I contacted Pearl Mori who graciously allowed me to attend the reunion as her guest, and she even offered to pay for my dinner. Harold Oshiro maintains a blog which helps all the classmates keep in touch with each other.
This is Paul Texeira and his wife Miki. I found out that Miki is my father-in-law's first cousin! Paul is the artist of this painting. I just loooved watching the people greeting each other. Seda Pratz on the right is a fashion designer in Sherman Oaks, California. As soon as I approached this table, the lady on the right said, "Hey, were you at Reid and Jaci's wedding?" She's Reid's aunty! Twin sisters! This was the jocks' table. That's what they told me anyway.
Robert and Brenda always loved each other, but circumstances prevented them from ever becoming a couple. After high school they both went their separate ways. They finally reunited earlier this year after 50 years, and are looking forward finally to a future together. There was a professional photographer at the reunion and these two were his helpers. They had a neat setup where the photographer would download his photos on the fly, and by the end of the evening a CD with photos and a printed group photo would be available for purchase. Awesome yeah! Here are the former cheerleaders. Robert said that he became a cheerleader only so that he could spent time with Brenda. There was a grab bag exchange that was so complicated and confusing that . . . some people ended up empty handed! It was hilarious. The photographer and his assistants did an awesome job gathering the people for their group photo. Trust me, I know what a b*tch that can be.Betty, I got more people-smiling-for-camera shots. I'll try and get them up tomorrow or the next day.