This is Glenwood's Homecoming week, so for several days now I've seen all the Facebook postings of kids all dressed up for Spirit Week. This weekend's posts will be from the parade, the football game, and of course coronation. Coronation in Glenwood is a huge effing deal. I still remember each dance and each dress. Including senior year, when my date ended up hating my guts by the end of the night and spent the rest of our senior year badmouthing me to everyone who would listen. He has since come out of the closet and seems to be very happy. I hope he has forgiven me for ditching him and dancing with my ex all night.
For me, Homecoming during high school was pretty innocent. I didn't drink back then, so I would usually go to lunch with my friends when school got out on Fridays and then go to the parade and then go to someone's house (usually Leslie's) to wait for the football game to start. The next day I would work at Kaiman's during the day, then head home to get ready for the dance and wait for my date to pick me up (or dates...one year was a girls year).
The last Homecoming I went to was my ten year reunion four years ago. I am just too old now to deal. I'll leave that up to the kiddos. However, Glenwood - you better watch yourself next year. I'll be back. Even though I have this weird feeling I will end up spending the evening alone with my BFFSFG Zach at The Junction singing karaoke by ourselves (but how much freaking fun would that be?)