One of the two birthday parties Griffin was invited to on Saturday was at my old high school, at the planetarium.
My first thought, my high school had a planetarium?
My second thought, I haven't been to Mitchell since May of 1987.
As I drove down the small street that connects the high school with the main road I explained to the boys, this was a 7/11, this was a radio station, this was a movie theatre, that was the pizza place.
Griffin found it hard to wrap his head around the fact that I once went to high school. Hayden didn't show much interest in my trip down memory lane, or San Miguel Drive.
When we arrived at the school I checked and yes, the Mitchell Marauder sign donated by the class of 1987 was still there. We found the hostess and were invited to stay and see the presentation.
We walked past the office, school store, auditorium, lunchroom / dance floor, library, all the lockers. We passed the typing room, it must be the computer lab now. The DECA club room. My old math class.
The lockers where I punched that guy Ron for grabbing my tatas.
The courtyard where you could smoke between classes or during lunch.
The English room that one teacher used, rumor was she had booze in the coffee cup.
And we found the planetarium, ah yes, now I remember. I think I was actually here once or twice.
It was a very interesting day, it brought back lots of memories. Made me realize I am lucky I can go visit my old haunts if I am feeling the need.
I always thought Babylon, NY was my hometown. We moved here from there when I was 10. To be more accurate I live in my hometown, the town I grew up in. After all I have been here for 3/4 of my life.
And can you believe kids were allowed to smoke at school!