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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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    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.
    1855 days ago
    I'm glad you got to join in too! It sounds like a fabulous time, and how nice is that!
    2042 days ago
    Awww . . . That's a good story. I've never attended a class reunion since high school was such a bummer.

    Thanks for sharing this!
    2078 days ago
    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.

    2079 days ago
    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
    2079 days ago
    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.
    2079 days ago
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