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!