Friday, October 2, 2009

It was 30 years ago today...

Well, not exactly today, but I was a part of the class of '79. Tonight I am attending my class reunion. I'm going to it with mixed emotions, but excitement is building in me. Which does surprise me, but in a good way.

In the past...

10 year reunion? I didn't even considered going.

20 year reunion? I might have, but I'm not sure they even had one. *laffin*

But now? After 30 years? Yes, I want to see how people have changed and how they have stayed the same. Curiosity won out. I spent 6 of my most influential, personality shaping years of my life with
many of these people (grades 7-12). For some of them, being a teenager and high school was fun and easy, or at least I thought. I have talked with a few of them just today and it is weird how we saw others and ourselves differently than how other people saw us. Seems they were struggling also, which surprised me. No big surprise that I desperately tried to fit in back then.


Feelin' fine in '79... can you spot me?


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I attended a private school, so the class was smaller. We had 53 total and I want to take the time to list out their first names here:

Wheat
Marianne
Liz
Barbara
Susie (Aarow)
Jim
Trinita
Jay*
Amy
Clay
Megan
Brian
Tisha
Phil
Colleen
Rusty
Nancy
Ricky
Mary E.
Mary F.
Steve
Leila
Phil
Leann
Kelley
Dan*
Mary Jane*
Rena
Bibo
John J.
Skip
Brad
Laurie
Anne
John M.
Kelly
William
Randy
David
Nancy
Susan
Cathy
Craig (Matt)
George
Mary S.
Shane
Doug
Ricky V.
Dave
Wanda
Kirk
Shren
& Me

Clay was in charge of the reunion and went beyond the call of duty getting everything in place and tracking people down.

This is Clay
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So here it is, the middle of the night and I'm up writing this. It is my way of saying - thank you Clay, for all you did, and I'll see you and the others later today. I'm looking forward to it.



*RIP

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