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Last weekend was my 45th high school class reunion! It's hard to believe that so many years have passed. We shared lots of laughter and old memories! Most of us are retired - or about to be - and we mainly bragged about our children and grandchildren. Life has been great for many and not so good for others. But we all joined together to celebrate and to honor those no longer with us. It made me proud to be a purple-and-white Fayetteville “Bulldog”!

(The florescent lighting was so dim, it was difficult to get a good shot, so the quality wasn't very good and I took very few shots. But I'm posting these to our class Facebook page, too. These on PB are for my photo folder of the 365 project!)

Leaving our daughter's home for the Friday night dinner

Three classes had their reunions together - 1964-1966 - mine was 1965

My fellow classmate and now well-known artist, Gil Adams from Tulsa, OK, gave me a painting of the old Boxley Baptist Church where Larry and I hike! I had “saved” a pen-and-ink of his from the trashcan in 1964 and he thought he “owed” me a newer one! I probably have the oldest known Adams in existence hanging on my wall!

Aundra Cochenour Spears and Ginger Fletcher Hickman were in the class of '65, too

Linda Sanger Shirley and Bill Shirley from Memphis came home for the weekend reunion

Leaving for the Saturday noon barbeque luncheon

Some of the class from 1964, many of whom were in choir with me

Judy Hersey Riley was one of my debate partners in high school and college

Marilyn Liles Johnson, the former mayor of Fayetteville, serves cookies

Waiting for lunch to arrive and visiting with James and Ellen Jackson from Oklahoma City, OK

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    • # Sara G

      Nice reunion! You two look great..I remember going to mine (class of '62) and wondering who all those old people were :-)

      2010.08.04 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Lucinda

      Wonderful post of your memories and living now! Thanks for sharing. And what a charming couple in 1, 6, and 10!

      2010.08.02 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Eiram

      Isn´t it amazing how fast the times goes? Looks like a great reunion!

      2010.08.01 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Artbee

      The two of you look great along side of all those old-timers ...haha I missed my highschool reunion it's so nice to see yours! Thanks for sharing this Brenda! Great Stuff!

      2010.07.31 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Ricardo

      nothing like re-view the old times!
      i guess you had really a nice time over there didnt you? thanks for sharing!

      2010.07.30 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Moira

      Lovely get-together . Need to look up your artist friend has he a web site? His pen and ink must have been nice for you to save it from the rubbish.
      You are both "wearing well" I'd say the best of the bunch , don't tell the others I said that!!!!!

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    • # Tom

      Sounds like you had a good reunion, lots of wonderful portraits of the both of you, Thanks for sharing

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    • # Marsha

      Looks like a lovely time with lots of warm, friendly people! So many memories....hard to believe how fast the years fly by. Great shots of these events for you and everyone involved!

      2010.07.29 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Becky

      Sounds like it was a wonderful reunion. Love the story behind the painting!

      2010.07.29 Edited Reply Cancel