All I said was, "I graduated from Hillsboro High School and we used to beat you guys in basketball all the time." Unfortunately, I said in front of 1,100 people at the Northwood High School All-Class Reunion. My inocent, little remark was greeted by laughter and then some good-natured boo-ing (which, for my money, went on just a little too long). Then I added, "And I used to play center." (That was something of a fib.)
Victor, Nate and I had a great time in Northwood tonight. It was good to see John Hutchinson again (who really did play basketball for HHS). Hutch has coached and taught at Northwood for 73 years, or something like that.
Without question they served the best ham and scalloped potatoes I have ever tasted! Twenty-four roasters-full of it. In the kitchen I learned the Bethany Lutheran Church ladies’ secret–butter and cream! They also served 300 pounds of pasta salad, 2,000 fresh (and I mean fresh) home-made buns and on and on. All 1,100 were served in under 30 minutes. I’ve spoken at and covered a lot of banquets in my time, but I’ve never seen anything like it.
Congratulations to Chad Peterson and his crew who have been planning the event for a year and a half. WDAZ is happy to have played a tiny, little role in Northwood High School’s great, big reunion.
Northwood has been through a lot in the past couple of years. The new school there is flat out beautiful. Northwood deserves nothing less.