I wasn't a great student. It wasn't because I didn't have the ability, I just really didn't care. I just couldn't figure out what algebra or knowing the dates of every war ever fought by man would do to help me in my life...oh, funny thing....they don't! I got average grades until my senior year when I decided that I wanted to make the honor roll before I left high school, and I did....twice.
My sister Karen was a senior when I was a freshman. She was pretty popular and teachers loved her. I was a chatty, lazy little smart ass. Teachers couldn't believe we were related!
I wasn't very outgoing, and most of the time stayed within my own little group of friends. I met Irv at the end of my junior year and he became my best friend.
I enjoyed chorus and all of the musical programs and had the part of a dance hall girl in the musical Oklahoma. One of my friends taught me how to twirl a baton over the summer so I could try out with her in the fall. I tried out and made the squad and got kicked off within a month. I asked if I could miss a football game performance so I could go visit my sister in Michigan. She had gotten married and moved away and I missed her terribly. The director told me if I went I was off the squad....I went.
I wasn't part of any of the clubs or groups...I wasn't a groupie kind of person then and that hasn't changed.
They started a reunion website where we can enter a profile and photos. I did that and have actually been in touch with a number of people from our class. It's really fun reading what people are up to. One of the girls suggested some us get together before the reunion.
Not sure if I'm ready for that. I am so unsociable!
Have you gone to any of your high school or college reunions? Was it fun? Did you renew any old friendships after the reunion?
I'll let you know what we decide.....
In case you are wondering, I'm in the third row from the top, second one from the right....what a serious look! :)