Maryville High School Class of ’58 comes home

It was an interesting invitation. Would Blount Today like to follow the Class of 1958 from Maryville High School through their reunion weekend?

The invitee acknowledged that it was probably too much to ask. But, the idea was intriguing, so we decided, “Why not?”

The weekend was busy as the Rebels renewed old acquaintances, ate good food, danced to music from “their” time and beyond and just enjoyed catching up.

Friday night’s gathering was a barbecue dinner at the home of John and Class of 1958 graduate Peggy Lambert. The weather cooperated beautifully as classmates enjoyed being both indoors and outside while they dined on a barbecue dinner and all the fixings. Posters of pictures and memorabilia were set up around the house and patio for all to enjoy. Jerry Pierce and the Nightlife was set up on the patio and dancing under-the-stars was the evening’s nightcap.

On Saturday, a brunch at Miss Olivia’s Table started the day. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, who was Mr. MHS back when they graduated in 1958, came to the brunch, but couldn’t stay for Saturday night’s festivities. Seems the senator’s daughter, Katherine, had her own plans for her dad as her wedding was planned for Saturday night.

Sullivans was decked out in red and black Saturday evening as the classmates arrived for dinner. A display that featured a cheerleader uniform, band sweater and other souvenirs with a big “58” gave no doubt the classmates were in the right room.

Table-hopping was the order of the night as friends visited, exchanged stories and memories and brought back, for just a little while, all the good feelings and friendships of their years at Maryville High School.

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