A collection of random drivel posted by various members of the class of 1959, john muir high school, pasadena, california, in preparation for, and in advance of, the next reunion, #55, scheduled for sometime in 2014...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Last Blog Reunion Update

Dear Reunion Attendee:

It’s now just one week before we get to see all of you. What an exciting journey this has been for us. We have been so fortunate to be able to chat with just about everyone who’s coming, and now to connect the faces with the names will even make it better.

We have a few things to let you know about before the event.

1. Reunion start time: We have moved the time up to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, September 25 for registration. We have a lot of people coming, so this will help to get everyone through the registration area to pick up their name badges. The bars will be open so you can start socializing. Note: Registration is by last name or maiden name.
2. Parking: Self-parking will be sponsored. Please keep your ticket and it will be validated when you leave for the evening. You will need to park in the underground parking garage located off of Union Street. Union St. is a one-way street, going west, and the entrance is just west of Los Robles Ave. on the right hand side of the street. There is also valet parking at the entrance of the hotel, if you wish.
3. Attire: People have asked us about the attire for the evening. It is “casual” and has a theme of tropical/beach (just like the 47th reunion, if you attended). For instance, I will be wearing crop pants and a flowered shirt. Gary will wear a Hawaiian shirt and either shorts or pants. Remember, we will have great music to dance to so you’ll want to make sure your shoes are appropriate for dancing.
4. Memorabilia for the Muir Museum: The curators of the Muir Museum have indicated that they would love to have any memorabilia from 1959 for the museum. If you would like to bring that to the museum on Saturday, Sept. 26, they will be very happy to receive it for our class. Jackets, cheerleader outfits, pictures, etc. would be most welcome.
5. Directions for Saturday Activities: Directions for the Saturday activities have been printed up and will be available on Friday night.

If you have any questions about the upcoming weekend of activities, please call us at 818-790-1959 or email us at:

We will see you very soon.


Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Saturday Lunch

Dear Classmates,

We have had a great response to the Mijares lunch on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at Noon (12:00 pm), with over 85 people planning to attend. We are providing you with directions to the restaurant and to remind you to wear your name tag from the Friday night dinner.

Please remember that your margaritas, beer or alcohol drinks are an extra expense. The full lunch buffet, non-alcoholic drinks, dessert, tax and gratuity are included in the $20 payment you sent in.

Restaurant: Mijares

Address: 145 Palmetto Drive, Pasadena

Directions from the Westin Hotel:

Go south on Los Robles Ave. and turn right onto Del Mar Blvd.
Continue on Del Mar Blvd. to S. Fair Oaks Ave.
Turn left onto S. Fair Oaks Ave. and then turn right on Palmetto Drive
(just before you get to California Blvd).
Continue to 145 Palmetto Dr. which is on the right.

If you have any questions, please let us know.
You may want to print this out and bring with you.

Thanks, we’ll see you soon.

Full House

Dear Classmates:

We have had several responses from our email this weekend regarding the space available for the reunion. Apparently, there are more classmates that want to attend this reunion that haven’t already sent in their reservations. This is great, but creates a dilemma. The current space and room setup for the event will not accommodate an increase in attendance. Therefore we were advised we were at a maximum capacity for the room setup.

We made a call to the hotel this morning to discuss a possible increase in attendance. They said they could make changes to the room layout and move the banquet tables to another area just to accommodate the extra people. If you have decided to attend this reunion dinner event we will need your commitment by sending in your reservation and money ($95/person) to be received no later than September 15th. Otherwise, we will not make any of these changes.

Please let us know ASAP if you are coming.

Reunion Committee