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•   Jerry Richards  3/23
•   Carmen Calderwood (Southern)  3/22
•   Steve Madsen  3/21
•   Ken Elliott  2/26
•   Steven H Larsen  12/5
•   Jay Taylor  12/5
•   Joan Daniels (Richards)  11/18
•   Don Eric Beste  9/5
•   Marie Rhodes (Crook)  5/6
•   Dennis Winter  4/23
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Welcome to the Bear River High Class Of 1962 web site.


1930’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s !!

First, we survived being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or drank -While they were pregnant.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then, after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs
Covered with bright colored
Lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets,
And, when we rode our bikes,
We had baseball caps,
Not helmets, on our heads.

As infants and children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes..

Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter, and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar.
And we weren't overweight.
Because we were always outside playing...that's why!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day ...
And, we were OKAY.

We would spend hours building
our go-carts out of scrapsand
then ride them down the hill,

Only to find out that we forgot about brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned To Solve the problem.

We did not
Have Play Stations, Nintendo
and X-boxes. There were
No video games,
No 150 channels on cable,
No video movies
Or DVDs,
No surround-sound or CDs,
No cell phones,
No personal computers,
No Internet and
No chat rooms.
And we went
Outside and found them!

We fell out of
trees, got cut,
Broke bones and
Lost teeth,
And there were
No lawsuits
From those accidents.

We would get
Spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping-pong paddles, or just a bare hand,
And no one would call child services to report abuse.

We ate worms,
And mud pies
Made from dirt,
The worms did
Not live in us forever.

We were given
BB guns for our 10th birthdays,
22 rifles for our 12th, rode horses,
made up games with sticks and
tennis balls, and

-although we were
Told it would happen- we did not put out very many eyes.

We rode bikes
Or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell,
or just Walked in and talked to them.


Little League had
And not everyone
Made the team.
Those who didn't
Had to learn
To deal with

Imagine that!!


The idea of a parent
Bailing us out
If we broke the law
was unheard of ...
They actually sided with the law!

These generations have
Produced some of the best risk-takers,
Problem solvers, and
Inventors ever.

The past 60 to 85 years
Have seen an explosion
of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom,
Failure, success and responsibility,
and we learned

How to deal with it all.

If YOU are One of those born
Between 1925-1965, CONGRATULATIONS!

You might want
to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids before the lawyers
and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.

While you are at it,
forward it to your kids,
so they will know
how brave and lucky
their parents were.

Kind of makes
you want to run through the house
with scissors, doesn't it ?


Steven Green  4/10
Harold Hess  4/12
Jerry Richards  4/12
Doug Ward  4/19
Dennis Winter  4/22
Sheila Fonnesbeck  5/4
Terry Kelley  5/7
Ld Thomas  5/10