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Old 05-08-2014, 06:51 PM
 
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No, I will not.
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:03 PM
 
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Nope. Never been to any and the first time I was even contacted by the organizers was for the 40th.

Out of my graduating class of 975, I only stayed in touch (rarely) with one fellow who was also a college roomate.
He passed away a long time ago from lung cancer.

Haven't had any contact with the rest of them since HS graduation. I recall that I only went to that because it was kinda' the thing to do to get your diploma handed to you; none of my family attended. You had to have a heck of an excuse to not attend the ceremony and get your diploma mailed to you. I didn't, so I went. Don't recall talking to anybody or being invited to any graduation party at the time, although I overheard a whole bunch of parties in the works and big deal celebrations by some of my neighbor families ... catered parties with live bands and entertainment, or chartered buses to places as a graduation present party for the grad and their friends.

They were such cliqish bunches which I wasn't a part of during HS that I can't really say that I care to know where/what they've done since. The idea of traveling to spend an evening to socialize/compare notes as to who did/accomplished what since HS, or who has passed away (quite a few died in VietNam), or whatever ... simply didn't appeal to me.

Most of my HS era friends went to other High Schools.

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Old 05-08-2014, 07:34 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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All the comments about the volume of the music ..

Organizers of these events need to remind the band - or the DJ, or whatever - that people come to these events to TALK.

It is not a high school dance.
It is not a kegger party.
It is not a dance club.
It is not a concert.

It's a Reunion

My class of about 400 students has had a 10th and a 25th. Went to both. Had a ball. I'd say we have at least 75% show up. But a lot of us went to school together from Kindergarten to High School graduation. We always invite the class before us and the class after us since they don't have good attendance at theirs.

In 2003, the high school had it's Centennial party at the Fairgrounds for all classes, so we (class of '70) had a 33rd during that. Went with my Mom (class of '38), my brother, (class of '56), my sister (class of '60), my nephew (class of '80), and my niece (class of '86).

My 45th is in 2015 - I'm going.
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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My class of about 400 students has had a 10th and a 25th. Went to both. Had a ball. I'd say we have at least 75% show up. But a lot of us went to school together from Kindergarten to High School graduation. We always invite the class before us and the class after us since they don't have good attendance at theirs.

My 45th is in 2015 - I'm going.
Your sentence which I bolded is such an important piece of the picture for so many people. As I previously posted, I went to kindergarten through 8th grade in one community, then moved 2000 miles to Los Angeles for 9th through 12th. Sure, one makes new friends, but it seems to me that the new friendships are less likely to be long-lasting than the ones which go back to elementary school.
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:38 PM
 
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...it seems to me that the new friendships are less likely to be long-lasting than the ones which go back to elementary school.
Yes, I have one "old" friend of 65 years... she called the other day to wish me a happy b'day. We attended different high schools.
My 50th was the only one I attended.
I was such a delinquent and outcast in high school...
My best school friend had died several years earlier...
The ladies I spoke with all were nice people... (an all-girls school!)
It was just an afternoon lunch in a neighboring city--held at a hotel... the food was awful.
But I stopped in to see my brother afterward, which was nice.
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:54 AM
 
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Most people are dead by then, so I probably wont
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Most people are dead by then, so I probably wont
If you are talking about the 50th high school reunion, as per the thread title, then "most people" are still alive by then; assuming a person is 17 or 18 at the time of high school graduation, he would be 67 or 68 at the time of the 50th year reunion.

Of course the sad thing about those reunions is that some people have died. But why do you say "most people" when that is so manifestly untrue?
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:41 AM
 
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Most people are dead by then, so I probably wont
Out of our class of 38, only one is dead.

He died from cancer about 20 years ago.

I would think the percentage of dead classmates at age 67/68 would be very low regardless where one graduated.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Glenbogle
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Just curious, why the focus on the women's changed looks, and not the men's?
Because other than several of the guys who had gained a great amount of weight, the men all seemed to look just as good or better than they did in highschool. Seriously.

I do think that overall men do age "better" than women, lookswise. Meaning that barring a dramatic change in weight or health condition, the difference in looks over time seems to be much more gradual.
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Old 05-09-2014, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Maine
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i went to a reunion a long time ago (maybe my 15th?) and found a way to have some fun. Each person that I talked to would eventually ask me what I was doing (I lived about 1500 miles away). I decided to tell each person that asked a different story. I was living in Washington, D.C. so I told some that I had various jobs involving the federal government (usually some sort of consulting work). Other "jobs" that I held included teaching at a small college, a vendor at gun and knife shows, book store owner, hair dresser, and private detective. It made for a fun evening.
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