Monday, October 24, 2011

Yep, it's definately been 30 years

So, my oldest friend in the world and I went to our 30 year high school reunion last weekend. Both of us have lived away from the town for 20+ years but we still wanted to go back. I actually moved away after the end of my freshman year but I still wanted to attend. I was more excited about attending a school reunion I didn't graduate from than the school reunion I did graduate from!

I was a little nervous because I wasn't sure if I'd know anyone attending besides my bestie. I spent the first evening asking people - "Do you know me?" I was pleasantly surprised to find that quite a few people did know me. Some people knew me but I didn't know them! As you can tell from the hideous school picture above, I was a skinny little thing. As you can tell by the picture here I am NOT a skinny little thing any more. I wondered if they'd recognize me.  Thankfully (sort of), there were many people who had "blossomed" since the early 80s. Look at the picture...Ka-roe as I like to call her is in the best shape ever...she's pure muscle. I've softened. Like a overripe peach. Heck, my gut is almost as big as Mr. Wonderful's! But this isn't a talk about going to seed, it's about re-yoon-yuns!

It was so fun to stroll down memory lane (what memories are still accessible). I had one event that I've felt badly about since I was a freshman and thanks to some of the people I talked to last weekend, I found out that I had been wasting my energy. I had been forgiven long long ago.  Some people were able to fill in the facts of parties I had attended but couldn't remember. I met a few people that I didn't remember but would sure like to know now. I found long lost friends that turned out to live nearby, so we will be getting together in the near future. All in all it was a great experience and I look forward to seeing my new friends and old friends soon.

Life is short, don't lose touch with people who mean something to you. It only takes a few minutes to place a phone call or write a note. I bet you'll be better off for it.

2 comments:

  1. It was a great reunion - so glad you talked me into it! Love you!!!!

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  2. i still can't believe you have felt bad about the car incident for so many years - that makes me feel bad. If i had of known - I would have tracked you down like 30 years ago and told you it no big deal. :)

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