Reunions are funny things. You think about all the people you’d want to see but you know won’t be there so you decide you won’t go. You think of all the people you didn’t like who will probably be there so you decide you won’t go.

The problem with this kind of thinking is this: First, you’d be surprised what 40 or so years will do to a person. Take a look in the mirror to realize that! You aren’t the same person who graduated all those years ago. Neither are your classmates. It’s never too late to make friends; its always too late to renew lost friendships.

You might be the person someone else was dying to see and you won’t be there. You might renew or create a new friendship that will further enrich your life. You make so few friends in this life. No one knows what will happen in the next, so take advantage of the time we have left above the dirt.

Come to the next reunion, planned for September 30, 2017. Be surprised, be eager, be reluctant, be nervous about what people might think of you, but be there. Doctor, lawyer, indian chief, it doesn’t matter what you’ve done or not done. By now we none of us have anything to prove. We want to see you and find out how and what you’ve been doing. We all want to know.

See you there.

In the meanwhile, click on the links to see some photos of the previous reunions and the planning for the 50th. If you have any photos of previous reunions that you’d like to share, you can email them to Linda Yuan ( or look up Linda Lively on Facebook.

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