Milne Alumni December Newsletter
December 15, 2006
(Revised for Web publication.)

by Mary Welch, '71

Dear Classmates & Milne Alumni,

My original plan for this month's newsletter was to focus on all the family connections that Milne students were a part of, with siblings, cousins, parents, aunts, and uncles attending throughout the years, but I decided to leave that until next month's newsletter in January.

Instead, I recently came across a new feature on the Milne Website that Judy has created, and I thought it was something you might be interested in reading, that is, if you haven't read it already.

For all of us that went to Milne, our memories of our time there are a uniting interest. The people we met, subjects we learned, sports we played, activities we participated in, all within six years, that have stayed with us all this time.

Judy listed four writings by Milne Alumni on what Milne and Principal Dr. Fossieck meant to them, including one letter written by herself. Another one of the writings is a poem, written by Judy's mother; the first writing listed is one by Judy's uncle; and the last one is by Dean Quackenbush after the funeral for Dr. Fossieck. (See Memories, which now contains additional entries. And while you are there, check out the Milne Floor Plan, which is a .pdf file. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it from the Adobe website.)

What we would like to have are more testimonials and essays to add to this list, including those about what Milne taught you, how it made you different, how you appreciate your Milne education and friends from your years at Milne. We would like poetry, songs, essays, humor, and single-line comments that we can add to the Memories Webpage.

It would be nice if we had one from each class year and various aspects of Milne, as in sports, cheerleading, drama, art, music, shop, home economics, and favorite faculty members. I hope you will be inspired to write, and when you have, please send it to Judy.

Judy is also preparing links to photo galleries so reunion photos and scanned memorabilia items can be presented. Please contact Judy for further information about this.

I hope you all have Wonderful and Happy Holidays.

Your comments are very welcome.

Best wishes,

Mary Welch, '71

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