Boys and Girls (then), Ladies and Gentlemen (now),
Being the neighborhood oddball, I am most interested in seeing what some of you all look like after, say 40+ years. Art Driscoll’s comment in one of the posts was “I’m still tall” made me laugh…I was so certain that after 40 years he would now be short.
What I am saying is that while we can connect verbally through this blog, it would also be nice to connect visually….sure, some of use have lost our hair (include me in that), are heavier (include me in that), or whatever, but who cares…we are all in our late 50’s or sixties or perhaps a bit more, we have families and are at that point of age where what someone else thinks is really of not importance.
I for one would also like to know what you do or did professionally, where do you live, what did you do after Saigon, family info, etc. Even if I go to the next reunion and sit down with you over a drink and we chat for hours, it still won’t be enough, simply because not all of the folks I knew back then will be at the reunion and I really want to connect to my high-school colleagues (not that I want to ignore others. Please do not mis-read).
This blog and the Saigon Kids website have been great for re-introducing old (read former) classmates and friends and I have really enjoyed reconnecting. Who knows if we will ever get to see some of these folks again. Reconnecting is like reliving that great time of our lives, a time never to be forgotten…I am at times amazed at how vivid my memories can be for things that happened so long ago (especially when I can’t remember what I had for lunch yesterday). I know that many of you have chores and important things to do, but try and take a few minutes to bring us all up to date, post a few recent photos and keep in touch. I, for one, consider each and every one of you a part of my life and I don’t ever want to forget you. I goofed big time by losing you all for 40 years…now I want to know you again.
Forgive the rantings of a crazy biker….lol. Hugs – Ken