Seems like only yesterday, the Class of 1968 was standing on the stage of the Starlight Bowl, looking forward to a bright future.

In 2015, many in the Burbank High Class of 1968 will turn 65 and be eligible for Medicare! I know some of you have shared your 65th birthday pictures on Facebook, and it would be really interesting to find out how you celebrated. Did you:

922161. Go skydiving and jump out of an airplane?
2. Go on a cruise?
3. Have a party with a lot of guests?
4. Go out to dinner at a special restaurant?
5. Splurge on buying something expensive for yourself?
6. Get a facelift?

imageDonna Canzoneri Wray was lucky to spend her big birthday at Kutna Hora an hour drive outside of Prague.  She writes, “We visited the Ossuary decorated with 40,000 bones of victims of the plague of 1500 next to the little cemetary, walked through the old square adjacent to St. Barbara’s, enjoyed a gorgeous long view of the valley, saw many bridge statues, and ate a typical Czech lunch. We were on a 44 day trip in 9 countries. We sailed across the Atlantic on a Celebrity ship and took our first river cruise down the Danube River on AMA. Our eldest daughter, Jaisha, on a 2 year assignment working at the U.S. embassy in London, met us in Italy for 5 days. We stayed in Munich with our exchange student from 20 years ago, and met friends in Budapest and Paris. We feel privileged to travel as we do. We have no elderly parents left, no grandchildren, and no pets, so no reason not to travel.”

Thank you so much for writing, Donna! Now how about it, Class of 1968, tell us you celebrated turning 65! Tell us your dreams, how you are going to spend your retirement — or maybe you are grateful for those few nights without getting up to go to the bathroom!

Maybe you are never planning to retire?!

Maybe you are never planning to retire?!

About Katherine Crosier

I am an organist in Honolulu—a rare breed of folks who play the King of Instruments! Through stories, photos, and videos, this blog is a diary of my musical journey ... and my family just groans!

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  1. bill reimers says:

    It is great to see John and Donna having so much fun in their retirement. Wonderful times. I know John served his community as a Fire Captain for many years. My son is a fireman/paramedic here in Utah and I know how hard he works. When I turn 66 I am taking off for a couple months and traveling around these beautiful United States and Canada. I will return home for a few months and then take off for England, Ireland, and Scotland. I want to see the performance of ‘Celtic Woman’ in their hometown of Dublin, Ireland. One of the best dance, singing, and music performances in the world. So much to do and I pray I have enough time to do it all, but that is in God’s hands for the most part. Would love to hear about other class of ’68 grads plans. I wish you all great health and years of fun and enjoyment in your retirement years.

    Bill Reimers

    PS. Fortunately I still sleep through the night…every night!!!

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