Saturday, September 19, 2015

Blessed Quilts II

Here are a few more quilts from our last prayer quilt blessing.

And, just for fun, here's a photo of the class float from my trip to El Paso, IL last week.
The float ride was an unexpected bonus. (Yes, that's our school in the background.  It has now been consolidated with that of the community of Gridley, seven or eight miles to the east.) Being 87th in the parade lineup gave us a great deal of time for informal catching up.  It was a wonderful prelude to the evening meal.  And, yes, there were a lot more guys than gals.  Of the 58 graduates, only 17 were women.  Our class was very, very lucky that we did not lose a single person in Vietnam.

I was able to talk with several people I'd not seen since graduation, and we missed a few who did not attend.  However, we've all faced challenges and grown and moved on, and everyone seems to be in a pretty good place emotionally.

To sum up the weekend in words we heard frequently as kids, it was more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

Happy quiltmaking,

1 comment:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

We stopped in a town near there, in May, and saw the memorial to all of the soldiers. It went all the way around the small park. Many of those served, and came home (thank goodness). Nice area.

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