College Reunion

A poem in honor of my 50th college class reunion.

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
Wait tables in the dining room and lend the cook a hand.
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.

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Alexandra Bylczynski March 21, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Wish I had such great memories of college. Have a ball, Irene.
Irene DeBlasio March 21, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Fritzi and Alexandra, This is my very own 'happiest place on earth'. Doc Wylie has done an awesome job of planning, expanding but always keeping the core values of Endicott's Mission. As you can see this is a beautiful campus (the people who settled Beverly, Massachusetts eventually moved west and settled Beverly Hills. I prefer the one where Endicott is located). Thanks for your comments.
William Bauer March 22, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Den Mom, Have lots of fun at your re-union.
Irene DeBlasio March 22, 2012 at 12:17 AM
WB, Many thanks.
Irene DeBlasio March 22, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Skippy, Thanks for the tweet. No bannisters, I promise. LOL


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