Tuesday, July 28, 2009

So I'm sitting around the other day with a buddy of mine and he says he's decided to start chewing again, and he wanted to know if I wanted a dip. Well, I quit cold turkey about 14 years ago when my (then) little boy started walking around spitting. I will admit that there are many days when I think I could go for a pinch, but I think I'll hold off for at least a few more years. It did get me to thinking, though, about how many pounds off this stuff did we go through, and what ever happened to all that "soup starter" we left around town. If you're still chewin', I would suggest you quit, it can't be good for you. On the other hand, I'm sittin' on about $800 worth of Skoal coupons from some tobacco settlement, if you're interested, let me know....

Thursday, July 23, 2009

So here's a good one for ya', but I really need some help with this, don't know how I got started thinking about it. Who remembers "the Mounds"? I seem to remember there were 8 of these hills kind of to the west of Polk. I know when I got to Oshkosh they kept these things pretty well manicured. Then the let 'em go--I heard either lack of funds for upkeep or they decided they were too dangerous to mow (somebody got hurt?). Finally came back one fall and they were gone. Think they were an art project? I'm sure somebody knows more than I do on this subject, so fill me in.....

Monday, July 20, 2009

Wonderful afternoon at the Waukesha County Fair yesterday. All Scott people I saw were having a real nice time. As for REO, they just can't stop rockin". Quite the demographics in the crowd. Guess the farmers and bikers can't stop rockin' either.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Bulletin Board - post you commennts

This is Shoobie posting this time. I set up a bulletin board so that we can get some conversations going between everyone (versus only the blog entries up to this point). I started a couple of topics to get the conversations started. Feel free you add your comments to these topics or start some of your own. Should be interesting and fun to hear from everyone! Have fun and keep it clean :)
Here is the link: http://northscotthall.proboards.com

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

So I'm sittin' there channel surfing when my good friends at Time Life are broadcasting one of their infomercials with tunes from the 60's. Got me to thinking about Kenny's 60's party back in '82. Seems I remember this party was postponed a week after it was scheduled (death in the family). Of course, I was working at the union and had rearranged my schedule, and was unable to change it back after the party got rescheduled. By the time I got there the party tapes had just about run their course---however, Kenny was nice enough to start them all over again. Six hours of the classics. Passed out people strewn all about. Finally, Jack and doughnuts for breakfast. Kenny is already planning to attend the reunion, and I can get ahold of Brian. No idea on Jim and Randy. Anybody have any info---anybody else remember this classic party?????

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Just checked the weekly counters--don't know who all the people reading are, but as long as you're reading I'll try to keep writing. Anybody else wants to get in let us know, we'll get you enabled. Here's a quick update on where some of us will be getting together in the next few weeks.

July 21-22 Wisconsin Dells---gotta' love the Kalahari

July 23-26 Falls Fest in Menomonee Falls---Check with Cheryl in the beer tent near the ball fields, she'll know where we are at.

Aug 14 and 15 Wisconsin State Fair---We'll check out Robert's on Grandstand Ave around 6pm each day (we may be there more often, never can tell). Have fun at the fair.

September 6 Chuckapalooza--Private party, you'd like an invite, get in touch.

September 27--Mel's Pig Roast--Cedarburg, check previous post for more info--See you there....

More info to come......

Thursday, July 9, 2009

We are now a mere 100 days away from the reunion. Hopefully you are making your travel and lodging arrangements so you don't have to wait until the last minute. Keep checking back here as we get closer to the reunion for updates on plans, who we are looking for, etc. Anybody with any pictures are encouraged to contact us and we'll get them up on the site. Thanks.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Was down on the lake today, saw some sailboats, and it got me to thinking about the Scott Hall Regatta again. Don't think that I ever saw a sailboat at Regatta, and I never made it to Fett's boat in '79, but whatever. I do remember Spid Peeper and remember winding up in New Cow in '79 though, and the small incident with Officer Bob. Thanks to Mose for keeping me out of the big house there. Then there was '80 and the wonderful Sigmund Snopek. Clown walking around in the spaceman outfit. What a buzz kill. I remember in '81 when I was playing in the softball tournament with the Teamsters and had the accident with the lighter fluid and started myself on fire. Thanks Gipp for putting me out. I think that the pictures are from'82, when we moved down to Rainbow Park to try and avoid the lake flies (hope they still have those damn things---every student should get to experience them...). Somebody else was running the thing by then, but we still knew how to have a few beers (looks like Old Style (maybe Blatz)...only the best for us...). Little change up with the beer tickets by '83, but by then we we wise to the ways of the would.....(it's not what you know, but who you know.....). If there are any more pictures out there, let me know and we'll figure a way to get them posted......

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Okay, went down to see Huey last night. Good show, had a good time. Now, I checked out the area in front of the golf thing a couple of times--some people looked vaguely familiar, but not enough for me to be sure if they were from Scott. Also, there were three girls and a guy that I stood by for most of the concert. I think I have seen them before (so sure I would probably bet on it). I was about to ask them if I knew them when the guy in his patriotic Mt. Rushmore shirt made his move on the short girl. I was laughing pretty good---interesting sight. So if any of you people are reading this and were there, identify yourselves---driving me nuts now. Also, I've finally figured out that after 30 or so years people's looks have changed, suppose I won't recognize everybody.

Also heard from Mary that Julie will be at the reunion. I think she was my Secret Santa one year, it will be nice to see her.

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Friday, October 17

4:30-7ish Fish Fry---Fox River Brewing Co. This place is north of town on the river. You
on your own here as far as reservations, etc. I'm checking to see if
there is a separate room where we can all meet and eat.

7ish-when everish Planning on heading down to the Corners for a little Green Dragon
run. Probably start at CBC and head west towards the City Center

Post Party Pool is open at the Hotel all night--good time to catch up on things...

Saturday, October 18

Up bright and early!!!!!!

8am Breakfast for those inclined at the Multicultural Education Center--
There is also a breakfast for retired Faculty and staff at Reeve, so
if you are inclined to look for an old professor, check this out (Let me
if Watson Parker is there!).

8:30-10:30 Breakfast is served at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.
This is a new facility on the river, pretty much due west of Scott.

9:00-10:30 Bus tour of Campus. I'm not that sure, but I remember being able
walk campus in about 15 minutes. There are only 2 or 3 streets I
think you can get a bus down, so.....

North Scott Tour ????? A few people have asked about something like this. If you want
to go I need to know so I can get it set up with the Alumni
Association. September 1 will be the drop dead day for letting
me know if you are going. email at northscotthall@aol.com

10am No parade this year, instead a bike ride. From the Rec Center to
Titan Stadium (Tent City). Tent City is where they have a
pregame party, including refreshments, food and entertainment.
There is a shuttle from Campus to Tent City and back every 20
minutes between 11 and 1.

1:30 Oshkosh football, Titans and the Pointers. Plenty of tickets
available---or to Kelley's, to relive football Saturdays the way
some of us do.

Post game Celebration Probably around 4pm Fifth Quarter, at the Comfort Suites
This is at 400 S. Koeller St. Please drive carefully!!!

Post post game celebration-- I am sure there will be some bar hopping going on, some folks
will probably be heading out, others will be burrowing in. Of
course, pool is open all night, good time to catch up on things......

Sunday, October 19 TBD

Friday, July 3, 2009

Wishing you all a safe and festive 4th of July. Huey Lewis at the Summerfest at 10. Meeting in front of the golf shot thing at 8:30--don't know who all will be there, but you're all invited....

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Well, 107 days to go until the reunion. Hope that many of you are making your plans for the trip to Oshkosh. Have recently heard from a few more people that we've been looking for, and am really hoping they can join us for the reunion. I have a number of people to get back to, and plan on doing that in the next couple of days. Don't forget to take care of your lodging needs beforehand. I know that I am looking to a fun packed weekend of catching up with old friends and learning what's been going on with you all. To those I've been in touch with, stay in touch. And to those on the fence make your plans now to be in Oshkosh in October. Initial itinerary to be posted by tomorrow--all in a state of flux fright now, so if you have any ideas, drop us a line at northscotthall@aol.com.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Loads of fun last night at Summerfest in Milwaukee. All who attended had a great time. Many thanks to our corporate partner Miller/Coors and Super Dave for a great time. Being at Summerfest brings back lots of memories spent there with the old gang--Jackson Browne, Hall and Oates, The Beach Boys, Boz Scaggs, Mellencamp among many .......dropped a few Dracmas there over the years. More get togethers are being planned for the rest of the summer leading up to the reunion, so keep an eye on the blog. Enjoy summer.....