The one thing I’ve always talk about when visiting home, is that I never run into anyone I know unless I have plans to see them. Well, this time I got my wish granted a few times.
First, as I was relaxing at the beach (as stated on my last post) A couple of guys came to my Airb&b house asking if I could look around for a kite that got away from them, I did and when I came back with said kite, the guy who asked me had taken his sunglasses off and it revealed a very familiar face: someone that went to primary school and junior high with me!
The second time, I was at a hospital with a friend who needed a ride there for a small procedure that required a little sedation, so she wouldn’t be able to drive afterwards. Anyways, the Doctor comes out to give an update on how it all went and he stared at me and called me by my name, at first I did not recognized him since it’s been ages since we last saw each other, but after he said his name I knew exactly who he was, another schoolmate from primary school!! And after we talked for a little bit he told me the Doctor who did my friends surgery (a month prior to this appointment) was a friend I went to Kindergarten with and all the way through junior high! The saying is true, it’s a small world!
Now, The reunions were very much planned but all the same exciting and long awaited, two in particular. Starting with a traditional dinner I have with a couple of friends I’ve know literally since I can remember things, which is 4 years old (Before that age, I don’t think I have any memories of my life) we were super close all through junior high, along with 2 other girls who we met while in junior high. We were the kind of girls that did everything together, from sitting in the last row at class, copy each other at tests through ditching school. Mind you, one of their mom’s was our teacher. After JH, we all went to different schools but kept in touch. The two who joined our group in JH, moved away and were never in town for our dinners, until this time. They were both in town and were able to make it for the first time in maybe 12 years for one of them and 20 for the other. It was so amazing to have the gang together again and talk about our lives as 40 year olds and remember the crazy adventures we had when we were teens. Who knows if this will ever happen again, but at least we have new memories and the pictures to remember this magical occasion for a long time, We even tried to recreate one of our favorite pictures from our school days.
Lastly, a broken friendship was mended. Someone who’ve I know since I was 14 years old and was one of my best friends agreed to start from zero, turn a new page in our book, a fresh start after 14 years of not talking to each other for reasons neither one of us can remember. So after adding her back on Facebook a month ago and talking about meeting we did, it was amazing! We laughed like we used to, we told each other our successes and our failures, We toasted to our newly revived friendship and most of all, we vowed to keep it up forever, like the sisters we are.