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Welcome to the Grissom High School Class of 1976 web site! Take a trip to the past, find a friend in the present, keep in touch for the future. Remember, we are the best! We are the SPIRIT of '76!!

 

Grissom Class of '76 40th Class Reunion!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

7:00pm - 11:30pm

Campus 805 - 2620 Clinton Ave.

Huntsville, AL 35805

Ticket prices TBD

Register at: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/92484701696

 

 

Class Reunion classic......

 To prevent dueling audio, mute playlist below.

         

Laura Rice, Lynda Lynch, Susan Ratliff, Jamie Robinson, Tammy Craven, Kathy Dobbs, Monica Lewis

 

 Brian Lowery, Snuffy Smith, Ken Roberts, Larry Moore

 

Greg Smith, Laura Rice, Lynda Lynch, David Onosko

 

Graduation Day!

Susan Ratliff, Tim Thomassian, Lynda Lynch, Susan Wilson, Sandra Colwell, Ralph Rice

 

Lynda Lynch, Susan Ratliff, Debbie Swezey, Cindy Ivy, Laura Rice, Susan Wilson, Debbie Smith, Sharon Link

 

Sharon Mazza, Monica Lewis, Gail Camp, Donna Tucker

 

Buddy Hartselle, Robin Gaines, Ken Roberts

  

           To prevent dueling audio, mute playlist below

 

Foster "Fuzz" Christy and Mark Huskey

Roger Schneider

 

 Jeff Whitt's Going Away Party!!

Tom Cooper, Bill Booth, Larry Moore, Barney Kavanaugh, Roger Schneider, David Smith, Jeff Whitt, Robby Vaughn, Mike Pope, Buddy Hartselle, Ronald Eason

  Julie Kastanakis, Lynda Lynch, Beth Balch, Susan Ratliff  

 

Daytona Beach 1974

  

Cathy Hutson, Cathy McNutt, Monica Lewis, Regina Sanders, Cyndi Horton

Graduation Day!

Mark Huskey and Ralph Rice 

 

Graduation Tea  1976

Susan Hoard, Julie Kastanakis, Sharon Link, Karen Purcell,

Robin Canter, Karen Pizitz

 

Bill Booth

 

Big Spring Park/Civic Center

 

Gino Vannelli Concert  1976

 

Remember this?

 

Mark Huskey and Jeff Whitt    Ugly Walk

 

When you say Bud.......50's day  1974

 

Debbie Smith, Tim Croft (HHS '76), Laura Rice

 

Christmas tree - Heart of Huntsville Mall  1966

50's Day!

 Mike Thome, Jeff Whitt, Greg "Snuffy" Smith, Duane Clark,

Larry Moore, Roger Schneider, Ralph Rice

 

 

Beth Hammers, Laura Rice, Cindy Ivy, Robin Canter, Susan Hoard,

Lynda Lynch, Sharon Link, Debbie Smith, Sandra Colwell

 

Downtown Huntsville  1970

 

Remember this?

 

 

Julie Kastanakas, Lynda Lynch, Debbie Smith, Robin Canter, Debby Swezey, Karen Purcell

 

Graduation Day  1976

Monica Lewis, Beth Hammers, Tammy Craven, Helen Hardcastle, Claudia Cason, Susan Ratliff, Cyndi Horton

 

Ditto Landing at Sunset

 

 Led Zeppelin College Dorm Poster

      

Tim Thomassian, Laura Rice, Mark Huskey, Jeff Whitt, Terry Sharpe (HHS'76) 

 

Jeff Whitt, Hank Fitzgibbon, Duane Clark--Ugly Walk 

 

I Wish I was In The Land Of Cotton....

 

Karen Pizitz, Pam Currie, Kathy Dobbs, Helen Hardcastle,

Linda Smith

 

Grissom vs. Coffee High School  1975

(#34, Jeff Whitt, #60, Mark Huskey)

 

 

Governor's Drive Overlook  1979

  

 

 

 

Prom  1976

 

The Tennessee River Bridge 

 

 

Linda Smith, Cyndi Horton, Beth Hammers

 

 

 

 

Remember these?

Bonnie Bell Lip Smackers!!

 

Mr. Reynolds Loses Bet!

 

Pie-in-face delivered by Mark Huskey!  1976

 

Remember this?

Bicentennial T-Shirts

 

Rolling Stone  June 1976

  

Football Hall of Fame Induction for Tim Stowers!

Larry Moore, Tim Stowers, Mike Pope, Roger Schneider

 

Football Reunion  2010

Robby Vaughn, Bill Booth, Greg "Hambone"Hammons, Greg "Snuffy" Smith

 

Space and Rocket Center

Chicago concert, Cotton Row Restaurant, Huntsville

Top row:  Beth Hammers, Linda Smith  Second row: Susan Hoard, Kathy Morrow, Christie Cox  First row: Sharon Mazza, Tammy Craven, Cyndi Horton, Karen Hill


Chicago concert!!!  Hsv. Ala.

   

 

Before the concert.......

 

Linda Smith, Cyndi Horton, Beth Hammers

 

Tammy Craven

Sharon Mazza and Karen Hill

Christie Cox and Susan Hoard

 

Grissom Pep Rally!!

    To prevent dueling audio, mute playlist below

 

Chi Delta  1976

 

Football Reunion

Kenny Stone, Jeff Whitt, Charlie Adams, Ken Roberts

 

Jones Farm

 

David Finley, Doug Bourque, Buddy Hartselle, Debbie Smith, Mark Huskey, Susan Ratliff, Greg Hammons, Julie Kastnakis, Judy Simon, Robby Vaughn

 

Susan Ratliff, Tammy Craven, Debbie Smith, Julie Kastanakis

 

 

Remember these?

Platform shoes!

 

Big Spring Park at night

 

Freshman Football Champions Reunion!!

Front row: Jeff Whitt, Robin Gaines, Coach Ronnie Stapler, Doug Bourque, Buddy Hartselle

Second row: Ken Roberts, Mark Huskey, Mike Pope, Steve Selby, Greg Hammons, Larry Moore, Robby Vaughn, Coach Roberts

Back row: Kenny Stone, Tim Stowers, Bob Britton, Ronald Eason, Jeff Scates, Keith Britton, Charlie Adams, Greg "Snuffy" Smith

 

Congrats, boys!

You're still #1 in our hearts!! 

 

Tim Stowers, Kin Clinton and Mark Huskey

 

Coach Stapler's speech

Left to right: Jeff Whitt, Mike Pope, Bob Britton, Ronald Eason, Keith Britton, Doug Bourque

 

After school TV..........

 

Firebird 1976

 

    TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE
   1930's, 40's, 50's,60's and 70's!!

 
First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant. 

 
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes. 

 
Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-base paints.


We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps, not helmets on our heads. 

 
As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.


Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

 
We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.


We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one actually died from this.

 
We ate cupcakes made with Lard, white bread, real butter and bacon. We drank   FLAV- OR- AID  made with real white sugar. And, we weren't overweight.   WHY?

Because we were always outside playing....that's why!


We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on..

 No one was able to reach us all day. And, we were OKAY.

 
We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps
and then ride them down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

 
We did not have Play stations, Nintendo's and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, iPods, no personal computers, no Internet and no chat rooms. 
    
WE HAD FRIENDS  and we went outside and found them!

 

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.


We would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping pong paddles, or just a bare hand and no one would call child services to report abuse. 

We ate worms and mud pies
made from dirt, and
the worms did not live in us forever.

 
We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes. 
  


We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.

 
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law! 
 

 
These generations have produced some of the best
risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever.

   

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.   What can kids today do besides push buttons.

  

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.

  
  If YOU are one of them, CONGRATULATIONS!  

 

Susan Ratliff, Lynda Lynch, Ralph Rice

 

Madison County Fair  1979

 

Remember these?

 

"The Girls" mini-reunion, March 27, 2010 @ Rosie's

Dianna Martz, Leslie Anderson, Christie Cox, Tammy Craven, Candy cason, Juli Merritt, Sharon Mazza, Cyndi Horton, B.B. Levine, Beth Hammers, Karen Hill, Cheryl Smith, Fay Lewis

 

Old Gibson's BBQ building   1960's

 

That Girl  1971

  

Lynda Lynch, Laura Rice, Susan Wilson, Susan Ratliff, Robin Canter, Debbie Swezey, Renea Burchfield, Sharon Link, Cindy Ivy, Susan Hoard,  Karen Pizitz, Sandra Colwell, Debbie Smith

 

Ben Franklin five and dime

 

Remember these?

 

Top Album - Hotel California, The Eagles

  

 

            50's Day - 1976

Tammy Craven, Mike Thome, Robin Canter, Jeff Whitt, Susan Wilson, Susan Ratliff, Ralph Rice, Buddy Hartselle, Lynda Lynch, Duane Clark

 

McDonald's on Memorial Parkway 1976

 

Monte Sano Lodge

 

Remember this?

 

1976 Album

  

 

Super Slide at Parway City Mall 1970

 

 

One of our GHS grads, Pete Dobbs (Class of '73, brother of Kathy Dobbs Holt) took this pic of Huntsville's Moon Set from his house on Green Mountain.  Amazing!!

 

Susan Ratliff, Renea Burchfield, Lynda Lynch   1976

 

Remember these?

Leisure suits!

 

Graduation Day  1976

Lynda Lynch, Susan Ratliff, Laura Rice, Sandra Colwell, Susan Wilson

 

Remember these?

 

   

Sharon Link, Cindy Ivy and Bill Booth in the halls of GHS

 

Anyone know who's bike this was parked in the GHS parking lot?

 

Top album released in February 1976

Eagles Greatest Hits 1971-1975

 

Karen Pizitz and Terri Hutchins  Valentine's Day  1976

 

Remember this?

 

Lemon Up Shampoo

 

 

 

Karen Purcell, Robin Canter, Linda Smith, Cathy McNutt

 

Photographer-  Tim White

Huntsville Railroad  Snowfall 2010

 

Green Mountain Covered Bridge

 

Lynda Lynch, Sandra Colwell, Susan Wilson,

Renea Burchfield

   

 
  

   

 Susan Ratliff and Ricky Steinberger     Kappa Rho 1976

 

Remember these?

Earth shoes

 

Downtown Huntsville  1970

 

 

 Buddy Hartselle and Greg "Snuffy" Smith

  

Bill's London Transit at The Mall

 

Remember This?

  

Sharron Mazza, Beth Hammers, Lynda Lynch   1976

 

Remember this?

 

Dippity Do styling gel

 

  

 

Toni Leo  Young Life Ski Trip

 

                    

 

Filling out class schedules.....

 

Remember this?

 

 

 Debbie Smith

 

 

Remember This?

Sun-in hair lightner

  

Remember This?

Aluminum Christmas Trees with Color Wheel

 

Popular Christmas Gift in 1976

Stereo Turntable with 8-Track

 

 

 Doug Bourque 1976

 

Point Mallard  Decatur, Alabama 1975

 

 

Donna Brown  1976

 

Parkway City Mall   1967 

       

The Mall  1966

 

Remember this?

 

 

The old Whitesburg Drive-In. Good times.

 

 

 We LOVE Our Tiger!!

 

 

 

Donna Brown, Frankie Earle and Linda Smith

 

Susan Ratliff   Young Life Ski Trip   

 

 

 

Frankie Earle and Robin Gaines 

Kappa Rho Dance 1974

 

Senior Skip Day on Green Mountain 1976

Marti Griffith, Beth King, Gail Hiett
 

 

 

Reconnect with our friends from Huntsville High at www.hhs1976.net

 

 

 

 

 Homecoming Court 1975-76

Debbie Sweezy, Tori Mitchell, Cecilia Houston, Connie Nichols, Cindy Smith

Regina Turner, B.B. Levine, Kim Emerson, Judy Simon

 

 

Marching Tiger Band Flag Corps

  

Beth Congdon and Jami Robinson

 

 

 

 

Mr. Dravecky

  

 

 

Marti Griffith  1976

 

Leisa Riser's 18th Birthday

 B.B. Levine, Gail Heitt, Pam Brumfield, Leisa Riser,

Sandra Rouse, Jill Blackstock, Jami Robinson, Meg Cook,

Beth Congdon, Lind Powell

 

 

Barbara Fisher and Cathy McNutt in Home Ec class  1973

 

Mrs. Nixon's Senior Homeroom   

 

 

David Nabors, Monica Lewis, Larry Moore

 

 Delta Phi New Pledges  1973

Beth Congdon, Jill Blackstock, Judy Urban and Tammy Craven 

 

 

 

 

Tiger mural in GHS cafeteria

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
All chapters of Kappa Rho  1976
 
 
 
 
Bo Emerson, Laura Stap, Lynda Lynch and Mark Cumbaa
 
 
 
  

 

 Cheryl Smith and Debbie Durham

      

Candy Cason and Ann McCartney

 

  

first row: B.B. Levine, Leisa Riser, Gail Hiett, Jami Robinson

second row: Pam Brumfield, Lind Powell, Kim Emerson, Beth Congdon, Jill Blackstock    1976

 

Gail Camp and Cyndi Horton  1973 

 

Our World as a Kid

 

My Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning.

My Mom used to defrost hamburger on the counter and I used to eat it raw sometimes, too. Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag, not in ice pack coolers, but I can’t remember getting e.coli.
 

  Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake instead of a pristine pool (talk about boring).


The term cell phone would have conjured up a phone in a jail cell, and a pager was the school PA system.

We all took gym, not PE...and risked permanent injury with a pair of high top Ked's (only worn in gym) instead of having cross-training athletic shoes with air cushion soles and built in light reflectors. I can't recall any injuries but they must have happened because they tell us how much safer we are now.

 

 

We didn’t use helmets or knee and elbow guards to ride our bikes or roller skate down the street. We stood up in the backseat of Dad’s car with our arms stretched out on top of the seat. No seatbelts or car seats for us and we still survived.

 

 

Delta Chi  1976

 

 

Tammy Craven and Ken Roberts   1973

Lynda Lynch and Tommy Walters

 

 

Senior Kappa Rho  1976

 

 David Cyr and Peggy Zebal Robinson   2006

  

 Laura Rice and Greg "Hambone" Hammons 

 

 Lynda Lynch and Jeff Whitt     Kappa Rho 1974

 

 

B.B. Levine and David Cyr      Senior Prom  1976

             

 Grissom Spirit, Tiger Pride!

 

 

The Grissom High School Marching Tiger Band!!!!!

 

 

 

  

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