That turned out to be so much fun, we decided to do a repeat this summer! Saturday was the day. We didn't have a large turnout, but those who decided to come had a fun time!
We caught each other up on what had been happening in the past year.
We are grayer, some have a little less hair 48 years later, and some of us are carrying a few more pounds than we did then. Funny though, time is a great equalizer.
There are no longer any barriers between us. Some among us have married and divorced, maybe more than once; some of us have raised kids and have grandkids; some have been financially successful, some have struggled to survive; some have lost loved ones. Because we've all fought our person battles, we now accept each other as we are, with genuine warmth and affection.
(That's our gracious hostess in the apron!) As a group, we shared a common experience all those years ago.
Our lives may have taken us in different directions, but we gather together much like a family, sharing hugs and kisses, memories, and concerns.
We sought reprieve from the heat of the sun in our host's huge garage, with the overhead doors open on both ends. As a pleasant breeze kept us comfortable, we sipped green tea, beer, wine, soda, or water. (When you've reached retirement age, getting smashed has lost it's appeal years ago!)
Food, however, is still a priority. The planning committee put together the menu, which consisted of potato salad, fruit salad, coleslaw, bbq chicken, hamburgers, and kilbasa. The lead in to that was an array of appetizers like homemade onion and cheese dip (to die for), salsa, chips, crackers, and cheese!
Our wonderful host did some grilling, along with help from his committee. Then we chowed down!
I helped myself to a burger, potato salad and fruit salad! Yummers!
I feel so fortunate to have been a part of the graduating class of Winslow High School in 1963! The bond I feel with these people is genuine and strong. It was such a treat to spend last Saturday reminiscing, laughing, and relaxing with some of the best people I've ever known.
I extend a warm and grateful thank you to our host and hostess, the planning committee, and those who showed up for making Saturday such a special day. Kudos to all!
But an extra special hug and thank you goes to my good friend Jerry,
who remembered and arranged for me to have a special rendezvous with the love of my life!
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