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David Burnett has left an In Memory comment for David Bateman.
Jan 12, 2019 at 2:34 AM

whether they were written yesterday or 5 years ago, Geoffs words live on, as do the memories of our pals, and those of us who have had the joy of life, the gift of age, probably feel this the most.  the losses of friends are something you never get used to.  for years i didnt understand why my dad, in his 70s, pretty much stopped going to funerals.  it wasn't that he didn't care for those friends who passed, but more about his own inability to simply deal with that loss.  I never really understood it, but now it's becoming more clear.   I remain both an optimist and a sentimentalist: i value these moments with friends as much as any thing, and only wish that we were better at making a habit of seeing each other more often.  living out of the Zion Zone, i rarely get back to SLC anymore, but when I do, it is (like the wonderful story in Recapitulation by Stegner) full of emotions that overwhelm, and remind me of how quickly this whole  "life" thing runs it course.   You cannot read Geoffs personal notes and feel that the iniquities and unfairness of life itself are a seemingly unnatural force.  David Bateman should have had a chance to build that fort.  thanks Geoff, to you, too... 

Jan 02, 2019 at 2:33 AM
David Burnett posted a message.
Aug 27, 2018 at 11:58 PM

chuck... i ve been looking all over to try and find you (and i dont say that about every row-mate from diane hansen's 5th period English class... hope you are well.. would love to catch up.

burnett: davidb383@aol.com

May 20, 2018 at 3:56 PM

Have a very nice birthday, my friend!

David Burnett posted a message. New comment added.
Mar 09, 2018 at 11:06 AM

Posted on: Mar 08, 2018 at 7:08 PM

lonnie.. talked with larry M a few years ago.. i think he's actually on this board but i dont know if he really monitors it try: larrymalmgren@comcast.net

David Burnett posted a message.
Mar 08, 2018 at 7:07 PM

larry malmgren: larrymalmgren@comcast.net

Howard Van Horn posted a message. New comment added.
Dec 11, 2017 at 10:52 AM

Posted on: Dec 11, 2017 at 8:59 AM


Looks like another year has slipped past.
Have a nice birthday.
Do you have any time after the first of January to get together for a bit?

Harvey Cahoon posted a message.
Nov 23, 2017 at 8:29 AM

Beth's husband Bob sent these words to update us on Beth. I've posted the three photos he sent. -Harv

Hello everybody,

In 1998, Beth wrote a nostalgic look back at her days of childhood and adolescence. I found it among her things in early 2013 (she'd gone to live in memory care just before Christmas 2012). It surfaced again just recently, and I think it's precious enough to be shared with the surviving members of the cast of characters, and I think also with some of Beth's old friends and good friends.

I think just about everybody in the extended family appears somewhere in here -- repeatedly, in many cases. But beyond that, it's a sweet retrospective on growing up in the 50's and 60's.

Perhaps Beth did share this with others at the time she wrote it, but it's been almost two decades and I feel it should be "published" again.

I'm glad to have met and befriended a number of the folks who populate these stories. And I feel privileged to have experienced with Beth our upstate NY summer trips in 2009 and 2011, and our wonderful Long Island nostalgia tour of October 2010 (when she still had her good memory!).

So here is Beth, reminiscing with you on these pages as she can no longer do in person.


P.S. The attached photos of us were taken November 14, 2017, at the Thanksgiving Celebration at the Vista Shores facility in New Orleans. Beth always seems to "rise to the occasion" at these times.

Harvey Cahoon has left an In Memory comment for his Profile.
Oct 11, 2017 at 6:33 PM

Until our 50th Reunion, I had not seen or heard of Pam since our Olympus graduation.  When it was clear she was coming, I looked forward to seeing her again. 

In reflecting on that positive anticipation, I’ve tried to recall why.  Pam and I never dated, and I cannot remember any particular event from our high school days.  Even so, my impression of Pam, which has lasted over a half-century, was of a remarkably pretty girl who treated me, an uber-nerd, with genuine kindness and friendship.  I felt far from worthy, and yet, her capacity for true kindness and thoughtfulness made my high school experience not only more tolerable but truly welcoming and friendly.  Back then, I felt I didn’t deserve to be so regarded by such a cute girl.  Unaccountably to me but true to her character, she was the kind of dear soul who honestly cared for all those around her regardless of their rung on the social ladder. 

It was a delight to reconnect, even though briefly, at the reunion, and I’m deeply saddened that she lost her last battle with disease.  She was a classy lady in the very best sense of those words. 

So disappointed that she is gone. 

Scott McNeil posted a message.
Apr 27, 2017 at 1:38 PM

Happy Birthday old buddy. I'll talk to you next week if you're in town. We'd like to see you and Judy again.

Howard Van Horn posted a message. New comment added.
Apr 10, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Posted on: Apr 10, 2017 at 8:38 AM

Happy Birthday from Carol and I.
Many more good years to come.


Olympus High School Class Of 1964
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Mar 22, 2017 at 2:33 PM

April Luncheon -

2017 APRIL POTLUCK LUNCHEON - April 4, 2017 

Margaret More…Layton (Cardall) is hosting a potluck luncheon on April 4th at 11:30AM at her home.  All are welcome.

The address is 3560 South 1905 East in the Millcreek area.  

If you have questions reach out to Margaret by contacting her through our website.  

View Announcement

David Burnett posted a message.
Mar 09, 2017 at 9:40 AM

hi Linda... Kristine's passing, bless her, gave me a chance to catch up again with a few profiles that i've either missed or (more likely) forgotten.. you know how forgetfullness seems to multiply... I had totally forgotten about the Copenhagen airport run in... but true, its funny that in a world of several billion persons, I run into an Olympus student every now and then. I had to laugh at your description of learning Danish... for a very brief time in the mid 70s I was pals with a Panam flight attendant who was from Denmark - a great, funny, woman whose travels, like my own, were often and usually last minute... we spent time (i.e. a day or two) in Tokyo, Paris, NY, and Hawaii... and at one point, in an attempt to impress her, I bought (and still have somewhere..) a "Learn Danish in 4 Weeks" book... the next time I saw her, I hadn't gone past "ik talle dansk..." and she burst into laughter (perfect English laughter of course...) and that was the end of my Danish lessons. Ill always remember you as the lead agent in getting our fourth grade class (can you imagine 4th graders doing ANYTHING these days, other than video games?) in getting all of us to chip in 25 or 50 cents and buy Mrs Rockwell (or was it Rockwood?) a set of baby blankets... one pink one blue since we didnt at the time know (nor did she) the baby's sex... and she started to scold us that day, thinking we were making fun of her pregnancy, when in fact we the students of 4th grade... were just pleased to celebrate her new baby's impending arrival... and when she realized that, she made the most wonderful thank yous to us. You were definitely in charge of that one... im always amazed at the crystilline quality of some memories which are 50 or60 years gone, but they have made such impressions. I was so sorry to see that Connie G had suffered so much in her grown up life... and Kristine too... I can't really think of any two women who might have deserved it less. Anyway.... vic-chu-als aside... its fun to catch up on here, i only wish our reunion evening had gone on longer.. there were a lot of folks who, even with name tags, i didnt recognize.. and many who hadn't changed a whit since '64. Hope all is good with you and the family.. .by the way.. is Willy the older brother of Vagn? I was on yearbook photo (my first year in photography) with Vagn and he was light years ahead of me in photo knowledge...
warm regards from NYC (where i apparnetly have lived for 40+ years.. though, like you probably, it sure doesn't seem like it)


Harvey Cahoon has left an In Memory comment for Roy Mecham.
Feb 10, 2017 at 2:32 PM

Michael Perry emailed this remembrance into the site.  I'm posting it for him.  -Harv Cahoon

In my youth Roy was one of my best friends. It was Roy that first introduced me to the world of birding and art. There was no one who could draw like Roy. While I didn't pursue a course in art I did follow a path into ornithology and falconry. Roy and I would sleuth around the neighborhood looking for new species to add to our list. It led to a fascination of falconry and thanks to Roys super mom who droves us to the mountains and canyon habitats near East Canyon looking for nests and eyries. A nest of Sparrow Hawks (now called Kestrels) became our focus. Determined, Roy and I gathered two soon to be fledged birds for our start in the "Kings" sport. The years passed and we lost touch when we changed schools but I will always remember with great fondness Roy, his dad and mom and the seeds they planted in my life that both enriched and brought joy to me. Thank you Roy for the great friend you were to me in my youth.

Frank Page has left an In Memory comment for Roy Mecham.
Feb 09, 2017 at 2:32 PM

Roy was a remarkable artist, intellect, and deeply kind person.  We had some good times, and I still have one of his painting.  He was joy and he added much to life and beauty.