Nostalgia Tour

It was his class reunion, not mine, but since I went to the same school and was just a year behind, so many of the people are familiar and I always enjoy their reunions. (My class ceased having them.) Of course, making the trip for the reunion means touring old stomping grounds as well.

On Mondays, I share from my Gratitude Journal.

A chance to visit old stomping grounds,
the house where I grew up,
the street where I played kickball,
the backyard in which I cartwheeled summers away,

the sidewalks that led me to elementary school,
the neighborhood whose houses
I still call by the names of the families who resided in each one
around the time of the first moonwalk,
when the draft took boys –
some my brothers’ friends –
to Vietnam
while I refined my baton-twirling technique
and made ice cream cones at Dairy Queen,
my first real job.

And in the evening a most excellent reunion gathering.
My head will be processing for days and days. All good.

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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4 Responses to Nostalgia Tour

  1. April says:

    I recognize that house and street!


  2. Emily says:

    I love Wally’s smile!


  3. Marilyn says:

    He won a prize for the being the first person to sign up! 🙂


  4. Liz says:

    So many changes, but still so many memories. I take the drive there whenever I am in the area. It has been awhile I guess. Very different. Glad you enjoyed the reunion.


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