Sunday, August 10, 2008

Good for another 5 years!

Well, the high school reunions are history and we are good for another 5 years. This year marked our 40th reunions, having both graduated in 1968. Terry graduated from Concord High School and I graduated from Goshen High School, both in Indiana. My reunion was last month and his was last night.

Terry's festivities started with a meeting at a classmate's home on the Elkhart River. Mike bought a home there and is refurbishing it. It is really beautiful already and he isn't done with it yet. He and his wife actually live and work in Phoenix, but grew up in the area and are working on this home in the summer. We met there on Thursday night to review the setup for the reunion and to work on getting some decorations ready. Mike treated us to a cookout and then a boat ride on the Elkhart River. I have never done that and it was a really nice ride, getting to see some of the fabulous houses from the river side instead of the road.

Friday night we met at Harrison Landing, a bar in downtown Elkhart. We weren't sure what to expect here because downtown Elkhart is not really a "great" place, but the bar was very nice and friendly and we had about 25 classmates and spouses meet. We all enjoyed a great evening and it was good to talk with people and share where our lives had taken us in the last 40 years.

The reunion on Saturday night was at the Elks Country club in Elkhart and we started with a lot of visiting with classmates as they arrived. Dinner was delicious and afterwards, we were treated to a casino night. We were each given $100,000 in play money to start and they had blackjack tables and a roulette wheel. I gave my money to Terry because it was his night. He doubled our "holdings" and used his winnings to buy a couple items that were donated. What fun!

We didn't leave until about 12:30 a.m. and we came straight home. We were tired. We don't keep late hours like that anymore and we were really beat. Today we had to get up early with the dogs, but we both went back to bed and slept until about noon.

It's been a lazy day and I've been doing laundry and troubleshooting a computer. Grrrr. Tomorrow we are taking Phaeton Place over to the Elkhart Campground for storage until September 1st. Sniff sniff. But we must get these two apartments rented.

Till next time. . .


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