Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Off to Pennsylvania
I'm leaving today for Pennsylvania for a 50th class reunion committee meeting of my Downingtown High School Class of 1959. Yes ladies and gentlemen, I am THAT old. Maybe in my body but not in my mind. We're meeting tonight at my former classmate Carole's home in Honeybrook, PA.
Tomorrow night we will indulge in Trivia Night again at the Brickside Grill. A few weeks ago we attended our first trivia night since I moved in November of 2006. We almost won! We only missed by one point. I should never have changed the answer to "What pet did John Quincy Adams keep in the White House?" Judy, another former classmate, had the correct answer: crocodile. At the last moment I changed that answer to "snake." Just goes to show that I don't know ALL the answers. Lesson learned.
I'll be staying with another former classmate's home and my best friend during my high school years, Bill B. I'm still pleasantly surprised that I have kept up my relationships with some of my former classmates. It's like we never left school at all. Of course we are much wiser now. No regrets through, I wouldn't want to do the last 50 years over again. Sooooo much water over the dam. Do I have any regrets? Maybe a few but again, all Lessons Learned. Part of the process of living the Life. We each have our Life's Journey mapped out for us. I'm just thankful I have one more day on this earth.
As the days dwindle down to a precious few (doesn't that sound like the lyrics to a familiar song?), I appreciate the miracle that is life on this earth. Our bodies may have more aches and pains, we may have more wrinkles, maybe we can't hear or see as well, and maybe the economy is going down a sinkhole but we have our friends. That is the treasure that life brings to us. For that I will be forever thankful. Riches like this money can't buy.