Hudsonville Christian Graduates, 1918 - 1942

Principals of the school were: Mr. Vic (1918-1920); Mr. Wassink (1921); Mr. J. Arens (1922-1926);
Mr. J. Van Amstel (1927-1930); Mr. Edward Wezeman (1931-1942); Mr. Wezeman remained as principal for
many years.

Class Prophecy by Marcia Zwagerman

GRADUATE

YEAR

RESIDENCE

OCCUPATION

Ballast, Gerrit

1921

Byron Center

Farmer

Berens, Shirley

1941

Hudonville

High School

Bestema, Dena (Mrs. M. VandenBrink)

1928

Zeeland

Housewife

Besteman, Johanna

1925

----

Deceased

Bloemberg, Albert

1918

California

Salesman

Bloemberg, Cathryn (Mrs. Ed Holthof)

1920

Hudsonville

Housewife

Bloemberg, Cornelia (Mrs. W. VanHeukelum)

1922

Grand Rapids

Housewife

Bloemberg, Evelyn (Mrs. Webber Haan)

1925

Hudsonville

Housewife

Bolhuis, Anna (Mrs. Lee VanderMolen)

1929

Hudsonville

Housewife

Bolhuis, Catherine (Mrs. G. Waite)

1931

Hudsonville

Housewife

Bolhuis, Cornelia (Mrs. M. Vruggink)

1934

Hudsonville

Housewife

Bolhuis, Gerrit D.

1939

Hudsonville

Farmer

Bolhuis, Harold

1940

Hudsonville

Farmer

Bolhuis, Henry

1931

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Bolhuis, John

1936

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Bolhuis, Martha

1937

Hudsonville

Housemaid

Bolhuis, Winnie

1941

Hudonville

Housework

Bosgraaf, Albertha (Mrs. Jay Brink)

1935

Hudsonville

Housewife

Bosgraaf, Ben

1926

Hudsonville

Farmer

Bosgraaf, Bert

1933

Hudsonville

Farmer

Bosgraaf, Herman (Harm?)

1929

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Bosgraaf, John

1931

Hudsonville

Farmer

Bosgraaf, Ralph

1939

Hudsonville

Farmer

Bosgraaf, Sadie (Mrs. Al Blauwkamp)

1927

Hudsonville

Housewife

Bosgraaf, Thressa

1941

Hudonville

Housework

Bosman, Myrtle

1940

Hudsonville

Clerk

Bruinooge, James

1922

Grand Rapids

----

Bruinooge, Jessie Mae

1920

Moline

School Teacher

Bruinooge, William

1924

Grand Rapids

----

Buys, Frank

1942

Hudonville

----

Buys, James

1940

Hudsonville

Farmer

Christiaans, Matilda (Mrs. Sam Jipping)

1927

Wyoming Park

Housewife

Christians, Henry

1932

Camp Custer

In Army

Cooper, Annetta (Mrs. J. Bush)

1933

Hudsonville

Housewife

Cooper, Bernard

1929

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Cooper, Carl

1932

Grand Rapids

Factory Worker

Cooper, John

1927

Holland

Factory Worker

Cooper, linda

1940

Hudsonville

Housework

Cooper, Nick

1925

Grand Rapids

Factory Worker

DeHaan, Lois

1941

Hudonville

High School

DeKraker, Anna (Mrs. S. VanderLaan)

1923

Hudsonville

Housewife

DeVries, Edward

1925

Grand Rapids

Factory Worker

DeVries, John

1934

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

DeWitt, Fred

1922

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

DeWitt, Gertrude (Mrs. J. Emelander)

1920

Hudsonville

Housewife

DeWitt, Gertrude (Mrs. J. Emelander)

1922

Hudsonville

Housewife

Dieleman, Nellie (Mrs. John Grooters)

1922

Hudsonville

Housewife

Dyke, Anna (Mrs. H. Veldhuis

1933

Hudsonville

Housewife

Dyke, Bernard

1937

Hudsonville

Farmer

Dyke, Cornelia (Mrs. John Kalman)

1929

Zeeland

Housewife

Dyke, Dick

1937

Hudsonville

Farmer

Dyke, Dick

1934

Hudsonville

Farmer

Dyke, Jake

1929

Fort Knox, KY

In Army

Dyke, Jeanette (Mrs. T. VanderGuchte)

1931

Hudsonville

Housewife

Dyke, Jemina (Mrs. Wm. Bytwork)

1921

Hudsonville

Housewife

Dyke, John

1924

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Dyke, Melvin

1927

Hudsonville

Farmer

Dykema, Albert

1937

Hudsonville

Farmer

Dykema, Alvin

1930

----

In Army

Dykema, Anna (Mrs. G. Michmerhuizen)

1926

Zeeland

Housewife

Dykema, Arlin

1938

Hudsonville

Housework

Dykema, Clarence

1920

Hudsonville

Farmer

Dykema, Dick

1928

Hudsonville

Farmer

Dykema, Floyd

1935

Hudsonville

Farmer

Dykema, Harold

1936

Hudsonville

Farmer

Dykema, Harriet

1939

Hudsonville

Housework

Dykema, Ivan

1942

Hudonville

----

Dykema, Loretta (Mrs. John Grasman

1933

Grand Rapids

Housewife

Dykema, Myra

1939

Hudsonville

High School

Dykema, Pearl

1934

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Dykema, Wayne

1934

Texas

In Army

Dykstra, Tunis

1938

Hudsonville

Farmer

Elenbaas, Earl

1932

Texas

In Army

Elenbaas, Geneva (Mrs. Wm Heyboer)

1932

Grand Rapids

Housewife

Elenbaas, Ivan

1940

Hudsonville

Lumberjack

Elenbaas, Lorraine

1937

Hudsonville

Post Office Employee

Elgersma, Henrietta

1928

----

Deceased

Emelander, Donna Mae

1942

Hudonville

----

Emelander, Sarah

1942

Hudonville

----

Emelander, Susie (Mrs. H. Gemmen)

1924

Hudsonville

Housewife

Geers, Albertha

1927

Pine Rest

Ill

Grasman, Bessie

1928

Grand Rapids

Housemaid

Grasman, Cornelia (Mrs. H. VanderLaan)

1930

Hudsonville

Housewife

Grasman, Gertrude (Mrs. W. VanderVeen)

1922

Hudsonville

Housewife

Grasman, Henry

1940

Hudsonville

Farmer

Grasman, Jennie

1938

Hudsonville

Beauty Operator

Grasman, Lewis

1934

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Grasman, Simon

1924

Hudsonville

Farmer

Grasman, Winnie

1926

Grand Rapids

Housemaid

Groenhof, Arthur

1939

Holland

High School

Haan, Webber

1923

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Hamming, Henrietta (Mrs. Gerrit Schut)

1927

Hudsonville

Housewife

Hamming, Henry

1920

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Hamming, Herman

1922

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Hamming, Jeanette (Mrs. G. D. Schut)

1935

Hudsonville

Housewife

Hamming, Jennie (Mrs. H. TenHarmsel)

1926

Hudsonville

Housewife

Hamming, Lavina (Mrs. Harry Boldt)

1931

Hudsonville

Housewife

Hamming, Ruth

1940

Hudsonville

Housework

Hamming, Tena (Mrs. John Hamming)

1925

Wyoming Park

Housewife

Haveman, Ted

1928

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Heslinga, Herman

1923

Grand Rapids

Factory Worker

Heslinga, Joe

1926

Grand Rapids

Factory Worker

Heuvelman, John

1942

Hudonville

----

Hoezee, Cathryn

1941

Hudonville

Housework

Hoezee, Dick

1925

Saranac

Creamery Mgr.

Hoezee, Frances

1939

Hudsonville

Housework

Hoezee, James

1936

Hudsonville

Livestock Worker

Hoezee, John

1925

Grandville

Factory Worker

Hoezee, Louis

1931

Hudsonville

Truck Driver

Hoezee, Raymond

1939

Hudsonville

Farmer

Hoezee, Sadie (Mrs. Jared Nyenhuis)

1933

Hudsonville

Housewife

Holthof, Albert

1937

Hudsonville

Farmer

Holthof, Bertha (Mrs. Harold Schut)

1929

Hudsonville

Housewife

Holthof, Cornelia (Mrs. Dick VerHage)

1931

Hudsonville

Housewife

Holthof, Flora (Mrs. Rob Robrahn)

1923

Grand Rapids

Housewife

Holthof, Henry

1922

Hudsonville

Car Salesman

Holthof, John

1927

Hudsonville

Truck Driver

Hopp, Bernice

1928

----

----

Huizenga, Charles

1940

Hudsonville

Farmer

Kamminga, Anne

1937

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Kamminga, Cornelius

1930

Hudsonville

Buttermaker

Kamminga, Otto

1940

Hudsonville

Creamery Work

Kamminga, Simon

1932

Chanute Field, Ill.

In Army

Karsten, Gerrit

1925

Hudsonville

Truck Driver

Karsten, Herman

1931

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Karsten, Mae (Mrs. John Poortenga)

1930

Hudsonville

Housewife

Karsten, Marian (Mrs. J. Dutmers)

1931

Wyoming Park

Housewife

Karsten, Marjorie

1942

Hudonville

----

Karsten, William

1924

Hudsonville

Truck Driver

Klamer, Bernard

1942

Hudonville

----

Klamer, Maynard

1940

Hudsonville

High School

Klomp, Alice (Mrs. A. Sjaarda)

1925

Byron Center

Housewife

Klomp, Gertrude

1932

Byron Center

School Teacher

Klomp, Harriet (Mrs. John Lubbers)

1928

Hudsonville

Housewife

Klomp, Henry

1927

Florida

In Army

Koenes, Henry

1919

Grand Rapids

----

Koopman, Gerrit

1925

Hudsonville

Farmer

Koopman, Johanna (Mrs. Russell Potter)

1931

Springport

Housewife

Koopman, Nellie

1923

Hudsonville

Housewife

Koopman, Rena (Mrs. Tim Kalman)

1929

Zutphen

Housewife

Krohne, Elsie

1923

Hudsonville

School Teacher

Krol, Harold

1942

Hudonville

----

Krol, Seymour

1936

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Kuiper, Alice

1934

Hudsonville

Clerk

Kuiper, Bernice

1938

Grand Rapids

Stays at Home

Kuiper, Elsie

1932

Grand Rapids

Housemaid

Kuiper, Elsie (Mrs. K. Lanning)

1927

Drenthe

Housewife

Kuiper, Henry

1940

Grand Rapids

Farmer

Kuiper, Herman

1930

Grand Rapids

Factory Worker

Kuiper, Stella

1927

----

Deceased

Laarman, Gertrude

1936

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Laarman, Marvin

1923

Imlay City

Farmer

Ludema, Alice (Mrs. Machiele)

1922

Zeeland

Housewife

Ludema, Lena (Mrs. B. Blauwkamp)

1922

Zeeland

Housewife

Ludema, Otto

1918

Byron Center

Farmer

Ludema, Sabrena (Mrs. P. Mesbergen)

1921

Hudsonville

Housewife

Luyk, Nellie

1932

California

Housewife

Lynema, Cornelia (Mrs. Abe Brandt)

1929

Bauer

Housewife

Lynema, Erzo

1925

Hudsonville

Concrete Mason

Lynema, Jacob

1923

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Lynema, James

1931

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Maring, Anna

1927

Grand Rapids

Housemaid

Maring, Anna (Mrs. H. Quackenbush)

1925

Hudsonville

Housewife

Maring, Annetta (Mrs. Cornelius Schuitema)

1933

Grant

Housewife

Maring, Arthur

1931

Hudsonville

Farmer

Maring, Bert

1929

California

In Army

Maring, Grace

1937

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Maring, Tom

1928

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Maring, Wilhelmenia (Mrs. Van Single)

1933

Grandville

Housewife

Marlink, Dale

1938

Hudsonville

High School

Meidema, Freda

1940

Byron Center

Housework

Mesbergen, James

1938

Hudsonville

Farmer

Meyer, Alice

1935

Grandville

----

Meyer, John

1922

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Meyer, Ray

1921

Imlay City

Farmer

Moes, Dena (Mrs. Harry Coeling)

1931

Hudsonville

Housewife

Moes, Henrietta (Mrs. Al Koster)

1931

Hudsonville

Housewife

Molter, Cornelius

1928

Hudsonville

Truck Driver

Molter, Jacob

1920

Grand Rapids

Factory Worker

Molter, Joe

1932

Grand Rapids

Factory Worker

Molter, John

1918

Zeeland

Buyer of Produce

Molter, Tena (Mrs. Ray Meyer)

1923

Hudsonville

Housewife

Morren, Marie

1936

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Ohlman, Albert

1921

Hudsonville

Electrician

Ohlman, Dorothy

1937

Hudsonville

College Student

Ohlman, Geraldine

1935

Hudsonville

College Student

Ohlman, Marian (Mrs. H. Deters)

1918

Hudsonville

Housewife

Ohlman, Maxine

1941

Hudonville

High School

Oudbier, Winnie (Mrs. J. Heyboer)

1920

Milwaukee

Housewife

Palmbos, Clarence

1937

Hudsonville

Farmer

Peuler, Janet (Mrs. M. Heyboer)

1930

Hudsonville

Housewife

Pleune, Edwin

1934

Detroit

----

Prince, John

1940

Hudonville

Farm Work

Ringewold, Alvin

1929

Hudsonville

Farmer

Roelofs, Albert

1929

Hudsonville

Farmer

Roelofs, Alice (Mrs. Gerrit Flier)

1926

Zeeland

Housewife

Roelofs, Bernard

1942

Hudonville

----

Roelofs, Coba

1941

Hudonville

Housework

Roelofs, Gertrude (Mrs. Al. Schutter)

1931

Hudsonville

Housewife

Roelofs, Harriet

1935

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Roelofs, Henrietta

1930

----

----

Roelofs, Johanna (Mrs. John Sienn)

1928

Zeeland

Housewife

Roelofs, John

1929

Grandville

Factory Worker

Roelofs, Steven

1935

Hudsonville

Farmer

Schaap, Raymond

1925

Zeeland

Factory Worker

Schreur, Henry

1931

Hudsonville

Farmer

Schreurs, Betty

1941

Hudonville

Housework

Schuitema, Bertha (Mrs. John Pastoor)

1924

Grand Rapids

Housewife

Schuitema, Cornelius

1929

Grant

Farmer

Schuitema, Dorothy

1941

Hudonville

Housework

Schuitema, James

1936

Hudsonville

Farmer

Schuitema, John

1931

Hudsonville

Farmer

Schuitema, Lozena

1933

Hudsonville

Housemaid

Schuitema, Ruth

1938

Hudsonville

High School

Schuitema, Winnie (Mrs. D. Datema)

1920

Grand Rapids

Housewife

Schut, Albert

1930

Hudsonville

Farmer

Schut, Albertha

1937

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Schut, Albertha (Mrs. C. DeVries)

1927

Hudsonville

Housewife

Schut, Christine

1941

Hudonville

Housework

Schut, Effie (Mrs. L. VanBoven)

1934

Grandville

Housewife

Schut, Florence

1940

Hudonville

High School

Schut, George A.

1919

Hudsonville

Farmer

Schut, Gerrit

1934

Hudsonville

Farmer

Schut, Gertrude

1936

Hudsonville

Housemaid

Schut, Gertrude (Mrs. Gerrit Lubbers)

1926

Zeeland

Housewife

Schut, Gertrude (Mrs. J. Roelofs)

1936

Hudsonville

Farmer

Schut, Gladys

1937

Hudsonville

Housemaid

Schut, Grace

1938

Hudsonville

Housemaid

Schut, Henrietta (Mrs. J. C. Lubbers)

1928

Hudsonville

Housewife

Schut, Herbert

1931

Hudsonville

Garage

Schut, Jeanette (Mrs. George Westrate)

1932

Hudsonville

Housewife

Schut, Jennie (Mrs. H. J. Holstege)

1932

Byron Center

Housewife

Schut, Jennie (Mrs. Wm Grasman)

1935

Hudsonville

Housewife

Schut, Joe

1940

Hudonville

Farm Work

Schut, John L.

1918

Hudsonville

Farmer

Schut, Lambert

1931

Hudsonville

Farmer

Schut, Mary (Mrs. Steven Holstege)

1926

Hudsonville

Housewife

Schut, Minnie (Mrs. H. Heuvelman)

1922

Hudsonville

Housewife

Schut, Rena (Mrs. George Lubbers)

1920

Iowa

Housewife

Schut, Thressa (Mrs. Wm Meyers)

1925

Grand Rapids

Housewife

Spoelman, Janet

1924

Pella, Iowa

Beauty Operator

Stegenga, Agnes (Mrs. Wielsma)

1921

Imlay City

Housewife

Stegenga, John

1924

Imlay City

Farmer

Stegenga, Mary (Mrs. Ken Tanis)

1928

Imlay City

Housewife

Talsma, Albert

1940

Hudonville

Farm Work

Talsma, Anna

1935

Hudsonville

Beauty Operator

Talsma, Donald

1938

Hudsonville

High School

Talsma, Dorothy

1942

Hudonville

----

Talsma, Edith (Mrs. G. Mulder)

1932

Grand Rapids

Housewife

Talsma, Edith (Mrs.Kiekover)

1930

Hudsonville

Housewife

Talsma, George

1940

Hudonville

High School

Talsma, Henrietta

1935

Hudsonville

At Home

Talsma, Josie

1933

Hudsonville

Beauty Operator

Talsma, Peter

1937

Hudsonville

Farmer

Talsma, William

1932

Hudsonville

Trucker

Tanis, Albertha (Mrs. Clayton Brummel)

1933

Jamestown

Housewife

Tanis, Edward

1919

Jenison

Trucker

Tanis, Fanny (Mrs. P. Lubbers)

1928

Hudsonville

Housewife

Tanis, Rose (Mrs. G. VanDerWall)

1925

Hudsonville

Housewife

Telgenhof, Henrietta (Mrs. R. Cory)

1918

Hudsonville

Post Office Clerk

TenHarmsel, Albertus

1938

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

TenHarmsel, Anthony

1934

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Teune, Marguerite

1941

Hudonville

High School

Timmer, Cornelius

1921

Grand Rapids

Carpenter

Timmer, Fred

1930

Grand Rapids

Carpenter

Timmer, Henry

1926

Grand Rapids

Factory Worker

VandenBrink, Fannie

1940

Hudonville

Housework

VandenBrink, Henry

1941

Hudonville

Farm Work

VanderLaan, Boyd

1934

Puerto Rico

In Navy

VanderLaan, Clarance

1923

Hudsonville

Trucker

VanderLaan, Esther (Mrs. Temple Smith)

1928

Chicago

Housewife

VanderLaan, Genevieve

1938

Hudsonville

High School

VanderLaan, James

1926

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

VanderLaan, Martha (Mrs. F. Benson)

1920

Chicago

Housewife

VanderLaan, Thressa (Mrs. K. Collins)

1920

Grand Rapids

Housewife

VanderMolen, John

1925

Hudsonville

Millworker

VanderMolen, Lena (Mrs. B. Hoeksema)

1925

Grand Rapids

Housewife

VanderMolen, Louis

1932

Grand Rapids

Factory Worker

VanderVeen, Arnold

1933

California

In Army

VanderVeen, Harvey

1936

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

VanderWal, Thressa (Mrs. Joe Fisher)

1929

Muskegon

Housewife

VanderWall, George

1926

Hudsonville

Farmer

VanDoeselaar, Corinne (Mrs. S. Aldering)

1934

Hudsonville

Housewife

VanDyke, Alice (Mrs. H. Peuler)

1919

Hudsonville

Housewife

VanDyke, Frances

1942

Hudonville

----

VanNoord, Bob

1934

Hudsonville

Truck Driver

VanNoord, Fern (Mrs. Dick Hoezee)

1927

Saranac

Housewife

VanNoord, Henry

1923

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Veenstra, Grace

1929

Hudsonville

Housemaid

Veenstra, Ray

1928

Hudsonville

Clerk

Veltema, Albertha

1942

Hudonville

----

Veltema, Gertrude

1941

Hudonville

High School

Veltema, Gertrude (Mrs. Geo. Zuiverink)

1934

Zeeland

Housewife

Veltema, Hessel

1934

Hudsonville

Farmer

Veltema, Matilda

1935

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

VerHage, Dick

1929

Hudsonville

Car Salesman

VerHage, Harold

1932

Hudsonville

Bookkeeper

VerHage, Henry Jay

1938

Hudsonville

High School

Victory, James

1938

Hudsonville

Farmer

Victory, John

1938

Hudsonville

Farmer

Victory, Nelson

1942

Hudonville

----

Vidtory, Claude

1942

Hudonville

----

Vugtveen, Bernard

1931

Zeeland

Dairy Worker

Walkotten, Henry

1918

Grand Rapids

Dentist

Weyenberg, Dorothy

1938

Hudsonville

High School

Weyenberg, Henry

1922

Holland

Mech. Engineer

Weyenberg, Wilhelmina (Mrs. A. Deters)

1929

Allegan

Housewife

Wierenga, Angeline (Mrs. Anson Heyboer)

1936

Zutphen

Housewife

Wierenga, Annetta (Mrs. J. Veldman)

1919

Hudsonville

Housewife

Wierenga, Edward

1940

Hudonville

High School

Wierenga, John

1937

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Wierenga, Robert

1942

Hudonville

----

Wolfert, Julia

1939

Hudsonville

Clerk

Woodwyke, Cornelius

1924

Hudsonville

Factory Worker

Woodwyke, Dick

1935

Hudsonville

Farmer

Woodwyke, Elizabeth (Mrs. M. Romeyn)

1926

Zeeland

Housewife

Woodwyke, Maynard

1935

Hudsonville

Farmer

Woodwyke, Rena (Mrs. W. Faber)

1932

Zeeland

Housewife

Woodwyke, Susie (Mrs. C. Hinken)

1924

Grand Rapids

Housewife

Woodwyke, Tena (Mrs. C. Zyleman)

1925

Grand Rapids

Housewife

Zwagerman, Ardith

1938

Hudsonville

High School

Zwagerman, Marcia

1942

Hudonville

----

Zwagerman, Norma (Mrs. Harold VerHage)

1933

Hudsonville

Housewife

1942 Class Prophecy

By Marcia Zwagerman

"Two days – just two whole days before the ship would sail," thought I as I bustled around in my cozy little apartment in Honolulu, Hawaii.

These last two days had been very busy for me for I had been making many necessary arrangements, since I was to be the head nurse of the army ship, "Jupiter". We were to sail to San Francisco on Thursday to bring some fifty wounded soldiers to the United States to recuperate for the duration of the war.

Two days went swiftly by and Thursday’s dawn promised good sailing weather. At six o’clock the ship with its crew and the wounded soldiers including ten nurses and myself sailed for the United States.

Six weeks later we arrived in San Francisco. It seemed good to walk again on American soil and to be home safe and sound. I immediately made plane reservations to Hudsonville, Michigan, my old home town. "Your plane leaves in two hours," said the neatly uniformed ticket girl. I looked at her again and recognized her as being none other than my classmate of years ago, Dorothy Talsma. As she wasn’t busy, we chatted gaily for a few minutes. I told her that I was now a nurse and that I was going back home again to visit my relatives and look up my old classmates. She said that she didn’t know what had become of any of them.

Finally I bid her farewell and found the way to my hotel. After an hour’s rest, I took my belongings and returned to the airport. As I boarded the plane I was greeted by the stewardess. Immediately I recognized her. "Why Frances Van Dyke!" I exclaimed, "imagine seeing you here! Dorothy didn’t tell me you were a stewardess on this plane!" "Of course not," she replied, "I just began working for this company. Ivan Dykema is a pilot for the American Airlines and I was the stewardess on the plane he piloted. By the way, is Dorothy working here?" I told her that Dorothy was a ticket girl. On the plane we talked until other passengers claimed her attention.

After a pleasant trip I arrived in Hudsonville. I was surprised to see how different the town looked since the last time I saw it. There were now several factories and an airport. I took a taxi to my home. The next day I went to my former teacher’s home. Mr. and Mrs. Wezeman now had three curly-headed children. I told him what I had been doing and asked if he knew what had become of any of my former classmates. He then informed me that Donna Mae Emelander was married to Frank Buys and were both happy and contented. Albertha Veltema had worked her way through college and was now a stenographer in one of the factories in Hudsonville. Robert Wierenga had married a pretty brunette from Zeeland and was living in Grand Rapids.

We then went for a ride around town and he continued to tell me about my classmates. Bernard Klamer had followed in the footsteps of his father and was an excellent carpenter. Harold Krol thought he would like the Navy so he joined it. Nelson and Claude Victory were partners in a trucking business which they own. Bernard Roelofs became an excellent detective and was successful in most of his cases. John Heuvelman had given his services to his country by enlisting in the Air Corps. Sarah Emeleander had become an expert buyer of women’s dresses for Herpolsheimer’s and spent a great deal of her time in New York. My former teacher finished his story by adding that he did not know what had become of Marjorie Karsten.

After a brief vacation in Hudsonville, I started on my return trip to San Francisco. My first stop was in Chicago where I was to board a streamlined train. The train was not due for an hour so I decided to have my hair dressed in a well known beauty parlor. I stepped into the beauty salon, absentmindedly I looked at the girl ahead of me while trying to make up my mind what to have done. Finally I decided upon a finger wave. Then I asked for operator Number Five. To my astonishment this proved to be Marjorie Karsten. As she was working on my hair we renewed our acquaintance. In a half hour she was finished and I returned to the depot and continued my journey to San Francisco happy that I had been to Hudsonville and again had met and learned so much about my old acquaintances.


Transcriber: ES
Created: 26 Nov 2008
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