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Posted on: Feb 20, 2024 at 9:21 AM

It's been a while since I've updated. Still living in the Carlsbad, CA area. It's been wonderful living the retired life. I work at a golf course part time and still umpiring high school baseball. (17th year) Hope all is well with all my Cougar alums.

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Dec 30, 2023 at 10:39 AM

This is taken from my back yard in Todos Santos, Baja Sur. We call 9:00 PM here Baja Midnight. We will be on our roof with Champaign tomorrow night toasting the sunset. Happy New Year everyone. Hope we all make it through another year.

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Dec 04, 2023 at 11:49 AM

There was a wonderful retirement party recently for Lola Danielli who taught Spanish when we were at Campolindo and believe it or not was there for 59 years as she started teaching there when the school opened in 1963. Here is a great story about her and the party. When I worked on our 40th year reunion I saw on the Campolindo website that she was still there so I sent her an email and she remembered me and we ended up getting together on many occasions because she spent weekends on her family home in Santa Rosa where I lived. Here is a link to a story about her and the retirement party.

https://www.ktvu.com/news/after-58-years-at-the-same-school-moraga-teacher-celebrated-for-her-illustrious-career?fbclid=IwAR1lb3Lm0pEtTt4Bt84ml9i2zzl4ZehzwfwA3SaVa9ApTVCYMBsB121hU8k

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Oct 07, 2023 at 7:36 PM

Posted on: Sep 28, 2023 at 5:25 PM

Finished Part 1 of artist Jonathan Batchelor's biography. Possibly some of you may remember his children, Egl, Tara or Maya? Book is titled "Last Bohemian: The Life and Times of Jonathan David Batchelor" and available on Amazon.com, for those who like to read.

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Jul 03, 2023 at 3:38 AM

Don, they are wonderful in Japan, too.

Feb 24, 2023 at 3:15 PM

Wow! Amazing!

Ken Churchill posted a message.
Feb 03, 2023 at 9:55 AM

Sixty Years at Campolindo

Lola Danielli started teaching Spanish at Campolindo when the school opened in 1963.
She was my Spanish teacher my sophomore year. When I was organizing our 40th class reunion I went to the Campolindo website and saw list of the faculty and I scrolled down figuring I would not find any teachers still there, but there she was. This was in 2011. Her email was also there so I sent her a message telling her she was my teacher in 1969 and told her she probably did not remember me. She wrote back and said she remembered me as if it was yesterday.

In my email to her, I told her I was living in Santa Rosa and she said she grew up there on a small grape farm and still went there on the weekends. She worked in the family vineyard as a little girl. She said they were paid $50 per ton for their fruit. Since at the time I was also farming some grapes I told her today their grapes would sell for 80 times that amount or $4,000 a ton.
She invited me to visit her ranch and we have stayed in touch ever since, occasionally meeting for lunch or dinner. She is such character.

Sadly, about 5 years ago the small ranch and home her father built himself was destroyed by one of the fires that swept through Sonoma. It was devastating for her.
Even worse, for the past 10 years she has suffered from terrible back pain that surgery could not repair. The stiletto heals where probably not the best long-term shoe selection. It is amazing to me she continued to teach through the pain until last year because I know how difficult it must have been for her.

During our conversations I suggested it might be time to rest her back and retire but she asked, “what would I do?” “I just love teaching and being with the kids.”

A couple things you should know about Lola. She refused to wear a seat belt while driving and she just about lived on candy.

Now to cheer her up, there is a former student are asking former students to send a video clip of themselves and they will put together and send to her.

I know she will love getting the video and being remembered and thanked by her many former students who probably remember her as if it was yesterday.

If you are interested in sending a clip here is video information:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/39658928441/?multi_permalinks=10161123817303442&ref=share

Jan 11, 2023 at 2:38 AM

Rick, I live in Japan. We don't use the letter O here. No worries.

Bill Kelly posted a message.
Dec 01, 2022 at 9:52 AM

Thanks Don May!! Have a wonderful holiday season and Merry Christmas!

Dec 01, 2022 at 4:00 AM

Don,

Say hello to your mom. When I was active online I would e-mail her and Joe McElroy. I don't stay active any more.

Thomas Helbush Jr has left an In Memory comment for Dave Sharp.
Aug 12, 2022 at 5:46 AM

Thank you Nancy! Nice to hear from you.

Thomas Helbush Jr has left an In Memory comment for Dave Sharp.
Aug 11, 2022 at 4:51 AM

Ken,

Thank you for your comments about Dave. Like i said I got along with him in High School. I did not know his dad was in the FBI. I didn't know Steve Schiedemayer's father was in one of those areas until he opened his own business. Ronald reagan's Chief of Staff was at Steve's father's funeral. President reagan awarded me two of my highest awards while I was in the Navy on board the USS Midway.