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Friday, October 17, 2008

Uh Oh

Friday night - the first night of my husband's 45th high school reunion:

1. We pulled up in the drive-thru of the hotel to register. There were 2 couples standing outside unloading their cars - obviously there for the reunion. Horrified I looked at my husband and said, "Oh my goodness, they're so old!" Not a good sign ya'll when that's your first reaction.

2. We arrived at the Meet 'N Greet, or whatever they called it. More old people. This can not be. We aren't this old - how in the world could my husband have been in this class of old people? I was a year behind him but he's 2 years older than me. Well, part of the year he's 2 years older and part of the year he's 1 year older but you can bet I'm claiming the 2 years part of that.

3. Even though I am a year behind this class I know several people there. I stand in one place and scan the room. It's like I've heard dying is - your life flashes before your eyes!

4. Becky - the sweetest girl I ever knew (I used to study with her sometimes because she lived close by) who still is the sweetest girl I ever knew! I think her husband is a preacher - fitting occupation for Becky to be a preacher's wife.

5. Connie - I went to church with her and her mother was the most wonderful, tiny little lady. Connie truly looks 20 years younger than everyone else there - I thought there might be a mass agreement to kill her she looked that good. Except she's so nice you have to love her.

6. Ted - used to date him and oh what a crush I had on him. Still handsome.

7. Moochie - yep, that's what we called him. Wonderful, dynamic personality still there. Came in in a gorilla costume - yep, still the class clown. His grandkids call him Papa Moochie.

8. Martin used to be shy - not any more. We went to the same grade school. Fancy remembering that 50 years later.

Here's what I learned tonight and this is important so ya'll pay attention. Thin women are wrinkled. Fat women aren't. I think all my fat plumps out those wrinkles. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.


Lori said...

Man, I just hate those reality checks!

Christine said...

AHA! Finally a reason to give up my diet! Bless you!

Milah said...

Thanks for keeping it real Marlene! That's so funny!

sister sheri said...

Too funny! Have a great time!

Lena . . . said...

Ha! Fat plumps the wrinkles? I discovered that at our 40th reunion 3 years ago!! I hope you have as much fun as Ole and I did.

Molly said...

So the answer to my problem must be to bulk up?!

Oma aka Meme said...

now I have a good reason to gain weight- LOL
I remember seeing our friends grow old too but I think we stayed just the same- hehehehe
what a fun note to read tonight--

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Marlene, it sounds like ya are having a blast. I agree with you on the wrinkle bit. So the question is wrinkles and an hour glass shape or smooth and soft? I'll pick the later.
Hugs and have a great time,

Michelle said...

Ha! People have always told me I look younger than 51, but I always thought they were just being nice. Yes, I can attest to being 'plump' and less wrinkles, AND....hey, if I ever get REAL sick, I have enough to 'keep me' for a lot longer than 'Olive Oyl' over there, however I sometimes wonder if those wrinkly old broads have less aches and pains than I do!

I just love reading your blog, Marlene. I love your sense of humor. It is refreshing, when the 'world' is full of worriers, doubters, and pessimists.

You have a wonderful weekend, and I'll be looking forward to more reunion updates!

Marie said...

I just KNEW there was a method to my madness!!! Cheaper than a face lift and a whole lot more pleasant! Glad you had a good time and that you were able to get in touch with some old friends. XXOO

Southern Lady said...

Gotta love it, Marlene ... I bet you were the prettiest one there!

Kimonos and Sushi said...

Well a very good reason not to go on a diet. I love the finished herb quilt. Was it a pattern ??

Amelia said...

Well guess I will fall into the "heavier" group too. I ran across a lady I went to school with the other day - and she did look old... way older than I think I look...but perhaps I am look in a different mirror.

Enjoyed your run down of all the people and the event.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I was wondering that same thing. But I guess I'll have to deal with the wrinkles, if I can ever get this extra person off me!
Glad you had a pleasant time.

Gene Black said...

Ha, I wondered how many other people see their classmates and go "They are so OLD!" I am one of the ones that gets told "you don't look that old" when I disclose my age.
Staying out of the sun and moisturizing the face every day helps with the wrinkles too.

Joyful said...

Too funny! You sound exactly like my Mom!!!! If I'm out with her and she meets a friend from her school days, as we walk away she is always asking me, "I don't look that old, do I?"

Hope the rest of the reunion goes well.

Linda said...

I KNEW IT!! When people tell me I don't look old enough to have an almost 30 year old child, I KNEW it was because the fat plumped out the wrinkles!!

Recently I saw an announcement on our local cable TV for a class reunion for a class the same year as mine.I grew up in a different town than where we live now so I didn't know these people and my reaction when I saw them was "gee - they sure look old - Must have been something in the water when they were growing here that was taken out by the time WE moved in" LOL Funny how our perspective is huh?

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Penny said...

gosh, that's an easy one then! I'll eat healthy until I start to develope a lot of wrinkles and THEN I'll eat whatever I want! Thanks for the heads up!

Becky said...

How funny! I'm with everyone else, eat chocolate, be happy and wrinkless. HA!!!

kari and kijsa said...

Teehee!! This tip made our day!! We will stick by our story too!!

kari & kijsa

Dawn said...

Oh, I just love you! I love your take on 'old people' being at the reunion and skinny ladies showing wrinkles -- ha! You are such a funny, dear woman, I soooo wish I could sit & gab with you for an afternoon.

MARCIE said...

I am right there with you sister!

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

I needed to read this tonight! I'm just giggling out loud here ---- me, being now so fat, was the skinniest one in the class back then. And yep. . . . . keeps those wrinkles all filled out!


Karen said...

I agree with you about the wrinkles!

Love Bears All Things said...

I'm always shocked when I look in the mirror, too. Who is that older woman looking back at me. I don't feel like her.
You mentioned the dancer's dress with spaghetti straps. I'm wondering if her arms jiggled. You said she was thin. Do thin women get those tags that hang down?
I agree about the wrinkles. Fat women do look younger.
Mama Bear