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Friday, May 19, 2006


Reunions can really be a great thing. I've been trying to get a reunion together for my class' 35th reunion. As one of my classmates said, "wow, has it been that long?" It doesn't seem like it could have been that long, but it has. Guys, we're getting old. But I don't feel old. At least not everyday.

I attended one school for eleven years of my education and then that school was closed. So I had to change schools and attend another one for the last two years of my basic education. When I went to this new school, I went as a group of about six students and we had come from a class of 30 students. The new school we were attending had about 300 in each graduating class. Can you imagine how we felt? We were like Tom Thumb living in a world of regular sized people. But it didn't take long to realize that many of the others who were coming into this school were coming from the same situation and eventually, we all got together and although, I never did meet all the members of my graduating class, I think that I knew the names of most of them.

As I started trying to get this reunion started, there was one person who sent me a message, saying, "Do I know you?" And to tell you the truth, I don't remember everyone who I am writing to either. But what an opportunity to actually meet the people that you hadn't been able to meet when you were in school. I'd love to be able to say that by the 40th reunion, I have actually been able to speak with by snail mail or e-mail to everyone who was in my class. Granted that some of them are no longer living, but, those of us who are, should take this time to re-acquaint ourselves with as many as we can. After all, we spent at least two years of our lives in the same "hallowed halls". Who knows, maybe a great friendship will be found that didn't exist when we were in those same "halls".

So I will do my best to enable all of us who are available to find something that we missed during our time together years ago, while also continuing whichever enduring relationships were there to begin with.


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