For most people in the U.S., I imagine, one date stands out more so than all the others in 2001. But since it’s July, let’s take a look at that year before life in the U.S. changed forever that fateful September morning.
The summer of 2001 I remember well because it’s the summer I got married. It was also the summer of my ten year high school reunion, and the month of July was the first month off from working I’d taken since graduation college six years earlier (yes, I was a teacher, but that meant at least one part-time job every summer).
I remember feeling like an adult, after all, I’d been out of high school for TEN long years. I was approaching thirty, and thinking being a grown up was pretty damn cool. My ten year reunion was a fun night, spent with friends I ate lunch with for most of my high school career. Only instead of brown bagging it, we had a catered dinner, with alcohol. Yes, being a grown up was damn fine indeed.
This month, I will attend my 20th high school reunion and celebrate my tenth wedding anniversary. A lot has happened since the summer of 2001, in my life and in the world at large.
What do you remember about the summer of 2001? Have you ever attended a high school reunion?