Laun Carlin

Profile Updated: November 16, 2017
Spouse/Partner: Suzanne Keller Prideaux.......and a few exes.
Occupation: (If retired, what did you previously do?) Real Estate
Military Service: Army Reserves  
Are you willing to head up or join a planning planning committee for a 75th Reunion? Any ideas about this?

I thought we had as good an administration as any school could have. Thank you Ed Ramsdell, Paul Pearson, Jean McDaniel, Gene Minor, Mike Clock, Pat Polich, Bonnie Jean Varner, John Whittenberg, Hal Lapp, Al Davidson, Maurice Knispel, Merle Cressy, Molly Burke, Lowell Titus, Bill Logan, Gene Freese, George Russell, the cooks, janitors, bus drivers, etc., etc. Oh, and Doreen Rautio.

Some of us are especially honored to have been able to continue relationships from high school (and grade school) thru the years, with our classmates, coaches, teachers and administrators.

Any suggestions to help us as we continue to age?

Not much . . . it was pretty darn good. We were so fortunate growing up in the days of innocence, not that we were all innocent!

Maybe I'd try out for a play. Or maybe try and date someone in our class, except those darn upper classmen were always bird-doggin' our girls. 'Johnny Was A Bird Dog', (Everly Brothers 1958).

Have you recently found a new hobby, started doing activities that you previously haven't done?

Take my ol' Harley on a 3 day cruise, or go to a dance . . . oldies.

Elementary School Attended:

Vernon and Kennedy in N.E. Portland . . . kindergarten (Red Flyer) thru the 6th grade, then the mighty Cedar Hills Huskies.

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Posted on: Apr 02, 2019 at 11:23 AM

Really enjoyed all our activities together with friends, family and just us, this past week and a half celebrating your "significant" birthday, Sweet Lady! your guy, Laun

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Posted on: Jun 05, 2018 at 5:42 PM

Hey #52, a belated birthday greeting to you. Your new solar home sounds interesting and why not, presumably designed by you, the architect. I looked for you at Mike Gleeson's memorial on Sunday amongst the crowd, but to no avail. It was a grand send off for such an outstanding guy.
Hope to look you up the next time I'm in your neck of the woods. And how about cheering my Beavs on since you're in the area? Except, of course, when they play your Cardinal now, I mean. Sometimes it's hard forgetting the past, yet so easy forgetting last week!
PS Paul Pearson's having a dinner get together at Gustav's on Tuesday (6/26/18) @ 5:30 pm near Washington Square Shopping Center in Tigard. A few of our classmates would love to have you join us, I'm sure, as well as Paul.

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Apr 10, 2018 at 1:33 PM

I've had the honorable distinction of having Mike as a good friend since first meeting him.  It was a Saturday in 1957 as I had my first experience at Cedar Hills grade school after moving from N.E. Portland.  After riding my bike to the school and watching the guys play basketball on the outdoor court with the chain basket nets, Mike asked if I wanted to play, which showed Mike's friendliness and started a life long cherished friendship with one the best friends a person could have.  RIP upstairs "Snake"..........that moniker came from Mike's curled up, lefthanded baseball pitching curves, fooling many a hitter through grade and high school!            Launie

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Nice going Merle, almost making it into your 80's. Sorry I missed you at Skyline last Saturday, and maybe you can make it next year and to the Class of '62's 55th reunion next year. We can reminisce about our baseball umpiring days of the 70's! Batter up!

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Nov 17, 2015 at 4:13 PM

Hi Coach, I second everything Bayley said (both years) except I never felt that you favored the linemen in football 'cause you let us backs go one-on-one drills against them! And with you coaching them, even though they were small, they were quick, tough and fundamentally strong....wouldn't have traded them for anyone else's line. Good job coach, we all enjoyed playing for you. Here's to many more happy birthdays to you, Launie '62

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Posted on: Nov 11, 2015 at 4:56 PM

Can't help but think of you on 11-11 watching all the Veteran Day celebrations and honoring you for your service to your country a few years ago. Happy Birthday and thanks, John!
PS I also think of all the fun you and I had and still do, occasionally!

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Posted on: May 20, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Welcome to the 'Geezer Guy Club' Bub! And Friday was fun at the Beaver game and seeing you on your birthday. Just one small thing I forgot to mention in your card.... for this only child, it's been real nice having you as a brother all these years.
Brothers from different Mothers, Launie

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May 17, 2014 at 2:08 PM

As I recall, Mick, you and/or Bob held the Saxon's big gunner (his name slips me), in check that Dec. '61 game in Salem which was a key to beating them.

And Ramsdell is my all time favorite coach. And I laugh everytime I think of him telling us of when he played basketball for Pacific Univ. in Forest Grove and they were playing Idaho. You may remember the story.

Elgin Baylor and R.C. Owens were running a fast break and Eddy was all along @ 5'8" trying to guard those All-Stars who were approx. 6'5" and 6'4", running down the court, throwing the ball back and forth until they slammed dunked over his head! Still makes me smile.

The very best of luck in your new venture, Mick.

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May 01, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Congrats Bob on making the '70 Club' and having such a fine looking family. With some memory left, i recall four great years playing B Ball together and a particularly fun summer in '61.

With you driving your Falcon and me riding shotgun, we rode everywhere including waterhole swimming with Hal and the boys at Sunset Ranger Station in the Gifford Pinchot Nat'l. Forest and visiting Perp (Paul Pearson) in his 'haven of solitude' Lookout Tower. And we must've set a record for going to movies downtown, one day taking in four at a couple of different theatres in one day! Great memories!

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