Saturday, March 28, 2009

27 Years Later; JHS Revisited


Last night, 27 years after we met, three junior high school friends and I met in the city to juggle our memories and walk down memory lane. To imagine that we all met in a homeroom in the Bronx close to three decades ago and felt so relaxed catching up was truly a blessing and a testament to true friendship. Everyone had a story of their own road traveled and each story was as heartwarming as the next. Marilyn – is now married has two beautiful boys and though she works in NYC, lives in the far suburbs of New Jersey; Ivelisse – strong, career-minded and determined is ready to meet Mr. Right; David – married, has two wonderful girls and just completed his second BA, this one in Spanish. We promised to get together again very soon and bring along our families. We vowed to not let two decades fly by!

On Blast
Facebook facilitated our coming together; what friend(s) do you wish you could reconnect with, but can’t seem to find them?

Keep passin’ the open windows

8 comments:

~Kahlua~ said...

Cocoa...what a great time you must've had! I've also reconnected with many people from elementary, middle and high school in the last 8 months or so on Facebook--it's truly what kept me sane thru the insane times I've been dealing with this past year. The nearly-daily dose of nostalgia--albeit mostly from a distance--has been like chicken soup for my soul. There's only one person who I've not found that I'm really wishing for though. Her name was Jennifer and we were the best of friends--sleepovers at each other's homes, bike riding til dark, dressing like Madonna when she hit the MTV scene...but she got pregnant in high school by her boyfriend and I am pretty sure she put her baby up for adoption and after graduation, I never heard from her again. I still ride past her old house when I visit my mom regularly and I have always wondered. I've done the usual places for searching---but no luck. I'll just pray that she'll find me instead and find out how much I've missed her the last two decades.

One Man’s Opinion said...

I've had old friends from high school and college find me on Face book, but I have no idea why. I find it interesting that people take the time to actually remember my name, type it into a search engine, and look me up. I mean, I know I am a pretty, damn cool guy, but if we had been that close we would still be in touch.

I gotta say that there is one young lady, that I use to work with, who I'd love to get back in contact with. She was a good friend, but we kind of lost connection after she told me she wanted to sleep with me and I was not interested. Not that I didn't like her, but she was engaged, plus, I didn't see her that way.

Other than that, I can't really think of anyone that i'd want to meet up with again. It's just not that serious.

Nice pictures, by the way.

yet another black guy said...

Dang, that's pretty fly - to have friendships that you still made back in the beginning of the journey to develop into the person you are now. Congrats!

I know i can't attest to that much, but prolly wouldn't want to anyway with the crazy negros i know LOL

Darius T. Williams said...

Whoa - FB is the man these days - wow.

Jersey Brotha said...

FB was exactly the way I reconnected with my old JHS friend. God bless Facebook! She saw my profile on the friends list of a mutual friend of ours (that I also went to JHS with). We met again a few weeks ago for the first time in about 17 years. It was a great reunion. She still said I looked the same after all these years. Must be doing something right lol.

Nobody not really... said...

I wrote about this a few weeks ago. I'm glad yours was better than mine...

Kyon Saucier said...

I miss Claire Kaplan now I believe Claire Cochran.

That Dude Right There said...

I've reconnected with about 5 high school "friends" from Facebook, but i'm still not at a point where I want to get all chummy again. Do I really want to revisit high school.