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This evening after work, I will be heading to Kent Island, MD for the first of two parties in two nights to meet up with some old friends... it's my 26th year High School Reunion. I'm not sure what to expect. I hope I'm not bored to death. I hope I recognize most of those old farts. I hear name tags will be available. So I'll be down there for the weekend. Maybe some hilarity will ensue... who knows.

Does anyone have a High School Reunion story to share?

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I went to my 20th last month in Marathon, Fl... we didn't have a very big turnout for the 10th, so this was really the first time alot of us had seen each other since June 1988. It was a good weekend..some sadness---8 deceased out of a class of 64... a few people that were couples are still together w/ kids 20 years later. A couple people looked almost unchanged, most looked older...some of the jocks were still fit, some had chubbed up, people that a full head of hair back in the day were bald/balding, some of the hotties from '88 aren't so hot now, a few are now definitely MILFs and DMILFs.. one pair of guys are now a gay couple, whom a lot suspected back in the day... some of the biggest stoners from then are now cops and teachers. Probably 40% are still in Florida, I had the 3rd longest trip besides the lawyer from LA and the guy in Hawaii...about 5 live in Colorado now besides me. Only a couple of us (myself included) still have our cars from then (though I didn't drive mine to the reunion, since it's in Ohio and I'm in AZ). Lots of talk of what people did after high school, marriages, kids, careers, moves, etc..

It was a weekend of sitting around the bars/restaurants and at the beach drinking and reminicing about the old days..and the realization that alot of what went on 20 years ago would result in a lot of kids getting arrested if it were to happen today. Looser times then than now, I think.

It was sad to see my high school is gone, all the old single story buildings on the campus torn down and replaced w/ modern 3 story hurricane proof buildings...looks like blue prison buildings now, with security doors, tiny windows, etc.

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What kind of high school has a 26 year reunion? That's sort of an odd number.

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With Myspace, Facebook, and all that other crap, its pretty easy to keep track of people I went to school with. Since I really didn't like most of them, I just let the ones I still talk to fill me in. Like the two guys who moved to NYC together but are still totally not gay with each other.

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Blu your a year older than Me????

Its the 25 for me Thinking about renting a Lambo and a hot chick for the night and show off...

I remember being escorted out of my 10th reunion, but that's a story for a different day.

They are fun because It is nice to see how people have been over the years and to see if anyone was successful in life or others that fell short.

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Blu hope you have a great time catching up with schoolmates.

They'll all think you got hotter over time....so don't worry.

What I have found about class reunions is that the in-crowd, the IT girls/guys back in the day are quite faded and ordinary now. In turn, the ordinary back then seem to step up their game and become much cooler than I remember them. Roles seem to become reversed.

And Blu, you can show off your nice truck! They'll all be driving minivans!!...haha.

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I went to my 20th last month in Marathon, Fl... we didn't have a very big turnout for the 10th, so this was really the first time alot of us had seen each other since June 1988. It was a good weekend..some sadness---8 deceased out of a class of 64... a few people that were couples are still together w/ kids 20 years later. A couple people looked almost unchanged, most looked older...some of the jocks were still fit, some had chubbed up, people that a full head of hair back in the day were bald/balding, some of the hotties from '88 aren't so hot now, a few are now definitely MILFs and DMILFs.. one pair of guys are now a gay couple, whom a lot suspected back in the day... some of the biggest stoners from then are now cops and teachers. Probably 40% are still in Florida, I had the 3rd longest trip besides the lawyer from LA and the guy in Hawaii...about 5 live in Colorado now besides me. Only a couple of us (myself included) still have our cars from then (though I didn't drive mine to the reunion, since it's in Ohio and I'm in AZ). Lots of talk of what people did after high school, marriages, kids, careers, moves, etc..

It was a weekend of sitting around the bars/restaurants and at the beach drinking and reminicing about the old days..and the realization that alot of what went on 20 years ago would result in a lot of kids getting arrested if it were to happen today. Looser times then than now, I think.

It was sad to see my high school is gone, all the old single story buildings on the campus torn down and replaced w/ modern 3 story hurricane proof buildings...looks like blue prison buildings now, with security doors, tiny windows, etc.

Great story, moltar. I went to my 20-year because I was back in California and it so happened that I was flying to Europe on vacation the next afternoon from LAX, so I came down to LA the day before. I did not go to my 10-year because I was living in Atlanta.

Considering this was a Catholic high school, which supposedly means more of an investment in good morals and ethics, it was not at all enjoyable. I vowed not to go to another one. Many people were still posturing. The cliques still applied. That means I got to talk to my (not necessarily geeky) high-GPA, high-SAT friends. I had grown 6 inches in height, from 5'-4," and had a conservative looking haircut, so many people had no idea who I was. As far as looks went, most people had NOT changed. The girls looked more unchanged than the guys and few, if any, had chunked out. Most people did not live in L.A. or L.A. County any more; there were a lot of people up north of L.A. and many in Orange County ("behind the Orange Curtain," as we like to say). Less out-of-state representation than I thought: AZ, CO and WA, with 1 in the Midwest and another who was an ATL-based Delta pilot.

Moltar, re. the bold, (1) that's a lot of deceased people as a percentage; yikes, we had 3, or so, out of 225, (2) does the lawyer like L.A. compared to South Florida?, and (3) are you in touch with the other Coloradoans or are they in other parts of the state? Also, I assume that, in DMILF, the D stands for divorced, no?

Reunion stories are indeed interesting.

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Moltar, re. the bold, (1) that's a lot of deceased people as a percentage; yikes, we had 3, or so, out of 225, (2) does the lawyer like L.A. compared to South Florida?, and (3) are you in touch with the other Coloradoans or are they in other parts of the state? Also, I assume that, in DMILF, the D stands for divorced, no?

Reunion stories are indeed interesting.

1) Yeah, that is a high percentage... 2 suicide, 1 missing after a car accident, presumed dead (my nemesis), 2 dead from diseases, 2 from car accidents, 1 in the Gulf War... about 1/2 within 5 years of graduation.

2) The lawyer loves LA, she's one of the MILFs--still looks great at 38.

A couple of the others in CO I had stayed in touch with since the 10th and have hung out a couple times since then..they live up in the mountains,involved in the ski industry and restuarants. It was funny--one of the women who lives in Colorado we discovered through talking that we had lived for 5 years in the same neighborhood in Colorado Springs in the late '90s and never realized it

3) Yes, D divorced..worked to my advantage.. :) Had a great time.

Another sad story was one of the girls that was quite a hottie in high school looked very thin and rough..she's been fighting a crack addiction for about 10 years apparently, which is sad--she was from a wealthy family in town and went to Harvard, good student.

It's fun also to see people's career choices... about 10% are cops, 10% are teachers...one guy that was a total goofball is a DEA agent, a couple career military guys, one guy who worked with his dad in high in drug importing (and did 15 years in a federal pen) now does anti-drug programs in schools, another has a TV fitness show, one guy is an aspiring comic book artist, a couple electrical engineers, a couple realtors,...only myself and one other are in the software biz. The car nut in HS that had a Grand National back then now owns a garage in town. The kid that was into Mopars in high school (had a '72 Road Runner then a '73 Charger then) still is into them..has a '75 Duster w/ a 440 and a '73 Cuda now..

I had changed quite a bit physically since I was 18..about the same height, but 75 lbs heavier (I was a skinny kid), and now w/ a shaved head instead of my '80s 'do..

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I have never gone to one, and likely never will.

They still have those?

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wife's 20th HS reunion was last weekend, good time. tight knit class of 27 i think, about 2/3 showed up. no outrageous stories or anything. LOTS of drinking!

i am 22 years removed, my class had no 20th reunion. we were all bad seeds and there was a huge 'undercurrent' according to our teachers.

it's nice to see all the girls age into fine milfs, well many of them. A little pudgier and puffier, and not always the proper fashion choices, yet its all good anyways.

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Well, I'm home. Sleepy, with a headache and a bit sore from dancing my ass off all night last night. It was a very good time, both nights. Merlot sneaks up on a person... and it makes them become sex machines on the dance floor (or total fools, depending on your POV, ha.)

Yeah, 26 is an odd year, but nothing got off the ground last year. The parties consisted of folks from classes '80-'85. Of course, they all pale in comparison to the Class of '82, yeah baybee.

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my sister was an '82

yes, Merlot does not hit fast, and when it does hit, it is unlike anything else. one best know their threshold and not go over it ;)

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...the Class of '82, yeah baybee.

1982... I was just starting to play with the new-for-'82 3 & 3/4 inch GI Joe toys, pushing the Tonka trucks around the yard still, and having the time of my life being an 8 year old kid. :P

My 15th high school class reunion (Class of 1993) this year was cancelled (it was an outdoor picnic scheduled for Aug 2). Out of a class of 215 seniors, only 10-15 paid by the deadline, and 5-10 more by the extended deadline date. I didn't go to the 10th reunion back in November of 2003, but only 31 returned from the class of '93. My best friend from high school refused to go, and since I haven't spoken to too many others since graduating, I really wasn't looking forward to attending (needless to say, I was relieved when word came that it was cancelled due to a lack of interest). My best friend said he'd attend a 20 year-reunion, but nothing before it; maybe many others feel the same way???

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yeah class of '83 really a low point in my life. 25-24 years ago I was a drug addict and barley graduated HS and started working on the line at Cadillac 7 days after i graduated. Either way i look at it im glad im alive today and have a loving woman and family. I really don't deserve anything i have today so i need to hold on to it.

That is crazy though while GTG74 was playing with GI Joes in his back yard loving life I was flying a kite in a $h! hole apartment.

Im looking forward to the 25th to see how people played their cards. couldn't make my 20th. And on my 10th I was AWOL. I delayed a plane going to South Africa to Say Hi and apologize to people I hurt. Then about 1 1/2 hours into it Sergent and Sergent Major walked in and grabbed me said some things and dragged me out. Which luckily Kim explained my situation and people understood. Which If you were to watch it, it would be crazy, two guys with their formal military wear walk in and question someone and escort them out. I mean that would be crazy.

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I remember being escorted out of my 10th reunion, but that's a story for a different day.

No; it's exactly the story for today and this thread. Guy was asking for reunion stories; get to it.

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No; it's exactly the story for today and this thread. Guy was asking for reunion stories; get to it.

see above^ beat ya by 2 minutes...

in case your confused or don't know during that time i was a special forces sniper for uncle sam and that day was the day the plane was supposed to leave but i had priorities. I miss the free world travel... I want to go to Vietnam so bad again. without a doubt the most beautiful forests EVER!!!

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i'm almost the same age as satty...so... i went to a small 5th, it was nice seeing people.. about 40-50 out of 95. yeah class of '02. :P

smallish class because it was a catholic HS.

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