Hey! Heads up, out there! The registrations for our 60th Homecoming event are dribbling in, but we would prefer a deluge. It is, after all, monsoon season here (or so they keep telling us), and if we can’t get rain, this will be the next best thing. Hit “reply” and I’ll get a registration form out right away—via email or snail mail if you give me your address. Out of towners also need to get their hotel reservations made—go to LodgeOnTheDesert.com, or call them at (520) 254-0640 and use the booking code ths1958, for a smokin’ hot group rate. If you want information on other nearby hotels, contact us here at Homecoming Central, and we’ll provide it. We don’t think you’ll get a better deal than the Lodge is giving us, though.
Also, remember that the cost is $60 per person if you register before October 1st, $100 per person after that date. It’s refundable at any time, if you find you’re unable to attend. C’mon. Where else would you get an offer like that?
And we have one more surprise. Since our (basically nonexistent) budget doesn’t run to a professional photographer, we are going to make you the photographers! All you need is a smart phone. We’ll send you the information to download the free photo app, and all the photos taken by any phone with the app during the event (from five pm on November 7 to noon on November 9) will automatically be sent to all other phones with the app. Videos too! You’ll be able to save the pictures you want, and the others will magically disappear sometime after noon on Friday when everyone goes home. Plus, those who can’t attend can also download the app and follow the action from home in real time! All the photos and videos will be uploaded to our website for those without smart phones. (Warning: The app has an on/off button. So it would be good to remember that before you accidentally share those shower selfies……………..)
So get on your horses, people! Email me! Call me! I’m so very lonely………..
Yoo hoo!¬† Me again!¬† Miss me?¬† We here at Homecoming Central are pleased with the response to our event‚ÄĒit‚Äôs rather early days yet, but a number of you have already signed up.¬† As for the rest of you, what are you waiting for?¬† Time‚Äôs a wastin‚Äô!¬† Don‚Äôt forget‚ÄĒif you pay before October 1, it‚Äôs only $60 a head; after than it goes up to $100 each‚ÄĒwhich is still a bargain, but why pay more?¬† I stand ready to send registration forms to you (just hit ‚Äúreply‚ÄĚ to this [email me at firstname.lastname@example.org], and a form will be on its way); I also stand ready to send your confirmations as soon as Chris notifies me that you‚Äôve signed up.¬† Please cut me a break.¬† All this standing is hard on an old lady.
Speaking of which, as I was shuffling out of the podiatrist‚Äôs office yesterday (Bone spurs.¬† There go my dreams of a career in the military.), it occurred to me that I‚Äôm probably not the only one of us who is limping and hobbling these days.¬† And it further occurred to me that I should let you know how very clever we were in our selection of a venue for this little do.¬† No stairs, concrete walkways‚ÄĒeverything is level and easy to navigate.¬† Plus (she says in a stage whisper), the restrooms are right outside the meeting room!¬† Have we covered all the bases, or what?
So.¬† A recap of all the pertinent information.¬† We will have a no-host meet and greet at the bar on November 7th from five to seven pm; breakfast at 9:30 on Thursday morning followed by visiting and schmoozing‚ÄĒnapping is good as well‚ÄĒand hanging out in the hospitality suites; a short and (we hope) entertaining program at four, followed by dinner at five; Friday morning a no host breakfast for those who want to make this last as long as possible.¬† We don‚Äôt have any other activities planned (THS will be in session on Thursday, so the possible tour is a no-go, unfortunately), but those of you who haven‚Äôt been here in a while may want to do a little touring on your own during the hiatus.
The venue is the Lodge on the Desert, 306 N. Alvernon Way.¬† Go to LodgeOnTheDesert.com or call (24/7) 520-254-0640 for reservations; the booking code for the group rate is THS1958.
So let‚Äôs get a move on here!¬† Can‚Äôt wait to see your happy faces again!¬† Or whatever faces you choose to wear‚ÄĒbeing an old crab myself these days, I tend to bear the expression of the Queen at the recent royal wedding.¬† So bring whatever face suits you.¬† We‚Äôll adjust.
Carol Woodman Conniff
04-08-2018 - 60th HOMECOMING REGISTRATION FORM
TUCSON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1958
60th HOMECOMING, November 8, 2018