Old Friends – Simple Pleasures

High school seems eons away from me these days – and yet, just the blink of an eye so close.  I have found that as we grow older, our memories of youth grow golden with age, and are joyful fodder for nostalgic natures. 

So, when a group of us who hung out together for four years at our small high school some thirty years ago recently re-united this past year on Facebook, our constant “we’ll have to get together sometime” suggestions actually, finally, turned into a concrete date and time.

Sunday brunch at 11am this past weekend.

I went to early church service and then walked across the street to the popular local restaurant where we’d planned our reunion adventure.  Hugs and smiles all around!  And, of course, we hadn’t changed a bit! 

The girls always age more gracefully, we decided, then the boys do.

Catching up on our lives, marriages, children, careers; on who knew what about other former classmates and wondering where so and so was now; condolences in the face of lost and ill parents – feeling a pang in our hearts as we considered that three of our classmates are no longer with us . . .

Laughter – remembering when, revealing secrets – such diverse roads our life adventures had taken us!  And, for me, always a delight – sharing the story of how the Lord lifted me from dark places into His glorious light. 

Tripping down Memory Lane with old friends from youth . . . simply a pleasure . . .

Sharing this Simple Pleasure with Dayle at A Collection of This and That.

 

About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at TheWritersReverie.com and blogs at PageantWagonPublishing.com.

Comments

  1. Oh, absolutely, there truly is nothing like old friends. I do believe that is part of the reason Facebook has become so popular…it gives us the chance to reconnect with dear friends we thought were out of our lives forever.

    Rejoicing with you on this wonderful reunion.

    Blessings,
    Patti

  2. I’m glad you made the date, and enjoyed your friends. It is so wonderful to know that in the years between God has been working and renewing. Go on knowing his love, Mave

  3. What a treat to visit with special friends! Lovely to be able to share catching up moments and a bit of your hearts! 🙂

  4. Beautiful, Kathy!

    That sounds like a special time – so glad you all made the effort to do it!

    Deanna

  5. I have a reunions coming up it will be a treasure I am sure

  6. Awwwww, your reunion with old friends was a super simple pleasure. You girls looked so sweet, fun-loving, and happy. What can be better than that? Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

  7. Kathy,
    So glad you had this oppurtunity to reunite with your schools pals. A few years ago, an old friend looked up another friend and I and even though we live pretty far apart (Judy lives in Virginia) we have been getting together in the summers. So much fun to reminisce about old times and old friends.

    ~Jean
    Enjoy your weekend!

  8. “The best antiques are old friends”, not sure who said that originally, but it is so true. So happy you all met again via Facebook and this wonderful reunion became a reality. Blessings,
    Lynn

  9. Miss Kathy…you all look like you are having so much fun. Friends from the past are really quite a treasure. Thank you for sharing and I do hope you have a lovely weekend. How is your drama class?
    Lady Linda

  10. I’m having trouble with blogger taking my comments this morning so if this is a repeat, ignore it.

    I think this is a wonderful simple pleasure, and I think it’s just what you needed. I hope you laughed your socks off a time or two as well.

  11. I don’t have to see an old photo to see that you have not changed! You gorgeous young things… What a wonderful thing to do. I have a friend who recently gathered with 2 of her old school friends. She was actually a bit nervous as they hadn’t communicated in decades (good ‘ol facebook’). But they had a wonderful time. They even recreated a picture they had of themselves way back when. They hadn’t changed either… side by side the pictures were identical! 😉

    Blessings, Debbie

  12. A trip down Memory Lane is one of my favorite things to do with dear friends.

  13. How wonderful you were able to reunite with your old High School friends. And an even greater blessing that you were able to share what the Lord has done in your life since then.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

  14. I think this is wonderful! Love the picture! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

  15. Oh, what a cute bunch of girls you are!

    Yes, memories and good friends do seem to grow a little sweeter as we get (a little, just a little bit) older…

    Kathy, I want you to know that I’m praying for you with the whole *school thing.* I think about you often during my day – and bring you to the Lord – as you are walking a new path in a difficult situation. Always know, dear friend, that you NEVER, EVER walk alone. The Lord is close beside you – and I’m here with you, too.

    GOD BLESS!

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