Once a Ram, Always a Ram!
Happy New Years Class of 1979
January 3 2021,
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
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 .
|1||SHADOW DANCIN’||ANDY GIBB|
|2||NIGHT FEVER||BEE GEES|
|3||YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE||DEBBY BOONE|
|4||STAYIN’ ALIVE||BEE GEES|
|5||KISS YOU ALL OVER||EXILE|
|6||HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE||BEE GEES|
|7||BABY COME BACK||PLAYER|
|8||LOVE IS THICKER THEN WATER||ANDY GIBB|
|9||BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE||A TASTE OF HONEY|
|10||THREE TIMES A LADY||COMMODORES|
|12||I GO CRAZY||PAUL DAVIS|
|13||YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT||OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN & JOHN TRAVOLTA|
|15||LAY DOWN SALLY||ERIC CLAPTON|
|16||MISS YOU||ROLLING STONES|
|17||JUST THE WAY YOU ARE||BILLY JOEL|
|18||WITH A LITTLE LUCK||PAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS|
|19||IF I CAN’T HAVE YOU||YVONNE ELLIMAN|
|20||DANCE DANCE DANCE||CHIC|
|21||FEELS SO GOOD||CHUCK MANGIONE|
|22||HOT CHILD IN THE CITY||NICK GUILDER|
|23||LOVE IS LIKE OXYGEN||SWEET|
|24||IT’S A HEARTACHE||BONNIE TYLER|
|25||WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS||QUEEN|
|26||BAKER STREET||JERRY RAFFERTY|
|27||CAN’T SMILE WITHOUT YOU||BARRY MANILOW|
|28||TOO MUCH TOO LITTLE TOO LATE||JOHNNY MATHIS & DENICE WILLIAMS|
|29||DANCE WITH ME||PETER BROWN|
|30||TWO OUT OF THREE AIN’T BAD||MEATLOAF|
|31||JACK & JILL||RAYDIO|
|32||TAKE A CHANCE ON ME||ABBA|
|33||SOMETIMES WHEN WE TOUCH||DAN HILL|
|34||LAST DANCE||DONNA SUMMER|
|35||HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU||OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN|
|37||YOU’RE IN MY HEART||ROS STEWART|
|38||THE CLOSER I GET TO YOU||ROBERTA FLACK & DONNY HATHAWAY|
|39||DUST IN THE WIND||KANSAS|
|40||MAGNET & STEEL||WALTER EAGAN|
|41||SHORT PEOPLE||RANDY NEWMANN|
|42||USED TO BE MY GIRL||OJ’S|
|43||OUR LOVE||NATALIE COLE|
|44||LOVE WILL FIND A WAY||PABLO CRUISE|
|45||EVERLASTING LOVE||ANDY GIBB|
|46||LOVE IS IN THE AIR||JOHN PAUL YOUNG|
|47||GOODBYE GIRL||DAVID GATES & BREAD|
|48||SLIP SLIDIN’ AWAY||PAUL SIMON|
|49||THE GROOVE LINE||HEAT WAVE|
|50||THUNDER ISLAND||JAY FERGUSON|