Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Class of 74 Reunion

I have just returned from my high school class reunion.  In spite of my very youthful appearance, I graduated 35 years ago — can you believe it?  I hadn't seen most of my classmates in all those years.  I missed the 10-year reunion because I was (gasp!) pregnant, and I didn't want anyone to see me.  Stupid, I know!  And I missed the 20-year reunion because I was just too busy at work and couldn't get away.  I had to wait another 15 years for this chance!

My husband had the digital camera with him in Virginia, so I borrowed this photo from my friend, Penny Lundborg Mead, pictured on the right.  My other friend in the photo is Kathy Storm Lowe.  We were such good friends, it's sad that we have lost track of each other until now.  It was s-o-o-o-o good to see all my friends from high school — I just wish everyone could have been there.  I missed Julann Carlson, Cindy Halvorson, Mary Boe, Marsha Johnson, Pam Martin, Dalton Tietjen, Greg Miller, Gerald and Denise DeVaal...I could go on and on.

But it was absolutely great to see Rhonda, Tammy, Dave, Dave, Jim, Jim, Doug, Darwin, Roger, Darwin, Joan, Sherree, Debbie, Ken, Kenne, Kenny :-), Kathy, Loretta, Renee, Glenda, Christie, Ardell, Ron, Margaret, Randy, Tim, Julie, Lynnae, Terry, Clemens, Kevin, Danny, Leslie (where'd you go when we took the class photo?), Keith and anyone else that was there that I missed!  Oh, I miss you all already!

It was fun riding in the parade (I practiced my Queen Elizabeth wave for weeks!) and going to the football game.  The Milbank Bulldogs made some amazing plays and won the game handily.

But, I think the highlight of the reunion for me was the chance to finally tell Mr Bloem what an impact he had on my life.  He always wanted me to take the upper level math classes, but I, in my naiveté, took all the art classes I could instead.  I always wanted the chance to tell him I became a civil engineer, so I used the math he taught me after all!  Becoming a civil engineer was the best career I could have ever chosen, and I owe it all to Mr Bloem!

If you would like to see the rest of the photos Penny took, visit my Facebook page.


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