About 2 weeks ago, I was notified via text message that my Fleetwood Class of 1966 was having a small gathering at a local known restraunt. I decided I’d go and see some Classmates that I’ve not seen in 5 yrs. or more. Most all of our Class is now up to 70 yrs. of age. The Committie that put this together decided to have a gathering now once a year, instead of every 5 yrs. like has been done before. I think it’s a good idea.
This Image was taken with my phone. Not very good, but it just shows my Class together all catching up on what’s been happening with everyone. We all have changed alot in the passing years. Some of my Class could not make it and some Classmates are gone due to their passing. So far, we have lost 5 members.
Now, bear with me a bit. Let’s go back in time to 1964. This is a Image taken by my date’s Father before we went to a High School Dance on a Saturday night. My Date is Carol. I was scared to death to call her and ask her to go to the dance with me. Remember. Back in those day’s, to ask a girl out you would have to have her Home phone number. Not a Cell Phone number. There was no such thing back then. You’d call and ask her to go, hoping she would and not say that she could not. Back in those day’s it was a horrible feeling when she said “No Thank You.” Of course, there was no text, either. My Mother was our transportation to and from the dance. My Mother asked me what color her dress was going to be. I had no idea why she wanted to know that then. Well, it was for a flower to match the color. She ordered a flower called a Symbitium. I didn’t know what they were then. The Flower is on her left wrist not shown.
Here we are again! This time it’s 50+ years later. Carol and I have always been in touch with each other ever since, but both of us went our seperate way’s. I went off to join the US Navy and she went on to College to learn Music and become a Music teacher for 34 yrs. Now, she’s married with 2 children that are all grown up. Like me, Carol Retired from teaching and now traveling as much as she can. I have always, always had a special place in my heart for this Lady. She has never been forgotten. Never will be. I think that she is the one that got away.