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Jefferson Hi Tide (4 Pages)
The Quad - Pictures, Newspaper Clips Etc. (10 Pages)
Love is a Many Splendored Thing (3 Pages)
Heartfelt Presentation
The 60's Club (3 Pages)
The Mid-60's Club (3 Pages)
Can You Believe We're 70?
70th Birthday Party (3 Pages)
Traveling Bruins (14 Pages)
My Town Rocks!
Hey, Bruin, Whatcha Doin'?
Precious Pets (2 Pages)
Class Directory (2 Pages)
Graduation Memorabilia
Senior Pictures (26 Pages)
Missing Bruins
In Memoriam (10 Pages)
In Memoriam ~ Highlights (4 pages)
In Memoriam Highlights ~ Postscripts
The Reunion Committee with Scholarship Winners
Meet Your Reunion Committee
Register with the Reunion Committee
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  We have added a new feature to the Newsflash page.  
You can now post a message, comment, or announcement, 
regarding your life, the website, etc.

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and you will be able to read the messages made by others.  
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 10/20-  One more story has been added to the In Memoriam Highlights/Postscripts section.

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10/13 - "Gone but Not Forgotten" - See "My Town Rocks"

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8/14 - Bruin classmates reconnect once more in Holland.
Travel Section, "One Picture Says It All"

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07/17 -  See what this Bruin is doin'-Veggin' Out in Eugene, OR 

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 6/30-  One more story has been added to the In Memoriam Highlights/Postscripts section.

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6/20/17- We proudly announce our 2017 Legacy of '63 Scholarship Winners 
 

 
 

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5/16/17 - One less missing Bruin for Sherlock to worry about!

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 4/29 -  One more story has been added to the In Memoriam Highlights/Postscripts section.

4/15 -  See What This Bruin is Doin' 

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      April, 2017 - Two more classmates have generously contributed to
our Legacy of '63 Scholarship Fund. 
See the "Thank You Donors" page.

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We've Only Just Begun to plan our 55th reunion for September of 2018!  Go to the "MEET YOUR COMMITTEE" page...and check back often as our plans take shape.

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 1/22 -  One more story has been added to the In Memoriam Highlights/Postscripts section.

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 12/31 -  Another story has been added to the In Memoriam Highlights/Postscripts section.

10/13 -  See what this group of Bruins is up to - "Hey Bruin, Whatcha Doin' ?" 

 

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9/20/2016  - One of our Bruins made the catch of a lifetime.  
Click on the sign to see his pictures and story.
 

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9/11/16 - A very sweet donation is made to the Legacy of '63
scholarship fund, in memory of a beloved classmate. Click on the money.

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 9/10 -  Another story has been added to the In Memoriam Highlights/Postscripts section.

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8/30 -  The Doctor is in!  Go to Legacy of '63 Winners and see the followup story
on our 2010 Scholarship Winner, Karryssa Fenderson

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7/31 - A long-lost Bruin "turns himself in" without Sherlock
having to go after him.  See "Hey Bruin, Whatcha Doin' ?"
 
 
 

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7/9 - England Swings!  Old friends reconnect across the pond. 
Traveling Bruins - "One Picture Says It All "

 

 

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7/5 - Please go to "My Town Rocks" to read about a memorial bench at Big Rec Golf Course
being planned to honor the late Gene "Skip" Rowland. Donation deadline:  July 31, 2016

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 6/28 -  Another story has been added to the In Memoriam Highlights/Postscripts section.

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6/20 -  Meet the 2016 Winner of "The Legacy of '63"    

 

 

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5/9 -  SINGLES ONLY NEED APPLY.  See details of the newly-forming
Bruin Buddies group (singles from Wilson classes of 60- 69)  Quad page 1

  

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 5/2 - See what two lifelong friends are up to in Holland. 
"Hey Bruin, Whatcha Doin' ?"

 

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4/7 -  See what a friend in Oregon is doin'

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A New 70th Birthday Story--"A Tale of Two Cakes"

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3/17/16 - Check out the trucker in our class.
(Hey Bruin, Whatcha Doin')

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2/5/16 - A group of friends who attended, or taught at, Jefferson Jr High in the late 50's
meets regularly for lunch. A favorite teacher presides over the gathering.  Quad, Page 10

                         

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 1/21 - A double birthday celebration rings in the New Year! 
"Can You Believe We're 70?"

 

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12/12/2015 - A Bruin shares her life-altering experience.
 

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 As we prepare for Christmas, we hope you will enjoy the decorations scattered throughout the site, and the very special music which was chosen carefully for your enjoyment. Included are many pieces of the actual music - selections of orchestra, choir and glee clubs, from all three concerts during our Wilson years, 1960 / 1961 / 1962.  (See the "Christmas Music" page for directions to find where the authentic music is posted. All other music is "Midi" files.) These pieces were transferred from vinyl recordings donated to our website by Carol Larimer McLaughlin and Terry Pikop.  All music titles are listed at the bottom of each page. This section will remain posted until January. But wait, there's more! 
 
This year, we are thrilled to welcome back our original Webmistress and creator of this website, MARGIE LASSITER MACCONNELL, who came 'out of retirement' and decorated the Precious Pets pages - where, by coincidence, you can see her own pampered critters.  THANK YOU MARGIE for being our 'special guest star' and sharing your talents once more during this holiday season. 


  

 

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11/21 - Three lifelong friends celebrate a 70th Birthday. 

 

 

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 11/20  A new picture has been added to the In Memoriam Highlights/Postscripts section.

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11/5 - A rare sighting in Eugene, OR.  "My Town Rocks"

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10/29 - Additional pictures from the 70th Birthday Cruise
have been posted in the Traveling Bruins Section.

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 10/8-  Another story has been added to the In Memoriam Highlights/Postscripts section.

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9/25- The wait is over.  All kiddie faces have been
identified on Kindergarten Baby,page 8.
But ! it's not too late to send your toddler pix
- they will continue to appear on that page,
even though the guessing game has ended.

 

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9/22 -  We have started to post pictures from Saturday's party - on the '70th Birthday' page. 
Many more will be added in the coming days.

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 9/20 -  Another story has been added to the In Memoriam Highlights/Postscripts section.

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 9/19 - Let the guessing begin!  An alphabetical list of those represented in the toddler pictures, Kindergarten Baby page 8

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9/6- Which classmate is living the good life in No Carolina and Florida?
Go to "Hey Bruin, Whatcha Doin' ?" to find out.

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9/6 - A recent tribute has been added to
"In Memoriam Highlights/Postscripts"

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9/4 - A classmate shares a poem about 50 year reunions.  Click on "50"

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 8/28 - Sneak peek at the Toddler Pics - Can you guess?  Kindergarten Baby, Page 8

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 8/26 - UPDATE ON 70th BIRTHDAY PARTY!  Please visit the 70th Birthday Page for additional details on our upcoming event ~ including suggested Free Time Activities in the Long Beach area, and the "Baby Picture" game.

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8/21-An Exciting Announcement!  Go to "Legacy of '63 Donors" Page

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8/12 -  Another story has been added to the In Memoriam Highlights/Postscripts section.

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7/29 - Look who just crossed something off his bucket list. 
"Hey Bruin, Whatcha Doin' ?"

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 7/15 -  Three stories have recently been added to our
In Memoriam Highlights / Postscripts Section. 

 

 

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6/23 -  Meet the 2015 Winner of "The Legacy of '63"    

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6/9/2015  We've added a new page entitled
"Can You Believe We're 70?"
to celebrate the members of our class who are turning 70!
Please send in a picture so we may honor you.
Click on the Birthday Lion Cub to see the first picture.  

5/23  A huge Memorial Day salute to our classmates who have served our country.  Please visit the Stand Down page.

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UPDATE ON THE BIRTHDAY CRUISE TO ENSENADA AND CATALINA
Jackie's note (see below) refers just to the dinner party on September 19. Carol McClure, who is coordinating the cruise, wants all to know that the deadline to get the "group discount" is June 19, and there has to be at least 8 guests. You can make arrangements thru Carol or book on your own and be sure she has your booking information. BUT PLEASE, everyone interested in the cruise, touch bases with Carol ASAP as to what you are planning to do .... even if you are still unsure or not ready to pay.  Her email is cdmccc@aol.com Thanks!

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye !  The following message was  posted
just now on our Wilson '63 Facebook Page.
 
 

Our Wilson '63 70th Birthday Party is fast approaching, and we are hoping to hear from more of you! We have pushed back the May 1st deadline as some of you Bruins have indicated that you needed a little extra time to make plans. The really good news is you can take as much time as you need as long as it will get you here to celebrate our birthdays together. Remember, it doesn't matter when your birthday actually falls or if you will only be 69 or even 71 - we just want you there! Be sure to check the website for details or call me with any questions or concerns. Looking forward to seeing you all soon!!  Jackie Halverson Gonzalez 562 704 8115

 

 

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5/8 - Who are these cute junior high boys? 
Go to Kindergarten Baby, page six to find out.

 

 

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8/21 - An Exciting Announcement!  Go to "Legacy of '63 / Donors" page ...

4/28 -  A gift.  Click above to go to the Legacy of '63 Donors' page

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4/4 - I have now completed 5 tributes, and just added a picture in the In Memoriam Highlights / Postscripts section

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3/5 -  How fun! Special T-shirts or sweatshirts are available
to buy for our Big 7-0 party. Go to the "70th" page for more details.

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2/25 -  Do you like this website?  Join us in saying THANK YOU
(Meet the Committee page)

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2/23 - Simon & Garfunkle video clip of OLD FRIENDS/BOOKENDS 

 "Can you imagine us years from today, sharing a park bench quietly?  How terribly strange to be 70" 
Go to Contact Us page and select the link ...

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2/21 - Starting today, we will be posting paid RSVPs on the 70th Birthday Page.  Let the fun begin!

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 2/20 -  Cruise Information is now on the 70th Birthday Party Page.

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 2/16 -  Check out the new 70th Birthday Party Page.

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2/14 -  Another tribute has been added to
"In Memoriam Highlights / Postscripts"

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2/8 - Read about the love of his life (in 3 acts)."Love Is" page 3 

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2/3 -  Someone has a new baby in the home.  "Precious Pets," Page 2

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1/25 - Who went to Belize?  "Traveling Bruins/One Picture Says in All"

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1/24 - Look what this Bruin is Doin'   .... 
Hugging a tree near Lake Tahoe!  "Hey Bruin"
 
 
 

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 1/24 -  Margie reports a happy update:  Precious Pets, page 2

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12/31 -  Sing, Sing a Song - Jefferson Jr. High Girls' Glee Club, 9th grade 1959/1960.  Kindergarten Baby Page 5.

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12/27 -   Click on the World to visit the Traveling Bruins page, for an interesting update from our Travelin' Man. 

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12/26/14 -  Two precious pets added, and from a very
special source:  Our original Webmistress!

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10/31 -  Sherlock got a day off.  This missing classmate TURNED HIMSELF IN!  See "Missing Classmates" 

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10/8 - Again, an invitation to share your favorite
Halloween costumes from
the recent OR distant past. 
Kindergarten Baby, page 7. 

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9/27 - So, Elvis may be alive after all.  But only from 4-6 on Friday afternoons?  See "Hey Bruin, Whatcha Doin" 

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9/24/2014  Be sure to scroll down and see
all of the Home Page.

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9/12 - We now have three stories completed in the
In Memoriam Highlights ~ Postscripts section

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9/5 - Who is that masked man?  Click on the picture to find out!

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9/2 - NEW SECTION ADDED: 
IN MEMORIAM HIGHLIGHTS ~ POSTSCRIPTS

 Since the 50th reunion last year, I was very pleased to see the positive feedback to the In Memoriam Highlights stories in our wonderful Alumni Book, and on this website.  In the past year, we have lost five more classmates, and I have made the decision to continue sharing this information on the website as a "Postscript" to our reunion and book.  The first story has been posted.  Going forward, I will work with the families to give them the opportunity to have their loved one honored here, and the others have already agreed to do so..... Jeri     

 

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8/13- New page,"Reunion Committee with Scholarship Winners" 

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 8/12 -  Whose Town Rocks?  OURS !!

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8/9 - Meeting our Legacy of '63 Winners face to face!

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7/29/14 -  Which classmate put a checkmark on his bucket list? 
"Hey Bruin, Whatcha Doin'?"

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July 27, 2014  -  This '63 Classmate's Town Rocks !!  
 
 

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July, 2014 -  Two Scholarships Awarded this Year! 
Meet the Winners of the Legacy of '63 Awards

 

 

 

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6/4 -  Who knew?  Boys can be "Besties" too !
See "The 60s Club", page 2 
 
 
 
 

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6/4 - Congratulations to the Class of 2014 from Zippety et al ...

6/1 - Update on the In Memoriam Highlights.  In the year leading up to the reunion, stories were completed on most of the 120 classmates we have lost.  This info is both on the website and in the Alumni Book.  We have just lost another classmate this day -- David "Roy" Sievers.  His senior picture has been added to the In Memoriam section, page 6 (click above) plus another picture on In Memoriam, page 9.  I will be talking to his family in the near future, and will share about his life on a new page to be added - In Memoriam / Postscripts ... stories received after the reunion.  Also any addition of names to the list will be in black.

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 Memorial Day Salute:  Please click on the flag to visit our Stand Down pages to see stories of some of our classmates' service to our country, plus info on The Tomb of the Unknown, The VietNam Virtual Wall, and more.  Also stop by the Bruin Den page where Zippety and her friends pay tribute to animals in the military.

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 BREAKING NEWS!  BJORN FREDRICKSON, CLASS OF '65, JUST SENT PATTI GEHRKE THIS 1-1/2 MINUTE VIDEO CLIP -- 8 MM FOOTAGE OF OUR MARCHING BAND, FLAG GIRLS, DRUM CORPS, MAJORETTES ETC MARCHING DOWN OCEAN BLVD IN 1963, AND PATTI SHARED IT WITH US !!  HOW FUN IS THIS?  Click on this website address or access the video from the Home Page. 
http://www.bjornfredrickson.com/p869285128/h25ed3882#h25ed3882

 

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5/8 - Why is this cat laughing?  Go to Precious Pets, page 1 !

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 5/5 - Two lifelong friends break bread at Domenico's -
"Hey Bruin, Whatcha Doin' ?"

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4/4/14 - It's been awhile, but Sherlock struck again.  See "Missing Classmates" for a newly found classmate 

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3/24 - Zippety Turns 98! 
HAPPY BIRTHDOG TO OUR HARDWORKING WEBSITE ICON

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3/1 - Breaking news ! 
Zippety accepts a second job
- a modeling gig !!

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March, 2014 - A St. Patrick's Day Treat -
click on Elvis to enjoy "Danny Boy"
(you may get a prompt to open a new window)

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3/1 - A classmate from '64 adds a nice memory about his friend Bill Mercer to our In Memoriam Highlights section.

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1/4/14 - What could be a better encore to all those beautiful Christmas Concerts ... We now have ALL the music from Ho! Westward, Mr. Ellithorpe's musical comedy performed in the spring of 1962.  Orchestra, Choir, Drama, Majorettes, etc ... almost everyone got involved. Visit the new page where you will see the program, and a listing of all the various pieces and where to find them on the website.  

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Click on this bell if...
...you didn't visit the Christmas 2013 website
...you didn't hear all of the choir/orchestra music
...you just want to enjoy the music and decorations again.

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12/5 - Thank you for additional donations to Legacy of '63

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 11/29 - What a great story about two of our classmates!
See Call's Fine Art Center

 

 

 

11/28 - Important Message on the Bruin Den Message Board.  Click on the link (near the top of the menu on the left) and when you see the critters' page, go to the top of the page and click on Enter My Forum.  We want to revive this user-friendly board!  Such an easy way to stay in touch. Pretty please

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11/22 - Three classmates have checked in with us - see
"Hey, Bruin, Whatcha Doin' ?" 
 

 

 

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11/19 - Well, tomorrow marks 2 months since our reunion weekend began.

One fun, final page has been added to the 50th Reunion section, directly following the photos from Acapulco.  Please click on the link above to visit

"THE TIES THAT BIND"

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11/15 - 4 more pages of Reunion pics - "Mix and Mingle"
There have also been additions to earlier published events and pages.      

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11/12 - VINDICATION!  Six weeks late, the missing
nametag magically surfaces.  See Bruin Den page

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11/11 - On Veteran's Day, we send a huge
"Thank You" to our classmates who have served. 
Have you ever visited our "Stand Down" section?  Click here ...

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 11/9- Just Guys at The Reef

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11/8 - Just Girls at The Reef

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11/5 - Dancing Up a Storm at The Reef

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11/1 - Pictures, pictures, pictures...have we got pictures for you!
Click on the chandelier to see five new pages:  a Main Event Page, a Photo Booth Page, and the first Main Event section.
  

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10/24 - A brand new holiday picture on the Bruin Den page

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 10/22 - We have added a few more pictures to three of the reunion events.
The Main Event at The Reef is still "under construction."

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 10/18 -  The closing event of the reunion, the Sunday Brunch,
was held at the Acapulco Restaurant & Cantina. 
See the two new pages with lots of pictures.

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10/18 - See the "Sweethearts" poster from the reunion.  Love Is, page 1

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10/18 - See the new perpetual plaque honoring our Legacy of '63 Scholarship Winners

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10/18 -Last call for bios to be included in the Alumni Book. 
Please see 
Memory Book page.

Latest estimate -The Alumni Book should be out by the end November,
possibly sooner.     

 

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10/13 -  "Come on Down" to Alamitos Landing, and check into Malarkey's Bar and Grill
for the Friday
 Hospitality Reception.  Two new pages of fun pictures added! 

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10/9 - Now it begins!  The first pictures from the reunion are ready. 
Visit the Main Page, Reunion Statistics, and 3 pages of photos from the Campus Tour.

Keep checking back. We are on a roll !

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10/2 - Again, an invitation to share your favorite Halloween costumes from the recent OR distant past.  Kindergarten Baby, page 7.

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9/29:  Please see message on the Bruin Den Message Board if you have good pictures to share from Acapulco Brunch or Malarkey's reception.

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 9/27 - See some Future Bruins in the Classroom at Lowell Elementary School

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9/27 - Humiliating Faux Paw ... See Bruin Den Page

 

9/25 - For those of you who have a Wilson T-shirt order form
and need to know where to send it,
here is the address:
 
Leigh Ramsey, 361 Flint Ave., Long Beach, CA  90814.

 
 

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9/25 - A "Sweet" Memory - Kindergarten Baby, page 7

 

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We tried (with mixed success) to distribute Legacy of '63 donor forms at the different events.  If you want to donate any amount, (option:  in honor of or in memory of a classmate), you can print the form off this website.  See the Legacy of '63 page.

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9/23 - THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES.  Watch this website for many, many pictures of the reunion.  But be patient, we will have tons to work thru.  Some will be in the Alumni Book (expect late fall, perhaps November). Other pics will be  on the website, and maybe some in both places.  And don't forget that the Bruin Den Message board is a good place to give shout-outs.  Go to Bruin Den page and click on "Enter Forum."

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9/22 - WHAT WERE THEY THINKING??  SEE QUAD, PAGE 6

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 9/17/2013 - Click on the camera to see stunning pictures
of the newest precious pets
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9/13/2013 - Click on the deer to see an unusual new pet picture.

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9/13 - Special Edition "Class of '63" Shirt
now available for order!

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9/7 - We're almost there!  Final meeting of the Reunion Committee

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 9/9/2013 - Click on the shirt for information on ordering
Wilson shirts/sweatshirts.

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 9/9/2013 - Click on "Thank You" to go to the "Legacy of '63" Scholarship Donor Page.

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 9/8/2013 - Click on the red bow to go directly to the
Donation Form for the Legacy Scholarship Program.

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8/24 - Golf tournament 9/21 has been called off.  See Reunion Activities

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8/18 - See "Hey Bruin, Whatcha Doin'?"  VROOM, VROOM 
Also see note regarding pictures of classic cars for the Alumni Book.

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8/18 - "Meet Your Reunion Committee" and see them hard at work.

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8/8 Hotel Current Update:  The block of discounted rooms 
had sold
out but has been extended. 
Rooms are still available!  See details on the 2013 Reunion page.

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8/8 -  Who dat, do dat?  Check out "My Town Rocks"

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 7/29 - Another long-lost Bruin, missing no more!  Missing Bruins page

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7/28 - This week an email was sent out giving additional details about the reunion.  If you did not receive it, please click here to get more info on the 2013 Reunion page.

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7/18 - Another veteran from our class added to Stand Down

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7-15 - Breaking news!  Sabrina and Bob the Cat have completed
their bios and submitted them to Patti Gehrke ...
  Have you?  See the 2013 Reunion Alumni Book page.

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 7/9/2013 - Click on the Palm Tree to see who is living in "Paradise."

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 7/5 - Click on the Bride and Groom to visit a
Destination Wedding.

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  7/1- Only the name has changed.
 Buster's is now Malarkey's

6/30 - The In Memoriam Highlights Project is now done. 
 The last story was added this past weekend. 

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6/20 - Click on the gold butterfly to see our 2013 "Legacy of '63" award winner!
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6/19/2013 - Visit the reunion page and click on the black Reunion Card to see the entire invitation. 
Also, click on the "W" to see a listing of Long Beach activities

6/13  - Visit the brand new "2013 Reunion RSVP" daily listing

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6/12  Zippety & friends salute the Wilson Class of 2013 - Bruin Den page

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6/7 - "School is out at last, and I'm so glad I passed ..."
Quad, page 8

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5/30 - 50th Reunion Main Event will be held at the Reef Restaurant. 
    Please see the Reunion Activities page for more information.
    

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5/8 - Follow this link to learn more about our Reunion Alumni Memory Book

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5/3 Remember those great club dances with name entertainers? Quad pg 4

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3/23 - Zippety's fondest birthday wish - See Bruin Den page

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3/20 - Lodging Information 50th Reunion - see Reunion Activities

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3/15- We helped to pick a winner!  See Bruin Den Page

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3/9 -Going back a little further,40th Reunion Picnic (Reunion Activities Page)

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3/5 - Hail, Hail, the Gang was Partly There - Reunion Activities Page

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2/21 - Sherlock scores!  "Hey Bruin, Whatcha Doin'?"

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2/13 - It's Now Official. Hey Bruin, Whatcha Doin' ?

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2/7 - New: In Memoriam ~ Highlights - A Celebration of Lives

2/2  A Special Bruin Goodbye - In Memoriam, page 7

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2/1 - Honoring a U.S. Army Veteran on Stand Down
(Right hand column, at the bottom)

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1/29 -  "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah? " - Kindergarten Baby page 8

           

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1/6- 2 New Photos--Traveling Bruins "One Picture Says It All"

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1/6 - Hey Bruin, Whatcha Doin' ?  - Find out what this grandma is up to.

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1/1/13 - Another Bruin went to Africa!

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1/1/13 - "Silver Belles" (8 shades of Gray?)  Quad, page 2

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1/1/13 -  The Girls of Summer (59) - Quad, page 4

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11/2 - New Photos--Traveling Bruins "One Picture Says It All"

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10/22 - Preparing to Party!  Quad, page 9

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10/22 - A friend fondly remembered - In Memoriam, page 8

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10/12 - See what this Bruin is doin' - click on picture

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10/10/12 - Wait, make that three. 
10/3/12 - Two more feathers in Sherlock's cap?

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9/4 - "The winners were" ... Kindergarten Baby, pg 4

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9/1- And another new page! 
Hey, Bruin, Whatcha Doin'?

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8/25 - Announcing a new page: 
My Town Rocks!  
 

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Click here to find out what "Kidical Mass" is
and who participated in it. 
If you would like to share a special event in your town,
please send in a picture/story to Linda or Jeri (see above). 

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8/20 -  Did you go to Lowell Elementary?  Are you in this picture?

See Kindergarten Baby, page 1


8/20/12-  Two less missing Bruins for Sherlock to worry about!

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8/15 - See who has been traveling to far-flung places.
"Traveling Bruins"
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8/14  - Heat Wave Continues in Southern California

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8/4- Here comes another Love Story:  Love Is pg 3
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7/10-Sherlock finds another missing classmate
7/25 -And another!  Click on Sherlock to see name
8/4  -And still another!  Sherlock is on a roll :-)
 
 
 

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6/22 - What was cheerleader Dan Ehrler hiding behind that curtain? Find out on 2008 Picnic, page 3

 

 

 

              

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         6/18 - Legacy of '63 -
        2012 Recipient Announced! 







A salute to Fathers Day! 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-vYuV3OmhE : Click on link and then "Open a New Window"

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5/19 Travelin'Man checks in! 
      "
One Picture Says it All" 

            

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4/21 - Godmother I /  Godmother II -
           See In Memoriam, pg 7

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3/24  Another of those happy love stories - Love Is, page 3

 

 

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3/15 - For a Dancing Stars blast from the past, visit Calls' Fine Art Center, page 1




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2/14 Just in time for Valentines Day!  Love Is, pg 3
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2/10  Another fun picture! Calls' Fine Art Studio

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2/10  And "Knotts to be outdone, :-) "  Quad page 2

 

 

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2/3  More Lowell 6th graders-Kindergarten Baby pg1


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1/29 Friend-Lee, Loyal-Lee, Eternal-Lee! Quad Pg 9
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1/1 - Memorial planned for Skip Rowland -
see Bruin Den Message Board for details

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1/1 -  Thank You for Being a Friend,Quad, pg 6
 
 
 

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11/14 - AHA! Another missing Bruin found in Nevada

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10/26 - A new picture reveals the identity of the clowns--just click on this clown.
10/22 - A couple of clowns have been added to the collection of Halloween Costumes on Page 7 of Kindergarten Baby.  But who are they???
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10/18 - Halloween costume pics have begun to arrive. See Kindergarten Baby, page 7

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10/13  When One Picture Says it All- 
                 See the new Traveling Bruins page

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10/2 Travelin Man checks off 1 more Bucket List item
 
 
 
 
 

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           9/11 Another Bruin travels to a
         far-off place, Traveling Bruins
 
 

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9/15 A classmate shares his war story - Stand Down

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9/9 - Remember?  Walkin' in the Sand ..Quad pg 6
 
 
 
 
 
 

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9/2 - Another long overdue wedding, Love Is, pg 2


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9/2 -"But who knows Where or When?"  Quad, pg 5




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8/23 Please help our Bachelorette pick a guy to love
 
 
 
 

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      8/14 -  Reunited, and it feels so good -Love Is, Pg 3    




 
                  

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7/29 - The Reunion Committee is happy to announce the 2011 recipient of our Legacy of '63 Award.  Click on the picture, (or select Legacy of '63, 2011 on the Navigation Bar) to meet him!  Special thanks to Mr.Steve Wille for risking his neck climbing up his trusty little ladder to provide us this picture of the actual marquee on the Wilson campus. We now have our own marquee for exciting announcements!

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7/19 - SPLISH SPLASH!  Looks like they got along swimmingly. See Kindergarten Baby, pg 6

 

 
 
Happy Summer!

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7/15 Remember this one? Click here to check it out.

Check out the new page, Graduation Memorabilia.  Please feel free to send any memorabilia, including pictures, that you would like to share on that page.

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6/6 -"Going Dutch" ~ Old friends in The Netherlands

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4/22 -  Small World, Isn't It?   Quad, Page 10

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4/1 - This here town may not be big enough fer the both of 'em - Kindergarten Baby, pg 7



              
    
                         

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3/25 -  Travelin' Men!  Quad, Page 10

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3/10 -EARTHQUAKE AFTERMATH, THEN & NOW 
                    QUAD, PAGE 10

                       

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3/9 - Puppy Love, to the Max!  Precious Pets, pg 2


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3/5/  A very necessary public apology - Bruin Den

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2/6 -  A Cross Country Road Trip! 
Domestic Travelers Section


2/1 - Proud to be a Bruin!  Click on link above to Wilson's
website and see the video clip of Wilson today.

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1/1/11 - Another traveling Bruin visits Africa!



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12/31:  Snowbirds migrate to Sunny So Cal !

 



 

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12/1 (from Margie) : A few years ago I started dedicating the Christmas Version of the web site to different people for different reasons.  This year I am dedicating it to the number one fan of the site.  Sadly, he is not with us but I'm sure he's looking over my shoulder with his usual suggestions.He always called himself "that handsome blue eyed devil from Georgia".  By now I think you know I am speaking of Sourdough John (John Dugdale).  John was the first to respond to the web site when the it was first created and published on the web.  I didn't know at the time that I was making such a remarkable friend.  He loved the Fun Page and drove Jeri crazy with all his music selections.  Boy, did he know his 50's and 60's music. He played and critiqued every game on the page also.  He contributed to the Message Board all the time and became such a part of the web site that we often gave him sneak peeks and his own secret pages that only he could access. We had pictures of his "Johndarosa" and a few of the animals he kept on those pages.  I will miss his emails, I will miss our long standing disagreement on what to call the Stand Down page, he really felt it should have been called "At Ease".  All three of your web mistresses have worked long and hard on this Christmas Version and we dedicate it to you.  You were so  much a part of this web site and your memory was incredible for the 'good old days'. One last thing that I know about you, you had asked your Dad in the 60's I believe that you wanted II Silenzio (TAPS) played at your funeral. You'll find it on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Stand Down) I'm sending you one last hug and kiss.   I will miss you terribly.  SB (sugar britches)

12/31:  (Jeri adds) - Well said, Margie.  At Ease, Big John.

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       11/1/2010 - A "Traveling Bruin" revisits Brasil.


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  11/1/2010 - A visit to a childhood sweetheart! 
                          Quad, Pg 10


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11/1/2010 - Going Green in Eugene - Quad, Pg 10

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11/1/2010 - A pet-icularly Precious Pet (Pg 2)
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11/1/2010 - See who visited a castle to celebrate
                   his birthday!  Mid-60s (Pg 3)

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       9/28- Another great trip shared. 
                See "Traveling Bruins."



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8/28 -  The wait is over.  She's BACK
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8/26 - A break in the case.  Zippety is safe!

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8/24/10  - "Reunited" -- Our latest love story has arrived on "Love Is," page 3.

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8/21 -Thanks to Maurene Toppen for alerting us to 
        the widespread community support for Zippety

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8/20- High drama on the Bruin Den Message Board !

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8/3/10 - Still scrutinizing that 1st grade picture
on Kindergarten Baby, Page 7.  More guesses!
 
8/10/10 - and still one more positive ID!




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7/29/10:  How cute are these little 1st graders?  Yes, right -Too cute!  Kindergarten Baby, page 7. 
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7/25/10 - Dancing With Our Star, Mid-60s page 2





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7/13/10 - We have our first domestic vacation entry in our Traveling Bruins section.  A couple who moved away from the Southland returned for a few days to visit friends and family.
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6/28/10 - More precious pets to see and admire!
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6/28/2010 - Click on the gold butterfly to see our new "Legacy of '63" award for 2010.
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6/25/10 - Another Precious Pet comes out to play. 
 Click on the lazy kitty to see who she is.

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6/18 - A "Pet-icularly" Fine Addition to the Website!
         Click on the kitty to visit our newest section.
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6/14/10 - Goodbye, good friend ... In Memoriam, page 10

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 6/11 - A Very Merry UnBirthday!  Quad, pg 10

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6/10/10 - Love to travel?  It's HERE!  "Traveling Bruins" Near or Far !   (Where have YOU Been?)





6/3/10 - New Section - Jefferson Hi-Tide
            Newspapers.  Read all about it!

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6/1/10 - Well, that's 1 way to celebrate turning 65 - See Mid-60s, page 2

6/1/10 - Minnesota: Land of 10,000 Lakes and 1 missing '63 Bruin :-) 


5/30/10 - A nice picture of a lost classmate, In Memoriam page 10

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05/26/10 - This Memorial Day weekend, please take time to visit our Stand Down section honoring our classmates who served in the military

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5/6 Medicare Mania?  See Mid-60s Club, 
page 2, to see who's getting older besides these four.  We've got one more!

 

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4/6/10 - Since we now have SEVEN group pictures of the
Call's Fine Arts Studio dancers, we have devoted an entire page to them. 
See Page 9 of Kindergarten Baby to see how many faces you recognize!
Not to worry--the pictures show up a LOT bigger than this one.

4/6/10 - Another "Missing Bruin" has been tracked down!

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3/25/10 - Oh, Oh!  Another milestone birthday added to Mid-60's Club, Page 2

3/17/10 - Already a second page has been added to the Mid-60's Club!  Go look and enjoy - and keep those letters and photos pouring in.

3/13/10 - As promised, a new Birthday Section!
The Mid-60's Club.  Check out our first story!


 

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3/13/10 -  Another Missing Bruin is Missing No More! 
              About time. See the Missing Bruins Page.


03/6/10 - A happy memory at a sad time.  In Memoriam page 10.

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3/3/10 - New picture of old friends!  Quad, Pg 10


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3/1/10 -  Check out the new Senior Pictures--all 26 pages!

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     02/13/10 - Just in time for Valentines Day!  
      See Love Is, Page 3, for Donna's story


2/4/10 -  One less missing Bruin for Sherlock to worry about!

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01/27/10 - Visit the VietNam "Virtual Wall" on StandDown - with names and profiles of those gone... but never, ever forgotten

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JANUARY 20, 2010  -WET AND WILD AT WILSON HIGH.  AUNTIE EM !  AUNTIE EM !!!

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1/7/10 - Sherlock reports one less missing Bruin.

1/6/10 - This is the Year!  Our 60s Club Page is turning 65!  
                 See Bruin Den Message Board for details.

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1/6/10 - Another person came forward who has attended all our reunions. Bill Mamelli joins the Perfect Attendance List on the "45" Main Page.

LOVE TO TRAVEL?
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12/31/09 - An announcement of the new "Travel" section. And a few other nice changes to the Website for the New Year.   See the Bruin Den Message Board to read all about it.  Happy 2010!

       

11/24 - Another missing classmate found in Southern California

  11/15- 2 Weeks Left on Playful Pix Game-See Message Board

11/11/09 - a special salute to all our veterans- 
We thank you for your service


11/1/09 - You don't have to bear with us anymore!
Click on "45" for the Reunion 2008

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10/21/09 - A Dream Came True - In Memoriam, page 10

10/11/09 - New pictures of Old Friends!  Quad Page 10

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10/9/2009 - New Pages - 2008 Reunion - The Picnic
             
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10/8/09 - New picture added, In Memoriam, Page 10 

10/7/09 - One less missing Bruin for Sherlock to worry about

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10/3 - And a second page of racetrack pictures added.  Thanks to Robin and David "The Roving Photographer" Sprang. 


 

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9/29/09 - New Page - 2008 Reunion -
              A Night at the Races
 

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9/28/09 - Additional photos and note from our 2009 "Legacy of '63" Scholarship Recipient

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9/26/09 - Sherlock scores - another lost Bruin back in the fold  (see Missing Bruins page)

9/25/09:  Au Contraire!  Jane Disputes Bob's Version (see 2008 Reunion Golf Page)

9/24/09  After considering various options of presenting music on the pages, it was decided to leave it as it is and hope you enjoy the new instrumentals.

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                9/23/09 - New Pages! 
         Pacific Northwest Get-Together

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9/23/09 - All the juicy Golf Tournament details added! 
See Wilson Reunion 2008

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9/18/09  New Page--"Legacy of '63" Award
The first recipient is announced.

9/18/09  New Page--Wilson Reunion 2008
Starting with the Golf Tournament--more to come

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9/16/09 - Happy Anniversary!  Love Is, Pg 3

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9/15/09 - Memories from 1988 -

Quad (pg 10) and In Memoriam (pg 10)

9/12/09 - Missing classmate found in Texas 

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9/2/09 New Profile on Stand Down Page.

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7/18/09 New pictures added page 10 In Memorium

6/18/09 - One more lost lamb now back in the fold

5/20 - One more missing Bruin captured.....

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5/19/09 - Quad page 10, see who won big at the Kentucky Derby!!!

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5/1 - I think I just heard the Missing List
scream when I wrung out one more
 
 
4/25/09 - Pat Wong finds love again - Love Is pg 3

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4/3/09 
See Love Is Page 3

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2/28 - As Britney would say,
Oops, I Did it Again! (found someone)
 
2/26 - Sherlock has even impressed herself. Two more Missing Bruins found today!
 
2/21- Make that two wins for Sherlock this week
 
2/15 - Another win for Sherlock! 
 
2/9 - And still another love story - Love is pg 3
 
2/2/09 - "Love Is" is now 3 pages.  Go look!
 
2/1/09 - Two new pictures posted on page 10 of The Quad of a recently found Bruin. 

1/26/09 - One less Missing Bruin to search for

Rules for Submitting Content to the Wilson 1963Web Site 

1.   Photos can be submitted by mail or email.  Send to bruins@wilson63.com.  If you wish to submit by mail, please contact one of the Webmistresses for an address.  If you wish the photo returned, please submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope. 

 

2.  Photos must have a least one member of the Class of '63 included in the picture. 

 

3.  Individual pictures are limited to 2 per subject (i.e. Quad page or Love Is page) and 4 for the entire web site.  You can request a picture be replaced if you want to replace what you have already submitted. 

 4.  Limited postings do not include Reunion pictures or pictures posted on the Bruin Den Message Board.

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1/22/09 - Marla Davis shares her love story, Love Is pg 2

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1/16/09 - New picture added of Mike Ely and friends on IM page 9.

 
 
1/15/09 - The reunion Memory Books are being worked on but there are many steps and several people involved.  Many of you are asking.  Best guess - a few months.
 DITTO the "Bear With Us" above.
 
1/12/09 - One more missing Bruin located
 
12/9/08 - Another authoress rises from our midst.  For details, see Bruin Den Message "Human Whisperings"

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12/4/08 - I hope you all enjoy the Christmas Version of the Wilson web site.  Susie Cottler Carter, the Home Page is dedicated to you.  I know you check each year to see what we've done with the web site. I love that you view it with child like eyes. Linda Tucker Wride, the Quad Page 1 is dedicated to you.  A friend that hangs in there even when I don't respond. For Dennie Hamilton King, Elvis Presley. And something new this year, I have divided up the duties of the web site between Jeri Hemphill Livingstone and myself, so this is her first year presenting her Christmas Pages.  Wishing all of you warm holiday wishes, however you celebrate. 
 
Margie Lassiter MacConnell

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Positive Peppermint Playhouse ID!  Several years after posting this picture, that fascinating little face 2nd from left,top row has been named. And a valued committee member at that!  Who Knew? Kindergarten Baby Pg 1

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11/12- Best Performance in a Supporting Role
Love Is ... Page 1
 
 
 

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11/12 - Best Performance in an Ensemble Cast
Meet the Committee
 
 

Below is a flyer/invitation to the upcoming Wilson High School Athletic Hall of Fame banquet. See also our website, www.lbwilsonhalloffame.com for more details.

We are also going to update our website
www.lbwilsonhalloffame.com with bio's and photos of everyone over the next 12 months....so any help you can provide...contacts...or support would be appreciated, most of all your attendance at the upcoming event.

 
 
 
 
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Wilson High School
2008 – 2009 Athletic Hall of Fame Awards Banquet
 
Please join us as we Honor and Induct
Nine Outstanding Athletes into the Wilson High School Athletic
Hall of Fame

Master of Ceremonies: Jeff Severson

Inductees:

Bobby Grich                    Baseball
Neil Arnold                        Basketball
Patrick Scott                    Track & Field
Erica Sumi                        Track/CCountry
Jeremy Williams              Boxing
          Jessica Hardy                  Swimming
Tom Hermstad, Sr.     Water Polo
Tom Hermstad, Jr.     Water Polo
DanGooch                       Fundraiser

WHEN: Saturday, November 22, 2008, 11:30-2:30

WHERE: LB Convention Center, Seaside Room
300 Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach

COST: $35 includes meal, silent auction opportunities. entertainment

RSVP: By November 15th

TICKETS: Sharon Roberts (562) 597-3375, make checks payable to Wilson High School, Mail to WHS c/o Sharon Roberts, 304 Manila Ave, Long Beach, CA 90814
                 
UPDATES/INFO:
www.lbwilsonhalloffame.com
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11/9/08 Go see the "best wife in the world" Love Is pg 2 (-Hey Bruins, that sounds like a challenge to me!
We just LOVE love stories ....Keep 'em coming)
 
 
 
10/29- Big Hearted Bruin supports good cause
(60s Club, page 3)
 
10/20/08 - You've Got a Friend (or more) - Quad 8
 
10/14/08 - A big thank you from a classmate - Quad 8
 
9/24/08 - Vicariously enjoying our reunion ....Quad 10
 
9/14 - Another classmate missing no more!
 
8/25 - Poetry in Motion ...Quad page 3
 
8/16 - New Picture, Old Friends help celebrate
a wedding anniversary on Love Is, page 2
 
8/11 - New family pics submitted
to In Memoriam, page 9
 
8/1 - Get those shirt orders and money in!!
 
7/30 - Another missing classmate located  :-)
 
7/22  PLEASE HELP!  Reunion RSVP checks are coming in and several have had to be returned/replaced because they are not made Payable to BARBARA LOUREIRO. It's Ok to note WHS on memo line, but if made out to Jeri or to Wilson Reunion, they cannot be banked.  Thanks !
 
7 /20   New pics - 9 of them - of the Reunion
Committee hard at work.  Meet the Committee!
 
7/20 - Another missing classmate has been tracked down

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7/20/08 - BRUIN HAWAIIAN SHIRTS AVAILABLE!

Wilson High School sells these WAY COOL shirts in the Student Store. Proceeds go to the Associated Student Body and benefit all students.

Cost: $30 (includes tax)

Sizes available:

Men’s Small to 4X

Women's Small to 2X (no pocket and slightly different cut)

How to get one of these shirts:

1. The Activities Office will try to have a supply of shirts available for sale the day of the Reunion picnic (September 20).

2. Purchase a shirt in person at Wilson High School Activities Office after September 2--CASH ONLY.

3. Special pre-order information: Jeri Hemphill Livingstone has agreed to compile one order and will pay cash to pick the shirts up mid-August. She will distribute them the weekend of the Reunion. Send your check ($30 each) made out to Jeri Livingstone. Be sure to include the men’s or women’s size information and your phone number. Orders must be received by August 5. Send order info and check as follows:

Jeri Livingstone
9658 Westminster Ave.#23
Garden Grove, CA 92844.

Any questions, contact Jeri at 714 539-1429.

IMPORTANT: The shirt orders and money must be kept separate from the Reunion RSVP paperwork and Reunion money. Thanks, Bruins!

7/17 - BEGINNING TODAY, ALL NAMES WILL BE POSTED AS THE RSVP FORMS & CHECKS ARE RECEIVED. SEE "45TH REUNION COMING" PAGE FOR A GROWING LIST OF THOSE FAMILIAR FACES WE WILL BE SEEING IN SEPTEMBER ....
 
7/12/08 - A PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION OF THE REUNION INVITATION FORM HAS BEEN POSTED ON THE "INVITATION TO 45TH REUNION PAGE"

6/22/08 - Detailed Hotel Info for reunion is now
shown on 45th Reunion Coming page. 
"What happens in Seal Beach ..."
 
6/19/08 - New family picture on Quad, Page 6.
 
5/31/08   A ticket for our Commencement 1963 added to Quad pg. 4 Thanks to Diane Boswell Boone

5/31 One less loss lamb for Sherlock to worry about
 
5/29/08 - New sorority picture on Quad, page 10
 
5/25 We salute all members of the military past and present this Memorial Day weekend.  If you have never visited our Stand Down page and link to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, now might be a good time.......
 
5/24 - AT LAST, pics from Willard Elementary -
See Kindergarten Baby, page 4
 
5/13 - Sherlock scores again  :)
 
5/7 - Another missing Bruin tracked down - in LB!
 
5/7 - A bunch of former Jefferson teachers!  pg 10 Quad
 
5/6 - Quad page 10  "Where everybody knows your name"
 
5/4 - Been "searchin" for this guy forever !!
 
5/2 - One more feather in Sherlock's cap.
 
5/2 - Camp Hi Hill today!  Back to the Future
See Kindergarten Baby page 8
 
4/30 - Another missing classmate hiding in plain sight
 
4/28/08 - One lost Bruin is found in Missouri
 
4/23/08 - Two more cutie-kids on Kindergarten Baby 5
 
4/22/08 - Two more pics added to Quad, page 10
 
4/22/08 = A treasure!  Quad 10.  Bad boys bad boys
 
4/21/08 - New picture from Fremont Elementary, 2nd grade, go see Kindergarten Baby page 5
 
4/21/08 - Were you in Call's Fine Art Studio's High Steppers group?  Go find your face on K Baby pg 6
 
4/21/08 - Two less missing Bruins
 
4/20/08 - Open invitation to anyone who attended Camp Hi Hill- to take a walk (a hike?) down Memory Lane - two opportunities, April 24 or May 17 to go visit Hi Hill...
.  See  posting on Bruin Den Message Board from former cabin counselors Ted & Vivian, and RSVP accordingly...
 
4/15/08 - Oh Boy!  Thanks to Joanne Bauchet Keenan
who is apparently a packrat extraordinaire - for contributing the new items on Kindergarten Baby page 8, Quad page 5, and a few more to come in the next few days
 
4/15 - Yay, found another missing classmate - in LB
 
4/14/08 - Another missing classmate tracked and captured
 
4/10/08 - Another lost lamb dragged back into the fold :)
 
3/30 - See "Missing Bruins" for newly missing-mail returned
Can you help Sherlock find them again?
 
3/9 - Two old friends meet up after 40+ years!  Quad - 9
 
3/1 - There they are!  The committee slaving away again
 
3/1-SHE DID WHAT? Go see, Quad pg 9                
 
2/22 - Still another Bruin found hiding in plain sight
 
2/15/08 - Sherlock finds another missing Bruin
 
2/6/08 - Meet Your Committee - more action shots
 
1/19/08 - Seeing double?  Twin Twins on Quad page 9
 
1/18/08- A bunch of Best Friends Forever - Quad 9
 
1/15/08 - Great News To Dad, With Love!  Quad page 9. 
 
1/15/08 - Denny Garrison, our Ambassador to Costa Rica, sends more recent pictures of his new stompin grounds - Quad pg. 9
 
1/4/08 - More pics of Hi Hill!  Kindergarten Baby, page 8
 
 
SAVE THE DATE(S)
 
Wilson Class of ’63 Reunion 2008
aka our 45TH Reunion!
 
SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2008
 
Main event:  Saturday, September 20. 2008
at Old Ranch Country Club, Seal Beach, CA
There will be three days of events starting on Friday, September 19--a pre-party at a venue to be determined; Saturday, September 20—a.m. golf, picnic on the Wilson campus, and the main event; and Sunday, September 21—wrap-up party at Joe Jost’s.  More detailed information will be sent out soon.  For now, save the dates!  For those of you that have not been to a reunion for a while or ever, we really hope you will join us!  Just ask anyone that was there in 2003, you pick the events you want to attend – and most people chose to participate in nearly all of them! 
 
 We make it a reunion for everyone!
 
Official Wilson Reunion Hotel: 
 
Ayres Hotel – Seal Beach -- discounted rates will be available – more information soon
 
What do we need you to do?
 
Please reply to this e-mail to verify you received it.  Be sure to add our e-mail address to your Safe Senders information.  Using e-mail saves money and time!
Include in your reply your current postal address so that we can update/verify our database.
Keep up with the plans by checking our website, www.wilson63.com.
 
At the last reunion, Carol McClure made 5 CD’s of “Oldies but Goodies.” (She will again be offering them for sale – more information on that soon.)  The list of all the songs on the 2003 CD’s are listed on the website.  E-mail us any songs that you would like to have added to the 2008 new CD’s.  The songs can be from any era.
Pass this information on to all Wilson ’63 grads you know!
 
We hope to see you in 2008!
 
Wilson Class of '63 Reunion Committee
 

 
 
12/28/07 -Camp Hi Hill Memories!  Kindergarten Baby pg 8
 
12/03/07  New picture on 60s club page 3 - come on Bruins, is John Mauger the only one in our class to do cool things in his 60s?  Not to be confused with "The Sixties"  Send those pics and stories!
 
 
11/27/07 - Three new pics added to bottom of Kindergarten page 2 and one new pic on Quad page 6.  All pictures were submitted by Barry Wood.  Thanks Barry!
 
 
 

11/25 - New pics on Quad, pg 9, and Meet the Committee
 
11/20 - New picture on Quad, page 9
 
11/19 - More pictures of your Reunion Committee at work
 
11/14 BRUIN ALERT

Southern California Wild Fire Wilson Bruin Relief Effort

If you or any classmates you know have lost your home or been forced to evacuate or need the loan of a car or other assistance until you get back on your feet, please contact us and we will put you in touch with classmates who have resources to share.

If you have a second home or vacant apartment or a spare car that you would be willing to make available for a short period of time to classmates in need or would like to be part of a clean-up or rebuild project please contact us.

BRUIN HOT LINE
Wild Fire Relief Coordinator
Nick Sherbin
Email: nsherbin@sbcglobal.net
Phone: (310) 325-4458
 
11/14 - Another missing Bruin found
 
10/31 - Not to be outdone by Mary Jane, something new on Love Is, pg 2
 
10/23 - Another great pic, Kindergarten Baby 7
 
10/20 - More guesses on the Buffum pic, KB 7
 
10/19 - Still another Bruin found
 
10/16 - Sherlock seems to be on a mini-roll
 
10/13 - One more lost lamb herded in
 
10/8 - Quad, Page 9 - Pictures from paradise?
 
10/6 - Two more missing classmates located!
 
10/4/07  Karen Berkey Sutherland has contributed some items of days gone by.  See page 9 of the Quad. 

10/4/07  & 10/5/07  Another...and still another!
 
9/30/07 - Another missing classmate located
 
9/18/07  New page added - 45th Reunion 2008, with the Oldies but Goodies list.
 
New Reunion Committee members on Reunion Committee page. 

9/17/07 New picture and message from Barry Wood added to Quad page 8.

9/16 - A newly found Bruin sends a picture- Quad pg 8
 
AT LONG LAST, A SIXTH GRADE PICTURE FROM FREMONT!  SEE KINDERGARTEN BABY- PG 7
HELP WITH THE NAMES - ANYONE? ANYONE?
 
THE "FUN STUFF" PAGE IS BACK AND UNDERGOING SOME RECONSTRUCTION. THE JUKEBOX IS BEING SERVICED AND WILL BE BACK SOON, WITH ROTATING SELECTIONS AND OLDIES BUT GOODIES TRIVIA. HOW FUN!
 
9/4 - Score one more for Sherlock
 
9/1 - Two more missing from the Missing!
 
8/30 -  One less on the Missing List!
 
8/29 - Sherlock finds 3 more !!
 
8/25  & 8/28 - 2 missing classmates located
 
8/23 - Something sooo special on "Love Is," pg 2  ..
         (sigh)
 
7/23 - Go to "Meet your Committee" and see us
         in action
 
7/23 - AND, FINALLY, a picture from Fremont!
         See Kindergarten Baby page 7
 
7/21 - One more missing Bruin trapped & captured
 
7/20 - New family picture on the Quad, page 8
 
7/14 -  TOO COOL!  MORE KINDERGARTEN BABIES!  THIS TIME FROM BUFFUM SCHOOL.GO LOOK ON PAGE 7.  STILL ON OUR WISH LIST ARE MANN, FREMONT, WILLARD, and BIXBY.GO CHECK THOSE SCRAPBOOKS & CLOSETS!
 
7//11/07 - Oops, make that two lambs
7/10/07 - 1 more lost lamb pulled back into the flock!
 
7/8/07....Two new pictures added to Kindergarten Baby, page 7, from Carol York Burke.  Taken at Naples Elementary School. 
 
June 26 and 28, 2007 - Two more Bruins found!
And two more found on July 6 :)
Sherlock is on a mini-roll
 

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More Back to the Future News.....A group of Lee Elementary alumni got together for a special presentation to the graduating 5th grade classes at Lee. 
 
Pictured above are Susie Cottler, Barbara Duski, Val Sabin,  Judee Williams, Jeri Hemphill and Roger Wyatt having lunch at Hof's on Bellflower following the presentation.  See Kindergarten Baby page 6 for full details......

Returning to our Roots !
 
June 18, 2007, Roger Wyatt, Susie Cottler, Judee Williams and Val Sabin visited Robert E. Lee Elementary school to provide motivation and inspiration to the graduating fifth graders. They spoke to over 100 boys and girls about their experiences of growing up in Long Beach. Subjects discussed were the importance of staying in school, succeeding through hard work, treating people with fairness and esteeming one's self. Susie showed them her judge's robe and gavel, Judee shared the book she wrote, "Drama is Optional" and Roger explained that more education equals bigger income ! It was a surreal experience to be back on the same playground, cafeteria and classroom that we graduated from a mere fifty years ago! - Val Sabin

Can you believe it!!!!!  On May 26, 2007, the Reunion Committee met to begin planning our 45th Reunion.  Stay tuned for details as they happen.  -  Margie
 
 
 

Dear Wilson Class of 1963 Alumni:

 On Saturday, July 7th, 2007, the Long Beach Armada minor league baseball team will be paying tribute to the history of Blair Field by giving away Blair Field stadium replicas to the first 1000 fans through the gates.  All alumni wearing their school colors will receive a voucher for a free soda upon entering the stadium.  Here are the details:

 

      Ticket Price:  $4   General Admission tickets for Wilson High School alumni will be discounted from $7 to $4, but only if the tickets are pre-ordered by contacting Long Beach Armada’s Jay Klein at www.longbeacharmada.com or (562) 434-7161 x105.  Be sure to indicate that you are a Wilson alum.

        Game Time: Saturday, July 7th – 7:05pm.  Gates open 6:00.

        Giveaway:  Blair Field stadium replica to the first 1000 fans. 

 Class of ’63 Reunion Committee

 

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Just Published...

Drama is Optional
A Guide For Teens

Judee Ausnow

Have you ever wanted to be more popular? How about have more meaningful relationships with your family and friends? Or would you like all the everyday drama with school, friends, and work to just disappear? Then let Drama Is Optional: A Guide for Teens show you how to manage stress and find balance in every aspect of your daily life.

As a teenager, it’s easy to get sucked into the drama of everyday life. But you have a choice as to how it affects you. Through easy-to-understand and candid discussions, author Judee Ausnow touches on the key points you need to help you control your thoughts and reactions in chapters with topics such as:

  • Making Choices
  • Choosing Forgiveness
  • Creating Good Relationships
  • Our Character
  • The Secret to Healthy Weight

How you perceive your life dictates how you live it. Learn what it feels like to be proud of yourself, to know that you are living up to your potential, and to discover real happiness. Drama Is Optional is your first step to finding your inner success!
 
You can order it on Amazon.com

 

 

4/9/07 - Celebrity sighting on page 8 of the Quad

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BACK TO THE FUTURE?
These 9 classmates, who graduated from Lee Elementary School 50 years ago, met for dinner recently and started to discuss a plan (idea of John Mauger & Roger Wyatt) to visit and mentor the outgoing Lee class of 2007.  We hope that this idea becomes a reality and we will look forward to hearing more about it.
 
See Quad 8 and Kindergarten Baby 6 for a few more pictures.
 
 

4/2/07 - Thanks to Sue Williams Mortenson, new pics added to the Quad, Kindergarten Baby, and In Memoriam
 
3/20/07 - New pictures added to Quad page 8!
 
3/13/07 - New picture on Kindergarten Baby page 6 and ALSO, Love Is Page 2
 
1/27/07 - Two new games added to the Fun Page - Magic Gopher and Catch 33 (Thank you Sourdough for that one)

 
1/10/07- New picture added to In Memoriam 8
 
1/07/07 NEW PICTUREs ON THE QUAD, PAGE 8
 
11/30 NEW PICTURES ON THE QUAD, PAGE 6 & 7
 
10/30/06 - New game added to the fun page -
-Oops!-
 
11/10/06 LOST AND FOUND --
29 MORE CLASSMATES! THIS MONTH!!
SEE MISSING BRUINS PAGE
 
AND 11/25- NEW KINDERGARTEN BABY PIC !!
9/19/06, LOST AND FOUND --
MORE CLASSMATES!
SEE MISSING BRUINS PAGE

Does the reunion committee have your correct home address? Email address?  If you're not sure, please register (or re-register) so we can be sure.  Thanks!

Were you a member of Abdi ??
New Pictures Added  7/15/06- Quad Pg 5            AND !
7/12, New picture added to the Love Is .. Pg 2
AND
8/22, New clippings added to the Quad, Pg 4
and to the (Blonde) Woody page
 
This just in  11/8- See Quad Page 5!!
 
New additions 7/31 to In Memoriam and 60s Club

 
WHOA!  Hold Your Horses  See 60s Page 2 !!
 
Bill Tobin shares his 60th adventures on the 60's page.  And John Mauger supplies those pictures we were waiting for.

BRAND NEW PICTURES ON KINDERGARTEN BABY Pg 6 !! 
   LITTLE DANCERS FROM CALL'S FINE ART STUDIO 1956
AND THIS JUST IN .... LEE ELEMENTARY 1957
 

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Have you read Susie Cottler Carter's Book?  Here's your chance to order a copy now.

What makes us who we are? Is it biology? Is it environment? Is it a combination of both? It is an age-old argument and one that may never be settled. One thing that is certain, however, is the fact that some people triumph over challenging circumstances better than others. Susan Borges offers a beautiful illustration of this in her new novel, "Strawberry Field."

NEW KINDERGARTEN BABY CHALLENGE!  DID YOU GO TO LUTHER BURBANK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL?  GO LOOK !
ALL POINTS BULLETIN ! NEED TO ID THESE LITTLE FACES
 
AND CHECK K/ BABY 5 TO SEE THE 6TH GRADE WISH LIST
 
WANTED!  KINDERGARTEN BABY ENTRIES FROM OTHER SCHOOLS!  WE HAVE HEARD FROM LEE, GANT, BURBANK AND LOWELL. 
BRYANT TOO (HAS ITS OWN WEBSITE.
LETS HEAR FROM ..  BIXBY?  BUFFUM ?
FREMONT?  NAPLES?  WILLARD?  MANN?  OR?
 
EXTRA!   EXTRA!   READ All ABOUT IT!!  MISSING CLASSMATES FOUND SEE MISSING BRUINS PAGE FOR RECENT FINDS!
 
The Missing Bruin Page has now been whittled down to one page!!!!
 
Good Work Sherlock!!!!
 
4/13/06- classmate sends pics! See Quad and Quad 2
 
Did you know - that some of our features are now expanded to multiple pages? Be sure not to overlook the "Continued" Links on Kindergarten Baby, Love Is, The Quad, The 60s Club, The In Memoriam Family & Friends gallery,  etc.
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ANNOUNCING OUR NEWEST PAGE:   "LOVE IS ...."
 
"Don't say you love somebody and then change your mind
Love isn't like picking what movie you want to watch."
-Natalie, age 9

WHO LOVES YA, BABY ?
 
We know there are a lot of successful marriages and/or long term romances out there.  Would you like to tell us about yours?  What is his/her name?  How long have you been a couple?  Want to tell us your secret recipe for happiness?  We want to see a picture, too!  Or pictures 'then' and 'now' - even better!  Please submit by email to the Webmistress.  Or to Jeri at jandktoo@socal.rr.com  If you need to use regular US mail, please contact us for a street address. 
 
 

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JOIN THE 60's CLUB!!!  What did you do on your 60th Birthday?  See how one classmate celebrated her 60th.  The 60's Club Page.    
 
 
 
 
NEW PICTURES ADDED 10/12/05 and 10/19/05 - CHECK OUT WHAT 3 GUYS DID   ... 3/22/06 - NOW LOOK WHAT JOHN MAUGER DID
 
BRAND NEW 6/9/06 - Wendy Archer shares her 60th Celebration!

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IT'S HERE - THE NEW TRIBUTE TO VETERANS PAGE:  "STAND DOWN"
 
Rather than waiting until Veterans Day to unveil it, we are pleased to announce it is now up and running.  And by Veteran's Day, November 11, we hope to hear from many more of our classmates about their military experiences.  Please click on the graphic at the bottom of the menu to visit this special place. 
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Did you attend Mrs. Saul's Nursery School in 1950?  How about Lowell Elementary School, 1956-57?  Visit our newest page "Kindergarden Baby" to see pictures submitted by Bill Tobin and Sue Williams, and see the positive and not so positive IDs we have been able to put together ...feel free to post add'l information on the Bruin Den Board.  
 
NEW 10/4 Kids from Minnie Gant Elementary, taken circa 1956/57? Also Robert E. Lee Elementary, 1951-52.  Thanks to Jim Ellis and Valerie Sabin Garrett!
NEW 10/13 Jane Welch sends some great shots. 
NEW 3/18 - LUTHER BURBANK ELEMENTARY PIC!  
NEW 3/21 - New guesses on the Lee Elementary School 2nd grade class, thanks to John Mauger!  And, a few days later, John Comings added his guesses to those of Shirley Brownell about all those little Burbankites...

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Music on this page:  "Wilsonia" (WWHS Choir, Year Unknown)

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Webmistress Linda Tucker Wride
Webmistress Jeri Hemphill Livingstone

Official Web Site of the WWHS Class of 1963
Reunion Committee