September 18, 2021
It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to
Cry if I want to

You would cry too if it happened to you

Do you remember back in the 60's when Lesley Gore lamented about her party being spoiled by the shenanigans of her besties, Judy and Johnny? Well, much to our chagrin, her cry has come back to haunt us, and since it's our party, it's okay to cry.

Our party has been spoiled by Covid and its companion, Delta Variant. Despite vaccines, masks, and social distancing, we have cancelled our long-awaited 70th Birthday Party. As much as we love and treasure each of you, it is because of this fondness we felt that it was better to be safe than sorry. After all, as septuagenarians (albeit  young-at-heart septuagenarians), we have had our share of parties, and look forward to more!

Speaking of more, great news is on the horizon - Shawnee Mission North will be celebrating its 100th birthday next year. It promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime event spanning a three-day period - September 9-12, 2022. You can check out the plans for these events here.


We hope you will plan now to join us at this celebration. Let's also set our sights on a 55th reunion!

In the meantime, if a good cry would make you feel better, turn up your speakers and click here.


So, what else do we want you to know?

•  We continue compiling a list of classmates who have expressed specific interest in being part of these Kansas City area periodic get-togethers. If you are interested but have not yet been contacted via email, please let us know through the “Contact Us” side tab on the website. We want to continue the fun and friendships renewed at the 50th reunion.

•  We hope you're enjoying the newsletters - look for these quarterly publications filled with interesting information about classmates and announcements about other group activities.  We're thinking about a tour to The Nelson-Atkins Art Museum (led by our own docent, Sandie Davisson Kelly), group excursions to special exhibits at Union Station, happenings at the Kauffman, and organized trips to plays and musicals at North. Other suggestions are welcomed.

•  Check out our 50th Reunion Photo Book. Classmate Paul Arnold has put together an amazing 86-page album chronicling the entire weekend. Navigate to his website (click here) for more details.
•  "You say it's your birthday!" 2021 is the perfect year to begin notifying one another of monthly birthdays. Watch your email to see who's on the birthday list for the month! This is just another way to create community within our class. 
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