Does this make me a geezer?

50 Year High School Reunion

Just got my invitation for the 50 year High School Reunion.  50 years ago I was sweating acceptance to college and dreaming of getting out of our backwater small town (or at least that is how it seemed to me at the time).  Looking back it was the classic American high school experience (think of the innocence of American Graffiti and you can imagine Lee’s Summit Missouri at the peak of the 50’s.  It’s still got a lot of the same character even though it is now a highly considered suburb of Kansas City with not one, but at least three (and maybe now four) high schools in the district all imaginatively named Lee’s Summit North, South, etc.  My parents and brothers are dead so there is not much to visit for except the cemetary but I have managed to attend the last two reunions and hope to attend this one.

Thinking about my high school days I remember a sports cheer LSMFT – Lee’s Summit – Mighty Fine Team modeled after a popular cigarette commercial of the time.
Times have certainly changed.
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  • Pat Byrne April 17, 2009, 7:15 pm

    Best a geezer than the alternative…:)

  • Ralph April 23, 2009, 8:56 pm

    You mean aging like Cary Grant?

  • Olusegun February 8, 2010, 9:48 am

    Waoh Ralph,
    I can’t wait to her about the reunion.

    Long lost friends, Ex-lovers, funny mischevious pranks brought back to life etc

    Cheers and i’m sure you’d have fun
    .-= Olusegun´s last blog ..Broke-Ass Blogger or MSI Blogger – Which One Are You? =-.

  • Ralph February 8, 2010, 9:57 am

    Actually,
    I didn’t get to go. My boss at the time is an asshole and refused my vacation request – at the last minute. One of the reasons I decided to retire and set my own course.

  • hansi September 4, 2011, 3:45 pm

    Yep, you’re a geezer. But an outrageous geezer. And hopefully like me, one who embraces geezer-hood totally.
    I love being a geezer, especially them senior discounts. My buddies are geezers and we get together and do geezer type of stuff. Great fun, and no expectations to live up too; kinda like being twelve again.
    hansi’s last Blog Post ..The Garden of Eden

    • Ralph September 4, 2011, 3:49 pm

      Hansi,
      Might as well love it. The alternative is pretty crappy.

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