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Old 07-06-2014, 03:01 PM
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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Graduated H.S.in 1950 (94 in the class)..................................Attended MY FIRST reunion in the year 2000..........Drove about 1400 miles to get their...............Had a fantastic time!!..............Also attended the 55th and the 60th...........looking forward to the 65th >
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Old 07-06-2014, 04:02 PM
Location: SW MO
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I think mine was last month. 'Nuff said?
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Old 07-06-2014, 04:10 PM
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I attended mine and had a great time.
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Old 07-06-2014, 04:26 PM
Location: SW Florida
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Originally Posted by Teddy52 View Post
The thing I found strange at the 40th reunion was guys giving a blank look and saying......" I honestly don't remember you "

C'mon.............38 kids in the entire class and the guys who said that was on the football, team with me ?

I think, in a small school, acting like they don't know you is really trying to say......" my life has taken me so far from here I have forgotten all you peons "

I laugh.
That, or their memory really is that far gone.
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Old 07-06-2014, 06:24 PM
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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Mine is coming up in a couple years.

I won't go, I would rather remember them as they were and not whatever they became.

I've managed to keep in touch with one classmate over the years and I need to go see him coming up. He's in Sacramento and I'm in Georgia so it is a trip.

First met in 1962 so we've known each other for a while.
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Old 07-06-2014, 06:40 PM
Location: LA, CA/ In This Time and Place
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Hard to tell, next year will only be the tenth anniversary. So I would have to wait till 2055. Can't make any promises, I may not be alive.
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Old 07-06-2014, 06:53 PM
Location: Up North in God's Country
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I went to my 10 year high school reunion and joked that I wasn't going to any more reunions until the 50th came along. Well, the 50th is only 3 years away...so maybe I'll change that to the 75th!
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:42 AM
Location: Connecticut
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I loved high school and am currently planning our 50th. It's amazing to see how people simply become more like themselves.
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Old 07-08-2014, 08:44 PM
Location: Los Angeles area
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In that thread in the Non-Romantic Relationships Forum on the subject of attendance at high school reunions, someone posted a link to the following quote of Stephen King, which I thought was the most arrogant and obnoxious quote I have read in a long time. Here is the quote:

“I hated high school. I don’t trust anybody who looks back on the years from 14 to 18 with any enjoyment. If you liked being a teenager, there’s something wrong with you.”

I have no quarrel with Stephen King for not liking his teenage years. They were what they were. However, because he didn't like his teenage years, there's something wrong with people who did like theirs? That is plum crazy.

It would be like saying, "I hate broccoli so there is something wrong with people who like it".

What is so hard about acknowledging that we had very different experiences in high school based on a multitude of factors?
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Old 07-13-2014, 01:11 PM
Location: North Monterey County
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I have never attended a high school reunion.

I still have contact with one best friend....and others are on FB but there's no close alliance.

My second oldest sister will attend her 50th next year - she met her husband there - they are still married.

My 40th was 3 years ago - and my friend who attended copied me on a photo of who showed up. Not many. Funny how one or two of them look exactly like they did 40 years ago - they were Old Souls then.
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