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From 45th Reunion

Memories of LRCHS
Mary Ellen Routh Bowman

 I have less memories of school the older I get.  My LRCHS memories, now, are of the reunions and working on our reunions.  It has been so much fun working with the committee as we strive to plan fun activities. We want to contact everyone we possibly can find. We really do care that everyone is reached, we really do want everyone to come!   
     Gene and I have no special hobbies because our grandchildren keep us busy with their activities. They are our joy to say the least, as yours are to you.  We have one daughter, Sheryl. She and her husband Brian, have two children.  Seth is 12 and  Samantha is 8.  They love to do and be in everything from traveling baseball for Seth, to competitive dance for Samantha.  Both keep us on the road many weekends throughout the year.  But, I’m not telling you anything you don’t know about grandchildren…. We are all alike in that department.
     Another joy is singing with my (southern gospel/contemporary Christian) quartet. Our daughter and two other ladies from my church at Park Hill Baptist make up our group called “One Accord”.  We love to sing for all sorts of church and some non-church functions.  We travel to all corners of the state and even outside Arkansas at times. We have the privilege this year of singing the national anthem at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. One Accord has sung together for 81/2 years and has made two cd’s.  I thank them all the time for allowing me to sing with them.  Gene is our “driver, carry-the-equipment and sell the cd’s” guy.  We also have a sound technician. We tell him all the time how blessed we are to have him. 
     If you haven’t made plans for this years’ reunion, I encourage you to come.  Call some of your old classmates and get them to come as well. Reuniting after all is what the reunion is all about. Plus, you get to see people you haven’t seen in 45-50 years!!! It is a true blessing to see old friends and acquaintances.  I look forward to seeing you there.

 God Bless, Mary Ellen