Believe it or not, it’s been 40 years since we walked the stage at the NAS CC theater, bringing to a close our days at dear ol’ Flour Bluff High School. Let’s take a little trip down Memory Lane to see what was happening in the world around us that year. If you have not yet made your reservations to join your classmates for this event, contact Debbie Lindsay Zinser on her Facebook page.
Other Sports Highlights:
- Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci earned the first “perfect 10” in the Olympics, seven all together.
- Bruce (now Caitlin) Jenner won the Olympic decathlon.
– Sylvester Stallone, in Rocky
“One of these days, I’m gonna get myself organized.”
“You talkin’ to me?”
-Robert De Niro, as Travis Bickle, in Taxi Driver
“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”
– Peter Finch, in Network
“Is it safe?”
– Laurence Olivier, in Marathon Man
“Meow, meow, meow, meow…”
– Song from Meow Mix commercial
Time Magazine’s Man of the Year: Jimmy Carter
- Apple Computer was formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. The first computer, reports say, sold for $666.66.
- The ink-jet printer is invented.
- Writer Tom Wolfe declared the ’70s the “Me Decade”
- VHS released and wins the war with Beta-max tapes, although most agree it was an inferior product.
- Sweden’s most profitable corporation was pop group ABBA.
- Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1976: $110,000
1. Happy Days (ABC)
2. Laverne & Shirley (ABC)
3. M*A*S*H (CBS)
4. Charlie’s Angels (ABC)
5. The Big Event (NBC)
6. The Six Million Dollar Man (ABC)
7. Baretta (ABC)
8. One Day at a Time (CBS)
9. Three’s Company (ABC)
10. All in the Family (CBS)
Information about the FBHS Class of 1976 – 40th Reunion
Schedule of Events:
Friday Night, June 24th:
Meet and Greet at 5:30 p.m. at B&J’s Pizza, 6662 S. Staples Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78413
Saturday, June 25th:
9:00 a.m. – Golf @ OSO Golf Course (will Coordinate with Bill Allen)
10:00 a.m. – Tour of the High School and Facilities by Ron Weikum (meet in front of the High School)
Rest of Saturday is open for you to enjoy the Beach, go to Schlitterbahn or Hurricane Alley, or visit friends.
5:30 p.m. – Check in at the Bayfront Room, Omni Hotel (address and room details below)
6:00PM- 10:30 p.m. – Buffet Dinner and Dancing
Hotel Room Information:
1-800-843-6664 (Omni Central Reservations Number)
Flour Bluff High School 40th Reunion Rooms (Event Name)
June 23-26, 2016 (Event Dates)
May 23, 2016 (Cutoff date to make reservations)
$159 Single/ $159 Double/ $159 Triple/ $159 Quad Occupancy (Event Room Rates)
Your guest can also can book online by using your group code: 14500814050 just have them click on this link http://www.omnihotels.com/. Choose hotel, dates, click on + for special rate codes and drop down screen, enter in group code where indicated to book rooms at your contracted group rate.
Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
900 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78401 (Hotel Address)
Friday Night: Pizza provided, adult beverages are on your own tab
Saturday Night: $50.00/per person attending
Please send check or money order to:
Contact for registration:
Maggie Garza Shawver
6318 Ramsgate Circle
Corpus Christi, TX 78414
Retired from education after serving 30 years (twenty-eight as an English teacher and two years as a new-teacher mentor), Shirley enjoys her life with family and friends while serving her community, church, and school in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is the creator and managing editor of The Paper Trail, an online news/blog site that serves to offer new, in-depth, and insightful responses to the events of the day. She also writes and edits for The Texas Shoreline News, a Corpus Christi print newspaper.