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11/21/10 12:23 PM #79    

Brian Brown

I just got off the phone with Steve Lindgren and his wife Chris. He has had over 20 surgeries in his lifetime, most of them on his neck. Most recently he had a surgery that CUT his SPINAL CORD and limited his mobility from the waist down. He has MOVEMENT in his left leg but he's going thru THERAPY to learn to walk again. He needs our PRAYERS and CONSTANT ENCOURAGEMENT. His email is: and his home phone is: 1-505-867-0836. Chris went to SOUTH High and also to SKYLINE and they've been married almost 40 YEARS! Please CALL or email them. I know he'd LOVE to hear from y'all!
Brian Brown 817-994-5711 or

11/21/10 05:03 PM #80    

Brian Brown

Here's something I wrote today to Eric Orem regarding HIGHLAND HIGH, then AND now: I appreciate your friendship too. Be watchin' your mailbox for something SPECIAL that should arrive before Thanksgiving.You might be able to show the family that at one time you were YOUNG, FEARLESS and NOT HAIRLESS! You and Millburn-what a pair!(Where did you get those EYES? No wonder Olivette FELL for you!)
Do you remember that after we had lost to WEST and went to play HIGHLAND, our confidence had been shaken and we had some SELF DOUBTS about if we were really as BAD ASS as our UNDEFEATED Junior Varsity Season would indicate-well at least I had those thoughts-you were ALWAYS more confident,(think Singing 'Old Man River' at that Final Assembly-I've always ADMIRED you for that!)
The 1st played called was an End Sweep where you and I DOUBLED TEAMED that big Defensive End named Peterson. I remember walking up to the line and you asked "do you want him High or Low?" "I'll take LOW you take HIGH!" We hit that guy like TWO FREIGHT TRAINS and either Lindgren or Mavor went for NINE YARDS on the FIRST PLAY from Scrimage. We walked back to the huddle thinkin' WE'RE BACK and we're BAAAD! We learned alot about ourselves that day, at least I did. You may also recall that we had heard that DESORBIO and a couple of the other guys had "put out a BOUNTY on us"- FIFTY BUCKS for each of us OR $150 for BOTH of you and I together! Wilk will tell you that I was VERY SOLEMN the night before we played, so much that I wasn't even interested in makin' out!(-Boy I must been AFRAID!) I thought my Football Career could end the NEXT DAY!It's too bad I had to take it out on Mike Coulam, their Star Running Back. I hit him so hard that it coulda KNOCKED him into the middle of NEXT WEEK! He FUMBLED the ball and it was SCOOPED up by Pete Baldwin for our FIRST of MANY SCORES that day! In HIS DEFENSE, he hit me almost as HARD as you did that day we BOTH SAW STARS!;0) In fact if STRASSER, CLIFFORD and McCARTHY hadn't picked me up, I'd STILL be layin' there-don't tell him or WILK that.
We had a STRONG, COMPETATIVE TEAM and we should have taken STATE that year. (Millburn still contends that we should NOT have had to play SKYLINE again since we had BEATEN them to a PULP the first time we played them 27-7 and Terry McCarthy went to his grave saying that WEST NEVER crossed the Goal Line!)
Did you hear that HIGHLAND won the 4A State CHAMPIONSHIP yesterday by ONE point? Talk about having having some "Bad ASS" Linebackers and Lineman, that team has 'em! (I can hear MRS. COULAM sayingNICE TALK ELDER!-she's the FORMER Ann WILKINSON)...Mike Coulam has to have a GRIN from EAR to EAR! They've waited a LONG time for that and they deserve it!
Your friend,
Brian 'BROOM'

12/07/10 03:07 PM #81    


Jim Olsen

I'm bi-sacksual; are you?

On the eve of my big 6-oh, oh (as my dear friend Ann Coulam {who never spoke to me 40 years ago and still WON'T...some things never change [tag, you're IT, Ann]} refers to the date that unceremoniously ushers one into the world of restaurant discounts and hopefully lower cholesterol), I feel compelled to share another venture into my twisted mind as I attempt to emulate Nightline's 'Sign of the Times'.  NOTE:  This is a collaborative effort, if only I could remember who I collaborated with...  (Important note:  What follows is a COMMENTARY on technology, not an autobiography; I don't 'toot' any more often than absolutely necessary!)

When I bought my Blackberry I thought about the 30-year business I ran with 1800 employees, all without a cell phone that plays music, takes videos, pictures and communicates with Facebook and Twitter. I signed up under duress for Twitter and Facebook, so my seven kids, their spouses, 13 grandkids and 2 great grand kids could communicate with me in the modern way. I figured I could handle something as simple as Twitter with only 140 characters of space.

That was before one of my grandkids hooked me up for Tweeter, Tweetree, Twhirl, Twitterfon, Tweetie and Twittererific Tweetdeck, Twitpix and something that sends messages to my cell phone and every other program within the texting world.

My phone was beeping every three minutes with the details of everything except the bowel movements of the entire next generation. I am not ready to live like this. I keep my cell phone in the garage inside my golf bag.

The kids bought me a GPS for my last birthday because they say I get lost every now and then going to the grocery store or library. I keep that in a box under my tool bench with the Blue tooth (which, by the way, is red) phone I am supposed to use when I drive. I wore it once and was standing in line at Barnes and Noble talking to my wife and everyone within 50 feet was glaring at me. I had to take my hearing aid out to use it, and I got a little loud.

I mean the GPS looked pretty smart on my dash board, but the lady inside that thing was the most annoying, rudest person I have ever ‘met’! Every 10 minutes, she would sarcastically say, "Re-calc-u-lat-ing." You would think she could be nicer. It was like she could barely tolerate me. She would let go with a deep sigh and then tell me to make a U-turn at the next light. Then if I made a right turn instead… Well, it was not a good relationship.

When I get really lost now, I call my wife and tell her the name of the cross streets and although she is starting to develop the same tone as ‘Gypsy’, the GPS lady, at least she loves me.
To be perfectly honest, I am still trying to learn how to use the cordless phones in our house. We have had them for 4 years, but I still haven't figured out how I can lose three phones all at once and have to run around digging under chair cushions and checking bathrooms and the dirty laundry baskets whenever the phone rings.

The world is just getting too complex for me. They even mess me up every time I go to the grocery store. You would think they could decide on something themselves, but this sudden "paper or plastic?" every time I check out just confuses me. I bought some of those cloth reusable bags to avoid looking confused, but I never remember to take them into the store with me.

Now I toss it back to them. When they ask me, "paper or plastic?" I just say, "Doesn't matter to me. I am bi-sacksual." Then it's their turn to stare at me with a blank look.

Someone recently asked if I tweet. I answered, “No, but I toot a lot."

12/07/10 11:34 PM #82    

Brian Brown

Here's the List of our Classmates who had indicated they would be involved in PRAYER and/or Fasting last Sunday: Steve and Chris Lindgren (lower Extremities,)Teri Lambourne and Chip Arnold (Lumbar,) Kathy Ralph, Sally Peterson and Greg Brinton, Kris Monsen and Gregg Johnson (Cancer,) Sally Hess and Steve Fulmer, (Ted Kanell, Renee LeFevre, Janice Betts Bennion and LaDene McInelly all place names on the Temple Prayer Rolls,) Peggy Scott (Broken Colarbone & Pelvis,) Becky Carr, Faye Milfred Pfister, Bob Rust, John Brown, Nancy Holt, Denise Anderson & Steve Clifford, Melody Hansen, Terry Spinks,Paulette Butler, Dave Seiler,Jayne Cannon, Julie Johnson,Dan Beck, Barbara Bennion & Dave Cockayne,John Workman, Steve Garrett,Eric Orme, Gary Lomax,Marv Curtis, Mark and Maylene Millburn, Dave Hardy and Catherine Stobbe Hardy, Vicki Morgan, Kelly Jones, Mary Ann Armstrong, Bill Maver & Wendy Cannon, John Adamson and Robin Hough, Ann Wilkinson and Mike Coulam and Brian Brown-WOW that's a LOTTA FAITH, PRAYERS and FASTING! I told Lindgren IF I have to go WITHOUT TWO meals-(and he knows HOW I FEEL about FOOD)-his BUTT and the rest of him BETTER be IMPROVING each day! ;0)Thanks to all y'all for participating. May the LAWD BLESS EACH of You...Brian Brown

01/14/11 12:17 AM #83    

Brian Brown

The first thing I want to say is how THANKFUL I am to our Catholic friends, our Baptist friends, our Church of Christ friends and our Mormon friends who were willing to add Steve and Chris Lindgren to their PRAYER LIST and to be involved in a FAST for them as well as for: 1)Peggy Scott, whose Collarbone has healed and is having great strength added to her broken pelvis & she could be off crutches in LESS than a month. 2) Gregg and Kris Johnson who received a CLEAN BILL of HEALTH today for his CANCER! 3) Teri Lambourne Arnold just told me that CHIP is recovering nicely from his Lumbar surgery and has been on a Business Trip today for EIGHT HOURS between the plane and the car!
We had somewhere between 50 and 75 brothers and sisters with STRONG FAITH involved in our FAST and I want you to know the GOOD LORD has heard our on--- On Thu, 1/13/11, chris lindgren <> wrote:
Bryan - the hospital is looking to admit me for 4-6 weeks in the next two weeks.  I'll send you a email once I know the date.The good news is as follows:My right leg has been very slow to respond.  The thigh muscles started to improve mid December. On 12/31/31 I was able to move my right foot for the first time.

Physical Therapy started working to put me on the parallel bars to walk end of January. I got on the bars 1/4 and walked for the first time since surgery. I had to have 2 spotters and at best they were baby steps. On 1/11 I walked using a walker, once again, small steps and only 24 ft at best.

This is why they now want to admit me to the hospital for a month. Goal will be to have me shaving and brushing my teeth standing.  Walking on my own 50-75 ft. Once out of hospital I will continue out patient to improve upon my walking.  
Will keep you posted.
Your Avenue Brother
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2011 12:22 PM
Subject: HIDE the Women and Children!-Air Confirmation for: BROWN/BRIAN LEE Comin' to SLC for BIRTHDAY BASH

We're changin' planes in ALBUQUERQUE on the way in on WED 2/9/2011 and hope to see STEVE & Chris Lindgren or at least give them a call.
Call me at 817-994-5711 if you have questions... B Brown ;0)


01/16/11 12:43 AM #84    

Brian Brown

...also had a BLACK on BLACK '56 Olds 88 with TRI POWER, a '58 Olds, a '57 PONTIAC Star Chief that was MINT GREEN and White. Bill Bjorndal, Steve's dad had a PINK '57 or '58 CADILLAC, Grandma Leonard had a '64 Cadillac. Frank Millburn had a '62 Ram BLUR Wagon and a '63 Maroon BUICK LeSabre. Mark Millburn got a BRONZE and CREME '56 Bel Air and Clayton Wilkinson Sr had a RED '68 and a Lime Green Metallic '69 Riviera as well as Mable Jean's Blue '67 Mustang Convertible with a white top. Dick and Marge Eastmond had a White Plymouth Satellite with a FOUR Speed before they got a Maroon ''63 or '64 Riviera and Riki later got a White BARRACUDA. I forgot what Tina had. John Adamson's dad, Jack had a Blue  '64 Metallic Skylark that John could be seen cruisin' around with Peggy Scott and a few others!

 Sherie Sorbonne's parents had a Blue or Black Cadillac Limousine and Becky Carr's parents had a TEAL Blue/Green '63-'64 Caddy that she drove occasionally. Becky Thayne's mom, Emma Lou had a GREEN '68 Fairlane or Torino. Mike Fielden and I each had a White '63 Impala at one time and Steve Lingren's dad, NORM used to drive us around in a Ford STATION WAGON. Many of the NELSON girls drove the White VISTA CRUISER like you see on "The '70's Show" but I remember Gloria coming in several times to Spence Blake's American gas station to get fuel. It seems that Ann Wilkinson's first car was a VW BUG-I didn't know she was SHIFTY 'til I heard that she learned to drive a STICK SHIFT from her brother Clayton!

 Ron Clifford had a BLACK on BLACK on BLACK '67 Camaro Convertible before he got his SILVER '67 CORVETTE Coupe with the 427 and Side PIPES. Steve Garrett had a East High RED/WHITE '56 Bel Air that he bought from Debbie Bonache's brother & later got  a CORVETTE Convertible that was some years later, about '73-'75  (during the OIL EMBARGO) was TRADED EVEN for a VW VAN! Look over the brochures from your First or Second or Third car and tell me about it!

My brother Jay Conway traded traded away Bob's Crocus Yellow on BLACK '56 4 door Bel Air with 3 Speed/OVERDRIVE on the the '65 REGAL RED on WHITE Chevelle Malibu SUPER SPORT with a 350 Horse 327, a 4 Speed and a BAD ATTITUDE in February of '65!

 What do YOU remember about  your FIRST car and WHO were you hanging around with? Where did you go: Hires & DEE's on 7th East, The FREEZER or PETE's  on 13th East in Salt Lake City or maybe a HANGOUT in Holiday or SUGAR HOUSE or maybe even the COTTONWOOD Mall? What did you EAT, What did you FEEL? Did you like HIRES Root Beer Better than A & W? What did you put in a Float, was it COKE, Cherry 7 UP, TAB or FRESCA?

Let me hear from ya!

Brian Brown 817-994-5711 or
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This is full of old cars from back in the day when cars had class and personality.
 What was your first car? ......
This has to be one of the neatest web sites whether you have gasoline in your veins or not.
This is a web-site featuring the original factory brochures for nearly every American car you have ever owned.

Pick the manufacturer, the year and the model.  Enjoy
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05/01/11 03:54 PM #85    

Faye Millfred (Pfister)

Congratulations to Thomas Thulin.  After being a widower for nine years he is getting married four days after his birthday.  Best wishes and much joy and happiness to you and your bride, Tom

Faye Millfred Pfister

06/03/11 01:19 PM #86    

Brian Brown

Today reminded me that...FORTY TWO YEARS AGO today, SGT PEPPER brought the Band to Play (not really) at the EAST HIGH '69 Graduation! Can you believe it? It does seem like it was just yesterday that we were at the SALT PALACE, (now DEFUNCT) grabbin' our deplomas and heading over to HIRES on 7th East and 4th South to get a greasy Cheese Burger, fries and some of their great ROOT BEER before we went to dance at the State Capitol Bulding Rotunda.

I was heading off to OREGON for the summer to work in a Lumber Mill before going to DeVRY School of Technology, (where I later withdrew.)
I wish I was as FEARLESS and BOLD as I was back then, don't you? I wasn't afraid of anything or anyone. Maybe I'm still fearless, which explains why I would climb up 18 feet into a tree at age 60 only to fall off a ladder and sprain my right foot baad enough to have to take 10 days off work just to recover! Susan says that sometimes I'm about as bright as a 17 year old-was that supposed to be a compliment? I think not! ;0)
What were you thinking back then? "TWENTY-FIVE BUCKS a DAY" was what we felt we needed to be on EASY STREET. If we could just get a job that paid that much, life would be worth livin'. Could we live on that now? Probably not. Remember that gas from Bill Hickey's Beeline and Spence Blake's American was only NINETEEN cents per gallon. Just like John Milner said in AMERICAN GRAFFITTEE "heck, four bucks would give you enough gas to go CRUIZIN' for the whole weekend" now it will barly buy ONE gallon!
Coach Ted Weight is one of the few remaining faculty members who is still with us. You can contact him at 435-628-6122. I know he'd love to hear from you. Gosh, we thought Coach Iman Hales was ANCIENT back in '66 when we first tried out for Sophmore Football-now we're the SAME AGE! Heck some of us even LOOK LIKE him now! (Which reminds me about that video-I suspect that IF we were to assemble again right now...we'd look more like the walrus, (Koo Koo KaChew!) although Fred GROBSTEIN has had quite a resemblance for years!
Forty-two years ago would we have ever thought that Steve Lindgren would have had over TWENTY surgies? Or that the BERLIN wall would come down? Or that the LDS church would be sending missionaries to Poland, East Germany and to MOSCOW? Our former Stake Pres has been called there and he tells us that there are 8 missions in RUSSIA now-can you believe it? There were around 3 million members in '69 and about 11 million now.
I'm sure Miss Lewis (Sophmore English) and Miss Richards (Senior English) are still around because they were close to our age. I'm pretty sure I saw LEFTY BENNETT, (he of KEY CLUB fame) at one of the activities for the 40th Reunion. We saw an OBIT for LaVeral "ROSCOE" Herzog the other day and I hope that Bro Davey, Bro Peterson and several of the other SEMINARY teachers are still with us. They made more of an impact on us than the football coaches did, although the football coaches taught us about perserverence and determination and the importance of following through with each play...and each day. The Seminary teachers taught us to be more CHRIST LIKE. We were fortunate to have had exposure to both because I know of several Relief Society Presidents, Stake Presidents, Mission President, Bishops, Young Men & Young Women leaders as well as Scout and Primary leaders who came out of the Class of '69 from EAST. Seeing the "High School Musicals" reminds me of our heritage & many of us have gone on to be teachers on one level or another & been very successful at it too!
I hope you'll take a minute and share with your family what your dreams and fears were when you graduated.
Sure Love You,
Brian B


06/29/11 05:47 AM #87    

Bob Rust

Remember the East High 20th reunion musical performance by our own Chris Proctor?  It was 1989 and I was impressed by his talent.  Chris has evolved into an incredible artist.  He recently was on tour and stopped by to visit Kat and me here in Tennessee.  We were fortunate to have the opportunity to host a house concert on the evening of Summer Solstice featuring Chris.  It was a packed house and Chris blew the audience away.  You could have heard a pin drop as he performed. 

Chris is not only the best guitarist we have heard, he is a class act.  You folks in SLC are fortunate to have this National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion living in your area.  We will take him in Tennessee anytime he wishes to return.  Chris travels the world doing what he loves.  Check out his concert schedule and music at  We also downloaded his music on iTunes.  If Chris is performing in your city, do yourself a favor and enjoy his art.  Bob Rust

07/13/11 03:20 PM #88    


Jim Olsen

Well, the streaming 'headlines' on today's GMA revealed that a new poll indicates 3/4 of all the baby-boomers still consider themselves middle-aged or younger.  As soon as my brain convinces my body, I will let all y'all know which quartile most of me fits into...

02/19/12 01:05 AM #89    


Dan Brown

04/15/12 10:36 PM #90    


Dan Brown

What is this?

04/18/12 09:01 PM #91    


John Adamson

Hoppy Taw. For playing Hopscotch. Girls ruled the Hopscotch paint.

09/01/13 04:54 PM #92    

Faye Millfred (Pfister)

I drove past East High a few days ago.  East is celebrating 100 years.  Three cheers for old Eastside High!!!

06/20/14 09:38 AM #93    


Preston Kofoed

Picture #89 Emos's Grave. How many Eastsiders visited it and did the match thing?

06/21/14 04:43 PM #94    

Teri Lambourne (Arnold)

Preston - Dan,

Hello.  Teri Arnold (Lambourne) here from class of '69.   Question:  is the photo in  #89 truly Emos's grave?  I grew up in the avenues and our "gang"  went there many times, but the scardy-cat I was then, I never actually went to the gravesite but stayed on the curb outside of the cemetary - quivering - waiting for the others to return.  One of those others was my brother, Mike Lambourne, who is one year younger than I and a junior at the time I was a senior (we shared driving our parents red and white Edsel station wagon to school - ha!).. Mike was one of those brave enough, at least in my young eyes, to venture to the gravesite.  Sadly, Mike is now walking the 'Glory Road' back home.. He was recently diagnosed with a fast moving cancer and has less than a month before he passes on.  He is still living in Salt Lake with his family and I am traveling there later this week to be with him and the fam for a final visit.  I would love to have this picture of Emos's grave as part of our memory of teen years for our gathering.  So, thus my question:  is this truly Emos's grave?????     Thanks so much, Teri Lambourne Arnold, Seward, Alaska.

06/21/14 05:18 PM #95    

Teri Lambourne (Arnold)

Ah, Good Ol' Google!  Found my answer when looking up 'Emo's Grave'  and there it was - a great article from the archives of the Salt Lake Trib.  Yes, this is dear Ol' Emo's gravesite - Aka:  Jacob Moritz.  Wonder what his high school year book predicted he would be known for???!!

12/10/16 04:01 PM #96    


Dan Brown


Kindergarten class picture

Row1 #2 Sandy Hess, #3 Clement Jackson

Row 2 #3 Joe Rosendahl?, #6 Reed Alger?, #7 Sheryl Jensen

Row 3 #2 Dan Brown, #3 Blair Felton

Row 4 #2 Scott Burton, #5 Teri Dern?

If you see yourself or have been miss recognized, please correct

12/11/16 12:56 PM #97    

Joann Wong

Hi Eastsiders! I'm passing along a notice from Karen Simpson's husband Dan. Please see below. The photo is from October with me, Dan, Ray V., Karen, Terry Landa V. and Simon V.

Hello all, I wanted to let you know that Karen passed this morning (11/26/16) at midnight (she always knew how to do it right).  She died peacefully and, while expected, is nothing I looked forward to reporting.
I know it's a bit unorthodox sending a group email but we all have one thing in commom, we love and will miss Karen, and, I'm not much of a telephone person (as many of you know).
Karen fought the good fight and more than doubled the intial expectation of her prognosis, but, in the end, she just couldn't fight any longer and I hated to see what was such a vibrant, loving person be reduced to a shell of her former self, so, I welcome her release.
One interesting note for those that are into the more existential thoughts, I really feel I saw little beads of light rising out of her face and head as the end approached.  It is something I believe in, that the energy that powers our physical bodies is ongoing (she promised to come back as a good dog, a promise I hope she keeps and I wait for.  She said "you'll know").
One request I have is that, while the sentiment is appreciated, you need not send flowers or cards but instead donate what would have been spent to Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Utah Food Bank and/or No More Homeless Pets (for those out of State, the local equivalent if desired).  This was Karen's wish and I concur.
Let's just hold the memories of Karen in our hearts forever and allow me to end by sharing something I told her just a couple of days ago.  When we connect with someone, a little bit of the ethereal energy in us is exchanged between us, so, a little bit of my energy is with hers and a bit of her energy is within me, forever.  That's the beauty of connecting, we're never truly alone as long as we were willing to give a bit of ourselves to those we care about.
Thank you all for being Karen's (and my) friends.
Dan Marrs and (somewhere "out there," Karen)

12/11/16 01:58 PM #98    

Holly Williams (Schelin)

This makes me so sad!  I loved Karen's humor and joy, and had no idea she was ill...Joann, can you tell me what she died of, and please tell her husband how truly sorry we all are at his loss!  Thanks, Holly Williams Schelin

12/12/16 08:09 PM #99    

Pam Wootton

Joann, thank you for this information on Karen. Thinking back on our days at East, I smile. Karen always had a big smile and laugh. Please express my condolences to Karen's family. Karen will be missed.

12/13/16 07:19 AM #100    

Joann Wong

Dear Holly:  Cancer was the culprit.  Even as cancer spread throughout her body, Karen's mind was sharp and she tracked to the very end. 

Her husband Dan's heart will be lightened as he reads the posts. xoxo


12/13/16 10:06 AM #101    

Elizabeth Baker

Karen was always very kind and friendly to me, may she rest in peace.

12/13/16 02:40 PM #102    

Jayne Cannon (Steenblik)

 Today I am saddened  to learn of Karen's suffering and recent passing.  We grew up only a half block from eachother.  I think of her fondly when I drive past her home on Padley St.   I will keep a smile in my heart in her memory, forever.  

12/25/16 12:47 PM #103    

Bob Rust

East High were state champs for the second year in a row.  Running backJaylen Warren ran for over 6,000 years (485 average per game) and most of his offensive line was named first team with him.


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