Monday, March 28, 2011

The Class of 1970 had its dreams

My high school class had its 40th reunion last year. I have heard many people talk about high school reunions over the years. Some say they would never go back to a reunion. Others go and have a wonderful time. I have enjoyed my high school reunions very much. This past year my high school class seems to have reconnected on many levels. Many of us have become contacts on Facebook. We have been able to share good times, felt bad for each other in sad times. We have sent prayers to each other when our families have been sick or have had problems. It has been a wonderful experience. Our reunion last October seemed to culminate all of this into a big party where we were able to celebrate who we are now, who we were then, and to be around to see who we become in the future.

We are all now approaching sixty much faster than we want to admit. We all realized that waiting five or ten years to have another reunion is just too long. So we have had a couple of mini reunions since  that have proved to be even more fun and more meaningful than the big party last October.

A group of us got together this evening at our classmates Laura's home for a pot luck dinner, some beer and wine and lots of conversation. We talked about husband and wives, ex's, children, grandchildren, teachers, parents who are getting older and frail, the events of 9/11, retirement, and jobs. Its been wonderful to reconnect and look at the roads we all have taken and been amazed at how those roads have kind of brought us back together.

The class of 70 had its dreams. Today we have our realities. But there is a bond of love and friendship now that many of us had thought we left behind back when we moved that tassel on our graduation caps so many years ago. I am so thankful for these friends today. We are comfort for each other now when many of us need it the most

I love you guys.

1 comment:

  1. I can so relate! My 40th is this October. Can't wait!