Marc Kohler

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Marc Kohler
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Marc Kohler

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Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In Rumford, RI USA
Spouse/Partner Frances L. Slade
Homepage marcwkohler.com
Occupation Children's Entertainer
Children Joshua Kevin Kohler 9/1/85
Anne Elizabeth Yurasek (Kohler) 12/13/75
Military Service Conscientious Objector  
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I went to Brown University in Providence and stayed in the area. I started a non-profit puppet theater in 1970, The Puppet Workshop, and it went out of business in 1993. Since then, I started working as a story teller, face painter, and arts and crafts teacher. I am a survivor of sexual abuse, and after the memories returned in 1994. I spent much time and money finding out their truth. Before that, I had had two marriages, and two children. Over the last 20 years, I have dealt with depression, went on disability, met a wonderful woman, and slowly returned to writing, teaching arts and crafts, and face painting. You can see my work at: YouTube Channel: Marc Kohler. Web site: marcwkohler.com Face Book: Marc W Kohler and Santa Marc. Politics at: progressiveliberaltruths.blogspot.com.

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I went to Brown University in Providence and stayed in the area. I started a non-profit puppet theater in 1970, The Puppet Workshop, and it went out of business in 1993. Since then, I started working as a story teller, face painter, and arts and crafts teacher. I think my time at Cubberly were good years. Jim Parsons and Mac Kaplowitz had good times. They prepared me for Brown, and teacher David Buck can take the credit for my forty years as a puppeteer, storyteller, face painter, and arts and crafts teacher. I will never forget being in social studies when John F. Kennedy was killed, the graduation prank when Richard Kilbourne played on us with the gym locker locks, and, of course, graduation. I just took the time to look at th list of members of our class who have passed away, and the names bring whole days back for me--so sad that they are gone. We were a special class at a special time, and in our lives, we have lived through years of heddy success and decades of war. I watched the 60s show on television, and thought it missed everything.

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Mar 05, 2021 at 8:35 AM

Happy Birthday, Terri!! Celebrate!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted on: Feb 22, 2021 at 1:35 PM

Happy Birthday, Lane. These years go by like pages of a book being thumbed through as if there is no way to read the words, or comprehend the works of our lives after so many years. A day lost in those pages then stands out as a miracle outside of time and loved for our recognition of that moment..that precious moment in the waves of pages going by.
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Feb 21, 2021 at 9:47 AM

Here is a re-run!! Happy Birthday, Bob!! Oh, thanks for the wine at the reunion!! Hard to believe that that was five years ago!! It was a great gathering! Happy Birthday for 2021!!

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Feb 07, 2021 at 8:38 AM

Happy Birthday, Alana. Here is a wish for you: May this anniversary of your nativity be filled with serendipitous joys, gifts, and love. Come and visit this page if you have not tried it. I have discoered a lot about my high school years

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Jan 31, 2021 at 8:57 AM

Happy Birthday, Jim!!!

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Posted on: Dec 07, 2020 at 8:34 AM

Happy Birthday, JoAnne. Your note is ver touching. Remembering high school takes me back to good times--we thought our lives were a little complicated , but NOTHING like today!!

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Dec 05, 2020 at 8:46 AM

I am sorrt that I missed your Birthday!! It is interesting how vivid my memories if you are. Here are two: You started a group improvisation in the characters of Napoleons lover, and you were so thorough and convincing, that none of fellow classmates had gumption to interact with such an awesome character! The other was going thrgugh a hauted house in your garage--blind folded, of course! Happy Birthday....oh, my goodness, I am seven days early!!!

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Dec 04, 2020 at 3:05 PM

Posted on: Dec 04, 2020 at 8:31 AM

Happy Birthday!!! Well, another year!! Another time for the Desiderata.
GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

By Max Ehrmann © 1927
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Oct 19, 2020 at 4:56 AM

Posted on: Oct 17, 2020 at 8:16 AM

Hi Mac: Happy Birthday a day late!! Sorry. Have you ever thought about posting your copies of the Cougar newspaper. I think you can do it for free on Blogspot!!

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Posted on: Oct 10, 2020 at 8:55 AM

Happy Birthday, Jan, and thank you for all you have done for us. You have brought a joy and a safe harbor for us, Thank you!

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Sep 09, 2020 at 11:05 AM

Happy Birthday, Albert!!!! have a great day!!!

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Sep 04, 2020 at 9:16 AM

Wow, so many years, so little time! Thanks for you help! I do not know if you are on my RW list, but I am holding Zoom meetings of my Meetup Group. They are held the second Thursday of the month through 11/12--9/10, 10/8. at 7:00 ET. You can register here: https://www.meetup.com/Roger-Williams-Philosophy-Politics-and-Religion-Meetup/events/gkzwtrybcmbnb/ or here Registration Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlf-isrzwiG9I9Ba8wzf2IDBtnBFzxGFoi. The Meeting ID is 818 8141 7816
Security Passcode: 309451

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Aug 23, 2020 at 8:31 AM

Hi Claudia!! Happy Birthday!!!!

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Aug 01, 2020 at 6:28 PM

Happy Birthday, Shelley!!! Have a great day!!

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Jul 26, 2020 at 10:21 AM

Happy Birthday, Tyler. One day late! I never noticed before that you were a CO. I was, too.

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Posted on: Jul 04, 2020 at 11:24 AM

Happy Birthday!!! It is lucky for me that I get to wish the most beautiful girl in the world Birthday greetings!! Hope you are having lots of fun...It's the kind of day that brings back memories,.,,both good an bad....I must have loved you at many points 50 years ago, but please forgive for saying that. The last time that I told a member of our class that, she never wrote back to me again!! I guess I thought that it was compiiment...maybe not!

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Jun 30, 2020 at 11:03 AM

Susanne: It is funny how the years go, but i do not forget people!! Happy Birthday!!!

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May 25, 2020 at 8:56 AM

Happy Birthday, Skip! I do remember Squire! You were always the most talented of all of us, and you sister, Mary, was great, too. How is she doing? Do you have a blogspot or web site of your work? thanks