September 29, 2007

Forty Fifth High School Reunion


The last time I saw these guys we were banging around in a 1948 Hudson, chipping in a quarter each for a gallon of gas, cruising for burgers, looking for foolish girls, conning drunks into buying us beer, and -- every so often -- running from the police down along the Sacramento River Delta. It was the summer of 1962.

45 years later it's golf, cocktail parties, and racing very large go-karts somewhere along the Sacramento River Delta. We'd be still running from the police, but one of us is the police so what's the point?

Don't Blink

I turned on the evening news
Saw a old man being interviewed,
Turning a hundred and two today.
Asked him what's the secret to life.
He looked up from his old pipe,
Laughed and said "All I can say is....

"Don't blink...

Just like that you're six years old
and you take a nap and you
Wake up and you're twenty-five
and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife...

Don't blink

You just might miss your babies
growing like mine did
Turning into moms and dads
next thing you know your "better half"
Of fifty years is there in bed
And you're praying God takes you instead.

Trust me friend a hundred years
goes faster than you think
So don't blink."
-- Kenny Chesney, Don't Blink

That's this weekend. More details to follow.

Posted by Vanderleun at September 29, 2007 10:53 AM
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Wait a minute! If the four of you each chipped in a quarter in 1962, you'd get more like three gallons, maybe four gallons of gas. Enough to drive the Hudson how far? Fifty miles at least?

Posted by: Silence at September 29, 2007 5:32 PM

Our contentment with ourselves, our faith in God and the love of our families is the bread of life; but friends, old and new, are the wine. Happy is the person who has a good friend!

Posted by: askmom at September 30, 2007 3:30 PM

I adore school reunions. There's always a good chance to meet former schoolmates and learn some news about their lives and to tell about your own. I've got only 6 reunions yet but life runs fast. I hope we'll have the 45th, too!

Posted by: Patricia at October 17, 2007 10:54 PM