A website dedicated to all WHS Blackshirt Alumni - following our Friday Breakfast
It is easy to navigate our BBG website.  Simply click on the tab of your choice at the top (Home-BBG Photos-Class Links/Mdse-Birth of BBG/BOF-Cardinal Star)

We also have a temporary tab called "Blackshirts 1964" for their 50th reunion.  If you would like to learn how to create your own reunion web page, contact Mike Galles or Dan Steffen.
Waukesha South High​ School
Blackshirt Breakfast Group
     For an ARCHIVE of the BBG Weekly Report, click on the links below...................

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July 18, 2014

Hello Blackshirts-
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We added a few more Blackshirts to our roster, Jerry Knoebel '59, Chuck Kolstad '59, Donna (Thompson) Vanderhei '68, Doris (Thompson) Lortie '64 and Carol (Hagerstrom) Birkholz '61, Marge (Dable) Bergeon '64, Judith Zeller '64. Please join us as we welcome these new members.
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We had some "out of towners" visiting us Friday! All the way from Texas was Ron '61 and Beth (Johnson) '62 Knox. From Florida, Mary (Bohen) Harder '62 joined us and a small contingent of '61 alumni, Bob Vanderhei, Carol (Hagerstrom) Birkholz, Mary (Loden) Patz, Bonnie (Buege) Schmitt, David Isabell and Mike Galles.
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Blackshirts Who, What, When, Why, Where-
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Coach Rollie Bestor and his wife, Phyllis, reside out in Orem, Utah. They are missed by Blackshirts everywhere. Coach recently sent us a little update on how they are doing.
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"This week, I entered the hospital, holding the lovely hand of my wonderful wife Phyllis of 61 years. Most of you know the "retired teacher" whom I married: but you might not know that she's become an "addict" at gold's gym, a gardener to new flowers and bushes, etc. in the yard, a writer of my letters and church editor.
This wonderful farm girl from Jackson, Wisconsin, has taken the lead ahead of me to such a magnificent level that I've taken a major "leap"! This morning I had my doc put in a "pace maker" next to my heart and I'm going to get back on the ski slope come hell or high water. Thanks for all the support, you've made my 82 years fly by with flying colors".
Please note, in this week’s photo collection, you can see Coach and Mrs. Bestor.

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GO BLACKSHIRTS-
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The eyes of the world are on Blackshirt Gwen Jorgensen '04 as she continues to win world triathlons. Laurie and Peter Van Tuinen '66 share this video and article about her recent win in Hamburg, Germany. http://www.triathlon.org/news/article/hamburg_womens_review
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GO BLACKSHIRTS-
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Here is another report on the outstanding job Gwen Jorgensen '04 is doing, this one from Jerry Traver '59, "I watched Gwen win in Chicago and then again this past weekend in Hamburg, Germany. That makes four in a row for her!
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The ITU series of events is carried by Universal Sports and they rebroadcast the events a lot for anyone that would like to see her in action. She is simply awesome. So dominant when she hits the run portion that even the announcers have a hard time describing just how good she is! Her lead in the series is now so large that I don't believe anyone can catch her for the season championship.
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Universal Sports is channel 625 on DirecTV but I am not sure what other outlets carry it. Should be some more events coming up later this summer and I would encourage all of the members of BBG to try to catch her on TV at least once. They are sprint events and last about an hour.
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GO BLACKSHIRTS-
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Jim and Martha (Shanley) Gottheardt '63 have every reason to be very proud parents/grandparents today. They received some outstanding news. Their son Chris coaches a little league baseball team, the Audubon Big Blue and on that team is their grandson, 8 year old Will Gottheardt. You can see the grandparents and grandson in one of the attached photos this week!
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Their team just won the Pennsylvania State Little League Championship and will be headed for the regional play offs in Rome, New York. Here is more about Audubon Big Blue Champions; http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=arabaseball
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Blackshirt Class Reunions-
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The Class of '62 plans to celebrate their 70th birthdays this year just like the Classes of '60 and '61 have done previously. Chairperson, Sandy (Firth) McGee '62, invites all her classmates to gather at the Thunder Bay Restaurant in Pewaukee on September 26th and 27th! Sandy added, "If you are already 70 or about to be 70...or even if you won't be 70 when the party happens, you are still invited!!!!” Please help us get the word out to all 1962 classmates!!
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Ann (Hamilton) Moore '62 has reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Milwaukee West-Pewaukee 262-506-6300, which is right next door to Thunder Bay Restaurant. The cost is $99 per night and the reservation block is for Friday thru Sunday, the 25th thru 27th. Ann added, "Come any day, leave any day. 6 pm cancellation DOA. Get your room today!! Title of block: “Class of 1962”.
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Don’t forget that it’s fun to come to the Friday morning BBG breakfast gathering. Friday, September 26th, at the Sunset Family Restaurant on Sunset Drive in Waukesha. RSVP to Mike Galles at migal6161@yahoo.com for the Blackshirt breakfast celebration. Watch for further information from Sandy at your class website: Blackshirts1962.com.
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GO BLACKSHIRTS-
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August 22, we meet with classmates from the Class of '64. They will be celebrating their 50th class reunion with us at the Delafield Brewhaus. There are a few seats left so we encourage anyone interested in attending this breakfast celebration to contact Mike Galles at migal6161@yahoo.com or call 262-442-4117 to request seating. RSVP now!!!!
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SPECIAL NOTICE: Our attendance numbers have outgrown Bernie’s Taproom in downtown Waukesha, and we have changed our Friday Night venue to THE CLARKE HOTEL on the Five Points. The Clarke Hotel is where the Walgreens Pharmacy was when we were in high school. It has recently been purchased, and the doors to the new Irish Pub are open! For more details go to, blackshirts1964@gmail.com
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GO BLACKSHIRTS-
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As our 60th-year Reunion leaders, Sally (Martin) von Briesen and David Dix remind us, the WHS Class of '54 Reunion double-header isn’t that far away: Just 4 weeks! The dates: the main event, August 23 at Elm Grove's lovely Western Racquet Club, 1800 Highland Dr. -- A Saturday-afternoon affair, from noon to 4 p.m. And the Class of ‘54 offers a warm-up bonus a day earlier – a Friday morning August 22 tour at 10 a.m. of the old high school, at 400 N. Grand Ave.; plus a noontime Meet and Greet stopover at Bob and Carol Lombardi's Waukesha home, 200 S. Greenfield Ave. [beverage provided, bring a sandwich]; and an early-afternoon tour of Waukesha's noted Frame Park Gardens. The grand finale, on August 23, begins at noon and offers four hours of fun including the Reunion luncheon, a "surprise program," photos and lots of conversation with dozens of your Fifties classmates. Cost: $35. [Please send reservation & check made out to Reunion Treasurer David Mairet, 933 Parkton Dr., Waukesha 53189.]
--Bill Nelson 262-786-7643 & the WHS 2014 Reunion Planning Committee
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The time has come! Thanks to a program started by the Blackshirt Breakfast Group, Blackshirt polo shirts, sweatshirts, t-shirts and caps are indeed available. All make great conversation pieces. And they look spiffy, too. The costs: caps, $12; polo shirts, $18; sweatshirts, $19; and t-shirts, $12. Add to those costs $10 for shipping if that’s needed.
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Handling the sales is BBG’s Tom Putz '60 and Allen Garrett '60. You can reach Tom at 262-542-7537, Allen at 262-691-1882 and go over such matters as sizes and colors. They have agreed to set up a small display August 23 at our Reunion Luncheon, from 11:30 to 1 p.m., to take orders if you haven’t already phoned ahead.
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P.S. Coach Charlie Miller, one of our Fifties coaches and faculty members. He plans to attend the August 23 Reunion Luncheon and, at mid-meal, will share a few selected memories of what was one of his earliest years as a high school faculty member. {Charlie, was it Year No. 1?]
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GO BLACKSHIRTS-
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September 12, we meet with classmates from the Class of '59. They will be celebrating their 55th class reunion with us at either the Sunset Family Restaurant or the Delafield Brewhaus. To help us determine which location we meet, we need to hear from anyone planning to attend. To RSVP for the event, please email Mike Galles at migal6161@yahoo.com and/or call 262-442-4117.
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Blackshirt Memoriam-
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We regret to inform you of the following Blackshirts that have passed away;
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Roy Finney '55 on July 4, http://www.gmtoday.com/obits/freeman/obits/2014/July/11/01.htm
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Chris (Lange) Regenfuss '65 on July 11, http://www.gmtoday.com/obits/freeman/obits/2014/July/15/02.htm
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Bill Hamilton '60 on July 15, no obituary available at this time.
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Blackshirt History Class-
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On this date, July 18, 1917, the Wisconsin 32nd Division was formed.
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Our thanks to Jim "Toby" Tobiason '54 for sharing this bit of local history with us.
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Blackshirt Weekly Sports Quote-
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"I won't know until my barber tells me on Monday"- Knute Rockne, when asked why Notre Dame had lost a game
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Our thanks to Coach Charlie "Da Man" Miller for contributing.
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Blackshirt Wisdom-
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Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash in Alaska with bush pilot, Wiley Post, was one of the greatest political country/cowboy sages this country has ever known! Thanks to Nancy Paulson '61 and George Pichotta '55 for sharing Will's wisdom with us.
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"Good judgment comes from experience and a lot of that comes from bad judgment"
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Blackshirt Weekly Planner-
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Friday, July 25, 8:30am, only 5 months left to do your Christmas shopping, start it off with a BBG Breakfast
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Friday, August 1, 8:30am, bring someone along to breakfast and let's welcome in the new month of August
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Friday, August 8, 8:30am only 2 weeks until we celebrate the Class of '64 Fiftieth Reunion, choir practice weekly!!!
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Friday, August 15, 8:30am only 3 weeks left before classes start again at South so let's get together for breakfast, join us please!
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Friday, August 22, 8am the Class of 1964 will join us at the Delafield Brewhaus for breakfast to celebrate their 50th class reunion. At this time, only 30 seats remain for this event. Please RSVP to Mike Galles at migal6161@yahoo.com or 262-442-4117, reservations are required.
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Friday, September 12, 2014, 8am the Class of 1959 will join us for breakfast and depending upon attendance, we will meet either at the Sunset Family Restaurant or the Delafield Brewhaus to celebrate their 55th reunion. Reservations are required so please RSVP to Mike Galles migal6161@yahoo.com.
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Friday, September 11, 2015 8am, the Class of 1960 joins us at the Delafield Brewhaus to celebrate their 55th Class Reunion! Join us and let's celebrate with them.
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Friday, September 26, 2014 8:30am, the Class of 1962 joins us for breakfast as they celebrate their 70th birthdays! Details will appear every 2 weeks in the Weekly Report. Reservations are required so please RSVP to Mike Galles at migal6161@yahoo.com or 262-442-4117.
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Blackshirt Trivia-
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Our Winners; Kerry Krueger '64, George Pichotta '55, Chuck Merten '57, Bob Masters '65, Sandy Hamm '69,
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Last week’s Commentary-
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This from Kerry,
1. Mary Todd Lincoln
2. Who wrote the book of Love
3. Iodine Tabs (I loved them they tasted like chocolate.)
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This from George,
1. Mary Todd Lincoln
2. ...."who wrote the book of love?
3. Iodine pills (for the thyroid).
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This from Bob;
1) Mary Todd Lincoln
2) Who wrote the book of Love
3) Goiter pills—iodine in case you didn’t get enough in your diet
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This from Sandy;
1. Name a former "First Lady" that visited Waukesha for its mineral spas. Mary Todd (Molly) Lincoln.
In 1872 Mrs. Lincoln stayed at Mrs. O.M Hubbard's boarding house at 352-54 W. St. Paul Avenue, while she was enjoying the medicinal qualities of the water from Hygeia and Bethesda Springs. There is much written of her stay in Waukesha and other sites in Wisconsin.
2. I wonder, wonder, who, who wrote the book of love. Complete this '50s song title.
3. What were the little pills called that we took back in the '50s grade school?

They were iodine pills. We called them "Goiter Pills."
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Last Week’s Trivia:
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1. Name a former "First Lady" that visited Waukesha for its mineral spas. Mary Todd Lincoln
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2. I wonder, wonder, who, _ _ _ _ _. Complete this '50s song title. WHO WROTE THE BOOK OF LOVE
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3. What were the little pills called that we took back in the '50s grade school? GOITER PILL
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This Weeks Trivia:
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Our thanks to George Pichotta '55, Sue (Ashley) Braunschweig '60, Gary Bass '58
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1. What did Jimmy Durante say at the close of each show?
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2. Name the Alka Seltzer boy with a tablet on his head" as its Logo/Representative.
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3. In 1959, who started the small record company, Motown?
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Email your answers to Mike Galles at migal6161@yahoo.com and win a trivia prize.
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Blackshirt Weekly Thought-
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"Vegetarian is an old Indian word for poor hunter"
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Thanks to Clark Jorgensen '61 for contributing this thought.
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Why the BBG Exists-
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"The heart and soul of a high school that many years ago brought us all together, and many decades later, brings us together again"!
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Blackshirt Reminder-
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Thanks for joining us and don't forget to click on the various sites at the top of the BBG Weekly Report Home Page and enjoy our weekly photos, the Class of 1964 webpage, the Blackshirt uniform items, the Birth of the BBG and special articles from our school newspaper "The Cardinal Star" of 50 years ago.
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Also, you may have to copy and paste any links that appear in ""The Weekly Report" into your browser in order to open and enjoy them. If you have any questions/problems, please email Mike Galles, migal6161@yahoo.com