Tuesday, June 17, 2008
30 yr High School Reunion
I went to my reunion this weekend. I have a couple of friends from high school that I could not talk into going because they said there was not really anyone they wanted to see. I was looking forward to it, not because there was anyone in particular I wanted to see but because I wanted to reconnect with my past. My high school days were pretty ordinary. I was not part of the "in" crowd. I was a speech and drama dork and on the honor roll. However, I made friends pretty easily and felt comfortable with just about anyone I had the occasion to talk to. There were lots of people I went to school with from elementary all the way to graduation. In fact, there were a handful of us who started first grade together. Seeing everyone again on an mature adult level was pure joy. I was thrilled that most everyone who walked up to me knew who I was right away. I got many comments about how I looked exactly the same. Don't know how truthful that really was but it did get repeated often. I have to admit that I had to look at quite a few name tags, myself. 90% of the time, though, after I realized who it was and got a good look at their face, I could see them again just like they used to be 30 years ago. Of course, once they started talking, it was really cool how fun it was. There were a few women who were now blonde instead of having the dark hair I remembered and only a handful who had gained a bit of weight. The vast majority of the women, in my opinion, looked absolutely amazing. The men, however, looked old. That surprised me. It really did. I expected gray hair. After all, we are all pushing 50 but I did not expect them to look like the grandfathers most of them are. All in all, though. I had so much fun. After many had a few drinks in them, they hit the dance floor to what most of you now call classic rock but what were the songs I grew up with. I just watched and laughed. Oh, to be young again and dance like that. With my back, I just can't anymore. I'm glad I went. Didn't get many pictures cause they kept the lights low. I got this picture of the banner and here is one of Curtis and me before we left.