Wilson Class of 1968 55th Year Reunion August 25-26, 2023
This year we will celebrate with the Class of ’67. It is their 56th and our 55th. We can remind them that we will always be one year more youthful.
||Friday, August 25, 2023
||Golf Tournament and no-host lunch at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha
||Saturday, August 26
||Lunch event at The Old Market Pub & Brewery, on Multnomah Blvd in Portland
You can now register and pay for the 55th Reunion. Go to the 55th Reunion page to register now.
1968 Was a Milestone Year: For Us and History
We grew up in an amazing time and 1968 was a memorable year. We were the Boomers, the Women’s movement was growing, the Vietnam War was in the front of our minds, students protested and occupied the Dean’s office at Columbia University. We lost two brilliant leaders, Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy. Chicago hosted the Democratic Convention and hosted a blood bath while the whole world watched. North Korea seized the U.S.S. Pueblo. The hippies and yippies had their say.
Arthur Ashe won the U.S. Open and O.J. Simpson was star of the Rose Bowl and took home the Heisman Trophy. Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl II. Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali. At the Olympics, Black Power showed up on the winner’s platform with raised fists.
The music was so good. The Beatles, after releasing Sgt. Peppers the previous year, put out the White Album. We listened to The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin and Bob Dylan. Elvis made a spectacular Comeback Special, wearing his old black leathers and blowing us away. Hair opened on Broadway. We all watched The Graduate and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The Wilson ‘68 class included over 400 young adults. We thought we knew it all. We went out in the world and experienced many things and learned a lot more than we could have imagined we would at the time. For our 55th Year Reunion we have the opportunity to reunite and share our memories and adventures, and enjoy our differences and old friends, and maybe find a new friend or two.
Visit the 55th Reunion Memory Book, carried over from our 50th, to view personal Memory Pages created by your classmates. Please share your own memories by creating your own Memory Page. All are encouraged to participate, whether you can or cannot attend the Reunion. Everyone wants to know what everyone remembers from high school and what everyone has been up to the past 55 years. Share your reminiscences! If you created a page for our 50th, feel free to send updates to Karl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Everyone Stay Connected
If we don’t have your correct email (meaning you’re not getting emails for the 55th Reunion), please click on the Contact link above, fill out the form and submit, so we can be sure to have your correct contact information. Also, check out the status of friends contacts on the Classmates page. If you see someone with whom you’ve stayed in touch who needs their email updated, please send them here, to wilson68.org to fill out the Contact form. And then have them continue the chain to all the folks that THEY have stayed in touch with.