by leenova54 09 Sep 2012

Last night I went to my 40th high school reunion and saw so many "kids" I graduated with that I had not seen in all those years, it was so fun and I recognized a few without seeing their name tags! I got so many hugs and well wishes. We had an auction that had to weigh one pound and be wrapped so you didn't know what you were bidding on. Our auctioneer was so funny and the bids were outrageous, a few went for $50 and a couple higher than that. I had posted what I took for my one pound package in projects and personals I think but I'll add the pic here. Mine was next to last so people were running out of money, mine went for $10. I bid on one box and got outbid at $20 so I bid on another for $20 and got some wonderful things made in a town South of us that we have been to many times, I got a salsa or dip pottery bowl, a bag of chips, a few pieces of candy, info cards for all the places in the town of interest and the amazing thing is that my prize had a tee in it that was done at an embroidery shop in the town and it says "embrace life", considering what I have been going through I thought the tee's saying was meant for me to wear and so glad I was outbid on the first one! The money will be used toward the next reunion and I think they got enough to almost pay for the entire party! My package had these, in case you missed the pic I put up before, the Christmas towel is attached to the potholder, LHS is our school and leopard is the mascot (hence the paw print), the FSL is an angel, a butterfly, a bookmark and a pocket angel. I hope the person loved it, I couldn't see who it was. I think they got a good prize too!

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by toogie 11 Sep 2012

I am so happy to hear you 'embraced life' and went to your reunion.I am thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed it.I like the gifts you made and would like to see what you recieved.Sounds like it uplifted you and that is good after your dissapointing trip, a while back.Keep looking up,Toogie

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leenova54 by leenova54 11 Sep 2012

Yes, it was better than all that time spent in the car going to the beach.

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by lambchr2 10 Sep 2012

Sounds like you had a wonderful time, and now you can start look forward to your next reunion.
Thanks for sharing.
Christine

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leenova54 by leenova54 11 Sep 2012

It was nice, don't know if I will go to another one. This was the first one I ever went to.

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by lidiad 10 Sep 2012

Happy to know that you had a great time, Debra. Thank you for posting the picture and all the details.
Hugs, Lidia

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leenova54 by leenova54 11 Sep 2012

It was a nice evening but I am glad it is over.

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by airyfairy 10 Sep 2012

Debra - sounds as if you had a wonderful fun time. The auction sounds great. Lucky person who got your goodies. Hugs Sarah.

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leenova54 by leenova54 11 Sep 2012

Thank you Sarah, I liked what I got!

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by nonna57 10 Sep 2012

Debra sounds so so fun. Would have loved to be there. Glad you enjoyed you reunion . Pauline")

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leenova54 by leenova54 11 Sep 2012

I did but couldn't stay longer because of the pain in my leg and hip.

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by drro 09 Sep 2012

It sounds like you had a great time! I went to my 40th 2 years ago, and it was a lot of fun seeing the guys and gals! Your blind auction gift looks lovely and it sounds like you got the right one too! How uplifting to know that many more prayers will be going up for you too! God is so good to us! Hugs! ro

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drro by drro 09 Sep 2012

Thanks for sharing all the details! You brought back some memories for me of mine:>)

leenova54 by leenova54 11 Sep 2012

Thank you, it was good seeing everyone.

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by cfidl 09 Sep 2012

Kinda like a spiritual experience... Yeah! I bet that was a great time! You do embrace life, and I am so proud of you! Hugs Christine

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leenova54 by leenova54 09 Sep 2012

Yes it was!

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by dilceia 09 Sep 2012

Debra good to hear you had a great evening. Missed you!

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leenova54 by leenova54 09 Sep 2012

Thanks Dilceia.

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by ansalu 09 Sep 2012

Debra it's good to read that you had such a good time at your reunion. ou made a great deal with your bid and I hope we can see a pic from you with your t-shirt ;o) I'm looking forward to my class-reunion from primary-school at the 22th this month. Haven't seen most of them until we left school.
Hugs for you my dear
Bettina

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leenova54 by leenova54 09 Sep 2012

We don't have them for primary school, that really would make it a long time for me, lol! First time I wear the shirt (when the weather cools off) I'll get a pic with it on.

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by mary51 09 Sep 2012

Hello Debra i am very happy you had such a wonderful time.

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leenova54 by leenova54 09 Sep 2012

I did, even though I was in a lot of pain.

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by oaro 09 Sep 2012

Hi Debra So glad you had great time and your donation is nice and use full how ever got will enjoy hugs Maria

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leenova54 by leenova54 09 Sep 2012

I found out who she was and I am sure she enjoyed it too!

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by jerrib 09 Sep 2012

Hi Debra: So glad you enjoyed your reunion. I organized my 40th back in 2004. I photocopied my entire graduating class (395) pictures, embroidered all the names and placed them on two 4x8 sheets of heavy cardboard. I also made a special one for those that I had heard passed away. For name tags, I embroidered our school crest, and added pictures and and the names on the bottom. We had only 70 come, but I enjoyed doing it and my work was greatly appreciated.
Hugs Jerri

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leenova54 by leenova54 09 Sep 2012

They made up our name tags with our senior pics on them so everyone could see who was who. We had 100+ show up, it was really fun. They had Sunday services officiated by one of our classmates who became a minister at a near by park and released balloons with the names of the ones who had passed away.

cfidl by cfidl 09 Sep 2012

Wow! It just gets better. Got me all choked up. Jerri... You did an amazing thing. You made your day memorable.

leenova54 by leenova54 09 Sep 2012

I didn't finish that last sentence above, the balloons had the names of our classmates who have passed away. For age 58 we have lost a lot of classmates! Close to 20!

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by asterixsew Moderator 09 Sep 2012

Debra good to hear you had a great evening. Enjoy wearing your new t shirt. Whoever got your donation has a great selection. Its interesting 'catching up' with ones past

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leenova54 by leenova54 09 Sep 2012

Yes it was! I really enjoyed getting to see them all!

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