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!

Over 100 classmates attended the one day 58th Class of '56 Reunion, Saturday, October 11, 2014! With the dress being casual attendees were relaxed and having a good time.  Our theme of "Route 66 - The Fabulous Fifties" was supported by all of the outstanding decorations. SBHS's John Richardson provided the music of the '50's with each song reminding us of the time we spent at SBHS and all of the fun we had as teenagers. Groups of classmates were in continual conversation by the time they entered the room to the time they exited. Laughter was heard all over throughout the night.  Before lining up for an outstanding buffet, MC Jack Brown and Mary Lou De la Torre addressed the group with memories of past reunions and the loss of so many members of our class these past years. 

During the entire evening, videos from past reunions were played on the big screens all over the room. Voices were heard calling out names of the classmates seen on the screen with comments like, "Wow, look how young we were then!". Roses were presented to Committee members, Mary Lou De La Torre (SBHS), Eleanor Chapparo (Treasurer) and Pat Richardson (PHS), who worked tirelessly to provide this chance to get together again.

We then entered the buffet lines and sat down to eat with the buzz of conversations still present in the room. The buffet was outstanding and there was plenty of food for seconds! During the evening we were excited to hear from Rita Sanchez, who reminded us of the impact that Choir Director 'Dutch' and being a member of the choir had on the lives of choir members. The members, who were present at the reunion, then sang 'Beautiful Savior' as a tribute to Dutch. What a wonderful tribute it was! Mary Lou then had a raffle drawing which closed this part of the program.

As reunion attendees began to depart, there was a sense of how important it is to keep in touch with classmates.  It was a very successful activity and one enjoyed by all those who attended. For those who were unable to attend, you were missed.

Big thanks to Jackie (Powers) Olmos for sharing her pictures from the 58th Reunion!

Pat Richardson enjoying her roses


 Eleanor Chapparo handled all our finances

Manuel & Margie (Fuller) Gonzales with Jack Brown

Jackie (Powers) Olmos with LuLu enjoying the roses

"Notes from our Blog"

Thank you sooo much.Class of '56 Reunion Committee. You did a good thing. All your time and efforts are much appreciated. Richard and I had a wonderful time. So many stories and so much Love.

And thanks for asking me to say something about Dutch and Choir. Beautiful idea. I remembered those days when we got up at the crack of dawn to get to rehearsal by 7:45. I wrote an article about it once and wanted to find it to pass it out. I did go to the San Bernardino Library where they hold all the Sun Telegram and some Tyro articles on microfilm. My sister Mary (Class of '55 and Girl's State) was with me and did find a couple of articles on Dutch and the class of 56--The Greatest Class. Thank you Mary.

Thank you to Jack Brown. I couldn't believe I won the raffle. He was so sweet to contribute and to write such a lovely note in my Annual. You did too Lulu and Margie and Mollie, and others. Thank you so much. See you next time. God bless you all!

Rita Sanchez Griswold del Castillo

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