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Welcome Home, Blue Devils

 

 

Welcome to the Columbus High School Class of 1969 Reunion website. We are planning an amazing 50th Reunion in Columbus, and by signing up for this website, you'll receive regular information about it.

Even if you think you might not come to the Reunion, please sign up. By being a member of this website, you'll reconnect with old CHS friends . . . and maybe create new friendships with some in our class you did not know very well 50 years ago.

To join us: Click on the link above that says Classmate Profiles and find your name on the list. When you click it, the website will ask you to register with an email address and password. You'll also find contact and profile information that will help your friends learn about you and reach out. (So please fill in as much as you can.) For more information about the website and our privacy protections, please see the link titled First Time Visitors.

The dates are set: The 50th Reunion will be May 16, 17 and 18, 2019 in Columbus. (Mark this in your calendar!) We don't have details yet about the activities, but we're planning to begin with some optional tours and events on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, an informal party on Friday night, a tour of Columbus High on Saturday, and a dinner and dance on Saturday evening.

Stay tuned because we'll be asking your help in planning the events and in reaching out to our classmates across the country and around the world. And later on, you'll be able to make reservations and pay for specific events through this website.

We have six goals for this Reunion

  1. Have fun!
  2. Be welcoming and inclusive.
  3. Encourage the sharing of stories.
  4. Create a sense of community and allow classmates to make new "old friends."
  5. Show how the Columbus area has changed in the past 50 years.
  6. Leave a gift for Columbus High or the CHS Foundation. 

 

Please let us know what you think of these goals, this website, and your desires for the greatest reunion our class has ever held.

 

What we were talking about this month in 1968

 

Dec 3 Elvis Presley’s “comeback special” airs on NBC. It was the most-watched TV show of the year and launched Elvis’ return to live performance.

Dec 5 The Rolling Stones release their "Beggar's Banquet" album.

Dec. 12 Arthur Ashe becomes the first back tennis player to be ranked No. 1 in his sport.

Dec 20 John Steinbeck, author of “The Grapes of Wrath,” “Cannery Row,” and “Of Mice and Men,” and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962, dies at age 66.

Dec 21 David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash (soon known as Crosby, Stills & Nash) perform together for the first time in California.

Dec 22 Julie Nixon, daughter of President-elect Richard Nixon weds David Eisenhower, grandson of former President Dwight Eisenhower.

Dec 23 Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders become the first men to orbit the Moon. In doing this, they took the first photograph ever of the entire Earth.

Dec 29 The Baltimore Colts beat the Cleveland Browns 34-0 to win the NFL championship game. That same day, the New York Jets, quarterbacked by Joe Namath, beat the Oakland Raiders 27-23 to win the AFL championship, setting up a legendary Super Bowl game.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Make your hotel reservations now: If you’re traveling to Columbus for the Reunion, it’s time to think about hotel reservations. The downtown Columbus Marriott at 800 Front Avenue is our official Reunion hotel and it has a limited number of rooms for Reunion guests at $129 a night, not including taxes. The Marriott is in walking distance of many of our Reunion events and in easy driving distance of others. If you’re interested, please act quickly because these rates will not last long. Here’s a link for making your reservations: Book your group rate for Columbus HS 50th Reunion. Or you can call Marriott reservations at 1-800-455-9261. You'll need to reference Columbus HS 50th Reunion or group code CHHA or CHHF.

Pre-Reunion photos: If you have photos of yourself with other classmates, please send them to Jan White Morris for a Pre-Reunion photo album. Be sure to give her the identities, approximate date and maybe the location – enough information for a caption.

Memorabilia:  If you have an old Dial-A-Devil cover or any Blue Streaks, scan and send them to Jan and we will get them posted.  If you think of something else, send that too. Any ideas are welcome. So check out whatever corner of the closet or attic where those few old CHS memories are stored! Your memories could soon become ... our memories.

SUPPORT THE REUNION



Organizing a class reunion requires a great deal of volunteer effort, but it also needs money. So please consider donating to the CHS '69 Reunion planning effort. Thanks!

PROFILE UPDATES


•   James Michael Bertram  12/11
•   Gwendolyn Elaine Lewis (Bryant)  11/17
•   Joan Prather (Miller)  11/13
•   Marsha Dianne Hunnicutt (Barton)  10/22
•   Chrysanthemum Jackson (Presley)  10/19
•   Judy Gay Bryant (Cera)  10/17
•   Jean Victoria Dowie (Pritchard)  10/12
•   Margie O'Shields (Watson)  10/9
•   John Sanford Bush  10/4
•   Gayla Jones (Von Ehr)  10/1
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