This past weekend, we went to Ed's 50th class reunion on Friday evening. It was in Corning, Ohio at the American Legion Hall. A former classmate of Ed's organized this gathering and we enjoyed a wonderful meal and meeting many of Ed's classmates. Ed had not seen any of them since graduation! It was so funny to see them greet eachother and not recognize each other!
There was a poster of their graduation pictures on the wall and you could see a resemblance in their "then" and "now".
Then, on Saturday evening, we went to the Corning Alumni Banquet where the 50th Class was recognized and honored.
Again, we enjoyed a very nice meal, visiting and all. A ladies' Barbershop singing group "One Voice", sang a selection of older songs and a band was going to play after the banquet and there was going to be dancing for those who wanted to stay and join in.
Below is the sign as we entered Corning and you can tell by the road that it is in the hills! That is the main road into Corning. :-)
This is Corning High School and the banquet was held here in the old gym which is on the far left, but not pictured here. It was decorated so nicely but it was sooo hot inside. Actually, it wasn't too bad when we first arrived but there were over two-hundred in attendance and after the meal it started getting really close and stuffy. I had to step outside a couple of times but it was hot and humid out there, so finding a bit of relief was a little difficult. Inside the gym, there were like three or four regular size oscillating fans running but they could hardly help in such a crowd.
By the time we left, we couldn't wait to get into the car and start the AC! :-)
Next is a picture of Ed standing beside the sign welcoming us to the class reunion! Isn't he a cutie?!?! :-) Everyone kept asking him how he was staying so young-looking and healthy! Can you believe he is 67, soon to be 68? :-)
Before going to Ed's Alumni Banquet Saturday evening, we stopped by the Bowen House in downtown Logan, to celebrate with Josh Caldwell, who graduated from Ohio Northern University this year!!! Josh was in the youth group when we were the leaders. Josh is a sweetheart, a fine young man and I know he has a wonderful future ahead!
Now you didn't think I would post without mentioning "the boy", did you?!?!? :-)
Jaylon loves to swing with grandma! :-) In the porch swing, that is! Well, and we do dance once in awhile, too! :-) The swing looks a little worse for wear, but I'm hoping to paint it white in my spare time, sometime. *sigh* :-/
Oh, and he is learning how to climb, too, as evidenced below. :-) Thankfully, grandpa has a safety latch on the gate which is supposed to be child-proof. We'll see.! :-)
And lastly, below are a few pictures that I took of our yard and plants. Ed has everything looking so nice around here and he's managed to do so midst some rainy, stormy weather. It's so nice to sit out on the front or back porch in the early morning or evening and enjoy the peacefulness and beauty, listening to the birds and sounds of nature around us.
It sounds like you've all enjoyed a wonderful holiday weekend last week and here it is the weekend again already!! Take time to just sit and enjoy the beauty around you.