Blackshirt Ramblings
Any message for your classmates?  Here's the place to post them.


 
  Peter "Schnook" Etter
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Ja Bruce, ich habe ein gutes Jahr..Any other  folks from our class still around??  LOVE to hear from you..
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  Bruce Menzel
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Haben Sie ein guten jahrigen Peter!
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  Peter Etter
Friday, January 13, 2017
Happy NEW   YEAR -  2017   Hard to believe   I am still here!
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  Peter Etter
Friday, March 4, 2016
Congratulations to the Waukesha Hockey team!!!    The other day I was at the West Town Mall in Madison.   I saw a group of high school students in the Food Court. Some had hockey sticks so I  went up and talked to them.. They told me that they were the  coop hockey team from Waukesha North.   They even had some South players on the team .  After talking to them for a while I wished them Good Luck...   They were a nice bunch of kids and they were there to play  Edgewood..  Well, you know the rest of the story!!
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  Pete Etter
Friday, November 20, 2015
Wow,  Bruce.  I am impressed!    Thank you!
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  Bruce Menzel
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Since nobody else has responded to Pete's poetic challenge, I offer this translation of Theodor Storm's 1843 poem, The Song of the Harp Girl:

"Today, oh today, I am so beautiful,
Tomorrow, oh tomorrow, must everything pass away!
Only this hour, are you still mine;
Dying, oh dying should I alone"

Well, it loses something in translation, but it's basically a lament on life: youthful beauty fades over time, live life in the moment before inevitable death.  Cheers!
 
 
 
  Peter Etter "Schnook"
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Thank you for getting back to me.  I did not know that Ruth Lemke also taught Latin and was actually single... Danke vielmal.... Let's use this guest book MORE!!
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  Peter Schnook Etter
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Wow, Did you see our USA Ladies win the World Cup?? Great job and congratulations!!

The other day I purchased an old German book at a rummage sale. The book was a collection of stories by Theodore Storm , a famous german writer. After reading Immensee, one of his stories, I read the following which was interesting  when I was 16 years old. I did not really get it though but today I do...  Here it is:
    Heute ach Heute , bin ich so schoen;
    Morgen ach Morgen muss alles vergehen:
    Nur diese Stunde bist du noch mein;
    Sterben ach Sterben soll ich allein.
No, I am not going to translate it. I'll let you figure it out. Anyway, Here is my story:       My German teacher , Mrs. Ruth Lemke made me read German literature at Waukesha High School. She was a great german teacher!
When I took German for an easy "A" I thought I could breeze through it without doing a lot of work. Mrs. Lemke, however, had other ideas. She developed an advanced placement course for me way before AP courses were invented. She was a teacher who was ahead of her times!  She introduced me to German Literature and I am now thanking her  for all of her efforts. This was Waukesha High School in the fifties!..They were really ahead of the times. Thank you Waukesha H.S. and Mrs. Lemke, German teacher at WHS, for one great education... Danke vielmal.... Peter
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  Pete "Schnook"Eetter
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
I am soooo happy  that  Deutschland won!      But..... I am soooo sad that no one responds here????   Where are you?
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  Pete "Schnook" Etter
Saturday, June 14, 2014
GO   Deutschland!!!   World Cup 2014
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  Peter"Schnook" Etter
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Happy New Year - 2014 -  Never thought I'd still be around.. Enjoy and stay healthy!
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  Peter Schnook Etter
Friday, August 16, 2013
World Cup Soccer is in Brasil in 2014.. Anyone going??
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  Steve Hopkins
Saturday, January 19, 2013
A quick update on what I've been up to last year. Racing with AHRMA I finished 8th in Production Lightweight on an early 70's Honda 350 twin. My races in the South also put me in 4th place in the Dixie Cup Series (also AHRMA). Built a Production Heavyweight bike also - 1982 Yamaha 650 Special, and crashed it at Barber Motorsports in Alabama. Had a nice set of third place finishes at Daytona, our season finale. Am building two bikes for the upcoming season - 1981 Honda 750F Supersport and a 1972 Honda CL450. Working in an unheated garage is a pain.
I'll try to keep you updated on the upcoming season.
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  Pete Schnook Etter
Monday, January 14, 2013
Hi everyone....I am surprised at the lack of comments on here. I check this site out once a month and see nothing??? Go to any other site and they will charge you.. Here we are, thanks to the computer guros of Mike Rose, et al,   and no one is commenting?  Where are you? Are you alive and well?  I hope so... Happy 2013!!!   I never , ever thought that I would make it this far but here I am at age 71.. I'd love to hear from any of you to see how you are... I will guarantee you an answer in English!!!  Peter
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  sue dumke krauss
Monday, September 17, 2012
e-mail me at sue.krauss@aol.com.  It will
be fun to hear from you
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  Peter Etter (Schnook)
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
It has been a tough week and I have gone to several funerals.... Now, As I  am getting older I really appreciate the time we had in H.S.  Today,  I go to many different schools and  talk about immigration and WWII.  Kids have really  not changed, they have a lot more information and face a lot more problems than we ever had. Take some time to get to know them by visiting your local H.S.  I believe you will be impressed! I am still convinced that we have the best education system in the world...Check it out, I do.....Take time to leave a note here,,. Love to see more comments......Pete
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  Mike Rose
Friday, January 20, 2012

Dear Classmate:

We hope that you have enjoyed the just-completed holidays. This email is to mention additions made to the 1960 class web site. For example, it now has information about deceased classmates in the In Memoriam section.


Perhaps you have recollections, remembrances, or wonderful stories of some of your deceased classmates. Would you share these thoughts? If so, please e-mail them to Bruce Menzel or me for posting after we review comments for content, length (limit of 400 words), and grammar.

In the past, most of us posted our "profile" in the Classmates section. Feel free to add to, amend, or list such information for the first time.


Thanks for your interest in the web site and any help you may provide.

Bill Hamilton 
2scudkat@gmail.com 
775.267.4468

Bruce Menzel 
bmenzel18@comcast.net   970.547.2147

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  George I isham
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
WISH I WOULD HAVE STAYED IN SCHOOL.
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  Pete "Schnook" Etter
Thursday, July 14, 2011
This Sunday, July 17th from Frankfurt, Germany. USA plays Japan for the Women's WORLD CUP! Our time should be approx 1:30 p.m.  Go, Go, USA!
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  Pete "Schnook" Etter
Sunday, July 10, 2011
 GIRL'S WORLD CUP!!  German girls LOST to Japan in overtime!!!   GO USA!!
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  Pete "Schnook" Etter
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Hey Bill - I think your 70th Birthday get-together is a great idea. Trouble is that I am going to be 70 this September so I plan to be out of the country while I am still young enough to enjoy traveling!   I appreciate the keep in touch idea!  --  Peter
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  Paul (peb) Brickson
Saturday, April 2, 2011
The 1965 class reunion was the best.  It was a priveledge to see my old coaches and friends.  Nice web site too.
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  Nancy Dunn Moebius
Friday, November 26, 2010
What a wonderful surprise to see the Waukesha North High School band in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.   Participation in this parade is by invitation only, so they must be pretty good.  What little we got to see of them was impressive.  Love their uniforms...bet they aren't made of wool!
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  Lee Abbott-Smith
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I second Mike's remarks about Karla.  This reunion was truely golden, thanks to you Karla.
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  Mike Rose
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Karla – thanks for making our 50th reunion Golden
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  Pete Etter
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
You know, Guys & Gals, I really enjoyed the pictures of the 50th....   But.......... I am soooooo.. glad I did not attend because you all look sooooo old!...Good grief did I say that? ( I'm kidding, Ha , Ha)  I am one year older than all of you. I really did enjoy the pictures though!!!!   - Pete
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  Carol Butler Sickels
Thursday, September 16, 2010

Plan on coming to the reunion. Lot of names sound familar but will I remember them.

 
 
  jean Patterson Harris
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I am sorry that I cannot make it to the 50th reunion. I send my best wishes to each and everyone of you! jeannie pat harris
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  David Clowers
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
 
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  Pete "Schnook" Etter
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Have a great reunion and remember me kindly! - Pete
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  Lee Abbott
Friday, July 30, 2010
Mike,
You just keep making this web site better and better....Thanks
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  Schnook
Saturday, July 17, 2010
 Now that we are back - Es tut mir leid das Deutschland nur an dritter Stelle war....but..... Viva Alamania en 2014!!!
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  Tom Leberman
Monday, July 12, 2010
Harold Rehbein  -  Tom Muehl lives between North Prairie and Eagle, WI.  Give him a call, unless he's ill or out of the country I would thnk he'd attend,  or, try the business (Waukesha Wholesale Foods) , 262 542 8841.

By the way, you and I lived in Jacksonville at the same time in the early seventies...


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  Tomas
Monday, July 12, 2010
 Oyes, Schnook !  !Viva Espana! !Lograron el campeonato mundial! Por supuesto lo miraba, bien fijado hasta el !! Goooooooooool !! ganadoro.

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  Pete "Schnook" Etter
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
 Not a single comment regarding  my soccer comments..... This guest book should be  buzzing like wild... Where are you???   Please say something about anything... Where are those ZION School people we graduated with in 1956?   If you are well and alive...let us know!  -   Pete
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  Pete "Schnook" Etter
Monday, June 28, 2010
 I'm sooooo excited I put the message in twice!
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  Pete "Schnook" Etter
Monday, June 28, 2010
 Did anyone watch the world cup on Sunday?  Maybe it's time FIFA went to "instant replay" Anyway, Germany beat England and Argentina beat Mexico!  Since the USA is out of it now please help me cheer for Germany on Saturday, July 3rd.   Go Deutschland!  - Pete
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  Peter "Schnook" Etter
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Anyone watching the WORLD CUP?  Although it made no great difference, maybe it is time for FIFA to go to "instant replay" . Is it  because I played the game, coached, watched and lived it? Anyway, does anyone know where the 1958 or 1962 World Cup was played and who was in it?   DOES ANYONE CARE?  I DO!  Since the USA is out (sorry to say) Watch Germany go against Argentina on Saturday, July 3rd.. GO GO Deutschland!  - Pete
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  Harold Rehbein
Monday, March 15, 2010
A lot of the names coming to the reunion are familiar. Any knowledge of Tom Miehl or BoB Witt
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  Bob
Monday, March 1, 2010
We're looking forward to seeing all the "68" year olds on Friday!  Have a blessed day!
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  Pete "Schnook" Etter
Thursday, February 11, 2010

SAW THE SENIOR QUIPS......... INTERESTING...BUT,,, WHO PUT THAT THING IN THERE ABOUT ME TAKING OVER THE SCHOOL?? I HAD TO TAKE CARE OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS, AND I MIGHT ADD THAT IT WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL.   NOW,   WOULD THE PERSON WHO PUT THAT IN THERE PLEASE CONFESS? I HAVE SOME THOUGHTS BUT DO NOT WANT TO MENTION ANY NAMES, YET....LET'S GET SOME DISCUSSION GOING.. BY THE WAY, I GOT TO KNOW MR. HEIN (THE SUPERINTENDENT) WHEN WE WERE IN H.S. AND WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE I WENT TO A BOARD MEETING TO REPORT ON IT. WHAT A WONDERFUL MAN. ..HE RECOGNIZED ME AND WELCOMED ME AND THIS WAS A SCHOOL DISTRICT OF MORE THAN HOW MANY STUDENTS?? WOW, WERE WE IN THE RIGHT PLACE!!!!! PETE

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  Jim Riebe
Monday, February 1, 2010
I am living on the east side of Milwaukee with my wife Judy.  We have been married 44 years.  We have two daughters and two grandchildren.  I sold my business in 2003 and have been living a retired life since then.  We also own a condo in Door County where we spend many wonderful days.  I am looking forward to seeing you in Sepember 2010.  Please contact me through my e-mail.  There are so many of you that I would like to once again have contact.
Jim Riebe

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  Donna Ossmann (Weinfurt)
Monday, December 28, 2009
Hope to come in Sept. Looking forward to seeing everyone. I envy those of you in the South Now.  Pretty darn cold here in
Eagle River, WI The older I get the better the Warrm sunshine feels!
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  Barry R. Thiel
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Hellio , to every one.Looking forward to seeing everyone once again.
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  Dave Christensen
Monday, December 21, 2009
I look forward to seeing all of you.  dc
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  Philip R. Freimann
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
What a wonderful web site.  Thanks so much, Mike for putting all this together.  It would be nice to have a death date on the "In Memoriam" and if possible cause.  So many gone in 50 years.  I can't believe it.
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  Joe Hauk
Friday, October 23, 2009
I can't believe how many years it has been. Shirley (Demmitt) Hauk and I have been married for 47 years. The love of my life. Great web site. See you in Sept. 2010 or possibly sooner now that we have this great web connection.   
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  Jack Hunter
Friday, October 23, 2009
Hi Everybody,

Sue Ashley (Susita Bonita) and I are working on the music; I hope we aren't the only ones dancing.

See you soon,

Joselito
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  Mike Rose
Friday, October 23, 2009
Classmates – dig through your “box” of old photos and send them off to be included on our web site. They will be returned to you. Be sure you include a caption as it would be more interesting to all to know what / who we are viewing.
If necessary another classification may be created to give further clarification to the photos being presented
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  Carolyn Buerger Thomas
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
So great to see all your wonderful faces again.
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  Peter (Schnook) Etter
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Tried to register and log in but could not enter after I registered with user name and password. Do I need to wait several days? Great idea and I'm hoping that this will allow me to contact some friends, providing I have any... OHHH.... for the good old days.   Pete
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  peter hilton
Monday, October 19, 2009
This is a great idea and well planned and thought out, I look forward to attending if our schedule allows us to leave Mexico at that time.
Regards Peter hilton 
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  Bill Hamilton
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Bring old photos and stories to the reunion. Better yet, ask Mike Rose and Steve Hopkins to assist in posting good photos on this Web site!
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