Tag Archives: Dixie M. Hollins High School

Happy Father’s Day!


Happy Father’s Day to all the Dixie Dad’s with us and passed.   Happy Father’s Day to dads everywhere!  Special thanks to Gary L. French for sharing his proudest moments!

“Here are photos of two of my happiest and proudest moments – older daughter (Maureen) graduating from medical school and younger daughter (Diane) receiving her promotion to Coast Guard Lieutenant JG, along with my ex-wife (Debbie), who deserves a lot of credit for both events.”              Gary
     

Look for more reunion pictures to follow soon!

DHHS Class of 1969 50th Reunion Good News!


 

YES!  Florida is a very hot place in June!

YES!  Your reunion committee has taken that into consideration for our Friday night event.

YES!  The GOOD NEWS is that we are being moved inside instead of staying outside by the pool.  (Of course you can visit poolside if you wish!)

YES!  Cooler heads have prevailed!

Military Review – Information Please…


The following is a request from Fran regarding military experience.  In addition to completing the questionnaire, feel free to add information in a reply to this post.  Thank you for your service to country!  You are appreciated!

Good Morning…thanks for registering for the reunion.  We look forward to seeing you in 2 short weeks.
The Reunion Committee would like to honor the veterans from our class who have served our country.
If you have served in the military, please take a moment and answer the questions below and return this email to me.
1.  Name:  __________________________________________________________________________________
2.  Military Branch:  ___________________________________________________________________________
3.  Years of Service:  __________________________________________________________________________
4.  Rank:  ___________________________________________________________________________________
5.  Service Awards, Medals, etc.:  ________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________
6.  Most significant, memorable or unusual station:  __________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________
Thank you,
Fran Yacko, Reunion Committee

St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market…


Whether you still live in Pinellas County or plan on joining us from another state, a leisurely stroll at St. Petersburg’s Saturday Morning Market may be for you.  It’s a very brief walk from the St. Petersburg Hilton and if driving – there are plenty of parking garages nearby.

The market is touted as the largest once a week fresh market in the Southeast U.S. and draws more than 10,000 customers a week!

Market hours are 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

In Memoriam…


As we develop our Dixie Hollins Class of 1969 Blog, we will be adding items to keep you apprised of all that has happened in the fifty years since we walked the halls of Dixie together.  We have added and are working on a memorial section in the right column of your blog page to remember those no longer with us.

Thank you.

Memories…


Over the years there are things we remember and things we forget. An experience so common to one may be easily forgotten while the same “new” experience to another is remembered well.

I reached out to Janet Pollard Shaffer, a friend and neighbor in the 60’s after discovering she was on our Missing Alumni list. I was lucky to find her on Facebook. She sent me her phone number and I called her. We talked about our lives, families, and the reunion.  We had a wonderful time sharing stories of growing up in the old neighborhood. She said she remembered coming to my house one day and seeing eggplant slices all over the place on kitchen towels and thinking – What is this?  My mother (a fabulous cook!) used to soak eggplant slices in salted water to get the bitterness out, and then dry them on clean kitchen towels before making her delicious Eggplant Parmesan. Janet said she’d never seen anything like that! We laughed so hard at the thought of it.

After we said our goodnight’s I realized Janet had rekindled a sweet memory in me that I had all but forgotten. I spent the evening recalling other memories from that time and wondering what the other neighborhood kids had been up to over the years.

Our brief visit brought back memories that I know I’ll never forget. It made me realize how special this 50th reunion is.  Back then…

We all made memories in high school.  Maybe there is someone you’d like to reconnect with.

Join us at this very special time in our lives – our 50th Class Reunion. Revive the memories. Share in the fun. Hope to see you there!

Nancy Pimpinelli Ellington

 

 

Missing Alumni…


 

 

Time is drawing near! Can you help us find our missing alumni?  If so, have them connect to us by visiting one of the following addresses: Thanks!

www.dixiehollinshighschoolclassof1969.com

https://www.facebook.com/Dixie-Hollins-Class-of-1969-1680728895380439/

Dixie Hollins High School Class of 1969 Senior Wills…


Do you remember reading our school newspaper – The Rebel Rouser? The May 23rd, 1969 issue was well read by all! Most couldn’t wait to see if they were bequeathed anything by a graduating senior!

Do you remember what your graduation will bequeathed and who you bequeathed to?

Dixie Hollins Class of 1969 50th Reunion Announcement and Registration Form


In case you missed it, here is a brief synopsis of the 50th Class Reunion.  For more detailed information, along with the registration form, click on the green links below the synopsis to download the files…

Date: June 7 – 8, 2019

Place:

Hilton – St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 1st Street, South 

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

 Friday, June 7th  – Evening

Registration: 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Poolside Reception

Time: 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Entertainment-Michael Giles

Cash Bar – Snacks

Saturday, June 8thMorning/Afternoon

Organized Golf

Museum Trips

Bridge or Games

Wander the “New Downtown”

Relax by the Pool

Saturday, June 8th – Evening

Cocktails: 6:00 pm

Carving Stations

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Hearty Hors d’oeuvres

Disc Jockey

 

Class Reunion Announcement 1969

DHHS Reunion Registration Form (B)

 

Remember When?


IMG_1198Remember what an exciting time this was for the class of ’69? Did you go to the game? What were your memories of it? Do you remember who won the game?  We’d love to hear from you!

 

 

Our Journey Begins…


Welcome to your Dixie M. Hollins Class of 1969 blog community!  Stay connected as we journey to the Dixie M. Hollins High School 50th Class Reunion and beyond!

“Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.”                                                                                         Izaak Walton

Thanks in advance for checking this blog daily for updated reunion information and a journey down memory lane to review and relive all the special moments we shared as the Dixie Hollins graduating class of 1969!

If you have any information to share on this site please send it to nanisss@verizon.net.  Thanks!  Hope to see you soon!