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A great 50th HS reunion...and it wasn't even my school!


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Last night I went with DH to his 50th high school reunion. Other than him, I actually knew 2, count 'em 2, people there - out of a couple hundred. And I had a BALL!!! I helped check people in, and give them their name tags - if they pre-registered, their tag had a copy of their yearbook picture. Talk about a HOOT!!

There was so much positive energy, lots of laughter, excited shrieking (OMG - it's Janie!!) and tons of chatting and reminiscing. I met so many people who had known DH since elementary school (!!) or even before, much less high school. Heard many, many tales (like when he and a friend set fire to a vacant lot!) and got to laugh along with all of them - some I'd heard, and some I hadn't.

Everyone had a wonderful time, and it was contagious! Some of DH's classmates were slim and trim, and most were not. And it didn't matter one bit - to anybody! They were so happy to see each other and catch up. I thought several times during the party, as I looked around, that nobody cared who was heavy and who wasn't, who was grey or balding and who wasn't, who had aged well and who hadn't. It was a joy to be around a couple hundred people who were relating to the people "on the inside," and not the people "on the outside."

I don't have ties to but a few old school chums myself - and it was fantastic to be adopted by the Class of '62 for an evening. I so enjoyed soaking up the good vibes - and had a barrel of fun myself. I'd love to learn to have such a good time, no matter where I am or who I'm with or where I may be in my own journey back to health. And I'm so happy I got to join in.... emoticon
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QUIETUDEAGAIN1 3/24/2013 12:18PM

  Isn't it marvellous when we reach the age where we don't have to impress others and can just enjoy life the way we are. So delighted that you had a wonderful joyful time.

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BECCABOO127 9/18/2012 11:41PM

    I'm glad you got to join in too! It sounds like a fabulous time, and how nice is that!

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KARENA-G 8/13/2012 5:08AM

    Awww . . . That's a good story. I've never attended a class reunion since high school was such a bummer.

Thanks for sharing this!

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JINLYNN 8/13/2012 1:53AM

    Glad to hear that you had a fabulous time and have come home with such wonderful memories. It is always great to be able to reconnect with old friends, and to make some new ones.
It is a gift to see people as they are on the inside, and to not just focus on the outside.

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BLESSEDBEING 8/13/2012 1:14AM

    I'm so pleased that both you and Brian enjoyed yourselves so much. And I'm proud of you for jumping in and mingling when you didn't know many folks. I know that can be a stretch for you sometimes, and how marvelous that it paid off so handsomely in an excellent time soaking up very positive and welcoming energy.

Blessed Be, Amanda emoticon

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A_NEW_JAN 8/12/2012 8:45PM

    It sounds like a great time!
Myself, I couldn't get far enough away from my class mate's after graduation. It was my 40th this year, but I would NEVER even think of connecting to those people ever again. Needless to say, my school years were nothing but bad memories.

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