MY NAME IS MACK HARRIS YOUR MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Class of 1964, 1965, 1966 & 1967 Saturday, November 6, 2004 JOINT REUNION
INVOCATION Heavenly Father, Several times over this weekend, we have been reminded that together as children and then late as adults at the Virginia School for the Deaf we began establishing the foundations for our lives. These foundations have been enhanced and strengthened over the last 40 years. Lord, we are living the plans that you have given us through your continuous blessings and through the challenges and obstacles you have put in front of us. And so tonight Lord, we ask that you bless this meal and continue to bless our celebration weekend. We pray for those classmates not able to be with us this evening. May their spirits and contributions to the Class of ’64, ’65, ’66 & ’67 family always be remembered. We ask all this in your name. Amen
WE TOOK IT FOR GRANTED. We took the hilly VSDB campus for granted. All those years, we were busy with many activities. The old campus still is as beautiful as any city park. The overseeing Mother building with blazing white columns stands with fortitude. So do the big and tall oak trees with tranquil solitude. We remember the two famous entrance posts with acorn atop But we did not take a chance to stop by and take a good look. We remember the campus always being neat. We remember annual beautiful Fall foliage. We remember having fun with fallen leaves. We remember crushing acorns anywhere. We remember many roaming squirrels. We remember good snowing. We remember many flying-by birds of different kinds. From time to time, we remember to come and check on a school of orange fish at the two ponds. We remember breathing the brisk air. With that so-natural environment, we remember the campus life is with a full joy and fun.
CLASS TRIVIA CLASS OF 1967 CLASS OF 1966 CLASS OF 1965 CLASS OF 1964 U.S. President Homecoming Queen Senior Class President Margaret SpanglerNancy BrownJanice MayoChanda WinesburgLyndon B. Johnson Mack HarrisKay MartinReba Jo PooleFreda Norman
CLASS TRIVIA CLASS OF 1967 CLASS OF 1966 CLASS OF 1965 CLASS OF 1964 Rang the bell first and then gave a meal prayer. When was the last Homecoming Weekend event held?1981 99 Please raise your hand if Mrs. Black was your first teacher.The VSDB campus has ___ acres.Please raise your hand if Mrs. Love was your first teacher. Before meals, older boys came last and then did what? Please raise your hand if you still have your class ring.Remember that meal prayer? O Lord, we thank thee for this food in Jesus' name. Amen
CLASS TRIVIA CLASS OF 1967 CLASS OF 1966 CLASS OF 1965 CLASS OF 1964 When it was time to stop working and put the tools back, what did Mr. Bass tend to do? Due to a long slope, stairs have to be stretched. Once a while, who opened the Lewellyn gym for the boys to have fun on Friday or Saturday night? Mr. Fred Yates Person who came the greatest distance?Person with most children?Person with most grandchildren?Person married longest to same spouse?Why do we have non-proportional stairs from Main Hall to Darden Hall? Turned on the red light and swayed it.
CLOSING REMARKS PLEASE COME AND PICK UP YOUR PICTURES YOU MAILED. WILL PUT EVERYTHING ON THE CLASS REUNION WEBSITE. NEXT JOINT CLASS REUNION – when? -- every 5 years? THANKS TO VSDB FOR HAVING LUNCHEON AND TOURS ON THE CAMPUS. THANKS TO THE REUNION COMMITTEE FOR THEIR HARD WORK. THANKS TO VAD/VSD ALUMNI GROUP FOR LENDING THE PROJECTOR. THANKS TO OUR “ANGEL” GEORGE DYSON FOR SAVING OUR LIFE. STAY HERE AFTER THE PROGRAM FOR SOCIAL WITH APPETIZIER. HAVE A SAFE TRIP BACK. GOOD NIGHT!