Holey Moley! What in the world have i gotten myself into this time????
Last year i hooked up with my old buddy from Sewanee Academy (a boarding high school), and we went back to our old stomping grounds and spend a very successful day (and night) of reuniting.
This spring, Martina and I got together again, this time with two other old Sewanee classmates, for a long weekend that left us all with a sense of reborn kinship and rejuvenation. We have since stayed in touch, and 3 of us had an impromptu cocktail party when we discovered that we would all be in Destin, Fla. for Memorial Day weekend.
I have also reconnected with several old peeps from my past, and have found that some of these relationships are just as, if not more, fulfilling than some more current ones.
Anyway, I got a call from Martina a couple of months ago. It went something like this…
“Potsie! I have a proposition for you!” (My nickname at Sewanee, and on into college was Potsie, but I won’t go into details here.)
“‘What’s up, Martina? Want to meet in Sewanee again?”
“No! I want you to come to Disney World with me and Sara Beth (her 15 year old daughter). She thinks you’re the coolest!!”
Well, how can I resist that offer? I mean, I never had kids, but for some strange reason that is beyond me, teenagers have always thought I was the shit (that is meant in good ways).
A couple of my friend’s kids call me “Auntie Jules”, and confide secrets and problems to me. I’m a good listener, and they know that I’m gonna tell them my honest opinion, because I remember all too well hating the bullshit that adults fed me when I was a teenager.
So now, at this moment, I am packing my suitcase and heading to the airport bright and early in the morning. I’m staying 4 days in a house they’ve rented, then we’re driving the long haul back from Orlando to Atlanta. This is gonna be very interesting, to say the least. Check back for the story!
All I can say is, Watch Out Mickey!