I just heard from a friend on MySpace that I haven't talked to in years. About 15 years to be exact. Christie was two years ahead of me in school and when I became a colorguard, she took me under her wing and came over to my house and helped me learn the routines. More than once she was my alibi when I was sneaking out with Chris. She also drove me to buy contraceptives the first time I ever purchased them, and talked me through a very embarrassing little mishap of which we shall never speak. (I hope to God that she doesn't remember that incident...)
She wrote and said, "I don't even know if you remember me..." to which I dashed off a quick message before falling asleep: "Are you CRAZY!? OF COURSE I remember you!" I am so happy to be in touch because I always wondered how things had turned out for her. Now I need to stop writing ABOUT her and write TO her.
Just for fun, a couple of old colorguard pictures. I can't find any right now where you can see Christie's pretty face, unfortunately. The group shot was taken in August 1992; I am in the center, and Christie is to the right looking away. The other one is just plain ol' me.