Ludlow: KHS All Class reunion a rousing success
I went to Lakehaven Hall last Saturday afternoon for the above mentioned reunion and was not disappointed. I got there about 1:15, and the Greatest Hits Polka Band was already playing and people were dancing.
It’s a good thing everyone had name tags on, because I saw people I haven’t seen, probably since graduation and people can change in 50-plus years. Some have turned into what I remember their parents looking like and yet others don’t change that much.
Someone tapped me on the shoulder, and as I turned around, I found myself looking at a gal who was a year ahead of me in school. She looked much the same, albeit a little shorter than I remembered. But then, so am I. It was Linda Lukes. That was her maiden name. I don’t know her married name. But I hadn’t seen her since she graduated, and at one time in the 1950s we lived in the same neighborhood.
One of the ladies there Saturday graduated in 1938, more than 70 years ago. She was doing the polka with her daughter who said she had trouble keeping up with her mom. I would guess the oldest person there was probably Maynard Lufter, who graduated in 1935 and had just celebrated his 98th birthday a couple of days prior. Just think, he’s been out of high school for over 80 years. Way to go Maynard, and happy belated birthday, too.
Some of the younger people started arriving in anticipation of listening to Spice, a popular local band. They always put on a great show and did again on Saturday. They play a lot of the original rock that still sounded like music. Today, what they call music is just noise to me. I guess I’m showing my age.
This event was one where you had to mingle. Consequently, I stood for many hours and that was really tough on my old feet and knees. And I’m surprised I didn’t lose my voice after so much talking.
But anyway, I was talking to a committee member a day to two later and he said they estimated that about 1,200 to 1,400 people showed up for the event. I would definitely say that it was a “rousing” success.
In a change of subject, I received an email the other day that I thought was comical. It showed a sign in the window of a Saloon and Eatery, saying it was a “Husband Day Care Center.”
It stated, “Need time to relax? Need time to yourself? Want to go shopping?”
Then it continued, “Leave your husband with us. We’ll look after him for you and you only have to pay for his drinks.”
In that same email there was another sign that read like this: “I don’t have an attitude. I have a personality you just can’t handle.”
Have a great week, everyone.
Barb Ludlow is a former Kewaunee County reporter. Email her at [email protected]
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