St. Bridget of Sweden
Elementary School & Roman Catholic Parish
Classes of 1957 - 2016 Guestbook

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This web site is great. I am having so much fun seeing the names and trying to remember who is who. Although I did not graduate in 65, (I graduated in 64) I have been able to reconnect with some old friends. Recently I attended the reunion for St .Genevieve high school for the classes of 68 and 69. I saw Bob Strong there and he looked terrific. Many of us who did graduate from St. Bridget's in 64 are trying to find others that graduated in the same year. Our hope is to have a reunion.
Your web site has enabled us to locate some missing people. Jerry Kearns and I have been emailing each other and I recently connected with Jaime Fernandez (class of 64). Jaime lives in Costa Rica and I will be visiting him there next week.
The memories that come flooding back from seeing old friends is quite humorous. At the St. Gen's reunion, my dear friends from both St. Bridget and St. Gens started right back where we left off 33 years earlier. Those people were Cathy Farquhar
and Cheryl DeDonato. Thanks for the memories and if anyone is in the Northern California area, send me a note and we'll get together.
On a serious note, my brother Bert Francis has been missing and persumed dead for 6 years now. Unfortunately he was into drugs and his homosexual life style, coupled with dealing with people in the fast lane did not lend itself to longevity. His last known whereabouts was Puerta Vallarta. He always maintained contact with our younger sister Kathy and she hasn't heard from him in 6 years. I pray that he is in peace wherever he is. Many of you have sent me your memories of Francis and I thank you all for that. I've said enough for the first input. My best to all of you. Take Care, Sandy

Sandy (Savage) Chapman <schapman40@yahoo.com>
Fremont, CA USA - Tuesday, August 07, 2001 at 23:16:21 (EDT)
Sandy it was good sharing e-mails with you, and I hope we get a chance to lunch together when you and your husband bring your daughter down next month to start at UCSD.
As far as Bert goes, he's been out of touch for a long time, but we really
don't know his status, do we? With all respect, it will take a lot more for me to consider him deceased. I have another friend who was presumed dead, but she was just off on her own sorting things out for a while. Like Bert, her lifestyle and politics made her a target for a lot of flack, much of it unwarranted. But if Bert is indeed gone, we'll all join him soon enough. And I for one will demand right off that he clear up the mysteries of his final years!

Derrick Garbell <py03@garbell.com>
Escondido, CA USA - Wednesday, August 8, 2001 at 15:42:40 (EDT)
HI OLD ST. BRIDGET CLASSMATES!!! I JUST SPOKE TO RUSS MUNTIFERING AND HAD A GREAT TALK WITH HIM.HAVE YOU SEEN HIS PICTURE? HOPE ALL OF US CAN GET TOGETHER SOON FOR A REUNION. I WORK AT PRINTPACK PRODUCING DURAFLAME, DOLE, FRITO LAY PACKAGING ETC.
MY HOBBIES NOW ARE BODY BUILDING AND THEATRE. I PLAYED BILL SYKES IN OLIVER A FEW YEARS BACK ( YES OLD SHY BRIAN) I'VE PLAYED HAROLD HILL IN MUSIC MAN, JOE HARDY IN DAMN YANKEES, JOE CABLE IN SOUTH PACIFIC TO NAME A FEW.
I WEIGH 212 6' 1" HAVE 16" ARMS AND 49" CHEST.
MY FELLOW CLASSMATES AT ST.BRIDGET'S WERE BRILLIANT AND VERY GOOD LOOKING PEOPLE I MISS YOU ALL!!!!!!!!HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU ALL AND LETS SET A DATE FOR AS MANY OF US TO GET TOGETHER AS POSSIBLE!!!!!
LOVE TO ALL, BRIAN MARTINEZ

Brian Martinez <magwaves@aol.com>
Prescott Valley, AZ USA - Saturday, August 11, 2001 at 11:45:06 (EDT)
web page is looking great!! will look for photos to send to Derrick.:-)
kevin fairchild
USA - Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 23:15:53 (EDT)
I was playing on the computer and listening to some Napster downloads when I heard the phrase "finding your skate key" in the music. I smiled and thought that I hadn't thought of skate keys in quite awhile -- probably since my days at St. B's. As I listened to the song, I found lots of other things that brought back memories of that era so I thought I would jot the words down and share them.

They were sung by Lea Salonga and somebody, I forget who, and I think that the song may have come out of one of the Disney cartoon movies -- but I'm not sure of that either. Anyway, count the memories; count the smiles...

Happiness is two kinds of ice cream;
Finding your skate key; telling the time.
Happiness is learning to whistle;
Tying your shoe, for the very first time.
Happiness is playing the drum
In your own school band.
And happiness is walking hand in hand.

Happiness is five different crayons;
Knowing a secret; climbing a tree.
Happiness is finding a nickel;
Catching a fire fly; setting him free.
Happiness is being alone every now and then.
And happiness is coming home again.

Happiness is morning and evening;
Daytime and night time too.
For happiness is anyone and anything at all
That's loved by you.

Happiness is having a sister;
Sharing a sandwhich; getting along.
Happiness is singing together
When day is through.
And happiness is those who sing with you.

Happiness is morning and evening;
Daytime and night time too.
For happiness is anyone and anything at all
That's loved by you.

It's been great reconnecting with you all...

Bill Tanner <sbs@surpluslines.com>
Poulsbo, WA USA - Sunday, September 02, 2001 at 01:45:21 (EDT)
That was nice to read "Billy" ...I am afraid you are all still Billy's, Tommy's and Bobby's to me.!
Wow... skate keys... they were always hard to find...
How about the 'Milk Man' delivering milk to our back doorstep or... in our neighborhood 'Frank the Vegetable Man' would drive up in his produce truck and honk for the neighbor ladies to come out and buy fresh vegetables...
'Piggily Wiggily's'... no such store in Arizona
Or going to the butcher shop with sawdust all over the floor and the butcher would offer kids a piece of hot dog to snack on...
For me turning 50 started out to be just an awful thing... but it's turning out to be not bad at all...
Love to all of my dear old schoolmates...
Kathleen
p.s..... my brother Kevin Patrick was a '63 graduate and I want to get him connected. His email is ktcat@wave.net if anyone out there was in that class.

Kathleen Patrick Mancini <azmancinis@home.com>
USA - Sunday, September 02, 2001 at 10:10:09 (EDT)
I have to agree with Kathleen turning 50 is not that bad, remembering and reconnecting with all of you has brought back great memories. I remember all of you as little children; when I see your names I relate to the kids we were, such great memories. I also remember the Piggly Wiggly, the grand opening of Ralph? Market at Saticoy and Louise. Little Oscar was there on his Oscar mobile handing out whistles. Kathleen do you remember "Shorty" who use to come down your street and offer pony rides for a small fee? I remember riding my bike with Madelene Neil each day to St. B. Do you remember the Helms Bakery truck that use to come down the street selling goodies in the back of his truck? I could go on and on. Reconnecting with all of you has really been a wonderful experience. I am getting attached to all of you and hope some day soon we can all see each other again.
Pam Jones <PPmsenoj1@aol.com>
USA - Friday, September 07, 2001 at 00:04:23 (EDT)
Class of '72 (30 years . . OUCH!) Thanks for this website. I am #5 of the Miller family. Some of you "older folks" might remember my older brothers Steve and Bruce. We were neighbors of Paul & Napoleone. The family moved north to Portland in the 70's.
Sue Miller <fishin4me02@cs.com>
Vancouver, WA USA - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 11:00:38 (EST)
I walked into the reunion wondering if I would have a good time. I haven't seen my classmates and school mates both younger and older for over thirty-five years. I was amazed how everyone seemed to pick up right were they left off. Some of the nuns were there and gave me the opportunity to thank them for all they did for me. Without them, I'm sure I would not be where I am today. thanks to the reunion committee for a great job. I keep thinking about the movie stand by me. the movie ends with Richard Dryfuess finishing his book about his grammar school friend who was killed with the words something like this, "do you ever have friends as close as you did when you were a kid in school."
John Kearns <jtjj@westworld.com>
Van Nuys, Ca. USA - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 23:07:29 (EDT)
John Kearns couldn't have said it better about the reunion. It was absolutely fabulous!!! It was like going home again. We are truly family. Thanks to the reunion committee for all their time and energy. It was certainly well appreciated.
Sandy Savage Chapman <sandy.chapman@medcenter.stanford.edu>
USA - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 14:51:49 (EDT)
Hello classmates: First my thanks to Paulette for her detective work tracking me down via E-mail last year. Through her tricky work and Derrick's handy computer skills I was connected up to the Classmates list. Last year I learned that our little buddy Scot Forrest was sick and needed company. Only through your E-mail I found that Scot lived off the Hollywood Freeway, I had been driving by his house for years as I drive to LA. I was able to visit Scot, as some of you did, may times before his passing in December. If it wasn't for Paulette I would have not understood the real need to keep track of old friends. As I looked at our class picture in the hallway many memories came back. Yes, Scot was there with us for the reunion, his smile was the same. I wish I could have talked to everyone but the night went quick. I was trying to figure out who else helped me deliver the milk from the guest house to the classrooms? Because we used to drink our weight in chocolate milk daily before it got to the classes. That is why everyone else only got the white milk! I think it is great for those who travleled from Texas,Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Arizona back to Van Nuys. I appreciate the hardwork from the reunion committee. Looking forward to another reunion / hot dog day in 2005. Father Paul Koenig, thanks for the emotional service before the reunion. God Bless and protect you all, Gary Lynch
Gary Lynch <glcalif@juno.com>
Simi Valley, Ca USA - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 11:40:08 (EDT)
I, too, would like to add many thanks to the Class of '65 for hosting the '60s Reunion. Special thanks to those of you directly involved setting everything up -- it was Fabulous! What a Blast!! I only wish there had been a few more of us from the Class of '62 (ya know, the first graduating class of St. Bridget's.) I enjoyed it thoroughly -- even though you guys are younger we still remember you, mostly those of you who had older brothers and sisters. Perhaps we can do this again -- only not wait so long. And, whoever wrote that bit about having the kind of friends that you had (or should it be have) in grammar school, I think not! God Bless you all. And, thank you for remembering.

Sue 'Shannon' Weaver

Sue Shannon Weaver <sweaver@fanfaremedia.com or redd129@msn.com>
Santa Clarita, CA USA - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 13:46:18 (EDT)
I meant to write this Sunday after the reunion but between work, school and this f.....g computer being obstinate it took this long.Anyway!What a completely beautiful experience.I'd like as well, to give a big heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in everything involved to bring it together!!Thanks for following your heart and responding to wanting to be with people and times that meant so much.Seeing all of you again made me realize just how glad I am to have grown up with you all and had the life I've had anchored in the beauty and spirit of those times.Hot dog day seems far away but if time moves the way it has been it will be here as fast as the reunion went by. God Bless you all Bill Poltl
Bill Poltl <willpoltl@yahoo.com>
santa monica, ca USA - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 13:28:12 (EDT)
I had so much fun seeing everyone. I graduated from Class of '66 and you guys were the older "cool kids". I cracked up at seeing Jack Klosterman again and remembering how intimidated my friend Pamela Sanders and I were everytime we had to walk by him and...was it Russ Monteferri? Oh my God, our hearts would pound and we would just hurry by. Those guys were sooooo much older!! I want so badly to have in our class of '66 the same unity that you all have. I must say that I am quite envious. Will write again. Regards, Cindy Marocco
Cindy Marocco Thoburn <RoadToMarocco@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 02:20:26 (EDT)
I missed the reuninon of the class of the 60's I wish I was there I see colleen Kearns every sunday at the ralpls market when I do our shopping I saw cindy morroco a few years ago,I was sad to hear about norman rochon death.
susyn mckernan amyot <dactowhip@hotmail.com>
van nuys, ca USA - Sunday, July 07, 2002 at 16:18:39 (EDT)
OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!! I am in heaven! Those photos! AEEEEEEEEEEE! I know so many of them. Can't email response from this computer; will try later from another. My daughter Jacqueline tried to pick me out in the photos; picked JOEY HART every time!
Kevin Littlefield <Jikjik@juno.com>
Seal Beach, CA USA - Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 01:56:05 (EDT)
I want all email addresses for class of '69!
I want REUNION!!!!
Include classmates even if they didn't graduate with us: Tom Zigler, Phil Tanner, Adrienne Forgette, Bruce Bandura, Roberta Brown, Cecily Garnhart, all of them!

Kevin Littlefield <Jikjik@juno.com>
Seal Beach, CA USA - Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 02:01:49 (EDT)
OK, I'm getting sucked into this big time! Pat myself on the back for remembering names. Joan Dulco - my sister said she loved hanging out with you at the reunion! I'm jealous! Fingers - what was my nickname? Get me Shawn Martinez. Terry Velas - our moms still talk - maybe we should too??? -b
Brian Malouf <brian.malouf@bmg.com>
New York, NY USA - Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 07:57:38 (EDT)
Hello to all former St. Bridget alum's. I was at a Notre Dame High informal reunion and saw John Stege and Jack Klosterman and they told me about the St. Bridget reunion and website. Wow.....what great memories for me to see old class pictures.....I look forward to being at the next reunion. I live in San Diego, divorced with two great kids. I still have four sisters and my mom in the Valley area. I look forward to seeing some of my old classmates in the future......God Bless......Jim Sullivan...
Jim Sullivan <jims711@earthlink.net>
San Diego, Ca USA - Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at 11:21:53 (EDT)
hi all saw molly m and kevin l over the weekend it was great to catch up as i raise my 3 kids i realize how special those times at st. b's were would love to hear from anyone i live in costa mesa with my husband of 25 years and 3 kids and a dog ver exciting take care roseann stege class of 1969
roseann stege <jazzerrose @aol.com>
costa mesa, ca USA - Monday, August 26, 2002 at 00:25:00 (EDT)
Hi, Roseann,
Great to hear from you! I added your e-mail link to the Class of '69 page:
http://garbell.com/stbridget/69
....and corrected the spellings of your name over your photo and in the table. I'll now include you in future news about this website

Derrick Garbell <py03@garbell.com>
Poway, CA USA - Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 15:56:36 (EDT)
I have got to get hold of Pat Kearns, Debbie Davis, Debbie Hume and anyone else from Class of '64..We must keep together!!!!,,,"Make new friends , but keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold"..Also, be in prayer for Mike Spehar(what a sweet, sweet guy) he is very ill.
Cathy Farquhar-Fair <faircathy@hotmail.com>
Newbury Park, CA USA - Friday, September 27, 2002 at 22:39:29 (EDT)
Omigosh! I came across this site purely by accident! Didn't know there was a May 2002 reunion. Hi to all the Class of '69! For one reason or another, I didn't have my pictures taken for either second or third grades, so it's nice to see them. I don't know if I still have the original composites for the rest of the grades, but if I do, I'll be sure to contact Derrick.
Nancy Fellows <NEKalinowski@hotmail.com>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Wednesday, December 04, 2002 at 19:07:52 (EST)
Glad you found the website, Nancy.
If you do locate your grades 4-8 photos, please let me know!

Derrick Garbell <py03@garbell.com>
Poway, CA USA - Sunday, December 08, 2002 at 13:00:47 (EST)
i couldn't believe it. i decided to buy a local placerville paper today - i rarely do. while cruising the classifieds for a water softener this small add 's wording caught my eye -
ARE YOU PROTECTED?
St. Christopher surf jewelry
getbackdesigns.com
wonderful - colors and sizes!!!!!! silver plated are the more affordable and looks like all the surf shops from santa barbara on down the coast carry them. i wish i would have taken a picture of all of mine - the itty bitty, to the doubles, to the rectangular and the celtic cross style - whew.........enjoy your reminiscing 'p'

<meddowe@yahoo.com>
USA - Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 15:58:47 (EST)
Mike Spehar, St. Bridget Class of '64, passed on January 28, 2003 after a long fight with cancer.
Friend John Kearns forwarded this obituary.
Photo's of Mike are among last May's Classes of the '60's Reunion shots, including the lower montages:

http://garbell.com/stbridget/reunionMy02.htm

God bless him.

====derrick

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Published in the Los Angeles Daily News on 1/31/2003.

HAEL MICHAEL SPEHAR Age 53, of Thousand Oaks, began eternal life with the Lord on January 28, 2003, at Los Robles Hospital surrounded by his family after fighting a six year battle with cancer. Mike was born April 2, 1949 in Hancock, Michigan to Joseph and Jean Spehar. He grew up in Van Nuys, California, attending St. Bridget of Sweden School, Crespi High School and graduated from Birmingham High School in 1968. Mike was employed in set lighting for the studios for 26 years. He enjoye d camping and fishing with his family and friends. Mike was a sports enthusiast, whether he was playing, coaching or watching. He enjoyed cycling and completed Solvang Century (100 miles) in 1996. He married Amy on January 16, 1982, and they just celebrated their 21st anniversary. Family was very important to Mike and he found his greatest joy and happiness through his daughters Mandy, Megan and Erin. Mike is survived by his wife, Amy; daughters, Mandy, Megan and Erin Spehar; parents, Joseph and Jean Spehar (Van Nuys); brothers, Larry Spehar and his wife Lorraine (Newhall), Mark Spehar and his wife Heather (Idyllwild); sisters, Susan Yetter and husband Mike (Grants Pass, OR.) Karen Syverud and husband Brad (Moorpark); father and mother-in-law, Harold and Lois Whitfield (Burbank); brother-in-law, Barry Whitfield and wife Pam (Santa Clarita); sisters-in-law, Kathy Petzoldt and husband Paul (Burbank), Wendy Saber (Toluca Lake) and numerous nieces and nephews. Mike will also be missed by a large ex tended family and many close friends. Mike's life will be celebrated at a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2003 at St. Julie Billart Church in Newbury Park and a memorial mass will follow on Monday February 3, 2003 at St. Bridget of Sweden Church in Van Nuys at 7:00 p.m.

Derrick Garbell <py03@garbell.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Saturday, February 01, 2003 at 11:01:18 (EST)
hi
i'm an 8th gr student now attending sbs... its really cool u have this site up. its funny how i found it cuz i was lookin 4 info on the school/parish 4 some religion hw, then i saw this and i decided 2 check it out. its awesome 2 c how many people really love sbs just like i do. i guess pretty much anyone who goes/went here does. well, it was great chekin out the site- helped a lot w/ my hw! ty again

Selyna <dragonbaby159@msn.com>
Van Nuys, ca USA - Monday, February 03, 2003 at 19:21:58 (EST)
Hi, Selyna:
I'm encouraged that the website is useful for something other than nostalgia. Your note also goes to underscore how much has changed in 38 years. If you had submitted a message to Sister Margaret Ursula in '64 without proper capitalization and including your numerous non-standard abbreviations...... let's just say that "recess" would have become a foreign concept and dim memory to you.
Hope 2 hear from u again. ;->

Derrick Garbell <py03@garbell.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 16:30:49 (EST)
This is amazing!!! I was looking at my son's schools web site and said "what the hell"; wonder if St. Bridget has anything, and WOW. Not sure what happened to the class of 1967, I hope you don't have to be 50 to get your act together. Anyway, I have been in the San Diego area since 1969. I have seen Jim Sullivan (class of 1966)a few times, in fact or sons played on the same basketball team one season. Father Paul Koenig ... oh my god!! He used to be my carpool ride to Crespi. Now it is time for the class of 1967 to come to the forefront.
Bob Pancheri <Bob@USFactoring.com>
Poway (San Diego), CA USA - Wednesday, April 09, 2003 at 14:23:08 (EDT)
whoa this is crazy.well im a seventh grader here at sbs. i just looked up this site because i was bored and i wanted to see if our school had a website and i found my answer.this is cool well i c yall later or ill see u when i see u.....

katrina
USA - Friday, April 11, 2003 at 23:02:20 (EDT)
I am preparing a surprise party for a relative who is a former student of St. Brigets school in Van Nuys.I saw your name on the school's web site. During a conversation he mentioned the name of a former teacher, he only gave me the last name of Mullins. Would it be possible to locate a photo of Mr. Mullins during his tenure (approx 1962-1965). We are putting together a collage as a surprise and any assistance you could provide would be most gratefully, appreciated!

Thanks!
Justus
Los Angeles, Ca.

Justus <nightcurry@aol.com>
Los Angeles, Ca USA - Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 13:01:02 (EDT)
What a great idea for a site. I, too, am a graduate of St. Bridget's and attended there from 1970-1973. I can't wait until that section is added. I attended along with my twin brother, Richard. Contact is welcome.
Christine Pac <cmp4paws@aol.com>
Encino, CA USA - Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 11:33:56 (EDT)
Hi, Christine:
Please contact me if you have any class photos you would like to share.

Derrick Garbell <py03@garbell.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Friday, April 25, 2003 at 13:35:51 (EDT)
Well, I just played in the 17th annual golf tourney for Notre Dame hign with Steve Whitmore and Jack "Chief mulligan" Klosterman and I had to jump into the guest book asap. Between the reunion last May and my alumni connections to Santa Clara University, it has been a great 18 months playing rock with Poltl and Hospodar (Dino, stege, and Billy), playing in college alumni games (who can say they were on TWO teams that were blown out @ Pauley Pavilion by the Walton Gang).

But I have to say that last May 18th was THE Highlight of all these alumni experiences and its a BLAST to participate in all of my alma mater functions

Hot dog Day cannot come soon enough; the memories of my own Mother working with the other Moms on that special day of the week still touch me.

So, Kathleen, Paulette, Jane, and Terry get on that next get together as I need to see my extended family asap.

John Stege

john stege <jstege@4superiorbenefits.com>
costa mesa, ca USA - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 14:50:04 (EDT)
Would love to hear from anyone from 1977 !!!! We have never had a reunion but would love one! Laura
Laura Moutes Brennan <lrkbrennan@yahoo.com>
Newbury Park, CA USA - Friday, July 04, 2003 at 04:01:52 (EDT)
Found this site by accident-pretty facinating. It's interesting seeing all those old faces.
Ann Magyar kochakji <Kspanisheyes@aol.com>
USA - Saturday, July 05, 2003 at 02:32:16 (EDT)
Hi, Ann:
Glad you found the St. Bridget classmate site. I went ahead and added your e-mail to your Class of 1966 page. Please contact me if you have any photos, new or old, that you would like to share via links on that page.

Derrick Garbell <py03@garbell.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Tuesday, July 08, 2003 at 13:22:24 (EDT)
Hi all, I am cleaning closets and found the "Class of 71" grade 2 and grade 5 photos today. There were 58!!! students in our 2nd grade class. (March 1968) Now with class size ratios 20:1 it is impossible to believe. And I know Sr. Mary Cyrene had us all reading and behaving! I will get Derrick the photos so they can be uploaded onto the website.
Michelle Moutes <mmoutes@earthlink.net>
Graeagle, CA USA - Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 16:11:14 (EDT)
I was playing music at a car show when I heard a voice behind me say, "Hey, Mike!" I turned around and saw the Chief of the Fire Dept. smiling at me, as if he was my longlost friend. It turns out that he was; a good friend from my days at St. Bridget's, Kevin Kearns. I remember him as a very kind, athletic kid in my class. He made sure I got my chance to get up to bat during baseball. Not surprising that he helps people now as a firefighter.
I was in the Class of '68. I hope to see some photos and info. about my class. I would enjoy hearing from other classmates and hearing their stories. If anyone is interested in what I'm doing now, please email me.

Michael S. Cladis <mikdia1@earthlink.net>
Santa Monica, CA USA - Monday, August 18, 2003 at 23:16:47 (EDT)
Hello! I am from the class of 76! I was thrilled to find this web site.Brings back alot of great memories. Hopefully more people from this class will respond. I am happily married for 24 years with 3 children and two grandsons.I have lost contact with all my classmates, I would love to hear from them. also class of 75. Thank you. Janet
Janet Spaulding (Halle) <spaulding80@earthlink.net>
Quartz Hill, Ca USA - Monday, September 29, 2003 at 13:53:00 (EDT)
Hi, Janet:
Thanks for sending me the names of your classmates. A Class of 1976 page has been started: http://garbell.com/stbridget/76/index76.htm

Derrick Garbell <py03@garbell.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Monday, September 29, 2003 at 17:04:16 (EDT)
Wow! This is great! Hi everybody! Thanks, Bill, for sending me that e-mail. St. Bridget's will be in my heart and mind forever. I sent my kids there until we moved from Van Nuys to Chatsworth. Thanks for the great web site. I miss going to church there terribly with everybody and when we had our reunion, it was wonderful, Class of '74. I recently ran into Mr. Comeau, Mark's dad. He is fixing the instruments for our band program in Chatsworth. I think all roads lead to St. Bridget's!
Jennie Arnspiger Kogak <jpkogak@earthlink.net>
Chatsworth, CA USA - Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at 19:05:44 (EDT)
hey I'm currently an eighth grader at St. bridget of Sweden School. a friend (julian p. ) told me about this site so i thought i would visit it. then i noticed james brown was aon the site. then i said wait a minute a famous person like james brown went to our school. sooooooo cool!!!!!! well can anyway reply to me telling em if he really did go to our school. if so i want to see if he'll come and perform at our graduation. lol. that would be soooo cool!!! just reply please! sheila
Sheila <sheba1990baller@hotmail.com>
Van Nuys, Ca. USA - Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at 20:14:19 (EDT)
Many doubting Thomases dispute James Brown's attendance at St Bridget.
All we know is that when Father McGoldrick turned to the congregation, spread his arms in blessing and said: "Ita missa est," everyone in the first 12 pews rose and shouted, "I feel good!"

Derrick Garbell <py03@garbell.com>
Soul Street, USA - Wednesday, October 01, 2003 at 11:43:03 (EDT)
for thise interested James Brown did not attend St Bridgets. He lived in Georgia. also was born in 1933 which would make it impossible time wise. Janet
Janet Spaulding <spaulding80@earthlink.net>
Quartz hill, ca USA - Thursday, October 02, 2003 at 11:26:36 (EDT)
i didn't know that this web site existed until now! it's really cool!!! CLASS OF 2003!!!
sergio v.
USA - Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 00:34:53 (EDT)
Anyone from the guestbook wanting to contact me here is a valid e-mail:
meddowe@yahoo.com
blessings of the Autumn season.....

Paulette Napoleone <meddowe@yahoo.com>
Lotus, CA USA - Friday, October 31, 2003 at 20:03:02 (EST)
this is the best grade school ever
christina seeholzer <balletdevil682000>
north hills, CA USA - Friday, October 31, 2003 at 21:44:55 (EST)
First, I didn't write the other comment under my name. My sister did. Second, I really miss the school. I thank whoever got this site started. It's nice to know that I can stay connected to my grade school. Third, some of the class pictures are really cute!!! I just hope you won't be getting to the class of '03 anytime soon, which would be my class. And in the wise words of Mr. Lopez( and no offense met Mr. L!) Bye y'all!!!

Christina Seeholzer <balletdevil682000@yahoo.com>
North Hills, CA USA - Wednesday, November 05, 2003 at 18:26:01 (EST)
Hi everyone! It's great to know about this website!!! I just want everyone know that I'm lovin high school but I'm missing St Bridget SSSOOO MMMUUUCCCHHH!!! Go CLASS OF '03!!!
(By the way, if you go to Poetry.com and look up my name, you will be surprised[Cough-got poetry published in bookd-cough]

Diana Carcamo <darkmoondawnsky@yahoo.com>
Northridge, CA USA - Wednesday, November 05, 2003 at 18:35:59 (EST)
Just had the painful realization that I graduated from St. Bridget's 20 years ago (1983). Where are all my classmates? I know that Debbie Winchell & Therese Potter are coaching softball at SBS (and both have children attending now) but the rest of you? Hello? Anybody?
Kathryn "Kathy" Felice <kmfelice@yahoo.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Monday, November 24, 2003 at 20:49:35 (EST)
My brother John enjoyed the reunion so much--I will not miss the next one!!! Joanne Lord Ensz shared this website
with me---her sister peggy and I were best buddies up to
5th grade when they moved to northridge. We had an
orrortunity to visit and laugh a couple months ago.
Sad news--Debbie Maloney Johnson's husband passed away
right after Thanksgiving--11-03---But RoSeanne and I so
cherished the time with the Maloney family that day and
shared so many great memories. We are thankful that St.
Bridget's brought us together. I have recently married
my high school sweetheart, John Nalley, a St. Elizabeth and
Notre Dame alum---more connections. Can't wait to be
included in the next get together----Lorrie

Lorrie Stege Nalley <LSandSL231@aol.com>
Irvine, Ca USA - Friday, February 13, 2004 at 10:39:06 (EST)
I would like to find any info on Chet Arnspieger.Does any one know his whereabouts?
Tina Marocco <frankmarocco@aol.com>
Lake Balboa, CA USA - Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 12:37:27 (EST)
Chet used to kick around American Motocross Association - District 36 competitions up in Northern California back in the late 1990s. I haven't seen him for awhile, but I'll let you know you're looking for him.
Danny Cavalare <danny36@hotmail.com>
Prairie City , CA USA - Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 14:18:30 (EST)
I will not kill Chrissy--this time. Don't go to the website she mentioned!!
But, i still miss the school. Especially Mrs. Alpert!!!!!!!!!

Diana Carcamo
USA - Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 18:39:49 (EST)

I found this site searching for Mr. Vallone... it's Teacher Appreciation Week!
I missed the reunion hosted by the Nau family in 1999 because baby #4 Joseph was practicing for delivery .. he was born Oct 5 99.
I am married to Pete Barkauskas brother of Louisville classmate Ursula (class of 78). We have 4 children and are living in the rural area of Lancaster, CA.
My eldest is delayed enlistment for the USMC and leaves for MCRD in July, but he tested out well enough for Security Forces, Presidential Detail!!! Okay so I am a really proud Mom. :0)My other kids are 14, 6 and 4 so I am kept busy.
Pete still judges hunting dog competitions, and we still have quite the zoo going on at our house.
Hope all is well with everyone and the next reunion I'll actually be able to attend!

Nancy Ganier Barkauskas
USA - Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 16:03:00 (EDT)


nancy you left a message but no email. Please contact me.
David Foster <Dafoster@co.dekalb.ga.us>
Atlanta, GA USA - Friday, May 14, 2004 at 16:37:20 (EDT)
Congratulations to the Class of 2004. I'm going to miss you all! I hope you enjoy the food in high school. Since the 1st grade, I've known most of you and watched you grow into wonderful young adults. I'm so proud of you all. Good Luck!
Pat Cruz <pcruzer@socal.rr.com>
Lake Balboa, CA USA - Tuesday, June 01, 2004 at 04:05:25 (EDT)
We are both 8th graders, here at SBS. Class of 2004!!!! Woo Hoo!! Now we're all going off to HS, it will be totally different, because SBS is so tiny and HS will be so BIG! We will miss all of this years eigth graders!!! We'll always remember you.Love Ya!
Fallon & Claudia
Van Nuys, Ca USA - Tuesday, June 01, 2004 at 19:49:43 (EDT)
4 more days till Graduation!!! Woo Hoo! We both love you all!! You mean so much to us, it wouldn't be the same without you guy! With out you all we wouldn't be the same class!! okay...kiss kiss
Fallon & Claudia (again)
VN, Ca. USA - Tuesday, June 01, 2004 at 19:53:03 (EDT)
ANNOUNCEMENT
St. Bridget Jubilee Kickoff BBQ
Sunday, June 13, 2004
12 pm - 7 pm in the Parish Hall
For info contact school: 818-785-4422

Derrick Garbell
Van Nuys, CA USA - Saturday, June 12, 2004 at 16:03:59 (EDT)
Does anyone have contact information for Robert Pollack? I would love an e-mail address so I can share how he touched my life in MANY ways. Sincerely, Michael Ryan, Class of 1989
Michael Ryan <mryan@montverde.org>
Orlando, FL USA - Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at 05:41:18 (EDT)
Hi my name is Carmel and i have just graduated from St. Bridget this June. St. Bridget was like my secound family and i always felt very safe and happy there. I first came to the school in 3rd grade and i felt very welcome there and all the teachers were very nice. I made friends that i will cherish forever and was taught by teachers that really love their job. I will never forget my many happy memories at St. Bridget and am very thankful to all the faculty who make differences in all their students lives!!
Carmel Ni <bobabunny89@aol.com>
Van Nuys , Ca. USA - Wednesday, August 04, 2004 at 20:02:45 (EDT)
Derrick,
Thanks for your continued effort and dedication to the website. We alumni are soooo lucky to have you as a partner. Looking forward to the Hot Dog Day Reunion in 2006. Terry.....

Terry (Murdock) Doolittle <grammaof3@comcast.net>
Denver, CO USA - Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at 09:45:02 (EDT)
"Class of 83" This sight was a total surprise. The pictures are amazing. The memories came back all at once, as I glanced the class picture. Anyone with info on a reunion? I kept hearing rumors but nothing solid.
Nelson O. Joo <NJOO@MSN.COM>
Yorba Linda, CA USA - Friday, August 13, 2004 at 17:18:56 (EDT)
Class of 95!!! Just wanted to say hi to anyone who is from the class of 95'. I hope all are doing well...drop me an e-mail some time. Take Care...
Joshua White <Flyboy1der@aol.com>
Honolulu, HI USA - Monday, August 30, 2004 at 15:50:01 (EDT)
Well I graduated in 1983 and my son Kyle Potter is in the school now in the 4th grade. I always said I was going to be a police officer since the second grade and I am. I am a detective supervisor running the gang unit in the san fernando valley. I sent my son to St Bridget's because of the great education I got and the environment.
Debbie Potter (Winchell) <kylepot@earthlink.net>
Van Nuys, CA USA - Thursday, September 23, 2004 at 09:50:05 (EDT)
!!!ATTENTION CLASS OF 1983!!!
I am trying to gather contact information for our (late) 20 year reunion. Please send me a line with how you (or any '83 alumni) can be reached.
THANKS!!!

Kathryn "Kathy" Felice <kmfelice@yahoo.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Wednesday, October 06, 2004 at 16:48:55 (EDT)
Wow, what a lot of work. Such joy you have brought to so many. My sister Diane graduated in 1963, you know my brother Gary-1965, and I- Donna, graduated in 1970. If I run into any pictures, I will forward them! Thanks again.
Donna Lynch (Blohm) <JKBLOHM@AOL.com>
Fresno, Ca USA - Sunday, October 17, 2004 at 23:40:34 (EDT)
Just saw an old post of mine with an old email contact. My new one is:
<meddowe@yahoo.com>
USA - Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at 16:56:33 (EDT)
I just happened on the St. Bridget's Website for the first time in a while. What a pleasure to see everyone again. Our reunion a couple of years ago is still a wonderful and emotional experience. Thanks for keeping the gates Derrick!
Terry

Terry Malouf <terry@tmalouf.com>
Denver, CO USA - Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 22:37:51 (CST)
Class of '77 here. I was just researching schools for my son who's entering kindergarten and thought I'd peek in on St. Bridget's. What a nice surprise to find this reunion site! I'm off to email my classmate Laura Moutes. Thanks!
Dalet Brady <dalet_brady@yahoo.com>
Valley Glen, CA USA - Monday, January 24, 2005 at 18:29:35 (CST)
Looking for information regarding Sister Marie Clare. She may have been my Great Grandfathers younger sister. Please, if you have any information, please contact me.

Sherman Pitzer <shermanpitzer@yahoo.com>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 08:31:19 (CST)
**CLASS OF '89**
Well it looks like Michael Ryan has started our page up already. I have some photos to add too. It's great to have this site to keep in touch and even possibly locate those people who graduated from St. B's. We have been trying to get a reunion together but have fallen short because of the difficulty we've had locating the class. So any class of '89 out there email me so I can start compiling a list of alums. It's funny because there is still a really close group of us who have stuck together all these years. Dan Romandi was my best man when I got married in Sept '03 Chris Bateson & Rob Nary were my groomsmen. Vince Cavallo & Ricky Garcia are as close as any of those guys too. We still see Billy Yount pretty often as well as Joey Jabro. We?ve lost 2 classmates to car accidents Carrie Macleod and Frank Augone. Danny Augone who is an active U.S Marine just got back from Iraq. We have remained very close to him since Frank died back in ?94. A few cool pieces of info on the class of ?89: Rob Nary married Amy Miller who left St.B?s after 2nd grade (I think). They got married in ?99 and just had their 1st baby. A girl who they named Bridget after the elementary school they first met at. Danny Romandi will be married later this year to Danielle Veralrud. They also 1st met at St. B?s. This is one of the closest group of 8th grade friends I?ve ever heard of. I am 30 years old right now and I can honestly say that my best friends are the guys the I grew up with. The guys from St. Bridget of Sweden School. BTW for those of you who have totally lost touch Mr. Pawlak is still the Principal. Also, Michael Ryan I tried e-mailing you but it came back bad address. Hope to hear from a bunch of people. If anyone wants to get a hold of anyone I mentioned in this post contact me & I?ll give you their info!

Tony Rodriguez <tr214@sbcglobal.net>
Van Nuys, Ca USA - Monday, February 14, 2005 at 13:54:37 (CST)
Tony, you might try Michael Ryan at:

beaker66025@yahoo.com

Derrick Garbell <py03@garbell.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Monday, February 14, 2005 at 15:37:46 (CST)
right now i am a 7th grader at st bridget. i really love this school and i never wanna leave. I LOVE U SBS!! and hello to all others who post here- sbs rocks!!
-becky :)

becky <kool1@gprah.com>
los angeles, CA USA - Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at 21:22:53 (CST)
hey hey!!
me again!! (becky) well i love st bridget and i love it because it is small and u know every1 and it is the best school ever- i am gonna be in the class of 2006 (yea yea!!) and i love my class and plenty classes ahead of me- my sister(hannah) graduated from sbs in 2003 and my bro (andrew) graduated in 1999 (i think) and we still go to church there the parish ois the best parish ever and i love each and every person who is a parish member or goes to sbs (even if i sont know u) the daycare people are great! the teachers are awesome!

-becky a.k.a. a student at the greatest school on the planet!!!

becky <kool1@gprah.com>
LA, CA USA - Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at 21:33:36 (CST)
I found the website by accident and could not resist. I still live in the area, as do my parents and sisters. My brother Mark passed away on Memorial Day of 2000. Tony O and I are still in contact and he lives on the high desert. I cannot believe it has been 30 years since we graduated! I have not heard from anyone from class of '75 but would like to. I have still have 100?s of class vintage pictures. E-mail is welcome from all, but please put the school name in the subject line to avoid the spam filter. Thank you for the website, I know it is a lot of work.
Randy Comeau <randyc@thevine.net>
Santa Clarita, CA USA - Thursday, March 10, 2005 at 11:08:36 (CST)
What a great idea this was to start a St Bridget school alumni site..Inovation never escapes the talent produced by this fine institution. Four of my children graduated from SBS..Lewis('86) Joe ('89) Jennifer ('92) and Julie ('95) and then there is Janine, currently in 7th grade..She loves SBS almost as much as Becky...(hi becky) All are fine and doing well.Ms Jabro, (dorea) works there too since they started a kindergarten class Just thought I'd check in and say Hi to all..and to add this thought: I wonder what will happen once this site's address is made public..WHOW..The ultimate chat room!
ps..I don't know how I found it either..

Lew Jabro <ljabrojr@sbcglobal.net>
Van Nuys, CA USA - Monday, March 28, 2005 at 16:40:04 (CST)
Hey! haha Becky your funny! im a student at SBS and I'm part of the class of 2005!
i have had 7 good years at SBS and im goin to miss everyone!!!!
CLASS OF 2005 ROCKS!!!!!
and class of 2006 is second!!! haha <33 Tess ps..I don't know how I found it either..

Van Nuys, Ca USA - Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 23:50:12 (CDT)
*****St Bridget's Jubilee Dinner*****
On May 21st St. Bridget of Sweden School along with the Church are sponsoring a Jubilee dinner celebrating the 50th Anniversary. This is the article in the church Bulletin:
Jubilee Dinner Dance:
{The Golden Jubilee Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday May 21st at the Airtel Plaza Hotel. This will be a time for all the "Friends of St Bridget of Sweden" to come together in a very enjoyable social atmosphere. Tell your friends and former members of St. Bridget's Parish who may have moved away but still cherish the memories of their days here at St Bridget parish. For more information call school office 818-785-4422}

This would be a great opportunity to do mini class reunions. There are plenty of tickets left at $40. Thought everyone might want to know about this!

Tony Rodriguez <ARod@socal.rr.com>
USA - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 18:50:02 (CDT)
St. Bridget Golden Jubilee Mass
Sunday, June 5, 2005, 2:30 pm
St. Bridget of Sweden Church
His Eminence Cardinal Mahoney
Will Celebrate the Mass

Derrick Garbell <py03@garbell.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 11:26:51 (CDT)
Hello all from the Class of '75!! Have lost touch with everyone & just heard from & responded to Randy. Thanks Randy! SBS left such wonderful memories & I would love to get back in touch with the class. You all truly were an extended family. I'll keep checking in to see who shows up.
LOVE YOU GUYS!!!


Jo Anne Hurley (Savage) <eyejojo@hotmail.com>
Ripon, CA USA - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 16:44:48 (CDT)
Here is another stragler email from the Class of 1975-Great year! I just talked with Randy Comeau and Joanne (Savage)Hurley. What a surprise and I hope to talk with the rest of our classmates. Randy, Thanks for your call!

Brian Clark <biggeraldo@sbcglobal .net>
Reno, Nv USA - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 23:39:36 (CDT)
Wow! This is so great. Really, it's, like, face book for empty nesters. Hello to everyone! Deborah Dean "Debbie" Davis
Deborah Dean Davis <DDDawriter@AOL.com>
Encino, CA. USA - Thursday, June 09, 2005 at 23:22:34 (CDT)
Hi Everyone,
I have enjoyed this website-so many fond memories. I live in Laguna Niguel. I have 3 great children. Hope to attend the next reunion. Would love to see Class of 66.

Debbie Maloney Johnson <DebraJohnson133@hotmail.com>
Laguna Niguel, Ca USA - Sunday, June 12, 2005 at 23:38:32 (CDT)
GO CLASS OF 2005!!! We ROCKED!!! we graduated!! its all over! we have to keep in touch!!! I LOVE YOU GUYS AND OUR CLASS WAS THE BEST AND WE GOT REALLY CLOSE TOWARDS THE END!!! TE AMO MUCHO!!!
<33 Tess

Tess Hurst <iknowhuh90@hotmail.com>
Van Nuys, Ca USA - Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 23:51:45 (CDT)
Hello, St. Bridget Faculty, Alumni, and Students!

Wow... My mom had recently told me about this website, which i was once familiar with during my years at St. Bridget. She told me about a guestbook entry i submitted in February of 2003. I replied to her with a, "Really? No i Didn't... I don't even remember... No way!" Apparently, my grammar usage was horrific according to the moderator of this site. Not St. Bridget School's teaching, however-- just the influence of the internet slang that kids used (and still use to this day!)

As of now, I am an incoming junior at Bishop Alemany High School. I love Alemany, but St. Bridget has always been like a second home to me. In concern about the necessity for the contact among St. Bridget kids all over, I even created a group on a popular Blog Website called "Myspace" titled "St. Bridget Kids Own." Ever since my graduation from St. B's in 2003, i have persisted in being active in the St. Bridget Parish as a devout choir member and eucharistic minister. I also continue my participation in the St. Bridget Summer Productions; past performances including "Grease" and "Guys and Dolls". This year, our wonderful directors: Mary Beth Babcock, Peggy Sloniker, Marcos Mendoza, and Pat Cosentino, have decided on the 50s musical, "Pajama Game". Come watch it!

In the future, I hope to see more information on this website about alumni (especially recent graduating classes), upcoming events in the school and parish, and a contact list of all alumni! Hopefully I've helped with a few new, fresh ideas for the St. Bridget website, and that they will be taken into consideration. I also hope my grammar usage is a lot more accurate than my last entry. ;D

Please feel free to contact me!
Take care everyone-- God Bless! :)

Selyna <ohsosmiley9@hotmail.com>
Van Nuys, CA USA - Friday, June 17, 2005 at 15:08:47 (CDT)
Personally I am outraged at Selyna's recent request to see "more information on this website about alumni, (especially recent graduating classes)." I know that my classmates and many, many others share in this outrage, and I am going on record to say that I will do everything in my power to assure that this website never has any info about St. Bridget alumni, nor shall there ever be any e-mail links or phone numbers of former alumni, nor their photos and never any pictures of their quaint Schwinn alumni bicycles, that's for sure!

What does Selyna think this website is, a public gathering place to share memories and info on SB alumni so that we can stay in touch and make fun of Bill Sumo Tanner whose uber-enormous belly has upset the geophysical equilibrium between Washington State and the San Andreas fault, triggering earthquakes and the Dodgers' sad streaks, performances so dismal that Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow could fill the Sepulveda basin with her tears?

No, children, we need to nip this movement Selyna is trying to start in the bud.
It reminds me of the formative Wonder Year days four years ago when this site was first launched back when Selyna was still playing with her Barbie dolls and keeping out of our way. There were crazy ideas back then, too. Bryne Miller and Jack Klosterman suggested, "Hey, I know why don't we put the names and photos of SB alumni on a website?"

Yes, those two blasphemers were up to their old antics, but thankfully there were some cool feminine heads among the rowdy rabble Byrne and Jack were foolishly attempting to rouse. Leave it to the women, they turned the tide, twirling in their starched cotton blouses and pressed green plaid skirts, and the Byrnes and Jacks miraculously followed them anywhere, deja-vu from '65 I'd say.

Women of stature, women who ride motorcycles without helmets such as Paulette Napoleon and women who run marathons like they were morning walks, such as Kathleen Patrick, and women like Terry Malouf who ride bicycles up mountains as well as down hills (I know, this sounds outlandish, but it's been documented), all of them came forth as in a heavenly choir and chanted:

"Absolutely no alumni should be allowed on this site, only former students will be included!"

And so who am I to argue with a choir of crazy marathon biker chicks?

I'll tell you, I am nobody if I'm not at the least some crazy biker chicks' stenographer.

So I've been writing it all down, just the way they told me, and aint nuthin gonna change it, not even some smarty whippersnapper SB Class of 2003 student like Selyna can make us stop our wizened ways.

So Selyna, take your newfangled ideas and repent. There is still time for you to get on the divine bandwagon honoring former students, and to eschew forever any errant memorials to alumni. What are "alumni" any way? Just a pretentious Latin word that should be obliterated like the traditional Latin Mass, don't we all agree?

BTW, Selyna, in case U want this website to display info on SB's "recent graduating classes," mayB U + ur frends should get off your ]B's + e-mail me some class of 03 photos & lists of students names? U didn't think those pix wud just jump up + send themselves, did u?

Until then:
"Alumni: we're a-gin 'em!"

Derrick Garbell <py03@garbell.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Sunday, June 19, 2005 at 09:08:09 (CDT)
Derrick, You are hysterical! I've monitored this site since it's inception and, after reading your recent response to Selyna (barring all alumni) I just had to thank you for your wonderful sense of humor. It has been a joy to receive your emails, they have brought many laughs to me and to those with whom I share them. Thank you for all your efforts, please keep up the good work.....Jo Anne
Jo Anne Lord Ensz ('62) <lpls@verizon.net>
La Habra, CA USA - Sunday, June 19, 2005 at 14:41:41 (CDT)
I enjoyed reading the messages on the web site. Thanks, Derrick, for all the great e-mails, funny jokes you send. You do a great job with this web site. How many from the class of '62 - the first class!!- remember the days when Sister would have us stand and recite The Touch of the Master's Hand or how often she trusted us (not always a good idea) to do our work while she went to the office? Life was certainly simpler then and teacher more trusting! Have a wonderful Summer, drive safely, have fun and remember that today is a present!
Christine Schwiesow (Dianne Petersen '62)

Dianne (Christine) Petersen(Schwiesow) <schwiesowc@vcss.k12.ca.us>
Oxnard, CA USA - Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 22:06:30 (CDT)
this thing is so awesome!!! i hope everyone can come enjoy the 50th jubilee at SBS!! =)
joselyn arciaga <dude__imshort@hotmail.com>
van nuys , CA USA - Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 11:19:32 (CDT)
Hey people's im bored and im at the best place in the world....SBS! Haha it's funny because anytime im on vacation and i always end up at the sbs' front doors. I love and miss you sooo much Class Of 2005!
Vanessa Bragagnini <qVanessa32p@hotmail.com>
USA - Friday, June 24, 2005 at 15:38:04 (CDT)
hey everybody well i miss st.bridget already!i know highschool is going to be very different and im not really looking forward to it...im scraed! but i think thats because ive been used to sbs for 7 years but ya okay im done! I LOVE YOU VANESSA!!!!
Tess Hurst <iknowhuh90@hotmail.com>
Van Nuys, CA USA - Friday, June 24, 2005 at 15:42:12 (CDT)
p.s. Im at the school with you! haha yes we always end up here when were on vacation...im hungry...there's good food at home...we have to go home soon!
Tess Hurst <iknowhuh90@hotmail.com>
Van Nuys, CA USA - Friday, June 24, 2005 at 15:44:43 (CDT)
I LOVE YOU TOO TESS! Yeah I'm hungry too and you know who is NOT my LOVER! lol
Vanessa Bragagnini <qVanessa32p@hotmail.com>
USA - Friday, June 24, 2005 at 15:56:00 (CDT)
Yees he IS your LOVER and you CANNOT deny it lol i DO NOT love YOU! im kidding i LOVE you NESSA!!
...<33 Tessa

Tess Hurst <iknowhuh90@hotmail.com>
Van Nuys, CA USA - Friday, June 24, 2005 at 15:58:37 (CDT)
I LOVE YOU TOO TESSA AND HE IS NOT!lol
Vanessa Bragagnini
USA - Friday, June 24, 2005 at 15:58:52 (CDT)
Does any remember or would know how to get in contact with Father Robert Jabro?
Anita <wanted1800@hotmail.com>
GH, Ca USA - Friday, August 19, 2005 at 21:00:02 (CDT)
Contact information on Father Jabro was provided to Anita.
Derrick Garbell <py03@garbell.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Saturday, August 20, 2005 at 17:05:13 (CDT)
JENNIFER WILLIAMS **CLASS OF '86**
Hi everyone. I enjoyed the update on the class of '89. My brother is Patrick Williams ('89) and was best friends with Frankie Augone at St. Bridget's. A bunch of us in our class have brothers and sisters in the class of '89--Kathy Romandi, Maria Augone, Donny Yount, Terry Albert, Carrie Todd?, and I'm sure I missed some. Hope evryone is doing well. My brother, Patrick is married, has 2 sons, and lives up in Arcata. I still see Karen Wilson and Ann Marie Luna occasionally. Anyone up for a twenty year reunion next summer?

Jennifer Williams <tothetrail@hotmail.com>
Thousand Oaks , CA USA - Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 17:41:37 (CDT)
Tracy Williams **Class of 1980**
I hope everyone is doing well and would like to hear from you. Wow! Has is really been 25 years...?

Tracy Williams <LATrace@aol.com>
Encino, CA USA - Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 16:37:23 (CDT)
Jennifer, you have a pretty good memory. The only one you got wrong was Carrie Todd. There were no Todd's in the class of 89. Send Patrick my best.
This weekend is the Annual Fall Festival & the annual class of '89 Reunion at the beer booth starts at about 7:30 - 8:00. Hope to see a bunch of old faces.

Tony Rodriguez <ARod@socal.rr.com>
Van Nuys, CA USA - Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at 21:34:06 (CDT)
hey becky here
im an eighth grader now (yay) i love this school!! the annual carnival is this wekend BTW (sept. 23, 24, 25) hope to you all there!
<3 becky

becky <kool1@gprah.com>
LA, CA USA - Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 17:17:56 (CDT)
Hey Tony: I've got a picture of you (I think) and Patrick playing baseball. I will send it in with the rest of the ones I found.
Jennifer Williams <tothetrail@hotmail.com>
Thousand Oaks, CA USA - Sunday, September 25, 2005 at 17:27:24 (CDT)
CLASS of '85
Are any of you out there?

Richard Ramirez <richard.ramirez@us.ing.com>
West Suffield, CT USA - Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 07:21:19 (CDT)
Greetings class of 1975! I'm taking my first look at our web-site with such fond memories of our treasured times. I've missed out on past reunions, but would really enjoy attending any upcoming gatherings or Masses. We have six precious children, ages 26, 24, 20, 16, 10 and 4...four sons and two daughters. We moved to Ventura County a year ago. Our new parish is Santa Clara, 100 years old...it's beautiful. I'm blessed to attend daily Mass with our youngest. All alumni of St. Bridget of Sweden are often in my prayers.
Blessings to you all! Estelle (Martinez) Kobayashi

Estelle Martinez Kobayashi <littleforest@gmail.com>
Oxnard, CA USA - Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 16:31:44 (CDT)

This site is Great!just wanted to give a shout out to Class of *87*we need our pictures up!
Brad Lindsey <makeobreak@yahoo.com>
USA - Thursday, November 03, 2005 at 16:25:42 (CST)
Hi Guys,

I am sadden by the news that our classmate and friend Jim Carter died December 28. His brother Don called me today to inform me. There is no word on cause of death yet. Mr. and Mrs. Carter have requested that the service for Jim be private and attended by immediate family only.

Perhaps this New Years we can all remember our friend by lifting a glass and toasting his life and recalling all the laughs he brought to us.

I will miss him.

Save us a place in line, Jim

Jim Hise <citadelhelp@adelphia.net>
CA USA - Sunday, January 01, 2006 at 13:54:12 (CST)
Saw the picture of Jim and didnt read the story. Was looking all over how to email him. Then read where his picture was that he has passed. What a great guy. Havent talked since High School and that isnt right either. What do you say. That class has seemed to take a big hit of a lot a real great people. Actually of a lot of Crespi people at one time or another. My best to his family,especially his daughters.My love and prayers are with you..

Yep.. Byrne Miller

Byrne Miller <stbridgets65@yahoo.com>
Brookings, Or USA - Sunday, January 01, 2006 at 14:52:55 (CST)
I am saddened of the news about Jimmy Carter. It has been a very long time the days are remembered, My heart goes out to his family./ Hes will always be remembered to me as the jovial Jim as he was in our young days.
Jaime Fernandez

Jaime Fernandez <jaimiqo@yahoo.co.uk>
USA - Monday, January 02, 2006 at 08:54:37 (CST)
Feel like I've been on another planet, I just heard about this site. I'll definitely try and make it to the 50th Year Jubilee since dirt from our backyard went into the building of the church. I'd love to see the Class of '62 again. Not many students can say they had the same teacher & same class room for 5 years. Luckily Sister Francis Paul was such a good teacher. I use her spelling tips almost every day.
Carol Cipparrone McInnes
Hood River, Oregon

Carol Cipparrone McInnes <mscippi@charter.net>
Hood River, OR USA - Monday, January 02, 2006 at 19:20:54 (CST)
hello,
its luis iam in the sixth grade now . the principal is great and teachers are to .the field is huge.well i love sbs. the BASKET BALL TEAM S DOING GREAT !!!!lets keep it that way .lol lots of love luis artavia your sixth grade student might i add my birthday is coming soon!!! 2006 bye bye

luis artavia <rocafellalouie@aol.com>
northridge, ca USA - Friday, January 13, 2006 at 21:40:28 (CST)
HEY I AM A STUDENT AT SBS AS THE NEW GENERATION CALLS IT .. HAHA... WELL YEA I AM A SEVENTH GRADER AND WANTED TO SAY THAT I LOVE THIS SCHOOL AND I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD GO TO IT. BECAUSE IT HAS TAUGHT ME A LOT AND ITS NOT BIG AND YOU KNOW EVERYONE. I CONSIDER ST.BRIDGET OF SWEDEN MY FAMILY... SO YEA THIS IS A GREAT SCHOOL
carolina araya <carolina.araya@yahoo.com>
northridge, ca USA - Thursday, February 02, 2006 at 20:08:51 (CST)
This is a great site to view messages. I see so many family names that I recognize. I haven't seen many from the graduating class of 1970. Where is Marilyn Stege, Patti Macrorie, Kathy Kerze, Jeff Dashnaw. Steven Malcolm,.?
Does anyone know?


Kathy Gallarza(Zabiegalski) <Kgallarza@hotmail.com>
Canyon country, CA USA - Friday, March 03, 2006 at 07:29:30 (CST)
Kathy, other than the Class of 1970's names given us by Donna Lynch, no one else has submitted any info or photos on your classmates. Do you still have any student or family pictures from that era? If so, please send them to me and I will link them from the St.Bridget 1970 page.
You might try John Stege JStege@superiorbenefits.com or Roseanne Stege jazzerrose@aol.com to get info on reaching Mary Lynn.

Derrick Garbell <py03@garbell.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Friday, March 03, 2006 at 08:58:26 (CST)
Just came across this site as I was looking up other information and had to say hi. I was in the class of '83 tho I love the picture from 7th grade - I missed picture day that year...hehehe and the one from 4th grade is the day after I decided to cut my own bangs for the 1st time! oh goodness! I am currently living with my girlfriend and her extended family including a step-daughter. I assist with her successful spice/sugar internet business and am finally working on my college degree with the interest of becoming a Marriage/Family Therapist.
Thanks to those who created a space for us to check in and remember.

Kathleen Melch <katncorner@yahoo.com>
Lakewood, CA USA - Monday, April 03, 2006 at 18:37:37 (CDT)
hi Derrick-- any plans for a gathering this year? are the rumors true about a celebration in june 2007 Lorrie
Lorraine Stege Nalley <lorraine53@adelphia.net>
Newport Beach, ca USA - Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 14:10:08 (CDT)
Hi, Lorrie:

Nothing definitive has reached my ears. I'll e-mail everyone and post a notice on our home page if anything develops.

====derrick

Derrick Garbell http://garbell.com/stbridget
San Diego, CA USA - Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 14:17:23 (CDT)
Hi, I came across this website by chance. I would have graduated with the class of 1976, but my father's career took us to San Jose, California. I recognize alot of names. I hope everyone in the class of 1976 is alive and well.
Noel Gauthier (Noel Salas) <nsalas@bak.rr.com>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Saturday, July 08, 2006 at 19:15:24 (CDT)
Are there any SB student reunions coming up? Please post when it will happen. I remember SB Hot Dog Days. AWESOME!!
Noel Gauthier-Salas <nsalas@bak.rr.com>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 10:51:41 (CDT)
Next year the School will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Rumor has it that there will be many activites planned throughout the year. Class reunions are in the works but finding ulums is the problem for the committe. Even bigger than that Mr. Pawlak is planning on hosting a Charity Poker Tournament. I will post again when I know more. If anyone has any questions or wants to leave their contact info for the renuions send me an email.
Tony Rodriguez <ARod@socal.rr.com>
Van Nuys, CA USA - Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 10:20:17 (CDT)

St. Bridget of Sweden School 50th Anniversary Celebrations: Many Events: September 2006 - April 2007
For more information please write: govikings@sbs50.org
Derrick Garbell <py03@garbell.com>San Diego, CA USA - Wednesday, August 09, 2006 at 09:34:24 (CDT)


Hi everyone,
Lorraine, I owe you a call, wonderful to read your post,(hi Rosanne, and John!). Mom, the side-kick with Mrs. Stege selling those hotdogs and carnival tickets, is having a wonderful 80th year, and the rest of the Caudle clan is thriving. I have two grandchildren, and I am a great aunt to 4, so we are continuing to grow. Please include me on the reunion list, I would love to see all of you at the next gathering!! I wish all of you a joyous holiday season and a prosperous new year.

Lorenda Caudle Phillips Lorenda Phillips <lorenda@phillipscoachingandconsulting.com>  - Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:24:40 -0800

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