Saturday, August 6, 2011

Nice Reunion

This weekend Stan's high school class celebrated their 50th reunion.  Hard to believe it's been that long!  It was a lovely time, starting with a nice buffet dinner on Friday night, breakfast at the school's new atrium Saturday morning, then a drive to Gates of the Mountains-a place along the Missouri River where the mountains close in and form a "gate."  They give guided tours on boats.  Good trip, even though we had to drive about 90 miles to get there.  Then we met at a classmate's home for a burger fry.  Gave us lots more time to gab and gab.  Stan reconnected with his best friend from high school, Howie, and they are plotting fishing trips for the fall when Howie comes back to help his brother with the potato harvest.

It was great to see Howie-his wife passed away in January, and it's been pretty rough for him.  He almost didn't come, but he told us he's glad he did.  He's a retired school administrator who can't be idle, hence the potato harvesting.  It'll be super for Stan to get together with him again!

A few people who didn't graduate with the class were there, and it was good for them, too.  It's funny how 50 years can strip away all the pretenses and we can just relax and enjoy each other.  All the spouses had a good time, too.  They made us really feel like part of the group.

This isn't all of them, but there was a nice showing.  They've only lost two-pretty good for folks pushing 70!


  1. How lovely for Stan and the rest of his class. It is my 40th school graduation anniversary but no one organized anything.

  2. Hi Marty! Life In Red Shoes here :)

    I remember buying my Mom a new dress for her 50th, she was so excited to go!
    Hey, that Restore stuff really works great. Just choose your color carefully ;)


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