High School Reunions

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So....tonight I am missing out on my 20 year high school reunion. Class of '91! I'm 2400 miles away now and would be too costly to fly home to NJ, car rental, reunion tickets, hotel, new dress, salon for hair & nails, and then reconnect with old dear friends and other high school acquaintances. A majority of everyone is pretty much still close to our hometown. A handful did fly in for the event.

So I pulled out my year book in honor of the night. Here's what's written on the back:

Party hardy, rock n' roll
Drink a keg, smoke a bone
Drugs are heavy, sex is fun
Cause we're the class of '91

So, how important are high school reunions? Do you care about your former classmates adnd high school experiences enough to attend a reunion? Did anyone regret not going to a reunion? Share your reunion stories! Any reunions from hell?

A tiny piece of me does regret not being there this evening. But in all honesty, I was part of a small little niche of friends that I would be way more comfrotable sitting a ttheir kitchen table until the wee hours of the morning over a pot of coffee or at a diner all night long.

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Jodi - posted on 06/10/2011

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"My dad was like you Jodi, only 8 people in his grad class too. And most of them are in prison now, lol. "

Ah, well, I dodged that bullet :P

Becky - posted on 06/10/2011

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My highschool experiences were somewhat unique, because I went to a boarding school, from grade 4 to 12. So many of the kids I graduated with, I'd known and lived with since I was 9 or 10. We were away from our families, so we were each other's families. When we get together now, there's a connection there, even if we weren't all that close back in school.
So far, my class hasn't been organized enough to get a reunion together. We've tried a couple of times and it's always fallen through. We're having one this summer, in conjunction with my sister's class, 2 years behind ours. (there were a lot of sibling pairs between the classes) Unfortunately, it's in Georgia and I just don't think we can afford for me to go. I'm really sad to be missing it, because like I said, my friends were like my family. I have connected with a lot of them on FB though. and hopefully, we'll actually pull another one off in 2014 for our 20 years and I'll be able to go.

Johnny - posted on 06/10/2011

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Most of us have re-connected on Facebook, there is a group for my grad class. It's been fun, especially since many of my friends moved overseas after college to work or across the country for love. Out of my closest high school friends, only two are living here in Vancouver now. Otherwise it's Ontario, Montreal, LA, New Delhi, Manila, Dubrovnik, Sarajevo, Kenya, and Northern BC. Most of our grad class is similar. It's amazing where people have gone. Most of us who have stayed here are busy raising families now. We didn't bother with a 10 year reunion, and I seriously doubt that anyone will try to organize a 20 year one. Some people might fly home, maybe, if their families are here. But it would have a lot of holes in it. I don't know if I would go if they had one. I'm not sure who would, so it might not be all that much fun. The people I'm most curious about, the ones not on Facebook who no one else has heard from in the past 18 years, are unlikely to show up for such a thing either. There were about 350 in my grad class.

My dad was like you Jodi, only 8 people in his grad class too. And most of them are in prison now, lol.

Lacye - posted on 06/10/2011

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I have been out of school for about 7 years now. I don't know if I really want to go to my high school reunion. I didn't really like some of the people I graduated with. Most of them were huge hypocrites or total druggies.

I was going to say that I probably had the smallest graduating class but then I saw where Jodi said there were only 8 and I'm just going to bow down to her on that one. lol. I had 48 people graduate with me.

Tawny - posted on 06/10/2011

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My 20 year reunion is coming up and will be trying to go to it. I didnt get to go to my 10 year couldn't afford to go back. Alot of my friends are on fb but it would be nice to go back to the town I grew up in and see people I haven't seen in 20 years.

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I can't wait for my 10 year reunion. I've stayed in the same town, so I've been able to keep up with quite a few people...even if that means running into their moms at the grocery store and asking how so and so is doing. I am a little worried that our slacker drunk of a class president won't put together a reunion...the vice president moved out of state...I suppose the class pres doesn't have to coordinate it though. Too big of a job for me, I hope somebody steps up...lol.

Jodi - posted on 06/10/2011

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But you can see why no-one has bothered with reunions. It's easy enough to catch up at the pub if we cross each others paths :D

Jodi - posted on 06/10/2011

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Yes, which is why we mostly ended up with people from out of town, LOL. But also, back in my day (now I'm sounding old) it was pretty common for people to leave after Year 10 (4th Form?) and do an apprenticeship out in the work force, so a lot of them were still in town, just not at school. These days, that isn't so common.

Jodi - posted on 06/10/2011

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My graduating class had 8 people...... :P Seriously it did. VERY small country town. Lots of people were sent off to boarding school back in those days. Yep, 8 people.

Amber - posted on 06/10/2011

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We had around 3000...give or take a few either way. I was really active in sports, chorus, theater, languages, class planning clubs, and tutoring...so I got to know probably half the school in some way or other. That's WAY too many people to even attempt to keep up with and still have a life :) lol
And then if you have college reunions...I'm completely screwed.
Now that I'm really thinking about it...a reunion sounds like a lot of work! How am I going to remember all of those names?! I can't even remember not to trip over air! haha

Kate CP - posted on 06/10/2011

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Didn't finish high school. Got my GED. Don't miss a thing. Honestly, I think anything that takes 4 years of my life that can be completed in 4 hours is a waste of time and money.

...But maybe that's just me. :P

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Well I have reconnected with so many from my class, and from my school in general through FB! It's been great to reconnect with som many peopel I forgot about actually. But I had a much smaller high school-1000 people max. My graduating class only had 205ish people. I think becasue so many stayed in the general area, they are still so very close to each other.

Amber - posted on 06/10/2011

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I think it's probably a little different for my generation...almost all the people that I would be interested in checking in with, are friends with me on facebook. So we get to check in with each other all the time.
I guess I would be kind of interested to see those who aren't on my fb though. I was friends with just about everybody in highschool, but there's no way that I can keep up with the thousands of people that went to my school..or even the 400 in my graduating class. A walk down memory lane can be a very fun thing sometimes :)

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