My 20th class reunion was awesome. I had a really good time seeing many of the people who where with me during my formative years.
Turnout was fairly low, only about a quarter of the class showed up. It’s odd that the vast majority of the no-shows were the local people. I don’t know if they just felt like they hadn’t accomplished enough and were embarrassed (I feel your pain) or what. I do know, however, that those locals that didn’t show up are trifling little people. I will let each and every one of them know how trifling they are as the opportunity arises.
The ones that did come had a good time and it reminded me what an exceptional group of people I went to school with. The kids that go to A.R. Johnson are smart, that’s a given. It’s a magnet school, so the students are screened for smarts to start with. But the Class of 88 was exceptional in that there was an abnormally large sample of outgoing (and frankly good-looking) kids in that class. The attendees were a testament to that. It was great seeing them again and reconnecting.
Now I can’t wait for the 25 year reunion!