Port Arthur, Texas


While thumbing through my "Old Stuff" files I came across several that I don't think I have posted before.  I believe I have several more like this to work on.


The first is only named "PA Shipwreck at PP Bridge".  It looks to me the ship hit forward and here it has backed up from the striking point.  No idea when this happened as it happened several times.


The next is a photo of the old famous "Don Drive In" where I took many a date.  The cars make this photo to be in the 50's.


These need to be put up on the website somewhere.





Occasionally New Changes don't show up. --- you may have to do a Page "Refresh".



ALL Photos in this Webpage Can Be Clicked on for a full size view

A Brief Description of What is There

75th Birthday  Museum  WWilson  Schooner-1  Schooner-2 

75th Birthday Celebration - April 27, 2019

Class Roster List   70th Birthday Bash  News   Class61 Reunion Alphabetical listing, city, state, and email of known classmates, odd links.

"A"    "B"    "C"    "D-E"   "F-G"  "H-I"   "J-K"   "L"   "M"  

"NOPQR"   "S"   "TUV"   "WYZ"

Alphabetical listing, city, state, and email of known classmates, with pictures of all classmates if possible  

Missing Classmates   Classmates who are totally unknown 
Deceased Classmates   A to F      G to Q    R to Z    Listing of classmates who we know have left us

Memorials-   (1)1/02-9/09    (2)10/09-11/10    (3)2/11-12/12    (4)03/13-11/14   (5)11/14-12/16   (6)2017   (7)2018   (8)2019  (9)2020  (10)2021   

Obituaries, clippings, comments of classmates, teachers, and friends of the class gone but not forgotten.


Memories-   Old Stuff Found    Scraps of Memories   Great Memories

Old And New Pics    Neat Old Photos    Memories of Old PA    Pg.2    Pg 3  

We all want to look back and remember.

Classmates Pics   Cute and Funny Pictures   Cute and Funny Poems   New Pictures of "old" classmates  ... Inspiring Poems...
People Places of Old PA    P1   - P2 - P3    Scans of People/Places from my local Barber Shop of Old PA
Back to Old PA   Page1  Page2  Page3  Page4   Page5   Yes even more Old PA Pics of PA, People, Singers, Events ...
School Pictures - DeQueen -Tyrrell  -Sam Houston -Other Schools   School Group Pictures with most of the names
Rock & Roll  For Red Hussars   TJ YaYa    Back by popular demand of one Mr. JK Petteway...
US Military Members of the Class of 62       Special USMC Special for those of us who served

Charlotte Rothman's Special Page   

Charlotte Rothman Metreyeon shares some special memories

Hurricane Harvey Experiences ..... Page 1    Page 2   A blow by blow report of what happened to some here

Classmates in the News     Pt Neches Fire-2019 

News of interest and pics sent in about classmates


***Reunion 2017 ->  Final Before Reunion    

FriNite Pg.1   FriNite Pg2.  GW Special Page   

Museum   Sartins Lunch   Anita's Photos  

SaturdayNite1  SaturdayNite2  

Yes, hard to believe but Reunion 55 came and went so fast, 

like high school.

Tribute to Coach Pete Pense   Special Page dedicated to TJ Coach Pense
Ronnie's Adventures  Information and pictures of classmate Ronnie Thompson
Kent Foster Foundation  (His site is apparently gone. Go to Memorials) Great montage of pics at the start.  Tribute to our old friend.
Still Revvin'@67 -  Final Photos     It was nice -  Saturday May 21, 2011 -.
"Mix@66"   "First Pics"    Another great get together for classmates to meet once again
"Jive @ 65" - Linda's - Pompano - Lews Pics - Emails/Comments A nice setting, good conversation, good friends meet again...
Lucille's Page   Hanna's Pictures Comments and pics from the Class.

Reunion 2012

Friday 1 - Friday 2  - Friday 3 - Sat Night 1 - Sat Night 2  

Lew's Friday Pics   - Lew's Sat Pics  - Paul's Portraits 

Group Pictures - Museum/Lunch  -  Quinn's Gems - Bob Salter  

GW's Reunion Page - Golf Sat - Hanna/Sam--> Pg One  Pg Two  

If you see wrong names, please let us know.

If you want a comment under a certain photo, let us know. 

A group photo of the Hussars was taken.  We need a copy of that photo for our group page.  Contact me if you know who took it.

Gretchen's Memories - Miscellaneous Reunion Info   Gretchen's great story of old PA -  See who came to the Reunion
A Treat From Sue ..  More From Sue   Get your 50's gear ready
Golden Reunion 50 -   Website Contributors  "O What A Night" All prior Information and Updates can be found here. . Golf too
Youtube Videos --> Hussars - Military - Mix66 - Underwood Videos made by the late Wayne Quinn at Reunion, Fox Sports

Reunion 2007


Meeting information - Registration, Schedule, & Questionnaire 

Reunion 2007    - Your input 

Comments, quotes, testimonials, critiques, and some thanks 

Pictures Friday Night - Page1   Page2  Page3  Page4   Friday Night at Esther's.  What a Great Time.
Pictures - Golf Pictures from the Island - real golfers

Pictures - Saturday Social - Page1  Page2  Page3  

Pictures of Saturday Social at Sanderson's.
Pictures - Saturday Night - Page1  Page2  Page3  Page4  Page5   Saturday Night at Park Central.
Hanna and Sam's Pictures      A big batch of pictures of the Reunion here.
Reunion 2007 - Attendees Who attended the Reunion, sent in Questionnaires, and played Golf 

 Reunion 2002 

Reunion 2002 News Information, news, and pics leading up to 02 Reunion
Reunion 2002 Friday Night Welcome Friday Night Welcome at Rodney Landry's Cajun Restaurant
Reunion 2002 Saturday Social Saturday Afternoon Social at Andrews
Reunion 2002 Saturday Night Saturday Night Dinner and Dance at Andrews
Reunion 2002 Sunday Brunch Sunday Brunch and final goodbys at Linda's home
Reunion 2002 Comments Comments and information about the 2002 Reunion
Reunion 1997 Pictures from our 35th Reunion
Reunion 1972  A Group Picture in 1972.  Hard to make out faces but I wasn't there.
Mini Reunions at Larry's French Market-  2006  2007   A good crowd for TJ, PNG, and SFA grads - a few pics of our guys.  See both years here
TJ61 and BB61 Reunion Party-April 5, 2003 Our pics of a big party that involved several classes


Phillip Pampolina

website ---


Marty Fleckman

Spook Laird has a new business.

310 Silver Creek Run

Lawrenceville, GA 30044-4800 

(770) 279-9626

Here is a great article on GW in
the latest Texas Monthly Magazine. 

View a copy of it here ...
In addition there is a great
listing of his career on the movie
data base website, it's at
and it has a wealth of information,
listing everything he has been in.
Classmate Gracey Potter Weisbrod has
her own website featuring her immense
gallery.  Check it out at

---Links ---

Final Ragin Cajun ... (No More)
TJ/BBS 60 yr old Birthday Party - 2003 (All we have is what I posted)
Red Hussars Alumni Association
Thomas Jefferson Class of 57 (It's Over)
Thomas Jefferson Class of 58 (Done)
Thomas Jefferson Class of 59  (No More)
Thomas Jefferson Class of 60 (Site is Dead)
Thomas Jefferson Class of 61 (Site is Locked Up)
Thomas Jefferson Class of 63    (Done For Good)
Thomas Jefferson Class of 64
Thomas Jefferson Class of 65
Thomas Jefferson Class of 66 (Won't Be Back)
Thomas Jefferson Class of 67 (Dead)
Thomas Jefferson Class of 68 
Thomas Jefferson Memories Page (No More)
Pictures from Final Homecoming (Gone)
Thorup...meandering through life! (She's Gone)
Bishop Byrne High School

From the PA News 11/13/08 - "Community Scoop" 


Class of  1938 had fun

Dorothy Chevis Henry shared a report of the “70th and final” class reunion of the Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 1938 at the Pompano Club.

“On that special day, nine of the original 296 classmates met for a reunion luncheon.  With heads held high, smiling faces, outstretched hands and many hugs and kisses, each graduate was presented with a beautiful name badge, made by fellow classmate Wallace Verrett,” Henry said.

“Everyone had stories to tell.  There was much laughter and some tears too, when they recalled the 23 T.J. graduates who never returned from World War II.  As the reunion was coming to a close, J.E. Harrell and Margaret Parrish Elison, committee members, led the group in singing the school song, ‘The Old Maroon and Gold.’  Some remembered the class motto, ‘Not finished, Just Begun,’” Henry said.