The mini-reunion on June 11 was a success. Five of us were there: Leon West, Jerry Jerome, Nancy Leith Musser, Dan Powell, and me. The area weather prediction was for muggy temperatures with afternoon thundershowers, but in Ocean City it was a perfectly sunny and cool day. The boardwalk was crowded with happy families and groups of new high school graduates.
Leon and I try to get together once a year, but since we can get together anytime, the year can pass without anything happening. This gave us a definite date to plan for. Jerry, also in our high school group, joined our plans. Our wives are nursing school classmates, so it was a reunion for all of us.
The real treat was seeing Dan Powell and Nancy Leith. Both remember EVERYTHING! They were in different high school groups than Leon, Jerry, and I, so they told stories I had never heard before (maybe about you). So, with them, it was more learning new things than reminiscing about common memories. Nancy brought copies of many photos and revealed them one-by-one throughout the day, even one of me at a church youth retreat I had never seen before. The best were of her wedding to Jim showing Beth Mellott, Joan Carberry, Marian Bell, Blanche Kurtz, Joan Maher, and Marel Harlow.
We had all driven to Ocean City just for the day, so later in the afternoon, Dan and his wife Dee left for home, and the rest of us split up for dinner. Jerry, Leon and their wives went to Cousin’s (good) and my wife and I joined Nancy at Mack and Manco pizza, one of the best. Nancy even took a pizza back to Avalon for her son.
So, there were only five of us, but I liked that better. Instead of running from person-to-person, I could concentrate on one at a time and really learn something about them.
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