Archive | May, 2010

May graduation,when and where?

18 May

Does anyone remember the details?

This may be a little embarassing, but after 50 years, I can’t remember these things and I could sure use some help. If you have in your keepsakes box any thing that will jog our memories, please let me know.

Do you still have a graduation announcement we could scan and add to our blog? While we are on the subject, I noticed another class put up the original winners of the voting regarding ‘best dressed’, ‘most popular’, ‘most likely to suceed’, etc. It might be a hoot for us to have that list on our blog as well. If you still have your yearbook of ’60 you could copy the list and send it to me or add it here as a comment.

                                                 

 Please help an old man out.

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Alumni Wine tasting event

11 May

2nd Annual
Southeast High School
Alumni Association, Inc.
Wine Tasting
join us for an evening of wine, music and fun …
June 5, 2010  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Donation: $25.00

The Toy & Miniature Museum
52 nd & Oak Streets, K.C. Missouri
(Download the flyer-pdfClick here)

(All proceeds support educational scholarships and the proposed Southeast High School Museum)

Happy go lucky meets hard,cold,Reality

10 May

We are children of our own time & culture.

How big of a part did music play in your life back in 1959-60? One of the many voices I remember from my high school days was that of Johnny Cash. More than most, I think captured to a large degree the mood of our society at the time, at least from a teenager’s perspective. He recorded his first song in 1955 and soon after recorded this one, “I Walk the Line”, which became the name of a movie about he and his wife, June Carter.

Here is Johnny Cash in his happy go lucky days singing to a crowd in San Quentin Prison. Now there is an example of ‘hard reality’ if I ever saw one-even in the ’60s. When I look at these men’s faces, I can’t help but wonder if any of our classmates did time behind bars? Cash’s career became a sort of American tragedy but that was later in his life- here he is in 1969.

Johnny Cash was twenty-eight at the time of our graduation.

Much of Cash’s music, especially that of his later career, echoed themes of sorrow, moral tribulation and redemption. . .a devout but troubled Christian, he has been characterized “as a lens through which to view American contradictions and challenges”.

(from the article at Wikipedia)