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Class of 1973 - 25 year reunion family picnic

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When: Sunday, August 16, 1998

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Where: Swanston Park
             2350 Northrop Ave (between Bell Street and Fulton Avenue)
              Picnic Area #2, by the play area (there will be a sign!)

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Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

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Other: Bring your own picnic and a blanket to sit on
            No alcohol
            Dogs on leash
            Restrooms primitive

After the big crowd reunion night, the picnic group was small and intimate. The weather was perfect for a picnic, about 80 with a nice breeze, versus over 100 degrees two days before. Diane Schoenborn reserved some tables under a wooden canopy so we could sit and talk in the shade. The kids played at the nearby playground while the dogs mostly rested. My kids had great fun squirting me when I wasn't looking. Elliott's dogs are big malemutes with thick fur and he amused the kids by pulling off big tuffs of hair and making a big hair ball. Carol Mills was on her way back from Jackson Hole to her home in Fresno. She intended to attend the reunion Saturday but their flight was delayed. She was hoping to see old friend Jeff Jessee among other people. Kim Benedetti dragged her kids over even though they were anxious to have one final swim at grandma's house before returning to Oregon. Dawn James brought her daughter Danielle along with a whole wagon full of toys. Danielle enjoyed being squirted by my sons Nicholas and Daniel. Kerry Shearer and his son stopped by to visit. Kerry was the inspiration for this website with his class of 72 reunion website and I enjoyed meeting and talking with him. Kerry was also instrumental in tracking down many lost classmates. Terri Smith and her husband David relaxed in the cool Sacramento weather before returning home to Texas, where Terri said they had a streak of 29 days of 100+ weather going.

Diane Schoenborn writes:
  Dawn James will never forgive the Kelly's for giving her daughter, Danielle, her first Oreo cookie at the picnic. Note that Dawn had brought grapes & carrots for dessert!
  Mike Kelly's ankle is healing nicely now. He sprained it before anyone else arrived at the picnic when he jumped off of the kiddie play structure!
Dawn James writes:
As for the story of the oreo cookies and the oreo pushers (Kelly family), I want it known that my daughter only ate half the cookie! She was not overly interested in her voyage into junk food. She did however enjoy her carrots and grapes!
 
 
 

Diane Schoenborn writes:
  Dawn James will never forgive the Kelly's for giving her daughter, Danielle, her first Oreo cookie at the picnic. Note that Dawn had brought grapes & carrots for dessert!
  Mike Kelly's ankle is healing nicely now. He sprained it before anyone else arrived at the picnic when he jumped off of the kiddie play structure!

The following families attended the picnic:

Stacey Barnes and husband Richard
Kim Benedetti, husband Ed, children Jaimie and Sarah
Mike Fahn and his dog
Doug Fullmer
Margie Hyland
Dawn James, daughter Danielle
Michael Kelly, Diane Schoenborn Kelly and daughter Amanda
Harlan Lau, wife Joyce, children Nicholas and Daniel
Cal Loudon 72
Elliott Mandell and his two dogs
Dave Mangino, wife and children
Carol Mills, son Sam
Kerry Shearer 72 and son
Terri Smith and husband David

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