Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Here's a photo from 1959,
Second Grade, the beginning of our Bluebird Group

Front row: Clair, Jan, Tina, Ann
Middle row: Donna, Bobbi, RoseLee, Becky, Miss. Eddy
Top row: Janice, Barbara, Peggy, Liz, Mary

(same little girls, different order)

Fast forward to July 31st, 2009
and our reunion weekend in
La Push, Washington
15.3 miles from the famous Forks, WA,
(the rainiest location in the US)
It sports a beautiful beach which is visible even in the fog
and is about 10 to 20 degrees cooler than Seattle,
which was a real relief to many of us who had recently dealt with
the high 90's for over a week and over 100 degrees one day. ick.

Martha, Diane and Peggy chatting on the beach
back row: Peggy F., Jan, Sue, Valerie
front row: Bobbi, Martha, Diane, Robin

back row: Mary, Jan, Rebecca, Martha, Peggy F.
front row: Bobbi, Valerie, Peggy M.
Same group with Diane at the top left.Jan and Mary
In 1986 many of the group contributed to a quilt,
presented to our long-time leader, Eddy Duryee.
Eddy was pivotal in our lives, mentoring and befriending,
encouraging and counseling for not just our school years but
on into adulthood, until the day she died.

We've managed to meet twice since this trip to the coast, not so many of us each time but some that didn't make it to the initial event were able to join the holiday potluck in December and the small dinner party at Bobbi's house on Feb. 5th. It looks like we'll be able to keep in touch more often now and it's fun to reconnect.


twinsetellen said...

Those longtime friends sure are great. How wonderful that you got to reconnect!

Rebecca said...

How fun! I was a Bluebird in Virginia in 1963. Fun times!