Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Class Reunion - New Middle School
Last Thursday—yes, the same day as my signing at Fuel B's, and yes, the same day as Fuel B's changing of ownership—the class of 1990 held their 25th reunion at Ellicott Middle School. And was it ever cool.
First of all, the new middle school is the bomb. Not just extremely functional—although it is—the school is beautiful.
Principal Chris Smith took us on a tour of this marvelous facility before we all (that would be the graduating class of 1990, quite a few teachers from back then and some support staff) sat down for a cool spaghetti dinner. I saw a terrific kid eat about a million bread-sticks.
All of these festivities were arranged by Lynda Van Winkle and supported by her classmates.
I got to spend time with students—and their families—and several new friends purchased the newest Bonnie Pinkwater mystery Napier's Bones. One memorable encounter was with the family of Brian Short. His wife Kristy was charming and his oldest girl Kiley gave me hope for the future. I got to spend a charming few minutes with the Brian's youngest, Kassidy, who ended up removing herself from the company of adults so she could go off by herself and read A Calculated Demise, the second Bonnie Pinkwater mystery.
Aren't children wonderful?
Before the night was over I was reacquainted with many of my former students and it was delightful. Thank you, Class of 1990 for including me in your wonderful night.