HS SCHOOL REUNIONS and why you should go

WHY YOU SHOULD NOT MISS YOUR CLASS REUNION…

Most certainly many of us students, no matter what high school they attended, ask the age old question,
“Why should I attend my class reunion?” It is a valid question, and I am sure if you expend a large allotment of time and mental effort, one could find a myriad of reasons not to make an appearance. Some of us will choose not to attend because we are concerned about appearances of all types..

“Man, I can’t attend because I’ve changed so much…” or “I’ve changed, but no one else has…”
“Gee, what if people discover that I’m not where I want them to think I am…”
“I’m so past that high school thing…I’ve moved on and so should they…”

We are not entirely the “same” people that took those final steps from those memorable halls years ago. Back then we were all fresh faces, some with dreams in hand and spirit, eager to stamp our own unique signature into this temporal world. Some of those dreams came to fruition. For others, dreams changed and evolved into a different and marvelous reality unfathomable as mere kids.

Whatever we have become, for the most part we are far better people than when we left the launching We are more articulate, expressive and more self assured of ourselves. We have the ability to fight through the insecurities of youth and peer pressure that limited the full potential that resided; chained deep within our psyches. For once we can reveal our true selves and in return uncover the ‘undiscovered country’ in our friend’s lives. We are more complete people.

It is a time of rediscovering why we were all friends and companions at one time , The fact that we have shared a common experience during a moment in time that was extremely blessed by God and directed by loved ones, is the social glue that beckons at the core of our souls to come home, one more time.

It is our hope and prayer that you join and have a blast at your reunion. Understand that time is a precious and limited commodity. Invest it wisely and reap the wealth in a payout of smiles, laughs and love. Please join us…and help us celebrate Life and the fact that we still are able to celebrate and And other Myths…

Because Life is Funny…and Rekindled friendships often burn more brightly

Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

BECAUSE
Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it. One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.

THE REUNION…take these fellas

A group of 40 year old buddies discuss where they should meet for their reunion dinner. Finally it is agreed upon that they should meet at the Gausthof zum Lowen restaurant because the waitresses there wear low cut blouses.

10 years later, at 50 years of age, the group again pools their thoughts and discuss where they should meet. Finally it is agreed upon that they should meet at the Gausthof zum Lowen because the food there is very good and the wine selection is good also.

10 years later at 60 years of age, the group again decides to discuss where they should meet. Finally it is agreed upon that they should meet at the Gausthof zum Lowen because they can eat there in peace and quiet and the restaurant is smoke free.

10 years later, at 70 years of age, the group again discusses where they should meet for reunion dinner. Finally it is agreed upon that they should meet at the Gausthof zum Lowen because the restaurant is wheel chair accessible and they even have an elevator.

10 years later, at 80 years of age, the group again discusses where they should meet. Finally it is agreed upon that they should meet at the Gausthof zum Lowen because that would be a great idea because they have never been there before.

“Blessed is he who expects nothing,for he shall never be disappointed”
Alexander Pope

Always remember to forget the troubles that pass your way;
BUT NEVER forget the blessings that come each day.

38 Reasons to Attend the Reunion!

1. Because You Still Can!

Life is short…
Each day and milestone should be celebrated!

2. Because you’re never too cool for your high school friends.
(and you’ll be missed if you do not show up!)

3.Your family is tired of hearing your stories and
you want to relive them with someone who actually cares!

4. Ummm…who else is gonna fill in the blanks to your slipping memory? Thank goodness for name tags!

5. If we get a good turnout, we’re gonna take a group picture in the form of a 75!

6. You can share a drink with your friends without having to
sneak into the bars.

7. Because you still think you have a crush on..
(umm, wait, don’t think anyone can remember!)

8. If you don’t show up, we’ll assume you still have big/long or even no hair.
But, no one really cares about your hair!
They want to see you!

9. You know you really want to!
(it just might be fun!)

10. Hey…Who cares if we don’t fit into our old bellbottoms?
Ya gotta stay huggable!
Friends just want to see you!

11. Network! Network! Network!
It’s a small world and you will be surprised at how many wonderful “coincidences” life really holds!

12. Because you’re still upset that you were only voted runner-up for something…
(but we really can’t remember!)

13. Enjoy an evening out without the Grandkids.
Don’t worry, you might even be home before curfew or
the late evening news…

14.You’ve always wondered what happened to…
(um,can’t remember!)

15. Show off your pictures
(of your family,kids,grandkids, hot date,pets,car, vacations, etc!)!

16. Renew old friendships.
There’s really nothin’ like an”old”old friend!

18. Renew not so old friendships, meet new friends!

19. Get the latest gossip, as well as can be remembered.

20. Because if you don’t show up, you might be the subject of that gossip
(if anyone can remember!)

21. See and be seen.

(because we might not remember, but it’s fun to people watch!)

22. See if that old crush is still what you thought they were,
or as you thought you remembered!

The more some things change, the more some things stay the same…
and the fun is in trying to figure out the difference between the two!

23. Because you’re curious and you HAVE to know what everyone has been doing for the last 35 years.

24.Did I mention there would be lots of FUN??

25.You love reunions!

26.You have nothing better to do.

(sitting or napping on the couch doesn’t count…)

27. Because you want to go where everyone knows your name…
(they just can’t always remember!!!)

28.To talk about the “good ol’ days”!
When we were “young”, carefree and life seemed so simple…
(What we can remember!)

29. You’ll laugh, cry and reminisce with some of your oldest friends.

30. We’re going to play music that you “remember”
(bring on the real music!) and maybe even understand,
Music that you can actually dance to!

31. Even if you didn’t even like school, don’t fret about it,
you’ll most likely find something to laugh about now
after all these years!!

32. Because you know you really want to!

33.You don’t have to lie about your age.

(well you can try, but some will catch on…
Even if we did officially turn into our parents!)

34. Did we mention there would be lots of fuN??

35. It gives you a chance to humor those who have tried to plan these things…deluded die-hards that have hope that somewhere, some how it is going to make a difference…

36. Because some of us want an excuse to go back “Home”….if only for a weekend!

37. Because we really want to see you!!!!

Who knows when there might be another reunion!!?

38. And finally, studies have shown that those who were initially hesitant about attending their reunions,
discover it was The Event that they wouldn’t have missed!

LIFE Happens..Get up, Get dressed, Show up…

“It’s funny how friends can come in and out of your life so quickly, yet leave footprints and memories in your heart forever.”
It is a time of rediscovering why we were all friends and companions at one time , The fact that we have shared a common experience during a moment in time that was extremely blessed by God and directed by loved ones, is the social glue that beckons at the core of our souls to come home, one more time.

It is my hope and prayer that you join in and have a blast at your reunion. Understand that time is a precious and limited commodity. Invest it wisely and reap the wealth in a payout of smiles, laughs and love. …and celebrate Life and the fact that we still are able to celebrate!

OBSERVATIONS OF GROWING OLDER…

The older we get,the fewer things seems worth waiting in line for. (There will be no lines at the reunion,except maybe at the bar!)

Your kids are becoming you…and you don’t like them! But your grandchildren are perfect!

Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it!

When people say you look “Great”…they add “for your age”!

You forget names…but it’s OK because other people forget they even know you!

You ask your husband or friend how your outfit looks and they tell you the truth!

The last two outfits you wore had spots on them.

When you needed the discount you paid full price. Now you get discounts on everything…movies, hotels, flights, etc.

The five pounds you wanted to lose is now 15 and you have a better chance of losing your keys than the 15 pounds.

Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are XL.

You know when you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks!

Before going anywhere you make sure to bring your eye glasses!

My wife and I were sitting at a table at my 30th high school reunion, and I kept staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sat alone at a nearby table. My wife asked, “Do you know her?”. “Yes,” I sighed. “She’s my old girlfriend. I understand she took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago and I hear she hasn’t been sober since.” “Oh my goodness!” said my wife. “Who’d think a person could go on celebrating that long?”…see, there really are two ways to look at everything!

Always do what you are afraid to do.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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