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Lee Traditions

 

Robert E. Lee High School Houston, Texas Alumni Association

 

A lot of things have changed over the years, but there are some traditions that were established in the first four decades of Robert E. Lee HS that live on, if no where else, than in our hearts. And yearbooks.

So, here we go:

 

UNCLE BOB

He was a mainstay at football games until the late 1980s. Originally created by Mr. Gadbois’ art classes, he was the front man for everything Lee. There was also a small Uncle Bob who traveled to basketball games.

SABER

The yearbook. Uncle Bob always brandished his saber at games!

 

TRAVELER

The student paper, named for Robert E. Lee’s horse. Traveller (yes, the horse has 2 Ls) even has a WIKIPEDIA PAGE.

 

MOTTO

Fortuna Fortes Favet : “Fortune Favors the Brave”

 

FIGHT SONG

( to the tune of George Gershwin’s “Swanee”)

Fight Lee, Fight for gray and Fight for gold, and
Fight for Lee’s Glory…
We’d give the world to see,
Another victory, for the Gray and Gold of Lee,
It’s…G…E…N..E..R..A..L..& S
that…spells our fighting Generals
We’d give the world for victory tonight,
If you would only FIGHT…TEAM…FIGHT!

 

ALMA MATER

In the hearts of the South, There remains a Name….
Far above all the rest, In its Glory and Fame.
Who is there who could fail, to be bold and free,
When their School…has been Blessed, By the…NAME…OF…LEE!!!!

CLICK HERE FOR A PIANO VERSION OF THE ALMA MATER, PLAYED BY FORMER DIXILIERS AND SOUTHERNAIRES DIRECTOR ELEANOR GRANT

AND

ACAPELLA VERSION, COURTESY OF PETER MANRY (’71) AND FRIENDS/OTHERBROTHER

 

SPIRIT RIBBONS

Remember them? Seniors in the ‘60s and ‘70s wore theirs upside down!

SPIRIT RIBBONS

THE FIELD

From 1962 until about 1977, the school parking lot was the field across the street. The block bordered by Hilcroft/Beverly Hill/Unity/Richmond was one big mud-fest on rainy days and someone was forever getting stuck. Now? The block houses Pappasitos and a bunch of other businesses. But to that first decade or so of classes, it will always be the field!

THE FIELD