Wednesday, April 6, 2016

High Rider Reunion

So when I pledged High Riders my freshman year at Texas Tech the group was 10 years old. This year they celebrated 40 years. How can that be right?  30 years since I was a freshman??

Wade and Mike had not been to Texas and I really wanted them to meet the Arterburns so we decided to all make the trip. Once my roommates all saw I was willing to come from NC they decided to make the trip too. Isn't it great when you are with old friends and you don't miss a beat?  God blessed me no doubt with life long friends who did and continue to enrich my life. 

Mr and Mrs Arterburn were surrogate parents to so many of us over the years. They met at Tech (Mr Art was a quarterback and Mrs Art a cheerleader I think) They both taught/worked at Tech so I made a long overdue gift of a quilt. They are now both in their 80's but still just as warm and welcoming as ever.  I am glad I got the chance to tell them again how much influence they had on me and that I loved them!

 Lubbock had changed a lot, this new bed and breakfast was just a block from where we lived...complete with a caboose in the back yard (Wade had fun staying in the train)

But the view of the engineering key from the bell tower still looked the same 

Katy Leanne is finishing up her freshman year at Tech but has decided to be a mountaineer next year. We got that school covered here too! Wade now can say Go Apps AND Get your guns up!

College for me was so much more than a granted that was the first goal and thankful for my parents financing....but it was the lessons I learned from High Riders that gave me the better planning/managing skills for both career and life. And I can't imagine having been there without Carissa, Cara, Tami and Amy. LoveY'all!!  (Oh and my real sister Kim for the last year 😍)

1 comment:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

What a loving tribute to your friends, of all ages, and what terrific memories made... even four decades later! I know the quilt will be cherished!