|Haines High School 20 year reunion in 1997|
This photo was taken in August 1997 at my 20th high school reunion in Haines, Alaska. I only know the year because I wrote it on the back. I'm terrible with time-lines.
I graduated with a class of 25 kids. We didn't all make it to the reunion but a good share did. We combined the classes of '76 & '77 to make it a great celebration.
I loved seeing all my old high school friends and catching up with them. I can hardly believe another 14 years has gone by since then. Time is like a runaway train, isn't it?
A couple of years ago, my friend Kathy, pictured here in the front row, on the left in the pretty pink dress, gave me a copy of Heather Lende's "If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name". What a perfect name for a book about living and dying in a small town in Alaska. I love that book. Heather Lende writes obituaries and she does them in a unique, loving way. She also has a blog that you might find interesting. She writes about everyday life in Haines. My life is so different now from what it was back then, so reading her work is like a blast back in time for me.
Anyway .... if you're reading this blog and you are pictured here, I'd sure love to hear from you. If you're reading this blog and not pictured here, I'd love to hear from you. I really just love hearing from anybody!