Tech BSU Alumni Gathering at the Gudger's

April 20, 2013

Thanks to Frank and Babs for their hospitality and for organizing this great gathering. On the back row L-R are Betty Hammonds, Bette Jones, Charlie Middlebrooks, Henry Fields, Aubrey Bush, Charles Griffin, Carl Shaw, Jim Tanner and Don Hammonds. Second from back row Betty Fields and Merle Griffin to the left of the guests of honor, Sue and Warren Woolf. Then Carol Bush, Mary Tanner, Gayle Shaw. Front row Wynelle Middlebrooks, Babs Gudger, Rod Nave, Frank Gudger and Tom Jones.
It was good to have Sue and Warren in the middle of us again. This shot includes Brenda Nave, who took the picture above.

This gathering brought to mind the 90th birthday for Warren in 2011. Some of our previous gatherings were in 2010, 2007, 2005 and 2000.

Atlanta area gatherings have been held in 2014 at the Petty's, in 2013 at Athens Pizza, in 2012 at the Hammonds' and at Nancy Bonds', 2011 at Mary Mac's, 2009 at Nancy Bonds' and at the Rollins', 1981 at the Shelton's.

It was a joy to greet long-time friends at this relaxed gathering.

We gathered in the living room for catch-up conversations.

Brenda, Babs and Betty in the kitchen where Babs and Frank had provided a delicious barbecue lunch.

Lots of conversations and family stories shared.

Betty, Babs, Brenda and Mary in the kitchen. The whole area was abuzz with happy conversations.

Thanks again to Babs and Frank for this great opportunity for fellowship with these folks we have loved for over 50 years. Our paths have diverged in many ways and our families expanded to grandchildren and some great-grandchildren, but feeling of "just and intimate community" remains strong. It is amazing how quickly we reconnect and share and celebrate with each other.

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." John 13:34-35

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