This past weekend, I attended my 25th class reunion. Initially, I was on the fence about attending because I “see” most of my classmates on Facebook. However, I’m glad that I did because I got to see some people who I haven’t seen since graduation in 1993. I also got to fellowship with people who have known me most of my life. They were a few from elementary school and many from middle school.
The reunion committee planned three days of event. On Friday, we attended our high school’s first home football game for this season and some went to a nightclub after the game. On Saturday, we had family fun day at a local park and met later for dinner at new restaurant that has a bowling alley. On Sunday, some attended church and went to brunch. After Saturday night, I was done.
The best part of the reunion was seeing a classmate who is in the military and has been wanting a reunion for the past decade. He and I sat next to each other all throughout high school because our last names start with “M.” On Saturday, I noticed that we were sitting next to each other at the daytime gathering. We both laughed once I mentioned it…LOL!!!
I didn’t see my best friend until Saturday night. However, she and I were texting each other about Friday night’s gathering and Saturday’s daytime event. We have the best conversations and laughs. My favorite line from her was, ” no one wants to deal with that Rottweiler!!!!”
Overall, I had a good time. Some people focused on who wasn’t there. I told them that they were there in spirit. With the multiple events, I think more than 50% participated. In the past, we’ve had a few mixers but usually the same 10-15 people attend. Since graduation, I’ve become friends with people who I never really spoke to in high school. Of course, social media helps us stay in contact. I think that it is cool that we get to share our lives and to support each other decades later.
If you are able to attend your class reunion, please do so. If you had “beef” with someone, let it go. Odds are the other person probably has or doesn’t remember anyway…LOL!!!