Last week a bunch of 18 year old minds trapped in 58 year old bodies gathered for our 40th Reunion. We had a little over 50 of the 230 in our class plus spouses. The Committee planned two evening get togethers and a golf outing. Here I am dancing with Karen Gordon, who was and is a beautiful person inside and out, There was a real sense of togetherness we felt. The late sixties was a turbulent time and Vietnam loomed over us all. Assasinations were changing government and the world felt unstable. Our school was new, and we had no established cliques, so people just stepped up to form the sports teams and councils.
People still gathered first with those they knew, and eventually Laura and I gravitated to the Christian couples. But we all made the effort to make everyone feel welcome. I am very glad I traveled back to my southern roots to share this experience.