Saturday, September 1, 2018

GROVETON HIGH SCHOOL THROUGH THE YEARS

I think Wandra posted this at the picnic in 2011

As I sit next to my open office window with the gentle breeze caressing me, I contemplate my life. I marvel that I've made it this far-- 3/4's of a century.  There have been many changes during this time. People of our age had more cars with stick shifts than automatic transmissions.  And now we are facing the age of the self driving car.  We had our radios and black and white movies; then came black and white TV followed closely by both in color.  Computers have gone from room size to the smallest that will fit in a pocket.  Now we have computers in phones, watches, refrigerators, and just about everything, including humans.  We've seen a man walk on the moon and plant an American flag.  (I think the U. S. could colonize the moon and Mars.  My brothers always hoped that we would.)   

The adjustments in my life have been many as well.  At Groveton I didn't make cheerleading! I wasn't asked to the senior prom. (Now with the sexual revolution happening that was a good thing!) I was chosen for several parts in Tiger Theatre productions.  I was made business manager of the Tiger Rag.  Mrs. Lindberg chose me as her assistant and told me that I should major in PE in college. I received a BA from EWU and taught school ( 3 years.) I married and had 2 children. Now I have 3 grandchildren. I've lost my older brother (accidental death) and younger sister (cancer), both GHS grads.  I came down with fibromyalgia.  Of course 9/11. I've traveled all over the world by plane, train, car, bus, cruise ship, le truck, and sailboat.  Through it all, by God's grace, I've learned to be content.  

My family's move to Virginia,  my experiences at Groveton High School, and the people who have kept in touch through reunions, have been a blessing.  I could name names (you know who you are)  but I may leave somebody out.  I will just post the pictures.  I was a lost Groveton High School classmate from 1961 until 1991 and then again in 1996.  Maybe you were a lost classmate also.   
 GHS class of 1961 graduation

 GHS 1961

GHS 1961

 GHS '61 Reunion 1991

GHS Class of 1961 Reunion 1991



GHS reunion 1996 



 2001 class of '61 reunion 

2001 Jeanne, Stina, Nancy, Bobbi


2001 Mt. Eagle Elementary reunion

1958 to 1964 reunion 2001 Claudia


GHS band alums and Mrs. Tabor 2001



Carol and Barry 2001



2001 Dody, Anne, Rita

2001 Jeanne and husband


2001 Belle, Chuck


2001 Karen, Shelby, Patty, Stina


2001 Jeanette, Jackie


2001 Freddi Ann, Jackie


2001 Jack


2001 Jack, Sue, Nancy, Jackie, Freddi Ann


2001 Sue, Shelby, Chuck

2001 Karen and Freddi Ann

2001 Carolyn, Douglas, Nancy

2001 Beverly Barette and husband

 GHS '61 reunion 2005

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GHS class of '61 reunion 2011


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2011 Classmates who attended Belleview Elementary


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We have lost many of our Groveton classmates along the way.  I pray that they have all made peace with God through Jesus so that we can have a big reunion in Heaven. 

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