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    Default How many of us went or are going to our high school reunions?

    I'm interested to see who all has skipped them in the past. Call me rude, but anyone I want to hang out with from those days I still do. I don't care to reminisce on old times with those I didn't spend it with. Am I alone?

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    I went to my 10 yr. reunion and had a lot of fun. Missed the 20 yr. Nobody got a 30 yr. one put together, but I think there will be a 35 yr. this summer. I'd like to go to this one. It's more about finding out about classmates' lives since high school, not just old times. Most of us probably don't remember those very clearly anyway. Who knows, you might find some other flashaholics. On the down side, we'll all see just how old we look to others.

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    I did not go to the 10 year.
    I was working but even if I wasn't I doubt I would of went honestly. I am alot different now from what I used to be, both in personality and how I look. I think I would of gotten more attention that I am comfortable with.
    Not to mention that there was a small chance the ex-wife would of went.

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    The high school I went to hasn't had one yet for the class of '86.

    I chat with the people from high school that I want to on Facebook.

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    I'm about 1500 miles away from my high school, so no, not going to go.

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    I guess it kinda depends on how many were in your senior class too. I could see the attendance percentage being a bit higher if it were a closer knit community; say for example 15 graduates. There were something like 140 from my senior class and my 10 year is right around the corner. Not married yet so no spouse to bring along. I'm not worried about what people will think of me, but I am a bit leary of spending several hours with people I haven't seen in 10 years and trying to derive interesting conversation out of thin air. Hopefully there's a cash bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brighterisbetter View Post
    ...anyone I want to hang out with from those days I still do. I don't care to reminisce on old times with those I didn't spend it with.
    +1

    My 10-year reunion just happened, and I definitely didn't go. I don't think that anyone I would have wanted to see went either.

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    Ours did a 5, 10 and 20 thus far. I went to the 10 and it wasn't enjoyable for me. All was, was showing-off: who made the $$, who gained weight or lost, which gals had the better figure...so shallow. When the 20 came around...no way. If they do a 30, I may be tempted but not likely.
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    Didn't go myself. High school was absolutely the WORST time of my life, I didn't like the majority of the people then and I doubt if I would now. Took me twenty years to get over what happened to me during that time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MARNAV1 View Post
    Took me twenty years to get over what happened to me during that time.
    Man, whatever it was must have been rough. I had an absolute blast, didn't really take it seriously my senior year. I had a 4.0 through junior year, but graduated with a cumulative 3.74 I'd do it all over again if I could.

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    Didn't go to my 10, 20 or 30 years reunions, and probably won't be in the area for the 40th. I've kept in touch with my closest friends, and the ones I'd like to re-connect with do not attend, either, so no incentive there. A lot of high school was the kind of crap I like to avoid now, so I've just never been interested. The good friends that I have from then, I will always have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brighterisbetter View Post
    Man, whatever it was must have been rough. I had an absolute blast, didn't really take it seriously my senior year. I had a 4.0 through junior year, but graduated with a cumulative 3.74 I'd do it all over again if I could.
    I don't wan't to get into alot of detail or derail a thread. We moved twice in high school, the middle school was constant hazing on a daily basis coupled with more on the bus home. Suffice it to say it seriously scarred my character and how I interacted with people for years afterwards. I actually found out later that high school had a series of suicides over the years after I left there, I'm not suprised. I'm happy for folks who had a great time, unfortunately I wasn't one of them.
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    I was expelled senior year, and finished up at a different school. I didn't know much of my graduating class. So I wont be going.

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    I had no interest in my 10-year. At the last minute, I thought I might regret it if I didn't go. So I went, and ended up having a pretty good time.

    My 20-year's coming up this summer, and I have even less interest than last time. We'll see.



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    I never went to any reunions. Being that a good number of my friends were from different class years it's a given they wouldn't have been there. Chances are I might see only a few people I actually was friendly with at a reunion, so I figure why bother? I had my clique in school. I pretty much didn't bother with anyone outside of it, and probably wouldn't want to now (although that's not written in stone). I'd greatly love to have a reunion with just my old friends though. I'm sorry I lost touch with them. It had to do with going through some really horrible times where I would have been lousy company, and also being mad at a few of them (over what I don't even remember). And I'm really sorry I lost touch with my old gf. I've been looking for her for a good 20 years now with no luck. No way she would have come to a reunion. It just wasn't her style, and she was a different class year than me anyhow.

    In addition to what I've already mentioned, another problem with reunions is that generally only those who have been the most successful tend to go (I guess so they can brag to everyone who's there). I really wouldn't be too happy sitting among a bunch of people who are probably doctors, scientists, successful business people, happily married, some with kids, etc. When it's my turn to tell my story, it really wouldn't be interesting (unless they were into tragedies and melodrama). I guess one thing I have in my favor is that physically I haven't changed much thanks to exercise and genetics (mom is 70 next week and she's only ~10% grey). Only two years ago, someone from my old HS saw me walking by as he was waiting for a bus. I was flattered that he actually recognized me right away given that I was out of HS for 25 and a half years at the time. Anyway, this is yet another thing that would keep me from going to reunions. Not sure how I'd feel if I see some people I used to know who haven't aged well, or how they might react to me looking not a whole lot different. That goes double for the females. It might be pretty depressing seeing someone I may have fantasized over now fat, out of shape, and all grey (or maybe even with bald spots).

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    My ten year is coming up! I graduated in '99. All the people I talked to in high school that I enjoy hanging around with I talk to now. Not sure if I am going or not. It would be good to see a few old flames and introduce them to my beautiful gf

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    Skipped all of them. The twenty-five year reunion is coming up and am going to skip that one also. No ifs-ands-or-buts about it!
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    My cheap-@$$ high school doesn't even hold them. My best friend and I both graduated from Flushing H.S. the same year. He's never received anything about a reunion either.

    Still, if they held one; I'd go.... Mostly for the free food.
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    Reunions =

    Haven't gone to any. Other than maybe a handful of people, there is nobody I really care about seeing again. Moved and left no forwarding address many years ago

    My parents received several notices from the committees asking for my new address. Let's just say the replies were lost in the mail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    My cheap-@$$ high school doesn't even hold them. My best friend and I both graduated from Flushing H.S. the same year. He's never received anything about a reunion either.

    Still, if they held one; I'd go.... Mostly for the free food.
    It is often one member of a high school class that will keep the reunions going. This has been the case with my class. She has the skills to organize and pull people together to pull off some classy every five year events. I had actually stayed away from them until this person ran me down using one of those people search programs that finds HS class members from all over the country. Now I have attended two of them so far, and they still bring the people out. About 300 in my class and close to 1/2 showed up, last reunion, and we are getting up there in years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullzeyebill View Post
    It is often one member of a high school class that will keep the reunions going.

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    This was the case with my high school, too. I think the organizer has changed over the years. That's probably why we didn't have a 30th. The school has nothing to do with these reunions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullzeyebill View Post
    It is often one member of a high school class that will keep the reunions going. This has been the case with my class. She has the skills to organize and pull people together to pull off some classy every five year events. I had actually stayed away from them until this person ran me down using one of those people search programs that finds HS class members from all over the country. Now I have attended two of them so far, and they still bring the people out. About 300 in my class and close to 1/2 showed up, last reunion, and we are getting up there in years.

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    My graduating class was the first one in which the senior-class trip was cancelled due to lack of interest. Had it been a class trip to Vegas, it would have been a different story. Our drama teacher got our class a package deal to London. (I regret not going). Everyone had a blast, could not stop talking about it.

    I honestly couldn't think of one single person from our graduating class who would even remotely want to organize a reunion. Some parts of high school were fun, but I think everyone has moved on.
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    What my wife did at 10 years was call her friends and they had a get together. She picked a modest restaurant and footed the bill. The reunion tickets were $80 so she figured that $160 was better spent on people she liked. Opposed to some loud room with so-so food and people she would careless about. Over the years now, they've gone on and lost contact and at 20 years, she said it is okay...I have nice memories and will leave it at that.
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    They had a 5, 10, 20, 25, and 30th but I declined to go. I have kept up with the few people from that period I wished to. I hope they enjoyed themselves however, some people love reunions.
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    Missed them all, high school and college.

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    My cousin mentioned to me that there's a "lack of interest" in response/attendance at these reunions over the years with the graduation class I was in. Already knew that. . .
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    No way. School was something to be tolerated, and theres no-one I'd really want to meet with again... I've kept in contact with 4 or 5 people, the rest I couldn't care less about.

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    Hell no. There was a five year reunion but I threw the invite away(not sure how they got my address anyway?). The ten year will be this year and I won't be going to it either. I despised highschool and most of the people who went there. I don't care that the same guy whose daddy bought him a brand new BMW in highschool now works for daddy's company and makes $250k a year sharpenning pencils, or that the head cheerleader is now a stripper with three kids by three different guys. I already know what the football captain is doing........pumping gas into my car.

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