Please enter a message in the guestbook.
Even if you do not intend to come to the
reunion, it would be great to hear from all
of you. Share with our classmates a few of those classic
memories from senior year. Of course we
very much hope that you can join us to catch up in person!


 
  Linda Jesel
Sunday, May 18, 2014
The Reunion was the best thing that I've taken part in for SO LONG!  You all are still the most wonderful people in the world to me, and I can't wait to see all of you again! I am hoping I can get everyone's contact information, because my husband and I have an idea of how we can get some school pride going for the current students, and help the school.  Please contact me at lindajesel@hotmai.com.  I look forward to hearing from all of you! Linda Nettles Jesel
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  Bonnie Brown
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
I agree with Shirley; llet's do it again.  But let's do it in 5 years and not 10. Who's on board?  And a BIG thank you to all who put this together.  You guys did one helluva job!
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  james w. ball
Thursday, May 8, 2014
hi! sorry i couldn't get down for the 50th reunion, but just wanted to say i'm still alive & kickin! sorry, no email right now!
 
 
  Shirley Swainson
Monday, May 5, 2014
WOW!  That was fun.  Let's do it again.
 
 
  Gerald 'Jerry' Ford
Friday, May 2, 2014
Well,, I couldn't make it.  I miss you all.  HAVE A BLAST!  Auguri from Italy. Ciaoooooooooooooo ;)  Jerry Ford  - COUNTS
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  Ed Cook
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Hi Tamar and all the rest of the ’64 Reunion Committee:

I was just on the “Guestbook” tab of the Reunion Webpage to leave a note … I was hoping that my schedule would allow Deb and I to be in South Florida and join you all at the Reunion. Unfortunately, that isn’t going to happen – my schedule is relentless and there just isn’t any way. After having worked on both the 10-year and 20-year reunions, I KNOW the level of work and commitment that it takes … and I also know the rewards it brings. Despite our not being able to attend, I wanted you to know how grateful I am to you and the rest of the committee that worked so hard and so long. I know everyone able to be there (as well as those who wanted to be and can't) each has exactly the same feelings of thankfulness for all of you who worked to bring this to such a momentous conclusion … so congratulations on an ambitious and very worthwhile effort. I’m still having difficulty in coming to grips with fact that 50 years have gone by! Please let all on the committee know that I (and very likely everyone you contacted) am very glad to know about and to have had an opportunity to attend the reunion. Also, when you see Janice Dutcher … please give her my very best regards – we worked on those other reunion efforts. Also, a very wise friend of mine, a very long time ago, told me something that I have found to be extraordinarily true … and that is that none of us can ever have enough friends … please know that you, and all the rest of the ’64 Grads have, and will have, a friend on the other end of these emails. I hope to hear from some/all of you at some time, any time, in the future. Thanks again, Tamar, and all of you folks!

 Ed

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  Ed Reisman
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
This is so coo! My picture appears in the 64 Gables Yearbook even though my family and I moved back to Long Island, NY in 63 where I graduated from Huntington High School in 64. I've never been back for a Gables Reunion because of the disconnect. South Florida and Key Biscayne made me appreciate nature so much.  Gables was a great high school and prepared me for my future so well.  I've only been back to the area once since 63 and could hardly recognize anything but what fabulous memories are still there from those days of innocence,tropical breezes and natural beauty.  Live it up Class of 64 and enjoy this historic 50th Reunion.  As Jim Dooley used to say about FL "Come on Down" and I will visit those old stomping grounds again some day soon!   regards Ed Reisman





 
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  Nancy Austin
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Hope everyone has a great time! Sorry that I can't attend. The reunion committe had done an amazing job and deserve a huge thank you. 
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  Ed Cook
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Hey Everyone – I’ve waited for about as long as I could hoping that my schedule would relax a bit and allow my lovely wife (of 40 years) and I to join in on the festivities with all of you … but, apparently, that just isn’t going to happen.  While both of us still have family in South Florida and it would be great to see them and be able to renew some of my long-time-ago Gables friendships (I refuse to say “old” friends) it seems that (as usual) I’ve over-committed myself in doing what I’ve been doing for quite some time now.  Almost a year ago, I retired from the Federal Aviation Administration – after spending most of my adult life (although there are some who might challenge that I still do not qualify as “an adult”) doing the things that I love to do … participating in, providing regulatory over-sight of, and developing rules and practices for, those activities that directly affected the teaching and evaluating of pilots and the training systems they use … in and for an industry that I’ve come to know, respect, and love.  However, since I retired, my “official” schedule, while having started at a snail’s pace, has accelerated to the point that I often think that I may have to “un-retire” to find time to rest!  I spend most of my time assisting organizations in their acquisition and use of various levels of flight simulation equipment … and assisting in legal cases that have involve the use of such devices for training and/or checking of pilots.  However, with all that, I assure you that I still fondly and vividly recall memories of the early mornings in the study hall before classes started, when most of us went to Government class … all those close friends who frequented that irreverent gathering, where all sorts of plans were made and changed, and the memories of the afternoons spent incessantly running around the track under Coach Injay’s penetrating eyes (even though my contributions probably didn’t help much, Coach Injay was voted State of Florida Track Coach of the Year in 1963 and Track Coach of the Year in Dade County in 1964) … and after a long conversation with him, my eventual withdrawal from those times to attend the remaining fondly recalled memory … that being the after-school “coaching” in Physics.  My biggest wish is that I could “reconnect” with those folks I regularly saw, talked with, had fun with, helped through problems, as we were all forced into a form of pre-adult responsibility … that of High School Graduate.  I’d love to hear from any of you!  I hope the reunion is at least as fun as the 10-year and 20-year efforts – which are also among the fondest of my memories.  My email address is edcook77@comcast.net
Have FUN!
 
Ed
 
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  Mary Singer
Monday, April 28, 2014
In looking through the list of those we've lost and then at some of their entries in my 1964 Cavaleon, my biggest regret is losing touch with so many of our wonderful classmates.  In October 1962 while I was celebrating my Sweet 16, I could hear the Air Force jets flying at night over my house to land at Homestead Air Force Base in anticipation of an attack on Cuba during the Cuban Missile.  It was a scary time.  I think that and my Govennment teacher our senior year, Mr. Castle had much to do with my majoring in Government and having a career in the USG. 
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  Oliver Jones
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
veterinarian owned and operated Sunrise Animal Hospital Fort Lauderdlale, Fla.for 40 years  Sorry can not make the reunion  Miss you all.
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  Nancy (Nan) Baren Miller
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
I hope you all have a great time at the reunion.  Unfortunately, I can't make it.  Hopefully the Reunion Committee makes available a book with phone numbers and emails of the  CGH 1964 classmates they have located.  I think it would be a big seller. I would love to hear from classmates who remember me. My email is Nan46@q.com. My address is 11050 E. Monte Avenue, Mesa, Arizona   85209 My cell phone number is (936) 933-3585.    
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  Robert Barbanera
Sunday, April 13, 2014
I want to thank the reunion committee again for all of their hard work in organizing this event.  What a challenge it is to try to locate everybody after 50 years.   One of the personal highlights has been to reunite Rocke Hill and me with Mike Kane, with whom we had lost touch for 30 years.  Mike is flying in from San Diego to Fort Myers (where we live) and Rocke is coming here from Gainesville, and we're all coming to the Friday night event together.  And yes, as many people have stated, we did grow up in PARADISE.
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  Gabriel Gilbert
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
It'll be good to see who's gotten fat
It'll be good to see who is still working
It'll be good to see if anyone os not in AARP
Gabe Gikbert
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  Nancy Devine Cunningham
Sunday, March 30, 2014
I moved away from Coral Gables the summer we graduated and, I suspect, like many of you have never been to a class reunion.  My husband and I spent more than 30 years in the Detroit, MI area, but are now living in the California Desert (Rancho Mirage).  BUT, as one of you wrote in your post, we grew up in paradise and it will be wonderful to return to Coral Gables for a few days to see how the area --- and all of us--have changed.

Look forward to seeing all of you who are attending.



 
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  mickey( easteregg) sullivan
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
i am still looking for members, of marching band. from.1961-1964.  e-mail me, @ mickeysullivan44@hotmail.com.

i am still trying to come.

 
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  Stu Hill
Sunday, March 23, 2014
   To those who are asking if I know anything about how the live man-eating blacktip shark got into the KeyBiscayne Yacht Club pool that night, I can only say: "I refuse to answer on the grounds it might tend to incriminate me." C'mon, of course the pool was empty.
 
 
  Linda Nettles Jesel
Friday, March 14, 2014
Does anyone remember the Shipwreck Parties at the South Miami Women's Club and at Tahiti Beach?  French Fries at Hot Shoppes and chocolate shakes at Jimmy's Hurricane?  Watching Peter, Paul and Mary on stage for the first time?  What wonderful days they were.  Now we have another special weekend to remember, and I wouldn't miss this reunion for the world!                                                                                  Linda Nettles Jesel
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  Robert Barbanera
Thursday, March 13, 2014
What do I remember about my senior year?  Some of my memories include my two best friends, Rocke Hill and Mike Kane.  I remember having a nice quiet lunch at Don’s Den and being able to have quiet conversations with the beautiful peaceful music of the SURFING BIRD!!!   Does anyone remember the name of the other lunch place north of Don’s Den?  I also have memories of Hot Shoppes, Jimmy’s Hurricane and the Big Wheel.  Another memory is when the Beatles came to Miami.  Mike Kane and I left school early, or should I say skipped, in my ‘55 Ford and headed to Miami International Airport to see if we could see them and maybe see the hordes of girls going to see them.  Maybe that was the main reason.  We found the concourse they were coming in on and headed down it.  We were late -- the Beatles had just landed.  All of sudden the building started to shake and we heard this roar.  We were about to make the turn onto the concourse, but the noise was getting louder and louder and louder.  Mike looked at me and I looked at him and we decided maybe we should turn around and walk back.  Then all of a sudden there were hundreds and hundreds of screaming girls coming at us at the speed of light.  Mike and I started to run, but it was too late -- the mob had caught us.  It was scary. We were lifted off the ground and carried with the mob.  I was headed for a wall separating a group of doors.  I pushed off and made it through the doors.  I lost sight of Mike, but eventually it ended.  Needless to say people got hurt, and I thought all those girls were coming after me, the blue-eyed Italian.  I don’t know why Rocke Hill didn’t come with us.  Surely I would have wanted him trampled too.
 
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  Joan Anderson
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Does anyone else remember being in the auditorium for senior class pictures when news came of President Kennedy's assassination?  Are we really old enough for a 50-year reunion?  We all have new faces now.
 
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  Stu Hill
Friday, February 28, 2014
  When I'm asked where I'm from, I say, "I grew up in paradise." Didn't we! Looking forward to seeing y'all;  reminisicing, enjoying our time together. 
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  Lester Langer
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Hi to all my long ago classmates. This reunion will be the best for all of us. Perhaps the last as well. So if you are sitting on the fence thinking should I come...then the answer should be YES. You only have one 50th High School Reunion and if you can be here you should come. This event for us will never happen again. How many chances do you get to be part of a once in a lifetime event. Well, now is your opportunity to be part of history.  So come on down, enjoy the sun, the golf and share some memories and make some new ones to take home with you.  
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  Arlynn (Ikenson) Brody
Saturday, February 22, 2014
I have the fondest memories of Bill Ledue, band & orchestra.  Marching was least favorite but loved his encouragement, direction & warmth.  Also...proud memories of competition...Silver Knight.  Terrible crush on my geometry teacher as well...gorgeous. Looking forward to reconnecting.
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  Frank Smathers
Sunday, February 16, 2014
I think some of the girls from Gables went to this show --- On Feb. 16, 1964, one week after their record-breaking debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Beatles made their second live appearance. (From The Beatles Bible): "A rehearsal took place at 2pm, which was filmed but not broadcast. The performance took place at The Beatles' Miami hotel, the Deauville, from 8pm-9pm, in front of an audience of 2,600. CBS had given out 3,500, and police had to calm angry ticket holders who were denied entry. Remarkably, given the ratings success of their appearance on 9 February, The Beatles did not top the bill this time; Mitzi Gaynor was the headliner. Also on the bill was Myron Cohen, and boxers Joe Louis and Sonny Listen were both in the audience at the Deauville.The Beatles performed six songs: She Loves You, This Boy, All My Loving, I Saw Her Standing There, From Me To You and I Want To Hold Your Hand.The show was watched by an estimated 70 million people in 22,445,000 homes." https://www.facebook.com/TheCollegeOfRockAndRollKnowledge
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  Roslyn Streifer
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Would love to connect with any grads living in NYC.   I remember with gratitude the brilliant Mrs. Natalie Hughes who taught Creative Writing (The Spectrum).  She led us through the agonizing days after the Kennedy assassination with discussions that brought clarity to our feelings.  Her classes were the high light of my high school experience.    With kind regards, Roslyn Streifer (Pasternak) NYC
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  Les Bernstein
Friday, January 17, 2014
From 1963, I remember "Antigone" and "The Fourth Dimension" and going to the airport to see President Kennedy speak; In 1964, I remember  seeing "Our Town" and I think "Oklahoma!" and "Jabberwocky" played during senior year.  I remember reading excerpts from "Pygmalion"  in Sylvia Firestone's class with fellow classmates...or was it Jennifer Atkinson's? I remember the  pep rallys headed by Nick Kotys with the band and cheerleaders, as I do the overmodulated sound in the auditorium during Donna Williams's TV English class.  I loved eating at Don's Den, but dreaded hearing "One Fine Day", "He's So Fine" and "Do You Love Me" blaring from the jukebox seemingly like clockwork every time I arrived.  1961 and 1962 are a bit of a blur, but I do recall playing "Maverick Solitaire" and "craps" in Joan Reitsma's Spanish class, on the Q.T.  I remember the nicknames I was called and who called me by them; and  I remember listening for hours on end to Jerry Wichner who replaced Gene Weed on WQAM before moving to WINZ.  He always ended his show with "Fandango" by Frank Perkins played by Hugo Winterhalter and His Orchestra and said  "Goodnight to all you crazy, mixed-up kids and all the islands...goodnight Gunga Din, goodnight first born." He also hosted dances sponsored by the Police Benevolent Association and he was from "Cramer Hill, New Jersey, where men are men, women are aware of it, and the national bird is the fly." Yes, he did say "national" not "locall"!
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  mickey sullivan
Thursday, January 16, 2014
is anyone fron the ,61-62, marching band comming? call me @. 574-323-5146. mickey sullivan
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  Sydney Spritzman Carpel
Thursday, January 2, 2014
It's been fun working with our dynamic reunion committee! I look forward to seeing so many of you on May 2 - 4 for what promises to be an extraordinary and memorable weekend!  Please plan to join us!
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