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AGAIN IN 2010
MAY 1-3, 2015
Friday, May 1,
2015 - 3 pm - Hilton Garden
Inn, Galleria - Meet and Greet
your classmates - Hostess: Nancy Kleir Kennedy
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 7 to 9 pm - Saint
Brewery, North of Downtown Houston - Happy Hour and Dinner - $45 Prepaid by April 28th or $50 at the door - included free beer.
Saturday May 2, 2015 -
11 am - Boudreaux's Cajun Kitchen, 5475 West Loop South, south of SW Freeway, in front of Home Depot - Choose and pay for your own Lunch. Hostess: Bette Teachworth Brieger
SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015 - MAIN EVENT AT THE CADILLAC BAR, 1802 NORTH SHEPHERD AND I-10
5 pm - Kentucky Derby Broadcast - WE WORE OUR FANCY HATS - Cash Bar had mint julips. We snacked on salsa, queso and chips.
6 pm - Fajita Buffet Dinner - $45 Prepaid by April 28th or $50 at the door - Cash Bar - Rob Burchfield accompanied us while we sang rousing renditions of the Lamar High School fight songs and anthem.
8 pm - The biggest boxing event in
a decade, Mayweather vs. Pacquiano was shown on TV screens at the
restaurant along with a DJ outside at 8 pm.
3, 2015 - 10 am - Cafe Express in Uptown Park, north party room - Choose and pay for your own Brunch. Hostess: Marilyn Ralls Johnson
Additional Credits: Joan Hall Parker was the Chair for the 55th Reunion. Georgia Reynolds White designed, printed, and mailed the invitations. Bette Teachworth Brieger made the nametags. Doug Toole brought a really Big Red to the Saturday night event. That is Big Red below with Marilyn Ralls Johnson.
REACH FOR THE
Our 50th Reunion Events
Fiesta Event – October 8, 2010 - Lela Lynn Boyd Windham, Chair
Cadillac Bar –
6:30-10:00 PM - 1802 North Shepherd -Houston TX 77007 – 713.862.2020
1960 Class Luncheon – October
9, 2010 - James Bell, Chair
Baba Yega’s Jasmine Room – 11:00am-2:00pm - 2607 Grant – Houston TX
77006 – 713.522.0042. Overflow dined at Danton’s Seafood Restaurant at 4611 Montrose
Dinner Dance Event – October
9, 2010 - Barbara McNeir, Chair
Lakeside Country Club – 6:30-10:00 PM - 100 Wilcrest – Houston
TX 77042 – 281.497.2222
Sunday Dutch Treat Brunch – October 10, 2010 - Marilyn Ralls Johnson, Chair
Cafe` Express-Uptown Park – 10:30
AM-12:30 PM - 1101 Uptown Park Blvd. – Houston TX 77056 –
Sunday Matinee – October 10, 2010 - Marilyn
Ralls Johnson, Chair
Ned S. Holmes
Performance Hall (Lamar Senior High School Auditorium) –1:00 PM – 3:00 PM - 3325 Westheimer.
1960 showcases our talented, award winning classmates in a variety
show. Lamar classes 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, and 1962 are invited
come and bring family and friends. Free Admission. No reservations
required. Donations`to Hope College Scholarships for Lamar HS Graduates
gratefully accepted. It's on UTUBE.
The 50th Reunion invitations have gone
out in the mail. Margaret Deats Bott
and Bill Palmer were the committee for this project. If you
did not get an invitation, please contact Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org and request one.
Doug Toole hosted a bonus Chat and Chew
barbeque at his Warehouse. Pictures will be posted here.
9, 2010 the Class of 1960 Reunion Committee
gathered at 2 Riverway. We made some
choices about hotels and decorations. We expect invitations to go
out in June.
50's Trivia - January 8, 2010 was
the 75th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth.
Our Christmas Chat and Chew was held at Villagios Italian Grill, 5777
San Felipe Rd. at Bering. It was good enough
for a second visit. We celebrated December birthdays
including Dene Hofheinz Anton and Marilyn Ralls Johnson. Delicious cake. This will be one of
our favorite places.
A great time was had by everyone attending the Grand Opening of
the Ned S. Holmes Performance Hall starring our own Tommy Tune (1957)
in Steps in Time on October
21, 2009. There was a full house and lots of applause.
Tommy was just wonderful.
The video about Ned Holmes (1963) was a laugh riot. Texas Lt.
Gov. David Dewhurst (1963) appeared in the video for his friend, Ned,
and Harris County Judge Ed Emmott (Bellaire HS) pardoned Ned for a
youthful indiscretion while at Lamar.
Several of our classmates were there. Dene Hofheinz Anton and
Mike and Terry Park Dalton came together. Bill Walker, Sally Henderson
Yates, and Marilyn Ralls Johnson were there also.
Two of our classmates were on the Steps
in Time Committee, Sally Henderson Yates, who prepared the
welcome baskets for Tommy Tune and the Manhattan Rhythm Kings, and Marilyn Ralls Johnson,
who was Co-Chair of the
Publicity Committee for the event.
The Gathering of the Class of 1960 Reunion
Committee on October 17, 2009, produced some important
decisions about the venues for our 50th Reunion:
Friday Night - Cadillac
Bar for a buffet with cash bar
Saturday Night - Lakeside
Country Club for dinner and dancing
Sunday Afternoon - A Show
put on by our classmates in the Ned S. Holmes Performance Hall at Lamar
Our October Chat and Chew was at
Italian Grill, 5777 San Felipe Rd. at Bering.
A big crowd turned up and really enjoyed the food and the service.
Chat and Chew on August 4, 2009, was fun as always. Summer
vacations were discussed. We were glad to see Barbara McNeir at a
Chat and Chew again.
Buca di Beppo Restaurant serves family style,
so we shared a wide selection of tasty dishes and a giant bottle of
Chianti at our June 9, 2009, Chat and Chew. Mary Askew, who lives
in Baldwin City, Kansas, was visiting in Houston and came by to
celebrate her birthday with us. She has recovered from her hip
injury and can play golf again! The big chocolate birthday cake managed
to stay on the plate this time.
Kendall Hamilton, M.D. passed away
May 30, 2009. Some of our classmates were childhood friends who
lived on Dryden Street, including Alice Bell Smith, Carol Guthrie
Brown, and Carolyn Beatty. They remember him with much
affection. Click here for his Obituary
Reunion Committee Gathering was held Saturday, May
16, 2009, at 9:30 AM at Diverse Works, where we may
have our Friday night event. The Committee considered information
including costs for events, locations, menus, and hotels prepared by
Barbara McNeir and Marilyn Ralls Johnson, and expects to make final
decisions on October 17, 2009, at our next Gathering. Expectations
are high for a really fantastic 50th Reunion.
Reunion Committee Treasurer Nelson Smith reported we have
$11,128.48, which will be used to pay deposits and reduce the cost of
the Reunion for everyone. We will not have live (silent) auctions
at our events in the future. If you want to Sponsor our Reunion,
contact Penny Thornall Remick.
You will be recognized as a Sponsor at the Reunion.
Bonus Chat & Chew at James Coney Island
on Westheimer on May 5, 2009.
Our special guests were graduates from Bellaire High School in 1960, who were in
Deanna Schiro Stubbs' class at Pershing Jr. High.
Pershing and Mark
Twain Elementary alums had a great mini reunion. We celebrated
Ann Comstock Hornbeak's May birthday with a chocolate cake.
High School Alumni Association, Inc. held its
annual Distinguished Alumni Luncheon on April 21, 2009, at River Oaks
Country Club, and 10 members of the Reunion Committee of the Class of
1960 had a table for the show honoring Dr. Donald Harragon
'54, Vincent Santamaria '60 and his brothers and sisters,
Brigadier General Michael Longoria '74, and Dorothy Knox Houghton '62.
classmates pictured at the Distinguished
Top Row: (L to R) Ann Comstock Hornbeak, Marilyn Ralls Johnson,
Richard Hall, Esq., Penny Thornall Remick, Sally Henderson Yates, Dene
Hofheinz Anton. Seated: (L to
R) Joan Hall Parker, Betty Milner Blake, Deanna Schiro Stubbs, Margaret
on West Loop
610 and Hwy 59 was the scene of a very special Chat & Chew on
April 7, 2009. On the menu
was Cajun food featuring oysters, crawfish, and alligator. We had
26 in the party room, and celebrated Sally
Yates birthday with a cake. Peary Perry
came in from Austin.
Many thanks to Betty Teachworth Brieger's son, who manages the
restaurant, for a really fun party.
the Astrodome! Dene Hofheinz Anton's
father fulfilled his dream of building the Astrodome, which was called
the Eighth Wonder of the World.
Go to http://www.thedomemovie.com
for the story of its creation .
Now it may be torn
down. Save our Dome!
Send an email message to the County Commissioners.
50th Reunion Committee Gathering was held Saturday,
February 21, 2009 at 9:30 AM at 2 Riverway – Suite 700. All but
two of our classmates who had volunteered to take on a project
attended. No new final decisions were made at this meeting, but
many suggestions and questions were considered. The next
Gathering will be May 16, 2009. All class members are invited to
come and help plan our 50th Reunion.
"The 50th Reunion Memory Book is
underway, thanks to the information you sent to us. We hope to
publish a soft-bound book with photos of our past and our present and
information about our classmates lives since 1960. One of our
most creative classmates, Betty Lee Cox Springer, will design the
Memory Book, and others - Kay Dunlap Henderson, Elliott (Shanti)
Emerson and Carolyn Beatty - will edit. Buddy Dacus, Kay and I will
work on advertising concepts and selling the ads." Margaret Deats
Several of our classmates passed away
during the last 12 months: Coleman Nockolds, D.D.S.,
Rosenburg, Karen Wible
Stone, Richard Rogers, and Suzanne Moore Daughters.
These friends, and other classmates who have gone before us, will have
a place in a special Remembrance Book at our 50th Reunion.
The first Chat and Chew
of the New Year was held Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 6:30 p.m., at
Cleburne Cafeteria, 3606 Bissonnet,
Houston. Attendance was good.
Richard, Karin, and Bill Palmer
Sue, J.E., and Deanna
Carol, and David
|Dinner for Karin Peterson Tripp.
A group of us gathered for fellowship and dinner with our classmate,
Karin Tripp, who was in Houston for a visit. Karin lives in
Vienna, Austria. The dinner was held January 6, 2009, at Frank’s Chop House in
Houston, owned and managed by another classmate, Frank Crapitto.
Attendees were Ann
(Comstock) and Bill Hornbeak, Sue (Stockard) and David Bellamy, Penny
Thornall Remick, Deanna Marie (Schiro) and J.E. Stubbs, Bill and Carol
Palmer, Richard Hall, Rob and Dorothy Burchfield, Joan (Hall) and Allan
Parker, and Pamela Ballard Scott. Frank graciously greeted all,
and visited with us several times during the evening. As usual,
we had a jolly and happy evening, catching up with each other’s lives
and events. And, of course, we had delicious food, thanks to
Our circle of
classmates is large and far flung, but it is wonderful that we can
gather when we can. Karin, being in Austria, visits at times with
another classmate, Jackie Senouillet Murphy, who lives in Monaco.
They are the only two classmates living in Europe at this time.
Frank and Karin
Pam, and Ann
FOR THE 50TH REUNION
Penny Thornall Remick
SHORT SLEEVED POLO SHIRTS ($40)
tax and shipping
size and sex
of wearer when ordering a polo shirt by email.
Contact Penny Thornall Remick if you
wish to be a Sponsor of the Reunion.
You will be recognized at the Reunion.
The Reunion Committee and fellow classmates here
in Houston are always happy to put together a luncheon or dinner for
our out of town visitors. Please contact us if you have the
opportunity to visit here: Joan Hall Parker
and/or Ann Comstock Hornbeak.
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