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TRIVIAL MATTERS
May, 2020

Steve: Hey, Chuck. This coronavirus thing is pretty serious.

Chuck: Hey, look what I found.

Steve: OMG! Where did you get this picture?

Chuck: Someone took it on my camera at Terry Stilson’s wedding.

Steve: That was 1973!

Chuck: Yeah, I know.

Steve: I can practically hear “Diamond Girl” playing in the background.

Chuck: We look a little different now.

Steve: (frowning) Okay, I concede. I don’t look just like I did in high school.

Chuck: You’ve just taken a major step toward growing up. I am so proud of you.

Steve: (scowling)

Chuck: What are those pants you’re wearing?

Steve: I remember them! Black, white, and yellow plaid. Very hip in the 70s.

Chuck: They’d look good on a golf course, today.

Steve: (laughing) It was the style.

Chuck: Style? Somehow the word “style” and “the 70s” don’t belong together.

Steve: Yeah, well, 50 years from now you’ll be wondering at your taste in clothes that you’re wearing today.

Chuck: How long do you plan on living?

Steve: You know what I mean.

Chuck: I hope I get to go to your funeral.

Steve: Why?!

Chuck: I’ve been taking notes for 50 years. I have a lot to say.

Steve: Say “Goodnight”, Chuck.

Chuck: Goodnight, Chuck.

Class Will Quiz

Today, class, we’re going to test your knowledge of ancient history. Below is a list of classmates’ names on the left and Class Will entries on the right. Draw a line from the name to the entry and see how many you get right.

Cheating is encouraged. If you have a class will, pull it out and look up the names.

Have fun!

1.Cathy Albert
2. George Bochetto
3. Debbie Boone
4. Darlene Collins
5. Sue Ivison
6. Kris Koch
7. Paul Micciche
8. Dick Morris
9. Jim Narramore
10. Bob Small
11. Peter Spalding
12. Terry Stilson
13. Laurie Sweeney

A. Leaves nothing to the imagination
B. Leaves for the hell of it
C. Leaves a sax maniac
D. Leaves her brownies to the Upjohn Co.
E. Leaves… tentatively
F. Leaves her tact to Spiro Agnew
G.Leaves downshifting from 6th to 1st
H.Leaves after having a Wale of a time
I. Leaves to send crank letters to Ann Landers
J. Leaves after 1st period
K. Leaves a phonetic spelling of his name to future teachers
L. Just sneaks out
M.Leaves with everything under control

Cathy Albert leaves to send crank letters to Ann Landers
George Bochetto leaves… tentatively
Debbie Boone leaves nothing to the imagination
Darlene Collins leaves after 1st period
Sue Ivison leaves her tact to Spero (sic) Agnew
Kris Koch leaves for the hell of it
Paul Micciche leaves a phonetic spelling of his name to future teachers
Dick Morris leaves down shifting from 6th to 1st
Jim Narramore leaves a sax maniac
Bob Small just sneaks out
Peter Spalding leaves after having a Wale of a time
Terry Stilson leaves her brownies to the Upjohn Co.
Laurie Sweeney leaves with everything under control

To contact the boys:
Steve Durham: sdurham66@yahoo.com
Chuck Thompson: cthompson@campusmgmt.com

TRIVIAL MATTERS
April, 2020

Steve: Hey, Chuck. This coronavirus thing is pretty serious.

Chuck: Yep. They’re closing the beaches here in Florida.

Steve: They’ve closed the casinos here in Las Vegas.

Chuck: What’s Las Vegas without casinos?

Steve: Desert.

Chuck: (laughing) If this keeps up very long, I’ll tell you what. We’re going to have a baby boom in 9 months.

Steve: (laughing hard)

Chuck: And if it keeps up just 2 months, the divorce attorneys are going to have a full docket.

Steve: (laughing harder) A friend offered to go hiking with me. But only if we stay 6’ apart.

Chuck: You found someone who wants to hike with you?

Steve: Don’t start!
Chuck: I guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens about the Reunion.
Steve: Why?
Chuck: Where have you been? We can’t gather 100-200 people if we’re practicing social distancing.
Steve: I have full faith in the Committee that they’ll pull it off. Maybe do it via skype.
Chuck: (rolling eyes) I think we might lose something in the translation.
Steve: Then we’ll do it on Pittsford Sutherland’s football field.
Chuck: Too cold.
Steve: Then we’ll do it next year.
Chuck: It’s our 50th reunion, not 51st.
Steve: I’m trying to be optimistic here!
Chuck: Suit yourself.
Steve: I will. I’ll be in Rochester in October, come hell or high water. Besides, I’ve already paid for my airline tickets.
Chuck: Buddy, if you’re going, I’m going.
Steve: I knew you’d come to your senses.
Chuck: (grinning) Did you?

Words To Live By

Don’t piss off old people. The older we get, the less “life in prison” is a deterrent.

You’re getting older when you start to notice little gray hairs in your children’s hair.

Is buttcheeks one word or should I spread them apart?

I’m glad I learned about parallelograms in high school math instead of how to do taxes. It comes in so handy during parallelogram season.

As I have grown older, I’ve learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.

I hate it when I see an old person and then realize we went to high school together.

The Best of the Class Will

Frank Rogers leaves to find Roy
Bob Corsaro leaves the shoes in the garbage at Shakey’s
Tom Janosky leaves his brain to Believe It or Not
Jamie Trombetta leaves her crocheted blouse to Mr. Snyder

To contact the boys:
Steve Durham: sdurham66@yahoo.com
Chuck Thompson: cthompson@campusmgmt.com

TRIVIAL MATTERS
March, 2020

How trivial can you be?

It only takes a small reference and we’re transported back to our high school years. Powder Mill Park, Traces, Mr. Lenio. Wahl’s, Teahouse of the August Moon, Carroll’s. Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Abbott’s Frozen Custard, Sweeney’s Farm Market. Ring any bells? It does for us!
Join us in October for our 50th High School Reunion. It’ll take you back. Guaranteed!

Steve: Chuck! It’s spring time.

Chuck: Not in Rochester.

Steve: Well, close enough.

Chuck: Have you forgotten what it was like?

Steve: Blissfully. That’s why I’m glad the reunion is in October.

Chuck: (shaking head) You amaze me.

Steve: You know what I do remember? A TV show that had some gimmick called smell-a-vision where you could smell the aromas from the show.

Chuck: It was a radio show.

Steve: A radio show?

Chuck: A radio station said you could smell it.

Steve: Oh…
Chuck: And you believed that?
Steve: (looking sheepish) Well, not exactly.
Chuck: (rolling eyes) That was an April Fool’s joke on WBBF.
Steve: Oh my God. WBBF! I’d totally forgotten.
Chuck: One of the DJs – I think it was Nick Nixon or Jack Palvino – convinced callers that they could smell their radio station.
Steve: I’d forgotten those DJs! I remember Ferdinand J. Smith because I listened to the radio when I did my homework. He came on at 6 or 7 o’clock.
Chuck: I don’t think I remember him.
Steve: When my son was born in 1982, I was up one night with him. We lived in Reno at the time. I turned on a new channel called HBO and Ferdinand J. Smith was the announcer for movies. I flipped out.
Chuck: I’m sure you were the only one. Do you remember WSAY?
Steve: Yes!! They played more progressive music and album cuts. Y’know, longer than 3 minutes! That’s where I first heard “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is” by Chicago.
Chuck: That’s right. For a while, WBBF used the “call letters” W Beatles Beatles F. That may have been before you moved to Pittsford.
Steve: There was life before I arrived?
Chuck: (shaking head again) You amaze me.
Steve: At least I’m consistent.


The Committee has been hard at work! Round of applause, please. Here’s the outline of the weekend:

  • Friday Evening Gathering at Hilton Garden Inn Pittsford
  • Saturday Dinner at the Country Club of Rochester
  • Sunday Brunch Picnic at Kings Bend Lodge

They’ve negotiated a discounted room rate at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsford which is actually in Bushnell’s Basin. The Committee’s January email has all the details and a link

Tempus Fugit. (Thank you, Mrs. Spicer!) Start planning now. October will be here before you know it!

Valentine’s Day 1969

(Top 5 Songs)
Everyday People – Sly & The Family Stone
Crimson and Clover – Tommy James & The Shondells
Touch Me – The Doors
Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
Worst That Could Happen – Brooklyn Bridge

To contact the boys:
Steve Durham: sdurham66@yahoo.com
Chuck Thompson: cthompson@campusmgmt.com

TRIVIAL MATTERS
February, 2020

The clock is ticking! Can you believe it’s been 4 months since we all heard that there is going to be a 50th Reunion? The holidays are over, you’ve shelved your New Year’s resolutions, and the winter doldrums are upon you. What are you waiting for? Call up that high school friend, ask for time off at work, tell the spouse how lovely Rochester is in October, and make your reservations!

See you in October!

Steve: Hey, Chuck. What do you want to talk about today?

Chuck: Something that will get everyone in a nostalgic mood.

Steve: Yeah! Like why certain songs were more popular than others or what news events of the times are still important today.

Chuck: Don’t overthink this. Let’s talk about the Senior Prom.

Steve: That’s a great idea!

Chuck: (confident tone) Yeah. I know.

Steve: (pause) Pardon me, oh Great One.

Chuck: You are pardoned.

Momentary silence…

Both: (laughing hard)

Chuck: (smiling) The theme was “Here Comes The Sun”.

Steve: Really? The Junior Prom was “Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In”.

Chuck: We were in a rut.

Steve: Haha. Looks like it.

Chuck: I remember we had $1,500 to hire a band.

Steve: That’ a lot of money.
Chuck: I know. I said we should contact Blood, Sweat, and Tears to see if they’d play our prom.

Steve: I remember that!

Chuck: I don’t know if anyone tried to call them, but can you imagine how they’d react to playing a prom? For $1,500?

Steve: Haha. I bet we could get them cheap today! Minus David Clayton Thomas, of course.

Chuck: Hmm, I wonder if they’d play our reunion for $1,500?

Steve: You’re crazy.

Chuck: Why not?

Steve: Laurie Coulter Kalkman? Are you reading this?

Chuck: Who did play at our Senior Prom?

Steve: Damned if I know.

Chuck: You try my patience sometimes.

Steve: Better than all the time.


The Committee has been hard at work! Here’s the outline of the weekend:

They’ve convinced Paul Strowe to strum his guitar for us on Saturday night!

  • Friday Evening Gathering at Hilton Garden Inn Pittsford
  • Saturday Dinner at the Country Club of Rochester
  • Sunday Brunch Picnic at Kings Bend Lodge

There is a discounted room rate at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsford – see the Committee’s January email for details and a link.

Start planning now. October will be here before you know it!

Something to Ponder

A lot of people don’t realize the actor who played Wilson in “Castaway” is the same actor from the volleyball scene in “Top Gun”.

To contact the boys:
Steve Durham: sdurham66@yahoo.com
Chuck Thompson: cthompson@campusmgmt.com

TRIVIAL MATTERS
January, 2020

Every reunion is equal parts nostalgia, renewed friendships, and warm memories. Here’s your chance to walk down the halls of Pittsford Sutherland, cruise the old neighborhood, tell a few tales “out of school”.

Set aside the weekend of October 9, 2020 for our 50th Reunion. Yes, it’s been that long. Won’t you join us? If Steve and Chuck are showing up all the way from Portugal and Florida respectively, you can, too!

Click on “Who’s Coming” (Look Up ) to register you’ll be there. Do it today!

Chuck:  Well?  Are you going to tell them?

Steve:   Tell them what?

Chuck:  About the whipped cream.

Steve:   (furrowed brow) What whipped cream?

Chuck:  Y’know, when you ordered a milk shake at Steak & Shake when we were in Arizona last October.

Steve:   LOL.  I would if I could.  But I can’t.  So I won’t.  I mean, how do you describe me so focused on talking and totally oblivious, that I absentmindedly scooped whipped cream off my shake and plopped it onto the table?

Chuck:  I think you just did.

Steve:  (shaking head) I didn’t do the scene justice.  And you know it.

Chuck:  It was classic you.  Exactly something you would have done in high school and obviously are still doing.

Steve:   Danette was laughing so hard, I was afraid she was gonna have a heart attack.

Chuck:  I’m sure Danette has a new appreciation for the fact that I was the stable, sane one.

Steve:   Y’know, Chuck, the reunion will be a chance to reminisce and share new memories with spouses.

Chuck:  And hear stories we probably don’t want told.

Steve:   I didn’t do anything in high school to be embarrassed about.

Chuck:

Steve:   What?

Chuck:  Say ’Goodnight’, Steve.

Steve:   Goodnight, Steve.

The Committee has arranged for a special room rate at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bushnell Basin. Use the link below to make your reservations. It’s never too early to reserve a room!

RESERVE HOTEL HERE

And if you know the whereabouts of a “lost” classmate, let Pete Spalding know at the email below:
peter.s.spalding@gmail.com

Point to Ponder

Why do people without a watch look at their wrist when you ask them what time it is?

To contact the boys:
Steve Durham: sdurham66@yahoo.com
Chuck Thompson: cthompson@campusmgmt.com

TRIVIAL MATTERS
December, 2019

Steve Durham and Chuck Thompson met freshman year and became best friends. Despite the passing years and the miles between them, they are still best friends. They couldn’t tell you why and they don’t look too closely. Why mess up a good thing?

Tell your friends from high school (best and otherwise) that our 50th Reunion will be here sooner than you think! And click on “Who’s Coming” to register you’ll be there. Do it today!

Steve: I’m waiting in line at my pharmacy to get a flu shot thinking about the reunion. I think I’ll wear sunglasses and pretend I’m blind. That way I won’t be embarrassed when I don’t recognize people.

Chuck: What makes you think they’ll recognize you?

Steve: I look the same as I did in high school.

Chuck: There’s that river in Egypt again.

Steve: Seriously, this could be very embarrassing.

Chuck: I wouldn’t worry about wearing sunglasses. Just tell people you have Alzheimer’s.

Steve: Ooo, Bob, I like that. Isn’t that President Reagan doing a fine job? Sure glad I voted for him.

Chuck: (rolling eyes) OK, you’ve lost it. When I get to Rochester, I’ll pick you up because I certainly can’t trust you on your own.

Steve: Stop worrying. I know exactly how to get from the train station to Wahl’s. I’ll meet you there at 4:15 sharp. Unless you want to meet at the Maplewood Inn?

Chuck: That certainly works for me. Then maybe we could go to Midtown Towers and shop at Sibley’s.

Steve: Perfect! They have a great record department. I hear The Beatles’ latest album is the best they’ve done. The cover is all white.

Chuck: I prefer The Doors’ “Riders on the Storm”. That way I can sit in someone’s living room with the speakers on either side of me and listen to the thunder go from one speaker through my head to the other speaker.

Steve: I know! My new stereo is incredible, isn’t it?

Chuck: Alright, Marty. Give me a call when you’re back in 2019.

Steve: What’d you say your name was?

“True friends are never apart, maybe by distance, but not by the heart.”
Anonymous

Our 50th Reunion is happening the weekend of October 9, 2020! We’ll gather on Friday afternoon (time and place TBD) and won’t stop having fun until brunch on Sunday.

The Committee is hard at work putting plans together for the weekend. If you have an idea for an activity or event, let them know through this web site. See the “Contact” tab on the home page.

There are still too many “lost” classmates. If you know the contact information of someone we’re missing, please drop us a line. Our 50th Reunion happens only once and we’d like to see everyone there!

Number 1 Songs

1966 – Ballad of the Green Berets
1967 – To Sir with Love
1968 – Hey Jude
1969 – Sugar, Sugar
1970 – Bridge Over Troubled Water

To contact the boys:
Steve Durham: sdurham66@yahoo.com
Chuck Thompson: cthompson@campusmgmt.com

TRIVIAL MATTERS
November, 2019

Steve Durham and Chuck Thompson became best friend’s freshman year when Steve had just moved to Pittsford and Chuck broke his leg playing baseball. Today they live on opposite coasts but stay in touch and see each other when they can.

Steve and Chuck have volunteered to run a Name-That-Tune contest during reunion weekend with more ideas up their sleeves. We’ll let them take it from here.

Steve:    Hey, Chuck!  Have you heard about our 50th Reunion next year?

Chuck:  Yeah, yeah, yeah.  You’ve only told me 74 times.

Steve:    I know, I know.  It’s just that I’m excited about it.  Aren’t you?

Chuck:  I hope all your old girlfriends show up.

Steve:    My girlfriends?  You’re the one with all the girlfriends.

Chuck:  Yes, but I only had one at a time.

Steve:    <rolling eyes>  I can’t believe it’s been 50 years since we graduated.  Where did the time go?

Chuck:  A little to the jowls, too much to the butt, some off the top…

Steve:    LOL.   Speak for yourself.  I’m as fit and good looking as the day I walked into Mrs. Yost’s homeroom in our freshman year.

Chuck:  Denial is not just a river in Egypt.

Steve:    I’m going to ignore that.  I volunteered us to run a Name-That-Tune contest during the weekend.

Chuck:  You volunteered me?

Steve:    I also volunteered us to write something for update emails and for a page on the web site.

Chuck:  Would you stop voluntelling me?

Steve:    Oh, c’mon, Chuck.  Where’s your sense of fun?

Chuck:  I’d like to know where your sense is.

Steve:    <frowning>  Say ‘Goodnight’, Chuck.

Chuck:  Goodnight, Chuck.

The 50th reunion of the Class of 1970 of Pittsford Central School is coming! Set aside the weekend of October 9, 2020 for our special time. We’ll gather on Friday afternoon (time and place TBD) and won’t stop having fun until brunch on Sunday.

The Committee is hard at work generating, sifting, and fine-tuning ideas for the weekend. If you have a suggestion for an activity or event, let them know through this web site. See the “Contact” tab on the home page.

We’re still trying to reduce the number of “lost” classmates. If you know the contact information of someone we’re missing, please drop us a line. Our 50th Reunion happens only once and we’d like to see everyone there!

Best Picture Oscars

1967 – A Man for all Seasons
1968 – In the Heat of the Night
1969 – Oliver!
1970 – Midnight Cowboy
1971 — Patton

To contact the boys:
Steve Durham: sdurham66@yahoo.com
Chuck Thompson: cthompson@campusmgmt.com

“I wasn’t a joiner in school and didn’t think much of a reunion but my head is still spinning from all the strange feelings at seeing so many familiar faces. Many, many thanks for the obvious hard work you put into making this such a success.”

“I was overwhelmed by the fondness we all still have for each other.  Just an amazing weekend – and unexpected for me.”