A Blast From the Past

Forty-Two Years Later...

Forty-Two Years Later...

When my high school friends manage to get together, we chastise ourselves for not doing it more often.  Saturday’s mini-reunion was motivated by Charlene’s visit home from Idaho.  But the rest of us are still located in the area where we attended high school.   There is really no excuse not to meet more often.  Life just has a way of sneaking up on us.    

It seems like yesterday we were attending football games and passing notes in class.  Now we pass pictures of grandkids and discuss retirement plans.   It seems we grew up, in spite of ourselves, and wove a complex tapestry of families, relationships and lifestyles.  

Some things have changed over time, but the unique personalities of our girlfriend group still manage to mix.   The same laughs… familiar smiles… cause the years to melt away quickly.  The past was a blast–but the present is not half bad.


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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