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#153286 - 01/26/04 04:26 AM High School Reunion
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I'm helping plan my 20 year high school reunion and I'm wondering if any of you have any stories to share. Anything that you really enjoyed? Anything you thought was really dumb?
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#153287 - 01/26/04 05:10 AM Re: High School Reunion
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Our tenth reunion was a blast. We had an afternoon get together for families, you know, show off your kids/pets time! It was so awesome to see how much our kids looked like us, and we all had a ball playing everything from football, softball, basketball, horseshoes, (sometimes with family teams and somtimes it was kids vs. parents (my particular favorite)...with the little ones playing in a huge sandbox at the Park we chose.

Evening we hired a trolley to take us to 5 sets of parents, who fed us appetizers thru dinner at each progessive stop, and it was wonderful to see our friends parents. These same parents offered us all free babysitting for the parent only part of the evening! We ended at the place we held our Junior Prom. The centerpieces were yearbooks, and the walls were covered with collages of pictures from HS of us all that several people had agreed to make and bring. We had a DJ that played all the music from our 'glory days', we danced, a few brave members even did the limbo, and generally had a blast.

It's sad that we didn't have a 20th. There were only 33 in my graduating class, and man, have we scattered to the furthest corners of the world.
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#153288 - 01/26/04 02:32 PM Re: High School Reunion
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Wow, only 33 people in a graduating class. Considering that some probably didn't come to the reunion, that leaves you with about enough for a backyard barbecue.

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#153289 - 01/26/04 02:45 PM Re: High School Reunion
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Wow, only 33 people in a graduating class. Considering that some probably didn't come to the reunion, that leaves you with about enough for a backyard barbecue.




At that time, we were only missing 3. One was in Japan, one was in Whales, and one was in Arizona(lost in Marijuanaville.... )
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#153290 - 01/26/04 02:45 PM Re: High School Reunion
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I'm having my 25th high school reunion this summer and I'm looking forward to it, although I had a slightly larger graduating class than Elena. We had 512 graduates.
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#153291 - 01/26/04 02:58 PM Re: High School Reunion
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I had mine 2 years ago. One of the cool things the organizers did was to create name tags with scanned yearbook pictures.
Of course, it was cute and depressing all at the same time!
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#153292 - 01/26/04 03:25 PM Re: High School Reunion
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Wow, only 33 people in a graduating class. Considering that some probably didn't come to the reunion, that leaves you with about enough for a backyard barbecue.




Yeah, I went to a small (210 kids grades 7-12) Catholic Prep School, uniforms and all....HATED IT for awhile, but when I hit college, boy was I grateful for the education. I was in lecture halls with 200 students, and the majority didn't have a clue how to really take notes! "Thank you Margie Harbor, ye taught me well....." BTW, we hung out so much with the kids a year below us, we had a combined reunion. It was actually their 10th, and our 11th. It was great though. When you go to a school as small as the one I did, you really do know EVERYBODY.
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#153293 - 01/26/04 03:42 PM Re: High School Reunion
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I am getting ready for my 20th! You know... dieting since January 1st.
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#153294 - 01/26/04 03:56 PM Re: High School Reunion
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There were only 14 in my graduating class. We did not have a reunion for our 10th. No one wanted to get together. Sad, huh?
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#153295 - 01/26/04 04:07 PM Re: High School Reunion
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Yeah, Angie, kinda sad. But if you're like me, you have kept in touch with the special people in your life anyway.
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#153296 - 01/26/04 04:37 PM Re: High School Reunion
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There were 455 in my class. So far we have had a 10th, a 15th, a 20th and there is talk of a 25th! It sure is great to see those people after all this time.

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#153297 - 01/26/04 04:42 PM Re: High School Reunion
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There were only 14 in my graduating class.



Gee, with only 14, it's a shame a reunion couldn't occur. You could have rented a minivan and had enough seats for everyone.

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#153298 - 01/26/04 05:13 PM Re: High School Reunion
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At our 20th we did the picture on name badges (helped to try and put a face with the name). We also put together a scrapbook of pictures (family or individual) and a short summary of "what have you been up to".

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#153299 - 01/26/04 05:45 PM Re: High School Reunion
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my ten year is next year. we had a class of about 300, i'm looking forward to it, it seems like it can't have been that long since i was in high school!
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#153300 - 01/26/04 05:51 PM Re: High School Reunion
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I graduated from a class of 54. Our 20th was a blast, we did the picture name tag thing, had a picnic, golfed and had a banquet. This year will be my 25th but I haven't heard so I guess we're not having one. Some of the other classes have combined reunions and that would be fun, too.
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#153301 - 01/26/04 07:50 PM Re: High School Reunion
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There were only 14 in my graduating class.



Gee, with only 14, it's a shame a reunion couldn't occur. You could have rented a minivan and had enough seats for everyone.




We had 15 and have never had a reunion in 30 years. We have had all school reunions every few years and we see each other and some of the ones in classes above and below us which is neat. The first all school we had there were 12 out of our class that attended. A lot of us are still around and those that aren't either wouldn't come or are so far away they can't. So there really isn't any need. Sad, huh?

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#153302 - 01/26/04 08:08 PM Re: High School Reunion
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My class only had 41, so we'll be doing really well to have 50 people total attend. A lot of us are still in town, so I think we'll have decent turnout.

The name tag idea is good. I hadn't heard of that, but I think we will do that.
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#153303 - 01/26/04 10:49 PM Re: High School Reunion
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We had a class of 942 - my 10 year was so good I don't remember much; 20 year was okay but not as good as 10. Best part is just seeing the people you actually have not seen in 10 years.

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#153304 - 01/27/04 02:27 AM Re: High School Reunion
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942 I think that's larger than my college graduating class!!!
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#153305 - 01/27/04 12:04 PM Re: High School Reunion
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Dave - where have you been? We've been so worried.
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