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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mini Reunion Class of 1973!


Sitting: Maryanne, Ellen, Meg, Bernadette, Maria and me
Standing:  Marianne and Bonnie



Here are 8 women from Cardinal O'Hara's Class of 1973.  We are 8 out of just under 1,000.  Yes I said ONE THOUSAND!!!  We were right smack in the middle of the Baby Boomer generation and Catholic to boot!  It was unusual for a family to have less than 4 children.  I, myself, am one of 8 children.

Our school was co-ed, but boys and girls were separated, boys on one side of the school, girls on the other, until our senior year.  Even our cafeteria was divided, with lockers separating us.  Once a year, we had co-ed gym class when we all learned SQUARE DANCING!!  And we got to to see the boys, but we had to wear those awful awful bloomers to gym class!!!  Oh yuck!  hahahah!!!!



Anyway!  Last night the 8 of us met a local bar.  You would think no time had passed since we saw each other.  Marianne brought her yearbook, thank goodness, because some of us (me) needed to see a picture to identify one of the gals!  I didn't hang out with any of them outside of school, mostly because we all lived in different towns.  A few years after graduation, and after I got married, I moved away from the area.  Only 40 miles but it was enough to lose touch.  Some of the women have stayed in touch all these years.  Meg's sister, Eleanor was there also.  She's a few years younger than us.



I surprised one of the women, Ellen, when I admitted that I was so scared of her in high school because I thought she was really tough!  LOL!!!  And she's such a sweetheart and so nice!  

Meg still looks the same since first grade!  We've known each other for 48 years!!!  Meg, Margie, Olive Ann (I swear that's her real name) and me were always 1 and 2 in May Processions, Graduation and  First Communion because we were the smallest in the class.  I don't think any of us are taller than 5' maybe even now.


The weird thing was, the bar was playing all 70s music and it almost seemed like they did it on purpose, but I know they didn't!


Of course, we're getting to the age when we are losing some of our classmates.  The thing was, we talked about those who left us really young!  I can easily count 5 or 6 off the top of my head who passed on before the age of 40!! 


We have promised not to wait another 37 years to get together.  I hope we can plan another girls night out soon!  And maybe a few more faces will show up!


I'll be getting together with another group of women who went to grade school and high school together.  I'm hoping that materializes in the next couple of weeks.  Patty seems to be in charge of that reunion!


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16 comments:

linlah said...

If you added 5 to that reunion you'd have, counting me, my entire graduating class.

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

Some hawt looking ladies. I'm glad you had a great time. Perhaps you gals need to have a standing date. 2nd something of the month or such. Take turns picking the location.

Paul said...

Lots of catching up to do, that's awesome

RecoveringActor said...

Where was Margie?? Didn't you call her?

Joanie M said...

Linlah, there were 95 kids in my first grade classroom! And there were 4 classrooms for first grade!

Joanie M said...

Margie didn't call me back. I'm getting together with her and a few "girls" from our grade school

Brian Miller said...

how cool that you have kept in touch. i can not think of 8 people from my graduating class i have kept up with...

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

How fun!
Great photo.

lisleman said...

good post - I've been to some reunions and always enjoyed them. I gather this one was not the big reunion of the whole class.
My wife went to an all girl school and I think she prefers the grade school reunion because grade school was co-ed.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

That sounds like so much fun Joannie.

Heather said...

That is so cool that you got to do that.

I never stayed in a school long enough to make lasting friendships like that. You was very lucky!

Gaston Studio said...

We're (Savannah High School) having our 50th reunion this May. I can't wait to see some of the friends I made way back then and, for some reason, never stayed in touch.

bernthis said...

i had dinner last summer with three friends that I had not seen since high school. It was soooo nice to catch. Too bad they all live on the East Coast.

Glad you had a good time

Joanna Jenkins said...

You ladies look like a lot of fun! How cool that you got together!

Have a great weekend.
xo

Lilly said...

Hello stranger. Just catching up on my blog reading....I love reunions. What fun it must have been. Hope all is well with you both! I need to read some more of your posts to find out....

Daria said...

What a great picture ... everyone looks so young.