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 ~

Thursday, February 25, 2010

150th Anniversary Planning Meeting

Dear All,

Our next 150th Anniversary Planning meeting will be Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 11:00 am at Rowdy's Family Catfish Shack. Each person is responsible for their own lunch. We would love to have you there!

Plans are moving along but a whole year of planning does take time and lots of input by those who have experienced a Catholic Education! Please be sure to invite others that you think might be interested or might want to help with ideas and planning.

I do need an RSVP by Monday, March 8th so that I can have Rowdy set up an area for us ahead of time.

I look forward to seeing you!


Patty Mekus
Development Director & Alumni Affairs
Vicksburg Catholic School
St. Aloysius / St. Francis Xavier
1900 Grove St./ 1200 Hayes St.
Vicksburg, MS 39183
Office: 601-630-9762
Fax: 601-631-0430

Friday, February 19, 2010

Snow A Week Ago Today

Lakemont ~ ca 1830

Wanted to share with you some pictures taken by my best friend's husband, Charlie, last Friday while he was going to work.  He took the pictures with his 35 mm camera.  For all my classmates and friends who do not live here anymore, a look of what your hometown looked like in a blanket of a rare 6.5 inches of snow.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Winter Wonderland

Limbs are weighted down with snow on Crawford Street across from the Southern Cultural Heritage Center on Friday morning as snow blanketed Vicksburg.  Photo taken by Meredith Spencer ~ The Vicksburg Post.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

1960 Class Reunion Schedule

I received this schedule from Pat Murphy Millett, for the Class of 1960, who will be celebrating their "50" Class Reunion in April.  Pat said that they won't have a 100% attendance like they had hoped, but prays that they will have a good attendance.  It will also be nice to see others from the other classes, she said.  It's also hard to believe that it has been 50 years since she has seen some of her classmates.  They were a close class.  Our Class of 1959 wishes them the very best of luck for a happy and memorable Class Reunion!

Friday, February 12, 2010


The $10,000 Drawdown with Cruise for 4 and Silent Auction is Sunday, February 14, 2010
6:00 pm
at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

Purchase your tickets online with credit cards or PayPal at UNTIL NOON SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2010

or by cash/check at the door that evening.

As requested - Babysitting will be available!

The Class of 2010 is offering babysitting the evening of the Drawdown (2/14/10) for girls and boys (Pre-school to 6th grade age), from 5:30 - 10:30pm in the St. Aloysius Cafeteria.

The cost is $30 for the first child and $10 for each additional child in a family. Donations are accepted also! All proceeds raised will help pay for the Senior Retreat/Mission trip.

There will be food, movies, a Wii Tournament, a mini Drawdown, arts, crafts, games and prizes for everyone! For more information call 601-636-2256. The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, February 9th.

Please pass along to others who may be interested in coming. It's such a fun evening with great food, catching up with friends and a chance to win $10,000, a cruise, and other monetary gifts.

Among our great Silent Auction Items, WE HAVE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS items to bid on too!

You will only see them and get a chance to bid if you join us!

Patty Mekus
Development Director & Alumni Affairs
Vicksburg Catholic School
St. Aloysius / St. Francis Xavier
1900 Grove St./ 1200 Hayes St.
Vicksburg, MS 39183
Office: 601-630-9762
Fax: 601-631-0430

Monday, February 08, 2010

Health Care Reform

My Dear Classmates:

There are very few times in life when we are given a "do over." This is one of those times. With the election of Senator Brown to fill Senator Kennedy's seat we have reset the health care debate and the Right to Life Issue. Let us not waste this opportunity to insure that there are no federal tax dollars paying for abortion anywhere. On February 22nd this year the following comment was on the editorial page of the Saint Louis Review, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese. It stated" A majority of Americans know that the right to life is foundational to all substantive reform which attempts to improve the culutral life of our nation and its citizens."

Pope John Paul II said very clearly that life is the gratest priority. Above all the common outcry which is justly made on behalf of human rights-- for example, the right to health, to home', to work, to family, to culture-- is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all otherpersonal rights, is not defended with maximum determination."
Eddie Habert (Class of 1959)
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