Not to outdone by Bill and Sandy KLOCK Cody John Shankland sent in this photo of himself and John Polacek. John states that this photo was taken some time ago at a Scottish charity function that he attended as John's guest.
John Berend's Planes
1998 Piper Seneca V:
1946 Piper J-3 Cub:
1980 Berend/Hatz CB-1:
1928 TravelAir D4000:
2003 Alaska trip with group of 12 other airplanes. Was guided by Dale Henman, Lets Fly Alaska Services, out of Puyallup, Washington. Margie (Goding-LT63) and I left our farm in Plain City, Ohio, on July 22 and flew to Aspen, CO to visit her son.
Departed Aspen/Vail for a visit with family friends in Idaho Falls, ID and then on to Missoula, MT to meet up with one of Margie's old buddies. Departed Missoula westward to Puyallup, WA where we met our friends (Flying Rotarians from Dublin, OH) to finalize preparations for our trip thru Canada and Alaska. We departed Puyallup on July 28 and proceeded to Abbotsford, BC-Quesnel, BC-Watson Lake, YT-Whitehorse,YT. Departing Whitehorse northwestward to Fairbanks, AK-Talkeenia, AK-Anchorage, AK-Valdez, AK-Yakutat, AK-Ketchikan, AK returning to Puyallup on August 8.
We stayed a day or two at most of the points visited. Since we were on the west coast, we flew to the San Francisco area (Livermore) by way of Eugene, WA for a short visit with Margie's daughter. We departed for home by way of Provo, UT and Des Moines, IA. Great trip for a total of 7000 plus miles and 61 hours cockpit time. Glaciers, wildlife, scenery were spectacular, especially from our vantage point which at times was only 50-100 feet from our wingtip. .....John Berend
No trip to Alaska is complete
without a trek through an icescape on the Mendenhall Glacier! My husband,
Pete, and I enjoyed a long-anticipated cruise and land tour of our 49th
state in July 2003. It was an even more pleasurable experience for us
Floridians to "enjoy" snow and ice and some cool temperatures
for a change!
Here is a picture of Judy
Torres Hall and me taken at the marriage enrichment workshop that she
and her husband Jim conducted on September 13. It was the first time
that Judy and I had seen each other since we graduated. Judy and I grew
up just a few blocks apart and went to Oak School together. A few years
ago Jim conducted the funeral service for Bonnie Glick.
Here is a photo taken when
Sandy, Lou, and I met at Stanford Mall near Stanford University. Sandy
was in town with her husband, Frank, to attend her stepson's graduation
from Stanford Law School. Lou and Sandy were friends in college and have
kept in touch. Lou lives in nearby Los Gatos, California. We had a
wonderful visit over brunch. We talked and talked and talked...and
showed pictures of grandchildren and talked some more. The poor waiter
thought we were never going to leave.
Here is a photo of Donna
Weller Boston and me, Sara (Sally Sawyer) Bodlak, when she and I got
together at the Palace Hotel
in San Francisco last Christmas.
Clear Lake, Indiana
We have had a summer home in Clear Lake for about 20 years. All three of our kids have grown up learning about boats, water sports, and the joys and responsibilities of second homes (well water, septic fields, bats in the home, boats not working, how to water ski, tube, swim, sail, put in and take out piers, make friends, etc. etc. Every year we have a "family meeting" when the kids pick weekends for themselves and their friends to enjoy the lake without the Fossils being around. They learn to cut the grass, leave gas in the boat, and beer in the 'frig or Dad gets irritated. Everyone enjoys it and everyone accepted the responsibility that goes along with it. Having access to a home on a lake is something that I grew up with and it's nice to pass that along to our kids who all really seem to enjoy it.
More interesting news, Char
and I became grandparents for the first time last Thursday (Sept 4). Our
oldest, Debbie, gave birth to
twins, Conner and Ashley, with both babies weighing in at over 6 lbs
(Deb is only slightly larger than Char). Everyone is doing fine and the
babies come home from the hospital today. Everyone is playfully accusing
Deb and Erik, her husband, of planning this so they
don't have to go the the lake to help take out the pier. Gramps has
given them a pass this fall, but they will be expected to help open the
home next spring. After sending three kids through college, I may never
Here are a few pictures from
a trip to Germany to visit Terry and Inga Johnson. He lives in Oburnberg
which is a small town near Aschaffenburg. Terry and Inga spent three
days driving us around the areas to a wine festival; a boat trip on the
Main; visits to Wurzburg, where Inga grew up and he currently works, and to Rothenburg,
as well as several other locations. After three days, we
took the train to Paris where we visited with some neighbors who are
working there for the summer.
Skokie Festival of Cultures
Here is a new
"Scottish" type photo of my husband Bill and me at the 13th
Annual Skokie Festival of Cultures in May of this year.
We're on the planning committee for the festival eight months of the
year, then have a Scotland booth for the two days of the festival,
and also put on a Scottish country dance performance with our demo team
one of those days -- then we collapse for about a week!!