J O H N B U R R O U G H S H I G H S C H O O L, B U R B A NK, C A
Does anyone else remember the musical show Where The Action Is? I loved it. I was at Olivera Steet in LA when they were filming it with the Vogues who performed "Five O'Clock World." They took me out of the audience and brought me up to stand and "groove" with the Vogues. I think that was my first appearance on TV. I also loved Shiveree and Shabang. Remember those go-go dancers. My older brother, some friends and I used to go the Music City in Hollywood to listen to the records in the listening booths. Someone else had mentioned that. I loved those times, especially the music: the Beatles, Moody Blues, Beach Boys, the Byrds and the Rolling Stones. My next door neighbor and I walked to the Hollywood Bowl one night and somehow snuck in. We stood right next to the car the Rolling Stones were in and peered into the window and waved at Mick Jagger. Wow! What a blast!
My friends and I used to go cruise Hollywood Blvd and Sunset Strip. We went to the Whisky A-Go-Go and some other clubs. We would drink vodka in the car and then party. When I think of some of the things I did--drinking and driving--I'm horrified! I'm amazed and grateful that I didn't hurt anyone else or myself. The first time I tried alcohol was at Grant's tomb (is that right?) in Glendale with some Mormon kids. Ha! I used to go to parties and drink on the weekends in my junior and senior years. One Saturday morning, I had a bad hangover and ran to the backyard behind our garage to vomit (I didn't want my parents to hear). My mom had followed me out there. I had just finished upchucking when my mom appeared. There was a clothesline there, so I just pretended that I was looking for some clothes there. By the way, I stopped drinking alltogether when I hit 40. I wanted to live healthier. Oh those memories...
Michele (Jan) Bivins
Hi Barb and all who are reading and contributing to this great walk down memory lane!
Hey Barb, can you still touch your tongue to your nose??? My younger brother had such a big crush on you and Stevie Dodge, but he remembers -- of all things -- your special talent! Do you remember how we (you, Nancy Barrera, Jitter and ???) would go to Foster’s on Magnolia during our senior year at lunch for taquitos and Sprite? I worked at Martino’s Bakery and brought Tommy Howe (God rest his soul) tea cakes hoping he would ask me out! Can’t blame a girl for trying!
I remember …
I also remember the music booths at Music City. I still have the original albums of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, etc. Not that I have anything to play them on. One day they may be worth a lot of money.
I can’t believe that I used to hitch hike! I was so naďve and stupid. I got in some pretty dangerous situations but luck was on my side and nothing serious ever happened. I got to ride in some pretty nice cars including an old Morgan sports car. My wild stage didn’t last long and my hippie ways ended as a senior in High School. I guess that I went through many different stages: surfer girl (alto I never surfed but it was all about the look), hippie, mod, normal wanna be.
Keep the memories coming….
Barbara McGill (Baillie)
Wow, my problem is just remembering! Albins Drug Store was my
first job. Mr. Albin hired me and scolded me when I used the fancy
wrapping paper to wrap a gift that cost less than $3.00. I do
remember .01 candy and gasoline cost .25 a gallon. Every Saturday I
got .50 which .35 got me in the Magnolia theatre and I could buy
jujubes and a soda. I remember Akron because my first
apartment was furnished in borrowed mother and early Akron! Ice
cream was a nickel @ Thrifty's and I loved going to Newberry's and
sitting at the counter and playing music. My kids laugh when I tell
them about dances and how we did the Twist and the Stomp and the
girls were on one side and the boys on the other. I can't remember
the name of the market at Edison and Burbank Blvd but they sold me
Dear Dave, and Class of 67
Love You Guys,
Does anyone remember a concert that my brother and myself promoted at Beverly Hills High School in May, 1966--the end of our junior year? Well most of the Fifinellas attended as I was their mascot, and it turned out to be one of those seminal moments, at least for me. And I didn't really appreciate the surrealistic nature of it until years later. My brother, 41 years later, is still producing concerts and managing groups. He had been doing this from 1962 when he began teaching, and still does it full time some 8 years after he retired from teaching.
In 1966 he was booking a new band that was pretty local called Canned Heat. Their manager and agent was a guy by the name of Todd Schiffman, who worked with my brother all the time. A deal was made for my brother to buy Canned Heat at another venue only so long as he would "buy" a new L.A. group and produce a concert somewhere in the L.A. area. Schiffman was only charging $600 for this band, who just had a local hit break out in L.A. called "Break On Through". Their name was The Doors. And they were supposed to have this very special front man named Jim Morrison. My brother came to me and asked if I wanted to put up $300 and go partners with him. I said sure but we need to put it on at a place that was very cutting edge in L.A. to be sure the kids would buy tickets. I, unfortuantely, (or maybe fortunately) didn't feel that Burroughs was the right place and suggested Beverly Hills High School. Well, naturally, we sold it out in one week's time and I made a whopping 200% profit on my investment.
The coolest thing about that evening, though, was that the late, great, innovative, Jim Morrison didn't believe in a "timed concert". He lit this weird little thing on Manzarik's piano called an incense stick, and when the incense burned out the concert was over. I'll bet those attending that night (May 11, 1966) didn't realize that they were hearing "Light My Fire" for the very first time...And it was the long version, thanks to that incense.
Looking forward to the 40th.
Hi Everyone and Greetings from Horseshoe Bend, ID!
I finally made it to our website and it is great!! Life is good here in Horseshoe Bend and I just love it. I cannot think of a better place to live than here. My parents are still going strong and in their 80's and live in Boulder City, NV. My two brothers are doing great also. Rod (my husband) and I still have the electrical contracting business and of course, our first love, our horse ranch. I am attaching a picture just taken last week of the regular riding crew, my friend Tempe, my husband, myself, my friend Nicci and Nicholas, our 14 year old foster child that lives with us. I used to work for his dad, an attorney in AZ, and his dad used to work for my husband.
I have never been happier in my life and it is so funny that the older you get, you realize the simple things are what make you the happiest. I spend my time riding, teaching in the women's prison in Boise and in August I am going to Ecuador to serve on a medical/dental mission in Quito. I am real excited and am brushing up on my Spanish.
If anyone comes this way, they are always welcome to stop by.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in 2007. Boy does time fly!!!
Cathy Pennington Hansen
is great to catch up with the class of ’67 from the newsletter.
has been two years since we retired and moved to beautiful Palm Desert.
We are living in a gated community
that has so much to
offer. We enjoy two golf
courses, three beautiful clubhouses, two great fitness centers, dining
rooms and all sorts of clubs from golf to sewing and much more. Our
neighbors are terrific and we love to get together at least once a month
for "theme night" where we cook a meal from a different country.
husband enjoys golf and softball. I enjoy cooking, shopping, reading and
getting together with our friends.
have been traveling a lot this year. So far we have been to Portland,
Las Vegas (took in the sights of Boulder Dam, which I had never seen),
Laughlin, Nashville (the best milkshakes in the world are at Steak and
Shake!!), Gatlinburg, TN (where we attended the Highland Games and met
with Innes' from around the world at
the annual Innes Clan General Meeting and drove through the Great
Smoky Mountains), Memphis (toured Graceland-it was really something!!),
Costa Mesa to attend the Highland Games and set up an Innes tent, spent
4 weeks in Lake Tahoe (our favorite vacation spot in the world!!), then
on to Reno and Big Bear.
will be home for a month, then we are off to Scottsdale, AZ then
Branson, MO. I guess you can say we are really enjoying life!
Mom lives in her own house about 5 blocks from us and is doing quite
well. We see each other practically every day. Our daughter, Lisa
graduated from UCI last year with a degree in Film Studies and is trying
to get into the entertainment field. Until she becomes a great director
or cinematographer, she has taken a job with a new reality show
Benefactor" which airs this month. After that, it’s off to some new
project (anyone with Hollywood connections??). She lives in Culver City
so during the summer, I go visit her at least once a month and during
the cooler months, she visits us as often as she can.
feel very much at home in the desert. Whenever we are in LA we wonder
how we lived there in the traffic and congestion for so long. Life moves
at a slower pace out here and of course, we are in a community where
most of our neighbors enjoy retired life as well.
all in all, life is good and we are so happy. I have attached a few
pictures of me and Andy and me and Lisa. Would love to see pictures of
the rest of the class.
you all take a few minutes to update us with stories in the newsletter.
It is fun to catch up.
you all good health and happiness. Hopefully, we can make the next
reunion. Thanks to those who wrote me back after my last update!
Barbara (Rubenstein) Innes
IS ALWAYS SO GREAT TO HEAR ABOUT FORMER CLASSMATES. ALTHOUGH, I
WILL BE THE FIRST TO ADMIT THAT I DON'T ALWAYS REMEMBER EVERYONE.
YOU KNOW THAT OLD ADAGE ABOUT THE FIRST THING TO GO WHEN YOU GET PAST
FIFTY! AND I ALREADY HAVE RECEIVED TWO SENIOR DISCOUNTS.
MY HUSBAND, CHARLES AND I HAVE BEEN TOGETHER FOR 30 YEARS AND HAVE
FOUR CHILDREN, WHO OF COURSE ARE THE LOVE OF OUR LIVES, MOST OF THE
IS 30 AND GRADUATED FROM CAL AND THEN GOT HER MASTERS FROM OREGON.
SHE LIVES IN MEMPHIS, MAKING MORE THAN I MAKE AND I HAVE BEEN A
SUPERVISOR AT THE POST OFFICE FOR 20 YEARS.
IS 28, WENT TO BYU ON A FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP AND RECEIVED HIS LAW DEGREE
FROM PEPPERDINE. HE IS CURRENTLY STUDYING FOR THE BAR AND IS A
SPORTS AGENT AT HIS LAW FIRM.
JUST TURNED 20 AND WILL BE ATTENDING OREGON STATE ON A FOOTBALL
SCHOLARSHIP. LOOK FOR THE LAST NAME OF ELLISON, AS A LINEBACKER OR
YOUNGEST, KEVIN IS 17 AND A JUNIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL.
GRANDKIDS IN THE FUTURE, AS THE KIDS ALL SEEM GOAL-ORIENTED.
THE NEWSLETTERS COMING. I'D LOVE TO SEE A COMBINED REUNION WITH
THE CLASSES OF '66 AND '68, SINCE WE ALL SEEMED TO BE SO CLOSE,
YEARS AGO AND PROBABLY STILL TODAY.
Classmate Steve Segner is living out his dream and opened up the "El Portal" Inn in Sedona, Arizona. Check out his website at www.InnSedona.com