Saturday, July 02, 2005
whew...I'm glad that's over
The reunion was last night at Topo's Italian eatery on River St. in Manistee. There were about 80 or so classmates in attendence. Several of whom were married and/or pregnant. There were some people notably absent...including Lori, Amy Hose, Nicole, Rhonda, Jason Rozga, Lisa Haw, Julie Parks, Dawn Guenthardt...and several others. I did happen to see Rochelle, Teresa (of course), Josh, Jeremy Anderson, Jim Krause, Ryan and Erin Tabaczka, Jamie Kenny, Stacy Doty, Jennifer and Dave Gorch, Jason Pomeroy (who's been married for 11 years now--he won a prize) Gary Loper (who has 3 kids and is pregnant again), Jennifer and Stacey Barton, Tony Bottrell, Pat Maloney, Paul Bentley, Jill Soltes (Vasquez) who is very pregnant now, Amber Holwerda, Brandi Johnson, Matt Anderson, Norman Johnson (he has a little girl that's adorable), Rhet and Jessica (who have NOT gotten married yet--they just bought a house in East Lake together..wedding might be in the fall), Matt Snyder, Brian May, Ben Yarnell, Sean Padden, Dawn Landis (Ware), Breanna, Robin, Lindsey, Jim Krause (and his lovely girlfriend Sarah--a match made in Heaven if there ever was one--think female Jim), Raul (and Lynn Monnot), Tom Grabowski, Robert Willard, Jamie Weed, Becky Tennant (who won the award for greatest distance traveled to be there) Tyler and Sara Raupp, Matt Krysiak, Dan and Molly Wrezinski..All in all a great turn out...There was a lot of booze flowing, and we all laughed while Josh made his speach...some things never change. We chatted about the things that had changed...and more about the things that had remained the same. We voted not to open the time capsule until our 20th reunion...we figured that by then, we all would look at lot different than we do now. Not many people were physically any different...Dawn Landis, Jill, Gary Loper's wife, and Robert Williard's wife were all pregnant...I know Nicole is too..maybe that's why she didn't show...I don't know. I also noticed that Kristen Ware (who's also pregnant) wasn't there and neither was Kristen Sitz...those are some of the people I was sure I'd see. I spent most of the night with Rochelle, who doesn't go out anymore now that she's on probation (DUI), and Rhet who doesn't go out anymore because of the baby (TIA) --she's adorable from the pictures...well, I guess I was dreading the whole ordeal for no reason at all...I went, I drank (a few), I laughed, and I was home and in bed by 12:30--not a bad night overall!