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Old 05-07-2014, 12:54 PM
 
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I just got a save-the-date for my 40th, two years down the road. No, I won't attend. I did go to the 10th, and the 20th. That was enough reminiscing for me!
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:41 PM
 
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The thing I found strange at the 40th reunion was guys giving a blank look and saying......" I honestly don't remember you "
That is why i have never attended a single one of my HS reunions. That and our HS closed 10 years after i left and it became a senior citizen center.

Why submit yourself to awkward moments with folks you never got along with in the first place?
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Went to my 30th, skipped my 40th and will skip my 50th.

I wasn't going to my 30th and then at the last min I went. When I walked in I didn't recognize anyone, but everyone knew me, what a surprise to me. I spent an hour there and didn't have any thing to talk about so I left.
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:13 PM
 
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My 65th is next month, and no I will not be going. 5 years ago, I talked to the organizer, and in the last 5 years over 1/3rd of a class of 33 had died, and with the other deaths in the previous years they were so few left they had reserved a table in an Indian Casino for one evening. All my close friends from high school, were dead except one I talked to on the phone and he was not going either. A 2,500 mile round trip for an evening at a restaurant in an Indian Casino at a small table with people I don't even remember, sure is not my idea of fun.

The one this year, deaths has brought it down to almost the point of being a last man club, waiting to see it I was the only one that was still alive to go. I am not looking forward to spend the evening talking to myself. I can do that at home along with my wife.
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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Went to my 10th, and most of us were still full of ourselves, and career chasing with our chests stuck out.

Did my 40th, and of the 650+ in our boomer years class, maybe a hundred showed up, and almost all were 'locals' who were still stuck in/chose to stay in Detroit. It was held in a run down AmVets hall, with bad buffet, warm beer in plastic cups, etc., it was less than fulfilling, lol!

My 50th looms next year, and we shall see if it seems worth the drive back to The Motor, to see people I haven't laid eyes on in decades, other than a couple on a FB page, on occasion.

I may go alone, as my DW was bored out her mind at the 40th, understandably...

HS Days/Daze were very good times, from fading memories, but that period was literally a lifetime ago. And, getting transferred as a young man from Detroit to NYC in the early '70s put considerable distance and real 'distance' between what I recall growing up vs the next half century of my life and times.

My 50Cts...
GL, mD
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:51 PM
 
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Nah, i don't think so...I went to an all men's private High School..And yes we had to wear ties. Don't think of it as a good time shaking hands with the few of us who are still alive, probable most alone, and hearing tales of who's dying and such.. Not my idea of a good time..
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:06 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Our 50th is coming up next year, and I probably won't go. I live a thousand miles from the old home town, so there would be considerable expense involved in getting there.

I did go to the 25th year reunion, and I had a good time. But I've been in touch with a few of my fellow alums on Facebook, and I've come to the conclusion I really have nothing in common with them anymore besides having been in the same French class.

It hardly seems worth it to travel so far, and incur so much expense, to talk to a bunch of people I don't know.
I tend to agree with you. I'd also prefer maybe they remember me as a 17 year old, LOL. I know that's my perception of the classmates I remember.
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:22 PM
 
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I don't plan on going. If there were no FB, perhaps I'd be tempted. But there's no chance now.
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:46 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Why submit yourself to awkward moments with folks you never got along with in the first place?
My sentiments exactly!
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I am amazed at how many people in their 60s and 70s keep up with HS friends on Face Book. It never occurred to me check up on any one online. If I wanted to contact them I called them on the phone.
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