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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Judy Hanson (Dillard)  11/24
•   Bill Johnson  11/19
•   Russ Kirkpatrick  11/3
•   Margaret Mahar (Allen)  9/29
•   Kay Green (Gerken)  9/21
•   Dave Ganzel  9/5
•   Jim Fahnestock  8/13
•   Fred Brewer  7/17
•   William Beard  7/11
•   Judy Johnson (Reves)  7/4
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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Rod Bryant  12/2
•   Robert Helton  12/5
•   Paul Smith  12/6
•   John Concialdi  12/11
•   Lynn Bleich  12/15
•   Virginia Simpson (Raisty)  12/15
•   Charles Smith  12/15
•   Joe Blaylock  12/16
•   Sharon Minkler (Gray)  12/16
•   Richard Pattie  12/16
•   Sandra Hazel (Quinones)  12/17
•   Judy Fitzhugh (Wilcox)  12/18
•   Hilaire Dufresne  12/20
•   Judi Teeple  12/22
•   Janet Wolf (Sierra)  12/22
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JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 58.1%


A:   250   Joined
B:   180   Not Joined

MISSING CLASSMATES


Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!

WHERE ARE THEY NOW


WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

23 live in Arizona
9 live in Arkansas
255 live in California
3 live in Colorado
6 live in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
3 live in Hawaii
3 live in Idaho
1 lives in Kansas
1 lives in Massachusetts
2 live in Michigan
1 lives in Minnesota
2 live in Missouri
3 live in Montana
14 live in Nevada
1 lives in New York
5 live in North Carolina
2 live in Oklahoma
14 live in Oregon
3 live in South Carolina
1 lives in South Dakota
2 live in Tennessee
8 live in Texas
8 live in Utah
1 lives in Virgin Islands
1 lives in Virginia
11 live in Washington
1 lives in West Virginia
1 lives in Wisconsin
2 live in Wyoming
1 lives in Ontario
1 lives in Sweden
35 location unknown
128 are deceased

South Gate High School
Class Of 1962 Winter & Summer
ANNOUNCEMENTS

HERE'S MORE OF HOW CLASSMATES ARE DOING DURING COVID-19 FROM OUR SURVEY...

We are doing well, taking things one day at a time. So very thankful to be well. Sending prayers to Richard Beard.
- Pam Williams (Taylor)
Ok, but frustrated that CA & LA County has kept us all so shut in! The first few months I totally stayed in & had groceries delivered. Now I go out as needed and though hate wearing a mask, I do it.
- Margaret Mahar (Allen)
OK
- Terry Gardner
Excellent............... couldn't be better.
- Ronald LeVar
Great now that I have recovered from a mild case of the virus which I contracted on a private corporate jet flying to see my son in Tennessee. Now have antibodies to give me some protection.
- Rheta Christensen (Thure)

and WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING DURING THE SOCIAL DISTANCING... 

Working on Genealogy and going through "junk" to clear things out.Baking a little here and there,a little gardening,and attending "Zoom" meetings with the organizations I belong too.
- Judy Hanson (Dillard)
We've been social distancing at home or our cabin since March 15! Taken a few "masked trips" to Costco, various grocery stores, and did a drive-by Easter Egg Hunt for our grandkids and watched them find their eggs from our car! We've had Zoom meetings with the family, our Bible Study, my MOPS Group and had a Cocktail Zoom Party with our SMCHS Grandparents Club! Cleaning and throwing out old stuff, cooking and eating too much!!
- Bonnie Benson (Concialdi)
Essential construction inspections, but now without personal contact or entering job trailers - also combining visits for fewer journeys. Covid-19 protections are in place throughout the construction industry.
- Wendell Jackson
We have been cleaning closets and attempting to "find" a couple of bedrooms that look like stacked storage rooms. We belong to a "Seniors" club (55-92) with around 80 members. I try to talk to two members each day to see if they need anything. Many are in their late 70s to 90s with health issues. We are fortunate to be healthy and able to help. I attended Tai Chi classes four days a week prior to the lockdown--now two days via Zoom!
- Mary Stowe (Mescher)
I have cleaned out some closets. I have made some tie blankets for people that help me. I am really big into genealogy and family history. I have been making some family history books for my sister's and brother. And also I am writing a story of my life. So the lady (her name is Lisa)who rents my upstairs bedroom, we went over to South Gate last week and took pictures for my life story. It has brought back many memories.
- Kay Green (Gerken)
Cleaning our 50 years worth of "stuff". Heavy into genealogy; have boxes full of old pictures and history that no one wants. What's a girl to do?
- Janey Vardon (Bouffard)
reading and watching way to much COVID19 news, so I try to balance that with equal amounts of LaughUSA on SeriusXM radio. Although my wife, Sandy, usually does the cooking, I am branching into it, and even tried root beer marinated pork chops with root beer/brown sugar/Tabasco/garlic reduction. (A&W of course) Balance of the time is house projects, genealogy, zoom sessions with family and friends, and an occasional jigsaw puzzle.
- Paul Smith
Jay is busy using this time cutting and splitting wood for next winter and getting the property ready for summer. I’ve been cleaning out cupboards, scanning photos into our computer and working on our Ancestry trees. We’ve been watching movies in the evening and staying cozy in the cold weather. The three of us are very content, me, Jay and our doggie. Spring has sprung here in the Central Sierras. We took a walk along the lake yesterday. Boaters, fishermen, people walking dogs, motorcyclists in the road. Everyone waving and smiling. I think we are all ready to venture out soon. With our pretty masks and social distancing of course.
- Kandy Kavigan (Denton)
Staying home, catching up on home repairs, revisiting some drumming rudiments, learning some new songs.
- Gerald Ranney
Helping my son remodel and upgrade the house he just bought.
- Darrell Marks
Getting a lot of gardening done, cleaning out a lot of accumulating, unnecessary "stuff", quilting and sorting through a ton of old photographs I inherited from other relatives. Three mornings a week I tutor our grandson Wesley who is 13. Although he is quite intelligent in most aspects he does have some learning disabilities (he is on the autism spectrum, OCD and focusing on studies is very difficult for him). In the afternoon his Mom takes over with the online school assignments. So this home schooling is a day long process for him. Wes is the son of Eric, our pilot son. They live on 5 acres with animals. Our daughter-in-law needed help until Eric can get home. So with our masks, sprays, wipes, etc. Wes and I go through reading and math lessons. I'm enjoying it--but praying we stay healthy.
- Cheryl Fitzke (Wolven)
I spend a lot of my time in the garage working on small projects of mine and my neighbors and hot rod buddies. The mechanical end of cars is not my strong suit but color sanding & buffing is. There's always someone who gets scratches from leaning over the fenders or from someone else and that's when they call. I worked on my old classic for 6 days and now I think I'll be afraid to drive it when we're on the other side of this pandemic.
- Jim Fahnestock
We adopted a 2-year old husky name Blaze on March 2nd of this year. This stay at home time has been very valuable in the three of us getting to know each other. Blaze loves to go for drives to McDonalds and Starbucks.
- Beverly Benner (Wedgeworth)
A lot of Zoom meetings, working in my garden, and saving money on bridge tolls, monthly parking, and gas . . . only shopping once a week to stock my pantry seems a bit more expensive though.
- Hilaire Dufresne
Zooming which I didn’t even know how to spell before,crosswords telephone calls to friends and relatives probably like everyone else
- Larry Irvine
Mostly staying at home and only out to market. Knitting a lot and reading . Making masks for a friend who works in a clinic...until my machine broke :( Needless to say a sewing store is not considered an "essential business"LOL
- Linda McMinn (Resch)
We've planted some veggies in pots on our patio and hope they produce before the desert heat bakes them. I work on quilt projects in the afternoon while hubby watches television.
- Nancy Lyle (Smith)
dr.apts,cvs food store and lunch out on days with another appointment
- Bill Porter
staying home
- Dennis Ashley
I have been quilting a lot.
- Sandra Hazel (Quinones)
I have mostly stay and home, Ron usually goes out to the ranch where we have an almond orchard and a fairly good size garden. He works out there most every day or goes up to the mountains which is about 45 mins. away I sometimes join him. We have cattle up there and we check on them a couple of times a week.
- Donna Hunt (Chamberlain)
Like others, purging closets, cupboards and what was a crowded garage. Dug up part of a flower garden to grow vegetables and another area for an herb garden. There is enough to share with my wonderful friends and neighbors. So, in general gardening, and helping neighbors with maintaining their yards.
- Nancy Wilburn (Williams)
Reading lots of easy books, finishing bindings on quilts, but not cleaning closets like so many of my friends are doing. I made a few of the face masks early on but didn't enjoy doing it. I was so happy to receive one from Sue King Ross.
- Diane Curry (Brewer)
While we have largely stuck to many of the guidelines set by the CDC we did have a 2 week visit to Lake Tahoe to visit my nearly 100 year old father. Our biggest fear of course was that we could transmit the virus to him by our travel there, fortunately that didn't happen and he would have probably beaten it anyway as he still doesn't have single health issue.
- Gary Brewster
Playing golf and doing a lot of genealogy on-line. My golf game has not improved, but this down time has given me an opportunity to learn some interesting things about my ancestry.
- Bill Johnson
Sheltering in place, wearing approved mask and practicing social distancing. If I have or am carrying virus, I don't want anyone to catch it from me. Everyone should just use common sense and we can beat this virus.
- David Haynes
Still working but retiring the end of August after 30 years at Isuzu. I am making chemo hats for St. Jude to keep myself busy and of course will have more time to do so once I retire.
- Linda Swickard (Kurtz)
Lots of golf, pickle ball, walks with Finn (our Doodle), and always never-ending yardworK. We also had a lovely vacation in SunRiver where we were able to be with our California family, enjoying all the outdoor adventures that the area offers. Spending time with our 2 granddaughters is always a Special Blessing. I have been busy planning this coming year’s art class curriculum for my elementary students. I am so excited to be returning to the classroom. Also, altho I hate the masks, I have made over 100 for family, friends, and neighbors. The best part is selecting the fabric ~ I only wear one when “required”, so want one that looks good! 😊
- Claudia McQueen (Avicola)
I am confined at home. I have cancer of the bone marrow and have been told the virus is my death sentence. My husband is fine and he does all of the shopping etc. I have been out twice in the last few months - only to see the Dr. and have blood work done. Folks here in southeast Missouri do not take this virus seriously and rarely wear a mask or practice social distancing. I am a multi media artist and spend many hours in my studio. We live on 65 acres, farm another 150 - we have horses. I shop on line with Amazon! I rarely have visitors but last week a very special friend came to see us... Some of you know him - Dave Ganzel. Davey is doing fine. Still works for the USDA, resides in Arkansas. It's always a pleasure to welcome him into our home. We raise Romagnola cattle. Dave likes to ride around with husband Joe on the 4 wheeler - and check out the herd! This is probably more information that you want to read, I just felt like typing this morning. Have a great day!
- Barbara Weaver (Rossman)
Reading, quilting, gardening, crosstitching
- Pam Williams (Taylor)
Sad, that so much has kept us all shut in! During the recent heat extreme I wanted to drive by the ocean, but saw there were huge traffic jams all along PCH.
- Margaret Mahar (Allen)
Staying away from other people.
- Terry Gardner
Hiding out in the Rocky Mountains in our little cabin watching the Bears, Foxes, Mountains Lions, Deer, Turkeys, Ringed Tailed Cats, etc.........
- Ronald LeVar
Lots of walking and gardening
- Rheta Christensen (Thure)

THESE ARE THE FIRST QUESTIONS WE POSTED THAT WERE ANSWERED BY CLASSMATES ON OUR CORONA VIRUS SURVEY ABOUT HOW THEY ARE DOING... 

No social outings, but we're doing OK. Thank goodness the house is big enough for true social distancing.
- Wendell Jackson
I am keeping busy making masks, sewing grand daughters clothes and making things for the boutiques I'm in. I have to keep busy or I will go crazy like I'm sure everyone else. At night I read. Worrying when Jerry has to go to Kaiser for his chemo infusions, hoping he will keep mask and gloves on and not get sick.
- Sue King (Ross)
Tom and I are doing good and staying well and safe as much as possible. We want to thank Sue Ross for sending us her hand-made face masks. We both are wearing them when we leave the house and/or car.
- Mary Stowe (Mescher)
Hi everyone. I am doing really well. I have a friend that rents my upstairs bedroom and she takes good care of me.
- Kay Green (Gerken)
Doing well. My grandson lives with me and loves to fetch stuff. He's an "essential worker" and goes to the front of the line.
- Janey Vardon (Bouffard)
doing just fine, with just a touch of cabin-fever.
- Paul Smith
We are doing great. We had to postpone a camping trip to Morro Bay and a family trip to Hawaii but just glad we are all healthy. Just miss our family in Southern California. They will all be up here to the lake sometime this summer.
- Kandy Kavigan (Denton)
Do9ng well, safer at home.
- Gerald Ranney
Still alive.... Don't care for the wearing of masks, but you do what you have to.
- Darrell Marks
Thankfully Richard and I are doing well. Richard had to close down his dental practice (his plan was to keep working until July at which time he would then celebrate 50 years of dentistry). He still plans on reopening when allowed to do so. Our sons and families are all within 7 miles of us. Only one son is having a hard time. He's a pilot and was in the middle East when this covid-19 situation began and he is stuck there. Doesn't know when he'll be able to get home. Hoping and praying all of you are well.
- Cheryl Fitzke (Wolven)
Shirley & I are doing well, but definitely growing weary of it....by the minute! but very fortunate and blessed that we're not suffering like some many good people are. Our prayers go out to them.
- Jim Fahnestock
Earl and I are doing okay and staying somewhat sane.
- Beverly Benner (Wedgeworth)
Pretty well. Fortunately I'm still working as a consultant and the majority of my work can be done from home.
- Hilaire Dufresne
Like everyone else stir crazy taking drives and watching so much television I think I’m actually glued to the couch
- Larry Irvine
Good Just being VERYcareful. Actually enjoying being at home and not running around.
- Linda McMinn (Resch)
Doing ok. Not going to the market as often but we do go for a cruise around town every day just to get out of the house.
- Nancy Lyle (Smith)
doing lots of reading
- Bill Porter
We have a lot of activities at home. Cabin fever is doing a good job.
- Dennis Ashley
I am doing fine. Staying most of the time.
- Sandra Hazel (Quinones)
Both husband and I are doing good, thank god.
- Donna Hunt (Chamberlain)
Lucky to be healthy and strong. Keeping a positive attitude, that is very important. After reading others answers to this survey, glad to hear others are doing as well as can be expected.
- Nancy Wilburn (Williams)
The best of time, the worst of times. Had unlimited, guilt free time to catch up with quilt bindings. Even though there has been some relaxing of the rules, I can't seem to enjoy going out much. I am very uncomfortable in the mask so prefer to stay home indoors most of the time.
- Diane Curry (Brewer)
Both my wife and have recently tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. I had very mild symptoms and was moved to recovered status by our county health department. my wife, while her symptoms were more severe, is in the last stages and in a day or two should be on the recovered list. we are so thankful for this outcome as others have been far less fortunate.
- Gary Brewster
Susan and I are going a little stir-crazy; but other than that we're both healthy and getting fatter!
- Bill Johnson
Doing well but cabin fever because of sheltering in place driving me insane.
- David Haynes
Fine as my daughter moved in with me and has done most of the shopping, etc.
- Linda Swickard (Kurtz)
We are doing great ~ since our golf course and pickle ball court have been open since May, we have been able to feel “normal”.
- Claudia McQueen (Avicola)
Going "stir crazy" but am safe and well
- Judy Hanson (Dillard)
So far, so good! Thankful Vince and I and our family are all healthy and our grandkids are safe at home with their parents studying online, etc. Praying for the five first responders in our family, son Steve and son-in-law Scott, OCFA Captain Paramedics; son Matt, Emergency Medical Service Chief and Paramedic in Colorado; and two nieces who are nurses. Most of all, I miss being able to hug family and friends!
- Bonnie Benson (Concialdi)

 

In MEMORY page

With deep sadness, we share that John Misenhimer passed away October 17, 2020.

  Post a message or fond memory in his "In Memory Profile." 

 

With all the devastating fires throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado and beyond, the unrest in our country, along with the reality that the Covid-19 virus is still viciously attacking people, and some of our classmates are dealing with heartbreaking illnesses and things within their families, let's take time to reach out to one another in friendship, love and prayers. 

We, as a class, are spread over the country and some may live where the fires are raging and may be or have been in harms way.  Please let us know if the fires have affected you and if you are in need of anything! 

Through our Corona Virus Pandemic Survey, we learned that classmate Gary Brewster and his wife, Elizabeth, both had the virus and thankfully recovered.  It's with heartfelt sadness now that Richard Beard is in critical condition the hospital with the virus and pnemonia.  Please keep Richard and his wife, Barbara, in your thoughts and prayers.  

Other classmates are dealing with difficult things in life and need our love and support.   Reach out to your long-time friends, those you communicate with often and those you may not have heard from for some time! 

We don't usually single out anyone who is going through difficult times, but with all the sadness and troubled times we are living through right now, it just seems right.  We need each other!  

God bless you all and stay safe and well.

The above message went out in an email to 239 classmates with a four-question Troubled Times Survey.  You will have to go to the link, Troubled Times Survey, in the beige column here on the Home Page and complete the questions there rather than those in the email so we can get your completed survey and know how you are doing and help if we can.  Sorry for any confusion as this is the first time we attached a survey to an announcement going out.  

CLASSMATES...

CHECKOUT OUR PHOTO SHOEBOX

CORONA VIRUS PHOTOS OF CLASSMATES

WITH AND WITHOUT THEIR MASKS! 

AND...

 HERE ARE HOW SOME OF OUR CLASSMATES ANSWERED

THE FIRST QUESTION OF OUR CORONA VIRUS SURVEY.

"How are you doing during the Corona Virus Pandemic?"

LOOK WHAT SUE KING ROSS HAS BEEN DOING

DURING THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC...

She's been making masks for family, friends and classmates!  Check out our Photo Shoebox for pictures and answer the Corona Virus Survey to let us know how you are doing!  Stay safe and well!!

A MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT AND LOVE IN THIS UNSETTLING TIME

As we are all faced with the Covid 19 virus and the fear and unsettling it brings, let's take a moment to thank God for the simple and carefree times when we grew up and the "happy days" we shared at South Gate High School.  We've lived three-quarters of a century and that's incredible!!!  We've lived through good times and difficult ones, seen wars and peace, prosperity and recessions, changes in our culture and government, lost loved ones and friends, and yet, we are strong, resilient, wise through our years and experiences, and we will get through this!

In this time when we all need to stay home, social distance, wash our hands and use good common sense, let's also thank God for our families and friends and share what we mean to each other and strengthen one another through the bonds we share! Let's keep in contact through our website!

Whether you are religious or not, may these words from 2 Timothy 1:7 bring you peace and comfort:

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."

May you know you are cared about, dear Classmate. 

**Please note when this was originally written in a heart-felt moment, this had us only being 25 (a quarter of a century) but it now has been corrected to three-quarters of a century!  We've earned and lived our 75 years!!!!

THE BLESSINGS OF A FRIEND

As we hear of classmates who have passed away, it saddens our hearts.  We were blessed with special times and friendships growing up in South Gate and whether your high school friends are still here or have passed on, lets take a moment to reflect on all the fun and precious memories that you shared and what it meant to share that gift of friendship.  Reach out and reconnect with those here on our website that you call friend.

"Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart."  Unknown

 

OH WHAT A NIGHT...OUR 55TH REUNION!

The weekend began Friday afternoon with a welcoming Hospitality Suite at the Long Beach Airport Holiday Inn, hosted by Dwight and Sandy George.  Classmates took advantage of extending our time together by visiting the Hospitality Suite various times throughout the weekend.  Friday night's dinner at the Holiday Inn Penthouse Restaurant, saw thirty six of us dining in our own private room at the Vue--a great way to begin the weekend!

Almost 100 classmates and their spouses/guests joined us for a fabulous evening at The Grand! Oldies But Goodies played throughout the night and we enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner.  The Memorabilia Room was full of pictures and momentos from our days at South Gate Junior and Senior High Schools and long-time friends reconnected throughout the evening!  The photographer took individual photos of all attending and candid shots as well.  We even had a mini-reunion with our grammar school classmates and a few of us danced!  A 50/50 drawing saw Kay Green Gerken the lucky winner and Charles Klumpp gifted our classmates by singing, "Goodnight My Love" to end a wonderful evening!!

 

Sunday brunch at the Vue found over 40 of us finishing off the weekend together.  Be sure to check out the pictures in our Photo Shoebox for the 55th Reunion.  Sue King Ross posted some and there will be more to come!

Individual photos of those attending were taken by Reunion Photographers and a Memory Book will be mailed later, including classmates who were unable to attend but ordered a book and sent their picture.  If you didn't attend the Reunion, but wish to purchase a Memory Book and have your picture included, or purchase a CD of the candid shots the photographer took, let us know by sending a message through the Contact Us link on the tab on the left of the Home Page.  Memory Book is $20 and the Candid Picture CD is $20.  We will get back to you to let you know the details and take your order!  

We missed you, if you didn't attend, and send our best to you and yours!  Go You Rams!!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING CLASSMATES FOR GENEROUSLY DONATING TO OUR 55th REUNION!

YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!

Richard Beard    Mike Burke    Don Brault    Fred Brewer

Jim Fahnstock   Dave Ganzel    Steve Gray   Marv Holm  

Wendell Jackson  Steve Janson  Jerry Long

 Russ Kirkpatrick   Art Loya   Bob Martin  

Beverly Deutsch McReynolds   Gary Oedekerk   

John Perry   Rebecca Reed Harlan  Sue King Ross  

Eric Schaal   Paul Smith  Pat Pennington Snyder

Greg Wethern   Wanda Armagost Yetter

1962 Classmates, THANK YOU!!!

Just added several classmates to the list of those who have donated!  We appreciate each and every one of you and donation!  We are putting the money to good use and saving for future expenses.  

To donate, make check payable to SGHS 1962 Class Reunion and mail to:

South Gate High School 1962 Class Reunion

PO Box 1831

Huntington Beach, CA  92647

 

We had a GREAT 51st REUNION PICNIC!! 

Food was good, terrific music took us back to our era, the weather held out and it was GREAT to reconnect with "old friends!!"  Check out the pictures posted in "Prior Reunions."  For those who were at the picnic, if you took pictures, be sure to post them.  If you need help, let us know!

51st Reunion Picnic

An Old-Fashioned Picnic in Central Park--Huntington Beach, that is!

 

51st REUNION

PICNIC IN HUNTINGTON BEACH CENTRAL PARK

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013

11:30 am to 5:30 pm

1:00 to 4:00 pm

Catered Mexican Meal

COVERED PICNIC AREA RESERVED

 

Check out all the pictures posted in Prior Reunions!

 

What a GREAT "Golden" 50th Reunion it was!!!!  More than 50 of us gathered Friday night at the Panorama Grill, Penthouse Level of the Holiday Inn, for dinner to start off the festivities and, many joined us there for breakfast the morning after the Reunion!  

Saturday, from the moment you walked up to The Grand, you were immediately taken back to years gone by as Sue (King) Ross and Joe and Karen (McCoulough) Blaylock had parked their vintage cars in the circular driveway.  Inside, our Class "Prodder," Diane (Curry) Brewer, and "Stalker," Judy (Dillard) Hanson, along with Joe and Karen, checked classmates in.  While waiting, you could enjoy our "Memory Lane" table of wonderful memorabilia many classmates had brought to share for the evening.  Not only did we have a professional photographer taking each classmate's and their guest's pictures for the Memory Book, but we had a fun photo booth for free pictures with friends the entire evening!  Some of those pictures may be in our Memory Book!

The Grand Ballroom looked stunning with our school colors of red and black, with a touch of  white, highlighting the glissening table centerpieces that were awarded to a lucky person seated at each table. Music from the 1960's played softly, so conversations could be heard or you had the opportunity to dance to those good old tunes!  Classmates rekindled old friendships and made new ones and throughout the evening, door prizes were awarded to lucky winners. The room was alive as 227 people celebrated this once-in-a-lifetime evening! 

Sue (King) Ross, our Committee Chairman and mistress of ceremonies, led us through a brief program bringing us back to our era through songs and spotlighted many of the classmates there. Our Foreign Exchange Students, Ase (Goksoyr) Hogsved and Silvano Colombano, were there!  Dwight George, Richard Beard and Sue introduced our Reunion Committee and our special guests for the evening, Wanda Cairns and Susan (Cairns) Risley, Mike's mom and sister. We toasted those who have gone on before us, whose memory we hold dear, including Mike Cairns, and toasted our Winter and Summer Classes of 1962!  It was a good year....it was a great evening, and it will be remembered fondly!!!

Click on "Prior Reunions," on the left tab, to see pictures of our 40th and most importantly, our 50th!  Feel free to post any pictures you might have taken.  And, we'd love to have you post an announcement and let us know what the evening meant to you.  Click on "Post Announcement" and type your message.  Don't forget to SAVE CHANGES by scrolling down to the bottom of the page.

Scroll down to read what classmates are saying....

 

Check the new "Class BLOG"

Post a response or Create a new topic

STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters....
S. T. R.
STROKE IDENTIFICATION:

During a BBQ, a woman stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) ...she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Jane went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.

Jane's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 PM Jane passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Jane would be with us today. Some don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this.

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.

RECOGNIZING A STROKE

Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR. Read and
Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
S *Ask the individual to SMILE.

T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A
SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
(i.e. Chicken Soup)

R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.


New Sign of a Stroke --------
Stick out Your Tongue!

NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue. If the tongue is
'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

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About Us

This is the South Gate High School Class of 1962 and all other graduating years, including all Guest Members website.

We can be reached at:

Site Administrator

mikecairns@southgate62.org

This web site is not affiliated with South Gate High School or their affiliates
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PRIVACY NOTICE:  All contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address) entered into this website will be kept confidential.  It will not be shared or distributed.  Your contact information is private: your street address, e-mail address, and phone number cannot be seen by the classmates unless you grant permission on your Profile. When someone clicks on your name, the only contact information they will see is your city and state and whatever information about yourself you choose to put on your Profile. Unless you explicitly grant your permission, your email address is not visible, although an email can be sent to you using the contact box at the bottom of your Profile page.

Email notifications from this web site:  For those of you with spam blocking or email filtering capabilities, please add noreply@classcreator.net and reunion@southgate.org to your email account as a safe sender in order to receive email communication from this web site. We do not want to receive "bounce back" emails and don't want you to miss receiving emails from other classmates! :)

NOTE for South Gate classmates using @aol.com e-mail addresses: aol.com has decided that classmate communications from this website are SPAM.  If you only have aol.com as your primary e-mail contact, you may not be receiving notices from the website.  I recommend you get a secondary e-mail address (perhaps from gmail.com, it's FREE!) and then if you want, you could set the gmail.com account to forward to your aol.com e-mail address.  Your secondary e-mail address can be set up on the EDIT CONTACT INFO page.

 


 

 

South Gate Senior High School
Winter Class of 1962 - Summer Class of 1962
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
 
 
Both the Winter and Summer Classes of 1962 have joined forces, again, to plan a memorable and successful 50th Reunion! The Reunion Committee, made up of class members from both classes, has been meeting to coordinate efforts to contact class members, choose a date and site for the event, and get the word out that we are reconnecting with classmates and friends to rekindle memories and celebrate!
In the meantime:
·        This is our OWN WEBSITE!! There is no cost to join and WHATEVER INFORMATION YOU WANT TO SHARE is available ONLY to our class members.
·        Log in and create a profile. You can even include a photo or two!
·        Check out some of your friends and see if they have registered. If not, and you know their email address or any other info, let us know.
·        As classmates set up their profiles, catch up on their life since graduation and get in touch with them through our website--better than Facebook or Classmates.com.
·        Start to plan to attend the Reunion!
    
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2012
THE GRAND
Long Beach, CA

 Looking forward to our celebration of the “good old days at South Gate High!”


 
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