We couldn’t have know when we gathered in June 2019 for our 50th Class Reunion how dramatically our lives would be changed in the coming year. We also could not have comprehended the significance of rekindling friendships that began so long ago.
So – here we are – a bit more than a year after, as some states see the second wave of Covid-19 and others, as expressed by Dr. Anthony Fauci “Still knee-deep in the first wave of Covid-19.”
How are you doing? How are you coping with this new reality? Are you finding creative ways to fill your days? Have your adult children called on you to teach your grandchildren? What about charity work? Have you been instrumental in helping others in some way? Most importantly, how have you taken care of yourself?
We want to hear from you. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Whatever you’re experiencing, we’re here to listen, share, and offer suggestions if we can. Know that our rekindled friendships offer you solidarity in these turbulent waters.
We are in this together. Stay safe. Be well…
Here’s hoping the words written by David Clayton-Thomas in 1968 hold meaning for the times we are living in 2020…
We want to hear from! What have you been up to for fifty years? What personal experiences have you had that created wonderful memories? What special friends did you have in high school still with you today?
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist or have achieved fame to be in our spotlight. We want to know anything about you that you’d like to share. Were you a fabulous:
- Delivery Person
- Medical Worker
- You get the idea!
Tell us about your family, retirement, your favorite book, song, hobby, pastime, best vacation…
We want to hear from you. We want to connect! To submit your information please send to Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line type “Spotlight.” Thanks!
Looking forward to hearing from you soon! 🙂
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dixie Dad’s with us and passed. Happy Father’s Day to dads everywhere! Special thanks to Gary L. French for sharing his proudest moments!
“Here are photos of two of my happiest and proudest moments – older daughter (Maureen) graduating from medical school and younger daughter (Diane) receiving her promotion to Coast Guard Lieutenant JG, along with my ex-wife (Debbie), who deserves a lot of credit for both events.” Gary
Look for more reunion pictures to follow soon!
The reunion dust has settled and we’re off to experiences as yet unknown. That’s where you – my dear classmates, come in. We’ve had but a brief moment in time to reconnect, yet there is so much more to be discovered from the past fifty years and to connect to from this day on.
This blog is “YOUR” blog. We want to know what you want to read about, what you want to share, what you think would be helpful to you. There is much that can be gleaned from staying connected at this point in our lives – even if online.
Many of you have read Michael Taylor’s piece on our champion football team. So many in fact that it’s our top post! I wasn’t on the team (of course!) but reading about it brought back many fond memories of attending those exciting games. It also led me to reflect on other memorable events that significantly impacted my my career choices in life.
Dixie was a trade school and as such gave us the opportunity to explore different vocations. Perhaps you’d like to share how your Dixie years impacted your career choice or choices. Maybe you’d just like to share your memories of the programs you participated in. If so, leave a comment or connect with me at email@example.com for writing guidelines. Our community wants to hear from you!
Other topics we’ll explore in the future:
- Next get togethers
- Baby Boomer tips and treasures
- Diet and health
- Shared experiences
- and more…
And, speaking of friends – more reunion pictures are coming! If you have any to share please send them to me at the email listed above. Thanks!
What a weekend! The 50th Reunion happened! It was great to rekindle friendships from our Dixie Hollins Class of 1969 and make new friends meeting family members and significant others. Though it took months to plan the reunion, the weekend seemed to fly! With so many traveling from around the nation to join us, Jason Mraz’s “93 Million Miles” lyrics are a “must” to share – even for those choosing to remain close to their St. Petersburg roots. Be sure to click “full screen” when viewing – you just might see yourself!
Know we were thrilled to have you all back home!
Special thanks to the Reunion Committee and all who worked so hard to make this a successful event. Also, special thanks to fellow graduate Mike Giles for donating his time and talent to provide music for us on Friday evening!
Keep checking in. There’s lots more to come!
My photos are limited so please be sure to submit any reunion photos you can to me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can get them posted.
So – we should all know the Golden Girls – not that I’m putting anyone in this category! Here is a humorous look at what to expect when well intentioned non-schoolmates crash a Baby Boomer class reunion party! Enjoy!
“Be True to your School” – the Beach Boys
Watching a Beach Boys cover band last week brought this almost forgotten song to mind and fond moments to remember from Dixie Hollins High School back in 1969. We were definitely true to our school! We’re still looking for memories to share from our high school days or memories from your high school days which brought you to who you are today. Were you a great parent? Top chef? Successful writer? Teacher, minister, business person? How did you contribute to others in the last fifty years? How did high school influence your thinking, actions, and goals achieved? Whether simple or grand – every achievement is worth the share! You are appreciated!
One of my favorite words is “perspective.” Why? Because it’s yieldable to the many different views we take on for the same subject over years on our journey to maturity. My perspective – armed with research, knowledge of current trends (real news trends – not fake), and the opinion of others, has opened my mind to diverse points of view that I might not have found so easy to accept when I was younger. In my morning reading, I ran across this little gem and thought you might enjoy it too. Thank you Dr. Joy Finder!
As always, if you find anything you think might benefit the group feel free to send it in. We want to hear from you! Looking forward to seeing you soon! Nancy
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As we draw closer to our reunion, it’s a good time to refresh our memories of one moment in time synonymous with 1969. The Baby Boomers – The Woodstock Generation. Were you there? What did you think when it happened? What do you think about it now? Add a comment. Leave a reply. Thanks!