Me with Susan and Rob sometime in the early 80s. Note the Elvis Costello button on my jacket. Also, look at the "Mad Men" green on the wall at my grandmother's house! This is what I was renovating this summer.
This late summer I have been spending some time thinking about the past and the people that used to inhabit my world. It has been interesting to reconnect with old classmates and visit the high school. I am usually not an introspective person, but these past few weeks I have been turned inward.
I went to a private Catholic high school. It was a regular high school building (no air conditioning) when I went there at the end of the 1970s. Now it is remodeled, updated. It seems to be too focused on the athletic side of education, though I did not tour the classrooms, but physically with the new gym facilities it is sports heavy. I know that it is economically good to have good sports teams. It is what the community sees as Kapaun, but I hate to think that is all it is or what they are striving for.
I had a good time in high school, but it was never the “best years of my life”, luckily that came later or maybe hasn’t even happened yet.