Monday, March 9, 2009

Thirty Year Reunion

I've been trying to think how to word this without insulting anyone, including myself. On Saturday we participated in a gathering of our old friends (see? It just doesn't sound good, but I can't figure out how to say, "friends we have known for a really long time who really are getting to be older than dirt"). ANYWAY, you get the picture. We had dinner with Mac and Lorraine, Dale and Judi, Jon and Kristi, Milan and Nancy at the Halls' new home in Chattaroy. It was a grand reunion with MUCH laughter and reminiscing about the "good old days". We caught up on all our kids, recent happenings, jobs (or lack thereof - so sorry, Milan). And as is the case when old people get together, there were colonoscopy stories, tales of caring for aging parents, updates on medical maladies, and reliving events of the past. We caught up on friends who have moved on, friends who we never hear from, and friends that we decided to vote off the island.

The best part was realizing that even after 30 years, we still have so much in common and enjoy each other's company. We laughed till there were tears and it felt like we picked up right where we left off the last time we were together. We even stayed up till after 11:00!!! We're hoping this gathering will happen more often. But it's so easy for time to slip by, life to be busy, all of us nurturing newer relationships, spending time with our kids when they let us. But I feel a Cone backyard BBQ coming on. If it ever stops snowing.


At March 12, 2009 at 2:25 AM , Blogger Keith said...

I agree. Haven't laughed that hard in a while.


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