Keeps Our Maggie Down
courageous classmate Maggie Petersen Dixon broke her left
hip after falling off her bike. She was taken to Mayo in
Rochester for surgery to repair the broken hip. As usual,
Maggie always finds the bright side and told her sister-in-law
that she was “having a ball in the hospital”.
If you’d like to send her well wishes by email, her
address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m sure she would love to hear from you.
On Frances (Spitzak) Homblad
like her friends and classmates to know she has entered
Hospice care. She is dealing with a lung disease -
a fibrosis - that has been progressing for many years due
to a variety of contaminates that she may have been exposed
to. She is facing this with her customary outlook
of optimism, balanced with a dose of realism, and wrapped
around with her wonderful gift of finding humor where she
She says she will not have a funeral, but has already planned
can be a struggle, so she requests no phone calls, but she
would love to receive texts and emails.
You can text her at: 507-339-1052, and
email her at: email@example.com
DETAILS ON OUR 60th CLASS REUNION
Faribault Senior High School class of 1961 celebrates its
60 year reunion on Friday, September 10, 2021. We will meet
at the Faribault Country Club for social time and a sit-down
is the schedule:
- 4:00 - 5:30
pm: The class gathers for a social time to renew friendships
and get caught up.
- 5:30 - 7:30:
Sit-down dinner and light entertainment from Maggie Peterson
- 7:30 - ??:
More time to socialize
Harvest Salad with Cheddar cheese, bacon, craisins, diced
green peppers & caramelized walnuts; poppyseed
dressing on the side Roll & Butter. Served with all
Petite Filet of Beef (4oz.) with Demi Glace with loaded
mashed potatoes and roasted vegetable medley
Maple Glazed Chicken Breast with loaded mashed potatoes
and roasted vegetable medley
Alfredo Primavera with roasted vegetables & parmesan
Cost per person
is $35 (includes dinner, decorations, rental, gratuity,
and tax). Note:
You will not be able to order an entree
the night of the reunion.
to make your reservation:
1: Print a copy of
the reservation form and mail it to Ollie Larson with
your payment. To open the reservation form
and print your copy CLICK
HERE . Send your completed form along with
your payment to Ollie Larson by August
27 at the address below.
2: Make your reservation online and mail
your payment to Ollie Larson. CLICK
HERE to open the online
reservation link where you can select your entree choices
and identify the number in your party. Be sure to
send your payment to Ollie Larson by August 27
at the address below.
hope to see you all there ! ! ! !!
discussed during our last Red Sweater get together, Maggie (Peterson)
Dixon has written a book about her journey through life and the
many challenges she has faced. There are twelve chapters in the
book, one for each month of the year. Along with the inspirational
messages and anecdotes which Maggie provides, she has also included
much humor. It is her philosophy that humor not only lessens the
burdens that we feel but also provides unbounded strength to see
us through the toughest of times.
of the book is $16.00. If you would like a copy of the book, Maggie
would be more than happy to send you one. To order, you can contact
Maggie on her home phone 507-451-0018 or on her cell 213-9500. Her
home address is:
165 Barry Drive
Owatonna, MN 55060
personal note from your webmaster: I have read the book and have
found it to be VERY moving. I recommend it wholeheartedly!)
STOPS THE GREAT CLASS OF 1961
usual "haunt" of Winjum's Shady Acres was the site of our first
post-pandemic "in person" class luncheon, where no
less than 43 classmates, significant others and assorted
family members gathered to share good food and great conversation FACE-TO-FACE
for the first time in over a year! Maggie Peterson Dixon gave an inspirational
talk about her continuing journey through life. CLICK
HERE to view pictures of the gathering.
let it be said that something like the COVID-19 pandemic could stand in
the way of the Class of 1961 getting together. Through the "magic"
of the Internet and Zoom, some 18 classmates participated in a Virtual
Happy Hour on June 11, 2020. It was truly a "global event" with
participants from Norway, Oregon, Wyoming, Texas, Florida, Colorado, Illinois,
Wisconsin, and Minnesota enjoying each others company for an hour. Thanks
to Jim Hanson for recording the event and placing it on YouTube. To view
the event in its entirety, CLICK
Tenth Annual Red Sweater Luncheon was a RESOUNDING
SUCCESS. In all, some 53 classmates, spouses, and friends attended. The
highlight of the event was a very moving and funny presentation from Maggie
(Peterson) Dixon. Word around the room was that she missed her calling
as a standup comedienne. We will long remember the "three jokes"
she told which had us all laughing so hard. To view pictures of the get
together, CLICK HERE.
CLASS LUNCHOEN - OCTOBER 17, 2019
perfectly Fall day set the scene for a perfectly SUPER Class Luncheon
at the Porter Creel Restaurant in Burnsville, MN, where 30 classmates,
significant others, friends gathered for yet another round of great food
and great conversation. Porter
Creek even created a special menu "branded" to the Class of
'61. To view a photo gallery of the event, CLICK
summaries and pictures of previous Class Luncheons, Reunions, and other
get together's, CLICK HERE
is important to stay in touch, so as your contact information changes
(what with retirements, "moving to the lake", etc.) be sure
to contact either of the following with the latest information so that
we can contact you with all the class news and updates, along with information
regarding future class gatherings.
Jim Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Roy (Butch) Welsandt at email@example.com