Monday, September 19, 2016

50 Years is a Long Time

Ray and I went to school together beginning in 7th grade. We graduated from Belvidere High School in 1966. That was 50 years ago! This past weekend, we went back to Belvidere, Illinois, and celebrated with many of our classmates; we hadn't seen some of them since our graduation day. We've had just 3 or 4 reunions over the years.. The weekend was great fun!

Somehow the men just gathered and had their picture taken.

It took the women forever and even then many of us were still visiting.

Thank goodness this was a weekend affair - I still didn't feel I had enough time to visit with everyone. There is never enough time!

Since we were 'home', we spent a little time Saturday morning in the park. It was nice when we lived there but now it is a gorgeous place. Ray spent some time taking photos - are you surprised?!! I took pictures too.

Here is a selfie we took at the motel Friday night.

We might have changed a bit in the last 50 years. Here are our name tags with our senior pictures. 

Many of our classmates have faced challenges and health issues over the years. I guess we have too. We all felt very blessed to have been able to spend the weekend together and look forward to gathering again in a few years.


  1. Looks like a fabulous celebration! Love seeing your both looked great 50 years ago and still look great today! You certainly don't look your ages. It must be all your traveling that keeps you young! Yay you!

  2. Congrats on those 50 years. Mine is next year---lol. I think you have aged well and are truly a precious couple. Glad you enjoyed your time to reunite with old friends.

  3. It would have been my 35th this year, but, they didn't have a reunion. Maybe for the 40th.

  4. You both will look like you could be in high school! We'll have our 50th in 3 years (class of '69). I hadn't been able to make a single class reunion for some reason for another and am hoping to make the 50th!



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