Blog 19 May 21, 2014

Since the reunion, I have begun sorting and ditching reunion files collected over the years.  Rather than blindly tossing, I have been perusing them and discovered interesting trivia plus some photos from a party in May 1954. I have no idea how I ended up with these photos, but upon inspection, I can recognize quite a few faces (none of them mine).  I will post some of these over the next few blogs. There is a starter, with the faces I recognize:


I believe these would be Beverly North, Joy Robertson, and Carolyn Taylor, but I would not bet a week’s wages on Beverly. Notice the Studer logo at the bottom of the pic.

Here is another of the 14 photos:


Here are Frank Hagan, Elizabeth White, Fay Lawrence, and Harvey Clouser. Not sure about Elizabeth. Can anyone confirm?

30th Reunion: Our thirtieth was my first to be involved in and took place in June, 1984. On Friday night, our informal event took place at Frechies, a barbecue place , just inside Loop 420 on West Avenue.  In retrospect, it was a fairly tacky place for a class as cool as ours.  Saturday night was our first party at the Plaza Club atop the Frost Bank Tower. That was memorable for one reason in particular. We planned a cocktail buffet, with hors d’ouevres but not a full meal. Across the street was a vacant lot where Stowers Furniture building had just been demolished.  Goldbeck had set up stands and all classmates dutifully traipsed down to be part of the panoramic photo. When that was done, we went back to the Plaza Club and found that spouses and significant others had eaten every scrap of food, with nothing left for the classmates. What a downer.   Maybe we were not as cool as we suspected and should have educated on how to behave at the food table.  

In later reunions, we ensured we did not run out of food.   At this last reunion at the Plaza Club that we paid extra for servers to dish up the food on the buffet line. It slowed the line down, but there was food for all.

Also of note for that reunion is that our deceased list had only fifteen names on it.

More tomorrow.


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