"Do you remember the 21st night of September?
Love was changing the minds of pretenders
While chasing the clouds away
Our hearts were ringing
In the key that our souls were singing.
As we danced in the night,
Remember how the stars stole the night away."
Lyrics by Maurice White, Charles Stemney and Verdine White
This is a photo taken in 1972, possibly 1973. I have long forgotten where we were but it was some outdoor party at a friend's house and I remember having a fun time with my friends. If you're wondering, I am the girl standing at the back on the right side of the photo. From left to right are Felicity, Angela, Geraldine (with her boyfriend behind her) and me. Sitting on the ground sharing a joke is Pam on the left and Lyn on the right. There were more of us in our circle but not on this night apparently.
Unfortunately I lost touch with all of them. Most of us married and went our separate ways and we all moved around so much it was hard to keep up. Geraldine went off to Australia with some of those other friends I mentioned. I was going too until I met Gregg. I often wonder if she is still in Australia, are any of them? Is she married, does she have children, grandchildren?
I took over Geraldine's job when she left the administration office at the local hospital which opened yet another circle of friends. I remember her surprising us one day when she came into the office wearing what she said was a bush hat with corks dangling around the brim, tied on with string, to keep away the flies she said and she laughed so hard, shaking her head from side to side which set those corks to twisting and twirling. We had no idea she was coming back but it was only for a few weeks to see her family, and eventually Geraldine returned to Sydney. She loved it out there. We talked about me going too. In fact all my papers were set but I met Gregg and he stole my heart. Not long afterwards I said my own goodbyes, she to Australia and me to America. Pam and Lyn married but I moved before Felicity and Angela formed permanent relationships. I sometimes wonder what they are all doing now.
Wherever they are I hope they are all happy and enjoying their lives to the fullest.