I went to Grant’s 20th reunion and we had a nice time. It was at a great hotel, they had a very good buffet dinner and I met some of his classmates. He said he had a nice time, but he didn’t have the opportunity to touch base with as many people as he would have liked.
Fast forward 10 years and Grant just went to his 30th high school reunion without me. We agreed that I would not be going. At first, he wanted me to go, mentioning that the last time everyone was asking him why I wasn’t there. So, he wanted me to go, in part, so his classmates would stop asking him why wasn’t I there.
Actually, he left it up to me, and I opted not to go. He told me that the attendance was going to be 50/50. 50% brought their spouses and the other 50% did not.
It was outdoors at a classmate’s house this past Saturday. It was a beautiful day for it. The most wonderful surprise was a marriage proposal. These long time friends and classmates are now officially engaged to be married!
Grant has a picture of them together from 40 years ago in second grade riding the train at the Worcester Science Center. The boy on the very left is marrying the girl on the left. 🙂 That’s Grant on the right wearing the baseball cap.
My parents are high school sweethearts that got married and they never miss a reunion. I imagine many happily married high school sweethearts love going to their reunions together. Why not? You both know everybody at the party and share those high school memories. Plus, you want to prove all the naysayers wrong who talked behind your back saying “It will never last.” (Just kidding Mom and Dad.)
Two other classmates traveled a distance to attend. One came from Oklahoma, one from Miami.
His classmates passed out some cute awards. Grant won for the most gray hair. His hair started turning grey when he was 18 years old! The male pattern baldness began to kick in a few years later. So grey? Yes! The most grey? Not really. 🙂
Here he is with two of his classmates. (Note to self – don’t forget to razz him about that beaded necklace. He never wears jewelry!)
When I have my 30th in a couple of years, I will meet up with friends and Grant will most likely stay home with the kids. It’s funny because by then, they will be old enough to be home alone – or will they? That’s a subject for a different post! As long as both parties agree, doesn’t it make the most sense?
High School Reunions – Do You Go With Your Spouse?
It’s the best of both worlds for me. I didn’t go to the reunion. (I took the kids to see Malificent and we all loved it!) However, I get to share a bit of it here (as if I were there) and hopefully start a conversation. If you went to different high schools, when it comes to high school reunions do you go with your spouse?
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