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Having fun with old friends

Posted on October 7, 2014 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Jamie Rieger

Sometimes, you just have to put aside the daily routine stuff and get out and enjoy life a little bit. An recently, that is exactly what I did.

When it was announced that a 25-year reunion for us former Domglas workers was being planned, I made sure that I did not book any assignments for that weekemd. I wanted to be there to visit with my old friends and judging by the fantastic turnout, a lot of other people were thinking the same thing.

It was so much fun to reminisce, swap stories, and just share some good laughs. (My laugh muscles were hurting for two days after, so that’s a pretty good indication that I don’t do enough of it!)

Sitting there in the Redcliff Hylton chitchatting, it was like no time had passed at all since we last saw one another. We all just picked up right where we left off.

We packed the place right from 2:00 p.m. until closing. Some people just dropped by for a short visit, but most stayed the entire time.

The meal was delicious, even though mine went cold on me because I was spending too much time talking instead of eating. Not the first time that has happened to me.

There was live music for dancing and even the lead singer’s father worked at the glass factory for more than 30 years.

A fun time was had be all, that is for sure, and judging by the number of vehicles still parked on the street the next morning, people had the common sense to let their cars spend the night at the Hylton.

I can’t even remember the last time I had so much fun, quite possibly it was about 25 years ago. Sure, I was feeling tired the next day, but it was all well worth it.

Now, let’s not let another 25 years pass before we see one another again. We definitely need to be doing this more often.

Thanks a bunch, old friends! I had a blast!

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