A Glance Back – Reunion!

This past week was filled with many activities for our family, including some great time on the road with my husband as we continued to participate in the 2013 U.P. Author’s Tour. I will post about that in the future, but this post is dedicated to our Class Reunion (Pickford High School Class of 1968).

We’ve always been close, and now the ties are even stronger as we cheer each other through the joys and sorrows of life. Rather than rattle on about what we did (a wonderful dinner at a classmate’s summer home) and how much we ate (lots) and how how much we remembered and laughed (even more than lots), I’ll cut to the pictures. One quick explanation, we always hold our reunions during Pickford’s Community Days (Hay Days – we’re a farming community), thus the parade and the float…


Photograph by classmate Christine Ordiway Nettleton. At the summer home of Barb and Ted McGlinch.

Photo: PHS Class of 1968;
                                           Photograph by Dawn Harrison Mastaw.
The guy running to catch up to the float is classmate Ron Harrison. In the yellow shirt my husband, Neil. (Yes, we were in the same class!)
  1. Photo: Linda Six with her Pickford High classmates.
    Photo courtesy of Cindy McDonald Panik.
    You might have noticed the trophy at the bottom of the first photograph. We won that for having the best “Class” float.
    One of the foods that received rave reviews (besides the homemade pies, homemade rolls and bread, barbequed steak and chicken, salads….) was a chip dip made by Marilyn Huyck. She’s shared her recipe and here it is:
    Chip Dip
    2 – 1 lb. pkgs of breakfast sausage – use 1 mild and 1 hot
    2 – 28 oz. cans of Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies (use juice and all)
    8 – 8 oz. pkgs of cream cheese
    Brown the sausage, chopping it into small pieces, add the tomatoes and cheese, turn heat down low until mixture is warmed through. Put in a crock pot on low to serve warm or can be eaten cold. Serve with various types of chips.
    At the end of the evening, we gathered around a small bonfire, enjoyed conversation and jokes. Then classmate Ted McGlinch recited some of his beautiful poetry from memory. Neil and I thought you might enjoy listening to “Brotherly Love,” one of the poems Ted gifted us with that evening:
    As you can see my class is a very important part of my life. Many of us have been together since kindergarten, and it’s amazing to me that of a class that had a total number through the years of about 50, we had 30 of us plus spouses and friends at the reunion. One of the most special moments was when we all gathered in a huge circle, held hands, and one of the ministers in our group, Dr. George Portice, gave a blessing. Yes, we are truly blessed!
    And many blessings to you!
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14 Responses to A Glance Back – Reunion!

  1. Linda Six says:

    Sue, you truly are a creative writer. Thanks for the wonderful words of our time together. It was a great time to be with everyone again. It was a real blessing. May God continue to bless all our members.

  2. How blessed you are to have made such good friends during your school years… and to have been able to maintain your connection with them. Except for my husband, I haven’t seen any of my high school friends since graduation, but perhaps part of the reason is because it was a large class in a large school in a major city (Vancouver) and we never did know each other really well. Except for my hubby. I did get to know him *very* well, of course, although he was a year ahead of me so theoretically wasn’t a classmate. 🙂

  3. Sue Harrison says:

    Linda and Carol, Yes I am blessed without doubt to have such a wonderful family of friends. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Carol, I’m thinking that your husband should count as a classmate!

  4. Kandy Huyck says:

    Sounds like a wonderful class reunion and love your writing too!!

  5. Sheryl DeMott says:

    What wonderful pictures, and great write- up! Thanks for posting both! I even recognized almost everyone!! And what talent! Ted’s poetry is exemplary… I love it! I’m very impressed to know all of you and to “own” you as my graduating classmates!

  6. suehar says:

    We missed you, Sheryl. I took your FB message so everyone could read it. I’m so proud to have you in our class, too, and as a friend!

  7. suehar says:

    Thank you, Kandy!

  8. Barbara Smith Saulter says:

    Thank you for posting these beautiful pictures, the link to Ted’s poem, and sharing how much we all mean to you and Neil. The feeling is mutual. I value our friendship and the time we all spent growing up together. Continue to allow God to use you in a very special way. Your dear friend and classmate, Barbara.

  9. suehar says:

    Thank you, Barbara! We were and are blessed~

  10. Ted and Barb says:

    Neil and Sue that was very nice to take the time to share.

  11. Jackie Doran says:

    What a lovely story and great pictures Sue! I am interested in that chip dip recipe… I might make it soon…:))

  12. suehar says:

    I’ll tell Marilyn. She’ll be delighted when I explain who you are!!

  13. Eda Jeske Palo says:

    Just looking back at pictures from our 45th class reunion. Can’t believe it’s been almost 5 years already. Looking forward to spending time with everyone again, soon. We will miss truly George.

  14. suehar says:

    We truly will miss George, Eda. Hope we have as much energy at this reunion as we did at our 45th!!

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