After all the wonderful reunion photos she sent, posting this for Gail MacLeod seems like the least I can do.
After all, as she said, "Blogging doesn't come easy for 58-year-olds."
Since I won't be 58 till December 11th, I guess I can post this:
Judy Juray and Barbara Schmidt -- remember when they crashed their car and died? First people I knew who died. Also, an odd memory at a freshman orientation. Our principal said something to the effect of, "A lot will happen in the coming four years. Some of you won't make it. Some of you will die.
I was in the girls' locker room when the coach came to clean out Barbara Schmidt's things from her locker. Creepy.
Dealing with death probably has become more common to us at this point in our lives. In fact, there were 32 classmates listed in the memory book as deceased. I knew a few of them. I sat beside one of them -- Ray Redd -- twice when we were on "It's Academic." If any of you want to share memories of our departed classmates, this would be a good place to do it.