This is our "official" guestbook for use by fellow Palatine High School classmates
Due to to lack of use of this guestbook by anyone but spammers, it has been shut down effective December 2009.
If you would like to post something here, send an email to


Lisa Logeman Gampel (
Date: Mon 28 Sep 2009 01:09:11 AM EDT
Subject: looked at reunion pics
  Looks like everyone had a great time! Jimmy Iurio and Lisa Dow Jensen get voted "still look like they did in high school"...which is a compliment of course! Sorry I missed it. With my family now living in Minnesota, my vacation time is spent traveling there. I miss Chicago and Palatine and hope to visit again...maybe PHS #30! My kids are now 5 and 3...yup, I married late and started a family late but all is good! If life ever finds you in Northern California, please don't hesitate to contact me for a visit!

Janet Mobille (Gallagher) (
Date: Thu 31 Jul 2008 11:42:11 AM EDT
Subject: FUN doesn't begin to describe it!
  Planning the reunion was more fun than work for me! Even when we were getting discouraged about the low turnout we knew that we were going to make memories & possibly renew friendships that had got pushed aside temporarily due to our busy lives. I had so many great conversations with people who couldn't come for various reasons and I plan to try and keep in touch & I hope they do to. In our world of emails, it makes it much easier to send a note to say hello & let someone know your thinking of them. As for the reunion itself, I want to thank everyone that came from near & far! As many of us replay moments from each night it just makes us laugh all over again! Going through the yearbook & laughing about "old times", talking about embarrassing moments (Like being turned down after asking someone to a dance - ha-ha!) and just catching up on peoples' lives was so much fun! I want to thank all our classmates who were SO generous with their donations. Many of which already spent money on airfares, hotel stays, etc went above & beyond to help out financially! Everyone please keep your info updated on the website and check in occassionally. Email addresses are especially critical to get ahold of you. Hopefully we'll be planning more impromptu get togethers so people don't have to wait another 5 years to see each other again! Janet

Katie Sevey (Cullnan) (
Date: Wed 30 Jul 2008 09:33:03 PM EDT
Subject: Sorry I missed the fun
  The pictures were great to look through and laugh. I almost felt like I was there. Sorry to have missed it, but I was competing in Little Rock, AK. I would have much better liked to be at te party. Well hopefully I can make it to our 30th. See everyone then. Katie

Liz Bender (
Date: Tue 29 Jul 2008 03:11:09 PM EDT
Subject: Great Fun
  Thanks to the reunion committee for organizing such a great weekend. It was great to see so many familiar (and unfamiliar) faces. Can't wait to the next one! Liz

Patty Creager (
Date: Sat 26 Jul 2008 06:44:48 PM EDT
Subject: Thank you
  Thank you so much to the committee for all of their hard work. I know it's a big job and you did it very well. I enjoyed seeing everyone on Friday night at Nellies. I missed out on Saturday becasue of my parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary Party otherwise I would have attended. Cheers to each of you. Sincerely, Patty (Claps) Creager

Bill Maher (
Date: Thu 24 Jul 2008 03:01:57 PM EDT
Subject: Mmmmm Mmmmm Good
  Thanks to the entire planning committe for putting on a great event. It was a ton of fun and pretty interesting trying to sneak back (unsuccessfully) into my parents house @ 3am just like 25 years ago. Special thanks to Dave Andriano's mom for setting us up with an awesome tray of lasagna at Lamplighters after the official event ended. I'm sure there's enough left on John OD's shirt if anyone wants some. Hope to see you all...and time.

Mary Cairns Bunta (
Date: Thu 24 Jul 2008 01:09:32 PM EDT
Subject: Thanks to you all!
  I was disappointed that I was not able to attend the reunion this last weekend. All the excuses listed on the letter are true for me except for "general disinterest". I hope #30 finds me more available. I LOVE the photo event though it's a bit fuzzy, I can see it's group that I still would fit right into with many laughs and great memories we all share. I do plan on making a donation to ensure the HARD WORKING folks on the committee will continue their efforts. THEY ARE AWESOME! CHEERS and keep on keepin' on until 2013 so we can meet again. CAIRNS in Colorado AKA Mary Bunta

Randy Hembrey (
Date: Wed 23 Jul 2008 12:56:59 PM EDT
Subject: Miss it by THAT much!
  Hey everybody. Although my schedule wouldn't allow me to attend the Saturday event, I was planning on stopping by Durty Nellies on Friday but something came up at the last minute that i had to attend to. Anyway I'm really sorry that I missed it, I was looking forward to seeing many of you. It sounded like you had a great time. And thanks to Bryan and the group that put this all together. I know you've all worked extremely hard at this. Keep in touch!

Dan Loughmiller (
Date: Tue 22 Jul 2008 10:26:52 PM EDT
Subject: Thanks
  Just wanted to say thank you to all the committee members who obviously worked very hard to make this weekend a blast. Can't wait to see the pictures.

John Lundin (JML) (
Date: Tue 22 Jul 2008 05:22:50 PM EDT
Subject: Wow
  I simply had a blast this weekend. Somebody rubbed my initials off of the breast pocket of the shirt I was wearing (given to me by my now-deceased mother) and, I clearly shared details about my adolescence that I wish I hadn't. I threw the shirt away, took a handfull of advil and got home safely on Sunday afternoon. I fear the pictures. My thanks to the ambassadors of fun, an army of them, that made me laugh till ill this weekend. In closing...If you ever get a chance to see the movie "Love Story", dont miss it.

Julie Bunting Poland (
Date: Tue 22 Jul 2008 02:34:39 PM EDT
Subject: thanks!
  Thanks Carla! Probably not a good idea to post those! How embarrassing! And yeah John, Cheshire Inn...TMI! Julie

Carla Vollenweider-Irving (
Date: Tue 22 Jul 2008 01:56:28 PM EDT
Subject: Main Event
  The Main Event on Saturday night was a blast. Although there was a limited turn out, it afforded many of us opportunities to actually meet people in our class who we never knew existed! Seriously, we actually dropped the stereotypes and socialized with ALMOST everyone, IMAGINE THAT! It really was a great setting, it was not TOO LOUD, or too crowded, or out of control and we really had a great time laughing and getting to talk to everyone because it wasn't packed and didn't have tons and tons of extra people. Some people shared TOO MUCH information, and some of our cameras hold special "Raffle Ticket Winners" photos that probably won't make the web site. Thanks to the Committee, you guys did a great job and the school tour was fun too! Looking forward to the 30 year!

Jill McGovern-Loveall (
Date: Tue 22 Jul 2008 12:31:40 PM EDT
Subject: Reunion
  Just wanted to say Thank You to the reunion committee for planning this wonderful event. I too wish more people attended but, was very pleased with the more intimate crowd where we were able to reunite and reminisce. Can't wait till our next one. Jill

Julie Bunting Poland (
Date: Tue 22 Jul 2008 11:42:07 AM EDT
Subject: 25th Reunion
  Just wanted to thank the committee for all the hard work they put in on this event. It was great to see old friends and faces and to meet others that I never knew in high school. I missed seeing all the people that could not make it to the event and hope the next time that we will have a better turn out. It was definitely worth the trip. Thanks again and call me when you all plan the next one. I would love to help. Take care and for those that wanted to know, the Cheshire Inn in St. Louis is still standing however no longer in business. I will try to get a picture sometime! (inside joke) Thanks and take care. Julie

Bryan McGonigal (
Date: Tue 22 Jul 2008 09:42:10 AM EDT
Subject: Someone has to get it started!
  Thought I'd take a moment to sign the guestbook, say "Hello" and remind you that entries can be added by clicking on the "New Entry" link at the top right of this page. Thanks, and on behalf of the committee we look forward to hearing your comments.