It took us some time to work out a plan where we could attend our reunions and still have some family time. Shortly after our plans had been locked in for four days of fun, some bad news came from Austin.
Kathy’s husband, Paul, had some difficulty with a stress test and needs some additional medical procedures. Since Kathy decided she needed to stay in Austin and be will her hubby, I thought I would fill in for Sis at part of her reunion.
The first thing on the agenda for her reunion was an afternoon tour of the old and current high schools on Banta Road. I asked and received permission to assist with the tour of the older building.
It was a fun afternoon. I visited with several of my sister’s classmates, some of which I hadn’t seen in years. I met up again with Jackie Ellis, who had been a close neighbor of ours when we lived in the Madison Avenue and Thompson Road area. I had also ran into her at our Edgewood Grade School reunion. I probably hadn’t seen Jackie for 55 years or more before seeing her twice in one month.
Later that evening, my wife, Lyn, and I headed to Greenwood for a reunion picnic. There were many people in attendance, and the food was delicious. I enjoy running into old acquaintances and retelling stories with good friends who I have remained close to over the years. I visited with Bill Wasson and had the opportunity to chat with his cousin, Don Wasson, at the afternoon get-together of my sister’s class.
The following afternoon, Diane Spaulding-Eberhart, one of my sister’s best friends, came over to our house. I saw Diane at the school tours. I was so glad that we had a little time to get together and visit. She was excited about being able to meet Stuart, my therapy dog.
Both classes had golf outings at different courses. Pat Benner-Rau set up the outing for my class, and I heard lots of folks thanking her.
The Class of 1965 met at Primo Banquet Hall & Conference Center on Saturday evening. My class met at the Hilton Downtown Hotel.
These reunions are a lot of fun; we are already planning one for next year.
This week is also going to be busy as the Beech Grove Fall Festival starts today.