Sunday, October 20, 2013
The High School reunion was fun, but back to reality today with work. Both Jim and I felt the reunion was more about visiting the old school and school memories, than actually getting a chance to see classmates. There were so many people there from all classes it was hard to find faces we could recognize. Our classes were some of the largest in the state at the time in the 60's and 70's. I didn't even know all the people in my class when I was in school. My class was close to 1000 when I graduated. Plus, I was more into showing horses then school at the time. School was something I had to do and then go to the barn to ride and prep for shows on the weekends. I didn't do a HS grad photo, wasn't in the yearbook, didn't buy a yearbook or class ring. Didn't even care if I attended graduation which drove my uncle nuts. It was more like it was his graduation than mine. I did go to it, all dress up in the cap and gown much to my uncles relief. It was held outside at the football field so seating wasn't a problem. My uncle actually expected me to give up one of my two tickets for the graduation to him if it was rained out and had to be held in the auditorium. My parents didn't pressure me one way or another, which was nice. I never was one of the "cool" kids so Jr High and Senior High were so-so for me. I transferred in at 7th grade from a parochial school so all the clicks were in place and I was an outsider. Made my own friends who liked horses and we got teased for it and what would now be bullied to some extent.
Didn't help that I was good in phy-ed and beat the cool girls in whatever sport we did. I usually was a Team Captain for those wonderful games and I always picked the uncool, dumpy, last pick girls to be on my team. Picking the cool kids was worthless since they didn't want to play anyway, especially with me. Then we would cream the cool girls that were afraid to break a sweat or a nail. Everyone on my team earned the Presidents Physical Fitness Award too. We all encouraged each other and worked together to help each other fulfill all the requirements. And we had fun! For most of the girls I had on my teams, I sometimes wonder if it was the first time they actually were not the last one picked for a team and that someone actually wanted them. And they were amazed at what they could do when someone actually believed in them and wanted them on a team.
Still rainy and wet here- some white stuff on the way into work this morning. Felt chilled all day at work. Didn't want to overdress since not sure how warm the office/store will be, but think I add add some layers now.