A website dedicated to all WHS Blackshirt Alumni - following our Friday Breakfast
It is easy to navigate our BBG website.  Simply click on the tab of your choice at the top (Home-BBG Photos-Class Links/Mdse-Birth of BBG/BOF-Cardinal Star)

We also have a temporary tab called "Blackshirts 1964" for their 50th reunion.  If you would like to learn how to create your own reunion web page, contact Mike Galles or Dan Steffen.
Waukesha South High​ School
Blackshirt Breakfast Group
     For an ARCHIVE of the BBG Weekly Report, click on the links below...................

July 25,2014........................July 18,2014......................July 11,2014.......................June 20,2014......................
July 25, 2014

Hello Blackshirts-
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Wow…. what a breakfast we had today! 55 Blackshirts joined us with grad years from 1952 to 1979. Please join us to welcome these new members; Lynn (Fleckenstein) Petrie ’79, Diane (Frye) Staples ’79, Denise Jones ’79, Connie Swift ’64, Becky (Bailey) Hanson ’79, Pam (Cielinski) Signer ’79, Colleen (Sweeny) Reske ’79, Liz (Sitter) Zsori ’79.
We wish the Class of ’79 a fantastic 35th Reunion this weekend.
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Blackshirt Reminders-
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Just a few reminders……
8/22 breakfast is at the Delafield Brewhaus where we will celebrate the Class of '64s, 50 Reunion. Seating is limited, RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!

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9/12 breakfast is planned for Sunset Family Restaurant where we will celebrate the Class of '59s 55 Reunion. Once again, we MUST know how many plan to join us. Depending on how many RSVPs we receive, we may have to move the breakfast to the Delafield Brewhaus too. Seating is limited and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!
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9/26 breakfast is planned for Sunset Family Restaurant where we will celebrate the Class of '62s 70 birthday. We must know how many plan to attend because depending on the total attendees, we may have to move the celebration to the Delafield Brewhaus. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!
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To RSVP, please email Mike Galles at migal6161@yahoo.com or call 262-442-4117.
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Blackshirts Who, What, When, Why, Where-
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Grandparents enjoy spending time with their grandkids and that is exactly what Jim '62 & Pat '63 (Bright) Cronin did last week. Jim explains, "We went camping with our 8 GRANDKIDS and OUR YOUNGEST SON and WIFE!" The Cronin’s sent us a photo (see this week’s photo collection) Jim took as grandma Pat was gathering the grandkids for grandpa to load in the truck and drive to the local donut store! That grandpa, what I great guy!!!
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Blackshirt Celebrations-
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The Class of '62 plans to celebrate their 70th birthdays this year just like the Classes of '60 and '61 have done previously. Chairperson, Sandy (Firth) McGee '62, invites all her classmates to gather at the Thunder Bay Restaurant in Pewaukee on September 26th and 27th! Sandy added, "If you are already 70 or about to be 70...or even if you won't be 70 when the party happens, you are still invited!!!! Details to follow.” Please help us get the word out to all the 1962 classmates!!
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Ann (Hamilton) Moore '62 has reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Milwaukee West-Pewaukee 262-506-6300, which is right next door to Thunder Bay Restaurant. The cost is $99 per night and the reservation block is for Friday thru Sunday, the 25th thru 27th. Ann added, "Come any day, leave any day. 6 pm cancellation DOA. Get your room today!! Title of block: “Class of 1962”.
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Don’t forget that it’s fun to come to the Friday morning BBG breakfast gathering. Friday, September 26th, at the Sunset Family Restaurant on Sunset Drive in Waukesha. RSVP to Mike Galles at migal6161@yahoo.com for the Blackshirt breakfast celebration. Watch for further information from Sandy, in future BBG Weekly Reports and/or at your class website: Blackshirts1962.com.
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Blackshirt Weekly Sports Quote-
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"When it's third and ten, you can have the milk drinkers; I'll take the whiskey drinkers every time."
Max McGee, Green Bay Packers receiver
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Our thanks to Coach Charlie "Da Man" Miller for contributing
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Blackshirt Wisdom-
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Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash in Alaska with bush pilot, Wiley Post, was one of the greatest political country/cowboy sages this country has ever known! Thanks to Nancy Paulson '61 and George Pichotta '55 for sharing Will's wisdom with us.
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"If you are riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there"
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Blackshirt Memoriam-
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We regret to inform you of the following Blackshirts that passed away;
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Ruth (Lenser) Bauman '36 on 05/28 http://www.gmtoday.com/obits/freeman/obits/2014/May/30/01.htm
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John Bernicky '77 on 05/28 http://www.gmtoday.com/obits/freeman/obits/2014/May/31/01.htm
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Blackshirt History Class-
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On this date, July 25, 1932, St. David's Society began.
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Our thanks to Jim "Toby" Tobiason '54 for sharing this bit of local history with us.
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Blackshirt Weekly Planner-
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Friday, August 1, 8:30am, bring someone along to breakfast and let's welcome in the new month of August
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Friday, August 8, 8:30am only 2 weeks until we celebrate the Class of '64 Fiftieth Reunion, choir practice weekly!!!
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Friday, August 15, 8:30am only 3 weeks left before classes start again at South so let's get together for breakfast, join us please!
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Friday, August 22, 8am the Class of 1964 will join us at the Delafield Brewhaus for breakfast to celebrate their 50th class reunion. At this time, only 30 seats remain for this event. Please RSVP to Mike Galles at migal6161@yahoo.com or 262-442-4117, reservations are required.
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Friday, September 12, 2014, 8:00am the Class of 1959 will join us for breakfast and depending upon attendance, we will meet either at the Sunset Family Restaurant or the Delafield Brewhaus to celebrate their 55th reunion. Reservations are required so please RSVP to Mike Galles migal6161@yahoo.com.
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Friday, September 11, 2015 8am, the Class of 1960 joins us at the Delafield Brewhaus to celebrate their 55th Class Reunion! Join us and let's celebrate with them.
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Friday, September 26, 2014 8:30am, the Class of 1962 joins us for breakfast as they celebrate their 70th birthdays! Details will appear every 2 weeks in the Weekly Report. Reservations are required so please RSVP to Mike Galles at migal6161@yahoo.com or 262-442-4117.
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Blackshirt Trivia-
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Our winners; Carol (Treado) French '57, Chuck Merten '57, Bob Masters '65, Sandy Hamm '69, Erik Thorpe '65, Tom D'Amato '57, Jan (Sedgwick) McGill '65, Dick Dale '57, George Pichotta '55, Alice (Cooling) Russell '59.
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Commentary;
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This from Tom;
# 3 was easy for me because his cousin was in service with me and talked about how he was starting a small record company.
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This from George;
1. Good night, Mrs. Calabash, where ever you are. Mrs. Calabash was thought to be Jimmy Durante's pet name for his first wife, Jennie, who died in 1943.
2. Speedy Alka Selzer. "Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is".
3. Motown Records was founded by Berry Gordy, Jr in 1959.
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Last Week’s Trivia:
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1. What did Jimmy Durante say at the close of each show? Good Night Mrs. Calabash Where Ever You Are!
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2. Name the Alka Seltzer boy with a tablet on his head" as its Logo/Representative. Speedy
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3. In 1959, who started a small record company, Motown? Berry Gordy Jr
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This Weeks Trivia:
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Thanks to Ralph Clark '58, Sue (Ashley) Braunschweig '60 and George Pichotta '55 for contributing.
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1. Where was Waukesha's one and only drive-in theater located?
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2. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about the "day the music died", who was this in tribute to?
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3. Long before Air Jordan, what was a kid's shoe of choice?
a. Buster Brown
b. PF Flyers
c. Old Stinkers
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Email your answers to Mike Galles at migal6161@yahoo.com and win a trivia prize!
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Blackshirt Weekly Thought-
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"Going out is good. Coming home is better"!
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Alan Dooley '62
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Why the BBG Exists-
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"The heart and soul of a high school that many years ago brought us all together, and many decades later, brings us together again"!
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Blackshirt Reminder-
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Thanks for joining us and don't forget to click on the various sites at the top of the BBG Weekly Report Home Page and enjoy our weekly photos, the Class of 1964 webpage, the Blackshirt uniform items, the Birth of the BBG and special articles from our school newspaper "The Cardinal Star" of 50 years ago.
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Also, you may have to copy and paste any links that appear in ""The Weekly Report" into your browser in order to open and enjoy them. If you have any questions/problems, please email Mike Galles, migal6161@yahoo.com
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Blackshirt Breakfast Group Motto-
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"Blackshirt Pride" is Everyday...........Being a Blackshirt is a Life Long Honor"!!
Coach Dick Luther '62