From my cousin – I learned something I did not know before. The video at the link is great!
Most of us have memories of this happening but here is a well put together video of the time.
Although Don McClean only released the song in 1971, for those of us who grew up in the 50’s and 60’s this is a great piece with some very poignant moments in the history of those times. And for those of you who did not, it’s a taste of what you missed! “American Pie” was the name of the plane in which Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper were killed when it crashed in 1958. I have listened to American Pie for many years and I thought I understood what was being sung but now realize that I didn’t!
However, when the words are put together with pictures and film clips the song takes on a new meaning. It took a lot of thought to produce this and it brings back lots of memories and also makes the lyrics really come alive!
We have all seen many of those nostalgic slideshows that remind us of the good old days when things were simpler. Bill Moak, a LHS classmate, posted this on Facebook. It takes us back to those days in a somewhat different manner.
Post a comment and us know what you thought. Did it bring back fond memories?
Looking forward to seeing those of you joining us for our 55-Year Reunion on September 15th.
Until next time.
I took this video with a VHS camcorder at our picnic the day after our 20th Reunion. That was some thirty-five years ago! The quality sucks, but even with that we all looked good AND very young.
I recognize most everyone in the video. There is even a clip or two of some of our kids.
It was fun for me to look at this again.
In September, Leuzinger 1963 classmates, Gerald Miwa, Gary Crone, Shigeru Watanabe, Steve Mortenson, Norman Kajikawa (65), and I met in Santa Fe, NM to go on a week-long road trip in NM, AZ, and CO.
This video was shot and produced by Gerald. It captures what was described as the highlight of the trip by him and the others. I can see why. Unfortunately I headed for home one day early and missed out on the experience. My bad.
The 2017 edition of the Leuzinger HS Classes of 1961-1965 Reunion Party was held on October 7, 2017. As has been the case for the past few years it was hosted by Gini Gardner (63). About eighty people from these classes attended this year.
It was stated previously, that this would be the last party of this type that Gini would be able to host. However, for those of us who attended, the prevailing hope is something like this can be pulled off next year and in the future.
For us, the Class of 1963, our our 55th aniversary is coming next year. Those at the party that I talked with were universally in favor of having a Class of 63 Reunion in 2018. I would really like to hear your thoughts on this. Either email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave a comment below.
For those of you who were not able to join us, below is a YouTube video showing the group photo that was taken.
2017 LHS Reunion Party
Did you know that the sport of Base Jumping started in Hawthorne by Carl Boenish? I didn’t. I came across this in a post on Facebook, so I thought I would share it here for those of you who are not on Facebook.
On January 17th, CNN is going to televise the movie, “Sunshine Superman”, that tells the story of Carl and Jean Boenish.
Click on the figure to view the DVD trailer.
On September 19th, Gini Yegsigian hosted the the second annual LHS Summer Reunion Party. This year the party was open to the graduating classes of 1961-1964.
About 70 people attended this year, which was a tremendous increase over last year’s group. I suspect future editions are going to be the must-attend event of the summer.
If you were not able to attend this year, there is an 11-minute DVD that will clearly show you the fun you missed. The DVD was compiled and produced from the many photos contributed by several people by Ron Secory and Don Stouder. Those who went to the reunion will be receiving their DVD shortly.
For those of you who were not able to attend, you can receive a copy for $5 by sending a check payable to Don Stouder at the address below.
26812 Via Desmonde
Lomita, CA 90717