Warsaw is my home town. I was born and raised here. There have been many changes and the town has grown quite a bit. Quite a few of my high school classmates are still in the area and on Friday night a group of 16 of us, along with our significant others, got together for dinner. We met at the Barbee Hotel and Restaurant in Warsaw in a private banquet room. The official 50-year class reunion is next year, but this group meets once a month for Sunday breakfast, and for dinner a few times a year. I have to admit I didn't recognize anyone at first. It was great fun going through introductions and putting the current faces with the faces I remember from 49 years ago. I had a great time and so did Jim.
Jim and I had grilled pork chops, and they were huge!
Yesterday we took a drive around the area to see how it's changed over the years. Warsaw is called "The Orthopedic Capital of the World" and is home to the first orthopedic device manufacturer, the DePuy Manufacturing Company started in 1895 by Revra DePuy. There are now several other medical device companies located in town, along with many other stores and businesses that I didn't recognize. It's a friendly town with several beautiful lakes and parks, making it a great place to raise a family. But it's very cold in the winter and gets a lot of lake effect snow from Michigan. I don't miss that part a bit. ;)
Today we went to see the movie "The Minions."
We both love those little characters. One of them (Bob) even watches over the inside of our home while we're traveling.
The movie was very funny. Their dialog was basically gibberish, but just understandable enough to know what's going on, and adorable to listen to. We don't usually see a movie on the first weekend it's out. The theater was packed with families, and I think we were the oldest ones there. We highly recommend it if you're in the mood for some laughter.
See you in a few days.