Welcome to The Cardinal's Nest . . .

to the NEW 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!


We continue to mourn the loss of our classmate and friend Jack Brown, however, we must move on with our lives...always keeping him in our thoughts and prayers.


Janette (Cole) & Richard Perry Suffer Loss

It has been a horrific month for Janette and Richard Perry, as their son, Mike died in his sleep, September 2, 2017.  Apparently his heart stopped beating and he passed away.  He was a 57 year old, 5th Grade teacher who was loved by his students and school staff.  He never married, but was a father figure to his students.  His parents are grieving at this sudden loss of their son.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Janette and Richard.  Rest in Peace, Mike.


 

 

Jack H. Brown's Legacy

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony @ Cal State San Bernardino

 

Our friend and classmate Jack Brown often said he was so proud to have been born and raised in San Bernardino. He has given back to the community in so many ways.  His legacy was commemorated with the ribbon cutting for the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Administration at Cal State San Bernardino, October 5, 2017.  In June 2016, Jack gave the university $10 million, the largest cash gift in the school's history.

 

Jack's gift gives access to scholars for generations from the Inland Empire.  It provides flexibility for scholarship opportunities for local students, support for our veterans, as well as those who were raised by a single parent.  It also supports research and technology and the outstanding efforts of the college's faculty and staff.

 

His legacy was really not the money, but his giving to those in need.  Those classmates attending the ceremony were overcome by the beautiful surroundings, wonderful luncheon provided and the stories of his generosity to his fellow man.

 

Many years down the road, those benefitting from his kindness will not have known him personally, as we have, but I am sure they will thank this giant of a man for helping them achieve their goals.  How fortunate we were to have known him for so many years as a classmate and friend.

 

 

 

 

Mementos courtesy of Jackie (Powers) Olmos

 

 


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!