Wednesday, March 21, 2007

I Ran Into an Old Friend!

Oh what fun!!

So, I was at the grocery store - in a big old hurry- shopping for work.

I pass by this woman with a baby in her cart and we look at each other....
and she was nice enough to ask me if my name was Martha.
At the same time, I was thinking, "boy, does she look familiar" and when she said something, I remembered her name immediately!
Holly!


I was so glad she said something! You know how you lose touch with someone that you really liked, but your lives get busy or someone moves or something? Well, that's what happened. She got married when I was still in college and then we just lost touch. I don't even remember the last time I saw her. I remember when she got married and I couldn't go to her wedding because it was out of town.

We worked together in high school (but went to different schools) and hung out the year we graduated from high school.......and, well, let's just say there was some alcohol involved.

All.
Summer.
Long.


Looking back on it, I'm suprised we came out of this relatively unscathed. There were never drugs of any kind, "only" drinking. But a whole lot of it.
And now that I'm a Mom, I wonder how my own Mother was able to let me grow out of this phase of my life without worrying herself sick. I don't know that I'd have the restraint to let the Noodle grow out of something like that without having a huge talk about it. And locking her in the basement for 5 years.

So now I've been walking down memory lane. I found some pictures of my time with Holly. I'm lucky there are some - I've never been very good about taking pictures.

Here is a photo from the summer of 1988 (click on the picture to make it bigger and blurrier):


Sorry for the photo of the photo, but I don't have a scanner. Holly is in the middle and I'm the one in the stripes. Biiiiig hair. Ready for a night of some serious drinking.



As a matter of fact, here is Holly after that night. Probably at noon the next day:





Soooooo sick! I mean head in the toilet for hours sick, people. She was one sick cookie. Boy, how things change!! Now she is married with 4 kids!
Oh, yes. We were party girls. Here is another photo I found of my friend Michelle (in the background) and me with my brother's friend. We were all totally sauced up, dude.
Oh, but I had the biggest crush on this guy. Everyone did. My brother is still friends with him. I never see him anymore, but I am still friends with Michelle.



So there's a blurry walk down memory lane, kids. And believe me, it's not nearly as blurry for you as it was for me at the time:)

By the way, I got the floor estimate back. Ouch. $1500.00

Zuddy will not be pleased. But that tile is all cracked and gross. Pony up the cash, Zuddy!

Have a great day and why don't you take a trip down memory lane yourselves? It's fun. I've been missing those care-free years.

1 comment:

HeatherJ said...

Now that my kids are getting to that age, I'm feeling the pain already. I don't think there is anything more difficult than giving kids room to grow up and make mistakes. The only thing I think I can do is hang out with them a lot so they know I care, and they talk to me about everything (almost everything).

Speaking of seeing old friends, have you gone to any high school reunions? I opted out, but 20 years is coming up (what the heck happened - did I just say 20???!!!!)