The biggest and greatest event was our daughter getting married. She isn’t Michele Young any longer; she is Michele Kimmerling. It has been pointed out to her several times that she isn’t young any longer. Heck, she has a granddaughter, Mallory Young.
We have celebrated several birthdays in our family over the past month. My wife, Lyn, celebrated her birthday July 27; mine was Aug. 5. For about a week I am only one year older than Lyn, who often points out to me that she is and will always be younger than me.
Our grandson Trevor turned 23 Aug. 24. I’m not sure how he went from 14 to 24 so quickly. He is finishing college at Wabash, where he is a pole vaulter. He also did that at Southport High School.
Michele’s birthday will also be celebrated this month. While I’m not going to reveal her age, she does have a 24-year-old son. Our middle grandson, Tyler, has a daughter who turned 1 this month.
On Sept. 4 I am going to have lunch with several former members of my unit in the Indiana National Guard. We were in the motor pool of our aircraft repair company and at that time were based at Stout Field on the Westside.
Before that, on Saturday we are having our third Edgewood Grade School reunion. The first two were tons of fun. I attended Edgewood for six years and later drove a bus there. My sister, Kathy, will be coming up to Indianapolis from Austin a couple of weeks after the reunion. I wish she could be here to enjoy the evening.
Stuart, my therapy dog, wants me to remind everyone about Labor Day coming up. I’m sure the fact that Sept. 7 is his birthday had nothing to do with his interest in your remembering that date. He sure seems excited that his birthday falls on a national holiday this year.
Sept. 10, 11, 12 and 13 are the dates from my sister’s 50th high school reunion. She will stay at a hotel with former classmate Diane Spaulding-Eberhart.
Those dates are when my 55th high school reunion will be held. We are graduates of Southport High. This is going to be a busy four days.
I’m hoping that both classes will have an opportunity to see and purchase the new book about the history of the city of Southport and Southport High. “Hail, Hail Our Southport!” is a wonderful read. I have a copy to give to my sister.
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Carly Brooke sang the national anthem Saturday night at the Indianapolis Colts game. She sounded wonderful, and I posted her performance – the highlight of the evening – on Facebook.