High School Reunion

My visiting from out-of-town brother and I

Crashed a high school reunion this past weekend.

It was being held at the neighborhood country

Club where we had frequently swum as kids.

Our brother-in-law and sister were in

Attendance as well as some friends of ours.

We both had attended the same school

But had graduated some years prior.

We showed up around 10:30PM

When things were still jumping

And soon joined the crowd on the

Dance floor and started to boogey.

The band was playing some of our

Favorites from the 60s and 70s.

And there was a slide show with photos

From that long ago time–conversations were

Flowing about those days gone by.

Some people had aged a bit more gracefully than others–

I found myself wondering who are those “old geezers”!

We knew a few but made some new as

We introduced ourselves around.

Lots of smiles and “glad to meet yous”

Made the night a special one.

Finally the music ended and the party wound down

And we said our goodbyes and “hope to see you agains”.

I said to my brother, I think we should do this again,

It’s fun crashing parties–we fit right in!

High school reunion for the class of 1971 from Edgewater High School, Orlando, FL.  Home of the Eagles.

My entry for Monday’s Poetry Potluck:  Photographs, Memories and Nostalgia.

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  1. Good for you!


  2. Sounds like a fun night..I must try it and see how many complete strangers I can get to recognize me :))


  3. This is a really good poem! So damn straight forward you feel the crash the party impromptu moment, and the boogie and bonhomie all around.

    Big fun.


  4. How funny! Sounds like a memory for always.


  5. lovely sentiments, high school classmates , wow..

    admire your experience. what a sweet tribe.



  6. This is a fun post! I love it. I couldn’t go to my reunion at 20 years, now I think it would be great fun – 43 years since that big day. 🙂

    Nice job on this, Gayle. So pleasant …

    Happy Potluck!


    • I’ve never attended any of my own high school reunions but did recognize a few faces from this class. It has been 42 years for me–I can hardly believe it. 🙂

      I’m glad you liked this, Jamie. Thank you.

      Happy Potluck!


  7. my school life was scattered all over north india, when i see people who has studied in the same school i feel a lil jealous, cant deny it. 😦


    • I can imagine it would have been tough to move around during your school years. My parents stayed in the same place our whole life. Mom is still in the same house where we grew up. And I always wanted to move! 😦


      • you know you are lucky that your mom stayed at the same place, atleast we have some friends and close persons, persons we were brought up with and have spent years together.

        there is nothing more unselfish and pure like childhood friends.


      • I do still have some cherished friends from my childhood days. I do treasure them. It’s very nice to have that history with each other.


      • thats why i count it as a great luck. to spend a long portion of one’s childhood at a single place.


      • You’re right. It’s especially nice for children to have that sense of stability.


      • a solid pedestal to start life, a place where he/she can revert back if the desire is strong.


      • I think you’re right about that. 🙂


  8. Voilá why poetry and pictures meet… Maybe even better, your poem took us there!


  9. Very fun verse 🙂 I always wonder who those old guys are too.


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