Vonnie Hoops Vizcarra Beattie

Current Postings

My Friend, Marina
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1138084   08//6/15
My Brother, Ed

Remembering Jan Dornhoff
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=137456   07/16/15

Am I Really 72?  12/02/14

Carl E. Hardy III, Class of 1962 Memorial  11/06/1

My Dave turns 78!
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1136570  1-7-15

Happy Birthday....Larry Runyon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLRlxsMXsdI&feature=youtu.be  14/24/15

Mother's Day, 2015, My Nana
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1135703 15/9/15
My Family in Japan
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1133419    1/12/15
Respect Your Mother
The Chosen One    1/25/15

The Amazing Sandy
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1136772  6/20/15

The Incredible "Ruby Gertrude Powell Ott" 6-20-22-7-21-03
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1136621 6/8/15 

The Perfect Family! 
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1133279   1/06/15

Yamato Postings 

2011 Yamato High School Reunion(Videos)
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1132275#1258740    12/07/14
2011 Yamato High School Reunion (Class Photos & Candid Shots)
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1132383#1258848    12/07/14

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Yamato High School Reunion
 October 15-17, 2015
 Tuscany Suites Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV. 

Our Golden Anniversary

The 90 year-old man accounts a remarkable experience he has in WWII

Once A Soldier ~ Always A Soldier
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1132276  12/07/14
Edward Alfred Topping (Vonnie's Grandfather)
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1132394  12/07/14
Richard W. Jacobus (Richard/Anthony's Father)
 http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1132278   12/07/14
Gregory Vizcarra (Vonnie's Father)
 http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1132392    12/07/14
Eugene H. Hoops (Vonnie's Step-Father
 http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1132280#1258745   12/07/14
Edward Topping (Vonnie's Uncle)
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1132391   12/08/14
Steve Topping (Vonnie's Uncle)
David Lowell Beattie (Vonnie’s Husband)

Military Stories
The Non-Ugly American (Vonnie's Step-Father
A Young Man's Dream (Vonnie's Cousin)

Dana’s Birthday Party
Dave turns....73!
Happy Birthday (Dave & his brother)
Margies’s Shining Moment
My Darling is…..70!
The Golden Years ~ The OldenYears
So this is....68!
Dave’s Workplace ~ Retired after 32 yrs (Age 58)

Escape from Manchuria (Paul Maruyama, Yamato H.S., Class of 1961) http://www.iuniverse.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000143860
Ron Loe (Margo Crandall’s, Brother)
The Ballad of Nancy Mathews by Gene Rogers

A letter from Mom & Dad
A Song For My Son ~ Mikki Viereck
A Song For My Son - Mikki Viereck
Grow Old With Me - Mary Chapin Carpenter
http://youtu.be/9KLPAMo5QTc     (To Larry from Cheryl)
I Believe - Frankie Laine
Is That All There Is - Peggy Lee
Love Story - Mouskouri    


Memories of Way Back, When It Was Fun  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=332482190102130    3-3-14 
 Oh Sweet Lorraine https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10201826756572900  3-3-14
Roses for Mama - Red Sovine     
Unchained Melody - Clay Aiken 

101-Year Old Woman.....Drives Her 82-Year-Old Car http:/www.wimp.com/womancar/  3-4-14

101-Year Old Woman.....Drives Her Car 101http:/www.wimp.com/womancar/  3-4-14
An Elderly Dad Gets Yelled At By His Son. http://www.lifebuzz.com/father-son-temper/  3-2-14  

A Lion Called Christian

Caine's Arcade (A cardboard arcade made by a 9 year old boy.)http://cainesarcade.com/

Don’t Send A Man To The Grocery Store!

Geriatric Traffic Jam  (You'll get old someday, too....if you're lucky!)  ://www.youtube.com/embed/G0PekTUmBdY?feature=player_embedded   3-2-1  

"Goldfish Salvation" Riusuke Fukahori
Here’s The Boogie Woogie
My Last Days:  Video-Sharing the load with Zach  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nECijjMl8yY  5-22-13
My Last Days:  Zach Sobiech "Clouds" Celebrity Music Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zxXAtmmLLc  5-22-13
Rare footage of Helen Keller speaking with the help of Anne Sullivan (1930) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=114221508785230 5-24-13 
Red Skelton’s Pledge of Allegiance
So dad, how do like the iPad we got you?
"She's Got You!"
The Class Reunion - comedy written and sung by Larry Hayden
The Perfect Crime 
Two-year old dancing the jive.
Life of Flowers
Life of flowers

When You Have A Child - Reba McEntire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6xOwdWTT_E  3-3-14

Brentwood Blues Band
Kate's Blog (Daughter of Larry & Cheryl Runyon) 

Rhoni Harris Art Studio (My Childhood Friend)
Stories on canvas by Jacqueline Osborn
The Elegant Magic of Peter Morrison


(Leader) Mrs. Vonnie Beattie
(Assistant Leader) Mrs. Ann McConville

Special Drawings, Cards & 1st Girl Scout
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1139156#1265669    9/19/1

Mrs. Beattie (A Girl Scout Memory)
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1139025#1265538    9/18/1

Barbara Tapella (A Girl Scout Memory)
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1138835#1265347    9/15/1

Time to say Goodbye (Troop 2576)
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1139011#1265523  9/05/15

Girl Scout Memories
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1138992#1265504   /9/06/15

Jeannie Hoops Rauch (A Girl Scout Memory)
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1138837#1265349   //9/06/15

Girl Scout House
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1138875#1265387    /9/3/06/15

Girl Scout "Xmas" Slumber Party
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1138680#1265192   8/30/15

Troop Camping Trip
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1138655#1265167 8/29/15

Girl Scout Troop 8/17/15
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1138626#1265137   8/29/15
Girl Scout Shop  www.girlscoutshop.com

Brianna Swisher

A New Way of Living
Bringing in 2007
Cakes by Gaby (From my...Gym!) 
Hangin' In There by Vicki McKenna (From my...Gym!)
He should have been….in the Pro’s

A Date….with my Son! ~ 2008
Father’s Day ~ 2009
Halloween Memories
Mother’s Day ~ 2010
My Valentine ~ 2008
Pumpkin Creations 
Thanksgiving ~ 2008
Thanksgiving ~ 2009
Xmas ~ 2008
Xmas Cards ~ 2006
Xmas Eve/Xmas Day ~ 2006
Xmas Eve/Xmas Day ~ 2009

Hachiko:  A Dog's Story
Larry Runyon (Cheryl Skipton’s husband)
She Did It Her Way (Wife of Xavier Maruyama '62)
The Hamptons (Travis, Son of Ron ’62 & Sue Childers)http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=463704

Dave's High School (Class of 1955) 

Grand Island Mansion 5-17-10 (Dana)
50th Class Reunion by Ray & Karen Carter

 Vonnie's High School, Washington State (9th Grade)

Smile….It’s Tax Time!
The Date!
The Imaginary Ladder
Trust-Fund Babies
When Your Child Becomes A Stranger!
Where is the Happy Ending?

Vonnie's High School, Tokyo, Japan (1958-1959)

Grandson, Ethan & friend, Aaron   
My Brother, Ed
Our Daughter, Bridget's "Moment of Fame!" (Talking on phone in video)
"The Topping Ranch"  (Vonnie's, Great-Great Grandfather, Edward Topping)   
Visiting Uncle Steve & Aunt Eleanor (2010)

A Tribute to our Mom 
Pam Beattie (January 2, 1951 ~ January 24, 2012)  

A Life….Interconnected
A Sentimental Journey (Our babysitter, Judy) Our 1st Home

Our "Dear" Friends, Ann & Bob   08/06/15

My Friend, Marina
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1138084   08//6/15


Georgine's Memorial
Betty Miller
Robert Don Parley (In Memory)
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1138206  08//9/15

Retirement Home (A Work In Progress!)

Photography by Judy

A Message of My Love (Mary Jane Barnes)
After Christmas by Sue Maness
America by Steve Topping (Vonnie’s Uncle)
I am a Military Brat
Patrick D. O’Brien (8-29-07) 1 Photo

Introducing Professor "X"
Affording Japan Slightly Off the Tourist Track
Driving In Rush Hour 24/7

Banana Caramel Cake

Recipes (Debra Teizel Taylor ~ Girl Scout Troop 2576)  

Broadway Under The Stars
Ladies in Red (5-16-11)
Red Hat Luncheon (2-17-2011)

Eric K. Poon, M.D
Brianna & Kellan: Wedding Announcement 
Sabrina & Matt (Dave's Niece) Wedding Announcement

Tokyo, Japan (Vonnie's High School ~ Class of 1960)

Japan Earthquake Donations, March 2011

Paper Cranes for Japan:  The Journey of Two Million Cranes 
Order ~ Yamato High School Class Rings
Tachi Yamato Products by Mike Skidmore (For Sale)
Yamato High School, Class Prophecy (1961
Yamato High School, Class Will, 1960 & 1961
Yamato High School, Donations (Yearly)
How We Look Now!

Charlie Moy '63 Memorial Day Challenge
Cheryl (Class of 1964) & Larry Runyon The Story of Us [HQ]
Ernest Singer, Class of 1963 (A Koshu Vineyard) 
Jim Balentine, Class of 1965
John Dale Kennedy, Yamato H. S., Class of 1964
Lyle Wogomon, Class of 1961
Mike Skidmore, Class of 1969 ( Finding My Roots) http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=366130
My Two Minutes of Fame  (Xavier Maruyama, Class of 1962)
 Nancy Schwed, Class of 1964
Steve Liljedahl, Class of 1969, Yamato H. S., Japan
The Dance ~ 2008 (Wally Maroney '73 & Vonnie Hoops '60)


Rebecca & Vonnie, Class of 1960 (10-19-08)
Rivers Edge Cafe & Express Bar (6-24-07)
The Candy Man & Red (Ed Degennaro’64 & Red) 1-16-10
Japantown Mini-Reunion Coverage (3-13-10)
Whidbey Island Mini-Reunion (9-23-02)
Whidbey Island/Beach Cabin (7-31-10)


Reunion 2005
The Fourth Time Around ~ Includes Videos & Photos

Reunion 2007
Chapter 1/Introduction (Vegas Bound)
Chapter 4 (Memories of the Way We Were)
Chapter 5  (The Mai Tai Lounge)
Chapter 6 (Breakfast at Harrahs)
Chapter 8 (Dinner/Dance/Introductions)
Chapter 11 (Dancing All Night)
Chapter 13 (The Party….is Over)
Whidbey Island/Beach Cabin (7-31-10)

Reunion 2009
Chapter 1 (Introduction)
Chapter 4 ~ Yesterday Once More
Chapter 5, Registration/Lunch
Chapter 6, Alley Cats
Chapter 7, "PatioRats" 
Chapter 8, "This Magic Moment"
Chapter 9, Dinner/Dance
Chapter 10, "Dancing with the Stars"
Chapter 11, "Candid Shots"
Chapter 12, "Class Photos"
Chapter 13, "Remembering Lost Warriors" http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=542126#667168


Mr. Stanley Arlton  ~ 1925-2007
Parents & Siblings
Stewart, Crane ’64, (Mom’s Obituary)
Susan Molly Holland Delfin
Steven F. Fleck

Class of 1960
Susan Rowe Ensign
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=1135370  4/23/15

Class of 1962
Linda Lou Singer Collins
http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?   4/28/15

Class of 1963
Jim Short
John Randall Greene Jr. ~ Daddy's Eulogy by Kerri Renee http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=493716#613089
Class of 1970 Christopher Ducan Corbin

Class of 1972 
Margaret "Maggie" Today

Class of 1973
Gary Miyazona (Bippy)


Yamato High School Websites

Colette/Corbin-Eckard, Class of 1967
Conrado Hinojosa 1967
Diane Roberts, Class of 1964
Don Myrah, Class of 1961
Ed DeGennaro, Class of 1964 
Loren (Buddy) Collett 1963
Louis Padgug, Class of 1973
Martin D. Wynn (Yamato H.S. ~ Class of 1965)
Steve Liljedahl ~ Class of 1969 ~ "Edge of Tomorrow"

Welcome to Vonnie’s World (Class of 1960)
Yamato High School, Japan (Vonnie’s H.S)