"Here roamed of old the red man. Here stood his skin teepee.....
Tis Istrouma cried the trees"
A costumed statue of Nawaganti still stands in the lobby of the school. Students at Istrouma are affectionately known as Indians even after graduation. Once an Istrouma Indian, always an Istrouma Indian! Click here for the Legend in its entirety
Most of the time, we just call a Pow Wow at a restaurant and converge for a meal. We even have "official photographers"....our very own Pam and Cristi. The banter on Facebook is daily and we have reformed relationships and friendships that are even stronger after all the time that passed between our connections. We laugh, cry, discuss the weather and pray for each other. For many the daily encounters in word are essential to a "complete day."
Hopefully this account of the legacy of my high school, Istrouma, has been informative and entertaining to my readers. I haven't mentioned all the names of all the people I should have, but tried to mention a few to give an idea of our involvement. If you were in attendance, please comment on this post to add your own special memories for this record of our gathering.
In most of my posts I conclude with a recipe and I don't want to disappoint. We have one special alum, aka Rooster, who loves "all things bacon." As a tribute to him, Donna made Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies for the dessert table. Click the link for the entire recipe and a great picture of the delicacy we got to taste. Try them! You will like them.
"Nawaganti lends his spirit that is loyal, brave and true."