LAHS 1960

THANKS
to all who helped make our 50th Reunion
a big success


The official Reunion Committee consisted of Diane Edlund Lee (Chair), Char Schill (Keeper of Lists), Lynne Pfeiffer (website and graphics), John Reikes (golfing arrangements and phone committee) and Maureen Denton (all-around helper).   Diane and Char traveled to look at possible sites and interacted extensively with Great Reunions (our reunion managers).

Many other classmates (and even their spouses or partners) helped to research addresses, write letters, go and look at places, arrange reservations, and make extensive phone calls.  Others beside the Committee who helped, including but not limited to, are:

Research by Diane Salassi Thoene and Carolyn Tucker Hamaker

Dozens and dozens of letters sent by Pat Jewel Yurkovich

Emails sent by Arlene d'Arcy Yaley sent out (twice),

Phone committee who made dozens of calls:  Sue Grimes, Pat Barnatone Dorins, and Twink Schader Perry. 

John Reikes and Diane Edlund Lee made many many phone calls also. 

Diane and Maureen frequently checked the website classmates.com to find more people and encourage them to come.

If you helped and are not listed here, or know of someone who helped and is not listed here, we want to know!  Contact LYNNE.

Lynne began a facebook page for Los Altos High School 1960 ( Los Altos, California)  http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=77550650908   If you are on facebook, please join this and add information and photos about our class.  We may use it to help keep people in touch.  Lynne is the administrator of the page.

We are also grateful to the teachers who were able to attend our 50th Reunion -- Elizabeth Allen and Dude Angius.   Thanks to them both for all the things they did for us so long ago and for caring enough to attend our humble party.


GRATITUDE
 
The experiences we had at Los Altos High School, both good and bad, were valuable in our continuing to learn and become the people we are today.   After these fifty years, we feel a deep and abiding gratitude to the teachers who taught us and to the classmates with whom we interacted. 

It's a wonderful thing to see how Los Altos High School has developed and grown -- the new programs in place, the new buildings, the eager students still thronging the halls. 


Gratitude is the memory of the heart.  ~Jean Baptiste Massieu

Praise the bridge that carried you over.  ~George Colman  

When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.  ~Chinese Proverb   

 I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that  gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.  ~G.K. Chesterton  

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.  ~Thornton Wilder
  
Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.  ~William Faulkner

I have a desire to do something in return. To do thanks. To give thanks. Give things. Give thoughts. Give love. So gratitude becomes the gift, creating a cycle of giving and receiving, the endless waterfall. Filling up and spilling over… perhaps not even to the giver but to someone else, to whoever crosses one’s path. It is the simple passing on of the gift.  ~ Elizabeth Bartlett, heart transplant recipient
 
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.  ~Meister Eckhart
 
The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.  ~John E. Southard
 
If you have lived, take thankfully the past.  ~John Dryden

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.  ~W.T. Purkiser

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness.  It will change your life mightily.  ~Gerald Good

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.  ~Cynthia Ozick
   
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.  ~William Arthur Ward