Recently a group of old Armadillos, mainly Class of 1953, were hosted at the Pat Ribb home for an informal mini-reunion. Several locals attended and some came from Illinois, Austin, the Lakes Area and Arlington. It was a casual affair and old friends laughed, remembered and enjoyed longtime friendships. The meal was delightful—nothing fancy—cold cuts, salads and some amazing desserts. Very special was the breads, several kinds, baked by Tony Kirk, who has become a master baker.
Those in attendance were: Janice Taff, Eddie and Rae Edwards, Pat Ribb, Tony Kirk, George and Nell McHorse, Henry and Trish Warren, Jack and Vondean Wilder, Rufus Cobern, Josephine Mahan, Bill and JoAnne Hardy, Anita Miles, Julia Wilson all from San Saba. J.B. and Joycelyn McDaniel of Arlington, Lawrence and Bonnie Tilton, and Scotty and Juanette Oliver from Austin, Robert and Judy Daniel from Lake LBJ, Chuck and Katie Bearden from Quincy, Illinois, and Shirley Roe Johnson from Wimberley or thereabouts.
In old England it was a sign of the well educated to be able to identify and properly name a group of animals and fowls. For example: a group of geese were called a gaggle, a bunch of cats a clowder, peacocks were an ostentation. In order to appear proper and well written, I have coined the name for this group of longtime San Saba friends—it is a Dilly of Dillos, and believe me, they are all Dillies. What a delightful group, reconnected by the Internet, and acting as we are still eighteen years old as we were once in San Saba High.
All who were there appreciated the gracious hospitality of our hostess Pat who kindly opened her house to us. Fortunately, her insurance will cover any damage we did.