And The Star Of The High School Reunion?

by Shari on October 17, 2011

Mama Rose.

Of course.

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When she walked in, the numbers of flashbulbs going off made you think that JLo had entered the building and the paparazzi was scoring big time.

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But it only makes sense. As my friend Jeff so aptly put it, "We all had parents. Rose was one of us."

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Sure, I learned a few other things from my reunion, such as 1. Thirty years puts a whole lot of things in perspective; 2. Who you've become on the inside is infinitely more important than how many 'protective layers' you've added to the outside, and 3. If you're going to wear beautiful open-toed shoes, don't go dashing over to hug someone who is wearing steel-toed boots, because your take-away from the reunion might be a broken baby toe. Seriously. Ow.

But the main thing I learned at my high school reunion was the kind of Mom I want to be to my teenaged kids. In the neighborhood, at least, of the one I had.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Alexandra October 17, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Oh my goodness!
Could there be a picture of anyone having more fun??
No. No.
I don’t think so.
xo

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The Flying Chalupa October 17, 2011 at 8:48 pm

I love that someone wore steel-toe boots to your reunion. And 30 years? NO WAY. I’ll believe 10 years.
ps – Go Mama Rose!

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Melanie October 17, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Sweet stuff. Glad it was good time.
Love that Rose. Love her!

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Tracie October 17, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Ouch! A broken toe is not fun at all.
I love so much that your mom was the star of the reunion. That is so awesome.
By 30 years you mean that you are 30 years old, right? Because I refuse to believe that these pictures are from a 30 year high school reunion.

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Kir October 18, 2011 at 5:05 am

you and your mom are GORGEOUS!! look at those smiles!!! Seriously the both of you smiling, I can hear the giggles…and I love it!
(hope that toe is better soon….steel toed boots at a reunion…the nerve!!!!! Open toed shoes are more Relatable to me. ;)
xo

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K A B L O O E Y October 18, 2011 at 8:46 am

Glad you had so much fun. But wondering how it is that your mom looks the same age as I, yet my 30th reunion is next year. Very confused… also? You DO look 30. Hmmm. Them geneticals is powerful.

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Lady Jennie October 21, 2011 at 12:13 am

Mama Rose is everywhere!

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Ann October 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm

You look STUNNING as does Mama Rose. This made me cry. Do I get my money back?
xo

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dusty earth mother October 23, 2011 at 3:24 pm

We have a 100% guaranteed money back on waterworks policy here at Dusty Earth Mother. The checks in the mail. xxoo

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