Sweet Memories Are Made of This ...
In the year 2000,
the Classes of 1956, 1957 and 1958 joined ranks for a reunion the likes of which
few have ever attended. My Class was 1955 ... we should have been celebrating
our 45th reunion, but it was not to be.
younger sister, Sharon Lee Smith Spies, Class of 1958, invited me to join her at
the 3 - Class Reunion. Naturally the theme was the 50's and the decor included
vintage red and white Thunderbirds, a huge Harley ...
... and even a special classmate ... Ray Ragsdale
(Stevens!) who joined us both nights ...
...and he turned
over 300 seniors (because that's what we are!) into bright-eyed teenagers when
he called his original band, The Barons, up on the stage. They jammed for us
... and we were young again!!!
Old beau Terry
Coleman, still at the drums ...
... and another
old beau Edgar Campbell watching with delight at the edge of the stage!!
Ray mentioned how
"offensive" some of the words to the songs of our day were back then - and told
the story of "Mr. Mac", our Principal, looking to admonish Ray for performing
that terribly risqué song, "I Got A Woman, Way Over Town ... she's good to
me!" Man, were our days virginic or what?!!!
Yep, sweet memories
ARE made of this!
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