Wednesday, November 02, 2005

the hola gang :-)

The hola gang is getting together this weekend and i can't wait!!!who is the hola gang? the greatest people in the world!!! i consider them to be my second family. We all met when we worked in Pilsen 8 years ago. We were all still trying to figure out what we were going to do in life. we were are all on our last year of college and scared as hell because we all knew we had to face the "real world" soon. Once we all graduated we each took different paths in life. Some of us continued to work in Pilsen and some us left that place as soon as we got our degrees. None of us work at Pilsen anymore but we are very thankful for that place because we all became very close friends. We have all been through so much and have been there for one another. The Hola gang was with me through my decision to leave that "bad relationship", we were there when Mr. Parole officer got married, when Mr. Police guy became a police officer, when Tazman passed away, yeap we've been through alot together.

Anywho, lets see, there is Mr. Police guy, Mr. Motorcyle, Mr. Parole officer...and Mrs. Therapist who is married to Mr. Parole officer, she didn't work with us but she be aite..., Ms. Teacher, Ms. Coordinator, and me Sonrisa. As mentined before there was Tazman too but he died a few years ago. Once we left Pilsen we use to get together only for Christmas but that changed once Tazman died. Death can certainly make people think....anyway, after Tazman's funeral we all decided that we were to get together at least once every month. We started doing that but it started to become difficult..."no puedo ese fin de semana pero la que viene si" "yo no puedo porque mi sobrina se casa ese dia" "why don't we get together the following weekend?" "i can't on that weekend because i'll be going to michigan with my family but...." yeah it just started to get difficult. So when ever we e-mail each other we try to also coordinate each others schedules. well we are all free this weekend so we decided to have an early Thanksgiving dinner :-) We will be meeting at Mr. Parole officer's house. Whenever we get together we start talking about who is the next one to get married...we all think it will be Mr. Police guy but he claims he is not ready for that type of commitment. We are all so comfortable with each other that you would think we all grew up living in the same house. I'm the oldest one of the group but because i'm also the shortest one they all treat me like the little sister...teasing me, smacking me on the head, messing around with my hair, as much as i put up a fight they won't seem to leave me alone!!! i'm sooo excited to see them!!! i see them individually but never together and it is so much fun to see us all together....we all have the same picture of all of us together with the words "THE GANG" carved on the picture frame. i love them just as much as i love my real family :-)

5 comments:

Santiago said...

must be nice to have a close group of friends like that. i am a little jealous. well...more like envious. my little crew disbanded to different parts of the country. espero que te diviertas!!

mariposatomica said...

Nothing like los buenos amigos. You are going to have a blast!

*~Marie~* said...

Wow, that made me smile and really happy for you! It is so much fun to have people like that in your life...it's kinda like the TV show friends! :) I use to have a group like that....always got together...but we split...so sad. I am jealous of you, but very very happy for you! I hope you have so much fun....soak up the moment!

DCNats said...

thats so great that you have all managed to stick together over the years. have fun and appriciate what you've got.

Hector said...

Wow, it's that way with me and my boyz. we graduated from Quigley South in the late 80's and it closed soon after. We were close in school, but since it closed we became closer like we knew we were a finite number. The group has gotten smaller in the last 19 years since graduation, but the core 6 or 7 remain and we get together at least once a month. One of my exes commented on how our faces light up when we greeted each other. I never really thought about it, but there is genuine love for each other that I don't see many men feel. We've laughed, cried, drank, and sung together so much that we have a bond stronger than that of blood brothers I think. We are brothers by choice, not by biology. I guess this long post is just my way of saying hold on to that circle of friends, there's nothing else like it.