So how many of you keep in touch with your high school classmates? I kept in touch with only one of them - who also happened to become my sister-in-law - until I got on Facebook.
I lost touch with them for many years, but social media has made it easy to reconnect with them, and I've been in touch with most of them for several years now, and one HS friend has even come up for a week to visit. I'd like to get back for a reunion one of these years, before we all die.
This statement made me sad.
It is sad. I'm on a couple of FB Home Town and HS pages, and the mods post the obits, and another girl from my school made a "memorial" video with all the classmates we've lost. Some were friends, some I just remember from passing them in the halls. I'd really like to get to a reunion soon.
I think we have lost 9 in the 13 years I have been out of school. Mostly drugs...one heart attack at a baseball game... one died in his sleep... etc. I'm very sorry to hear of your friends and acquaintances passing. Even though you don't see or speak to them... it seems to leave a void. My condolences, sincerely.
Thank you WR. I don't mourn them. We weren't that close. Just high school buds, class mates, the one's that I did know. That said, I was much closer to the one's that are still alive, and a few of them, I'd be very sad to not see them again, should they pass before I got back down there. I have no misconceptions about death. Nobody gets out alive. Death is a fact of life. I can say, though, that I don't know of any that died of drug overdoses or any kind of violence, outside of the vehicular type. Most died of heart attacks and the usual illnesses that take people when they are still on the young side of old.
One girl I went to school with did get shot in the head and killed. She was a grade behind me I think. It was so shocking.
The most disturbing death of a classmate was a victim of Gerald Stanos (serial killer). Mary Carol Maher was one of my classmates, and one of his victims. Just a few years out of high school, she was a student at the community college. It could have been any one of us girls.