From the Reunion 2000 web site
Class of 1957
Message to Classmates: I am looking forward to the class reunion with great anticipation. I hope I won't be the only one from the class of '57.
Life Update: After Millikan, I moved to
Colorado in 1959. During the 10 years I lived there, I got married,
served in the military and worked as an Illustrator/Artist for
Martin Corporation. I moved back to Southern California in 1969
to work for Hughes Aircraft Co. in Fullerton, Ca. I attended
Fullerton College, University of Kansas and the Art Center School
of Design in Los Angeles. I retired from Hughes in 1994. I have
been married for 37 wonderful years and live in Fullerton along
with three crazy cats.
Life Update: I was in the Graduation class of 1957 which I believe was the first Graduation class of the school. I had transferred from Wilson High School in Long Beach as I lived in Lakewood and it was quite a bit closer.
I spent all of my working life in the retail meat business as a meat cutter and then the last 15 years of my work life I was a Meat Dept. Counselor for our Company owned stores and also for home owned stores that purchased product through our wholesale facility. I worked for Nash Finch Company, headquartered out of Minneapolis, Minn. and spent 37 years with them before retiring in 1998.
I have many memories of my Millikan High days. I remember the day that I believe it was a janitor parked his car in a driveway between a brick fence and the building. It was a very narrow driveway and he was driving a Nash Metropolitan. Several of the braver soles picked it up and turned it sideways in the driveway where the bumpers were almost touching in the front and the back. How he was able to get it out I do not know as we had gone back to class.
Another fond memory I have of my senior year is a fire we had in a field across the street from the school and several of us pushed cars away from it so they would not get damaged. I believe they sent to our parents letters to let them know that we had done this and perhaps saved several cars. (To see photos and Long Beach Press Telegram story)
I married a very lovely lady in April of 1959 and
this past April we celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary. We
have been blessed with 3 Children, 2 Boys and 1 Girl that blessed
us with a total of 8 Grand Children.
Hobbies/Fun: My hobbies are swimming, spending time with my computer and my Children and Grand Children. I also enjoy lawn and garden work as we live on an acreage in Nebraska.
Car - Millikan Days: My cars that I drove
while going to Millikan was nothing like some of them I remember
were driven by several of the guys. I drove a 1941 stock Pontiac
4 door for a while and a 1949 Desoto for a while and I believe
I had the last part of the year a 1941 Ford Coupe. All very stock
but I wish I had them all today.
Current Occupation:Retired from the US Army
Edward Donald Freeman
AKA DON AKA hood de longo Class of 57 living in
Tucson AZ i am looking forward to next
reunion i only hope i can adjust my time as i just found out about it.
cliff Kennish let me know about this site so will see . do you know how
i can get a copy of the 57 year book i lost mine when i went into
the air force dec of 57 long story will tell you later .my sister
carolyn ( marsh) class of 59 I THINK. WE BOTH WENT TO THE 2005