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Cherly Lyon
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Mike MacKillip
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For me, high school was a mixed bag of not knowing what to do and why I had to do it. I didn’t see any purpose back then, but I also didn’t understand that the school was preparing us for the next chapter… The chapter of life.
The idea of reaching our 50th reunion is a bit unsettling. After all, just the day before yesterday we graduated at the ripe old age of 18, and were full of energy and uncertainty. 50 years later, having come through the blur of raising families, divorces, career changes and never ending work, we finally know how inexperienced we really were.
While high school felt like it would never end…. The time I spent with Gary Churchman, Tim Wendelken, and Pat Olson (’66) in our little garage band “The Remingtons” was pretty special. We played everywhere for a couple years and we knew that rock and roll was definitely here to stay. Then we broke up. Gary moved to Florida and Pat went to CSU. Even so, this had to have been the best time of my life…
Miss Dillon taught me about real music and spending my senior year in “The Troubadours” was pretty exciting. Miss Dillon worked us pretty hard that year and it paid off by having a small part in the play that year. This had to have been the best time of my life…
Then came college. A big waste of time, except that one of my room mates had an airplane. We flew all over the place and I caught the bug for flying. But I was still a lousy student, so I enlisted in the Air Force, went to Alaska, and really learned how to fly. I wound up spending almost 8 years up there flying in the “bush” of Alaska in just about every airplane you can think of. It was fantastic and had to be the best time of my life…
From there I moved back to Littleton in 1976 and went to work with a small commuter airline, Rocky Mountain Airways, where I spent the next 18 years and loved every minute I spent there. I really didn’t have any desire to move to the major airlines. I met my wife there and a new era began. I had found my niche, and I knew this had to be a pretty good time of my life.
The airlines in the 80’s were not the place to be. One by one they kept going out of business and sure enough it was time to bail out. That’s how I got into real estate. I purchased a Century 21 off ice in Littleton and then converted it into a RE/MAX office. Real estate was about as far away from flying as I could get, but it allowed me to develop as a business man, and for the first time in my life, I didn’t have to live out of a suitcase.  We sold the real estate business in 2000 and I went into commercial photography.
But as soon as I say that… Life was about to get better. Actually, better than better. My wife informed me that we had a little one on the way, and shortly thereafter another one came along. Now at 50, being a new father seems a bit on the crazy side… but that’s what you get when your wife is 15 years your junior. So, for the next 19 years I was the oldest father in every school activity and it gave me a chance to be an involved father. I actually have 4 children. Two grown and out from the first marriage, then two from the second marriage. The kids are full of energy, wild expectations, and full of the same “know-it-all attitudes” that we had at that age and there is nothing I can do to change it. Funny thing is, I don’t really want to. That unbounded energy will help them through the next 50 years as it did me, but they have to do it themselves.
It’s really nice to see them grow and to know that I was able to be there for all of the soccer games, karate matches, and endless marching band sessions. I’ve also watched a steady string of boyfriends and girlfriends come and go and I’ve marveled at how these kids are so different than I was at that age, but then again, not much has really changed. Just me getting older and wiser I guess. Life is really good… This is definitely the best time of my life.
 
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Marilyn McDonald
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High school, as with life overall, was an amazing experience.  I knew people, and yet I didn't.  And few people really knew me. My life since HS has certainly NOT been boring.
My Father was transfered to Houston, so I lost touch with folks I knew (no more free room and board in Littleton).  I'm looking forward to going to our 50 year reunion, to reconnect.
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Dorothy McKeever (Leong)
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