Class of 1967 Reunion
This year’s homecoming theme was Revitalize, and the Class of ‘67 had a wonderful time doing exactly that: remembering good times, reviving friendships, seeing roommates, enjoying rich conversation, telling retirement stories—reminiscing and reconnecting on all sorts of levels.
Friday night featured an informal gathering at Kathe and Phil Bolinder’s house in Woodbury. The evening flew by as we spent time catching up with classmates and sharing stories about both the goodness of life as well as the bumps in the road.
Saturday morning took us on a tour of the Bethel campus. Wow, even if you were here five years ago, the growth is amazing. It’s quite a change from our one block on Snelling Avenue (which some of us revisited during the old campus tour on Friday morning)! The most recent additions to the “new” campus are impressive, especially the new dining area.
Saturday’s football game became a “miracle on the turf” with the Royals snatching a victory away from the Concordia Cobbers with no time left on the clock.
The Homecoming Dinner filled the gym with many class reunions. It was fun to see many friends from other classes. The alumnus of the year, Paul Healy ‘77, talked stirringly about the orphanage and school he and his wife have built in Cebu, Philippines. (Being a Healy, he was funny too.)
Following the dinner, Daryl Sanborn emceed our class party, where Judy (Van Wambeke) Moseman and her husband, Steve, were our special guests. After reminiscing around the tables, the entire group reeled off the stories of being “campused” for leaving rooms to brush teeth (girls only – no rules for the boys ... but that’s another story), “traying” in Como Park, investing in Goodman’s cookie ... well, you can imagine all the stories. Daryl Runion led the group in some meaningful sharing to end the evening. We were reluctant to leave, but are already looking forward to our next reunion.
We were Revitalized indeed, and left with deep thankfulness for our Bethel experience.