A Whirlwind of Activity!

Bright and early on Saturday morning I’m flying to Southern California for a whirlwind day. The original reason for booking the flight was to attend a high school mini-reunion that my dear friend Nancy is hosting at the clubhouse in the development where she lives.

We from Montebello High School were known as the Oilers.

I enjoyed being a Song Leader for my Junior and Senior years of High School.

img347We had some fun and crazy times at Montebello Dear Old High.

251579_261130540566499_100000086664820_1179545_1986015_nOur high school was fed by a couple Junior Highs back then. I really loved the old architecture of Montebello Junior High which had to be torn down since my time there.

High School scannedTime will tell how many of my friends from the class of ’68 I’ll get to see tomorrow.

But…that’s not all I’m doing on Saturday. On Saturday morning I get to see my dear old Pop!

I’m happy to report he is thriving now that he is living with and being cared for by my sister Kathy and her husband Len. I’m so grateful to them and to God for the despair that has been lifted off my pop’s heart.

After a visit with my pop and on the way to my reunion I’m popping in to a baby shower that our dear family friend Alice is giving her daughter in law. This will be Alice’s first grandchild. The timing of the shower works out perfect.

My sister Kathy with our friend Alice.

Stopping in on the shower I’ll be able to see many of my friends from the church I grew up in. Good thing I’m not an introvert! All this people time would be overwhelming.

I’ve got to get organized now for my trip. If you don’t hear from me for a while you’ll know I packed in way too much even for an outgoing person for a day in sunny California!

13 thoughts on “A Whirlwind of Activity!

  1. Oh, have a wonderful time connecting with friends and family on your whirlwind trip, Ellen!! It sounds like the type of weekend that will fill your cup!

    Of course, I don’t know your dad, but I felt my heart swell to hear that he is no longer in despair, but thriving. Praise the Lord for His goodness!!

  2. OH! You are going to so much fun seeing your former classmates, I love class reunions!
    I am so glad that your dad is doing so well, and that he is getting such loving care!
    The hairstyles in the photos I certainly can relate to, ahh! those were the days!~ smile~
    Enjoy your trip,
    Blessings, Sue

  3. I’ve never been to a high school reunion, but can imagine how wonderful that could be. What memorable photos of youth. 😉 Enjoy your trip!

  4. Sounds like fun! Enjoy!

    This post reminded me of something my mother (she’s a few years older than you) told me a long time ago. She went to Dominguez High in Compton. She said a lowrider from Montebello High asked her on a date by saying “let’s take a trip down Whittier Blvd”. 🙂

  5. It’s hard not to smile when I look at these old photos. Such a pretty building your high school was back in the day. You’ve certainly had a full full full weekend!

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