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06/26/20 07:46 PM #4672    


Judy Maxwell (1971)

Kathy ~ Dodson Lake is where we took swimming lessons.....

What instrument to you play?


06/26/20 08:31 PM #4673    


Katherine Newton (Courtland) (1968)

Randy Tolman,  You preferred the gals from Regan and Waltrip?? How could you? angry

06/27/20 01:53 PM #4674    


Kathy Culpepper (Gunderson) (1968)

Judy- Barbara and I taught in the morning at Dodson Lake then took life saving lessons to be life guards in the afternoon. I was only 13 so I was a junior life guard. Barbara worked at Inks Lake as a lifeguard and got to live there during the week. I was so jealous that I wasn't old enough. Then in the evenings that summer we also took every Red Cross course offered at the Red Cross Headquarters downtown in that beautiful old house right below the pierce elevated. When I was 15 I was a Red Cross volunteer at the Veterans Hospital during the Vietnam war. If you see a pattern, my Dad was active also in Red cross and worked during Hurricanes and other disasters. My Dad, my Hero, Scouts, Red Cross and also a volunteer fireman for the Aldine Westfield Volunteer fire department on Little York.

I played clarinet in the band. All of us Culpepper's played in the band. We were always busy doing something constructive like Mom and Dad. I was quite the nerd in those days.

06/27/20 07:34 PM #4675    

Randy Tolman (1967)

Katherine. Well now that I've had time to think about it, my timeline may have been a little off. I started going to Love Park BEFORE high school. My oldest brother got his drivers license and he told us there. That would make me about 12-13yrs old. My 2 brothers, me, and our 2 neighbors all went. It was a lot of fun and we kept on dancing 🕺 the nights away. Nothing against the girls from Sam Houston at all. As a matter of fact there was this one girl when I was in SH that I was totally smitten 🥰 with. I'll not mention her name (LS) to save her some embarrassment. She just didn't seem to be as interested in me as I was in her. Go figure?? In high school, after both my brothers graduated, about all I did on weekends was work and about all I did on weekday nights was work too. So I never really got to hang out with the kids from SH. Also about the year I was President of the FFA class, it was school year '65-'66 because I graduated in January '67. By the way (LS) if you ever read this I hope you have had a good life. I think about you often. I've had a good life. Been married to my lovely wife from Aldine High School for 51 years now! I love reading all these post even though I didn't know most of the people who are on here. Some I do remember, however. Y'all be good to each other and keep posting!<>>


06/28/20 11:40 AM #4676    


Linda Downey (McKnight) (1967)

#4674 Kathy, I never thought you were a nerd! I thought you were funny. You made me laugh. Now that I read about all the things you were involved in, I'm so impressed!  You have really lived your life to the fullest!  I have thought of you so many times, even though I only knew you for a short while. You were fun to be around! 

06/28/20 05:09 PM #4677    


Kathy Culpepper (Gunderson) (1968)

Linda Downey you made my day. Thank you so much. We were busy that's for sure.

07/04/20 10:01 AM #4678    


Judy Maxwell (1971)

                      HAPPY 4TH OF JULY



07/17/20 11:11 PM #4679    


Peter Olafsen (1967)

My sister, Astrid Olafsen, class of 1966, passed away July 14, Just wanted to let folks know. More information to follow later.

07/18/20 10:50 AM #4680    

Jerry Poole (1964)

I am saddened to hear of Astrid's passing. Without my year books (in storage in the Philippines) I am not sure I knew her by name but probably by face recognition passing in the halls of school. I know your pain of losing a sibling. I lost my older brother Tim Poole, class of 1959 in Jan. 2017. They are gone but never forgotten. May they RIP. 


07/18/20 10:56 AM #4681    

Jerry Deason (1962)

Peter, I am sorry to hear of Astrid passing. I am a graduate of 1962 and I not familiar with your family, but we are Tiger family. I too lost my twin sister last year, and understand your lost. BE TIGER STRONG. God bless your family.

07/18/20 11:45 AM #4682    

Kenneth Heron (1966)

Pete, I remember Astrid well. I was in several classes with her. She had long, dark hair and loved to wear black leotards. She was friendly and cheerful to us. She very smart and elegant. I don't need my yearbook to remember her fondly. My prayers are with you and your family. Kenneth Heron, Class of 1966.

07/18/20 04:28 PM #4683    


Kathy Culpepper (Gunderson) (1968)

Peter, I too lost a sister. Please accept my condolences for your loss. Tiger strong.

07/18/20 11:59 PM #4684    

Len Wolff (1967)

I'm so sorry to hear about Astrid's passing, Peter. She was a lovely young woman; poised, intelligent, and witty. I always enjoyed her dry sense of humor. I often think of the snowball fight we had in your front yard. Astrid had a wicked good arm and a blazing fast(snow)ball!

07/19/20 12:10 PM #4685    


Linda Downey (McKnight) (1967)

Peter, I too lost my younger sister, Cheryl, class of 1970. She was killed in a head-on collision on her way home from work. I will always miss her. We were very close. I'm so sorry for your loss. 

07/19/20 02:15 PM #4686    


Caren Reynolds (Cates) (1965)

Peter, I, too, am so sorry to hear that you lost your sister.  The hurt of losing a sibling runs deep.  I lost my sister, Pam Reynolds - Class of 1967 in 2013.  I lost my twin brother, Coady Reynolds - Class of 1965, in 2009.  Pam was the flower girl in my wedding.  Coady and I played Roy Rogers and Dale Evans when we were young, sure miss that little cowboy.  :(

Jerry Deason, I know the grief you are feeling from losing your twin sister.


08/07/20 11:32 AM #4687    


Judy Maxwell (1971)

Peter sorry for the loss of your sister. Prayers to you and your family. May your fond memories of her keep her alive in your heart always.

08/18/20 11:27 PM #4688    

Carol Bryant (Warren) (1970)

It takes a few days to get informaton actually posted on the home page, so I am posting here in the Forum so at least some people will see it until information gets added.




Unfortunately, with Covid-19 guidelines for the Venue and the deadline to have deposit refunded, the Committee made the hard decision that it was necessary to cancel the Reunion for this year. This was not a decision that any of us wanted for our class reunion.

If there is any way that we can get past the Covid-19 issue, the Committee will try to put together another date in 2021.


The Committee for the 50th Reunion

Sam Houston High School Class of 1970

08/19/20 09:50 AM #4689    


Kathy Culpepper (Gunderson) (1968)

Carol, so sorry class of 70 has to cancel your reunion. Shirley my sister is in that class. Maybe I'll join her again like I did your 10th. Thats the only formal reunion I have attended. I even missed my 50th.

08/19/20 11:38 AM #4690    


Judy Maxwell (1971)

Hate to hear the 70 reunion is again cancelled but better safe than sorry. SInce there is no plans for putting one together at this time will refunds be made to us? (NEVER MIND I GOT YOUR EMAIL) I was going since that too is my sister Shirley's class and 71 had be invited. Please let us know and an outdoor picnic in the fall would be fun. I may see what I can do with Pinewood/Greenwood Group and include any that want to join us.

Thank for all you have done on trying to get us together


Everyone hang in ther and stay safe!!


08/20/20 12:27 PM #4691    


Rick Faircloth (1966)

Yes it is sad that the Class of 1970 had to cancel there 50th class reunion ,but maybe next they can hold a 50+1.

09/05/20 03:43 PM #4692    

Moses Clepper (1976)

David Zingelmann's birthday (Class of '76). RIP

09/06/20 09:06 AM #4693    


Kathy Culpepper (Gunderson) (1968)

Roberto Padilla
OCTOBER 25, 1954 – AUGUST 31, 2020

Roberto (Bobby) Padilla, 65, of Houston, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 31, 2020. Born October 25, 1954 to Vicenta Romo and Juan Antonio Padilla, Robert was the third oldest of Vicenta and Juan’s six children. Robert attended HISD schools; Looscan Elementary, Burbank Jr. High and Sam Houston High School. He received his Associate in Applied Science degree in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration from North Harris Community College. On September 27, 1974, Robert began the most precious journey of his life when he married his high school sweetheart, Elaine Kleinecke. They met and fell in love in the 8th grade and were married for almost 46 years. Services Brookside on Eastex Freeway September 9th. Rest in Peace dear Friend.

09/07/20 06:10 PM #4694    

Monica Bianckino (Myska) (1972)

Monica Bianckino Myska 1972/1973

it's good to see all of the posts from friends of the past. This is my first post. I graduated with two graduating classes, 1972 and 1973 because I graduated one year early. My longest friend that I keep in touch with from Fonville Junior high Is Billie Pierucci Paul.  
I also recently had cocktails with Dr. Mike Stavinoha at the Houston racquet club. The club had been rebuilt after it was flooded by hurricane Harvey. My home in Richmond Texas was also destroyed by hurricane Harvey. It took us an entire year to rebuild and move back into the house.  During that time out of our house, we moved a total of seven times. My husband of 45 years, Jimmy Myska and I live in Richmond Texas and have two daughters, Noell Myska and Alexandria Myska Barrera. It would be nice to hear from classmates who remember me. I also graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1976  




09/08/20 10:44 AM #4695    

Michael Swan (1972)

Hi Monica!

I remember you from Sam, I think we had some classes together. Also, Mike Stav used to live 2 streets over from me on Colony, so we grew up together. I saw him when I got my gall bladder removed some years ago.

Hope all is well with you.

Mike Swan

09/08/20 09:17 PM #4696    

Monica Bianckino (Myska) (1972)

Did we have classes together? Does anyone remember Terry Henson? And where he is these days?

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