Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Reunion Committee Meeting

We met again last night at Ardie and D's and tried to get as much done as possible, adding some finishing touches to the reunion plans and adding a few more plans, it is "never ending" but a lot of fun. From left to right in the picture:
Mike, Linda (all the way from Texas, bless her heart!), Ardie (she and her husband D. have opened their home for our meetings), Randy, Nan, Joyce, and me- Dorothy

Thursday, June 14, 2007

I just received my first Reunion invitation!

I'm very excited. And they are including a photo CD with tickets purchased by July 7th, that is a good deal. Well the reunion is just around the corner. We are meeting Monday evening to go over some of the plans and try to get some finishing touches finished. It has been very rewarding to be involved in the planning of this very important event. It has also been a lot of work and worries. Overall I would do it again and hopefully will be able to do just that in ten more years. See you all soon-

Dorothy M. LaGrandeur

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Next Reunion Meeting

We are meeting again on June 18th to finalize menu plans and hopefully some other ideas. Linda (Shaefer) will be there. She has been a driving force in gathering names and has actually taken the time to speak personally with nearly every person, so far. This has been a very exciting endevor, bringing back many memories, mostly happy. I have found out that a few of my friends have passed away. That is the sad part. Nancy Chandler (she hated me in 7th grade and when we ran into each other in 8th grade she liked me and we became great friends- go figure), Ron Danet (oh the heardthrob- I had such a crush on him for three weeks!). Lynn's idea for a memory board of those no longer with us is a good one.

Ron death was war related (Vietnam). He was exposed to Agent Orange and died of brain stem cancer. Seems war never ends and then another one starts but the previous will be there to haunt us.

It is important to get in touch with everyone we can, but also if you know of those no longer with us, please send this information to Mike or Linda also. (or any of us, myself included if this is more convenient)

Looking forward to seeing you all on October 20th, 2007 at the 'BIG 40'-

Dorothy M. LaGrandeur