Well, our 20-Year Reunion has come and gone. It was really, really great to see everyone. Although we
didn't have as many people as we had hope for, I think everyone had a great time. And I certainly learned a lot while
planning and attending this reunion. I learned that while some things definitely change as years go by, some things
never do. I learned that you really can make a friend for life in the second grade. (Thanks, Juanita!!!
Redneck Girls will always rule!) I learned that making a new friend can be a blast, too. (Thanks, Susan.
You truly have a heart of gold.) I learned that keeping it simple really is the best way. I learned that you can
find something in common with everyone, if you just take the time. I learned that one should NEVER dance in
new shoes, but it's also a bad idea to dance barefoot with someone who steps on your feet. (Ouch, Mickey!) I
learned that someone who has had too much to drink should never sing karaoke or lead the conga line, no matter what Lyle the
DJ Man says. (Cindy, thanks for your support!!) I learned that no matter high-tech the nifty little digital camera
is, if you are too toasted to use the darn thing your pictures are probably not going to be very good. I learned that
Pat Davis is a brief man, not a boxer man....but ONLY because he told me. (Woo-hoo, Pat!) I learned that I may
have missed a lot by not getting to know some of my classmates a little better 20 years ago. (Sam and Sharon, Norm
and Diane, Lyle and Sonya, Lee Williamson, Kim Ford....the Pine Room has terrible coffee, but it was fun.) I learned
that sometimes it really is all about having a good time and not worrying about the details.
We are still missing lots of people. Susan did an awesome job of
of locating classmates, sometimes I think through
sheer determination alone. If you run into classmates: please, please take a minute to exchange information and
then forward it to Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Our goal was to not leave anyone out, but that was hard to do when we couldn't find people! And if you aren't
already registered on Classmates.com, you should take a few minutes and do that. It was very helpful to be able to contact
people that way. If you move, please be sure to let Susan know. We can't contact you if we don't know where you