We drove in to King’s Korner Restaurant in Chesterfield, VA where we met up with the other graduates from my class. We spent the afternoon socializing and dining on the delicious King’s Korner buffet!!
Our class has now had four class reunions – 45, 50, 52 1/2 and now 55. Funny thing about our reunions. After 44 years we had never had a reunion. (We were a very active class!! HA HA) Finally, classmate Richard Wood’s wife Ann, said we needed to have a class reunion and if we were not going to plan one, she would!! She did!! And she has been planning them ever since.
Ken and I are with Richard and his wife, Ann -- the planner of all of our Class Reunions!! And she did not even go to Manchester!
Here I am with Betty Lou (now called just Betty!) We have been best of friends since the First Grade!! Still I consider Betty one of my closest friends, though I almost never see her!
And then Geraldine remembered those members of our class that are no longer with us. I guess there must be close to twenty classmates who have passed away. Geraldine had written a poem for the occasion.
After many years of friendships,
We had to let them go
To that wonderful place called Heaven
With a high school we all know.
It’s Manchester – the school we loved so much.
It’s exactly like the one we knew
But has God’s loving touch.
We know you’re waiting for us –
To go to one more game.
Football played in Heaven
Could it possibly be the same?
Keep those field lights shinning –
Like stars to lead our way
Until we’re all together
On God’s Reunion Day.
School name? Manchester High School
Name the Captain of the football team. Buddy Davis
Who was Home Coming Queen? Joyce Lester
Who was voted Friendliest? Buddy Davis
Name the school newspaper. The Communiqué
Who was named to the All American Football Team? Buddy Davis
Who kissed the girls and made them cry? Must have been Buddy Davis!! (Naw! I just made that up!! But he probably did!!!)
When the game was over, it was determined that guess who had answered the most questions correctly!! Buddy Davis. As I snapped this picture, I told him it was no wonder he won – HE was the answer to half the damn questions!! Quite an accomplishment, Buddy!!
Here is the name tag I wore with my class picture from 1955. The orange horse indicates I made it to the 52 1/2 Reunion!! (Ken said he loves my eyebrows – I looked like John L. Lewis!! I got it. Ken!!)