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High School Reunion

An Open Letter to Teens About Your Future High School Reunion

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 11.11.2014 | 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 10.14.2014 | 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 10.14.2014 | 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.

Reflections on a (Missed) High School Reunion

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.30.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

I was disappointed that I wouldn't get to hang out with some of my favorite people. But though I missed the laughs and the hugs, the very process of cancelling gave me another gift which is, in a way, even more meaningful.

FACE IT: Hitting the Aging Trifecta

Michele Willens | Posted 10.31.2012 | Fifty
Michele Willens

When does one officially know midlife is a thing of the past? Some claim it is when your first child turns 40 or the first time you are called "Nana" or "Grammy." For others, it is when not one word can be read without glasses, or when they can't find the damn glasses. This is when I knew.

Jitters Turn to Joy: Creating Pain-Free Memories at a High School Reunion

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 10.10.2012 | Home
Linda K. Wertheimer

I had not been back to a high school gathering in 25 years. I was not worried about how I looked or whether my resume was prestigious enough. I was worried that this whole thing might be a tad too awkward. Part of it was my fault.

30th High School Reunion: Why Return to a Place Once Dreaded?

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home
Linda K. Wertheimer

Yes, some of my memories of high school are painful. Memories may not change, but perspective does.

High School Reunion

Randi Miller | Posted 08.28.2012 | DC
Randi Miller

The invitation to one's 30th high school reunion brings about a litany of emotions including the inexplicable onset of a feeling of failure, both in life and in weight management, as well as the fear that nobody will recognize us.

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.