Thursday, August 30, 2018
Prescott, AZ 1870's
Do you have any friends from your childhood that you see daily, or even monthly? I have been asked to speak at Sherry’s ‘Class of 1956’ High School reunion. Sherry is a hometown girl. She was born and raised in Belmont. Some of the people she sees every week she has known from first grade or before.
Heck, we can’t go to Walmart without her meeting someone she knows. I keep telling her it ain’t like this when we go to Walmart in Iowa City or Wichita. WE can go in and right out!
I have mulled over subjects to speak on, I plan to keep it to 10 minutes. Folks do not go to a reunion to listen to a speaker, they go to talk, fellowship, gossip or speculate why Bill, Mary or Skinny didn’t come.
I lived in 7 towns by the time I was 15. I attended 4 different schools before I dropped out. Good friendships from school & teen years have been few and far between.
The people left in the class of ’56 is naturally dropping, age will whip us all. But it is amazing you have people 80 years old who have known each other most of their lives. Now I cannot even relate to that, I wish I could. I have gotten to know many of Sherry’s friends. Since I was a builder I have met buyers and customers, but they are not real friends (Unless you consider everyone listed as your friends on face book counts. LOL)
Don & Evelyn (Sherry’s classmate) are also RV’ers and I have gotten to know them so well that we are considered good friends. We even see each other in Florida.
I blogged about meeting with friends from 1951-1954 once. Jimmy Page a ‘buddy’ from Valdese arranged for Shirl, Sherry and I to meet with him, his sister and Robbie and Betty Cook. I finally got to tell Betty she was my first girlfriend, but she never knew it. LOL
I had a great life and did meet many people, but only about 4 were lasting friendships. I don’t fuss about that If I was in trouble I could call on either of the 4 now and get support. I hope they feel the same about me.
I want to say, 1954 Buick, but I do not remember the wrap around windshield in '54. I think I am losing something.... (never had one)I did love this car!