Moline Memories - MHS 66 Friends

Monday, April 24, 2023

Lawrence Eyre - Recognized in Sports Illustrated a Few Years Ago.
Recent Dress Up Day Winners


Laurie and Lawrence Eyre gave Moline Memories permission to publish their cutting edge Iowa wardrobe.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Tiling - University of Waterloo - Christina Jackson and Husband


When we went to Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, in 1970, I enrolled at Martin Luther University Seminary, whose legal name is still Waterloo Lutheran Seminary.

Christina soon got a job at the University of Waterloo, a short walk or bus-ride away. It was the spin-off of Waterloo Lutheran University, where John Warwick Montgomery and our brother-in-law Kermit Way (physical chemist) taught. UW called WLU "the little red schoolhouse down the street." 

UnitWat, as they call it, was a collection of beautiful new buildings with underground tunnels to reduce frostbite. We loved to stop by the computer center and watch the new priesthood, mainframe computer minders, silently managing the giant IBM 360 as we watched reverently through a glass wall.

If you want to look down on UniWat, they were known for computer advances decades ago. Not knowing about a school does not remove it from advances, eh?

Christina quickly went from research librarian to graduate student in German literature. All her professors were German born, except one gentleman. Her only lady professor was Gisela Brude-Fernau, PhD Yale, who was impressed with Christina's original paper about the Wandering Jew in literature.

Canadian-American Border

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Moline Wins Illinois State Championship in Basketball

The 1966 class has pined for the Illinois State Championship ever since. More will follow.

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Rest in Peace, Danny S. Collin, MHS 66


Danny S. Collin, 74, of Orion, peacefully passed Monday, February 13, 2023, at his home surrounded by family.

Funeral services will be held 12:30 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2023, at Esterdahl Mortuary Crematory, Ltd., Moline. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, February 23, at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Rock Island National Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted. Memorials may be made to GiGi’s Playhouse QC or Black Hawk Outreach Center in memory of Adrianne Leigh Reynolds.

Danny was born on August 18, 1948, in Moline, the son of Harold S. and Vivian V. (Danielson) Collin. He was a U.S. Vietnam Veteran, having served in the Navy from 1966-69. Danny married Jill Ogden on June 11, 1977, in Moline. He severed an electrical apprenticeship at Williams & White, then worked as a journeyman electrician for John Deere, retiring in 2008 after 30 years. He was a UAW union steward and member the veterans committee.  Growing up he participated in Boy Scouts and Sea Scouts. Danny enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, horseback riding and boating. He spent much of his time with his grandchildren, as they brought him so much joy. He loved attending all of their sporting events and activities with Jill, missing very few. Danny enjoyed woodworking and was an accomplished handyman.  It was an honor for him to serve others with his endless talents. 

Survivors include his wife, Jill; children, Brooke (Justin) Schatteman, East Moline, IL; Heather (Justin) Lance, Roanoke, Indiana; grandchildren, Addison, Brittyn, Jaidyn Schatteman, and Easton and Eli Lance; sister, Vicki (Francis) Fisher, Lowden, IA; brother, Jerry Collin, Colona, IL; numerous nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother, Shirley Collin and sister-in-law Judy Collin.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Monday, February 13, 2023

Lawrence Eyre, MHS 66 - Then

Lawrence Eyre, MHS 66. Track meet, with a friend.

When bald Grandpa warned
Hair today gone tomorrow
I got the message.