You cannot imagine what fun it was, posing for this photo. My 50th class reunion from Amana High School, Amana, Iowa. We were a close class of 18 students, 14 of us starting school together in kindergarten. We have memories, many happy and funny memories. At this special reunion, we had 13 students attend. Unfortunately, 3 of our classmates have passed on. They are greatly missed. Two were unable to attend. They were greatly missed.
Admit it...only in Iowa can a photo resembling "Field of Dreams" mean as much as this picture. This photo means a lot to me. I will treasure it always because to me, we do not look our age!!! Young at heart and in spirit. We traveled from California, Arizona, Florida, Minnesota and Wisconsin and the rest came from somewhere in Iowa. Thanks to Facebook, it is much easier to keep in touch.
The best surprise at this gathering was the unexpected visit of our high school business and art teacher, Mr. Richard Wheeler from Dallas, Texas. Some of us still have trouble calling him anything but Mr. Wheeler.
He was just out of college when he started teaching at our high school when we were freshmen. Richard was a great inspiration to all of us and just put the icing on the cake of this gathering. Thank you, Richard, for making the effort to attend.
To my dear classmates, I wish you health and love and peace. May we be so fortunate to gather again. Please, let us keep in touch.