Monday, January 26, 2009

40 years together and counting

I received this email and picture from Kas and Bart after sending my January newsletter. With their permission I am happy to share it. Thought you'd like to know that Kas and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary on December 28th! It was a special occasion for ourfamily as we met in Orlando at Pop Century for three nights and took the kids to The Magic Kingdom. Here's a picture of us on Main StreetUSA. In addition to my sister, Marilyn, coming in from Kauai Hawaii,my brother, Gary, came in from Connecticut with his son and my niece April came in from Connecticut with her daughter to make it a grandtotal of 20 of us around the dinner tables at the restaurants.Unforgettable for all of us. We have come such a long, long way. Just goes to show you how "Love will keep us together"!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Nancy and Tom enjoying Vegas with our Pulaski Traveling sign
The famous Vegas Welcome Sign meets our Pulaski traveling sign.
Relaxing and enjoying a big burger in Vegas
Big Elvis who appears daily for free on the Vegas Strip. A must see show, close your eyes and you would think it was Elvis himself. Big Elvis, (Pete) has lost over 200 pounds in the last few years. It is a show that we always make time to see when in Vegas. He appears in Bill's Saloon (formerly Barbary Coast)across the street from Caesar's Palace next to the Flamingo. I hope you all are enjoying our traveling sign pictures. This is the last one that I have to post, that is until I am fortunate enough to take a vacation or see something interesting. Anyone that would like a sign just let me know. I would be more than happy to post pictures from other classmates with or without the sign. Trying to keep our SPIRIT ALIVE, one way is by keeping the blog as up to date as we can, I need your help in order to do that. Thanks Nancy for sending the pictures. Ro, please HELP fix this posting. THANKS

Monday, January 5, 2009

A great gift

Thanks to Lou Z, I was able to present my son with a pasta board for Christmas. Perry had wanted the one I have that belonged to my Mom. Since I was not ready to part with it I asked Lou if it was something he would attempt to make for me. Not only did it turned out to be more than we expected Lou was also able to burn Perry's name on the back of the board as a remembrance. I know my son will have this special gift for a long time. He has already used it and has been quite happy with the results. Who would think that 40 years later a classmate would be making a pasta board for another classmate. Anyone who did not attend the reunion may not be aware of the many talents that Lou has with wood. Please be sure to check out his website if you are interested, or do as I did, just ask if he can make a special order and I am sure you will be happy with the results. Thanks again Lou for helping me to find a gift that my son really wanted. Next up, an extra long rolling pin to go with the board.
Happy New Year Everyone.
Pat Dezi Altadonna