Sunday, March 25, 2012

Highschool Reunion

People say about the past "you can't go back", but you know, sometimes you can! The last time I got together with my highschool friends was at the sad closing of our small village highschool in June, 2010. We gathered together for a walk down memory lane at the school then in the evening scarfed down a huge buffet dinner and boogied down to some retro music.

When I'm with my highschool friends we just pick up where we left off, even if it was 10 years or more since we last saw each other. We know each other's foibles, we remember each other's most embarrassing moments and we shared the best and worst times of our lives together. There's no point pretending you're someone you're not because you'll get called on it in a New York second. I love it because I get to be ME! There's something very honest and humbling about being with people who knew you when you were a rotten whiny kid with no redeeming qualities!! Thankfully, it works both ways!

Today we met up again in a restaurant in Burlington. We gathered from all points north, east, south and west and caught up with each other over a very long lunch:
Don't we look like such good boys and girls?!? HAH! That's a laugh - we got up to a lot of high jinx over our 5 year highschool career - even I got sent to the principal's office on more than one occasion. One of my many pranks involved getting up on the window ledge behind the curtains at the back of the french classroom. The windows were the kind that wind open and closed - no screens. Back then I could slip UNDER a door I was so thin so getting out the window was no problem at all. The Dairy Bar was a short 5 minute walk so I would stroll on over, enjoy a maple walnut icecream cone, stroll back, climb through the window, peek through the curtains and slip back into my desk unbeknownst to the teacher. I NEVER got caught at that prank. Ahhhh, the good ol' days :)

After our great visit today we've decided to reserve this weekend every year as OUR weekend and instead of just gathering for lunch we're going to spend the weekend together. I'm going to get started right away planning a few pranks for my friends. If I didn't they'd be very disappointed!!

Scenes from the deck of the restaurant which is on Lake Ontario - it was a bit hazy today:




Mother Goose had just laid an egg and was VERY protective of it - you wouldn't want to say BOO to this goose!

10 comments:

Lena Shannon said...

What fun!! I bet that was such a great trip down a memory lane! I still keep in touch with some of my classmates but making it to reunions is a bit harder for me. I hope to go back home for a 15-year reunion in 2 years but we'll see...

CarlaPeicheff said...

Looks like it was a fabulous day! :) I think reserving a weekend to old friendships is an awesome idea!

kim said...

How fun, school chums!  The best kind of weekend.

Sharon said...

Sounds like a great time!  So what is it about Canadian Geese that make them so ornary?

the witch said...

Jane,
Sounds like you all had a blast from the past. I think it is great that you all have kept in touch after so many years. The weekend idea for this yearly event will surely be great fun with lots of laughs and of course your pranks. I bet they will also have a few pranks up their sleeves for you.

SonyaAnn said...

Would you believe that I never did anything wrong in high school? I wouldn't either. Ditching school was always at the top of the list and there was that one time that we ditched, took a train to Chicago and watched the St. Patty's day parade. I would kill my daughter if she ever pulled any crap like that! 

Savingfortravel said...

What a fantastic day for you all. Sounds like a blast!

I think I would have tried to get through that window too if Maple Walnut ice cream was the result. LOL!

Sft x

Marguerite said...

I'm amazed that you're still in touch with all your old highschool friends.  How wonderful that you still have the opportunity to see each other and that you all still get along so well.

Jharrison56 said...

We were always the grade that showed up en masse for any reunion or get together - I guess we really bonded as a group growing up - some of these friends I've known since kindergarten!

Jharrison56 said...

I was such a rebel!