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!

60th Reunion was a BLAST!

October 8th has passed...and the 60th Reunion held at the Elks Lodge in San Bernardino was a huge success! We had around 110+ Cardinals and Pirates celebrating with dancing, great food and drink. "Reminiscing" was the theme and was exactly what occurred. Many party goers thought this reunion was one of our best.  For those who could not attend, we send good wishes and want you to know that you were missed. Surely, we will have many pictures to view of the activities of the day and they will appear on the Cardinal's Nest!

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!

Planning Committee Members


Linda Savage began serving on our 30th reunion!

Sally Claus began serving on our 50th reunion!

Patricia Richardson began serving on our 30th reunion! Pat is the leader of the Pirate committee!


John Richardson began serving on our 40th reunion!

Jackie Olmos began serving on our very first reunion!

Eleanor Chapparo began serving on our 35th reunion!

Jack Brown began serving on our 30th reunion!

Jerry Smith began serving on our 30th reunion!

Mary Lou De La Torre, our leader, began serving on our 20th reunion! LuLu, as we know her, is the person who has given us the drive to serve on this planning committee. The Class of '56 has had a reunion every five years since graduation, with a 58th reunion thrown in!


Jack Brown Legacy



CSU establishes Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration at CSUSB


The Cal State San Bernardino's College of Business and Public Administration will be named for businessman and philanthropist Jack H. Brown, executive chairman of Stater Bros. Markets. The naming was approved by the California State University Board of Trustees at its July 19, 2016 meeting in Long Beach. This is a wonderful tribute to a great Cardinal and member of the Class of '56!



Paul Hauser Publishes New Book


Paul Hauser's latest book slated for publication in August, 2016 is entitled, "Inherently Dangerous: An Account of U.S. Air Force Weapons Controllers In Southeast Asia During the Vietnam War". The roots of this narrative reach back to the early 1960s when he graduated from college and was scheduled to be drafted into military service. The book is his personal narrative of four years and four months spent as a weapons controller officer in the U.S. Air Force, including sixteen months in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.  Three of his fellow Air Force officers graciously added their combat stories to round out this history. Information was derived from his personal experience, declassified military documents and correspondence from friends and associates.


Congrats Paul...we are all looking forward to the book and seeing you and Susan at our 60th Reunion, October 8th! 


Remember, you heard it first on the Cardinal's Nest, where the Class of '56, SBHS lives!

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!