It Was Fifty Years Ago…

​In 1968, I graduated from Bruce High School in Bruce, Wisconsin. This past weekend my classmates and I celebrated the 50th anniversary of that event. I haven't attended many class reunions but, fifty years is special. I had to go!

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Orange Moose

​Georgia and I left home on Thursday of last week and spent the first night at Black River Falls, Wisconsin. We have driven past the Arrowhead Lodge there many times but never stayed​. Lately it became a Best Western Hotel and we decided to give it a try this trip. The hotel is old, it has been there as long as I can remember, but it is well maintained and we had a great room.

If you are driving on Interstate 94 and see a twelve foot tall orange moose, consider stopping to spend the night. Besides the hotel, there is plenty to do in the Black River Falls Area.

​We continued to Bruce on Friday so we would have time to spend with family before the reunion on Saturday. We spent the afternoon visiting my Mother and took her to dinner at the Wonder Spot Resort on Amacoy Lake.

​Saturday we had a chance to see more family before going back to ​our hotel in Ladysmith to get ready for the reunion.

Class of 1968

​The reunion was not actually held in Bruce but a few miles away​. Bruce High School ​is a consolidated school with students from there and from the town of Exeland attending. This get together was at the Buckhorn Bar in Exeland.

​​The turnout was excellent with over half of the class returning for the reunion. We gathered outside for a group photo before sitting down to dinner.

It was a great evening of catching up with old friends. There were many classmates, who came to this reunion, that I hadn't seen since graduation and it was good to see them again.


​On Sunday, Georgia and I left to return home. We drove as far as Wisconsin Dells where we spent Sunday night and Monday morning at the Ho-Chunk Hotel and Casino. Ho-Chunk is a favorite "playground" for us. We visit a few times a year and always have fun there.

​We got back home on Monday afternoon with another road trip to remember completed.

  • Bob Hartz says:

    Great to see you Tom, hope to see you again

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