My Grandfather is Going to His 60th High School Reunion

July 30, 2008

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I talked to my grandmother today trying to get her to give my some photographs to scan in, she agreed.   She also informed me that her and my grandfather were going to Michigan this weekend to go my grandfather’s 60th high school reunion.  She commented that it seemed like along time ago.   At first it did.   It seem like this far off memory.  Graduating in 1948 must have been like it was an eon ago, somethign I can’t fathom or get in touch with.   She also told me that my uncle was coming in a few weeks to go to his 30th high school re-union.

After thinking about it for a bit, 60 years though didn’t seem that long.  From a purely cosmic level it’s an instant.  A brief nanosecond in the scal of the universe.   However I normally deal in more relative time.   While we were talking I realized that next year will be my 15th high school reuinion.  I’m already a quarter of the way there.   I’m not sure how I feel about that, but I do realize that the 60th reunion doesn’t seem as far away as it does on the surface.

5 thoughts on “My Grandfather is Going to His 60th High School Reunion

  1. I worked in a small nursing home our of high school for a few years and met a woman named Mamie Kennedy. She was from the same small town in the heart of West Virginia as my mother. After a brief conversation, I found out she was a substitute teacher and taught my grandmother and oldest great uncle school. I was astonished, that I had met my grandmothers grade school teacher!! It definitely gave me perspective. Now over 25 years later, I understand how time passes, without notice. Age give you a more realistic perspective on time. Poof, a vapor appears and vanishes, and a lifetime is spent.

  2. I worked in a small nursing home our of high school for a few years and met a woman named Mamie Kennedy. She was from the same small town in the heart of West Virginia as my mother. After a brief conversation, I found out she was a substitute teacher and taught my grandmother and oldest great uncle school. I was astonished, that I had met my grandmothers grade school teacher!! It definitely gave me perspective. Now over 25 years later, I understand how time passes, without notice. Age give you a more realistic perspective on time. Poof, a vapor appears and vanishes, and a lifetime is spent.

  3. @Clare that’s a great story. I had many teachers over the years that had both the parent and the child in school. However I don’t think I’ve known anyone that had met their grandmothers grade school teacher until now.

  4. @Clare that's a great story. I had many teachers over the years that had both the parent and the child in school. However I don't think I've known anyone that had met their grandmothers grade school teacher until now.

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