The Pioneers of ’49 held a 50 year reunion on the top floor of the Radisson Hotel in Visalia in 1999. We had a great time enhancing our reputations and telling each other how well we all looked. This went on all afternoon, became more intense at dinner and did not end until after midnight for die-hards.
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These pictures were taken during a class reunion picnic at Mooney’s Grove in 2005. Cal and Alberta Rossi attended. Cal brought his newspaper clippings covering our season, and laid them out for all to see. This would be the last reunion Cal would attend.
The Pioneers of ’49 got together again in 2011 at a Mooney’s Grove picnic. We made a DVD for Cal and Alberta Rossi with comments from players and several classmates singing the VUHS fight song, topped off by Peggy Serbu Johnson giving us the Eeeaah tau yell. A couple of teammates needed more time to reinforce their reputations, which they did at dinner.