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Our original goal was to get information to you regarding the Cruise that took place in April '09, the Homecoming Game  that took  place on September 18th (with the "Gathering" at the Moose Lodge following the game), and the Dinner that occurred on September 19th.  We expanded this site to include information about our past reunions, and to tell you about future plans. When you look through this website, if you see a name missing or a name that needs to be brought up to date, or a space containing something like: [? ? #4 ? ? ] and you know who the person is or where the place is or what the date may be that is missing, please send it to us. Our failing, feeble minds just cannot come up with some of the information.
 

We hope that you enjoy your visit to your website.

 

Let's Go Cruising!

We have 26 members booked so far!
(that's thirteen Cabins, Folks!)

Anyone can still cruise with the group, as long as they have a cabin available, up to three days before we sail.

The cruise will be on the Grand Princess, leaving San Francisco on January 17th, 2019, and will cruise to:
Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Mazatlán, Cabo San Lucas,
and returning to San Francisco on January 27th.

We hope that you will all be able to join us.

Click on the "Future Cruise" up at the top for more information.

Ken.Smith1@comcast.net

 

 

On November 14th, Barbara (Moon) Gately's husband John is going in for
some "blockage repair" which likely will involve a stent.
Our thoughts and prayers are with them for this surgery.

 

We learned this week that an old friend of ours,
Coach Jack Avina,
passed away at the age of 89 in Lafayette, California

Coach Avina was one of my PE teachers, and Shirley had him as her English teacher.
He was often referred to as "Laps, Avina", as that was his standiing solution
for someone that was out of line, or late to class.
"Take a lap, Copeland".
Afrer his time at GUHS, he moved into college basketball coaching, and was the basketball coach at
University of Portland from 1970 to 1987.
After that he coached in Turkey and Brazil and gave clinics worldwide.

 

"To that generation of guys, Dad changed their lives," says Joel Avina, who played for his father and coached with him for eight years on The Bluff. "He pushed them to be what they could be. The end result is, we got a lot of college graduates who have kids who became college graduates.

"Dad was the first college graduate in his family. Every one of his children graduated from college. He wanted the same for his players. When we recruited, that's what we talked to (the prospects) about. 'You can get an education and change your family's trajectory.' He was right. He did, and they did."

 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to
 all of our classmates that are faciing tough times and personal losses.
Hopefully they will let others know how they can help them through these tough times.
 

 

~  Recent Additions  ~

New Item and Classmate Involved Location Date Added
Information Regarding the 60th Reunion Cruise Future Cruise Jun 2018
Oldest Son's Wedding - Barbara Pelascini (Boyd) Family Photos Feb 2018

 

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Fifty-Seventh Year "California Coastal" Reunion Cruise

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Click on "REUNIONS", then on "57 Year - 2016 " to see these classmates' names.
You will also find pictures of the 2016 California Coastal Reunion Cruise.


 

Click here to go to the Current Gridley High School Webpage
It is a nice one, guys. You are doing a nice job. You make us old guys proud.

 


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