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Apr 20, 2018 at 11:44 AM

Anyone remember the Landsmen?

I received an email this week asking our classmates for help in identifying and maybe locating members of the Landsmen, a folk group of musicians from Edina. Can anyone assist with info?

This is what I wrote: "As a student at Mpls West High in early 1960s, I was active in the local folk music scene and knew lots of high school folk singers and groups, including Jane Dornfield and The Landsmen from Edina Morningside. My family had a huge hootenanny with many groups at our house in 1963. I have photos of the event including one of the Landsmen. I wonder if you can help me get in touch with any of the Landsmen. I know Keith Boettcher was in the group, but I can’t remember the names of the others. Thanks!" I wrote to Keith but never heard from him, so I'd like to try contacting the other members of the group, but I don't even remember their names to ask for email addresses. If I sent you a photo of the Landsmen, could you post it on your class website and ask your classmates for help identifying them? Thanks! Randy Morse

Mar 10, 2018 at 2:23 PM

Katie shared a fun video of the Best of Times - it is a wonderful trip down memory lane. Check it out-

Betty K. Garrison Louisiana has left an In Memory comment for her Profile.
Jan 01, 2018 at 11:33 AM

wow, this is sad... I grew up with Ernie on Garrison Lane.. he was a heck of a survivor..He survived polio at a very young age...always a very nice person and we had lots of fun down on our old dirt road area..

Dec 31, 2017 at 3:44 PM

As we end this year, we are informed of the loss of another one of our classmates, Ernie Lapp, who passed away on December 22. Ernie had hoped to attend our 50th reunion but took a fall and was unable to join us. Bruce Lee said, "Ernie contracted polio as a youngster and lived with the complications for the rest of his life. He was a nice guy."

Our thoughts are with his family.

Nov 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Susan Krause Petty notified us of the loss of another classmate - James Selness, who has been added to our In Memory section. Condolences to his family.

Nov 17, 2017 at 9:18 PM

Bruce Lee notified us of the loss this week of our classmate Lyle Franke from ALS. I've posted his obituary in the Memory section. Our condolences to his family for their loss.

Ginny Bayers Herzog posted a message. New comment added.
Nov 10, 2017 at 11:29 AM

Posted on: Nov 08, 2017 at 10:53 PM

Katie McCullough shared a couple of photos that were added to Those were the days and I'm sharing them here so they are not missed. They were taken in Aspen CO in March 1964. Larger images with the identification can be seen in Those were the days > High School > Student life

Nov 06, 2017 at 10:56 PM

John Brion shared the news of the loss of another classmate - Tom Dahlstrom of Bloomington in 2007.

Ginny Bayers Herzog posted a message. New comment added.
Nov 06, 2017 at 12:23 PM

Posted on: Nov 05, 2017 at 11:07 PM

Jeanne Ostendorf Hoag notified me this evening about the unexpected loss of our classmate Beverley Waite Abbey. Bev died in a fire in her home on October 25th. Details are on her memory page. My thoughts are with her family during this very difficult time.

Margie S. Tudor Thompson added a photo to her profile gallery. New comment added.
Oct 26, 2017 at 1:01 PM

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Aug 15, 2017 at 11:36 PM

Mike Anderson was recently in Colorado for a Peace Corps reunion in Denver and has been traveling since throughout the state. He had lunch with Sue and Drew Stirrat at their home in Genessee before leaving for Vail. Mike spent 8 years living in India where Sue and Drew will be traveling this fall so it was good to talk with him.

Bruce Brothers posted a message. New comment added.
Jul 27, 2017 at 12:24 PM

Posted on: Jul 26, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Ran into Greg Fossum at the Lowertown Blues and Funk Festival over the weekend while enjoying a set by Tommy Castro. We exchanged anecdotes about running (occasionally), and he said he still gets on skates over at Braemar. Noticed he has not signed in to this web site, unfortunately, but it sounded to me as if he lives in the Twin Cities.

Jul 17, 2017 at 1:15 PM

Happy Birthday, Sue!

Kenton Nakken posted a message.
Jun 27, 2017 at 6:37 PM

Happy Birthday Steve

Ginny Bayers Herzog posted a message. New comment added.
Jun 14, 2017 at 2:48 PM

Posted on: Mar 15, 2017 at 10:42 AM

I'm excited that another classmate, Margie Tudor Thompson, has added my artwork to her collection. The painting looks wonderful in the dining room of her new home in Newport Beach, CA. Now I have another excuse to go to California. Thanks, Margie! It was a pleasure to work with you.