55-YEAR REUNION IN 2019
It's time to start thinking about our next reunion which will occur sometime in the fall of 2019. Previous reunions have taken place in September. Travel and hotel prices usually drop at that time of year, the weather becomes pleasant, and people's calendars usually have more open dates.
We know people have been visiting this reunion website because there's a Hit Counter at the bottom of the main page. Here are some recent counts:
October 21 43150
October 29 43334
November 9 43563
November 13 43649
Please Join the Committee – **UPDATED 11/13**
If you live in town and are interested in attending a planning meeting, please check out this date:
This is the date and time chosen for the meeting:
Monday, November 26 at either 4:00 pm
The earlier start time was chosen to avoid rush hour.
6601 Lyndale Ave S
Richfield MN 55423
Please use the Contact Us tab if you're able to join us. Your email will be sent to Judy Vicars and Paul & DeeDee Sand.
Here's the current list of people who have said they'll be there on November 26:
Paul & DeeDee Sand
Pat Taillefer Erickson
If you don't live in town or aren't able to attend the Committee meeting, please feel free to offer your suggestions by using the Contact Us tab. Hopefully you'll still be able to join us on Reunion Weekend.
We want to keep the event casual, low-key, and friendly. There's never enough time for talking and catching up, and we're going to do everything we can to make sure we've got plenty of time to sit and visit.
Please keep checking back to this site for future updates.
This has generally been a little more organized than the Friday event, and it's also open to classmates, spouses, and friends. We need to lock in a venue and plan the evening.
At past reunions we have scheduled an informal Friday night gathering for classmates, spouses, and friends, and we need to find a casual location in Minneapolis with plenty of space to reconnect. We'd like to be able to order our own food and drinks.
We've always tried to avoid a sit-down meal, because experience has shown that once you sit, that's where you stay for the rest of the evening.
Lighter food and smaller plates (usually called "Heavy hors d'ouevres") allows you to periodically stand up, move around, and to connect with more people. It's your opportunity to get more food and beverages and to either start a new conversation or to return to your previous seat. This will also help to keep the price down.
SEE WHAT'S ONLINE
A 50-Year Video shot by Dick Sigurdson has been uploaded, and you can find it on the "Photo Albums" tab.
Photos taken by the photographers we hired are also online. You'll find them on the "Photo Alums" tab in files named Reunion Photos, Part 1 and Reunion Photos, Part 2.
And if you took photos during any part of the reunion, please upload them on the "Photo Albums" tab.
Thanks for continuing to visit our site. The profiles currently on the site are from 2014. You'll see a notification when new profiles can be uploaded.
We entered Washburn in 1961 in button-down shirts and knee ticklers, wingtips and flats, but before long we changed to blue jeans, sandals and beads. We wore crew cuts and bubbles as the decade began, but the Beatles changed everything and before long hair was hanging down to our shoulders.
We will have graduated fifty-five years ago this coming June. Now it's time for a party, and we’re looking forward to seeing as many WHS grads as possible.