Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I'm Feeling Nostalgic

The time was 1989 - 1991. The place was White Hall of East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, where a group of girls were placed together in a dorm and became life-long friends.
For some reason, tonight I'm feeling a little nostalgic for those friends. I'm not sure if it's because in 5 days I'll be turning 37 or if it's because today we applied for a new mortgage for our house in SC (and that's got me feeling old & responsible), but whatever the reason, they were on my mind. Some I keep in touch with on a regular basis, others only occasionally, and some I haven't heard from in years. I hope everyone & their families are doing well. I know we're all busy and time goes by too quickly, but I'd like to take this opportunity to let them know that they are missed.

W, Me, M, C, & S (where's T?)
Spring Break 1991 Myrtle Beach, SC

There was always a lot of this going on. M showing T how to work it.

(Maybe they're getting ready to head out to "The Elbow Room".)

Always some kind of spa treatment being adminstered.
(That's me, BTW.)


Now, let me introduce these great girls to you.


This is M. She's now an Assistant Principal at a High School, a wife and
mother to two beautiful girls.

This is S. I guess her t-shirt was foreshadowing because she is now a teacher. She also has two children and a husband of her own at home.

Here we have W and C.

W is a social worker, wife and mother to a wonderful little boy.
C is now a stay at home mom to two great kids and wife of one lucky man.

Here is T. She married her high school sweetheart & is now the stay at home mom of twins.

And now last, but not least.......

We all know what happened to this couple.......they lived happily ever after.

Thanks for taking this stroll down memory lane with me and Wendi, I'll apologize for the music now - I know you'll be singing it all day.

Just a quick note to all of the younger readers out there. Please don't laugh at the music, hairstyles, or fashions & think to yourself...."I was only 8 (or whatever) when this was popular." because I promise you, 37 will be here before you know it.

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9 comments:

Kristen said...

I loved your post and if it makes you feel any better I SO was not 8!

How great that you have all of these pics still.

Even better that you have kept in touch with this many of your old friends.

Thanks for sharing and loved the happily ever after part.

Wendi said...

OMGoodness!!!
I am too!
First, I came across that *MASH* game.
Then, I came here and find "Funky Cold Medina" playing.
Add to that photos of hairstyles and clothes that are all too familiar.
Top it off with talk of White Hall at ECU and The Elbow Room.
I have bee transported back to the 80's for sure.
Love that last photo of you two.
You. are. right.
That song is going to be playing in my head all night and day.

Jodie said...

You must be cleaning out closets for the move to be digging out these old pics. It's fun to reminisce isn't it.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

People keep posting pictures from the late 80's and early 90's and it really makes me miss my permed hair.

And I do love me some Funky Cold Medina!

Kellan said...

I do love "happily ever after"! Great walk down your memory lane - cute photos!!

Hope you had a good day - Kellan

Diamond Doll said...

Duchess,

You posted a comment on my blog back in April (Diamond Doll Diaries). I hope baseball season went well for your son. I love this post. It reminded me of my college days. My roommate is my best friend to this day and would be considered more of a sister than a friend. How special the college days are!

Shannon said...

Cute blog!!

Tricia said...

There seem to be so few happily every afters, I'm so pleased to see you're living one, and have photographic proof.

Wendy Davis Shaw said...

Duchess, It is Wendy. I miss you too. I have pure cried looking at these old pictures!! I miss all of you guys. Boy-when you get old these memories mean a lot. I am still a social worker but have gone back to ECU and am getting a teaching degree. yes----I will be a Kindergarten teacher this coming year at don't laugh------St Therese Catholic School!! Imagine me teaching religion. I have a page on myspace to keep up with my 16 year old stepdaughter with my latest pictures if you can get on my page. Call me or email me how to contact you. I would love to see you at Marge's. Love and miss you.