The first reunion was organized by Ted Lobdell a couple of years ago, and it was a blast. Lots of classmates from many different classes showed up. Several teachers were also in attendance. Thousands of stories were shared, and we laughed and sometimes retold the same tales more than twice.
The Southport/Perry Township Historical Society has loaned us some memorabilia from the school to display at the reunion. I have enjoyed going through some of those materials. I felt honored to be asked to help with that.
Ted came over the other day to bring me some things, and I invited him out to my little office behind my house. As we were talking, Stuart, my therapy dog, wanted to join us. He hopped up on Ted’s lap as a welcoming gesture. Then the neighborhood cat, Guessie, showed up. Within in a few minutes the pets became bored and asked to have the door opened so they could leave.
Ted and I finished our business, walked back to his car and said bye. I stepped into the garage and was messing with something when I heard my name being yelled. Ted had quickly returned, and his head was sticking out the window. “You forgot something,” he hollered while pulling into the driveway.
I couldn’t imagine what I had forgotten when all of a sudden it became clear what I had forgotten. I had failed to advise Ted to roll up his windows before he walked away from his car because Guessie enjoys napping inside automobiles with open windows.
The cat had entered Ted’s vehicle and made himself at home. Ted was probably a couple of blocks down the street when he detected movement in his back seat.
As I was helping Guessie out of the car, Ted was saying he thought it was a possum or a raccoon … maybe a skunk. As soon as Guessie’s paws hit the driveway, Ted was backing out to the street.
Guessie now feels that he and Ted are buddies
I hope to see lots of Edgewood alumni Saturday. It is going to be a blast.