New best friends recall mutual history

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I once thought that the girls of the Class of ‘65 of West Point High School were endowed with the best of everything – sense of humor, talent, looks – you name it, we had it all. (Well, remember, we are delusional.).

Marie, at left, and Norma standing at right (my fellow 65ers) and I were joined by younger classmates today including, from left on the sofa Liz Campbell, Betsy McGlohn, Susan Rogers, Elizabeth Randle,  Betty Sugg, Ellen “Tansy” Sugg and Mary Carr McGlohn.  Kneeling at left was our host, Judy Murphy Staggers, who made this long overdue reunion possible.  You will note she is the youngest in the group and the only one kneeling because the rest of us couldn’t get back up.

We had the most fabulous meal and she is sending recipes.  Her homemade garlic cheese biscuits…..oh my gosh!  (Linda Young and I were missing from the photo- probably because we were out back smoking cigars and playing poker.)

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What the heck do you wear to a Charrette?

'Southern Hospitality' in West Point, Mississippi (home of Brad Smith & Rogers Stevens of Blind Melon) May 2006

My hometown of West Point is holding a charrette on April 12 and everyone is invited.

Say what?  What the heck is a charrette?  At first I thought it was akin to a Hoe Down where you wear your blue jeans and cowboy hats and get down with an old fashioned boot scootin’ boogie.

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Prairie Arts was a little strange this year

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The Prairie Arts Festival’s 2009 edition may have been the best one ever.  Maybe it’s because we didn’t have to work, only enjoy.  But we spent much of the day visiting with old friends and the people who “brung us to the party to start with..”

Our friend, Wilma Hooker (center), was released  from the hospital yesterday and we made tracks to her home located just off the festival site.  If we turned out badly, you can

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Making memories at the Ritz

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“Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the    things you never want to lose.” ~From the television show The Wonder Years.

Memories were stacked like pancakes as the West Point High School Class of ’64 wrapped up their 45th reunion last night at the newly remodeled Ritz Theatre.

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