This beautiful, young couple were so excited and I was too to see them all dressed up and happy. I only spent about 20 minutes shooting their photos and there are more than these, but these are my favorites. It was also crowded, very windy and hard to find a spot without people at all the best locations cause everyone else had the same ideas in mind!
When our friend passed away days after one of our lunch gatherings, my heart or my head wasn’t open to organizing or meeting with old school pals again. I did state I would attend if someone else initiated it. Pam, Pam and I met earlier this year and then again today including Joyce. I want to think our sweet and dear friend, Cathy, is smiling about that and was with us in spirit. My tears as I type this tell me I was wishing more than that. I. MISS. HER! We had a great time, a couple of hours seemed like mere minutes, but we laughed and loved and vowed to do it again.
We had a great time at our reunion even though few were in attendance from our individual classes. I’m still happy about it since we knew so many other former students. Our Facebook group is growing due to the reunion and that makes me even happier!
You know when we were younger, we didn’t care about the gatherings. After losing a couple of classmates in March of ’09 and January of this year, these reunions are more important than ever.
Let me tell you I truly do not put much stock in horoscopes, but mine for today caught my eye and is meaningful.
You should always leave a loved one with loving words, Cancer. Each time you exit a room, consider that you’re never going to enter that room again. Perhaps you’ll never see those people again. Make sure you take care of the people you like. People might need extra attention today to feel appreciated and important to you. Cuddle up to the people who mean the most to you.
Definitely words to live by!
Our school reunion is next Saturday and I’m excited! A few of us started a Facebook page for ex-students earlier this year and we’ve had a great time sharing and catching up.
Are you wondering why it is not labeled a class reunion? The problem with that is this was a rural school and at times only a handful of kids in each class. Then you throw in the fact my alma mater originated as a consolidation of several even smaller schools and then finally closed altogether due to another consolidation and you end up with very few students total that ever graced the halls.
I posted several scanned photos this afternoon and included this one of our class officers with our sponsor.
It was pointed out to me, and rightfully so, how ‘happy we all looked’! Right! I blamed it on the sun in our eyes or being told to climb the slide. In truth, it was probably just eighth grade attitude! I’m that skinny freak at the top with short hair in case you wanted to know.
For those of you who have followed my ramblings on the old blog, my classmates no longer with us are on either side of me. It was a pleasure to see them as I turned those well loved pages today.