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"Mi casa es su casa"
There were approximately 560 of us who graduated in 1960. Scores of others were a part of the class but either graduated elsewhere, graduated later, or didn't graduate. But, once a member of this class, always a member of this class. This web site is dedicated to all of those who were a part of the class for any length of time.
We intend to keep this web site
alive as a continuing tribute to our class. It will be a place where you can
always find e-mail addresses, photos from the past, and information about plans
for the next reunion.
We intend to keep this web site alive as a continuing tribute to our class. It will be a place where you can always find e-mail addresses, photos from the past, and information about plans for the next reunion.
Take a look, we have more than 200 classmates listed in the e-mail directory. You may be able to contact some friends that you have lost touch with over the years.
If your e-mail address has changed or if you are not yet listed on the e-mail directory page, you can be added if you send me an e-mail.
Links To Other Pages:
Links To Other Pages:
A message from Patti (Dunlap) Cota-Robles:
The refurbishing of the "T" at Tucson High was victoriously accomplished thanks to all of the loving support we received from THS Alumni. I have attached a flyer with the before and after pictures.
The "T" was illuminated last Thursday during the first football game of the season. There was a special ceremony and John Warnock, President of the Class of 1959, gave a short dedication. The Class of 1959 donated the original "T" 54 years ago. I am sure this "T" will last for another 50-plus years.
We have the names of all of the donors and we will give you a great "T" shirt in gratitude for your support. If you donated to the refurbishment of the "T" please respond to this e-mail and give me your name, address, and the size of "T" shirt you want. Dickie and I will mail your shirt to you. The sizes are S, M, L, XL, XXL.
All of you wonderful supporters will also have your name put on a plaque that will hang in the main hall at THS. How Cool!
We Love You,
Patti (Dunlap) Cota-Robles
Since the end of May, our THS classmate Janice Postillion had been vacationing in Europe with her husband, Mick Toney. We believe it was last Sunday, June 9, that Janice suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage.
As you can imagine her family and friends are devastated. It's been more than difficult. Please join us in offering prayers and good thoughts for Mick and Janice, their family, friends and for all who love her.
One more note: If you have access to Facebook, you might want to look at her wall. People have posted photos and Janice, herself, posted two photos from their current trip. Her Facebook account is under Janice Postiglione. Postiglione and not Postillion? Some time ago Janice took back her family name, Postiglione. (This may seem trivial, but she specifically told me that the “e” is silent in her last name.)
Minutes from THS 55th Planning Committee
Lodge on the Desert
Thursday, June 6, 2013
The lunch meeting was held at the Lodge on the Desert in Tucson on June 6, 2013. During lunch and before the meeting formally began there was a general, informal discussion about locations, dates, memorabilia saved and stored, and miscellaneous issues.
Fran added that Paul and Patricia made it back to Washington safe and sound!
It was noted that Evey had a long tenure of working, spearheading, and making all these many reunions wonderful. She will be missed greatly in our planning sessions. In addition, Peggy did such a great job in keeping track of the books and records for so many reunions. She, too, will be missed in our planning sessions. Two cards were passed around for people to sign.
Call To Order: The meeting of the THS 55th Planning Committee was called to order by Fran Johnson, Co-Chair at 12 noon.
Spouses: Harry Johnson, Dave Schnack
There was a lengthy conversation regarding possible locations. Gary has contacted several local venues and has received tentative proposals. Gary noted that all of the venues he spoke with indicated that reservations cannot be made two years ahead of the event. He commented on The Savoy Opera House, Tanque Verde Guest Ranch, Hacienda del Sol, Corona Ranch, and Westward Look. Other suggestions included Tucson Racquet Club, Tucson Country Club, and White Stallion Ranch in addition to downtown Tucson historical houses/hotels that might be available. He will continue to contact other facilities. He added that the hotels he talked with were not able to quote room rates yet. There were a few that gave approximate food costs per plate.
Reunion Events: There was a lengthy debate about having a Friday night cocktail reception, Saturday dinner and Sunday informal gathering. The group agreed definitely to Friday and Saturday, with Sunday being optional. However, because we have almost a two-year window we can review this at a later meeting. It was stressed many times that we want to keep all events casual, relaxing and fun.
There was also discussion about changing the time of the year the reunion will be held. The group noted that our recent reunions have been scheduled around the same time as the annual Badger Foundation meeting, usually the 2nd or 3rd Saturday in October. The group agreed to change the time of year for the 55th reunion to the spring of 2015. Holidays, possible graduation dates will be checked. The group felt that costs would decrease by having it in the spring. A motion was made, seconded and passed to hold the 55th reunion in the spring of 2015. (Since there was not a quorum at the meeting, an email vote was done subsequent to the meeting. With 18 voting, this motion passed 16-2.)
Finance: Fran announced that Peggy Myers, our long-time Treasurer, has resigned. Thank you, Peggy for all your years of service!!! Bette Allen has volunteered to become the Treasurer. Bette has explored bank options and feels that Compass Bank will provide the necessary service. The bank will not charge us a monthly fee for keeping a business account, with a balance of $1000. Compass Bank requires that we note in our minutes that we agree to this banking change. A motion was made by Jan Raffler to open a business account at Compass Bank with the money that has accrued over the years. The motion was seconded by Onofre Schnack. Brief discussion ensued during which it was verified that Compass Bank is FDIC. The motion was then voted on and unanimously passed by those in attendance. (Since there was not a quorum at the meeting, an email vote was done subsequent to the meeting. With 18 voting, this motion passed 18-0.)
Additionally, Dottie Rowley volunteered to assist Bette with the treasurer duties. Bette, Dottie and Fran will be authorized signatures.
Venue Search: Gary and Onofre will continue to ‘scout’ possible locations.
Entertainment: Patricia Delfs, Sandy McLaughlin and Bob Temple.
MC: Butch has agreed to be our MC.
Mini-Annual: The group reviewed the issue of the mini-annual. It was agreed that Paul has kept our address/information data as current as humanly possible on our website. We also talked about continuing the classmate search. If the final decision is to have a mini-annual update, it will be kept to the absolute minimum. This will be further discussed at the next meeting.
Save the Date: The number of mailings was discussed. All agreed to do one mailing in October 2014. Fran agreed to continue with the mailings. As soon as we know the date, it was suggested that Paul put it on the website.
Decorations/Memorabilia: Jane, Sandy and Robbie. Jane and Butch both have some things saved from the last reunion. Jane reminded the group of the centerpieces that Bill and JoAnn Bravo did for the 40th reunion. Fran reported on the foam board badgers that are easy to assemble. This issue will be added to the next meeting agenda. Sandy will bring her visor to the next meeting.
THS Bricks: Fran reviewed the issue of the bricks. The 50th reunion committee agreed to buy four bricks at a cost of $600.00 to be placed outside the new “Hall of Champions” on the THS campus. Fran already has the check to be sent to the Foundation but needed clarification as to the wording we wanted. There is room for some printing on each brick. All agreed to having each brick printed with Class of 1960, Freshman Year 1956-1957, Class of 1960, Sophomore Year 1957-1958, etc.
Fran also reported that there are donated benches on the THS campus with plaques on them.
Other Business: Onofre raised the topic of providing scholarships to THS graduates with monies left from reunions. It was asked if then we’d have to have a selection committee. Fran and Harry briefly outlined the process they use in the Sahuaro Cougar Foundation. These scholarships might be given to those ‘in the middle’ and perhaps just under the usual scholarship requirements. This item will be discussed at a later meeting.
There were questions of just what the class of 1960 gave to THS upon our graduation. Many thought it was the “T” on top of the building, although it seems the class of 1959 has ownership to that. Another thought was one or two of the mosaic murals in the main lobby of the Main Building. Fran announced that THS has a new principal, Clarine Clash, Ph.D. Dr. Clash is excited about THS and wants to learn of the history, etc. Fran will contact Dr. Clash to see if this information is available. Butch asked if school tours were available and Fran indicated that they were.
Future Meeting: It was decided that the next committee meeting will be this fall; hopefully, the third Saturday in October. This will coincide with the annual Badger Foundation breakfast meeting.
There was no further business and the meeting adjourned at 2pm.
Next Meeting Tentative Agenda Items:
Venue Search Update/Earliest Date To Reserve
Class Gift of 1960
April 29, 2013
Some of us remember a classmate by the name of Mike Early. Mike died while climbing a nearby mountain on his 16th birthday along with two other Boy Scouts. A book was published a few years ago about that tragedy and the search that followed. It was written by the sister of one of the other two scouts who died that day. The title is "Death Clouds On Mt. Baldy."
Thanks to Butch Farabee for telling us about this book and letting us borrow his copy long enough to read it and scan the cover. Butch participated in the search and is mentioned in the book.
Some of the other schools in Tucson you may be interested in checking out:
Alice Vail: http://edweb.tusd.k12.az.us/Vail
Spring: Alas, Spring is no more and there is no link to click on.
Sam Hughes Elementary School: http://www.samhugheselementary.org/
Miles Elementary School: http://edweb.tusd.k12.az.us/Miles/
Peter Howell Elementary School: http://edweb.tusd.k12.az.us/Howell/
Tucson Unified School District: http://www.tusd.k12.az.us/
(Any others that should be listed here?)
Did you attend the 50th class reunion in 2010? Even if you didn't, take a look at these videos. They are now remastered in stunning high definition video.
(You can watch these videos full screen by clicking on the little flower just to the left of the word Vimeo. You can return to regular size by pressing the Esc key on your keyboard)
Portraits taken by many of our classmates who brought their cameras
Thursday: Getting everything ready
If you lost your copy of the yearbook or haven't looked at your yearbook lately, take a look here:
September 21, 2012
I found this photo of a Johnie's menu posted by somebody on Facebook. Look at the prices!
September 10, 2012
September 10, 2012
September 4, 2012
September 4, 2012
|William Jenkins||Fred Froelich||Mike Hanlon||John Barker||Tommy Gardner||Jack Dunn||Darrell Collins||Bramble McFee|
|Judy Wulfcuhle||Judy Childress||Sharon Padgett||Bobby Payne||Richard
|Tom Jacobs||Ronnie ?||Paul Frazee|
|Maureen McKeever||JoAnn Overs||Judy Resnick||Martha Hayes|
July 22, 2012
July 22, 2012
Some of our classmates having a fun time on Mission Beach in San Diego.
The next day we went to a concert in a park overlooking the bay.
July 13, 2012
July 13, 2012
George Leon sent us his e-mail address to add to our directory of e-mail addresses. If you remember George from school, send him an e-mail and say hi.
July 13, 2012
July 13, 2012
Here is the link to Tucson High School (now called Tucson High Magnet School)
What's Tucson High like today? Take a look.
February 29, 2012
February 29, 2012
Did you loose your THS diploma? Would you like a replacement? (I sent an e-mail to each of the officials listed on the diploma but none of them responded, so I assume it is OK to make replacements.)
If you would like one made for you, I'll be happy to do it. All you have to do is send me an e-mail with your name as you would like it printed on your diploma and your mailing address.
February 14, 2012
The movies in the late 1950s. We went to drive-ins a lot. We didn't really care what was playing, did we?
We went for the popcorn.
Yeah, right! But there were some very good movies made in those years. Do you remember? You do? Which movie won the academy award in 1960? Can't remember?
What about music? Which songs won Grammy Awards in 1960?
The answers are on the page we call Do You Remember, (about half-way down the page).
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