The Lindenhurst High School Class of '71 is having a 40 year reunion next weekend. Yes, you read that correctly. I can't believe it's been 40 years since I graduated from high school.
The years go by so quickly!
I'm sad because I'm not going to be able to attend. But I've had such fun catching up with old friends through Facebook.
A new group recently formed called "If you're from Lindenhurst you probably remember ...". It was a bit addicting because people would share memories that would trigger other memories. So many of us were adding our thoughts and memories and ... I loved it!
I thought I'd share a few photo memories I have with you.
My dad bought this house without my mom ever seeing it. He came home one day and said he bought a house and we were moving to Lindenhurst. It was located across the street from the canal where the clam diggers had their boats lined up. For my blogging friends, this is on Long Island, NY.
On the top of the roof was a lookout. We climbed rickety stairs to get to the roof and would be able to look out at the Great South Bay. I used to parade all my friends up there.
|Lindenhurst Movie Theater|
I saw my first movie in the Lindenhurst movie theater on the corner of Montauk Highway and Wellwood Avenue. It was "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" with Debbie Reynolds.
I was a Lindenhurst twirler in high school. Our town loved parades! This photo must have been taken about 1968. I'm the second from the left (with the flip).
I eventually became Captain of the Lindenhurst Twirlers.
My dad was always renovating our Lindenhurst house. There was always some project going on. The house looked completely different from when we first moved in.
This is my graduation picture for the yearbook.
This photo was taken at our Junior Prom which was held at Narragansett Inn. This place burned down years later. I'm at the top of the stairs with my date John Donohue (Babylon, NY). I was the prom queen that year.
Fast forward many years to 2008.
Ron Pastore organized a small reunion in Florida for our class. So many New Yorkers move to Florida and I have family living there so it was convenient for me to attend.
|Seated: Tim Marks, Debbie Sumstad|
Back: Joann Hoza, Mike Schroeder, Lois Copozzi, Maryjane Mazzapelli
Later that same year, Ron Pastore was visiting his brother who lives in Arizona. So the Pastore brothers stopped by to see me.
Although I won't be with my friends next weekend, I'll be thinking of them.
I hope to connect with many of them on Facebook or on Heart Choices. And I hope to make the next reunion but I don't think we should wait 10 years!