An Alumni Newsletter

Dear Fordite,

Summer is here and it's that time of year for Class Reunions.  The classes of 1969, 1979 and 1989 have class reunions scheduled.  If you have not visited the Henry Ford High Alumni website recently you will want to check it out.


2009 Reunions

Class of 1969 40 Year Reunion

JULY 25, 2009
7:00 P.M

Visit our Class Website for complete details, reservations and payments.

Your Reunion Committee is:

Charlotte Ledbetter Potes (Chairman)
Nancy Sylver Wampler
Barbara Chupack
Karen Boudreau DeVries
Darica Candea Goik

Class of 1979 30 Year Reunion

Our 30 Year Reunion is scheduled for August 14-16, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009: Let's Get This Party Started! Detroit Southfield Marriott beginning @ 5PM
Attire: Casual

Reunion Banquet
Saturday, August 15, 2009: The Main Event Detroit Southfield Marriott @ 6PM, Dinner @ 7PM Attire: Dressy/Semi-Formal  

Family Fun Day
Sunday, August 16, 2009: Friends' Farewell
Merriman-Hollow @ Hines Park, just west of Merriman Rd. & Hines Dr.
Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chips, Drinks, Games, Fun!
Time: Noon – 6PM
Attire: Casual, HFH T-Shirt

See our Class Website on the HFHS Alumni Website for reservations and payment info.

Class of 1989 20 Year Reunion

It's official the 20 year class reunion will take place July 10-12, 2009

  • Friday meet and greet
    • Detroit Princess
  • Saturday
    • Charles H. Wright Museum 5-9
    • A pub crawl (clubbing)  after the Charles H. Wright Museum
  • Family Picnic on Sunday 
    • Lower Huron Park

Visit our Class Website for full details and reservation information.

Class of 1999 10 Year Reunion

Unfortunately, we have not heard from the committee and have not received any information about a 10 year reunion for the Class of '99. If this should change and we are notified of a reunion we will advise you.


2010 Reunions

Class of 1990 20 Year Reunion

The Class of 1990 is preparing for our first ever reunion. The committee has formed and is in the planning stages for a reunion to be held in 2010. All classmates from the class of 1990 are requested to visit our 1990 Class Website and contact the committee with your address information. Watch for details.


Whats New on the Henry Ford High Alumni Website.

We now have over 3200 registed alumni online! 

We have selected Galaxy Yearbooks for sale which are available for immediate download. Visit the Galaxy Yearbook Store for complete details.

Don't miss out on your reunion

Our Alumni Address List saves your contact information in our Alumni File.  Once your class reunion has been scheduled this information will be sent to your Reunion Committee. Your Committee will then contact you about your upcoming reunion.

Henry Ford Memories

Here you can record those fond Ford memories you might want to share about an old friend, something that happened at school, or perhaps someone who is no longer with us. (Must be logged in)



Every ten years, as summertime nears,
An announcement arrives in the mail,
A reunion is planned; it'll be really grand;
Make plans to attend without fail.

I'll never forget the first time we met;
We tried so hard to impress.
We drove fancy cars, smoked big cigars,
And wore our most elegant dress.

It was quite an affair; the whole class was there.
It was held at a fancy hotel.
We wined, and we dined, and we acted refined,
And everyone thought it was swell.

The men all conversed about who had been first
To achieve great fortune and fame.
Meanwhile, their spouses described their fine houses
And how beautiful their children became.

The homecoming queen, who once had been lean,
Now weighed in at one-ninety-six.
The jocks who were there had all lost their hair,
And the cheerleaders could no longer do kicks.

No one had heard about the class nerd
Who'd guided a spacecraft to the moon;
Or poor little Jane, who's always been plain;
She married a shipping tycoon
The boy we'd decreed "most apt to succeed"
Was serving ten years in the pen,
While the one voted "least" now was a priest; 
Just shows you can be wrong now and then.

They awarded a prize to one of the guys
Who seemed to have aged the least.
Another was given to the grad who had driven
The farthest to attend the feast.

They took a class picture, a curious mixture
Of beehives, crew cuts and wide ties.
Tall, short, or skinny, the style was the mini;
You never saw so many thighs.

At our next get-together, no one cared whether
They impressed their classmates or not.
The mood was informal, a whole lot more normal;
By this time we'd all gone to pot.

It was held out-of-doors, at the lake shores;
We ate hamburgers, coleslaw, and beans.
Then most of us lay around in the shade,
In our comfortable T-shirts and jeans.

By the fortieth year, it was abundantly clear,
We were definitely over the hill.
Those who weren't dead had to crawl out of bed,
And be home in time for their pill.

And now I can't wait; they've set the date;
Our fiftieth is coming, I'm told.
It should be a ball, they've rented a hall
At the Shady Rest Home for the old.

Repairs have been made on my hearing aid;
My pacemaker's been turned up on high.
My wheelchair is oiled, and my teeth have been boiled;
And I've bought a new wig and glass eye.

I'm feeling quite hearty, and I'm ready to party
I'm gonna dance 'til dawn's early light.
It'll be lots of fun; But I just hope that there's one
Other person who can make it that night.



The HFHS Alumni Web Team

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