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Thursday, December 6

High School Reunion

I received in the mail last week an invitation to my 20 year high school reunion. How incredibly scary that it has been 20 years since I last wore that daggy brown and green tunic and had my hair permed within an inch of it's life. Twenty years in which I have been to uni, gained a couple of degrees and a diploma, met and married my husband, bore two children, worked in various jobs and adopted my third baby from China. Been pretty busy I guess, and I am sort of looking forward to catching up with people I haven't seen for a very long time. You may notice that I said 'sort of'. I am also a bit terrified. I was not particularly popular at school, and found grades 7 and 8 in particular very, very difficult. I also had an incredibly bad attitude - spent most of my lunchtimes in detention for all of year 8, was very rude to a lot of people, and basically behaved like a know-it-all 14 year old. I really hope that the majority of the people I went to school with have forgotten all that bad stuff and just remember the good (what there was of it!) I am also under orders from my friend Mark, who lives in London and won't be able to make it, that I am to go and take LOTS of photos so he can see them and check out who looks the most haggard!!! So I will be on a bit of a mission to photograph my old school buddies and see if they have aged well or not. Mmmm, could be kind fun....I did toss up the idea of dragging out the dress I wore to my high school Leaver's Dinner but decided that
a) I probably wouldn't have a hope of fitting into it and;
b) the Eighties were such a daggy period fashion-wise that my white taffeta number with spaghetti straps would probably make me the laughing stock of the night.
It's a good excuse to go and buy something new and hopefully catch up with old friends. Wish me luck!


Louanne said...

Tassie - you crack me up woman and DON'T wear the dress! I took my scrapbook from 1994-1997 to show the little boy I mentor today and the first thing he says, "Miss Louanne, those glasses are UUUGGLLY!" Yes, yes, I know, but everyone was wearing them at the time.

I was laughing so hard I forgot to tell him that he shouldn't say things like that. Some mentor, huh?

RoLo said...

oooh sounds like you are going to have lots to catch everyone up on.........I started laughing when you described your uniform........back in SA we also wear uniforms but here in Canada they dont so no on here understands my school memories.
Have fun

OziMum said...

LOL! Your hair permed to an inch of its life!!! You certainly wouldn't have been the only one... how about "teasing" your hair?!! And the big "rolled back" fringe!!!

Ahhh... the memories! Have a great time!

Glori said...

heeheehee YOUR Turn! I went through mine in June this year. It was an interesting night but I seemed to have kept in contact via various people with a number of those attending. Certainly made it less daunting.

It is one very interesting experience! Enjoy the build up to it.