Archive | April, 2010

Summer Music 1960

30 Apr

Remember any of these from our senior year?

Wonder if there will be some oldie music to dance by at our 50th Reunion? Guess we need to get prepared and make a list of those we remember- even to this day. Of course who can forget those by Elvis. But I do remember, now that you mention it, some of the instrumentals, such as the one above and Greenfields.

If your favorite of the time is not here, add it as a comment below and I’ll try to find a youtube link.


Got Reservations will travel

27 Apr

Do You have reservations yet?  

Overland Park Sheraton-Reunion Central

 It’s not too early for you out-of-town classmates to make your reservations for our 50th anniversary celebration, September 17th and 18th. Please refer to the original information from the Reunion committee. (First post)  

In that notice a rate of $99 was mentioned as the rate available by mentioning “Southeast Reunion”. However, an e-mail today from the ever-resourceful Pete Clark alerted us to a few rooms at a better rate-$79/night.  

“i called the sheraton   where the reception will be or next door from the convention center where we might be.  below is the $79 AARP rate i got for 2 nights for my wife and i.  

i was going to book a suite, but only suites they had were $479.00, and sure not going to pay that for as little as we will be in the thing!!……………….that $400 will buy lots of rounds of drinks!!!  

someone please pass this along to the “arizona” clan. also, not sure how many of these rate rooms they will sell, so if you know you are coming to our 50th reunion, you may want to call now….the hotel phone number is 913-234-2100……………i believe the SE Reunion rate is $99 .
look  forward to seeing everyone, and please forward this onto to all out- o-f towners you know, as my send to list above was strictly off the top of my head with no list in front of me.  


Thanks Pete. Sure enough I just got off the phone making my own reservation at the $79 rate (AARP rate). It might help to have a Starwood Preferred Guest card-don’t really know.Don’t forget to send in the registration forms to the committee by August.  

We sure are getting excited about seeing all of you that can make it!  









Not your fathers’ art museum

23 Apr

The Nelson Art Museum was one of the destinations that just about everyone at Southeast visited on at least one field-trip. Remember? I have a vague recollection of such a trip and was impressed more by the building and grounds (park) than any of the exhibits.  

History and art were definitely not my favorite subjects in high school. Looking back, I wish I had valued more than I did the fantastic resources we had in the K.C. area for our pursuit of knowledge.

I have put up two or three of these resources (see links page) that we may remember from our school years. But all of them show major improvements/developments since 1960. My favorite is the World War I Memorial, a world-class combination of  historical exhibits and educational research center.

If you leave a comment on these or other museums that are special to you, we can add the links as well. Here is the blog of the Nelson-Atkins museum.

Enjoy! Go Knights!

Do you remember when. . .

4 Apr

I remember riding in the new red ’60 Ford convertible that Bob Jergens brought to school just after his parents had bought the new model. It was a major model change from ’59 so it attracted a lot of attention. Here are a few other things about the price of things.  

If you have $100 Converted from 1960 to 2005 it would be equivalent to $679.09 today

In 1960 a new house cost $12,700.00 and by 1969 was $15,500.00

In 1960 the average income per year was $5,315.00 and by 1969 was $8,540.00

In 1960 a gallon of gas was 25 cents and by 1969 was 35 cents

In 1960 the average cost of new car was $2,600.00 and by 1969 was $3,270.00

Want to read more go here.