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The Class Reunion

Every five 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 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,
And everyone thought it was swell.

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 all lost 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's 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 fortieth 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 Shady 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, and 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


This site has been created for the members and friends of the Class of 1965, Wilson High School, Wilson Borough, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

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26 July 2016
We are sad to learn of the passing of our former teacher and coach Michael Horon.


September 10, 2016
9-11 AM, Class Breakfast
Williams Restaurant, Palmer, PA
RSVP to Sandy (Allem) Butch 610-865-6204

October 7, 2017
WHS'65 70th Birthday Bash
Flynn's-On-The-Hill, Phillipsburg, NJ
HOLD THE DATE, more info to follow

22 April 2016
We are sad to share the passing of Robert C. Mitman, our former French teacher, who retired in 1985 after 35 years.

On June 12, 2015, the Class of '65 joined the Class of 2015 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of our graduation. Click here for slideshow. Click here for breakfast photo.


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I am always looking for stories & photos from the past. Send via this website or email me directly with any attachments. If you have hard copy photos you want to add, email me for a mailing address. I will scan and return them.


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