Greetings Folks. It's that time of year again. Flowers are blooming, weather is warmer, and you just received an invitation to your Class Reunion. In 1977, I attended my 10th year class reunion. I'd moved to Santa Barbara in 1976 and loved the heck out of California. I arrived at the reunion wearing a low cut peach dress, a great tan, a gold snake on my upper arm and boobs. I received a spray painted beer can with the words Most Changed glued on it. I was elated!
I was perfectly comfortable standing up there and having a photograph taken by myself but in this small Southern town, someone felt that they would be charitable and volunteer their husband so I wouldn't look too lonely. (shhhh quit laughing).
My next reunion was ten years later in 1987. My husband bought me a Cadillac to go to the Reunion. Steely Dan was playing Deacon Blues, Santa Ana winds were blowing and the husband was feeling generous. My $500 Caddy, Dino, made it to and from Louisiana five times. It is now a part of a beer can being recyled in Japan. I took my mama as my date and this time won Came The Furtherest. This is the picture that appeared in the newspaper.
Here I am in the pink blouse at the party in the park the next day.
Next reunion was in 1992. This was my twenty-fifth. This time my husband came along. Here's a picture of my beloved Aunt, Angelica Flaherty fitting the dress on me. My aunt designed and sewed my clothes for 40 years. I can not tell you how much I miss her and the lovely clothes I once had. Every outfit that she made was unique and fit me perfectly. I can never thank her enough.
These are some of my high school friends and me in my red dress at the American Legion.
This is a picture of the entire class. Can you guess which one is me?
This year will be my 40th Class Reunion. I'm looking forward to it but so far haven't heard a word about it. This is my recent hairdo; however, it's subject to change at anytime.
If you have gone to a class reunion, I'd love to hear about it. If you're trying to decide whether you should attend one or not and want to ask me questions, please feel free. Thank you. Salud.