Gayla Kraetsch Hartsough
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Posted on: Oct 29, 2018 at 12:35 PM
My heart goes out to the lives lost at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill.My sympathy goes out to the 11 lives lost and their friends, families, neighbors, and congregate members. If we're not gunning down school children, we're gunning down the elderly on a Saturday morning while in worship -- simply horrific! I have had friends in Los Angeles ask me about me Pittsburgh and the culture -- this is not the Pittsburgh I remember. Our nation is becoming one of hatred and it has to stop. A news reporter today said hatred against the Jews is like the canary in the cage -- a warning symbol of a deeper hatred targeted at anyone who is different. Our generation was about making peace, not war. How did we forget that? Let's make peace, not war.
Posted on: Sep 19, 2018 at 12:26 PM
I wanted to say THANK YOU for the kind birthday wishes and to pass along an insight. Recent studies show if you celebrate more birthdays that you live longer. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OF YOU IN 2018, 2019, 2020.... and on and on to 2049, 2050...
Posted on: Sep 16, 2018 at 4:33 AM
BIG KUDOS to Sandi and everyone else who helped with the Class of '67 reunion! Sandi, your Thanksgiving greeting was so heartfelt. When I went online to post this thank you tribute to you, I realized we have so many classmates with ** by their names, indicating they are deceased. We have so much to be thankful for... Thank you again for bringing us all together. Gayla
I'm playing catch up on photos. I found the painted chairs in the Mt. Lebanon high school wing delightful! The students did a great job! Am thinking I should do that with some of our furniture. Any bold folks out there willing to pick up the brush? Gayla
Posted on: Oct 18, 2017 at 3:09 PM
When I was in Pittsburgh, Dan McKinley shared with me some of the Playbills from the productions were in together: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, JB, and THE WORLD OF CARL SANDBURG. Thoughts others might see their names also on them and have good memories as well. Foundation experiences in life... Gayla
Here are some photos that my husband Jeffrey (Mt. Lebanon, Class of 66) took on his iPhone at the reunion. Some are from the high school tour and a few from the dinner that night. Happy time!
Posted on: Sep 24, 2017 at 1:59 PM
What a lovely weekend -- reconnecting, reliving, refreshing. Sandi, Cindy, et al, YOU ALL DID A FABULOUS JOB IN ORGANIZING AND EXECUTING EVERY DETAIL WITH GRACE AND COLLEGIALITY! Thank you for your hard work and making it all come together seamlessly!
PS We looked at the 30th video by James and you have just gotten more and more elegant and poised, Sandi, with each decade!
Posted on: Sep 23, 2017 at 8:49 PM
Hi, Cucamonga Chiropractor James, My husband Jeffrey and I just watched your 30th anniversary video. Fun to see our son Jeff (then age 7) on the high school tour. You may want to fix the link on the announcement page. It has an extra period in youtube. Thanks for sharing! See you in 10!
Here is the correct link:
Some classmates asked about seeing one of my short films. Here is the link to one of them. It has screened in about 50 festivals and won audience and festival awards. It's called SLAP, starring Clancy Brown and Mel Rodriguez. Fun seeing you et al! Gayla
Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/76722886 (please do not post in YOUTUBE)