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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Darril W. Helquist

Darril W. Helquist has been added to our BEHS Class of 1969 Memorial Page.
He is survived by his 2 children and wife Debbie.
Please feel free to add comments or memories of Darril to his post.
We send our condolences to Darril's wife and family. 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Poetic Reflections

Mike Shelby has a poetry blog and I wanted to post the link. Take a look.
Poetic Reflections

Please let me know if I can post info on coming events or your blog on this page.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Best Love Songs of the 60's

The Best Love Songs of the 60's

(Don't forget to turn off the jukebox playing in the lower right side of the web page)

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ford Peterson Reeder

Ford Peterson Reeder has been added to our BEHS Class of 1969 Memorial Page.
Ford fought a valiant battle against cancer for over 11 years. He is survived by his five children and wife Diane Bush Reeder who is also our classmate.
Please feel free to add comments or memories of Ford to his post.
We send our condolences to Ford's wife Dianne and family.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Linda Hall Peterson, Class of '67

The daughter of Linda Hall Peterson, Class of '67, posted an awareness and fund raising event on Facebook recently seeking support in prayers and assistance in this time of need. Please mark the event as "Attending" to show your support.
In September, Linda was diagnosed with Bladder Cancer. She is currently at Stage 3- wher
e the Cancer has invaded the muscle wall and soft tissue around the bladder. She is scheduled for Surgery again on November 1st. She is a strong person. Keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Any help is TRULY appreciated.

Strength Beyond My Own" - Linda Carol Hall Petersen

***See comments below for update!***

Friday, October 15, 2010

She's Got You

A rendition of Patsy Cline's 'She's Got You' at a class reunion

(Don't forget to turn off the jukebox playing in the lower right side of the web page)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Jean Barnum Holden Updated her Bio

Jean Barnum Holden has updated her Bio and added photos. http://69classbio.blogspot.com/
Congratulations to her and Brad on their recent marriage and best wishes!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Classmate Web Links

I've added a new section to the right panel of the web page called Classmate Web Links. I have been collecting web pages for classmates and decided to add them to this section. If you would like to have your Blog or company/personal Web page displayed here, please send it via email to the class web page. If you want to change or remove any of the links I have posted just let me know. 
Use the link below to contact us:
Our web page has been online for a while and it is listed on a lot of search engines so it adds to the possible ways your page can be found online as well as make it easy for classmates to find you. 
Bob Holmes

Monday, September 6, 2010

20 Year Class Reunion Photo

Thanks goes out to Janet Malmrose Frodsham who found a copy of our 20 Year Class Reunion photo in her collection. The Reunion was held at the Sherwood Hills Resort in 1989. Janet scanned the photo in and emailed it to us this week. Thanks Janet!

20 Yr Reunion

From Reunion Photos

From Reunion Photos

Click on the photos to view in the class album and 
use the magnifier to enlarge the photo.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Gail Louise Spencer Joseph

Gail Louise Spencer Joseph has been added to the BEHS Class of 1969 Memorial page. 

Please feel free to add comments for or memories of Gail to her post at the link below:

We send our condolences to Gail's family and friends

Monday, August 30, 2010

How Old Is Grandpa?

This fall some of our classmates will be turning the big Six O and so this little observation will be important for most as we all move toward this unavoidable mile stone in the coming year ...

How Old Is Grandpa?
Stay with this -- the answer is at the end. It will surprise you away. 

One evening a grandson was talking to his grandfather about current events.
The grandson asked his grandfather what he thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general..

The Grandfather replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:
  • color television
  • polio shots
  • frozen foods
  • Xerox
  • contact lenses
  • Frisbees and the pill
There were no:
  • credit cards
  • laser beams or
  • ball-point pens
Man had not invented:
  • pantyhose
  • air conditioners
  • dishwashers
  • clothes dryers
  • and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air
  • man hadn't yet walked on the moon 

In our Generation:
  • Your Grandmother and I got married first, .. .. . and then lived together..
  • Every family had a father and a mother.
  • Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, "Sir".
  • And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, "Sir."
  • We were before gay-rights, computer- dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.
  • Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense.
  • We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.
  • Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege..
  • We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.
  • Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.
  • Draft dodgers were those who closed front doors as the evening breeze started.
  • Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends-not purchasing condominiums.
  • We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.
  • We listened to Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our radios.
  • And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.
  • If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan' on it, it was junk
  • The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam...
  • Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of.
  • We had 5 and 10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.
  • Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel.
  • And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.
  • You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600, . .. but who could afford one?
  • Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.
In my day:
  • "grass" was mowed,
  • "coke" was a cold drink,
  • "pot" was something your mother cooked in and
  • "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby.
  • "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office,
  • " chip" meant a piece of wood,
  • "hardware" was found in a hardware store and
  • "software" wasn't even a word.
  • And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby.
  • No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap and how old do you think I am?
  • I bet you have this old man in mind....you are in for a shock!

Are you ready ?????
This man would be only 59 years old.

This story was shared by Gary Dunn

Monday, August 23, 2010


Schedule of Events
September 8 - 11, 2010

Schedule and details:


Peach Days Schedule
"Among the many assets of Brigham City is the history and heritage that exists. Started in 1904 as a day-off from the harvest and time to celebrate "an abundance of the best peaches in Utah", this city-wide event is the longest continually celebrated harvest festival in Utah, and is reported to be the second oldest in the country. Peach Days is an honored tradition that brings approximately 75,000 spectators a fun-filled weekend that the Top of Utah and Southern Idaho residents look forward to every year. The event takes place in September, the weekend following Labor Day."

Monday, August 16, 2010

Added 4 New Past Reunion Photos

Barbara gave us some copies of 4 past Reunion Photos while I was at the picnic a few weekends ago. The first 2 are part of the collection but the next 4 are new to the collection.
To view them in a larger format, just double click the link below and you will be taken to the album where you can double click each photo and then click the magnifier button near the upper right that zooms in closer. There is also a slide show button that lets you view them full screen. Let me know if you have any trouble viewing them and I will be glad to help. Please let me know if I have misidentified anything and let me know if you have some photos you'd like to add to our collection. A small reunion slide show is playing at the end of the photos below.
Bob Holmes

30 Year Reunion
40 Year Reunion
5 Year Reunion (new)

10 Year Reunion (new)

15 Year Reunion (new)

35 Year Reunion (new)

The next photos are a slide show

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

BEHS Class of 1969 2nd Annual PICNIC

The 2nd annual picnic went off without a hitch tonight and it was good to see everyone. The weather cooperated for the most part. Constitution Park is big with a nice Bowery, playground, skateboard/roller park and lots of grass. We had a great picnic and visited until after 9pm. I am still collecting photos and will post more soon. Thanks to all who came and hope more will be able to come next year. 

Here is a list of those who attended. ♥ 
Barbara Bywater Stokes
Steve Yates
Lily Portz
John Kozee
Gwen Holmgren Thomas 
Gary & Jana Dunn
Bob Holmes

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Annual Class Picnic

You and Your Family are Invited to a Picnic:


August 7 · 5:30pm - 10:00pm

LocationConstitution Park
450 East 700 South
Brigham City, UT

Created By

More Info
Mark your calendars for the class picnic on Saturday August 7th. The picnic starts at 5:30 PM. Come earlier if you like. The Bowery is reserved all day. The picnic for all of those interested in attending with your families and friends

- Bring your own picnic and a potluck/share item
- A BBQ Grill will be available for cooking

The picnic will be very relaxed with food, visiting, laughing, eating more laughing and enjoying each others company. It's a nice park with covered Bowery, restrooms and water. Lots of room to throw Frisbees.

Contact us here or thru the class email if you have questions or a special request. BEHS. Classof1969@Gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bruce Wallace Young

Bruce W. Young has been added to the BEHS Class of 1969 Memorial page. Please feel free to add comments for or memories of Bruce to his post at the link below.




Our condolences to Bruce's family. 

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Gary Dunn, Hyrum, Utah

Gary Dunn has added his Bio to the Class web page this week. He and his wife Jana live in Hyrum, Utah. Take a look and add comments!      Gary Dunn, Hyrum, Utah

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

One last look at BEHS

A last look at the Box Elder High School that most of us will remember is caught in over 100 photos taken last year by our fellow classmate Ray Friess. I saw a post on Facebook from Ray mentioning that he had taken the photos and I asked him how he came to take them and this is what he told me.
Bob Holmes

I actually made two different trips to take the pictures, separated by several months apart.
I wanted to document as much as I could what "our" school looked like when we attended and graduated.
To be honest, I'm one of those who have never been happy with the decision to demolish it. I first heard about the possibility a few years ago from a friend who was a junior when we were seniors. While I was in Brigham one day I went to the school during the summer break and talked to one of the women in the office to confirm whether the rumor I'd heard was true or not. She told me about the bond that had recently passed and explained that there was not one building code that the school met anymore. For instance, the room where they had all the computers, she said, had only one electrical outlet for all the computers in the room. One outlet was all that was needed when we were in school when computers didn’t exist, but it wasn’t sufficient anymore. She said the building wouldn’t meet asbestos codes, electrical codes, plumbing codes
or any other code. Also, the school was in violation of Title 2 of federal regs because there wasn’t separate ball diamonds for the boys and the girls.

I know it would have cost more to bring the building up to code than to build the new one, but I feel that there is just no sense of "history" anymore. The answer always seems to be "tear it down and build some new monstrosity." But, that's just my own thoughts ... maybe I'm just getting old (grin).

So, anyhow, I decided I wanted to shoot every bit of the school that I could before they would in effect...like the song says... "take paradise and put up a parking lot."

I'm a bit whimsical I guess, but with so much of "our" Brigham being torn down and burned down (remember the old Armory which was used as a recreation facility, and the old junior high building where we had our all night graduation party?) and so many other places all vanishing, it seemed like the thing to do to was shoot as many pictures as I could ... so I did.

One thing I've always been sad about is that we never had a chance to hold one of our reunions AT the school.



Thanks Ray! Your story shows your determination through the photos and will make a great photo history...


Demolition photos Taken by Barbara and Bob

Monday, March 15, 2010

Added DeAnna Cheney Hulme to Bio page

DeAnna Cheney Hulme, Avon, Utah

DeAnna Cheney Hulme has added her Bio to the class web page this week using the new Entry form. She and her husband Lynn are living in the Avon, Utah area. Take a look at her Bio web page.


Friday, February 26, 2010

60's Music -- YouTube Style

  • Gladys Knight & The Pips - "If I Were Your Woman." Performed on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 7, 1971
  • Steppenwolf "Born To Be Wild" Performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on August 17, 1969.
  • Jackson 5 "ABC" Performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on May 10, 1970.
  • The Lovin' Spoonful "Do You Believe In Magic?" Performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on March 19, 1967.
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival "Down on the Corner." Performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on November 16, 1969.
  • Janis Joplin "Maybe" Performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on March 16, 1969.
  • Elvis Presley "Hound Dog" Performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on October 28, 1956.
  • The Byrds "Mr. Tambourine Man" Performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on December 12, 1965.
  • The Beach Boys "Good Vibrations" Performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on October 13, 1968.
  • The Mamas & The Papas "California Dreamin." Performed on The "Ed Sullivan Show" on December 11, 1966.
  • The Supremes "You Can't Hurry Love" Performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on September 25, 1966.
  • Stevie Wonder "For Once In My Life" Performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on December 15, 1968.
  • Sly & The Family Stone - "Dance To The Music." Performed on The Ed Sullivan Show on March 23, 1969.
  • The Doors "Light My Fire" Performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on September 17, 1967.
  • The Supremes "There's A Place For Us." Looking beautiful like ALWAYS!!
  • Elvis Presley - Solitaire. Recorded: 1976/02/03
  • The Tremeloes - Silence Is Golden Released in 1967
  • Iron Buttefly - In A Gadda Da Vida Released in 1968

Collection of 1960s hits. To add more songs to the playlist leave a request comment below.

Friday, February 5, 2010

[BEHS Class of 1969 Memorial] 1996 Kelly Burt

A member of Kelly Burt's family contacted us this week thru the class web page to thank us for the memorial page and added a personal comment to their dad. I asked them if they had a photo of Kelly or his family they would like to add and they sent some. Visit his link below.
Please let me know if you have any suggestions or comments to make our reunion page better. We are getting an average of 25 visits per week with about 5 of them being new visitors. There is a visitor counter at the bottom of each page if you want to click on it for details on visits.


Kelly Burt
Birth: May 1951, Brigham City, UT
Parents: Clinton W. and Vita Rasmussen Burt
Spouse: Sheila L. Kirk
Children: 6
Death date: July 4, 1996
Place of death: Summit County, UT
Cemetery: Bear River City, UT


Kelly's Family
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Saturday, January 23, 2010

We haven't had a new classmate Bio since last November. Sure would like to get a few more each month. It is easy, just check the page for instructions. If you already have a Bio and want to add or change your Bio, just contact me and I will fix you up. Also, if you want me to add what is in the reunion booklet, just let me know. Bob Holmes

We can also post your Bio video or Youtube video if you prefer.
For video just send a *.WMV file
attached to the class email address below.
For Youtube video, send the Youtube Link to the class email below. We'll notify you when it is posted.

Slide show prepared using Picasa the free photo organizer.

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Christmas Present from Ralph Kolts

Class of 1969 Elementary Photos from Willard, Utah

(Double click the photo to use the album magnifyer for a larger view. Click down and hold mouse button on the photo to drag the view to different locations in the photo)

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