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Carol Perkins: Memories from our Metcalfe Class of '64 reunion
The Metcalfe County High School Class of 1964 held its class reunion November 22. 2014 at Leftwich Hall at Bowling Park, 1608 West Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. The class has had sadness, memories of the tornado which resulted their graduation being held in the OLD Edmonton High School gym, and of FFA and Bet Club, and FHA activities and teachers who had an impact on their lives. And they left, knowing that at heart, they all still 17 years old.
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We laughed about Beta Club memories and our sponsors.
We gave them credit for offering us the opportunity to showcase our talents in skits and programs. We talked about when the tornado blew the end of the building (roof) off the gym during the district tournament, forcing my class to graduate from the OLD Edmonton High School gym.
We shared FFA and FHA memories and teachers who made such impact on our lives.
The night was packed with pictures, sharing memories, and talking to those we hadn't seen in years.
Every class has lost its share of members and we are no different. There are nine of our classmates gone. We shared memories about each of these and displayed pictures of them with a candle beside each. Each had families they left behind.
As for young, most of us are still seventeen at heart. We can sing the songs of our era but don't know any modern ones.
We can recall the most popular movies of our times, but have no clue who some of the new stars are.
We remember when gas was a quarter; a gallon of milk a little over a dollar, and a Coke was a nickel.
We girls wore skirts and sweaters to school, teased our hair, and had slumber parties where we wore baby doll PJ's. The only thing we smoked were cigarettes (we sneaked to do that) and very few drank anything other than a soda.
In our hearts, we are still those girls and boys.
The decorations were gorgeous, the food good, and the company splendid. We will meet again in five years.
I hope those years will be good to the Class of '64.
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