Wednesday, July 12, 2017


It was our 40th High School Reunion!
Wow, we are OLD.

Now we didn't go to the "real" reunion but attended
the pre-parties arranged by fellow classmates.
Thursday was a nice dinner with friends from elementary school-
yes, elementary school.  We still keep in touch!

Friday was a group meeting at a little pub near our old school.
It was nice to see old friends and guess who was who.
They carried it on to another bar but we left by then to 
pick up our granddaughter since she was staying with us 
for the weekend.  We stopped by the Elks lodge and had 
a drink or two (me iced tea) with my daughter and her
boyfriend.  I think we are going to join.  It's a nice place
to sit where you don't have the public coming.
I don't care for bars, you just don't know who will 
come in or what might happen.  This is 
a small town and people are known.

My college roommate was in town Saturday and I 
wanted to spend some time with her, which is why
we didn't attend the "real" reunion.   We drove
up to St Charles, MO and spent the day walking up and 
down the cobblestone streets shopping and having 
some lunch.  I found some little miniatures, which I love.
I purchased a Hurdy Gurdy and selected The Battle Hymn of
the Republic from the various tunes they had.  Additionally,
I got a little raccoon and opossum.

Coincidentally (wink, wink) there was a Quilt Shop!!!
Quilt shops across the US, Canada and Europe are having their
Row by Row Experience event where they offer either a 
free pattern or a kit to make a single row.  You can collect
and sew these rows into a quilt with rows from your state,
from various locations using a theme, etc. 

The rules are that you have to go into the store, it's a promo.
Then there are contests for who completes one the first for
each store, a junior row by row with a contest and of course
shopping while you are in the store.  No on-line sales until
after the event which ends in the Fall.

I see the surgeon tomorrow in order to schedule my next
surgery which will include a week in the hospital again.
This should be the last one!!
I'll be glad to get this over with.


Susie said...

It is always great to catch up with old friends and sounds like you had a lovely time. Love the idea of the quilt shop promos, we don't have this at our quilt shops in the uk which is a shame but there again we don't have as many quilt shops!!!! I hope everything goes well with your next hospital appointment and recovery. Hugs, Susie x

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Now that would be a good reunion for me as I haven't gone to one in a while. We would have to pay a lot and they had it in a room with loud music and I couldn't talk to anyone. The whole purpose was to talk and I decided I wasn't going to pay for loud music. Anyway I would have really liked to see a few of the guys I used to hang out with but the whole thing was organizes by the IN crowd.
I haven't heard Hurdy Gurdy since that old song was on the radio.

Gorges Smythe said...

Glad you had a good time. Prayed about your surgery.