Hopefully you received in the mail at least by Jan. 13 your announcement postcard (below) for the Class of ’63 reunion later in this year of 2018. Hard to believe that the occasion will mark 55 years since graduation.
We trust that you’ve marked June 21 and 22 on your calendar and are making plans to attend one or both days’ events, the golf outing and the evening social gathering. That’s all you need to do for now, because registration materials will be sent in April.
However, we still count more than 40 of our original 678 grads whose whereabouts today are unknown. Which means we are unable to invite them as well. The number of missing has been pared down over the years from dozens more that have thankfully been located, yet we’ve about run out of sources to mine for finding these lost classmates (including Facebook, Twitter, Classmates.com and WhitePages.com.)
So we’re again asking the people who knew them. Maybe you can help, as some of you have done in the past. We need you. Please click on Missing Grads and look over the list of those we have no record of. Even if you could provide a last former address or the name of a relative, it could be helpful.
That also goes for our In Memory list of the known ’63 grads who are deceased. Please check the current 122 names and if you know of someone who’s not listed but sadly should be, please let us know.
You are our best sources of grad information, because you have a history with the missing. So please take a few minutes to see if you can make a difference now. Just E-mail any classmate information to Marlene Iverson Robertson. Thank you.
We’re hoping for a big class turnout in June. We mailed more than 500 of these postcards. If only one-third of the recipients attended the reunion and only half of them brought a guest, we’d set an attendance record.
At the 50-year reunion, there were several classmates who had never attended one of our get-togethers before. And from what we heard, all of them said that they were glad they came.
So please plan on meeting up with some of the gang you used to have lunch with every day. After all, we once had “forever,” but those days are now bygone.