The 1956 Wilson Log featured a nautical theme. The editors must have been prescient. Some members of that landlocked 1956 class launched out from the Midwest to the East, West, North and South to drop anchor near the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico. Others remained in the Upper-Midwest and took pleasure in their cabins by the lake. Fishing, diving, snorkeling, rowing, they've done it all. As of this printing, no one has walked on water!
In mid-July, forty years later, the Wilson class of 1956 ferried back to St. Paul to trade fish stories and renew friendships with all the landlubbers and captains from that era. Many on board the Reunion Ship fished in hopes of reeling in leviathan-sized compliments for past achievement, but landed minnows instead. Fortunately no one was feeling mutinous and many toasts were made to the uncharted waters ahead.
For those of you who missed this sailing, there'll be another in ten years. Book your tickets early!
by Anita (Shisler) Johnson