14 May 2013

50th High School Reunion

I received an invitation that threw me for a loop- to my 50th high school reunion. I graduated in 1963 so, of course, it's my 50th anniversary, but I hadn't stopped to think about that until the invitation from a former classmate who tracked me down on Facebook. I'm going, of course, and will stay with my best friend from those days who now lives in Hartford, CT. I head for Boston the day after tomorrow. It brings a new dimension to the term elder on this journey I'm living. It makes me realize that I'm there and not just on a journey there. Although my 96 year old father says: "Your 60's are just the youth of old age.".

I'm still trying to wrap my mind around this and I think actually being there will help me to do so. I'll let you know.

In the meanwhile, my computer won't upload photos to my blog. It's a new problem and I don't know why. It was preceded by the screen turning bright yellow while uploading photos and then by it turning black. Seems ominous to me. Any ideas?

What I planned to post were photos of some everyday things that fill my days. Simple things, like my Honey starting to make bread, with focaccia and ciabatta the most recent delicious examples. Of lunches and dinners enjoyed with friends, a double rainbow that followed a storm last week, new herbs and geraniums already growing on the balcony, purple blossoms on the chives surprising and delighting me (who knew?), an ancient olive tree found in the country with its branches trimmed in a fanciful way, and my daughter and the grands fostering a young hawk until he or she can survive on his or her own. My life is full, my heart is full, but 50 years since high school? Wow.






24 comments:

  1. I look forward to pictures from your reunion. You will make everybody smile, I'm sure, to see your face and how good you look today. If I have trouble uploading pictures, the first thing I do is try another browser. If it won't work in Safari, it often will in Chrome or Firefox. :-)

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    1. I'll try that when I get home. I didn't think of that since I use Chrome all the time. Here's hoping. I'm off this afternoon to stay overnight in Rome for an early flight tomorrow.

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  2. How time flies! Looking forward to your reunion pictures.

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    1. It does indeed and all of a sudden the big numbers are about us and not our parents.

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  3. It IS amazing, isn't it, Mary? I'm so glad you're going to your 50th reunion and hope you do take lots of pictures to share with us. My 50th reunion was last month and it was wonderful....even better than I had hoped! Here's hoping that yours, too, will be a delight as well!

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    1. I'm glad to hear you say that you had a great time at yours. Delightful would be good.

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  4. My 50th is in October, in Connecticutd! I'm not sure whether I'll be able to go, but I'm hoping it will will work out. It's hard to believe so much time has lapsed -- nothing turned out as expected! Have a wonderful time.

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    1. Regarding expectations, my friend, Annee, says we plan and the goddess laughs. I'll let you know how it goes.

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  5. smiles....that sounds wonderful...would've loved to see the pic..but more important i can feel how full your heart is...and what an awesome opportunity to see the old classmates again after so many years...travel safe

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    1. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity...

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  6. Ha, I have reached the same point and also have received an invitation to the same reunion. I am not going. I probably should, as there may not be another. As far as uploading photos, try to do it using a different browser. I had that issue in one of my browser's for a while, but I found it did not occur if I used a different browser. I suggest Google Chrome!

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    1. I'm using Chrome and like it but I'll try another for this.

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  7. Wow! Have a wonderful time! Wish I still lived in CT because I would come see you!! xoxo

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    1. I have a feeling that would be very fun!

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  8. Pretty Amazing! Have a lovely time if you decide to go. I don't know what's up with the computer = maybe too full? I don't know. Maybe try smaller photos. Your life does seem very full -- you certainly have loving people, beautiful places, and delicious food. k.

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    1. I've arrived in Boston, my adventure begins today.

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  9. smiles....imagine it will be pretty cool getting to see some of those people...i have never really had a desire to see much of any one from high school...i was kinda glad to escape the first time...hahaha...

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    1. It was a small high school with a graduating class of 74, so I had some great times with fun people.

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  10. Loved your father's observation, it puts a refreshing spin on everything.
    And welcome to Massachusetts!

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    1. Thanks, Marty, saw my father yesterday and he had gone dancing the day before! I'm listening to him.

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  11. We are both in the same era. My 50th is this summer. I have helped some with the planning. I have no idea how we got here so soon. Wasn't it just yesterday we graduated?

    My mother turns 97 this month. I hope to reach the same place, but the way things are going, who knows.

    I hope your trip to Boston is marvelous and that you will share it with us via verse and photos. Blogger has been a bit temperamental lately. I've had a few issues with photos myself, but thankfully, nothing as dramatic as the experience you have had.

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    1. I'm eager to hear of your experience. I found mine amazing.

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  12. I like the idea that the 60s are the youth of old age. When I hit 50 a few years ago a friend of mine said, "Fifty is the new thirty." So I suppose that makes the 60s then new 40s. :)

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    1. Well, it's all new for us and we boomers will probably do things as individually as we've done our other life stages but it's so very personal at the same time.

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