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.