Reunion Quotes, Pics & Misc

Reunion Quotes and Misc


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Jerry Pionessa

Took many a surf safari in the 1967 VW Bus. All up and down the east coast and a trip to the west coast stopping at all the major national parks along the way. Surfed from north of San Fran all the way to Mex boarder. Camped at Cocco Beach Jetty's for the 1st Moon launch with 5 of the prettiest surfer girls you could imagine. No hanky panky other than kissing all of them. I was way too shy to explore other possibilities. A ton of other stories with other classmates to tell. 

I also drove my Dads 68 Datsun pick-up. I still have this old girl. Many years before my Dad passed in 2010, I had let him know all I wanted from his estate was his 68 and his officers naval dress sword. These two possessions of his meant more to me than his monetary wealth. I did a total body off restoration of this truck "all by myself" a few years ago and she might be the nicest one from here to California. Thanks Dad! - Jay Hurst


Loved my Light Aqua (I think it was faded and needed a paint job but I didn't care) Volkswagon Beetle  - I didn't have much experience driving a stick shift but learned on the way home after my father bought me the car.  What freedom! - Diane LaSota

I was bequeathed the 1960 Opel my dad brought home from Germany. During ACappela Choir Christmas party, so many people rode in & on the Opel, that it flattened one of the tires. 😢 - Ted Porter

1968 Blue VW Beetle - Kathy, my bride of 48 years, wrecked it leaving campus one day because she didn’t know how to use a stick shift.😂 - Stann McLeod

1961 Mercury Comet.  It ran on either 5 or 6 cylinders depending on the time of the month.  The radio in the car was kaput.  I had a small transistor radio on the dash on the driver's side.  When an unknowing passenger would complain about a particular song being played on WAPE I would invite them to change the station (via the preset buttons) on the car radio and then profess amazement when the same song at the same point in the song was playing on the new station. I would then invite the unsuspecting individual to try yet another station. It usually took a few changes for them to figure out what was happening - Steve Kunkle

1956 Ford Customline Wagon. Great tank to haul surf boards to Access 5!  5500 pounds of Americana - John Rosa


Nearly wrecked this beauty several times...once I drove it into a ditch, and another time I raced a train across the tracks on Main Street. Even so, my sister Becky let me drive it to school a few times! - Nancy Grant Martin


And this is what my sister traded for the Camaro...then sold it to my mother. I took it to John Diehl, (where I worked), to get it tuned up for her birthday. On the way home, I wrecked it. Ran into the back of a guy who stopped in front of me on the on ramp on the expressway... Nancy Grant Martin


This is a picture that looks like my first car. I used to pick up 4 people each morning who needed rides to early morning band practice. Thank goodness nobody played anything larger than a saxophone. I spent so much time transporting people that I even had a sign in the rear window that said "TAXI" until a policeman told me I needed a permit for that. Roy Grubbs

This is a 1956 MGA and is very close to the look of my very first car. I drove it the summer before our Senior year. Rosa and I used to go to the beach with our long surfboards sticking out. John had to sit behind the boards on the pasenger side. It was a long hot ride to the beach (especially for Rosa) but a lot of fun once we arrived. Jim Sumara




Here's to B&B (BROAD & BALD) Broad Woman and Bald Men, or is the other way around. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm??????? Doesn't really matter, we've made it this far.  - Helen Springer




Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?” — C.S. Lewis



"In the end, you always go back to the people that were there in the beginning." Unknown



Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated. Erma Bombeck, Author


That's the fun of going to a high school reunion: it's seeing the people who you were close to all those years ago, and re-exploring the relationships of the past. Jon Hurwitz, Writer


Life seems to pass you by once you exit the young adolescent years. It can seem as if in an instance your 10th, 20th, and 40th high school reunions have come and gone. Participating in your 50th class reunion can not only be nostalgic but help to give you a look back to how far you’ve come. Brandon Gaille, Writer





No one is the same as they were in High School but it’s fun to see how much those who helped shape the person you are today have changed. Richard Gilbright, Writer


I am the type of guy that has always been the same all of my life. My classmates at our class reunion always say the same thing. They could not believe that, being a world artist, I still seem like I was when we were at school together. Percy Sledge, Singer


People say, 'Oh, Rick, he's crazy.' Well, I'm crazy, and I'm not crazy... When I went to my high school reunion, I was the only one there doing what he said he was going to do. How crazy is that? Rick Nielsen, Musician




DEAR ABBY: I saw the letter you printed from the 67-year-old woman who was concerned about going to her class reunion because she had been very promiscuous back in high school and had bedded about a third of the boys in her class. When I read the letter to my husband, he looked at me and said, "Did you write that letter?" Should I hit my husband on the head with my marble rolling pin or trash his golf clubs -- or both? -- HELEN IN TACOMA


Let's put it this way: there wouldn't be much point in me attending a high-school reunion now because there wouldn't be anybody there. We'd struggle to raise a quorum. Clint Eastwood, Actor


I was eating in a Chinese restaurant downtown. There was a dish called Mother and Child Reunion. It's chicken and eggs. And I said, I gotta use that one. Paul Simon, Musician

As far as I'm concerned, there won't be a Beatles reunion as long as John Lennon remains dead. George Harrison, Muscian