Saturday night, the Edgerton High School class of 1992 met to commemorate and reminisce on 20 YEARS of life following graduation. In total, 17 classmates (along with their significant others… well some with their s.o) gathered at Sam’s Place. A golf outing had been arranged but those plans fell through which was fine with me (unless it was a round of mini golf). It was a special evening shared with some classmates I have not seen in 20 years. James is a 20 member of the military and a Navy Seal (took him three times to accomplish that but WOW!).
It really was a journey back in time as we shared memories as well as where life’s journey has led us. I shared a table with Cousin Dan (and his wife Carla), Amy, and Angie (and her husband Trent). One of our memories took as all the way back to Mrs. Webb’s Kindergarten class where Dan met with the paddle (for what I did not catch). He also mentioned that he wanted to have a book read to him so he brought one over to me.
I also caught up with Pastor Matt and Peggy (caught up is a loose phrase since we actually live a block or two away from each other). Matt did not know that I was a fan of the superhero genre. I was a bit shocked at this revelation since I have been for as long as I can remember and we discussed the finale to the Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale Dark Knight trilogy.
Following dinner, we remembered the three (or was it two?) classmates we had lost since graduation. Unintentionally, this turned into a rather humorous debate. We had a set of twins throughout our years and it was finally concluded that one of them in fact did not graduate with us.
Then, we remembered one of the sweetest girls who we were all pleased to call classmate and friend. After receiving a kidney transplant, Heather’s system ultimately rejected it and she passed away on July 19, 1998). Our hostess, Peggy, was able to locate Heather’s mother who provided a picture and a poem that Heather had written especially for us:
Hold a favorite memory,
Hug it to you tight.
Dream of it fondly,
As you drift to sleep tonight.
Don’t let it slip away like sand through
You’ll want to keep it close so that it
never to be sold.
Make the most of memories, they’re
the best possession you’ve got,
just be sure you make happy memories
for they never can be bought.
Finally, came the obligatory photo session (unfortunately?, I did not make sure that my camera had a SD card). However, a group photo was taken of the 17 of us.
Overall, a fun evening of remembrance!