The plans for the LHS Class of 1969 40th reunion are in the works. No, that’s not a misprint; you are that old. But old in a good way – like fine wine.
I am excited to be working with Capital Reunions but we need your help to make this event a huge success! Get on the phone, pull up your e-mail addresses, and tell your friends. We want to see everyone at the reunion. Please use the links on this page to update your contact information, submit a profile, and buy tickets to the big event. And continue to check back for updates and/or new information.
Now is the opportunity to revisit some of those crazy high school memories. For some of you they might have been the Friday night football or basketball games. For others it might have been Homecoming, Mr. Hertzler, or Prom. And for all of us it was walking across the football field and receiving our diplomas.
Looking back, I have a new appreciation for those years. The past 40 years have shown me that while new friends are fabulous, it’s old friends who give joy and meaning to life. Come to the reunion and reconnect with people who knew you when you wore long hair, Ladybug/Villager, or ty-dyed shirts – yet still like you! I hope that you can be a part of this special occasion.
Marilou Clarke Shotwell
Some 1969 Events to Tickle Your Memory:
June 1 - In Montreal, Canada, Give Peace a Chance is recorded in a famous bed-in for peace by John Lennon. The song is the first single recorded solo by a Beatle, and released under the name Plastic Ono Band, it is still a strong anthem for peace.
July 18 - Edward M. Kennedy drives off a bridge on his way home from a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts. Mary Jo Kopechne, a former campaign aide to his brother who was in the car with him, dies in the incident.
August 9 - Members of a cult led by Charles Manson murder Sharon Tate, (who was 8 months pregnant), and her friends, Folgers coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, and Hollywood hairstylist Jay Sebring at Tate and husband Roman Polanski's home in Los Angeles, California. Steven Parent, leaving from a visit to the Polanskis' caretaker, is also killed. More than 100 stab wounds are found on the victims, except for Parent, who had been shot almost as soon as the Manson Family entered the property.
November 15 - Dave Thomas opened his first restaurant in a former steakhouse on a cold, snowy Saturday in downtown Columbus, Ohio. He named the chain Wendy's after his 8-year-old daughter Melinda Lou — nicknamed Wendy by her siblings.
December 1 - Vietnam War: The first draft lottery in the United States is held since World War II (on January 4, 1970, the New York Times will run a long article, "Statisticians Charge Draft Lottery Was Not Random").
December 6 - The Altamont Free Concert is held at the Altamont Speedway in northern