A couple of posts ago I eluded to the reasons behind my trip to South Florida. I was able to time travel back to the past... My first trip back was to high school. Miami Central High School to be exact. I really haven't had much contact with my friends from high school. That is, until Facebook came along.
Thanks to Facebook I've been able to reconnect with so many of my friends from high school ~ see pictures of them now and find out what they are up to. Most recently one of my best friends, Margie signed on to Facebook. I couldn't have been more excited. We were inseparable for both 11th and 12th grade. There wasn't much we didn't know about each other and we still keep those secrets to this day! We kept in touch for a while after high school but jobs, marriages, divorces and life in general took it's toll and we just lost touch.
These days we are both mothers ~ I have 3 and she has 4. We are both grandmothers ~ we each have one. Today I'm the crafty stay at home mom, PTO member etc.
Margie is the Personnel Director for the City of Plantation by day and Motor Cycle Mama on the weekends. We lead completely different lives but the connection is still there. Unfortunately my camera spazzed out on me and the only pics I have from that night are really blurry ~ but here are a couple of her from facebook.
It was great to sit and chat with them both ~ talking about old times and all the dumb things we did as teenagers. No pretenses of being what you never were. They lived it too and we all came out okay. We also caught up on the gossip about other old friends.
We'll definitely do this again and hopefully some more Miami Central High School alumni will be able to join us.
In any case, I do hope this is just the beginning of new/old friendships.