Walter Johnson, Class of 1960, 40th Reunion, Nov 2000
Also, see our 45th and earlier Reunions
And now ta-da, our 50th
Reunion (Click on Myrtle the cow and scroll down)
Oh the traditions, the traditions! Heel and Tie Day, Wear Green and White Day, Hang the Baron, and don't, don't ever, step on the spartan in the foyer, or you certainly will be down on your hands and knees shining up the plaque with toothbrush in hand. The above mural was respectfully submitted to WJ as a class gift and hangs prominently in a hallway of Walter Johnson. I took this photo of the mural on a tour of the school. But, to begin at the beginning:
Former classmates of the class of 1960 of Walter Johnson met for their
40th year reunion on November 10th, 2000. The reunion started off Friday
night at the Kenwood Country Club with a dinner and DJ. Most felt too old
or tired to dance, but we could still recall enough of the old days to
laugh at ourselves and carry on lively conversations. Saturday, we got
up early for a tour of the old high school with the Vice Principal.
Oh yes, the V.P. was much younger than any of us, but strangely enough,
we still related. We heard many "one liners" from the boys and girls in
our tour group as we walked through the halls, classrooms, cafeteria, snack
bar, locker rooms, and the Principal's office. Afterwards, we car pooled
it to Geppetto's Restaurant in Wildwood Shopping Center. No one asked for
the Senior Citizen menu, at least not yet. The weekend continued with a
few get-together parties. Then some of us packed up for the long trip home.
As indicated from a page in the memory book, our class has now scattered
to many other states including Hawaii and Alaska. Indeed, there are 27
former classmates living on the west coast in California! So, hope
to see YOU at the 45th? In the meantime, enjoy a few reminisces from
the 40th, and even a few from the 35th.
UPDATE: In 2005, I attended our WJ 45th Reunion at Pooks Hill Marriott with camera in hand. But, rather than post them on this site, I posted the new images on my Internet album at my Picassa- be sure to click on the album entitled, "WJ, 45th Reunion". And leave a comment for others to enjoy.
Hey, I just posted more reunion photos from the
35th (1995) and 30th year (1990) reunions and even earlier. Go here,
and scroll down.
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