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Reunion Plans and Reviews
Class of 1956

East High School, Memphis, Tennessee

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After a Great Reunion in 2006, Class Events Continue
Monthly Class Luncheons Underway

Plans for & coverage of the Reunion of the East High Class of 1956 will be posted here.*

Monthly Luncheons! The Class of '56 holds monthly luncheons every month except November and December on the 4th Thursday of the month. The restaurant location changes from time to time. Get on an e-mail list for details and locations. Our East High group will be meeting at Dixie Cafe, 4699 Poplar, Thursday, May 24, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. Also, if you have a favorite restaurant you would like to recommend, please let me know. Reservations need, to make reservations or for more information, please contact 
Februray, 2007 Luncheon Photo
Snapshots of the June, 2006 Reunion — Click here to see them!
Class of 1956, 50 Year Reunion, June 2-4, 2006

The Class of 1956 50 Year Reunion has concluded. Snapshots have been posted on these pages. If you have photos or text reports of the reunion and would like to share them on these pages, please contact us at


[previously posted on February 6, 2006]

February 6, 2006

 Hello all you '56 Mustangs!

As promised, your reunion committee has been hard at work, and we've got a fun-filled weekend planned: two dinner parties, a tour of our alma mater and free time for you to visit with old friends and rediscover Memphis.

The University of Memphis Holiday Inn ( will hold a block of rooms at a special discounted rate until April 1, 2006. This is a suite-only hotel, and our rate is $105.00 per night, plus tax (15.95%). The hotel is located at 3700 Central Avenue, across from the University of Memphis. For reservations call 901 678-8200 or 800 HOLIDAY (800 465-4329) and tell them you are with the East High Class of '56 reunion.


Friday, June 2, 2006, 6:30 PM
Casual Dinner at the Home of George and Cecile Tashie

Hors d'oeuvre
Barbecue: Ribs, Chicken, Pork, Slaw, Beans, Potato Salad, Stuffed Eggs
Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks

This will be a casual event in George and Cecile's home and garden—a great chance to meet and greet each other. Directions to their home, along with other information, will be in the welcome packet we will send when you confirm that you will be here. (And Memphis Barbeque is probably better than you remember it!)

Saturday, June 3, 2006—Day
You will be on your own until the evening dinner and free to visit with each other, tour your old alma mater and get to know the new Memphis. Consider these options:

  • Visit some of our museums—Dixon Gallery and Gardens, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis Botanic Gardens, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis Pink Palace, Mallory-Neely House or Mageveny House.
  • The Memphis Zoo is a special treat—see our two panda bears munching bamboo in the China Exhibit or watch our two polar bears swimming and frolicking under water.
  • Of course, there's always Elvis's House, Graceland. You can even book your tickets early,
  • Enjoy an English tea while you watch the duck parade in the Peabody then walk a few blocks down to Beale Street.
  • Explore the downtown renaissance—elegant Harbor Town homes on Mud Island or along South Bluff. If you have time (about two hours), take a river cruise and view the beautiful South Bluff homes facing the river.

Saturday, June 3, 2006 – Evening
The University Club
1346 Central Avenue

6:30 – 7:30 Cocktail Hour (Cash Bar)
7:30 Dinner

Baby Lettuce Salad with Seasonal Garnishments and House Vinaigrette
Combination of Tournedo of Beef with Sauce and Grilled Salmon with Dill Butter
Choice of Starch and Vegetable
Dinner Rolls, Dessert, Coffee

Dressy Casual

A Memphis DJ will take you back in time with music and a slide show of Memphis in the fifties. After dinner Alvin Locke, our Master of Ceremonies, will introduce the program and there will be lots of time to dance, mingle and reminisce. We will remember our deceased classmates during the program and honor them with donations to Le Bonheur and St. Jude.

Please complete the attached form and return it, along with your check for $100.00 per person ($200.00 per couple) to confirm that you will be here. To make our evening especially interesting, please bring your East High memorabilia. It promises to be a memorable weekend and will be our last Class of 1956 Reunion—so we definitely want all of you here!

The 1956 East High 50-year Reunion Committee
Bill Bateman, Pat Black, Martha Ann Kenny Bland, Florence Ann Wilkins Boston, Gail Valvik Bruce, Lee Cardwell, Marcia Scarborough Dunlap, Sue Ann Wagner Goodwin, Ray Henley, Marti McDonald Kruchten, Bob Langston, Becky Gabehart Lewis, Alvin Locke, Dale Turner Lowery, Patsy Hodges Simonton, Margaret Lott Schaefer, Buddy Shindler, George Tashie, Raymond Young


[the following was previously posted on September 12, 2005]
Attention Class of 1956!

Our FIFTIETH - 50th - class reunion will be Friday through Sunday, June 2, 3, and 4, 2006. Please book the weekend now and send your current address, telephone and e-mail to any one of the following:

Margaret Lott Schaefer -
Martha Ann Kenny Bland -
Alvin Locke -
Lee (Dickie) Cardwell -
Sue Ann Wagner Goodwin -
Details will follow via surface mail soon.

*As information is made available to The East High Alumni Page

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