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 Update!!

NOTICE- If you have not sent your reservation to  Eleanor Chapparo for the 60th Reunion, you need to do so right away! The Committee needs to have numbers to complete their planning for dinner!

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!

The Reunion Committee met June 4th and stuffed envelopes with the final invitation to the 60th Reunion to be held October 8th. This will probably be our final organized reunion. If you plan on attending and do not get an invitation sometime in late June or early July, contact us by email by clicking on Contact Us at the top of this page or get a copy of the invitation by clicking on the PDF below.

Final Invitation 60th Reunion.pdf

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!



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.

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! 


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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!