A “no-host” party at Matt Denny’s Ale House & Restaurant in Arcadia
was attended by 20 classmates and spouses. It was great fun to get re-acquainted with
people we hadn’t seen for up to 45 years (since graduation) in a casual setting.
Best as co-chair of the reunion committee,
acted as the Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening, and welcomed
everyone to the
reunion, especially our Class President Roger
Clemens and his wife Cathy, and Mr. Wicks.
Lynn Kennedy greeted people outside the venue as they arrived, and took
everyone’s picture. We have those and many more pictures posted on the website.
All but a few who had registered to come to the reunion attended.
46 classmates attended - and with spouses and guests we had a grand total of 67 attendees. One
of our classmates
came from as far away as Washington, DC
(actually, Reston, VA), one from Ohio, one from Oregon, one from
Washington, two from
Arizona, and two from Nevada.
of memories, and current history was done
throughout the evening. Our class president, Dr. Roger Clemens was
invited by Lynne
to say a few words to those gathered. He
also was joking with Bob O’Donnell, that since they both
live in the San Fernando Valley, that perhaps
the next reunion should be jointly held in their respective backyards
made for a few laughs).
had a great
DJ, who provided music and sound throughout
the evening. Some of us danced to our favorites from "the old days",
but many of us were having fun talking to
classmates we haven't seen for years.
Before Lynne closed the evening, she encouraged people to complete the
questionnaires with ideas as to what they might like to have as a 50th Anniversary/Reunion. From
there she thanked the committee members for
all of their hard work over the past couple of years, and encouraged
say “adios” to Susan Laughlin Perez and her
husband Ruben, as they were moving to Missouri later in the month.
See you all in 2014! PLEASE
STAY IN TOUCH WITH THE REUNION COMMITTEE by sending us any changes in your address or phone number, and please send
us your email address as well. Unfortunately, our “missing classmates” list is now twice as
large as it was when we prepared for this reunion.
Lynne Best, Chairperson
We had a wonderful time at the reunion. Enjoy the photos!
Shown at registration table are Dennis (Durr) Garyson, Maryann
(Flowers) Rachford, Don Dodd, Connie Dodd, Susan (Laughlin) Perez, and Bob O'Donnell.