Apr 27, 2015

Morgan Park Class of 1965 Reunion October 24, 2015

Morgan Park Class of 1965 Reunion
October 24, 2015

Open to All Classes to Join Us
Location: Elks Lodge
4428 Midlothian Turnpike
Crestwood Il. 60445

Click below for more scoop.


Mini Committee at this point. Paul Palmer, 65, Kathy Chamis, 66, George Clancy, 65.

Apr 26, 2015

I'd love to be an Oscar Mayer Wiener

I saw the Oscar Mayer Weiner Mobile on 107th and Sawyer in Mt Greenwood, Chicago, when I was a child.  An awe inspiring moment. I even got a whistle thrown from the car. Sadly I no longer have the whistle.

The Jingle went something like this:

Oh, I'd love to be an Oscar Mayer wiener.
That is what I'd truly like to be.
'Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener,
Everyone would be in love with me.

Oh, I'm glad I'm not an Oscar Mayer wiener.
That is what I'd never want to be.
Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener.
There would soon be nothing left of me!

You can get a ringtone of the Jingle for your cell phone at the link below. If you do so bring it to the next reunion. It might help you win the attention of the MPHS beauty who never paid attention to you back in the old sod. If you do that let us know how it worked out.

Jon Stewart above with the Wiener Mobile. Jon made a few weiner jokes.


Apr 24, 2015

Pizza Gathering at Palermo's on Friday, April 24 @ 7:00PM

There were 6 of us at Palermo's Friday night and it started out rather comically. Three of us, Chris Leo, Bob Laschober and myself, all arrived at about the same time, 6:50PM, and were ushered to a small private room just off the main dining area; we were sitting and talking but nobody else was showing up. I looked at my phone and it was 7:30 already and it showed a phone call at 7:15, which I hadn't heard. The call was from Marlene Walko with a voice mail saying, "Dennis, where are you? We are at Palermo's and are worried about you". I bolted out of the room and there are three more EMPEHI-ites, Marlene, Carol Hager Zalga and Susan McBride Newhard sitting at a table for 10, up near the front of the restaurant. Evidently, somehow there had been 2 reservations for tables for 10 made in my name and the first group were shown to the private room and the second group were seated at a table.

We had a big laugh about that and ordered some drinks and pizzas and had a great time. All six of us were Mount Greenwood graduates, as well, and we had plenty of stories and laughs about grammar school as well as high school. We also raised our slices high and saluted Dave Noren on what would have been his 66th Birthday and told a few memorable Noren stories. Dave started these pizza get-togethers back in 2002 or 2003.

All-in-all, it was a great evening, and we intend to meet again in August. Hope more of you can attend.
Have a great spring and summer.

Dennis Carlson

Hey EMPEH-ites,

I think it's about time for a pizza get-together; don't you? We haven't met since before Thanksgiving and now it's April already. So, finish up your taxes and mark your calendars for Friday, April 24th at 7:00PM at Palermo's Restaurant in Oak Lawn. In case you haven't been there, it's on 95th. Street; about 1 block west of Cicero on the South Side of the street. They have parking or you can use the valet service. Hope to see a lot of you there for an evening of great pizza, lots of laughs and good company.

Please send me an e-mail if you are coming, so I can make the appropriate reservations.

Dennis Carlson


Apr 21, 2015

50th Reunion -1965 Class

The 1965 Class is hosting a 50 year reunion on October 24, 2015. All classes are invited. Details at:   


Paul Palmer, 65, Kathy Chamis, 66, and George Clancy, 65 are on the Mini Committee running the reunion. If you would like to attend or help send Paul an email at:


More scoop and photos about our mid 60 classes on our blog:


You can reconnect with your former classmates on our

Or on Facebook:     facebook.com/MorganParkHighSchool

We have many photos at:    mphsphotos.blogspot.com

See you at the reunions.

Morgan Park High Reunion Committee

Mid 1960 Classes - Chicago, Illinois




Apr 16, 2015

Joyce Boshardt Rest In Peace

I have some sad news to share. One of our classmates, Joyce Boshardt (class of 1966) died yesterday. She had been battling cancer for several years. 

There will be a wake and service at Hickey Funeral Home, 442 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox, IL on Saturday, April 18, 2015 between 2:00 and 8:00 pm.

Carol Hager Zalga
Class of 1966


Beautiful Joyce Boshardt Pictured far right. Passed away last night April 15th 2015. Battle with cancer. May she rest in peace Fellow MPH classmate. Funeral is Sat April 18th New Lennox IL 442 E Lincoln Hwy from 2 to 8. Received this information from Mimi Williams Her life long Best friend. Mimi Williams in the Middle. The funeral home is Hickory Funeral Home.

Joyce Boshardt (Zeman)

Birthday:April 24, 1948

Occupation:Hairdresser and Southwest Airlines

Marital Status:Married

No. of Children:3

From Joyce: Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

Apr 10, 2015

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  • Apr 9, 2015

    Hare Krishna

    We were talking about the Hare Krishna and how they used to chanting, dancing and panhandling in airports in the 1960-70s.  

    In the late 1970s, I was reading the "class notes" section of the UC Davis alumni magazine. You know, that section where graduates write in to brag about a promotion, an award, a marriage, or a kid? One submission was about a guy whose name I no longer remember, so I'll call him "John Doe." It basically went like this:

    "John Doe, class of '73, is director of marketing and fundraising for the Hare Krishnas at the Los Angeles International Airport."

    I laughed liked crazy. Always wondered if he submitted the note himself, or was being punked by a former classmate.

    -Don Martensen


    Hare Krishna were at every airport back in the late 60's and 70's.. They were hitting up everyone for money, especially those in uniform...

    Ken Zalga

    They hit me up in O'Hare when I was in uniform about 1970 or so. I gave them a couple of sentences in Russian - basically all that I remembered from my MPHS Russian class. One of them got in my face - "You will regret that when the Russians take over", something like that. Pretty funny to be lectured and hectored by a dancing chanting semi monk about the virtues of fighting Communism when that was what I was doing at the time.

    Craig Hullinger

    From Wikapedia

    The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), known colloquially as the Hare Krishna movement or Hare Krishnas, is a Gaudiya Vaishnava religious organisation.[1] ISKCON was founded in 1966 in New York City by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada who is worshipped by followers.[2] Its core beliefs are based on select traditional Hindu scriptures, particularly the Bhagavad-gītā and the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam. ISKCON says it is a direct descendant of Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya Vaishnava Sampradaya.[3] The appearance of the movement and its culture come from the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition, which has had adherents in India since the late 15th century and Western converts since the early 1900s in America,[4] and in England in the 1930s.[5]

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