Hi All you wonderful girls. What a night!!!!
I got to the reunion site about an hour and half early. I lost my invitation and didn’t want to be late. Needless to say I was the first one there. It was about 40 minutes before the next couple showed up. The venue was only partially set up so while waiting I read a book of the obituaries of the 12 classmate that had passed. The end of the book had some of our favorite teachers who had also passed on. This was so sad I nearly broke down crying, but I didn’t want to ruin my makeup.
The next ones to show up were Dave and his wife. Neither of us could recognize the other (gosh he looked so old). When I told him who I was he hesitated for a second then we talk like old classmates, no big deal.
When others started to show up it was hard to identify some of them; some had changed so much after 50 years. There were about 3 of the girls who, when they came in looked at me for a few seconds, then smiled and exclaimed loudly ‘CASSIE’! These were some of the girls who had worked on our class directory where I had outed myself already. Soon we got our name tags, so the guessing was reduced. There were a few that were confused at first because we also have one classmate named Cassie.
Most of the girls were at least somewhat accepting. Many of the guys were easy to talk to and told me it was good to have me at the reunion. NO ONE made a negative comment all night. There were, however, a handful of people who I didn’t get a chance to talk to. One was a big dude who was a state wrestler; the few times he looked my direction he turned and went the other way. Probably just as well I never got to have the talk with him; that is the ONE I think would not have gone well.
Most of the girls seemed accepting of me and we had a couple of great ‘girl time’ visits. Being called Cassie all night was heavenly!! Yes, a couple of people slipped up calling me by my male name, but most of them corrected themselves said ‘sorry Cassie’.
After the reunion itself I was invited to one classmate’s motel room for an after reunion party. There was myself, 4 of the girls, and one spouse. We spent about 2 hours just talking about old school days and classmates that weren’t at the reunion. It was so great to meet old friends and be treated like one of the girls.
I WAS SOOOO HAPPY!
All this is like a dream come true. This is just another adventure that came into my head after reading all you wonderful girls’ stories.
Has anyone else here had an idea to do something after reading someone’s story?
Did you act on that idea?
How did that turn out?