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And so, an era ends...

Saturday, I went to the Farewell Mass for my old high school, Villa Maria Academy (they're closing forever this month).

After the Mass, we were allowed to walk around the school and the athletic center one last time. I took a number of pictures; looking at them on the computer today, I had this sense of melancholy.

I guess people are right when they say you can't go home again...I will miss Villa a great deal - I always wanted to teach there, or, failing that, send my (future) daughters there.

They were selling some VMA memorabilia at the breakfast following the Mass - I picked up a number of things to remind me of my Alma Mater even after it's gone.

Some people might think I'd feel deprived for attending a girls' school. I don't - some of my best memories were made at Villa Maria Academy. From Freshman Welcome, through Junior Ring Day, to the Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation, I have many good memories of my four years there.

Goodbye, Villa. I'll miss you.

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mythdude
Jun. 12th, 2006 08:40 pm (UTC)
I'm very, very sorry. :(
bonusparts
Jun. 12th, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, I didn't know that was today. I'm sorry I missed it. :(

We should look at the stuff you picked up when I come to visit.
ravensdaughter
Jun. 13th, 2006 11:44 am (UTC)
*nods* Last Saturday (June 10), I was standing there in the chapel at VMA during the Mass and thinking, "Gee, if bonusparts had been able to come up this weekend, we could have come together."

If you will be here on Sunday, we could look at the stuff I picked up; on Saturday, I'm committed to doing a panel with lostsatyr at Gaylaxicon in Toronto. If Sunday's not feasible, I could always bring some of it up when lostsatyr and I visit in August/September, if I don't see you before then.
uncacreamy
Jun. 22nd, 2006 10:55 pm (UTC)
Sorry this is a late comment, but no internet!
I went to a private school. It didn't close, but they changed buildings and general outlook. It's not really the same place that I went to, and I feel a hole where it used to reside inside my memories. I miss what the school used to be. I realize it had to change, or else go out of business, but all the same, I kind of wish everything could stay the same.
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