Monday, September 14, 2015

High School Reunion

"Bob Johnson" - Holiday Inn's Super Bowl Ad

I want to thank Vickie Davis for posting this on YouTube.  This is just to good to ever not have around to watch and enjoy.  Interesting also in that the actor is a real trans-woman.  Although Holiday Inn attempted to distance itself from it shortly after the Super Bowl it is still, in my opinion, one of the best ads ever.

My reason for bringing this up is that my High School 50th reunion is coming up next year.  I know - how could I be that old?  It happens and beats the alternative. 

I need advice - Did you go? Do I go as Rhonda and come out? Do I really want to redefine myself and elicit small town stares and laughs?  Do you prepare people ahead or just go for the shock?  Facebook takes much of the surprise out of the event but still.....

The class is large (over 250) and I was well known to most everyone.  I have not lived in the in the area for over 40 years, and have not been back in over 10 years.  I have no living relatives there and few acquaintances, other than through this high school. I was the JV football co-captain and very active in many school activities, so just hiding in the crowd is not going be an option.    

This will not be my last post on this subject and this will be a project in progress.   I hope to have interesting stories from the event, so stay tuned.  By now, you readers know how comfortable I am as Rhonda, but this takes being "out" to a new level.  I have some time to think this through and really do need your advice. 


1 comment:

  1. Rhonda -

    I had to ask a similar question of myself for my HS's 40th anniversary reunion. And I chose to go in male mode for only two reasons - I still depended on my male presentation for potential employment, and I wanted to control when/where I out myself to family. When the 50th anniversary comes around, I will go in female mode - and have a blast!