Friday, July 24, 2009

Roxy's 25th High School Reunion

Well, I'm already home at ten o'clock, so you might be thinking it wasn't a very exciting event. However, Rex and I enjoyed my 25th high school reunion with maybe 40 friends from the Somerville High School Class of 1984. We started early, arriving around 7:15pm at the Green Knoll Grille (it used to be the Exchange, aka Sex Change, where Roxy had a bizarre half-blind-date in 1993 with a guy who picked me up at my house in a hearse) in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

While I didn't see any of my closest friends from high school, there was a good turnout among people I was glad to see. Since Melissa's baby isn't quite three months old, she didn't fly in from California, so a classmate who moved to Nashville four years ago probably travelled the farthest. Ellyn was due to show up "late" but I've already done my [closing] time waiting up fo Ellyn, so we left just after 9pm without seeing her.

I ran into the boy who was my lab partner for all four years of high school science and we caught up on the past five years since I saw him at our 20th reunion.

I enjoyed the Buffalo calamari with the girl who pulled my hair on the bus every day throughout elementary school. Now we're friends, laughing about it, she still insists it was the catcher on our softball team who pulled my hair but I know better.

I talked with at least three kids who were in my first or second grade class.

I'm pretty sure most of the marching band was there, but only one football player... the electrician I danced with all night at our 10th reunion... now he has twin 8-year-olds, a boy and a girl, and I've got wonderful London and Maddie.

Rex started talking to one of my classmates and it turns out she lives right down the road in Peapack-Gladstone, so we'll probably end up getting together for dinner, maybe at the "new Opah Grill" that just opened in Gladstone... it is called Sublime!


UPrinting said...

Glad that you were able to enjoy your 25th high school reunion! Lots of memories are reminisced in these types of gatherings. Most of the times we all just end up laughing about the stuff we used to worry about so much when we were younger :)

LadyJava said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun.. i was scheduled to see some friends from my primary school too.. but they planned it for the 1st.. and it's A birthday.. so will have to send regrets ...

Erik said...

Sounds like a blast. My 25th is just around the corner. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again. Self-actualization is a beautiful thing, eh?

Much love from Austin

otilius said...

At the end of June, I attended my High School Reunion (30th!)--Juneau-Douglas HS, go, Bears! I went to all 3 that we've had so far and have always had a great time. Wouldn't want to miss it!

What's a bummer is some classmates who still live in Juneau don't bother to show up. Lame! The next one will be in only 5 years and I'll be there.

RoxiticusDH said...

Thanks all, for stopping by with your thoughts.

LJ, Sorry to hear you'll miss your school gathering...I did have lots of fun catching up with old friends, though they all reminded me to keep in touch via Facebook!

Erik, where did you go to high school, and where will you be traveling for your 25th reunion?

Otilius, I am more surprised that you made it from NYC to Alaska for your reunion than I am that any number of lame locals didn't show up. Our reunion fell apart because the organizer lost her job and any number of others didn't travel from afar due to the economy. In the end, it turned out to be about 40 of our class of 252 in a bar not far from my home.