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JCC 20 yr High School Reunion? Really?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Souderwan, Mar 21, 2013.

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Should I Go?

  1. Yes

    16 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. No

    10 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. I don't care, and neither should you

    14 vote(s)
    35.0%
  1. Souderwan

    Souderwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Jun 3, 2005
    I just got the Facebook invite to participate in my 20 yr HS reunion. I guess I'm still wrapping my head around the fact that it really has been that long.

    I guess it's true. Time really flies...or something.
     
  2. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Feb 27, 2013
    Probably a lot of divorcees there, just sayin'.
     
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  3. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    Mar 14, 2004
    guess we graduated the same year. my class has never gotten it together to actually have a reunion though.
     
  4. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Mar 12, 2005
    My best friend said pretty much nobody showed up for his. Everybody just checks out each others' FB pages now... no need for reunions.
     
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  5. Souderwan

    Souderwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Up top, fellow old guy. Apparently they did a 10 yr reunion, but social networking wasn't as easy back then as it is now. I certainly didn't know about it but even if I did, I probably wouldn't have gone.

    Still don't know if this is going to actually happen, though. Then again, it's in Miami and people from Miami are always looking for an excuse to go to the beach and drink.
     
  6. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    My grandmother went to her school's 70th year reunion a few years ago (at least I think it was 70th, somewhere around there). She was the only one from her class to show up, and possibly the only living member as well. :p
     
  7. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    May 25, 2001
    Also class of 93 here. We didn't have a 10 year reunion and no word for a 20 year.
     
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  8. Son of a Bith

    Son of a Bith Jedi Master star 4

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    Feb 28, 2013
    You should go and make up a completely crazy story about where your life has gone and see how many people you can get to believe it.
     
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  9. darthdrago

    darthdrago Jedi Master star 4

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    Dec 31, 2003
    My 20 year "reunion" was last year. Didn't go. Word was that FB is indeed killing the high school reunion industry, to the point where there wasn't an "official" reunion for my class. So while there wasn't an official reunion, ironically some of my classmates used FB to organize an unofficial reunion instead, that had maybe 20 people attend. Nobody was attending that interested me, so I passed.
     
  10. Souderwan

    Souderwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Jun 3, 2005
    There are official vs unofficial high school reunions? I had no idea. I guess this would be an unofficial one since it seems like it's just a bunch of people inviting each other to party like it's 1993.

    I might have a hard time getting them to believe the truth. :p
     
  11. J_Girl

    J_Girl Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Feb 18, 2001
    Went to my ex's 20th with him. Lamest... party... ever... You probably already keep in touch with anyone you are interested in hearing from anyway.
     
  12. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Mar 12, 2005
    The funnest people are the ones who hire hookers to play their trophy wives. :p
     
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  13. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    How big was your high school? How many people graduated in your class?
     
  14. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Nov 28, 2000
    Really? I mean, it hasn't even been 10 years for me but is it more about just seeing what everyone is up to rather than seeing each other?
     
  15. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    Apr 17, 2006
    Olderwan
     
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  16. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Mar 12, 2005
    More people turn out for the 10 years than the 20, for sure. But yeah... most people talk regularly via FB... reunions are kinda dying off.
     
  17. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Aug 16, 2002
    The only reason I would go to a high school reunion is to show how awesome I am now and how hot the escort is.
     
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  18. Debo

    Debo Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Sep 27, 2001
    Class of '95. We had a reunion in 2001 when the school celebrated its 75th year. I'm not sure if there have been any reunions after that, as I'm untraceable.
     
  19. Son of a Bith

    Son of a Bith Jedi Master star 4

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    Feb 28, 2013
    The truth that you're the Ultimate Nick Fury, agent of SHIELD?
     
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  20. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    Nov 8, 2001
    Our classes were only about 120 people big and a lot of people are still friendly (a few grades up/down even) on Facebook, so the 20y reunions are still likely to be populated for us.

    My sister's is this year, mine is next year. I know her FB group is asking "Should we bring our spouses?" so it looks to be a good turn-out.
     
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  21. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Feb 27, 2013
    The advantage for homeschoolers is that everyday is a reunion.
     
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  22. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Sep 13, 2007
    Class of '92 here. My high school class had a 20th anniversary reunion last year, and I still can't believe it's been that long. I didn't go to the reunion, though. The turnout was pretty low, and I've seen the photos and read the summaries of it... doesn't look like I missed much.
     
  23. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    My 20th was in 2009. It was fun, and we voted almost unanimously to do a 25th next year. Other than my best friend from that time, I don't talk to any of these people on a regular basis but it was still fun to get together for one night and eat, drink and dance to 80s music.
     
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  24. Souderwan

    Souderwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Jun 3, 2005
    Hmm...good point. You think they'd buy it?

    Seriously, though my entire community was pretty anti-military when I was a there. By and large, the stereotype was that only the "dumb" kids joined the military. The fact that I not only joined the military, but became a submarine officer and made a career out of it will likely shock a lot of people (already has). Then there's all my "sea stories". Heck, I don't even believe some of them and I was there!
     
  25. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Nov 26, 2000
    My 10 year high school reunion is next year... if I go, I aint showing up sober.

    :p
     
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