Montebello Dear Old High ~

It’s almost Monday so it’s time to post mosaics for Mosaic Monday with Mary at Little Red House and post something blue for Blue Monday with Sally at Smiling Sally!

On Thursday last week I met 2 of my sisters at the high school we all graduated from for a Homecoming Reunion BBQ. The school was unveiling a 100 year celebration mural and giving tours of the school culminating with a BBQ and entertainment from the band and Cheer Squads. Our high school colors were and are blue and gold so it was easy to have lots of blue to show you.

Early in Montebello’s history there were oil derricks on the hills that surround Montebello, that is where the Oilers came from. Our school newspaper was Derrick Diary. Our mascots were Ollie the Olive.

This next photo was taken in 1968 of a group of my friends standing in the same courtyard that I took one of the photos in the mosaic above. You can see that the building hasn’t changed except for some fresh paint.

Didn’t we dress reasonably back in the 60’s for school? :0)

The Auditorium is exactly the same and the lockers are the same but the courtyard with the blue umbrellas is new.


After they unveiled the new mural the pep squads let helium balloons go up into the sky.

This was just downright scary to watch. I kept wanting to yell “CATCH HER!”

Have a great week everyone!

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

50 thoughts on “Montebello Dear Old High ~

  1. What fun! Isn’t it funny that time passes so quickly? Thanks for sharing…I love the blue!

  2. How did it feel to be back there?This makes me wonder how old my high school is. We( Mark Kepple) played Montebello in football as I recall. The addition of the umbrellas in the courtyard is a nice change.

  3. What fun…a high school homecoming!

    And yes…you were all very nicely dressed for the 60’s. Why did I think we all wore mini skirts or fringed jeans and tye-died T-shirts?

  4. A fun day for you! I remember that kind of dress in the 60’s but I was in elementary/junior high school during that time. Actually the year I started junior high school was the first year girls were allowed to wear pants. Remember that?

    Sorry I haven’t been around much. I have gotten way behind on visiting various blogs. Trying to catch up some each day.

    Oh, my high school colors were blue and gold too. Actually the school still uses those colors. LOL!


  5. Did you have to wear dresses or skirts? I don’t remember wearing them to school unless it was a dressy occasion. Of course I wasn’t in high school in the 60’s – I think you’re a bit older (ok ok I was there in 1971 🙂

    What a fun reunion – looks like they went all out.

    PS – thanks for the email – I walked with Leslie today – Hooray for me!

  6. In spite of the fright I hope you had a fun time and yes, that does look scary! I’m not sure I’d want to trust my friends to throw me that high…or catch me when I came down.

  7. Ellen, this was a fun read, and I would have been with you screaming, “Catch her!” And yes, you did dress reasonably! Oh, and I love Ollie the Olive!


    Sheila 🙂

  8. ELLEN –
    You’re NOT GOING TO BELIEVE THIS . . . . AT ALL! This is Roberta Ward (maiden name) and I graduated from MONTEBELLO HIGH SCHOOL IN 1967 ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! What is your maiden name? My brother was Barry – do you remember us?!? This is JUST CRAZY! We were just there this summer and took lots of pictures of everything. My husband graduated from Montebello as well – back in 1962! ! ! We thought the school looked so great!

    Please get in touch with me – I can’t wait to talk to you!


  9. ELLEN –
    How fun is this! I’ve been living in Idaho for 37 years! (ouch!) My brother stayed in California – he graduated in 1966! – my parents moved to Idaho many years ago as well.
    I REMEMBER YOUR BROTHER well! I was in student government with him!! haha! SMALL WORLD! Well, maybe we can stay in touch!

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