Friday, May 27, 2011

Drill Team '66

Lettermen's Club '66

Wanted: photos from CMHS in the 60's

If you have any photos of Mesa High activities and folks or from Costa Mesa, Newport, Balboa, that are from our high school years, please forward to and we'll include as many of them as possible in the blog.  I'm still looking for a good photo of the Rendezvous Ballroom...Barry?  Bob's Big Boy in Costa Mesa?  Wil Wright's ice cream parlor?  Fun zone, especially photos from the photo booth or Banana Rollarama?  Golden Bear, Mecca, Mon Ami?  Warehouse Road?  Disneyland (Grad Night), Knott's, Alligator Farm, Deer Park, the Wedge, the Witch's House, Senior Nights, Senior picnics, sports events, hanging around the Chuck Wagon, food fights, trash can fires, get the idea.  Even though it's a class of '66 blog, we welcome contributions of photos from everyone from the 60's.
Thanks, Elaine

Harbor Boulevard in the 50's

Balboa Ferry (even before our time)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

45 year class reunion, August 20, 2011

Hey everyone.  Now we have our own blog to post info on our 45-year class reunion. 

It's rapidly approaching and here are some of the details:

Where:     Ayres Hotel, 325 Bristol St. Costa Mesa CA 92626
When       Saturday, August 20, 2011, 5:30 - 11:30 p.m.
What:       45-year reunion, cocktails, dinner, dancing, reminiscing
Cost:        $95 per person, send checks payable to:
                Elaine Madrid, 331 Massachusetts Lane, Placentia CA 92870

Hotel rooms: Contact Ayres Hotel (714) 429-9372, rooms are blocked for reunion
Directions: Visit the web site:, look for Costa Mesa location

5:30 - 6:30 Registration and no host cocktail hour and complimentary hors d'oeuvres
6:30 - 7:30 Dinner:  ribs, chicken and salmon with all the fixings
7:30 - 11:30 Dancing to the oldies (oh, that's us), visiting with old friends, photo opportunities...

We welcome help with the planning, your efforts to contact classmates, photos, memorabilia, etc. for the blog and plan to keep it running indefinitely.

Your reunion committee: Jim Ferryman, Howard Nathanson, Rex and Pat Tompkins, Phyllis Sakioka, Vera Mays Dillon, Elaine Bennett Madrid, Herm Cundall, Marie Bryant Kelley.
Want to join the reunion committee?  Email Jim Ferryman @
Questions about the reunion, email

We look forward to seeing everyone on August 20th!  Let us know as soon as you can whether you'll attend.