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Pgn421
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Posted on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 7:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Graduated in 74. Any alumni out there?
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Hornwrecker
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Posted on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 8:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

1976
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Taj920
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Posted on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 8:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Didn't go to Gallagher, but went on their '74 class trip to California.
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Chalu64
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Posted on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 8:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Did anyone attend the last mass at Queen of Peace 2 summers ago when Gallagher closed? After the reception in the gym, they were selling all sorts of things like uniforms, trophies, old yearbooks. My friend's son still practices BBall in the gym. She took a stroll thru the library where it is literally unchanged. All of the same books on the shelves from 25 years ago.
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Pgn421
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Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 6:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Chalu! I attended the last mass, and went in the cafeteria for the sale of items.What a sad day.I got a couple old BG baseball caps.
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Kathleen
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BGHS '75. Yes, we attended the last mass at Queen of Peace. Took a few photos of the school that day, and picked up a couple jerseys and other items. Also took home the Spirit Award plaque for the 70s when my class won it once or twice.
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Reetz12
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Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 7:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I had about 8 aunt/uncles that all attended BGHS
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Gtat44
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Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 8:00 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My brother-in-law David Boyer graduated from there in 79 or 80
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Pgn421
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Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 8:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Reetz! I know Terry,Brent, and Gene!! And i see them at the AMVETS here in Harper Woods!
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Quozl
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Not me, but I know a few: Barbara, Georgine and Jeff Grissop.
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Audioswhite
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2 sisters graduated from BGHS, '77 and 79 I think. I was in the joint DLSHS/BGHS band 79 - 83. Sure made the annual football game interesting.
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Ordinary
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Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 9:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

1976. I think I'd be more successful today if I had gone to public school. Maybe not.
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Crew
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Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 10:24 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Class of '82
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Imhere
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Class of '87.

I wanted to goto the "Closing", but was out of town that day.
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Chalu64
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Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 8:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Crew,
Without divulging your identity, give me a hint as to who you are?
Initials?
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Crew
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Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 10:04 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

John H.
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Reetz12
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Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 11:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

PGN421 you probably have seen me up there also, I'm Terry's son
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Kathleen
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Hey Reetz12! I knew you had to be related. Brent was in my class.
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Crew
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Chalu64, now get your yearbook out and see if you remember me. luckily, my hairstyle has changed since 1982 ;)
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Carharttmike
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Proud class of 1981.
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Chalu64
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Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 8:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Crew,
I have a pretty good idea who you could be. You work in Detroit, right?
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Crew
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Yes I do. Midtown/WSU area. e-mail me if you want.

CrewRO at yahoo dot com
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Willmess01
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Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 11:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is Chalu, Jason?
Anyways class of 97. BG meant very much to me, where I made many friends and built into the man I am today. Thank God for Catholic schools. George Sahadi was a father figure to me, Crazy ass Frank Strunk too:-)
I also met my wife there....oh the memories!!
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Dhugger
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Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 12:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Two of my sisters attended BG in the 1970's. I will get them to post something here.

I attended Queen of Peace during grade school then moved to a far suburb and attended the public schools.
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Ordinary
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Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 1:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Strunk was still there in '97?!
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Willmess01
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Yeah Strunk was still the DE football coach, English teacher and could still bench-press 300lbs! He was stern and zany.
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Kathleen
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But he was teaching at Shrine HS at that time, right? Teaching at Shrine, doing the football thing at BG.

I was in his Honors English 3 back in 1973-74. I was introduced to John Keats and the other Romantic poets as well as to James Dickey's Deliverance courtesy of Mr. Strunk!
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Willmess01
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All I know is that he was there when I was there from 94-97. He was there and so was Ron Biotti and some of the other "old-timers" like Jim Wasakanis.

I can't get some of Mr. Strunk's stories out of my head. Beezlebub anyone? :-)
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Chalu64
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Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 8:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am not Jason.

; )
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Harpernottingham
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Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2007 - 3:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Alumni" is plural.

"Alumni's" don't mean nothin'.

Nevertheless, I remember BG fondly.

: )
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Imhere
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Jim Wasakanis was teaching Freshmen History when I went there. I remember his class was upstairs in the freshmen hall.

I had heard George Sahadi transferred to Notre Dame after BG closed, but not sure where he went after Notre dame closed.
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Kathleen
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After Notre Dame closed, Sahadi went to Dearborn Divine Child and was to be head football coach for the 2006 season. Unfortunately he died before the season began, but not before he had gone through spring practices and summer workouts and not before he made arrangements for his coaching staff to remain at Divine Child, headed up by Jack Masserang.

DC names George Sahadi new football coach
http://www.pressandguide.com/s tories/121405/spo_20051214008. shtml

DC football coach George Sahadi dies at age 62
http://www.pressandguide.com/s tories/121405/spo_20051214008. shtml

We followed Bishop Gallagher football from the time I was there, starting 1971 through Sahadi's last season there. For some 10-12 years, my dad Bob Young was the stadium announcer for BG football games.
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Willmess01
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I do remember the name Bob Young, what a very small world as I am comming to find. George Sahadi was the best, a hothead, but full of passion none-the-less. I wish we had the oppotunity to have more Eastside Catholic high schools in the same nature.
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Chalu64
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I'm still upset that BG didn't move out to the burbs when they had the chance years ago. Sorry to say this, but we all know it's tough for Catholic Schools to survive in the city. Or near the city.
DeLaSalle is the perfect example.
And what do you think happened to the Cafe Mural? I know it was taken down in panels...
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Elviswithteeth
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BG Alum of '82. Great thread here. I think the Almighty "doelar" was the downfall or lack thereof.
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Willmess01
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I agree it is pretty hard for the survival inwards of the city. I am glad it was there for me however. I have always said, as bad as it sounds, that this Catholic school education was the difference between me and some of the friends and siblings who went to public schools. There is a noticable differance in outcome of lifepath and career in general. In the coming years when it is time to "poney" up for my son, there will be no hesitation. The money was well worth it!

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