SOG, What you ask is an SOG?
South Orange Girl, of course!
Three years ago a few friends, some who attended elementary school together, others who met up in junior high, got together for a reunion at our friend Donna's house in Brooklyn.
Now, on our third year, second at Long Beach Island, we all reunited to reminisce and reacquaint.
Kayaking for some, runs for others, long walks on the beach, sun, fun, cooking, eating, drinking and mostly TALKING!!!!
Sharing so many old stories, faces, places, memories, laughs and yes, some cries.
As our friend Christie put it, we know each others past, upbringings, where we came from, what we are.
We know the essence of one another and consequently there is no judgement, no learning curve. We start were we left off... k,1st,2nd,3rd,4th,5th,6th,7th,8th,9th,10th,11th or 12th grade.
We are from different places and varied lifestyles. We come from Colorado, Florida, Maine, Cape Cod (we missed you Rachel), Vermont and Maryland (we missed you Jamie and Jodi), NYC, Brooklyn, and New Jersey. We are city people, suburbanites and country folk. Some of us married, some single; some with kids others without, some are gainfully employed full-time, others part-time, some own their own business, some volunteer their time, others work at home. Some dance, some run, some exercise, some, like me, try to do these things.
We are all unique individuals who share a love of our past and a zest for living in our present!
For all of us SOGs, 2010 is our 50th year. Together we toasted to our good fortune and future happiness.
Short as the weekend was for me, spending time with these dear friends was a most significant and meaningful birthday gift. Happy 50th to all of you!