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High School Reunion

Mostly Just A Mom

Eileen Flood O'Connor | Posted 05.05.2015 | 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 05.04.2015 | 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 04.29.2015 | 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.

Anniversary Album

Stanley Ely | Posted 04.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Stanley Ely

My reaction? Fury, of course, at my classmates!, who felt license to delete a fact central to my life. Was this punishment for deviating from the majority, maybe for not having children?

The Man I Never Knew

Khara Campbell | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Khara Campbell

Two weeks. Two weeks were all it took to fall in and out of love. Well, he fell out -- completely. He came in like a tornado, turned everything upside down, and left nothing but wreckage behind him.

Why High School Was Pretty Much A Bust For Our Generation

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 02.04.2014 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

In my own utterly unscientific random sampling of my generation, I have concluded that high school was pretty much a bust; if not a total disaster, then potentially the most annoying time ever, with angst and insecurity as much of the daily routine as was the cafeteria food served on plastic trays.

Reflections On a 25-Year High School Reunion

Erin Mantz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Erin Mantz

Some say timing is everything, and so is perception. What we didn't know at 16 is the grass is most definitely not always greener on the other side.

Reflections on a High School Reunion

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.21.2013 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

Because I knew these folks way back when, I saw the distant, teenage past in their eyes and in their words as well as the surface of the present moment so evident in their faces, in their hands. I saw lives lived. I saw entire lifetimes.

The Very Best Time To Attend A High School Reunion

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Audrey van Petegem

Have you ever gone to a high school reunion? I think back about my 10-year high school reunion and remember how it was all about what we were doing with our lives, what college we had gone to, where we were living and the career paths we chose. I was thinking that going to a high school reunion in my 50s would be somewhat the same. It wasn't.

WATCH: A Second Chance At Love 42 Years After High School

Posted 05.03.2013 | Fifty

Ron Crist and Susan Williams' love story almost fits the story line of "Grease" to a T. Williams, a beautiful blonde Australian exchange student, m...

The 10 People You Meet at Your Pre-Thanksgiving Bar Night

Sarah Shanfield | Posted 01.14.2013 | Comedy
Sarah Shanfield

For some, it is schadenfreude to see your school's best athlete with an epic gut or the meanest girl in school with flappy arms that could propel her into the atmosphere -- but for many it is just a reminder of what old age can do to a human. It can happen to you.