Can it be? Was I sleeping? Has it really been 50 years since my high school graduation?
Thank you to Sharon David, Diane Brodis, Stan Chess, and Eddie Waters, for making our 50th EMHS Reunion a reality! You are the best!
I can't begin to tell you the joy that filled my heart for being a part of the celebration. We spent four, fun-filled, every-minute-filled days on Long Island.
So, here we go!
Arrived at LaGuardia airport on Thursday afternoon, picked up our rental car and headed out to Melville, LI.
Our destination that evening was Brio at the Walt Whitman Mall, where we dined with five dear friends ~ Rhonda, Candy, Gayle, Sharon, and Lois.
Then checked in at the Melville Marriott, official Reunion venue!
Late Friday morning, brother Erik stopped by for lunch and a wonderful visit...
I spent the rest of the afternoon catching up with old friends in the hotel lobby, while sweet hubby caught up on sports and sleep in our room. He didn't want me to miss a reunion moment!
|Terry, Steve, and Diane|
|Carol and Norma (obviously in disbelief about something!)|
|Terry, Jo Ann, Linda, Elisa and Stan|
The evening was magical!
|Barry and Mickey|
|Carol (fellow cheerleader) and John|
|Carol, Morty, and Donny|
|Eileen and Kenny|
|Jim, Sue, Diane, Beth (fellow cheerleader), and Sharon|
|Kenny, Jackie, Eugene and Sharon|
|Candy and Rhonda|
|Two Lindas and a Sharon|
|Lois and Len|
|Lorraine and Linda|
|Me with 4th grade friends and fellow cheerleaders, Lucy and Sha|
|Norma, Cary, and Richie|
|Ron, Diane, Jerry and wife|
|Ron, Lori, Steve, and me|
|Sharon, Linda, and Arlene|
|Front and center my sweet friend, Diane|
|Sharon, Sue, and two Steves|
|Sue and Bob|
|Steve and, my fellow cheerleader, wife Lori|
A brunch at the hotel on Saturday morning...
|Beth, Sue, Carol, Morty, me, and Carol|
|Terry, Barry, Jo Ann, Ken, and Elisa|
|Rita, Helena, Steve, Gary, Evelyn, Ann (our exchange student who traveled here from Norway!) and Stan|
|Ron, Diane, Lou, and Danny|
A tour of the high school ~ thank you SO much for making it happen, Eddie Waters!
|Entered here every day from the bus bay|
|Girls' locker room hasn't changed!|
|Little brother, top left ~ EMHS Hall of Fame|
|Beloved friend and guide|
|That's Eddie, second from right, with the ladies ~ Little Theater|
|Training room....formerly our Senior Cafeteria|
And visits to my elementary school...
|Gary, Ann, and Eveyln|
|Jennifer, Eddie, and Kenny|
|Arlene, Ron B., and Gayle|
Sunday brought another reunion for me, this one a 46th....Noel and my brother Rich were an item in high school and we've all stayed in touch and maintained our friendship. Ron was happy to finally meet the one person who has as much love for the NY Yankees as does he.
We sojourned at the Boat House in Merrick for a wonderful brunch waterside, on Sunday. Growing up, my dad always had boats and he used to dock them down at this marina.
Sadly, we have no pix of the three of us as we were too busy yakking our off our faces!
We made it home safe and sound without a hitch. I believe we're all looking forward to our next reunion....will it be 55 or 60?
Thanks again, Sharon, Diane, Stan and Eddie for an amazing job well done!