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Friday, July 27, 2012

High School - - - Forty Years Later

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Dear Erin of Wedded Bliss Road, oh how I WISH I meant fauxty!


Here we are. Four "girls", high school friends all, who gathered at my house yesterday to visit.


We filled our plates with goodies - - -


Including these delicious chicken salad in mini phyllo dough tarts brought by one of the "girls" - - -


Then we giggled, chatted, and caught up for about three hours. One of them hails from Minnesota, one from Iowa, and the other from Washington (state). I'm the only one of the four who lives here in our high school home town.

We didn't catch up enough yet, so we're meeting this morning at 10 for brunch.


About 6:30 or so we joined others from our class at the "real" reunion.


By the end of the evening there were quite a few of us there but I'm ashamed to say that other than the "girls" who spent the afternoon at my house I really only knew one other guy from high school. Oh, there was the occasional name I recognized but they weren't folks I hung around with much.

Now, before you think I'm totally senile - - - there were 530 in the class of '72 and many of them I never even had one class with during the entire 4 years.

I kept looking around and wondering how they all got so old when I was still so young. HA!!

When we arrived my friends teased me that perhaps someone would confuse me with my sister. (That would be Sister Pam, my only sister, who flits in and out of this blog and its comments at will.) I replied, "Oh I don't think so - - - this is our class, not hers."


The words were BARELY out of my mouth when this guy hailed me with: "Keetha Heavilin!! Where is your sister???"

Sister Pam, he's covering up his name to see if you can guess who he is. Guess away before I tell you the REST of the story.


If only I had known back in the day that Clint Eastwood was in my class, just think of all the bragging rights I could have had over these many long years:

(Said in a deep, authoritative voice) "Well, I graduated with Clint Eastwood!"

(Lest you get too excited - - - it was a joke - - - he isn't really Clint.)

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9 comments:

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

How fun! My 20th is coming up soon... I only realized because I saw pictures of the class two years ahead of me at their reunion and I went, "Well I'll be!" I live 600 miles away, so unless it looks like all of my friends are going, I probably won't.

Rita said...

What a fun day this must have been.

I doubt I could recall the names of four of my classmates after all these years so you are all very lucky to have stayed friends.

Nita Davis said...

looks like you all had a wonderful time. Gathering with dear friends from our younger days is always so much fun. What a wonderful highlight for you year. Hope you all were able to spend lots of time reminiscing.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I haven't been to a single High School class reunion. I didn't hang with many of my classmates while in High School ... I would probably know more of my ex-husband's class mates. ha! Class of '72? Wow, I would have pegged you for more of the lass of '82. ;-)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sounds like fun and even if just the 4 girls are all you really know, that's still amazing! Hugs, Linda

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Where have the years gone! Looks and sounds like a fun reunion.

nancygrayce said...

Oh, how fun! I only keep up with my high school friends on fb! It's sad since I live in the same town and always have, but since I married so young, our lives went in different directions!

You are a baby! I graduated in 70.....

Keri said...

Looks like you had fun!!! And to be fair...you also didn't live in your high school town until very recently! :)

Erin said...

:). Thank you for the shout out! You can always be fauxty at heart, or in Fisherhubby's case, fauxteen! Haha! Looks like a fun reunion! I have one coming up in 2014.