--- Member Letters ---
Over the years we have received many wonderful letters
from alumni that we had no way of sharing with you. Since we now have a website
we have a way of doing that. Please send us memories of your years at Fordson
High, and we will be happy to publish them.
Gene Allen McKinnie writes: "Bill McKinnie and Gene Allen graduated Jan. 1940 and were married in Sept. 1942. The wedding took place in the Ford Camp Legion Chapel. The first wedding held there. The couple have lived in Florida and have been married 65 years." This may well be a Fordson Alumni record! Best wishes to the couple.
Linda Mack was named a judicial magistrate for Dearborn's 19th District Court. Ms. Mack graduated from Fordson the same year (1972) as Mayor Michael A. Guido. She worked part-time in the Dearborn Police Department, graduated from U of M in 1977 and graduated from the Detroit College of Law in 1972. She maintains a private law practice. Source: Cristen Kis, Press & Guide Newspapers
Michael Berry will be inducted into the Heritage Hall of Fame, International Institute of Metro Detroit on November 8 at the Annual Hall of Fame Dinner. Wojciech Zolnowski, Executive Director of IMD, explained that honorees have made an "outstanding contribution in respect to ethnic communication and promoting and advocating ethnic diversity." Mr. Berry is a Fordson graduate, Class of 1938. He became the first Muslim-American lawyer in Michigan upon graduation from the Detroit College of Law in 1950. Source: Kristy Roberts, Press & Guide Newspapers, 10/8/06
Minnie Brazas Tvaska, Class of June, 1936, wrote us from St. Petersburg, FL, in August. She enclosed articles from both the Detroit Free Press (5/19/06) and The St. Petersburg Times (May, 2006). Minnie was featured in both papers for her participation in the United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships this past April. She bowled in the national tournament for the 60th consecutive year, starting in 1946 with the first competition in Grand Rapids! Minnie is planning on setting a record by participating in the next two competitions; she'll be 90 year old in 2008 when the event takes place in Detroit. We'll be rooting for you, Minnie!