Friday, January 27, 2006


I believe I first met Ann back in Mrs. Casey's 6th grade class. She was pretty friendly, and was hanging around with Carrie Collard.

I have limited memories of her. But I do remember her on the two-person clown swing at Clarke. Markus Petkevicius was pushing her. And somehow, the clown stopped moving, and Ann and her swing literally wrapped around the pole. In all my times on that swing, I've yet to see anyway possible how that can occur. But she pulled it off.

By high school, I believe Anne was hanging around with people like Jill Jansky and Becky Cookle. I'm not sure what kind of crowd she was associated with. It wasn't the popular sect. It wasn't the nerdy sect. She was somewhere in the middle, seemingly with her own clique. I believe she was a smoker too.

In our sophomore year, Anne allegedly had sex with Jason Radant. Obviously I have no idea if that's true.

Anne's senior sweatshirt had the word "Anabanana" written on it. Apparently Mr. Wood hassled her about the name, before finally approving it. Seriously, what the hell's wrong with that name? Was Mr. Wood's head in the gutter?

Anne was pretty nice. She always had a smile on her face, and seemed to be enjoying life.

I don't think I ever ran into Anne after graduation. I do know that she married a guy, and became Anne Williams. They're currently in the process of divorce.

UPDATE - 8/21/06 - Out of the blue, Anne sent me an E-mail and a recent photo of herself. You can see it below.

UPDATE - 10/5/07 - I found another picture of Anne. You can see this one below as well.


At Fri Jan 27, 03:05:00 PM PST, Blogger Brad Strouf said...

The only thing I can remember about Ann is that for a while there (I think it was sophmore or junior year...) she hated Chip Pelnar's sister for some reason. I seem to recall her name was "Nellie" or something similar to that.

Why the feud? Hell if I know, but I remember Ann constantly wanting to beat her up, and that might have actually taken place, although I didn't witness it. Not much of a comment, but that really sticks in my mind.

At Fri Jan 27, 06:06:00 PM PST, Blogger TWORIVERSWALRUS said...

It's more than I got. Great comment!

Would that be De Ann Pelnar? I don't know.

At Thu Feb 23, 02:46:00 PM PST, Blogger Tammy said...

I remember Ann as such a great person, she was also one of my good friends. I wish I could say more but leaving the area for 15 years really puts you out of touch. If you're out there Ann give us a hollar.

At Fri Mar 17, 01:51:00 PM PST, Blogger anne said...

Hey everyone, wow want some memories of past years. Mostly everything you have stated is true, except for me having sex with Jason; but that is just water under the bridge. I am living in Manitowoc, and have recently graduated from LTC. Glad to reach the next phase in life. I have a wonderful 6 year old daughter who is the job of my world; and my currently going through a divorce, sad but true.
I found your blog by running into Toby at the YMCA where I have ran into Ann Rank as well. I have not really seen or spoken with any old class mates except for Jill J. Her and I keep in contact.
I will write again when I'm not at work. Great to see so many people are finding this great spot.
Take care:)

At Sat May 12, 01:48:00 PM PDT, Blogger laurie said...

Hey anne...do u remember me lol...I always thought u were pretty and u still are. Do u remember michelle sauermilch? We still kept in touch with each other til she started comin online..anyway...hope to hear from u.
laurie pearson

At Sun Apr 20, 07:19:00 PM PDT, Blogger Teresa Vohwinkel said...

Hey Anne it is me Teresa your old friend..I was wondering if we could reconnect. I miss you. My boys are now 17 and 11. give me a call sometime..920-292-3228

At Thu Jun 12, 08:26:00 AM PDT, Blogger Annabell said...

Hey everyone, just thought I would stop in and say hi seeing it has been a very long time since I have been in here.

I'm glad to see the comments are still coming in!!

If anyone would like to contact me I can be reached at
or you could check out myspace at


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