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High School Reunion

The Best Reunion Story Out There

Julee Morrison | Posted 04.19.2016 | Women
Julee Morrison

It's almost time for reunion parties. There is excitement and fear for anyone whose time it is to reunite with former classmates. My 20-year High School Reunion is the best reunion story out there.

50 Reasons You Shouldn't Skip Your High School Reunion

Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow | Posted 04.19.2016 | Fifty
Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow

Hey, don't be reticent to get up enough nerve to attend your 50th reunion! There are so many motivating reasons for you to be part of such a

Why I'm Looking Forward to My 20th Reunion More Than My 10th

Caryn Berardi | Posted 03.01.2016 | Women
Caryn Berardi

As a planning committee, we still have many details left to finalize for our 20th reunion (namely, all of them). But the feedback I have received so far has been anticipation and excitement.

That Time I Attempted to Cure My Writer's Block by Throwing My High School Reunion

Brie Berman | Posted 02.26.2016 | Comedy
Brie Berman

All in all, it was a fine evening. I'm glad I hold a small piece of responsibility for putting it together. But just a heads up: In 30 years there's no way in hell I'm making 400 laminated badges. That's on you, Malibu!

No Brag Just Fact

Sandy Thomas | Posted 11.10.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

Back in 1986 Moorhead High (Moorhead, Minnesota) alumni were planning a 10th year reunion. My husband Glenn and I were both members of Moorhead High'...

High School Reunion Disaster

LJ Charleston | Posted 10.20.2015 | Comedy
LJ Charleston

I didn't want to go to the school reunion. It sounded like torture. But two best friends talked me into it. "It'll be a blast," said #1 best friend. "You can finally get revenge on the Nasty Girl who said that nasty thing to you when you were fifteen that you've never forgotten.

Reflections on My Reunion

Lindajoy Rose, Ph.D. | Posted 07.22.2016 | Fifty
Lindajoy Rose, Ph.D.

Last weekend I traveled to Chicago for a high school reunion that we decided to hold outside of the usual decade milestones. This was #43. I couldn't make the 40th as I had a wedding that same weekend, but it was fairly well-attended and everyone seemed amenable to getting together more often.

What Raising A Blended Family Is REALLY Like

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 07.03.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I must admit that the Fourth of July holds a very special place in my heart, having nothing to do with the Declaration of Independence or The Stars and Stripes. It was a 4th of July weekend in 1975 that my high school held its 10th year reunion.

Mostly Just A Mom

Eileen Flood O'Connor | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents
Eileen Flood O'Connor

As a school reunion approaches, a mom considers the request: "Please let us know what you've been up to -- any exciting promotions, travel, news or announcements -- for our class notes!"

50th Reunion Tales, Part II

Renee Fisher | Posted 05.04.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

On reunion day, the front row of kneelers/sitters was limited to those of any size who would be able to get down on the floor, and, more importantly, be then able to get up without the aid of a harness and pulley system.

Go To Your Next High School Reunion and Thank Me Later

Maria Tettamanti | Posted 06.27.2015 | Miami
Maria Tettamanti

As Velveeta cheesy/cornball/syrupy as this sounds, I never imagined reconnecting with my high school cronies would be so emotional, sentimental and merry.

5 Reasons To Attend Your Reunion Even If You Hated High School

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 04.12.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

In my hometown of Wendell, Idaho, the annual combined class reunion includes graduates from the past 60 years. All ages come together to reminisce, shake their heads at the rambunctious youngsters, and moan about the loss of the playground equipment.

An Aging Person's Observations About Aging: Helpful Hints for All Ages

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.09.2015 | Fifty
William B. Bradshaw

I graduated from high school in 1950. Yes, that was 65 years ago. I am 82 years old. Some readers are probably thinking that I am really old, while others are chuckling and thinking, 'You have a ways to go."

Auld Acquaintance

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.03.2015 | Fifty
Marcia Liss

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An Open Letter to Teens About Your Future High School Reunion

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.11.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

You have the opportunity as a teen to be kind and helpful and to make an impact on a peer's life. This will not be lost on your peers.

Surviving a High School Reunion

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 12.14.2014 | Fifty
Lita Smith-Mines

I thought I'd share a few coping mechanisms that worked for me, transforming a fright night into a pleasant party (if you're a social butterfly or an accomplished salesperson, these suggestions probably seem like second nature to you).

Facebook: The Nemesis of the High School Reunion?

Michelle O'Berg Figueroa | Posted 12.13.2014 | Technology
Michelle O'Berg Figueroa

Are high school reunions pointless?

High School Angst in a Digital World

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

To be honest, my initial reaction was to be pissed off, and that quickly segued into construing an argument to justify my behavior. I never really considered that my giggles, smirks, and grunts in response to a Facebook comment or a tweet were isolating and disrespectful to the real-life person sitting beside me on the couch.

Getting Ready

Marcia Liss | Posted 11.24.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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50th Reunion First Rule: Just Admit You Don't Recognize Most of Your Old Pals

Martha Nelson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

I've never attended a school reunion in my life. Not high school, college, or graduate school. Never. But the 50th Oswego High School (NY) reunion was irresistible to me. I asked myself, "If not now, when?" And so I booked the hotel, rental car, and flight, and took off for Lake Ontario.

Divorce, Redemption and My 20th High School Reunion

Heather Sweeney | Posted 09.13.2014 | Divorce
Heather Sweeney

Thanks to Facebook and my blog, most people already knew I was divorced. No one asked me if I was married. No one asked where my husband was. And while I did discuss bits and pieces of the divorce with a few people, I never once felt less than happy about where I am in life.

Roger Ebert's Life Itself: A Presence Profoundly Felt, Even After His 'Leave of Presence'

Joseph Cooper | Posted 09.09.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

While all 55 chapters are 4-star reads, the final nine offer moving evidence that, for a man who could not speak, he had restorative observations to make and therapeutic reflections to share.

Class Reunion: Facebook for Old Dudes

Billi Gordon, Ph.D. | Posted 08.31.2014 | Fifty
Billi Gordon, Ph.D.

When that high-school-reunion invitation arrives, it divides people into three groups: "I can't wait to go," "I so do not want to go, but I will," and...

THIS Is How To Track Down A Long-Lost Friend

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Bev Beckham | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Where do you begin to look for someone you haven’t seen in 10, 20, maybe 50 years? Where do you start when all you ...

Why Everyone Should Go To Their High School Reunion

Jim Moret | Posted 06.07.2014 | Fifty
Jim Moret

The email alert popped up with annoying regularity, reminding me that my high school reunion was approaching and I had not yet purchased my ticket. I had already decided months earlier that I was not going, not this time. And time was the operative word, because this reunion marked forty years since my graduation. Attending would force me to face that reality head on and I simply wasn't prepared for it.