We’d had a reunion many years ago, but this time we were now senior citizens. I bet that’s why the party was in the afternoon. – Kate Walter
A few months ago I had the pleasure of asking author Kate Walter ‘6 Questions’ about her life, writing, and her recent book Looking for a Kiss: A Chronicle of Downtown Heartbreak and Healing. She has a new essay up at The Villager, Returning to high school, this time as a lesbian, about attending her 50th high school reunion.
BY KATE WALTER | I walked upstairs into the main banquet room and saw a bunch of old people. Am in the right place? I wondered, as someone shouted “Kate” and ran over to hug me. I was at my 50th high school reunion in New Jersey. When I graduated in 1966 from St. Joseph’s, a small co-ed Catholic school in Paterson, I was 17, and straight. My alma mater closed decades ago, but the reunion committee tracked us down.