Reunions and Nostalgia
On the 19th of December our class got together for our 40th reunion. Of course this didn’t mean that it was the 40th meeting since we graduated from high school but it was 40 years since we had finished school. We had our first reunion 25 years after leaving school and I can never get over the shock of seeing our 16 year old classmates whom we remembered as callow youth with pimples and adolescent angst writ on our faces completely transformed. Some of the boys had come into their own and were devastatingly handsome while other had begun achieving that look of distinction that grey hair and maturity imparts. Most of the girls had grown into young mothers , happy with their added pounds. Some of our classmates weren’t as lucky and had aged beyond belief with frazzled hair and more than excess weight. So I was actually looking forward to this reunion with all of us in our Golden Years. Sadly I had to give this event a miss as I was in the middle of a family reunion that was happening for a wedding and an engagement. But the meeting of the graduating class spurred on a wave of nostalgia that generated a WhatsApp group that has been so active that in the past few days we’ve communicated more enthusiastically than we did in all the years that we were at school!
With all the nostalgia going around especially around Christmas time which we all remember as a time of holidays that started with our last Christmas Assembly where we sang Christmas Carols with great gusto. I’ve received several Christmas Greetings on this group and I’d particularly like to share one of them :
When Santa had a close shave
So Merry Christmas all of you !