Who’s Coming to Our Next BBQ?

ANNUAL BAKERSFIELD BBQ  Saturday, September 27, 2014

Joe & Nikki Meckes Chiasson
Peggy Horany Miller
Dianne Hoffman
Linda LeClair Grey
Mary Russo Travers
Bette Schleich Sharp
Thea Shaw Laughery
Kathy Roth Wolfe
Ed Van Lierop
Eileen Cook Davis
Dave Miller
Kathy Hawkins Bush
Kathi Gildea Budds
Cheryle Brandon Browning
Linda McFarland Mehlbrech
Yvonne Cassayre Hudson
Eva Mae Connell
Gwenn Dennis Bryant
Trudy Bruinsma Coughlin
Valeen Szabo
Phil Magallanes
Rick Sanchez
Kathy Minnick Rossi
Don Bonnar
Chris Ruiz Granado
Margie Nevares Wodds
Kim Applegate Carter

Current Total = 36











Our Next BBQ

The 11 Annual Pius X Class of ‘65 Bakersfield BBQ was a big success and everyone had a great time –

The 12 Annual Pius X Class of ’65 Bakersfield BBQ will return to Bakersfield on Saturday September 27, 2014 with our traditional Friday night dinner for the early arrivals. The BBQ’s are a great way to reconnect with classmates and have a wonderful time. The event will mark 49 (yes 49) years since our graduation. The Sept 27, 2014 BBQ will be the last Pius X Class of ’65 BBQ in Bakersfield.

We know you are all getting very interested in what is being planned for the 50th reunion in 2015. Well I can tell you that great effort (not by me) is going in to the arrangements. So far it will probably be at an exclusive venue that will include a swimming pool, a spa and  outside dance floor.

Good for you checking in to the website – you will get advanced information on the 50th reunion – no date yet (probably late August/September 2015) but I can tell you it will be in Pacific Palisades directly over looking the Pacific Ocean.

Sorta makes you want to pay attention to this website and the informational e-mails that will provide more details.

Please check Pius X Class of ’65 e-mails for more information.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

I remember the day that the president was shot.  Father Kramer, our principal at the time, announced on the PA System: “We have just received word that our president has been shot.”  I remember a sudden gasp from the room.  Sister John Mary brought her hand to her face.  For the first time that morning, the class became quiet.  A few minutes later, our principal was on the PA again:  “Our president is dead!”  More gasps and now there was a sudden stillness.   In not too long we had our lunch period.  Words were exchanged, but there was a reverence for our president that made us speak softly.  There was no yelling or running from place to place.  A solemnity came over us that was very unusual for high school students on their lunch break.  I remember talking to Joe Cole.  There was little to say.

I often wonder why we became so quiet.  Were we finally old enough to understand the significance of what had happened?  Or did we simply feel that there was something incredibly wrong with the idea of someone shooting our young and popular president?

This looks GREAT!!

Just a few words to say about the great new web site that Phil Magallenes has developed. His enthusiasm is catching and we (on the team) greatly appreciate his time and effort. Hope you all agree! Please, let us know if we missed anything. Please send in your “Where are we now” contributions. I know I am interested in all of you.
Dianne Hoffman

Sister John Mary’s Chemistry Lab

One day in lab we were using Bunsen Burners to heat a solution.  Sister John Mary patiently showed us how to attach the rubber hose to the gas outlet, adjust the burner valve, turn on the gas and then light it with one of those flint starters.  I had just got mine started when one of my fellow classmates, not to be named, but I think his initials were JW, decided to light the gas at the gas outlet.  He was successful.  A blast of fire shot out in an L-shaped plume that scared everyone half to death including Sister John Mary.  I could feel the heat coming from the flame.  Our teacher quickly turned off the gas.  I don’t remember the rest of the experiment.