A couple of years ago, an idea began germinating to see my grade school to high school friends from Waipahu when we moved back to Hawaii. Last night it happened.
I bought a long buffet table for the food everybody was bringing for the pot luck.
I set out the high school yearbooks I found when we packed to make the move to Hawaii from Illinois.
Everybody outdid themselves! The food was absolutely incredible. Tiffany, Ed and KC had flown in from Chicago a few hours earlier and were absolutely blown away with the bountiful, delicious island fare.
I had not seen some of these friends in 40 years. However, as we started talking the years seemed to melt away. I'd looked at the yearbooks the day before for the first time in over 40 years and couldn't quite remember the girl I was then. As the night danced along, that girl I was and still am began to reappear from the fog of my poor memory.
The birthday cake was a little larger than I bargained for but everybody took some home along with warm memories of a beautiful night together....again.
I was extremely grateful that our photographer friend, Dave was with us to record this very precious night. I hope we'll have another night like this again someday.