those who may have missed it on our Face Book page, we wanted to
thank everyone who attended the reunion and to those who also made a
donation! Per our Treasurer, Linda Ray Littlepage, the Murphy
Class of 1964 was able to donate $1,964 to the Restoration Projects
at Murphy thanks to everyone's generosity!
We hope everyone will continue to stay in touch with friends and
classmates, 'cause we're already starting to plan for our next
reunion. It's been suggested that we not wait so long as we have in
the past, since (although we may wish) none of us are "regressing"
in age or health, so we're thinking of having a "BIG 70th
CELEBRATION" in 2016, something on the very casual side--perhaps a
Noon reunion--BBQ/Seafood or (?), a tour of Murphy to see the
restorations made in the next two years, and whatever else may be
suggested by everyone. Don't be shy--let us hear from you. And, if
you'd like to participate in the planning, come on!
Your "Reunion Planning Committee"
Charlotte (presently a "69'er"!)
P.S.-(maybe (?) we'll become the "BIG 70 Planners"
talking with classmates at Wintzell’s Friday night (many for the
first time in 50 years) was the greatest! Lots of hugs, handshakes
and laughter! Lots of talking--before you could finish saying hello
to one person, someone else was saying hello to you! Amazing how
easy it was to still recognize each other! Our class really took
to heart about staying in good health! It was a blast, and the
seafood buffet was absolutely outstanding!
of our alma mater, Murphy High School, made us feel 50 years
younger--like we were teens, and attending school once again! Don’t
even begin to think those Murphy minds will ever forget one detail!
There were so many memories being recalled as we walked about the
campus and through the hallways that you could hardly get a word
in! Cameras were taking photos left and right of familiar
places—most popular were standing in front of our old locker number,
and in front of the door to our home rooms, being sure the section
number over the door was included in that picture, and of course,
our Murphy mascot, the Panther statue in the horseshoe.
damage from the Christmas Day 2013 tornado was so sad but, then
seeing the beautiful renovations accomplished so far made you proud
that there are a whole lot of people who still care. Our Class
Reunion donation to the Renovation Fund will help continue the
renewal of Murphy, which is anticipated to take about two more
years. Did you know that if Murphy had not received the designation
of an historic landmark in 1982 from the Dept. of the Interior, it
would have been torn down due to the amount and severity of damage
from the tornado, and a new school would have been built to replace
our grand alma mater!
night’s gathering in the Moonlight Ballroom of the Battle House
could only be called fantastic!! All the ladies looked spectacular
in their finest, and the gents were all handsomely dressed! The
decorations in the ballroom were beautiful— the flowers gorgeous!
The best colors ever--Blue and Gold--were so tastefully placed and
gave the ballroom that “Murphy Ambience”—what a great feeling!
We had a super
DJ who played all our favorite songs, and even came down on the
dance floor to teach us how to do the “Mississippi Stomp”! Fun,
Fun! Believe me, we have classmates that are great dancers! In
fact, they were so good all night that you would have thought you
were watching “Dancing With The Stars”!
night, photos of all previous 1964 class reunions were continuously
shown on the Ballroom’s big 20’ x 20’ screen! It was the
highlight of the reunion—everyone had the best time guessing
(sometimes shouting!) who was on the screen at the moment, and which
reunion it was!
past events held at the Battle House during school days may have
been the beginning topic of discussion, but then as the crowd grew
to over 200, including many who could not attend until Saturday
night, the fun and laughter then went in every direction possible!
All night long, everyone had a smile on their face and wished it
would never end. Oh, and the food was delicious and so plentiful!
Don’t miss the
50th reunion photos taken by our classmates and
everyone’s comments! Go to our Facebook page, “Murphy High School
Class of 1964, Mobile, Alabama”, by clicking “Tell
Us Your Thoughts” to see it all!
If you have
reunion photos and need assistance to get them on this website
and/or on Facebook, contact Judy Winfield, our website designer at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or classmate David Shirley at
Click here for a sampling of the
wonderful reunion photos we have as of this time.
is already in the works, so please help us stay in touch with you.
Today, the medium is electronic because using the postal service has
become too expensive for us, so may we please have your e-mail
address? Again, go the top left of this website page, click on the
tab, “Classmate Contact” and enter your contact information. Even
though there are some questions on the form that aren’t relevant at
the moment, just skip them. We’re going to leave the form “as is” so
we can use it for the NEXT REUNION!
All of us on
the 50th Class Reunion Committee had a wonderful time
planning this reunion, and we thank YOU for all your suggestions
and hard work that helped make this a GRAND 50th CLASS
YOUR 50th CLASS REUNION COMMITTEE