One of my classmates sent me these pictures. Proof that 38 year olds can still be spunky!!!!
Thank you Ann!!!
I don’t want to start boring you with all the reunion stories, but I had so much fun. Another amazing aspect of the reunion made me realize that when I was 18, I considered a 38 year old as an old person. But, now here I am. THIRTY EIGHT YEARS OLD, but I don’t feel old. I still feel 18. Ok, maybe not 18, but closer to 28!!!
I had the perfect opportunity to just snap away and what I found amazing was the fact that the ladies at the reunion looked so smashing. I am not saying the guys didn’t look good, but let’s just say that Father Time looked after some of the ladies very well!!!!
Maybe I was just lucky to be in a class full of beautiful people, let me show you what I mean…
oh, and then of course, I shouldn’t forget about Mr Lesotho and Mr Brut(in the middle – dancing)
The best part of the weekend happened on Saturday night when almost everyone went onto the dancefloor and made a big circle and everyone danced together. That was when I knew this was a huge success!!!
Thank you to all who attended. Thank you for traveling so far to spend a weekend with us. Thank you for all your kind words and thank you for coming with such a positive attitude. It made all the nights of little sleep worth it.
See you at the next one!!!!
We got the evening started off by the current Principal(flanked here by myself and Mr Lesotho) who gave us a brief welcome etc which happened in the bar area. He was about to run off to another function when I hawled him into the main hall for a quick pick. What a pleasant gentleman???
Hope this picture of Mr Lesotho will make my dear Katt happy?
The rest of Friday evening was spent catching up. We were lucky that a few of our old teachers joined us. I did manage a pick or two.
We did have loads of laughs though. At one stage one of the guys grabbed my camera and said he wants to take a couple of pictures. Surprise surprise!! I found these three pictures amongst the ones he took….
There’s another Black Label for you Dawn!!
What followed was a lot of drinking and laughing. We had 102 people there on Friday night and most of them were still there by midnight. I took close on 200 pictures so there is no way that I can publish them all here. I will share a couple of good ones with you.
I have hit a glitch. Unfortunately the end of Part 2 has arrived due to internet access problems!!
Watch this space because I have some more funnies coming shortly!!!!
What a blast!!! The reunion was a huge success. All the months of hard work, planning, organizing, phone calls, e-mails and meetings finally paid off. The turnout was fabulous. The atmosphere was absolutely amazing. I didn’t experience any awkward moments. People walked in and got stuck in the entrance and I eventually had to ask people to move through into the hall so that we could start our programme.
We had to decorate the venue on Friday morning. Drapes were hung by ourselves and tables carried around and arranged etc. Thankfully Mr B was there to help. By 16h00 I rushed home to shower and change and was back at the hall in record time. I almost panicked because the snacks for the evening should have arrived at 16h00 and they only got there at almost 17h00. Thankfully everyone stuck to the arranged time of 18h30 and we could get everything in place before the first guests arrived.
This is what the bar area, hall and some of the snacks looked like. I couldn’t get to the other snack table as it was always surrounded by hungry guys. It had pastries and so forth on it.
We eventually dragged everyone into the hall and quickly got the formalities finalized. We have two couples who were at school together and are still married today. What an amazing feat don’t you think?
We also handed champagne to all the parents who have children in our old high school at the moment (Mr Brut being one of them). Two ladies and two gentlemen made us proud. What astonished me though was how many people are raising their offspring as English and not Afrikaans.
I was honored to receive the Build a Nation trophy seeing that I have 4 children. I just don’t think that anyone else would own up(heeheehee). What was my prize? A shining trophy. Definitely not – I received two stress balls!!!!
After we completed all the formalities, we attempted to get people to get onto the dancefloor, but to no avail. Everyone found a group and they were all just chatting away. I saw people moving from group to group and I have never experienced such an awesome atmosphere. People were genuinely happy to be there and to be around each other. I heard so many “remember that” and “remember when” and “wasn’t that the girl that….”. I found myself sitting in a corner at one stage and took pictures of all these little discussions going on.
I think I will have to end it here. Let’s make this the end of part 1. I am sure there will be a few more to follow.
The long anticipated reunion is this weekend. Friday all the fun will start. Everything is in place. Caterers have been paid. The music(caused a couple of headaches) has been sorted. All that is left to do, is to decorate the venue on Friday and then the party can begin. I know it is going to go well. I have put so much time and effort into it. Most importantly, I put a lot of myself into it and I just want everyone to have a good time.
Please hold thumbs for me.
I’ll resume normal posting as soon as this weekend is over. Prepare yourselves for some pictures of the event. There will be Mr Lesotho pics in there too. I know he has a couple of fans on my blog!!!!
On Saturday we had another one of our planning sessions for our reunion. I thought it went rather well considering the amount of planning we got done. Here is a picture of all of us at the event.
Considering that we are all 37 or 38 year olds, I think time has been pretty good to us!!!! Apart from some weight issues, we haven’t done too badly.
The lady in the sleeveless dress has been living in Israel for the last 14 years and recently returned to South Africa. She has the most beautiful accent now as she has been speaking hebrew for a good 12 years. She has learned to speak it fluently after marrying her obviously hebrew speaking husband. She laughingly told us that she was late in arriving because she helped a cow deliver its calf. Sure, no problem, we are soooooooo used to that. We live in Africa, don’t we!?
Ok, now that I have your attention, what would your idea of a perfect reunion be? Now, as you may be aware, I am busy planning a 20 year reunion for our Matric class and I am stumped as to what to do to ensure a successful unforgetable weekend. I have heard and considered all the normal activities, but I want to do something different. What do you guys think? A lot of people couldn’t care less about such events, but seeing that people are going to spend good money on this weekend, I would like to make it worth their while. About half of the people will be coming from far and I don’t want them to make the trip back home on Sunday or Monday and think “What a waste of money”. I want them to drive away and think “Shame on the guys who didn’t attend. They really missed out big time!”
Any ideas, suggestions, clues, all above board obviously and no skinny dipping allowed in the school swimming pool!!
Robbie Williams as entertainment wouldn’t be too bad, so use your contacts and see what you can do for me.