To say I have been out of High School a long time is an understatement. It doesn't really seem like it has been that long until I think of everything that has happened in between. This year will be 40 years since I graduated from Del Mar High School in San Jose where I grew up. I have been to all of our reunions but one (they lost me at 15 years) and have had an awesome time at all of them. Since facebook has come along I have become friends with people I didn't even really know well in High School and it has been so much fun. One thing I have discovered over the years though is that often times people will reference certain memories from High School and for some reason I just don't seem to have that many "memories" from back then. It bothered me. One day it finally hit me why I don't have a ton of HS memories...High School was a difficult time for me. My Mother was slowly dying and as the oldest child, I had responsibilities put upon me that that I not only wasn't prepared for but I certainly didn't want either. In looking back those responsibilities made me grow up way too fast. But I didn't really have a choice and face it they have made me who I am. The problem is I honestly think I have blocked out many of my HS memories. Many were not happy and because I am basically a positive and happy person I have just chosen not to remember them I guess.
Attending reunions however has been a much different story. I can tell you something memorable from each one I have attended. I have quite a scrapbook filled with fun photos and memories. So here is to theDel Mar High School class of 1972 and our upcoming reunion!