Saturday, December 11, 2010

Our "Ronda Kay" on Internet radio talking about gifts for grandchildren

Here's a great opportunity to hear Ronda interviewed by Sandra Levitin, host of Kalon Women in Business, discussing Grandgifting, giving the best gifts for grandchildren.

To listen click:

Here's the interview topic and description from Kalon's website:

Ronda Kay - How to Keep Out of the Holiday How-to-Get-Gifts-for-Grandkids Horror Zone

Do you dread buying gifts at holiday time for grandkids and other precious children in your life? The pressure of finding great kid gifts can easily take the fun out of giving. In the Holiday Gift Horror Zone, anxiety can build to terror as we struggle with: “What’s hot? What’s not? Where can I find it? Who has time to shop? How will they react? Will they like it? Will it be a ‘Blooper’ or ‘Super’?” And even “Why am I doing this?” and “Will they love me?” Join me for answers and a refreshing look 

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Our Favorite YouTube Star Georgette aka Gigi

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Another Priceless performance by Gigi, The Priceless One, TP1, with a special guest, Steve C, Lady Antebellum

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Heard from Debbie Soglin, Class of '68

Hey Friends,

I am writing to put in a plug for my younger son, Zach (Appelman). He'll be appearing in Romeo and Juliet at the Chicago Shakespeare theater (why had I never heard of it before???), beginning Sept 15. He's there now in rehearsal phase.,47,1,11

I'm so excited that he'll get to know our city -  He's playing Tybalt, so will be dead by intermission, but he promises a spectacular fight scene. We hope to get to see a few performances, though unsure when.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Summer 2010 message from Gigi

Wishing everyone a great summer!  Sharing with you my first "greatest hits" medley.
Love & Happiness always, Gigi (Jacobs) Mitrovic

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Believe, Private Dancer, Dove L'Amore, and Eyes On Me. All together!!! Amazing performances by Gigi, The Priceless One.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

From Ronda Kay (Server) Wasser

Hi HPHS Friends,

I've reached the exciting point of beta launching my new venture -- my website,, and I'd love a little bit of your input!

After months of working to get all the pieces together, now it is time to 'go live'.  My goal for Grandgifting is to provide Grandparents remarkable resources to enhance relationships with their kids' kids -- in a funny, engaging way.  For this first round, I'm turning to trusted friends and family for a candid review -- Grandparents or not! 

So please jump in for a few minutes and test the site for me -- Your feedback will be very valuable!
Here's what to do:
1.     First sign in:  Go to, and sign in your 'name and email' in the opt-in box, to joined my mailing list.  [You can unsubscribe at any time with one-click.]
2.     Then Poke Around: Please explore the site from the viewpoint of a grandparent or parent. Check out where things are, and go where you feel compelled to go.

3.     And Take the Survey: Two days after you sign in I will send you an email with a link to a quick survey to get your feedback on points like whether the site is easy to use, if content is of interest or not, what is missing, etc.  (You are welcomed to send me an email at any time, too!)

4.     Share with Care:  If you like, pass this along to three or four people you think will enjoy critiquing the site.  I appreciate your referral to a few 'friendly critics', as I work out the kinks in this introductory phase.

Having feedback on your experience of and response on the survey, will be an invaluable gift to me, and so helpful in making the site helpful for others.  Thank you SO MUCH, in advance!
I'm excited to share this part of my Grand Journey with you -- See you inside!
All the best, 

Ronda Kay 
Ronda Kay Wasser

Friday, June 11, 2010

Thank you David Smith for your videos

youtube now accepts avi files which means i can post our 40th high school reunion video. my home page is here:

would you please post a notice on our high school website so all may view? simply scroll down to find the video on the right. friends may also want to view, "ravinia school" and "a ravinia christmas."

thanks and i hope all is well with you!

david smith

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Richard Kanter passes

I just learned today that my oldest friend died Thursday in Dusseldorf, Germany. I've known Richard since middle school. I know he put up with huge amounts of derision from the casual cruelty that passed for coolness among adolescents. As I recall, most of us could've been the target for similar barbs, but for some reason Richard was singled out all too often to be the class pinata. He was a very loving person, a devoted friend and enthusiastic father to two small children. Richard's first marriage, to Japanese woman, ended in divorce, but a few years ago he met Lily, when he was stationed in Bulgaria with the Commerce Department. He wanted very much to have a family and had far too little time to enjoy them. I believe his posting in Dusseldorf was to be his last in the Foreign Service, and he was looking forward to the next phase of his life.

Bob Roseth

Monday, April 12, 2010