Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Super Saturday...

This past Saturday was super.

In Fort Worth, TX we celebrated being from Mission, TX!

First there was the lunch at the LONESTAR ANTIQUES tea room...

Here are the three Mission High School lunch gals together...
 
That's me with Laurie Diaz Goudeau and Kathy Fennell Cranfill.

Here's Laurie in younger years...
She had a man's job in Houston.
Go Laurie!!



Here she is with her husband (a Vietnam Vet) (who also came to lunch)....
You can understand how she's one of the people that inspired me to go gray.


And here's Kathy and her husband...

Here they are with their grandchildren....
Isn't that a great picture?





And here's Elizabeth (who also came to lunch with her two girls)...

I asked her to join us for the day,
to represent her dear mother, Peggy, my twin,
who died in 1989.

Here she is with her family Saturday night....
I sure do love those people.



I showed you all those above pics,
because I wanted to honor those who came to the lunch.

Oh, which included my dear hubby!

Here's a picture of me and him a few years ago at Baylor game...
... Sic 'Em, Bears!

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And now for some pics from the Saturday night Mission High School reunion....
(You may have seen them on Facebook, but you can see them again.
I want to, anyway.)

We were in the La Puertita at Joe T. Garcia's Mexican Restaurant...

The evening sun came through rays into the lovely former chapel....


Here are some (fuzzy) pics of the five tables...










The food was delicious, but I couldn't savor it as usual because I had to MC the event, which I so enjoyed (thanks to Mrs. Haugarth, my speech teacher, at MHS)...



I'll just show you some random pics now...








That's me with my former student, Janie!




We represented many graduating classes (from 1963 to 1980!)

And we enjoyed sharing memories!

That's Mary Carolyn Ledbetter Williams excitedly telling us some fun memory.
She was sitting next to a special couple who celebrated their 48th anniversary that night!
I took the liberty to steal one of their wedding pictures on Facebook....
That's Bill and Judy Hunt Rudolph.
(Judy is a 1963 MHS grad, and Bill is a 1963 Sharyland grad.)
Happy Anniversary!!
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It was a great evening...
(I'd tell you what each person was talking about, but it would make too long a blog post)
Just know this: we talked about principals and teachers (like Dr. Kenneth White, Mr. Grinnan, Mrs. Wolfrum, Rose Hart Dale, Mrs. Haugarth, Gus Zapata, Mrs. Morris, Mrs. White (my mom), Mr. Hood, Mr. Gaston (he taught chemistry, which I never took - I hope I got his name right), Mr. Suter (whom I thanked for teaching me how to type),  Mr. Nance, Mrs. Garza who taught Spanish, and Mrs. Rodriquez who also taught Spanish, etc., etc. etc.   

And David Morris talked about how it was during the ground-breaking ceremony for the new high school in 1963, that word got out that President Kennedy had been assassinated.
(Some of us had been on the playground at Bryan Elementary when we heard the news.)
(Well, everyone remembered.)

We talked about the lottery for the Viet Nam war.

We talked about Carl's Minimax,  and pep rally bonfires, and snake dances, and a substitute teacher who made her presence known by her super strong perfume.

We talked about going to schools that weren't air conditioned, and had no cafeterias.
And how the dress code really meant wearing dresses!

We talked and talked, and talked some more.

Afterwards some of us milled around, not wanting to leave each other...


The one main thing I regret about the evening - I didn't honor a very special group that was present. The group was the spouses/partners/dates who weren't from Mission.
They had to sit there hearing tales of which they never were a part.

I want to thank them for enduring the evening..... even if it meant they probably envied us for having grown up in such a wonderful place as Mission, Texas!!!

1 comment:

Myra Johnson said...

Thanks for sharing the pix! What a wonderful time y'all had!