Where Has The Time Gone West High 40th Reunion - Wichita, Kansas

By
Real Estate Agent with Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 SA5376460000

The last three months have been interesting.  Planning to attend a high school reunion has brought about some happenings that weren't taken into account when accepting my role as a volunteer.  It's been great reconnecting using Zoom Meetings every so often.  We've been face to face and become very good friends.  Where has the time gone - West High 40th Reunion - Wichita, Kansas.

 

Our reunion will be in my home town of Wichita, Kansas.  Our volunteers are calling in from Boston, Dallas, Kansas City, Wichita, some in smaller towns in Kansas, and of course me from Arizona.  That's a lot of distance in miles, but it seems like we're right next door.

 

Since announcing it, I've also heard from a Wichita agent!  I'll be seeing her during my visit and connecting with another hometown agent.  I've decided that I'd love to create a luncheon and make it an ActiveRain Meetup in Wichita.  

 

Creating a spreadsheet of almost 600 names provided a walk down memory lane.  All of a sudden I started to remember more classmates than I thought I knew.  When seeing their names, their faces came to mind. Unbelievable after all this time (40 years) that memories came flooding back.  Thanks to this volunteer opportunity, I have been graced with fond memories of classmates I haven't seen in years! 

 

Another reality is that there are 37 classmates that are no longer with us.  37 classmates have passed away.  Some VERY familiar faces spring to mind and it's a sad reality that they are gone too soon.  And one just this month, with his widow also in our graduating class, I hope to see her to give my condolences because her husband was a good friend to my brother over the years.   Where Has The Time Gone West High 40th Reunion - Wichita, Kansas

 

The most rewarding part of all of it is a reconnection to old friends after moving away from my home town 26 years ago.  The excitement is building and I know we'll have a wonderful time.  Where has the time gone!

 

 

Posted by

Search the Arizona Regional MLS

Search for Homes

      

 

HomeSmart Elite Group                                  

8388 E Hartford Dr., Suite 100

Scottsdale, AZ 85255                                                         

(602) 620-2699   DIRECT

www.AZGreenRealty.com

www.GotGreen.info                  facebook   Google + twitter   youtube   linkedin   pinterest   

 

Comments (8)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jan,

How fun for you, and I am sure you are going to have a blast in Wichita, as well as a meetup.  A

Oct 01, 2017 04:08 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jan, I never went to any reunion.... but I agree where did time fly by.... I said that to Diane today as we celebrated a landmark of our relationship.... and we had a photo taken.... my question was when did we become old?Endre

Oct 01, 2017 08:01 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you Ron and Alexandra Seigel !   Yes, turning my trip into meeting my 4 brothers and sister; visiting my elderly former in-laws who are so dear to me; and contacted about 15 realtors in Wichita.  Hope they respond as I don't know any of them!  Thank you for stopping by! \

 

Oct 02, 2017 09:09 AM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Time sure flies quickly Endre Barath, Jr. !  LOL!  I hear you, as I visit my hairstylist tomorrow to cover up some gray!  It is sombering to review the list of deceased classmates and remembering their smiling faces in yearbook photos.  Time to be "present".  And on this somber day, yet another reminder how short life really is!

Oct 02, 2017 09:10 AM
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Jan, I hope you enjoy your reunion. 37 deceased is hard to believe but, a reminder that life is precious and we have to live every minute. It sounds like you've been working hard to make sure the reunion goes off without a hitch!

Oct 02, 2017 06:11 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you Amanda S. Davidson !  Yes, we have all put in countless hours for this event.  I'm hoping we get lots of attendees.  It's typical to get about 125 out of 600.  Would love to have more and we're hoping it all goes well.  Thank you for your comments! 

Oct 02, 2017 06:16 PM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Jan,

 Life just flies by that is why we have to enjoy every moment!

Oct 08, 2017 12:12 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

You are so right Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert .  Too quickly for sure.  Have a great week!

Oct 09, 2017 08:50 AM