Fifty Years Ago
No, I wasn't born then. I graduated from high school. Cheers for the class of '61!
It's hard to believe that so many years have passed and so many pounds have found my body.
Those critters came and brought wrinkles and gray and white hair. I didn't invite any of those changes.
I wasn't able to attend all of the reunions my class had. I was working a lot of the Saturdays with my photographer husband.
Then my life changed and I was free and felt t was time to go back and see the girls I know way back when. I missed a reunion to attend RWA National one year.
Then a dear friend died and I knew I couldn't miss any more chances to connect and catch up. No, I wasn't looking for an old high school crush or boyfriend. I married the guy I met my senior year at my prom. We aren't together anymore, so he wasn't with me. Actually I had more fun since I didn't have to worry whether he was ready to leave early.
I enjoyed seeing everyone, even though I didn't recognize many at first.
I couldn't believe they knew me without my name tag. The pounds and wrinkles didn't make much difference. I colored the gray and white roots. That I could control.
I felt odd when I walked into the drive-in place where the teens hung out when they could drive or had money.I had neither and my dates were VERY few. Fincher's is so 50's and 60's with no speakers to order and no girls on skates. My parents ordered from the window, but it wasn't a drive thru window.
The place was packed when the old folks arrived for the Friday evening meeting. Macon was the hottest place in the state that night. It had to be. It was hot inside with the air and ceiling fans going and even hotter in the patio area with fans going. I already knew some folks from the reunion 2 years ago. In some ways time had melted away. I remembered wishing as a teen that I could hang out there with the popular kids or the ones with cars. Now that isn't important. We look good for older ladies, don't we?
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