Welcome to The Cardinal's Nest . . .

to the Cardinal's Nest! This site is home for San Bernardino High School's Class of 1956!  We hope you enjoy your stay and return often.  Maybe, you will leave a message for other classmates to see. Let us all know how you are doing. Click on Blog.

We also welcome our Pacific High School 'Pirate' friends to the site and hope you too enjoy your stay!

Don "Dick" Trolinger Inducted into Hall of Fame

Don Tronlinger was recently inducted into the Will C. Wood High School Hall of Fame as an Outstanding Coach during his tenure there.  He coached JV Boys Basketball for 2 years, Varsity Boys Basketball for 2 years, Varsity Boys Golf for 22 years, and Varsity Girls Golf for 10 years. He also coached boys Basketball for 11 years when Wood was a junior high school.  Don's teams won a combined 10 championships. He also served as Athletic Director for 16 years when Wood was a junior high school. Congrats to Don, or as we know him, Dick Trolinger, for his outstanding contribution to the students of his district!

60th Reunion Update!!

As of May 11th, we have received responses from our Cardinal Family reserving spots for 74 people for the 60th Reunion! This number does not reflect the PHS responses. Looks like we are going to have a nice turnout. If you haven't returned your response yet, please do so. With this information we will mail the final invitation to you. The final mailing should be in early summer. If you didn't get the First Flyer announcing the 60th Reunion, contact us with your address and we will get one to you!

We had a letter from classmate Lonnie Travis saying he would not be able to attend the 60th Reunion because he is under a doctor's care for treatment for a kidney transplant. He asked, "If any photo's are taken, could you send them to me, please? Sure wish I could be there." So, of course, we will try to send him a copy of as many as we can find!  We will miss Lonnie, but he will be there in spirit, I guarantee!

Jack Meadows Passes, Feb. 26, 2016



Jack Meadows

Posted on Saturday, 5th March 2016 | Carson City, Gardnerville, Reno, Sparks, Susanville

John Charles (Jack) Meadows, 77, peacefully passed away in the comfort of his home on February 26, 2016, surrounded by his spouse and best friend, Vel Meadows, and many family members. Jack was born January 9, 1939, in Hemet, California, to Richard Merrill Meadows and Lorene Elizabeth Koster Meadows. He spent his childhood in Southern California with his two younger brothers, Dick and Gail, and graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1957. He honorably served in the U.S. Navy for two years on the USS Toledo, and USS Los Angles as a Quartermaster. He graduated from San Jose State University in 1963 and remained in the San Francisco Bay Area until 1976, eventually settling in Gardnerville, Nevada as the owner of Meneley Motors, a farm equipment and International Harvester dealership. He changed career paths in the early 1980’s and worked as a Financial Advisor for the last 34 years of his life. Jack spent most of his life serving his community in both Gardnerville, and Reno with Rotary International. He had a love for the outdoors and spent the past 17 years on the Red Hawk Golf Course with a group of unforgettable friends and an occasional slice. Jack was a loving spouse, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, friend, and mentor. He will be missed immensely. A celebration of Jack’s life will take place this summer. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Rotary Foundation, c/o Reno Sunrise Rotary Club.


Remembering Fats Domino


The following was an email from classmate Deanna (Stuart) Rankin


"One of my top favorite songs from my high school years was, "Blueberry Hill", by Fats Domino. I can remember sitting at that counter off the kitchen in our house on 24th Street, doing my homework and listening to Fats, with Mom thinking that I was not able to concentrate on my homework with, 'that music', going on....but, of course, at the time, I thought it helped me do my homework!


That leads me to tonight. I felt really fortunate to catch a program on American Masters/PBS-SoCal., a special on Fats Domino. Wow, did it bring back memories and reaffirmed why that was my favorite song way back then, popular in 1956; the year I graduated.  The show really chronicles the rise of Rock and Roll, from its New Orleans roots onward.  This show may be hard to follow in the beginning, because of the acoustics back then, but it is a good peek into the many issues of that era.


It seems so long ago and so far removed from my kids and grandkids today....but that was our life in the '50's and those were really good times!" 


Deana (Stuart) Rankin

Ed Tubiola's Recovery

Had a great conversation with Ed recently. He had LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device) surgery.  It is a kind of mechanical heart, placed inside of a person's chest where it helps the heart pump oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. He has been recovering for many months now, using a wheelchair and now a walker to get around. Recovery has been very difficult for him, but he is on the mend now and looking forward to hearing from classmates. Best Wishes for his speedy recovery!

HELP us find lost classmates . . .

Help US . . .We have "undeliverable" mail from our first 55th Reunion flyer !


Click here to see the list of classmates we have not found!