The Good Old Days!

This weekend was my 10 year class reunion from college. Once I was able to get beyond the fact that I’ve been out of college for an entire decade, I decided that I was going to have fun with it! Here are a couple of my observations:

  • The groups that we hung out with in college were nearly irrelevant after 10 years! Obviously you want to catch up with your friends, but I found it as exciting to catch up with people that I had barely thought about during the 10 years that have passed!
  • The more things change, the more things stay the same. While there may have a been a few surprises out of people, people more often were pretty similar to how they were when we were in college. For example–Burt (now a doctor) announced politely that he was going to use the restroom. Chris (now a lawyer) said, “Hey guys–here is our chance to all run out of the restaurant and leave him!” And then, after about 10 minutes, Chris points out that we still have our opportunity to leave Burt since he had not left the restroom yet. What the heck was he doing in there?
  • College yearbooks can provide hours of free entertainment. With a couple of guys providing color commentary, stories from the “good old days” were told, critiques were made on the fashions of days gone by, and guesses were made on where people might have ended up. Or at least that is the edited version of what happened on Saturday night with the yearbooks. 🙂
  • Southwestern College does a great job of educating it’s students! I have to say that I was VERY impressed with some of the accomplishments of some of my classmates, and I’m not just talking about the jobs that they’ve held, but rather the people that they’ve become! Most of the people that I spoke with are serving in their churches, in their community, and wanting to make a difference in the world!

I just think that it was amazing that nearly 30 people from the class of 1998 came back to visit Winfield and Southwestern! Most brought their spouse or family and all brought some good memories! It brought back some old memories and gave us a chance to make some new ones.

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About ashleealley

I am the Clergy Recruitment and Development Coordinator for the Great Plains United Methodist Church. I particularly enjoy helping people see what God is calling them to do and knowing how to respond to that. I'm an ordained deacon in the UMC. When I'm not deacon-ing, I run, or read, or spend time with family or friends.
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One Response to The Good Old Days!

  1. Ashlee,I was stumbling through the net and saw your blog on Holly. I was her track coach from sixth grade through her graduation.I couldn’t believe it has been 10 years since we lost Holly. She is always on my mind and the influences she had on our family.She had a tremendous influence on my middle daughter, Ashley. Her mannerisms on the track were Hollys. It was Holly who she followed around during practices and did what Holly did. It was wierd to see Ashley warmup from afar because it looked like Holly and it would bring a tear to my eye. Thanks for the blog.Coach Smithcoachbobsmith@gmail.com

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