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Old 05-05-2010, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Harmony Hills
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Hey, I graduated from Lee with Linus Baer in 1964! We are the class which saw "The Game" live and in person... I attended Lee for six years, from the first day the school opened as a junior-senior high school (1959). I'd love to post ads from some of the places we hung out at, but my computer skills are pitiful.

We hit Jim's drive-in on San Pedro a lot; San Pedro was our main drag. That Jim's is no longer there. (I'm sure lots of ads for hot spots in my 1964 annual no longer exist). An ice cream float from A&W root beer was a real treat.

Sometimes we'd go way far away (!) to the Bun 'n Barrel on Austin Hwy. A major adventure!
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Old 05-05-2010, 05:20 AM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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Hey, I graduated from Lee with Linus Baer in 1964!

We are the class which saw "The Game" live and in person...

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We hit Jim's drive-in on San Pedro a lot; San Pedro was our main drag.
That Jim's is no longer there.

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Robert E. Lee 55 - Brackenridge 48
17 kickoffs. no punts. only three penalties.
all but one of the kickoffs were onside.

the greatest High School football game of all time.

when you say you hit Jim's Drive In,
I'm guessing you mean Jay's - at the corner of Contour Drive.
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:19 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Lee sure isn't what it used to be!
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Nor is Jeff! Any school inside Loop 410 is on the downhill slide!
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Old 05-05-2010, 04:18 PM
 
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Nor is Jeff! Any school inside Loop 410 is on the downhill slide!
Except Alamo Heights.
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Old 05-06-2010, 02:57 AM
 
Location: Harmony Hills
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And it's a cryin' shame, too. Public education has taken a knock-out punch. But that's a topic for another thread...

Jay's sounds familiar, but I think the drive-in I'm remembering wasn't near Contour... Now you've got me wondering because Jim's now sounds all wrong. I don't have enough gray matter left to recall these things!
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Austin, Tx.
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Default Lee hs

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Lee sure isn't what it used to be!
Since Lee HS is being mentioned lately, I'll ask if anyone recalls my uncle who was bandmaster there for many years beginning about 1965 or so. Mel Meads was known as a no-nonsense, tough task master while pushing Lee HS, award winning bands along thru the 1970s and '80s for over 20 years. Sadly he passed away about ten years ago from cancer and one of his former drummers came, in uniform, to the funeral at Porter-Loring. She played a helluva rousing tribute drum-run that he would have been very pleased with. I'm hoping some of y'all may remember him. In my SA; Then, Now & Always book, I included the foto below of him leading the 1969 Lee band into Alamo Plaza during the Battle of Flowers Parade.
Anyone see themselves in the pic? later, BudB
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:31 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Since Lee HS is being mentioned lately, I'll ask if anyone recalls my uncle who was bandmaster there for many years beginning about 1965 or so. Mel Meads was known as a no-nonsense, tough task master while pushing Lee HS, award winning bands along thru the 1970s and '80s for over 20 years. Sadly he passed away about ten years ago from cancer and one of his former drummers came, in uniform, to the funeral at Porter-Loring. She played a helluva rousing tribute drum-run that he would have been very pleased with. I'm hoping some of y'all may remember him. In my SA; Then, Now & Always book, I included the foto below of him leading the 1969 Lee band into Alamo Plaza during the Battle of Flowers Parade.
Anyone see themselves in the pic? later, BudB
I remember Mr. Meads very well. I was not in the band, having absolutely no musical ability, but a LOT of my friends were. They all liked Mr Meads, and I must say the Lee band was one of the better school bands around.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:41 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Another thing that REALLY galls me is that the Confederate Battle Flag is "forbidden" to be used anymore at Lee. Robert E Lee was the leader of the Confederate Army! Why didn't they just change the name of the school to Ulysses S Grant?

Churchill STILL uses the Union Jack, and the US whupped the British many years before the Civil War!

The Lee alumnus led a good fight to retain the use of the Stars and Bars, but the debilitating disease of "political correctness" won out.

Here are some good articles about this: http://leehisa.tripod.com/leehistory/flag.html (broken link)
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Outafocus: I use to have a first addition of a book written by Robt. E. Lee. It was a biography of his grandfather Henry Lee. It was published in 1871 when Robt. E. Lee was a non citizen. a druggie friend of mine stole it in Houston to pay for his habit. He stole a lot of other books from me and some coins I was saving. Real jerk!
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