September Paper Pumpkin Video & Reunion Photos

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I just got back a few days ago from my 50th high school reunion. I can hardly believe that much time has passed. Living in Storm Lake, Iowa was the best and going back for reunions and connecting with people who have been friends since elementary school just takes me right back to those good times growing up there. We schedule the reunion the same weekend as the high school homecoming so our activities began with riding in the parade. There was a long flatbed truck with most of the class but I rode with four of my friends in a '51 Studebaker convertible.

12042966_10203395654291423_135226254452454770_n12046599_10203395656131469_8469629002717403931_nGood friends, Jan, Lois, Sue and Mary.

This is the Methodist Church we attended and where my mother was the financial secretary. I had hoped to be able to go inside but it was locked up.

IMG_6577 My dad had such a beautiful voice and wherever we lived he always sang in church. He passed away 4 years ago. Singing in church was one of the things he loved most so it seemed appropriate to place some of his ashes there. I have done the same thing at the church in Kentucky and the church here in Titusville.


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One of my very good friends from Storm Lake, Lois Sutton, designs jigsaw puzzles. I love doing puzzles and when I found out that she did them I had to order. Her puzzles are such fun and she brought one which we worked on in our cabin. You can see and order her puzzles on Amazon here or White Mountain Puzzles here.


This is the puzzle we did. It was so much fun. Thanks Lois for bringing it.

puzzleMy friend Steve Davenport had this great tie with ears of corn on it and wore it to a reunion about 20 years ago. I mentioned on Facebook before the reunion that I remembered it and how great I thought it was. He brought it with him and said it was just for me.  smiley Since it was a casual event he didn't keep it on long. Here we are with another good friend, Jan.


IMG_6623Lois and I had to get our photo with Ron after we discovered he was each of our "first kiss".

IMG_6620It was really special to have former teachers attend one of our dinners. We had one from 6th grade, two from junior high who married each other, and another teacher from high school. When I mentioned to Ms. Severs, on the right above, that I didn't have her for a teacher but she probably had my sister she said yes and immediately said her name. Still sharp as a tack! I didn't get a picture of Mr. Moody, the high school teacher and I never did have him in class since we moved to Kentucky in my sophomore year. But I did talk to him and mentioned he might remember my older brother which he did. I learned something from him I never knew. My brother and 3 of his friends started a singing group their Junior year of high school. Although he wasn't a music teacher they practiced some at Mr. Moody's house and when the boys were trying to decide what to call themselves Mr. Moody suggested "The Juniors". They were really quite good and sang often at different school functions and events.

IMG_6702Jane and I have been friends since we were about 5 years old. We lived next door to each other for a short time and our families vacationed together growing up. Since she spends a few months in Florida during the winter we get to connect almost every year.

IMG_6695My last morning in Storm Lake. So many good memories.



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