This past Saturday, October 15th I celebrated at my 30th high school reunion.
Dairy Goddess Celebrates At 30th High School Reunion…Until The Cows Came Home!
October 18, 2011 by dairygoddess
There is something about those people who you go to high school with that you never forget. I mean, I can meet someone a week ago and not remember their name, but my classmates…though 30 years older you just don’t forget.
It was not an easy feat to go. The dairy business is still difficult. (Milk prices are better but the feed is so expensive and difficult to get). Cheese business always keeps us running. I was sad to have missed the Friday activities but knew I could not miss the Saturday event. How many opportunities do you get to celebrate your youth? As you can tell it was a big turn out. We had about 120 in our class. Sadly 10 of our classmates have passed away. I was amazed that so many made it!
My mom would have loved that I went. She loved my high school friends. I remember my mom and dad telling me that they were sending me to Notre Dame High School in Riverside. Nearly 30 miles away. I was upset to say the least. I did not want to leave the school and classmates that I had known since 1st grade. My parents were adamant. I didn’t appreciate the sacrifice then…but know that it was not easy for them to make sure I had carpools the 1st two years before I drove. My mother didn’t drive and many times my dad had to shut down the barn to transport me.
It truly was one of the greatest gifts they had given me. A wonderful Catholic education. Surrounded by warm and loving teachers and friends. Now don’t get me wrong…high school can be stressful. There is a lot of pressure in high school not only grades but socially. I know some had better experiences than others. For me, it was wonderful.
Last Saturday night was a night of celebration of those “good ole days”. I could not be more proud of my classmates. They are a good-looking and successful group. It didn’t seem that anyone cared how much money anyone had or who looked this way or that way. At this reunion it was all about celebrating old friendships and gratitude that we are still here.
“Cheer, Cheer, for ole’ Notre Dame”….I love you guys! I am honored to have grown up with you!