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....