I told a few people last week that I was planning a reunion for members of my 8th grade class, and their reaction was something like, “8th Grade?!?” Is it that unusual? I don’t know. Maybe it is. Is it unusual because people don’t generally have reunions for that? Or is it unusual because it’s the Class of ’82 and we’re all old?
One thing that I will recognize as unusual is that our school was K-8, so I spent 9 years of my life growing up with some of these folks, and a few of them I even went on to the same high school with, so they’ve been a part of my life for a significant number of years. Although it is sad that we lose touch with people over the years, life gets in the way, I suppose. And that’s what makes reunions so fun, right?
Everyone brought their kids, and we had a great time reminiscing, looking at old photo albums, and telling stories. It’s so interesting to catch up with people you haven’t seen in such a long time, and see the different paths that people take in life. I am thankful to everyone who was able to come and make the day so enjoyable. I hope we can do it again sometime.