60th Reunion Newsletter

We hope you enjoy the latest newsletter.  2023 Class Reunion (1)

In the future, we want to add pictures from past reunions.  We need pictures from the 10 year and 20 year reunions.  If you have any, please send to Barb.cross@comcast.net

60th Class Reunion

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August 18, 2023

Tomorrow is our 60th reunion for the Class of 1963.  We have 114 people signed up.  Tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. we will be touring the school and checking out all the new changes.

Tomorrow afternoon/evening we will be meeting at Illahe Country Club for a gathering to celebrate 60 years.  

Thank you to the people that have helped get this reunion organized and thank you to the classmates that continue to support each other and renew friendships.


August 19 – 60th Reunion update

We have 99 people registered for the 60th reunion.  Let’s beat Class of 1962 – We need 15 more people to sign up.  Better yet, all those classmates that are on the fence, come join us.  It’s a great way to make new friends.

Staying connected

If you have changes to your contact information, please let us know.  Contact Bernie Stone-Barrett at rlbdbarrett@aol.com

New phone number – land line or cell phone



Class of 1963 Veterans Project – by Dan Withers and John Luchau


Time to Post: It seems I have not been keeping up with the website. I apologize.

Winter 2020 COR (1) 2019 Spring Newsletter Winter 2021COR 2022 Fall (2)Winter 2020 COR (1)Winter 2021COR2022 Fall (2)

What were you doing from March 2020 on?  Seems like life stopped forward motion.  2020 was a horrible year.  My family had an ice storm that took out the roof of Ron’s family home on Superior St, then covid hit, then medical issue with a family member, then another medical issue with another family member, then our family cabin, shop, casita, and another home burned down in the Beachie Creek Fire in September 2020.  2021 was getting through the turmoil of 2020.  We moved forward.  Isn’t that what we are required to do to maintain?  

Now we are preparing for our 60th reunion.  That will be August 19, 2023 at Illahe.  If you don’t have the e-mail that gives the details, let me know.  At this moment we only have 60 people signed up.  The Class of 1962 had 112 participants.  We can do better!  We must do better!!!  You know why?  We need each other.  As I’m calling classmates, we have all been through a bunch these last few years.  You have lost loved ones, you are dealing with aging bodies – yours or your close friend or family member.  We need each other.  Those that reach out and renew friendships or make new friends with the common knowledge and experience we had at South Salem High School – will do better, live longer or at least be happier.

2020 Spring Newsletter and Covid 19

Spring Newsletter finds us staying home and watching the pandemic reach all parts of the world.  2020 Spring Newsletter

The old Leslie Middle School is being torn down to modern standards.  Leslie Middle School moved several years ago and the building has housed Howard Street Charter School.  The new addition will include classrooms, auditorium, music rooms, parking, as well as many upgrades over the next year.

Winter 2019 newsletter now available

What a great year of reconnecting with classmates.  We now meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Elmer’s on Market Street at 1 p.m.  Please come join us if you are in the area.

Our 2019 Winter Newsletter has just been sent electronically to classmates with e-mail accounts.  If  you are not getting the emails, check our folders as they may be getting kicked out by your settings on your computer.

We had three great opportunities to network this year.  Read about them in the latest newsletter.

winter 2018 newsletter celebrating the 55th year since leaving South

2018 WINTER Newsletter

Here it is – another spectacular view into the lives of our mighty Saxons.  This issue is showing two celebrations we had.  One in the spring, one in the fall – per your request.

Next newsletter theme may be about what you were doing during the Columbus Day Storm, 1962.  Send me your story.  Where were you when the storm hit, what did you do to get home, or if home, how did your home/property survive, and what memories do you have of your life at that time living without electricity for a week or more.  Send your comments to any of us on the contact page.


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