Renewing Old Friendships


It’s fascinating to attend the reunion of your high school graduating class. Even though it may have been many years since seeing some of the folks, at times it feels as if time hasn’t moved.

Many of the friendships seem as vibrant as they did on the day of graduation.

As I mentioned in my previous post, wildfires were dominating the scene. The heavy smoke was almost overpowering.

But old friends Dennis and Nancy organized a fun event for all of us at a local winery. And, the next night put on a very enjoyable party at their home overlooking the Okanogan River.

Between Dennis’s hotrod cars and the historic soda fountain in their large garage, we had a great time. Watching the flames on the ridges from the active wildfires above Omak gave an exciting touch to the event.

Friend Dan and My Favorite Model at the High School Reunion

Friend Dan and My Favorite Model at the High School Reunion

Friend Dennis and his 1960's soda fountain counter

Friend Dennis and his 1960’s soda fountain counter

Was there a more fun car every made?

Was there a better looking car every made?

My Favorite Model about ready to take a ride in one of friend Dennis's fun cars

My Favorite Model about ready to take a ride in one of friend Dennis’s hotrods

Stingray! It doesn't get much better.

Friend Dennis’s Stingray! It doesn’t get much better.

The Reunion attendees

The happy Reunion attendees

A truly exceptional Mexican restaurant in Zillah

A truly exceptional Mexican restaurant in Zillah

Your Humble Scribe and friends

Your Humble Scribe and friends

Friend Dan & My Favorite Model at a wildfire-destroyed home

Friend Dan & My Favorite Model inspecting damage from the wildfires

Enjoying the party

Enjoying the party

Young Mule Deer Buck in the Yakima River Canyon

Young Mule Deer Buck in the Yakima River Canyon

Enjoying the party

Enjoying the jukebox

 

 

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9 comments

  1. Thankyou for the pictures and being at the reunion with your lovely wife. We always have a great time don’t we? Look forward to our next visit. Dennis Carlton

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  2. I love every blog you post. But I have to admit that for as many years as I’ve been following along, I feel like Dan is my old friend too. When he shows up in picture I think “Oh, there’s Dan and all his lovely locks!” Of course, my favorites are when Teryn makes a celebrity appearance.

    Tell her hello from me!

    ~ Lisa

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  3. Amazing time to grow up, 2nd only to the 50’s.
    blessings

    Ed Lyon
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  4. John I so enjoyed the pictures you took of the class reunion. Sorry i missed seeing you and Dan, I was able to arrive around 7 pm on Saturday night and enjoyed Dennis and Nancy’s wonderful hospitality and great Salmon dinner. Love keeping up with your adventures. Hope they do decide to have another reunion next year, hope to see you then.

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