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An Alumni Newsletter

Welcome to our newest HFHS Alumni that have registered
 on the www.henryfordhighschool.com web site.

Over 450 Registered Alumni Since February

Ellen Krowitz 1965
Lisa Kilpatrick (Wood) 1977
Tom Barrows 1971
Kimberly Kratz Jones 1975
Kiana Chauvin 1996
Nakeya Norman 1996
cory hale 2003
Yolanda Teamer 1987
mary doyle 1969
Janice Sokolyk Verschuren 1966
Rojesterman Farris 1987
Michael Blackaby 1977
Ebony Booth 1996
Brenda Perry 1981
Anthony Martin 1974
Allen Rubin 1971
Charles Hearns 1987
Michael Golding 1971
Diana Sitter 1961
Grover Strong 1966
Karen Thomson 1966
LeAnn Fisher Wray 1969
Karen Thomson 1966
Margaret Lynne Morgan-MacDonald 1972
Sha-Ron Stokes 1996
Sandra Stern Slusher 1966
ray crutcher 1961
george faysal 1971
Timisha Taylor 1990
Tena Jordan 1989
Robert Weisman 1968
James Nall 1976
David Mailloux 1974
Marilyn Williams 2003
Debi Perech-Campbell 1972
Eric Tarini 1967
Frank Blackwell 1963
Cinnamon Banks 1996
gregory williams 1996
John Overmars 1961
Nancy Sylver 1969
Jean MeyersLeGere 1965
Courtney Battles 2007
Mike Weaver 1966
Rosalie Weisenbaum 1966
Dori Sample 1969
Dennis Wenner 1969
tom cookson 1967
larry krajewski 1966
Brenda Hunt 1982
Isabel Trunsky Dzodin 1966
Patricia Peace 1961
Shana Tibbets 1996
Quintin Monger 1982
Malcolm Kirby 1965
Brad Burtch 1972
Robert Pennington 1972
Deanne Blackburn Moore 1960
Barb O Neil 1971
Wallace Fisher 1961



A featured article that chronicles the life of Author Robert (Bob) Bailey, Henry Ford High School, Class of 1966

Coauthored by Bob Bailey and Don Grillo

Robert Bailey

Robert Bailey

Bob is a renowned author of three novels which chronicle the adventures of Art Hardin, a private investigator working out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  His first action-packed thriller, PRIVATE HEAT, won the Josiah W. Bancroft Award at the Florida First Coast Writer's Festival in 1998 and was nominated for the 2003 Shamus Award, given by the Private Eye Writers of America. A second Art Hardin mystery, DYING EMBERS, was released in March 2003 and Bailey has just completed his third novel, DEAD-BANG, due to be released in 2006 by publisher M. Evans & Company, Inc.

Bob grew up on Archdale which is two blocks east of Southfield and just north of Trojan. Bob writes:

I remember Trojan when it was a gravel cross street and we still had an alley.  There were no fences in the yards until I was seven or eight.

Bob attended Coffee Elementary and remembers when the school had only eight rooms. All of the students were sent to Larned School during the expansion construction and when it was finished, he went back to Coffee as it had been enlarged to include a junior high.

While I was at Coffee School, around the sixth grade, I became the columnist for the school paper and wrote the column “Hershal,” I was a bug. The column was written in all lower case because, being a bug, I couldn't hit the shift key and strike a letter at the same time.   My class produced the “Coffee School Coloring Book” as well.

Some of Bob’s best memories from junior high happened on Fridays.

On Fridays, gym class was devoted to dancing. We partnered-up and learned the Foxtrot, Virginia Reel, and something else involving the bleking step. I really enjoyed that and fell in love with a different girl every Friday. One girl who stands out in my mind was Sandy Stern.  I used to pester her mercilessly (passed for flirting in those less enlightened years) until one day when she turned around and laid a roundhouse on the side of my head that had me seeing circling birds like a cartoon character.

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Did you know that the henryfordhighschool.com alumni web site has been completely rebuilt?

The new web site is using a community based CMS that will bring all Alumni, faculty and friends together in one place. Alumni from 1960 to present day can add their names to the Alumni List by completing the  simple registration.


Henry Ford High 1968

Our new Community Builder is similar to classmates.com, with all the features but without any fees. Our new site allows you to:

View class reunion information and contact your committee

Build a personal profile with pictures and bio’s

Make connections with classmates and friends

Search for classmates and friends

Send Private Messages to classmates and friends

Participate in the message forum

Read the classic history and trivia

Find links to HF Class reunion web sites

And lots more

Built in security keeps the spammers out, that’s why you won’t be able to search for classmates or see the reunion information without registering first so, register today, all for free, here on henryfordhighschool.com.

www.henryfordhighschool.com is operated solely by alumni of Henry Ford High School and is not supported or endorsed by the school.

Photo Contest coming in May

Mr. Pugliesi

We have approximately 100 photos that have been donated to the HFHS Alumni web site by former faculty member, Mr. Edward Pugliesi. Many of the photos are portraits of students from the mid 60's. Mr. Pugliesi has asked us to try and identify these students and return them to the student. The HFHS Web Team has decided to run a contest and you could be the winner. The top three alumni that can name the most students will win a Galaxy CD-Rom courtesy of Mike Zapolski (class of 1963). This CD contains all the class years from 1960 through 1980, with photos, sound clips and complete alumni lists. Watch for these rare photos to be posted in the Photo Gallery in May along with instructions on the contest.


Upcoming Henry Ford Reunions  

Please go to the www.henryfordhighschool.com web site for complete reunion information.


 Class Year
 Additional Information
 1986  20 Year August  19, 2006   Deidrah Thomas This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

Class of 86 Web Site
All class of 86 please fill out this Contact Form

1976  30 Year Sept. 2, 2006   Keith Joyner This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it  Class of 76 web site
All class of 76 please fill out this Contact Form
1972 35 Year TBA 2007 Don Grillo Class of 72 Web Site
 1968  40 Year  TBA 2008 Marc Manson This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 Class of 68 Web Site
All class of 68 please fill out this Contact Form

 1966 40 Year Sept. 2, 2006 Ron Grant This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it
Judy Gardner This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it
Marilyn Rinaldo This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it
All class of 66 alumni please fill out this Contact Form
 1960 & 1961 45 Year June 24, 2006   Keith Thode This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it  Full Details available here

NOTE: Class of 1996, 10 Year Reunion, We have no information of a planned reunion at this time.

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