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New (Experimental) Features
If you have not visited this site for a while, you might like to test a couple of new features. We've brought back private member-to-member messaging and upgraded the way small photo icons expand to full size and respond to changing window sizes.

While signed in, use the member list to find a friend. To the right of the person's name you'll see a link (Contact this Member). Click it to send a message. Your message will be stored in the system, and we will notify your friend by email; your friend can then sign in to see your private message. Messages will be purged 90 days after both parties have marked them for deletion. They will not be shared (by the site) with other members. Note that the notifications may be mistaken for junk mail at first by your email program, so if you don't get a reply you may want to ask your friend to check his/her mail.

Where small icons appear in place of larger images, clicking the icon now enlarges the image to fit the available space in your window. Click it again to see it full size. Resize the wiindow and it will grow or shrink accordingly. Images that are smaller than the viewable space will simply expand to their actual size. We are extending this method to most photographs and other images in the system.

We will appreciate your feedback and suggestions. RC
C/78 Sets Final Timetable for Reunion with All-class Event on Sunday
We note that the Class of '78 has opened its Sunday, September 16, reunion as an all-class affair. Scroll down for more information.

As to the rest of the weekend:

Friday September 14th Pre-reunion Gathering
Matt Denny’s
145 Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006 IOS Android
5:00 - 8:00PM wine tasting: We have the Library Room reserved. We will have wine for tasting. Please let us know if you will be there!
Saturday September 15, 2018 Class of 1978 40 Year Reunion
DoubleTree Monrovia
924 W. Huntington Dr, Monrovia, CA 91016
5:00-10:00PM, then we move into the bar - 10:00PM - 1:00AM.
We will accept $90/person cash payments at the door. Have correct change! Tickets include welcome sparkling wine/apple cider, 1 drink ticket, passed appetizers, dinner buffet, dessert, guest teachers & spouses, photo booth, all 70’s music, video/slide presentation & more! Attire is Business Casual, but feel free to dress up!

And on Sunday September 16th

All Class Mini Reunion
Clearman’s Galley AKA The Boat
7215 Rosemead Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91775
Let’s wrap up our weekend extravaganza with an afternoon of getting together at our childhood favorite, Open to all TCHS alumni! We will have the back left corner reserved. RSVP here.
Directions: IOS (Sorry, Android users; we don't have an Android phone. This would be a good time to sign up as a tester for the alumni assn.)
Ramble Returns
TCHS' online show The Ramble has returned for another year. Join the young hosts as they report highlights of another academic year. Look closely, you may see yourself as you once were. RC

The Ramble

Football Season Just Around Corner
You might wish to save and print the schedule.
Golfers Take Note
Attention All Alumni! Class of 68 is having an all class golf tournament starting at at 8:15 am., September 25, 2018 at Temecula Creek Inn and Golf, 44501 Rainbow Canyon Road, Temecula, Green fees $60.00 includes cart.

Want to do it? Email Judy Parker-Matz at judypm@aol.com. Come one come all girls and guys. Fun!, Fun! Fun!
Suspect Charged in Murder of Peter Bentz '67
A suspect has been charged with murder in the disappearance of Peter Bentz '67, who disappeared in San Diego in November 2017. Thanks to Dixie Crosby '67 for following up on the story.

Original Article

Never let it be said...
...that the TCHS Alumni News team procrastinates. (Or if 'tis said, say the only example is the publication of the following video slideshow from seven years ago.) The Class of 1960 reunion in 2010 in Pasadena was a classy affair with classy people. That's my story and I'm sticking with it. —RC





If your class has a similar video or a photo collection from your reunion, please contact me about posting images or links here. We can window content into the site or connect visitors to your own site. (Please don't just send undocumented images or video.)
Committee Seeks Suport for Grad Night
Lenore Tijerina Smith writes: Hey Temple City Peeps, come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day while supporting Temple City Grad Nite 2018!! I’ve got tickets for sale, only $25 includes dinner, gambling, silent auction, raffles, 50/50 Bingo, green beer and fun!! Tickets: 626-497-3906 or follow the link at end of this post. Click image for more information.

Tickets

Class of '88 Save the Date
We have it on good authority that the Class of '88 is planning a 30 Year Reunion.
When: 7/21/2018 at 7:00 pm; Where: Tahiti Village Resort; 7200 Las Vegas Blvd.; South Las Vegas, NV.

You may learn more here or contact the Reunion Committee here.
Class of '78 Sets Reunion for Sept. 15
Kathy Keithley and Brad Fagan have announced plans for a Class of '78 reunion September 15 in Pasadena.


**CLASS OF 1978 & FRIENDS - 40 YEAR REUNION**

The class of 1978 is celebrating its 40 year reunion Saturday, September 15, 2018 in Pasadena, CA, and we want you to be there! For information, see tchsclassof1978.com
Kathy (Archer) Keithley (818-231-2138)
and Brad Fagan, organizers.

'67 Alumnus Peter Bentz Missing
Peter Bentz '67 was last seen by a friend in Ocean Beach last November. He never arrived for a family Thanksgiving dinner. He does not have a history of unplanned absence and is normally in contact with friends and family. The accompanying notice was posted on Facebook in December by a fellow alumnus. Can you help friends and family?

UPDATE 1/24/18 — No further information in the case has been received.

UPDATE 6/14/18 — According to the San Diego Tribune, Bentz has been declared dead, and "a former acquaintance is being accused in the death.

"Police said then that it was unlike Bentz to simply disappear without contacting family or friends."

Police investigators eventually identified Brian Hancock as a suspect in the death. Bentz’s body has not been found.

The Tribune continued, "Hancock, a San Diego County resident, was already in jail on unrelated charges that included cruelty to a child, burglary and possessing drugs for sale. He was re-booked on suspicion of murder on June 8, when he pleaded not guilty to a murder charge with allegations he has past convictions for arson and burglary going back to the 1990s."

Hancock is being held in lieu of $2 million in bail, facing 75 years to life in prison if convicted. Police and district attorney officials did not discuss the relationship between the two men.
Reunion, A Poem by Dixie Crosby
Dixie Crosby '67 recently published the following poem via Facebook.


REUNION
A Poem by Dixie Crosby

the faces have
grown older but
I know that voice

and I recognize
the walk, after all
these many years

and this is my past
where no one knows me
it was magic, pure magic

were we ever really
that young? we were...
and those were the days

where did we go?
and who did we know...
it never really mattered

when push comes to shove
it is only love that prevents us
from being shattered

I find it odd that as years pass by
we suddenly connect
with our past

and stranger yet...
and with some regret
I lost sight of what really mattered

the best antiques
to collect are
old friends

memories are threads that
hold together the patchwork
of so many old friendships

embrace the memories
for this one special night and
allow them to soar & delight

was she nice?
was he mean?
was she really prom queen?

well, it was always
just a toss
of the dice

someday we'll look back
laugh nervously and
suddenly change the subject

we were so young!
we never knew who's heart
we had the power to wreck

years pass by, the more you need
the people you knew when
you were young

and I, for one
loved every moment,
and thank God for Corky Dunn!

those were the days my friend
we thought they'd never end
we'd sing and dance forever and a day

we'd live the life we choose
we'd fight and never lose
for we were young and sure to have our way.

--© 2017 Dixie Crosby, TCHS '67

Alumni in Harvey-land, Plus Irma
The following registered alumni have addresses in states in the path of Hurricane (now tropical storm) Harvey or H. Irma. For reasons of privacy, we cannot further specify the locations of those who may be in the area affected by the storm. We wish them well in this difficult time and hope they will check in by posting an update in their profiles or by commenting on this article.

Texas: Dennis McLain, 1955; Carl Conger, 1957; Elinore Pascoe Cumings, 1959; Elaine Kempsky Kincheloe, 1959; Homer Cox, 1960; jim Graham, 1961; Ray Watters, 1962; Joseph Glockner, 1962; Roger Osborne, 1966; Richard Veit, 1966; Gene Miller, 1968; Christy Hinshaw Buchanan, 1971; Michael McLaughlin, 1972; Mark Holderman, 1973; Sue Cutler Leininger, 1974; Deb Edis Teuscher, 1976; Marivic Tabora, 1979; Tim Gil, 1980; John Bozzi, 1981; Debra Kohnle, 1981; Mike Johnston, 1982; Gabriel Field, 1983; Jami Flint, 1984; David Lee, 1986; Danielle Jaberg, 1987; Patricia Zahm, 1988; Karen Koski Kraft, 1991; Braxton Gregg, 1992.

Louisiana, Tennessee and Kentucky, which were on the storm path, are home to Steve Gerhart, 1965; Donald Paul, 1990; Steve Gerhart, 1965; Donald Paul, 1990; Ray Finkle, 1962; Cheryl Kane Roe, 1971; Richard Schilling, 1981; Greg McDonald, 1988; Sue Scorcia Vititoe, 1989.

H. Irma

And now with H. Irma, we add Florida: George Olney, 1957; Kent Altman, 1957; Doug Lindsey, 1959; Beverlie Bigenwalt Falley, 1960; Harmon Heed, 1960; Bob Divale, 1962; Don Birkemeier, 1963; joan Bartlebaugh, 1966; Linda Paternostro Huntley, 1967; Barbara Varnes, 1977; Glenn Davis, 1978; Sherry Weaver Cirmo, 1978; Corinna (Susie) Reidelbach Miller, 1982; Craig Goolsby, 1982; Kim Brodersen Smyers, 1986; Lee Leschi Ferreira, 1986; Eric Arenas, 1993; George Lopez, 2001.

Irma is headed north into Georgia: Gary Lineback, 1972; Tod Jones, 1973; Sheree Friedel Gossling, 1974; Jim Spillers, 1981; Omar Contreras, 1990; luke lin, 1995; Lindsay Ellingsworth, 1998; Billy Wyatt, 1999. Alabama: Michael Abrams, 1970; cherie lytal, 1981; david douglas, 1983; Marie Norum Powell, 1986. South Carolina: Roger Heineman, 1959; Bill Morris, 1981.

Of course, if you're listed herein but have moved, please sign in and change your address; your friends are worried for no reason. (Updating your address will not correct this article, so please sign in and append a comment.)

Class of '67 50th Reunion Set for Sept. 30
Save the Date!

The Class of 1967’s 50th reunion will take place from 5:00pm to midnight, September 30, 2017 at the Costa Mesa Marriott Hotel. The order of events will be cocktails (no host), dinner, live band, dancing and reminiscing.

Cost is $100.00 per person. Dress is casual.

Email us here for ticket order information and form.

We will update this article with comments, and we welcome yours (registration required). See also our Facebook group: temple city high school class of 1967: The Beginning (you’ll need to be a Facebook user and join the group to see all information).