MICKEY COE’S REUNION ADVICE

 

 

-Get contacts

-dye hair (or, in the case of no hair, buy a "rug")

-get nails ready..........

-buy entirely new wardrobe.....don't forget matching shoes and bag.......uhhhhh handbag

-lose at least 20 pounds

-remove unwanted hair

-shave (this week)

-find and use toothbrush

-sleep at least 10 hours a day so you are well rested

-memorize yearbook pictures and names (if you don't have yours, you're screwed)

-remember old girlfriend's/boyfriend's favorite song, flower, color, and brother's name

-forget her/his father's name

-drink at least a case of beer a day to "practice reunion".....practice walking straight

-practice boasting of accomplishments that no one cares about

-practice listening patiently while some bozo boasts of accomplishments that you don't care about

-practice smiling

-practice laughing at bad jokes

-practice laughing at great jokes

 

-Most of all, forget all of the above, and just go to the reunion, turn back the clock for a few hours and remember times when there was no stock market, Mercedes, job, or worries..........when you were the kid, just having fun, good, clean fun.  Sneaking off to Tops, hoping to see some clandestine student in a trench coat flashing the patrons, driving around Howard Johnson's on a Sunday at Shirlington "Mooning" the guests!  Making out in the dugout at Wakefield.  Sock hops, chocolate shakes, fast cars (if Dad was driving !), back seat dates, drive-ins, learning to dance, pool parties, and all the other things that we did together, and I emphasize, together.......and that's why we go to a reunion, to revisit those warm memories of unbridled, FUN and LAUGHTER that accented and defined our youth..............something even our children don't understand......

 

Mickey Coe '62