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LHS 49ers enjoy class reunion

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO | MALCOM PULLEN Luverne High School’s Class of 1949 recently reunited at The Old Barn in Goshen for the 66th annual reunion.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO | MALCOM PULLEN
Luverne High School’s Class of 1949 recently reunited at The Old Barn in Goshen for the 66th annual reunion.

By EDNA RUTH NORSWORTHY

Luverne High School’s Class of 1949 celebrated their 66th anniversary on Saturday.

This was their 26th year of having annual reunions.

The classmates began to arrive on the front porch of the “Old Barn” restaurant in Goshen at 10:30 a.m.

The class of 1949 holds a close friendship that still lingers in their hearts, which was very evident with the hugs, handshakes and greetings shared as they gathered. They shared memories and information about other classmates who weren’t able to attend.

After being seated in the dining area Larry Cauthen welcomed everyone and shared news from the ones who were unable to attend. He encouraged everyone to contact the ones that were absent and invite them to please mark their calendars for the second Saturday in June of 2016, June 11, for their next reunion.

Malcolm Pullen called out the names of the classmates who were deceased. Out of 62 classmates, 30 have been laid to rest. There was a moment of silent prayer in their memory. Doyle Taylor also voiced a prayer in their memory.

Conversation during fellowship was of old times and memories held at LHS. Some even told of their families.

There were a few who talked about their ailments, realizing they are the old folks now. However, they were in agreement about how blessed they were that they were still able to drive.

Taylor gave the blessing on the meal ordered from the wide variety of foods from the menu.

Food, fun and fellowship were enjoyed by all and many said they were looking forward to the 2016 reunion.

Spouses and friends attending as guests were Junior Collier; Jennie King; Syble, a friend of Calvin Warren; Bobbie Milton; Dorothy McCloud Thomas; Randy and Martha Cauthen; Mildred Martin; and Martha Nigra daughter of Valleta Harbin Hein.