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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Class Reunion - the Opening Event

I graduated from Berea High School in 1970, and this weekend the Class of 70 is holding its 45 year reunion.  When Alejandro was planning his trip to Ohio, I asked him if he wanted to come along to the reunion events.  He said, "Sure!"

Friday afternoon a small group of us got together at a local restaurant which is located in Berea's former train station.  The station was built in 1876 of sandstone from the Berea quarries, and it is a historical landmark.

My friend Gail and I had purchased ahead of time tee-shirts for the opening event of the reunion weekend, and I had also ordered one for Alejandro.

Here is our group in the restaurant.  Some of us still live in the vicinity, but others came in from Florida, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico.

(photo taken by Alejandro)

After dinner, we went to the All Class Reunion, which is held each year for all graduates of Berea High School. 

The All Class Reunion is held in Berea's "Polish Village" neighborhood.  Two of the neighborhood streets are closed off to traffic.  There are vendors and live music (which unfortunately was so loud that conversation was difficult) for this annual street party.  We were lucky... although the forecast called for thunderstorms, there were only a few minutes of very light rain.

I need not have worried that Alejandro would have a good time.  Here he is teaching my former classmate, Heather, how to dance the salsa.

There are more reunion activities on Saturday.


  1. Happy Reunion! I went to F's middle-school reunion a couple of years ago. Though it was nice to meet some of his old friends and classmates, I told him I'd only stay for about an hour. After all, there's only so much chit-chat one can make with people with whom one has almost zero in common. And the difficulty was augmented by the very loud music and the fact I had to do it all in Spanish.

    Though I went home and to bed, F stayed out until about 8:00 AM the next morning, something which is an entire other story.


    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where we've been to one HS reunion and were pleasantly surprised to see that even the jerks had turned into fairly nice people.

    1. Very interesting. Alejandro said that they don't have school reunions in Mexico. I guess it depends on the school.
      As you can see from the photo above, Alejandro had a good time, and we didn't return home until 11 PM. Tonight is the official "Class of 70" reunion, and Heather is planning to dance with Alejandro!