Have you ever attended one of your class reunions?

@JoyfulOne (6242)
United States
October 19, 2006 10:33am CST
If you did go to one, which one was it...the 5 year reunion, 10th year, 20th year, or longer? what did you like about going? Did a lot of people change in ways that you didn't expect?
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@Bee1955 (3887)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I attended my 25th high school reunion (Class of 1973, Camden High School, Camden, NJ), but missed the 30th due to illness. The 10th and 15th they couldnt find me (I was living overseas), yet were luckier the other 2 times. I had a blast! We talked constantly about what we had been doing since graduation and who couldnt/wouldnt attend and those who have passed on already.A few teachers attended and our retired principal, too. It was a wonderful event! Hopefully I will be around for the 35th in 2008?
@Bee1955 (3887)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Changes - most were surprized I was an orthodox Muslim, but not many. A few had "come out of the closet" (didnt you suspect one or 2 while you were in school?), but one of these was a big jock in our day and he owned his own successful beauty salon in center city Philadelphia! Everyone thought he'd go pro or stay in athletics. Tyrone and I sat together and reminisced about how he tried to cheat off of me in biology and how I made the wrong answers one day, then erased and redid my test once he turned his paper in. He had to retake biology, but he was grateful because it helped him pass his beautician bar :-). Another friend joined the Army like I did, but went to college first while I went straight in after high school. We both stayed in until retirement. I, a nurse who was stationed mainly overseas, and she, a protocol officer in Washington DC!
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Bee, I got a kick out of the jock who came out of the closet, lol. Yes, there were a few I wondered about in high school. Didn't matter if they were or not, but you couldn't help but wonder. Sounds like you had a good time at your reunions that you could go to. Hats off to you for being in the army nursing corps!
@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
19 Oct 06
Yes, I've attended a class reunion. It was our 45th in 2005. It was interesting to see how much or how little some people had changed. We had over 650 grads in our class and had about 40 show up. I had known some of them, but not all of them. It was nice to all be adults and everyone talked, socialized and had a great time together the whole weekend. I was unable to attend this year, but do plan to attend next year again. I handle a Spring Reunion every year and ALL grads from our school are invited to attend. We've had as many as 150+ attend. It's been a great experience and I've really made some good friends from other classes, both ahead of me and behind me. We all had the same experience of growing up in a great place and it is fun to recall so many things about growing up there.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
19 Oct 06
How neat! My 40th reunion is coming up next year, I hope to be able to go. Your Spring reunion for all grads is a wonderful idea. So many times in school, we have friends in classes older, or younger than ourselves. That would be a wonderful way to catch up with everybody! Thanks for sharing!
• United States
19 Oct 06
You're very welcome. It is a lot of fun.
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• United States
23 Jan 07
I attend 2 of my reunions the 10th and the 20th. The 30th did not do anything for me. I decided that not to go.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Glad you were able to go to a few. Thanks for writing!
@wmg2006 (5386)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I said I would only go to my high school reunion if I lived long enough for the 20 year one. Well I lived and I did go. It was very interesting to say the least. I did not recognize a lot of people, but everyone recognized me some how. All the girls had short hair and the guys were all bald. I went to high school in the 70's when everyone had long hair, guys and girls. The attitudes were the same though. The snotty people were still snotty only in an adult kind of way, the hoods were still hoods, the geeks were still geeks. So nothing changed other than getting older. LOL It was fun actually but I don't plan to go back. My real life is just so much more entertaining and I have left that chapter of my life behind me.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
23 Jan 07
My school years was in the 60's, like you, I find most of the guys are bald (or balding). The ones I've met from high school had the same types of attitudes too. The 'I'm better than you' attitude still prevailed. There's very few that I'd really like to see from my school days. It's interesting how things change so much, yet still stay the same. Thanks for your response!
@GardenGerty (96618)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Jan 07
I have gone to my college reunions every five years. I do not always see the same people. Some people surprise me with how they have changed for the better, some disappoint as they have turned into jerks. My college was very musically oriented, so of course I enjoy the revival of music from my decade.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
23 Jan 07
It's interesting to see how some have changed over the years isn't it?! What instrument do you play? Do you still play it today?
@beckyomg1 (6759)
• United States
1 Jan 07
i went to my tenth and my 20th reunion, i live in a small town so there were only a few there that i had not recently saw.
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@loved1 (5338)
• United States
28 Mar 08
I have been to every one of my class reunions. I had a small class (about 70 people I think) and we all went to school together for most of our lives so we know each other very well. The last one I had was my 20 year reunion and we had an absolute blast! Not very many people showed up but we had an unbelieveable party!