Class of 1960: Miles of catching up to do
When Park City High School’s senior class graduated earlier this month, the event likely brought back memories for Ralph Miles who celebrated their graduation exactly 50 years ago.
Recognizing the milestone, Miles decided to organize a reunion at the Miners Hospital last Friday evening. As he waited for his guests to arrive, Miles said the goal was to "to get reacquainted and have a good time."
Like Miles, many of those scheduled to attend were born in the Miner Hospital. Many currently reside all over the country with a concentration on the West Coast. Miles is the only remaining graduate of 1960 that he knows of who still lives in Park City.
Miles decided to step up and "take the reins" to organize the reunion adding that it was difficult to find several classmates who haven’t gone to the reunions regularly. Of the 32 graduates in 1960, he had received RSVPs from 22.
Though ecstatic to hear what his classmates have been up to over the past 50 years, Miles said he couldn’t wait to, "reminisce lettermen sweaters, yearbooks, and the good old times in high school."
The class of 1960 reunites every five years, and Miles excitedly shared that there are classmates coming that he hasn’t seen since graduation day 50 years ago. Miles looks forward to hearing what his friends have been up to in regards to careers, family and lifestyle. Though a handful of classmates have passed on, he said he plans to "recognize the deceased and talk about each one."
Prior to the big celebration, Miles was looking forward to taking another class picture, mingling over dinner, "and then going our separate ways again."
Becca Gerber, a first-term member of the Park City Council who is seen as bringing a younger person’s perspective to the Marsac Building, will seek reelection this year.