Monday, June 25, 2007

My High School Reunion.

It's a world of laughter.
A world of tears.
It's a world of hopes.
And a world of fears.
There's so much that we share.
That it's time we're aware.
It's a small world after all.

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Well, last night was one incredible night (as I indicated in my last post) But as amazing as the night was, as happy as I am for Graham and Tony, what really capped it all off for me, what was indeed the cherry on top for me took place at about 11 pm...

I was standing at the bar ('natch) talking to a couple friends, when one turned to talk to another person standing just out of my range of vision. My friend said, 'I'm Franco. Nice to meet you." and the other person said, "I'm Michael." As soon as I heard the voice, I turned, and looked at him and said, "Michael. Michael Colley?" He look at me for a second and said, "Shawn, Ellis?" Then we both smiled and gave each other a big hug.

There, in the middle of a wedding reception, in a bar, in the village, in downtown Montréal, two high school friends from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, a thousand kilometres away, that had not seen each other since graduation, 20 years ago this month no less (YIKES!) re-connect.

There are few people I've lost touch with through the years from High School that I wished I could track down, but I am so incredibly glad to say that Michael is one of them. Seems he had been in Montréal for a few years back in the 90's. then returned to Nova Scotia, but now again returned to Montréal not 2 weeks ago.

And as if this is not incredible enough, we live on the same street, two blocks apart! What the hell?!?!? Can you say, incredibly freakin' small world?!?!?!

We reminisced the rest of the night, and I'm sure that if were not for the fact that I had to get up for work this morning at 5:45 am that we'd still be there talking...

Most of my friends and I lost contact, interest with mere weeks of graduation, and I cannot say that I'm too broken up about it. Many of those relationships in retrospect were rather thin and lacked substance. I never lost much sleep over that, and even then I realized we were all teenagers, kids still really, and the decisions and selections of youth are questionable at best. :-) My Mother met many of my friends from High School at the time, and as it seems she was an incredible savvy judge of character. There were few of my friends that she actually approved of. She didn't forbid me to hang with anyone, but she made it known who she liked and didn't (heh, thanks Mom). Michael was and is one of those people, and I cannot wait to tell her about this! She'll be impressed with this to no end.

Didier and I are having Michael and his roommate over on Wed night to watch the fireworks and catch up some more. There will be many laughs over the years books I am sure! I am SO looking forward to re-newing this friendship.

Prrrrrr Prrrrrrrr.
Misster-Kitty is one happy camper.

10 comments:

Newsguy Bob said...

Very cool!
And honest to goodness, I had not read this post before writing the one on my blog about graduating from high school.

By the way, Mister (I guess that should be "Misster"), we want to see pics from the wedding.

Newsguy Bob said...

Oops! There I go again, getting demandy before checking to see if what I'm demanding has already been done.
My bad. I'll go away now.

Misster Kitty said...

heh! I'm speed posting today!

My reunion last night was totally sureal. It's funny we just kept repeating each other's names and then laughing.

this was a great weekend! and next weekeng... I actually get a LONG one... lord knows what will happen then!

Maria said...

I had my 20 year high school reunion in April as you know and it was so freakin' awesome. I wish we could have one every week!

Glad you had a great time at the wedding and got the chance to reunite with a longtime pal - moments like that are so surreal.
Got to love them. I keep in touch with many friends from high school and one that I have been friends with since Kindergarden is my daughters godmother.

The one's I have reconnected with since the reunion we e-mail and chat often and will be having several get togethers this summer. One being at MY place with a huge PORK feast and maybe even some lamb on the spit. Got to love those greek roots huh? You can take Maria out of Greece but you can't take the greek out of MARIA!!
OPA!

Misster Kitty said...

OPA!

Sounds like that's gonna be quite the BBQ feast! Gonan sacrifice anyhting to the gods?

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Yea I'm totally stoked having run into my friend Michael. Cannot wait to get more dish n dirt on people from high school! HA!

Maria said...

You are worse than a WOMAN!!
Wanting the dirt!

Misster Kitty said...

I am what I am! heh

Loves me some gossip!

Maria said...

I can't believe all this partying was going on in the village and the good Dr. was not invited. I want to see a picture of how handsome Dr. Raper really is.

By the way, at my feast/BBQ there will be no sacrificing of any animals or virgins. Just some good times with plenty of good food!

Misster Kitty said...

Well no, Dr Raper was no on the invite list. My friends don't know him (yet) If it was MY wedding he'd have been there with his arm candy. I'll try and find a pic of him.

As for sacrificing virgins, I didn't expect as much seeing as this is Montréal and there's probably only a dozen or so on the Island (of legal age...)

Maria said...

a dozen? you sure there is THAT MANY?

I gots a funny story about the virgins... my hubby has a cousin who is almost 60 and STILL living with his parents(who are well in there 80's) and when this particular cousin was in his 50's they had set him up with a gal who he was quite serious about and I suppose they started talking marriage. Well, the relationship was short lived because he found out that at 45 she was NOT a virgin!! and I thought I was naive, but that goes beyond naive and straight into STUPID!