When Wendy Reategui and Jim Forrester attended Roosevelt Junior High School in Glendale more than 20 years ago, they were voted "most likely to end up on a desert island together" in the school's yearbook.
When the couple got married years later in a 1999 ceremony in Pasadena, many of the hundreds in attendance were former classmates from Roosevelt Junior High, Glendale High School and other Glendale schools.
On Sunday, the couple gathered with several dozen of those childhood friends and their children for a barbecue and friendly softball game in honor of Father's Day.
"I've been in Glendale my whole life," said Oliver James, whose friends call him "Ollie."
The couple and their friends were some of many area residents who frequented Verdugo Park for the holiday. Groups large and small were scattered throughout the park Sunday afternoon, with many dining on large spreads of food and throwing around footballs.