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 ~

Friday, March 26, 2010

Rolling Back In Time

Meridith Spencer ~ The Vicksburg Post

A 1957 Chevolet crosses the Cherry Street viaduct Thursday heading to the 11th Annual Big River Classic Car Show at the Battlefield Inn.  The show that begins this afternoon features about 80 Chevrolets from 1955, '56 and '57.  It continues through 6:30 p.m. Saturday and is open and free to the public.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Color Is Good

Yesterday I went to the doctor
For my yearly physical.
My blood pressure was high ...
My cholesterol was high ...

I'd gained some weight, and I didn't feel so hot.
My doctor said eating right doesn't
 have to be complicated
and it would solve my physical

He said: Just think in colors.
Fill your plate with bright colors.
Try some greens, oranges, reds,
maybe something blue,

So I went right home and ate an entire bowl of...

And sure enough, I felt better immediately.
I never knew eating right could be so easy!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

High School 1959 - 2009

Scenario 1:
Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack.
1959 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.
2009 - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers..

Scenario 2:
Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.
1959 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2009 - Police called and SWAT team arrives -- they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it.

Scenario 3:
Jeffrey will not be still in class, he disrupts other students.
1959 - Jeffrey sent to the Principal's office and given a good paddling by the Principal. He then returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2009 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie. He is then tested for ADD. The school gets extra money from the state because Jeffrey has a disability.

Scenario 4:
Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.
1959 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.
2009 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. The state psychologist is told by Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy' s mom has an affair with the psychologist.

Scenario 5:
Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
1959 - Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock.
2009 - The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario 6:
Pedro fails high school English.
1959 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.
2009 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against the state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English is then banned from core curriculum. Pedro is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.

Scenario 7:
Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the Fourth of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up a red ant bed.
1959 - Ants die.
2009 - ATF, Homeland Security and the FBI are all called. Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. The FBI investigates his parents -- and all siblings are removed from their home and all computers are confiscated. Johnny's dad is placed on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

Scenario 8:
Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.
1959 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
2009 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.

This should hit every email inbox to show how stupid we have become!!
(Sent to me by a friend - well worth reposting)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Close Your Eyes ~ Remember This?

The quality could be better but the memories are good. 

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Right To Life

Dear Classmates,

"Above all, the common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights-- for example, the right to health, to home, to family, to culture-- is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination." This was stated by Pope John Paul II in his post-synodal apostolic exhortation Christifideles laici.

Where will you spend eternity? Where will our Catholic legislators spend eternity? It is God's call. He is merciful but also just. Do you recognize any of these names-- Biden, Casey, Dodd, Durbin, Harkin, Kerry, Landrieu, Leahy, McCaskill Menendez, Mikulski, Salazar alnd these are just the Senate Democrats!!!

Do not accept your senators and representatives voting for the Federal funding of abortion. Let them know that choices have consequences. It is almost a year since our 50th Graduation Alumni party. The Right To Life issue may be a pivotal key in this up coming vote.

E.R. Habert, M.D.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Alabama Chapter

Rhys Sirjane, Dickie Matherne, Walter Little and Phillip Dorion. 

This picture was sent to me today by our classmate, Phillip Dorion, of the latest picture taken from their last meeting in Alabama. He said, "We met at SAW’s BBQ in Birmingham. The gentleman on the left in the picture is Rhys Sirjane. He was with Dickie at Carr Central until he went to school at Chamberlin Hunt. He presently lives in Birmingham but will be moving to Baton Rouge at the end of April. Once again we plan on meeting again in a couple of months and if anyone knows of any other classmates in Alabama, let us know. We are looking for persons that graduated from either Vicksburg or Warren County schools around 1959. Also if anyone in Mississippi is interested in meeting with us, let us know. We would enjoy having more persons at our meetings. The meetings are fun and there is a lot of “do you remember…” moments.

Phillip L. Doiron
1311 Oakland St.
Weaver, AL 36277
Tele: 256-820-1255
Cell: 601-415-5404

"Ofter Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever"

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Patsy Cline - She's Got You!

Got this by way of Bob Witty - He thought you guys would love this.  Lip sync at a high school reunion in August 2009. Very funny!
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