April 16, 2018
NEWS! The venue is SECURED and we are working
on the details right now. This website and the Facebook group
will be getting all the info as soon as it's ready. Soon, I promise!
:) You'll also get it via email for those that have given us valid
email addresses. If you STILL have not gotten your SAVE
THE DATE email, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE email us at LBHSClassof78@gmail.com.
As Arnold would say, "DO IT NOW!"
REMEMBER: CLASSMATES DON'T LET CLASSMATES MISS
THEIR 40TH REUNION!
April 9, 2018
Working hard in the background to get this reunion
together for y'all! BTW, Fact of the Week: "All y'all"
is the plural of "Y'all". Betcha didn't know THAT!!
So, if you STILL haven't gotten our "SAVE THE DATE"
email, send us an email to LBHSClassof78@gmail.com. I want
to make sure EVERYONE knows about the 40th Reunion coming up,
so NO EXCUSES! Brief snow showers possible for this week and that
begs the question, WHERE IS SPRING????
REMEMBER: CLASSMATES DON'T LET CLASSMATES MISS
THEIR 40TH REUNION!
April 4, 2018
So, emails have gone out to let you know to SAVE
THE DATE! If you haven't received your email yet, check your
Spam folder and any other place it could have wound up. If still
no joy, PLEASE CONTACT US AT LBHSClassof78@gmail.com and
let us know. We do have 40 emails that are no longer valid, and
after over 10 years I'm not surprised. That's 40 folks that won't
know about this upcoming fabulous event. Don't be one of those
So that you don't miss anything, make sure to
let us know if you didn't get the email and whether or not you'll
be attending. This is your 40th REUNION, Peoples!!! EXCITING!
April 2, 2018
Hey Kids! I waited until this day to post the
following, so you wouldn't think it was an April Fool's joke!
IT'S OFFICIAL! Save the date, Classmates! Our
40th Reunion is locked in for Saturday, October 13th. We will
have something Friday night, before the reunion, and possibly
a brunch on Sunday. Everything is a bit fluid right now, so as
soon as we got it all finalized, we'll let you know here, on Facebook
and via email. We're also working on hotel rooms for those coming
in. Nothing guaranteed or set in stone just yet.
Please start looking into flights so we can all
be together again! If anyone wants to be on the reunion committee,
or can help with anything else, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! Also, please
find those photos you promised to look for 10 years ago. We need
them for the new video, so GO FIND THEM!
December 22, 2017
Hey Kids! Your Webmaster here with a year end
update. The plans for our 40th Reunion (Yes, FORTIETH!!!) are
moving along slowly, but surely. More info will be coming out
in the next few months. Also, this website will be undergoing
a major makeover in the next few months as well, making it more
friendly, warm, inviting and groovy. Because we're all STILL groovy
after all these years, aren't we? :D
Sadly, as much as we tried, we couldn't end the
year without our family losing another member.
The matriarch of the Schweitzer clan, Jackie's mom Sondra, passed
away on December 21st. She was surrounded by her family as she
quietly, and peacefully, slipped off into eternity. I can only
hope she's having a grand time being reunited with her husband
Bill, my parents Jack and Inez, and all the other members of the
family that left us in the past 36 months. The years 2015, 2016,
and now 2017, were not too kind to us, but we are still here supporting
each other and picking up the pieces of our shattered lives. It's
all temporary, as most of these things are, but it doesn't quite
dull the pain of loss.
At the end of each year,
we'd exclaim that "next year has got to be better than this
one"! Well, here we are and it hasn't turned out that way
for a bunch of years in a row. If anything, it's been the opposite.
But, that won't stop us from trying, once again, to coax the appropriate
deity into granting our wish: "Please
make next year better than this one. We've gone through enough
suffering and pain, and really could use some calm and peace in
That's a wish, if granted, we could ALL use.
May 29, 2017
Hey Kids! Your Webmaster here. So, a year and
a half has passed since my last update and once again, so many
things have happened. Here's the short list
of happenings in the last 18 months:
- The passing of my father
- We also lost Larry Siegel (Executive Reunion Committee member),
his cat Spike (Chief of Security), and several other classmates
and their spouses
- That last child who went off to college
is now GRADUATING!
- Reconnecting with old friends and family
- Making plans for the 40th REUNION! Yeah, that's right. FORTY
YEARS! Good Gosh!
We are now entering into the summer season of
2017. PLEASE make sure you spend the time enjoying what summer
offers with friends and family. Take the time to relax and enjoy
life in the moment and don't forget to smile. You can never tell
when it will end suddenly, so ENJOY IT NOW!
November 22, 2015
Yes, it's been a while since our news has been
updated and the time for a 35th Reunion came and went. So many
things have happened in the last three years that it would be
almost impossible to list them all. Here are just a few of them:
- Superstorm Sandy (need I say more?)
- The passing of my mother and Jackie's father, including six
others in the extended family
- Taking care of the remaining parents, as they struggle through
their health challenges
- Getting the last child off to college
- Making sure both of us stay as healthy as possible (not that
- Passings of our sympathies and condolences to members of the
Class of 78 who lost family
As we approach this year's Thanksgiving holiday,
our wish is that all of you get to spend it with family and friends
that you care for, and that appreciate who you are. There's nothing
better than good food, good friends and good family getting together
to enjoy each others' company.
At the end of each year, we'd exclaim that "next
year has got to be better than this one"! Well, it hasn't
turned out that way for a bunch of years in a row. If anything,
it's been the opposite. But, that won't stop us from trying, once
again, to coax the appropriate deity into granting our wish:
"Please make next year better than this one.
We've gone through enough suffering and pain, and really could
use some calm and peace in our lives".
That's a wish, if granted, we could ALL use.
September 15, 2012
Yes, that's right folks! It's September of 2012
and time to start thinking about your THIRTY FIFTH REUNION!
We need updated email addresses
(you know who you are!), we need to find people on the MISSING
list (we know who YOU are!) and for those of you on Facebook (isn't
the world on Facebook???), please send a message to Jackie Schweitzer
Guerrera and get the ball rolling with updated info, catching
up on life, etc, etc.
Before you know it, 2013 will be here and it will
be TIME TO PARTAY!!! If the Mayans were RIGHT, see y'all in the
afterlife. But, if the Mayans were WRONG, the 35th Reunion of
the Long Beach High School Class of 78 is ON!!!!
October 24, 2010
50th Birthday Bash Follow Up!
Well, well, well. Who would have thought that
a bunch of old folks like yourselves could have such a GREAT time
hanging out, talking, eating and dancing! As your web and email
master, I hereby declare that the Long Beach High School Class
of 78 be regarded as the MOST INCREDIBLE lot of classmates EVAHH!!!!
Over two years ago, many of you came face to face
with fellow classmates you hadn't seen in 30 years. Saturday night,
many of you did it again as new faces showed up to celebrate in
"Jackie Style"! We also had some classmates from other
years in attendance, as our influence and ability to party is
known far and wide. Imagine that. <wink wink>
Thanks to all of you who were there. It sure was
a blast of a party!
HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY!!!!!
We'll get our current crop of pictures up and
available for viewing as soon as they are processed, followed
by an email letting you know they are online. For those of you
that have pictures you want to share, PLEASE send them to our
email address: email@example.com
Now, let's get out the calendar and see when the
next celebration will be... :)
October 23, 2010
THIS IS IT!!!!!
See you all tonight. Looking forward to a GREAT
time with my fellow classmates!
For you LAST MINUTE types, click on the "50th
Birthday Bash" link above for final attendance information.
October 16, 2010
50TH BIRTHDAY BASH UPDATE #5!
We are down to the wire! The response has been
great and now we need the rest of you who haven't fessed up that
you're coming to TELL US! The caterer needs a count and so do
we, so don't wait. DO IT NOW!
Click on the "50th Birthday Bash" link
above and contact Jackie at the number shown on that page.
October 6, 2010
50TH BIRTHDAY BASH UPDATE #4!
More and more people have paid to join us at the
LBHS Class of 78 50th Birthday Bash! We KNOW there will be more.
Let's make this the BEST birthday party EVAHHH!
Click on the "50th Birthday Bash" link
September 13, 2010
50TH BIRTHDAY BASH UPDATE #3!
Our PAYMENT PAGE is now open! The number of people
saying "YES" goes up each day, so don't miss the party
of the HALF CENTURY! Click on the "50th Birthday Bash"
link above. Don't wait. This type of party only comes around once
in a lifetime, so DO IT NOW!
September 4, 2010
50TH BIRTHDAY BASH UPDATE #2!
More and more of the 50th Birthday Bash is coming
together quite nicely, thank you! So... it behooves you to get
your 50 (or 49 or 51) year old rump in gear to make sure you'll
be attending! All of the necessary info is available by clicking
the "50th Birthday Bash" link above. Don't wait. This
type of party only comes around once in a lifetime, so DO IT NOW!
August 16, 2010
50TH BIRTHDAY BASH UPDATE!
Your LBHS Class of 78 website is undergoing massive
updates to accommodate the incredible demand for information about
our upcoming 50th Birthday Bash! We'll be finished very soon,
so keep that SAVE THE DATE in mind: Saturday, October 23rd, 2010!
More info will appear here, up there (at the top
of this page) and in your email inbox, so watch that too.
You only turn fifty once, so DON'T NOT BE THERE!
May 5, 2010
It has been almost 2 years since our 30th reunion
and we are still talking about what an amazing party it was! There
have been so many friends that have reunited as well as new friendships
made. We are at the age when old memories bring a smile to our
face. This year, most of us will be turning 50 and it's time to
celebrate as one big fun group!
The LBHS Class of 1978 50th Birthday Party Bash
is scheduled for Saturday, October 23rd, 2010.
At this time, there are a few locations being
considered depending on the size of the party. If you would be
interested in joining us for this festive event, SAVE THE DATE!
It would be really great if all of us could celebrate our 50th
Keep checking this website and your inbox for more info and updates!
Jackie Schweitzer Guerrera
January 23 2010
Pictures are UP! Thanks to all
that asked about them and wanted to know when they'd be back.
We now have FOUR, count 'em, four albums for your viewing pleasure.
Just click on the "Reunion Pictures" link above and
January 22 2010
Hi folks and welcome back! It's
been a LOOOOOONG time since our last entry here! The pictures
from the LBHS Class of 78 Reunion Weekend will be moving into
their new home shortly and news of its successful completion will
be posted as soon as it's done.
October 28 2008
Our Reunion Video and the short
Class Picture video from Manor East are now on the "Reunion
Pictures" page. Have a look there and relive the moments!
October 22 2008
Connections and more connections!
Glad to see you folks slowly making your way to Facebook and Yahoo
to make contact. Remember, keep sending in those pictures!
October 18 2008
So much FEEDBACK! Thanks to all
who took the time to send in their comments and suggestions. Keep
'em coming! Our Facebook
and Yahoo Groups are open and ready for business. We're opening
the doors for you folks to reconnect, so get going!
October 16 2008
We have FEEDBACK! Check out the
column on the right for all the feedback from the Class of 78.
The feelings and emotions are coming out in huge waves of text
as classmates fill out our survey to let us know how they felt
during our Reunion Weekend. Haven't sent in your feedback yet?
Click "Reunion Survey" above and get to it!
October 15 2008
Now that our incredible Reunion
Weekend has come and gone (way too fast if you ask us!), it's
time to poll the class and see what worked, what didn't and what
you'd like to see for our NEXT event!
Please take a few moments to enter your name and
comments on our Survey page. We'll edit and post these on our
website for the entire class to view. Don't hold back! Tell us
how you felt about the entire weekend and any specific things
We are so appreciative of the comments we've received
so far and we'd like you to have your say. Many thanks for taking
the time to send us feedback! Click on "Reunion Survey"
October 13 2008 - PART TWO
The links to our LBHS Picture
Galleries are now available from our website! Click on "Reunion
Pictures" above and you'll get the links to all three picture
repositories. Pictures are being added as they come in from classmates,
so check back for more!
October 13 2008
We are here and fully recovered
(I think!) from the most incredible Reunion Weekend ever! Pictures
from all three events are flying in at warp speed, so please keep
them coming. If you have pictures from any of the events, please
send them to us by clicking HERE
and we'll include those in our LBHS Picture Galleries. THANK YOU
to everyone that helped us over the many, many months it took
to plan and execute this three event weekend and THANKS to all
the Classmates and teachers that attended and celebrated with
More pictures will be posted from
Manor East over the next few weeks as the photographer goes over
what was taken and stitches together the IMMENSE CLASS PICTURE
from Saturday night. Not to worry, more is a comin'! If you're
not a member of our mailing list (WHY NOT??), click on "Contact
Us" above, tell us you want to be on it and we'll send you
updates when they happen.
And this sums up the entire weekend:
WHAT A FANTASTIC TIME
October 12 2008 - PART TWO
We just finished the last leg
of our marathon Reunion Weekend - Sunday Brunch at Long Beach
High School! So many people showed up to celebrate with us and
partake in lots of "brunch food". Pictures from our
brunch will be up soon, so stay tuned to this website for the
link to click on! Thanks to everyone that came today!
October 12 2008
The BIG EVENT just finished and
EVERYONE had a great time at Manor East. The food was great, the
drinks were great, the music was great and the connections made
just might last a lifetime! And now on to the final leg of our
Reunion Weekend journey - back to where it all started - Long
Beach High School for our Sunday Brunch!
October 11 2008
Last night, so many people showed
up at Paddy McGee's in Island Park for food, drink, schmoozing
and lots of other stuff. Everyone had a GREAT TIME catching up
and reconnecting! Tonight is the BIG NIGHT at Manor East.
MAKE SURE YOU'RE THERE! This event will go down in Long
Beach High School Reunion history as one of the best ones ever.
DON'T MISS IT!
PayPal is now closed and we are
accepting CASH ONLY at the door!
October 10 2008
THIS IS IT! The Reunion Weekend
starts TONIGHT! PayPal will be closing at 11:59 PM local
time THIS EVENING, so if you intend on paying using that
method, do it NOW! After tonight, we will accept CASH ONLY
- no checks, no money orders, no credit cards, no IOUs, no beads
October 9 2008
Click on "Look Who's Coming"
above and see how many Classmates are attending. Do you REALLY
WANT TO MISS THIS?????
ONE DAY TO GO before our Reunion
Weekend begins!!!! Need I say more? You ARE coming to this spectacular
weekend with us, aren't you???? Break
out those fancy duds (or not so fancy) and join us for what will
be a WEEKEND TO REMEMBER!
October 8 2008
TWO DAYS TO GO before our Reunion
Weekend begins! Are you STILL sitting on the fence about coming?
It's time to GET OFF THE FENCE! One, because it probably hurts
by now and two, because you'll have a FANTASTIC TIME! If you haven't
paid already, click on the PAYMENT OPTIONS link above and get
it done. Time's a wastin'!
October 7 2008
THREE DAYS TO GO before the start
of the most "fantabulous" Reunion weekend ever (if you
have teenagers at home, pronounce it "EH-verrrr")! We
are now in the home stretch and all the many, many months of planning
are rapidly coming together like a huge jigsaw puzzle. Fortunately,
we have all the pieces! Get ready, get set, get dressed (no, it's
NOT optional!) and we'll see you VERY, VERY soon!
And for you last minute stragglers,
PAYPAL IS STILL AVAILABLE AS A PAYMENT OPTION, so get to it NOW!
October 5 2008
The final touches are being made
to what will be an INCREDIBLE Reunion weekend and the only thing
missing is YOU! If you haven't paid yet, the time is NOW! We want
YOU to be there. So, go to the Payment page by clicking the Payment
link above and get to it!
October 1 2008
It's here... THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!
NINE DAYS to go before the start of the LBHS Class of '78 Reunion
Weekend! If you haven't sent in your payment for what will be
a FANTASTIC reunion weekend, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR????? DO
September 22 2008
And the moment you've all been
waiting for.... (insert drum roll here).... the list of WHO'S
COMING is finally ONLINE! Click on the "Look Who's Coming"
link above for the latest on who will be attending the LBHS Class
of '78 Reunion Extravaganza. The list will be changing DAILY,
so check back for updates.
September 20 2008
The Friday and Sunday events information
is now available! Check your Inbox for the latest email from the
Class of 78 mailing list or click on the Invitation page link
above for the most up to date info.
September 1 2008
The Class of '75 Commencement
Booklet and the Class of '78 Prom Invitation are now ONLINE! Click
on the Yearbooks link above.
August 20 2008
Due to the terrific response we've
gotten to our Special Discount, we are extending the deadline
to Monday, August 25th. The price is still $90 until the deadline,
so send us your payment now and save! To take advantage of this
special offer, click on the "Invitation / Payment" link
July 23 2008
We are offering a $10 discount
off the price of admission to the LBHS Class of '78 30th Reunion
Party. From now until August 20th, the price for our Saturday
night bash on October 11th will be $90. Send us your payment now
and save! To take advantage of this special offer, click on the
"Invitation / Payment" link above.
May 21 2008
The Long Beach High School Class
of 78 Yearbook Scanning Project is now complete! YIPPEE! There
is still some clean up to do (those pages come up as "WORKING
ON THIS PAGE!") and as soon as we can get those "clean",
online they will go. So, click on "Yearbooks Online"
and get those memories flowing again. ENJOY!
May 20 2008
Our 30th Reunion Invitation and
Payment page is now ready! Click on the "Invitation &
Payment" link above to get your formal invitation and information
on how you can send in your payment for our fabulous upcoming
May 11 2008
We're still scanning, editing and putting the
pages up online as we get them done, but I wanted the classmates
to know that all of your gorgeous mugs are now available for viewing!
We'll be completing the entire yearbook very soon. Click on "Yearbooks
Online" at the top of the page.
Apr 18 2008
The Long Beach High School Class
of 78 Yearbook scanning project is now underway at full steam!
Because of the number of pages involved (185), we are putting
each page online immediately after scanning and editing so YOU,
the Class of 78, don't have to wait! We know many of you don't
have access to your yearbook and you've just gotta see how you
looked 30 years ago, so we're not going to have you "chill
out" until the whole project is done. Just another value
added service from your friends on the Class of 78 Reunion Committee!
APR 2 2008
Our Long Beach Junior High Class
of 75 Yearbook is now ONLINE! Click on "Yearbooks Online"
above and take a stroll down Memory Lane!
Mar 15 2008
Added to our "Reunion Weekend
Info" page is a list of places to stay if you're looking
to "hang out" before and after the reunion. Special
rates available as long as you say the "secret phrase"!
Mar 3 2008
We are preparing to send out more
information on our Fabulous Reunion Weekend! In order to ensure
that the maximum number of people are up to speed on what we're
doing, we need to have your contact info. If you haven't given
it to us yet, please click "Contact Us" above and let
us have it!
Feb 24 2008
The Great "Missing Alumni"
Search has begun! You can help us by clicking on "Found/Missing
Alumni" above and if you know the whereabouts of anyone in
the MISSING column, click on "Contact Us" and let us
Feb 21 2008
The Long Beach High School Commencement
Exercises booklet for June 25, 1978 is now online! Click on the
"Yearbooks Online" link at the top of the page. We'll
have the Junior High and the High School yearbooks up soon!
Feb 17 2008
Mailing list and "welcome"
emails have started going out to our classmates! If you've given
us your email address, look for the "LBHS Class of 78"
email in your Inbox and follow the instructions to join. If you
HAVEN'T given us your email address, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR????
Click on "Contact Us" above and send an email with your
contact info to get access to all the details on the fabulous
reunion weekend we're planning. DON'T MISS IT!
Feb 14 2008
Website development is continuing
and nearing completion of Phase One. Alumni lists are up, other
pages are being populated with relevant content and the Yearbook
Scanning Project is underway. Our Reunion Email List has been
created and is undergoing testing.
Feb 10 2008
Creation of this website. Domain
name registration and initial placeholder webpages loaded.
The number of found alumni has
crossed the 50 percent mark.
"Class of 78" database
created to secure alumni contact information.
The Class of 78 Reunion Committee
was formed. First set of meetings focus on contacting classmates
and potential venue locations and dates.
Discussions begin on the plan
for a 30th reunion in 2008. Email "feelers" are sent
out to start the process of finding people.
Idea for a 30th reunion is born