Okay, so there it is – it is out in the wild; not only am I a member of the Old Grey Class of 1981 but a really bad supporter thereof.
That may be because the rest of my peers are really looking old, haggard, bald and generally like they have had a tough life without the assistance of a beautiful and calming Longhair (So who is gonna be smiling tonight?).
Every year the Alma Mater stages a reunion weekend and my old and haggard peers get together and reminisce about the good old days when they were bullied and caned numerous times on the bum (some enjoyed that so much that they went on to make a career out of being punished!). Part of the fun of reunion weekend is donating money to the school (not to buy replacement canes I can assure you).
Somehow I think I missed last year’s festivities with the class of 1981, although the Longhair and I did attend the Class of 2001 reunion. I didn’t mind them saying that I was looking a bit old and haggard though.
The money raised by the Old Grey Class of 1981 this year went to buying one of six spectator benches that have been placed around the school – selfish old gits have now bought benches to place their saggy behinds on!
Ex Head Boy Michael Jarvis writes; “The bench is one of six specially made spectator benches that have been placed around the school with a donation plaque on each to recognize our continued association with the both the Junior and High Schools. These were bought with the proceeds of our Reunion weekend last year.”
Good thing I wasn’t on that committee as I might have suggested spending the money on a mercy item like a facelift or botox party for the more lined members of that year! See how the Class of 1981 below have used the light and shadows to great effect in reducing their apparent age below:
Sorry – there are no Twitter reactions as not one of my peers even has a Twitter account! I am led to believe that Vleisboek is a mystery to them as well!
Article source: http://mype.co.za/new/2012/02/class-of-1981-did-you-miss-me/