Saturday night we went to DH's 50 year high school reunion at Doubletree Hotel in Oakbrook, IL. That morning we had attended a tour of our high school (I was a year behind him). We were able to connect with some of his friends and the best man from our wedding.
Since the dinner was at this fancy hotel, we expected a really good meal, but we were disappointed. There were several hundred people at the reunion the room was packed. We were squeezed around tables so tight that we could hardly cut our chicken. The main dish was good, but nothing special. The rolls were stale and for desert we had a cookie!! Am I expecting too much want a piece of cheesecake or a really nice desert? The cookie is similar to what you would buy at Walmart's bakery. Next year is my 50th reunion. I guess I'll go because I would like to get back in touch with some friends I have lost touch with.
While in the Chicago area, we drove over to the neighborhood where my family lived while I was a little girl. We moved to the suburbs when I was five years old. The picture below is where my Dad had a grocery store in the 30's. I won't bore you with all the other pictures we took, but it was nice to see the places I lived way back when.
We also went to the Leaf River and German Valley, IL area to try to do some family tree research. DH's father graduated from the Leaf River High School in 1924.
We took pictures of some old buildings and barns. This old school house was in Adeline, IL. Maybe it was the place where DH's father taught school for one year, but we don't know.
One of the many barn pictures I took. This one was in Seward, IL near the camp ground that we stayed at.