Why do X's at the end of a letter signify kisses?
Somehow Yesterday I made two entries. I was trying to save one as a draft and sent it right to Blogger without knowing it. Shucks, I never make mistakes. Well Hardly ever, Okay fairly often, but as time goes on Sherry is getting older and forgets to correct me. (I gotta blame someone and she forgives easy! (I hope))
We joined Sherry's class tonight for their 61st HS graduation celebration. I can't believe Sherry and Evelyn were in school with these old people. They are nice folk, but they are starting to look old. Amazing.
The dinner was at a local Cafeteria, Jackson's. They have some very good cooking. I have a feeling they will be replaced in the next year or so by places like Golden Corral and the Steak house chains. The cafeteria is run by Mr. Jackson's kids since he and his wife have passed away. Mr. Jackson was a real business man and his workers and customers really liked him.
My mama made chicken and dumplings. Not many folk do as well as she did but the Jackson recipe is close to mama's. I was gonna have it, but went with baked fish because I have had too much bread lately.
(Getting this group together for a picture is like herding cats! This photographer is old & fuzzy too!)
Anyway we got to meet old friends and I have ego enough to smile BIG when someone brags on my books. ;-) Several did tonight. A plus is my childhood friend Vondale married one of Sherry's classmates, Rose, and they were there.
Another plus was SIL Janet, several sweet nieces and Rose's sister & hubby are up from Live Oak, Florida to avoid the storm and I got to see them and some of the family tonight because they ate at Jackson's also.
So tonight was a win win, OLD friends and good food.
In the Middle Ages, when many people were unable to read or write, documents were often signed using an X. Kissing the X represented an oath to fulfill obligations specified in the document. The X and the kiss eventually
How about that!
The 1956 Ford, it was brand new when this class graduated.