Hi everybody!!!! I hope you had a wonderful week-end.
I sure did!!
Last night was our graduating class's 40th Reunion.
I wasn't going to go, but on Friday night there was a Pre-Reunion get together and I had such a great time that I decided to attend Saturday night as well.
WOW!!!! Am I glad I went....What an awesome time!!!
One thing about reunions is, the years have been GREAT to some class-mates, but very rough on others. Also you can't lament about how successful some people are, and gloat about the plight of the ones who have had a harder time.
The bald guy in the picture beneath me is Don Dicker.
Don and I were great friends all through Jr. High and High School. We were the 2 smartest Under-Achievers in school. I went to college, he sold cars. In the 70's he moved to California, became a huge car dealer, and eventually sold 5 stores including an Audi, a Mercedes Benz store,
a BMW, and a Chevy store....How much $$$$$ do you think he's worth? It doesn't matter, he hugged me and started jabberin like it was yesterday!
The girl below him is Patsy Edwards, she owns 2 gift shops in Jacksonville Fla.!
The pic with the 3 chicks below that? The one on the right is Debbie Golden, her daughter graduated with my daughter from the same high school, she is a Therapist. The one in the middle is Mary Ann Sullivan, she lived on my street and we have known each other since Kindergarten. The Girl on the left is Kathy Fromholtz, she owns a business in Hollister California. But check her out....She fricken looks 30!!!!!!!
The next pic is of Judy Holley, I've also known her all my life as well, and she was always so beautiful inside and out.
The last pic is of my old friend Tom Dewey, his mother was my Den Mother in the Cub Scouts!
She is still alive, and still lives in the same house..
1968 was a very tumultuous year in History.....
1..The My-Lai massacre took place in Viet Nam.
2..Martin Luther King was shot.
3..Bobby Kennedy was shot.
4. The Chicago Riots took place.
5. Congress passed a law making it a crime to desecrate the flag
6..Richard Nixon was elected President.
7..The 911 call was first introduced.
8..The end of the .05 cent Hershey Bar.
9..The Detroit Tigers won the World Series under the last year of the old format before the playoff system was implemented.
10..War protesting abounded EVERYWHERE!!!!!
Because of all this tumult and uncertainty, we were thrown together. We had no idea when the War was going to end. Racial tension was overwhelming. Revolution was in the air!!!!
So when you don't see some folks for 40 years, your heart soars when memories are rekindled!!
We sang the Colt Fight Song...
Danced to Motown..
Toasted our friends that are no longer with us..
Ogled the 'Wallflowers' that blossomed into beautiful women..
Cried over the ones that turned Very Grandmotherly..
For one Magical Night we were all 18 again.... And Loving It!!!
It was "Yummy Yummy Yummy"!!
Peace...Brother's and Sisters!!!!!