Thought I’d share a photo with you taken recently on a 3-day golf weekend/reunion spent at Eagle Ridge in Galena, Illinois, with West High graduates, two from class of “73” and three from “72”. Care to make any guesses to identities?
Four of us grew up together, living in the same neighborhood, since grade school at Lincoln elementary, and have been able to stay in touch all these years. So, from left to right…Dave Fomon, John Phelan, Chad Dore, Mike Paul, and myself. We rented a large house on the golf course, had a great time eating, drinking, and laughing until our sides ached about the “Old Days”.
Ok, feel I’m starting to ramble on so I’ll wrap this up by saying have a great retirement, stay healthy, and enjoy every minute of it.
Hope all is well with you and yours. Happy new year!
Here’s a picture taken of Pat, Deb and me today at a cafe in Fairfield. Deb and I drove down to visit friends and participate in an event in the Golden Dome on campus. We met Patrick for coffee this morning.
It was such a warm hearted visit, including Patrick reminiscing about his kindergarten crush on Deb Dee. Adorable!!!!
Another mini-Women of West ’73 gathering today in North Liberty. (From left to right) Kathy (Murphy) Debruyn, Sue Davison, Janet Gregory, Debbie (Harris) Albertson, me, and Laura (Reddick) Hershberger. Kathy, Janet, Laura and me have been friends since kindergarten! That’s more than 55 years! What a fun and nostalgic time. Thanks Janet for planning this all the way from Anchorage, Alaska.
As we previously announced, Debbie (Gardner) Persons hosted another West High Ladies of 1973 Potluck at her house this last Satuday. Bonnie reported that they had a great time, and they had a special appearance by Phyllis Urban, one of our gym teachers.
Here are the photos Bonnie shared with us of the occasion. Enjoy!
Becki Gilpin visited Fairfield Iowa this week and Mark Zanger and I were lucky enough to have lunch with her. Doug Hamilton (Jennifer McQueen’s husband and Iowa City native) joined in. We traced our TM genealogy to Kurt Vonnegut’s daughter who brought the first TM lectures to Iowa City. Becki, Mark and Doug became TM teachers.