Sunday, October 16, 2016

We Didn't Know We Were Making Memories


My childhood was your typical "baby boomer" life of the '50s and 60's.  Lots of kids in every house, playing at a local park, walking or riding your bike everywhere, and a neighborhood that believed that "it takes a village to raise a child."


Recently, I ventured back to that innocent era and reunited with former classmates to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our eighth grade graduation.   People gathered from six different states and all walks of life, but it was as though we had just returned to school after a summer break.  Non-stop fun and conversation for over four hours!


The celebration included old photos, memorabilia, a trivia game, and a tribute to our classmates who are no longer with us.  For me, that included one very special classmate who brought so much joy to so many of us in his nineteen short years.

To special friends
we lost too soon,
you are loved, missed and forever in our hearts.


The nine months of the planning process was as much fun as the actual event due to the renewed friendship with Vickie and Doug.


Love, laughter and memories = a great day!







4 comments:

  1. Dearest Diane, I knew you were a poet, sculptor and painter with cookie batter, icing and, what, butter knife? But through this reunion passage of our lives, and all the planning that went into it, I am getting to know you all over again, and realizing you are an artist in the bigger sense of the word. You're the kind of person who creates beauty not just with your cookie creations, but you create beautiful days, beautiful moments. You see the beauty in life. You treasure life. You make life better. And you share it with the world around you. I am so glad God created you. Thank you for this thoughtful post. Peace to you. Your friend always, Doug

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    1. Doug, Our renewed friendship has been a very special gift that I will treasure. Thank you so much for your kind words, they bring me to tears every time I read them. I look forward to sharing more good times with you in the future.

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  2. You are definitely like fine wine... improving with age! So happy all of your work was appreciated and so many enjoyed reconnecting.

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  3. You are definitely like fine wine... improving with age! So happy all of your work was appreciated and so many enjoyed reconnecting.

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