By Jeremy D. Wells
Carter County Times
The Carter High School class of 1964 just held a meeting on the anniversary of their graduation last year, Ron Richardson explained, but they enjoyed each other’s company so much they didn’t want to wait another year before getting together again. So, they met up at the Trail Town Bar & Grill last week to share a meal and catch up again.
“At our age, in three months, anything could happen,” Richardson said.
“Sharon (Caudill) kind of prompted it,” he continued.
Caudill and Richardson, along with Van P’simer, Roger Lewis, Forest Butler, Lodena Maggard, Paulette Smith, and Laurel Jordan were the eight members of the class – along with their spouses – to show up for the event.
There were only 33 people in their graduating class, Richardson said, noting how tight knit the high school community was. Of those 27 are still living, with most of those who showed up still living in the area.
Caudill, he said, was probably the person who traveled furthest to join the party, coming from Ashland.
He said it was a blessing to be able to reconnect with these old friends, and said they wanted to extend their appreciation to the staff at Trail Town Bar & Grill for working with them, providing a comfortable space, friendly service, and a delicious meal, and making them feel at home.
“They were all very friendly,” Richardson said.
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