A week-end with Jimmy Johnson
at his home in the Florida Keys

 

 

Pictures are still being received!  All pictures will be posted as soon as possible.  Keep 'em coming!

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Sunset at Key Largo, Florida

 

On the week-end of 13-15th of August 2010
Jimmy invited all Thomas Jefferson High School Alumni
to his home in Islamadora, Florida for the week-end.

We will post photos and a roster of those who were there
upon receipt.

See a You Tube video
TJ Class Party at Jimmy Johnson's in
Islamadora and Key Largo in the
Florida Keys

Courtesy of Allen Wayne and Dianne Michon
damichons@centurytel.net

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABITMKE_u68

 

Cheryl Deckard-Barbin Cheryl and Jimmy
Charles and Kathy Landry Trudy Wood, Becky Gillman and Mary Ell Glass

Cliff Ferguson, Monty Pastorick, Frank Andrews & Jan Davis

Dr. Jan Shook and Gail Patin-Shook

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1st Row:  Glenn Salem, Christine Salem, Pat Doyle-Landry, Brenda Pastorick, Frank Andrews, Monty Pastorick
2nd Row:  Johnnie Arnold, Joe Landry, Cliff Ferguson, Don Howell

Gene Davis, Russell Stout, Monty Pastorick, Don Howell, Glenn Salem, Lamar Lawson
Johnnie Arnold, Carol Johnson-Cresswell and David Landry Tootsie Burge, David Burge and ???
Hercules and his two maidens Wayne Quinn, JJ and Trish Quinn
Deborah Landry-Campbell Pat Roy-Bailey & ????
Glenn Salem, Bartender and Glenn Johnson-Hicks Dennis Hollander, ??, Mark Brown &  Johnnie Arnold

 

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Below is a partial list of those who were there.
Let us know if your name is not shown
and we will add:

Allen & Diane Michon
Anthony & Trish Quinn
Babette & Jimmy Hollier
Carol Johnson-Creswell
Carole Hall Maroney & Robert
Charles & Kathy Landry
Charlie & Sandra Brabham
Cheryl Deckard Barbin & Bob
Cliff Ferguson
David & Tootsie Burge
David Landry & Niece Deborah Campbell  
Dennis & Michelle Hollander
Don & Judy Landry
Don  Howell & wife
Don & Rosalie Howell
Frank Andrews
Gail Patin-Shook & Jan Shook
Gene & Jan Davis
Glenn & Kathy Salem
Glenn Johnson-Hicks
Jessie & Helen Castanada
Joe & Pat Landry
Johnnie Arnold
Karen Smith-Keating
Kathryn Monk - (Class of 1947)
Lamar & Elizabeth Lawson
Lynn & Elaine Simmons
Marilee Musick Devenzio & Chuck
Mary Ell Glass-Ruffner
Mel & Linda Pulliam
Michelle Prejean & Donald
Mike & Becky Gillman-Landry
Monty Pastorick & Brenda
Nina Kay McCoy-Flynn
Pat Roy-Bailey
Penny & Johnny Czaja
Russell & Nancy Stout
Stanley Moussa
Trudy Wood-Dunn


 

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Pat and I would like to thank Jimmy and  Rhonda for opening their home to all who show up an for being the perfect Hosts. I have been wanting to make a trip to the Florida Keys for a long time, Thanks for this opportunity. We enjoyed seeing and  talking to friends, some we haven't seen since High School. Jimmy thanks for hooking me up with Niko, who hooked me up with his friend J.R. for a fishing trip. We caught hogfish, yellow tails and a grouper too small to keep.  He rigged me up to catch tarpon at the dock. I hooked one estimated about 50lbs.,and lost. Hooked another about 30lbs. and landed him. I was going to give him the fish, he told me I could take them to the Big Chill and have them cooked, we had enou fish for about eight. I called Pat from the dock and try to round up who ever was left at the Hotel. I told the waitress, Robin, we had people coming for dinner and would need to add shrimp. Soon 14 people arrived, and I need to talk to the Chef,He asked what I would like and how I wanted it cooked. I told him it was his choice. He prepared and served a feast, fish cooked several ways and shrimp in a sauce. The perfect way to top off a fabulous weekend. The service at the Big Chill was great. Thank you and Rhonda for a unforgettable weekend.

Pat & Joe Landry ... TJ61


Jimmy, Your class is tops.  We eat lunch with a bunch of them every month, and they are all extreamly nice.  The fact we are from a different class didn't stop them from inviting us.  It all comes down to the fact that TJ only exists now in the hearts of those who went to school there.  We are now, indeed all one class.  Thanks to you and Rhonda for including us "others" in your party.  God Bless.

 Wayne & Tish Quinn    TJ59 & 64

Ps. When are we going to see you and Bradshaw on "Dancing with the Stars"?


Had a wonderful time. Jimmy and Rhonda were so gracious to have us all at there home, they were wonderful host. We feel so young again when we get together with our high school friends, going over old times. Fun fun time.

 Mary Helen and Jessie Castaneda   61


What a wonderful experience.  Rhonda and Jimmy were so wonderful, making all of us feel so welcome.  What a beautiful place to reconnect with old friends.  Chuck and I were so excited to be in Key Largo with all of you.

Thank you for everything.


Marilee Musick-Devenzio and Chuck Devenzio .. 63


What a great time we all had.  Jimmy and Rhonda you were great hosts of a really fun reunion with our classmates. We enjoyed meeting your friends too..
The Big Chill should be a smashing success if  they continue serving the same great food I enjoyed. I am glad so many attended.  I will enjoy fond memories of the weekend.

Thank you.

Glenn  Johnson-Hicks .. 61


No one knows how to have fun like TJHS graduates!  No one knows WHERE to have fun like Jimmy and Rhonda Johnson.  What an awesome privilege to be your guests in such fabulous surroundings—your home and your restaurant!  Your gracious hospitality is unrivaled.  We can’t wait to watch you on Survivor.  Thank you for the Florida Keys experience, the old-friends experience (and we loved meeting your Florida friends, too). . .the Jimmy and Rhonda Johnson experience. 
 

Mikie Prejean Hughes and Don Hughes  ... 63


Now I really believe in the Class of 61's Motto!  "IF WE CAN'T DO IT, IT CAN'T BE DONE!"  You did it!!  It was an incredible time in our lives and being included as a graduate of TJHS was so special.  Thank you to ALL who made this very special memory possible!!  Jimmy and Rhonda were most gracious and welcomed one and all!  Jimmy can "suit up" in our City of Dallas anytime.  The stadium would not be large enough to hold the fans who love him!
Nothing can top this one!  What a special group!  I look forward to our "combined reunions!"   

Thank you again from both of us! 

Nina Kay Flynn-McCoy  '59
Stanley Moussa  (Very Happy Guest!)


Jimmy and Rhonda were absolutely all that I thought that they would be!  They opened up their home and provided such a wonderful time!  I was able to meet a lot of good, good people that I would not have otherwise known and for that I am very grateful to the Johnson’s.  I especially enjoyed meeting:  Michelle, Pat and “Miss Hollywood” Katherine.  Other’s to mention would be Johnny, Dennis  and Mr. and Mrs. Don Landry!  We lived it up in the Keys!  To Jimmy and Rhonda~  Thank you so much for the wonderful time and memories!!!! 

Deborah Landry-Campbell


Jimmy and Rhonda were wonderful hosts and thought of absolutely everything.  They were so gracious and both meals were healthy and also delicious.  We were served "Survivoritas" at the Big Chill pool party.  Jimmy said he was under strict legal restraints not to discuss the Survivor experience.  Their home was warm and had a breezeway underneath where the house party was held on Friday night.  Everyone went in the pool on Friday at their home and again on Saturday at the Chill.  Several of Jimmy's fishing buddies, American Airline pilots and their spouses, fell in with us and they were all interesting and fun and had absolutely gorgeous wives.  They seemed to enjoy it as much as we enjoyed them.  It was also fun to get to know new people from other classes and renew old acquaintances - that is, long-time acquaintances.  No one there was old.

Again, thank you,
Carol Johnson-Cresswell -- 62


Our hair may be gray and our bodies look a little different, but for this weekend in Paradise our youth was rekindled, memories were revived, many stories were rehashed, old buddies hugged necks, TJHS days and the Procter Street Drag lived again in our hearts, minds and souls.  THANK YOU Jimmy and Rhonda -  your attention to every little detail to make this gathering of friends the best ever showed a caring we will never forget. 

MONTY AND BRENDA PASTORICK


What a fun, fun weekend.  Thanks so much to Jimmy and Rhonda for taking on this bunch.  Sure couldn't beat the setting....their lovely home and surroundings and poolside at The Big Chill.  On a side note, Mike sure enjoyed reconnecting with Jimmy and some of the other football players.  He said it almost made him want to suit up again.  Now that would be a sight!!  Look out Medicare!!  Many, many thanks to all those who help pulled that together. 

Mike and Becky Landry 


For me personally, it was the best house party I have ever been to and I have been to a few. Jimmy, was a wonderful host and was very excited to see everyone. His wife Rhonda, pitched in as well. Talking with Rhonda, she said Jimmy was so excited and all over the place checking everything out before we got there..

Everything was all so well planned, from Valet  service parking the cars as we drove up, live Island music, a smorgas-board of delicious food and bartender serving whatever you wanted. The party on Saturday at his restaurant was more of the same, all done at pool side. Just fabulous !!!

Jimmy, included alot of his closest friends (about 12 to 14). All of them were so interesting and enjoyed the weekend event with us.
 

My only regret for the weekend is how you could ever top this.....::)))

Johnnie Arnold "61"


The three days and three nights spent in the Florida Keys between August 12th. & 15th. 2010 will stay in the hearts and minds of everyone who was fortunate enough to be there. Thank you Jimmy and Rhonda for bringing such joy and happiness to so many of your friends and classmates. The food, drinks, music, atmosphere, scenery, camaraderie and activities were like a dream but a dream that will live in our memories forever. The TJ Spirit was alive and well in all of us once again. It was one of the most enjoyable three days that I have ever experienced. Thanks again Jimmy...................You really showed how much you still care about your friends. We appreciate so very much what you did for all of us during our visit.  

Dennis Hollander - "61"


It could not have been nicer or more fun. Jimmy was a great host as well as his wife Rhonda.  He wanted to be sure that everyone was treated with equal time. The food was great, the booz good but the company of all the folks there was the BEST......................

Cheryl Deckard-Barbin - 61


 We got back last night and my mind is still in Islamorada and the Florida Keys area, but my body is here at work. (I guess its jet lag). It was a memorable event that we will never forget. Beautiful Surroundings, Good Food, Good Drinks,  and Good Fellowship. All of Jimmy’s efforts and kindness was very much noticed and appreciated. What a great guy.

David &Tootsie Burge - 61


Jimmy & Rhonda – we all had a great time over the weekend. Thanks for sharing your wonderful home and the Big Chill with the many class mates from TJHS.

Don Landry - 62.


 

 

 

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A week-end with Jimmy Johnson
at his home in the Florida Keys

 

 

Pictures are still being received!  All pictures will be posted as soon as possible.  Keep 'em coming!

.

Sunset at Key Largo, Florida

 

On the week-end of 13-15th of August 2010
Jimmy invited all Thomas Jefferson High School Alumni
to his home in Islamadora, Florida for the week-end.

We will post photos and a roster of those who were there
upon receipt.

See a You Tube video
TJ Class Party at Jimmy Johnson's in
Islamadora and Key Largo in the
Florida Keys

Courtesy of Allen Wayne and Dianne Michon
damichons@centurytel.net

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABITMKE_u68

 

Cheryl Deckard-Barbin Cheryl and Jimmy
Charles and Kathy Landry Trudy Wood, Becky Gillman and Mary Ell Glass

Cliff Ferguson, Monty Pastorick, Frank Andrews & Jan Davis

Dr. Jan Shook and Gail Patin-Shook

.

1st Row:  Glenn Salem, Christine Salem, Pat Doyle-Landry, Brenda Pastorick, Frank Andrews, Monty Pastorick
2nd Row:  Johnnie Arnold, Joe Landry, Cliff Ferguson, Don Howell

Gene Davis, Russell Stout, Monty Pastorick, Don Howell, Glenn Salem, Lamar Lawson
Johnnie Arnold, Carol Johnson-Cresswell and David Landry Tootsie Burge, David Burge and ???
Hercules and his two maidens Wayne Quinn, JJ and Trish Quinn
Deborah Landry-Campbell Pat Roy-Bailey & ????
Glenn Salem, Bartender and Glenn Johnson-Hicks Dennis Hollander, ??, Mark Brown &  Johnnie Arnold

 

NEXT PAGE

(more to be posted)

Scroll down to the bottom to read the Comments

Below is a partial list of those who were there.
Let us know if your name is not shown
and we will add:

Allen & Diane Michon
Anthony & Trish Quinn
Babette & Jimmy Hollier
Carol Johnson-Creswell
Carole Hall Maroney & Robert
Charles & Kathy Landry
Charlie & Sandra Brabham
Cheryl Deckard Barbin & Bob
Cliff Ferguson
David & Tootsie Burge
David Landry & Niece Deborah Campbell  
Dennis & Michelle Hollander
Don & Judy Landry
Don  Howell & wife
Don & Rosalie Howell
Frank Andrews
Gail Patin-Shook & Jan Shook
Gene & Jan Davis
Glenn & Kathy Salem
Glenn Johnson-Hicks
Jessie & Helen Castanada
Joe & Pat Landry
Johnnie Arnold
Karen Smith-Keating
Kathryn Monk - (Class of 1947)
Lamar & Elizabeth Lawson
Lynn & Elaine Simmons
Marilee Musick Devenzio & Chuck
Mary Ell Glass-Ruffner
Mel & Linda Pulliam
Michelle Prejean & Donald
Mike & Becky Gillman-Landry
Monty Pastorick & Brenda
Nina Kay McCoy-Flynn
Pat Roy-Bailey
Penny & Johnny Czaja
Russell & Nancy Stout
Stanley Moussa
Trudy Wood-Dunn


 

Click here to email your name
and comments


Pat and I would like to thank Jimmy and  Rhonda for opening their home to all who show up an for being the perfect Hosts. I have been wanting to make a trip to the Florida Keys for a long time, Thanks for this opportunity. We enjoyed seeing and  talking to friends, some we haven't seen since High School. Jimmy thanks for hooking me up with Niko, who hooked me up with his friend J.R. for a fishing trip. We caught hogfish, yellow tails and a grouper too small to keep.  He rigged me up to catch tarpon at the dock. I hooked one estimated about 50lbs.,and lost. Hooked another about 30lbs. and landed him. I was going to give him the fish, he told me I could take them to the Big Chill and have them cooked, we had enou fish for about eight. I called Pat from the dock and try to round up who ever was left at the Hotel. I told the waitress, Robin, we had people coming for dinner and would need to add shrimp. Soon 14 people arrived, and I need to talk to the Chef,He asked what I would like and how I wanted it cooked. I told him it was his choice. He prepared and served a feast, fish cooked several ways and shrimp in a sauce. The perfect way to top off a fabulous weekend. The service at the Big Chill was great. Thank you and Rhonda for a unforgettable weekend.

Pat & Joe Landry ... TJ61


Jimmy, Your class is tops.  We eat lunch with a bunch of them every month, and they are all extreamly nice.  The fact we are from a different class didn't stop them from inviting us.  It all comes down to the fact that TJ only exists now in the hearts of those who went to school there.  We are now, indeed all one class.  Thanks to you and Rhonda for including us "others" in your party.  God Bless.

 Wayne & Tish Quinn    TJ59 & 64

Ps. When are we going to see you and Bradshaw on "Dancing with the Stars"?


Had a wonderful time. Jimmy and Rhonda were so gracious to have us all at there home, they were wonderful host. We feel so young again when we get together with our high school friends, going over old times. Fun fun time.

 Mary Helen and Jessie Castaneda   61


What a wonderful experience.  Rhonda and Jimmy were so wonderful, making all of us feel so welcome.  What a beautiful place to reconnect with old friends.  Chuck and I were so excited to be in Key Largo with all of you.

Thank you for everything.


Marilee Musick-Devenzio and Chuck Devenzio .. 63


What a great time we all had.  Jimmy and Rhonda you were great hosts of a really fun reunion with our classmates. We enjoyed meeting your friends too..
The Big Chill should be a smashing success if  they continue serving the same great food I enjoyed. I am glad so many attended.  I will enjoy fond memories of the weekend.

Thank you.

Glenn  Johnson-Hicks .. 61


No one knows how to have fun like TJHS graduates!  No one knows WHERE to have fun like Jimmy and Rhonda Johnson.  What an awesome privilege to be your guests in such fabulous surroundings—your home and your restaurant!  Your gracious hospitality is unrivaled.  We can’t wait to watch you on Survivor.  Thank you for the Florida Keys experience, the old-friends experience (and we loved meeting your Florida friends, too). . .the Jimmy and Rhonda Johnson experience. 
 

Mikie Prejean Hughes and Don Hughes  ... 63


Now I really believe in the Class of 61's Motto!  "IF WE CAN'T DO IT, IT CAN'T BE DONE!"  You did it!!  It was an incredible time in our lives and being included as a graduate of TJHS was so special.  Thank you to ALL who made this very special memory possible!!  Jimmy and Rhonda were most gracious and welcomed one and all!  Jimmy can "suit up" in our City of Dallas anytime.  The stadium would not be large enough to hold the fans who love him!
Nothing can top this one!  What a special group!  I look forward to our "combined reunions!"   

Thank you again from both of us! 

Nina Kay Flynn-McCoy  '59
Stanley Moussa  (Very Happy Guest!)


Jimmy and Rhonda were absolutely all that I thought that they would be!  They opened up their home and provided such a wonderful time!  I was able to meet a lot of good, good people that I would not have otherwise known and for that I am very grateful to the Johnson’s.  I especially enjoyed meeting:  Michelle, Pat and “Miss Hollywood” Katherine.  Other’s to mention would be Johnny, Dennis  and Mr. and Mrs. Don Landry!  We lived it up in the Keys!  To Jimmy and Rhonda~  Thank you so much for the wonderful time and memories!!!! 

Deborah Landry-Campbell


Jimmy and Rhonda were wonderful hosts and thought of absolutely everything.  They were so gracious and both meals were healthy and also delicious.  We were served "Survivoritas" at the Big Chill pool party.  Jimmy said he was under strict legal restraints not to discuss the Survivor experience.  Their home was warm and had a breezeway underneath where the house party was held on Friday night.  Everyone went in the pool on Friday at their home and again on Saturday at the Chill.  Several of Jimmy's fishing buddies, American Airline pilots and their spouses, fell in with us and they were all interesting and fun and had absolutely gorgeous wives.  They seemed to enjoy it as much as we enjoyed them.  It was also fun to get to know new people from other classes and renew old acquaintances - that is, long-time acquaintances.  No one there was old.

Again, thank you,
Carol Johnson-Cresswell -- 62


Our hair may be gray and our bodies look a little different, but for this weekend in Paradise our youth was rekindled, memories were revived, many stories were rehashed, old buddies hugged necks, TJHS days and the Procter Street Drag lived again in our hearts, minds and souls.  THANK YOU Jimmy and Rhonda -  your attention to every little detail to make this gathering of friends the best ever showed a caring we will never forget. 

MONTY AND BRENDA PASTORICK


What a fun, fun weekend.  Thanks so much to Jimmy and Rhonda for taking on this bunch.  Sure couldn't beat the setting....their lovely home and surroundings and poolside at The Big Chill.  On a side note, Mike sure enjoyed reconnecting with Jimmy and some of the other football players.  He said it almost made him want to suit up again.  Now that would be a sight!!  Look out Medicare!!  Many, many thanks to all those who help pulled that together. 

Mike and Becky Landry 


For me personally, it was the best house party I have ever been to and I have been to a few. Jimmy, was a wonderful host and was very excited to see everyone. His wife Rhonda, pitched in as well. Talking with Rhonda, she said Jimmy was so excited and all over the place checking everything out before we got there..

Everything was all so well planned, from Valet  service parking the cars as we drove up, live Island music, a smorgas-board of delicious food and bartender serving whatever you wanted. The party on Saturday at his restaurant was more of the same, all done at pool side. Just fabulous !!!

Jimmy, included alot of his closest friends (about 12 to 14). All of them were so interesting and enjoyed the weekend event with us.
 

My only regret for the weekend is how you could ever top this.....::)))

Johnnie Arnold "61"


The three days and three nights spent in the Florida Keys between August 12th. & 15th. 2010 will stay in the hearts and minds of everyone who was fortunate enough to be there. Thank you Jimmy and Rhonda for bringing such joy and happiness to so many of your friends and classmates. The food, drinks, music, atmosphere, scenery, camaraderie and activities were like a dream but a dream that will live in our memories forever. The TJ Spirit was alive and well in all of us once again. It was one of the most enjoyable three days that I have ever experienced. Thanks again Jimmy...................You really showed how much you still care about your friends. We appreciate so very much what you did for all of us during our visit.  

Dennis Hollander - "61"


It could not have been nicer or more fun. Jimmy was a great host as well as his wife Rhonda.  He wanted to be sure that everyone was treated with equal time. The food was great, the booz good but the company of all the folks there was the BEST......................

Cheryl Deckard-Barbin - 61


 We got back last night and my mind is still in Islamorada and the Florida Keys area, but my body is here at work. (I guess its jet lag). It was a memorable event that we will never forget. Beautiful Surroundings, Good Food, Good Drinks,  and Good Fellowship. All of Jimmy’s efforts and kindness was very much noticed and appreciated. What a great guy.

David &Tootsie Burge - 61


Jimmy & Rhonda – we all had a great time over the weekend. Thanks for sharing your wonderful home and the Big Chill with the many class mates from TJHS.

Don Landry - 62.


 

 

 

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