John Luchau sends link to news about vulcano near his home

John Luchau writes:

If you want to let folks know what’s happening here in my neck of the woods with the lava flow I’ve found that this link is the best update for views and information.  The flow front remains about 6 miles South of our home so it is a concern but it is not moving our direction at this time so in my mind it is not a major concern.

I would think that any of our Vulcanologists from SSHS would find it as fascinating as I do.

Winter 2014 Newsletter

2014 SSHS WINTER.  The new Winter Newsletter for the Class of 1963

Dan withers article.

The Spring 2015 newsletter will have pictures of the 2 mini-reunions held in September 2014.  The first was at Stangeland Winery in Salem.  We had 32 participants.  The following week, there was a mini reunion in Seattle.  Chris Holm Kline organized a gathering and a tour of the Seattle Art Museum.  We always appreciate new communications, pictures,  or articles for future newsletters.

Our classmate Kris Campbell LOCKARD has just written and published a mystery novel Green Ridge.  Cost is $15.95 plus $3 shipping.  Contact Kris LOCKARD or if you would like to purchase.  More information in the spring newsletter.

We also got word that classmate Max L. Huff who passed away in October.  His picture will be added to our Memorial page.



Mini Gathering at Stangeland Winery

We had 35 people attend the mini-gathering at Stangeland Winery, thanks to Gail Miller Jones and Larry Miller for hosting.  Thanks also to Ann Byerley Wineland for keeping track of the RSVP for planning.  Thanks to Frieda Flint and Ron Cross for taking pictures.  Thanks to the committee for providing appetizers and supporting this fun event.

You can view the pictures in a Power Point show.  It may take a moment to load on your computer.  Progress through the pictures by clicking your computer mouse.2014-mini-reunion

September Mini – Gathering

We have about 30 people attending the mini-reunion on September 10.  Hope you are one of them.

A few classmates asked for another get together because they enjoyed the 50th reunion.   They requested a winery and classmate Gail Miller Jones was nice enough to offer her brother’s winery for the gathering.

South Salem Class of 1963 – No Host Mini Gathering

Wednesday – September 10, 2014

Stangeland Vineyards & Winery*


John Luchau 2013 50-year reunion adventure

We will be publishing a part of John’s sailing adventures in the next newsletter.  If you would like to read the full story, we want to publish it here.  We love that people are sharing stories and more articles for the newsletters.  We may have enough for a fall newsletter issue as well.

luchau reunion letter pdf

Spring 2014 Newsletter

After a 7 month rest from the reunion, our little newsletter staff is about to publish the next newsletter.    We had a great time at the reunion.  Many hugs and a lot of friendships renewed.  Send in your stories for the Fall newsletter.  We need your stories and pictures.  The first step in sending out the newsletter is to check e-mails and addresses (and remembering how to log on to our webpages).  Happy Spring everyone!!

Reunion Pictures on CD & Printed Biographies

CD – photos of Saturday night of the reunion

Lt. Robert Powell and his daughter Megan, have finished producing the CD of the Saturday night reunion at Creekside.  Thank you Megan for your beautiful photography and editing to include as many classmates as possible.  And a special thank you, to Lt. Powell for the work he did to make this CD available.  There is a CD that runs as a movie and a second CD in jpg format so that you can save just the pictures you want to your own photo collection.  If you were a registered participant to the reunion, you should receive the CD.  If you don’t receive a CD by November 1, please let us know at  We will make sure you receive your free copy.  If you did not register for the reunion but would like a copy of the CD, also let us know.  The cost is $8.80 paid to Lt. Robert Powell.  His contact information is or call 971.275.0510

Spiral bound copy of the biographies

Thank you, Sharon Bradford, for producing a beautiful booklet of all the biographies sent to us as of September 20, 2013.  If you ordered one and paid Sharon, you should be receiving your copy in the mail in the next few days.

Biography and CD order form

To order a printed copy of the Biographies, fill out the order form and send to Sharon Johnson Bradford.


You can use the same order form to get a copy of the CD of the Saturday night reunion events.  There is a cost of $5 IF YOU DID NOT SIGN UP TO ATTEND.  If you did attend Saturday night, you will be receiving a copy in the mail at no cost to you.  Those CD’s will be mailed sometime in September or October.  We will update you when we have a more specific date.

Letting the Dust Settle

After such a fun filled weekend, and seeing many new and old friends, I hope you are getting rested, for some of you traveled a great distance.  I reflect on the word travel, because we have all come to appreciate where we are, and how far we have come in these 50 years.  We identified ourselfs in high school by the classes we took,  the people we associated with, the goals and expectations of our parents and our peers.  Thank goodness that definition has eroded over time.

If you have not read the biographies on the web, I hope you take time to do that.  People have such interesting and diverse lives.  If you hurry and submit your own biography by September 20, your biography will be included in a published version with over 100 other classmates.  ORDER FORM BIOS CD

If you attended the Saturday night event and did not sign up for a CD of pictures taken by Megan Powell,  let me know.  Those CD’s will be printed soon and sent to you at no cost.  If you did not attend the reunion but want a CD of the pictures from Saturday night, you can order a CD for $5.  ORDER FORM BIOS CD

Tour of the School

Thank you to Rick Lacey, Weight Training Teacher at South Salem High School, for the great tour of the school.  We had 21 classmates and additional friends that toured the school this morning.  We are missing  Miles Schlesinger, Janet Auld Serman and Joyce Brothers Kart.  They were still trying to find their lockers.


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