Yamato Reunion 2009 ~ Chapter 7 ~ Patio Rats · 6/25/2011

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Yamato Reunion 2009
Chapter 7

“Patio Rats”


The “unofficial” pre-reunion kick-off mixer has become a tradition at Yamato reunions. This year the kick-off party took place in the patio area just outside the Piazza Lounge. I have been attending Yamato reunions since 1999, and this was (by far) the largest turn-out ever….I was amazed! In fact, the patio area became a popular gathering place throughout the reunion. As you view the video above, it is easy to see the strong bond between all Warriors. 

The Tuscany Suites Hotel & Casino offers a cozier feeling…. compared to the larger casinos.   I don’t care what time of day or night you wander out of your room onto the grounds, casino area and restaurants….you are bound to run into another Warrior! 

This Italian-themed hotel offers huge suites larger than most hotel rooms. You will also find the same amenities offered in the larger casinos such as,

2 Outdoor Pools (heated) with Poolside Bar

24-hour front desk service

24-hour Security

5 Restaurants

Airport Shuttle Service ($6.50 per person)

Business Center and Meeting Rooms

Car Rental On Site



Express Check-In and Check-Out

Fitness center

FREE parking

Gift Shop/Convenience Store

 Laundry and Dry cleaning services


Rollaway beds

 Valet parking

Wedding Chapel

The Tuscany has full casino with over 800 machines from pennies to dollars and table games including Blackjack, Roulette and craps.   The hotel is located just one and a half blocks from the Las Vegas Strip.

All Corrections are welcome.  Just e-mail me at:  [email protected]



From Sweet Charity

(Lyrics : Dorothy Fields / Music : Cy Coleman)


Chita River

Sammy Davis Jr.

Shirley MacLaine

The Three Degrees


If they could see me now

That little gang of mine

I'm eatin' fancy chow and drinkin' fancy wine

I'd like those stumble bums

To see for a fact

The kind of top-drawer, first-rate chums I attract

All I can say is "Wow-ee!"

Look-a where I am

Tonight I landed, POW!

Right in a pot of jam

What a setup, holy cow!

They'd never believe it

If my friends could see me now!


If they could see me now

My little dusty group

Traipsin' round this million dollar chicken coop

I'd hear those thrift shop cats say, "Brother get her!

Draped on a bedspread made from three kinds of fur!"

All I can say is "Wow!"

Wait till the riff and raff

See just exactly how

He signed his autograph

What a build up, holy cow!

They'd never believe it

If my friends could see me now!


If they could see me now

Alone with Mr. V

Who's waitin' on me like he was a maitre'd

I hear my buddies sayin', "Crazy, what gives?

Tonight she's living like the other half lives!"

To think the highest brow

Which I must say is he

Should pick the lowest brow

Which there's no doubt is me

What a step up, holy cow!

They'd never believe it

If my friends could see me now!


They'd never believe it!

They'd never believe it!

If my friends could see me now!

Hi girls, it's me! Charity!


Vonnie (Hoops-Vizcarra) Beattie

Class of 1960

Yamato High School

Air Force Japan Dependents School

Yamato Air Station, Japan


 " Welcome toVonnie’s World”


"My Yamato High School Website"






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