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High School Reunions

What I Appreciate Most About My Oldest Friends

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 10.04.2015 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Other than my wonderful family, my friends are my life's riches, and if I think about it, between my oldest friends, my adulthood friends, and my newer friends, I am rich beyond all measure.

Looking Back and Looking Forward: A 50-Year Reunion

Lee Bycel | Posted 08.10.2015 | Fifty
Lee Bycel

The moment frozen in time: caps, filled with hopes and dreams, thrown high in the sky. The class of 1966 set off into the world, eager, excited and with little idea of the life ahead. Now, almost 50 years later, we reassemble along with the class of '65.

Going to a 40th High School Reunion?

Ken Toltz | Posted 07.07.2015 | Fifty
Ken Toltz

So this summer I'm helping plan my 40th (!) high school reunion. That seems like an awfully big number, us George Washington Patriots would never have imagined reaching -- let alone celebrating -- back in 1975.

The Glory Days: IV

John O'Kane | Posted 06.30.2015 | Religion
John O'Kane

I slip out the door and join the flow of traffic up the street, noticing someone across it with his eyes fixed on the front of the bar. I reenter the shadows and make my way.

The Glory Days: III

John O'Kane | Posted 05.27.2015 | Religion
John O'Kane

The pavement seems to shake slightly, like in the first rumblings of an earthquake, as I dodge vehicles to reach a phone on the other side. No one else seems to notice these movements. Someone beats me to the phone.

The Glory Days: II

John O'Kane | Posted 06.23.2015 | Religion
John O'Kane

The confessional is the perfect refuge from the lights. I wait and listen. How long has it been? A few minutes, an hour? I wish it had a lock. A sanctuary within a sanctuary.

How We're All Responsible For Creating The Facebook Monster

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 03.20.2015 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

I'm just as guilty of drive by affection as the next person, but these things creep into my thoughts regularly, and trouble me. I struggle to know who do I invite to a party, based on real life versus Facebook ties, and what does a given person feel about me in real-time versus the way they Like me online?

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's High School Reunion Problem

Galanty Miller | Posted 09.28.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Now, high school reunions take place every morning, while you sit at your computer not doing work, browsing your former classmates' update statuses. "Hey, the chubby guy I sat next to in biology class ran another marathon this weekend. I guess I should 'like' it?"

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.

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...

Why I Didn't Want to Go to My 30th High School Reunion

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Men who still have hair will feel superior. Women who still wear the same dress size they wore in high school will feel blameless and perhaps just a little bit holy. Folks who have high-profile jobs and a happy home life will be equally canonized and reviled.

Beach Babes in Magic City

Darryle Pollack | Posted 11.26.2013 | Fifty
Darryle Pollack

There's nothing like being with people who knew you when. The six girls got to the heart of what was in their hearts.

20 Years After Break Up, Couple Reunites At High School Reunion

Laura Rowley | Posted 08.24.2012 | Fifty
Laura Rowley

Melanie Young, 57, is big on reunions. "Everyone I know -- whatever age they are -- if they're single, I say 'Go to your reunions!'" That's because 17 years ago, at a high school reunion, Melanie's life changed forever for the better.

Tennessee Man Claims He Was Attacked At High School Reunion For Being Gay

Posted 07.23.2012 | Gay Voices

A Tennessee man claims he was attacked over the weekend outside his high school reunion because he's gay, but local authorities say they have no plans...

Class Reunions Are All About Comparisons: How Did You Fare?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.12.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Hooking up with people who knew you in high school is always a loaded proposition. There are the inevitable comparisons of success in all things from career to marriage to how your offspring have fared.

"I Could Forgive Him, But Not Her."

Erin Mantz | Posted 12.27.2011 | Women
Erin Mantz

It happened 25 years ago -- so why am I still thinking abou it today? "C" just sent me a friend request on Facebook.

Facebook and the Class of 1969

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Denise Vivaldo

I had no intention of going to my 40th high school reunion. I thought I'd escaped my high school class. Then more invitations and information about the reunion started flowing via Facebook.