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July 20, 2008
Twenty Years and Great Grandparents

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I graduated from high school twenty years ago, and my grandparents had never met Ben. I returned to West Des Moines, IA for my 20-yr reunion, and it was awesome. I got to see tons of old friends, and we stayed with a friend of a friend in their pool house, which was incredible. It became the place to meet, hang out, and stay up until 4am....

It's amazing that it's been twenty years. I remember attending my parents' 20-yr. I wonder if my kids will remember mine? They swam all day long with my friends' kids, some of whom they already know from previous gatherings, which is great. It's quite a blessing to have so many good friends from my youth, and I really miss the supremely friendly Iowans. Good times.

My remaining grandparents currently live in or around Ainsworth, NE (that's Nebraska for you East coasters).


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Ainsworth is about 6.5 hours from West Des Moines and 5 hours from Omaha. In other words, there's no easy way to get there. As a result, we haven't been anywhere they've been in about six years. My dad and Bernadine brought my Aunt Gae and my Uncle Vance joined us as well. It was really nice to get the family together, and north central Nebraska is definitely a different world than I've been in for a while. I spent a couple summers there without the parents when I was younger, and it completed my thoroughly nostalgic trip perfectly.

Oh yeah. We got a new dog. English Cream Retriever. Golden's bred to remain white. The boys named him Chewbacca.

If you're still reading this far, I'd appreciate your feedback. I'm thinking of discontinuing this site in favor of using Facebook. I can't believe it either, but it's much easier to update. More difficult to preach witticisms from my soapbox, but I am pretty lazy.... Let me know what you think.

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