Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Excerpts from a Life: An Epilogue

In my series of excerpts from my journals in the 70's, I talked a lot about my crush on Chevy, a fellow student at my High School. I lost weight and became anorexic in trying to win this boy but to no avail. I never even talked to him, except to ask for his autograph in my Grade 11 yearbook.



Epilogue: August 3, 2007

I was at my 30th High School Reunion this weekend.
At the evening get together, I told my Husband that I was looking for Chevy.
I noticed this fellow (a chunky man, kind of) with graying black hair and dark eyes. I looked at him and thought I might've known him. Our eyes met but I looked away, not knowing him after all. I had been looking at people like that ever since we arrived in my my hometown, trying to find faces that I might remember.

Then this kinda chunky man got up and I followed him (with my eyes). He walked up to me. "Hi Carol," he said. I looked quickly at his name tag and replied, "Hi Chevy."

Not wanting the moment to end, I invited him to sit down with my Husband and I. He proceeded to tell us, at record speed, his life story. I interrupted him at one point to ask, "Did you always talk this much?"

I felt like I was going to cry after a while; I knew my face showed it.

14 comments:

Pat Paulk said...

It ain't ever what we expect it to be. Hope you had fun.

carol said...

I had a blast!

Barbara said...

Wow! After all those years!

You look great by the way.

wandi said...

Wow. So, school reunions are not really what we make them out to be in our minds. I know that I am filled with such fear about seeing freinds from the past that I avoid the reuions all together. My sister just sent me some photos of pals that I went to school with 30 years ago. They were bald and gained wieght. I hope you had a good time.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Still have 7 more years until my 30th reunion. :)
I remember you writing about him way back, right?
By the way, you look great in that picture!

Carol said...

Barbara and J. Andrew,
Thank you!
Wasn't that neat :)

Wandi,
Go Go Go

mompoet said...

I'm glad you went, Carol. What an emotional experience meeting Chevy as adults! You do look marvelous! I bet you now have lots of happy memories and new pictures of old friends.
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Carol said...

Yes,Mompoet. I have new pictures in my head and heart.

aurora said...

I'm off to read "Excerpts", but just had to tell you that you look so cute in that picture! I love your hair, and Carol, your cheekbones are to die for!

Glad you had a good time. :)

Imran said...

I read about him before. You finally get to talk to him after all these years. Good for you.

You look great and definitely having a lot of fun.

Artpuppy said...

Great picture!
I hope you had a lot of fun! :)

-Artpuppy

Pearl said...

Glad you went. Gives a nice sense of closure.

Kai C. said...

awwwww, you were cute in high school....
still you are cute today.

rdl said...

Oh my!