Are you sure that's not a picture of Taylor?
The Bellevue High School Reunion is on the 10th of September this year for the class of 1970.
40 years, zip! that went by fast.
It didn't seem that long ago I was working in a bicycle shop after school and drudging my way through high school waiting for life to begin.
There were some fun times, but you know it only gets better after you're out of school doing what you really wanted to do.
I'm looking forward to seeing some of my former classmates though. It's always fun to catch up.
Friday, September 10, 2010The city of Bellevue
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
The Woodmark Hotel, Marina Room
1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA 98033
Attire: Evening Casual
Casual, that will be me, wearing jeans and a long sleeved shirt.
Afterall, it's still high school.
I'm 200 pounds on the left, and 155 on the right.
A bit has changed, though I'm a little taller then I was in High School too.
How many of you have been going to reunions, and how did you like it?
Are you sure that's not a picture of Taylor?
We had our reunion back in August.
I enjoy going to them. It's funny but even people that didn't get along back then seem to be pretty glad to see the others and probably spend more time talking to each other that one evening than through 4 years of high school. We started having them every 5 years to give everyone more chances to hook up. We also have several mini-reunions each year where the locals and any visiting from out of town descend on a restaurant to hang out together we organize these by e-mail. Usually anyone coming in from out of town can expect a mini-reunion if they let us know they are coming...
Nice Picture Terry. Personally, I never go to them, never will go to them, not a one...I went to an all-girls high school and the girls were geeky, you will see on the picture. I am the girl way in the back, with too much hair and too much bangs with her arms crossed impatiently waiting to get out of there... the one in the back of the girl with the crazy eyes, lol.
I would never make that trip back home,
I just noticed something after all these years, I am the only one with bangs, lol. I still got bangs, lol.
Last edited by Cookie; 09-12-2010 at 05:44 AM.
That sounds like a good idea, the mini ones.
I do notice how much you talk to people that you didn't really see much before and how glad they are to connect. A little sad too to see the pictures of the ones that aren't with us.
You mean the one on the right of the photo?
Bellevue, 54 years later. Looking at Bellevue from the Seattle side, and from the South on I-405
Melvin Love also chaired the meetings in 1953 at Enatai Elementary School down the street from our home, to put together the structure and zoning for the City of Bellevue. When he was done, he drove down to Olympia and bought the license that turned Bellevue into a city, he carpooled with Ken Day who bought a city license for Clyde Hill.
He had previously lived near Woodland Park in Seattle, and didn't want Bellevue to look like highway 99 as it went North past Green Lake. Bellevue became a city with no billboards, zoning for commercial and residential, and large super blocks for high rise in the downtown core. This was all decided in those early fifties meetings done at Enatai. He became mayor of Bellevue shortly after.
why is my pictures so big?
Yeah, I am in the back, white blouse, full bangs, lol. the only one who knew how to cross their legs, too,
Anyways, I've been getting invites to one coming up, right down my road at the Hotel. Plus, on the invite, they don't want you to bring your spouse or a date. That is no fun... and, bring your own bottle. Now, I don't drink, so what do I do, bring a bottle of Pepsi?
I was born with 1950 shampoo hair, big hair. My son just breezed by and I said, " which one is me Bri from high school?" He looks and he picked out the girl with the long dark hair on the side! I guess that looks like me these days...
How funny. I said, " you don't know your own mom." Shame on him. It was only 38 years ago.
Some of the early ones we had as part of the reunion weekend a Sunday BBQ picnic at the beach and even the kids were included in those. Once we stopped having so many young ones we stopped doing that. For those of us that remained in the area It was kind of neat to see that our kids were also friends at school.
We usually do a Friday nite meet n greet at some bar with Hors d'œuvre's come on in as you arrive, Saturday nite dinner and dancing, and a Sunday BBQ from noon til....
So, Terry you were 50 pounds lighter in high school?
I pretty much stayed between the 108 seen there, and 118. Except for one time, when I was put on steroids for cancer, I developed muscles, a moustache and weight, lol. But, the muscles are impressive, Nair helped the moustache, and thank you to weight watchers! lol.
Red, I would had loved it years ago, if they had a BBQ and you could had brought your kids. I would had loved to had shown them off. ( plus, my good looking husband I had)
Last edited by Cookie; 09-12-2010 at 05:46 AM.
I was 155 until I was 29. Then at 40 I gained an inch and was up to 180.
It took another 15 years to add the next 15 or 20 pounds, but at my recent 166, that was way too thin.
Reunions should always have the option of bringing mates.
What the heck are they thinking?!!
Below is 1978, 26 YO climbing up to dive off from the top bar of the back rest.
Last edited by Cookie; 09-12-2010 at 05:47 AM.
Terry, maybe I will go and take a date and see what happens. Could you imagine all the commotion? lol.
On second thought, I have no one to take...
Last edited by Cookie; 09-10-2010 at 05:08 PM.