Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa
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Friday was the start of the reunion activities. 25 classmates and spouses from the Class of '63 gathered at the home of Forrest and Jacque Behrens for a day of dining and lots of conversation and stories of the days of old and present. The next day the group met at 11:30 at Champy's restaurant for fried chicken and fried catfish. After lunch some of us went touring ...
Back in 1961-62 Jayne and Jens met at Zion-Benton Township High School in Zion, IL, USA. Jens was a foreign exchange student from Denmark. We had several classes together and became friends. Jayne visited Jens and his parents in 1965 in Copenhagen, but we then lost contact for the next 48 years. Jens travelled extensively in the US in the summer of 2013, and we met briefly in June. ...
... side, Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals, plus Florence which sits just across the Tennessee river. Together they've been responsible for some serious talent and of course, the famous Muscle Shoals sound that helped shape Soul, RnB about Rock & Roll.
I Visited FAME studios which was a huge thrill. Some of the biggest stars Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Etta James, Clarence Carter and others ...
... be holding as we speak, which is a good thing. But, it may prove to be a chore to pull it up tomorrow morning.
Initially the day was dark and damp but the clouds blew over and the sunshine came out. That made it very pleasant to sit in the bridge. It heats up quite nicely when the sun is out. Bart made a big batch of ginger and banana pancakes so we ate breakfast on the bridge. I know what he will be snacking on for the next few days.
In spite of the wind and ...
... call ahead to get the railroad bridge tender to raise the rail road bridge. We became nervous when we were unable to raise the bridge tender until we were almost upon the bridge. Finally, we were able to raise him. The tender apologized, admitting he was in the "can", giving up more information than we needed over channel 16. He immediately raised but the bridge so we could pass through.
We are presently anchored in a small cove near Joe ...