Saturday, February 03, 2007

Reality check!

I got a phone call yesterday that really shocked me into reality! A friend from high school called to ask if I would help with our 40th class reunion! How could I have been out of school for 40 years? I guess when our age just climbs up slowly year by year we don't pay much attention.I know that I'm 57 and I don't usually think about it but out of school 40 years! That's a reality that I really don't like to think about! I grew up in a small town that is about 15 minutes from where I live now. There were 57 in my graduating class and most of them I went to kindergarten with. "The burg" was a very good place for our family to be. As I talked about here my father died at an early age and my brother was crippled. My grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins all lived in the same area and they all looked out for us and helped my Mom out.
I literally knew almost everyone in town and even if I didn't know them, they knew me and my brother. There didn't seem to be any "class" division back then. Mosatly our class was all friends. Some closer friends at times but still all friends. I still can't believe that was 40 years ago!


I hope to get over this 40 years ago stuff in a day or two so, please, bear with me.This might actually be fun! I'll keep you posted!

10 comments:

Sandy said...

I bet you end up having a great time. Fun to see your photos!

PEA said...

Oh wow...40 years huh? Isn't that unbelievable...40 years! Gosh, 40 years! hehe I'm getting you even more depressed now aren't I?! LOL I know what you mean though, it's 32 years for me since I graduated from High School and it doesn't seem possible. Loved the pictures of you:-) Now I'm sure you're curious as to what everyone looks like after 40 years! hehe

Dawn said...

Memories....pressed between the pages of my mind......
FORTY??????
whoa.
:o)

Laurie & Chris said...

Mom ~ Have you forgotten you have a daughter that will be 37 and married for 13 years and a son that will be 32?!!!

Jean said...

I'm trying to!!!

LostRoses said...

Growing up in a small town and going all through school with kids you'd always known is pretty amazing! Not to mention the fact that your family still lived there too. Bet you'll have a good time at the reunion!

I love your daughter's comment. Our kids just don't know what it's like to wonder how the years went by so quickly, but they'll find out!

Susie said...

Our forty year reunion was last year. This year is our 40 year wedding anniversary!
Loved the old photos!
:)

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

I'm around your age too Jean, I understand the feelings you are having. Time does pass quickly, but I think it helps us to be even more thankful for each day and realize time is precious gift and to use it wisely
I hope you have a wonderful time! I loved the pictures you shared of you and your Mom and Dad.

Shabby in the City said...

Thanks for your visit...yeah I hear ya...just saw a classmate and we mulled over our situation, but didn't come up with any clear answers either...

Kentucky Gal said...

You were a very pretty young gal and teen!
:-D