Save the Date for the 55th!

Hello classmates!

It was encouraging to have received all the positive responses from my email suggesting a Grand Reunion for next summer’s 55-year anniversary of our graduation. Thank you to all those who were able to reply so quickly! So…

Save the Date—I have now reserved the Griggs Boathouse on the Scioto River (just south of the Fishinger Road bridge) for July 9, 2022, from 5:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. It’s a great combination indoor/outdoor facility.

If you have not already, please check your calendar and email me (if possible in the next couple days) Tracie McGarity with your ability to attend and include an estimated number in your party. As mentioned earlier, our thoughts are to keep it on the casual side and to include as many of our classmates (and family) as possible. Any ideas are welcome… Thank you!

—Tracie

55th Anniversary Reunion

Hello classmates!

Next summer marks the 55th anniversary of our graduation. We are planning a grand reunion although we are planning to keep it on the casual side.

Tentative date could be Saturday, July 9, 2022, yet appropriate venues are quickly filling up. This post is just an inquiry to determine how many might attend so that we can reserve the optimal venue.

Please email (if possible in the next couple days) to Tracie McGarity with your interest in attending and the estimated number in your party. Thank you!

Monthly Gathering

Anyone present at our August late afternoon gathering will report what a great and fun time we all had. Growing each month, this seemed to be our highest turnout yet! Some faces that we haven’t seen in a while were able to make it. It was fun to spend a little time catching up with everyone.

Due to the COVID variant that seems to be determined to cause havoc, we’re not scheduling an event for September. Hopefully October will bring better days and the resumption of our time together!

On a happier note, for our 55th Anniversary Class Reunion, the weekend of July 9, 2022, is the date preferred by those in attendance at our last get-together. Any and all comments welcome!

August Gathering

Mark the date: Friday late afternoon August 27. Yogi’s Bar & Grill, 1126 W Henderson, 43220 (corner of Kenny & W. Henderson Roads). 

We start gathering between 3:30 and 4:00; people are wandering out by around 6:00— it’s informal, stay as long as you like. Food and drinks are available from the menu, optional, your call. The point is to see the guys and gals with whom we spent our high school years… share what’s been happening, what’s important. Time to renew acquaintances and relive (or not!) memorable teenage experiences. What’s going on now? Remember those who have passed before us into eternal life.

If you’re in contact with other alums, check to see whether they received this notice— if not, make sure they forward their email address for us to include. Also, if a classmate passes away, let us know and we’ll get the word out on our website. Everyone is cherished.

Rumblings are starting about how to celebrate our 55th (!) anniversary next summer— share your thoughts, join in the conversation. All ideas are welcome!

The turnout at our gatherings seems to grow larger each time, and we hope to see you on the 27th!

Mid-Summer Gathering

Our monthly get-together is scheduled for Friday, July 30, arrive 3:30–4:00 pm (or whenever you show up!) at Yogi’s Bar & Grill, 1126 W Henderson, 43220 (corner of Kenny & W. Henderson Roads). We had a decent showing in June and are anticipating even more this month… please spread the word. It’s a great time to reconnect with everyone after the “year that wasn’t” in 2020!

It will be wonderful to see any and all who are able to make it!

Celebrating 54

Our reckoning is that TODAY June 10 is the anniversary of our graduation. Is that correct? Fifty-four years later, we’re coming through a (hopefully) once-in-a-century pandemic. Let’s celebrate!

Wednesday June 23 at 1:00pm

Our Chief Gatherer has arranged a new location for us to meet for the first time post-pandemic: Yogi’s Bar & Grill, 1126 W. Henderson Road, Columbus 43220 (corner of Kenny & Henderson) 614-914-8117. For those who haven’t been to our lunchtime get-togethers, we keep it informal; stand or sit as you please, table or bar, move around or stay put, whatever moves you. Eating is optional, beverages are optional, good times are not! It’s been almost a year-and-a-half, so come out and say hello to our classmates and catch up with what’s been happening.

If you have questions or need more information, email us. See you on the 23d!

February Meet-Up

New Year, holidays are over, Super Bowl will be forgotten, time for more fun with Watterson ’67 classmates.

Those of us who haven’t fled the winter weather will be meeting for lunch at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday February 19, 2020, at Miller’s Ale House (1201 Olentangy River Road, 43212).

For those who haven’t been to our lunchtime get-togethers, we keep it informal; stand or sit as you please, table or bar, move around or stay put, whatever moves you. Eating is optional, beverages are optional, good times are not! Middle of the week, middle of the day, centrally located, fun for all. We hope you can make it! 

Any questions, email us from our website »

November Lunch

Hi All! We’re doing lunch in November a little different. Since some of you who no longer are in Columbus may be in town for Thanksgiving, we decided to have our gathering on Tuesday, November 26th in hopes that anyone who normally can’t make it will be able to do so this month!  Unless you hear otherwise, we’ll be at Miller’s Ale House, 1201 Olentangy River Road around 12:30.  Also, the December lunch will be on Wednesday the 11th. Again, same time & place unless another location is found. 

Last month, Larry Guglielmi brought a photo album with some old memories to share! Lots of laughs as we recalled days gone by – along with stories to the best of our abilities! So if any of you still have pictures around, please bring them along!

As usual, any questions please feel free to email me. And please pass this on to anyone not in the email. There are so many missing but we do the best we can with what we’ve got! 

—Kathy Picl Rosati

October Luncheon

It’s time to catch up with what’s been happening with the Bishop Watterson ’67 alums!

We’re all meeting Wednesday, October 9, at 12:30 PM at the Miller’s Ale House located at 1201 Olentangy River Rd (Columbus 43212, just north of Third Avenue). It’s an informal mixer: stand or sit, bar or table, plenty of moving around. Food and/or beverage is your choice. 

No RSVP is needed, yet if you do have any questions, you can contact Kathy Picl Rosati at rosati.k (at) gmail (dot) com.

We plan to hold these monthly on the second Wednesday, yet locations and times will vary, so stay tuned each month. As usual, should you know of a classmate who is not getting this email, please let us know or have them contact us with his/her email address. And for those of you who live OOO (out-of-Ohio), plan a return visit to be able to meet up with us on a second Wednesday. It’s a lot of fun!

Class Luncheon

Why wait for the next reunion? Let’s go informal and get together for lunch! That’s the idea that Tom McGarity came up with and the first was held in June; our third was held earlier this month with a couple dozen in attendance, so it seems to be catching on.

Monthly Luncheon Scheduled

We’re meeting Wednesday, September 11, at 12:30 PM at the Miller’s Ale House located at 1201 Olentangy River Rd (Columbus 43212, just north of Third Avenue). It’s an informal mixer: stand or sit, bar or table, plenty of moving around. Food and/or beverage is your choice. 

Kathy Picl Rosati has been coordinating the last couple luncheons. No RSVP is needed, yet if you do have any questions, you can contact her at rosati.k (at) gmail (dot) com.

We plan to hold these monthly on the second Wednesday, yet locations may vary, so stay tuned each month. If you know of a classmate who is not getting this email, please let us know or have them contact us with his/her email address. And for those of you who live OOO (out-of-Ohio), plan a return visit to be able to meet up us on a second Wednesday. It’s a lot of fun!