Monday, April 20, 2009

A Walk Down Memory Lane.....

(I'm the "big hair" blonde standing to the right of the director on the front row.)
(I can't believe no one told me my hair was so "poofy"!)

.....well, it was more of a crawl. I've been really reluctant to join Facebook. My parents, my sister, and my brother all tried to get me to sign up over the past year. I just didn't want to have another account! I can barely keep up with my blog, my website, all my selling sites, and I've discovered I'm a really bad twitter--er? :)

So, adding another "thing" to do on my list was not a priority....until this weekend. My brother received an email from someone asking if he was the brother of so-and-s0 (me), who they had known in 1985. (I was just a baby then! hehe)

(Here we are in concert....I'm on the end, in the dark. Which is just as well, since I look as if I'm in serious pain!...what a face I'm making! lol)

He forwarded the email to me, and this friend said I HAD to join Facebook, 'cause all of our friends were getting together for a reunion and all the info was on Facebook. So.....I did! And I have been finding, befriending and having so much fun chatting with people I haven't seen or spoken with in over 20 years!

And now for the walk down memory lane.......

Before I was married (uh, almost 22 years ago), and after college, I toured for two years with a contemporary Christian band/singing group called Eternity. There were a total of sixteen of us ("the band", sound tech, director and his wife, and five singers....I was the alto). We traveled in a bus together, arriving at churches, youth rallies, conventions, colleges, etc. and setting up for concerts nightly. We did have apartments we stayed in when we weren't on tour, but there was still a LOT of "togetherness"! They became my family.

("the singers" and our vocal coach)
(I'm on the left on the front row, in the pink...not so "poofy" hair this time!)

After my wedding I moved to the NW, started my own family, and many of them did the same (started new lives and families, that is) wonder how you lose track of each other, but time seems to have a way of moving on.

So, I was so very happy to make contact through Facebook with most of them again. And a reunion is being planned for July in TX. I'm going to have to sell a lot of paintings in the meantime to travel there...but it will be so fun to see everyone and catch up in person!


Naija said...

im curious which website and selling sites do you have and do you need all these sites?

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

It appears that we shared the same hairstylist in the '80's.

Doreen said...

We all had the same hair in the 80's Suzanne! How wonderful and what a great experience!

Loved sharing your walk down memory lane!


Anonymous said...

Suzanne! This is such a cute post.. I am loving your hair... HEE HEE. You never know that style may just make a comeback.

I know just what you mean about having all the different sites/accounts. My sister and cousins are nagging me to join facebook to. I may. ;)

Take Care.

Plain-n-Simple! said...

I am not a good twitter-erer either!!!! I do love facebook tho!!! What a cute walk down memory lane!!! Thank You for sharing!!!

Caitlin said...

I love walks down Memory Lane!
Thanks so much for sharing the
photos and all related...Let us
know how the reunion is.

Amy Sullivan said...

~I had the very same reaction to FB,
~but~ my 6 brothers & sisters told me I needed to join~
I finally did~
~& it was mind blowing~ how many wonderful old friends were there~

~I have already had a friend that I had not seen or talked to in over 25 years, come for the weekend~w/ her teenage daughter~& it was such a lovely time spent~
~really brings back the "old friends pick up where we lift off feeling~ not scipping a beat~

look me up on FB~ we can be friends there too~