Moving the Soul | by Brent Aikman

Brent in Colorado

“On the occasional Saturday, Hack would pick me up and we would go ride.  Sometimes we would ride with his dad, sometimes not.  But we would go.  We would ride into the mountains of West Virginia.  By that time, I had travelled a number of roads and had seen many parts of the state, but all through a car window.  I was now seeing it from a new perspective and with new sensory input.  The change of temperature in the warm spots of the sun, the cool spots in the hollows.  Light shifting through the trees.  Wonderful smells would sift through the helmet; wildflowers in bloom, horses in the meadow, fresh baked bread, something dead in the ditch, car exhaust, flowing water, fresh air.  I was in the wind, exposed to the elements.  It rained and I got wet.  The temperature dropped as we rode north into higher elevations and I got cold.  The sun burst through the fog and the extra layer I put on to fend off the morning chill was now too much.  Bugs splatted off my helmet, jacket, and boots.  My clothes got covered in road grime and saturated with sweat.  And all I could do was smile.”

via Moving the Soul | by Brent Aikman.

New Faces Posted!

See the reunion photos for some beautiful new smiling faces — Kim Eplin in the QSA; Karen Clark, Roger Adkins, and Jeff Miller at the KSF  picnic.

Still need some other faces….Sandi Hackworth, Matt Yeager, Angie Webb, and Pat Cole for sure.  Here are other names given as attending, but I am not sure they made it.  Can anyone confirm if I need pictures of these fine people?  Thanks!

  1. Lisa Redman
  2. Lori Arrington
  3. Harvey Harmon
  4. Kelly Kight
  5. Chris Krivonyak
  6. Jeff Vickers
  7. Frank Lambert

Final Times/Places Reminder and New Pix

From Shannon:

FRIDAY NIGHT: QSA (and tour of building – sort of) 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. (family)
SATURDAY: Shelter 8, Kanawha St. Forest (near pool and playground) 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. (family)
SATURDAY NIGHT: Fazio’s 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (adults)
BABYSITTING: available – drop a comment here and we will get back to you with details

From the Blogmaster:

WordPress released a new theme I think works better for our site — easier on the ancient eyeballs.  Let me know what you think.

New photos from the old days are up!  Many more to come……While there are some charming pictures from Senior Skip Day (really), we will not be posting any of those out of fairness to people who are not aware their picture is up and may not be excited to find out later.

If I have any questions about your photograph, I will contact you to get permission.  Happily, Kurt Lundgren has greenlighted the shirtless image so it’s all good. :)  And I don’t know why, but every time I look at the photo titled “Thad Keener driving” I fall out laughing.  Thank you so much to everyone who is sending in pictures!  I will keep putting them up as time allows.

Finally, heard this on the radio in the car this morning, it brought back some good memories.  Enjoy!

New page up – see some very cute pics from the 10th

New page is up for photos from the 10th!  Special thanks go to Lisa Jackson for these earliest photos.  FYI, there is no deadline, ever, for sending in pictures, so any time is great.

Also, per a recent inquiry into “dress code” for events (ahem…dress code?  Come on now…..), there is none other than your common sense.  We’re 40 something, yes?  We’ve earned the right to wear whatever we so please.  Plus, it’s casual at the school, very casual at the picnic, and even Fazio’s is a pleasantly nice but family-type environment — though please do remember this event is adults-only.  Child care options are available, just let us know you need more info and we can connect you with Jane Perry Brewer and her set-up at her house during dinner on Saturday night.

Given all this and the crazy heat, if I see any jackets or pantyhose anywhere, citations will be issued.

Instead of actually dressing up, I say enjoy some ZZ Top from 1983: