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 ~

Saturday, January 28, 2012

News From Old SFXA

Piazza Plumbing foreman Johnny Piazza uses a mini-excavator to remove concrete from the parking lot of the Southern Cultural Heritage Center (formerly SFXA) in order to repair a broken water line Wednesday. The crew expects to finish the 200-foot water line repair by Friday (yesterday). 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Real Working Juke Box

This should intrigue you, regardless of your music preference(s)!

A REAL working juke box

My friend sent this e-mail to me and I'm having a blast with it. So kick off your shoes and enjoy a walk down memory lane. I'm listening to the songs of long ago and loving it!!!!
Was sent to me by a classmate to share with you guys! 
Thanks Walter Little! 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Join The Club

I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone.

I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there. I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family and work. 

I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I'm not too much on physical activity anymore. I have never been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there. 

I've been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm. Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there more often as I'm getting older. One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get! 

And more and more I think of the Here After. Several times a day, in fact, I enter a room and think “What am I here after?” 

Sound familiar? Join the Club!
The courage to hope is sometimes the greatest courage of all....

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Old Person Pride

  • Old People are easy to spot at sporting events; during the playing of the National Anthem. Old People remove their caps and stand at attention and sing without embarrassment.  They know the words and believe in them.
  • Old People remember World War II, Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Normandy and Hitler. They remember the Atomic Age, the Korean War, The Cold War, the Jet Age and the Moon Landing. They remember the 50 plus Peacekeeping Missions from 1945 to 2005, not to mention Vietnam.
  • If you bump into an Old People on the sidewalk he will apologize. If you pass an Old Person on the street, he will nod or tip his cap to a lady. Old People trust strangers and are courtly to women.
  • Old People hold the door for the next person and always, when walking, make certain the lady is on the inside for protection.
  • Old People get embarrassed if someone curses in front of women and children and they don't like any filth or dirty language on TV or in movies.
  • Old People have moral courage and personal integrity. They seldom brag unless it's about their children or grandchildren.
  • It's the Old People who know our great country is protected, not by politicians, but by the young men and women in the military serving their country.

    This country needs Old People with their work ethic, sense of responsibility, pride in their country and decent values.

    We need them now more than ever.
Thank God for Old People

I was taught to respect my elders. It's just getting harder
to find them.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Welcome Home Mr. Bailey!

St. Francis Xavier Elementary was flowing with pride and a few tears yesterday as one of our students was reunited with her dad after close to a year of being part.  Enjoy this video and share with others that you think would enjoy it as well!  Make sure you read the info for the video prior to viewing it!

Bellamy Bailey, a Kindergartner at St. Francis Xavier Elementary has not seen her dad in almost a year. The day he returned, he surprised her at school. After the heartwarming reunion in her classroom, the entire student body had a surprise for the Bailey family! 

Patty S. Mekus
Development & Alumni Affairs Director
St. Aloysius High School / St. Francis Xavier Elementary
1900 Grove Street / 1200 Hayes Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183
(601) 630-9762
2012 School Events
Jan. 29 - February 4, 2012 - Catholic Schools Week
OPEN HOUSE - February 1, 2012
February 19, 2012 - $10,000 Drawdown
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