Class Reunion

Wednesday, September 21st

Gretchen and I are heading north, to Schuylkill Haven for our 50th high school class reunion! How is that possible? First, we'll spend a few days with Priscilla and Phil.


It's a Thursday and Priscilla has off so we are all heading to Conshohocken to eat lunch with Stephanie and Natalie.  Natalie is adorable and Stephanie is enjoying motherhood!  And of course, Priscilla and Phil are quite taken with grandparenthood!

After lunch we went for a walk on the Wissahickon Creek Trail,  a beautiful natural path along the creek, right in the middle of the city!

Returning to Orwigsburg, we decided to pick up cheese steaks (minus one cheese) and eat diner at the beautiful Olmes' property.  Priscilla and Phil had hoped to break ground for their new house this fall but the sale of their current house is moving slowly and builders are slow to render bids.  It's a frustrating process and we wish you guys well in getting this building project underway!


On our way to their property to take a hike and let Maggie run, Phil took us by their realtor's house. Can you tell in what field her husband was very successful?

Yep, you guessed it, he was into cell phone communications! After our hike, Gretchen and I got ready and headed to the class reunion.

Our 50th reunion was held at the Schuylkill Country Club and it was a delightful affair.  Hats off to the planning committee for a job well done. Thirty eight class members attended the reunion; that is 44% of our classmates that are still alive.  So it was a very good turnout, so much so that it was difficult to get to chat with everyone.  The drinks flowed, the food was good and it was fun to learn about the current activities of our classmates.  Being a real introvert, I dread these types of affairs, but Gretchen drags me along.  I'm glad she does because I really enjoyed the evening.  It is evident from the class photo below that our classmates are more healthy and aging more gracefully than previous generations. We are so lucky to have been born in the USA!


Class reunions have always been held the weekend of Schuylkill Haven's Borough Day and today is the day of the event.  However, we must skip it and hit the road to Virginia since we have to pick up Henry tomorrow in NC.  He is on fall break and will be spending the week with us!

On the way home, we stopped at Orr's Farm Market in Martinsburg, WV, to buy vegetables.  To our surprise, it was the weekend of their fall festival....lucky for us!

Thanks for you hospitality Priscilla and Phil.  As always we enjoy being with you guys and appreciate your kindness.

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