The annual luncheon was once again held at the River House Cafe in Charleroi. It was a nice, quiet, relaxed event with a lot of hugging, handshaking and reminiscing.
Beatrice Christina Bradford was the surprise guest classmate. Bea, as you may remember, suffered a stroke a few years ago, but is now able to live in her own home and is quite independent. Her son, Michael accompanied her.
Open mic was interesting with Rosemary Bindi Sanderson, Dennis Yerkey, Joy Gandley Bellicini, Beatrice Christina Bradford and Judy Leach talking about the good old times. Others chimed in.
We all agreed that we went to school in the best of times.
The hat contest was fun with the six participants each receiving a prize for their effort.
Dennis (once again) held his Grand Italian Tomato Auction with James Donavan being the high bidder.
Lola James Yerkey pretended to be Vanna White and paraded the tomatoes around for all to see. James plans to save the seeds and plant next year.
Christine Skinkis McNees traveled from Florida and attended with her daughter, Debi.
The food was good and the cake was great.
Unfortunately, many could not make the luncheon this year, but several have sent best wishes to our classmates. Among them, besides myself, are Linda Gayhart Heimbuecher, Richard Hyslop, David Burya, Priscilla Davis Webb, Darlene Spinner McBurnie, Phyllis Rankin Hann, Bonnie Matthews Kerry and Pat Hillman Peters.
Pictures were taken by Dennis as usual. They don’t call him flicker for nothing.
He and I provided IDs for everyone so you know who is who.
Go to this link on our web site to view the pictures.