This is a preliminary page for the combined reunions of the 1955 and 1956 classes.  As time goes on and I have more information, I will add it to the page.  Cookie Upbin Hoffner, Class of 1955, was the originator of this idea and I totally agree because there aren't enough people from either class to have one reunion for each.  I will be contacting the class of 1956 by e-mail and snail mail ASAP with information, and Cookie will be contacting her 1955 classmates.

So far, this is the information we have available:

When:    June 10, 2005
Time:     7 p.m.
Where:   Lawrence Village Country Club
               Lawrence, New York
Cost:      $95 per person
Dress:    Casual

What's included:  Price includes food, music, open bar, free parking, and keepsake graduate information books.

There are three motels (80 rooms) at reduced rates being held for the nights of 6/10 and 6/11/05. You must contact them directly to reserve a room. You may reserve for 1 or 2 nights. Mill River is a Holiday Inn.

The Hampton Inn offers breakfast at this price. The other two are only for a room. Mention: FRHS REUNION

Hampton Inn                                Holiday Inn                    Mill River Manor
JFK Airport                                 JFK Airport                    173 Sunrise Highway
718-322-7500                               800-692-5350                  Rockville Centre
$125                                              $129                                516-6781300

Snail mail (postal) for information:

Cookie Upbin Hoffner
560 Linda Lane
Woodmere, NY 11598
E-mail for information:

Please respond if interested, since an accurate number is needed as soon as possible.  Please forward this information to all alums you know.

Should you decide to attend, but your photo does not appear in the DOLPHIN, please
send Cookie a photo of yourself to be put on an ID pin.  A college photo will do or something equally as small as the DOLPHIN photos.

July 5, 2005
I've moved all links to the bottom of the page

Please send your checks NOW.   Checks should be make out to to Cookie Hoffner and sent to her Florida address:

Cookie Hoffner
141 Windward Drive.
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418

You may also contact 1956 alums Carol Solomon Marston or Myrna Aarons Lackey for information.




Every ten years, as summertime nears,
An announcement arrives in the mail,
A reunion is planned; it'll be really grand;
Make plans to attend without fail.

I'll never forget the first time we met;
We tried so hard to impress.
We drove fancy cars, smoked big cigars,
And wore our most elegant dress.


It was quite an affair; the whole class was there.
It was held at a fancy hotel.
We wined, and we dined, and we acted refined,
And everyone thought it was swell.

The men all conversed about who had been first
To achieve great fortune and fame.
Meanwhile, their spouses described their fine houses
And how beautiful their children became.


The homecoming queen, who once had been lean,
Now weighed in at one-ninety-six.
The jocks who were there had all lost their hair,
And the cheerleaders could no longer do kicks.


No one had heard about the class nerd
Who'd guided a spacecraft to the moon;
Or poor little Jane, who's always been plain;
She married a shipping tycoon.


The boy we'd decreed "most apt to succeed"
Was serving ten years in the pen,
While the one voted "least" now was a priest;
Just shows you can be wrong now and then.


They awarded a prize to one of the guys
Who seemed to have aged the least.
Another was given to the grad who had driven
The farthest to attend the feast.

They took a class picture, a curious mixture
Of beehives, crew cuts and wide ties.
Tall, short, or skinny, the style was the mini;
You never saw so many thighs.


At our next get-together, no one cared whether
They impressed their classmates or not.
The mood was informal, a whole lot more normal;
By this time we'd all gone to pot.


It was held out-of-doors, at the lake shores;
We ate hamburgers, coleslaw, and beans.
Then most of us lay around in the shade,
In our comfortable T-shirts and jeans.

By the fortieth year, it was abundantly clear,
We were definitely over the hill.
Those who weren't dead had to crawl out of bed,
And be home in time for their pill.


And now I can't wait; they've set the date;
Our fiftieth is coming, I'm told.
It should be a ball, they've rented a hall
At the Shady Rest Home for the old.


Repairs have been made on my hearing aid;
My pacemaker's been turned up on high.
My wheelchair is oiled, and my teeth have been boiled;
And I've bought a new wig and glass eye.


I'm feeling quite hearty, and I'm ready to party
I'm gonna dance 'til dawn's early light.
It'll be lots of fun; But I just hope that there's a
few others who can make it that night.

Author Unknown



Reunion Photos can be seen here:

Java Opening Page:

Non-Java Opening Page:

A list of paid attendees can be found at:

I have posted 8th grade class graduation photos and graduation programs from P.S. 39, P.S. 42,
P.S. 44, P.S. 104, P.S. 156 and St. Mary's Star of the Sea.

They are on a new site:

Click the "Next" button on the bottom of the page to continue.

This site will be used for any 8th or 9th grade graduation photos and programs, so if you have siblings who have their class graduation photos and/or programs and would like them posted, please let me know.

Please look at these photos and if you find someone you can name, let Carol know.

The 1956 Commencement Program is now online.  That link is:

To see the cheerleaders from the mid-50s, go here:

Maps showing how to get to the Lawrence Village Country Club can be found here and here.


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