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A 1963 newspaper clipping showing Fairfax High’s Conrad Birdie (Bill Johnston) and his admirers. Birdie was sewn into his gold lame suit at the start of every show.

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Recalling Defining Moments at Fairfax High School

Former teacher there returns for class’s 50-year reunion.

In the foreword to her book, “One Moment,” Joan Williamson Higgs writes, “The moments that define us are almost never predictable or expected. We go through life thinking we are immune to its inevitable tragedies and its heartbreaking surprises.”


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