First let me say, that I think "Classmates.com" is sort of dorky. But, a couple of years ago, I registered on it, and have received a couple of e-mails from long, lost classmates along the way. Usually quick catch up type exchanges, then nothing else. You know: you learn the recent history, blah, blah, and then you're sort of done.
Well, yesterday I got an e-mail via Classmates.com from someone I've been dying to hear from: a male classmate of mine who I've always had "I wonder what would've happened if..." thoughts about. He e-mails me out of the blue, and I wrote him right back. Now I'm waiting to see if my eagerness and quick response wigged him out, or if I'll actually hear from him again.
He too is a Pine Curtain Refugee. Now lives in Colorado, apparently. He never exactly fit in to the East Texas dude mold--he didn't like football, didn't dip snuff, didn't say the "N" word, didn't drive a bitchin' camaro, and basically didn't give a shit what people thought of him. He was a true individual in every sense of the word, and he and I were really good friends. We never dated, although we did kiss. Once. After graduation. It was sort of intense. At least for me it was.
Last time I saw him was at our 10 year H.S. reunion. He looked pretty much the same--which is to say angular, tall, handsome--was married to a nice gal, and (if memory serves) already had two boys. My God, so much has happened in my life since then. If we do start corresponding, he's going to think I'm making shit up when I tell him what's been going on over the past 8 or 9 years.
At any rate, I'm curious.