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And while we're on the subject of WPI history:

Got a call yesterday about the Class of 1999 reunion...

What do folks think about participating in such festivities?
Have you ever attended one of your reunions? How did it go?
What made you decide to attend or decline?
Could anything have changed your decision one way or the other?

Date: 2009-03-03 12:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I went to my 5 yr high school reunion, mostly out of curiosity to see where people were at, and I was at an ok point in my life where I didn't mind if people knew how I was doing. Just enough time to be doing something interesting, but you're not old enough yet to have as much pressure for not being married, having a house/kids/awesome job/whatever.

For my 10 year, I decided I didn't really care, plus it didn't really fit my schedule.

I skipped my 5yr WPI reunion but most of my friends are older than me. I really wished they did reunions in 3-5 year class increments (e.g. classes of 1998-2000.)

At this point, as much as I hate facebook it's enough to satisfy my curiosity and get in touch with people without causing me a lot of inconvenience. ;)

Date: 2009-03-03 11:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"I really wished they did reunions in 3-5 year class increments (e.g. classes of 1998-2000.)"


Not just because my friend's ages are all over the place, but also because my class was all over the place.

From 1997 until 2000 I was always "class of [whatever the current year is]".

So a Classes of 1997, 1998, 1999, & 2000 would get my official year, which I care least about, and prior years, which matter more to me.

Because I graduated in 2000 while a part time student I am official class of 2000, but I never took a class after 1998, the rest was all MQP, so I don't know anyone.

high school is in a different bucket and I've enjoyed going to my 10-year and more recently catching up with people on Facebook. Giving people the benefit of the doubt, assuming they've grown up as much as you have, and expressing genuuine curiousity in their lives can be a bittersweet nourishing experience. Won't go to 15-year this year but that's just for lack of time.

Date: 2009-03-03 03:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I went to my 10-year high school reunion. It was fun. I didn't have any big unresolved high school issues or anything, so if that's a factor for you, you might want to consider it. These were people I hadn't seen in 5-10 years, and it was nice to reconnect with them if only briefly. There were even a few favorite teachers invited, and it was great to see them too.

The only reason I haven't been to others was due to logistics, usually because it conflicted with a LARP, and I cared about being with my LARP friends more than with my high school or college friends.
Edited Date: 2009-03-03 03:48 pm (UTC)


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