Working with the All School Reunion committee last week brought back memories from days long ago.
We were working on the HHS alumni version of the Oracle, which should go in the mail later this week. We were talking about the Adobe House Museum when it used to sit out in the country southwest of town.
I remembered riding my bike out there and hanging around in the old house. It was just off the half-mile line road that cuts between one of the sections. This is where the early Mennonite settlers landed and lived way back then.
This half-mile road is also where many young couples used to “park” as it was called. I wonder if this is still practiced by the younger generations.
You may be wondering how I know about these things. We guys used to go and check it out from time to time, and that practice was called “bushwhacking.”
Other episodes of bushwhacking took place in the fields south of the Tabor College campus before the ball fields and dormitories were built.
One Sunday night, when a group of youth from our church were coming back from an event in the afternoon, we decided to take a look and see who was out in the field that night.
We were having a good time when all of a sudden four cars came right at us and boxed us in. Not knowing what might happen we rolled up the windows and locked the doors.
Next thing we heard was the air rushing out of all four tires. They had removed the valve stems from each wheel. Good thing it wasn’t a long walk back home. I won’t mention the driver of our car, but it belonged to his dad so they apparently worked it out the next day.
I didn’t mention the date and time of this year’s All School Reunion. It will be 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Hillsboro MB Church fellowship hall.
Make plans now to attend.
I accompanied Nancy to Kansas City last week for a buying trip to the KC apparel market at Harrah’s Casino.
We stayed with our good friends, Dave and Candice Ranney, in Lawrence the night before, which is always a fun time. And it gets us a head start on the trip into the city.
We thought we would pick up a quick breakfast sandwich at a Wendy’s or something like it.
We drove into one located on 6th Street and were surprised to find there was no breakfast menu. We sat and waited but no one asked for our order. There was even a car ahead of us in the drive-through lane.
Then we noticed there was no driver in the car ahead and decided to go inside. The door sign said open at 10 a.m.
I’ll bet we looked rather stupid, if anyone was watching.
Our timing for running the story of the 1979 HHS?girls basketball state team last week was perfect. Carla Calam (then), who played on that team, was in town and happened to see the article.
On another basketball note, Lawrence Brenneman, HHS ’81 graduate, is an assistant coach at Western Kentucky University, which happens to be KU’s first opponent in the big dance. For his story go to: http://www.wkusports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=204789386& DB_OEM_ID=540
Since not many in Hillsboro read the Eagle online and for sure do not receive the printed copy here is another link about Lawrence Brenneman:
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