....Our hearts to you, our.... Oh, wait...it's our class that ends each reunion by singing the school song. Wayne's class didn't do that.
But they did have a good time and so did Wayne. Good enough, in fact, that he's already said he'll come for the next one in five years. That's big progress since the only other reunion he has attended in the past was the 10th.
One of the reasons he enjoyed the weekend so much had to the three other people pictured with him in one of the photos. (Thanks to my father-in-law's computer I have photos but can't control where they go in the text.). Shown are Mike, Johnie, Pam and Wayne who didn't run in the same circles in high school but have formed a unique friendship through the class message board. They are by far the most active members of the message board.
The other picture is the pre-class photo goings on. Johnie, who is a pro photographer in addition to a class member, was trying his best to get them organized. I might have heard threats of sending some of them to the principal's office but I'm not sure how much weight it carried at this point. There were about 180 in the graduating class and about 70 attended the reunion. Not bad considering there are 30 on the list of deceased classmates.
The get-togethers were designed with plenty of time for talking and catching up but there was also plenty of heads huddled together trying to put a name to a face only vaguely familiar. Everyone was a little (or a lot) grayer and a little (or a lot) heavier except, of course, the homecoming queen. Some suggested she must have sent her daughter as she certainly didn't show her age as much as some.
It's been a fun weekend brushing the cobwebs off old school memories. Hard to believe those years went so quickly.
E....H.....S....Our hearts and hands to you.