I took my first trip of the summer to attend my 40th high school reunion. We had a pretty good turn out: almost 1/3 of the Immaculate Conception Academy class of 1974. ICA is a girls' Catholic school in San Francisco, and it's one of 3 that survives of the 9 girls' Catholic high schools that were available in the city when I was a teen. That's me, third from the left in the back row.
It was a fun event, some people I recognized right off, and others I recognized after looking into their faces for a moment. People's personalities were remarkably consistent. There's an 18 year old inside us looking out, not matter how old we get. I was impressed by the number of people who still have teens at home, as well as by the folks who are already grandmothers.
On the same trip I visited my parents, who live in a town (Lodi, California) with great thrift stores. I got the linens in these photos for less than $2. The handkerchief on the top left is actually a set of 3 identical hankies.
I also got this embroidered luncheon cloth, and a monogrammed tea towel, and a doily embroidered with crewel yarn (not shown).
On the last leg of my trip I got to visit my daughter Allie, now living in the Bay Area, 6 hours from home. She's becoming a big city woman. It was a sweet journey all the way around.