First, my 10 year class reunion is scheduled for sometime this summer..July I think. We did not have a 5 year (fine by me) and I think I've maybe run into 1-2 of my former classmates here in Des Moines. Did they talk to me? No, not really. Did they talk to me in school...well yeah...there were only 52 of us...but only during school hours or functions.
I think I was very well DISliked in high school, but I could be wrong. I know I didn't fit in and always felt like people were picking on me or saying rude things. I don't remember all the details as to why, but it may have had something to do with my moving from Oswego, IL to the small town of Corning, IA to start my junior year. Hmm- yeah I dressed kind of funny compared to the farming community. I also may have gone through a lot of rough stuff at home and had a chip on my shoulder... but I don't recall ever being mean to anyone.
Anyway- I think I have more bullet thoughts than fluid so:
- I had more friends in IL than in IA during high school and I think I had 300 or maybe 600 peers in IL..can't recall but I know it was not a small school.
- If I went to the Corning reunion I don't know who I would talk to. I can actually imagine walking in and sitting down...never talking to anyone. Seriously- in a normal setting I think I'd see someone and ask them how they were and they would do the same. I can't think of a single person who would do that if I showed up.
- The discussion of what to do and what to serve at the reunion is on Facebook. Someone mentioned a vegetarian option...and it was met with intolerance...as usual.
- I'm not a vegetarian but I have a hard time eating animal products, especially when I know nothing about the establishment.
- I hate to even make this point but I will... the reunion is held at the Carbon Bar...which is in a small community that used to be a town. If I remember correctly- the post office is no longer open there and it is basically a bunch of houses and a church...oh and the bar.
Okay- I got that off my chest. I wish I had graduated from Oswego so I could go to that reunion. It would be great to see the friends I had there...some of which I still talk to today- UNLIKE the people I went to school with in Corning. Weird, huh?
Now that I have said all this- I'm actually annoyed that someone even bothered to invite me to the reunion. Oh wait...I didn't actually get invited. I was just asked to join the Facebook group. Maybe that is how the world does things now. I don't know, I'm not Miss Etiquette, that is for sure.