I had some photos of my daughters with the daughters of MaryJaneB, SueS and KeetaS that I wanted to put on this site. However I didn't quite know what page to put them on. That inspired me to make a page for friendships between class members that went beyond high school - whether they have continued without interruption or been rekindled in later years. (Isn't email GREAT!)
There have been countless times when I have got together with one or more friends and I know many other class members who have done the same. Unfortunately, I often didn't take photos or make notes of them but here are a few. I would like other class members to share similar experiences.
I made a separate page called "Connections" for class members who are related to each other and a section for mini-reunions where there were several class members present at events outside our regular reunions. (Links to those sections are at the bottom of the page.)
As we go on we remember
All the times we had together
And as our lives change come whatever
We will still be friends forever
(from "Graduation" by Vitamin C)
These photos are of my daughters, Jodi and Kendi,
The photo below was taken in 1969 in Ottawa. On the left is my oldest daughter, Kendi.Beside her on the couch is Keeta Skillman's oldest daughter, Angie. Mary Jane Brook's oldest daughter, Shelly,is peaking over the top of the couch.
Next is a photo of Sue Singer, Denny Davis and Linda Holmes when we got together for a long lunch at Yesterdays in Garnett in May 2003. Evidently we were happy enough that the waiter asked what we were celebrating. We told him we were old friends who grew up in Garnett but no longer lived there. Turns out he knew Linda's brother, one of my brothers and one of Sue's brothers. Typical small town!
I didn't get any photos but that evening Terry Cain, Jerry Hoke and I had dinner at Mr. D's (in the old bowling alley building). Some club was having a dinner there so after we ate we moved up the street to the Pizza Hut.
The next photo was taken in May of 2012. It is Denny Davis, Mary Jane (Brooks) Cook, and Ron Wolken at a surprise birthday part in Oklahoma given by Mary Jane's daughters. She looks great in spite of having undergone chemo shortly before and she was very surprised to see us there. I am so thankful Ron and Jeannie offered to drive me down there as Mary Jane passed away less than a year later.
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