South Shore High School
Chicago, Illinois
Class of June 1957

 

Note from Webmaster Doug Malewicki:

At our May 60th reunion in Chicago I told the co-chairs Allen and Al a couple of times that I was no longer interested in doing the SSHS57.com website work.  At the same time I told them I also got tired of paying the $10 per month hosting fee and the annual $35 domain name registration.  That was a total of $775 out-of-pocket from our 55th to our 60th.  Money I could have better spent on good beers!  :-(

Also, since I started it 15 years ago, the look of our website has become quite outdated.  There is newer software such as WordPress that should be used instead to update the website look.  Time for someone who is already familiar with WordPress to take over and freshen it up; make it classier.  I suspect that would not be any of us now geezers.  However, there has to be a classmate with a 15 year old grandkid that is already a website creating whiz that could be provided guidance and suitable incentives.

I originally told Allen and Al that I was going to terminate the website after July.  It is now September and I have been way too busy (or lazy) to even think about following though. I am still automatically paying those bills.  The San Diego Mini of last weekend reminded me to get on the dime...

Examples of my busy past few months:

July 8th - 40th wedding Anniversary. 

August 26-Sep 2 - I was in British Columbia, Canada to run the 100 miles in 5 days  TranSelkirks stage race.  I was the oldest runner there by 10 years. I beat that younger guy and came in 68th out of 95 (mostly a lot younger) in the 5 day category.

Sep 4th - Labor Day - 2 days later I ran my 4th consecutive Mount Baldy Race to the Top.  Starts at 6,000' elevation and in 7 miles finishes at the 10,064' summit. I got 1st in age 75+ again.  In the last 2 years, none of the others in my age group made the 3:20:00 cut-off time.  This year I was 9 minutes faster than last and finished in 2:28:59.  Geezer Power!

Race results dating back to 2004 are on the race website and indicate I have been the oldest official finisher ever since 2004.  The Race Director is currently researching prior to 2004 and going back through the paper results dating back to the 1st Mt Baldy race in 1965 (2017 was the 52nd annual race) because they suspect I am the oldest official finisher ever at age 78.5 (my age as of Sept 2017). 

I believe one important reason is that people in general are living longer and staying healthier than those that were already 77 or 78 way back in 1965.  You may not research government longevity statistics, but if you are reading this that means you are alive.  For people born in 1939 the "average" American male is making it to age 76 and the women to 78.  Stay healthy my friends!


Doug at the summit of Mount Baldy
Note my can of Sierra Nevada carbs and electrolytes replenishment elixer
(also known as beer) on the summit plaque!

Please realize it takes quite a bit of time to keep trained for doing the above. Plus training in our beautiful local mountains with friends is obviously more fun than taking & editing photos; then building/writing/updating/uploading to our website.  That said, while some of you classmates are searching for a volunteer more up-to-date millennial minded webmaster, I will keep working on it and paying the small ongoing bills.  Better yet, IF a few of you send me some donation bucks to help reimburse me for the last 5 years of website expenses and to help take care of the ongoing, I won't shut SSHS57.com down as I originally planned back at the 60th.  Enough coming in can also coerce me to keep plugging away at it.  Thanks.

Doug Malewicki
DMalewicki@cox.net
(for PayPal money transfer users)
14962 Merced Circle
Irvine, CA 92604
Phone: 949 559-7113
www.InventorDoug.com

 



Photo of South Shore High School taken on May 18, 2017 (sent by Dennis Flanzer)

 
45th, 50th, 55th & 60th REUNION and "MINI-REUNION" PHOTOS

2017
60th
74. September 7-10 - 4 day weekend Mini-reunion  in San Diego, CA

May 5 - 8, 2017 - 60th Reunion
 
2016
59th
73. September 15  - Micro Mini-reunion at Bandera in Chicago, IL
72. September 12  - Mini-reunion at Rebel RePUBlic restaurant in Redondo Beach, CA
71. February 19     -
Mini-reunion lunch at the Jolly Roger in Oceanside Harbor, CA
2015
58th
70. November 7     - Mini-reunion at Zazous restaurant in Redondo Beach, CA
69. October 21-26 - 6 day Mini-reunion  in San Diego & Dana Point, CA
68
. March 3             - Mini-reunion at Harpoon Henry's in Dana Point Harbor, CA
67
. January 12-14 - 3 day Mini-reunion in San Diego, CA
2014
57th
66. December 7     - Mini-reunion dinner at Joe's Crab Shack in Oceanside, CA
65
. October 2         - Mini-reunion lunch at the Golf Club in Anaheim Hills, CA
64
. September 5   - Mini-reunion lunch at Harpoon Henry's in Dana Point Harbor, CA
63. March 3-7        - Mini-reunion weekend in Carmel, California
62
. February 21    - Mini-reunion lunch at the Golf Club in Anaheim Hills, CA
61
. January 8        - Mini-reunion lunch at Harpoon Henry's in Dana Point Harbor, CA
2013
56th
60. September 21 - Mini-reunion dinner at Zazou's in Redondo Beach, CA
59. April 24            - Mini-reunion at Maxine's home in San Diego, CA
58. March 1            - Mini-reunion lunch at Harpoon Henry's in Dana Point Harbor, CA
2012

55th

57. December 15  - Mini-reunion dinner at Zazou's in Redondo Beach, CA  
56. October 27      - Mini-reunion lunch at
Yummybowl restaurant in Highland Park, IL    
55. July 17             - Mini-reunion lunch at Harpoon Henry's in Dana Point Harbor, CA  

May 5 & 6, 2012 - 55th Reunion

54. February 11    - Mini-reunion lunch at Harpoon Henry's in Dana Point Harbor, CA
53. January 5        - Mini-reunion lunch at El Torito in Dana Point Harbor, CA

2011

54th

52. October 27      - Mini-reunion lunch at Harpoon Henry's in Dana Point Harbor, CA
51. October 15      - Mini-reunion lunch
at the C-Level in San Diego, CA
50. Aug & Sept      - Three Chicago area 
Micro-Reunions from Al Telser
49. September 10 - Mini-reunion lunch at Fisherman's on San Clemente Pier, CA
48. June 25            - Mini-reunion lunch at Harpoon Henry's in Dana Point Harbor, CA
47. May 16             - Mini-reunion lunch at Proud Mary's in Dana Point Harbor, CA
46. January 28-30 - Mini-reunion weekend in Chula Vista and San Diego, CA
2010

53rd

45. October 2-4   - Mini-reunion weekend in Carmel, California
44.
August 4         - Dinner at Maggiano's at South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA
43. July 16             - Lunch at U of Calif. San Francisco Hospital Cafe, California
42
. July 13             - Lunch at Athena's in Greek town, Chicago
41. June 25-27      - Jim & Joyce Boyer 50th Anniversary in Waupaca, Wisconsin
40
. June 14            - Lunch at the Phoenix Inn in Chinatown, Chicago
39. April 10            - Dinner at Giovanni's Ristorante, Woodland Hills, California
2009

52nd

38. December 16  - Dinner at Khoury's waterfront restaurant, Long Beach, California
37. November 7    - Dinner at the Macaroni Grill in Otay Ranch, California (San Diego)
36. September 26 - Annual BBQ & Potluck party at Sara's in Anaheim Hills, California
35. March 21-23   - Mini-reunion weekend in Palm Springs, California
2008

51st

34. November 1   - BBQ & Potluck party at Sara's in Anaheim Hills, California
33.
September 6   - Dinner at P F Changs in Mission Valley (San Diego), CA
32.
August 2          - Dinner at Maggiano's at South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA
31. March 1            - Dinner at Cafe Bizou in Sherman Oaks, California
                                   
AND Gio's in Evanston, Illinois
30.  January 11     - Lunch at The Fish Market
in San Diego, CA
2007

50th

 

29. October 20      - Dinner at the C-Level in San Diego, CA
28. September 24 - Lunch at P. J. Clarkes, Downtown, Chicago

27. September 8   - BBQ party at Sara's in Anaheim Hills, California
 
    
June 30 & July 1, 2007 - 50th Golden Reunion

26. May 5              - Sunset Dinner - Beach House in Dana Point Harbor, CA
25. January 27     - 50th reunion prequel party at The Anaheim Hills Country Club, CA

2006

49th

24. November 5    - Dinner at Walt's Wharf in Seal Beach, California
23. September 27 - Lunch at Bubba Gumps, Navy Pier, Chicago
22. September 9   -
Lunch at Buca di Beppo, Chicago
21. August 19       - Dinner at the Francoli Gourmet Emporio, Newport Beach, CA

20. June 17           - Dinner at the C-Level in San Diego, CA
19. March 4           - Sunset Dinner - Beach House in Laguna Beach, CA
2005

48th

18. December 3    - Dinner at Walt's Wharf in Seal Beach, California
17. November 5    - Lunch at Smith & Wollensky's in Chicago (#2)
16. Aug 12             - Potluck party in Anaheim Hills, California
15. July 14              - Lunch at Joe's Crab Shack in San Diego, California
14. May 14             - Dinner at The Elephant Bar in Irvine, California

13. January 26      - Lunch at Smith & Wollensky's in Chicago
2004

47th

12. December 30  - Lunch at La Golondrina & Body Worlds Tour, LA, CA
11. November 5    - Dinner at Lou Malnati's on Wells Street in Chicago
10. September 11 - Dinner at The Macaroni Grill in Anaheim Hills, CA
9.  August 28          - Dinner at The Elephant Bar in Irvine, California
8.  June 9                - Dinner at Magianno's in Skokie, Illinois
7.  April 24              - Dinner at P. F. Chang's in La Jolla, California.
6.  January 12       - Brunch at The Sweet Maple Cafe in Chicago.
2003

46th
5.  August 2            - Dinner at P. F. Changs in Sherman Oaks, California
4.  May 3                 - Dinner at Il Fornio in Irvine, California
3.  April 4                - Ladies lunch at Maggianno's in Skokie, Illinois
2.
 February 19      - Dinner at Qwiigs in San Diego, California
1.  February 14      - Lunch with the GUYS in Chicago.
2002

45th

  May 17 & 18, 2002 - 45th Reunion

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Al Telser, PhD
1704 Cleveland Street
Evanston, IL 60202
agt@northwestern.edu

(847) 866-8466
Allen Rosenston
45 Prairie Park Drive, #409
Wheeling, IL 60090
allen@rosenston.com

(847) 459-6527