401 - Go to your class reunion! This is the reunion celebration of the Class of '65 turns 65 (although I am still a young 64) from Firestone High School in Akron, Ohio this Summer. I am on the far right. It was a fun weekend of camaraderie and memories. We practically shut down Swenson's, our local drive-in restaurant, and went to Mary Coyle's ice cream parlor, along with the meet and greet on Friday night, and the dinner dance on Saturday. No matter where our paths have led, we all still have those mutual high school years to remember and there's a certain tenderness about that.
402 - Catch up with friends from long ago! Here are Mitra and Jim LaRocco -- Jim was one of my most important friends in high school. He always gave me advice about boyfriends, thank Heavens! I got to hear the romantic story of how Jim and Mitra met. It is always great to know that people you cared about in high school are out there having interesting and fun lives.
403 - Use treasured buttons in unusual ways. Mitra LaRocco has a wonderful collection of buttons that once belonged to her Mother. Now Mitra puts those buttons on many pieces of her own clothing in her Mother's memory. This is the skirt that Mitra wore to one of the events at the reunion. I thought it was one of the best looking skirts I had ever seen. When I found out the story of the buttons, I just had to ask if I could share it. Thank you, Mitra!