Snapshots from the Class of 70 and Class of 75 mini-reunion(s), July 27, 2002
PHOTOGRAPHS - Same day photographic coverage - new photos posted 11pm, August 5, 2000.
Class Photograph Courtesy of Andreas Photography - Telephone 901-759-9529
For snapshots, click here.
[posted August 5, 2000] The East High Class of 1975 celebrated
friendships and 25-years since graduation with three parties over the
A good group of classmates began the weekend at a party room in an east
Memphis condominium complex. Plenty of food, music, and friendship
filled the clubhouse.
Classmates, spouses, and children gathered at East High Saturday
morning for one of the rewarding items on the itineraries of reunions:
a school tour. The old East High spirit was in evidence, as one alumnus
began singing the fight song and was soon joined by another. The
memories appeared to be good ones.
Saturday night proved not only that the class valued the old
friendships but that they could overcome adversity. Less than two weeks
before reunion night, the restaurant schedule to host the Saturday
night event called it quits after about 25 years in business. That's
right, the Public Eye closed. The reunion committee, Beth Gooch in
particular, scrambled to find a new location. Raferty's restaurant in
Laurelwood was designated, and while the establishment was a little
late in making the tables available, it did not appear to dampen the
spirits of the class.
We trust classmates attending the reunion had a grand time and that
those who did not attend will make every effort to be part of the fun
[posted July 6, 2000] - Class of 1975 25-year reunion
August 4-5, 2000
Friday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m.
Party at Audubon Square Condominium Clubhouse
Saturday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tour of East High School with Krystal lunch in the cafeteria (yum!)
Total cost for these two events is $20 per person.
Saturday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m.
LOCATION CHANGED to Rafferty's restaurant in Laurelwood
Dinner at The Public Eye in Overton Square at 17 S. Cooper
Private dining room reserved just for us!
Order food and drink from the menu, then pay your own check.
Reservation deadline is Wednesday, July 26
Mail your check for $20 per person to EHS Class of 75 Reunion
822 Thistledown Drive
Memphis, TN 38117
[previously posted] - August 4th and 5th, 2000, are the
dates set for the big 25-year reunion of the Class of 1975. The Reunion
Committee began meeting last summer to plan the event. Anyone wanting
more information may call Beth Gooch at
Class Part of Joint Reunion for Classes of '73, '74, '75
For a review of the joint reunion held in June, 1999, including a link to pictures, please visit the '73-75 joint reunion page .
Coverage of first mini-reunion
Reunion Photogaphs (August, 1997)
The East High Class of 1975 had a ten year reunion, but
didn't have a 20th year gathering. Apparently deciding that the big
reunions were good, but a lot of trouble and too far apart, members of
the class decided to begin having a series of less formal reunions. As
one class member put it, they would try to spread the word and see who
would come. The first was held on Sunday night, August 31, 1997, at the
Shoney's restaurant just west of the East campus.
About 20 class members gathered that Labor Day weekend and although
that is a small percentage of the number in the graduating class, it
appeared those in attendance enjoyed seeing their classmates. Since
this was the first of the mini-reunions, there was only about 6 weeks
notice of its scheduling. Considering the limited time and that other
class members may have had previous plans for the holiday weekend, the
turnout seemed reasonable and it appeared the class may have had a good
idea in more frequent and less formal reunions.
Those who attended this reunion tentatively decided to hold the next
mini-reunion at the same place May 31, 1998. They talked about having a
more formal reunion on one of the tradtional anniversaries or combining
reunions with the classes just before and after their graduation year.
For more information about reunion plans, contact the class members listed below.
To Be Announced
Information will be posted here as it becomes available
For more information:
Call Frank Udelsohn 901-683-9194 or
e-mail Beth Gooch at Gooch@gomemphis.com