Welcome to the Tecumseh Secondary School Reunion Site
This site is dedicated to the planning, organization and providing information
on reunions of alumni and staff of Tecumseh Secondary School. Our
focus of this website is on any and all who
during its time as a Secondary School, at any grade level between 9 - 13.
If we do not already have it, please send us your current contact information so
that we can keep you up to date with plans and general information for upcoming
reunions and events. We are looking for contact information on anyone that
would be part of our group. We are also eager to hear your ideas regarding
potential activities for future reunions. Our next reunion (Classes of
1976, 1977 and 1978) will take place on the weekend of July 23, 2016 and will make use of Tecumseh School and other locations.
The main event of our weekend of fun and reconnection will include a dinner / dance at the
Portuguese Canadian Social Club, featuring the the 70s funk /
R&B band, "Friends".
We welcome your anecdotes. Ongoing discussion is taking place on our
Facebook group that can be viewed by clicking
HERE. Hopefully, we can reconnect with each other and share some valuable
memories as well as bring each other up to date on the happenings in our lives since
High School and re-establish some long-forgotten friendships.
We would love to have pictures submitted. You may email any
pictures to Scott@Tecumsehreunion.com and we will post them as they become
If you are able to contribute time to the planning and organization of this
reunion, we welcome you and encourage you to step forward and make yourself known to
Page 2 Article in Chatham Daily News
April 2, 2011
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
as they've set the date;
Our sixtieth 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 old 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;
I'm ready to party,
I'll dance until dawn's early light.
It'll be lots of fun;
and I hope at least one
Other person can make it that night.
Here to download four songs performed by the Tecumseh Choir