Friday, August 12, 2011

Magical Moment 552, "A Decade"

A facebook alert has been popping up on my news feed for about 3 months now. Not long ago, I finally clicked on it to see what the event was...my 10 year high school reunion. I couldn't make it back to attend, but on a whim, I decided to dig out my old yearbook, thinking about my former classmates who are gathering together this weekend so far away.

Perhaps my fondest memory of high school was during my sophomore year, when my older sister (born to be a cheerleader), drug me (happy to be a wall flower) along to the squad auditions. We both made it. That year, our basketball team went all the way to State, and for the final victory game, our cheerleading coach rented her girls a limousine. We rode to the last game in style, cheered our little peppy hearts out, and the basketball team won State. My older sister graduated high school that year, and I never re-auditioned for the squad, but I always think of those days with fondness.

There were other good memories too of course, but I never quite believed it back then when I heard someone say, "After high school, you just lose touch." Perhaps that's why this memory is so fond. Because my sister was there too. I guess friends do come and go, but family is forever.

My senior picture. YES, I had a perm! What do you want from me?!!?

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

LOL! how cute were you?! :)

Linda said...

You're just as cute as a button, Elizabeth, no matter what you do to your hair. Maybe you can make it to the next reunion. It's a shame to lose touch completely with old friends.

Deborah said...

...and you still look good! LOL

Snappy Di said...

Actually, I really like the perm! And as Linda said... you ARE cute as a button then and now. I have gotten back in touch with H.S friends when 4 years ago I was placed in charge of our reunion plans. I made a webpage and found many of them and asked them to submit family photos for the website and LOTS of them did. It kept everyone in touch again... finally, and now we are all on Facebook together. It will be 40 years next May since we all graduated and went our separate ways. It's nice to be in touch again!

Amish Stories said...

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Susan in the Boonies said...

That is a sweet story, and what a great season to be on that squad! Must have been very exciting indeed!

I am starting to reconnect with high school friends via Facebook. It's sort of nice, actually.

ds said...

Marching band was what kept me tethered to high school--and sophomore year was a pretty special one. I'm still in touch with friends from that era.

How sweet you look--perm and all!

Tracy said...

There were SO many times in high school o
I would have killed for your hair. :) OK, maybe not the perm though. ;) I wanted to say, I missed you this weekend. I would have LOVED seeing you...you have those couple of people you'd really like to see and catch up with, with all you've been doing with music and the fond memories I have of baby bird momma bird and many other reasons, you were on my list. :) maybe another time. :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Do you know how many girls would have given anything to be a cheerleader??? :) You are so funny.
LOVE your school picture.
Suz

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

How cute! Yes I had perms back in the day also :)