Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fifty Years Later - Class of '62

Time flies if you are having fun - even if you aren't I suspect!  It is hard to believe it has been 50 years since we graduated from high school.  Our graduating class had 28 people - but over the years, many others dropped in and out of our school, and we have managed to stay connected to nearly double that total. Twelve of the people we once went to school with have died.

Our little town has an annual festival called "Railroad Days" in honor of the railroad that once ran through the town, connecting the mining areas of Monte Cristo to the east and our town to the larger population centers to the west.  The only remaining traces of the railroad can be found in the artifacts in the museum in town and in our celebration of it on the first Saturday of October each year.

We started our day at the table of honor at the alumni meeting.  The room was packed with alums from as far back as the class of '36.  The alumni association is very active in providing scholarships to each graduating class, raising money through events such as "Balls at the Falls".  For $5 you can buy an orange ball, which is tossed with all the other balls into the falls.  The first three balls to pass Chappel bridge win cash prizes.  
Vendors of all kinds, music, and games carry on throughout the day.
I wasn't that happy with the pictures I got of my classmates, but here are some (in no particular order).
Bob
Arthur
Terry
Joe
John
Liza
Elsie
Willard
Rosemary
Diane
Mary
Michael
Gene
Joanne
Bill
Jackie
Edith
2012
1962