Beloved recently celebrated his 30th Class Reunion. He comes from a small town and he had about 120 or so in his graduation class. This was probably the smallest group gathering of all the reunions we've attended, but if you judge by the fun factor- it was the best to date.
This was the third reunion we've attended. We've been to the five, twenty and now thirty. They have had a reunion every five years. (Side note- I have never been to one of my reunions. Not for any particular reason other than it has never worked out. Although after reconnecting with classmates through Facebook, I am very much looking forward to my 30th next year.)
You know what would be great- if at 16 we could all be like we are at 46. Seriously. Wouldn't it be nice to just be. No worries about what the future holds- just know that it probably will work out just fine so lets all be friends now-instead of waiting years. Now I say that because it's just an obversation in general, not anything that we really experienced due to the reunion. For the most part, Beloved hooked up with a couple of buddies from back in the day and they basically hit the "pause" button and continued on from where they last left off. Which from an observers point of view, so much fun to watch. I've heard most of the stories before, but they still brought us to tears of laughter.
These fun gals go with the guys above...we had the best time making fun of those boys. I might also add, we got the dance party started...What is about being the first person on the dance floor? You know you want to move, but something about being the first one out there makes people's feet act like they have been cemented to the spot they're standing.
And although it was a small group for this reunion gathering- it was a mighty group. Many friendships were renewed and common interests were discovered. Who knows where these friendships will go in the next thirty years?