50 years ago I graduated from the High School of Music and Art. I was friendly with a girl named Rennie. She was funny and smart and beautiful. I just remember laughing all the time when I was with her.
When we left high school we all went off to college and she and I never kept in touch. Every once in awhile I’d wonder what ever happened with her.
Once I googled her and when I got on facebook I searched for her but as I suspected she was too hip for facebook.
Anyway a few months ago my 50th high school reunion took place. I was in no mood to go so I just skipped it. Even before this all happened I figured after 50 years no one was going to come up and say “Mattie you haven’t changed a bit”.
After the reunion I looked on line at the reunion photos. I didn’t see Rennie but I did see her email address on the class list.
Thinking she probably wouldn’t even remember me I emailed her anyway.
Not only did she but she was as glad to hear from me as I was to hear from her.
And here’s the remarkable thing. She is as clever and smart as I remember her.
We’ve been emailing for a few months and we finally met yesterday for lunch.
The funny thing is I’ve been limiting my contacts yet here I was jumping into something new. Very unlike me.
We sat for over 2 hours and talked over each other trying to catch up.
I was looking at her across the table and in a matter of moments I moved back in time.
Her face was exactly the same. She had the same dry wit.
Life had beaten us both up a bit but we were both in there.
I’m glad I made this contact.