I’m going to make the assumption that you have all graduated from high school. In that case, you must have been invited to a high school reunion every 10 years or so.
The dictionary defines reunion as:
1: an act of reuniting: the state of being reunited
2: a reuniting of persons after separation
My personal definition is a gathering of friends and former classmates who come together for a planned weekend to reminisce about the awesome things we did in high school. This is great if after 50 years you are chomping at the bit to see your former classmates, many of whom you haven’t kept in touch with or didn’t know in the first place. It’s also a time to checkout how much weight everyone has gained, who still colors their hair, who has the most money, who has had what medical procedures, look at pictures of grandkids, and relevant things like that.
This October will be my 50th and I plan on attending. I was on the planning committee for the past 4 reunions. I decided not to work on this one. Lack of interest is the only reason I can figure out. I can’t honesty say I am excited about the upcoming 3-day event. I had a great time in high school and had many friends. Fifty years later, things have changed. I am a different person now. I am much more aware of the world and it’s problems. I’m not in touch with that many of my former classmates. Talking about all the past fun and who did what etc., kind of bores me. Since most people’s unwritten rule is “don’t discuss religion or politics” I guess I’ll have to revert to 1960 memories.
I’ve got my clothes purchased, my haircut and color appointment made, and even though it’s in the same town in which I live, I’m going to stay overnight in the hotel so I can drink and not have to drive home. My hubby isn’t going and I totally understand. I will have a good time seeing the group of girlfriends who have kept in touch, and with a couple of drinks, I may even mingle and make small talk with others. Who knows, it may be a blast. I may discover I’m looking forward to the 60th.