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Old 05-06-2014, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Florida -
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My wife's small town in Oklahoma holds an annual high school reunion/banquet/parade /golf tournament, etc. every year. Several hundred people attend from all over the country; with older graduates celebrating their 60th or 70th-year reunions. We attended my wife's 50th about two years ago and 35-40 out of 50 graduates in her class attended. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and have plenty to talk about, but, then, as stated earlier, it is a very small town.

(I attended 3 high schools in a large area and have never attended a HS reunion of my own).
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I will not because. The high school I graduated from I only went to for one year.
My 'real' high school I am not invited because didn't actually get my diploma from it
Even though I knew everyone there.
If you really want to go just contact the people in charge or a friend who knows who is in charge. People can bring guests to all our reunions and in fact we found out about some people from grade school or junior high who so many wanted to see and they were invited. It's not like they have to keep the masses out.
At our 20 we invited the popular janitors and thier wives. our principal died only last year and she always came to every reunion of every class from 1955 till the year she died. She only stayed about 20 minutes but it was always the highlight of each reunion to see "Mother Mae" as we called her.

When my own mother went to her 50th the high school football coach even came. He was way into his 90's
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:41 PM
 
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My 54th is this year and like the other ones I have no intention of going. I haven't been in touch with a single person from my class since graduation day.
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:47 PM
 
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...like the other ones I have no intention of going.


Same here.
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:50 PM
 
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I graduated in 1978 and have not seen nor heard from anyone I went to high school with since the last day of school in 1978.
I skipped graduation ceremonies and haven't looked back at all so the short answer is: No, haven't been to any of them and won't be going to any of them.
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:54 PM
 
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I went to my 50th a few years back and had alot of fun...Woulda had more fun but for the loud and blaring 50's music DJ who would not turn the volume down....The next day I couldn't hardly speak from hoarseness....
I plan on attending the double nickel reunion later this year.....
One thing that facinated me were the really pretty girls who were playing "very hard to get" back in '59 appeared to be REAL EASY now..
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:01 PM
 
Location: LA, CA/ In This Time and Place
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Well as 27 year old, my 50th is long ways ahead, my 10th is next year. I may go, it is 50/50. Besides high school, I really want to go to my 20th elementary school in 2018.
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:02 PM
 
Location: LA, CA/ In This Time and Place
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It depends, like is it far, are there pressing problems that are more important, expenses, etc.

It depends for every different individuals.
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Maine
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My 50th is next year and I'm hoping to return to Minnesota for it. I move away over 30 years ago and haven't seen too many of my fellow graduates in years. I've been in touch with a number of them and we are hoping to organize our own little get together outside of the "official" reunion. And I've recently found that a goup from my class has weekly golf outings during the summer. I'm going to try to get to at least one of those while I'm in town too. Now all I have to do is drop 50 pounds, get in shape, dye my hair and look natural.
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:18 PM
 
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I have never attended a high school reunion. My school was very large - 3200 in just the 3 final grades. However, I did attend a Girl Scout reunion when I was in my 30s. Small group, close friends, and many fun shared memories. Our troop stayed together from 4th grade thru high school. My sisters!
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