this past may marked 15 years since my class graduated from rhodes, so we celebrated our reunion at homecoming this fall. classmates came in from nashville, atlanta, houston, louisville, and just down the street, and we had a great time catching up and reminiscing over old times.
friday night i took evelyn to the grizzlies game and then hung out with the wrights and hugheses as their airbnb for a bit, chatting and catching up before lizzie and i came back home.
i spent most of my weekend with the nashville and atlanta crews, but i had the chance to chat with some others i’ve not seen since our last reunion or even longer. during the day saturday i got to see the kd house post-renovation, i ate all the delicious memphis foods, i chased my friends’ children all over campus, and i watched a little bit of the football game.
that night i had dinner with caitlin, bridgette, shelley, and matt – and lizzie, in town for her 10-year – at central, and then we made our way downtown to bardog for our class reunion party. a group of us found ourselves at silky’s after, and somehow i stayed out until 3am.
sunday morning i got up and went to molly and eli’s house for breakfast, which was a great way to spend some more time with them, lindsay and steve, catherine and drew, and will, as well as all the kiddos.
it was really great to see so many people in person; i think all told we had over 60 people from our class sign up for reunion events which is pretty high for a 15-year. like i told elizabeth nelson, i feel like i know a lot of what is going on in people’s lives because of social media, but it doesn’t compare to actually seeing them in person and having the opportunity to chat face-to-face. i’ll always cherish those days when my favorite people all lived within a 5-mile radius and we saw each other on a near-daily basis.
here’s to lifelong friendships and the place that brought us all together. roll on, lynx cats.