Old Friends...

it's been twenty years since i've seen these people...  twenty years.  i can hardly believe it.  my head is still spinning from the events of the weekend - what an awesome time i had catching up with this crew!  i think we had somewhere around 120 students in our year - so it wasn't a bad turnout.  we left at the sweet ages of 15 and 16 and returned as adults.  mothers, fathers, business men and women, stay at home parents, soldiers, policemen, stockbrokers and managers.  artists, nurses and everything in between.  most of us have been through the school of hard knocks in one form or another - and one of us never made it at all...  and yet here we were - another moment in time, talking like there was no tomorrow, catching up on 20 years of life!  and it occurred to me that there were also a few poeple there whom i'd been to school with for 13 years!  such a long time to share with friends - and it really was just like catching up with my extended family.  i had an absolute ball!

"here's to us by God!  To us and them, and privileges of youth.  Here's to us and what we were.  and what we'll be"

cheers everyone!

x don
PS: my cards are still at the printer!!!  so please be patient with me - as soon as i have them in my hot little hand i'll have another great giveaway for you all - so please stay tuned!


  1. Thank you for posting this Donna. It sums up everything that I too have been feeling over the last week. I had a fabulous time and could do it all again. Let's not leave it for 20 yrs next time.
    Love you,
    Miranda x

  2. Oh Don your words are amazing...!! Says it all.. I'm so proud of all that everone has become.., And you my sweet have not changed one little bit you can still light up a room with your smile and your heart XX Jo

  3. What truly beautiful words Donna I couldn't agree more and ditto to both Miranda and Jo's comments. I too feel very lucky and blessed to have shared my school years with all of you such amazing wonderful people and after 20 years picking up where we left off xxx Mish

  4. Nature's first green is gold
    Her hardest hue to hold
    Her early leaf's a flower
    But only so an hour
    So dawn goes down today
    Nothing gold can stay....

    Here is to old old friendships... and Ms Conti for her poem in year 9 ;-)