Wednesday, August 5, 2015

30th Reunion Class of '85!

Our 30th high school reunion was this weekend and I was very happy that I was able to attend.
Everyone had a great time and seemed quite happy to reconnect and to be together if only for a short time.
Those who could not be there because of other commitments were genuinely missed, it would have been terrific to have everyone together... but no one was missed more than one beloved classmate.
Gary Hallam tragically passed away only a few weeks ago and his loss was felt deeply by everyone.
But while Gary was desperately missed, I believe that he was with all of us in spirit...that the kindest and best part of each of us, the goodwill that moved each of us to want to reconnect in person, was done so in honor and memory of him. Gary valued family and friendship more than anything so it was no surprise when these two values became the overriding theme to the reunion. As a class we were grateful to be together in friendship and also appreciative of the blessings that have been given to each of us over the many years that we have known each other.

We were also wise enough to realize that Gary would have insisted that we all work together to have one extremely fun party and so we did exactly that.

So thank you very much to my classmates who worked to organize such amazing event,
Ken Jones, Anne Richards McFall, Mike Wentz, Shaheen Kazemi, Jennifer Poff Evans...I am very thankful for all that you did to bring us together for a truly wonderful reunion.

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