Jim Grathwohl shared his weekend experience as a member of the Mattituck High School’s Class of 1955, which celebrated its 55th reunion in the old home town July 10-11. Ten of the original 32 graduates — including four “locals” and others now living in Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland –¬ returned with their spouses to reminisce and see old haunts.

Assistant high school principal David Smith led an informative and enjoyable tour of the school complex, which brought back many fond memories of those “good old golden rule” days. Some later visited the Mattituck-Laurel and Cutchogue-New Suffolk historical societies’ museums while others visited wineries or shopped for local souvenirs. During a Saturday dinner at the Bayview Inn in South Jamesport, much laughter was shared over stories of teachers, classes, sports events and other activities that now are mostly forgotten.

Marilyn (Hamilton) and Walter Gatz hosted a delicious Sunday brunch at their beautiful, spacious home in Mattituck. After more stories and “Do you remember?” revelations, the group agreed to reconvene for a 60th reunion in 2015.

God bless Cassandra Leigh Whalen, who was welcomed July 10 by her parents, Sean and Karen Whalen, and her big brother, 4-year-old Nicholas. Cassandra weighed in at a healthy 9 pounds, 8 ounces and made grandparents Ray and Chris Zaneski and John and Audrey Whalen smile upon her arrival. Congratulations!

More baby news this week that made Charlie and Janet Anderson jump for joy! Scott Carlos/Charles Anderson surprised everyone with an early arrival on June 2, weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces. He was welcomed with hugs and kisses by his parents, Scott Anderson and Jacky Rosa, and big sister, Emma. Four days later, on June 6, Jacob Brian Anderson was born to Brian and Danielle Anderson of Southold.

Pop Anderson is looking forward to watching¬ the Yankees win another World Series and the Jets win a¬ Super Bowl with one grandson on each knee. May God shine his blessings upon both of the Anderson babies!

‘See things through a child’s eye and never lose your sense of wonder.” “Don’t give advice, offer suggestions.” “Love is a decision; decide to love one another every morning.” “Life is not a dress rehearsal.” These are just four of 50 “Jack and Eileenisms” offered recently to friends and family by Jack and Eileen Peters of Laurel as they toasted 50 years of wedded bliss. Sharing these “secrets” of a successful marriage made this milestone special for everyone involved. Best wishes for many more years to come!

Happy birthday wishes go this week to Maureen Deegan, Katie Bladykas and Ann Bialeski, who cut their cakes today, July 22; Sherry Steele on the 23rd; and Dick Harned on the 28th.

Dylan Wilsberg is a happy camper for two reason reasons. He’s had given the opportunity to attend Brian Hansen’s All League Baseball Camp and was chosen to join Brian’s travel baseball team, the All League Hitmen. Congratulations!