Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Class reunion

After 50 years our class was back together again. 11 of the 14 living graduates attended. One of those not attending has never attended a class reunion, one was in Alaska, and one who lives in Utah was unable to be here. The rest of us had a great time. One I wouldn't have recognized on the street; guess I hadn't seen him in 25 years. He drove by himself for 3 hours just to come and we were so glad. Our boat ride on the Mississippi was great, beautiful weather for standing outside looking at the scenery; the meal was very good. Diana hosted us in their suite (we were at the Hotel Julien in Dubuque) for a before and after dinner/boatride visiting time. A lot of talking and reminiscing was done. Most of us didn't have a car when we were in school, we actually rode the bus if we lived in the country, even in high school! Unheard of now. When we were in school the Lutheran church still had a parochial school and they joined us in our freshman year. That meant that not all of us spent 12 years together but a few of us did. All of us are still in good health, except for Leon who has had a heart attack and is battling cancer now. There was only 1 divorce in our whole group. Times sure change!

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