Sunday, September 18, 2016

Day THREE, Some of the class went to church..















In reality most of this class still attends a church of their choice fairly regular. But today some of us joined the class President, Max Robinson at his church, East Belmont Baptist Church.  I don't think this was a coincidence but today they introduced The Deacon of the week as Max Robinson (personally I think it was RIGGED).  I am not sure his classmates back in 1955-56 would have expected him to ever be a DEACON, but fortunately  most of us still believe in miracles. Actually Max is a good guy his lovely wife Brenda keeps him straight.
 Another of the enjoyable things that morning was the soloist, Kevin Jonas, father of The Jonas Brothers. I don't hear tones too well, but Sherry said he was a superb  singer, saying the boys inherited their talent.

About twenty of the class attended. The church welcomed us and we were treated to 'reserved seating, labeled Class of '56'.  I was hoping Ed would shout a little to make it more exciting but Dianne held him down.  I think he did get out a couple loud AMENS!

Nothing new in our pew, I tried to sing and Sherry Shushed me.  My implants weren't operating well in the large and high ceiling'd sanctuary.


Classmates Max and Evelyn (and of course Don, Evelyn's hubby) arranged to have BoJangles chicken in the fellowship hall for the 'Last Supper'. Ed's daughter made a delicious GIANT Banana Pudding (One of my favorite desserts).

Some highlights of the three days:
Linda Mcginty made sure there were snacks and drinks of all stripes available for the day in the park.


Dr. Murphy is in this class. It was pleasant to see him sweeping and cleaning up after the meal.  He and his wife were always liked and admired in class.  They all followed his climb thru schools to get his credentials.  Proud to see a kid born on the mill hill, push himself and make it good.  His life is an interesting story. Like many families his forefathers left the hollars of the mts to find work in the textile mills.
(This was  a sneaky shot I didn't want Martin to know I was taking his picture!) 

I used Martin Murphy here, he is not the only Mill Hill kid to make it good. Most of the classmates were successful in their own right.


(Picture shot on Saturday)
Carroll Trull arranged everyone and Don took the class picture (then a quick reline, and retook the picture after a late arrival). He rushed the digital shots to the printer and arranged for the copies to be finished before the class left the park. He had them back within 30 minutes. Price of an 8x10 was 50 cents.


In my opinion the committee took on a little more than they meant to, but for an event like this it takes a LOT of work and planning.  
Reunion Chairman....... Carrol Trull
Reunion Coordinator........Evelyn Funderburk
Welcome....... Max Robinson
Invocation..... Larry Thomasson
Memorial..... Diane Pope
Alumnae Remarks....Scottie Broome

There were 16 members of the planning committee (including my sweet wife) they all contributed to make this time for class mates special.


 PLEASE DON'T DO THREE DAYS AGAIN! 
 (Just joking, your class, your party do whatever yanks your chain! Sherry will bring me!)

I have been involved in some arranging of events. That is why I try seriously to go along with the program and appreciate anyone who sticks their neck out for criticism. 


Nite Shipslog

More 1956 cars:




9 comments:

shirl72 said...

Enjoyed reading about the events of the HS Reunion. We only had one day
celebrations at our HS Reunion. It is fun to see the ones that you attended
school with and hear how they are doing.

betty said...

They sure out did themselves, but what a great looking reunion! Seems the class did well for itself!

Betty

Paula said...

Very interesting and I like their tee-shirts.

Mevely317 said...

I so enjoy your sense of humor, Jack!
Who knew the Jonas brothers had ties to Belmont?!

Lisa said...

Sounds like you kids are having a ball. Cutting this comment short. I have a reception to go to myself.

Somewhere in Florida
Lisa

Mary Degli Esposti said...

I don't think I could attend 3 days, much less plan those 3 days for all those people. I'm glad you could make all 3, but I bet when it was over, you were glad it was over, too.

Annesphamily said...

Oh gosh I love these vintage cars! Your reunion sounded like a great time. Nothing like being with some old friends. Always fun to stop here and see what you and Sherry are up too.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I missed seeing your posts for Monday and Tuesday but they are showing up hear on Wednesday morning. Glad you all had such a great time of it. 3 days is a lot, but thanks to the good planning and work it looks like everyone had a good time.

Rick Watson said...

Y'all have had an old fashioned throw-down :)
R