Friday, October 14, 2011
This is what yours truly looked like 20 years ago and baseball is what I lived for. Nothing was as important to me as that glove, ball, bat and playing field. A lot has changed in the last 20 years. I no longer look like this athletic ball player seen before you. Baseball is not my number one thing anymore. My teammates are no longer the central people in my life. But this weekend will give me an opportunity to relive some of those memories from 20 years ago. The FHS Class of 1991 will celebrate our 20 year high school reunion starting tonight. I will see folks that I haven't seen since the day we graduated. I'm looking very forward to it.
It's funny to me how you keep up with some people and some you don't. I was friends with just about everyone in my class, but as you get older you loose touch with classmates and you are constantly making new friends. I have been reminded of some great relationships that I had as I have been on the planning committee for this event. I have already had fun catching up with the other committee members and realizing just what a great class that we really had. We were a really close group and I think we are proving that by the number of classmates that are scheduled to attend. Other classes have been celebrating this fall (10 and 25 year), and we have double the number of classmates attending our event. I think that speaks well for the Class of 1991.
So tonight and tomorrow night I will try to be young again and enjoy celebrating friendships with a bunch of old folks who helped to shape me into the person I am today. I love my classmates and I am ready to be reminded of just how lucky we all really were to share our school years with each other!