Happy birthday Manuel have a wonderful day and best wishes on your new adventure safe travel to Texas
Richard Carbajal is starting a personal journey on the Camino de Santiago. I'll be posting pictures and words from his Facebook page.
Wish him Godspeed.
Major Christian pilgrimage route:
The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
The Way of St. James was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during the later Middle Ages, and a pilgrimage route on which a plenary indulgence could be earned; other major pilgrimage routes include the Via Francigena to Rome and the pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
Camino de Santiago:
Legend holds that St. James's remains were carried by boat from Jerusalem to northern Spain, where he was buried in what is now the city of Santiago de Compostela. (The name Santiago is the local Galician evolution of Vulgar Latin Sancti Iacobi, "Saint James".)
The Way can take one of dozens of pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela. Traditionally, as with most pilgrimages, the Way of Saint James began at one's home and ended at the pilgrimage site. However, a few of the routes are considered main ones. During the Middle Ages, the route was highly travelled. However, the Black Death, the Protestant Reformation, and political unrest in 16th century Europe led to its decline. By the 1980s, only a few hundred pilgrims per year registered in the pilgrim's office in Santiago. In October 1987, the route was declared the first European Cultural Route by the Council of Europe; it was also named one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. Since the 1980s the route has attracted a growing number of modern-day international pilgrims.
Richard's first day of the journey.
Kick off point. St. Jean Pie de Port France at the base of the Pyrenees. 1st day hump 3,600’ feet. I will attend the Pilgrims Mass tomorrow at 6:00, 11th century church. What’s left of it after King Richard raised it to the ground on his way to the crusades I Judea.
Posted on: Aug 30, 2019 at 2:50 PM
'65 Planning Committee 55th Reunion Meeting + lunch -
Meeting is at 11:30 AM -
Scotts Valley Library (251 Kings Village Rd
Scotts Valley, CA 95066).
Lunch to follow at approximately
1:00 PM at Malone's Grille (4402 Scotts Valley Dr
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
All are invited for either or both.
Please fill out form in the menu bar above called "55th Reunion Planning Meeting"
This will help the organizers get an accurate count of who will be attending for both the meeting and lunch. Thanks!
P.S. Please fill out the 55th Reunion survey (see above) and tell us what you would like to experience at our reunion in 2020.
Posted on: Aug 07, 2019 at 4:35 PM
To all of our Class of 65 veterans we thank all of your for your service to our country and we thank the many of your for the blood you paid for our freedom!
I don't know all of the classmate names who received the purple heart but I know there are many of you. For those who do know them please thank them below so we will also remember and know!
Posted on: Aug 21, 2019 at 1:37 PM
Below is a wonderful letter sent to the Class of 65 from Miguel Melgoza who was one of last year's recipients of the Norm Haney Scholarship for a student who will be the first in their family to attend college.
Please read the letter below and then consider a donation for next year's scholarship! It is never to early to start receiving donations for this really wonderful scholarship that honors Mr. Haney and gives back to our community and to our alma mater Watsonville High School. The donation information is on the right side of the homepage of our website.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Class of 1965 Honoring Norm Haney
Receiving this is such a rewarding form of reassurance. This cemented the fact that every late night I pulled studying for a test, every hour I stayed after school tutorial, every time I kept going after I said I was done, wasn't in vain.
My family always wanted and encouraged me to go to college, they never wanted me to end up working in the fields like themselves, but paying for college was something was as a family, would struggle with. This money just helped our family more than anyone could imagine.
My family could never afford to buy me a laptop. That's why all 4 years I was using the school issued chromebooks. Trying to go through college without one, is a death wish. Thanks to these $2,000 ill be able to buy a laptop and be prepared for UC Davis.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for giving a kid like me the reassurance he needs to be successful in a top tier university like UC Davis.
Donations can be sent to and made out to Ken Brownell:
555 Laurel Avenue, #311
San Mateo, CA. 94401
Posted on: Aug 25, 2019 at 11:23 AM
Remembering the 50's!!!!!!