Time will pull us apart….

A quick non-quilting update:

Last night was my (Sandy’s) 40th high school reunion. My since kindergarten friend and quilt mentor hosted the event. She hatched the idea for the party during the winter and I thought it was a great plan. The last time my classmates got together as a big group was at our 25th high school reunion.

The location for the party, my quilt mentor’s home, is completely lovely. The house is a log cabin with a wonderful garden that features a summer house (an outdoor kitchen and open air dining pavilion), a waterfall feature, and a fire pit. It is a perfect space for entertaining. What a treat to be able to spend time with my old friends in such a gracious setting.

The food was absolutely amazing. This was a legendary party that will be remembered for years.

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The sunset was stunning just as the party was kicking into high gear.

Our class was small–a mere 23 graduates.  The entire K-12 school had less than 300 students total. So we were a close-knit bunch.

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Look at all of those dresses in the front row!

About half of the class started kindergarten together and then we finished our senior year together. The “new kids” who moved into the district throughout the years brought excitement and new ideas and the outside world into our lives — we loved the anticipation of wondering what new classmates might arrive when school started after summer break.

In 1978, we had a class full of whip-smart overachievers who stepped off the graduation stage and into the world with a solid education and a family farm-based, hard work ethic that served us well.

Among our classmates we have successful entrepreneurs, a legendary Key West fishing boat captain, educators, medical professionals, farmers, and technology professionals. Some of my old friends have already retired! And best of all, everyone seems happy and content with their lives.

Sadly, three of our friends have passed. We set up a display to honor our friendship and include them in our celebration.

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The food — did I mention the food at this party? It was amazing.

It was also very special to have two of our favorite teachers attend our reunion. Our social studies teacher and our English teacher came to the party to swap stories with the Class of ’78.

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I’ll leave you with a few pictures of our special class from last evening. Comment below if you think you’ve spotted the fishing boat captain <smile>. It was a wonderful evening, all thanks to the host of the party and my own personal quilt mentor!

 

Our class motto was “Time will pull us apart, but destiny will bring us together again.” Indeed.

Happy Friday.

12 thoughts on “Time will pull us apart….

    • sandradny says:

      Meg — we were all desperate to graduate and move on at the time, but it is special to spend time together once again.

  1. Gray Barn Designs says:

    What??!! No upper classmen crashed the party?? Looks like you had a blast…must hear more about the food! Did Mr. B. quiz everyone on modern history? Did Mr. K. ask everyone what book they are reading now?

    • sandradny says:

      Mr. B remains a great story teller — pop verbal quiz was the order of the night. Mr. K. was in fine form too. They were such great teachers!

    • sandradny says:

      Cindy — only the cool kids were allowed LOL! Mr. B and Mr. K were exactly the same. They were such inspiring teachers, weren’t they?

  2. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Sandy! What a fun post. It looks like y’all had a fun time, and how sweet of some of your teachers joining in. I was in the class of 1976 and we had over 400 students walk across our stage, so I can’t even imagine how nice a small class must have been. Thanks for sharing these fun pictures with us today! Happy Saturday! ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Melanie McNeil says:

    I’m going to my 40-year party in September. It will be the first high school reunion I’ve attended. My hs class was large, more than 400 people, and in truth I don’t know many of them. But there are just enough of them that I would really like to see again, who will be at this upcoming event, that I decided to go. OTOH, my grade school class (leaving 8th grade in 1974) was quite small, and we’ve gotten together many times. Another mini-reunion, just for the heck of it, is scheduled for August. 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed your time with classmates.

    • sandradny says:

      Oh Melanie — you must have been on of those “big city” students LOL! I hope you have as much fun reconnecting with your old classmates as I did.

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