With mixed feelings I’ve decided not to attend my high school reunion. I haven’t attended any of them yet. This is one of the major ones. You know, the 5 or 10 or 25 or 40 or 50. I am curious about a couple of people but not curious enough to face the whole group that will attend.
Plus, I don’t need to know which of my high school chums is no longer with us. At least my name is not up on the In Memorium board — just not yet anyway. Since the last reunion, I have heard of a couple of “friends” that have died. That knowledge hasn’t done me any good. I haven’t changed my life nor have I felt better or relieved by that knowledge. What are you supposed to feel anyway?
I suppose I could check up on those for whom I had “romantic feelings” then. What’s the point? They didn’t know I existed then and they won’t remember me now since they didn’t know I existed then. Besides, who wants to drag up teen age memories of young, unrequited love? I’ve been married for a very long time and my love is solid (fortunately) and I am super proud of my children. So, again, what’s the point?
There’s always Facebook, Twitter, blogs and lots of other social media available to use to connect with those I care to “see” again. Would we just get into that “what-did-you-do-with-your-life” competition? Well, “I was a NASA scientist” or “I went through rehab 3 or 4 times. I can’t really remember how many times” or “My spouse gave up on me” or “I came out of the closet 15 years ago”….. Bunches of successes and failures. At this point some of both in all of our lives.
Of course there are always the golf tourneys and the 19th holes in the clubhouse. Just play and drink. Gee, isn’t that what happens on any given weekend anyway? What would I know about golf and drinks?
I’m blogging this on my kitchen table eating my daily lunch of Dannon Light & Fit Strawberry Greek style Yogurt and dried fruit (prunes and apricots) and a rather tasty glass of filtered water. (Incidentally Dannon, if you would like to compensate me for the shout out, let me know. Plus Kashi — I topped off the yogurt with your GoLean Crunch Cereal.)
Then there are the health conditions. I have a good entry for top of the heap on this one. I went to Mayo Clinic for a heart procedure. Ooooo, wow! Never mind that it was just for an ablation to treat some rather annoying arrhythmias. But then there are the bad knees, the IBS symptoms, the ED symptoms, etc, and many more that I do not care to mention here.
So, these are the things to share at a High School Class Reunion. Who needs it? I think I’ll stay home and look for new, different, and exciting yogurt brands and flavors.
Maybe I’ll add a Bob’s Red Mill Snickerdoodle to my lunch. That sounds like a great idea! Hey, Bob! How about a month’s worth of free cookies for the shout out??