Monday, October 15, 2018

Carla Kerr Attends Las Vegas High School (Nevada) 62nd Reunion, Class of 1956

September 29-October 1, 2018

Carla Kerr flew to Las Vegas, Nevada to attend her 62nd Las Vegas High School (LVHS) Reunion on September 29, 2018. The class members are just about all octogenarians now so out of a class of over 400, they've dwindled quite a bit. The reunion has, for several years, combined with class reunions from 1939 on.

She also visited with her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Nona Henry, who now reside in Las Vegas. Larry was Carla's escort to the Reunion.

Special recognition was given to the classes of 1956 through 1959 and each received a large VIP ribbon. The class of 1948 celebrated their 40th Reunion. This all took place at The Orleans Hotel and Casino at 4500 W. Tropicana  in the Mardi Gras Ballroom. Prior to the buffet dinner there was a cocktail hour with a no host bar. The food was delicious and the ambiance was lovely.

The Class of 1956 took the attendance trophy. Entertainment was by the current Las Vegas High School students consisting of the LVHS Band, LVHS Cheerleaders and a group of outstanding singers and dancers.

Carla Crittenden Kerr with her best girlfriend Mary Kincaid-Chauncey
L to R: Mary, John Holland (Mary's ex and Carla's first boyfriend) and Carla
Same as above-just different shot
Carla with Saundra Meek Taylor, Class of  '58
The Flag Twirlers coming in with the Band
LVHS Cheer Leaders
LVHS Flag Twirlers
The LVHS Singers and Dancers were outstanding
LVHS  Band was marvelous!
Some of the dancers in action
Carla with the Attendance Trophy
Carla with her fabulous escort and son, Larry Henry
On Sunday Larry took me on a touring ride of the area. Then he brought me back to the hotel and he and Nona returned that evening. We went downstairs to a lovely restaurant to enjoy a delicious prime rib dinner. Indeed, there was so much on the plates that they went home with some wonderful left overs!

Larry picked me up at the hotel on Monday and took me to the airport. I told him I felt terrible about forgetting to get a picture of him with Nona. I guess when one is 80, one can be forgiven for being forgetful!

The Reunion was a grand success and my son said he truly enjoyed being a part of it. It is always great to make those re-connections with childhood friends and I'm grateful that I am still around to do so.

Thanks to Larry Henry for being my photographer. I believe Mary took the shot of Larry and me.

This is all I have to say for now.

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