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Old 10-16-2010, 09:24 AM   #21
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Maybe I'm missing out on a good time, but I never have and never will go to reunions of any kind. Been there, done that...and done with it totally once it's over.

I feel the same way about the places I worked (almost 30 years at the last one).

No need to re-live the past. I rather look toward the future...

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Old 10-17-2010, 08:22 AM   #22
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I've never been invited to a party where I ER from; now that I think about it, that's rude!!

3 years ago we moved back to my hometown. I've reconnected with several high school friends and we socialize a lot. We tried to expand our group and have gone to a few dinners with people we graduated with. A lot of those people are stuck in 1965; they act like they're still in high school. I have no time for that attitude, but I do kind of feel sorry for them. I'd hate to think I'm the same person today that I was in 1965; why haven't these people moved on? It boggles the mind!

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Old 10-17-2010, 11:21 AM   #23
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I was too busy and too frugal to make the trips back east to school and university reunions, until I got an invite to my 50th for my 8th grade class. I was in a car crash just before, and couldn't go. But I decided to make any further ones, at least very 5 years or so. It is really not about the past or future, it is about seeing these people now. So I decided to go to all 50ths, went to my high school last year, and I plan to go back for university when that rolls around.

I came out of my high school reunion with some renewed friendships, especially since some of these guys went to both high school and college with me. When I go back for university reunion I'll be going with a guy I have known since we were 14. In his case, he is still having random affairs with women that he first met in high school! Who said you outgrow your past?

I've been trying to find an old flame back there so maybe we could have a mini-reunion at my 50th, but so far canna' find her. It seems that the nursing school that I thought she was attending back then never heard of her.

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Old 10-17-2010, 03:33 PM   #24
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Not me, but DW ER'd from an insurance company and still feels close to the people there. They have a "quarter century club" of everyone who worked there 25 years or more, and the company puts on a big, elaborate dinner for them every year.

DW loves to attend, and there are always at least 100 attendees, often more. Some of them are in their 90s.

It's an amazing thing (to me, anyway), and I don't know of anything like it.
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Old 10-17-2010, 04:19 PM   #25
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Never been to one. Then again there is no reunion for part time students. Did my 4 yr degree in in 5 while w*rking full time.

Even if there was, I'm not into re-living the past. Besides, can't remember any of the various class mates.

Far too busy living and enjoying the current life of home life, DW, retirement, kayaking, camping, working out and generally goofing off. With some tinkering thrown in.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:45 PM   #26
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If you remember; post your thoughts. I think you would be the focus of the conversations you enter - how are you enjoying life; what are you doing. I would zone out when people start to talk about the company and the working life.

Hi Dex and all, just to close the matter, I did not go to the alumni event as there was a typhoon on that day. The typhoon was strong enough to close primary school activities but all other activities including work remained open. I used to have to go to work during such typhoons and now that I retired, I really wasn't going to commute from home to the event in poor weather conditions. However, I heard 300 alumni members registered to go - not sure how many turned up. I guess others are not as lazy as I am.
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Hi Dex and all, just to close the matter,
Thank you

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