About don26812

I have been an amateur photographer essentially my entire life, getting my first camera when I was eight. I got involved in digital photography in the mid-90s, when the first consumer color printers and hand scanners became available, and bought my first digital camera in 1999. I retired from a thirty-three year engineering and management career in aerospace in 2000. I thought it would be fun to teach digital photography. I have been teaching digital photography courses part time in adult education since then. I pretty much got in on the ground floor in the local area and currently teach several different classes, I developed, for two school districts. In 2006 I spent six weeks cruising Alaska as a volunteer Photoshop Elements instructor for High Seas Computing Services. I am currently part of the Adobe prerelease user beta test team for Photoshop Elements, Premiere Elements and Photoshop.

My Grade School Class Photos


Somehow, I have managed to save all of my class photos we used to get each year beginning in kindergarten through the eighth grade. I went Williams and then Yukon Intermediate. I posted these on Facebook a few weeks ago, and received quite a few comments and valuable information regarding classmates I have long since forgotten.

I know most of you were not in my classes or did not even go to the same schools, but some of you were, at least in some. Even if we did not go to the same grade schools, I thought you may find it interesting to see what some of our LHS Class 1963 classmates looked like as little kids.

I chose to post them here as well, since most of you do not appear to be on Facebook. If I have mangled the spelling of anyone’s name or misidentified someone, please email me the corrections. If you see someone you know, and I did not identify them, please let me know that as well. For those who have seen them on Facebook, I have included corrections and new information regarding the names.

For those of you who have class photos from your grade school, and would like to share them here, you can email them to me at donstouder@ca.rr.com.

Here is the link to the Flickr Album.

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Until next time…

 

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The Passing of Classmate, Dennis Parker


For those of you who were not able to make it to our 55th class reunion at Jerry and Beverly Charles’ home, you missed a wonderful time.

However, sadly I heard there that our classmate, Dennis Parker had passed away on August 6th. I had missed the more timely posts on Facebook.

You can read more about Dennis at the link below.

Dennis Parker’s Obituary

Stay tuned for photos from the reunion, for those who have not already seen them on Facebook.

Until next time…

Different Way to Remember The Way We Were


We have all seen many of those nostalgic slideshows that remind us of the good old days when things were simpler. Bill Moak, a LHS classmate, posted this on Facebook. It takes us back to those days in a somewhat different manner.

Post a comment and us know what you thought. Did it bring back fond memories?

Looking forward to seeing those of you  joining us for our 55-Year Reunion on September 15th.

Until next time.

 

Climax to the Poker Group’s 2017 Road Trip


In September, Leuzinger 1963 classmates, Gerald Miwa, Gary Crone, Shigeru Watanabe, Steve Mortenson, Norman Kajikawa (65), and I met in Santa Fe, NM to go on a week-long road trip in NM, AZ, and CO.

This video was shot and produced by Gerald. It captures what was described as the highlight of the trip by him and the others. I can see why. Unfortunately I headed for home one day early and missed out on the experience. My bad.

Gerald Video