I know we’ve done this before, but I’d be interested if folk were willing to share their reasons why or why not.
I never have. I went to a huge HS - 1100 in my class. I wasn’t a real social butterfly or a BMOC, tho I had plenty of friends in various circles. HS wasn’t hellish, but it sure wasn’t a highlight of my life. Mainly, it was just a really long time ago. I don’t have many vivid memories about HS or my classmates, and no strong desire to rekindle them.
I was friends with some HS friends through college, but then after college, I rarely encountered or kept in touch with any of them. Just moved in different circles. Has been at least a decade since I so much as exchanged x-mas cards w/ my last HS contact.
I recently got an e-mail of an upcoming 40th reunion, and I’ve been going back and forth on whether I want to attend. In the past, I have disfavored pricey, lengthy reunion activities. But this one is only $60, and an easy 20 minute drive from my house. I kinda feel like I OUGHT to go - I generally favor experiences over simply relying on my prejudgments. So never having been to a single reunion, this would be my opportunity.
But since I haven’t seen a need to so much as look anyone up on facebook over the past decades, I don’t really see the reason to go and see if I remember anyone, or if they remember me. I’ve been looking at the names of folk who signed up to the FB group, and tho I remember some of the names and can conjour up a vague image of them as a kid, I really am impressed at how few vivid memories I have about HS or any of my classmates. I don’t want to feel like I want to brag about my life since HS (which has been pretty good, tho not earth-shattering.) Or to see if I’ve kept more hair and gained less weight than others. And it would REALLY SUCK to go there, and feel as tho no one was interested in me! I’m not that fragile, but I don’t really need to pay $ to take a blow to my self esteem from something 40 yrs ago!
So what were your experiences/decisions WRT attending reunions or not?