Barry Brookens

Profile Updated: July 17, 2016
Class Year: 1968
Residing In: El Sobrante, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Jewel
Homepage: View Website
Occupation: Insurance Agent: Property, Casualty, Life, Accident and Health
School Story:

On my first day at Pacific High, I was told by my art teacher that I was the first freshman in the history of Pacific High to have an Advanced Art class. Art was allways my favorite subject. Our art class was also called Art Service at times. We painted all of the Vikings banners for the events and sports games at Pacific. Lots of great talented people in that class, and a lot of fun.

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May 30, 2017 at 11:20 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRAD!!!!

HOPE ALL IS WELL.

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Mar 14, 2017 at 12:35 AM

You sure could play a good game of volleyball when you were a kid. Lots of fun.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARLA!!!!!!

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Aug 06, 2016 at 11:46 PM

Hi Charlie, How are you? Hope all is well. I'm doing fine, but I was very sick several months ago. I had an allergic reaction to a medicine that put me in the intensive care unite in the hospital for a couple of days on a respirator. It was very strange since I had never been in the hospital for anything in my life. The doctors did a great job and fixed me, but a few weeks later I had another problem from the medicine that I was given in intensive care that caused me to get very sick for several months. I gradually got better day by day, and have been feeling back to normal for a while now. In fact I'm feeling real good now. Not to much new for me. I have made a change with my work, and I'm now an independent insurance agent/broker with a new organization that I'm very excited about, after not working at all for a some months. Jewel and I did have to postpone a vacation. We were all set to go to Portugal, but had to cancel. Now, were are going to go on vacation in November to Kawaii, Hi. We've never been to that island before, so that should be nice. Anything going on with you? Let me know. Barry

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Aug 06, 2016 at 11:21 PM

Hello Pam, How do you like this Pacific High Vikings' page? I think it's pretty nice, and have seen some folks on here that I hadn't head from since school.

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Aug 06, 2016 at 11:12 PM

Belated Happy Birthday

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Belated Happy Birthday!

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May 13, 2016 at 1:33 PM

It is heartbreaking that my nephew Michael has passed on.  Though out his early years of growing up he was like a little brother to me.  Michael, his mother (my sister) and his father, and later his step father lived with us at times, and my mother, my real little brother and I also lived with them at times.  We always found a way to make it through rough times together. 

I was 12 years old when Michael was born, and rode home from the hospital with my big sister, her newborn baby and my brother in law.  I held and played with him daily. 

One year I drove Michael and my real little brother (also deceased now) and a few of their friends to elementary school and picked them up every day.  We all had fun with that, because I had a van and they would all pile in the back. 

I gave Michael his first kite when he was about 8 years old, and took him to the San Leandro Marina to teach him how to fly it. 

There are so many memories of our lives.

Michael was blessed with a wonderful wife, two beautiful children and now two grand children.

My deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to them.    

How time flies buy. 

 

 

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May 10, 2016 at 8:44 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBIN!!!!

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Apr 04, 2016 at 11:31 PM

Happy Birthday Kathy.

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Oct 28, 2015 at 1:33 PM

Jimmy Bathke (1971)

I just found this post, and I see that the information that I got about this was not totally accurate.

Thanks for the correction.

So, David was driving and Dale Reese was on the back.  I take it that David died later in the hospital, and as you said, Dale died quickly. That's very sad.

I don't think I knew Dale Reese, but I think Sandy Reese had a younger brother, and I knew Sandy.  Do you know if Dale was Sandy's brother?

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Happy Birthday Johny!!!!

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Me at home.
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Jewel, my Wonderful Significant Other since 1991, at home Christmas 2008
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Mocha, Penny and me. Mocha is no longer with us 1996 - 2009
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Dear in the yard at home.
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Shadow and Penny taking a nap.
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