Tuesday, October 13, 2009

High School Reunion

Bedford High School.....my Alma Mater.... looks pretty much
the same as it did when I graduated in 1964. Today it houses
9th through 12th grade, when I attended it was 7th through 12.

I can remember how scared I was to leave elementary
school and come to Jr. High. No recesses, change of classes
with a different teacher for each , and lots and lots of
new and strange faces. And the one thing I will never
forget is the lockers. I had nightmares about forgetting
my combination and being locked out. How silly that all
sounds now that I am graduated and it is 45 years later.
Our Reunion was held at a very famous resort....
The Bedford Springs.

For many years it was closed and I feared it would meet
it's demise, but fortunately it was bought restored and
opened again in 2007.

Just in time for our 45h High School Reunion

I got there early so I could get some pictures of the
grounds and the beautiful restored historic golf course.

The course overlooks the breathtaking views of the
Allegheny Mountains and the Cumberland Valley.
You can walk to see the views

Or you can hitch a ride on a wagon drawn by
two white steads

The grounds are immaculate... with flowers overflowing
on the brick sidewalks

Like to Rock? You will find a chair just for you
among the many that line the long porches

Pumpkins and hay bales compliment the fall setting

An outdoor grill where food is prepared for those
who wait in their hickory rockers

at rustic wooden tables.

If you love the country....this is the place for you to visit

The Bedford Springs was noted for it's 'springs'

and as the sign states: visited by notables
I was excited to be back in Bedford and at the Springs...
The inside is just as beautiful. I'm greeted by a roaring fire
and inviting chairs.

I had not been to a reunion in 20 years so I did not
know if I would recognize my classmates. Thank God
we had name tags... I made use of that 'crutch' almost
every time I talked to someone We had a lot of catching
up to do....

Taking pictures of someone taking a picture of someone else

My friend Ivan, was having a good time... and
later we discussed a project for the next reunion.

We thought it would be fun to get pictures of everyone
'now' and compare them to 'then' sort of like I did
below with our senior pictures. Me and Ivan...

well Gee! Ivan looks a lot
happier now than he did
back in senior high...
A little less hair, but
still charming.

And, there I am..
no comment..you
will have to form
your own opinion

The Class of 1964.... who showed up for the 45th Class Reunion.... group portrait

If anyone wants to see all the photographs
.... please go here

To God be The Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The place of the reunion is gorgeous.The memories you have renewed or made here must be very special.

Bird Girl said...

That was a nice time for you - and I just love the 'old school' (no pun intended) architecture! The new schools today look more like prisons ;-)
You got some great shots at the 'Springs' and that was fun to see the old yearbook pictures - John had some very nice wavy hair there ;-)

Dallas D said...

Looks like it was fun! I had a good time at my 40th this past June.

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