October 12, 2013
I have disappeared from my high school mailing list, having moved enough times in the past couple of decades. Until a "friend" on Facebook mentioned it, I didn't realize that it was our 20-year high school reunion. Well, it had passed, in June, but there were festivities at school upcoming in November.
A robust online conversation ensued amongst many of my high school classmates: "we should skip the school reception and just go out for drinks" and "where is so-and-so?" and "why do I feel like I should lose 20 pounds in the next few weeks?"
I keep in touch with one friend from high school, who was also the maid of honor at my wedding. There are a handful of other friends with whom I am friends with Facebook, and part of me wonders if I would ever see these folks again in real life. I lurk from afar, "like" pictures of their kids, comment with suggestions to the post "what should I make for dinner?!?"
But, to gather in real life? I haven't lived within 600 miles of my old high school until a couple of years ago. Many former classmates still cluster up close to where we all grew up. Some of them still go out together, keep in close touch.
I never really thought about going to a high school reunion, but suddenly I am thinking: why wouldn't I? I live closeby and if it is convenient enough, why not?
I know we all had different experiences in high school, maybe some of us keep in touch with old high school friends and some of us don't. I'm curious to hear about your reunion experiences! Did you bring partners or kids? Did others? Did you have fun? Tell me!