Monday, November 16, 2009

A Class Reunion

very cute

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> >The Class Reunion

> >Every five years, as summertime nears,

> >>An announcement arrives in the mail,

> >>A reunion is planned; it'll be really grand;

> >>Make plans to attend without fail.

> >

> >I'll never forget the first time we met;

> >>We tried so hard to impress.

> >>We drove fancy cars, smoked big cigars,

> >>And wore our most elegant dress.

> >

> >

> >

> >It was quite an affair; the whole class was

> >there.

> >>It was held at a fancy hotel.

> >>We wined, and we dined, and we acted refined,

> >>And everyone thought it was swell.

> >

> >

> >The men all conversed about who had been first

> >>To achieve great fortune and fame.

> >>Meanwhile, their spouses described their fine houses

> >>And how beautiful their children

> >became.

> >

> >

> >

> >The homecoming queen, who once had been lean,

> >>Now weighed in at one-ninety-six.

> >>The jocks who were there had all lost their hair,

> >>And the cheerleaders could no longer do kicks.

> >

> >

> >

> >No one had heard about the class nerd

> >>Who'd guided a spacecraft to the moon;

> >>Or poor little Jane, who's always been plain;

> >>She married a shipping tycoon.

> >

> >

> >

> >The boy we'd decreed 'most apt to succeed'

> >>Was serving ten years in the pen,

> >>While the one voted 'least' now was a priest;

> >>Just shows you can be wrong now and then.

> >

> >

> >

> >They awarded a prize to one of the guys

> >>Who seemed to have aged the least..

> >>Another was given to the grad who had driven

> >>The farthest to attend the feast.

> >

> >

> >They took a class picture, a curious mixture

> >>Of beehives, crew cuts and wide ties.

> >>Tall, short, or skinny, the style was the mini;

> >>You never saw so many

> >thighs.

> >

> >

> >

> >At our next get-together, no one cared whether

> >>They impressed their classmates or not.

> >>The mood was informal, a whole lot more normal;

> >>By this time we'd all gone to pot.

> >

> >

> >

> >It was held out-of-doors, at the lake shores;

> >>We ate hamburgers, coleslaw, and beans.

> >>Then most of us lay around in the shade,

> >>In our comfortable T-shirts and jeans.

> >

> >

> >By the fiftieth year, it was abundantly clear,

> >>We were definitely over the hill.

> >>Those who weren't dead had to crawl out of bed,

> >>And be home in time for their pill.

> >

> >

> >

> >And now I can't wait; they've set the date;Our

> >fifty-fifth (2011) is coming, I'm told.

> >>It should be a ball, they've rented a hall

> >>At the Shady Rest Home for the old.

> >

> >

> >

> >Repairs have been made on my hearing aid;

> >>My pacemaker's been turned up on high.

> >>My wheelchair is oiled, and my teeth have been boiled;

> >>And I've bought a new wig and glass eye.

> >

> >

> >

> >I'm feeling quite hearty, and I'm ready to party

> >>I'm gonna dance 'til dawn's early light.

> >>It'll be lots of fun; But I just hope that there's one

> >>Other person who can make it that night.

> >

> >Author Unknown

> >Life is Wonderful.

> >>Don't forget it!

> >Thanks Chuck B.

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