This past weekend, Jem and I attended my 50th high school reunion and had a fabulous time. It's hard to believe fifty years have passed since I graduated and believe me, Gail-Friends, the time has flown by like a speeding train. I was having so much fun that I didn't take many pictures but here are a few from our Saturday night dinner and dance:
|We had a great band and so much dancing. . . it was hard to get on the dance floor sometimes!|
|My friend, Dee, is always the life of the party!|
|Look at all of that beautiful silver hair!!!|
|Pam, Nancy, Elizabeth, Dee and me taking a break from dancing.|
I told you I had a good time . . . I had my dancing shoes on for sure.
|We had a blast, as we used to say in the sixties.|
|Charm bracelets were all the rage back then.|
|Ours was the last class to graduate in long, white gowns and carrying red roses. The guys wore white sports coats.|
The photo below shows some girls in the "dreaded and hated" gym suits. I still think they were the ugliest things ever created. Ugh!!!
It was so much fun catching up with old friends.
|Me, Dee, Janice and Elizabeth|
One of our classmates, Jack, did a presentation that just thrilled my heart and made my passion for Making America Great Again flame even higher. He portrayed Teddy Roosevelt and gave a rousing talk about his hero, General Robert E. Lee. His performance caused a standing ovation, and I'm thrilled to know that so many of my classmates are like-minded about the values we all knew in our youth. I thanked Jack for his strong stand about our Southern Heritage and our revered role model, Robert E. Lee. Jem especially enjoyed Jack's history lesson and kept shaking his head in agreement, while I was saying, "yes" and "amen" and "that's right!" (He's a refined Southern gentleman, while I'm an outspoken Southern belle who can't stop talking about such things. All of my friends know this.)
There was a raffle for some beautiful gift baskets, and I won a fabulous one. The blue basket had two pretty goblets, two bottles of wine, some candles, and a gorgeous wine rack that I fell in love with. When I opened it I got a big surprise -- a $100 gift card for more wine! Such a blessing!
I'm sad when I hear people say they don't want to attend their reunions because I've made some good memories by getting together with my old classmates. I've even made new friends because I've grown close to people I didn't even know while we were going to school. Dee and Janice are good examples. We've gotten to know each other through the reunions, Lafies, and on Facebook. We're all passionate about our families and our country and if we'd not gone to these meet-ups, we'd have missed out on being good friends. I love this saying on our class website because it's so true:
It's not about waistlines, hairlines or credit lines...It's about lifelines,
And about reconnecting with friends from some of the best years of our lives.
There was an author table and I had some autographed copies of my book, Golden Moments, for sale. I sold some books that night and pray each reader will be blessed through reading it.
So, this week, I'm thankful for old and new friends, good memories, and that I've made it to my Golden Years!!! Life is Good!
What are you thankful for this week, Gail-Friends?