MCHS Class of 1957 - 55-year Reunion

    
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We had such a great time at our 50 year reunion in 2007 that we immediately decided to do it again five years later. It's hard to believe how quickly those years went by.

The Committee kept in touch and kept up our enthusiasm, but we knew from the start that this one would be low key compared to the "all out" 50-year event that included activities Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

We discussed various options - just getting together for lunch during the Alumni Picnic at the Fairgrounds, an evening pizza party or gathering at some other restaurant, a small catered event somewhere. We were delighted when Ed and Debbie Davis offered to let us use their house in Midpines. Ed even said he would provide ribs and barbecue. We accepted this generous offer, and made plans for the rest of the committee and a few others to provide salads, desserts, drinks, etc.

Lee D. once again took on the task of sending invitations and keeping track of responses, and everyone else pitched in handling various chores. The positive responses added up to a little over 30 classmates and guests. While not everyone who sent back their card was able to attend, we had a couple of others show up, and the size of the gathering seemed just right. A few came to the picnic, but were not able to join us for the evening event.

The Davis Ranch, where Ed lived when he first came to Mariposa, is up the hill from Midpines off Colorado Road, at the 3,200 foot level. It has a great view across Highway 140 and the hills beyond, and southeast to 7,000 foot Signal Peak. We had a nice shady area to set up tables and the weather was warm but not unbearable. Ed and Deb proved to be excellent hosts, and the class salutes them and extends our heartfelt thanks for their contribution.

Those who came to the picnic only included Ainslee McDonald, Gary and DeLoris Glodrey, Frank and Dottie Smith Pingiczer, Wayne Copeland (who left Mariposa after 8th grade), and Charles Noblet.

At the dinner were Tom and Lee Nixon DeLaMare, Buck and Lucy Tiffany Zimmerman, Bobby and Schatzie Curtiss, Lois Bailey Shafer and her sister Charlene McNally, Dick Estel, Raymond Main, Gerry and Linda Barnes Davis, Ed and Debbie Davis, Sam and Gail Tutsch Francis, Beverly Rust Hibpshman, Bev Baker Williams and guest Bob Nolan, Wes and Bev Van Gundy Bowman, Anne Westley Brew, Bryce and Alma Rhoan Green, and Merle O'Hagan Bronson.

To those who couldn't make it, we missed you and hope to see you somewhere down the road. 

And we'd like to acknowledge two who joined us for the 50-year reunion but have since passed on, Elaine Wildt Piazza and Gayle Kelley Zollars, as well as Lee Roy Westmoreland, who was not able to attend in 2007. You will live on in our hearts and memories.

 
  
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Lois Bailey Shafer, Charlene Shafer McNally, Lucy Tiffany Zimmerman, Buck Zimmerman

Gail Tutsch Francis, Gary Glodrey, Bev Baker Williams, DeLoiris Glodrey Wes & Beverly Van Gundy Bowman; Dottie Smith Pingiczer
Lois Bailey Shafer, Charlene Shafer McNally, Lucy Tiffany Zimmerman, Buck Zimmerman Gail Tutsch Francis, Gary Glodrey, Bev Baker Williams, DeLoiris Glodrey Wes & Beverly Van Gundy Bowman; Dottie Smith Pingiczer
   
Merle O'Hagan Bronson, Lucy Tiffany Zimmeraman, Class members at Alumni Picnic at the Fairgrounds
Merle O'Hagan Bronson,
Anne Westley Brew
Lucy Tiffany Zimmeraman,
Gail Tutsch Francis
(Front): Bryce Green, Ainslee McDonald, Gary Glodrey, Wayne Copeland, Ed Davis, Raymond Main, Dick Estel; (Back): Lucy Zimmerman, Linda Barnes Davis, Lois Bailey Shafer, Bev Van Gundy Bowman, Anne Brew, Dotty Pingiczer, Lee Nixon DeLaMare, Bev Williams, Bob Curtiss, Merle Bronson
   
Linda Barnes Davis, Bev Van Gundy Bowman, Dottie Smith Pingiczer Lois Bailey Shafer, Lee Nixon DeLaMare, Linda Barnes Davis, Beverly Baker Williams,  Dick Estel Alma Rhoan Green, Dick Estel
Linda Barnes Davis, Bev Van Gundy Bowman, Dottie Smith Pingiczer Lois Bailey Shafer, Lee Nixon DeLaMare, Linda Barnes Davis, Beverly Baker Williams, Dick Estel (kneeling) Alma Rhoan Green, Dick Estel
   
Anne Westley Brew Charlene Bailey Shafer, Lucy Tiffany Zimmerman (back to camera), Charlene Bailey McNally Beverly Rust Hibpschman
Anne Westley Brew Charlene Bailey Shafer, Lucy Tiffany Zimmerman (back to camera), Charlene Bailey McNally Beverly Rust Hibpschman
   
Wes and Beverly Van Gundy Bowman Bob & Schatzie Curtis Alma Rhoan Green & Bryce
Wes and Beverly Van Gundy Bowman Bob & Schatzie Curtis Alma Rhoan Green & Bryce
   
Ed Davis, Grill Sergeant Ed prepares to serve the ribs Linda Barnes Davis & Gerry
Ed Davis, Grill Sergeant Ed prepares to serve the ribs Linda Barnes Davis & Gerry
 
Merle O'Hagan Bronson and Anne Westley Brew Tom DeLaMare and Buck Zimmerman Linda Davis and Raymond "Toolie" Main
Merle O'Hagan Bronson and Anne Westley Brew Tom DeLaMare and Buck Zimmerman Linda Davis and Raymond "Toolie" Main
   
Lee Nixon DeLaMare Bob Nolan and Wes Bowman Anne, Merle and Bev
Lee Nixon DeLaMare Bob Nolan and Wes Bowman Anne, Merle and Bev
   
Lucy Tiffany Zimmerman & Buck Debi Davis and Lucy Zimmerman Mariposa Elementary 3rd & 4th grades, 1948-1949
Lucy Tiffany Zimmerman & Buck Debi Davis and Lucy Zimmerman Mariposa Elementary 3rd & 4th Grades, 1948-1949 (courtesy Wayne Copeland)
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Pasture next to Ed & Debi Davis home Looking toward Highway 140 near Midpines from Davis home View of Signal Peak from Davis home
Pasture next to Ed & Debi Davis home Looking toward Highway 140 near Midpines from Davis home View of Signal Peak from Davis home
  
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    Photos by Gerry Davis, Bev Williams, Dick Estel

Updated July 13, 2017