|Me in 7th grade|
Last weekend I was at a high school reunion for a school I didn't even graduate from! I went to this school from 4th-9th grade and made some of the best friends I have. Our school was small with one class per grade level K-12. There were only 31 kids in the graduating class. I didn't get a chance to finish school there because my parents got divorced and my Mom wanted to get as far away from my father as possible so we moved out of state.
Most of my friends graduated from there, so when our 30th reunion was coming up, we all decided to get together. I did feel I bit like a reunion crasher, but knew I would know most of the people attending. I am so glad I went - it was a blast!
|Jamie Lee Curtis and me.|
Friday night started with a cocktail reception with alums from all classes. So here in a room full of people that I have not seen in 30+ years I am doing my best to see who I can recognize. I was hoping the name tags would help, but the font was so small I had to be up close to read it. That made it hard to be graceful if I ended up thinking they were someone they weren't. Actually I thought most people looked like I remembered. How can that be? Do we all look like we did in 9th grade to some degree? (Okay, that's not really Jamie Lee, I just think my friend looks like her.)
|I'm the second from the right in the purple shirt.|
Saturday started with a 5K run around the campus. I ran with my sister in law and we trudged through the wet, grassy, cross country trail. That was much tougher than running on pavement.
In our day, we starred on an awesome field hockey team so later that day we played in the alumni game. Due to a scheduling issue, the varsity team wasn't available, so we recruited some boys to play against us. That was probably better for our egos, because we ended up calling the game after we were up 3-2.
I had a fabulous time reconnecting with my old classmates. It brought back great memories and made think what my life might have been like if I had stayed and graduated. Not that I wish for something different, but it was interesting to think how all the decisions we make along the way make us into the person we are today.
Have you every been to your high school reunion?