Old Timers Reunion
July 7, 2002)
e decided to attend the annual old timers
reunion for people who lived in Alleghany, Forest, Pike and other
little towns that used to exist in this area. Since I started school
in Alleghany, Bud Buczkowske mentioned that we might enjoy going. That
was the first time we became aware of the event. I made a lunch for us
(because we hadn't made reservations for the caterer). As it turned
out, Katherine McGuire (no relation) who co-ordinates the affair,
always orders ten extra dinners...so we decided the tri-tip dinner
would be better. Naturally I took my camera, and taking pictures was a
nice way of getting acquainted with people. Some felt the event was
fading away until Bud breathed new life into it by writing his
(DeGrio) McGuire and Wayne Brooks.
brought his books.
...And wife Joe-Ann came after taking her gourmet jams and jellies
to the Growers Market.
Mrs. Rich Brooks.
Retired school teacher Mrs. Hogan is 89 years young. I had a teacher
by that name in Nevada City Elementary school.
Russell and Trish.
Noreen (2nd from right) was two years ahead of me in school.
and his mother Deanna.
A bag full
of black pearls.
Signatures of old time graduates.
Thought his accent was Australian, but it's Scot/English. Late in the afternoon, Katherine McGuire suggested that we go to nearby Alleghany
and say "hi" to Caree and Mark Loving who are remodeling Casey's Place
into a bar and full restaurant. Bud wasn't going, but wanted us to see
what he did to his house with the lumber he purchased from
us....Before long we were on our way to Alleghany.
finally met Caree (Irma and Bruce's daughter) who's partly responsible
for our meeting Bud and Joe-Ann and our being in his book. The rustic
bar was very nice. The bowls of peanuts with shells tossed on the
floor prompted the Englishman to comment that you didn't do that in
his country. He bought us a drink and we did likewise.
Nice ending for a perfect Saturday. We said goodbye