I was pretty nervous about the reunion. Honestly, if Mike hadn't agreed to go with me, I wouldn't have gone.
And I ended up having a really, really good time. My only complaint was that the DJ was playing the music too loudly. Hey, these are old friends I haven't talked to in decades. Could we have a little quiet so we can hear each other? What' s up with blasting music at weddings and other occasions, anyway??????
The funny thing is that the friends who were dearest to me back then were just as sweet now. I haven't seen my friend Marion in about 30 years, maybe more. Same with Ann Marie. It's been 10 for Judy and probably 20 for Barbara. And we just picked up talking to each other as if it was only a few days ago that we were last together.
They are all gorgeous. A few extra pounds here and there (a lot on me, LOL) but thank goodness for hair color and good haircuts. Nobody has to look 'middle-aged'!
A few guys sat with us, too. They were the nicer fellows. I only got snubbed by one guy, but I don't care 'cause I didn't like him 40 years ago, either. (Judy said maybe he just didn't recognize me. I don't think so.)
One guy, Mark, fell the day before and broke his jaw! And he actually showed up at the reunion, God Bless him. I told him I hope he feels better soon.
Have to say that we all looked pretty good for mid-50s. Some of the guys who were just so-so back then turned out quite handsome. (None as cute as my husband, LOL! Who, btw, is 2 years older than me and went to public school.)
If you've read this far (I love you if you did) the scoop on the coat is that I didn't finish it. It was far too warm for it. But I did finish my corduroy blazer, which was just perfect for my outfit.
I've also found that I have enough fabric to make a belt for the coat, which I started on today. It will work better for keeping out the cold than the button, I think!