I moved, along with my husband and daughter, from my hometown of West Plains, Missouri eight and a half years ago. Each year we usually go back to visit family for vacation, but every year until this one, those vacations have been during WINTER for Christmas or Thanksgiving! You'd think knowing how much I like SUMMER and how much I hate being COLD it would not have taken me NINE summers away to realize I should go back "home" during the summer!!! But, no, it did take me that long to plan a summer vacation and it took my 20th reunion to get me there in summer. I had a wonderful time at all my reunion activities and have since decided that vacations in Missouri will be in summer from now on!
Among the reunion activities, the one attended by the most alumni was our reunion dinner. The food was great and I think everyone had a wonderful time visiting and catching up with one another.
Before we headed out to the dinner, my mom snapped a photo of Marty and me
Although I certainly loved seeing everyone I think I most enjoyed catching up with my gradeschool pals Cindy, Melissa and Anita. None of us had classes together in high school but have known each other since about third grade. Here are myself, Cindy and Melissa. The three of us reminisced a lot about attending church camp together and hay rides and Cindy's house!
Anita and Me. Had our friends Russell and Diane been here our group would have been almost complete!
Throughout the evening various prizes and awards were given.
I doubt I will be able to make it back to Missouri for the Homecoming portion of the reunion this fall so I will see you all next summer for the annual float trip!!!
Oh, and because I have been asked frequently "What is a Zizzer anyway???" go here to find out how our school mascot came to be! There are others who say a Zizzer is the sound lightning makes when it strikes. You decide.