Reunion! Guess who has one coming up?
My FORTIETH. Wow.
That’s me on the top left looking rather glum. Wonder why I didn’t smile? The twins next to me were jocks. The boy underneath me died shortly after graduation in a car accident. Andrea Klimt is a grandniece to Gustav Klimt, the artist.
I haven’t been to any reunions since my fifth. I’m psyched. My mind is turning with memories as I turn the pages of the Towson High Year Book.
But what’s freaking me out a bit is that when I think of the people I’ll see on July 12, it’s like I’m not forty years older. Instead, we’re all still back in high school. I’m amazed at how sharp some of the memories are. The funny stuff. The hurtful stuff. The exciting stuff. The touching stuff.
So who’s been to a reunion recently?
Did you feel like you were still in high school when you walked through the reunion door, or did you feel like a regular old adult?
And if we do feel ALL grown up, is that how we want to feel?
Towson High School is in Towson, Maryland, a Baltimore suburb. Famous grads include Jean Marie Donnell, who played Gidget’s mother in some of the Gidget movies; Sunny Griffin, model and actress; Olympian Michael Phelps; and poet Mary Jo Salter, who graduated with me.