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  • 1. "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...."Oops sorry wrong show.

2. This showshould start off within 2006 and Idea came to be fruition for a 50 thbirthday party hosted at Gig and Brads in Tempe Arizona. 3. From there a tradition was born In 2007 our next stop was Barre Vermontwhere PattyandConniewere gracious enoughto host the event. 4. For the third reunion in 2008 Crystal & Manny opened their home inPeachtree City Georgia to everyone.Look Some how Deb got inside the plane and everyone said shedid not make it this day because she was not feeling well. 5. In 2009 it was back to Michigan for our 35th class reunionthat Shellee and Deb help put together. All the mini reunion members also got together 6. In 2010 preparationsin PonchatoulaLouisianawerebeing made to have the group come to the deep south forthe5 thannual reunion 7. All preparationswerefinished just in time for our first arrivals, John and Froan .We all got in the Reunion family van and made ourwayto the airport to pick up thegroup. 8. 9. Arriving at the airport you had to be in the van.If you look real close at the sign onthe right you will see we are goingthe wrong way.Ask John or Froan to explain. 10. First to arrive Brad& Gig 11. 12. I sure am glad we did not have to wait long for everyone else to arrive we were running out of room on the table to put the empties. Kimball Knights shirt given to me by Brad and Gig. Way too cool. 13. L e t t h e P a r t y B e g i n !!!!!!!!!!! 14. 15. This person does not seem toappreciate the fun we are about to have. 16. After everyone checked in at the hotel a stop at Bohnings Supermarket to pick up a few items for the party. 17. 18. 19. After a stop at the supermarket we all went to the house where everyone got something to drink of their favorite libation put together a plate of food found a seat and relaxed for some great conversation. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. After a while the party gravitated into the kitchen where the Margarita machine and the bottle ofCorazonTequila were located. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. The next 6 photos is a series of whatthe night started to turn into. I have no words to describe what happened next.You had to be there to appreciate it. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. After that everyone moved the party out to the pool.No photos available thank God.When the party ended forthe first night a few of the group made a stop at Johns favorite place before retiring to the hotel. 42. 43. 44. 45. ThursdayThursday started off with Manny spending some quality time with Pookey. 46. 47. A few photos before we start out for the day. 48. 49. At Ponchatoula City Hall waiting for the Mayor but where is John. 50. There he is watching from the side lines 51. Bob Zabbia MayorofPonchatoula 52. Just after the Mayor presented the group with honorary Ponchatoula Citizenship. 53. 54. 55. After the group was done inside we got ready to leave when Johnwent outside and over to the Bell for the USSPonchatoula. 56. A great time for a photo with one of the youngest Chief of Police in the United States Bry Layrisson 57. After all that the group walked back to the house where we all got in the Van.As you can tell from Brads expression he was very excited because he found out we were going to go on a swamp tour. 58. 59. Jane seems to be enjoyingwhat the alligatoris doing. 60. Time to load up on the boat for the swamp tour withthe best tour guide in the south MELVIN 61. 62. MELVIN!!!! 63. Before we leave the dock afew words from the besttour guide in the business.John Melvin Sheridan 64. 65. Dragon fly knees 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. Here comes thegator 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. Here gator, gator, gator 81. There he is 82. John doing Elton Johns impression of the crocodile rock. 83. 84. 85. 86. 5 star hotel on the bayou 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. We put this out for you Deb but you never showed. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. 101. 102. 103. 104. 105. 106. 107. 108. 109. Coming back to the dock where we started 110. Time for Lunch! 111. 112. 113. 114. 115. 116. 117. 118. After lunch it was back to the house for a few drinks and some R & R talking with our friend and watching the Saints game. 119. 120. 121. 122. Friday morning started of at Paul s Caf a local family owned restaurant. Homemade Strawberry Daiquiris were the drink of choice.It seemed to go great with pancakes and eggs 123. 124. 125. 126. Some Local Rum giving to me by Paul the owner for the group to try. 127. 128. 129. 130. 131. 132. If you cant stop traffic by waving at them 133. Then show them yourass 134. John just cant believeLorri just did that. 135. So after that little show the day became all aboutLorri 136. Manny is not sure what this is 137. So the best thing to do is to ask Shellee 138. And if that was not good enough Brad comes over to add his thoughts . 139. Back at the house for a little breather before we leave for Oak Alley Plantation. 140. 141. 142. We almost forgot the Winger. 143. I am really not sure what this was all about.The Ne w Orleans area brings out another side in people. 144. 145. 146. I just love this one.Read the sign and then look across the street.If thats not Kimball people then I dont know what is. 147. 148. 149. 150. 151. Lunch at the Oak Ally Restaurant 152. 153. 154. 155. 156. And this is why they put us in the back room of the restaurant 157. Jayne was not impressed withfried alligator tail. 158. 159. 160. 161. 162. 163. Now a word fromJohn Melvin SheridanonOak Ally Plantation 164. 165. Afteran afternoon at Oak Alley Plantation we went back to the house to relax by the pool and get ready for a Southern style dinner put on by Joanne.Also Shellee and John took time to spend a few quality moments with the boys. 166. 167. 168. 169. 170. 171. Those area some [email protected]*Ssausages 172. I am sorry but I am just speechless. 173. Some relaxation in the pool before the water show. 174. Just when we all thought it was safe to go into the water the Waffle House synchronized swim team showed up. 175. Ta Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 176. After everyone had dinner we all pitched into clean up before the night festivities started. Then it was into the dining roomfor a little celebration 177. Crystal and Brads BIRTHDAY!!!!!! 178. 179. 180. 181. A few moments to relax before the night really gets going. 182. 183. OK here weGO!!!!!!!!!!!!! 184. 185. 186. Playingthe game ofLeft, Right, Center. 187. This is like Fox news, we take the photos you come up with a caption 188. 189. 190. The WINNING ROLL!!!!!!!!!!! 191. 192. Rob won but I think Kim ended up with the money 193. After Rob won everyone's money we went into the living room for a sing a long with Froan as the choir director and John on guitar. 194. 195. A nice ending to a fun day. 196. Time to start a new day 197. The best way to start the morning off before leaving to spend the day in the French quarter 198. 199. Some photos of Hurricane Katrina damage 200. 201. You just cant leave Brad alone for a minute. 202. 203. Time for more Drinks 204. Caf Du Monde the best place forCaf au lait and beignets 205. 206. What can I say. Tourists 207. 208. 209. 210. 211. The French Quarter brings out your most hidden inhabitations 212. 213. 214. 215. 216. Jayne is so very happy that she is atPat Obriens 217. Again one of those we take the photo you come up with the caption. 218. 219. A great group of friends. 220. If seeing Manny was not enough. 221. A trip to Pat Obriens would not be complete without the Winger 2 step. 222. 223. 224. 225. 226. 227. 228. 229. 230. 231. 232. 233. 234. 235. 236. 237. 238. Dinner at Pat Obriens 239. A photo in front of the water fountain at Pat Obrien's before leaving to walk down Bourbon street and make our way back to the car to go home. 240. A walk down Bourbon street at night. 241. 242. This is what happens when you forget your keys and you are locked out of the house. 243. 244. Thanks to Froan and John for the shirts.This was a great end to a very special time with some fantastic friends. 245. 2010 reunion was a blast.Here is to all our friends that could not make it. God willing we look forward to seeing everyone next year at Froan and Johns in Florida.