Hello Cordova Class of 1975 classmates!
"Happy 65th Birthday everyone!"
By now everyone should be turning at least 65 years old and some 66! Wow! We're officially "How do I say it SENIORS!" It's hard to believe, time has really blown by, at least the last 15/20 years. 15 years ago we were all celebrating turning 50 years old and just like that 65 is on us. I hope you and your families are well and you're aging fine!
Please excuse me for not updating the website lately. I thought I had done it earlier this year but when I got on here to do it today I saw the last big update was last November. Also, I found out about some classmates who've passed and need to update that. I'm kind of a one man band here doing it and keeping up the website and trying to keep it relevant between Class Reunions. I played a lot of Senior Softball (4 days a week, too much) this year and I go to the gym on off days, be Ricky on others and try and keep moving and not gather rust. Ricky's bones are getting old, at 65 I've got AGE disease. Life's great, I can't complain. I've been retired over 8 years. And to be honest with you after softball season I just wanted to pull back and disconnect for awhile. Summer was great we would hit the pool every afternoon, cook dinner and there's the usual daily life things that need to get done. I turned off the solar pool heating a couple of weeks ago the water was still 82 degrees but it was starting to get kind of cool. I finally got Covid and am stuck at home and it's a great time to update the website. It's going good, I'm in great shape so I hopefully don't get blindsided by it. We were supposed to go see The Who tonight but it's not going to happen.
A bunch of us got together and went to the Cordova Homecoming game a couple of week ago and represented the Class of '75. They have been bringing all of the past classes together and at halftime each graduating class lines up and walks around the track and on Sunday they had an all class picnic get together at the park. A couple of different classes had their 50th reunions and 60th(?) that weekend (delayed because of the pandemic). There should be some pictures posted on the Cordova Class of 1975 Facebook page. Tom Pollock does a great job of keeping that site up to date. Carmen made this great banner for it. It was fun and great to meet a lot of people from different classes.
Rancho Cordova is really growing they're building an entire new community out past Sunrise and White Rock road to Grant Line rd.. 10,000 plus homes. Since Rancho has become a city there has been a lot of changes and improvements. Folsom BL. has a nice new 10 foot wide sidewalk along the railroad tracks all the way from Manlove to Sunrise bl. It's a great access and safe place to ride your bike to get across town, I like to use it to go to the Saturday Sunrise Farmers Market or ride to all of the microbreweries in Rancho now. Rancho is making progress, it takes time after Mather closing.
Here is some old information I'm leaving up....
If you just found the website "Welcome my friends to the show that never ends" and congratulations on finally gettting on the internet*. Sign up and stay informed to upcoming class reunions and classmate updates and connections. Check out the Cordova Class of 1975 Facebook page for current news and updates also. Also, if you would like to donate to the website and to the 50th reunion fund that would be great and appreciated. The next reunion will be a big one, 2025 the 50th Class Reunion "RUST NEVER SLEEPS"!!! You probably want to know when and where it's going to be and who will be attending. Well stay in touch. Keep your information updated and check back for updates. And make the commitment to attend the 50th reunion! We're in between worlds right now (2020 - 2025) there's not much going on right now. We'll start planning the 50th around the summer of 2024 with plans for the 50th reunion in the summer or fall of 2025? Everyone should be about 68ish and I would anticipate you'll have plenty of free time. It'll be a good time, it always is. I guess this years big plan is getting signed up for Medicare as everyone will be hitting the Big 65 and another round of senior discounts to look forward to. Get a plan where they have Senior Fitnesss, they'll pay for your gym membership. Stay active and keep engaged, in the years ahead you'll see the benefits of it. The Reunion committee is: Tom Pollock (the lead), Karen Teel, Carmen Scheuer (Sherman), Leslie Nye has joined the group and Ricky Slama.
It's been awhile since I (Ricky Slama) updated the website and I'm winging it as I normally do and as Jimi Hendrix would say "I hope you can dig it!" It's a beautiful day today, no rain yet maybe in the next week. California has been in a major drought and we need the water.
If you're new to the website and the internet and wonder why "no one has ever called me and invited me to a reunion," sign up under classmate profiles and keep your email address updated. It's 2022 we don't know where you live or your phone number now. Spread the word.
Ciao, until next time, Ricky Slama the official and unofficial Class of 1975 mascot and keeper of the Class of 1975 website. I'm now also a Grand Master of Freecell, Sudoku, Centipede, Ms. Pacman and Pong and now The Daily Jumble has taken over my life!
In Memory Updates (updated 10/26/2022)
As time marches on classmates pass away. I'm sad to inform everyone of another classmate passing away. Dave Pearson passed away on 10/22/2014, I just found out. 6/19/2022 Paul Farrow passed away. If you know of any information please forward it to me. 12/5/2021 Gary "Coop" Cooper passed away. 8/28/2021 Cheryl Erwin (Cassel) passed away. A celebration of life will be on September 4th 2021. There's more information in the In Memory section. 2/28/2021 Jim Noonan passed away from cancer on 2/23/2021. 2020 and recent passings: I received an email from Silvia Fleming that her husband and classmate John Fleming had passed away on 11/24/2017. Cary Petersen passed away on 11/13/2020. We just saw him at the 45th reunion. I'll update as I hear any news. On (9/13/2020) Sacbee obituaries has Andy A. Russ passing on 9/2/2020. I just found out yesterday that Sandy Forsberg (Farley) passed away in 2016. Last year Sandie McElliot (Sadler/Jessup) passed away 11/12/2019. Joann Bonomo (Brandle) passed away 10/25/2019. Nancy Forsman (Stock) passed away on 7/21/2019. Jim Green (Vickie Denny wife) passed away on 6/22/2019. He was a good guy. I knew him since the 10th grade. Julia Chatt (Scott) passed away 4/22/2019 and Dennis Wright passed away in January, 2019 from melanoma. Everyone too young, too soon. You can see the other classmates names in the In Memory area of the website.