Lynnfield High School
Class of 1969
Welcome to Lynnfield - Class of 1969 - 50th Reunion website!
During the tremendously successful and really fun reunion in September 2015 (thanks again Mary, Nancy, Karol and Cathy) many of us started talking about the big 5 – 0 No, it wasn't just the beer and wine talking!! We all thought it should be something special as a 50th high school reunion is one of those unique life events. I have not gone to many of the reunions, but did realize while attending this one why it is so special. Although we don't interact nor even communicate with each other regularly or even at all, high school friends are special! We all went through 4 years in the late 60's with each other while the same age and at the same place. Just think what was happening in the world during those years, the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, the civil rights movement and busing in Boston, the assassination of Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King with the subsequent riots, the NASA space flights culminating in the moon landing in July 1969, the election of Richard Nixon, Black Panther demonstration at the ’68 Olympics in Mexico City, the Miranda decision by the Supreme Court, Woodstock, the Six Day war in the middle east, the Cultural Revolution in China, and on and on and on. This is a bond we don’t have with other people no matter how friendly we are with them nor for how long we’ve known them. They were not in Lynnfield with you when you were 15-18 years old from 1966 through 1969.
Many people who could not attend this reunion said they planned on attending the 50th. Therefore, we expect quite a turnout. In order to make it even more special so that more attend and those that do attend have a party not soon to be forgotten, we want to start planning for it now. Initially we are thinking of a weekend event at a special place (TBD). With more time, each of us can interact with everyone and we’ll also plan some special activities to show how the Class of ’69 knows how to have fun.
We have a great template to follow based on all the work Cathy Hackett did in 2009 and Mary Phaneuf just recently.
Please use all the capabilities within this website to communicate with your classmates and stay up to date on Reunion planning. Please contact me whenever
Life may not be the party we hoped for - but while we're here, we might as well dance