This week is one of those weeks where the past is coming to life again, and so many memories and good times are awakened.
I have mentioned my childhood at home was good, but I wasn't all that popular in school (especially high school). I didn't conform to the mold that made one popular. Not a cheerleader or jock - played the violin all through school, no name brand clothes. I did have a lot of clothes - but I made them!!!
I had a few good friends and that was it. But that was fine to me. I still don't conform a lot and still have those same few friends from back then - although I have added more over the years that were not from school!!!
I mentioned going to lunch yesterday. That was with gals from high school who also happened to be grade school chums as well. It was all to welcome 'home' an old friend from Colorado that we hadn't seen in years and years. It was a great time and lots of laughing and chatter.
I got to visit with another gal I hadn't seen since graduation! There is a story here!!!!! (below)
My word I looked up and realized they had placed other people in our little room - and I felt so sorry for them. No quiet relaxing lunch for them!!!!
I belong to a group on FB for our graduating class and another for all alum - and there have been so many posts this week with pictures, memories, a memoriam and activities. A lot of people are coming back from all over the country for this one - and it will be the biggest one we have ever had.
I graduated with close to a 1,000 other kids, so there is no way we all knew each other. Each reunion is meeting new people! That is just crazy.
I got to thinking yesterday after I came home - so much has happened over all the years.
There were marriages, divorces, deaths, children, grandchildren. There are hearing aids, eye surgeries, white hair, balding heads, canes and walkers! Many, many are no longer on this earth with us. We have lost over 10%.
And good golly - we are all approaching that 70 mark in the near future!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The story I mentioned above: This gal and I were decent friends back then. She had a cousin away at IN State University and I had a boyfriend there. We decided one weekend to go make a visit. We rode the bus from Indy to Terre Haute (about 75 mi. or so) - there and back (at night). We stayed with her cousin overnight while there. Our parents allowed that!!!!!!! This was around '72 - in my junior year. I cannot imagine allowing a young woman to do that today or even a gal wanting to. Times were sure different back than, and never once were we worried, running all over campus and having a ball, talking to strangers and not having a care in the world.
Side note: That weekend my crazy boyfriend decided to come and surprise me!!!!!!! It was not his scheduled weekend to come home. We both got a huge surprise!!!!!! LOL
It all seems like a lifetime ago. I guess it was.
It sure has been a long and winding road from childhood to now. Many ups and downs, joys and sorrows, and life just happening.
What a week of looking back. I kind of am looking forward to Saturday evening and seeing many old chums, strangers and maybe making some new chums. I guess we are never too old for that.
It should be an experience - 50 years!
Anyone else done this yet?
I hope you all have a great weekend, having a wonderful time with family and/or friends.
Here's looking to the future!!!!!