How did the "cool kids" from high school turn out?

When I went to my 20-year high school reunion, I had one goal … to see again the girl of my dreams, whom I met in 7th grade and adored in both junior high and high school. Her name was Kathy Gardiner. I never had the guts to ask her out. I called her in 7th grade when my crush first began, but my sister overheard our conversation, and the conversation ended abruptly when my sister kept calling me “kissy boy” while I was on the phone.

At the time of my 20-year reunion, I was a columnist for my town’s newspaper and I wrote, before the reunion, about my crush on Kathy, in an article titled, “The Girl in the Red Dress.” Kathy saw the newspaper column and, when I saw her at my reunion, she told me, “That was hot!”

Her comment healed my years of pain and anguish over her, and I felt I could let the relationship go now (as we were both married). We never talked again, but I was finally at peace about my unrequited love for her.

How did the
32
Comments
Your comment...
Ron Perez
Ron Perez
Feb 27
I know just how you feel I have the same problem I too was in love with a girl in the 7th grade and I never got over it in time I do think about her a lot to think about what it would be like to be with her the rest of my life so I know just how you feel
Brandon Santiago
Brandon Santiago
Mar 12
@Ron Perez
Walk up to her and kiss her 😘
Beth Swartz
Beth Swartz
Mar 25
@Brandon Santiago
I like it! Good plan of attack Brandon!! // @Brandon Santiago: Walk up to her and kiss her 😘
Michael Heslep
Michael Heslep
Feb 27
I too fell in love with a girl when I was very young. Unfortunately I never had the chance to tell her how I really felt We went to different high schools and eventually Our Lives went in two different directions. Eventually I got married to a different woman and got crushed by 1500 pounds of steel and that woman left me. I went back home because I couldn't care for myself. My mother met up with mine earlier love and told her about my unfortunate accident. This wonderful woman came to see me and never left. She cared for me and help me to a full recovery. Now I'm proud to say that wonderful lady has become my wife!!! Never give up you never know when God gives you a gift that you can never repay.
Marty H
Marty H
Mar 15
@Michael Heslep
Glad to hear things turn out pal.
Marisa Spengler
Marisa Spengler
Mar 20
@Michael Heslep
of course the grandpa says sexy Dizzy's in Little Mermaid you can do anything
Joe Ostroski
Joe Ostroski
Feb 27
beautiful but humble?????
Lester Morales
Lester Morales
Feb 28
the girl that I had a crush on was hot , but all end when was in a crash, NEVER able to ask her out
Stephanie Zamora
Stephanie Zamora
Mar 04
wow😥
James Cantrell
James Cantrell
Mar 11
sexy
محمد عبد الكاظم المياحي
محمد عبد الكاظم المياحي
Mar 11
wow
Chance McEntire
Chance McEntire
Mar 12
Michael, never know what kinda blessing can come out of accidents. Mine was when my marriage was failing an do was diagnosed with cancer, long story short it brought us so much closer together. and we where able to save our marriage.
Ajamu Clincy
Ajamu Clincy
Mar 14
Myaajamuwhatnickgirltolovemebo
Ajamu Clincy
Ajamu Clincy
Mar 14
ajamuclincy
Beth Swartz
Beth Swartz
Mar 25
@Ajamu Clincy
Your comment is your name? So weird dude! 🤣
Keith Black
Keith Black
Mar 16
The first girl I fell in love with was the one I should have married. But I was a total a*s and regret it to this day.
Tom Wolf
Tom Wolf
Mar 17
i was in love with a girl from the fourth grade i was afraid to talk to for over 25yrs only to find out shes a real beauty but a real bi#ch . be carefull what you lust after
Gene Elder
Gene Elder
Mar 17
www.xvideos.com
Thomas Turpin
Thomas Turpin
Mar 17
that is so f*****g hot
Claire Esquibel
Claire Esquibel
Mar 17
👍👊👌✋👋✌👎👆✊👐👈👊👋👈
Christopher jahir Salgado
Christopher jahir Salgado
Mar 18
sexy
Deana Powell
Deana Powell
Mar 19
Lee Hall South Caldwell High School in NC Man was he hot I don't want to know how he turned out I just want to remember him like he was He's probably 350lbs and bald on top and his stomach hangs below his t shirt and has to pull up his pants to keep his butt crack from showing So no I don't want to know my worst nightmare has came true No I will just remember Lee Hall the way he was in 1987 Soooooo adorable and hot always
Christine Accardo
Christine Accardo
Mar 19
I fell in love still am in love he knows who he is but I guess we weren't meant to be,I will say, once true love is found even if you never see that person again,your heart still dances forever that love brings your heart to life forever,sings like a beautiful bird, so even if he didn't love me back ,it's ok, my heart is alive, my love can never die☺
Dajuon Boost
Dajuon Boost
Mar 19
I'm in middle School but I did that but had the guts to ask her out and now we are the cutest couple in school
Jean Bell
Jean Bell
Mar 19
fiohhh