Off to Chicago for the weekend.

@TheHorse (208086)
Walnut Creek, California
May 14, 2024 1:40pm CST
I'll be heading to Chicago this weekend. It's a High School reunion, but I'm really focused on getting a corned beef sandwich at Morrie's Deli on 57the Street on the South Side, where I grew up. It will be interesting to see whether I can express myself freely when I'm there. I think most of my old classmates are a bit more "Liberal" than I am. Yes, I have spent my life working in "social services," but "the world of hard knocks" has rendered me more of a realist and less of an idealist. Will I have to bite my tongue at times? My buddy Allen (he's a lawyer) and I have been in close email and telephone contact over the past few years. He even visited me and my horse about ten years ago. He and I are pretty honest when we talk. He warned me to be circumspect at first. Heh. Have you ever met up with old friends and had to bite your tongue at times? We shall see. If you had to predict, do you think I'll "be a good boy"? Or will my "true thoughts" emerge after a few beers and other enhancements? Please watch the news to make sure there are no plane crashes this weekend. Being out of control in an aluminum tube at 36,000 feet with someone else driving is kind of scary to me, though I actually enjoy flying.
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@kaylachan (59522)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 May
I can only pray for you and wish you the best of luck.
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@TheHorse (208086)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 May
Thank you. Do you think I will be able to be a "good boy"?
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@kobesbuddy (75403)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 May
@TheHorse You will do just fine!
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@kaylachan (59522)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 May
@TheHorse I don't see why not.
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@kobesbuddy (75403)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 May
One thing that Chicago isn't lacking for, is excellent food! My sister lived in Chicago(Lombard) and traveled to the downtown area on a train, to her office job. It's a world that I never knew before, growing up in a small town. Have fun at your high school reunion! At my class reunion, many staggered around in a drunken stupor. I was very glad to leave and go home. A couple of the ladies were very sweet to me, ones who acted human even in high school! I have flown a few times and I enjoy flying.
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@TheHorse (208086)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 May
Thank you. It should at least be "interesting."
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@TheHorse (208086)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 May
@kobesbuddy It's difficult to know what the dynamics are in other couples.
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@kobesbuddy (75403)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 May
@TheHorse Some of the couples went through high school together and then, got married. A few of them have divorce, this shocked me! In high school they appeared to be "Ken and Barbie!" This made me sad!
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@wolfgirl569 (97058)
• Marion, Ohio
15 May
It depends on how many enhancements you have if you will be good
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@TheHorse (208086)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 May
I think I'll be able to control myself. It will be interesting to see what kinds of enhancements people bring.
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@RasmaSandra (74496)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 May
Have fun at the reunion, I hope you have a safe journey, You reminded me of my favorite TV show ER,
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@RasmaSandra (74496)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
15 May
@TheHorse that is where the show's County General Hospital was in Chicago near the El Train tracks,
@TheHorse (208086)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 May
Why ER?
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@Deepizzaguy (95836)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
14 May
The only friends that I knew of in high school have moved to other cities and states. Enjoy your time in Chicago.
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@TheHorse (208086)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 May
Thank you. It should be fun and interesting.
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@TheHorse (208086)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 May
@Deepizzaguy I am sure I will provide my thoughts (and maybe even pictures) from my experiences there.
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@Deepizzaguy (95836)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
15 May
@TheHorse You are welcome.
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@MarieCoyle (29986)
15 May
My reunion last fall was excellent. I had attended two other ones. I really didn't want to go to that one, because the two I attended were ''cliqu-ey'' and it was weird how the groups stuck together. Yes, I was popular in my heyday, but I was also friends with many others in many groups--I didn't care about popularity. Guess what? That all appears to be over, now. People came together and chatted, there was some drinking of course but no one drank to excess, which was a miracle! I actually did have the best time. Hopefully, you will as well. Like many people, I have flown all my life and never really gave it a lot of thought. But the last year or two, the plane safety thing is concerning, I know. Hopefully they will get their acts together and do some better maintenance. Be good, have fun, give us a recap when you get back. Oh, and wave if you fly over me!
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@TheHorse (208086)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 May
I will wave! When I went to my college reunion five years ago, I noticed that I could talk freely with people who were not really on my radar screen when we were younger. It was fun.
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@MarieCoyle (29986)
16 May
@TheHorse I found it ironic that the girl who was homecoming queen one year and prom queen the next year, now weighs about 350# and swears all the time...and the little wispy girl in my College Prep English class who was too shy to give an oral report and cried back then, is now head of a huge corporation. Time...it does strange things.
@BarBaraPrz (45756)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
14 May
Taking any monkey women with you?
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@TheHorse (208086)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 May
Nah, I'll meet them all there.
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@LadyDuck (461495)
• Switzerland
15 May
Just relax, be yourself and have fun. After all are you really interested to continue to be friend with people who are annoyed by what you say? Nice photo... is Colin the boy second row behind the girl with big eye glasses?
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@LadyDuck (461495)
• Switzerland
16 May
@TheHorse I know I am good at recognizing faces.
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@LadyDuck (461495)
• Switzerland
16 May
@TheHorse Too hard to answer all those questions without knowing those boys and girls.
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@TheHorse (208086)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 May
That's me!
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@Tampa_girl7 (49355)
• United States
17 May
I hope that you have a blast. Love the photo.
@xander6464 (40985)
• Wapello, Iowa
15 May
You'll be really close to America. Some people even consider Chicago an American city.
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@xander6464 (40985)
• Wapello, Iowa
15 May
@TheHorse It's a relatively short drive. 300 miles and 300 years back in time.
@TheHorse (208086)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 May
I'll be only 300 or so miles from Grinnell Iowa, where I've spent seven years of my life.
@just4him (309662)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 May
Have fun at the class reunion. I think you'll be good with occasional true thoughts emerging.
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@TheHorse (208086)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 May
Heh. I'll provide a full report when I get back.
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@TheHorse (208086)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 May
@just4him I hope I remember to take pictures.
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@just4him (309662)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 May
@TheHorse I look forward to it.
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@LindaOHio (159788)
• United States
15 May
The corned beef sandwich sounds like a good enough incentive for me! I think you'll be more free with your ideas after a few drinks. Good luck and safe travels.
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@TheHorse (208086)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 May
Thank you. Heh. I wonder how much a sandwich costs there now.
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@LindaOHio (159788)
• United States
16 May
@TheHorse You're welcome. My husband bought me a pound of corned beef for my birthday from a real deli. It was very expensive.