Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Much Overdue Reunion


A reunion of friends from the summer of 1968 has been in the works
for a few months.......until this past Friday.

We were a bunch of 'kids' who really enjoyed each other's company
and in the process had a ball that summer.

The 'group' consisted of only six....three gals and three guys
and not necessarily paired off.

The funny thing is that we went to a beach back then
at least three or four times a week.
And that beach is none other than 'our beach'
here in Lawrencetown!!

So what better place to have this reunion.

John, a fellow I knew since I was about 5 years old,
was a very integral part of the 'gang'. He died about 18 years ago.

Jean couldn't make it due to scheduling conflicts.

We had a great time and it was like just picking up where we had left off
so many years ago.

And once we got together on Friday, it was non-stop talking 
and catching up.......so didn't even think to take any photos of this!!

But....RON DID!

And I now provide you with a link to his just recently published post about the 'event' as seen through our dog, Sophie's eyes.






22 comments:

  1. Oh, poop. The link doesn't work... :(

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    1. My fault Lisa.....try again maybe in between your WORKOUTS!!

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  2. Wonderful for you all Jim - so glad that it went well.

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  3. Yes, I saw Sophie's report and Ron's photos on the blog last night -- terrific! Looks like you had an amazing time together! Truly, there's no friends like old friends, eh?

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    1. That's right Debra! Even if you hadn't seen them in decades!!

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  4. An amazing reunion! Nothing like getting together with old friends, Jim. It brings back memories and creates new ones. I'm heading over to Sophie's blog right now...

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    1. You are so right Martha. We were kids then and now we are older kids!! Really though, a world of difference.

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  5. What a nice reunion! Lovely series of photos, Jim!

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    1. Thanks Linda but all the credit goes to Ron.

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  6. I will go and see the photos now. I am so glad you had a great time with your old friends. So much happening here in the U.S. in the summer of '68, I think everyone remembers where they were that summer.

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    1. Yes Inger! That summer was a very memorable one in North America! I will never forget it. It was the turning point for our culture here in North America. The 60's were pivotal for a lot of things we take for granted today.
      Thanks Inger.

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  7. It’s exciting to get back with old friends, isn’t it? As a coincidence I am writing about my time in San Francisco in the 60s and stopped at year 1967 in part 2. After writing the post and looking at the pictures of my old friends I felt so bad that I had lost track of one of them named Smith. With a name like that I thought I would never find him again. And by coincidence (is it?) a day later while reading on books on Amazon I saw a review by a person called Smith – what the odds? I clicked on the name, it was he! I recognized his picture. I was able to track him down and we have exchanged 3 emails since Sunday. Old friends…

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    1. I just read your post....so well done and documented! Thanks so much.
      We were so full of hope back then for a better future and you know what? I think because of, and not in spite of, the 60's so much has been changed that needed a change and today would not be the same without it's (the 60's) influence.
      Thanks V for this.

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  8. How wonderful to get together with old friends!

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    1. Yes Pat, it was something that I never dreamed would happen.

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  9. A certain doggie told me that the seafood chowder was delicious!
    So glad you got to be with old friends again.

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    1. I hear it was, Terry! An old secret recipe.....not really.
      It was good to see and hear every one again.

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  10. How wonderful to get together. Perhaps this time you'll stay in touch?

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  11. Oops - what a silly comment. I meant perhaps you'll meet up a bit more often... or does everyone live too far away these days?

    Sorry - haven't had enough of my early morning coffee!

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    1. Not silly at all Fiona, an obvious observation. I guess the only reply would be that we all went in very separate/different directions......three in other provinces, and two stayed in Nova Scotia. I guess 'life' got int he way.
      But,contact will be maintained now that we have all slowed down somewhat.

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