Saddened For A Former Schoolmate
June 8, 2016 3:51am CST
When we attended the Alumni homecoming last May , not only did I get to meet some batchmates whom I haven’t seen since we graduated in high school but also some who were schoolmates . A woman called my name while approaching me . I didn’t recognize the woman at once . But she readily told me her name and remembered her . She was a friend also . She was emaciated and moves slowly and I thought she had a stroke . And she told me she have Parkinson’s for years now . I really pity her , but didn’t show it . Can’t help thinking , would I attend a homecoming like this if I am already almost so slow moving and sickly looking already ? I guess not anymore . Maybe my closest batchmates can just visit me at home . Would you ?
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• Calgary, Alberta
9 Jun 16
@SIMPLYD Since moving to Canada, I never attended a high school reunion. The last H.S. reunion I attended was 30 years ago when girls still stared on us because we were still young and good-looking, worth spending a night of partying. What about now?! I have no idea . . I have to find out next year.
9 Jun 16
So you also missed a lot of reunions . I was that way too , but regretted not having attended them because i missed a lot of enjoyments with my batchmates that i only get to see on FB . Even if we are older , it's still so enjoyable to see our batchmates after many long years . At least , you get to see how they are already that they are older .
9 Jun 16
That's a good intention you have there . For our batchmates , those that are ill just post in FB of their condition but not show their picture of it . Thus , some of us would go to the house of that batchmates , bringing with us fruits and medicines as some are doctors already .
10 Jun 16
@Yar_Joey Well , people have different perceptions of themselves . Some are courageous to face anyone at their present state of health . Others would like to be more discreet . They choose their closest only to see them like that .
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
8 Jun 16
If I were in her shoes, I won't also. I don't want my classmates and batch mates to be bothered of my slow movements and most of all I don't want them to pity on me. I'll just stay at home. Just like my classmate in high school before, she didn't attend our batch reunion because she had a stroke, her half body was paralyzed but can move slowly and when my other batch mates told her condition, we visited her and give her some amount for her meds and medication and we do that yearly when we have our batch reunion.