Reflections of a High School Reunion
The age old question of should I go or not go to my high school reunion, has been around since the time of the dinosaur. I've been pondering this question ever since I read one of Chuck Lorre's vanity cards at the end of the television show - "Two and a half men". I'm sure that there are plenty of others out there that have been pondering this same question as well. While I was thinking about this topic I decided to Google my high school class, and bingo what should appear? In a far distant dark corner of the internet, a very old long forgotten web site popped up on my computer monitor, which was created by my high school classmates, prior to the reunion.
My high school class had somewhere around 600 people in it, so there was no way to have known everyone. however this old site had hundreds of uncensored entries, and when I say uncensored, I mean totally uncensored. I remembered most of these folks, who posted comments on this site. I eventually opted not to attend the high school reunion, but this old site gave me a bird's eye view, and a reflection of my old high school classmates.
I've selected a few of their comments to be included in this hub. I didn't make any of this up, and these are their own words. However I did have to clean up some of the language. There were some comments which I couldn't even consider using, that were unpublishable even on the hub pages. It takes all kinds of folks to make up a high school class, and you are about to see what I mean. I'd now like to introduce you all to some of my high school classmates, as they ponder the question themselves, of going to the high school reunion.
There are those who have a really big heart
Hello everyone! It is so nice to see everyone on this wonderful website.! Boy it has been a rough 9 months! I just got out of rehab and now things are getting back to normal. The booze, the drugs and the meaningless one night stands really took their toll. But I am cleaned up and ready to go to the reunion! I have been married three times and have 3 wonder children. I am really looking forward to our reunion. I cannot wait to see Mark. I always had a crush on him. What a cute little stud muffin. I bet he still looks good! It was really a shame about Lee being eaten alive by that crocodile in Australia. I always thought he was such a nice boy. Mark, watch out! Cause I want a kiss! I have also learned that Lee was not eaten alive by an alligator. I was so sorry to have spread that rumor. But of course, I was hooked on Vicodin back then so I have no idea what I was saying. I apologize to everyone. See you all in November! Bye! Hugs, Angela
There are those who went into bussiness for themselves.
Hey Guys, Life is really great. I'm a professional male escort. Making the big bucks now baby!!!. Very glad I never wasted my time with continuing education. Catch you on the west coast some time. peace!!!
There are those who found martial bliss.
Hello everyone, Its really nice to hear from you all. I have been happily married for 13 years and I have a precious daughter Olivia. She is a present from heaven. After I graduated I moved out of the area. I met my husband Greg and we moved back home. He liked the area. My husband is the manager at the Royal Flush septic tank company who's motto is "A straight flush beats a full house every time". We still live in the area, but we are looking to move soon. I hope that everyone is doing well, and I hope to hear from you soon.
There are those who were married, and now aren't.
Hi guys, I was married for 12 1/2 years but now divorced. I have a 9 year old girl , and an 8 year old boy and we live back home. Hope to see everyone at the reunion.
There were those who can't decide between the single life and marriage.
Hi everyone - I was married, then divorced, and now I've been married for 12 years. I've been working for the same company for 19 years, doing transmission rebuilding.
There are those who want to be left alone, and are destined to live the single life.
Hi, Divorced, no kids, not looking for either one. Thanks for directing me to this website.
There are those who traveled great distances.
Hey Everybody, I'm still having fun. I've been hanging out in the Bahamas (Hopetown). I've finally found paradise. PAT
There are those who moved far away, and are back .
Hello everyone, back in our old neighborhood after living in San Diego for a time. Looking forward to seeing everyone again. Single, never married and have no plans to do such. President of Internet start-up company. Look me up!
There are those who are behind bars.
Hello all! This is great. As I stated, my release date is September. Haven't seen much since graduation. Can't wait to see the sky. I been working out a lot and studying for MD Bar. I heard the reunion will be on bus line, so I will be there. I hear a lot from Kevin. He is doing well with rehab. He will not be released, but he can get a day pass. I was hoping we could work a fund raiser of some kind to help me out with getting back into the real world. Any leads on a good job and place to bunk out is greatly appreciated. If you need to contact me I'm usually in the chat rooms when school lets out. Can't wait to rekindel old memories, as much of the past is mostly a blur. Good luck all and stay clean.
There are those who are totally full of it.
Hey gang. It is great to see how well everybody is doing. Thanks for the well wishes I've received. OK. My story(short version) Put myself through school and graduated with a degree in finance. Moved to the island of Maui in Hawaii. Opened a nightclub business as managing partner. The Blue Tropix was Maui's premiere nightspot. Spent most time surfing, scuba diving, swimming, biking and meeting people from all over. Met a beautiful actress named Marla while she was on vacation. We were married at sunset on the beach. After much consideration, we decided to live in L.A. The nightclub accepted a buyout from the World Cafe. Moved to LA. I worked designing accounting systems for a successful entrepreneur. My son was born. He is my pride and joy. Currently, we live in Marina del Rey (very close to the beach)in West LA. I am two years in as the controller for an investment bank based in Century City. Everyone in the family is great.
There are those who would rather be anywhere but at the reunion.
Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, none of that Happy Holiday crap here. I hope everyone is healthy and doing well. I've been married for eight years now. We started having sex last week. I have a fourteen year old stepson who looks just like me. I work as a Field Supervisor for Verizon, formerly Bell Atlantic, formerly C&P Telephone, formerly AT&T or ma bell. I'm still playing music, but not at any reunion. In fact I have a date to play this weekend, See ya there.
There are those who never made it to the reunion
I missed all the reunions. I wasn't well known during high school. After graduating I joined the air force . Since then look forward to any contact with those who may have known me. Best wishes to my class.
There were those who never knew about the reunion.
Hi everyone, I guess I should have left a message the first time I signed in! This site is great. I just learned about it. Hi Jay and thanks for tuning me in! I am married to my husband Joe for 10 years now. We have 3 boys. I worked for an Oral Surgeon for 12 years and now have dedicated MY LIFE to my kids and my husband. Soccer mom and all! Just love it. For some reason I never got a notice about the reunion. Is this a hint?? I even bought my parent's house. This site is great and I have really enjoyed reading it. Take care everyone and I planned on coming to the reunion if I only knew where it was.
There are those who never made it out of their house.
It's been real dudes! Been smoking some bud, flipping some eggs and smoking more bud. I don't even remember high school!! The last thing I remember was getting stoned! Whacked, but still alive!
There were those who were looking forward to the reunion.
I am looking forward to the reunion and just wanted to let you know that my e-mail address has changed to. Hope to see everbody real soon.
There were those who it took some time to recuperate from the reunion.
I just recovered from the reunion. It was a lot of fun seeing everyone. Hats off to everyone who put this together. The band was great!
These were the people who I grew up with, and went through all of school with. I think I may have made the right decision by skipping the reunion, and I don't feel like I missed a single solitary thing now!