Edgewod Grade School, my favorite alma mater, is having an all-school reunion Saturday at Primo Banquet Hall. Anyone connected with the school is welcome to attend. We have lots of memories to share and people to reconnect with. I am looking forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones. We all share one thing in common: We love our old school.
The beautiful brick building was razed in 1980, which may add to the school’s mystique.
The teachers and principal were some of the finest, most wonderful role models. They were the ones who taught, inspired, coached and led by example. Edgewood people are drawn to each other, and the name itself always brings a smile.
There are far too memories to write about in this column, so I will just mention the ones that are fresh in my mind: fish fries with the fire department, fall festivals, eating in the gym, kickball, hopscotch, foursquare, the slides, swings and merry-go-round, Mr. Bailey and Mrs. Sanders, the “Little Building” of James Whitcomb Riley School, the wonderful building itself … so solid and beautiful with the brick and limestone and the wooden stairs inside with the wide bannisters, the bookstore, the wooden desks all solidly constructed together in neat rows, basketball games in the gym and on the courts on the parking lot.
Why not come and reminisce with us on Saturday. The evening begins with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. There will be a guest speaker at 8:30 p.m. Reservations can be arranged by calling Marianne at 788-4140. Cost is $15, payable at the door.