Class of 1949 to hold 60th class reunion in Oct.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

This is a letter to my classmates who are having their 60th class reunion in October in Fort Scott.

Greetings from Ironquill and the Old Grey Mare,

Hi all of you 49'ers! Does it seem possible that we are celebrating our 60th class re-union? Who would have "thunk'' it. Don't know if there will be much news to write about, at least to all of you who read my Lines From The Old Grey Mare. You all know the story of my life (and then some), but to those of you who don't receive it, maybe it will be new to you.

I am so sorry that I won't be there to celebrate with ya'll, but I am having a hammer-toe operation and will be laid up for awhile.

Heck, I would rather be out on the dance floor doing the "jitterbug" at Teen-Town or playing ping pong. Those were the good ole days. Didn't we grow up in a great town during our high school years? I wouldn't trade it for anything. I have hundreds of vinyl records that I play every day, most of them are "big band" also lots of country and blues. When I play them memories come rushing back of all the good times we had in high school. If I am not careful, I find myself reminiscing and the years seem to slide away and we are all just a bunch of fun lovin' high school kids having the time of our life.

Hopefully we will be able to come to the all school re-union next year. I feel so fortunate that we have a computer and I keep in contact with so many of my classmates (and also Bob's class of '48.) If it wasn't for the computer, there are many of you that I wouldn't see or hear from except at our class reunions. My sister Darlene and family still live in Fort Scott, so they keep me up on all the news, and we also take the Fort Scott paper which we dearly love and enjoy very much. I talked to our reunion chairman, Katherine Ruhl, and we had a great visit, she said she had heard from quite a few classmates and was hoping to hear from many more.

I wonder how many classmates we have lost? We are so fortunate to have Katherine to organize and plan our reunions. You people who still live in Fort Scott get all the work and we who live away come back and have all of the fun. I personally want to thank all of you who are there and have been working so diligently to make our 60th a big success. I will be thinking of you and wishing I was there.

As I write this Bob is recovering from the "swine" flu and has had a terrible siege of it. This is his sixth day and he still feels rotten. He says every bone in his body aches plus his hair, toenails, fingernails, and tongue. Iin fact, not a spot on his body doesn't ache.

You guessed it, I am his care giver and he is hollering at me from the front room saying he sure would like a glass of cold water. He says he is parched. Poor baby.

Congratulations to all of you who make it to the reunion. Love ya guys.