is a fun section to my website.....my friendship reunions, and the year 2001
seemed to be the year for reunions for me.
of all, I was reunited with a long lost pen pal of mine. We had lost touch and
hadn't heard from each other in about 30 years. To read this story, go to the
section 'Reunited'...it's a
good read. You won't believe how we were reunited, considering I'm in South
Carolina, USA, and Peter Scott is in South Africa.
next reunion came by way of classmates.com....and
if you haven't signed up with them yet, you might want to look into it. You'd be
surprised who you could find.
found Debbie Diffenderfer, a real close friend of mine all through my years at
Perryville High School in Perryville, Maryland, through the website
Classmates.com.... and, with reuniting with Debbie, I was also reunited with
Debbie's best friend Hattie...the three of us were friends back in high
not only stayed in close contact with each other all these years, but they had
recently published their first book together.
Hattie and I and our husbands all met for lunch in Columbia, South Carolina on
September 6, 2001. We had such a great time.....all we did for three hours is
laugh. We took along some of our old year books and compared notes and old year
book signings. It was so much fun. Here is what we looked like in the early 70's
in high school...
picture I took of Debbie during a 6th grade school trip to Annapolis, Md.
we were in the restaurant, the girls sold a book to a gentleman and my husband
was able to get a picture of Debbie signing it for him.
certainly hope to meet again as soon as we can all arrange it. We had so much
fun talking about the good old days and the latest gossip on the people we went
to school with.
next reunion happened by way of Classmates.com, too.......one of my best friends
from childhood, Pat Hopps, contacted me. We used to live right up the street
from each other and spent a lot of time together after school and as much as we
could on weekends. We were the first two girls to have The Shag hair-cut in our
We wrote back and forth a few weeks and
then met each other halfway between South Carolina, where I live, and Maryland,
where she lives.....we spent a weekend in Lake Gaston, Virginia together, with
our husbands. We hadn't seen each other in 24 years.
our high school pictures from the very early 70's.....
we left for our weekend, I made a CD of some of our favorite songs we used to
listen to back when we were giggling teenagers. I put our school pictures on the
here are the songs included on this CD...
1.) Heart Of Gold - Neil
2.) Mother And Child Reunion
- Paul Simon
3.) Ride, Captain Ride - Blues
4.) Gypsy Woman - Brian
5.) Superstar - The
6.) Hair - Cowsills
7.) The Rain, The Park, And Other
Things - Cowsills
8.) Love Child - Supremes
9.) Someday We'll Be Together
10.) Patches - Dickie Lee
11.) Signs - Five Man Electrical
12.) Hitchin' A Ride - Vanity Fare
13.) Do You Know What I Mean - Lee
14.) Words - Monkees
15.) Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted
- The Partridge Family
16.) I Think I Love You - The
17.) Indian Reservation - Paul
Revere And The Raiders
18.) Which Way You Goin' Billy? - The
19.) San Francisco - Scott
20.) Venus - Shocking Blue
21.) Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves - Cher
22.) I'm Livin' In Shame - Supremes
23.) Liar - Three Dog Night
24.) One - Three Dog Night
25.) A Lover's Concerto - The Toys
Our husbands went fishing for the day and
Pat and I listened to this CD and looked through the yearbooks and caught up on
things. I made a CD for Pat to take home with her, too. It was great
listening to all those old songs again......it really inspired memories.
is so interesting to meet friends from the past and see who we have become
through the years. It's great to compare notes and find out all that we've done
in our lives. These friends are among the first people to hear our dreams and