Saturday, September 27, 2008

Class Reunion of 1978 was BLAST!!!


Sunday, Sept. 28th update: I went to the festivities last night as well. Like Friday night, it was a blast. Lot's of 70's music being played in the background to keep us all back in time!! Still amazed at how good everyone looked. There were lots of posters, signs and pictures of the good ole days at Western High School. Lots of dancing (NOT ME THOUGH) and good food. There was a large blue, red & white cake for us to enjoy, I enjoyed the chocolate w/ chocolate cream filled. We are going to try and have a once a year informal get together. What was crazy, it did not seem like 30 years had passed.... it's like we all just picked up where we left off. I took a moment to sit and watch all my ole classmates laugh and talk and dance ... it was so enjoyable...
I wanted to absorb every minute. I am so lucky. Thank you again Kim for coming to sit w/ Magoo. I really wish Mike could have been there.

I had the time of my life last night!!!! I am so glad my sister really pushed me to go. She was so kind to come over after a long day of prosecuting creepy criminals to watch my little "toddler tornado". Oh, I did put a watch on after this pic was taken.... you can see my watch line.

I felt like a teenager again ~ it was like we went back in time!!! Everyone looked so wonderful and exactly like they were in high school. I could have stayed thru the night!

Honestly, we all couldn't believe we were at our 30th class reunion. The ONLY thing that everyone kept doing as we exchanged our "I'm a person" or business cards, was to pull the card way out and struggle to read the gosh darn thing! Uh....it was so funny. Welllll, in our defense ... it was not the best lighting in the place.

It was kind of like my wedding day... there were soo many fun people to talk to ... but you didn't have time to visit with any one person too long and you didn't want to miss talking to someone.
Crazy. Sometimes you would be talking to someone, then someone else would come along and tap you on your shoulder right in the middle of a conversation... it was nuts!!

When I was in school, I had a bad habit of never wearing my shoes (sorry mom) ... I always took them off and carried them on my finger. Well, my feet were killing me last night because I am not used to wearing adorable high heeled shoes. So, if I were standing there just talking, I would just step out of my shoes and visit comfortably and maybe a couple times I walked around with them off. People totally remembered that I was the barefoot queen.

I will come back w/ more fun details ... but you know how I was worrying because I need to lose those nasty 15 to 20 lbs .... well, everyone made me feel so good last night that I totally forgot about it! I am such a "momster" these days. If I hadn't gone, it's because I felt fat and I didn't want anyone to see me that way. How silly... what a mistake that would have been.

Really and truly, even way back then, I knew I went to school with the greatest bunch of kids. A lot of these people I went to Elementary and Jr. High with as well.

The only thing that would have made the night better, was if Mike could have come. He could not get the night off *sad face* ... a couple of the other Sergeants were on leave.

22 comments:

In_spired said...

Terri King! You are precious!! So glad you had a great time. There's nothing that will lift a person's spirits like "feeling like a teenager". Crabby will probably comment about you being "smoking (hot)" Looking forward to more pictures...

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Jackie..
isn't that the truth!!!!

I was just felt giddy last night..

it was SO fun feeling like a kid again ... and being silly ...

I didn't have a care in the world last night.

It was just what I needed.
I feel like a new girl today.

Grandma W said...

Terri you are beautifull both inside and out. I am sad too that Mike could not accompany you. You did have an wonderful group of kids in your class. Mike would have fit right in with them.

I am so glad you decided to go. It's good to return to childhood experiences. Reflections of the past helps us get through the present day to day activities with a light heart.

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

"I was just felt giddy last night"

now that didn't make sense...
see how goofy I am!

Chris H said...

oh Terri, you look absolutely gorgeous! I can't see a few extra pounds at all! So glad you had a wonderful reunion... thank goodness you went.

Klin said...

You look great!

I always have fun at my reunions. I know lots of people and it's fun to catch up.

Merle Sneed said...

Terri, you looked so lovely for you reunion.

reliv4life said...

I look BEAUTIFUL! So, do you live in the same town you went to high school in?

crabby old man said...

I heard that I had a good time at my 30th reunion 16 yrs.ago. Inspired had it right, U R smokin

Ann(ie) said...

GIRLIE!! You look gorgeous. Extra pounds my ass! I'm so glad you had fun!!! My 20th is next year. *gulp* I hope I have as much fun as you did at yours!!!!

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Thanks everyone...

yes...I graduated from high school here in Las Vegas...

I got a business card from everyone I could ... now I can keep in touch ... so many people still live in town. It's great.

Crabby.. you are so funny!!!

Miss Got Wings said...

you look SO beautiful! I'm so glad you decided to go - sounds like a blast!

~Kate

PS - I'd give anything for a tan right now, so enjoy your watch line!

crabby old man said...

I knew You would go back Saturday night. I always go back the 2nd night just to see if they will let back in.

Shellmo said...

Terri - you were gorgeous in that picture!! And I had to laugh about you always taking your shoes off in school and carrying them in your hand - I did the same thing too when I was in high school!! I hated wearing shoes.

JoeinVegas said...

I don't know, but from the pic I am impressed.

The Portas said...

Your dress is ssoooo cute and looks great on you! I'm glad you had such a fun time. 15-20 lbs? What are you talking about? You look great!

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I am so glad you went! I told you that you would look wonderful!

Glad to hear you had such a great time!

Jen said...

You look FAB!
You should have left the watch off...as we can see time.. has not affected you. :)

julie said...

You looked beautiful. So glad you had a great time. Sounds like so much fun.

Julie

Susan said...

beautiful picture of you-- I LOVE the color of your hair-- so pretty!

Andrea W. said...

Terri, you look amazing! I LOVE your dress, you are truly stunning. I'm so glad you had a great time. I didn't realize you went to the same school Brennan went to. I guess his 20 will be next year, crazy!

Kate said...

You look fantastic for your reunion. My 25th will be coming up soon and I hope I look that good for mine.