One thing that Tom and I did this Summer was attend his 20 Year High School Reunion. Wow, that was jsome great people watching! I only knew a couple of people and no one very well so I sat and stood and perused all the chatty people, looks of surprises, open mouths, and name-tag glancing around me. It was quite an interesting evening.
Here we are at Mom’s. We dropped off the kids for the night and then took off for the Downtown Marriott where the event would take place. It was quite stressful trying to figure out what to wear. It was tagged a “semi-formal” affair and so what does a person wear? We settled on black and white outfits and I about laughed when we walked in and almost everyone was in black and white.
They had a good turnout; these are most of them in the picture. I would say there was about 250 people there including spouses.
The really fun part of the evening was watching Tom interact with all of his old friends. He was obviously well-liked by all and everyone seemed to know him right away. Many people came up to me to tell me how much they loved Tom and how he hasn’t changed a bit. It was nice to see him with all his past friends.
The weird thing about the whole evening was that when I walked into the place, I just couldn’t get over that I was at this huge “middle-aged” party. I kept thinking how old everyone looked but then I realized that I am as old as they are! It still feels weird when I think back on it.
I remember one time my Mom said that she was asked the question “What is one thing you never thought you would get to do”. She said “Grow Old!” I can truly understand that. I know that 38 is not OLD, but it is definitely not young anymore. I looked at our crows feet in our picture and I think that life is certainly flying by. Each day is precious; one to be thankful for and taken note of.