Edward Torchy Smith....My goal in creating this website was to help connect members of our class. The technology of today has created possibilities that we could have never have envisioned in our youth. I am aware that some are reluctant to look back and are not interested in taking that trip down memory lane. As adults those who do take a step back in time tend to find a different experience from what they initially encountered in their Shaker School years. It has become much more mellow and kinder from those days of walking down those poorly lit crowded halls with a pecking order in place. As someone who has worked on the 20th, 30th, 40th, and now the 50th reunion, I see the progression of change. We still have a commonality with those Shaker roots that we can not shake off no matter how much we try. Many of us embrace those roots with all the flaws. Time does change people and connecting again at our age can give you a new perspective thus making it worth the effort.
This is the the time to think seriously about making plans to attend our reunion. Reaching out and making contact with a few classmates from your past may shed a whole new light on your decision. Feel free to do that through our website. As you can see many have made very good use of our site and have already reconnected. Let's face it the 50th Reunion may be the most important one to attend.
For those who want to get a jump on things I am including a link to make reservations at the Embassy Suites in Beachwood Ohio for July 17th and the 18th. Other hotels are available in that same area with other rates according to your budget. The Embassy Suites has a few perks that the others do not. Their website shows what is included with your accommodations. Plus we are having the first night, Friday, July 17, get together at The Embassy Suites.
You can call them direct at 216-765-8066 and mention “Shaker Class Of 65” to get the discounted rate or book on line at:
Click here for hotel discounted rate and to book online...
If ever you have any questions you can email me at ShakerClassOf65@aol.com
I am also available to talk to you personally after you email me first with a time to get back.
Edward “Torchy” Smith