|These people were about half the age we are now when they taught us...and we were less than a third of the age we are now.
Looking back -- the pictures of these people, at our teachers, in our last yearbook...these are mostly pictures of people much younger than we are today, but they were grown ups, then, and we had vast perceptual and experiential differences...teachers and students, and we did not pay them, the teachers or the differences, enough attention.
Thank you, now...all of you who taught us and took such good care of us while we were at Fairview.
Coach Bob Foster died in January 2010. A large ceremony was held in Boulder in honor of his life, attended by a great number of people whose lives he had affected over many years of coaching and teaching at Fairview and Boulder High Schools.
We would like to find as many teachers, or find out about them, as we can.
We include counselors and cooks, janitors and principals among our teachers...send information to theresa@TheresaBlanding.com
Tell us where can we find information about....
Joe E. and Tom L....like sands through the hourglass of our lives...drift like Kal-el and Jor-El into our imaginations, Supermen, both, like father and son, a part of our own Trinity...with Edwin M....
Mrs. Coulson, Mr. Creese, and Mr. Danielson, our Counselors; as was, once upon a time, Mrs. Rupert...
Mrs. Nelson, our School Nurse, and Mr. Conway, our Speech Therapist.
Mrs. Cox, and Mrs. Andrus, and Mrs. Hoos, who ran the office
Mr. Ferris, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Edgerton, Mr. Rutt, Mr. Jones,
who cleaned and kept Fairview running from day to day.
Mrs. Lindstrom, who was the Library Clerk to Mrs. Reese, The Head Librarian....
Where is .....
Miss Winnie Winquist of Math
Mr. White of Chemistry and our State Champion Gymnastics coach
Mr. Vorreiter of Indstrial Arts and Shop
Miss Eloise Timmons of Social Studies and Teen Dems advisor
Mr. Smith of English and Art
Mr. Nelson Sampson of Art and Russian
Mrs. Ruppenthal of French and German
Mrs. Dorothy Rupert of English, Teen Republicans and Teen Democrats and Student Council Advisor
Mr. Poet of Science and of Mathematics
Mr. Nason of Social Studies
Mrs. Murphy of Physical Education
Miss Moore of English
Mrs Medrick of English and Social Studies
Mrs. McCart of English and Journalsim, who was also Yearbook and Royal Banner advisor
Mrs. Rita Majors, who taught us Speech and Drama in a most charming and effective way
Mr. Lewis of Special Education
Mr. R. Kucera, whose name was pronounced Kutera, but you never wanted to ask why, who taught Social Studies and coached Wrestling
Mr. Jeffrey of The Band and Music
Mr. Irwin, Math teacher, twice to some of us
Mrs. Ingwersen of Science
Mr. Huber of Shop, or was it Industrial Arts
Mr. George Hoos, Geography, Social Studies, Coach of Golfers, Father of Golfers, and still a neighbor of the school building....
Mr. Hugo Hartenstein, English and Spanish, and running fast, he taught. Once co-holder of the world record in the 100 yard dash, a refugee from Cuba, and a freedom fighter who owned Palladin Press.
Mr. Holder, also of Industrial Arts
Mrs. Harrison, who taught Business and played Bridge for Green Stamps all over America and had a novel first name.
Mrs. Haden, Home Economics
Mr. Forstrom of Music
Dr. Ruth Flowers, who taught civility, French, Latin, and Spanish, and was a giant little woman.
Mr. Farrell of Science
Mrs. Turner of English
Mrs. Dowe who taught Business, too.
Mrs. Deets, English
Mrs. Danielson, Latin
Mrs. Luther Cress, who pithed frogs, taught Biology, and put the prettiest girls in the front row for some reason I could never figure out...
Mr. Creese, Social Studies, Counselor, Varsity Basketball and Junior Varsity Football and Wrestling coach, who recently died in Boulder, and taught up to the end of his life.
Mrs. Barbara Carlson, English, about whom not enough could ever be said....
Mrs. Susie Noel, who taught Physical Education and will be with us, we hope, at the reunion
Mr. Butz of English
Mrs. Burton who taught Reading, in English
Mr. Boswell, taught Social Studies and coached various sports
Mr. Bennington, another Business teacher
Mr. Baldwin, who taught Math and had a cool goatee and mustache
Mrs. Baker of Math
We know a few of these people have died, gone on. passed away, expired, lost their lease on life, and have left us all to mourn them and write their eulogies, so let us do that in all good faith and conscience....
Ruth Majors Barbara Carlson Don Creese Dr. Ruth Flowers
Eloise Timmons Joe E. Ripple Nelson Sampson