Don't be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. - Richard Bach
Welcome and thank you for visiting the Fairhaven High School Class of 1976 site!
By many metrics, high school was more than a few life changing events away. Time is definitively moving forward; however, we are still indefinitely captured in High School through our broad recollections and photos.
By the gracious talent of several dedicated classmates, this Web site has grown and continues to grow through your input. The goal of the creators was to allow a media source to recollect and reconnect with fellow classmates/friends.
This site is off to great start and we encourage you to send photos, emails, wine bottles or anything you deem suitable to the gracious collaborators in this fine endeavor.
We truly wish you all are enjoying every day as a gift and taking nothing for granted.
Hope to see you all at the next class reunion (40th to be exact) in 2016!
There were days that flew by too fast, ones that went too slowly as we waited in anticipation for the final years.
They were the days which escorted us from childhood, and left us on the threshold of tomorrow.
Cocky and proud, we trudged our way through IVANHOE, THE ODYSSEY, and the boring grammar assignments. We tried to hurry the days, not relaxing that later on, these sluggish days would all be gone. Dreams, laughter, and championship basketball and football games filled our lives. We were haughty, sure of ourselves - but our swollen pride was quickly shattered as we begun our humble year at the high school.
Orientation day, confusing and painful, eventually gave way to routine as we were accepted. Biology labs, vacations, and cookbook sales brought us to Junior day 1974, when, as bewildered sophomores, we watched in wonderment as tearful Seniors departed.
Junior year brought more prestige and honor, We flaunted our class rings; we wondered about Prom dates; suddenly, Junior day was upon us. Mixture of sadness, far anticipation, and excitement filled the air as we accepted our roles as seniors - this time watching thoughtfully as the Seniors departed, knowing we were next but not yet fully understanding the tears.
The summertime was filled with hazy thought of tomorrow. Colleges and careers became the topic of every conversation. We were afraid yet we were happy, and filled wit experience of love and joys of truce friendship. The future was advancing too quickly. Life was reaching out, ready to seize us with one great sweep as we moved through our final year. One day we prayed for graduation, the next we we wondered if we were ready.
Sometimes we could not wait to be free to be adults other times we wished the secure quite little world of the high school could last just a little longer. Too tough to be down, we filled our last year with laughter. Antics on the class room the senior play M*A*S*H, our yearbook and the acceptances at colleges all caused such a whirlwind of turmoil - and the days slipped through our hands.
The time has come - we must leave, finally prepared and filled with unforgettable memories. GRADUATION. The children had grown. Life and love were ours. The world stood at our fingertips, waiting for each of us to snatch our own small piece. Amid pats on the back, kisses n the cheek proud parents and joy in the air, we, tearful blue and white clad figures, marched in beat to the music, finally. Walking slowly, one by one we received the precious blue folders. The final separation came. We accepted the huge challenges lying before us - we reached up, with trembling hands, and moved the dangling tassel to the other side.
This site is all about the 1976 graduation class from Fairhaven High school. We all remember the year book pictures (as best as we can), but do not recollect numerous candid pictures taken by our classmates through out our years there. This site hopefully will remind you of the great times we all shared at Fairhaven High school. We ask our classmates to send in pictures or updates. The site serves as a contact point for our classmates to continue lines of communication. If you have not sent in your contact data you can use our sign in page to do so. Our site is growing and will continue to expand with input from all of you.
We as for your suggestions, ideas and criticism about the site. This is the class of 76 history and legacy. Also with great sadness, our site maintains In Memory page to honor of our beloved classmates who are no longer with us. We are constantly in the process of adding more content about our class like our 35th reunion photos and the Stained Glass window gift fund raiser event. Check back often to be informed as to the latest news and events like our 40th Class Reunion and our Class Gift ceremony date. Our hope is to leave you with a memorable visit to our shared past and new memories for the future.
Above photo taken at 35th reunion. 4>