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09/26/21 05:12 PM #33    

Bill Kenagy

36 rug rats in Mrs Ramsey's 3rd grade at  Sheridan.  That would be a no no today.  But I am sure we were well behaved? Or she took no prisoners.

09/29/21 11:55 PM #34    

Bruce Watson

I thought I was gonna be Sports Editor our senior year.  I think Ron Propp knew I was on the road every weekend at that point with The Coachmen, he was right, and gave it to Vicki Umberger, who was way more deserving and did a great job--better than I could have done. Hindsight is something that would be really useful at a much younger age,

09/30/21 02:56 PM #35    


Cathie Cather (Petsch)

Bruce Watson...the Coachmen was a way better gig 

10/02/21 02:10 PM #36    

Bruce Watson

Thanks Cathie--I really appreciate hearing that from you!


11/14/21 01:57 PM #37    


Cathie Cather (Petsch)

DavE McEwen's (lse '67) obit was in today's paper...he wasn't in our class but he was one of the good guys...he had a little crush on me and gave me his S pin which I wore proudly on my cheerleader collar...RIP


11/17/21 03:26 PM #38    

John DeFrain

An obscure request. 

John and Nikki (Schulling) DeFrain are writing a book for our three daughters on our life while attending Lincoln Southeast High School together from 1962 to 1965. A story of young love that has turned into an old love that still seems to work. We're trying to track down a copy of the 1965 Runes, the Southeast literary journal of the time. John had an article in it that would help us reconstruct our world and the Southeast world during that time. Does anyone have an old moldy copy of the 1965 Runes in a box in their basement? Thanks!  John and Nikki DeFrain, Lincoln, Nebraska. 

11/18/21 09:44 AM #39    

Pat Hensley (Moreland)

What a treasure to give to your daughters.  Wish Mark and I could help but we're not savers. There were quite a few of us who fell in love at Southeast. Something in the water fountains?


11/18/21 12:27 PM #40    

Bruce Watson

Hi--Lots of memories and a yearbook, but no Runes.  Good luck with your worthy project!

11/18/21 12:33 PM #41    

Carol Wallace (Kleppinger)

John -- I dutifully dug through the basement debris and found a '64 Runes, but not a '65. The water in those fountains must have had a long-lasting effect ... we started dating the fall after we graduated.

11/18/21 02:45 PM #42    


Cathie Cather (Petsch)

John, have you tried the school ?  They might have a copy you could copy...good luck...cp

11/18/21 05:51 PM #43    


Cathie Cather (Petsch)

John, just talked with Nancy Becker, retired LSE principal and she thought there might even be copies on microfilm...cause they run out of room for hard copies...again, good luck.  Cp

11/18/21 06:31 PM #44    


Linda Olmstead


Linda Olmstead

I may have a copy of the '65.  I remember finding it a couple months ago-I worked on some of the art work and had a nostalgic time re-reading it.  I will look for it again!

11/19/21 07:02 AM #45    

Lee Duckworth

Definitely something in the water. I'm pretty sure I have a copy but out of town until Monday. I'll check then.

11/20/21 12:59 PM #46    

Gretchen Garlinghouse

Hey All, I have a copy and it will be in the mail to him on Monday. If in digging thru your 'stuff' to find it, please take a look, it has some amazingly great things in it. Yay, LSE Class of 65! -Gretchen G.






11/20/21 08:01 PM #47    

John DeFrain

Thank you Linda and Lee for offering to help find a 1965 Runes.

Nikki and I were at wit's end trying to figure out how to find the Runes for use in our new book, and it was gratifying to see how quickly old Knights jumped in to help. 

Gretchen came to our rescue right away and we'll be receiving a copy of the Runes from her. And we thank every one of you for your kind thoughts.

John and Nikki (Schulling) DeFrain



12/11/21 12:28 PM #48    


Harry Peterson (Peterson)

To all my classmates in kindergarten through twelfth grade:

Despite being dyslexic, I accomplished writing a memoir that was just recently published by LifeRich/Readers Digest. All through kindergarten, grade school, junuor high and high school, I struggled academically. I also worked hard to attain an engineering degree in 1974 from the University of Nebraska. My dyslexia was not medically diagnosed until I was in my early sixties. The title of my book is: Fighting for Repose and can be purchased at LifeRich Publishing, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  I also have soft cover books available that I can maill to you. Please email me:

Below is the press release from LifeRich/Readers Digest about my book. On November 21, 2021, I launched the book in Tampa, FL. Thank you in advance for your time and I hope you enjoy reading my book. I would appreciate hearing from you about the book.  See you at the reschuled reunion.smiley 

New memoir shares life lessons on surviving and overcoming profound challenges

Harry V. Peterson releases ‘Fighting for Repose: Memoir of a Vietnam Veteran’

TAMPA, Fla. – Harry V. Peterson wants his two daughters to know firsthand what his life was like growing up through the Vietnam War and how it affected his life after coming home from the war. It is for this reason he has written “Fighting for Repose: Memoir of a Vietnam Veteran” (published by LifeRich Publishing).

This memoir is a gripping, suspenseful, intense true-story account of Peterson’s service in Vietnam onboard the Navy hospital ship, USS Repose (AH-16). As a 19-year-old electrician working in the bowels of the 450-feet ship, he traversed Da Nang’s coast along the demilitarized zone, with his ship admitting and caring for critically wounded American servicemen by the hundreds. His life is full of lessons on survival and laced with insights on enduring war, post-traumatic stress disorder, and dyslexia that was not diagnosed until he was in his 60s.

“This book should appeal to all veterans and their love ones; particularly to the veterans of the Vietnam War. We were not welcomed when we came home. I know that there are some of us out there who continues to be in denial of their PTSD condition. It will also appeal to the spouses and family members of the veterans who has PTSD as well as to those readers who may or may not realize that they have dyslexia and are being bullied and treated differently,” Peterson says. He adds, “Looking back at everything I had gone through seemed like I was always the underdog. Yet, it was God’s way of cleaning up all the harmful and destructive elements in my life to pave the way for a new and rewarding life that I appreciate very much. Major trials in life help shape your perspective to start over and make better decisions for a happier and contented life.”

When asked what he wants readers to take away from the book, Peterson answers, “I hope my memoir will inspire them to always do their best to persevere and follow their moral compass. Each life threatening experience could at times have a positive impact on one’s life. Never, ever give up!”

“Fighting for Repose: Memoir of a Vietnam Veteran”

By Harry V. Peterson

Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 296 pages | ISBN 9781489738127

Softcover | 6 x 9in | 296 pages | ISBN 9781489738134

E-Book | 296 pages | ISBN 9781489738141

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Harry V. Peterson was third in his high school class of approximately 600 students, (third from the bottom that is), but through grit, patience, and persistence rose to become a petty officer third-class electrician mate, earned a BS degree in Engineering, commissioned Naval officer, and resigned his commission as full lieutenant in 1979. He reached the pinnacle of his careers as chief engineer, associate hospital administrator, and owner of the New River Construction. A licensed private pilot and open water master diver, Peterson retired in 2010, and lives with his wife Lari in Florida. This is his first book.

12/12/21 12:55 PM #49    

Michael Border (Border)

To Harrry Peterson:

Harry- I don't believe we met at Southeast. My family moved to Lincoln halfway through my junior year. Most of the class seemed to have known each other since second grade. 

I was a Radioman aboard the USS Noxubee. We navigated most often between Danang and the Cua Viet River near the DMZ, replenishing a Marine encampment with several kinds of fuel.

We often saw the USS Repose and the USS Sanctuary in our shuttles northward and back. I often reflected on the immense kindness and compassion that was manifest on those two sister ships of mercy.

I most sincerely salute you.Thank you for your service.


Michael Border

12/13/21 11:33 AM #50    

Bruce Watson

Thanks so much to all of you who served.  Thanks isn't enough, but its all we've got. God bless you all.

12/14/21 03:22 PM #51    

Michael Border (Border)

Gracious, Brujo! Feliz Navidad!



12/15/21 11:51 AM #52    

Bruce Watson

Back atcha Amigo.

12/16/21 03:56 PM #53    

Michael Border (Border)


01/02/22 04:54 PM #54    


James Stone

Happy and excited to share our newest adventure, we own and are remodeling our new Airbnb acquisition.

01/03/22 12:33 PM #55    


Cathie Cather (Petsch)

James Stone...Fun and good 👍 luck

01/03/22 09:20 PM #56    

Carol Thompson (Miller)



01/04/22 12:37 PM #57    


Jennifer Seyler (Jacobs)

Absoulutely charming! Wish you all the best with your new venture. 


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