BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - It's a remarkable and very memorable milestone.
Former students of Bryan's Stephen F. Austin High School are celebrating their 75th class reunion. While the group is getting smaller , the memories are still fresh for many in the Class of 1942.
"The great generation," said Johnny S. Lampo.
Lampo and nearly a dozen of his classmates gathered at his son's restaurant, Christopher's World Grill to celebrate their 75th reunion.
"John and I were, we played football together if anybody remembers we were known as the mighty mites," he said with his friend Johnny Blasienz.
Many Blasienz are 92-years-old.
"Well it's great we've gotten together this time of the year a number of years now. But since this was the 75th we tried to emphasize it and get as many class members as are still living to come," said Blasienz.
"Well I lived in the country and I only attended SFA for two years. But it was a real it's a real honor to be a part of this class," said Marjorie Davidson Morris, who is a lifelong Brazos County resident.
New Bryan ISD Superintendent Dr. Christie Whitbeck also greeted the crowd with some thoughts on living a long and happy life.
"I've seen some red wine today, I've seen some steak, I've seen humor a lot of humor. And so I think that's got to be part of it but when I looked it up I saw that it is about often those who give to others and who value service and those who laugh and love deeply. And I want you to know that you are my heroes," she said.
"It's quite an honor to have lived this long and have kept in touch with our classmates and it's highly unusual like I said to have a 75th reunion but we're awfully proud," said Lampo.
The S.F.A. Class of 1942 also gives out a scholarship each year. Every May a graduating senior in Bryan ISD gets $1,000.
The new S.F.A. Middle School opens this fall.