My 20th a few years back.<br><br>
It was a hoot! Everyone looked older..but the same somehow. The guys (for me) were harder to recognize sometimes.<br><br>
For the most part everyone had outgrown their silly cliques and attitudes but some of the insecure, bragging types hadn't changed much.<br><br><br><br>
I ended up hanging out with mostly the same people I'd hung out with in high-school, though we all had a good time getting re-aquainted.
I went to my 5 and 10-year reunions and thought they were lame, so I skipped the 15th and 20th. I went to my 25th, as I heard that a couple of people I wanted to see were going to be there. I had a BLAST, and my friends and I have stayed closely connected since. My 30th reunion is next year (how time flies!), and I'm definitely going! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/pibo.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="ibo:">
I went to my 10-year a couple of years ago, and it was okay. I don't know that I'll go to any others. It was mostly the "popular kids" all hanging out together again, talking about their children. I talked to a couple of people that I grew up with but it wasn't that exciting.<br><br><br><br>
Most of the people I wanted to see again didn't bother showing, so I was pretty disappointed.
I flew across the country to go to my 20th - and it really wasn't worth it. (Except that I went to high school in San Diego, so a trip back is always wonderful!)<br><br><br><br>
I was quite disappointed in how little everyone had changed - but I had a very disfunctional class!
I went to my 10th (a while back) and wasn't impressed...I hated high school so I shouldn't have been surprised...I pretty much was still in touch with anyone that I would have been interested in seeing, so it was kind of pointless.
I went to my 5 and 10 year. I had a blast. Not much had really changed with my friends. I don't really care to go to them anymore. I guess the people that I like, I can still hear from or see them now.
My tenth was in January and I skipped it. I thought about it, for a few seconds, and tossed it in the trash. I can think of better uses for $55. It's not that I hated the people I went to school with, I just don't like social gatherings and don't much care to "reconnect". If anyone was that important to me, we probably wouldn't have stopped talking!<br><br>
OTOH, my husband went to his tenth, back when we were dating and he was wholly unimpressed. He said it was still pretty clique-ish and he ended up talking mainly to the friends he was already still in contact with. He left after about 30 minutes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br>
My mom goes to hers every single time and only complains about how miserable it is. I don't get it...<br><br>
I am most definitly going to my 10 year, but not for another 4 years. I would love to see what people have ended up doing. Most of my graduating class is spread out across the world now, doing interesting things from what I hear.
My 10 year is coming up pretty soon. Not sure if I'll go. My husband refused to go to his 10 year. I think he hated high school. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="">
I only went to my 10th because I was voted "most likely to commit suicide by age 25" (I was full of teenage angst) and my jock run school was hell. I went to show I was alive and married and happy and a successful teacher. But everyone was really boring. Just grown ups who still got drunk and picked on those who were weaker (there was an altercation with a drunk former baseball player pushing a former science geek down the bleechers at the game) or Muffy and Buffy who were cheerleaders and now ran the Jr league and wore pearls and had 2.5 kids and were snotty beyond belief.<br><br><br><br>
But I looked great. And I was confident and I found I really didn't give a toss what they thought. I was alive and healthy and happy and have a FAB husband (who couldn't come as he was recovering from cancer and couldn't risk being around that many people and germs) but I was glad I went but probably would never go again. And now I can say (cue snotty voice) "Oh I am sorry, dahin' but I can't make it to the 20th as we are living abroad now"<br><br>
(cue evil laugh)
There's only one person I want to see at mine (I only went to that school for 2 years and most of my friends were a year older). I'm taking a date so I figure A) we'll have a good time either way and B) we can leave whenever we want.
I haven't gotten far enough beyond college to have any reunions yet. I plan on going to my five-year, if I can talk Alumni Relations into sending me the Class of 2004 information. I graduated in December 2004 and am worried they will be sticklers for sending me Class of 2005 reunion data. Because of my chosen major and minor, I stayed an extra semester beyond most of my classmates.<br><br><br><br>
Hmm... I almost wish there were a combined 2004-2005 reunion. I'm interested in finding out how people in both classes are faring now. I kept in contact with my closest friends, but that doesn't mean I can't build off reconnections at a reunion.
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Michael</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I don't know, I haven't checked.</div>
Mine didn't, but when I said I was veg, they gave me a "no meal" ticket for $25 off the ticket price.
I went to my 10th. I enjoyed it. Made me glad I got out of the area I grew up in to move forward in my life.<br><br>
I probably won't attend my 20th. Maybe, maybe not.<br><br>
Two of the only people I wanted to see at my 10th passed away within 6 months after it, so my incentive to attend again is rather low.<br><br><br><br>
I've got until 2010 to decide.
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Tame</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Two of the only people I wanted to see at my 10th passed away within 6 months after it, so my incentive to attend again is rather low.</div>
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Yeah, it sucked.<br><br>
One was my first friend - met him when I was 3 years old. He lived next to the school where my mom had to drop my brother off every morning, and we played together outside his house every day. He had some heart problems that first popped up when he was 12, and had heart failure less than 2 months after our reunion.<br><br><br><br>
The other guy was killed in a car accident a few days before Christmas. We had just left the house on the way to see my folks for Christmas when my mom called on my cell to let me know I needed clothes for a funeral.<br><br><br><br>
Not a good year.
I went to my 10 year in 2001, and I really enjoyed it. I was one of those that had a horrible High School experience, so it helped to smooth out my discomfort toward that period of my life.<br><br><br><br>
It was like walking back in time, a very odd experience. There were a few people that still acted the same as they did in High School, but what does that matter to anyone anymore?<br><br><br><br>
*pops in Grosse Point Blank*
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