In case you didn't know, my class at Wheeler High School, the class of 1977 (Motto: "The Gum Of Yesterday Is Left Under The Desks Of Today For The Children Of Tomorrow") is having our 40-year class reunion.
You know what that means: reminiscing about our hard lives.
"Yeah, kids today, don't know what's it is like having to get your lazy rump off the couch to turn a knob to change a channel. It was rough back then. You only had three of them. ABC, NBC, and CBS. But we liked it. We loved it".
"Yeah, they don't know what's it is like NOT having a Dunkin Donuts and Baskin-Robbins at the same place."
"Yeah, back in my day you only had one type of coffee! Black! The way God designed it in the Bible. Not the four hundred types you have today. I don't even know what a Latte is-I hope I never find out".
I am a part of the Reunion Committee and we have been meeting monthly at a local down-home, meat and three restaurant ( Motto: "Pay No Attention To That Health Inspection Score") to organize the reunion. I am happy to present a FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions regarding the reunion.
When: It is October 14, 2017. This is a Saturday.
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Where: Hilton Atlanta Marietta Hotel and Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street. Marietta, GA 30064. It is the same location as the 20-year reunion and the last place some of us tried, in 70's style, to "get down".
GAH, I mean, GAH, why so much? GAH: When looking for a place to have a reunion we were faced with several options. All of the options cost money. Frankly, a lot of the less expensive options were disappointing. The cost includes the rental of the ballrooms and a NICE SIT DOWN MEAL.
Ballrooms? Yes, one for the dinner and one for getting down or getting up to boogie.
Is there going to be a program? Yes. I will be Your Grand Host (YGH) and there will be some remarks by The Grammar Hammer himself, Marietta Daily Journal columnist Roger Hines.
You? Yes. I have a long association with Wheeler High School. I lived across the street from it for 10 years. I was married in the church next door. I have written a book that sold into the dozens about Wheeler. Plus, I sleep with someone on the committee. (It is my wife. GAH! Get your minds out of the gutter. GAH!)
Wait. Your wife wasn't in The Class of 77. Can members of other classes come? As long as you buy a ticket, we welcome members of other classes. Unless, of course, you want to spread propaganda about how your class was as good or better, then you can keep your filthy lies to yourself.
Can I Bring My Spouse? Yes, with a purchase of a ticket. Your spouse will want to bask in the glory of The Class of '77.
Do You Have A Website? Yes, it is www.whs77.org. I would like to take this opprotunity to -thank Sandy Dasinger Quarles, who designed and operates the website. The website has a Paypal link, which all of the kids are using nowdays. Or you mail a check to Sandy at 1047 Ven Villa Road, Marietta, GA 30062
She Went To Georgia Tech? Yep and it came in handy because the rest of us (UGA grads and one lone Kennesaw State grad) can barely operate a cell phone.
How Should We Dress? Cobb County has strict laws regarding public middle aged nudity, so you must wear clothes. The type of clothes to be worn is "Dressy Causal" . No tuxedos, no evening dresses, etc, like The Acadmey Awards. It also means you don't dress like you are going to Wal-Mart.
|Yes. This came from a website about "Dressy Causal"|
Most Important of All: Will there be a bar? Yes, there will be a cash bar. While I don't know exactly what they'll have, they will have the usual: beer, wine, etc. Not sure if you'll be able to order an Onery Moscow Mule, but there will be plenty of loudmouth soup available.
So, there you have it gang. If you have any other questions, just ask me either on this page or on Facebook.