|Lamar High School||
50th Reunion: Class of 1959
The Excitement Grows!
(13 - 15 November 2009)
Lou Parks Gorski has negotiated an excellent contract with the Hilton
Garden Inn Houston Galleria Area for our 50th Reunion.
| Directions to Reunion Hotel:
Take I-45 South to 610 Loop. Take 610 Loop West/South and exit at Hidalgo. Turn right on Hidalgo and go to Sage Rd. Turn left on Sage. Hotel is on left side at 3201 Sage Rd.
Take I-45 North to US-59 South. Take Newcastle Exit and continue on Service Rd. on to Richmond. Turn left on Richmond. Turn right on Sage. Hotel is on right side at 3201 Sage Rd.
Take 59 North to Loop 610 North. Exit at Westheimer and make a u-turn at Westheimer heading south on the Service Rd. Turn right on Hidalgo. Turn left on Sage. Hotel is on left side at 3201 Sage Rd.
Take US-59 towards Houston. Continue on US-59 past downtown Houston. Exit at Newcastle and continue on Service Rd. on to Richmond. Turn left on Richmond. Turn right on Sage. Hotel is on right side at 3201 Sage Rd.
Take I-10 West. Continue on I-10 going past downtown Houston to 610 Loop (the second time). Take 610 Loop South and exit at Hidalgo. Turn right on Hidalgo and go to Sage Rd. Turn left on Sage. Hotel is on left side at 3201 Sage Rd.
Take I-10 East to 610 Loop. Take 610 Loop South and exit at Hidalgo. Turn right on Hidalgo and go to Sage Rd. Turn left on Sage. Hotel is on left side at 3201 Sage Rd.
Take 290 East to 610 Loop. Take 610 Loop South and exit at Hidalgo. Turn right on Hidalgo and go to Sage Rd. Turn left on Sage. Hotel is on left side at 3201 Sage Rd.
Your help is needed! For future mailings we need to verify your current contact information so please complete the form below and send it to Tish@Lamar59.org
To download this form as a Microsoft Word doc, click here. As a PDF document, click here. Meanwhile, here is the information needed:
Name of spouse/significant other
Preferred phone number
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Letitia is our database manager and will update her records using your confirmed information. Invitations will be sent out using the contact information in our Class Database so the sooner we can complete this process, the better!
| THE CLASS
Every five years, as summertime nears,
An announcement arrives in the mail,
A reunion is planned; it'll be really grand;
Make plans to attend without fail.
I'll never forget the first time we met;
We tried so hard to impress.
We drove fancy cars, smoked big cigars,
And wore our most elegant... dress.
It was quite an affair; the whole class was there.
It was held at a fancy hotel
We wined, and we dined, and we acted refined,
And everyone thought it was swell.
The men all conversed about who had been first
To achieve great fortune and fame.
Meanwhile, their spouses described their fine houses
And how beautiful their children became.
The homecoming prom queen, who once had been lean,
Now weighed in at one-ninety-six.
The jocks who were there had all lost their hair,
And the cheerleaders could no longer do kicks.
No one had heard about the class nerd
Who'd guided a spacecraft to the moon;
Or poor little Jane, who's always been plain;
She married a shipping tycoon.
The boy we'd decreed 'most apt to succeed'
Was serving ten years in the pen,
While the one voted 'least' now was a priest;
Just shows you can be wrong now and then.
They awarded a prize to one of the guys
Who seemed to have aged the least..
Another was given to the grad who had driven
The farthest to attend the feast.
They took a class picture, a curious mixture
Of beehives, crew cuts and wide ties..
Tall, short, or skinny, the style was the mini;
You never saw so many thighs.
At our next get-together, no one cared whether
They impressed their classmates or not.
The mood was informal, a whole lot more normal;
By this time we'd all gone to pot.
It was held out-of-doors, at the lake shores;
We ate hamburgers, coleslaw, and beans.
Then most of us lay around in the shade,
In our comfortable T-shirts and jeans.
By the fiftieth year, it was abundantly clear,
We were definitely over the hill.
Those who weren't dead had to crawl out of bed,
And be home in time for their pill.
And now I can't wait; they've set the date;
Our sixtieth is coming, I'm told.
It should be a ball, they've rented a hall
At the Shady Rest Home for the old.
Repairs have been made on my hearing aid;
My pacemaker's been turned up on high.
My wheelchair is oiled, and my teeth have been boiled;
And I've bought a new wig and glass eye.
I'm feeling quite hearty, and I'm ready to party
I'm gonna dance 'til dawn's early light.
It'll be lots of fun;
But I just hope that there's one
Other person who can make it that night.