Friday, April 16, 2010

Hooters Reunion Part 1


It's been 10 years since I started working at Hooters and almost 7 since the place closed down. When that happened, there were a lot of girls out of a job. I am sure that most of us thought that we would go our own way, but we many of us were surprised that we never did.

After that sad, sad day, many of us began working at a new place, in a new location with a new owner. In fact, the place was so new that it wasn't even open at the time the old place closed down. But it was up and running a few weeks later and so were we.

Most of us decided to do other things at new places. But through it all, a core group survived. At first we saw each other quite a bit. Either by working together, or meeting up now and then to reminisce or have a few drinks. We would see each other at weddings and baby showers.

Some of us moved away. To Minnesota and Chicago and South Carolina and other places unknown.

But today? Today a big group of us gets back together. We are going to meet tonight and a very nice place where last the largest group of us dined. We will eat and drink and switch seats and laugh and tell stories about things that happened in that golden time. Before we grew up. Before we really started understanding life.

So much has changed. Marriages and divorces. Babies and break-ups. College Degrees, new jobs, new cities, new friends. But the core of it all? Underneath everything? Is a sisterhood that will never diminish with time.

And my hope is that we will do this more often. And that over the years, as our faces line with wrinkles or spread out with Botox, as we have more babies and learn more about life, that the love and affection that we feel for one another stays true and strong.

We might not be together all at once. We may never have this opportunity again. But what we will have are all of our memories and hopefully all of our mammaries.

I love you girls and I can't wait to see you all tonight.

Bring it hard and bring it sexy.

Love, Peace and Chicken Grease.


metalmom said...

Have yourself a blast!! Reunions are so much fun when the people you love show up!

Memphis Steve said...

I remember you used to hang out with one friend in particular, but I can't think of her name now. She had a blog for awhile, too, I think. I haven't heard from you in awhile, and I haven't seen anything about you and her hanging out together, but I still see your old postings on MySpace and I wonder whatever happened, whether you two are still hanging out and having fun.

sybil law said...

I LOVE reunions!! Hope you had a blast!!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Awesome. Post pics. Have some wings. Shoot an endangered owl.

Avitable said...

Wow - that is awesome! Hopefully you took lots of pictures.