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20 years ago today

The pooch came up with us to the ranch this weekend. It's the first time in a while that we've been here alone, which has been lovely. We took a long walk around the lake and into the woods yesterday, and Celosa had a blast having full reign to run around. Graham made an awesome pasta last night, and we capped off the evening watching the first four episodes of season seven of Buffy.

Earlier this week, I got a notice about my 20th high school reunion. I honestly forgot that it was this year, and I'm sort of weirdly excited about it. Prompted by the news of this, one of my friends from high school put together a facebook group for our class, and another sent out an e-mail to those not on facebook. There's been some chatter on both venues.

It's been sort of cool looking at the small snippets of my classmates lives. I have some contact with a few people, but it's very limited. Only three people have made the facebook cut, and they are people I would have remained friends with regardless. Otherwise, I will occasionally run into someone from my class--or the sibling of someone from my class--at some function or another, but by and large, I'm not all that connected with the people I went to high school with. Glancing at the facebook profiles, though, it seems like people have done fairly well. Lots of pictures of kids. Lots of people living in Texas, though not everyone. Jobs all over the place. I suspect that we're at the point now that the slights of high school don't really matter all that much anymore. I certainly don't really care much what people from that era of my life think of me, but even so, I'm pretty ok with who I am and how I'll end up presenting myself.

We'll actually probably have two reunions. The school decided to move the traditional reunion weekend from October to April, and we're the first class that is really impacted. The move caught us all off guard, and with not that much time to plan, we decided to go ahead and do the big reunion in April. One of my classmates, though, volunteered her house for a casual get together during the school's official alumni weekend in April.

Our class was fairly small. There were only 103 of us, and we were fairly close knit. I found my old yearbook in my room here, and I went through the senior pages, remembering names and faces I hadn't though of in at least 18 years. I am sort of curious how we all turned out. I guess I'll find out sooner rather than later.



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Mar. 7th, 2011 01:33 am (UTC)
There were 56 of us in 1969. About 15% or so have passed on. I went to the 15th and the 25th. I haven't been to one since. I should have gone to the 40th in 09....I just couldn't. maybe I'll make the 45th.
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