An Open Letter to
my 1960 Classmates at AHS & THS
I wish I could have been with you all this year at our 50th High
School Reunion but I’m “down under in the land of OZ”
playing in an Old Boys Rugby Festival. I am currently the USA International
Representative for Golden Oldies Rugby. I am one of seven in the world. I
started playing rugby in Denver,
Colorado in 1969 and have been
playing ever since. I have traveled to many countries playing rugby, England, Wales,
Ireland, Scotland, France,
Australia, New Zealand, Mexico,
Canada and Holland. I will be going to Japan in 2012
for another Golden Oldies Rugby Festival.
a Bachelor of Architecture in Design from Texas Tech in 1967 and moved to Denver, Colorado
and have been working here all this time. I formed my own Architectural Firm
“Alexander Associates Architects LLC” in 1971 and have been working in many areas
of Architecture since. The last few years when times got tough, I went to work
with DMJM (the 17th largest Architectural & Engineering firm in
the world) where I was Director of Architecture for the Denver division for almost ten years. When
they closed their Denver Architectural Division I went to work for Jacobs
Engineering for almost three years as Director of Architecture and when they
closed their Denver
office, I went out on my own again. I am licensed in 22 states and since I’ve
gone back to my own firm I have specialized in designing and building
restaurants. A small group called Hooters and have done over 100 projects for
them nation wide. I also am a licensed General Contractor and Construction
am married to Earnestine O’Brien Alexander (Earnie) and we have been together
for almost 20 years. Earnie was a flight attendant for thirteen years and also
ran her own insurance business with her late husband in Granby, Colorado.
I have three great children, a daughter Katherine who has a Masters Degree in
Foreign Studies from Georgetown University and working at the Pentagon in Washington D.C.
My oldest son Zachary is in Seattle, Washington working in the travel business and my youngest
son Andrew is working in Los Angeles,
California as a set designer and
prop builder for Paramount Studios. No grandkids at this time but still hoping.
We have a cocker spaniel named Lucky who is spoiled rotten but he is really a
great dog and he keeps me in shape with our early morning walks.
main reason I moved to Colorado
was to hunt and fish and enjoy the great outdoors
which I still do to this day. I love to hike and explore all the history that Colorado has to offer. We
are looking into going to Canada
for a fishing trip in a couple of years. I gave up cross country skiing about
10 years ago at 59.
and I are starting to travel since I’m going to be retiring in January of 2011
at almost 70. We want to go to Europe and see
all that there is to see there. We have tried the big ocean ships and prefer
the smaller river boats which only have about between 100 and 150 passengers.
Earnie kids me by the time we leave port I’ve met all of the people and know
their live history before we sail. It is great fun and I’m really looking
forward to retirement and continuing to travel.
to all my football and track buddies, Danny J, Jamie W, Lanny C, Johnny “The
Jet”, Currie B, Jakie N, Lewis H, Nick M, Jack L, Calvin C, F.G., Bill E.,
Bruce H, Don L. Bill R, Red, and Ronnie
R. We had a lot of great times together and we always enjoyed the trips, the
practices, the games and meets and just each other. Thanks for all the life
long memories. Danny, do you remember the “beatnik” poem about trees I told you
at the talent contest? Jamie, remember all the “hay bales” that one summer and
Nick thanks again for pulling me out of the street. Calvin, remember the cold
walks to Jr. High? Thanks to Lynn & Chris for putting out this letter to
the class. Hi to Kaye S., Peggy M., Judy G., Mary Pat S., Doris
C., Lyndal M., Lou Ann W., Sallie S., & Ruth C. Remember beating Tascosa
13-7 & losing to Wichita Fall 34-7. Ouch!!!!
to see you all at the next reunion. Have a great time and drink a beer or two
S. Alexander III, Class of 1960 AHS: firstname.lastname@example.org
W. Ida # 241
Littleton, CO 80127