Our 60th came in like a snail and finished like a greyhound. We eventually ended up with 83 hearty souls who enjoyed probably our best reunion ever. Because of the size we were able to move around the room and visit with everyone. In comparison we had 83 people (68 were classmates) and we had 206 classmates attending our 50th. Knee replacements, hip replacements, ill spouses, ill classmates, fear of that nasty Covid and you can add many more reasons (all valid) to the list. People came in from the east coast, west coast, north and south to join the Illinois people. We started with a gathering for breakfast at the Sheraton on Friday, lunch at Pinstripes with 30 people on Saturday. Then several of us set up the room with the highlight being the fantastic decorations supplied by Marsha Silverman Serlin. Howard Moldofsky supplied the nametags coming out of the hospital to finish them. (what a trooper).We had a very nice buffet meal and drinks were pouring all night. Then we had a raffle and 6 people won $50 each. We formed a few teams and played bocce ball to everyone's delights. Sadly we had to end. Some of us went downtown for a cocktail party and riverboat tour. We have decided to keep the website going culminating in our 65th reunion in 2026.
Our hard working committee consisted of: Mitch Melamed, Marsha Silverman Serlin, Inez Tivin, Lynn Ravine Chestler, Barb Mario Jozwiak, Marti Council Corcoran, Howard Moldofsky, Dale Greene Kane, Heloise Corman Nathan and Keith Anderson.Save your nickels for the next one and stay healthy.