It was interesting and fun to see how much we all changed from our high school graduation pictures.
One special moment was when a guy came up and said "I remember you" after looking at his name tag it was a guy I had gone to school with all the way from elementary school and hadn't seen since graduation. I met his wife and we both caught up on our lives and kids and grand kids. There were a lot of special moments like that seeing people you hadn't seen since graduation, catching up, showing off pictures of kids and grand kids. There were a lot of people who I would have liked to have seen but didn't attend, maybe for our 50th they will attend.So, being a "food" blog I'll tell you about the food. Paragary's had an olive tepanade on crositni and chicken skewers as passed appetizers. They were good but nothing special. Dinner was a buffet..it was mediocre at best. They had the usual salads plus Paragary's special mushroom salad(I've always wondered why it is such a popular salad. Sliced mushrooms with some vinaigrette dressing ..big deal) a couple of pastas, chicken, salmon, and of course pizza. The flavor of the pizza was good but the crust was limp and it was cold. Desert was an apple tart in a puff pastry shell that was not very attractive (it did taste good though) and a cookie that looked like chocolate chip. I guess we weren't there for the food but it would have been nice if it was better. But then it is Paragary's and that's a whole nother story.
After dinner the DJ started up the tunes from our era and people danced and talked some more. I guess we are showing our age though, by 9 a lot of people were seen yawning and beginning to leave. By 10 I think most of us were ready to pack it in for the night. Yup..we are getting old..no more after parties at some one's hotel room or going out for drinks into the wee small hours.
This was fun, I really enjoyed myself and the reunion committee did a good job of putting this together. Can't wait for the 50th!Here are some random pictures of the night.