Whether you still live in Pinellas County or plan on joining us from another state, a leisurely stroll at St. Petersburg’s Saturday Morning Market may be for you. It’s a very brief walk from the St. Petersburg Hilton and if driving – there are plenty of parking garages nearby.
The market is touted as the largest once a week fresh market in the Southeast U.S. and draws more than 10,000 customers a week!
As we develop our Dixie Hollins Class of 1969 Blog, we will be adding items to keep you apprised of all that has happened in the fifty years since we walked the halls of Dixie together. We have added and are working on a memorial section in the right column of your blog page to remember those no longer with us.
Over the years there are things we remember and things we forget. An experience so common to one may be easily forgotten while the same “new” experience to another is remembered well.
I reached out to Janet Pollard Shaffer, a friend and neighbor in the 60’s after discovering she was on our Missing Alumni list. I was lucky to find her on Facebook. She sent me her phone number and I called her. We talked about our lives, families, and the reunion. We had a wonderful time sharing stories of growing up in the old neighborhood. She said she remembered coming to my house one day and seeing eggplant slices all over the place on kitchen towels and thinking – What is this? My mother (a fabulous cook!) used to soak eggplant slices in salted water to get the bitterness out, and then dry them on clean kitchen towels before making her delicious Eggplant Parmesan. Janet said she’d never seen anything like that! We laughed so hard at the thought of it.
After we said our goodnight’s I realized Janet had rekindled a sweet memory in me that I had all but forgotten. I spent the evening recalling other memories from that time and wondering what the other neighborhood kids had been up to over the years.
Our brief visit brought back memories that I know I’ll never forget. It made me realize how special this 50th reunion is. Back then…
We all made memories in high school. Maybe there is someone you’d like to reconnect with.
Join us at this very special time in our lives – our 50th Class Reunion. Revive the memories. Share in the fun. Hope to see you there!
In case you missed it, here is a brief synopsis of the 50th Class Reunion. For more detailed information, along with the registration form, click on the green links below the synopsis to download the files…
Date: June 7 – 8, 2019
Hilton – St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 1st Street, South
Welcome to your Dixie M. Hollins Class of 1969 blog community! Stay connected as we journey to the Dixie M. Hollins High School 50th Class Reunion and beyond!
“Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” Izaak Walton
Thanks in advance for checking this blog daily for updated reunion information and a journey down memory lane to review and relive all the special moments we shared as the Dixie Hollins graduating class of 1969!
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