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High School Reunions

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.