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I sure would love the hear from people from the seventies. I graduated in 1971 and spent 6 years a GCM Hight School. What an experience. Its difficult to share the experience with people who weren't there that why I'm so excited about this web site. I still have many unresolved memories about Turkey. Getting harrassed on the streets, all the military unrest that happened in 1970 -1971. I've been back to Turkey in 1972 and it had changed tremendously. I wonder what it's like now. My reaction to living there for so long is to settle in Seattle and not venture overseas. I spend enough time out of the country in the 60s. Well after the election I'm considering leaving again but just to that foreign country of Canada. Sure would love to hear from others.
 
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Hi Deborah,
In the LINKS section there is a link to Mike Morrisons recent trip to Turkey.


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Deborah,

Didn't recognize your name - but looked you up in my 1970 Citadel - and recognized you. Don't think we were acquainted - but I remember seeing you around. Seems we had an opposite reaction to our overseas experiences. My time in Turkey left me hungry for other overseas experiences - which I hadn't been able to fulfill until the past couple of years. I guess being a 6', 200 lb. guy gave me some advantages - I was never harassed or even seriously bothered anywhere I went in Ankara. I used to hang out at the university (METU-then) - and had probably more Turkish than American friends. Incidently, I went by "Buck" when I was in Ankara - don't know if you knew of me - but I was kind of a "bad" guy. Always getting into mischief at school. The highlight of my senior year was playing Reb Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof in Ms. Elmore's "Night on Broadway" production at the TAA.
I agree with you that this is a great site to share old experiences and memories. I'm amazed at how much I remember after all these years!
 
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Hi Deborah,
I have not traveled until the last 5 years since I have been too busy working or visiting family and friends in the US. I traveled to Italy with a friend 5 years ago and we had a wonderful time visiting museums, ruins, shops, restaurants, hiking in the hills of Tuscany, riding the boats around Venice and so on… Three years ago I visited my niece in Spain, who was studying her junior year in Madrid. I spent the first week exploring Madrid on my on while she finished her mid terms, it helped that I could use the Spanish I learned in Paraguay my senior year and had keep up. I met another American single woman at a vegetarian restaurant during lunch one day we took a day trip to Toledo and spent another day together in wandering around Madrid and becoming involved in a women right march. We had a lot of fun. Then my niece and I took off for a tour of the south of Spain. Again, we had lots of fun.
I have good memories of Turkey and was only harassed a once with Karen Sylvester on the streets of Ankara. I was harassed more in Rome when visiting with my parents in 69.
For the first time in 40 years Colorado has a Democratic state legislature and elected a Democratic senator and more Democratic legislators to Washington. In 2 years, we have a chance to elected one more Democratic senator and more Democratic legislators. Besides, Canada is colder and darker than Colorado.
 
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Let me test my memory, Debbie lived at the bottom of the hill near the TAA, behind it I think. Roger, Duh we were neighbors and Yvonne I do remember, but you abode I did not know.


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I lived in Cankaya, across from a park where we would get water when the apartment was dry.
 
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Were any of you involved in the rabies scare? There were 20 or 30 of us that ended up having to receive the injections every day for two weeks because of a puppy that some of the dormies had found? I haven't thought of that little adventure for years and years!
 
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Rabies scare -- I remember, Debbie. A small dog was on the Balgat base for a few days, and a number of us dormies befriended it. Then it was removed from Balgat and destroyed without anyone first checking to see whether it had rabies (even though I do not think that there was any evidence that it had rabies). So to be on the safe side everyone who had touched it had to get the rabies shots. I did not get the shots (though my roommate Curt Robinson did). My only "contact" with the dog was when I fed it a sausage one morning in the cafeteria, without touching it. The doctor said I did not need to get the shots. (Eating the sausage in the cafeteria probably posed more of a health risk, I guess.)
 
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Originally posted by Yvonne Hodges '72:
For the first time in 40 years Colorado has a Democratic state legislature and elected a Democratic senator and more Democratic legislators to Washington. In 2 years, we have a chance to elected one more Democratic senator and more Democratic legislators. Besides, Canada is colder and darker than Colorado.
Hey! Knock off the political stuff, some of the readers are very devout socialists and communists. Big Grin Let's keep it about the good times and what a geek I was in the 9th and 10th grade. Remember 1969 G C M HS ply "Arsnic and Old Lace"??? Or how about Mr Dawson? English teacher and drama teacher??

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Debbie, I remember you. Yes and the Rabid puppy.
I bet the authorities found that puppy and made everyone have those shots just to teach you a lesson. That was the way things were. It did bring us all together, I felt sorry for all of you who had to get shots. Everyone was wondering if they had had contact with that puppy. It really wasn't rabid was it?

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Kurt: I got out the old yearbooks and had a good laugh at what you wrote in mine. I am typing it exactly as you wrote it!

"Deb, (My Influence), Be good (if you can). Leave the boose alone and thanx for starting me off. Love, Kurt P.S. You know what I mean."

So, I am glad you remember me. Now...do you remember what it was that I got you started off on????? Smiler
 
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I have a very good memory, but I'm not sure. Maybe it was of a sexual nature. After 35 years and lots of good scotch and other things who knows what you got me started on. I never went to rehab or anything like that. Well thanks for whatever it was.


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Kurt
Scotch -- I never knew you drank? Or was that I never knew you didn't drink? After all these years I forget.

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Hi; Janelle, How are you and Joel. I remember you all. All the family are good and just as sassy as ever. As for drinking, that started for me at GCM drama practice. the perfect motivation for playing the dead body of Mr Spanalzo in Arsenic and Old Lace was a little Kanyak. I am not, however a career drinker, in spite of the trama and abuses endured while being 14 and 15 in Turkey

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Originally posted by Kurt Haight '72:
Hi; Janelle, How are you and Joel. I remember you all. All the family are good and just as sassy as ever. As for drinking, that started for me at GCM drama practice. the perfect motivation for playing the dead body of Mr Spanalzo in Arsenic and Old Lace was a little Kanyak. I am not, however a career drinker, in spite of the trama and abuses endured while being 14 and 15 in Turkey

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Is this 9 months boring? I quit drinking since this was originally typed.
 
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