Can't wait to join my college pals for lots of reminiscing.
But let's not dwell on sad events and classmates who are missing.
A 50th reunion filled with lots of time for dreaming.
Let's hope they've got their hearing aids so we don't end up
Just can't wait to hit the beach and eat lunch on the sand
Sliding down the bannister I really must avoid.
My housemother will disapprove and really get annoyed.
What joy to be on campus and visit my old dorm.
Doing homework in our jammies -- such was the norm.
Some faces hard to recognize, "Oh I remember you!"
Weren't you the enemy when we re-enacted World War 2?
Sailing out of Marblehead with lobster rolls on deck,
With too much sun and big high waves and nausea (what the heck?).
Hitching rides was dangerous but we did it anyway.
The Dean drove by, then stopped his car, "Going my way?"
Stupid us, how dumb we were with thumbs up in the air.
"No thanks, we're fine" with laughter too much to bear.
I wouldn't trade my memories for platinum or gold.
They're planted in my heart and mind although I'm growing old.
My Endicott, my Beverly, my beatiful North Shore.
You'll always be a part of me, I cannot ask for more.