Wednesday, April 6, 2005

VOICES FROM THE PAST

Laura at Senior party on Kentucky River ( on right having pigtail pulled)

This has been one of those weeks where I am hearing from several of my gal pals from the past. Everyone knows how hard it is to stay in touch, even with the ease of email. So it is so great to receive an email telling me that Laura is going to be in Lexington for three weeks during the month of July!

I went to my last high school reunion four years ago (Jesus Mary and Joseph!!!) with the hope of her being there. The last time I had seen or talked to her was twenty years prior.  

My parents forced me to go to Lexington Catholic. I tried every trick in the book other than running away from home to attend the local public school. My parents were unbending in their belief in a Catholic education. The worst thing about going to Catholic was that I did not know anyone in the freshman class. No one.

Laura was my first friend. We had Homeroom together, the very first co-ed homeroom in the history of Catholic! The one and only at the time. We were an experiment. Laura and I sat next to each other in opposite rows, according to our last names. We became fast friends immediately. For two years we had all the same classes. We rode the bus together to downtown where she transferred to another to head home, and poor little Mary had to catch the Greyhound bus for her trip home. (Oh the stories I could tell about my Greyhound bus adventures).

Laura became K.D.'s first girlfriend. K.D. was (and still is) older than us. His parents, same type of insanity,  forced  Lexington Catholic on him too. He also rode the Greyhound.

The three of us could laugh so hard together it hurt.

HEY! I just had a brain storm!!! I still hear from K.D. every so often too! Maybe I could pursuade him to return for a visit (he lives in Gotham City) around that time too!

This summer is shaping up to be one of the best of all time!

11 comments:

lisaram1955 said...

Sounds more exciting than anything I see happening in MY summer...  Have fun!  Lisa  :-]

mom23nca said...

This sounds like so much.  Have fun looking forward to your reunion.

ryanagi said...

LOL cool! There are a few friends from high school and college that I would love to hook up with again too. Wonder what they've been up to...

nellemclaughlin said...

Don't think I"m crazy but I WANTED to go to Catholic school! I hated the pier pressure of dressing at school and thought the uniforms were really great. Besides that, my best friend Kathy Monahan went to the Catholic school I wonder where she is now????

judithheartsong said...

I wish you a wonderful summer!!!! judi

somenuttychic said...

That sounds like a great idea! I wonder how Laura would feel to see her old B/F again?

yakima127 said...

What a great idea!  Do it!  JAE

redhdka said...

That sounds like a great idea bringing the other friend in on the reunion. Maybe you all could ride a bus. LOL I think your parents were right about sending you to catholic school. That probably helped your intelligence bloom as it did.

dcmeyer420 said...

I felt the same way about my parents and Catholic schools but when I started having school age children, I was so unhappy with our local public school system that I ended up sending my kids to Catholic schools. My daughter just graduated from a Catholic Highschool last year with a full college scholarship. She once said she will never forgive me for sending her to Catholic schools because she was "sick of seeing the same snotty kids everyday."  I know history will repeat itself. I know my daughter will send her kids to Catholic schools when the time comes.  

sunnyside46 said...

I am so lovin that pic!
Marti

mrccgoody said...

Great picture!
See, now I'm missing my high school friends and thinking I should call them...I think it's catching!