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500 miles away from home

I flew out this morning. And arrived in Wales just after noon. I am here for an old school reunion. It's 50 years (yes, 50 YEARS) since I sat my 'O' level exams, along with my school friends. Those that are left Now, some of those that are left (some have died) are meeting to take a guided tour round our old school and have a meal there. Relatives I am also taking the opportunity to see relatives who still live here and a new one, who is 2 years old. School The old school is still an educational establishment but an art college now, not a school.We will be having a meal there and a tour. It's hard writing on a tablet but it's all I have at present.

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CoralLevang wrote on July 10, 2015, 2:08 PM

Don't admit to 50 years! Admire how good you look next to all the men that are now old farts that thought they were too cool back then. emoticon :winking: I went to my 40th in 2012. I looked damned good next to some of them, especially those who would not even say, "Hi" back in the day!

Kasman wrote on July 10, 2015, 2:12 PM

Going back to old school haunts can be disappointing. Pot bellies, bald heads, stringy moustaches and objectionable tattoos - and that's just the girls! Hope you have a good time.

WritingLover wrote on July 10, 2015, 3:38 PM

Enjoy your reunion, sounds like fun. Wish my school was having one.

MegL wrote on July 10, 2015, 4:20 PM

It was a girls only school emoticon :grin:

CoralLevang wrote on July 10, 2015, 4:22 PM

ROFLMAO Okay, you got me there, MegL !!

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 10, 2015, 4:33 PM

I hope you enjoy your reunion and tour of your old school. My 40th High School reunion will be upon me in only a few years. Have fun with that 2 year old.

MegL wrote on July 10, 2015, 4:35 PM

I have the feeling that I may be one of the fittest there, which is a pity. Last time we met, some had difficulty climbing the stairs. emoticon :sad:

MegL wrote on July 10, 2015, 4:37 PM

Thanks. I am staying with a cousin and catching up on family gossip.

MegL wrote on July 10, 2015, 4:39 PM

Organise one. Someone has to start.

bestwriter wrote on July 10, 2015, 7:59 PM

I know your excitement because I started those re-unions a long time ago. We still continue to meet. But going all the way sure tells a lot about your respect for the Alma Mater.

Paulie wrote on July 10, 2015, 10:49 PM

I am happy to see that you are enjoying your reunion. I missed my high school 50th reunion because I was teaching at the time in Bangkok.

allen0187 wrote on July 11, 2015, 1:42 AM

Sounds like something that I'd be very interested in doing although, I wouldn't wait 50 years to do it. LOL!

MegL wrote on July 11, 2015, 5:02 AM

There have been a number of previous reunions though I did not go to the early ones.

MelissaE wrote on July 11, 2015, 7:50 AM

That sounds like a good time will be had by all. I hope that the weather is good for your reunion.

BarbRad wrote on July 12, 2015, 12:20 AM

Have a good time, if you're still there, and a safe flight home. I just got invited to our 55th reunion and I'm not going.

MegL wrote on July 12, 2015, 5:55 AM

Thanks. I return tonight. I hope to post some photos from the visit after I get back, but more likely tomorrow. There is to be another reunion in 3 years time. Don't know how many of us will still be around for that.

AliCanary wrote on July 12, 2015, 10:30 PM

I have only been to one high school reunion so far and to none of my college reunions, even though they occur every year (well, it's Homecoming, basically). Too far and too expensive for me currently. You did travel farther than I would have had to, though!