Brief moments, lifetime memories…

Excitement is starting to build.  At least for me.  Finally.

It’s just four months away.  People are making their plans and many of us are getting to know each other again…some for the first time.  Okay, I’ll admit that I was totally on-the-fence about this gathering at first and blogged about my skepticism this past October.  Going back twenty-five years to our last big reunion event, all I had was my tattered yearbook to look into and pull up familiar faces…and memories.  Now, my high school graduation class mingles on social media to check out the endless before photographs of the way we once were while smiling to see all that we’ve become.

Yes, as I’ve written about before…it’s The Big 50th high school reunion.

And, suddenly, we all have so much to share.  Doors have been opening to new friendships and old ones are warming-up, awaiting the night when we walk in the door and search for a special smile that we remember from years ago.  Sure, we’ve all grown older matured, but the passing of time hasn’t altered what made each of us unique, in our own way.  Facebook has brought many of us together in ways we couldn’t have imagined back in high school days.  Now, we find ourselves liking family photos or status updates, offering prayers and wishes when someone is in pain and sending Candy Crush gifts or, better yet, Words With Friends challenges.


I wasn’t a high school mover and shaker back then.  Mostly, I stayed in the background trying to find a place where I fit in but that provided me with the advantage of observing and getting to know classmates on an entirely different level.   Now, it’s come full circle and here we all are…waiting for Saturday, September 20th, 2014, to say hello again…or, for the very first time.


Life gives us brief moments with another…but sometimes, in those brief moments, we get memories that last a lifetime








  1. Dear Patty … Reading your October blog was so insightful for me. I, too, didn’t feel like I “fit in” at NRHS. I kinda stayed in the background as well. I didn’t share my life with too many friends and most of them were in different grades than I. I was in the vocational program and also felt that the college-prep kids looked down on us. I sometimes wavered in my confidence level as an artist. Now, 50 years later and after attending art school, I have my own business. Funny how life turns out. But, anyway, the girls that I looked up to in their own little group in high school, now have befriended me on FB and I am thrilled to have them to communicate with, play games with, share stories and pictures with, etc. I really enjoy playing WWF with you as well. We all have taken so many different paths in life – some for better, some for worse – but, for me, life becomes better and better every day. Who would have thought a website on a computer could change so many lives!!!

    • Patty says:

      Funny how everything old becomes new again, Sherry, and I’m not brandishing any “old” insults at any of our classmates, not by any means. For so many of us, as I’ve said before, on that warm June night back in 1964, we all stepped-down from those bleachers and headed straight into our futures. Many never looked back, many never wanted to.

      But, here we are, almost 50 years later. So many life-lessons learned and so much yet to share. Through Facebook, Twitter, whatever method, we are all re-discovering each other.

      Not a bad thing. Not at all.

      Here’s to fabulous us…the Class of 1964!

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