The girls of West Point High School (class of 65) had a rather large time over the weekend as they gathered at a remote location to whoop it up a little bit. Somewhere along the way we lost three classmates. If anyone sees Olivia, Beth or Betty Lynn, please call me collect.
Line at the outhouse!
The escape weekend was held at a fabulous log cabin deep in the woods of Monroe County. Non stop 60s tunes played on the elaborate sound system that we actually learned to operate this time around. A year ago when we gathered at the same location, not a single person could figure out how to load the CD player.
I have a goose egg the size of Texas on my head from trying to do “the Bump” with my friend Marie. I think we weren’t using the right end.
We also celebrated the birthdays of three classmates who have reached the dreaded age of fifty-eleven. The birthday cake was a “Ding Dong Cake” – made by stacking four boxes of Ding Dongs in tiered layers and punctuated with strawberries on steroids. Some of these berries were four inches in diameter!
The group has become known as “The Marganitas” in honor of an old hang out from their high school days. Three new members were inducted into the club on Saturday evening. The ritual involves fire and ice and a lot of hocus pocus.
I had to come home and go to bed for the first time in three days. It will be Wednesday before I recover. For sure we can’t do this more than a couple of times a year, but we’re building a whole new set of memories to replace the ones we have begun to forget. The fifties will do that to ya! Boy do I dread the sixties.
Ding Dong, the witch is alive and fifty-eleven.
View from our back porch was breath-taking
The cabin has an honest to goodness outhouse – but indoor plumbing as well. (l-r)the group includes Ruthie Weathers, Norma Atkins, Lota Mitchell, Kathy Wood, Emily Jones, Marie Portera, Barbara Bryan and Linda Aultman. Olivia Portera, Betty Lynn Cameron and Beth Hooker were mysteriously missing. We haven’t found them yet!
Newly inducted into the Marganita Club included Kathy Wood, Barbara Bryan
and Lota Mitchell (seated). We have a complete wardrobe of queenly accoutrements.
The all-girl’s weekend included one captive male – Jimmy Henley at right. I guess
you could call him our “boy toy.”
Norma Atkins, seated, played hostess to the group -the cabin belongs to her brother Larry Clark. His wife Lisa is an interior decorator who has created an environment which is both homey and tasteful. You really shouldn’t call it a cabin.