 Plymouth. I used it in my wedding.

Nancy, yes I still see Cathi, she sent this to me.

My e-mail is ksinicki@superiorwc.com I will get cathi's

Posted by KIM WILSON SINICKI, '75 on April 4, 2007 03:20 PM

I know, I know -- I am married and shouldn't be saying things like that -- tee hee... but, well, ummm

Posted by Julie '75 on April 4, 2007 03:21 PM

Of course, I think Jerry Coulter is good lookin too -- alot of the guys were and still are... just wish I could have kept up like that Georgia did -- she looks great! Her and Dana have hardly changed a bit!

Posted by Julie '75 on April 4, 2007 03:26 PM

Hi sis! Hello Debbie Grasmick. I remember you too! I didn't go to the GW reunion because I actually moved to Littleton before 10th grade. It is great to see more people from '79 popping up. Stephanie, I was in Shioya's french class, but didn't have the money to go to France. I did go in high school though! Lorraine, I haven't heard from Tim Murphy since I left a message. He lives in Nederland and plays hockey at the Lafayette YMCA where I teach skating. We ran into each other a couple of months ago and realized we knew each other from Place. I think he had a couple of kids, but I will call him again to get on the blog. Has anyone heard from David Sorey, Todd Sunshine, Danny Rottman, Terry Miller or Ruth Iverson? I lost touch of so many people when I moved. Remember painter's pants? I begged my mom to get me some and when I wore them I was told that I could never be popular just because I had on the "popular" girls pants! Oh well...I keep bugging Rhonda Cockrell to get on the blog, I hope she does, this is fun! I do remember the smell of the dinner rolls permeating Ellis as someone mentioned. Strange how so many of our memories are caught up in food and smells!!

I should be doing my taxes.....

Posted by nancy (blackwell) grieder '79 (Arapahoe HS) on April 4, 2007 03:28 PM

Julie - I totally agree! I remember thinking that Mr. Bower was pretty hot stuff! But I thought that about Mike Futera, Chris Tacinas, Craig O'Brien....and Ray Wells too! I admired them from afar - being WAY too shy to even say Boo! God, what a way to spend junior high and high school!

Posted by Liz (Blackwell) 76 on April 4, 2007 03:50 PM

while working for denver public schools i would eat many lunches at the schools. i allways new when they had pigs in a blanket!
i loved them things,, still do!
john kellog,, i didn't mean mark lewis was a god?? anything but actuly.

Posted by bill Taylor drop-out, under acheiver on April 4, 2007 03:57 PM

I think Doug Bower and Craig O'Brien are still hot!!

Posted by lm(74) on April 4, 2007 04:08 PM

Ron Gupton - We lived at 5625 Minnesota Dr
Kim Wilson - Saw your posting, will email you soon

Posted by Stacey Metzler ('75) on April 4, 2007 04:15 PM

My mother was always worried that someone was going to get really hurt or run over by a car. My children has since enjoyed that hill much to their grandmother horror!

I used to go to church with David Sorey, but I haven't seen him in years. So many names that I havn't thought about. Tim Murphy would be one! Do you remember Traci Lambert?

Lorrraine, I read about you in the Smoky HIll News. Yes my last daughter is at Smoky. She is a sophmore this year. Not much into cooking, but I will push her that way. She is alot like her mom. Trouble seems to follow her!

Steph, I remember the Jesse boys. They use to chase me home from school. They tried to scrub our faces with lipstick. They were mean to everyone!

Posted by Debbie (Grasmick) Walters 79 on April 4, 2007 04:21 PM

we lived at 5900 minnesota dr. Right behind the Clays on Ivy and next to the Martins; Gordon, Gary, George and Glenna.

Posted by Ron Gupton ' 71 on April 4, 2007 04:24 PM

stacie, i can't wait to talk to you. We saw each other at one reunion. I am just about to leave work for the day. The memories of the creamery and the liquor store have made me laugh since last nite. would love to here for all the old neighbors and missing friends.

Posted by Kim Wilson Sinicki on April 4, 2007 04:25 PM

Thanks Jody for noticing I havent aged a bit!
I need a haircut.
Honey way was the best place for sledding. two hills. Kim Wilson do you have a sister named Laura? I remember the red hot rod your dad had (has)

Posted by DAVE PETERS '69 on April 4, 2007 04:34 PM

Ron, I think we were just far enough apart geographically and chronologically that we didn't cross paths. I knew George a little because I was friends with Murray Barfield's sister Kristi. Would you have been one of his buds?

Posted by Stacey Metzler '75 on April 4, 2007 04:49 PM

Bill since you are in my kindergarten picture I think you can officially say you are from the class of 74. I loved the pig in the blankets too. How about Duck and Cover? I used to tell people that is why are generation was just a little bit off.

Posted by Kim Reed '74 on April 4, 2007 05:14 PM

You folks on Honey Way remember a kid named Gruelt Baker that lived right on Holy St. near you? He moved away about 1972. He seemed like he was about 6'5" in 7th grade, looked like Clint Walker, seemed as big, and no-one messed with us on our way to school...

Posted by Andy Jost ('76) on April 4, 2007 05:15 PM

For all of you pulling out yearbooks to put faces with names? Um... could you just not look me up? Larry, yeah I did live on Minnesota Dr. Easy access to keggers at Fox Hills. "Easy" jog down the 3rd bridle path home. Who brought up Daniels Park a couple of hundred postings ago. Lots o' beer, dirt roads, pitch black, and a '69 Mustang...recipe for delight or de-saster?!

Posted by Stacey Metzler '75 on April 4, 2007 05:17 PM

Oh Yeah I still have some furniture from 61 Garfield. It survived.

Posted by Kim Reed '74 on April 4, 2007 05:17 PM

kim, it's so pleasant to read the tone of your thoughts!!

Posted by lance williams on April 4, 2007 05:21 PM

Anyone remember the Purity Ice Cream shop, which became a Dolly Madison, next to the Red Owl store at Leetsdale and Holly? We had a neighbor, Ralph Clark (Kids Cathy Carrol and Lisa), who would pile 30 kids into an MG convertible and drive us there for ice-cream on occasion... OK I exagerated a bit.

Posted by Andy Jost ('76) on April 4, 2007 05:22 PM

Hay Kim Wilson, Good to hear from you.
I remember the Trampoline in the backyard.
Had lots of fun nights back there.
I tryed to jump a while back, thought my guts were going to come out. Jack

Posted by Jack Virtue on April 4, 2007 05:36 PM

bill, I've been to visit you and suggested you needed a new paperboy. where you live, it could be possible to find a note in a bottle.

Posted by lance williams on April 4, 2007 05:39 PM

trampolines are way hard when you ain't been on one for lots of years!!
kim reed,, how did you end up with furniture from 61 garfield? i thought it would all been destroyed.

Posted by bill Taylor drop-out, under acheiver on April 4, 2007 05:42 PM

I want to know whitch Fitzgerald is the one on TV's animal planet. Is he the one from the class of 74.

Posted by Jack Virtue 74 on April 4, 2007 05:42 PM

there was never much furniture while i was there. a couch on cinderblocks,, a 'entertainment center' of cinderblocks and boards. not much else.
lance,, i did find a note in a bottle once, but thats another story.

Posted by bill Taylor drop-out on April 4, 2007 05:46 PM

Eddie Dreiling - I don't remember going to the Valley Drive In with you. My dad would not have allowed it!!!!!Debbie Grasmick - Your sister Kay and I were pretty good friends at Merril and GW. How is she doing?

Posted by Susan (Graves) Berry (70) on April 4, 2007 05:54 PM

TO, all and all !!! is this creamerystock or creamstock?? the news reporters are pounding my doors. we need a vote! they want an answer! publishers are now calling! printing is on hold!!!! please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by lance williams on April 4, 2007 05:57 PM

Susan - I was just talking to my brother Joe and he wants your email address or phone number - sounds funny huh. He wants to catch up with you and let you know about some of the people you were asking about earlier. If you are not comfortable with giving it out you can email me at jmoot@nea.org and I will relay it to him. Thanks! He will be thrilled!! We talked for about an hour about all this and I told him he needs to get back on and mention the names he remembers. Ta ta for now... Julie

Posted by Julie Molen Moot '75 on April 4, 2007 05:58 PM

How many of you Creamery girls had to walk to Merrill in the winter (uphill both ways) in the days before girls could wear pants, and wound up with frostbitten legs by the time you got to school?

Posted by Stacey Metzler '75 on April 4, 2007 05:59 PM

I vote for Creamery Kids. What does the Stock stand for?

Posted by Julie Molen Moot '75 on April 4, 2007 06:00 PM

I had to walk to Merrill and remember we had to wear dresses back then too! Do you remember wearing pants underneath your dress so that your legs would stay warm - you guys had it lucky! ;-)

Posted by Julie '75 on April 4, 2007 06:01 PM

Laaanncceee -- where are you???

Posted by Julie '75 on April 4, 2007 06:03 PM

julie , com'on, remember woodstock?

Posted by lance williams on April 4, 2007 06:06 PM

did you notice at the beginning of this blog that now they have posted a picture of the gang on Sunday? You can click on "here" and it goes to the picture and the site that Bill set up. Maybe someone said that earlier but I just noticed it. Pretty cool! I still want to know what the "stock" stands for??

Posted by Julie '75 on April 4, 2007 06:07 PM

ooohhhh -- sorry about that - I guess that was discussed earlier huh?

Posted by Julie '75 on April 4, 2007 06:08 PM

Richard Bills - I remember you but I don't remember you being that much older than me. I guess you just hung out at the Creamery alot.

Posted by Susan (Graves) Berry (70) on April 4, 2007 06:08 PM

that is the name of the town.

Posted by lance williams on April 4, 2007 06:09 PM

I vote for Creamery-stock because I think the word Creamery needs to be in there since that was the initial start of this -- just a thought ;-)

Posted by Julie '75 on April 4, 2007 06:11 PM

woodstock,, biggest party ever??
creamery/creamstock,,next biggest ever???
does that help?

Posted by bill Taylor drop-out on April 4, 2007 06:11 PM

Will be back tomorrow - I will enjoy reading another chapter in this book -- LOVE IT!

ta ta ;-)

Posted by Julie '75 on April 4, 2007 06:14 PM

Julie - My email address is seb5808@aol.com. Tell Joe I'd love to hear from him!

Posted by Susan (Graves) Berry (70) on April 4, 2007 06:16 PM

Lance its CreameryStock, June 16th, more to follow. Doug you hottie, come on girls he's easy, just ask for a date. Thats all had to do and he's still hanging around. Georgia GED & Dana should of been 69 then 70 then Navy and GED.

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on April 4, 2007 06:16 PM

i agree. but can i still be a s.e.d.b.o...?

Posted by lance williams on April 4, 2007 06:16 PM

julie moot, creamerystock refers to the big bash that wil be happening on june 16th at royce browns ten acres in parker..I have a classiic rock band that is playing people are welcome to pitch tents stay saturday and sunday ..So! Remeber woodstock. Since we wil feature classic rock we all grew up with we are calling it affectionately creamerystock or creamstock..There is some contention over the name. Okay? Please email me or karin heiserman with your email add and or phone # so you can be contacted with directions and details for the reunion of the creamery kids.
Please everyone else send you emails to
ssjogren2@msn.com or
So far karin and I have received only 4 responses. I gues I can page thru 1000 comments to get some of the emails that people have listed in the blog but would be easier if you could all email us.. We hope to have everyone there. Kegs, Pig roast, fun fun fun!

Posted by DAVE PETERS '69 on April 4, 2007 06:22 PM

You always were and will always be a sedbo, don't ever change. Luv us

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on April 4, 2007 06:25 PM

craig a 'hottie'??
Jesus Ass-shaving Christ!
that makes as much sense as a dolphin crawling across your ceiling while your toaster plays "Sweet Home Alabama."
{I'm glad I didn't do any acid that night. Those are the moments you really want to be clearheaded for.}

Posted by bill Taylor,,lay-a-bout on April 4, 2007 06:26 PM

Dave -- Just sent you my rsvp -- thanks!! ;-)

Posted by Julie '75 on April 4, 2007 06:29 PM

kim reed,, i remember the kindergarten photo!! my mom still has it, somewhere.
remember mark locke,, lisa rose? joe bledso?

Posted by bill Taylor,,lay-a-bout on April 4, 2007 06:35 PM

Joy H. and Cheryl O. - Remember during the school year how we worked the 5-10 or 6-10 shift during the week and the 2-10 shift on Saturday's and Sunday's? We worked our butts off!!!!! Remember having to clean out that ice cream machine up by the cash register? Other memories of working at the Creamery:
- Cleaning the grease out of the french frier and replacing it with clean grease
- Remember Mr. Baer showing us where he kept that black pistol up by the front register just in case we needed it? (That really made me feel safe!)
-How about that new chicken frier Mr. Baer bought that cooked tons of chicken at one time? I remember him having those -All You Can Eat - chicken dinners and the dinning room would be packed with customers. Everyone was asking for more chicken - I was sooooo tired after serving all that chicken and cleaning up the dining room afterwards. Every table was dirty!!!!
-Remember how bad we smelled of the Greasy Creamery at the end our shifts. All I wanted to do was hop in the shower. But on the weekends we always mustered up extra energy to go out gallivanting.
- Remember how we would get everyone together and go to the White Spot for breakfast after work?
I have many more memories but have to go fix dinner for my husband. bye for now

Posted by Susan (Graves) Berry (70) on April 4, 2007 06:42 PM

Hey Dana, Mike ran into Sabin today way out east ,greenwood village Lowes!! what are the odds??? sabin is NEVER out there! anyway, he is looking forward to getting on this when he can get online again.Sabin mentioned a trip to Cal, in a VW with Mike Dedrickson, you and him. any memories you can share with us?????? To Rich Bills, Mike Heiserman says a big ol' "hello" would love to talk to you again and catch up!! Sabin would LOVE to know if anyone knows anything about Pat Harris,Craig Haverlys cousin?? Hey where are all my people anyway???Yvonne????let get together for a drink ok?? your my neighbor!!you are so close we don't even have to drive!! woo-hoo!!

Posted by Karin, 69,70 jan 71, hey I at least did it!! on April 4, 2007 06:49 PM

royce, have you started making ice yet?

Posted by lance williams on April 4, 2007 06:50 PM

ok, I keep thinking I won't post, then I read something and have to! Someone mentioned Steve Whorsham. I actually worked with him at the bar with the Palm Trees next to K-Mart. Used to be called Lauderdales - and was owned by Craig Morrison GW '71.

Posted by Joy Shamon Pyne '72 on April 4, 2007 06:57 PM

Jack : That would be Kevin Fitzgerald. 1970 grad I believe. He used to live across the street fro Mike Hahn off of Exposition and Ivy.

Posted by Ron Gupton ' 71 on April 4, 2007 06:59 PM

Larry Pote passed this on to me. iworked at the creamery from 1969 til 1971 or 72. The years all blur. Reading all the chat from all the names i recognize. Y'all know the drill. McMeen then Merrill then GW class of 69. many remember that I had a twin. Larry and Barry Paul then adoption to Edmonds. I worked for Mr Baer and Dottie, went to college then back to work. The nights were spent with Anton and crew and others at the WALL behind the Conoco. Dana, how you been? Susan, I worked with you and Joy and Evie.. Great to hear from all of you.

Posted by Barry Edmonds on April 4, 2007 07:04 PM

Where did you live? If you are the same Barry Im thinking of, you lived on Kearny?

Posted by Ron Gupton ' 71 on April 4, 2007 07:20 PM

This is unreal. A few more names, Ellis twins, Eric Honor, lynn & Chris Nash, Christina Metro, Rick East...Tons of basket ball in his driveway. Curtis Goodman...just to name a few. And Criag O. I know you Know this one Sherrie Shafton...lol
Have fun Bloggers.......

Posted by JOHN KELLOGG (74) on April 4, 2007 07:31 PM

Karin; I never heard of a post, post, post grad.Thats OK, nothing good ever comes easy. Right?

Posted by Ron Gupton ' 71 on April 4, 2007 07:38 PM

ok, we have no clean clothes, dishes, food , etc at this point. this is like a prt time job!! we order in take out , run up to the computer and can't wait to talk to all you guys!! what a gas!! Mike just located my old annuals!! you are all SO in trouble now!! Ill go get my #175 reading glasses so i can tell someones face from their butt!! will check in later,when Im SUPPOSE to be sleeping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Karin, 69 and then some on April 4, 2007 07:53 PM

Kay Papich - I couldn't hold out any longer as you looked for some of the class of '72.
Thom Wise and I have been best friends since 7th grade (he's the Godfather of my daughter). Ring a bell? I was pretty non-descript both at Merrill and GW. Most kids wouldn't notice me if I entered the room wearing a fruit basket on my head. In my first (and last) game of "Spin the Bottle" Donnie Har-whatever refused to kiss me, sending me into a self-esteem spiral that lasted, well, that night, anyway. (I called him on it years later when I was bartending at what eventually became EZ Pickins on Holly. He was quite apologetic between beers). My GW claim to fame would probably be the idiotic stunts I pulled posing for the Patriot Porpoise page in the yearbook (Dawn Barton and Julie Bower talked me into it, then backed out, making me the lone fool). The memories of our school at the forefront of mandatory integration in the 70's (Look Magazine) are still defining moments in my life. Among a host of others from the old Creamery days.....

Posted by janet on April 4, 2007 08:02 PM

Thanks Lance. Bill I remember all those people. Kirk, Jerry C., Jerry Jones, Bruce B. were all in that picture too. I have an old oak dresser from 61 Garfield. I think you guys left it there when Lance and Dean moved in. Is there something wrong with seeing a dolphin running across your ceiling while the toaster sings?

Posted by Kim Reed '74 on April 4, 2007 08:03 PM

Hello to bub from puffo

Posted by DAVE PETERS '69 on April 4, 2007 08:06 PM

Susan, My sister Kay says that she has been thinking about you alot lately. She wonders how you and what you have been doing. She is doinf great. But very busy. She is going to try and get on here this weekend.

Posted by Debbie (Grasmick) Walters 79 on April 4, 2007 08:17 PM

Hello back Nancy B!...I don't have much time to blog so I have been reading quickly throughout and missed your earlier question...my answer--maiden name still is Whitmore (Barb, Georgi, me and Shirley)...'66, '71, '75 and '77...so...hmmm...I did break out a yearbook and your face looks a bit familiar...what can I say...alot of faces look familiar but I, too, was a bit on the quiet side then so......can't really say that about myself now tho. ;) In fact, I understand that there a quite a number of 'readers' here who haven't dipped their pen into the blog as yet...too shy, I suppose. :)

Posted by Nancy '75 on April 4, 2007 08:26 PM

puffo, when I saw the mayor, I told about this blog and I told him "you will need a beer to sip on while catch up" but now i'm thinkin' he'll need a 12 pack

Posted by mh70 on April 4, 2007 08:29 PM

Hey, I'm still waiting for more of my crowd to write in. This thing sure has snowballed and it keeps growing, but you young people get all the results. I have to pass a few things on that someone mentioned earlier. Dave Saling graduated sometime around when Pam did. Last I heard, he lives in Australia and owns a bar. His brother Don lives in Pueblo and works for the water dept. Anyway, I wanted to tell my sis that I contacted Jim and he knows about this blog but hasn't had time to respond.
Joe are you out there? Mark you need to write in too.

Posted by Jon Molen, 69 on April 4, 2007 08:34 PM

Ron; That's right. Kearney and Florida.

Posted by Barry Edmonds on April 4, 2007 08:56 PM

Jon!! so glad to see you in here!! I have been talking to your sis about our reunion!! you MUST be here! once in a lifetime kind of stuff!! put the June 16th date on your calendar and come on down ok?? it took us almost 40 to do this!! its gonna be BIG!! so wadda ya say??

Posted by Karin 69 on April 4, 2007 09:03 PM

ok, I havn't slept for 2 weeks now, must get some sleep..............Ill get up around 2 and check in again!! then bags under my eyes are packed and ready to go for June!!!

Posted by Karin 69 on April 4, 2007 09:17 PM

Wow, I just heard about this site today, so many memories here, the creamery and the people. Keep it going. Ron, I remember you.

Posted by Karen (Grasmick) Clark '71 on April 4, 2007 10:04 PM

Eddie Hoffman I remember you! and all the guys!! We always had so much fun at Cook Park, I believe getting thrown in the creek was the highlight of the day for us girls. I ran into Amy Lutz last week and she told me Mike Futera died a few years back. Talked to Sherri Nanovich yesterday she still lives on Niagara in her mom's (Bernie) old house. Do you see any of the old gang? What ever happened to Karl Groshong? I think your sister Carla was the same age as my sister Maria. Alot of us lost sisters & brothers to car accidents. bye for now Georgia (Rador)Lallo

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on April 4, 2007 10:29 PM

I do remember the frostbiten walks to Merrill !!!
I got lucky and met a really cute "older" boy, who drove a cute little blue V.W.
We had to wear our nylons and fishnet stockings, which were not meant to be worn in the Colorado winters.
Hey earlier, someone mentioned Fever Tree, WOW that jogged a memory that has been dormant for ?????
I can't remember what they sounded like, but I sure remember the name.
Great Stuff - the good old days, we had some fun.
Thought of a few other names - Steve Lockhead and Debbie Weiss, she was Craig Haverley's sister.
And Dave, it was Mike Dedrickson that I was thinking of - I wasn't even close about the name - sorry.
Great stuff, thank you.
Sandie '73

Posted by Sandie '73 on April 4, 2007 10:51 PM

Karen Grasmick ... boy is that name familiar, yet you grad 9 years AFTER me .. why do I know you??? It's beginning to look a lot like I was born 10 years too soon ! And also looking like Craig O'B was the most popular guy in the world, let alone the 'hood! (Call me, I can tell you stories! )This thing is keeping my up past my beauty sleep time .. till tomorrow!

Posted by Pam (Benson) Patterson '62 on April 4, 2007 11:05 PM

I think I have that same kindergarten photo . How about the slides, swings, monkey bars, four square (my favorite) and tether ball. Kim R. aren't you the reining tether ball champ? Anyone remember Mrs. Bishop? Bet you can guess how we butchered her name. What was that penny gum at the creamery called - with two sticks of gum (devil or something)

Posted by Alley Rador '74 on April 4, 2007 11:19 PM

Ditto on the "Spider on Drugs" picture/video on the
Belizeforum. Hilarious.
Bill email me please and tell me more about Belize
Downsss5@yahoo.com - that is if you don't mind.
Your pets are darling - Thank you. Sandie

Posted by Sandie '73 on April 5, 2007 05:08 AM

Sorry about earlier, it is Steve Lawhead and Debbie Wise.

Posted by Sandie '73 on April 5, 2007 05:20 AM

Ed hoffman I knew your bro tony..What a character he was. I also remember yo9u mother was a comedy writer. Wrote comedy for Phyllis Diller right?

Posted by DAVE PETERS '69 on April 5, 2007 06:29 AM

I just talked to Jim Harr on the phone and he said to say hi to everyone. He is doing good.

Royce, how many rooms do you have in your house? I'd like to make a reservation!

Posted by Ray on April 5, 2007 06:51 AM

James weiler and i took tony Hoffman to rampart and thoroughly trashed him with motorcycles. then afterwards we went to the sprucewood inn where we met actual GIRLS!!
long story short,, i married mine!

Posted by bill Taylor, reprobate on April 5, 2007 06:58 AM

Alley, the 2 piece gum pack were called "chum-gum" they wre delicious!!! all that candy was huh? remember how youwould have to slide the pop bottle over and down to lift it out?? sheesh!

Posted by karin 69 on April 5, 2007 07:11 AM

Barry; Didnt you work at one of the TV stations for a while? I seem to remember you name on the credits at the end of the news.

Posted by Ron Gupton ' 71 on April 5, 2007 07:12 AM

karin; are you talking about the pop coolers that you lifted the door on and slid your selection to the left to a release mechanism?
I used to go to the Sinclair station with a bottle opener and connect 2 or 3 staws together. The rest of the story isnt to hard to figure out.

Posted by Ron Gupton ' 71 on April 5, 2007 07:19 AM


Did you get my email last night?

Posted by Sandie '73 on April 5, 2007 07:20 AM

Karin; dont feel bad about diner. Ive been eating at the computer for 2 weeks now!

Posted by Ron Gupton ' 71 on April 5, 2007 07:28 AM

P.S. I havent clicked the page refresh so many times since Ive had a computor!

Posted by Ron Gupton ' 71 on April 5, 2007 07:30 AM

P.S. P.S.
I really can spell. I left my glasses in Royces car.

Posted by Ron Gupton ' 71 on April 5, 2007 07:32 AM

Ally, I was wondering where you have been the last couple of days. I am glad you got the answer to the gun question. I couldn't think of it. The last time I saw Tony Hoffman was when I was cooking at Lowry and he came through my line as an enlisted man. Imagine our surprise.

Posted by Kim Reed '74 on April 5, 2007 08:04 AM

Tell Mike I would love to catch up with him as well, and everyone else for that matter, I talked to Craig Dory this morning to tell him about this site and will see Ed Cody later today. Looking foreword.

Posted by Rich Bills on April 5, 2007 08:07 AM

Does anyone remember Mr. Simms at Merrill JH? I ran into him yesterday. He hasn't changed a bit. He told me that he is retired and is 65 years old. He taught 9th grade English and ran the All-School shows.

Posted by Connie Anton on April 5, 2007 08:07 AM

To all,
I need some help, I just looked at the photo from from the front page, and who are all of the old people there? Is that George and Joy on the left in the back? get back to me!

Posted by Rich Bills 69 on April 5, 2007 08:19 AM

Hey Janet W. - Well I think I do have you figured out. Lived on the corner off Jewel near Annie and Carol...right? Terri Wells?? Do you know anything about her? We were really good buds at Ash Grove. Yup, GW was pretty crazy when we were there. Carol and I spent a LOT of time at Village Inn on CO Blvd. drinking coffee and smoking cigs. Merrill was more fun and memorable for me. Are you living in town? Would be fun to see you and others at one of the creamerystock parties.

Posted by Kay Papich-Wall '72 on April 5, 2007 08:24 AM

Jack, great to hear from you, the tramp was fun but you guys always tried to put me in the trees. I still have a tramp in my back-yard. It belongs to one of Lynn's girls, I'm just storing it for her and my kids jump on it. I jump so times but it kills my chest. Does your mom still live on Jasmine? Mom sold the house about 5 years ago? I haven't really been back to the old "hood" for a while. Mother's Day picinic at Cook Park is as close as I get anymore.
Royce, do you hear from Jamie any more. Last I talked to her she was in Bailey
stacie, I remember that walk to Merrill, froze all the time.

Posted by Kim Wislon Sinicki, '75 on April 5, 2007 08:30 AM

Rich; Front row, L-R ;Karen & Dave Cline,Kari H., Cheryl O,Royce Brown, Shannon O.
2nd row; Jerry Coulter, Georgia Lallo, Sue& Dave Peters, ?, Perry Ito, Joy & George Brangossio,
Back row; Doug Bower, Ron Brown and Craig O.

Posted by Ron Gupton ' 71 on April 5, 2007 08:46 AM

This does bring many memories back. Lived at Florida and Hudson, from 1951 to 71.
It was diffently a big part of my growing up

Posted by jan burnham (hoffman) on April 5, 2007 08:46 AM

Rich; I think thats right. Some one tell me who the girl is that is turned away?

Posted by Ron Gupton ' 71 on April 5, 2007 08:48 AM

Connie; Haven't heard from you in a while. See Frankevery now and then. Heard he moved again last week. Sister Mimms was always a favorite teacher at Merril.

Posted by Barry Edmonds '69 on April 5, 2007 08:51 AM

Thanks for the info, I still can't see how all of you got to be so old! Has it been that long ago, it sure doesn't feel so.

Posted by Rich Bills 69 on April 5, 2007 08:52 AM

Barry - I have great memories when you worked at the Creamery. I think it was most fun going there just to see who we'd run into, day or night. It sure was a great time in our lives, and a good and safe place to meet everyone.

Posted by Connie Anton on April 5, 2007 08:56 AM

Rich; I agree, It seems like only yesterday, but many of us have yet to see how you have aged!

Posted by Ron Gupton ' 71 on April 5, 2007 08:56 AM

Hey Rich! Long time no see! We lost touch with Craig nearly three years ago! george said he saw you had posted and he'll post later to say hi!

Posted by joy on April 5, 2007 08:58 AM

How about Scott Lawhead and Mikey Wise mike weiler I heard frank sharpe died not to long ago.Also hear jeff jones was gone. Lot of fallen angels.Lot big familys out there.

Posted by Beth Erickson 75? on April 5, 2007 09:07 AM

Hi Georgia and Ally, Great to read all your blogs. It's been good to hear all the great stories. Haven't see you in a long time. How's Sophia?

Posted by Connie Anton '74 on April 5, 2007 09:15 AM

I remember Mrs. Bishop hated short pencils. She'd rip 'em out of your hand, make a big fat pencil mark across your spelling test, throw the pencil across the room, then chew you out for having a messy paper. Sheesh. Ho about Mrs. Tyler? Talk to her a couple of times a year. She gives more referrals to our business than anyone we've ever done work for.
HEY, you who lived at 61 Garfield: What was the name of the bar at prox 1st and Cook that had the curtains around the booths and a call system where you pushed a button in your booth and it lit a light at the bar so the waitress would come over. Was it the Alibi?
Steph, world's best 1st grade teacher was Mrs. Weimer. She taught at Fallis and McMeen.

Posted by Stacey '75 on April 5, 2007 09:28 AM

Just a thought - in the day, when transistor radio's were hot. Did anyone ever imagine a day when we would all be in touch , communicating and especially in this manner? Mexico - US, etc...
The Jetson's came to life!!!

Posted by Sandie '73 on April 5, 2007 09:41 AM

Kay P- Yes, we were at the corner of Glencoe and Jewell, across from Annie and Carol. I ran a while with Terry Wells, but mostly through my Merrill days. Lost touch after that. We sold the house in the last couple of years, after my mom passed. I still maintain contact with Thom and most recently, Shane. No one else from days of old. I live in Wyoming but one never knows what might inspire a person to take a drive....

Posted by janet on April 5, 2007 09:41 AM

beth,, i don't know about the others, but mike weiler is doing just fine. he has taken a change in lifestyle {probably needed?} no more smokin, drinkin, cussin, and hits church on sundays. he is married with kids.
i heard the same about jeff jones but not frank.
me, kirk smith, and jerry coulter were bussed to fallis for 2nd grade. we caught the bus right in lances front yard. {where he lives now}
we were not allowed to speak at lunch, they played bullshit music instead.

Posted by bill Taylor, reprobate on April 5, 2007 09:57 AM

Julie, thank you, you made my day.
BTW I am not really bald, I just cut off 18" of hair raised $1000 and donated hair and money to Locks of Love, I have never had short hair, but I like it!

Kim Wilson, we had more fun on your tramp, maybe you should bring yours to Creamery Stock? wonder how many old people would break:} I know I would.

Jack, Kevin Fitsgerald is the Vet on TV, His Hospital is on East Alameda in Aurora he was from 68 or 69 class, He is also a great stand up comic
John was in your class, He works at King Soopers at Parker and 225

Posted by Doug Bower '73 on April 5, 2007 10:06 AM

I am having lunch with Ed Cody today I am looking foreword to hearing from all.

Posted by Rich Bills 69 on April 5, 2007 10:16 AM

Has anyone seen or talked to Sally Eddie? And does anyone remember Mary Sue Bergland? There are alot more names but I have killed alot of brain cells in the years gone by.

Posted by Rich Bills 69 on April 5, 2007 10:22 AM

Hi Janet - Hope you do make that drive. I see Carol every month or so and have seen Annie in the last year. Her Mom died a few months ago and Carol's Mom is still living in the same house. I talk with Thom and Shane on occasion too. You know Thom and his memory for B-Days.
Jack Panek? Puchek brothers? Pam Valenzuela (sp.)? to name a few.

Posted by Kay Papich-Wall '72 on April 5, 2007 10:39 AM

Keven Fitzgerald the ER doc on animal Planet went to GW??? WOW!! I love that show and him. He is very funny!

Posted by Kay Papich-Wall '72 on April 5, 2007 10:41 AM

HELLO BLOGGERS! Another day, another 100 messages to read and catch up on...

REMEMBER e-mail ssjogren2@msn.com and mheiserman@aol.com to let them know if you are coming to the CreameryStock Reunion on June 16th. Include your phone numbers! Thanks a bunch!

I have been cutting and pasting up until today and now have 190 pages of messages since it started two weeks ago. WOW, that is a good book. I finally was able to catch up on some I had not read and have to get back to people that wrote to me way back at the beginning. Sorry about that Dana -- It took me a couple of hours to catch up. Well, must get back to work - will blog again later. Hugs --

Posted by Julie Molen Moot '75 on April 5, 2007 11:58 AM

"MEET ME AT THE CREAMERY"....All of us said those words a hundred times during the "CREAMERY DAYS". How many times did we drive up there to find someone or cruise the parking lot for anyone we knew!! Can't wait til June to meet all of you again!! I'm reading some of this at work and laughing so loud I think other employees are worried about me. LOL
SUSAN GRAVES...I always thought of you as a very sweet and very classy person! About Dave...I am sorry to say he passed away in July of 94 (heart failure). RON GUPTON...glad you remember me. Haven't seen Jim Harr in a long time, hear he is doing great! BETH ERICKSON..Chris is actually living with me (Parker). BARRY..nice to hear from you! JERRY COULTER...you are right, Dottie Baer. You were always quiet. just would grin at everything everyone would say! So many people on here that were part of all of our lives.. Craig Haverley, Debbie Weiss. Tony Hoffman walked home from Merrill with him and Myron Brown (they made fun of me for being skinny and flat). Oh now, that's a good memory. LOL. Yvonne Dreiling, congratulations on 30 yrs of marriage!
Evie Blood-Smyth Brown 71

Posted by evie brown on April 5, 2007 12:41 PM

Dave Peters, Yes my oldest sister is Laura. It was her and Cathi Sommers that sent this blog to me.

Posted by Kim Wilson, '75 on April 5, 2007 12:50 PM

Dave Peters, All of my Dad's street rod's were red. Which one were you talking about.
the 33, or 34

Posted by Kim Wilson, '75 on April 5, 2007 01:09 PM

Hi everyone, had to go to Denver today from Lafayette. What a trip, I got off on Evans and took a left on Dahlia. I wanted to put all the street names in perspective. I went past Ellis and remembered when we would wait for our Bluebird troop leader by the flagpole. The playground by the kindergarten classes has changed to the new fangled equipment.
;( It wasn't the same... Saw the Pote's house on the corner of Dahlia and Florida, it looks the same! Went past my old house-it is sooo small. How did five of us live there??? Turned into Virginia Village shopping center. The first part by Florida where the cleaners and barber shop are is the same (and the little hill on the sidewalk where we would rollerskate down.) The part where the Creamery was has a new front on it and a liquor store is there. I also took note of all the names of the streets on the was down Florida to Monaco. I was great to go down there. I highly recommend it to all of you who still live here. They are probably noticing some extra traffic in that parking lot lately. I supposed I should've stopped and bought a bottle of wine or something.....

Posted by nancy (blackwell) grieder '79 on April 5, 2007 01:47 PM

Pam (Patterson) Benson '62 - maybe you remember my older cousins, Jim & Jerry Grasmick. they were 5 or 7 years ahead of me.

Posted by Karen (Grasmick) Clark on April 5, 2007 02:11 PM

KIm, How is Lynn doing, Is she still around here?

Posted by Doug Bower '73 on April 5, 2007 02:25 PM

As of right NOW, there are 1300 comments on this blog.................what the hell is a blog anyway?
I think I fell in one once and got all muddy:(

Posted by Doug Bower '73 on April 5, 2007 02:30 PM

sometime,, 1980ish, me kurt betchold, jerry coulter and kevein bloodsmith were at whatever bar the creamery was called at the time. a fight broke out,, as clear as i can remember, we were sitting in the back booth, reading the bible and doing a crossword puzzel, when some, some, HOOLIGANS started throwing punches!
kurt and i both ended up with broken noses, our back-up man, jerry had his leg in a cast from a motorcycle crash so he came out OK. not sure what happened to kevin.
me, kurt and kevin left in my truck with me and kurt bleeding like crazy. i ran the light at monaco and florida, cops pull us over. the ladie cop asks me to walk a straight line. i told her i could'nt even drive, how am i supose to walk? she looked at me and kurt, and gave the keys to kevin and told him to take us home. i think we went for more beers.

Posted by bill Taylor, reprobate on April 5, 2007 02:54 PM

karin sorry but this house is always busy i have a hard time just keeping up with all the reading on this wonderful site. if we can walk to see eachother we should do so i sure can use the exercise. after such a long walk it will probably be HAPPY HOUR.

dana how quickly we forget. must be your age and i thought i was unforgetable.

nancy, i dont have any sister, just two younger brothers eddie and greg

evie thanks for congrats. long time sence we have seen you looking forward to it.

dave i am racking my brain your name is in there but i picture your face i will keep on trying not to worry

later eveyone

Posted by Yvonne (Dreiling) Shafer '69 on April 5, 2007 03:04 PM

Doug, I knew sooner or later someone would ask. Lynn passed away almost 2 yrs ago. She was 50. She married and divoce Frank Hays. She had two beautiful daughters, oldest Lindsey is 25 with a one yr old little girl. Lacey is 17 and will graduate from Highlands Ranch in May. Lacey lives with Laura in Golden. I still have a hard time talking about Lynn. She was the BEST. everybody loved her. We lost my dad in 1999. What are Julie and Mike up too?

Posted by Kim Wilson, '75 on April 5, 2007 03:10 PM

dave i forget the word cant picture your face, the dana old age thing is trying to get me but iam not going to give in to it.

Posted by Yvonne (Dreiling) Shafer '69 on April 5, 2007 03:13 PM

hi evie, remember when royce, me, you and your roommate, i think her name was debbie. would go to the valley drive in. you lived in those apartments across the street on iliff. i think myron was in the marines and royce was to keep an eye on things! we'd all 4 sit in the front seat of royce's yellow bonneville to watch the movie. that car was a land barge.

Posted by lance williams on April 5, 2007 03:25 PM

another benefit to all this. my typing skills have WAY improved!!!

Posted by lance williams on April 5, 2007 03:34 PM

jack v., did you ever kus your dad out for backing over that 10 speed bicycle you bought from me?

Posted by lance williams on April 5, 2007 03:39 PM

lance,, how soon you headin out to royce's?

Posted by bill Taylor, reprobate on April 5, 2007 03:42 PM

bill t., right now. need to homestead a piece of ground. it's only 10 acres!! woodstock was child's play. this is for the vet's.

Posted by lance williams on April 5, 2007 03:52 PM

doug,, i see there are four 'blogs' listed on the front page. the other three have 2 and 3 response's.
we are now at 1309!!

Posted by bill Taylor, drop-out{74}, GED '83 on April 5, 2007 03:52 PM

Ed Hoffman I know both of your sisters. How are they doing.

Posted by Debbie (Grasmick) Walters 79 on April 5, 2007 03:59 PM

Oh my God, Kim I am soooo sorry th hear that, she was always the coolest, she was a great friend to me in those days.
She is in a better place now...

Julie is in Huston still a flight attendent, julie never married and no kids
Mike is in Sedona Az. an Architect married with two grown kids.
My dad passed in 01, mom still plays golf weekley

Posted by Doug Bower '73 on April 5, 2007 04:01 PM

Worst teacher at Mcmeen was Mrs. Harper.

Posted by Debbie (Grasmick) Walters 79 on April 5, 2007 04:01 PM

if i'm right, we're 13 days into this. do the math. no wonder i'm blurry eyed!!!

Posted by lance williams on April 5, 2007 04:04 PM

Tim Graves, is Lori your little sister?

Jon Molen is Mary your little sister?

Posted by Debbie (Grasmick) Walters 79 on April 5, 2007 04:04 PM

Doug Bower and Bill Taylor - loving the remarks - I have sat here and giggled all week - keep them coming.

Posted by Sandie '73 on April 5, 2007 04:05 PM

Bill your killing me with your remarks after your name, how many more can you come up with?

Posted by Doug Bower '73 on April 5, 2007 04:08 PM

OK Bill, check it out!

If anyone wants that Spider on drugs Video I found it and can send it to your email

Posted by Doug Bower 'set free in 73' on April 5, 2007 04:12 PM

That is hilarious. Everyone needs to check it out.

Posted by Sandie '73 on April 5, 2007 04:15 PM

Hey Kay-Ask Carol or Annie if they remember some guy over one block (Atlantic Place?) who had a pet monkey. I'm dying to know if I dreamed this...

Posted by janet on April 5, 2007 04:16 PM

Georga, do you know how to get ahold of, Patrice, Beth Cook, Lynda Harr Stecker, Nanovichs or any of that group?

I guess I should apolagize for my spelling throughout this thread, but I am a product of George Jefferson..I mean Washington
member Weeezy?

Posted by Doug Bower 'set free in 73' on April 5, 2007 04:19 PM

Doug, your're right. I doubt if julie or mike will remember me but say hi! Mike Irons told my mom at the hospital that Lynn was always his favorite. She really was everybodies favorite. My mom bought a condo in Heather Gardens.

Some one was look for Greg & Perry Kaufman, their Mom still lives on S. Jersey.

This thing is wild, I don't think I have really worked in two days. I know I haven't today, Names keep showing up that I haven't heard of since GW.

Posted by Kim Wilson, '75 on April 5, 2007 04:21 PM

Kim Wilson-- My mom and Dad moved in 99 and Dad passed in 2000. mom is living in Lakewood close to Becky.
Really sorry to hear about lynn she was a sweetheart.
Lance---I completly forgot about the bike, I remember now. Do you remember riding dirt bikes in the creek close to the dam and you got stuck in some quicksand and it took us(Bob Day, JamesW. and I hours to get it out?

Posted by Jack Virtue 74 on April 5, 2007 04:21 PM

Janet, Sharon and Marline Martin had a monkey, Man, did that thing STINK
I think they had a brother or 2

Posted by Doug Bower 'set free in 73' on April 5, 2007 04:22 PM

Hi to everyone from Merrill Jr high. My husband showed me the article in the Rocky.
It's been so fun reading about those years.

Kay Papich ,loved your memories,would like to see all the of you again. I till keep in touch with Diane Cook (Wilder)& Marla Mellor(McOmber) .
I can't remember who wrote about the Yum Yum Tree and the Great Spaghetti, but I married the guy who made it back then. We have our own Italian restaurant in Wheat Ridge CO" Li'l Nick's Pizza "come see us ! We have been there almost 30 years.

Did anyone have Miss Rudy for English?
I talked to her not too long ago. We were the frist class she taught out of college ,so she is only a couple of years older then us.

Posted by Paula Jones (Quintana) '72 on April 5, 2007 04:23 PM

Woh, Kim my Mom lives in Heather Gardens!!

Posted by Doug Bower 'set free in 73' on April 5, 2007 04:24 PM

Decided to print - as of right now 118 pages

Posted by Sandie '73 on April 5, 2007 04:24 PM

Doug---- Thanks for the update on John and Kevin.

Posted by Jack Virtue 74 on April 5, 2007 04:24 PM

Decided to print - as of right now 118 pages

Posted by Sandie '73 on April 5, 2007 04:25 PM

I'm a "look forward" type of guy, but those days were the best. Believe it or not, yesterday - I walked outside, and it felt just like "field day" at Ellis Elementary (cool, crispy morning, with Spring in the air - almost like I was back home, instead of St Louis). How about "Hags" doing the high jump (not the scissors, or western role) but just juming over the bar like "super-man"! Too bad he always took "second"! How about Kick-Ball, Elimination (dangerous game), Teather Ball, and of course 4 square. You can tell where my mind was in those days - some things never change - Mr. Blom was my idle! I don't remember ever tormenting any of the Ellis "babes" - of course, I have to apologize if I did, especially to Liz. I'm proud to say that friendships made in those days are still strong (Eddie Spaghetti Scott, Scott Hot Dog Hoffburg, and Tim Colen). It's nice to see Andy Jost in print - you're a "good egg" too.

"Happily Married"? Let's not get carried away here. Gayle - are you out there??? (ha)

Posted by Steve Bajema on April 5, 2007 04:26 PM

doug, stacie & Jack,
I'm heading home, if I can keep my teenagers off the computer I would like to talk to you some more to nite.

Keep up the goof comments after names.

Posted by Kim Wilson, '75 on April 5, 2007 04:27 PM

until about 2 weeks ago, i didn't really use a computer. now i have carpel tunnel in both hands.

Posted by lance williams on April 5, 2007 04:31 PM

Lance...Yes, I DO remember the land barge!! My roommate Debbie was Eddie Cody's sister. Royce and I are still like brother and sister! The difference is, now I try to keep him out of trouble! I'm afraid I'm not very good at it.! LOL We live close by each other.

Rich Bills...please tell Eddie "Hi" from me and ask him how to get ahold of Debbie. Thanks! Are you and Eddie going to the reunion in June?

Bill Taylor...somehow I am finding it a "little" hard picturing you and my brother, Kev, reading a "Bible"?

Best teacher at Ellis was sweet little old Miss Newton....anyone else out there ever have her for your teacher???

Posted by Evie Blood-Smyth Brown 71 on April 5, 2007 04:32 PM

Lance...Yes, I DO remember the land barge!! My roommate Debbie was Eddie Cody's sister. Royce and I are still like brother and sister! The difference is, now I try to keep him out of trouble! I'm afraid I'm not very good at it.! LOL We live close by each other.

Rich Bills...please tell Eddie "Hi" from me and ask him how to get ahold of Debbie. Thanks! Are you and Eddie going to the reunion in June?

Bill Taylor...somehow I am finding it a "little" hard picturing you and my brother, Kev, reading a "Bible"?

Best teacher at Ellis was sweet little old Miss Newton....anyone else out there ever have her for your teacher???

Posted by Evie Blood-Smyth Brown 71 on April 5, 2007 04:32 PM

Kim Wilson-- sounds good,I have to eat something and I'll be back.
I lost a day this week, everyone at work thought I was crazy. I hope I can get some sleep this weekend,---NOT.

Posted by Jack Virtue 74 on April 5, 2007 04:32 PM

I went to George Washington High in the early 70's. Born in
Denver but have lived in the neighborhood since '89. Does
anyone wish to post some old photos on this web site so that we
might take a nostalgic look back at yesteryear? In particular
the Virginia Village neighborhood. I've searched the DPL for
photos but hav e met with very little luck. How 'bout it folks?

Posted by craig steele on April 5, 2007 04:47 PM

refresh botton? HO SSSHHHHIITTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!........not really

Posted by lance williams on April 5, 2007 04:54 PM

Evie, I don't remember Miss Newton, do you remember the snarky gym teacher - I want to say Mrs. MacDonald - I won the long jump on field day and she took it away from me because my bangs flew in my eyes when I jumped. Remember all the hub-bub about our bangs?
Also, another teacher who would put colored streaks in her hair - holiday colors, etc... her room was on the 2nd floor, street side, I was thinking Mrs. Ward but really not sure if that was correct.
The cinnamon rolls and choc cake were great.
Is Steve Bajema related to Sherri Bajema? I was on her relay team. That girl was like lightening.

Posted by Sandie '73 on April 5, 2007 04:57 PM

Evie,, notice i said, "as clear as i can remember",, but,, i think you are right. i don't think there was any bibles in the bar that night. hell, i didn't even expect you to remember me.. you probably don't.
jack,, i was right there when James ran your little Honda into the creek at the kegger.
and speaking of monkeys,, i remember your raccoon.
Kim reed,, i was recalling the typing class we were in together at merrill. notice,, i actually DID retain somewhat of what they were saying,, with the help of spellcheck.
someone mentioned Curtis Goodman. on day after schoolat merril, kirk smith pounded his ass!! {i choose ya,, meet me at the bike racks} the gym teacher mr. garrity had a hard time busting it up.

Posted by bill Taylor, socially unacceptable on April 5, 2007 05:03 PM

Hey everyone! Bill, I love your comments after your name. I don't think underachiever is accurate though...look where you are living and we aren't!!! Who are the underachievers??

I would LOVE to see some old pics. Unfortunately, I don't have any. I know Doug Bower or someone 500 blogs back said they had some pix of White Sands. Was that you Doug???

Time for taxes. If I don't stop reading all this all the time I will have to file for an extension....

Does anyone remember Liesel (sp?) Snider? I think she had a trampoline in her backyard. I would love to be in touch with her again. Still looking for Lisa Underwood and Lynn Patty (married name is Kurutz) , Ruth Iverson and Terry Miller.

Posted by nancy (blackwell) grieder '79 on April 5, 2007 05:06 PM

Wow - Steve Bajema! I sat next to you in sixth grade at Ellis. I am sure you don't remember me - are you still blonde, or has it gone gray...? Great to hear about everyone and where they are today. Just sad to hear so many have passed away..defnitely makes you appreciate that we all have this chance to kind of catch up!

Where the heck is Bob Day? Does he own a computer???

Posted by Liz (Blackwell) 76 on April 5, 2007 05:08 PM

anyone from my year remember malcom guss? years later he was delivering mail on my block, missiouri!

Posted by bill Taylor, born just outside of wedlock, grew up in filth, now i live in sin on April 5, 2007 05:10 PM

Someone mention the teacher with the hair, I think it was a bit back in the blog, Mrs. Wurtsmith? Now I can't even remember what I read last week!

Patty Goodman! I forgot about her. Was she related to Curtis?

Posted by nancy (blackwell) grieder '79 on April 5, 2007 05:10 PM

jack, i still have a scar from that episode. imagine that? remember cutting a flap of skin off one of my fingers at a summer afternoon kegger at the sand pits at cherry creek and iliff? there were some drunks on dirt bikes.

Posted by lance williams on April 5, 2007 05:14 PM

Hey Steve Bajema, my sister Liz is a hottie now!!! You missed out....

Posted by nancy (blackwell) grieder '79 on April 5, 2007 05:14 PM

allright,, nobody say anything, but one night we needed some yamaha parts. there just so happened to be a yamaha dealer on parker and illif. the bike we needed parts from was right there, outside, behind a fence,,,, with dogs.
over the fence went a couple pork chops,, closely followed by an un-named member of this group.
we were riding again the next morning!!

Posted by bill Taylor, fine, up-standing citizen on April 5, 2007 05:24 PM

Wow - Steve Bajema! I sat next to you in sixth grade at Ellis. I am sure you don't remember me - are you still blonde, or has it gone gray...? Great to hear about everyone and where they are today. Just sad to hear so many have passed away..defnitely makes you appreciate that we all have this chance to kind of catch up!

Where the heck is Bob Day? Does he own a computer???

Posted by Liz (Blackwell) 76 on April 5, 2007 05:28 PM

bill, malcom had a nick name "white spot" because of a white spot in his hair. for the rest of you, malcom was black. we were all good friends too. bill knows.

Posted by lance williams on April 5, 2007 05:29 PM

Wow - Steve Bajema! I sat next to you in sixth grade at Ellis. I am sure you don't remember me - are you still blonde, or has it gone gray...? Great to hear about everyone and where they are today. Just sad to hear so many have passed away..defnitely makes you appreciate that we all have this chance to kind of catch up!

Where the heck is Bob Day? Does he own a computer???

Posted by Liz (Blackwell) 76 on April 5, 2007 05:29 PM

The Sand Pitts, Jack remember driving those big dump trucks around with just the starters? bet they wondered why the batterys were dead every monday morning

Posted by Doug, i didn't do it, Bower '73 on April 5, 2007 05:31 PM

Thor,, remember these words, spoken to a few Denver cops the night of Kurt B's bachelor party.
"let's just phuck 'em up and get outta here." oh yeah,, nice choice of words!

Posted by bill Taylor, {a.k.a. julie from the love boat} on April 5, 2007 05:33 PM

How did an up-standing citizen get on this site?

Posted by Ally Rador '74 on April 5, 2007 05:34 PM

Evie, There was a sweet elderly teacher by the name of Miss. Newton at Ash Grove. Think she taught 2nd or 3rd grade. Can't be the same one. But you descibed her the same as the one at Ellis. Too wild.

Posted by Connie Anton '74 on April 5, 2007 05:38 PM

bill -- I loved the love boat!! ;-) I love all the comments too! You guys are so funny - it makes it worth reading all 150 today!! Bill, how do you know how many hits there have been on this site? You are so smart!! must be that degree you ended up with --
Jack, I remember you!! so good to hear from you and hugs to you --
doug - send me the spider, must be looking to hard for it but I can't find it. thx

Posted by Julie '75 on April 5, 2007 05:38 PM

when they very first started to develop behind place they had a fleet of dozers and such out there. me and Kurt were riding one night again {we did that a lot} and stopped to do some damage. lots of sand and such into carbs, gas tanks, oil drained, etc,,,

Posted by bill Taylor, {leave me alone, I'm waisting potential} on April 5, 2007 05:40 PM

Hi Connie - good to here from you. Sofia's still in Co. She lives in Aurora, 4 grown boys. She has gone from G.O.Y.A. to Philoptichos.

Posted by Ally Rador '74 on April 5, 2007 05:43 PM

Yoh!!! Dave, cancelled our tee time for tomorrow night, weather is suppose to suck. I'll call ya tonight, we'll set up another time. Craig O'Brien you need to E-mail me your phone if you ever want to golf. lallos5@juno.com. Hi to all, who have also said Hi to us. (Berry, Evie Yvonne etc etc) Sorry if we missed you to many to remember. Doug Georgias been on the hook with the Nanoviches or is it Nanobitches, they should blog on or puke on or whatever shortly. Oh Dave been working on stages and tents for Creamerystock, I'll let you know. Later.

Posted by Dana & Georgia Lallo on April 5, 2007 05:43 PM

Yeah Bill, I remember, thanks for sharing!! I meant to say "Lets just pay them off and get outta here!" By the way, how did we survive our young adult years?? Thanks for your help that night and so many others. Also, you were much hotter on the love boat...almost as hot as our friend, Craig, a.k.a. the hottest guy on the planet!!

Posted by Thor Hansen '74 on April 5, 2007 05:48 PM

yeah,, that's my job now,, setting up tours for love boaters.
Julie,, on this page, go to the very top, click on
"blog front page", you will see cream of the crop and the number of posts.
this is the very first time someone has referred to me as SMART!! and then assumed i had some kinda degree!!!
thanks Julie,, they will all look at me differently now.

Posted by bill Taylor, if i lived up my full potential, it would seriously cut into my goofing off time! on April 5, 2007 05:49 PM

Hey Bill, I know for a fact that everyone that comes down and stays at your place, upon returning to the great white north says, "I wish I was as smart as Bill"

Posted by Thor Hansen '74 on April 5, 2007 05:53 PM

Debbie Walters - yes, this is Jon's sister and Mary is our little sister the last of 5 kids. Joe, Jon, Julie, Mark and Mary Molen. We all went to Ellis Elementary and Merrill Jr high. I got stuck at Cory Elem for 1st grade and went to South HS for 10th and 11th. Graduated from GW in '75. Jon lives in Oregon but the rest of us still live in Denver!! We are all going over to Mary's for Easter so we will have a great time catching up on all this. I have loved this and am bugging Joe about asking about names he remembers. It may start a whole new generation... ;-) Just Do It Joe !!

Posted by on April 5, 2007 05:55 PM

1360 blogs now, Julie what is your e=mail address and I will send the spider thing

Posted by Doug, i really do have hair, Bower '73 on April 5, 2007 05:55 PM

Didn't know it would post without a name at all -- interesting!! Debbie, I sent that to you

Posted by Julie Molen Moot '75 on April 5, 2007 05:56 PM

Yo Steve Bajema!!! How is it going? Good to hear you chime in. I till keep in touch with "Hags" now and then but not very lately.

Liz, how in the heck do you remember who you sat by?... THAT is incredible.

I got to PERSONALLY walk to school with Gayle Braun most days at Merrill!!! (but along with Lane Requist, Jeff Hagler, Kendall Wright, Walter Dodds,...).

The other kids I remember from Ellis: Kurt Whitteborg, Lisa Schemmerling, Ann Rogers, Tammy Watson, Mike Pratt, Don Sickles, Jim Fahey, Greg Fisk (red hair & freckles), Bill Conn, Don Rice, Charlie Spiegel, Julie Wynman, Julie Paremba, Erin Pettigrew, Alaine Boslow, Mariam Baker, Willy Cramer, Kristen Crowder, Cindy Carlmark, Marci Marquardt, Jane Burger, Mike Fishman (could bend his pinky back to his wrist!), Mike Blum, Craig Colby, Robert Metzger, Leslie Pazinski, Mark Graham, Jim Jenkins, Todd Hanson, Todd Snellgrove, Jim Nichols, Paula Maxwell, Lynn Pool, Joan Strain, Carol Cormandy, Tracy Holland,...

Posted by Andy Jost ('76) on April 5, 2007 05:57 PM

hey,, you guys with access to all the music in the world,, go find jerry jeff walker's
"cowboy boots and bathing suits",, recorded here in belize. check out the cut "just another gringo in belize".

Posted by bill Taylor, if i lived up my full potential, it would seriously cut into my goofing off time! on April 5, 2007 05:59 PM

Doug -- jmoot@nea.org

Posted by Julie on April 5, 2007 06:02 PM


this is the site for the Spider on Drugs, hope it works

Posted by Doug, not as dumb as i look, Bower '73 on April 5, 2007 06:04 PM

Debbie (Grasmick) Walters - yeah, Lori is my sis. I need to call her and get her on here. I knew of your sister Kay.

Posted by Tim Graves '73 on April 5, 2007 06:04 PM

Julie look a few lines up I posted the site

Posted by Doug, not as dumb as i look, Bower '73 on April 5, 2007 06:06 PM

Ellis Teachers I remember: Mrs. Goldman, Mr. Jordan, Mrs. Gordon, Mrs. Knox, Mrs. Bennett, Mrs. Cunningham (big hair), Mr. Fahey, Mr. Hay, Mrs. Foss (librarian), Mrs. Wurtsmith, Mr. Santapietro, Mr. Blom (gym), Mrs. MacDonald (gym teacher with loooong skirts, and not much sense of humor). I can picture another 5-6 grade teacher on top floor very south end of build, also without much sense of humor... Mrs. Ross?...

Posted by Andy Jost ('76) on April 5, 2007 06:07 PM

Andy -- I remember alot of those names. I lived next to Charlie Spiegel. Dang, are you looking at a class picture or something?? How do you do that? Are you working those Sudoku's every night to work that memory.

Posted by Julie Molen Moot '75 on April 5, 2007 06:07 PM

Julie-- It took you this long to remember me?
got to go stove is on fire.

Posted by Jack Virtue 74 on April 5, 2007 06:09 PM

wow, I turn my back for just a few hours and BAM there are another 200 fun stories to read!! hey, Paula, I don't know you but were comming to your restaurant~~ I know about it, but never been!! we live on west side, so this is an easy drive!! Hey Yvonne!! HI girlfriend!! so glad to hear back, I will call you soon, had some family in town this week,hey do you remember Julie Carpenter? she lives really close to us both!! I met her in Kings a few yrs back, got her number, porbably wrote it on the side of a wine bottle and lost it!! YES, I will walk down to your house, then it will be happy hr right??? does anyone remember Donny Bates?? lets talk the "fonzie" of our times!! remember when he stole a car and ran it into the front of goodro ford on CB???? the wreck was on the front page of the RMN!! talk about a rebel without a cause!! he won the "scariest dates" award for me!! he was waaaaay too advanced for this girl!! WOW!!

Posted by karin 69 on April 5, 2007 06:14 PM

Evie ..YOu mentioned your roomate was eddie codys boyfriend..do you know what happened to terri fluckey..derwins 1st wife I think?

Posted by DAVE PETERS '69 on April 5, 2007 06:17 PM

I can't believe how long this blog is. Well I guess it's time to add more? I remember Janet W., and Terry W. and Kay and Carol, Thom, Shane, Bill F, Ventrillo's, Borroki's (sp) Elzi's and more from the neighborhood. I live in Grand Junction now but get to Denver frequently. I periodically cruise the old digs and always get a rush of memories. Anyone remember getting scrubbed (lipstick rubbed all over your face by 7th-9th graders) going from elementary to Junior High? I wonder if thats still going on.
Remember walking to Merrill and GW uphill both ways in a constant blizzard (well most of thats true).
Great to hear about many of the old personalities I will always remember.

Posted by Chris Unfug '72 on April 5, 2007 06:18 PM

Andy, either you are reading your yearbook, or you have never drank!!!

Posted by Thor Hansen '74 on April 5, 2007 06:19 PM

connie, lance here. you were always the brains. i see frank once in a while. you have to be with us for the large one. 6-16-07.doe's frank and larry know about this ? i haven't seen them lately.

Posted by lance williams on April 5, 2007 06:21 PM

Okay between reading this blog and suffering from another giant bug bite under my eye I am having trouble seeing tonight. Hey Bill do they have giant bugs in Belize. The ones in Florida are trying to kill me. I was on the same bus to Fallis. I was the next stop at the end of the block. I remember Malcolm Gus but I barely remember the typing class because I was usually ditching and going to Taco Bell for lunch at that time. I finally got busted when MR. Vance the science teacher came looking for me to clean up the comet cleanser that we had spread through two class rooms during a comet fight when he had left us unattended. Remember that one Ally.

Posted by Kim Reed '74 on April 5, 2007 06:25 PM

getting scubbed,,, if your kids did that now you would be sued by the scrubbey's parents!
everyone involved would have to attend counciling, the kid would never recover and be truamitized for life.

Posted by bill Taylor, back to reprobate on April 5, 2007 06:25 PM

Found it Bill -- going on 1380 -- cool!

Posted by Julie on April 5, 2007 06:26 PM

Thor - do you work with AJ Johansen?

Posted by Julie Molen Moot on April 5, 2007 06:27 PM

The first fight I ever saw was Kirk S. beating up someone after class in Garland Park after kindergarten was over. Imagine that.

Posted by Kim Reed '74 on April 5, 2007 06:28 PM

Yep - I got scrubbed - a couple of times!

Posted by Julie on April 5, 2007 06:30 PM

Kim,, we got bugs here that are beyond description!! it's cool tho.
lamce used to fry flys on the grill at taco bell.
naner naner naaaaaner,,,,

Posted by bill Taylor, back to reprobate on April 5, 2007 06:30 PM

Bill--someone would pull a gun now days.
Back in the days everything was settled with a good old fight.
I got in a fight with Mark Kurz and became best freinds after it was over.

Posted by Jack Virtue 74 on April 5, 2007 06:31 PM

Oh I'd forgotten about the comet fight - what a mess - and it was that gross school cheapo comet. I haven't stopped laughing since I started reading this thing weeks ago.

Posted by Ally (Rador) Larsen '74 on April 5, 2007 06:31 PM

I hope my "Depends" hold up. Lance maybe you should add "Depends" to your computer set-up.

Posted by Ally (Rador) Larsen '74 on April 5, 2007 06:34 PM

Oh ya, He kicked my A_ _.

Posted by Jack Virtue 74 on April 5, 2007 06:34 PM

Judy, about a zillion blogs ago I mentioned that anyone that read the Rocky Mountain News could go to that days edition on a certain page and they could see what a couple of SEDBOS were up to. A.J. was in the picture of that article...the short answer, yes, great guy!!!

Posted by Thor Hansen '74 on April 5, 2007 06:36 PM

Hay Doug-- Remember the barbed wire fence on 225 when we were rideing dirt bikes? I thought you hit it for sure.

Posted by Jack Virtue 74 on April 5, 2007 06:38 PM

A J is my brother in law - we are going over there for Easter -- what a small world. I'm happy you like him - he IS a GREAT GUY!! He has a great wife too -- my sister, Mary.

Posted by Julie Molen Moot '75 on April 5, 2007 06:39 PM

Jack - I really remembered you a long way back but had to read about 300 of these last night to catch up --

Posted by Jules on April 5, 2007 06:41 PM

jerry larsen,, i know your out there.
remember sitting in your bedroom all corned up, while watching burning plastic dry cleaning bags drip from the ceiling?
there's some entertainment!

Posted by bill Taylor, back to reprobate on April 5, 2007 06:42 PM

Creamery story,--- Mark kurz and i had some gun power that we took out of some bullets and dumped it in a ash tray in the dinning room and droped a match in it. the flame was so high we thought the place was going to catch on fire.

Posted by Jack Virtue 74 on April 5, 2007 06:44 PM

this is realy special for me as i have no other way of bullshittin with all you.
thank you!!

Posted by bill Taylor, back to reprobate on April 5, 2007 06:44 PM

Thor -- did Doug work there too before he "retired" ?? And where did Dana work? I will have to catch up with Bill (AJ) on Sunday --

Posted by Julie Molen Moot '75 (Jules) on April 5, 2007 06:45 PM

Dave, Im getting emails now, really fun!! hey, Im also geting "requests" for certain songs that they want YOU to play. I know you guys have your series of songs, so I didn't say anything. BUT, are you open to having any new songs?? one of them is "touch of gray" which was a fabulous song, especially for us huh??? anyway, will you be doing any new"old songs" for the bash?? ifnot, maybe the disc jockey that we fill in with can cover any and all requests. it is way important to have music at all times, but I know that you need to have a good time too , not just play allnight right?? so we can brain storm this one too! what fun is all this???????????????????/ guess Ill go open up another box for dinner!!

Posted by Karin 69-kind of on April 5, 2007 06:45 PM

I cannot believe the names I see here.!! I have not read all the blog... nonetheless I just chatted with Frank Anton's sister, Maryanne. I remember fries and a chocolate coke for 25 cents... LIZ, my sister Debbie is in touch with Cheryl Webb. I also see Jack Virtue. I remember our graduation party at your house when the police had the dogs attack a bunch of innocent kids!!! Doug Bower, I know you too. Remember Lake Powell and my Dad Bob??

Posted by Diana Chilcutt on April 5, 2007 06:45 PM

Hey - where is Jerry Coulter??

Posted by Jules on April 5, 2007 06:47 PM

Jerry's not out there yet -

Posted by ally on April 5, 2007 06:47 PM

Doug -- I remember your dad's car -- one of those tiny honda's!! I always pictured it coming up to a bus and asking it for a ride - HA

Posted by Jules '75 on April 5, 2007 06:49 PM

Jerry Larsen that is

Posted by on April 5, 2007 06:50 PM

Haven't heard from Jerry today -- must be working still. have to go home now -- hugs

Posted by Julie '75 on April 5, 2007 06:50 PM

Diana-- I can't belive I'm seeing your name.
You bring back memorys of the ally and the hood. what is your sis debbie doing now days? I allways liked you the best.

Posted by Jack Virtue 74 on April 5, 2007 06:52 PM

If you're dyslexic, welcome to the beginning of this blog .
the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. and forced sodomy, which is probably even worse.

Posted by bill Taylor, back to reprobate on April 5, 2007 06:53 PM

Julie, most of the SEDBOS that became Firefighters work for West Metro. Myself and a couple of the Krosky's are the only ones that I know on Denver's Department

Posted by Thor Hansen '74 on April 5, 2007 07:00 PM

Lance, actually this is the 16th day .. first column/posting was on 3/21. Karen Grasmick .. never heard of your cousins .. when your sis signed on, I thought, gee, I used to know a Karen Grasmick. So we have met somewhere along the way .. maybe worked together at sometime.
Is it me, or is the group getting younger and younger. I was worried when everyone was class of 69 thru 72, and now I'm seeing mid 70's and up to '79 !!! I'm gonna have to get my walker/wheelchair out to come to this shindig! Next we'll be in the 80's, and then you could be MY kids !! This is just totally amazing!

Posted by Pam (Benson) Patterson '62 on April 5, 2007 07:03 PM

Hi Jack and folks:

My sister Debbie became an electrician. She is now a sales rep for GE. She has 2 children and is a grandmother. Guess we are getting old (only in our minds)


Posted by Diana Chilcutt on April 5, 2007 07:11 PM

Maybe one or more of the O'Briens can take care of ME now .. and push me around in my wheels.

Posted by Pam (Benson) Patterson '62 on April 5, 2007 07:12 PM

Jack, did you get the fire on the stove out.
has anyone found sherri shafton yet, or how about lindy brewer, lindy lived on locust or leyden, during the mcmeen and merrill yrs.

started looking thru my 74 yr book. memories start coming back big time.

Doug, what about you, married, kids? or just still crazy and wild

Posted by Kim (Wilson) Sinicki, '75 on April 5, 2007 07:15 PM

doug, send me the info for the 16th royce's address, since Parker is just down the road. I'm in Castle Rock.

Well, for the last 18 yrs I thought I was the MOM but my 16yr old daughter is kicking me off the computer. OH WELL, she is a cheerleader and blonde, like her Aunt Lynn, (too popular).

I will be back in the am from work.
Thanks all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Kim (Wilson) Sinicki, '75 on April 5, 2007 07:25 PM

Thanks Julie, I went to school with Mary. Tell her I said Hi.

Posted by Debbie (Grasmick) Walters 79 on April 5, 2007 07:29 PM

I talked to Mike Dolph yesterday. he lived-still lives at 1450 so grape, he was across the street from the Jordens, I believe, anyway, our hero, Lee Baier, live 2 houses away from him. Lee died many years ago, but his wife moved into a home for awhile, maybe with the kids , don't remember. now she is gone too. he is no doubt dancin in the grave with all these fond memories!!

Posted by karin 69 on April 5, 2007 07:50 PM

Our bodys are old, but our minds are getting better as we read this blog.

It's sad to think of how many have passed on, but just think ther all reading this too.

Posted by Jack Virtue 74 on April 5, 2007 07:51 PM

Dave touch of gray Jerry Garica Grateful Dead that's my request.

Posted by Beth Erickson 75? on April 5, 2007 07:58 PM

Ok.......been a while for me. Emailed Mark Wolf with thanks. As I mentioned before, he's a cousin by marriage. Maybe we'll get extended publicity.

Rich Bills: You mentioned Craig Dory. Michelle's brother? Would love to know about her!

Ed Hoffman and others: Tony Hoffman's been mentioned several times. I spent many, many red-eyed all-nighters cracking up with him. Where is he?

Worst teacher: Didn't anyone have Mrs. Johnston for 4th grade at McMeen? Aside from being scary to look at, she stuck so many tissues (used) up her sleeves, in her belt, and down her bosom, she was a fire hazard. Nervous habit of rolling a piece of paper between her fingers, banging pencils or rulers on the edge of desks till they broke and beaned somebody!

Getting Scrubbed: If not for Theresa McKinstry, I would have been. Started walking home after last day of 6th with her. We were confronted. Mentioning our two older brothers convinced whoever it was that maybe it wouldn't be a good idea. Then on a dare from my cohorts (Greg D?, Ken M?, Stevie M?, Doug were you there too?) we shared my first kiss in Dedrickson's basement. She was a pro, I think. IT WAS A GOOD DAY!

Posted by Royce Gupton '73 on April 5, 2007 08:23 PM

Ron- Sure did work at Channel 7. Worked at 7 and the Creamery at same time. Still do! 36 years. Bought kearney house in 1977 after dad died. Mom moved to Las Vegas. Raised my kids there, then moved to Green Valley Ranch last year. My son owns Kearney house now.

Kim- Sorry to here about Lynn. Tell Laura hi. Know anything about the Stokers?

Haven't seen any of the Armstrongs posting yet. Anyone seen them?

Ed Dreiling- Good to know you are still around. And your sister. She was hot in HS. Hi Yvonne.

Posted by Barry Edmonds "George" the cook at Creamery on April 5, 2007 08:51 PM

Hello All,
Bill, good impression of Julie on The Love Boat. You really had me going there for a while!
Doug, my brother George told me you sent me a hello and I am sending you one back. I don't know if we knew each other, but I am thinking you had blond hair??? Anyway, thanks for the hello!
Richard Bills, I remember you, from George of course.....you guys seemed to have lot's of fun at Craig Dorey's house, (I was miles to young for that crowd)!

Yes, Craig and Michelle were brother & sister by marriage. I haven't seen her in a very long time. Somehow I think she moved out of state, but Craig might be able to help you on this one. Maybe Richard Bill can ask him.
Sandy Ferguson, I remember you from Merrill. I think you gals knew my brother, (why not).
Anyway, I remember you being very nice.

Someone asked what the name of Geo's band is and I think he missed the question. They are called Eohippus. You can google it if you want.

Yes, I have a life, I just need to find it again!


Posted by Connie Brangoccio...it's alway george, george, george on April 5, 2007 09:03 PM

Kim we will post Royces address when we get it all set up I dont know it right now anyway.

Diana Chilcutt, Its good to hear from you, Hows Tina and Angela. Is Bob still in Cour d' laine ID?
Is your mom still around?

Posted by Doug, get a job, Bower '73 on April 5, 2007 09:08 PM

Keep those emails coming folks. remember to put your phone # on it..thanks!
This will insure yu are alerted for details location etc for the june 16th bash.
Laura Wilson..Hi I believe we went from kindergarten and stephen knight all the way thru graduation at GW always aquainted but never close. Great to read your comments.
Kim, whaddo I know from cars? 33 34 who knows..It was red though!
Karin, we'll talk.

Posted by DAVE PETERS '69 on April 5, 2007 09:16 PM

Dana, when I tslked to you earlier this eve. You asked if I read your blog..I told you no. Now I realize you must have meant the creamstock blog yesterday or day before. Yes I read it..

Posted by DAVE PETERS '69 on April 5, 2007 09:19 PM

Connie, I remember you from Merrill. You seemed like the quiet type. I saw myself that way. I'm surprised we didn't become better acquainted.

Posted by Royce Gupton "not so quiet now" '73 on April 5, 2007 09:48 PM

Thanks to all the people who remember me and the Hoffman name. I must have read about twenty or so questions from different people. To make it easy for me please send me an email (ehoff143@comcast.net). I would be happy to get in touch and answer your questions. I know Andy, Georgia, and others have asked me questions.

How about the Tacoritos at the original Holly Inn?

I am glad several remember Tony. He is living in Ashville NC and make it to Denver once or twice a year. He works at Duke Univerisity in radiology. He is the reason I was forbidden to go to the Creamery by my parents. They said "To many bad people are there and to many bad things happen". So I just had to go and see for myself.

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions. I will answer all. Thanks again and I will check again later.

Posted by Eddie Hoffman, '76 on April 5, 2007 10:12 PM

Stokers? Yeah, on Ivy Way .. They connected when my Mom died, but can't shed any light on them for the present.

Posted by Pam (Benson) Patterson on April 5, 2007 10:16 PM

I wasn't allowed to go to the Creamery without friends: Doug Unfug, Mitzi Handler, Cin Anderson. It was the hang out of my older sister Julie ('75) and somtimes my even older sister Leslie ('70). If I didn't want to be harassed, it was a longer bike ride with my 25 cents down to the Holly Shops.

Posted by Yorker on April 5, 2007 10:26 PM

i'm i doing this right

Posted by royce brown on April 5, 2007 10:41 PM

eddie hoffman,mike blumb ,mike fishman, you all sound so familer.you must have been in school with my little brother ron erickson.

Posted by Beth Erickson 75? on April 5, 2007 10:44 PM

Wierd. I hit "post" now and get taken to an ad for argonaut party drink something. Have we been hijacked?

Posted by jody benson '72 on April 5, 2007 10:51 PM

Stokers were on Jersey I believe. I remember getting to their house by cutting through the Lightfoot's yard and over the fence. The Martin's on Minnessota have been mentioned, but I also knew a Sharon Martin on Minnesota. Anyone know of her. I'm also trying to remember a Mary W (Wasinger??) who lived on the southwest corner of Florida and Jersey. Any ideas? I've also been thinking we need a yearbook for the upcoming event. I'd need a old picture, new picture, name, GW grad year from everyone. Am I nuts?

Posted by jody benson '72 on April 5, 2007 10:54 PM

tuna,i'm in kansas and will be back on sunday night. i'll try to call you in the morning so we can go over things, maybe every one should just give me there credit cards,i,ll be good, shut up kim and pattie i want yours first , dougie it was cool hanging with everyone at pipers.we need to do some riding if i can sponge a harley. dougie where is marrzetta. boy some of these names amaz me.to bad about hut. doug i'll call you in the morning also. later roycebrown

Posted by spongeboyroy on April 5, 2007 10:59 PM

royce brown what are you up to?

Posted by Beth Erickson 75? on April 5, 2007 11:01 PM


Posted by Beth Erickson 75? on April 5, 2007 11:05 PM

Hi Royce, I do remember you from Merrill. Maybe our paths didn't cross and we didn't really get to know each other that well.
Did you take driver's training one summer at East? It was a crash course that lasted just about all day.
I could just be having a false memory thing going here!


Posted by Connie Brangoccio...see what you started Bill! on April 5, 2007 11:23 PM

Hi Connie, When I started reading all this I saw the name Branggocio, kept saying it to myself over & over.
Finally called Ron Gupton & asked him who I was thinking of (Imagine that!!!) He told me all the girls had a crush on George - but HA - This time it is not always, George, George, George (that's funny) I must have been remembering you from Merrill. Ya we did get along - good days. Royce & I were friends, also. What have you been up to?

Jody - I saw the same ad, busted up - I just knew
one of or several of the guys had done just that !!
Feared mentioning names - as we might have gotten smeared or worse - chose and called out to the bike racks by Doug & Bill. Too funny.


Posted by Sandie '73 on April 6, 2007 02:37 AM

beth,, i got your photos,, i see i am lookin at kirk, dean, john law and bob day.
old bastards!

Posted by bill Taylor, reprobate on April 6, 2007 02:50 AM

and is that kevin b. on the very left??

Posted by bill Taylor, reprobate on April 6, 2007 02:55 AM

Anyone remember when they built Cinderella City?
As cool as that seemed at the time, it was also the beginning of the end for so many Mom & Pop' s. ie..

Someone had chimed in awhile back regarding Holly Inn's Tacorito's - I was in the Holly on Hampden across from the no longer Cinderella City a few years ago, Tacorito still on the menu - ordered one-not as good as they use to be.

Posted by Sandie '73 on April 6, 2007 05:48 AM

TV shows..rescue 8 the real mcoys
sea hunt zorro my 3 sons ..father kows best beaver disneys wonderful world of color when color tv finally came out /
No remote control. The beatles on Ed sullivan

Posted by DAVE PETERS '69 on April 6, 2007 06:28 AM

I still watch Leave it to Beaver and Andy and Opie -I was just thinking about Felix the Cat cartoon's - remember Felix?

Posted by Sandie '73 on April 6, 2007 06:36 AM

Royce B. looks like your doing it just fine.

Posted by Sandie '73 on April 6, 2007 06:37 AM

Casper was the best, Mighty Mouse got on my nerve !
Bonanza on Sunday nights, American Bandstand my fav.

Posted by Sandie '73 on April 6, 2007 06:39 AM

Dave, now look what you have started - The Nelson's,
The Monkey's - what girl wasn't going to marry Ricky Nelson and Davey Jones. Elvis and Buddy still rule.

Posted by Sandie '73 on April 6, 2007 06:41 AM

speaking of remotes,, you have to be one old, lazy, bastard to not be able to tell your wife to get up and change the channel!!
{ducking, dodgeing thrown objects,,,}

Posted by bill Taylor, scalywag on April 6, 2007 06:52 AM

Hi Paula, really good to see you on here. You have got to tell Diane and Marla hi from me. Do you know what ever happend to Patti Derr? Let me know where your pizza place is, we'll come up and see you. The ol Yum Yum tree was a cool place to go back then, one of the first food courts..

Posted by Ray Wells on April 6, 2007 07:09 AM

Hi spongeboy glad you you could finally get on. Speaking of TV how about Whillybirds and Sky King.some one mentioned the Band Fever Tree, Thats funny I thought about that probably 10 years ago and found the CD.Brought back some memories. I think the stoker boys are still around but the folks have both passed away. Hang in there sponge boy Roy. Don't for get I put in forthe first reservation on a bedroom. Doug I had your dad for an art teacher at Merrill

Posted by Kim O'Brien on April 6, 2007 07:15 AM

Janet; the guy who had the monkey was Mike Baine.

Posted by Ron Gupton ' 71 on April 6, 2007 07:21 AM

Stacey; The bar on 1st and Cook was the Harem Lounge.

Posted by Ron Gupton ' 71 on April 6, 2007 07:22 AM

beth,, should i post one of those photos you sent me?

Posted by bill Taylor, non-hot on April 6, 2007 07:25 AM

Hi Ron, Did you get your trees taken care of, or the other way around? Don called his Mom has been moved out of IC & into a private room - good news. I am going to call him later this morning - I'll have him give ya a jingle.

Posted by Sandie '73 on April 6, 2007 07:29 AM

Hey Doug:

Dad is still in Idaho. Mom is still kicking, frowning and hopefully not smoking. Tina is well and the mother of two great kids. Angela has two kids also. Debbie had another child with her husband Tim.

So Royce will be having a bash??? Saw him not to long ago.

Posted by Diana Chilcutt on April 6, 2007 07:39 AM

Hey Kim O'Brien. I saw your picture in the Air Guard Yearbook with the bird. What's up with that???


Posted by Diana Chilcutt on April 6, 2007 07:41 AM

the Stokers lived on Jersey, Greg is in Aurora, Gary in Vegas, Kathi in Aurora. One of Kathi's son's is or was living in the house. Lost their dad last year.

the best part of Cinderella City was Cinder Alley. You could buy just about anything down there.

Posted by Kim Wilson, '75 on April 6, 2007 07:41 AM

This blogging is jogging a lot of memories. I keep hearing stories about adventures and misadventures from everybody. I think our brain cells are getting more of a workout than we ever bargained for.

Sandie, I used to love going over to monaco lanes on sunday mornings and bowl for green stamps.I missed a 300 game by 1 strike and that would have been 150,000 green stamps.That's a lot of licking stamps.
I called Debbie up a couple of weeks back and went to happy hour"s" with her at Don's with 4 of my 5 kids.It was really nice to see her and I really look forwared to seeing you as well.What is Billy up to these days??

I am really looking forward to seeing a bunch of old farts get together and still pretend we have our "stuff" together. How many of those "I wonder what ever happened to ?" moments have you had over the years. It is reaqlly nice to live in an awesome city like Denver where not too many people move away.

Posted by dave cline on April 6, 2007 08:00 AM

Paula Jones; Did you live on Minnesota Dr.?

Posted by Ron Gupton ' 71 on April 6, 2007 08:02 AM

Dave C.; is your mom & dad still around? I always thought your looked like Sophia Loren or Jackie Kennedy!

Posted by Ron Gupton ' 71 on April 6, 2007 08:09 AM


beth,, i up and did it anyway,, hope you don't mind!
kevin, kirk, dean, john, bob, and 2 guys i don't reconise??

Posted by bill Taylor, non-hot on April 6, 2007 08:12 AM

oh yeah,,, the guy in the glasses,, jerry jones!!

Posted by bill Taylor, non-hot on April 6, 2007 08:16 AM

do i know the big guy?

Posted by bill Taylor, un-employable on April 6, 2007 08:19 AM

cinder alley,,
that's where i went for my blacklight posters and fabulous furry freak brothers comic books.

Posted by bill Taylor, unemployable on April 6, 2007 08:31 AM

wow, 100 blogs since 6:00 pm yesterday
1460 now
guess I better start reading faster.....sort of slow being a GW grad

Posted by Doug, get a job, Bower '73 on April 6, 2007 08:48 AM

Blog - Eddie Spaghetti brought this to my attention, and I'm wondering who anyone who participates ever has time for anything else? This is amazing --- what great memories. Wouldn't it be great to go back, and do it all one more time? I think an Ellis Reunion is in order. I wanna play one more game of "heads up, seven up" (did anyone NOT cheat - or was it just me?). Also, speaking of cheating, Liz, it was you that allowed me to pass tests --- pretty and smart :) --- how could I forget? Andy, your memory is great, but you don't hold a candle to Tim Colen - heck, he knows what brand of cig's SanPiatro smoked - amazing. A bad day for me was when my family transfered to the Creek District --- oh well, it all happened for the best. Next, Charlie Spiegel was the only guy growing up that was always taller then me --- really pissed me off! I heard Charlie stopped growing by the 7th grade, and I didn't - nanananie! Last, my sister wasn't that fast --- our neighbors dog (Rebel - "the dog from hell") bit her right in the butt. Let's hurry on the reunion while I still have hair to show - blond or not...

Posted by Steve Bajema on April 6, 2007 08:48 AM

Everyone must be at work

Posted by on April 6, 2007 08:49 AM

Hey Diana I was birdman for a while. How did you run across that? Wasnt that funny how pissed your dad got when we borrowed your milk that the milkman had left at your house? We didn't even know you at the time but it came out latter at one of the lake trips.

Posted by Kim O'Brien 72 on April 6, 2007 08:54 AM

Okay Bill I know you are not asking your wife to change the TV channel because it is a fact that TV changers are an extension of a man's hand and they never let go of it.
I forgot what else I was going to write. We are doing great with the long term memory but my short term memory shot craps.

Posted by Kim Reed '74 on April 6, 2007 09:00 AM


The man in my life is in the Air Guard. I was going through the yearbook and you were a full page. !!

Still living in the same house??


Posted by Diana Chilcutt on April 6, 2007 09:00 AM

Kim you were a Fly Boy?
Bill you said thet was Kirk and jerry in that last pic? where was that taken.

Diana, I was married.....twice....the first one didn't count, the second I have twe great boys 18 &19 now.......got divorced in 91
Just riding Harleys and playing

Posted by Doug, 'not as old as i look', Bower '73 on April 6, 2007 09:09 AM

Diana you have to bring that picture on Kimbo to the Creamery Stock....

Posted by Doug 'tuna uses just for men' Bower '73 on April 6, 2007 09:13 AM

Jack remember when we were shooting 22 shells out of your dads vice in the shead, with a hammer and nail?

Posted by Doug 'run for your lives' Bower '73 on April 6, 2007 09:15 AM

Just chatted with my sister Debbie. She is brewing a pot of coffee and prepared to join in.

I am appraising real estate and working at a golf course these days. Ran into Royce and his boys at Murphy Creek!!

I will bring the picture to Creamerystock.


Posted by Diana Chilcutt on April 6, 2007 09:23 AM

Royce - You had me ROLLING with the description of Mrs. Johnston. Tissues everywhere and powder filling in the facial crevices!
Sandie - The guy who owns Poppies on Colo Blvd is nephew to the Holly Inn. Said he worked there growing up and the item on his menu isn't called Tacorito but is a tacorito

Posted by Stacey '75 on April 6, 2007 09:33 AM

Here is a blast from the past. Remember when we stole Tina's Big Wheel, Wagon et al and rode to the Groggery. We were asked to leave and John Mulqueen stole the DJ's records and we played Frisbee in the parking lot.!!!!

My mom told me Dad used to stay up all night trying to catch you guys stealing the milk!!


Posted by Diana Chilcutt on April 6, 2007 09:34 AM

The Groggery was the old Creamery...


Posted by Diana Chilcutt on April 6, 2007 09:39 AM

kenny wise!! thats the big guy!!
thanks beth!!!!

Posted by bill Taylor, unemployable on April 6, 2007 09:46 AM

I talked to Diane last nigh she has not heard from Patti Derr in many years. I will try to locate her. Our restautant is 5016 Kipling St.
Wheat Ridge, CO "Li'l Nick's Pizza" Why hasn't Jim Harr written anything? or George Tacinas, Don Harbert, Rick Givens, Kim Bottoms, Brad Miller, they must have a computers.
Hi Ron ,Yes, I lived at 6265 Minnesota Dr. and after reading some of the stories I think I may have lived at the wrong end of Minnesota. Sounds like you had more fun.

The Martins still live on Minnesota Dr. and so does my Dad, next time I'm there I will ask about Sharon.

My Mom passed away a year ago. She so loved all the guys who came over to jump on the trampoline. She would alwas remind me of the time Rick, Brad, George, Kim, Jim, were over and Mom & I had to leave, it started to rain and when we came home the guys had taken the clothes of the line and folded them. Oh ,& she loved to arm wrestle all you guys. I am sure you remember ,she was in a wheelchair. I think the guys came over to see her.
By the way I always thought Ed Dreiling was

Posted by Paula Jones (Quintana) '72 on April 6, 2007 10:00 AM

is this working

Posted by Beth Erickson 75? on April 6, 2007 10:04 AM

Lance - Connie here. Thanks for the invite on 6-16-07. Yes, Frank and Larry do know about the site. I spoke with Marianne this morning. she and Leslie will of course be there. We're all looking forward to it. Hopefully Patrice will be joining us as well. Spoke with Frank also this morning, he has a surgery scheduled in that time frame and is hopeful he'll be able to make it.

Posted by Connie Anton '74 on April 6, 2007 10:08 AM

Diana I remember the night at the Groggery, I was riding someone on the handelbars of someones bike, and johns Frisbees.
Still have some very fond memories of Carter Lake on Bobs boat
I asked about the Groggery about 900 blogs ago and no one seemed to remember it, glad I wasent just dreaming...

Posted by Doug 'run for your lives' Bower '73 on April 6, 2007 10:11 AM

Beth its working!!!

Posted by Doug 'need a new razor' Bower '73 on April 6, 2007 10:13 AM

guess so wrote a long story earlyer but it seem's it got lost. no bill I don't mind you posting the pics not in them, though. Dean might kill me or some of the other's. but I kind of like it.I'll have to try and think up the rest of those story's later.got to get some work done Red skelton.

Posted by Beth Erickson 75? on April 6, 2007 10:14 AM

Aloha doug you sweetheart can't wait to see you all.

Posted by Beth Erickson 75? on April 6, 2007 10:22 AM

Paula; I went to a twist party at your house in the back yard. It was 1960 something? Do you remember ? What year was it actually? The only people I remember being there was Danny Sommers(?) and Rick Knap.

Posted by Ron Gupton ' 71 on April 6, 2007 11:13 AM

someone mentioned Cinderella city!! My Mom took me and Debbie Jones to the grand opening of that "mall". was the first mall in denver, I head, but it was 68, Im pretty sure.It lamost had to be when I think of other stuf that was going on then. Jodi, I think your yearbook idea is really a fun idea!~ SING ALONG!! "felix the cat, the wonderful, wonderful cat, whenever he gets in a fix he reaches into his bag of tricks, felix the cat- you'll laugh so hard your sides will ache your heart will go pitter pat, watching felix, the wondeful cat"!!! whew! must nap now.

Posted by karin 69 on April 6, 2007 11:29 AM

I remember your sister Debbie. She needs to get on this blog and let me know whats up with Sheryl Webb. I lost track of her years ago, and have heard a couple of things through the grapevine. I heard her daughter died....that is SO SAD! I don't know any details. I would love to catch up with her. WE were such good friends growing up. Thanks!!!

Posted by Liz (Blackwell) 76 on April 6, 2007 11:32 AM

speaking of "toon's remember Ruff and Ready?? Tom terriffic?? with the little funnel hat?? he would change into anything he wanted, and it always still had the little funnel hat on it!!Beanie and Ceicle?? the Flintstones on friday nights??? I STILL watch the flintsones!! we had GREAT cartoons!

Posted by karin on April 6, 2007 11:35 AM

Let's all meet at the Monaco Inn for a beer after work tonight.

Posted by on April 6, 2007 11:40 AM

For all of you who were, like me, bussed to Cory Elementary due to the overcrowding at Ellis in the early '60's, I just posted the class picture for the class of '64 to the Creamery section on Bill's photobucket site! Have fun recognizing all of our cheribic faces! If anyone else can do the same....please do so! It is a hoot to see us all again as youngins!

Posted by Larry Pote '75 on April 6, 2007 11:50 AM

Who posted the Monaco Inn for tonight - it's sounds great.

Posted by Connie Anton '74 on April 6, 2007 12:01 PM


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