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« on: May 10, 2008, 08:46:10 PM »

Went to my 25th high school reunion last night. We had a small graduating class of 69, 29 showed up last night. It was a decent showing. You had to place a picture of yourself on your shirt from 25 yrs ago and your name to go with it.

Apparently, I was the one most unrecognized last night cause of my beard. I had class mates walking right by me without even blinking an eye, it was kinda weird.

The whole affair was very surreal. Some of my mates looked exactly the same, some didn't fare so well. grin Heehee

My wife went with me and got "the scoop" from all the girls, and Cindi and Ann, you will like this, they told my wife I was very nice to them, always pleasant, but a brat!!! Can you believe that horse nonesense??? grin

...anyway, yep, older than dirt.


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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2008, 10:41:24 PM »

Just wait until you get to your 35th and you start seeing how few of you are still able to make it.  Came back from a six week trip to the Rockies two days early to attend my 35th reunion only to find 23 out of 120 grads made it. Cry 
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2008, 04:36:10 AM »

Its bad enough going to a concert and wondering who all these old blokes are that look familiar but have grey hair.

its interesting to note, my generation does not see the need to dye its hair, but baseball caps make you bald by the tuime your 30 it seems!
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2008, 10:04:35 AM »

Its bad enough going to a concert and wondering who all these old blokes are that look familiar but have grey hair.

its interesting to note, my generation does not see the need to dye its hair, but baseball caps make you bald by the tuime your 30 it seems!

I never did get the whole dye your hair, inject your lips thing. We live, we age, we all eventually die. Youth does not last. Am I missing something here?


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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2008, 10:12:35 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2008, 10:16:04 AM »

The acquired features are testaments to your life. Wear them proudly.

That's my take exactly. I never wear make up, and rarely paint my toenails. grin


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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2008, 10:22:21 AM »

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My wife went with me and got "the scoop" from all the girls, and Cindi and Ann, you will like this, they told my wife I was very nice to them, always pleasant, but a brat!!! Can you believe that horse nonesense??? grin

I can bet that you were very nice to them, you were probably scared of girls, don't doubt that!!  What teenaged boy isn't (awe come one, admit it guys, girls probably scared the daylights right out of ya).  But, now I wish that they would have told your Wife about how much of a brat you were and what antics you were up to.  I don't think that time has changed that one little bit, hee, hee  Smiley Smiley Smiley  Awesome day, awesome life, awesome world.  Cindi
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2008, 10:26:28 AM »

My wife made me stop painting my toe nails too! She said they looked funny when we went to the swimming pool. Darn. 25th huh JP? I missed mine when my first wife an I were going through a divorce. Now were working on 38th. I wonder just how many of the old folks are still around. I certainly am not getting older (in my own mind). My old school sends out a newsletter every now and then looking for money through an alumni association. One of the articles in the last one was about a guy that graduated after me and went on to become a teacher at the same school and how he just retired after 30 years. I am still working, where did I go wrong?


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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2008, 10:31:23 AM »

Cindi: "I can bet that you were very nice to them, you were probably scared of girls, don't doubt that!!  What teenaged boy isn't (awe come one, admit it guys, girls probably scared the daylights right out of ya).  But, now I wish that they would have told your Wife about how much of a brat you were and what antics you were up to.  I don't think that time has changed that one little bit, hee, hee  Smiley Smiley Smiley  Awesome day, awesome life, awesome world."  Cindi

Nope. Ok, maybe a lurl bit, in grammar school. There was this one girl, a real brick house, I was 11. She wanted to corrupt me!!! That came later! grin grin grin If it was legal I'd have a harem, there I go being bad again. Kiss Kiss Kiss


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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2008, 11:02:56 AM »

JP,  grin shocked shocked shocked  now go and have a wonderful day!!!  Cindi
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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2008, 11:06:04 AM »

Yeah, at the 35th reunion, my wife and I both had a rude awakening.  We both were surprised to lean we graduated we such an old bunch of farts. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2008, 01:22:47 AM »

People actually go to those things? I don't even know if my class of '73 has ever had a reunion. Wouldn't go if they did.
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« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2008, 07:03:48 AM »

The whole affair was very surreal. Some of my mates looked exactly the same, some didn't fare so well.
My 25th was the only reunion I ever went to. I noticed that one former cheerleader still looked stunning, while the rest, like me, looked very "middle aged". Turns out she never had kids!!
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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2008, 07:36:27 AM »

My class of 74 has reunions, but I can't be bothered.  I didn't hang out with any of them when I was in high school, why would I start now?  Funny thing is I still look like I did in high school, people recognize me all the time, but I can't remember them at all.  They're all much older than me, anyways!  evil
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« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2008, 09:11:16 AM »

My class of 74 has reunions, but I can't be bothered.  I didn't hang out with any of them when I was in high school, why would I start now?  Funny thing is I still look like I did in high school, people recognize me all the time, but I can't remember them at all.  They're all much older than me, anyways!  evil

There were very few mates that I hung out with. For the most part, my classmates were rich preppies. I really didn't fit in much. My Dad coached and taught. That was our ticket in to this high dollar private school. He made sacrifices for us to get the education we did. Before teaching there my Dad worked in the music business and put together concerts. We grew up around the likes of Fleetwood Mac (big crush on Stevie Nicks),Ted Nugent, Foreigner, Jonathan Winters, etc...
Now He works in the movie business and he works with movie stars, how bout that?

Anyway, I really enjoyed seeing these people I graduated with 25yrs ago, of course I guess things could have gone the other way.


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« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2008, 09:31:37 AM »

My 25th is the only one I went to for both the schools I attended. One I was there for the first two years the second I was there for Jr. year and night school for Sr. year.  I knew more at the first school then second because I kept up with my friends from there(private) the second (public) I didn't hang out with, so I really didn't have friends. The second reunion was sort of boring because I didn't have anything in common with them.
My hubby on the other hand, has been to a reunion about every year since he left his school. We even spent the week end after our wedding at the reunion that year.
Don't ya think he now owes me a honey moon? huh without the bees and the friends evil
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« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2008, 09:49:16 AM »

 We even spent the week end after our wedding at the reunion that year.
Don't ya think he now owes me a honey moon? huh without the bees and the friends evil

Well, hubby?Huh What's it gonna be??? grin


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« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2008, 02:22:02 PM »

I did beat my own drum. Never tried to fit into any group. One thing for sure anybody that liked me, liked me for me, not something I pretended to be. Most of my friends were from a higher/lower grade or from the rival schools. I never tried to hang on to friends... we moved around a lot. I went to 11 or 12 different schools in my childhood.

At least I do know how to let go of stuff and people.
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« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2008, 02:53:45 PM »

 i went to 4 different high schools.  don't remember most of the people.  don't care.  did my own thing and often got in trouble for it!  of the 4 schools, there are none that i want to see again.  after all, the goal was to get the h#ll out!  cool
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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2008, 04:13:47 PM »

I went to two high schools.  The second for only my senior year.  I didn't go to my 10th reunion and could give two bleep if I see any of them ever again.  They're probably all in jail anyway.   tongue
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« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2008, 10:41:04 PM »

I always thaought it was when the 'sweet' odor gave way to a dusty then musty smell. huh

Fell into a ten year class reunion, while home on leave, of the school I went to before my last one.  Everyone shrunk or lost a lot of hair.  Out of 187 graduates three looked exactly the same (two were then girls, grown to be beautiful women, I had serious crushes on).  Never did talk to them, they tried to talk to me but all I could do was stammer and sweat! embarassed

Not been to one since that night twenty-two years ago.  Not missed it either.  Go to visit family or the sights of this great land with a babe of a wife and munchikins that are proper heathens. grin
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« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2008, 02:18:17 PM »

i just had all of my upper teeth removed and dentures(tortures?) installed friday so i'm feeling a bit old myself today,  a few years ago i was working in the restraunt that catered my classes 20th wonder what its gonna be like at the next one
i sure didnt know what i was getting into with these new teeth(  whimper whimper)
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« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2008, 09:22:11 AM »

1frozenhillbilly.  Awe, I truly feel for you, that must have been painful and now you have a mouth full of pain in the butts, oops, did I say that, hee, hee....you will be grateful one day for your new teeth.  I would think that dentures would be a very difficult thing to learn how to live with, I thank my lucky stars my teeth are still good, I know people with dentures, and they are a marvelous work and a wonder, how they can deal with them.

I will tell a funny story (well, to me it is funny).  My Dad had dentures, upper and bottom for as long as I can remember.  He dealt with them OK, I guess.  He was in the fibreglass field and fiberglassed everything, a very, very talented designer and inventor.  He performed fibreglass work in every manner that you could imagine.  His teeth bugged him because sometimes they would break.  Now this may sound kind of weird, and don't ask me why they would be to be fixed, but they would.....so he would work with a little fibreglass and fix them.  Oh brother, I always thought he was nuts!!!  And I guess he was in his own little way.

This poor man eventually got an altzheimers-related type dimentia.  We looked after him for as long as we possibly could, until it became too much and dangerous for him and us, we could not watch him 24 hours a day, nor would he have, in his right mind, have wanted us to.  He had to go into an extended care home, where they could watch him night and day, because he loved to sneak out and hitchhike everywhere.....say no more....it is a very sad thing.

He is still there, living healthy and well, just no mind left.  My poor Father.....

Well, to tell of this tale.  I guess his dentures were bugging him lots there, and he kept hiding his teeth.  One day one of the caregivers phoned me and told me that he loved to have his food mushed up, he preferred it that way to stuff he had to chew.  That must have been why he kept hiding his dentures.  He had that much thinking left....cool.  She then phoned another time and said that his dentures were completely disappeared.  They could not find them anywhere.....that be my Dad, when he put his mind to something, his mind was set.  The dentures were never found.  I think he threw them in the trash or buried them in one of the gardens in the care home.  They will be found one day, probably many years down the road, deep in the soil.  My Father loved gardens too, I am his legacy......

So, love your dentures, take care of your dentures, if they break.....get new ones....don't do as my Dad did, where he repaired them for years with his fibreglass mind of invention ...beautiful and most wonderful day, lovin' and livin' this great life.  Cindi
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« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2008, 03:23:48 PM »

thx for the sympathy and the story cindi,  they've healed up a good bit and are getting more comfortable now but that first few days i was ready to beg the dentist to give me back the old ones grin  i'm really gonna feel it when i go back to alaska next spring to watch my youngest graduate from highschool!
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« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2008, 04:02:24 PM »

heh, heh, heh.....
 I wasnt invited to my 10th re-union(The organizers didnt much care for the "Non-Locals" as myself, and i didnt care for them either).
 I went to my 20th reunion just because some freinds from out of town asked me to find out more about a reunion....Oh, bOY!!! I dont know about everyone else there, but I had a BLAST!!!..I had the most fun I ever had in my life! I even one an award(For losing the most hair), and that was between my and my best friend..He got an award for being the most grampa!...i NEVER GOT ANYTHING LIKE AN AWARD IN HIGH SCHOOL.(I never deserved one either tho)....I walked in carrying 3 ice chests full of beer(This was to last me all nite) and I had friends I never would've spoken to in school...It turned out that me playing the part of "Dallas" in that book, "The Outsiders" scared people from me. Thats how I wanted it,,...Thats what i got Undecided
Anyways, There was huggin' and kissin' and dancing, and apologies thrown all over the room from me grin....I LOVED EVERYBODY!!!..And THEY LOVED ME!...Most all the people who didnt really know me back then wished they'd a made an attempt to get to know me.
(By the way, it took me almost 20 years after school to realize that people like nice people, not jerks).
 The next day, I decided to go help the volunteers go clean up....When I got there, all people were gone huh..They were done cleaning up...........I was SOOOOOooooo, depressed all the next day....I could still hear the seventies music, beers opening, glasses clanking, laughter from across the room......The "Spirit of 1976"
 Most of these people live close by but i only see a few of them in passing, ....
 I missed my 30 year re union because I had the weekends wrong, but I'm sure it wouldnt have been the same as the one before.(I can probably only carry one ice chest now!)

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« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2008, 01:18:39 AM »

   John,

   I had a blast also!  I just wound up tongue tangled around these two women and founded sunny.  There were many folks that had not forgotten me and was in the running for the least changed, they hadn't seen me since sophmore year.  I do want to take the wife to the next one.  She went to so many schools she never really made friends.  The only one she did link up with was down in the Dallas area in the sixties and who now lives in Benton.

     Actually I enjoy seeing old classmates because they are usually the ones that I got along with any way.  Even those who have sworn themselves my enemy as kids were actually good adults.  Could be we're just getting closer to the grave and finally realising life is too short.  I guess another first sign you're an old fart? huh
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