Dear Classmate: This year we hope we can be celebrating 60 years since our golden days at Sequoia. (Are we really that old? Sigh!)
We have rescheuled the event to this year, but the restrictions on gatherings due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) may make that not possible. We are meeting with the Sequoia High Alumni Association to see if they will be having their annual on-campus alumni barbecue. And we willl be evaluating whatever restrictions may still be in place in August.
We hope we can be piggybacking on the Sequoia Alumni Association’s annual picnic weekend. If it is held, folks from the Class of 1961 (the young kids a year behind us) will also be at the Alumni Association picnic as will many, many Sequoia alumni from lots of years -recent alums back to the 1940s or 1950s.
This is the plan as it currently stands. We welcome your input as we evaluate this option. Email is Sequoia60List@aol.com
Saturday, August 21, 2021, daytime picnic event. The Sequoia Alumni Assoc. sponsors their annual picnic on campus. If you haven’t been to the campus for a while, this is an excellent opportunity to visit, see some old friends, and take one of their tours. (You’d be surprised how many things have changed since we were there and things are better, not wrecked). There will be tours including the Japanese Tea Garden, Carrington Hall, the hallways with lockers that we all remember, and the restaurant and new buildings.
Saturday, August 21, 2021, evening event. Our own dinner/dance will be held at the Redwood City Elks Lodge, 938 Wilmington Way, near Jefferson Ave. in the Emerald Hills area of Redwood City.
By March 2013, halfway between our 50th and 55th reunions, many of our classmates have had new adventures, have gained new grandchildren or great grandchildren or other family members (some have even married), have started new projects, moved to wonderful vacation/retirement locations, or learned new things. Of course, at our age we probably have gone through illness - our own or that of a loved one - and lost family members or dear friends. But we keep on going, because we are Sequoians.
The weekend sped by, full of smiles and getting to know folks again, or for the first time. From Harry's Hobrau Friday night to the very last moment at Flood Park on Sunday, we were busy. We even ran into each other at the motel breakfast rooms (I knew I shoulda combed my hair and put on lipstick!) See the comments (and add one yourself) at the page called "We had fun!" And check out the photos in the latest photo album (and send your own to Leone for posting). Email firstname.lastname@example.org
It isn't a prom! (Can you identify these two prom dates?) It is a reunion! And we have attendees coming from the US and Canada, from Hawaii and Virginia and New Jersey and Vermont, not to mention Washington, Oregon, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Indiana, Arizona, Nevada and Redwood City! Check out our photo albums for new pictures and the Classmates and Guest Book entries for messages. Sequoians may we ever stand, as stands our patron tree.....okay, maybe we'll sit. It's time to g...
Three days after our graduation ceremony, Jan Marks married Gary Gord, and on June 20 of this year they celebrated their 50th anniversary! Talk about a success story! They have 2 kids, and a grandkid. Jan was a bank teller before they retired to Penn Valley.
Craig Fraser, Linda McAbee, Dennis Querantes and Gary Trantow in June 1956- five months before Elvis Presley's movie "Love Me Tender" was released.
We were all listening to "Heartbreak Hotel" "Blue Suede Shoes,"and "Be Bop A Lula." These four Sequoians were "Standing on the Corner" - possibly "On the Street Where You live." Truly, "Memories are Made of This." And remember these profound lyrics of 1956? "Tutti frutti, aw rutti. Awop-bop-a-loo-mop-alop-bom-bom.
Cathy Kalteren Williams and Lynn Bruneau Bruce at our 45th Reunion.
New class photos have been added to the photo album called "When We Were Young." If you view the album as a slide show, you'll need to use the funny little arrows at the bottom to be able to read the names of all of those in the picture. If you view it as a page layout, you can read the names well, but the pictures are smaller. Click on them and they get bigger. Go ahead -- look at them both ways. And thank Alene Kremer and cathy Kalteren for their contributions to our collection on this s...
The reunion is just around the corner, and we are getting quite nostalgic.
Alene Kremer sent us several class photos and this shot of Girl Scoot Troop 213. This was probably about 6th grade at Lincoln School. But it might be 7th grade at McKinley, since it appears that some of the girls are wearing lipstick. I recall heading off to Robinsons on Broadway to buy my first lipstick with Darla Risinger on the day we "graduated" from 6th grade! All the girls but Gloria were in our Class of...
The reservations are coming in and folks are getting excited! We know that coach Bob Anderson will be among the former teachers and coaches who will be attending the Sequoia High Almuni Association picnic on the campus Saturday Aug 21 - an optional event for us. The flyer for the picnic is posted at http://www.sequoiahsalumniassoc.org/ You can make your reservation using this flyer. The cost is $30 per person.
On a sad note, we lost a classmate in June. Dave Baross passed away on Ju...
Well, our plea for help let us find a few more lost classmates. The name of his brother was all that was needed to find Bob Jones.
And now the full information, including where to send your check and how to also send a check for the Sequoia High School Alumni Association Picnic that same weekend, is posted under Details of Events.
So let's get those registrations in, send messages via the Classmates or Guest Book pages, and sign on the Who's Coming Page.