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It was so great to see so many of you that attended the 50 year reunion. From all indications, everybody had a ball. I know that the committee got a lot of compliments, but it was all of the classmates that came that really made the reunion a success. Thanks to all of you who came and for those who could not make it, try to make it next time because I know you will all enjoy it.
I've included an email from Stuart Skeele, who was the only teacher to attend but it looks like he had a great time. I know he really liked it when I handed him the microphone so he could let everybody enjoy his sense of humor.
Go Olympians. Grant
The reunion was a pure winner. It was so personable. Those who traveled a long way were recognized.
The passing around of the microphone a great innovation) gave people a chance identify and locate themselves in the room. Those high school days are an important part of growing up and to cherished.
All of the work and time from the identification tag to the CD certainly made a great reunion.
From a teacher's view, it is so interesting to seeing how students grow and go on after graduation.
I like to think I was a part of the progress. But, what do they remember: the hypodermic squirts, the frog songs at Christmas, men walking in high heels demo, the attempts at sex dedication.
Again, WHAT AN OUTSTANDING REUNION. I am sure the efforts of the committee were greatly appreciated.
Keep in touch. Stuart de Frog (Stewart Skeele)
1958 Popular songs: "Diana" by Canadian rock singer-composer Paul Anka, 15, who begins a meteoric rise to stardom (he will have made his first $1 million by age 17); "Come On, Let's Go," "Donna," and "La Bamba" by California-born singer-songwriter Richie Valens (Richard Stephen Valenzuela); "Satin Doll" by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, and Johnny Mercer; "Volare" ("Nel Blue, Disinto di Blu") by Italian composer Dominico Modugno, English lyrics by Mitchell Parish; "Splish Splash" by Bobby Darin and Jean Murray; "Everybody Loves a Lover" by U.S. composer Robert Allen, lyrics by Richard Adler; "The Ballad of Johnny B. Goode," "Sweet Little Sixteen," and "Reelin' and Rockin'" by Chuck Berry; "Sugartime" by Charlie Phillips and Odis Echols; the Kingston Trio records "Tom Dooley" and scores a smashing success; "Twilight Time" by Morty Lewis, lyrics by Buck Ram; "Catch a Falling Star" by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss; "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" by Ross Bagdasarian; "Jingle Bell Rock" by U.S. songwriters Joe Beal and Jim Boothe.
Sports 1958: Sugar Ray Robinson wins the middleweight boxing title for a record fifth time March 25 at Chicago Stadium in a 15-round decision over Carmen Basilio.
Ashley John Cooper, 21, (Australia) wins in men's singles at Wimbledon and Forest Hills, Althea Gibson in women's singles.
Pennsylvania-born golfer Arnold Palmer wins his first Masters Tournament title at Augusta, Ga., plus two other golf championships and earns an impressive $42,000. Now 28, Palmer won the U.S. amateur title 4 years ago, turned professional soon after, and will be the most popular golfer since Bobby Jones.
The U.S. ocean yacht Columbia designed by Olin J. Stephens, 50, fends off the British challenger Sceptre in the first America's Cup competition since 1937. The 12-meter yachts are much smaller than the prewar "J"-class boats that nobody can now afford to build.
The New York Giants become the San Francisco Giants and play their first season at Candlestick Park.
The Brooklyn Dodgers become the Los Angeles Dodgers and play their first season at Chavez Ravine.
The New York Yankees win the World Series, defeating the Milwaukee Braves 4 games to 3.
U.S. intercollegiate football rules change to give teams the option of trying for a two-point conversion after touchdown by running the ball or passing it from the three-yard line. A kick between the goal posts from the two-yard line is still worth only one point.
Baltimore Colts fullback Alan Ameche blasts one yard over his right tackle into the end zone at Yankee Stadium December 28 to defeat the New York Giants in a 23-to-17 overtime victory that ends the first championship game to be televised nationally (it is also the first sudden-death overtime game in NFL history).
1958 Films: Stanley Kramer's The Defiant Ones with Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier; Jacques Tati's Mon Oncle with Tati; Roy Baker's A Night to Remember with Kenneth More; Jack Clayton's Room at the Top with Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret; Delbert Mann's Separate Tables with Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Wendy Hiller, Burt Lancaster, Gladys Cooper; Orson Welles's Touch of Evil with Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh; Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo with James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes. Also: Andrzej Wajda's Ashes and Diamonds with Zbigniew Cybulski; Richard Brooks's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives; Jacques Tourneur's Curse of the Demon with Dana Andrews; Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress with Toshiro Mifune; Ronald Neame's The Horse's Mouth with Alec Guinness; Melville Shavelson's Houseboat with Cary Grant, Sophia Loren; Robert Wise's I Want to Live! with Susan Hayward; John Guillermin's I Was Monty's Double with M. E. Clifton-James, John Mills; John Ford's The Last Hurrah with Spencer Tracy; Tanji Yabushita's Legend of the White Serpent (animated) introduces a new style of "anime" animation that will have far-reaching influence; Tony Richardson's Look Back in Anger with Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Edith Evans; Satyajit Ray's The Music Room; Douglas Sirk's The Tarnished Angels with Rock Hudson, Dorothy Malone, Robert Stack; George Pal's tom thumb with Russ Tamblyn, June Thornton, London-born comedian Terry-Thomas (Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens), 47; Edward Dmytryk's The Young Lions with Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, Hope Lange.
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