Lamar High School - Houston
| Fredericksburg 2021!
The Class of 1959 held a gathering in this charming German town in the Texas Hill Country 9 Nov - 12 Nov 2021.
We got photos!
Now posted is the list of classmates (and guests) who showed up for this event - and two (2) links to some great photos. Perhaps a few memories will be posted? Click here for the list, the strudel, the links, the wienerschnitzel! It don't get much better!
|Redskins Forever! You just can't lock down Lamar 59ers!|
|Still Cruising the Parking Lots: On Thursday, 6 Oct 2022, we found 59ers Barbara Pickard, Sharon Anderson Rose, Rick McDowell captivated by The Donald. Photo by Bill Higdon outside Café Express, Houston.|
|March 3, 2022: At Café Express at The Beltway and Kimberley in Town and Country, 780 W Sam Houston Pkwy. New location for the Houston '59er Lunch Bunch, with adventurous, loyal attendees. CW from lower left: Rick McDowell, Barbara Pickard, Rick Lilliott, Margo Garrett Frederking, Bill Higbee. Hey, nice restaurant! Join us in April!|
|Survivors of Fredericksburg: Proudly hoisting their classic Lamar High School Redskins mugs as some of the swag gathered from the November cross-state Road Trip, the First Thursday in December 2021 finds Larry Hitt, Rick McDowell, Barbara Pickard, Lou Parks Gorski, Bob Freedman, Dee Post Zook-Bell. Picture was taken on Barbara Pickard's iPad by a Goode Co employee -- she did a good job & caught all smiling.|
|September 2, 2021 gathering at Goode's BBQ, Houston. Do you prefer your classmates with or without buffalo? At left, CW: Margo Garrett Frederking, Elbert Coker, Lynn Hughes, Frank Jones, Joe Keathley, Larry Hitt, Rick McDowell. Then, at right, is your test to see if you can recognize them from the South end. Extra credit if you realize the buffalo is not an actual Lamar graduate - he attended Bellaire. Congrats to Elbert for his first 59er Luncheon ever.|
|August 5, 2021 gathering at Goode's BBQ, Houston. CW: Barbara Pickard, Larry Hitt, Rick McDowell. Then Gail LaRue Layne, Ed Bock, Frank Jones, Rick Lilliott,|
|June 3, 2021 gathering at Goode's BBQ, Houston. CW: Barbara Pickard, Lynne Hughes, Rick Lilliott, Rick McDowell.|
|May 6, 2021 gathering at Goode's BBQ, Houston. CW: Bob Freedman, Frank Kelly, Sharon Anderson Rose, Anton "Tony" Ullrich, Lee Chatham Seureau, Lynne Hughes, Glenn Seureau [Kinkaid '59 but honorary Lamar '59], Rick Lilliott, Frank Jones. Photo taken and distributed by the illustrious Barbara Pickard.|
Our most recent classmate news
|60th Reunion Photos||Provides links to collections of photos as provided by our classmates from the 60th Reunion, 29-31 March 2019|
|60th Reunion Attendees||Provides the 'final' list of attendees for the 60th Reunion - yes, a few like Pat Haragan didn't make it, but ... here is the list!|
|60th Reunion Activities||Our 60th Reunion occurred in Houston during 29-31 March 2019. Results:|
Plans Attendees Photos T-shirts
|Message to the Class||Our classmate Sue Harlow (Frederick) did not attend our 60th Reunion, but sent this message (with photo) from Tennessee to you.|
|Classmates in Contact|
|59ers Lunch Bunch||Wendell Mendell coordinates this monthly gathering of classmates at the Marathon Oil Building cafeteria in Houston. Send your e-mail to Wendell@Lamar59.org to receive a reminder each month. Or just show up!|
|Electronic Orenda||Our class directory based on our Orenda - even those folks who didn't get their photo in are featured here - with current hometown noted and a link to their Lamar memories and Class Photo location where known. Send in your information to Webmaster@Lamar59.org|
|50th Reunion Report||Prepared as an article on our 50th
Reunion for Fran Callahan to publish in the Alumni Assocation
Newsletter, this (2MB) PDF file provides an overall summary of our
Reunion and the events of the weekend, with a few photos of interest.
|50th Reunion Activities||Our fun-filled weekend of November 13-15, 2009. These five events were packed into three fun-filled days! Click here to see the list of classmates registered to attend our 50th, from Anchorage to Naples.|
|50th Reunion Memories||The remarks (as a PDF file) presented by Lynn Zarr and Sherry Strater at our 50th Celebration (Saturday Night, River Oaks Country Club, 14 Nov 2009).|
|Photos from Reunions||Photos from our other reunions (Fredericksburg in 2012, 50th in 2009) are shared here - including a few from post-reunion activities. Includes some suggested free on-line storage sites for sharing your pics.|
|In Memoriam||Classmate obituaries
and memorial sites. Includes link to the current (PDF
format) list of
|Our classmates Frank Jones and Sukey Fenoglio worked with the Lamar Alumni Association to establish some scholarships for "B" students at Lamar to attend college ("A" students have little trouble obtaining financial assistance). Details here|
special collection where classmates are encouraged to share their
memories of Lamar - and their life since. Send your
info to Webmaster@Lamar59.org
As needed: MS Word
file or PDF
file describing the Album and offering suggestions for
|50th Reunion Cruise Journal||Ignatius Snigglefritz provides his personal journal from the 50th Reunion Cruise (September 16-26, 2009), New York City to Quebec City.|
|50th Reunion Reflections||The essay (as a PDF file) composed for the 50th Reunion by Jon Hugh Fleming as appearing in the Reunion Directory. "Through the loving union of our parents, we came to this good Earth during 1941...."|
are you in this panorama photo from November 1958? Email your
Position number to Webmaster@Lamar59.org if
you're not already identified. Click on one
of the four sub-panels to actually see who is
standing next to you.
|Lamar Lancers||Here you have access to years of our Lamar Lancer papers, from Sept 19, 1956 to May 14, 1959. Fun reading!|
||Now available here! Thanks to Wayne Shull, here are PDF files of some of the
Pershing Jr High School newspapers from 1953-1956.
||Collection of the Senior Interest Photos from our 1959 Orenda - click on any small photo to see the larger version.|
||Clubs, Football Photos from our 1959 Orenda - click on any small photo to see the larger version.|
link to some 40 historic photos of Houston during our formative years,
plus comments and memories by classmates.
were you on 2 June 1959 at 8
pm? Why, in the old Sam Houston Coliseum, of
course! Click at left to display your Commencement Exercise
program. This is the only version that doesn't list Janet Junker in the Cabinet
that milestone in 2006 when we reached the magic year of Medicare
eligibility? Here are photos and memories from some of the less
mature members of our Class celebrating via a Medicare Cruise through
the uncharted waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
|45th Reunion||The Class of 1959 45th Reunion Weekend: Houston, April 30 - May 2, 2004|
|Stories from '59||Some of Jon Hugh Fleming's memories from our days at Lamar - as delivered at the 45th Reunion. [PDF file]|
|| Roberts Elementary was
a feeder school to Pershing and Lanier, which fed Lamar.
Here are photos of some of our classmates back in 1951-1953. Did
we have a great childhood or what!
|40th Reunion||One classmate's musings following the Class of 1959 40th Reunion Weekend: Houston, April 11-12, 1999.|
|The Reunion Poem||"Every five years, as summertime
nears, an announcement arrives in the mail ..." Thus begins
this summary of class reunions, author unknown. Kay
Cole Segrato provided it for the Class of 1959. If you
want a version with animated cartoons, go to this
site and scroll down....
|Back to the
|| Frank Jones suggests visiting this
fun site that captures
some of the spirit of our youth. (For the 'full songs,'
visit our Memory Album. )
in the Fifties
large file to download (about 6 MB) yet worth the time - fun
collection of slides (PowerPoint) of 'how it was' during our high
site provides information for all graduates of Lamar Senior High
School, to include upcoming reunions and events.
|Class of 1958
they're a lot older than us ... but didn't we date some of these people?
|Class of 1957
one time, the Class of 1957 had a nice web site which even included
information on some of our teachers, e.g., Ms
Hollingsworth, Mr. Gentry. However, in 2019, all we can find is
this incomplete commercial site. Let us know if you find
|Class of 1956
job of integrating Class Bios and photos and videos where available -
using myevent.com web site.
||They were so young back then ...
||This is the In Memoriam site for
the Class of 1962
you mean our High School is actually famous enough to have our own
entry in Wikipedia? With the River Oaks Blvd joke? This
is so cool!
is going on back at the mother ship? Lamar today is an
International Baccalaureate World School .... say what?