The Garland High School Alumni met last evening at the American Legion Hall in Garland. Tom Rief from the Spare Time Lounge in Seward catered a delicious dinner with this cake. GHS graduated its last class in 1966. Graduating classes averaged about 10 dating back to 1923. Though the school only had 44 graduating classes, Alumni reunions have continued with good turnouts of graduates and spouses. It was announced last night that Mildred (Davis) Lauber is the oldest alumnus at age of 105 from the class of 1927.
Elaine is shown here greeting Virginia Bock from the class of '36 with her daughters Ila Deinert, class of '63 and Damaris Clagg, class of '66. There were 11 in my class of '42 and only Jack Armstrong and I remain. There was some discussion last night about the possibility of calling it quits after the class of '66 has its 50th reunion in 2016 and continuing with a more informal get-to-gather. It was presented as something to think about, but I heard the comment that they would like to see it continued and "die a natural death rather than to kill it off. " I agree.