Like you, we have all been busy over the past few months. It seems as though time flies by these days. We missed having our annual picnic for the local Idaho folks, so we will have to plan something in the future. Look for our new event - a Christmas party/potluck during the very first part of December, so as to not interfere with Christmas travel plans. The RSVP form will be open so you may indicate if this would be of interest to you.
There are two new pages on our class website: "Lion Fun" and "Lion Connections." If you come across lion humor or an interesting lion image or item, please pass them along and we will add them to the class website.
Judy Perigo passes away
It has come to our attention that our classmate, Judy Perigo, recently passed away from cancer.
Several classmates commented on the Borah Class of 1977 Facebook page that Judy was a special person.
Becky Banta Mickelsen noted that "Judy Perigo was such a wonderfully funny person. She was one of the first people who made me feel welcome in Boise at an early age. I loved spending time with her and another great friend, Vicki...they made me laugh so much; I swear we would cry we laughed so hard! We had slumber parties, but I don't think we ever slept! Judy, you made the world a better place because you were in it! You will be missed."
STACIE Walker passes away
(I do not have a photo of Stacie to add at this time.)
allan Hui passes away...
On March 17, 2014, St. Patrick's Day, our class lost another member - Allan Hui. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
The obituary below appeared in the Idaho Statesman on March 19, 2014.
Allan Man Kit Hui
1959 ~ 2014
Boise, ID lost one of its best on Mar 17. 2014 when Allan Man Kit Hui passed away due to a sudden massive stroke incurred 8 days before. Allan was born on Feb 20, 1959 in Hong Kong to Sze Ho and So Choi Hui. He attended a traditional Cantonese speaking school until the whole family immigrated to the U.S. in 1972. Without knowing a lick of English - and before the advent of 'ESL', Allan survived West Jr. High and graduated from Borah High in 1977. With his 'Bruce Lee' smile and swagger, Allan made many lifelong friends at Borah. His love of sports, especially soccer, kept him out of trouble most of the time. Pretty girls were one of his troubles; he married his high school sweetheart, Vickie, and two beautiful daughters, Jolene and Shanna, came soon after. Although the marriage did not last, Allan doted on his daughters until his last breath and he was a very proud grandfather to Abel and Pepper. Allan never was one to brag about his exploits but he dabbled in many professions: restaurant owner (Nam King and Hui's), UPS driver and pharmacy tech. He also had artistic talent and delighted his daughters with his own 'Calvin and Hobbes creations.' Allan was a 'pure steward' of Idaho's land. He loved to hunt and fish with his 4 brothers and many friends. An accomplished shot, Allan would harvest many a game bird but never more than he or his family could eat. Allan also had a penchant for German cars, the latest, greatest pair of Nike's, naming any 70's 'one hit wonder' song that played on the radio, and a love for Bruce Lee that he passed onto his daughters. Later in life, Allan would meet the true love of his life - June Wilber. She brought out the best in him and Allan always had an extra zing in his step when he was with June. He loved June's daughter Sallie as his own. The Hui family would like to thank all of Allan's friends, relatives, former employees and co-workers that visited him at the hospital. We would also like to thank the wonderful ICU nurses at St. Luke's downtown for their professional care of Allan. Allan is survived by his parents Sze Ho and So Choi, his daughter Jolene, her husband Tim and their daughter Pepper, his daughter Shanna, her husband Tyson and their son Abel, his partner June, her parents, her daughter Sallie, her son Tony and his family, his 6 siblings, his nephew and three nieces. He will also be greatly missed by his kitty Hendrix and his dog Bella. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Allan's favorite charities and/or the ASPCA.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Morris Hill Cemetery. A reception will follow at the family's restaurant. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Allan's memorial webpage at www.summersfuneral.com.
Imagine coming to your 30th high school reunion and still being able to look at your graduating year’s newspapers. This is what the Borah Senator is trying to achieve. Michelle Harmon, newspaper adviser, has been working since the summer of 2012 to archive all of the past and present newspapers. “I realized unless I took responsibility for archiving our print, nobody else would,” she said. Archiving all of these old papers is difficult though, not to mention expensive. To preserve the newspapers, it would cost more than $6,000; the newspaper definitely doesn’t have the funds for that, which is why Harmon has been applying for grants. The group received $675 last year from the Borah Boosters to create the first stage of the archive website, and $500 this year from the Idaho Humanities Council. The archive is at http://bsn.stparchive.com. Senior and Editor-in-Chief August McKernan said she thinks it’s important to preserve the newspaper for future generations. She also said archiving the papers will help preserve the history of Borah. “That’s our job as journalists, to capture those moments,” said McKernan. McKernan said she is really proud of Harmon because the staff wouldn’t function without her. She also stated archiving the Borah Senator will help future newspaper staffs find inspiration by building off past layout designs and stories. Looking through issues online is also much more accessible and user-friendly than digging through file cabinets for hours at a time, she said. Now staffers and anyone who wants to take a stroll down memory lane with the Borah Senator don’t have to deal with yellowing papers that are falling apart. “Future generations should be able to look back at our papers to see how much it’s grown,” McKernan said. - Read this story and others at: http://www.borahsenator.com/top-stories/2013/12/17/archive-project-alive-in-newspaper
Written by Erica Rowe, Borah Senator Staff Writer • December 17, 2013
Photo by Brittany Perry
Reported in the Boise School District Weekly Calendar email:
Borah High School Boys' Choir Invited to Perform at Carnegie Hall: Borah High School men's choir, Tactus has been invited to sing at Carnegie Hall, in New York City on January 19, 2014. The 37-voiced group needs to earn funds in the neighborhood of $65,000 - 70,000 by December 1st. This is the Distringuished Concerts International and it's an honor equivalent to the World Series in Baseball for Tactus to be invited and attend. For additional information please contact Borah's Choral Director, Heather Prinzing: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in helping Tactus through donations, please contact the person listed above. This post was not to start an advertising service, but it would be pretty cool for a Borah group to get to Carnegie Hall!
Class Picnic/Potluck Reminder
A gentle reminder...If you plan to come to the class picnic/potluck this Saturday, please RSVP using the form on this class website: http://www.borahclassof77.com/
Oh, and by the way...the theme is...Have a Nice Day! (+tie dye). If you want to dress for the theme, that's great. If not, come have a nice day with us, anyway!
Class potluck picnic information
This year's potluck picnic is open to all classmates and spouses/significant others that wish to attend. It will be hosted at Kris Pfost Mesler's home in Boise on Saturday, September 14, 2013, starting at 4:00pm.
We will provide hamburgers, buns, and condiments, as well as flatware, napkins, cups, and punch. You will need to bring a side dish, salad, or dessert and drink (if you wish something other than punch). Please click on the "Reunion Registration/Tickets" tab on the side menu to RSVP for this event and indicate what you will be bringing.
Some classmates may come from out of town and we would like to minimize their costs. If you are a local classmate and are willing to open your home for someone to stay with you that weekend, please indicate it on your RSVP.
Assistance with decor, setup, take down, and serving would be appreciated. Just let us know on the response form.
If you have not updated your contact information recently, it would be of great help if you would take the time to fill out the contact update form, listed on the side menu under "News & Contact Updates."
Directions to the location will be sent to you after you have sent in your RSVP. If you have any questions, please contact Kris Pfost Mesler.
Thanks for your helpful comments and suggestions for the new website! We have been adding more information since it was first launched.
We have "borrowed" some of the great lion photos that were posted on Facebook in the Borah Class of '77 group.Thanks to Tim Roden, Shawn Owens, and Mackenzie McDermott (Dave McDermott's daughter). Check them out!
Welcome to the new website!
We are excited to have a new website with additional opportunities for contact with classmates from the Borah High School Class of 1977. It is with your help that we will be able to add content and photos to this site. If you have photos from the 35th class reunion (August 2012), please send them, along with information about the photos.
Unfortunately, we are finding that we are losing classmates as the years go by. If you have information pertaining to that, or photos of classmates who have passed away, we would like to include that information on the "In Memoriam" page.
All submissions for the website should be sent through the "News & Contact Updates" page.
Blog posts for this site are written by those who work on the planning committee for class events.