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It was a very good year...

Deer River High School Class of 1960
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50 years after-the-fact

Fifty years! It sounds like an eternity. Yet as 38 members of our Deer River High School graduating class (plus some spouses and friends) gathered, it was almost as if we had just been on a summer break and were reassembling for the new year's classes.
 
The absence of 25 members who are no longer with us was marked, which quickly brought us back to reality. The other thing was that Loralee Benson, one of my two "best buddies" from the good old days, looked around the room and remarked, "Look at the women here. It is like we are sitting here with all of our mothers." It was true; we looked far more like our mothers than we did the images of ourselves. Time has its way of playing tricks on us.
 
The same weekend was also the Forest History Center North Woods Artisans and Authors Day. I was their feature author. It was delightful, as you can see by the pictures below.
 
It was also an opportunity for gaining new friends, as well as re-establishing old friendships. Ken and Marvine Scott opened their home to Pixi Myers (my friend who graciously agreed to take me to the events) and me. Their hostessing was far above and beyond the call of duty. They also had a Native American fellow living with them, who was delightful--and very funny. He immediately tagged Pixi as "Tricky Pixi" and she returned with dubbing him as "Mikey." Whenever there was something new to taste, we would hand it to him first and jokingly say, "Let Mikey try it." Remember the old Life cereal commercial? We had our own grown-up version of "Mikey."
 

Starlet (Corwin) and Dick Bevins
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They've both entered a new class--fellow Christians! Hallelujah!

The reunion committee
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Thanks for an awesome job!

Our table
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Some had left for a second helping

From one-room school house days
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Geraldine (LaPier), Janet (Hallett), Mae (Wicklund)

One of my best buddies and her husband
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Virginia (Dowling)--from grade school days

Our table--Loralee (Benson)--my other best buddie
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On the back side left in the orange shirt

Mingling with the cheerleader
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Carol (Seedorf)

More mingling
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Just plain fun!

The only teacher in attendance
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Charlie Schomer (algebra, geometry, etc.) and Dick Bevins

Making it all possible
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My dear friend, Pixi Myers, who took us there "in style"

The "other member" of the family
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Never a dull moment with Michael ("Mikey") in residence

Well, Mikey said "Duck"
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Now you can see Ken!

Our wonderful home away from home

Our wonderful hosts
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Ken and Marvine Scott (on the right)

At Forest History Center North Woods Artisans and Authors Day

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