Friday, April 23, 2010

Class Reunions

Aren't class reunions the time you go to see how the star athlete has gotten a pot belly and the guy with the nice head of hair now has none?

I don't know because I've never been to any. But one of the guys with the nice head of hair still has his and several who have seen my profile pic on Facebook or have seen me in person tell me that they would to love it if they would go gray like I did.

Anyway, one of my classmates from Highland High School, Medina, Ohio, class of 1974, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, and I were having an exchange of messages on Facebook. We were talking about our families and how life has been treating us in the past 36 years. Then the topic of the lack of class reunions surfaced. Up to this point, I hadn't been to any reunions and didn't really want to go to any of the scheduled ones. Having the insecurity issues that I do, I think you understand why. Well Sandy told me the same thing via Facebook message, that Beth has told me in person: The teenagers we grew up with in high school have grown up and possibly matured.

Another thing about the Highland class of '74 is that we never did things the conventional way. We didn't have a senior prank and they elected me as their class vice president, so not having a reunion for 5 years, 25, 30, or 35 years, is about the norm for us if there is any such animal as "the norm".

Once again last year was 35 years, but some of us are now discussing having some sort of get together, maybe a picnic, and call this a reunion. After all. it's been two lifetimes since many of us have seen each other. Maybe I can bring some fried chicken, using my award winning recipe: Drive to the IGA and pick it up.

A thought did cross my mind though. I was thinking of a picnic the weekend of my former employer's company picnic and renting the sound system that I always picked up for that, but that would be mean.


Syd said...

I have not been to one either. Who knows maybe I will go at some point.

Michelle said...

My 30th is next year. I've never been to one, but I have manic classmates who have organised ones every decade.

I know one friend is dead (cancer) and my "prom date" turned out to be gay and ran off with his neighbour's husband... I'm not sure I want to know more than that. :-\

Sugarnspiice said...

I thank you for introducing me to your blog. I am a novice when it comes to blogging.

I think a picnic is a good idea. I would love to be involved somehow and surely attend. Hope your meeting goes well. Please keep up the posts on the Facebook page.