BATES - AUSTIN REUNION
By: Alice Heaton Hatfield
It is great to have the Bates - Austin Reunion. There are not many of the old-timers left, but I bet most of them feel as I do.
Bates was a good place to live and raise a family. My husband and I raised five children at Bates. They all went to grade school under Mr. Cardwell, and they all graduated from Prairie City High School.
It was a sad day when we had to move from Bates, and I go back every chance I get. It is so good to see the people at the reunion.