Lamar High School

Houston, Texas
60th Reunion
Class of 1959


What happened to the fifties?  Can you believe it has been 60 years since we leftBig Red the safe, warm (no air conditioning), all-encompassing arms of Mirabeau B. Lamar?  Remember back when our mascot was Big Red?  Remember the great friends and teachers we had?  Remember Snigglefritz?  Remember when we actually had social clubs?  Hey, it's time for our ...  
60th Reunion!    29-31 March 2019
Logo for 50th ReunionAnnouncements for the Lamar Class of 1959 60th Reunion will be emailed in January 2019.  If you are not sure we have your latest email address, please contact Wendell Mendell (  Please reply even if you cannot attend the Reunion. 
Your classmates are planning several events for our 60th - the Final Decisions will be posted on this web page.  Can you help?  contact Wendell! 

We want your participation!

List of 60th Reunion attendees:Planning to attendMight attend

  Lamar High School... plans are firming up!  ...

What you read here is in the planning stages.  Not yet cast in stone, but the cement is settling!  

We already know these classmates are attending -
  ... and these classmates are considering ...

  Any questions?  Ask away!

Coming from out of town?   We're checking on some hotel possibilities for you ...

60th Reunion Events    (29 - 31 March 2019)

Friday, 29 March 2019  
On Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm we will have an informal gathering at the Kirby Ice House:

Kirby - Inside Bar 01
Kirby - Inside bar - chairs

Kirby's is located at 3333 Eastside, just south of good ol' Lamar (see map).   You can view the front inside bar in this 360 degree photo.  Bring your dog or your ex-spouse - all are welcome!  
(a sleek, expansive bar serving local beers, cocktails & wine with a big backyard & food trucks; just like the Lamar Cafeteria in the 50s.)   Pay-as-you-go open bar.  We'll meet at the front inside bar, which is just inside the main door which opens to Eastside.  This is an area conducive to walking around, meeting, talking - see the photo.  There will be a food truck available if you wish to order beyond bar food.   (Planner: Rick McDowell)  ...   Kirby Ice House re Lamar High SchoolKirby Ice House

Lamar Campus in the 50s
Saturday afternoon, 30 March 2019
Tour of Lamar (1 pm to 3 pm) to see all the additions and what Life is like today for the Redskins - uh, "Texans."  Food catered by James Coney Island, perhaps on the Lamar front lawn 'like the old days.'  

[Fran Callahan, the Executive Director of our Lamar HS Alumni Assoc, is our contact and tour guide for this event]

Saturday evening, 30 March 2019Map - The Forest Club

7 pm  Reunion Dinner Party
The site is The Forest Club, 9950 Memorial.  Attire might be dressy casual (sport jackets required for men)

  [Arlen Ferguson has been the go-to guy for this big Saturday event.]


Cadillac Bar   Sunday, 31 March 2019
Sit-down Brunch, order food & drink.
    11 am at The Cadillac Bar
on Shepherd (2 blocks So. of Katy Highway)
Be sure and sign up for this farewell brunch!

60 Year Classics - forever
 Sally Clay
Sally Clay
The Rebel Lamar 60th The Untouchables Rise Finch
Risė Finch
The Twilight Zone
Letitia Kinzbach
Letitia Kinzbach
Rawhide John Jamison

John Jamison
Rick McDowell and Wendell Johnny Caruthers
Johnny Caruthers
Kenny Anderson
Kenny Anderson
Rocky & Bullwinkle
Barbara Bergstrom
Barbara Bergstrom
The Ed Sullivan ShowMiss Hollingsworth
Miss Hollingsworth
The Real McCoysBarbara Hoffman
Barbara Hoffman
Lamar Crest

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Every five years, as wintertime nears,
An announcement arrives by email,
"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

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, the ladies described their fine houses
And how beautiful their children became.

The homecoming prom queen, who once had been lean, Homecoming Queen
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 much 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, Fiftieth Reunion
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 a March 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.

                                           - Author Unknown
                                             but we certainly know it was not a product of
                                             Miss Greenwood's Major Works English
                                             (5th Period)
                                             as Miss Greenwood never gave a grade below A
                                             and this is easily Grade B-