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THE BIGGEST PLUS ABOUT BEING A BHS 1972 CLASSMATE:

  I got to grow up and live in the most wonderful place in the world—Southern California in the USA
  I got to be a part of a class with the best looking, smartest men and women ever assembled at BHS
  I got to go to school in a place that wasn’t North Dakota, Maine, Alabama, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Kansas, Arkansas, Oregon, Louisiana, DC, South Carolina, etc.
  I got to hear and see live some of the greatest music ever written and performed and got to see the evolution of recorded music from vinyl records, reel to reel, 4-track, 8-track, cassettes, CDs, MP3s, downloads, to the cloud.
  I knew that graduation from Bellflower High School would allow me to write my ticket for full happiness thereafter, having a leg up on all other high school graduates across this nation.
  I didn’t have to be in the BHS Class of 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975…

PROFILE UPDATES


•   Barry J. Bennallack (Barry)  8/18
•   John R. "Jay" Smith  8/9
•   Pamela Squires  8/3
•   Mara L. Thomson (Stone)  7/12
•   Wayne R Vick  6/30
•   Debbie Finnegan (Smith)  6/26
•   Carolyn M. Holt (Knight)  6/16
•   JoAnn Meyers (Donohue)  6/2
•   Robert J. Costa  5/26
•   Dale N. Morrison  5/26
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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Deborah Wilmoth (King)  10/4
•   Teresa M. Browning  10/7
•   Barry J. Bennallack (Barry)  10/9
•   William B. Runyan  10/10
•   Charles A. Blackledge  10/18
•   Betty J. Morehead (Fields)  10/19
•   Kerry McCluggage  10/20
•   Debbie Tweet (Peurrung)  10/21
•   Gaye L. Kempema (Limon)  10/23
•   Cheryl A. Oates (Muniz)  10/24

WHERE ARE THEY NOW


WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Alabama
2 live in Arizona
129 live in California
2 live in Colorado
1 lives in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
3 live in Idaho
1 lives in Indiana
1 lives in Kansas
1 lives in Michigan
1 lives in Minnesota
4 live in Nevada
1 lives in New Mexico
1 lives in New York
2 live in North Carolina
1 lives in Oklahoma
6 live in Oregon
2 live in Tennessee
2 live in Texas
6 live in Utah
1 lives in Virginia
3 live in Washington
3 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in Australia
2 live in United Kingdom
1 lives in Zambia
235 location unknown

MISSING CLASSMATES


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WHO'S ONLINE NOW


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IN MEMORY UPDATES


•   Douglas P. Belt  2017
•   Rod E. Fenn Sr.  2021
•   James Milton Daugherty  2019
•   Deborah A. Jensen (Vanhaaster)  2016
•   Lana K. Barnes (Edrington Eplin)  2001
•   Michael E. Coleman  1974
•   Robert L. Torrance  2009
•   Dale W. Brooks  2001
•   William A. Thwaites  1990
•   Ernie W. Raabe  1998
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Welcome BHS '72 Classmates! 

Welcome to the Bellflower High Class Of 1972 web site! We are glad you have "come home" after all these years. We loved seeing so many of you at our 40-year reunion in August 2012. 
 

We now look forward to an epic 50-year BHS '72 Class Reunion in Summer 2022!
 

Please explore and enjoy this website dedicated to all of our classmates--those still with us and the many that are no longer with us.

 

 "When we're connected to others, we become better people."  - Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

ANNOUNCEMENTS
BHS '72 Class 50-Year Reunion--Aug 26/27, 2022

Planning for the Bellflower High School Class of 1972's 50-Year Reunion is well under way. The head honchos have now chosen the time, dates and places of the events.

Our BHS '72 50-Year Reunion will be held over 2 days--Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27 in 2022. We will have two official events for all classmates:

** The first event is a casual mingle / get-together on Friday night, August 26, 2022, from 6pm to 11pm at the Spanish-style, two-story Recreation Park clubhouse in Long Beach, CA, at 5001 Deukmejian Drive. There will be hors 'd ouerves and beverages and lots of warm greetings and fun.

** The second event is a nicer dinner, dance and mingle gathering on Saturday night, August 27, 2022, also from 6pm to 11pm at The Mayne Events Center in Bellflower, CA, at 16400 Bellflower Blvd., just south of the railroad tracks on Bellflower Blvd. It is a great 2-story banquet and meeting space with an attached Los Angeles County Fire Museum with vintage fire trucks on display. The Mayne Events Center has been the chosen venue of the BHS classes of 1969, 1979 and 1971 for their 50-Year reunions as well. 

We will also have a 3rd optional 9-hole golf event for all classmates on Friday afternoon August 26, 2022, starting with a Noon lunch and tee times set for after the lunch. This is a fun event we first held at our 40-year reunion and is back by popular demand. This event is for those classmates who want to play some golf or those who have always wanted to try golf in the easiest way to ever do so --a best ball scramble format. You will have a great time whether you golf well or not.

The countdown clock above is now set for August 26, 2022, the start of our 2-day reunion events.

Now that the times, dates and event venues have been determined, the 3 class big wheels will shortly be reaching out to the designated leaders of the 10 sub-committees who volunteered through the class survey on this website. These sub-committees will be crucial to the overall excellence of our reunion events. The leaders who have been chosen to head up these subcommittees will then notify their sub-committee members, comprised of those who have already volunteered and other class members the leader may draft into duty from those class members who did not fill out the class survey. 

 Some say our 50th will be our last reunion--maybe not, who really knows, but we want it to be an epic event regardless. We are counting on the timing of this reunion to be clear of any serious COVID concerns. Further, the pent up energy we all have to get out and celebrate and reacquaint with each other will be an added benefit for sure. We had/have a special class and we will have a special reunion. We hope to see every one of you at our 50-Year Reunion, as you are a huge part of the BHS Class of 1972 and will be warmly welcomed by all in attendance.

Thanks so much on behalf of our big cheeses--Mara, Kerry and Barb.

 

 

OH WHAT A NIGHT(s)!

Hello all you wonderful BHS Class of 1972 classmates:

What a couple of nights (plus a day for our golfers) we had. Our 40-Year BHS '72 Reunion is now in the books. The afterglow of feelings and comments by so many suggests that we nailed it! 

It was truly a team effort. There are so many great folks to thank--from all those heroes who planned, prepared and carried out the numerous moving parts required for such an exceptional 2-day, 3-event program, to all of those 100+ good classmates and guests who attended these memorable events and made them so extraordinary. As we "mature" as adults, the connections with each other seem that much sweeter with the passing of time. Of course, there is never enough time to do all the reconnecting we really would want to do. However, as Mayor Koops challenged us to "catch the lightning in a bottle" for our 40-year reunion while we could, there is a feeling of "mission accomplished."

Perhaps our biggest regret was not having all of our classmates there, many of whom are on this website and could not make it for various reasons. You were missed, yet remembered fondly. 

On the fundraising side of things, check out the "Give Back to BHS" link  on the left of this home page for the latest from its chair and classmate Harry Bigelow Cason.

As for the future, a 50-year event will be next. 

Regarding the recapping of our 40-year reunion events, we have put a link on the left side of this website home page called "BHS 72 Reunion Recap." Feel free to click on it and have a fun look around. We need your help. Though we have captured some golf photos and have some Friday and Saturday night event photos, there may be more pictures that you have taken and we want to put them there. There were three events: 1) The BHS Golf Tournament, 2) the Friday Mingle Event, and 3) the Saturday Big Event. So as we continue to chronicle these three events, please send by separate email (eteynon@aol.com) photos you want to share from these three events, especially the Friday night mingle event as we have very few pictures currently. In the meantime, enjoy the "BHS 72 Reunion Recap" as it is a pretty good electronic history of our special time together.

All the best, and, as always, we are operating under the wise and benevolent guidance of the big kahunas, Mara and Kerry.  

Thanks for a very special time, Ed Eynon.

 

 

B. H. S. Alma Mater

 ALL HAIL TO ALMA MATER, 

WE SING OUR PRAISE TO THEE.

WE STRIVE FOR HIGHEST HONOR,

IN DEFEAT OR VICTORY.

WE STRIVE TO BRING YOU GLORY,

WE PRAY TO KEEP YOU FREE.

WITH FAITHFULNESS AND LOYALTY,


WE PLEDGE OUR HEARTS TO THEE.