The Class of 1968 is having their 50th Reunion in the Fall. So much planning and problems to sort out…especially if you are a worrier like my husband. There were 157 graduates that year. He has found all but two. I think he has given up on locating them. He would like to contact them all….Dennis M. Bell and Thomas L. Byars where are you?
The “group” think they have a place for the doings. It doesn’t help that some of the female classmates have their own meeting after the meetings…go figure.
My husband has a list of all those who have died…3 were classmates that did not graduate with them but attended school with them for many years and 21 class members that graduated are deceased.
Only three of the seven people in this photo are living…Far Guy smiling…a Cardiologist…and an Optometrist.
I took this photo in the high school auditorium with a little camera called a Polaroid Swinger. Commencement was on May 29th that year at eight o’clock in the evening.
The gowns are a Blue /Grey color. They were kept downstairs in a room (Civil Defense Shelter) off the hallway that led to the Annex. You had to go in and be measured with the gown on…as the school wanted them to all be about the same length…not sure why that mattered. Then you selected a hat …one that wasn’t too big or too small…it had to be just right…then you had to sign for everything…and had to take it all to the dry cleaners before returning it.
The class flower was a yellow rose and their motto was “We are not flowers in a greenhouse but trees in a storm.”