SCHOOL / JAPAN ACTIVITIES
1975-1977, graduated 1977. Came back and hung around for
part of 1978.
Football, Basketball, Baseball, S Club, Teen Club, riding motorcyclesOn/Off Base.
We lived in Zushi for almost two years then moved on base at Yokosuka.
Geez, I would rather not divulge that information, maybe someday.
Sliding down the hallways, putting Phil Morrisons car on the planter box in front of school, riding the activity bus home, football trip to Yokota when a bag was tossed in myroom on fire, working as a lifeguard at Greenbeach pool, harassing Marines/Sailors, Bakudons, yakatori, yakasoba, katsudon, warm Olympia beer, putting a motorcycle on the second floor, fifties dance, any dances, slow dances, fast dances, the band at my graduation (pretty good if you liked the big band sound of the 40/50s), watching the wrestling team thump Kubasaki by a ¼ point, beating Yokota at anything, the Teen Club, soybean burgers at the Teen Club, movies at the Teen Club (ask Bill Sanders), racing imos down by the beach, driving off base, trains, taxis, packed train rides during New Years, the vegetable/fruit vendor by our house in Zushi, cold Sapporo beer, climbing Mt.Fuji, ski trips with the teen club, Oclub, Chiefs club, enlisted place off base, living offbase, the trip we took to body surf on the other side with Kahn, Gus, my brothers, Mr.Rydelius photo/ceramics classes, being Miss Sattres aid for Home Ec, Mr. LaMonica, Mr. Spaulding, Miss Sattre, Miss Hasley and Spanish (I never did do very well in it other than annoy her), spring rolls, Koike-San, playing football for the Seahawks after high school and convincing Mike Kahn to play too, spending the night in Redds bathtub after to many bakudons (ask John Moyer), basketball bus rides, Yokohama teen club, eating a can of Pringles in three bites, Randy Elkins no hitters, corn dogs at the main gate, I am sure I left something or someone out, my apologies.
Leaving, not seeing most of the people anymore, not having the opportunity for my kids to see the school or experience the same things or meet people like that. Hearing of teachers and fellow students who have died since then.
YOHI IMPACT ON MY LIFE
Adjust to anything, get along with anyone and everyone, be myself.
BEST FRIEND NOT YET "FOUND"
Carl Jasper, Kurt Hall, Mike Wickcliffe, Bill Sanders, Mike Lewis, Gus, Phil.
BEST FRIENDS - LOST CONTACT WITH
Too many to list, anyone who went there. All the Kahns,
Elkins, Bill Sanders, Carl Jasper, Phil Morrison, Susan Lautermilch, Vickie Finley, Mike
"Flash" Lewis, Dona Donato, Kathy Fulk, Mr. Haynie, Redds, Jon Long, Wickcliffe,
Patty Johnson, Patty North, Nina McMormick, Robert Gustafson, Scott Young, Yoji Carpenter,
Kurt Hall, Bob Scoggins, Charlie Martin, Bill Hartford, Mike DePalma, I know I am
Aerosmith, Peter Frampton, Kiss, Commodores, Peter Brown,
Earth Wind & Fire, Eagles.
POST SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Idaho State U, University of South Dakota
Video Lottery Consultants Customer Support - Gaming/Lottery/Parimutuelmachines & systems manufacturer based in Bozeman Montana.
Married since 1983. Karen, Customer Service Sodak Gaming
I married a wonderful woman and have two great kids: Josh, 12 (in August), Toby 9
Left Japan in 1978, moved to Pocatello Idaho, then Springfield South Dakota, Millington Tennessee, Virginia Beach Virginia, Bremerton Washington, Bozeman Montana, Rapid City South Dakota, currently Manhattan, Montana.
ODDS AND ENDS
I still have all my teeth, my hair is almost all grey, no bald spots yet, I wear glasses all the time now, and I still havent decided what I want to be when I grow up. I am still as quiet and shy now as I was then (especially to girls), talking to people still scares the heck out of me (Ms. Neveau from speech knew) but in my job I actually have to get up and speak in front of people which terrifies me. I still cant dunk. Eventually went to college and graduated, played football with two Yohiers (Mike Redd and Mike Kahn) got married to a midwest girl just like someone had predicted (no names on who that was), joined the Navy (can you believe that) and saw more of the world, have two fantastic boys who are "A" students (which is really hard to believe that any of my genes have that potential, just look at my grades from school !!!), must come from there Moms genes, although they havent learned the art of getting detention the last day of school, doing wheelies in the parking lot or sliding down the halls.
If you remember me -- drop me a line! I look forward to hearing from my classmates!