asher63 (asher63) wrote,
asher63
asher63

Retrospective: 12 years.

Twelve years ago, I was visiting my native Connecticut for my 25th high school reunion. A couple of chance encounters prompted me to write this entry:

https://asher63.livejournal.com/94022.html
'On the Sunday of the Thanksgiving weekend, I was sitting in the Victoria Street Cafe when a man about my age went up to the counter and ordered a coffee. He made conversation with the young woman behind the counter, and I overheard a few words. "Excuse me," I said, "did you say you were in town for your twenty-fifth high school reunion?"

"That's right."

I told him I was in Connecticut for the exact same reason. His school was one of the ones in the local area - northeastern Connecticut - and I went to school in the Manchester area. He introduced himself as Ben. We compared notes about high school. "You know," I said, "it was good to go to my reunion. I had a really hard time in high school, and some of the kids picked on me pretty bad. But I made it through okay, and it was good to see my old friends again. You know, people change - we all grow up."

He nodded agreement. "Did you have a similar experience in high school?" I asked.

He grinned sheepishly and shook his head. "No - I had a 1.37 grade point average. I was one of the assholes. ...'


The whole story, along with the reflections of another high-school outcast, can be found at the link.

And it was also in that same month, in fact over the Thanksgiving weekend, that I re-connected with Georgianne.

https://asher63.livejournal.com/90621.html

How the years pass.
Tags: g, life, retrospective
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 5 comments