August 28, 2010

Since Fonda did not play football and there was no girls volleyball at that time, all of us could not wait for basketball season to start.

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Summertime in Fonda, 1965

August 24, 2010

The summers in Fonda, Iowa were great. In the summer of 1965, the Beatles were still the group you liked to listen to, muscle cars were becoming more prominent, and golf and summertime sports made summertime fly by.

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Summer Baseball, 1965

August 21, 2010

Summer Babe Ruth baseball started out with the hope that we would have a good season. We lost Doug Evans and Larry King. However, John Leo Hartnett would be joining the team. John Leo was huge compared to the rest of us. He was probably already 6’3″ by the time he was a freshman in high school.

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July 27, 2010

Our freshman year, we now get to sit in the big study hall with all of those who are in High School. Our high school journey has now officially started and we are full of hope and promise. Starting in the fall of 1964 there were 18 of us in the class of 1968.

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Summer Baseball, 1964

February 15, 2010

Nothing better than baseball in the summer in Fonda. We always had a big 4th of July celebration and every year played a game. We used to have big crowds of 500 to 600 people come to those games, followed by fire works afterwards. These were the best of times.

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8th Grade Year (1963-1964)

February 12, 2010

The eighth grade year was a new adventure for me. Much smaller school, knew your classmates more closely. Being in a small school was good because it took everyone to be involved in things to get them done.

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Moving To Fonda

February 8, 2010

We moved to Fonda in September of 1963. We were living in Sioux City, Iowa prior to moving. My father was a banker and took a position at the Fonda bank. I did not want to leave Sioux City.

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Family Background

February 5, 2010

Fonda, Iowa is located in Pocahontas County, some of the world’s richest farmland is in this county. Many of the kids I was friends with lived and actually worked on those farms.

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