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06/16/18 11:32 AM #386    

 

Bill Clemons


06/16/18 11:34 AM #387    

 

Bill Clemons

Donna, now that Colorado has legalized dope, I understand what you and Karen must have been smoking at Shady Oaks. Yes, high in Colorado sounds like a good idea.


06/16/18 11:36 AM #388    

 

Bill Clemons


06/16/18 02:53 PM #389    

 

Casey Sanford

Bill, her eyes do look a little dilated in the photo above.....just kidding!!!  God didn't give Donna those beautiful eyes just for her to see out.  They were a gift to all those who know her to see in, and anyone who ever looked in knows that her outer beauty is eclipsed only by her inner beauty.  Donna, we missed you at the reunion.


06/17/18 05:57 PM #390    

 

Anne Adele Szablowski (Robillard)

Casey,  How sweet of YOU! Donna, you were missed!  Happy Father's Day to all our AHHS Class of '73 Dads!  JACKETS FIGHT! Anne

 

 

 


06/17/18 05:58 PM #391    

 

Anne Adele Szablowski (Robillard)

BIll, 

You are hilarious! A


06/18/18 07:32 PM #392    

Berna Linda Massingill

Another belated two cents' worth:

I so enjoyed Yvonne's post. Just going by what most people are saying here, I feel like I don't have a lot in common with most of my former classmates. But, Yvonne, even though I don't remember you (sorry!), you said it exactly right that we "shared a culture, a space in time", and that means something. A semi-random sample of our shared past: We grew up in a time when computers were room-filling beasts we interacted with only a little, and indirectly, rather than being gadgets you could carry around with you and use for all kinds of things I doubt many of us could have imagined in 1973. (Plus you can use them to make phone calls!) We remember .... paper maps, carbon copies, TV before cable, going to a library to look things up (unless we lived in a household that had invested in an encyclopedia), and so much more that's now mostly forgotten. For us all of those events whose 50th anniversaries are being noted this year -- we may not have vivid memories, but we were there. One of the things I like most about my job is trying to get my head around how different life is for my students -- indeed, for a lot of my colleagues. I try not to bore them with too much "what life was like in the old days", but it's hard to resist.

I didn't seriously consider coming up for the 45th reunion (I'm reluctant to leave my nest these days), but I think I did miss something. Maybe the 50th reunion, if there is one!

-- Berna

 

 


06/18/18 10:22 PM #393    

 

Margaret Grace Dickie (Wolfe)

Bernie, I remember you too! Just like Yvonne! Hope you remember me. You were always the genius in any class I had - advanced biology, chemistry, and math. You blew me away with your intelligence. You should come to the 50th and reconnect!


06/19/18 08:28 AM #394    

 

Yvonne Marie Blaisdell (Mann)

Hello sweet Berna,

if people didn't remember me, then I did a good job of staying 'under the radar'.  I was so shy it was painful.  I wore a sweater all year long and white knee high socks - those were the nerd years.  If anyone even talked to me I thought it was such a kind gesture (thank you lockermate Patty and Mack)!  So if folks looked at me now and didnt see the shy girl with a sweater and knee highs - great! 

Band was my life saver and those wonderful. talented, friendly folks who shared that time with me.  Working on the school paper and setting up the first classified ad section was another high point.  Heights was my "safe place" everyday, where things seemed normal and exciting, even if it was awkward for me.  I am very blessed to have married Gary Mann '70 from Heights, although we met after I graduated, thru our mutual friend Dennis Donaldson '70.  We will have our 45th wedding anniversary this September - hey, when you find your knight in shining armor - you know this is happily ever after!  He truly rescued me.

Yes - do come to the 50th, all of you - this is not high school anymore - it is so much more! 


06/19/18 01:36 PM #395    

 

Donna Fisher (Fisher)

sweet Yvonne and Berna- 

I do remember both of you at Heights, and Berna, we were in camp fire girls and grade school together among other things. I remember admiring you when you won the spelling bee!! So nice to hear from you both on this website and where you are these days. \Yes, it was a truly special time and we shared a lot during those 70s years. I think we were blessed more than we know to grow up in Fort Worth, in a place and time when anything was possible for us as we used our minds, talents and efforts to build something for our futures. I cannot believe all the remarkable things our class has done with their lives, including raising the next generation. So amazing!!!

I also hope we are having a 50th and a special thanks to those of you who have reached out to me and either own property or frequently visit here in Colorado! Life is dynamic and such a blessing! have a grand summer all!

Donna


06/19/18 01:46 PM #396    

 

Donna Fisher (Fisher)

one more thing---Casey...thank you for your kind words....Bill...where in the heck did you get that pic of Karen and I ???? Karen and I bonded through many experiences but I don't even remember those cigs...I only remember sneaking out of my house in Ridgmar along with Jay Clifton and Judy Gant one night and smoking a few that we "borrowed" from Judy's parents.  I was typically too scared to sneak out of my house but did one night to talk to Huffy on the curb at 3am.....that is until my DAD came out to take me back inside...sheesh. 


06/19/18 04:33 PM #397    

 

Deborah Ann Sarsgard (Whitton)

 

Berna,

Yes, I remember you very well. And you are working in a fabulous location, Trinity University! I graduated from there, along with Elizabeth Jordan, in May of 1977. Such a great school with beautiful views of downtown. I am envious that you get to see that daily. I have a special education degree from Trinity , and went on to get my Academic Language Therapist degree from Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas. I taught privately until my girls were in elementary school, then taught at Fort Worth Country Day, as their language therapist, for 18 years. I retired from that and now just tutor children in my home in the afternoon, and I teach in a summer school program in Fort Worth every summer. This keeps me as busy as I want to be and I can travel with my husband. We WILL have a 50th, so please consider coming! We would all love to see you.

Debbie

 

 

 


06/19/18 05:39 PM #398    

 

Bill Clemons

Donna,

 

   Donna ruled the pool at Shady Oaks. The picture of you and Karen was taken during the summer of 1971. Already sporting a red badge as a teenage lifeguard, you had begun working at Shady Oaks to unselfishly save lives even before your work with the Red Cross.

   Neither you nor Karen ever smoked anything! The two of you were likely just showing off cigarette contraband, one of thousands left behind at the pool by Mrs. Sylvestry along with her empty martini glasses. It likely annoyed you as well that the highly social-conscious art teacher would also leave behind an oil slick of suntan lotion whenever she entered and exited the pool. No one glistened more beside the pool than Sylvestry, well not until her daughter showed up.


06/19/18 08:48 PM #399    

 

Mike Coleman

Geez - There are a lot of old memories flying around. Berna and Donna - just remember that all good things started at Mary Louise Phillips. It was great to visit with my old MLP friends David Pruden, Jean Stacy, Mary Helen Strain, Marc Monzingo, and Becky Bagby. I missed catching Karen Keil. A lot of good memories. Class of '73 is a great class!

 


06/20/18 12:36 PM #400    

 

Anne Adele Szablowski (Robillard)

Ya'll, Thanks for the giggles and walk down memory lane again! OMG, Donna....true confessions about 3 am with Huffy, God rest his soul!   Hail the Gold and Hail the Blue.... Anne

 


06/20/18 03:18 PM #401    

 

Susan Kaye Fletcher (Bathish)

I have so enjoyed reading all of your posts from the 45th reunion!!l do cherish my days st AHHS  but have to admit I was not too active in my years there!!  I was always a very shy person but have definitely come out of my shell!!  I do identify with Berna and Yvonne!!  I didn’t know if I would feel a “part of” the reunion or not but all of your messages are so warm and welcoming that I am sorry I did not come!!  Being unsure if people would remember me or not was so much a part of my mindset that I was uncomfortable committing!!  But y’all have reminded me that it is all part of being in the experience of our years at Heights and I will definitely make an effort to participate in future get togethers!!  After all I  do still live close by!!!!  My hubby and I are at the grand opening of Pinstripes!!  Love you all!!  Susan


06/20/18 05:16 PM #402    

Berna Linda Massingill


Wow, lots to reply to:

Margaret, your name is familiar though I can't quite remember why. Thanks for the kind words. I guess I *was* one of the academic stars in high school, though i think my general willingness to do whatever the teachers told me to do had something to do with that.  Somehow I hung on to the illusion of being really smart until I got to graduate school -- where I met more than a few people who blew *me* away intellectually.  It's all relative?

Yvonne, if you were shy then it's no wonder I don't remember you.  High school can be socially difficult; I wasn't especially outgoing either. You found friends in band and the yearbook; I think I kept to myself a lot, though I have memories of being on the staff of the literary magazine as a senior (and oh how pretentious that was, if I remember right!  though it didn't seem so at the time).  

Donna, I remember a Donna Forester from Camp Fire Girls; is that you?  Spelling bees ....  Yeah, I have nice memories of doing really well in 6th grade and then somehow flubbing things in subsequent years. I still remember the shock, the last year i could compete, of missing a word I knew how to spell and thought I had gotten right (they had to play back the tape of me getting it wrong -- what I said was not what I meant to say!).  

Debbie, your name is also familiar. Cool that two of my former AHHS classmates are Trinity alums.  You are so right that it is really a great place; I feel very lucky to have landed a job here. Since you mention the nice campus: Recently it's been listed as a historic site by the National Park Sevice\ on the basis of the architecture; pretty cool. The campus *is* nice, but what I like is the people -- faculty, staff, and students.

Mike, your name is also familiar though I'm not remembering why. But we go back to elementary school?  Wow.  I remember Jean Stacy (she lived near me and our parents were political outliers -- in today's terms, blue points in a sea of red, if I remember right), and the other names you mention also sound familiar.

So many people I hadn't thought about in years!!

-- Berna


06/21/18 02:41 PM #403    

Robyn Davis (Flowers)

I have been reading all the comments, and am sorry I missed the reunion. I'm like Susan Fletcher; I didn't 'hang out' with most of you, but knew who you were. I doubted anyone would know me. Over the years, I've only stayed in touch with one or two friends. Sounds like you had a lot of fun, and I'm looking forward to the 50th.


06/21/18 03:08 PM #404    

 

Bill Davis

On the heels of the 45th Reunion, a lot of people have reached out and reconnected with friends they haven’t talked to in years and that is fantastic to see.

Believe it or not, the first steps toward the 50th Reunion (AKA “The Big One”) have already begun. There is a new tab on the home page for information going forward, but in the mean time...

There is One Request:

Please take a moment to review the Missing Classmates link on the upper left and find someone that you have contact information for and encourage them to register for this website. By the time the 50th Reunion rolls around, our goal is to reach a minimum of 60% of our class. That is a lot easier said than done and your help is needed as we are at 46% presently. Please note that our information is not and will not be shared with anyone... not Facebook, not Twitter, and no advertisers. It was designed that way from the beginning and will stay that way... Period.

Note: The Class of ‘72 site is above 60%. Are we going to let them beat us??

 

Thanks,

Bill


08/29/18 06:16 AM #405    

 

Debra Chester (Maclin)

happy birthday my friend-have a great day


09/23/18 07:59 AM #406    

 

Earl Hauss

There is a post on FB in the "Arlington Heights High School Alumni" group that Archie Vanmeter passed away Friday evening.  https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=arlington%20heights%20high%20school

It was nice he and Pat were able to make our 45th.  All take care,  Earl.


09/24/18 07:36 AM #407    

 

Anne Adele Szablowski (Robillard)

Thanks for posting, Earl. Sweet Mrs. Van Meter called me yesterday. She said it mean SO MUCH to Mr. Van Meter to attend our Reunion party this past summer! The funeral is this Friday, September 28, at 11 a.m., at First Methodist Church, Downtown Fort Worth, West 5th and Henderson Streets.  God bless ARCHIE VAN METER who touched so many of our lives.  Anne


09/24/18 10:08 PM #408    

 

Kim Michele Mummert

I also have some sad news. Suzanne Lambert Stovall's mother (Venice Lambert age 94) passed away last Wednesday Sept. 19th. Arrangements are as follows:

Visitation on Wednesday Sept. 26 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Funeral in the Chapel and to graveside 1:30pm

Greenwood Funeral Home & Chapel

3100 White Settlement Road

Fort Worth, TX  76107

817-336-0584

I included the phone number in case anyone needed any additional information. The obituary should be up sometime tomorrow afternoon on Greenwood's website. It will not be in the newspaper so any of you that have parents or relatives that might have known Venice Lambert, please pass along the information.  Michele


09/26/18 10:20 AM #409    

 

Mack Mercer

I saw in today's Star Telegram that Our Heights biology teacher, Arch W. Van Meter passed away at the age of 86, Sept. 21st, 2018.They later named a scholarship after him.

Funeral will be Fri. 28th at 11:00am at First United Methodist in Ft. Worth.

I attended his class and what a super nice guy, with a friendly smile and great sense of humor.

Mack Mercer


09/27/18 10:25 AM #410    

 

Suzie (Suzanne) Jary

Yes, Arch Van Meter was great...I was in his class.  I know Ann Szablowski invited him and he came to our 45th Reunion in June....I didn't get a chance to see him though.  Always thought of him fondly. 

Also, Nelia McMillan's mother and Suzanne Lambert's mother died recently, at 98 and 94 respectively. 

Time is marching on.  Always fond memories of mothers. And yours Mack,,,loved your mom.


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