South Shore High School
Chicago, Illinois
Class of June 1959


Mini-Reunion in Sleepy Hollow, IL - June 12, 2009

Click on a photo to enlarge it.

Barbara Benshop, Tom Benshop, Jim Eaton, and Kathleen Eaton

Tom Benshop and Jim Eaton

Greetings to our fellow South Shore 1959 classmates from Tom Benshop and Jim Eaton;

Jim and I got together for a mini-reunion on June 12, 2009.

The afternoon we spent talking about old times was entirely too short. It was close to the full 50 years since Jim and Tom had last seen each other. It would have been at the end of the Summer of 1959 when we finished working as lifeguards at Rainbow Beach. Jim and I were friends through Horace Mann, Boy Scout Troop 520, SSHS swim team and Rainbow Beach lifeguarding just to name a few. I know that the idea that we would not see each other for 50 years after the end of that summer never entered our minds.

Our thanks to the Reunion Committee for getting Jim off the "Missing" list that he was on for previous reunions.

Jim's wife Kathleen prepared a wonderful casual lunch on short notice, despite also needing to prepare to show her paintings at the Old Town Art Fair.

I have attached two photos. The first is Tom and Jim. The second is Barbara Benshop, Tom Benshop, Jim Eaton and Kathleen Eaton.

Best regards to all,
Tom Benshop



Map of where we liveContact Us