55-Year Reunion

  ̶̶  Back to the Beach 

September 26, 2015

     By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea

 Presented to the class by 1960 Sailors AssociationInc.                    
Welcoming Address
and Other Reunion Videos
For those who weren't there and those who were!
(And that about covers it!)



For the sixth consecutive time in 35 years, Howie welcomed our Sailors to a joyous gathering of laughing, dancing, reminiscing and "reunionating," once again, this time, in the "playground of our youth" - Long Beach, New York, by the beautiful sea and the brand new boardwalk.

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  • Click here to view Part 1, a video slideshow that played, backed by appropriate music, as we met and greeted each other at the opening of our reunion celebration on Saturday evening. It featured our Sailors' fond memories and sentiments of our time together at OHS.

  • Click here to view Part 2 of our reunion video featuring introductions to our program for the evening.
    (Notice that although never explained on the video, Howie is seen wearing  a necklace of tiny shells presented to him that evening by a classmate, Diana Funaro, who came to our reunion all the way from her home in Honolulu, Hawaii!)

  • Click here to view Part 3 of our reunion video featuring Howie's welcoming address.

  • Click here to view Part 4 of our reunion video featuring other presentations, and

  • Click here to view Part 5, a slideshow with images of the Long Beach boardwalk  as it was in the 1950s when we grew up - because (of course) .



Key reunion-related links:

  Reunion report
  Full text of welcoming address

  Sider Press reunion program booklet
  Memorial Spindrift photo album



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