Class of 1959

We, the Class of 1959, celebrated our 50th class reunion on April 24 and 25, 2009. This blog is about sharing memories of our class reunions and a long ago life at our Alma Mater's, S.F.X.A. and S.A.H.S. Good memories of days gone by but not forgotten! A gift to my classmates. ~Marian Love Phillips ~

Monday, December 29, 2008

Kay's Halloween Visit

Group getting together before Kay returns to her home in Concord, California. Standing left to right, Pat Stamm, Ina Lott Whittington, Vera Marshall Brown, Katherine Meyer Turcotte and myself, Marian Love Phillips. Kneeling, Kay Hess Simms and Myrtle Loviza Curro (Alvarado).

(These are also our sorority pictures. When Kay came to town she wanted to come to our PAK meeting so she could see everyone. Pat Stamm attended S.F.X.A. until she reached high school and then transferred over to a public high school as did Barbara Ables Kinnebrew who passed away on Monday, December 15, 2008)

George Brown and Vera Marshall Brown and Kay Hess Simms.

Sue McNamara Fowler, Katherine Meyer Turcotte and huband, Roy Turcotte.

Kay Hess Simms and husband, Jim of California.

Myrtle Loviza Curro (Alvarado), Ina Lott Whittington and Sue McNamara Fowler.

I'm not sure when these pictures were taken but it was around Halloween a few years ago when Kay Hess Simms and her husband, Jim, came to visit her classmates and friends here in Vicksburg. Kay and Jim live in California and try to make it to Vicksburg every other year. Here we are eating out at Jacques in The Park, at Battlefield Inn. Left to right, Barbara Ables Kinnebrew (deceased), myself, Marian Love Phillips, George Brown, Vera Marshall Brown's husband and Myrtle Loviza Curro (Alvarado).

Sunday, December 28, 2008

October 1995 Get-together!

Lois Sullivan, Kay Hess Simms, Sue McNamara Fowler, Catherine Meyer Turcotte, Vera Marshall Brown, Myrtle Loviza Curro (Alvarado) and myself, Marian Love Phillips.

Lois Sullivan, Kay Hess Simms and Catherine Meyer Turcotte reminiscing of days gone by.

Sue McNamara, Ina Lott Whittington and Vera Marshall Brown looking at high school photos.

Myrtle Loviza Curro (Alvarado), Vera Marshall Brown, Kay Hess Simms and Catherine Meyer Turcotte at Vera's home.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

50's Christmas Music

Click here to hear some 50's fabulous Christmas music! Enjoy!

Friday, December 19, 2008

A View from the Past

Most of the buildings in this photo of Crawford Street taken about 1948 by Robert McCord from the top floor of the downtown post office are no long standing. Starting on the left was the Merchants Bank, the Catholic Church rectory, St. Paul Catholic Church, First Baptist Church and the telephone building. In the background is the Colbert Hotel, better known as the Carroll and in later years as the Jefferson Davis. The photo was given by Marjorie McCord Strickland to the Old Court House Museum. (Taken from The Vicksburg Post)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Barbara Helen Ables Kinnebrew

Barbara Helen Ables Kinnebrew passed away on Monday, December 15, 2008, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson at the young age of 67. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 18,2008, at 2 p.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight, December 17, 2008, at the funeral home.

Barbara was born in Vicksburg to R. M. and Helen Ables on December 10, 1941. She attended St. Francis Xavier Academy until May 1955, then attended and graduated from Culkin Academy. On the court of Culkin's homecoming royalty, Barbara was crowned the beautiful homecoming queen of 1958. After graduation she achieved her beautician's license from Fondren Sisters Beauty School in 1961. She also studied nursing at Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.

On August 24, 1961, Barbara then married Walter Lenard Kinnebrew of Vicksburg, she was awarded a football scholarship to "Ole Miss," the University of Mississippi. She lived on campus in Oxford while Walter played football. After Ole Miss and a transfer to Delta State, Barbara and Walter relocated back to Vicksburg, where she remained the rest of her life. After a divorce in 1995, Barbara went on to achieve Realtor awards, and she was a Multi-Million Dollar Producer for 12-plus years.

Barbara was a faithful servant and lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Vicksburg. She was an active member of Pi Alpha Kappa Sorority, Omega Chapter. Barbara touched many people's lives with a Bigger Than Life smile accompanied by laughter. Just like her dad, Barbara never met a stranger. She was so much fun and, with her, there was never a dull moment. Barbara loved life and loved her family, especially her three children and her to sisters and anyone associated with them. She had just started a new beginning with T. K. Grant, whom she called "a jewel," when she was diagnosed with liver disease.

Barbara is survived by her daughters, Kimberly Yvonne Kinnebrew Miles-Poyner and husband Scott of Prosper, Texas, and Jennifer Jenean Kinnebrew Dougherty and husband Neal of Clinton, her son Walter Lenard "Kenny" Kinnebrew Jr. of Baton Rouge, her grandchildren, Spenser Alexis Miles of Prosper, Alexander Neal Dougherty and Bradley Joseph Dougherty of Clinton, Kent Robert Kinnebrew of Baton Rouge, Shanna Nicole Kinnebrew of Monroe and Rose Marie Kinnebrew of Vicksburg, her sisters, Gertrude Ables Haden and husband J. B. and Jean Ables Kette and husband Charles both of Vicksburg.

Pallbearers will be Walter Lenard "Kenny" Kinnebrew Jr., Neal Dougherty, Scott Poyner, Mike Haden, Eddie Haden, Richard Kette, George Kette, Don Marcus, Gary Stavely and Clarence Cable Jr.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A View from the Past

This observation or winding tower as we called it, was located on Old Jackson Road in the National Military Park and was one of three such structures built to provide views of the landscape. One was on Confederate Avenue near All Saints' school and another was near Fort Nogales. The one shown here was near the Illinois Memorial. The towers, erected by the federal government, were made of concrete and steel and eventually were demolished because of deterioration and being deemed unsafe. The last one came down in the early 1960's. This photo was published by City News Company of Jackson and is from the postcard collection at the Old Court House Museum.

Memories: I remembered one time a bunch of us girls were out and someone dared us to steal a smudge pot and put it on the top of one of the winding towers...of course we had to do it!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Graduation Ceremony or What?

Picture of myself, Marian Love Boyd Phillips, taken in the S.F.X.A. Auditorium with classmates. Not sure if this was a graduation day or what. Sister Mary Assumpta has boxes in front of her and so do the S.A.H.S. boys. If anyone can remember what was going on here, leave a comment. I'm having a Senior moment and can't remember. Picture was taken in May 1959.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

1959 Classmates

Not sure when this picture was taken but may have been in the early 80's. Left to right is Vera Marshall Brown, Sue McNamara Fowler, Margaret McCormick Tice (deceased), Ina Lott Whittington, Myrtle Loviza Alvarado and myself, Marian Love Phillips.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Double Surprise

Time: 6:00
Date: Nov. 24
Place: Betty Rose Setaro's
Characters: Seniors and Juniors

The scene is a comfortable living room half-filled with laughing, whispering girls. The mood seems to be an undertone of excitement.

Suddenly, the stage door is thrown open, and one of the principals glides in.

"Hi, Judy! Come right on in! Hurry, so we can hide and surprise Frances!"

"Oh, I know y'all are teasing me. This is my surprise birthday party too."

Stern astonishment appears on the faces of the others. "No, Judy, now get ready to surprise Frances."

The stage door is again thrown open, and the other heroine staggers in.

"Surprise!" Happy Birthday, Frances and Judy!"

The two main characters looks awfully pleased. The brunette proudly declares that she "knew all the time y'all were kiddin' me."

Everyone gathers in the center of the stage around a table. Gaily wrapped presents are brought in, and the heroines open them, with many exclamations of delight!
(Taken from the Maryon)

Monday, December 08, 2008

Snapshots from 1958 Class Reunion

Michael Joseph Hosemann giving a speech for his Class of 1958, S.A.H.S.

Glenda Betts LaGarde giving a speech for her Class of 1958, S.F.X.A.

George, Vera's husband taking a picture of Vera, unidentified lady and Shirley Farish.

Ina Lott Whittington and myself, Marian Love Phillips (Class of 1959)

Roy Turcotte (Class of 1959) and Katherine Meyer Turcotte (Class of 1959)

Something has really got Vera (Class of 1959) tickled and with her husband George.

Sue McNamara Fowler (Class of 1959)

Myself, Marian Love Phillips (Class of 1959) with Michael Joseph Hosemann (Class of 1958).

The Alumni Banquet was held in April 2008 at St. Michael's Parish Hall and the Class of 1958 was honored. Here are a few snapshots of the event.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

A Little Corn for the Ball

(The Harvest Ball, that is....)

It was a late autumn afternoon in November, the 25th to be exact. I was standing in the cornfield soaking up the sunshine. It was on an ordinary day, peaceful and quiet. At least it was until a certain green and creme-colored Plymouth came down the road and stopped. Before I knew what was happening, a whole bunch of girls piled out and started pulling me and my fellow corn stalks up by our roots. Little did I know, as they threw the roots first through the windows, that this was to be the turning point in my life.

However, it didn't take long for me to realize the excitement in store for me and my buddies from the field. I'll never know how we survived that ride into town with all the dodging and rushing that we did!

By listening to the girls' conversation I gathered that we were to be used for some sort of dance. I thought to myself, Who in the world would want to dance with a clumsy stalk-like me? Why I'm still green behind the ears."

From closer observation, I learned the girls names. It seems that the high school was well represented having at least one girl from every grade. The seniors there were: Mary C., a dizzy blonde; Shirley H., the one who kept pulling on my ears, and Delia D., who had a death grip on the pile of us. The only junior there was Betty Mc., but she squirmed enough for ten people. Two sophomores, Kay S. and Joyce B. kept playing peek-a-boo over us and those two freshmen , Myrtle L. and Jackie M. were forever giggling at our shadows on the highway and poking me in the side.

Well, one thing's for sure, this has been the most exciting event I can remember happening since I was a little sprout. Here comes the unloading. Wham! Have no fear, that's only the sound of me and my friends hitting the ground. Yes, they had the nerve to throw us out the window.

I was so dazed from the blow that I didn't awaken until some time later. Only a mummie could have slept thought that noise! There was loud music coming from the front of the room. "Calling All Cows Down to the Barn, "were the only words I could hear. It made me feel right at home.

But I'm really not, though. Just look at this place! My fellow cornstalks are tied to post and there are funny little grapes, pumpkins, and trinkets hanging from strings over their heads. Well, I really haven't got any room to talk. They made me into a scarecrow. Across from me is another scarecrow, a boy setting in a wheelbarrow. Personally, I think these bales of hay are much more comfortable for reclining. I have the funniest feeling that I'm being stared at. It couldn't be the boys and girls. They're all dancing. Oh, now I see you. There is a big, fat yellow moon winking down on me. He seems to be enjoying the whole affair, so I think I'll be quiet and let you listen to the festivity.

"Bobby, I think that scarecrow looks just like you. Did you pose for it?"

"Alright, Kay, just because you're on a diet, you don't have to take it out on me. Ups, please don't hit me, Stewart! I apologize! (famous last words)

Saved by the special! Everyone is running around like they are crazy. Uh, Oh! Somebody collided!

"Oh, excuse me, Janice. I didn't see you."

"Ugly horse, Jacky. You were just trying to run away so you couldn't have to dance with me. But I like you though. I promise!"

Well, I hate to keep interrupting, but these folks sure do tickle me. They keep calling each other horses, but the look like ordinary humans to me, even if they do act kinda funny. I wonder what's the name of this place I'm in anyway. Oh, here's the intermission program. Maybe they'll tell me.

"Howdy friends and neighbors. This is your Grand Ole Oprey sponsored by your Purina dealer, Neal O'Neil Incorporated coming to you from the S.F.X.A. Cow Barn."

So that's where I am. I wonder if the S.F.X.A. means, "Sore Fit X-amined and Attended. Could be, the way those folk are wearing those great, big floppy boots. They look like something the cows drug in on their way down to the barn. It looks like everyone else thinks they're funny too, because they sure are laughing hard, especially when they cracked that advertisement about Norbert and syndicated, "Listen to the Goony Ard" to little Willy back at Cooke's Crossing.

What do you know, they finally got down to the eating part of the party. If I were a real girl instead of a scarecrow, I'd rack up on those cookies and drinks.

Look at all those pretty dresses! I feel slighted in my rags. Since I've been listening long enough to know their names, let me tell you what some of them are wearing.

Josephine Nohra looks just like a peasant girl in her black skirt printed with orange marigolds and her matching orange blouse and cumber bun.

There goes Janice Calcote whirling in her full, red, felt skirt and matching red plaid blouse. Her come Joy Canizaro cutting in. She looks cute as pie in her pumpkin-colored peasant blouse and her skirt of aqua with the multi-colored printed figures.

In fact, everyone looks as if they're having a great time, and so am I, but there goes the last dance. Well folks, this has been the first and will probably be the last time I'll go to a Harvest Ball. In spite of all the rough riding, I really have enjoyed this dance and I want to congratulate everyone who helped to make it the big success that it was.

There to the last of the couples; there go the lights; and here I go back to the cornfield. So long!
(Taken from the Maryon)

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Sports Page

We have some good material for our basketball team this year. We also have a very fine coach too, Miss Joyce Jamison. The girls as you know are Delia Durst, Mary Campbell, Shirley Farish, Better Rose Setaro, Betty McIntyre, Mary Joy Canizaro, Katherine Meyer, Muralyn Totty, Marlene Wilson, Pasty Glass, Jackie Melsheimer, Myrtle Loviza and Theresa Martin. Our managers are Shirley Habeeb and Janice Jabour. Betty Mullins is the scorekeeper.

I know everyone is going to all the games so here is a schedule to help you out.

Date - - - - - - - - -- - -Team
Thurs., Dec. 1 - - - - - Edwards
Tues., Dec. 6 - - - - -- Culkin
Fri., Dec. 9 - - - - - - - Jett
Tues., Dec. 13 - - - - -Tallulah
Tues., Jan. 10- - - - - Edwards
Fri., Jan. 13- - - - - - Culkin
Tues., Jan 17 - - - - -Jett
Fri., Jan 20- - - - - - C.H.A. vs. S. A.C.
Sun., Jan 22- - - - - - Jackson
Thurs., Fri., and Sat.,
26, 27, 28- - - - - - - - County Tournament
Tues., Jan. 31- - - - - Port Gibson
Fri., Feb. 3- - - - - - - C.H.A. vs. S.A.C.
Tues., Feb. 7- - - - - - Port Gibson
Thurs., Fri., and Sat.,
9, 10, 11- - - - - - - - - Sub-regional Tournament
(Taken from the Maryon)

Friday, December 05, 2008

More Freshmen Frolics

Maggie says:

Now is the time of the year for Marie to grow taller...for Theresa, Sue and Margaret to start observing from the G.O.C. Post at LeTourneau's (local joke)... for Kay to learn to play the drums for Katherine to begin catching flies, 'specially mo-sketters and Patsy Glass to make the football team as you know who's replacement.

Did you know:

Myrtle's favorite food is Ballard's biscuits? (all she has to do is beat em up.)

A certain angel from the Freshmen class accidentally spilled water on the Flashes flashy tailback at the Spaghetti Dinner? (we are withholding the name to protect her.)

Certain Freshman angels were bad Halloween night?
(Taken from the Maryon)

Thursday, December 04, 2008


The first two students turning in the name of this boy will receive a certificate for 5 cents worth of candy at the candy sale. Turn these names into Mary Bea and Delia before 3:15.

Place the face of this Senior boy,
Whose name you all should know.
When dancing to "Good Rocking Dad"
This Kat can really go.

He's tall and straight. He's active
In horseplay he's renowned.
In short he's just an alright guy,
Who's fun to be around.
(Taken from the Maryon)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Letter to Santa Claus from the Seniors

December 14, 1955

Mr. Santa Claus
North Pole Headquarters

Dear Santa:

I don't know if you remember us from the past years or not, but we have at last become seniors at S.F.X.A. and would like for you to help us in any way possible to secure the things that we would like to have for Christmas. We have all been good girls and would enjoy having the following items:

Shirley Habeeb, one of our car loving seniors, would like a red Thunderbird so she can take all her friends riding.

Mary Ann K., who has suddenly become interested in motorcycles, wants a pink and black speedy one so she can keep up with a certain boy.

Shirley Mullen says if you just bring her one big "Hershey" she'll be satisfied.

In our midst, Santa, we have Delia Durst, who would really like some extra money in her stocking to pay for these phone calls to Pennsylvania 6-5000.

Poor little Wanda Hampton has been waiting for a Teddy Bear for so long. We should just put "TED" for short. Try real hard Santa to bring one for her.

Jeanette Given says she has about everything she wants, but would you please bring her the pair of blue rosaries in Strauss-Stallings window. I'm sure she could use them.

Janice Jabour, our little "bop-bop" senior, would like some dresses to wear to the dances during the holidays. She would appreciate them very much.

I know you may think this is silly, but Mary Brunini wants a figure. She wants to be a rich-ch-ch-ch woman, so someone will marry her.

There is one senior who just can't seem to wait for her hair to grow so she can wear a pony tail. Santa, if you have an artificial pony tail would you please bring it to Jo Nohra.

One of our many basketball players, Mary Campbell, wants you to leave her a basketball goal in the backyard so she can practice during her spare time.

Santa, Sister Mary Assumpta, our class sponsor did not say what she wants, but we know she would like for you to bring her another senior class next year just as good as we are!

Well, bye for now, Santa, and don't forget the seniors of S.F.X.A.

Seniors of "56"
(Taken from the Maryon)

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


October 28 dawned fair and clear and ten little girls I could mention were happy and excited. But after dinner (a very light one, I might add) the clouds rolled back and heavy, and then the same ten little girls were said and prayerful. Because as you all remember that was the night of Homecoming and the ten little Sponsors wanted to make their appearance that night. That afternoon (when the skies had cleared) Mr. Ford came up to S.F.X.A. to show these girls what to do. Then the excitement mounted higher and higher.

Nearly all arrived bright and early (I did say nearly) to get their large gold mums and inspect all the pretty red cars!! Everyone looked so nice in their suits and hats, and especially Merry Christmas i her green velvet suit and her long red Thunderbird (Oh! excuse me I meant Mary Campbell, those colors confused me for a minute!!)

Well, on with the story. Our three Cheerleaders for the night, Beckey, Dooley, and Jo were presented with gold mums, and they certainly were surprised!!!

The Sponsors had a surprise too when their red Pontiac wouldn't start and half-time and they had to pile into the other two cars. But all turned out happy, even though that crack Shirley M. was sitting in was a little uncomfortable.,

At half-time the Sponsors were introduced and here they are:

QUEEN ~ ~ Mary Campbell

Teddy Marshall~~~~~Betty Ann Smartt
Ray Terry~~~~~Shirley Habeeb
Jackie Wood~~~~Mary Campbell
William Cooke~~~~Delia Durst
Perry Hale~~~~Shirley Mullen
Jerry Cronin~~~~Judy Hale
John Hebler~~~~Kay Lavecchia
Joe Crevitt~~~~Frances Smith
Norbert Johnson~~~~Kay Stewart
Billy Gargaro~~~~Andrea Kelly

After the introductions, Mary was presented a large bouquet of mums, which she still has, pressed in a book (A VERY BIG BOOK)!!!

I would like to give a little recognition to Robert Wilkerson, who got Homecoming together, and who also drove the Queen's Thunderbird so carefully??!!

Also a little recognition for the DOORMAN in the car; I wonder how he rated such a ride??!!

As that is all for this year's Homecoming, I guess all I can say is "See you next year, about the same time and I know the same station!!!!"
(Taken from the Maryon)

Monday, December 01, 2008


After several tryouts in Sister Cecelia's music room, the members of the Senior Sextet were announced. The lucky girls are as follows:

First sopranos - Delia Durst, Betty Mullins
Second sopranos - Shirley Mullen, Jeanette Given
Altos - Shirley Habeeb, Mary Bea Brunini
Keep up the good work, girls!! We want some wonderful performances from you.

(Taken from the Maryon)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Commercial Club

The first meeting of the Commercial Club was held in the Senior room on October 25, 1955. The election of officers was conducted. The results were:

President - Betty Mullins
Vice President - Jo Nohra
Secretary - Mary Ann Kennedy
Treasurer - Betty McIntyre

Good luck to you girls. Here's to a bigger and better Commercial Club!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Spaghetti Dinner

The annual Spaghetti Dinner of S.F.X.A. was held by the Mercy Auxiliary on Saturday, October 22, from 10: a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p. m. to 8 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The students sold tickets and the Junior High and High School girls served tables.

A profit of $2,770 was made from the dinner itself and the different stands. (Taken from the Maryon)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Sodality News

On October 27, 1955 a joint meeting of the S.F.X.A. Sodality and S.A.C. Confraternity was held in the O'Beirne Gym. The two best papers on the ideal Catholic Boy and Girl were read. A discussion was opened on the papers.

Modesty, unselfishness, good grooming, etc., were some of the points brought up and discussed at the meeting. Those present at the meeting were Brother (?), Father Green, and Sister M. Assumpta, and members of the Sodality and Confraternity. The meeting was closed with a prayer. (Taken from the Maryon)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

May you all have a bountiful Thanksgiving!
~Marian and Bob~

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Junior Sodality Elections

The first meeting of the Junior Sodality was held on Wednesday, October 19, 1955 in the Library. The seventh and eighth grades were present. Elections were held. The results were as follows: Agnes Banchetti, Prefect; Vera Franco, Vice-Prefect; Marcia Coleman and Anna Louis Steen tied for Secretary and Rita Martin, Treasurer. It was decided that Anna and Marcia would take turns writing the minutes. (Taken from the Maryon)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sodality Projects

The Sodality this year has been very active. We have undertaken many projects and are sure they will be successful. One of the recent ones is the Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets. Each year at these times we get baskets and fill them with food for the poor.

Another is that we are going to take turns visiting the sick and old.

Especially for Advent each room has an Advent Wreath. These are a few of the projects. Keep it up girls and we will have a very successful year. (Taken from the Maryon)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Chances for Christian Clarity

Testing 1, 2, 3. Can you hear this? This is the voice of millions asking you to help us and send us books so that we may become educated like the rest of you. We send thousand of letters every day to schools asking that others to do the same, so that we might learn about the many improvements of the world around us. We beg you to collect books that are of no use to you and send them at once to us so that we may read and study them.

If you have not already discussed this project in a group please do so. I am sure that there are some kind students who will be willing to help us get the training that God would like us to have so that we may do His Holy Will and follow in His footsteps. Don't do this without consulting your principal or your teacher, but please do so as soon as possible. However, I am sure they would be glad for you to help us. We will pray for them as well as for you, for they are the ones that have educated such generous girls in such a wonderful school.

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you we would like to know what is happening here in our country of Africa, so write to your nearest Castle, at Shattuc Ave. Cincinnati 26, Ohio.

Bye for now and please don't forget to write us and send us those books. (Taken from the Maryon)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Mississippi Hayride

Can you imagine a hayride, wiener roast, and dance all rolled into one? We did, and had one Saturday, November 12.

Promptly at seven, Betty Lou and Arthur, Glenda and Michael, Patty and Richard, Gloria and Bill, and Anita and Ted picked up Monetta, David, Rosemary, and Paul for a gay ride. The truck was filled with hay and we rolled merrily on, singing, laughing, and joking. Time passed and we thought of cold drinks and hot, hot days-so we rode to the picnic grounds. Arthur started a roaring fire while the rest of us prepared the food and wires. After the roast we went to the K.C. Hall for a dance. The decoration there was Autumn Leaves and we entered the Hall to the tune of that song. We danced 'till curfew time when we rode leisurely home tired but happy hay rider's. (Taken from the Maryon)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Rodeo Ride

On Sunday, October 2, Fran B., Linda J., Francis S., and Betty Rose S. piled into Fran's car and set out for Rodney, MS, in search of a Rodeo to be held in that vicinity.

Passing Port Gibson, they rode 35 miles in the wrong direction before noticing that they were low on gas. As no gas station could be found, they went back to Lorman, MS, where they bought some gas and found the right road.

Two hours, ten different directions, and a broken axle later, they arrived at Rodney. Finding the Rodeo at last they sped through the gate just as someone yelled, "Tickets, please!" Just then a loud "yippee" was heard and everyone began filing out the gate. The Rodeo was over. (Taken from the Maryone)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Monday night, October 31, the Seniors had their last Halloween party at Delia's house. We had the best hamburgers, potatoes, and coffee you have ever tasted. Dancing and gossiping were the main activities for the evening. Here are a few items of interest; Did you know that Jo, Janice, and Shirley H. have started a "Bop Trio"? Did you know that Bobby Durst is a great photographer? Did you now that about, THREE girls like the same boy? Did you know that a DEAR FRIEND of Betty Mc's took us all home? "And so "Good night"!!! (Taken from the Maryon)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Farewell by a Cheerleader

Two--four--six--eight, who do we appreciate! Delia, Mary, Joe, and Shirley! This tribute to the senior cheerleaders first brought the realization that "This is the last time I'll be cheering for a football game." I guess we had all thought about this being the last game, but not until now did it hit us in the face.

For us, this is the end of cheer leading and all the fun and work that go with it. There will be no more practicing, preparing for pep-rallies, decorating goal posts, and making rah-rahs for games. Most of all, no more will we tingle to the thrill of walking though the gate to the tune of the band and racing to the stands so as not to miss a single measure of the music and excitement.

We have cheered the final minutes of the game away and proceed to congratulate the boys on their splendid performances. When asked, "How do you feel now that it's all over?" the boys pretend to be indifferent, but they can't hide the tears in their eyes and the choke in their throats. Yes, this last game is hard for them to accept. Much harder than for us cheerleaders. Still we are proud to have been a part of this great team and to have cheered them through their victories. (Taken from the Maryon)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Student Project

The Student Body is now the proud owner of a brand new record player. We're sure everyone is happy about this accomplishment. The Students are now planning a Christmas Dance. Let's pitch in and make it a success. (Taken from the Maryon)

Sunday, November 16, 2008


The second Commercial Club meeting of the year consisted mainly of speeches given by students. The topics and speaking were:

"The Conduct of a Good Secretary" by Jo Nohra.

"Summary of the Social Encyclicals" by Mary Bea Brunini.

"Personal Qualities of a Secretary" by Judy Hale.
(Taken from the Maryon)

Friday, November 14, 2008


Miss Mary Bea Brunini, President of the Senior Class, was one of the 4,000 semi-finalist in a scholarship contest. Mary Bea will compete for the scholarship on January 14. From the Senior Class, the best of luck!
(Taken from the Maryon)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

May They Rest in Peace

Funeral services were held in the Sisters of Mercy Chapel for Sister Mary Francis Xavier and Sister Mary Raphael. Sister Francis Xavier died on October 25, and Sister Raphael on September 15. These two Sisters will be missed by all the girls, especially those who were taught by them. (Taken from the Maryon)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Student Tour

On November 8, the Chemistry and Science classes accompanied by Sister Mary Elise, and Sister Mary Assumpta, boarded the Mississippi Power and Light Company bus for a trip to Jackson, Mississippi. Arriving in Jackson at about 9:30, they first made a short visit to the State Capitol. Next they went to the Power and Light Company where they were taken on a tour of the entire plant. Then dinner was served. (Half a chicken (fried), potato salad, pickle, rolls, cokes, and cake) A short cartoon was shown describing the advance of electricity within the last century. After a very enjoyable and educational visit they boarded the bus back for Vicksburg. (Taken from the Maryon)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Feast Day

On Sister Callista's eventful feast day, the Student Council sneaked into her office to set the stage for a big surprise. Excitement mounted as these girls experimented for about 30 minutes with a very troublesome PA system. Evey available nun was brought in on the secret, but the loudspeaker remained stubbornly silent. Finally Sister Ethelbert came dashing in with the solution.

Though the little group in the office was aware, strange, hushed noises had been flowing from the loudspeaker in Sister Callista's class. When Myrtle L. was sent to find out what was going on, the council rushed her back with solemn orders to report that there wasn't a soul in the office.

At last, at about 11:15, Mary Campbell was on the air with her feast day greetings. All the girls joined in singing "Happy Feast Day." Then Sister was left waiting, with directions to "sit tight", for the gift the officers of the student Body delivered.

We hope, Sister, that you enjoyed the surprise and present, and we also hope that you have many more pleasant feast days. (Taken from the Maryon)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Prophecies of the Class '56

Mary Campbell, our good little girl,
is well-known all over the world;
To make a living she sells canoes,
And what does she use?? Her worn-our shoes.

I'm sure you remember out of all the rest,
Josephine Nohra, that sweet little pest;
She found a new way to make money,
They had to put her where it ain't funny.

Shirley Mullen, who was such a tease.
Now wishes that she wouldn't sneeze;
Cause now she'll never get to the top,
Being Co hostess at Randy's Record Shop.

The girl who was so good at the hop,
is now slaving behind a mop;
Of all the Janitors she is the boss,
Its Janice Jabour, our own little hoss.

Shirley Habeeb, so coy in her way,
Was quite a star in the Senior Play;
She run Marilyn Monroe into the ditch
And is now on Broadway in the Seven Year Itch.

Bea Brunnini was quite a bird,
Always seen and never heard;
I wonder why it came about,
That she is manufacturing Sauer-Kraut?
(Taken from 1956 Maryon)

Sunday, November 09, 2008

The Last Roll Call

As we enter Saint Al's most hallowed halls
The chest-swollen seniors answer last roll call.
The first name called is Eddie Bradera
The grid-iron hero and iron-fisted terror.
With slide rule and pencil and chemistry book,
"Here" calls Class Genius, William Cooke.
Joe Crevitt's to be honored for his quick mental skill:
"Don't know the answer now and probably never will."
Jerry Cronin, the lover, was sent to the Brothers';
Hold have married the teacher, if sent to another's.
With supple skill does his sinews employ,
The shot-putting marvel, Frank Ethridge..."Elroy."
Sad parting indeed, no more teachers to harrow,
Farewell William Wayne (called "The Goose") Gargaro.
We'll see more of him if bad luck prevail...
In a hospital bed lying Horrible Hale.
Norbert "T" Johnson's a happy man,
Copies and yak-yaks to beat the band.
Ted Marshall's the owner of royal blood, you know:
Team captain and King of the C.Y.O.
"Melsheimer," whispers J. B. just a-wishing
He won't jump up and start talking "bout fishing.
Pride of the class...we're happy to state
Claude Riddle can vote when he graduates.
Donald Roth, alias Mike Mahoney.
Holds women in general are so much baloney.
Wilbert Seid crossed the sea his knowledge to fatten.
He no sooner learned English when he had to take Latin.
Epitome of Manhood, Exponent of Might.
Don't pick on John Shaughanessy if you choose to fight.
A man with a choice is handsome Ray Terry.
Will it be Brother Ray, or perhaps Mister Mary?
Just one strong wind which is likely to blow
And out of the window Jack O. Wood will go.
Guys, we think you're swell.
May your good luck never cease.
But we can't say how much
With just two lines apiece.

Written by Karl Nichols and Robert Wilkerson
(Who are living in the shadow of the Seniors' glory)
Taken from 1956 Maryon

Saturday, November 08, 2008

St. Aloysius Highlights!


It was a bumper year for football at Saint Al's this past season! The Purple Flashes harvested eight victories in as many performances. Not that fine (?)ams aren't the usual thing at (?)C, but this was an exceptionally fine one. Needless to say, the highlight of the season was the big upset slaughter of the Natchez Green Wave, fifty-one to seven. All the players will tell their grandchildren about that one!

As a fitting climax to this successful year, the "A" Club and the "Mothers' Club" held the annual Football Banquet at which beautiful Northwestern Purple Aloysius jackets were distributed to the letter men. The only one to receive a jacket with three stripes was Eddie Luchessi "The Zebra." Co-Captains, Teddy Marshall and Ray Terry sported two stripes and a star apiece. Those receiving two stripes were William "Goose" Gargaro, Norbert "T" Johnson, "Farmer Jim" Nicholas, "Tiger" Jones, and "Buzzy" Koestler. William Cooke, Jerry Cronin, Joe Crevitt, Perry Hale, Cooter Hebler, Jacky Wood, Paul Layacono, Time Vollar, "Lightning" Mike Morrissey, and Jacky Mackey. arless substitutes who were presented with gold footballs are: Geo. Evans, Bobby Melsheimer, Clifton McMillon, Robert Davidson, George Ettinger, Eddie Habert, Monk Monsour, Joe Hossley, Bob Geary, Butch McCormack, Tommie Gordon, Harold Logue, Paul Chatham, Rollo Quirk, and Killer Riddle. Laudable managers who received jackets were Oscar L. Strickland, "Hot Poppa" Herrod, and Robert Crump Wilkerson!!!

The team wishes to take this opportunity to thank the eight beautiful Cheerleaders. Gold-Colored letters with a purple megaphone imprinted on them were given to Mary Campbell, Shirley Mullen, Josephine Nohra, Delia Durst, Judy Hale, Dooley Bell, Kay Steward, and Becky Bell.

Thanks to the Mothers' Club for the enjoyable Mix ups after the games. The Team appreciates the support of the fans, especially their most envied rooter, Monsignor D. J. O'Beirne, who furnished the necessary equipment and donated the jackets.

This article would be incomplete without paying tribute the our Coach. Thanks a lot, Joe!!!
Written by R. C. Wilkerson & K. Nicholas (Taken from 1956 Maryon)

Friday, November 07, 2008

Campus Spotlight ~ Kay

~ Kay Stewart ~

Barbara Kay Stewart was born in San Diego, California, on February 12, 1940. After seven months residence, she and her family moved to Vicksburg where they have remained ever since. At the age of six, Kay started school at dear ole St. Francis and for the past 10 years has made it her Alma Mater. Kay always active in school affairs, shows her outstanding leadership by the many offices she has held during her years at school. In the fifth and sixth grades, she held the office of class secretary. In the eighth grade Kay was president of her class and rated second in the coveted American Legion Award. When asked what honor she received in her Freshman year, Kay announced proudly that being a Freshman in high school had been the only honor she had received and in her opinion, the best so far. In the tenth grade Kay was elected Cheerleader by the Student Body. She also held the office of Class Representative this year. During the glorious season of Homecoming, Kay was muchly honored and thrilled at being Football Sponsor.

Kay likes are many and far between. These consist of sweet pickles, grapes, dancing, reading and all sports. Her most interesting subjects are History and Mathematics. Kay's pet peeves are few but those which she does have are most emphatic. What she first and foremost hates is grippe people. Under this heading comes these girls who show no class or school spirit whatsoever. I think we can all agree with Kay on these two points.

Among Kay's activities are Choir, Glee Club, Basketball and Tennis Teams, Sodality, and Sophomore and Junior Maryon reporter. (Taken from 1956 Maryon)

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Campus Spotlight ~ Marlene

~Marlene Wilson~

Anyone who walks the halls of S.F.X.A. as often as I do could not miss the happy face of one particular Freshman. This girl is Catherine Marlene Wilson, who along with many other Freshmen has made many friends among the upper class men.

Marlene began her long journey through life on a beautiful, autumn day in September during the year of 1941. Beginning her school career at Jett Vocational Elementary School, Marlene remained there for two years. From the third grade up to the present time, Marlene has been attending St. Francis Xavier. Marlene owes her excellent English and expression to our beloved Sister Mary Vincent, who educated her in this art from the third to the seventh grades. She has also been a music student for the past five and one half years.

During the Tornado, Marlene received an honor which I am sure she can always be proud. At this time she received a Red Cross Badge.

Like Kay Stewart (soon to be spotlighted) her likes are many while her peeves are few. Listed under the major likes are dill pickles, oranges, dancing, and parties. Her favorite subject is Algebra. Because Marlene is so active herself, she dislikes people who are unenthusiastic and killjoys.

Marlene's main ambition is to attend college and finally become a pediatrician. She also announced further ambitions but due to present conditions, these I cannot print.

Outstanding among her school activities is basketball but she is also a member of the Glee Club and Choir. (Taken from the 1956 Maryon)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Junior Hi-High Lights

Ladies and Gentleman: As we approach Harrison Street we see a wreck!!! Pow! Wham! Crash! Call an ambulance; there's been an accident at the corner of Harrison and Cherry. Hurry!! Two hearts belonging to L.C. and S. J. no other serious injuries.

Wow, I'm glad that it's over. Now, let's see, oh yes! As we turn the corner, we gaze upon the field of C.C.H.S. Look! There's a touchdown. Made by Susan Taylor. There she goes over the goal post for David Smith. What luck.

Well, let's leave and go w-a-y out to Glenwood Circle. What's this? Oh, just C.J.K. sitting, on the swing outside that big brick house, nothing unusual. I wonder whose house that is - Let's see. Ummm? Oh yes! mmmh! Oh, the Warners. I wonder if that's any kin to H. W. Naw. Couldn't be.

Well! Lets go out to Jackson Road a piece to Adams Street. Do you know whose pink shack that is? Of course-it's that France girl. Who does she like, won't tell!!! Oh well, I pity that poor boy!!!
(Written by Lucy Canizaro and Carol Katzemeyer) (Taken from 1956 Maryon)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Spotlight of Junior High

Attention all cupids! Lucy C., Sandra J., Kathy B., and Susan T. have been stolen! It seems, it all happened at a slumber party at the "Towne House" on Friday, April sixth.

Still monopolizing the seventh and eighth grade at S. A. H. S. is Patty H. with a certain seventh grade boy whose initials are D.S., one of her most ardent admirers. I wonder if I should talk to her.

Everybody went to the Senior Play. There is Carol K. with an adorable pink and white dress and matching pink duster. Judy J. wore a beautiful blue dress. Ethel Towne looked lovely in a pink dress. Looking their best were the Juniors attired in beautiful formals. The Junior boys didn't look so bad either.

The seventh grade is busily planning for the eighth grade graduation party and from the looks of things it's going to be a "Humdinger"! We're going to miss the eighth grade and their loud mouths. They seem real happy over going, through. I don't know if they want to get away from the seventh grade, Sister Ethelbert, or both.

We're glad to hear that Helen M. is out of the Hospital. She is back to digging homework, again.

Well, I see by the old clock on the wall that it's time to cram more personal pronouns into my feeble mind.

See you next issue!!!!!!!!! (Written by Susan Taylor) (Taken from 1956 Maryon)

Monday, November 03, 2008

There's A School Girl In The House

With all apologies to the Ladies Home Journal column and sincere thanks due to the poor parents on whose bewildered comment this page was based. May it be a fitting memorial to all those poor suffering parents who can best tell when....There's a school girl in the house.....THERE IS A TIME IN THE AFFAIRS OF MEN WHEN....Dad rummages furtively for his "one and only razor" just to find it's been used on the latest biology specimen and Mama finds her "brand new "Channel No. 5" drained dry with quite suspicious smells, drifting from her daughter's room.

When Grandpa finds himself employed as a "Ghost Writer" of composition during test week and indulgent Uncle Pete finds the nickle he used to toss to the "kid" has become a fifty-cent piece.

When Aunt Liza's treasured heirloom sofa becomes a resting place for pretzel-twisting phone callers and Johnny waits an impatient hour for "It" to finish dance preparations in the bathroom.

When dazed Grandma is rebuked for her ignorance of "Julius Caesar" and Mama finds to her sheer horror the nape danced off the living room rug!

When a once quite house turns into a crazy house lorded over by some unique specimen of making clad in faded jeans and buried under two fathoms of note book paper scribbled with literature and algebra with only a short stub of a pony tail showing...THEN YOU KNOW THERE IS A TEENAGER IN THE HOUSE!!!!!!!!! (Written by Glenda Betts) (Taken from 1956 Maryon)

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Easter Fashions

Ah, Spring! There is no better way of heralding it than through the pages of fashions. The setting is Easter Sunday morning at St. Paul's while the characters are the students at S.F.X.A. The appearance of Alice G. in a darling, blue and white sheath causes quite a stir in the Choir Section. A few minutes later all eyes turned again as Mary C. breezed in wearing a bright, red sheath trimmed in white and a white sailor hat with red flowers. She looked terrific. A baby blue sheath with a white lace collar is modeled by Zita L., who really does it justice. Rosalie W. looked like a vision in her blue lace panel sheath. It seems to be the year for sheaths and all these girls wear them to advantage.

Dusters, too, were highly fashionable this spring. As if right on cue Joy C. walked in wearing a lovely creation of a red and black spring sheath and a straight black duster. Real sophisticated, Man! Rosemary Ellis, Judy H., and Delia D. all those dusters as their Easter apparel, and indeed they look like Park Avenue patrons. Well, I have come to the end of our chapter on fashions. I hope you have enjoyed thumbing through with me. (Written by Kay Stewart) (Taken from 1956 Maryon)

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Wishful Thinking

In our high-school Junior English class, the teacher was trying to impress upon us the importance of a large vocabulary. Sister told us that if we took a word and used it ten times it would be ours for life.

Just then I heard the girl sitting next to me saying something. Her eyes were closed and she was chanting, "Thuny, Thuny, Thuny, Thuny, Thuny, Thuny, Thuny Thuny, Thuny, Thuny. (Sonny) (Taken from 1956 Maryon)

Friday, October 31, 2008


The Seniors of 1957 wish to extend their heart-felt welcome to you, the Freshmen of 1957. We know we'll like you and we hope you'll like us and everything about high school. As long as you remember that you're Freshmen and we're Seniors, we'll never stop loving you. Let's make next year a year we'll never forget! Good Luck, Freshmen!!!!!!! (Taken from 1956 Maryon)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Class of '60

My goodness, how time does pass!! Why hours have gone by since I started snooping into the files of the class of '60. Now it wouldn't be fair to drag all the skeletons out of the closets, would it? So, I'll just let you know something new (and maybe, nice) about a few of my fellow classmates.

Mary Bea Brunini will be glad to learn that Tessie never repeats anything she asks her not to.

Pat Murphy is just practically growling at a boy, that a few months ago she idolized. (G.M.!)

Mildred Quarles' dancing is improving well. She's got a couple of solos in her next revue.

There's a certain some one Cecelia Varner is very very much interested in. The rest of us haven't met him yet. (Vernot R.)

I hear An Hardin is having a little trouble in getting her big brother to write her. (Looks as if a certain Junior isn't though.

A few weeks ago Agnes B. and I went out for the same boy. The results....neither of us got him. (Jon H.)

Pam M's heart goes hopping about every time she lays her eye on a certain Freshman boy. Hint - There's a new song with his name in the title. "......, My Love."

Carolyn D., Jane C., Jackie A. seemed to have hitched a few Carr Central Hi boys, the last I heard. Fred C., Buck S., and Charles G.

We are not without talent in our class, and Ann Freutel is no exception. Her voice improves everyday.

Our dear Sister Ethelbert is just about the same as usual, a mixture of trying real hard to teach us, and not succeeding!!!

That's about all from my big corner of the window. See ya!!! (Written by Doris Hoseman) (Taken from 1956 Maryon)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Tale of a Kite

One bright morning Kay and I went to a kite flying contest, held by the C.Y.O. It was held on a high hill which caught the breeze just right. There were a lot of people there. I heard names like Delia, Joe, Carol, Roy, Bobby, Shirley, and Pam! Kay then attempted to fly me, but I was so interested in all the people and my surroundings, that I'd fly a few feet up and then I'd come down. They say curiosity killed the cat. It's a wonder that it didn't tear me up. Kay finally got the help of some insect named mo-skeeter and he decided to give the girl a break. I calmly glided up. But as much as I like to fly, my curiosity got the better of me and down I came again. It was really pitiful to see how hard Kay was trying to keep me up. But I have a will of my own. Just as I touched the ground, I saw a boy in brown pants, a red and blue checked shirt, and red curls lass by a group of Freshmen, who turned a funny color. I won't mention any names. All of a sudden someone screamed, "String," You see, this was a race and it seemed to be close between Mary and Betty Rose on one kite, and Perry Hale on another. In the process of adding more string to me, I accidentally got away from Kay and that nice boy Joe Loviza caught me. (Thanks Joe) I really just wanted to give Kay a scare. Then the news came. Mary and Rose had won. Of course everyone was happy. Even Perry took it like a MAN. The Freshmen thought that they needed some exercise, so Jackie, Theresa, Kay, Myrtle, Ina, Marlene, and Vera went for a walk. They came upon an old shack that some people believed was haunted. Ina then got them into a frightened mood by relating the of the story of the black woman who had once lived there and what had finally happened to her. Jackie and Kay were the first to enter the old house. The place was very weird with cobwebs hanging from the ceiling, broken furniture strewn about, and a terrible musty odor. With the tale of the poor woman still fresh in their minds they walked into another room. Out of nowhere jumped two characters who scared them to death. After they had gathered their wits together, they realized that it was only George and Wayne, two of the boys. After exploring the house everyone decided that it was getting late, and that they must go home. All this time I was tied to an old cannon! Imagine the nerve of that old girl. So when she came back, after having all the fun, to untie me, I gave the string to good tug and off I sailed into the wide, blue, yonder. After I had done it, I was sorry, but it was too late then, and beside that, she probably would never have flown me again. In my haste to get away, she caught my tail and held fast, so I had to leave it behind. Kay and Jackie both trudged home, each with the happy memories of that day of kite flying. And among Kay's keepsakes, if you should chance to look, you would find the Tail of a kite. Written by Kay Hess (Taken from 1956 Maryon)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

High School

Just think eighth grade, high school next year. Wonder what it will be like, to be a Freshman, I mean! Wonder who will be on the basketball team? Who will be the class officers? No one knows. But most of all, what will it be like to change from elementary to books like Latin and Algebra? Who will graduate from high school with us? Who will be the Fresh reporters? What will it be like to have more than one teacher, instead of just one? Who will be the Knight in Shinning Armor??? These are a lot of questions, I know, but this might give you an idea of what goes through an eighth grader's mind about this time of the year. (Written by Carolyn Davis) (Taken from 1956 Maryon)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Students Sophomore

S - is for the subjects that we rack our brains about...
T - is for the teachers whose patience we can't doubt...
U - is for us who carry all news
D - is for those dog days that
E - is for the effort that's so hard to give each day...
N - is for the "Nothing" that we always seem to say...
T - is for the talking that we just can't do without...
S - ends up our story: That's what it's all about...

S - is for the Sophomores, the class we boast about...
O - is for the oneness that a school can't do without...
P - is for the patience that our teachers spend each day...
H - is for the hours that we love to waste away...
O - again for (h) 'onesty in all the things we do...
M - is for our Maryon and all our classmates too...
O - is for ourselves and the goal we set to gain...
R - is for the readiness that's ours to attain...
E - is just for everything that makes a Sophomore tick...

All the work and all the fun that cancels out...The kicks!!

Glenda Betts (Taken from 1956 Maryon)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

SAHS Class of 2009

St. Aloysius High School
Class 2009
Hannah Barrett
Bobby Battalio
Linsey Blackledge
Price Blagg
Collins Bove'
Joseph Brown
Landon Case
Rodrick Cauthen
Jenna Cialone
Rachel Clarke
Richard Cowart
Lauren Curtis
Haley Davis
Kourtney Dorbeck
Jeremy Falls
Brooke Federick
Katie Floyd
Emily Fordice
Sarah Franco
Nikeshia Green
Daniela Haddar
Mary Margaret Halford
Jay Harper
Taylor Henry
Olivia Hogan
Justin Hosemann
Haleigh Huddleston
John Ingram
Corey Jones
Katie Koestler
Alex Lanier
Cully Leist
Chris Lewis
John Lindigrin
Sara Marcus
Charles Marsalis
Timmy Marshall
Nicholas Mason
Stephen Mazzanti
Scott McCaa
Chandler Mims
Kristan Murphy
Catelyn Park
Jay Parker
James Penley
Claire Reid
Aden Rials
Tessa Scandizzo
Calli Stuckey
Richard Thomas
Adam Thornton
Morgan Tidwell
Jessica Walsh
Sean Wever
Cole Whitney
Lauren Wiles

Saturday, October 25, 2008

50 Year Graduates

St. Aloysius High School
St. Francis Xavier Academy
Classes of 1959
William "Bill" Adams
Myrtle Loviza Alvarado
John "Jack" Baker
Rosalye Wilkerson Baldwin
Paul Booth
Florence Murphy Boren
Vera Marshall Brown
Marlene Wilson Caston
Billie Price Clarke
+Franklin Crevitt
Jackie Melsheimer Doiron
Phillip L. Doiron
George Evans
Wayne M. Evans
Antionette Sheehan Flynn
Sue McNamara Fowler
Edward "Ed" Habert
John A. Hennessey
+Lynn Stegall Hauserman
Theresa Martin Kitowski
+Patricia McNamara LeBlanc
+Joseph Lindigrin
Walter Little
Louis "Sonny" Logue
+Jackie Mackey
Margaret Mary Sheehan McCarthy
Loren Miller
Marian Love Phillips
Kay Hess Simms
Albert "Mickey" Sullivan
Gordon Sutton
Bonnie Claire Smith Terry
+Margaret McCormack Tice
Katherine Meyer Turcotte
Roy "Skeeter" Turcotte
Ina Lott Whittington
Robert "Bob" Witty
Marie Braun Yowan

Friday, October 24, 2008

The 2008 Homecoming Football Game

Jenna Cialone, 18, the daughter of Alan and Mary Cialone, is crowned the 2008 St. Aloysius High School homecoming queen by the 2007 queen, Kayla Childress, 19, a freshman biological sciences major at Mississippi State University, Friday night.
(Photo by Katie Carter ~ The Vicksburg Post)

2008 Homecoming Queen

Myself, Marian Love Phillips, my husband, Robert "Bob" Phillips, center, Myrtle Loviza Alvarado and top row Vera Marshall Brown and her husband, George. (Picture taken by Bobby Alvarado)

The Homecoming Court at halftime.

Robert "Bobby" Alvarado and his wife, Myrtle Loviza Alvarado. Vera and George Brown in the background.

The Flashettes Cheerleaders.

Getting ready to make a play.

Vera Marshall Brown and husband,
George enjoying the football game.

The Flashes getting ready to start the
football game against West Lincoln.

~Louis Logue and his wife Wanda were at the game also but did not get a picture of them. They sat in another location. Billie Price Clarke was going to join us and leave at halftime but did not see her. St. Aloysius won their Homecoming Football game against West Lincoln, 35-14! Way to go Flashes!!

The Reception

Myself, Marian Love Phillips with husband Robert "Bob" Phillips.

Vera Marshall Brown, her husband, George Brown and
my husband Bob Phillips.

Rev. Gerald Hurley and Vera Marshall Brown.

Left to right, Ina Lott Whittington, Katlin Jones, Rev. Alfred Camp, Mike Jones and Vera Marshall Brown.

Msgr. Patrick Farrell with Louis Logue.
Lynne Abraham, who works at St. Al and St. Frances with the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, will be helping us coordinate plans for our 50th Class Reunion next April 2009.
Lynne Abraham
Vicksburg Catholic School
St. Francis Xavier Elementary
St. Aloysius High School
Office of Development and Alumni Affairs
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