Thomas Jefferson High School
Class of 1963
Reunion Information Center
Welcome to the TJ class of '63 reunion information center. The 40th Reunion, Memorial Day Weekend - May 23-25, 2003 is history. Activities at the Marriott Quorum Hotel were a great success beginning Friday night with a happy hour mixer in the bar attended by over 100; Saturday elementary school reunion group activities and the main "Hop" with over 200 dining and dancing in the ballroom. The Park Cities Club was a perfect setting for the wrap-up Sunday jazz brunch. There was truly be something for everyone to enjoy and we are hearing good news every day that good times were the order of the day. The candid photos and the official class group photo may be ordered from www.flashphotography.com by going to "Order Photos", "Other Events", and entering "hsreunion" as the password. You may select the pictures and order online or you may call Flash at 214-443-9393 - they are on Hillcrest at old Laughead Studios and refer to job order 10044394. The photos will be available online until June 25, 2003 but after that date they may be difficult to locate.
We have some directories and a few of Mike Finigan's grat "Dallas 1963 Fun Map" XL T-shirts available so email Brenda Ross Null to make arrangements. Mike has some great photos on the Yahoo private groups site so email Kevin McNevins if you need an invitation to join this free site.
We will keep searching for classmates and will appreciate your help in finding folks on the missing persons page. Please email Kevin McNevins or call 214-357-6333 with information or clues. We also include on that list over 40 deceased classmates and are developing a memorial page for this site. You can email, mail, or call Kevin McNevins with memorial information and comments also.
We are having informal get-togethers at least monthly - Usually the first Thursday of each month we meet at 6:30 PM at Tupinamba Restaurant, 12270 Inwood Road (between Forest and LBJ 972-991-8148) Eddie Dominguez '62 has been most helpful in arranging a table for 10-20 folks that show up by 7:00 for food and visiting. Many TJ classes gather there on a regular basis. Thursday July 3, 2003 will not be planned as an official gathering in favor of the Holiday and to focus on the David FinkFest planned for Saturday July 12, beginning at 5:00 PM at Friday's Beltline at Montfort. This is the 5th annual fest and we never know when or where the evening will take us. Also every three months or so, Bob Cahil, Jesuit '59 puts together an informal party at the Knights of Columbus hall 10110 Shoreview Rd - Northeast of White Rock Lake (214-348-3931) featuring the Nightcaps originals Billy Joe Shine and Gene Hoefler - Jesuit'59 and our classmate Dennis Mills. The next party is in August, 2003.
There is more info on the free but private site on Yahoo that we maintain with directory information, pictures and a bulletin board so contact me if you want to get enrolled. There are also pictures of the Betty Hoffman dance classes of 1956 and 1958 that are available at http://www.blueriver.net/~kingbart/bettyhoff. We also have some people to keep in mind and include a photo from a base camp in Kuwait that we are connected to.