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I Can't Believe It's Been Forty Years!

Updated on April 25, 2010

Mangham High School circa 1963

Neo-gothic architecture. Another wing that was a duplicate of this one with an auditorium connecting the two. From the air it shaped an "H".
Neo-gothic architecture. Another wing that was a duplicate of this one with an auditorium connecting the two. From the air it shaped an "H".

Mangham High Class of 1970 to Hold Reunion

Remember graduation?  Was it held inside the neo-gothic building in the auditorium with the dark velvet curtains and the Old English "M" lettering? Or was it out in the open air of the football field?  Who gave the commencement address?  Remember the lyrics to the alma mater? "Where stately oaks and broad magnolias shade inspiring halls. There stands our dear old alma mater...." Wait! That's the LSU alma mater.  Who taught agriculture and sponsored the FFA when we were freshmen?  Who was the FHA sponsor? Remember the office secretary? Who was our academic advisor? (Hint, he was from Rayville and walked with a cane.)
Reunions are for memories and for catching up on the whereabouts and activities of long lost friends and classmates.  Reunions are for reconnecting, forgiving, forgetting, and moving ahead.  Have you read John Grisham's book, Bleachers?  Let's not wait on another funeral to get together.  Leave your "funeral suit" in the closet and join us for good food, good times, inspiring stories and tall tales.  
Any graduates of the classes several years either before or after ours are also invited.  If you have copies of yearbooks handy, please bring them. We can enjoy the photos and see what we wrote to each other forty years ago.  And don't forget to bring photos of your grandchildren.
June 12, 2010 is the day and the Mangham Community Center is the place -- next to where Junior Wisenor's Station used to be located.  The fun begins at 10:00 a.m. and continues until everyone goes home.  Couples are asked to pay $30 and individuals $15 to help cover expenses.  Any profits will go to the campaign fund of our next class member to run FOR something (seems like our class members were always running FROM something!)    

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    • myawn profile image

      myawn 

      8 years ago from Florida

      I went to high school in Baton Rouge then moved and graduated in Florida. I went to 68' reunion last month it was interesting so many people had changed and some the same.I can relate.

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      Sarah 

      8 years ago from Washington State

      Your high school looks very much like mine, except we had 3 floors. What you see is what you get, with the amenities at the local college of which the high school was included on the campus... I've never been to a class reunion. My classmates cannot find me. I had to have a legal name change and can never go back... Thank you for sharing your memories with me!

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      Lamme 

      8 years ago

      Glad you enjoyed this memory. People should enjoy the journey, but moving on is essential to happiness. Nothing wrong with enjoying a trip down memory lane once in a while. Great hub.

    • FCEtier profile imageAUTHOR

      Chip 

      8 years ago from Cold Mountain

      Justom, thanks for stopping by.

      We had a great time and just as you said, some people still live there.

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      justom 

      8 years ago from 41042

      I like visiting the past but too many folks still live there and I just can't do it. Peace!!

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      Lisa Gilley 

      8 years ago

      Chip, Thanks for the memories of such a beautiful building!! I so wish that we sill had this beautiful building in our town. I can still smell the halls of MHS..So sad..

    • FCEtier profile imageAUTHOR

      Chip 

      8 years ago from Cold Mountain

      Sue,

      I think a lot of people got a lot of the pieces of the building. I know where some of the windows are...

      :-)

      Chip

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      sue butler 

      8 years ago

      i loved that old building...what great architecture..neo-gothic..wonder where all that beautiful wrought iron went..gosh what a waste..i do wish it could have been preserved..o what good memories.

    • FCEtier profile imageAUTHOR

      Chip 

      8 years ago from Cold Mountain

      Thanks for commenting. I feel better now about posting this!

      :-)

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I went to my class reunion last summer and it was great. It was so much fun to see people and what they have done with their lives. Your hub reminded me of that good time. My high school graduation was also a lot of fun also. Good hub.

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      Debbie Jones 

      8 years ago

      Goooo Chipper!!!

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