This is a first installment... The SFS class of '74 has an internet chat site
and they've been firing trivia questions at each other for a few months.
There are 12 members in the chat group. Pat Findley (findlegger) and Roger Kapraun
(king-corn) were the
instigators. These are excerpts from their amusing discussions.
Note: Many of these statements were in casual conversation. If anyone
takes offense to anything that's printed here, please send email and further
censoring will take place swiftly. Otherwise, LOL or grin because you either knew these people personally or knew others in similar
situations. Enough said. Read on!
1. What phrase could be yelled out quickly to save the offender from being hit when the offender let loose with a bodily function that would create a foul odor?
NO SLUGS!!!! Pat Quiver, Randy Boutte and Dave Douhan would act like they never heard you and would slug you anyway. Roger. (King-corn)
Correct you are, King Corn. It seems to me that Dave Douhan, Randie Boutte and Greg Brunner (and possibly Gregg Martinez) were the originators of this tradition.
Guess I didn't have any bodily functions that created a foul odor cause I don't remember ever being
hit! (HA!) I am reminded of some people I haven't heard of in a long time such as Dave Douhan and Greg Brunner. KWallen51
2. What would PAubs have you do in front of the whole speech class to increase the depth and volume range of your voice so as everyone in the room could hear you when you gave a speech?
I don't know about speech class, but in music class we had to stand in front of class and he would put his hand on your belly and you would have to force it out as we were breathing to demonstrate that we were using our diaphragm correctly. Now it can be said that he was one of the few priests that was concerned with our reproductive rights by training us in the proper use of the diaphragm.
In speech class, Paubs would have everyone stand up in front of the class and call the hogs home. Remember? Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuee, suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuee, pigs, pigs, pigs! He had me do it and said that I was the worst hog caller he had ever heard, how did I ever get the hogs we raised to come in and I told him that we never let them out. Thought he was going to wring my neck. King-corn
Fr. Aubert Grieser, farmer and music director extraordinaire, was
affectionately known among the students as P. Aubs (the "P" stands for
"Pater"). His colleagues and closest friends called him Aubie.
Similarly, Fr. Valentine Young, Latin guru, was known by the students as P Val.
3. Where did PAubs get his 'soli Deo' skull cap?
The answer to the second question is at a yard sale. He wore the skullcap as a reminder of his vow of obedience as a Franciscan priest, at least that was what he told me, actually I think it was to cover the bald spot so he wouldn't get sunburnt. (just kidding). What is funny about the skullcap is the fact that it was a beenie cap for a little girl who was a Brownie. He found it at a yard sale in Metamora, Il. when he came back home for a visit. If you turn the cap inside out, or is it outside in, you would see an embroidered symbol for the Brownies and a loop on top. He reversed it and wore it all the time. Once, during glee club practice, he took it off because, for those who were in glee club would remember, he was quite animated when he was at the podium. He placed it on a desk behind him and when he wasn't looking, I grabbed it and put it on my head, had it on for the rest of the class. When class was over, I almost made it out the door, but he asked for it back and said that I owed him a rosary for those in purgatory. When I came back to
the farm for a FAA reunion, I saw him right before he died. Mike S. and I went up to his room and helped him get up and out of bed. After we helped him with his habit and cord, he asked me to get his 'soli Deo' for him and he put it on his head. We then helped him downstairs and put him on to his tractor from the garage. He was in hog heaven and all the alumnus there got a kick out of that. When I handed him the skullcap, I looked inside the rim and sure enough, there was the little Brownie symbol, faded, but still there. I think about Paubs from time to time, he was a real and genuine influence in my life and will never forget him.
4. What was the 'secret' number that you had to dial on the phone to get on the intercom?
I know #4!! You had to dial 99 to use the intercom. I used it quite frequently. Gregg Martinez
Hey Gregg! Great to see that you have checked in to quiz time! The number was indeed 99. I can remember times, usually on a Friday or Saturday night, certain members of our class would entertain themselves by dialing this number, then belch, fart or scream into the phone, hang up and run like the dickens. Sometimes someone, I won't say who, would call and tell someone to report to Fr. Aldric's office and then stand at the end of the hallway and watch as they nervously approached and knocked on the door. What was really funny was if Aldric wasn't there, they wouldn't leave and just kept knocking and waiting. King-corn
5. Where did Mrs. Dressman's new Mazda RX7 end up after a surprise pop quiz that made up
10% of our semester grade?
Toward the end of the school year, right before they let us loose for summer vacation, she decided that the sophomore and senior classes were not putting out enough effort and surprised them with a 'pop' quiz. Everyone in both classes
failed miserably except for Paul Schmitz. Carol then announced that the failed grades were to make up 10% of the semester grades and war was
declared. During the morning 'bun fun' break, the entire sophomore class assembled outside
the gym and decided that something had to be done. Next thing I knew they recruited some members of our
class and we pulled her locked car over to the loading dock, picked it up and then pulled it back inside the loading dock to make it appear that it had vanished into thin air. Boy did we get into trouble! It was a lot harder to get it down then it was to put it up. It still amazes me to this day that we pulled that off and no
one was kicked out because of it. After that she never parked her car close to the back door, always much
further away. She dropped the threat about the semester grade.
6. What made up word could be said by an offended innocent bystander to legally slug a perpetrator of expelling foul stomach gases through the mouth?
Sorry Pat, having a 'brain freeze' and coming up empty on this one. Roger. (King-corn)
Got me too. You guys have much better memories than me! KWallen51
I'll hold off giving the answer until a few more guys check in to see if they know it. Findlegger
Findlegger, you can only hold it for just so long...please give us the answer.
"SGULS ON" which is backwards for "no slugs". Since the action of belching is "backwards" to farting, the words "no slugs" had to come out backwards. Hence, "sguls on".
7. Name the six students that graduated from the class of 1971.
Charlie Martinez, Mike Walton, Steve Kaelin, Billy Sanchez, ....?? How's 4 out of 6? King-corn
Jim Nelson and psycho Bob Wissel are the other two. KWallen51
8. What year, make, and model was Fr. Dean's personal car? I would ask you to name the color but I don't know what that putrid color would be called!
I thought it was called the "Boots-mobile" and the color was baby diarrhea tan. KWallen51
I remember the Boots-mobile and it was the ugliest color possible. How could he ever pick up chicks with that thing?
I do know that "Boots'" car was a 1960 Ply Phoenix, a putrid pinkish-tan. One of the reasons I know this is because he
and his wife and daughter live about a mile from me and I think he still has the car!
Right you are, Budke. Though I wasn't sure of the year, it was a Plymouth Phoenix. It was the worst color I have ever seen on a car.
Bill Pellman, now a member of the alumni board, found this topic quite
amusing. He no longer has the car, but commented that he didn't like the
color of it either, and he later re-painted it an offensive shade of brown.
Fr. Dean Pellman was nicknamed "Boots" by the students because of the
knee-high rubber boots he often wore while leading groups of science students
through the seminary woods on nature walks. He's always been a true lover
of nature and would often invite us to pray for "all living things"
during Mass. You can read more about Bill in the "stories"
section of this website.
Bill Pellman One
of his biology classes
9. Who was elected "Big Chief" for the classes of 71, 72, 73 & 74?
The only one I remember is Roz in 72, right? 71 I"m not sure, but I've narrowed it down to 6 guys. Gregg_Martinez
Roger, I already checked out the B&W's. The problem is, Picnic Day was held at the very end of the school year, too late to make the last edition. By the time next school year came around, it was old news. So unfortunately, there is very little news in the B&W's about Picnic Day. That's a shame, because it was such a big event.
Was it Steve Brunette in 73 and Ron Pio in 74? Mike Niklas
I, your brother, Mike Thomas was BC in '74. However, I was a reluctant BC as Ron was my campaign manager and did all the work.
They were 71-Mike Walton. 72-Thomas Baca. 73-Steve Brunette. 74-MIKE THOMAS.
Tommy Baca didn't win in 72. I sang the song for him but he lost. They almost hanged me and he didn't even win. Frank Rozmus won. Gregg Martinez
I stand corrected. King-corn
10. Soon after the 'Big Chief ' was elected, what was his first offical duty and action taken?
Hint-we would go around the Sem building doing this.
Thanks for the hint. Big Chief led a parade around the building.
Three cheers for the Findlegger! Yes, indeed, the victorious party would parade around the driveway whooping and hollering! Wonder what people thought driving by. Also, after the parade we would have a 'snake' dance; which was more like snap the whip. I can still see ole Snapper rolling down the hill toward the lake, made it most of the way down, too.
11. List as many faculty nicknames that you can remember
12. Explain how or why they had that name?
Boots (Fr Dean), Birdie (Fr Berard from St Bernard), PAubs (Fr Aubert), Stosh
PVal (Fr Valentine, I can't say his name without hearing him say loudly "..US, ..A, ..UM", as he whipped my back with his cord. Others were Fabes
(Bro Fabian), PJ or PJim (Fahrenbach)
Switchcow was the appropriate name for Fr Dismas Turnbull
Pat, What is ..US, ..A, ..UM"?
"..US,..A,..UM" were the suffixes to the main words in Latin. "US" is the masculine, "A" is the feminine.
PVal would yell out a word and would have to give the three forms of the word. If we messed up, he would stand behind us and say "US, A, UM", while "lovingly encouraging" us with his cord.
Fr. Murray was Birdman.
13. Which classmate would put the small, round urinal deodorant cakes
into his boots to keep them from smelling so awful bad?
Sounds like something Gregg Martinez would do! KWallen51
Wrongo Waaaaaaaaluka! Someone totally disgusting when it came to personal hygiene. Try again.
This sounds like a trick that would come out of the swamps of Louisiana. My guess is it has to be Raaaaaandie Boooooutte!
Findlegger is correcto mundo, yes the answer is RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRandy Boutte. He found those boots somewhere outside the seminary and they were too big for his feet to fit right. So he stuffed paper towels in the ends of the boots for the right fit. Problem was that he never wore socks in them and they soon smelled something awful. The easiest solution was to take out the paper towels and he then put in those deodorant cakes to eliminate the smell. It didn't do much good though. Chalk two down for the findlegger!
King Corn, As soon as you said "someone totally disgusting when it came to personal hygiene" I immediately thought of RRRRRRRRRRandy Booooooootte! But Findlegger beat me to it.
14. What was Mrs. Dressman's & Mrs. Gilroy's first names?
Carol Dressman and Dorothy Gilroy.
15. What was the name of Mrs. Gilroy's assistant?
I believe Mrs. Gilroy's assistant was Fr Paul Juniet's mother, so I think she would have been called Mrs. Juniet.
16. What was the full name of our chemistry teacher?
One year we had a guy from "Noodle-ee Ind-ya." His name was Jugjeet Aluwalia. Fritch and Roberts had a way of remembering his last name. They sang it to the tune of the "16 Alleluias."
Aluwalia Aluwalia Aluwalia Aluwalia
Aluwalia Aluwalia Aluwalia Aluwalia
(then in 2-part harmony)
Aluwalia Aluwalia Aluwalia Aluwalia
Aluwalia Aluwalia Aluwalia Aluwalia
Hurray for Mr. Niklas! Yes, his name was indeed Jugjeet Hodsing Aluwalia. This guy was from India, wore a turbin and had a full beard that he kept braided under his chin. He was the most difficult teacher I had at the farm, because you couldn't understand a word he said! He would start all the classes with, 'I am most happy to be here tonight okay.' Or if you had a question for him he would reply, 'What brings you to me with dis?' Sounded just like Ghandi. Lubi and I were partners in that class and because of his efforts we both aced out that class. Good job, Niks!
17. What was the pat answer given to the new freshman class for the quality of food at the farm?
The pat answer given to the freshman class about the bad food was that a large grocery store burnt to the ground and not all of the food was destroyed. They brought what was left to the farm and we were the lucky ones to get to eat it. This seemed to work every year to the gullible 'froshies', they believed it, well for about a month maybe.
18. What was the most bizarre meal or food item that you can remember?
The worst food was those 'rhino's and kraut' meals! YUK! YUK! Mystery meat and mashed potatoes ran a close second. YUK!
19. What was the names of the plays in '72 & in '73?
72 I believe it was Julius Caesar. What about 71? How about the Devil and Daniel Webster. That's as far as I got.
I can't beleive that I forgot the play in 71! Auuuurgh! Sorry, yes, Gregg got the right names for those two years, 71 and 72 I mean. 'The Devil and Daniel Webster' was in 71 and in 72 we had 'Julius Caeser'.
I was hoping that either Richard, Mike or Todd would give the name of the play in 73. I'll wait and see if they do because there is a funny story behind that one. Gregg sets, he shoots and he scores two points, way to go Gregg.
Rog - When did we do Twelve Angry Men? Was it 73 or 74?
We put on the play, 'Twelve Angry Men' during our junior year. Fr. Murray was the director because Paubs was in Germany. It turned out well even though we only had 13 guys in the class. I had the part as 'foreman' in the play.
20. What was the 'official', often painful rite of initiation for the freshman class given by the sophomore's? (note - this act was supposedly outlawed for the class of 74).
Many freshmen got cherry bellies and a few got swirlies.
Hurrah for Mike N.! Yes indeed, the rite of passage for 'freshies' was the infamous 'cherry belly' and if they caused too much commotion, a 'swirley' would usually follow. Did you get a 'swirley' Mike?
21. Who was the first in our class to drop out?
I would guess the 1st one to drop out was George Beckett. Sounds like George is a good candidate for the next question too.
I'm sure George Beckett was there at least a full year. I don't remember much about John Stephan, so I son't think he was with us long, but I think the correct answer to this might be Thomas Studer.
22. Who was thrown out of Paubs music class, desk and all, to the veranda for 'smarting off'?
I believe it was Lonnie Boutte who was tossed out -Desk and all!
Right as rain, Richard! Lonnie was goofing off and Paubs was having a difficult time keeping everyone together with the beat and harmony. He turned toward Lonnie and his face and eyes flared RED! He then rolled up his sleeves and raced over to him and then picked him up, desk and all, and since the door was open to the music room, calmly walked over to the door and out ole Lonnie went. He walked back to the podium as if nothing happened and it was amazing how fast we then learned the song. As Paubs was fond of saying, 'I am Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin, all rolled into one.' Motivation was always one of his strong points.
23. Who were the charter members of the crash club? Bonus...What did they wreck?
Roger-the 68 Chevy. Mike-the tractor. ?
Mike, you are missing two others. Were you in the car with me and Fabian when I bumped the other car? What an embarrasing moment! It was my first chance to drive a seminary car and did fine until we were on our way back, the turn was real tight and I guess I was going juuuuuusssstttt a little too fast and WHAM! Fabian was very calm about the whole situation, he got out of the car, talked to the other driver, exchanged info and then had me drive back to the farm. After I parked the car, he came over and then proceeded to really chew me out. Took most of a Saturday to help him fix the car, after that, no problems with Fabian or the green Chevy. What is really weird is the fact that after I was married and in need of a second car, I bought a green 68 Chevy, drove it 6 1/2 years.
24. In the refectory, after approximately 10-15 minutes into the meal, what popular event could then occur?
In the refectory, we would try begging, but it always came down to "throwing" for leftovers. Whoever wanted seconds would throw out a hand showing up to 5 fingers (on the count of 3). Then we'd total the number of fingers, spin a knife, and start counting clockwise from the person pointed at by the knife. If there were 4 rhinos and 6 people who wanted them, they'd go to the person the counting ended on plus the next 3 guys to his left. The whole process sounds a little complicated now that I think about it, but it only took about 20 seconds for the "game."
Now wait a minute, Mike. I can't imagine there were ever 4 rhinos and SIX guys that would want them. Those rhinos were the worst (or is that wurst!) tasting meat I have ever had.
Niks-I agree with Pat. How can there be 6 guys WANTING 4 rhinos. After all these years I still shudder.
25. How and why did Mark Mayrand get his nickname?
Good old Rabbit Mayrand. He was capable of doing great Bugs Bunny impressions without
Right again, Pat. Mark had a way of scrunching his face when asked a question to answer in class that made him look like a rabbit. Also, when he ran down the hallway he sort of half-hopped from one foot to the other. The funniest thing that happened to Mark was one day someone, I won't say who, had a large wad of cotton and put it on some tape from the bio lab. When Mark was in the hallway, that certain person patted him on the rear and away he went running down the hallway to class. The cotton ball 'tail' stayed on most of the day. He took the joke well, but I don't think he knows who was 'behind' it. Wonder where he is today?
Roger, I think your great memory for all the details of this "tail caper" may indict you for the
OK, I confess. But I didn't pat him on the rear, I put it on his chair. I also gave him the name. He used to aggravate me because he was the first one down to breakfast in the AM and always had the best cereal or whatever was on the table. Of course I was always the last one down and no matter how hard I tried, I could never beat him, so I got the scraps. But I'm not bitter.
I think Gregg is now doing better than WWWWWWWWWWWaluka on answering the questions. Chalk up another for Mr. Martinez.
That would be pronounced "Mr. MMMMaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhtinez".
OPPS! Sorry, I almost forgot, 'Mr MMMMaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhtinez'! Won't happen again.
26. Who in our freshman class had to shave twice a day to keep from
having a "five o'clock shadow"?
Gary Recinella would be the "five o'clock" guy.
Right you are on question #26, Waaaaaaaaaaluka! Those hormones hit that guy real early.
It is Vestis virum reddit. (Clothes make the man). P-Val was a crack up hitting everyone with his cord.
27. What was the first 3 word phrase P.Val taught us in the 1st year of Latin class?
Is the phrase "Veni, vidi, vici!" ????? My first three word phrase to Pval was, "Stop hitting me!" Wonder how you would translate that... probably had an 'us, um or o' on the end of it.
28. How did we scald other guys with hot water while they were in the
The answer to the first question was to line up some friends and then flush as many toilets as fast as you could and then head for the door. The real trick was to wait until that unfortunate person was washing their hair. This prank was always popular with the underclassmen and also when the opposing team was in the shower after a basketball game. To this day, if I'm in the shower and someone flushes a toilet, I automatically step back from the spray. There are some things you just don't forget.
Right on, Roger. Seemed we would always wait till someone was washing their hair to pull this stunt. I too have very good built-in reflexes to jump away from the shower when needed.
I forgot to include the name of the prank in the first question. If memory serves me correct, it was called a 'royal flush'.
29. Who was the guy who would actually carry on a conversation with
us while he was sleeping?
(Hint:he slept on a top bunk)
Bonus: What did we tape record him saying that embarrassed him?
I think it was Joe Schutte who talked in his sleep. I can remember a bunch of us gathered around his bunk asking
him questions and laughing in amazement that he would answer them!
30. What food was available to the Freshmen, Sophmores and Juniors
ONLY AFTER each mealtime?
The only answer I can come up with is maybe java, cup of joe, coffee?
Try again, King-Corn. Java is incorrect. Guess you didn't look forward to this food as much
as I did.
Come on Ken, give me a hint... animal? vegtable? mineral? Maybe you can tell me from which food group?
Did they serve us food from the food groups?
Findlegger, you are right! They didn't serve us anything from the food groups back then. I'm surprised that you didn't know this food. I guess no one looked forward to it as much as I did.
This food comes premade so the nuns didn't prepare it. It is neither animal, vegetable nor mineral. It is actually two "foods" that go well together.
Wasn't it peanut butter and jelly? I seem to remember they were only available to the seniors during the meal. The peanut butter was kept in the freezer and the jelly was actually left over jello that was put in the jars.
Finally someone remembered! A+ for Richard. I just couldn't wait till breakfast, lunch and dinner was over to get something good to eat! I love PB&J to this day. (Only the "natural" kind, all peanuts, without the sugar).
You've got to be kidding about the jello. Makes a great story though. I wouldn't put anything past the "creativity" of the good 'ol SFS nuns!
Now that you mention it, I now remember having to wait to have a PB & J sandwich. I never really looked forward to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches because they were too much work! First, you had to break out a chunk of peanut butter, then knead it over and over again until it was somewhat spreadable. No matter how much you worked at it, you still tore the bread, even though it was also stale. Then the jelly was as runny as the peanut butter was stiff. You poured some on and then you had to chase it around the bread with a knife to try and keep it where it belonged. By that time the bell would ring and you had to go!
31. Who were the editors of the 'Brown and White" for the classes of '71, '72, '73 & '74?
Chalk up another two points for the findlegger! During our senior year, when Lubi was the 'editor', he and I would sit in his 'office' and smoke cigs and thumb through dirty magazines. (hope the Mrs. won't see this!) If you could not find Lubi anywhere, the chances were that he was in his office, studying. (wink-wink!)
Come on Findlegger... you had to cheat on this one and you went back and looked up the answers, right?
Guilty as charged on the cheating. My mom saved most of the B&W's from our era and I had to look it up.
32. What do the initials 'P.M.B' stand for?
P.M.B. Peoples Mass Book, our songbook.
33. What was the name of the lavatory next to the bio lab and library?
How did it get it's name?
The "common six", was named simply for the number of stalls and urinals.
Good job, Pat. You know your stalls and urinals!
Also, we called the 6 seniors from 71 the common 6. I'm sure not in reference to the john. Yeah, right!
I agree with Gregg here, I had always thought that it was named after the class of 71, but when we toured the farm this past August, the findlegger set me straight on the subject of the 'common six'. I also agree with Ken, the findlegger also knows his stalls, toilets and urinals. (just kidding, Pat)
As a frosh, I was told that this was the common 6: a place for commoners, especially freshmen. It was the basement toilet and often smelled bad. Also a popular place to punish with a swirly. Priests rarely went there unless they were bowling and had to go so bad they couldn't climb the stairs.
34. Which classmate, when told to 'go to hell', would quickly reply, "I did, but they threw me out for selling ice water!" ?
I think I remember Phil Flueggeman with the witty comeback about the icewater.
Right you are Findlegger! Phil Flueggeman always had that witty comeback.
35. Which classmate was thrown out of freshman German class for knowing more than the teacher?
The answer to German class could be none other than the infamous Fogey.
Way to go Waaaaaluka! Kevin was the smartest guy at the farm, second to none. When things were slow, Fogey was always the guy to lighten things up.
36. What one word phrase would the boys from the bayou yell out if one was caught cheating at playing cards?
What action would happen next?
You guys did all kinds of bad stuff at the farm-looking at dirty magazines, cheating, swearing, stealing, cussing! And I thought you were all such good guys!
Yea, Ken, I remember you as a saint! I thought you guys from the motor city were the ring leaders in this stuff.
Who, ME a ringleader? You've got the wrong person. I was nominated unanimously for sainthood by the faculty at the Farm for setting a good example for all my mischievous classmates. Don't you remember? Your brain must be getting a little foggy.
I remember playing cards, I remember yelling if we caught someone cheating, but I can't for the life of me remember what we yelled or what we did.
The card game was 'fish'. If you were talked into playing this game in the frosh-soph lounge with Gregg, Dave D., Pat Quiver and RRRRRRRRRRRRRandi Boutte you had to watch out for Dave and RRRRRRRRRandi! They cheated, all the time! After the game went along for awhile, someone would catch them cheating, and yell out the word (sorry-I know this is going to be spelled wrong) 'Booray!' and if you were not quick enough, you would have the up-turned table, cards and soda bottles on your lap! I can remember coming into the lounge and seeing the table and cards on the floor and thinking, "someone has been playing 'fish.' "
Corn, your memory is truly outstanding. BOORAY!!!!
I'm convinced that King-Corn carried a tape recorder around with him to record 4 years of memories so that he could share them with us 27 years later.
37. Which upperclassman was known as 'farmer'?
Which upperclassman was known as 'farmboy'?
Farmer was Pat Valdez from I believe Farmington, New Mexico. But, of course King Corn
would know these answers better. The farm thing, you know.
Right on Gregg, actually on both parts of your answer. When I saw Pat Valdez in Albuquerque this past summer, I asked him if he remembered the nickname and why he had it, he said that no one had called him that since his 'farm' days and it was because of the city he was from. It was great seeing him again.
The farmboy had to be you, King-Corn!
No, unfortunately not, Mr. WWWWWWWWWWWWaluka! (Hint: Oldenburg, Ind.-dairy
farm-was known to say, 'Weeeeooo!')
The last hint doesn't help me, but I remember Greg Brunner wearing overalls and and being pretty dirty and overall pretty comfortable in the attire. Was he the "farmboy" you are referring to?
Sorry Pat, Greg Brunner was called many names at the farm, and 'farmboy' was not one of them. (hint-blonde hair, class of 73)
Steve Enneking, I believe from Oldenberg, IN.
Findlegger, you're cheating again by referencing class lists that all of us don't have access to! If you're gonna cheat, then don't get caught. I'm sure King-Corn has access to computerized lists!
A big EIEIO hurrah for the Findlegger! Steve Enneking was known around the sem as 'farmboy'. He and I would have many a discussions about farming and about life on the farm. I'll always remember him in the fact that he always said 'Weeeeoooo', when you talked to him. I don't think he is farming today. As for the big WWWWWWWWaluka being outfoxed by the Findlegger AGAIN, bookmark the Faa link and then you can cheat like the rest of us. Yes, I have access to the listings, you can, too.
At least you admit that you cheat, King-Corn. Well it has taken some time.
38. Which classmate could easily 'palm ' a basketball or hold 6 baseballs in one hand?
Mikey! One of his hands were bigger than both of mine put together.
Hurray! Waaaaaaluks has one right!!!!! Yes, Mike has the largest paws of anyone I have met so far, except for maybe my dad. When you shake his hand it is like shaking hands with a ball mitt. I wonder if he can still palm 6 baseballs?
39. Which faculty member, upon entering the bowling alley with ball in hand, would send the pin-setters over and behind the pit wall shivering in fear?
My best guess would be Birdie. By the way, I think he was the only one who had hands bigger than Mikey.
Sorry, Ken, wrong on both counts. Fr. Berard had a wicked curve and seemed to hit the pocket at the very last moment to get a strike. He was more of a 'precision bowler' than the guy I'm thinking about. This person would loft the ball halfway down the alley, bounce once and crash into the pins and at whoever was unfortunate to be setting the game. This guy also rolled a ball, I swear at the time, must have weighed 50 #'s.
The answer to this one is, believe it or not, Fr. Aldric. Ole Aldric would come into the alley and the pinsetters would scurry for cover. Clemente Griego and I use to spend alot of time during the winter months in the pits and we hated to see him come in to bowl. He was not the most patient man to set a game for. We would ALL hide behind the padded wall and wait for the worse. When his ball hit the pins, they would fly in just about every direction and you had to watch out for the ricochet! Then you had to quickly put his ball on the return and pick up pins, drop them into the machine, and jump back over the wall because the ball was coming right back at you! Setting several games for him was a real workout, but if you did a good job he would always tip you by doubling the number of games set. I can remember one time Clem Griego was two alleys down and I was setting the pins for Fr. Aldric. Clem was behind the wall and a pin bounced off the back wall and hit him in the back of his head!
40. Can you remember your three digit locker number? (I know this is a no-brainer.)
My locker number was 176. I can also tell you that Vince McCoy was #167. Because of a laundry tag error, all of my clothes were marked with #167, and ended up in Vince's clothes bin. Luckily (?), I worked in the laundry for my first job and was able to straighten out the mess before Vince ended up in my underwear.
Mine was #151-I even had some of the old pins we used to use to pin our socks together until 5 or 10 years ago!
My locker number was 165. It is really strange in that the first three digits of my drivers license are the same and also the last three digits of my social security number are one and the same. I have used that number many a times for codes for briefcases, security systems, etc. I also have a few of those old pins for putting our socks together.
Mine was 153. This number has followed me since then and I can relate it to almost everything. My wife's Mom and Dad's address 1539, just wierd stuff like that. I have done the same thing as Roger. Phone mailbox code...
I just looked and found not only one of my sock pins (#176) but also a #174 pin. Don't know who that belongs to. Maybe Chris Lefebre.
41. Other than the study hall, where did some of us go to study late at night?
I would sneak down to the biology lab. Those with keys to the darkroom would go there. I don't know where anyone else went!
The most popular place to get in some late night studying was the back stairwell to the dorms. It was safe because if you saw a member of the faculty, you would just get up and head for the john. When finals came around, the back stairwell would be quite full.
42. What did we call the study notes we would sneak out for last minute studying?
They were called "cram sheets"
The answer is 'chito notes'. This phrase originated from Mr. Fogey.
43. If you saw someone studying this way what was it called?
44. True or false...the sem bus and the 'Boots' mobile were the same color?
What song was sung with glee on long bus trips?
(hint: it would drive Fabes crazy!)
Bro Gus painted the bus, and although it was ugly, it was not the same color as Boot's car. Very similar though! I can remember going to a couple of basketball games on the bus and also singing songs...it wasn't the song about the bus driver was it?
The song was probably 99 Bottles of Beer. Or remember the song "I Feel Like I'm Fixin to Die Rag" by Country Joe and the Fish? "And it's 1,2,3 what are we fightin for, don't ask me I don't give a damn, next stop is Vietnam, and it's ...."
We always did that one, too.
Gregg, you have done it again! I'll give you two points on that answer. We would start singing the '99 bottles of beer on the wall' and Fabes would cringe, he really hated it.
Dang, I thought it was Bang Bang Lulu. Or maybe He's Got the Whole World in His Hands. Somebody used to change the words, like, "He's got Roger and Flugey in his hands"...
I remember one bus trip, returning from a pro hockey or basketball game when Fabian drove, and we were screaming the worst verses of the most uncouth songs. When Fabes dropped us off, he said we all had to go to confession the next day (Saturday). And we did. That man scared the hell out of many of us.
45. Which upperclassman was known to wear a green sweater year round?
Schmutz...er, I mean Paul Schmitz
Wasn't that the only sweater Schmitz owned? It was a button down ugly green.
Yes, the correct answer is Paul Schmutz...er, I mean Paul Schmitz. That guy wore that sweater morning, noon and night. When he graduated, certain members of his class, took the sweater from him because he wore a suit to Mass. After graduation they, (Brunner and gang) hosed it down with lighter fluid and burnt it behind the gym. He also had a funky way of sitting in a chair, all slouched down. Couldn't get enough of study hall. Remember the song his class would sing to him? "There was a job to be done, so they called for someone with some lips, Paul Schmitz!" Wonder what ever became of him?
46. If a snowball fight were to break out, which upperclassman would you definitely want on you side?
In a snowball fight, I would want Greg Brunner on my side. He was lethal!
Gregg, you are right again! Brunner had a way of packing snowballs with not only speed, but hard as a rock! He was also deadly when it came to accuracy too. One time, as I was walking to the gym he hit me dead center in the face and broke my glasses in half! Had to walk around with tape wound around the center of them for weeks. A chest shot by Brunner was known to take the legs right out from under many of his 'victims'. I soon learned to always walk either with him or behind him if there was snow on the ground!
47. What was the brand of cigarettes that Fr. Aldric and Bro. Loren smoked?
What nickname did we give that brand of cigs?
I'll go ahead and answer this question since there hasn't been any response. The brand of cigarettes were unfiltered "Lucky Strikes." Yuk! The nickname we gave them were 'likely strife'.
48. What classmate drastically changed his appearance by getting a "burr" haircut while at the farm. I believe this was in our sophomore year.
Budke was the burr! I can remember as if it was yesterday. That was a pretty radical haircut for the long-hair days of the 70's. Why did you do that, Rich? I got used to it rather quickly.
RATS! WAAAAAAALUKA beat me to it. If memory serves me correct, Rich had the buzz cut but left the sideburns on. It wasn't long after that then our very own RRRRRRRRRRRRRandi Boutte had one too. When Rich had the buzz, the first thing I thought was, did he lose out on a bet?
Acctually, it was a bet; and as usual, cigarettes were involved. I bet a few guys that I would shave my head for two packs of cigarettes and what amounted to a little under ten dollars! Whatever senior at he time that was assigned to the barber shop, kiddingly asked if I wanted to keep the sideburns and since they weren't part of the bet ... I left them.
OK, I stand corrected, Budke did that too. There is another classmate though that did this. Hint?...This guy hailed from south of the Mason-Dixon line.
I bet it was that boy from Alabama with a banjo on his knee, Chris LeFevre.
Right on, King Corn! It was Chris LeFevre from Selma, Alabama.
49. Name the two Tv shows popular to the class of 74? (Hints: one was on daily in the afternoon, the other was on Saturday night and it was not 'The Beverly Hillbillies')
50. Which faculty member liked 'The Beverly Hillbillies' and had the 'hots' for Granny?
I don't remember watching much TV. I do remember some guys watched "Hee Haw" on Saturday nights and even did a spoof play on it named "Haw Hee".
You're shaking up some memory cells, but I think Pval liked granny because they were both short... I mean vertically challenged.
Take a bow, Findlegger, you got what I considered the harder part of question #1. Hee-Haw was a favorite on Saturday night for the 'farm' boys for obvious reasons. Pval could be quoted as saying, "That Granny is one fine looking lady!" Used to crack me up!
The other TV show that we would watch 'religiously' was "Hogan's Heroes." It was very popular with the farm boys, wonder why?
Must have been that itch to escape to the "outside."
To see cleavage was a big thrill for us, as you all may remember. Or was it just me? Hee Haw was a hoot and Hogan's Heroes was on when the picture in the B&W was taken.
51. What upper classman had a sandwich named after him? The sandwich was made with a slab of peanut butter on it about an inch thick with jelly.
The only person I can think of that would do such a thing as that would be Alfonso Baca. Am I even close, or wide of the net?
Dead center, my friend. The sandwich came to be known as the "Alfie Baca" sandwich. Even today, when my kids see me making a PBJ sandwich, they claim I'm making an "Alfie Baca" sandwich. His tradition lives on!
Who would sit right in front of the TV so he had to look up to see it and would watch TV for hours? More than anyone else, I would say.
I'll just take a wild stab at this one- Snapper?
Yo Ken, aloha! Hold your calls, we have a winner! Snapper it is.
Snapper was my guess too, Ken, but you beat me to it.
The 'Memphis Snapper' would sit in front of the TV all day long if he could. He was also known to watch all the Saturday morning cartoons, he would get up early so he could watch them. Clemente would also watch a lot of the 'boob tube', when he wasn't kicking our rear ends at ping pong. But pound for pound, Snapper was the TV king.
52. Which friar must have always answered the phone and in turn would page the
young man who got a call? What extension would he have them call when he paged them?
I can picture him- a rather short man, older and quiet but I can't remember his name.
My guess is Bro. Leo answered the phone. When we toured the farm this summer and went on the second floor, we found a room with a HUGE walk in safe in it. This had to be Bro. Leo's room. He probably slept with one eye open to watch the money.
Findlegger is right! Bro. Leo Ruffino, "the Godfather". Let's see if the King-Corn memory phenomenon can remember his extension.
Darn, I almost had it! The "Godfather" fits him perfectly! What did you do, Findlegger, look up the answer in one of the old Brown & Whites?
Bro. Leo Ruffino was indeed the 'mafia' connection at the farm, he could make you an offer you didn't dare refuse. I can tell you guys alot of funny stories about this guy. I would drive him around town and help him with Sunday night Bingo downtown. He would always be waiting by the back door next to the refectory and I always got a kick out of him because no matter what the weather was like, he would wear that long dark trench coat and broad rimmed hat pulled down low. I would come around with the car and he would be standing there under the light, lit cigarette and briefcase in hand, just like in the movie. We wondered if he had a gun somewhere on him. He was real good at counting the cash and if you kept your nose straight and worked hard at Bingo, he would treat us to a Fritch's 'Big Boy'. You could not sit at the same table with him, because he was such a slob when he ate. Always picking at his ears. The number to call him was, I
Yes , Bro. Cor-LEO-ne was a mysterious character. I thought I saw him years later but it was a night club owner I worked for. Anyway, the extension was not 23 but 33. Close but no cigar! You almost got it! And you know, Corn, almost only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and in Louisiana.
Gregg, I'll concede to your answer, it was 33. I knew the number ended with a three and I can remember that when you were paged by him he always said, 'call Bro. Leo's office at three-three instead of thirty three like everyone else. Gave it my best shot, a little wide of the net.
53. What would we, as sophomores in the glee club, do to the freshmen sitting in front of us to make them jump out of their seats, thereby incurring the wrath of P Aubs upon them?
Give up? Ok, I'll tell you. We would fire up our cigarette lighters under their metal folding chairs. It would get real hot all of a sudden, and when they would holler out PAubs would jump on them while we just sat back looking innocent.
The second row of the second tenor section was never innocent. Great story Gregg, you really had to watch your back during Glee club. Everyone was pulling some kind of prank on someone else, it amazes me that PAubs didn't kill us all! But when it came time to perform, we could do no wrong.
54. Who, from the class of 74, was 'king' of spores, molds and fungi?
What infamous question was asked of this person in a bio 'field trip' by Boots that sent the class into hysterical laughter?
The king was none other than Mike Thomas! He really got into collecting and categorizing all types of spores, molds and fungi. I was always impressed when we would walk in the woods and he would point out some particular kind of fungi, tree or wildflower. As to the infamous question asked of him by Boots was when we were out walking as a class looking for mushrooms and other fungi. We were digging around in
the leaves and found some and called Fr. Dean over to see them. Boots then looked at us and said, 'doesn't that mushroom look just like a dog's penis?' Mike shot back, 'well...ah Father...ah...I wouldn't know about that.' Needless to say the class fell apart laughing.
55. What was the most unusual items PAubs would pull out of the pockets of his habit? What was the most unusual thing he pulled out of his cowl?
I guess this would be a question that the answer would be known only by those in Glee Club. PAubs would get so worked up during class that he would start to unload things from the pockets of his habit. Here is a list of things that I remember over the years: pitch-pipes, pens and pencils, multiple hankies, nuts, bolts and screws, assorted tools, apples and cores, cookies, a cake of limburger cheese, rye crackers, bermuda onion,
breviary, tractor and truck keys, green peppers, seeds and bulbs, and catalogs.
The most unusual thing I saw him pull out of his cowl was a rabbit! No kidding, a dead rabbit. He was out making his rounds saying his morning office and that way he could check up on his gardens. Public enemy #1 were those fuzzy tailed bunnies and he would set snares along his 'route' to get them. There were a few of us sneaking a smoke behind the gym one morning and we saw him walking up Calvary hill, head bent in
prayer. He stopped, reached down and came up with the rabbit in hand and before you could blink, he snapped that rabbit's neck and dropped it into his cowl, then went back to his breviary and walked further up the hill. We scattered off and I followed him back to the greenhouse where he skinned the rabbit, gutted it and then took it to the kitchen so the nuns could prepare it in a stew. He was the main celebrant for Mass that morning and when I went up for Communion, you could still see some fuzz from the rabbit in the
back of his cowl. Gophers were public enemy #2, but he would just throw them into the woods.
Rog-this is beautiful. My dad would get the biggest kick out of the joy P. Aubs would have in killing rabbits. Thanks for the grin.
56. Who, from the class of 73, were known by Fr. Aldric as 'the three Musketeers?
57. What was Greg Brunner's nickname? (I know this is kind of easy)
Well, I'm back in my office now so I will attempt to answer the 2nd question. I believe Brunner was "KING GROSS".
Right on Gregg! Brunner was the 'King' when it came to gross! He could even 'out gross' RRRRRRRRRandi Boutte. He was also known around the farm as Bruno.
Hint...one of the three known by Fr. Aldric as 'the Three Musketeers' was also known as 'the Sterling, Il. Cyclone'. (Ken, you have a chance if you bookmarked into the FAA site.)
Well, King-Corn, if you want me to cheat, then at least give me the SPECIFIC PAGE address of the alumni site. I searched (not that I would cheat, of course) and couldn't find any reference to the Sterling.
My guess is narrowed down to Steve Brunette, Joe Groh, Tom Leuders and Steve Enneking. I should have at least 2 right from this list.
Congratulations Ken, you got two out of the three right, but which two? This should help you out, Jim Backscheider was the last member and where you found him, you would find the other two.
Groh, Enneking and Jimo.
58. What pair of students, from the class of 74, was caught growing 'illegal' plants in the bio lab? What was the plant in question?
Let's try Don Becker and Jamie Bremer on this one as a wild guess. They wouldn't have risked growing pot, would they?
Nope, not the right pair. Try again, Ken.
Hint...the plant in question was used in an experiment in Bio class to illustrate how a plant uses photosynthesis to create and store carbos from CO2 and H2O. It also illustrated how the plant circulates the energy and wastes from sunlight. (does that help?)
Roger where do you get these memories?
Okay, here we go with the answer to the two questions. Let me say though that I am disappointed that no one was able to figure out who would be GROWING plants in the Bio lab's back room. Yes, it was yours truly and my partner in crime was Jim Stewart, or Screwart as he was known as in those days. The plant in question at that time was tobacco. Boots had started some tobacco plants from seed and we used the plant's
cuttings to experiment the circulatory system of the plant using red and blue dyes. Remember walking around with stained fingers and clothes? Anyway, we also had experiments where we fed some plants with fertilizer and gave them extended time periods with grow lights and observed the plant's development to different conditions. Ole Jim thought that since it was tobacco, maybe we could cut away some stems and
leaves, hang them in the furnace room to dry them out, we could smoke them in a pipe. A corn cob pipe, I'm not kidding. The plan would have worked but Boots noticed that there were many more plants growing then he started out with. We told him that we were still 'experimenting' and the plants were needed to finish the project. The day came and we were ready to try it out. We crushed the leaves and stoked the pipe and puffed away. God, it was awful, tasted terrible! Boots finally figured out what we were doing and
cornered the two of us about it and asked if we were smoking the tobacco. We replied, "gasp, cough-cough, smoking the tobacco? hack-gasp, why no Father, cough-gasp, what would make you think that? hack-cough?" Made both of us sick as dogs! Boots had the final laugh though, the plants were not really 'true' tobacco but an annual plant called 'flowering tobacco'. No wonder it tasted terrible!
59. The class of 74 was somewhat musically talented. Can you put the names to the instruments they played? Bass fiddle? Banjo? Cymbals? Guitar? Piano?
I may have one. How about Anthony Greiner on the Upright bass?
Chalk up two points for Mr. MMMaaahtinez! Tony Greiner could play a mean bass, and played in the jazz group we had with PAubs. The group was short lived though, he got kicked out and that was the end of that.
(Hint #1) All three of the remaining list in question graduated from the farm. (Hint #2) The person in question playing the cymbals can be found in one of WWWWWWWaluka's pictures from 'Picnic Day'.
Vince played the piano,
Snapper on the banjo, and
Flugie on the cymbals???
Well, WWWWWWWWWWWaluka, one out of three is not bad. Correct for Vince on the piano, try again for the other two. There are only seven of us left. :)
Tony Greiner, way to go Gregg, on the bass fiddle, Pio on the Banjo, Vince on piano and Rabbit Mayrand on Trumpet. Who played the cymbals?
Did Stewart play the guitar?
Does playing the cymbals count as musical talent?
Way to go, Mikey! Ron was 'self-taught' with the banjo and also played the guitar, not as well as Gregg, but could hold his own. As far as Stewart playing the guitar, give me a break, I don't think so. I have made yet another mistake as to the person who played the cymbals...the picture is in the FAA links and not WWWWWaluka's pictures, mucho sorry about that! And yes Gregg, it takes quite a bit of 'talent' to play the cymbals....I know, I know, I gave it away.
60. After we had callisthenic warm-ups in Freshman PE, Birdie would have all of us run a lap around the diamonds. Who where the two that always finished either first or second? Who from our class could do the most sit-ups?
I would guess Gerry Montoya and Rabbit Mayrand. Well, maybe not Rabbit-guess he wasn't named that for his speed! Maybe Boooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute? Sit-ups may have been Mikey. He was pretty buff. (Maybe he still is!?)
Sorry, Ken, not the answers I was looking for. I'll wait and see if others check in with their answers first. As for Mikey, yes, he has aged better than most of us, myself especially.
How about Walter Baldwin and Philip Madrid. I always saw them at the head of the pack, but again, I'm not bitter.
Good job, Gregg. Madrid and Baldwin always finished either first and second, and always by a large margin. I am glad that you are not bitter about it, you were
usually up front with the rest and 'Rabbit' and the rest of us 'slow-pokes' brought up the rear. You know what they say, "if
you're not the lead dog, the view never changes."
As to the person who could do the most situps would be Jeff Clarke. Close to the end of our freshman year, Birdie decided to have a contest in PE to see who could do the most pushups and
sit-ups. Walter Baldwin finished ahead of the rest of us with the pushups and Jeff did over 150
sit-ups. Jim Steward was a close second, but gave out at 150. I think I was able to do maybe 10 or 11. Even though we were all exhausted by this, we still had to run the lap around the diamonds.
61. What was the procedure for 'testing' the ice on the pond so we knew it was safe to skate? Who from the class of 74 was the better hockey player? (I know, more
controversy, couldn't resist though)
The only thing I remember about testing the ice was Steve Duk inching his way across the lake. That doesn't make sense though. Just because it was strong enough for him, doesn't mean it would have been strong enough for me at probably 100#'s heavier.
Pat, I would say you are partially right. I would then jump lightly on the ice after Steve would inch across it in addition to using a hockey stick to try and jam it through the ice. If we heard any cracking sounds, then we wouldn't play. Once I was older and a bit wiser (after I left the farm) I would always check the depth with an ice fishing auger. Do any of you remember skating on the creek, (in Winton Woods was it?) winding down to some other lake? Those were the greatest skating times in my limited memory.
We all know who the better hockey player was (hint: he hailed from Southfield, Michigan). Why, who would ever contest that?
Hurrah for Ken! You are right as rain on your answer about testing the ice. I have to agree with the Findlegger though on our choice as to who would go out 'first' to test the ice. You would have thought someone much heavier would have been a better choice. I can also remember skating on the creek with you guys, even though I had a hard time because the skates I had were 'figure' skates that Boots gave me to use. I made him angry at me because I ground the teeth off the tips. Was much easier then. I can remember one time we were skating on the creek and it was real windy and we stood straight up and opened our coats to 'sail' down the ice. Was a lot of fun until we had to skate back against the wind to get back to the farm. It was dark and we missed supper, but didn't get into any trouble. As to the 'best' hockey player in our class, I always thought Jeff Clarke was the 'better' hockey player...but that is just my 'humble' opinion, maybe Duk would back me up. Yes, I remember skating down the creek too. I also remember tripping over rocks and logs frozen in the creek. That doesn't say much for my skating ability. Thanks Ken, for the hint of the best hockey player being from Southfield, you must be talking about STEVE DUK,..... right!
You know, Findlegger could be right about Steve Duk, he and Jeff Clarke were both very good in hockey. I'll change my answer to a tie between Jeff and Steve, that way I won't be leaving anyone out. :)
HEY, HEY, HEY! HOLD ON A MINUTE HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU GUYS MUST BE FORGETTING THAT THERE WAS ANOTHER HOCKEY STAR WHO WAS FROM SOUTHFIELD, MICH!!!!!!!!!!
I'll give you one more chance to get it right!!!!!!
Star? That must be falling star!
Will you guys please calm down about the hockey thing? Unfortunately, I am not qualified to cast a vote since the only ice I saw before I went to the farm was in cube form in a tray in the freezer, so what do I know about hockey? But even so, I thought Ken Wallen ruled the ice! Go Waluuuuka!
Gregg! Is that your final answer? YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU'RE RIGHT, YOU'VE WON A MILLION BUCKS! I knew that answer would stump Ohioans and Illinioians.
62. Thought of two other classmates who were musically inclined. Match a name to the instrument they played. Trumpet? Jaw Harp?
James Bremer on the trumpet! By the way, does anyone know how to get in touch with this guy? I would sure like to make contact.
Whoa! Stop the presses! I am going to have to ask your pardon on this question, I forgot that Jamie Bremer did indeed play the trumpet from our class! The person I was thinking of was 'Rabbit' Mayrand, but both played the trumpet. I hope you guys can find it in your hearts to over look this goof, I'll try not to let it happen again. The funny thing about Rabbit when he played the trumpet was that his face turned a scarlet red and he would sweat profusely. Always had a handkerchief in hand and he reminded me of Louie Armstrong.
63. What did it mean if you belonged to the 'Tin ear club'? Who in the glee club had, by far, the deepest singing voice?
My guess is that you couldn't sing in tune if you were in the Tin ear club and Mike Vogler had a pretty deep voice. Barry White wasn't in the glee club, was he?
That's right. The Tin Ear Club members could not hold a note, or even recognize which note was being played. I ought to know, I was a member in good standing.
Good job, Gregg, you hit the nail on the head! Twice! I was lucky enough to sing 1st tenor with Jim Backscheider; Steve Enneking and Joe Groh were 2nd tenors; the Schulte brothers were 1st bass and Rick McCoy and Mike Volger were 2nd bass in a singing group that PAubs put together and then we went to
the state competition over at Miami U. I knew that we sang well as a group, but we really performed well that day and walked away with first place! One of the main reasons was because of Mike's strong sub-bass voice! Before PAubs died, I got the plaques and medals from him for the Glee Club's many successes and will bring them to the reunion next summer to show off.
64. Whose religion class did you definitely not fall asleep in? What would happen if you did?
Gee Rog, I must have slept through it. The most boring religion class I can remember was John Boemans
Not a bad answer there, Mike! Yes, Fr. John's and Fr. Savio's religion classes were indeed boring, but the answer I was looking for was Fr. Gil's religion class. The problem was it was early in the morning and several classmates, no need to single them out, would snooze away. If he spotted someone sleeping in his class he would continue writing on the board, then suddenly spin around and whip a small piece of chalk at the 'victim' sleeping. He was deadly accurate and what you had to watch out for was the ricochet if he did miss. I can remember him spotting someone and we would stand our notebooks up on our desks and then hide behind them in fear. He threw a piece one day that hit the person behind me and the chalk ricocheted off him and still hit me in the back. You really had to be prepared for his class. Fr. Gil was assigned to a parish in Peoria for about five years and I ran into him from time to time. I would take him to dinner and we would reminisce about his days at the farm. When I brought up the fact he would 'bean' people with chalk, he just smiled. He had
a lot of funny stories about us and others classes while at the farm. He is now doing missionary work in Africa, and I have lost touch with him. Would really like to see him again.
65. In typing class, what excuse could you tell Stosh where as he would let you start over? What was the brand of typewriters we used?
The brand was "manual and old," though I do remember seeing electric typewriters.
I think they were Royal typewriters.
Hurray for the Findlegger! Yes indeed, the brand of typewriters were 'Royal'.(royal pain in the ---!) Sorry Ken, your answer of 'manual and old' is humorous, but the points go to Findlegger. (sorry, yuk-yuk!) :)
I thought we had Savio for typing.
66. Here's an easy one: What would Fr. Aldric do to you when you fell asleep in his class? Who would YOU guess fell asleep most in Fr. Aldric's class?
I guess I am guilty as charged in this question for Algebra class with Fr. Aldric. (although it could be that hockey star from Southfield, Michigan, you never can tell) Anyway, if you fell asleep in his class he would then boom out your name, startling you half to death, and ask for the answer to the question on the board. Naturally you wouldn't know because you were asleep and would sit there sweating, looking like a fool! One time, and only one time, I answered the number 3 and he was startled because the answer, even just a guess, was right! Fr. Aldric was also known to have fake 'coronaries' if you answered the problem on the board wrong after he went to great lengths trying to explain it to you and the rest of the class. Algebra was not my strong suit, really struggled to earn a 'B' grade in that class. Once I got through freshman year, the rest of the Math classes were simple.
Come to think of it, King-Corn, you were quite a "sleeper". I didn't have your answer in mind about Fr. Aldric booming out your name, so there is still another answer out there. Any other guesses?
2nd question: MY guess is that Steve Duk ranked up there with the best of them for sleeping in Fr. Aldric's class.
Good God boys. What memories you have.
Amen, Mike. I must have lived in a fog. I don't recall most of this stuff.
67. Who was our class prefect during our freshman year? Who was the dean of students for our freshman year?
I always thought that Fr. Ronan's faculty title was 'disciplinarian', but 'guardian ' works too. Fr. Ronan was transferred to St. Mary of Lourdes parish at Germantown Hills, Il. and I ran into him when our CYM class from Roanoke put on a Lenten retreat for their high school program about 10 years ago. He had changed his name back to John and we had a nice visit that weekend. He was completely bald, had slimmed down quite a bit and was not the same person that I knew at the farm. I guess life as a parish priest had mellowed him considerably. Two points for Gregg, Fr. Gil was our 'dean of students' our freshman year. He was the one we were supposed to talk to when put on report.
Findlegger, only now, after your comment, do I remember being the class rep on the student council, freshman year. Thanks for the memory!
Fr. Ronan was the "Guardian" of the House. The Disciplinarian for us was Fr. Ric or Fr. Gil our Freshman year, maybe? I believe Charlie M. was Prefect first semester. If memory serves I, your brother Mike Thomas, was made Prefect 2nd Semester. That is, until they realized they had made an error. I do remember getting to take the eggs from Gil's table when he wasn't there for breakfast and Ric being there.
When I first came to the farm with my parents, I was introduced to Fr. Aldric as 'Rector' of the seminary.
Fr. Gil was our 'Dean of Students' and Charlie Martinez was our prefect, the first half. Fr. Ronan was the 'Guardian or Disciplinarian' of the farm. When Fr. Laurian came our junior year, ole Beanhead then became the 'Rector' and Fr. Aldric taught math and chopped a lot of wood.
Fr. Ronan retired our junior year and then Fr. John Boeman became the 'Guardian'. Over the years we had Fr.'s Ric, Savio & Paul as our 'Dean of Students'.
Boys, boys, boys, can't we all just get along? With all this dissent among the ranks about who was who, it sounds like a Jerry Springer show!
It bothered me that this question brought about so many different answers and I wanted to make sure that I had the facts straight here, sooooo I went to a 'higher authority' to get the facts straight. As it turned out, I was wrong a few times. I e-mailed Stosh and he sent me the following reply.
As my foggy memory puts it... The dean of students, perhaps also called Disciplinarian,(ouch) for 70-71 was Gil Wohler, assisted by Dean Pellman; for 71-72, Berard Doerger, assisted by Savio Russo; for 73-74, Savio Russo, assisted the second year by Paul Jewett. Aldric Heidlage was rector for 70-72; Laurian Rausch, for 73-74. Ric Schneider had been dean of students for several years before your class arrived, but he was full time vocation director, never dean, when you were there. Ronan Hoffer was the guardian of the seminary for 70-72; John Boehman, for 73-74. The guardian had no more say than any other friars about the school or students...except when Ronan made an @$$ of himself the night before Picnic Day your sophomore year. This should clear things up.
Roger, thanks for your diligence in clearing up this mess. I know it must have been hard for you to say you were wr.. wro.. wr.. temporarily mistaken. (It's a hard word to say.)
68. Who from the Class of '72 coined the phrase BLG or "Big Legs Girl"? He was from IL
Was it Schnupp?
He hailed from Bloomington, Illinois and his name was Robert Schnupp. (a.k.a. 'the SCHNUPPSTER') He is married and living in Peoria, he owns several pet grooming salons and I think I'll try to find out what he has been up to lately. Will let you guys know what I find out. Keep em coming, Mikey!
Roger-Do try to find out about Schnupp. Gregg and Roger you are both right.
I tried to find ole Schnuppster in the phone book and his number must be unlisted. Called a few pet grooming shops and still coming up empty. Will try again to find him.
Thanks Rog. I always liked Schnupp. I remember going to the Surf-N-Turf with him and he gave a smoke.
69. Where would we hold 'marathon' board game sessions? What were the names of the two games played?
I remember guys playing Battleship in the fresh/soph lounge. Me, I never played. I specialized in cards.
The rec room. Risk was one of the games
Mike, you are right about the game, but we use to pull all nighters someplace else.
was it the junior/senior lounge? Let me know tomorrow night.
Okay Mickey, I'll fill you in with the answers to these questions. The games played were Monopoly & Risk. We would pull all nighters and sometimes would play non-stop over a weekend in the music room. (of all places) We would push the piano out of one of the practice rooms and move in tables and chairs. We would cover the window with a piece of cardboard and then settle in to play to the bitter end. When we emerged from the room, it was trashed and smelled something awful! The winner usually had to clean up
and push the piano back into the room before PAubs found out.
Glad I didn't play and gladder I didn't win.
70. Who, from our class, would be approaching his 11th birthday?
71. Who, from our class, had the nickname of 'King-fisher'? (this is a trick question)
Was it Joe Schutte who was born on leap year? Was King-fisher also known as King-corn?
Gregg, you are right about Joe Schutte, but unfortunately, I was not the King-fisher. OK, was Snapper the King-fisher?
Good job Gregg, Karl Pensak was indeed the 'king-fisher' from our class. I loved to fish from the lake, but was limited to using worms and grubs. I would catch a lot of bluegills and they were small and I'd end up throwing them back in. Karl, on the other hand, had all kinds of fancy fishing equipment and lures. He would pull out large bass and loved to rub it in. I tried to get him to let me borrow some of those lures, but he never would let me, so I fished for bluegills and the occasional carp. I still fish quite a bit, love to sneak
out with my sons, and we fare pretty good. But, I am not bitter.
72. Which upperclassman was the hardest 'cross-checker' in hockey?
73. Which upperclassman was the toughest to try to block against during intramural football?
How about Greg Brunner for the hardest blocker.
Greg Brunner was tough to block against, but he was slow and you could 'cut' him or cross block him and he isn't the one I'm thinking of. This guy had short blond hair, was quiet and very mild mannered until it came to football. Maybe Fogarty might know who I'm talking about.
Nice try, Findlegger, but not the guy I'm thinking of.
Kirk Martin was, in my humble opinion, the hardest to try to block out in intramural football. If you were the unfortunate one across from him, you spent most of the game on your back looking at the sky.
As for the hardest cross-checker in our hockey matches, that would be the red devil from Canada, Rick McCoy. I stole the puck from him once on a breakaway and the next time he came down the ice he raised his stick across my neck and I fell so hard backwards that I ended up at the hospital for x-rays. He broke my tailbone and I couldn't sit down for three weeks.
74. Who were the members of the picture of "American Gothic Revisited"? Where was the picture taken? Who held what and where?
(hint: spring edition, Brown and White, 1973.)
Rog-I have the picture. You, Kevin, Ron and I. All in our overalls and me in the wheelbarrow by the quanset hut.
Ron was holding his banjo, Kevin was holding a garden fork, Mike was sitting in the wheelbarrow and for the life of me, I cannot remember what I was doing in the picture. I think Kevin was the person who gave the picture the title.
75. Who would play the organ for Mass if PAubs was directing the music sung or saying the Mass? If PAubs wasn't directing the music we were singing during Mass, who would?
Mike Schultheis would play the organ
Findlegger is right again! Mike Schultheis did a great job playing the organ for Mass and also the piano for Glee Club. A little known fact is that he also played the tuba mounted to a chair for the jazz and German band. When we played for 'picnic day' we put the tuba in the back of the dump truck along with Mike and the rest of the 'marching' band.
If PAubs was at the organ, Alex Mazon would stand before us and direct the count for the songs.
During our senior year, Louis Cantor, aka 'Louie' would play the organ and also the piano for Mass.
76. What is the most embarrassing thing you had to do in front of everyone during music class?
77. During Paub's homilies at Mass, he said this would happen if we didn't 'shape up', naturally we would go straight to hell, but which part?
One time I had to stand in front of the entire class along with a few other 'fortunate' classmates and sing the do-re-mi's and then various octave scales. He would call out the song and then point to the student to sing the song. When my turn came I was to sing the song, 'Georgie Girl'...gads, I hated that!
As to the answer to the second question, PAubs would always say that unless we, (the students) were not to shape up and quickly, we would end up in 'the very bowels of hell, between Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini and Judas.'
78. Complete this verbal execise from Fr. Tom's speech class (and borrowed from the Dale Carnegie Course): "I found myself yesterday near a huge box factory, located on a high hill. Running all around this building was a picket fence about this high....."
And then three "C"s came down and strangled me, (or something like that) don't critisize, condemn or complain. Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People. ( or some damn thing)
You guys are pretty far off the mark. Fr Tom would have us recite this to make us more animated and enthused. He even stopped a weekday Mass and had us recite it because we weren't participating enough. Br. Leo was in the balcony and was so disgusted with Fr. Tom for doing this during the Mass that he got up, waved his arm in digust, and left. (It must have worked because Br. Leo did look pretty animated!)
Anyway, the next lines are....."I walked up to the factory, threw open the door, walked in and found myself in a long hallway. At the far end of the hallway was a ....." Anyone remember yet? We're about half way through it now.
" ... was a Big room piled high with boxes. THERE WERE BIG BOXES, little boxes, and very small boxes. Suddenly, all the boxes came tumbling down!!!!!" .... That's all I remember!
79. What was the exercise that Fr. Tom had us do in order to remember things? (also borrowed from the D. C. course)
There were two memory techniques. One was called "stacking" and the other was called "memory pegs". I think the "memory pegs" were easier. I still remember them today, and still use them! It did help that I later took the Dale Carnegie course, but that was in 1976. 1 run, 2 zoo, 3 tree, 4 door, 5 hive, 6 sick, 7 heaven, 8 gate, 9 wine, 10 den, 11 eleven, 12 shelve, 13 hurting, 14 courting...etc.
Way to go Pat, you nailed it with the 'memory pegs'. I also still use that technique for remembering names by association to 'one-run', your horse is in the lead and coming down the strech when...sounds goofy, but it does work. I think you might have given the answer to your own question before with 'stacking'. If memory serves me correctly, I can remember standing next to our desks going through the various motions with the first exercise about the cardboard box factory, but can't seem to remember the 'rest of the story'. They say that is the second thing that goes with growing old, lost memory...if only I could remember the first. Fr Tom had a way of intimidating me during speech class and I never really enjoyed it. PAubs class was much
80. What was the 'brand name' of the tobacco that Fr. Lauren smoked in his pipe? What could you do for him to get on his 'good' side?
Didn't he like Borkum Riff? (or some damn thing?)
Keep him stoked on pipe tobacco, I guess?
Sorry Mike, that was the brand of pipe tobacco we would smoke. Ole Beanhead liked to smoke 'Captain Black' tobacco. Yech! If you wanted to stay on his good side, you would clean his pipes, replace the filters, and then fill them with Captain Black. Lubinski was good at
that (brown-noser). If you wanted to find Fr. Laurian, all you had to do was follow the smoke trail.
81. Who was the junior who made us report to Gil for mobbing him at bun fun, en masse? What did Gil do to us?
I can remember mobbing Alex Mazon one time at bun-fun. He was a stickler about staying in line and only taking one of whatever was on the tray. He would get so frustrated, he would just throw the contents in the air and let us fend for ourselves. Although it might have also been one of the Schulte twins, neither of them were very tolerant of the class of 74. I don't remember what Fr. Gil had us do when we went on report, probably rake leaves, or dig out a dead tree.
Great flashback guys. I also remember A-MAZON delivering the goods at "bun fun". I can still picture him wearing that green and white tie dyed sweat shirt that he wore carrying a tray of bun fun goodies across the parking lot and we would mob him to get the first choice.
We mobbed a few bunfun delivery boys as well. Except it wasn't to get the best rolls. By the end of freshman year we were so disappointed in the quality of the rocks that we started using them as weapons and threw them at the innocent tray holder. I believe one of them now goes by the name King Corn. He used the tray as a sheild and yelled "don't stone me, I'm only the bunfun man!"
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Thanks for the reminder...I think.
Whoa, Roger, I didn't know of your career as the "bunfun man". Thanks Niks, for the tipoff. I missed so much those last two years.
It was indeed Mazon who made us report. Gil, being his usual self at breakfast, had his head down, twiddled his hair and told us to sit down.
Haven't had a single thought about A-MAZON in 28 years! I remember him disliking us underclassmen. Same with the Schulte boys, though they were a bit partial to Duk and me since we were into photography and darkroom stuff.
82. Who were the infirmarians while we were at the farm from 71 to 74? Who were the 'head' sacristans at the farm from 71 to 74?
'71 infirmarian was Charlie Martinez. I can't recall '72 and I wasn't there in '73 or '74. However, I do know who it was in '74 because there is a reference to it in the B&W. I'm not saying because I wouldn't want Wallen in Hawaii calling me a cheater.
I'm going to guess Mike Walton was the head sacristan for his class and Mike Schultiess was head sacristan for his class.
Frank Rozmus was infirmarian in 72. I had something in my eye that would not rinse out and he told me to just wipe it away with my finger - - like he did. He said he had eyes like a frog and he showed me that he could use his finger like a windshield wiper. Grossed me out at the time. I think it was Greg Brunner in 73 and Richard Inge in 74.
83. Where and how did PAubs obtain the fertilizer for his gardens?
I think it was Winton Woods riding stables.
He also got some from a turkey farm somewhere.
Mike and Pat are both right!(although I thought it was a chicken farm, I'll take your word for it) PAubs would assemble a crew and away we would go to help him load it up. We would make it back to the farm smelling almost as bad as RRRRRRRRRandi Boutte's locker. Sometimes we would make a manure run with the tractor and cart, sometimes with just the dump truck, once with both. One time we made a pickup and were on our way back with a load of 'road apples' when someone sitting on the back of the cart
decided to toss some of those apples in the air. Traffic was always backed up and they threw them a little too high and way too far. Hit a car's windshield and the guy followed us back into the farm's driveway and proceeded to really ream PAubs about the dirty windshield. We grabbed a bucket of water, washed the windshield, PAubs gave him his blessing and away the guy went. That was the last time PAubs let us ride the back of the carts. PAubs was fond to say, "The more the shit stinks, the sweeter the smell of the
flowers." I guess that to be about right.
84. After it would snow and if it didn't melt right away, where were the best places to go sledding? No one at the farm had any sleds, so what two items would we use to go sledding?
There were two places that ranked pretty high on the list for sledding hills. The best, in my opinion was the front of the sem building and then off to the side towards the grotto. If you were lucky enough to turn behind the grotto, you would continue down the ravine for quite awhile if you didn't wipe out and hit a tree. The next best place was down Calvary hill, but you had to be careful and not hit the angels at the base. A hard turn past either one and you would then go down a ravine for a short ways. Several times we would
sneak down to the kitchen and swipe a few trays, as long as you leaned back you were okay, lean forward and you ended up with a mouth full of snow. Another great sled was the scoop that was from the boiler room. It took awhile to get the bottom of the scoop to skim across the snow, but when it 'buffed' up, you could really sail!
A lot of the guys thought it to look pretty ridiculous sitting on the scoop and sledding until they tried it, then you had to wait in line for a turn. When both of my boys were toddlers, I would pull
them around the yard in a scoop, they thought it was great.
85. What was the name of the girl's high school that we went to and saw a play? What was the name of the play?
I think the name of the school was 'McCaulley High' and the name of the play was 'The Scarlet Letter'. We also went to the play 'The Crucible' but do not remember where.
McAuley HS was the girl's school. Besides teaching at SFS, Mrs. Dressman also taught there. I remember well a Glee Club performance we did at McAuley in spring of '72. We were in first-class shape and they gave us several standing ovations. And the girls nearly fainted when Gregg sang Marvelous Toy for them. But I didn't think the plays were at that school. I'm almost certain that Scarlet Letter and Crucible were both at "Playhouse in the Park" at Eden Park, in Mt. Adams, just east of downtown along the Ohio River.
86. A radio station in Cincy had a contest for a free concert to be held at your school's gym. What did we do to try and win that contest? What was the name of the rock group that was to come and perform?
I remember something about juicy fruit gum wrappers, and I think the name of the band was "The Grass Roots" or someting.
St. Rita School for the Deaf won the damn thing.
Mike, you're pulling our legs. I guess you're going to tell us that it was St Rita School for the Deft until they had that loud rock concert there?
For the life of me, I cannot remember who won the contest, but I do remember writing something about some brand of chewing gum on 3 x 5 cards. The contest was to save as many wrappers as you could at your school or write the brand name of the gum on those damn cards. Alex Mazon came up with the idea to cut cardstock in the attic using that gigantic paper shear and then everyone worked at filling them in. We had a gazillion of them done and then packaged them in boxes, called the radio station to come and get them, then anxiously waited to see who won the contest. There was a snarfu somewhere along the line with the radio station and we were disqualified, something about they didn't make it back to the station on time. The fault was with them and nothing became of it. A lot of work for nothing.
Rog, Pat is right about the Grass Roots being the band and I kid you not about St. Rita's winning. I remember thinking how we got screwed and what the hell were they going to do at St. Rita's. I think the whole place got into filling out the index cards.
I'll gladly concede to the Grass Roots being the band that was to play for the winners. Had a 'brain freeze' and could have sworn it was the Three Dog Night, but the more I think about it, I know you guys are right. What the hell could they do at St. Rita's?
Can they do musical notes with sign language?
I think our concensus was they felt the bass notes.
Mike T is correct on both counts. It was the Grass Roots and St Rita's. I remember lots about St Rita's, especially the cheerleaders and the basketball games.
87. Some of the students were allowed to take art as a class on weekends. What was the only thing that came out of that class that we made that would be considered as 'art'? Who 'taught' that class?
(hint: wearable 'art')
This has got to be tie dye shirts, but I don't know who taught the class.
Yes! Tie dye shirts, socks, pants, even underwear! Thank God that fad didn't last, although it seems to be making a comeback with teens today.
Yo Corn, what is a teacher or a student who taught the class?
The teacher was a Franciscan brother, I beleive his name was Greg Freidman. The classes were held on Saturday morning and we started out by drawing figures and landscapes, etc. using charcoals and chalk. Then we tried other types of art; sculpturing, etc. But it really took off when we started tie-dye and for awhile everything everyone wore was quite colorful and loud.
88. One time during our sophomore year, PAubs received a 'care package' from a cousin from Metamora, Il. What were the food items in the care package? Some of us were fortunate to enjoy the food with him. Which group?
(Hint: smelled as bad as one of Boutte's boots)
From your hint, I would have to guess limgurger cheese. As gross as it smells, it does taste pretty good with a slice of onion and mustard on rye bread.
Boy am I impressed! You nailed it right on the head, Findlegger! The Friday work crew was busy digging out a tree over by where the pool use to be and we didn't finish pulling it down so PAubs had some of his crew and a few trouble makers continue the job on Saturday morning. He kept telling us he had a wonderful surprize for us if we could just get the tree down. Well, we thought maybe it was some brownies or maybe a cake or something worth while so we worked like demons because it wasn't everyday PAubs
threw a party. (usually he just threw students) Anyway the time came and he announced over the PA for those involved to come to the music room. A large crowd gathered to see what the big deal was going to be about and in walks PAubs, proudly strutting to the desk. Out of the back of his cowl he pulled two bottles of 'Little Kings' and from one pocket in his sleeve came a loaf of
Russian rye bread and a red bermuda onion, from the other was something that looked like cheese and a knife. He told everyone that this was
homemade cheese and we were in for a real treat now. After he opened the package and smelled it, he then passed it around the students. Over half of the room cleared out moaning and although it smelled bad, I was going to have the chance to try it. He sliced very thin slices of bread and wide slices of onion, put the cheese on the bread and the onion on top. As bad as it smelled, it didn't taste too bad. Most of the guys would take a bite, then run out of the room; old PAubs would just laugh and eat what was left. I still
laugh hard remembering the looks on some of the faces of the guys running out of the room.
Great story Roger. Limburger cheese and beer is a holdover from our German heritage. Not many people have it anymore. I remember as a kid, my parents and grandparents would have it. Every now and then, once a year or so, I buy a bar of it for a snack. Cris and I enjoy it (me more than Cris), but the kids usually leave the room because they can't stand the smell. It's probably not sold in most parts of the country.
I wasn't part of the crew but I do remember seeing PAubs pulling bread, onions and cheese from every pocket in his habit. Then I ran.
That was my only experience with limburger cheese, and, I must confess, I kept a safe distance from the fumes. Roger, in your question, I must question your use of the word "fortunate". I think I can smell it now...
89. "Carpe diem, carpe noctem et carpe verecisi!" Anyone know what this means? Found this statement in some old Latin notes.
I think it means Seize the Day, Seize the Night and Seize a Ham Sandwich.
Close, very close. I'll wait and see if any one else can get it. Nice try though.
I ran "vercisi" through my dictionaries and the internet and didn't come up with anything. Maybe it's a pun in English. In Ecclesiastical Latin it would be pronounced "very cheesy" and in classical (or pagan Latin as I prefer to call it) "wary kissy".
OK Roger let's have it.
Give it up Roger. If Kevin doesn't know then we're done.
Okay, this is from my old notes from the seminary, keep that in mind. "Seize the day, seize the night and seize the beer!"
Roger, you've got to give us some credit. We did get Kevin into action to try to figure this out.
Yes, Mike did do that and now I'm wondering if it is really the correct translation. Pval said at the time that it was, soooooo I guess it has to be right. Had me worried when Kevin said that he couldn't find it in the dictionary or from the web. Will have to e-mail Pval and find out. If anyone would know, it would be Kevin or Pval.
The correct expression would be: carpe cervesiam
Wait, I tried to correct the spelling before I sent that. It should be: carpe cerevesiam
Thank you Kevin!
90. Now let's talk about talent. Who, from our class, could hawk up and hurl a lugi the farthest? He could spit and hit the clock outside the gym.
Could it have been our man from St Louis?
91. Without looking in the Brown & White, who, from our class, made the varsity basketball team as a sophomore? Could be more than one, I'm not saying. And don't cheat!
Todd OConnell would be one guess, he would have been the 'jock' of the class at the time and a good ball player at that. It wasn't WWWWWWWWaluka, was it? Oopps, sorry, hockey was his thing.
I think Clem Griego probably would have made the team!
Forgot Clemente! Good job Richard, forgot all about him. He was fun to watch play b-ball, not a bad player either!
92. Who played 'back-up' with our Gregg during the now infamous Big Chief fiasco?
93. Follow up questions: 1) what other campaign song did they perform that night besides "St Francis Prison Blues?" 2) who was T Box's campaign manager? 3) what character did Albert Haas portray in a funny monologue promoting T Box?
Good job, Niks! Alfie was indeed the 'back-up' guitar player with Mr. Martinez. I don't know if he was banned or not, I thought they (Fr. Ronan) banned only Gregg. Should have got Joe Bessler, he was the one who wrote the song. I do agree with you though about the evening being both entertaining and controversial. Was T-Box's manager Adam Griego?
Not Adam. This guy came from further north. I have a tape recording of song #2, the campaign manager making introductions, and Albert's speech... excerpts will be on the website soon... and then you'll know the answers for sure.
My boy Al was not banned. I alone sang the infamous lines and was exiled, banished. They did let me eat a burger on Picnic Day, though. Sorry, I don't remember the answers to your other questions, Mike.
94. Who can remember the words to our school's song?
Students of St Francis, we praise the brown & white
And sing a song of jubilee, sing it with delight
Now shout the name with pride and glee,
Sing with all your might
Rah, St Francis, Rah
Rah, St Francis, Rah
Sing the cheer that we long to hear for the boys of yester-year.
Seminary Rah, seminary rah, raise aloft the brown & white.
Seminary Rah, seminary rah, alma mater always right
So sing again with all your might
Hurrah, boys, hurrah
(all from memory - I swear I didn't cheat)
95. During the basketball season we had a cheer that we would yell out to the refs
and crowd for a bad call. What was the cheer? (hint: there was more than one)
Was it "Nuts and bolts, nuts and bolts, we got screwed"? The only other cheer I remember was "Rah rah ree, kick him in the knee, rah rah ras, kick him in the other knee.
Three cheers for the Findlegger! Rah, rah, and rah! Way to go Pat, you got them both. It was always fun yelling at the refs, got plenty of dirty looks from the other teams, too.
96. What ingenious weapon did we make using 'Pringles' cans and duct tape? Where was the best place to use this weapon?
I believe I saw you firing tennis balls out of your "cannon" on the backside of the gym.
Those cannons were great! A pinhole near the bottom of the can, a little lighter fluid, drop in a tennis ball, wait a minute for the fluid to turn to gas, touch it off with a match and WHOOOOFFFF
We were lucky the whole damn thing didn't blow up in our faces. What fun!
Then some of us got more dangerous...
Jim Riddle taught us how to make small pipe bombs with spent CO2 cartridges and gunpowder. Talk about stupid. We'd use a 1' fuse to have plenty of time to get away because those things threw shrapnel just like a hand grenade. Then there was Jeff Elliott, who made bottle rockets by filling drinking straws with gunpowder. Only problem was that Jeff didn't have fuses. So he laid a trail of pure powder (the kind you use when refilling shotgun shells). Did this right outside the bowling alley on the concrete wall. He lit the powder with a lighter and singed both eyebrows.
97. Who from our class always used a cartridge fountain pen?
98. Who from our class had a terrible time with morning sneezing fits?
You mean I was the only one? With the pen, that is. Fogy
The sneezing had to be Stewart.
Mr Fogarty had the pen. I got me one too in order to emulate him, but my grades suffered nonetheless. I'm not sure I figured out how the pen worked. Do they still make those? And Kevin, do you still use one?
99. In PAubs speech class we had to stand in front of the class and recite different lines from various speeches given by famous speakers. Can you remember some of them?
PAubs would always sit up front and dead center when you gave these speeches. You knew you were successful if you did what at him?
I am the very model of a modern major general. I can remember the rest but not say it in one breath anymore. Would you be successful if you could breath on him?
Hey Mike, I didn't think anyone would remember any of the speeches he had us memorize and then give during class, but 'Modern Major General' was one of many. Some of the others were parts from plays or speeches given by Churchill, Kennedy, etc. I can remember one speech that ended with the line, 'Am I a dog?', then you were suppose to growl and snarl. He had a strange sense of humor because some of the lines were two parts and the second part would be said by a child or a woman. He also wanted you to be able to project your voice so
everyone could hear. Enunciation was next and he would sit in front of you and if you sprayed him with spittle and half-drooled over yourself during the
speech, it would bring a smile to his face and a good grade.
Damn Roger you just made my night. LOL. Mikeyt