Once a Ram, Always a Ram!

Happy New Years Class of 1979

January 3 2021,

      Hello Rams.

   Hello and welcome to January 2021.  We did it.  The start of the new year.  The reunion committee and I would like to wish you and all your families all the best for the upcoming year ahead.  May your days be filled with good blessings, fulfilled dreams, great health and to the making of many awesome memories . 

   The year may have changed, but for us the goals for the class website remain the same.  At this time our pressing goal is to locate many of our classmates who are missing.  With your help, we did a great job (especially so late in the year) at finding many of our classmates, and removing there names from the list.  This is a daunting goal for us, and we continue to need your help.   So, if you’re in contact with anyone from the list, please have them contact us so we may add them to our class email list or (if they’re on Facebook) we can invite them to join our class page on Facebook .  We also have a Page on Twitter as well as on Instagram.  Both can be found by looking up Alexander Ramsey 79.  Although we know it’s not possible, we’d love to eliminate every missing name on that list. 

   We’ve heard from many of our classmates that they’ve lost class yearbooks, and would enjoy an opportunity to see them once again, so another goal would be to add our Sophomore, and Junior year Yearbooks to the site.  Not to mention freshening up the photos from our senior yearbook

   If you have any suggestions of what you’d like to see added to the site, please feel free to send me your ideas, and we’ll see what we can do. 

  Once again, We hope that all of you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy.  Have a wonderful 2021 my friends

   Please take a look at the Events/Birthday/Memorial pages, Missing Classmates, and Donations pages as updates to all have been made. We hope that you’ll continue to visit the website or Facebook pages.  So from Mary Koppy Nicklay, Sheila Johnson Youngquist, Mary Falkowski Conway, Nancy Schmaedeke Petrun, Bob Kaye, Julie Kruse Ledvina, Nancy Olsen Reed and myself, Randy Reed, stay in touch, and have a great day, Rams.
 
   If you’d like to contribute, join or contact us at the reunion committee feel free to contact Randy Reed at 651-238-6785 or at email Ramsey79reunion@comcast.net, or Sheila Johnson Youngquist at jsyq@frontiernet.net.

A True
Ramsey Story

On October 14, 2020 Mr. Mike Dec ( a 1972 Ramsey alum) placed a posting on Facebook regarding a class ring that was found by a couple of people about 15 years ago.  This couple placed a posting, along with photos of the ring that included the owner Jane Petersons name on a site called Tip Top, and was seeking the owner.  Mike saw this, and reposted it on his Facebook group titled Alexander Ramsey High School.  Our classmate Gary Olsen saw this posting and reposted this on his personal page. Subsequently, I saw this and reposted this to my page. 

Within minutes, I was contacted by Jane, who informed me that 19 years ago her home had been burglarized and that not only was her class ring stolen, but a second ring was among some items taken.

To make a long story short, Jane reached out to Mike Dec, who provided the contact information of the couple who had possession of both rings.  Now just a few days later, Jane and her lost rings have been reunited.  Such a great story.

American Top 40

At the end of year the American Top 40 Survey had the following song as the top 50 for 1978 . 

1SHADOW DANCIN’ANDY GIBB
2NIGHT FEVERBEE GEES
3YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFEDEBBY BOONE
4STAYIN’ ALIVEBEE GEES
5KISS YOU ALL OVEREXILE
6HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVEBEE GEES
7BABY COME BACKPLAYER
8LOVE IS THICKER THEN WATERANDY GIBB
9BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIEA TASTE OF HONEY
10THREE TIMES A LADYCOMMODORES
11GREASEFRANKIE VALLI
12I GO CRAZYPAUL DAVIS
13YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANTOLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN & JOHN TRAVOLTA
14EMOTIONSAMANTHA SANG
15LAY DOWN SALLYERIC CLAPTON
16MISS YOUROLLING STONES
17JUST THE WAY YOU AREBILLY JOEL
18WITH A LITTLE LUCKPAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS
19IF I CAN’T HAVE YOUYVONNE ELLIMAN
20DANCE DANCE DANCECHIC
21FEELS SO GOODCHUCK MANGIONE
22HOT CHILD IN THE CITYNICK GUILDER
23LOVE IS LIKE OXYGENSWEET
24IT’S A HEARTACHEBONNIE TYLER
25WE ARE THE CHAMPIONSQUEEN
26BAKER STREETJERRY RAFFERTY
27CAN’T SMILE WITHOUT YOUBARRY MANILOW
28TOO MUCH TOO LITTLE TOO LATEJOHNNY MATHIS & DENICE WILLIAMS
29DANCE WITH MEPETER BROWN
30TWO OUT OF THREE AIN’T BADMEATLOAF
31JACK & JILLRAYDIO
32TAKE A CHANCE ON MEABBA
33SOMETIMES WHEN WE TOUCHDAN HILL
34LAST DANCEDONNA SUMMER
35HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOUOLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
36HOT BLOODEDFOREIGNER
37YOU’RE IN MY HEARTROS STEWART
38THE CLOSER I GET TO YOUROBERTA FLACK & DONNY HATHAWAY
39DUST IN THE WINDKANSAS
40MAGNET & STEELWALTER EAGAN
41SHORT PEOPLERANDY NEWMANN
42USED TO BE MY GIRLOJ’S
43OUR LOVENATALIE COLE
44LOVE WILL FIND A WAYPABLO CRUISE
45EVERLASTING LOVEANDY GIBB
46LOVE IS IN THE AIRJOHN PAUL YOUNG
47GOODBYE GIRLDAVID GATES & BREAD
48SLIP SLIDIN’ AWAYPAUL SIMON
49THE GROOVE LINEHEAT WAVE
50THUNDER ISLANDJAY FERGUSON

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