| Tonight's banquet was
the main event in the suite of reunion events! The Boston Latin School Reunion
Banquet was held at the Boston Sheraton Hotel. We were carded when we went
in and received an official "Over 21" stamp on our hands. Given the nature
of the celebration, you would think they'd figure that everyone at that banquet
has to be over 21, but it is nice to be "official."
I had planned to meet Chuck and Harry there, but really did not know who
else might show up. As it turned out, a big part of the gang did show up,
which was of course rather amazing given our high-school tendencies to reject
any type of establishment (which included social events by establishments).
Neil showed up with his wife Halina. I had not seen Neil in ages (since high
school in fact). I went out with Neil a little bit in high school, but, for
whatever reason, it did not work out. Neil introduced me to Jethro Tull ('It's
not a "he", it's a "they"!' -- Neil, 1981). Chuck was there with Paula, and
Harry showed up much later. I have seen Chuck and Harry almost every time
that I have gone back to Boston to visit. Chuck is married and now has three
boys. Harry is "living in sin" :-) and has a daughter. When
we were in high school, I had a "thing" for Chuck. I decided later that the
"thing" has something to do with the fact that he was good at physics. Physics
had always fascinated me and I always ended up having "things" with physicists
(Ok, ok, I only had "things" with two physicists but given that I tend to
be pretty steady with boyfriends, that is a big percentage). I ended up marrying
one (Yep! Randy majored in Physics!)!