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Patrick Haar Pat Haar

Profile Updated: July 27, 2021
Residing In
Lake Oswego, OR USA
Retired and now living in Woodstock, GA as of Sept. 2017
Eric, born 1973. Kristin born 1975

Worked as a School Psychologist in Orland Park for nine years after obtaining a Master's degree, then moved to Ft. Wayne, IN in 1982 and was with North American Van Lines for 20 years, worked as a recruiter for a while, and moved to the Portland, OR area in 2007 to work for a large moving company. The Pacific Northwest is a great place, and I will likely not return to the Midwest, even though my grandkids are in Indianapolis. It is too pretty out here with the ocean to the West and Cascade Mountains to the East.

School Story

I transferred to Rich East during my junior year, played JV basketball and hung around with Jack Hansen, Tad Swenson, Bruce Karrels and Mike Gothberg's 007 group. James Bond was 'in' at the time. I was fortunate to have a turquoise and white 1957 Chevy, though only a six cylinder engine. It wasn't hard to be reasonably popular with a car. Rich Hall used to call me 'Hardyhaar'. I think it was Mike Guthrie that kept a loud, plaid sportcoat in his locker, and only wore it to Mr. Belanca's English class, as he wore a plaid one too. Hilarious! Started at SIU in 1965, met my wife-to-be there in Oct. 1966, obtained BA and Masters degrees in Psychology.

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Feb 29, 2024 at 2:36 PM

Posted on: Feb 29, 2024 at 10:58 AM

I knew you as Bruce when we attended SIU. Hope you are doing well.

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Aug 04, 2020 at 2:31 PM

Rich - Where do you live in Carbondale. I visited the campus last year as the nostalgia bug was working on me. I go to Chicago periodically and Carbondale is not far off of the highway that I take home.

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Jan 07, 2020 at 11:33 AM

We used to play hide-and-seek in our cars senior year in Park Forest neighborhoods, with our car lights turned off.  Mom never knew.

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Nov 09, 2018 at 12:51 PM

BTW, I have been in Woodstock, GA for the past 14 months having left Portland, OR so we now a lot closer to each other.

Nov 09, 2018 at 12:36 PM

Jack - I was in Carbondale last week visiting old places and went to the trailer park where we lived senior year, Pleasant Hill Trailer Court. Over 50 years later some of the trailers are still there, and the picture was mine or the one next to it. Your blue Buick convertible was in my mind's eye at the end of the row. Campus Lake, where my dorm room was located earlier, is as pretty as ever.

Sep 29, 2015 at 7:28 PM

John, just sent you a private email, and am now trying to reach out via our reunion site, as I was not successful doing so earlier today. Anyway, I was part of the James Bond and blue sweatshirt brigades, and played hide-and-seek with Gothberg (and others?) in our cars in PF neighborhoods with the car lights out. Our Mothers would have been proud. Then, rode with Rebel Hirsch in his '57 Chevy convertible to Cleburne, TX after graduation. Have not been able to locate Jack Hansen or Bruce Karrels, whom I hung around with in addition to Tad Swenson. Many fond memories!!

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Jun 02, 2015 at 4:12 PM
Dec 08, 2014 at 7:58 PM

I started an email to you, and now can't find the draft. Please send your email address to me at patrickd.haar@gmail.com.

Nov 02, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Long time, no see. I recall staying at your parent's place for a while when my Dad was arranging for us to move to Park Forest. Hope you and Joanne are well.

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Jun 02, 2015 at 4:16 PM

Posted on: Sep 30, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Tad was from PF, and I can't locate him. Found a Tad Swenson on Facebook without a picture and messages him, but no reply. I will ask Marti how to get my high school picture posted to the web site. Also cannot locate Kack Jansen or Bruce Karrels.

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Sep 29, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Posted on: Sep 28, 2014 at 11:44 PM

I recall living with Tad Swenson at SIU in a mobile home on Pleasant Hill Road in Carbondale. I think you lived at the end of the row, and I believe drove a blue, maybe Buick, convertible. I had a 1963 Chevy Super Sport that I bought used for $800. Had noisy glass pack mufflers, which did not muffle much. Hope you are well. Coming to the reunion?

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Oct 26, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Posted on: Sep 28, 2014 at 10:59 PM

I remember seeing you at SIU, and have a high school yearbook somewhere that you signed. Hope you are well.

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Oct 12, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Posted on: Sep 28, 2014 at 8:17 PM

I remember the Summer ('64 or '65) when Jack Hansen and I rode with you from Park Forest to Texas - Cleburne I think. It was in your white '57 Chevy convertibl and Satisfaction was #1. Great times!

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