50th HS reunion is done. It was ‘interesting’ to put it mildly. Some folks were recognizable right off, others not so much. And at least one couple must have pictures of Dorian Gray in their closet somewhere… Sigh…
We had over 100 show up, so about 1/3 of the class, literally some that I have not seen in 50 years! Even more special was our coach from Jr HS, now in his late 90s that made it. He’s dropped over 100 lbs from what he weighed back in the day, and the full head of black hair is long gone, but he remembered us!!!
We’ve lost way to many, but by the same token have quite a few cancer survivors, including some that have survived it twice. Doctors, lawyers, dentists, accountants, surveyors, nurses, teachers, many of the guys served, and a few of us made it a career. Politicians, musicians, real estate, ranchers, law enforcement, railroaders, builders, just about anything you can think of, somebody did that for a living.
As usual, it was herding cats to get people to stand still/line up for the class picture… LOL Some things never change!
It was funny to find out I was remembered for three things… My curly blond hair, my hot rod cars, and my ability to run the 880 and the mile in track, including the state meets (sadly, I never won, the best I did was third in both at state. That one sumbitch from Little Rock Central beat me in both every year).
This was one of the seating areas, with folks wandering around, talking to classmates, and catching up. It was bittersweet, as there were many that didn’t come for any number of reasons, but some of the folks have never expressed any interest in seeing any of their classmates again, for whatever reason.
Back at the hotel, I found these in the entry… Two pairs of Honda Gold Wings, apparently the wives ride the trikes, and the hubby’s ride the two wheelers.
And sitting off by its lonesome, one Harley with a monochrome paint scheme…
This morning, a few of us will get together for breakfast, then it’s back to our regular lives wherever folks now live. It was fun, and I’m glad I made it.