Class of 1960

A site for alumni of Polytechnic High School in Ft. Worth, Texas

 

 

     

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

OCTOBER 22 – 23, 2010

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW

MAIL PAYMENTS BY JULY 30, 2010

 

OCTOBER 22, 2010; FRIDAY EVENING, 7 PM – 9 PM

CASUAL MEET & GREET – SNACKS (CASH BAR)

J GILLIGAN’S BAR & GRILL,

 400 E. ABRAM ST., ARLINGTON, TX

 

OCTOBER 23, 2010, SATURDAY MORNING - 9-11 AM

DONUTS & COFFEE – MEET AT FRONT DOOR OF POLY HIGH SCHOOL FOR TOUR & VISIT

1300 CONNER AVENUE, FORT WORTH, TX 76105, 817-531-6200.

 

OCTOBER 23, 2010; SATURDAY – 4–10 PM – REUNION & DINNER, COFFEE/TEA (CASH BAR)

 BUSINESS CASUAL ATTIRE

TEXAS STAR CONFERENCE CENTER,

1400 TEXAS STAR PARKWAY, EULESS, TX 

 

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1809 HWY 121 S., BEDFORD, TX 76021    4151 CENTREPORT BLVD, FORT WORTH, TX 76155

817-545-8105                                                  817-358-1700

 

50TH REUNION CONFIDENTIAL SPONSORSHIPS

 

CONFIDENTIAL SPONSORSHIPS WILL BE PROVIDED TO ANY CLASSMATES WHO WOULD BE UNABLE TO COME TO ANY EVENT BECAUSE OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP.  PLEASE CONTACT MARIFRANC (KEETON) MATHIS TO MAKE THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR PART OR ALL OF THE COSTS OF ATTENDING THE 50TH REUNION EVENTS.  THESE WILL REMAIN STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.  PLEASE DO NOT MISS THE EVENT BECAUSE YOU FEEL IT WOULD BE A FINANCIAL BURDEN. 

 

CONTACT MARIFRANC (KEETON) MATHIS, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A SPONSORSHIP PROVIDER.

 

 

CLASS REUNION CONTACTS:

CAROL (GRIMLAND) COUCH, PHONE: 817-283-0250  caccouch@att.net           

            MARIFRANC (KEETON) MATHIS, PHONE:  817-429-6420 marifranc@charter.net          

            RITA (MORRIS) VINSON, CELL:  817-368-6317  vinsonrita@charter.net

            LARRY WREN: EMAIL:  POLYHIGHCLASSOF1960@yahoo.com; OR BUSINESS PHONE: 817-496-8832.

 

CLASS REUNION POEM

Every ten years, as summertime nears, an announcement arrives in the mail,
"A reunion is planned; it'll be really grand; make plans to attend without fail."

I'll never forget, the first time that we met, we tried so hard to impress.
We drove fancy cars, smoked big cigars, and wore our most elegant dress.
It was quite an affair, the whole class was there, it was held at a fancy hotel.

We wined, and we dined, and we acted refined,

The men all conversed, about who had been first, to achieve great fortune and fame.
Meanwhile their spouses described their fine houses, and how beautiful their children became.

The homecoming queen, who once had been lean, now weighed in at one-ninety six.
The jocks who were there, had lost all of their hair, and the cheerleaders could no longer do kicks.

No one had heard, about the class nerd, who'd guided a spacecraft to the moon.
Or poor little Jane, who'd always been plain.  She married a shipping tycoon.

The boy we'd decreed "most apt to succeed" was serving ten years in the pen.
While the one voted "least" now was a priest. just shows you can be wrong now and then.

They awarded a prize to one of the guys, who seemed to have aged the least.
Another was given to the grad who had driven the farthest to attend the feast.
They took a class picture, a curious mixture of beehives, crew cuts and wide ties.
Tall, short or skinny, the style was the mini.  You never saw so many thighs.

At our next get together, no one cared whether, they impressed their classmates or not.
The mood was informal, a whole lot more normal, by this time we'd all gone to pot.

It was held out-of-doors, at the lake shores,   We ate hamburgers, coleslaw and beans.
Then most of us lay, around in the shade, in our comfortable T-shirts and jeans.

By the forty fifth year, it was abundantly clear, we were definitely over the hill.
Those who weren't dead had to crawl out of bed, and be home in time for their pill.

And now I can't wait, they've set the date. our fiftieth is coming, I'm told.
It should be a ball; they've rented a hall, at the Shade Rest Home for the old.

Repairs have been made, on my hearing aid; my pacemaker's been turned up on high.
My wheelchair is oiled, my teeth have been boiled, and I've bought a new wig and glass eye.

I'm feeling quite hearty, and I'm ready to party; I'm gonna dance 'til dawn's early light.
It'll be lots of fun. I just hope that there's one other person who can make it that night.

 

 

 

 

CLASS OF 1960  50th REUNION MEMORY BOOK

Please provide information about yourself to be included in the Memory Book for distribution at the reunion in October.  We would like to include your information - if you wish.  We prefer that each classmate write his or her own page.  We have included some suggestions to help you get started.  A website has been established for class members to provide their contact information and biographical information at:  http:www.classreport.org/usa/tx/fort_worth/phsalumni/1960/

For the reunion committee to be able to complete this task, we ask that you:
             
1. Provide contact information:  Mailing address, email address, phone number(s)                                 

2. Use Microsoft Word, if possible.  Preferred font is Arial, 10 point.                                                       

3. Center your name (ladies include maiden name) in 14 point all caps.                             

4. Include a current photo of yourself as a separate attachment or in pdf or jpeg format                  

5. Please submit this in story form. (One page limit)  Provide such info as: 
    a.  Are you or have you been married?  To whom?
    b.  Education
after high school:  universities/degrees.
    c.  Work history, jobs, elected office, honors, retirement 
    d.  Military-branch of service, rank, assignments and travel, awards, decorations,etc.  
    e.  Honors and achievements:  religious, community, political, etc.  
    f.  Tell us about your family:  children, grandchildren, where they live, what they do. 
    g.  Leisure activities, hobbies, volunteer service. 
     h.  Travel:  where in the world have you been for business or pleasure and when? 
What memories stand out.
Was there a favorite Poly teacher/subject, or happening at Poly few would know but many would be interested in. Anything we forgot to ask. 

Surely, even if you think the last 50 years were a bore, something has happened to you that your classmates would find interesting.  DON’T BE BASHFUL – HOWEVER, WE ARE INTERESTED IN NON-FICTION.

IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THIS TASK, WE ASK THAT YOU USE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS TO COMPLETE YOUR BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:

1.  ENTER YOUR BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE:   http:www.classreport.org/usa/tx/fort_worth/phsalumni/1960/.

2.  EMAIL INFORMATION TO  Marifranc@charter.net.

            3.  MAIL A HARD COPY TO: MARIFRANC MATHIS, 5020 EMERALD LAKE DR., FORT WORTH, TX 76103

PLEASE SUBMIT INFORMATION ASAP BUT NO LATER THAN:JULY 30, 2010.

 

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