Becky and I Are Dedicating This Original Page
In Memory of Our Dearest Friend and Dr. Dick Brown's Wife Judy Brown
EAST MEETS WEST IN
THE SVA/MILO/LLU 2011 WESTERN
ALUMNI REUNION MAY 27th - June 6th
As Joycee Says
DAVE & BECKY'S GRADE SCHOOLS THRU DENTAL SCHOOL REUNION
SVA/MILO/LLU/RICHMOND JR. ACADEMY/SLIGO SCHOOL
FOR THOSE THAT WERE NOT HERE - HERE IS A SHORT SYNOPSIS OF OUR ADVENTURE
We didn't have the time to get down to Les & Maggie's Winery Saturday .. But ...Friday night
I stayed at Les & Maggie's home and vinyard in St. Helena. It was an impromptu
home made pizza dinner that one of us could make and enjoy the festivities down there
Saturday was the 1pm buffet at their Dutch Henry Winery. Then our Shindig all day Sundayat our
place at Shenandoah West Sunday with around 150 folks attending, evening Taco Bar Buffet. Then a
breakfast Becky & I hosted Monday morning at our Riverview C.C. above the Sacramento river and
a send off to most of those heading on home. For those on our local area tour Monday I was the
tour director to Shasta damn (Dam), Whiskey Town Lake, and the world famous Sundial
Bridge. Lassen Park was & is still snowed in - 30' of snow at the 8000' pass on the
road thru the park I hear on Memorial weekend
Tuesday 11 of us left for Crater Lake ... lots of snow that day and on top but the
sun came out for some great photos. Wednesday we did the Hellgate Jet Boat Dinner
ride out of Grants Pass. Thursday we headed over to the Oregon coast to Bandon and south
to Gold Beach ... beautiful sunny weather .... Friday we stayed in the quaint town of
Ferndale CA at the Ferndale Victorian Inn ... had a most wonderful dinner and breakfast there too.
Saturday we did the Avenue of the Giants, drive thru tree, etc. .. and on to Mendocino CA
And stayed at the Little River Inn over looking the Pacific Ocean and the Van Dam
State Park and hiked the wonderful Fern Canyon Trail. Becky, Dick and I stayed at the Little
River Inn (real fireplaces) for 2 nights before we headed
back home ... Bill & Marie Hooker stayed in Ft Brag for another 5 days after we left too. It
is a wonderful area. Bill will make a music Slide Show DVD of our week long tour after for
our tour group later this summer too.
Les and Maggie Chafen
Dave & Becky the Hempsters!
SVA FOLKS THAT ATTENDED:
- Dick Brown (One of our Photographic Historians)
- Bonnie & Dale Kelchner Hannah
- Dave & Becky Casebeer Hemp
Wow .. What a break for Becky .. going from beer to pot
after marrying me!
- Les & Maggie Chafen (Les and I go back to the 7th Grade in Richmond VA)
My dad Carl was associate pastor there .. 8th grade I got an F- in bible, Les got an A+, (True
Story!) Even the Pope consults Les to this very day!
- Bill & Marie Hooker (Our other stand up comedian) - Motor Home (tour group)
- Carlene & Bob Jones Baugher - Motor Home (tour group)
- Don and Edna Cornforth
- Joycee & Doug Hicks Ellington (tour group)
- Lynn & Liz Hoag
- Pete and Elice Esveld
- Wayne & Glenda Jenkins .... coming for sure! (;>)
- Don Scully - Don plans on climbing Mt. Shasta the weekend before ....He has to be in
a lot better shape than I am for sure!
- Ellie Wetherell Scheresky & Spouse Will
- Gary & Sandy (Bowen) Dickson 62 .... Note we knew Gary's wife Sandy at PUC and she was
one of Becky's classmates at Milo Academy ....Small world huh? Looks like at least two of
us East coast boys swept a couple of these West coast girls off their feet!
We had about 150 that attended including children
Also .. Becky found out there are guest rooms at Pacific Union College for only $75/night ... The best rates
in the valley .... Dick Brown will be staying there Fri & Sat nights .. and maybe even earlier in the week.