A 50th Reunion
Yes, A 50th Reunion. This means many things. People may think you suddenly have wisdom being our age - these thoughts will likely not come from your kids, however. Signs are harder to read and print is definitely getting smaller. Why do they do that? Understanding the words to most songs are near impossible. Music of choice always seems to be the Oldies. Many techie changes as well - Still trying to figure out how to “rip” a CD. Finally got texting down but being stubborn about tweets. And do we really need Facebook to know everything everyone is doing at almost every moment in their lives? Just my opinion folks. Doesn’t mean it’s right. Most of us are pretty dull - except for me - I’m rather charming for an old gal! We have experienced the most amazing changes in our lives, haven’t we? Just think of 1964 and think of what we face today. Could you ever have imagined?
The Reunion Committee has enjoyed reconnecting with everyone. I recently had dinner with Arlene Cremins and her husband, Paul. (Strange that she was still wearing that cheerleading outfit but I try not to judge.) It was great fun. Another opportunity came up to have Janet Goodwin visit us and we squeezed in lunch with Susan O’Brien. They behaved - mostly. They were harmonizing with the bartender when I left. Ladies, please.
So, here we are in our sixties. What have we learned. Most times, I feel like I’m 25 years old on the inside. Outside - that’s a different story. (I was so gorgeous at 25 - too bad you missed it!) If given the chance to go out to a fancy dinner or view the sunset, always choose the sunset. I know if given a chance to see old friends, you should take it. Those opportunities don’t come around very often and you always walk away with a smile. How often do we get to see the people who knew us before we became the grown ups - the moms, dads, doctors, grandparents, lawyers, assistants, mechanics, cab drivers, teachers, cooks, bookies etc.
So, here’s the deal. You can join us for the evening or join us for the weekend.
Friday, October 10, 2014 evening in the bar at the Marriott, Newton, Ma. Wear your most comfortable jeans.
Easy night. Easy peasy!
Ask those who have attended. Very low key and the best part is you can stay right there at the hotel and not have to drive. Could we have made is any easier for you?? Of course not!
Reunion: Saturday, October 11, 2014 6PM -
Would you take a look at the Missing list and maybe you can help us find some folks.
Diane Bangs (once Diane Bangs Hughes)
William H. Quinn
We are making great efforts to track people down. This is a big event and there won’t be any more reunions. Cross my heart! It’s a weekend when you can forget your day to day issues (and we all have them) and just relax. Say hello to an old friend. Trust me, the memories will do the rest. Time will fly and you will promise not to lose touch. Maybe at this time in our lives, we won’t. Those of us who have retired may have a bit more time to invest in friendships. You have got nothing to lose and everything to gain. Come and have fun. We are such a small group that even if one person is missing, we will know it and we will miss that person. Don’t let that be you.
A once in a lifetime opportunity is being sent your way.
A time to remember the way we were.
Choose to attend. You won’t be sorry.
October 11, 2014