Anyway, as it would happen, I also found myself perusing that Classmate website - which led to them sending me emails. You know the ones "See who's checking up on you by giving us money - yada, yada, yada" But they did email me that I could check out someone's photo album for free. It happened to be a girl I went to grade school & high school with and it was pics from out last reunion (guess how many years) which I did not attend- so of course - I checked it out. WHO WERE THOSE OLD PEOPLE?? :)
I've never been very good at recognizing someone I've not seen in years but I did actually pick out a few familiar faces - but most of them were just total strangers to me. Which got me thinking - if they have another one next year (which is another landmark year for us) should I go? I can't imagine what I would have to say to most of them - if I could even figure out who they are. Oh I know there will be name tags but unless they are written in about 50 font - I will have to stand very close to read them. And even then - can I be sure I'll remember who they are.
The truth is - I don't think I really like reunions as such. I know I'm probably the odd one -Steve would probably enjoy mine even more than I would but that's because he has never struggled to find something to say even to a total stranger.
I remember the 10 year reunion - everyone still recognizable but a few shocking changes and we were just starting to get on with our own personal lives. The 20 year was a little harder and the 25 - except for a few old friends I really wanted to see, I couldn't wait to leave. And I think that is my problem - I'm not a party person - I prefer one to one get-togethers. I've only kept in touch with a couple of friends from those years. I tried to do better but you know how life gets in the way. So I can't decide if it is worth my discomfort to try and catch up with a few people I really would like to see - or should I just skip it and save myself the grief (you know what I mean - there's the diet - the right outfit - the haircut, etc. etc. Any suggestions?